Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 4,228 3,794 2,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.37% 30.68% 24.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 37.41% 33.52% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,473 3,377 2,495
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,150 £27,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +1.01%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,302 11,317 9,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.87% 91.52% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,053 9,364 8,347
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,200
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Agile Software Development in the North West

Agile Software Development
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 2,694 £45,000 - 410
Cheshire +2 1,085 £45,000 +5.88% 125
Merseyside +2 207 £40,000 - 34
Lancashire +4 206 £40,000 - 45
Cumbria -16 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 1,339 (31.67%) C#
2 1,329 (31.43%) .NET
3 1,261 (29.82%) Scrum
4 1,096 (25.92%) TDD
5 1,062 (25.12%) JavaScript
6 1,050 (24.83%) Java
7 1,049 (24.81%) MVC
8 944 (22.33%) SQL Server
9 892 (21.10%) SQL
10 876 (20.72%) Finance
11 804 (19.02%) ASP.NET
12 794 (18.78%) HTML
13 747 (17.67%) CSS
14 742 (17.55%) Software Engineering
15 718 (16.98%) AngularJS
16 708 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
17 666 (15.75%) DevOps
18 635 (15.02%) Git (software)
19 611 (14.45%) BDD
20 586 (13.86%) RESTful
21 570 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
22 568 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
23 560 (13.25%) Test Automation
24 546 (12.91%) Microsoft
25 511 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
26 504 (11.92%) SDLC
27 474 (11.21%) Web Services
28 452 (10.69%) Linux
29 451 (10.67%) ASP.NET Web API
30 422 (9.98%) PHP

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 111 (2.63%) CMS
2 109 (2.58%) Confluence
3 102 (2.41%) Apache
4 93 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
5 81 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 79 (1.87%) IIS
7 46 (1.09%) Apache Spark
7 46 (1.09%) JBoss
8 43 (1.02%) Umbraco
9 39 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
10 29 (0.69%) nginx
11 23 (0.54%) SharePoint
12 22 (0.52%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.38%) Sitefinity
14 15 (0.35%) Drupal
14 15 (0.35%) SAS
14 15 (0.35%) WordPress
15 14 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.31%) Apache Pig
16 13 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 47 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 36 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.35%) Chatbot
7 13 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.095%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.095%) Maya
11 3 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.047%) SPSS
13 1 (0.024%) Blender
13 1 (0.024%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.024%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 44 (1.04%) Magento
2 28 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.17%) BASE24
5 7 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.12%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.095%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.071%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.047%) BPCS
10 2 (0.047%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.047%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.047%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.047%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.047%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.024%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 1 (0.024%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.024%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 568 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 511 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 146 (3.45%) SaaS
4 72 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 68 (1.61%) GitHub
5 68 (1.61%) IaaS
6 59 (1.40%) PaaS
7 55 (1.30%) OpenShift
8 47 (1.11%) npm
9 46 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 43 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
11 39 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (0.83%) Google Play
13 32 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
13 32 (0.76%) Office 365
14 31 (0.73%) Amazon S3
14 31 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
15 30 (0.71%) NuGet
16 29 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 26 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 72 (1.70%) Internet
2 66 (1.56%) HTTP
3 36 (0.85%) Broadband
4 27 (0.64%) DNS
5 25 (0.59%) Firewall
5 25 (0.59%) WAN
6 21 (0.50%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.38%) LAN
8 15 (0.35%) SSL
9 14 (0.33%) Network Security
10 12 (0.28%) SAN
11 11 (0.26%) VoIP
12 8 (0.19%) IPv4
12 8 (0.19%) IPv6
12 8 (0.19%) SMS
12 8 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.17%) Hyperconnected
13 7 (0.17%) VLAN
13 7 (0.17%) VPN
14 6 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 944 (22.33%) SQL Server
2 366 (8.66%) MySQL
3 302 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 224 (5.30%) MongoDB
5 212 (5.01%) NoSQL
6 135 (3.19%) Big Data
7 118 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 102 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 98 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
10 83 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
11 76 (1.80%) Hadoop
11 76 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 71 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 57 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 53 (1.25%) Redis
15 49 (1.16%) RavenDB
16 46 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
17 45 (1.06%) Oracle Database
18 33 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
19 26 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 635 (15.02%) Git (software)
2 365 (8.63%) Jenkins
3 334 (7.90%) JIRA
4 239 (5.65%) Selenium
5 186 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 162 (3.83%) TeamCity
7 134 (3.17%) NUnit
8 126 (2.98%) Cucumber
9 113 (2.67%) Visual Studio
10 90 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 86 (2.03%) Subversion
12 78 (1.84%) JUnit
12 78 (1.84%) Maven
12 78 (1.84%) MSTest
13 63 (1.49%) WebDriver
14 62 (1.47%) gulp
15 57 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 57 (1.35%) Grunt
16 54 (1.28%) Bitbucket
16 54 (1.28%) SoapUI
General
1 876 (20.72%) Finance
2 302 (7.14%) Retail
3 254 (6.01%) Banking
4 170 (4.02%) Games
5 169 (4.00%) Advertising
6 156 (3.69%) Marketing
7 124 (2.93%) Investment Banking
8 122 (2.89%) Law
9 83 (1.96%) Legal
10 77 (1.82%) Telecoms
11 57 (1.35%) Manufacturing
12 49 (1.16%) Automotive
13 42 (0.99%) Electronics
14 41 (0.97%) Back Office
15 37 (0.88%) Retail Banking
16 24 (0.57%) Military
17 15 (0.35%) Billing
18 8 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
18 8 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,974 (46.69%) Developer
2 726 (17.17%) .NET Developer
3 413 (9.77%) Analyst
4 354 (8.37%) Senior Developer
5 350 (8.28%) C# Developer
6 318 (7.52%) Software Engineer
7 304 (7.19%) Java Developer
8 268 (6.34%) Software Developer
9 267 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
10 237 (5.61%) Business Analyst
11 173 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
12 169 (4.00%) Architect
13 158 (3.74%) PHP Developer
13 158 (3.74%) Project Manager
14 154 (3.64%) Tester
15 130 (3.07%) Junior
16 119 (2.81%) Java Engineer
17 115 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 115 (2.72%) Full Stack Developer
18 113 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,329 (31.43%) .NET
2 804 (19.02%) ASP.NET
3 794 (18.78%) HTML
4 747 (17.67%) CSS
5 718 (16.98%) AngularJS
6 586 (13.86%) RESTful
7 570 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 474 (11.21%) Web Services
9 451 (10.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 390 (9.22%) React
11 389 (9.20%) Node.js
12 349 (8.25%) WCF
13 329 (7.78%) .NET Framework
14 319 (7.54%) jQuery
15 318 (7.52%) Spring
16 307 (7.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 270 (6.39%) HTML5
18 265 (6.27%) REST
19 262 (6.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 223 (5.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 283 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
2 250 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 227 (5.37%) Computer Science
4 212 (5.01%) User Experience
5 168 (3.97%) Mobile App
6 147 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 141 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
8 113 (2.67%) Fintech
9 58 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 40 (0.95%) iPhone
10 40 (0.95%) PMI
11 37 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
12 32 (0.76%) Social Network
13 29 (0.69%) Private Cloud
14 26 (0.61%) N-Tier
15 25 (0.59%) Virtual Team
16 23 (0.54%) Data Centre
16 23 (0.54%) Xbox
17 18 (0.43%) Online Banking
18 17 (0.40%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 452 (10.69%) Linux
2 357 (8.44%) Windows
3 157 (3.71%) Android
4 129 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 103 (2.44%) Unix
6 60 (1.42%) Windows Server
7 27 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 14 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.28%) AIX
11 11 (0.26%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.19%) CentOS
12 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.17%) HPUX
13 7 (0.17%) Solaris
14 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.095%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.095%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.095%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,261 (29.82%) Scrum
2 1,096 (25.92%) TDD
3 1,049 (24.81%) MVC
4 742 (17.55%) Software Engineering
5 708 (16.75%) Continuous Integration
6 666 (15.75%) DevOps
7 611 (14.45%) BDD
8 560 (13.25%) Test Automation
9 504 (11.92%) SDLC
10 414 (9.79%) OO
11 387 (9.15%) Waterfall
12 386 (9.13%) Kanban
13 378 (8.94%) E-Commerce
14 368 (8.70%) Web Application Development
15 346 (8.18%) Mentoring
16 322 (7.62%) Microservices
16 322 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
17 304 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 303 (7.17%) Web Development
19 290 (6.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,339 (31.67%) C#
2 1,062 (25.12%) JavaScript
3 1,050 (24.83%) Java
4 892 (21.10%) SQL
5 422 (9.98%) PHP
6 319 (7.54%) Python
7 289 (6.84%) Ruby
8 257 (6.08%) T-SQL
9 168 (3.97%) C
10 161 (3.81%) C++
11 97 (2.29%) Java 8
11 97 (2.29%) TypeScript
12 71 (1.68%) VB.NET
13 65 (1.54%) Perl
14 61 (1.44%) PL/SQL
15 56 (1.32%) Bash Shell
15 56 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 52 (1.23%) Scala
17 50 (1.18%) Objective-C
18 48 (1.14%) F#
Qualifications
1 422 (9.98%) Degree
2 116 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 114 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 72 (1.70%) ISEB
5 67 (1.58%) ISTQB
6 55 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 49 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 41 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 31 (0.73%) HND
10 29 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (0.64%) PMP
12 26 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
13 23 (0.54%) AWS Certification
13 23 (0.54%) MCSE
14 21 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 18 (0.43%) Sun Certification
16 17 (0.40%) CISSP
17 15 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (0.35%) Master's Degree
18 13 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (8.49%) QA
2 49 (1.16%) PMO
3 40 (0.95%) GCP
4 28 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.28%) HIPAA
8 10 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.24%) PSD2
8 10 (0.24%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 8 (0.19%) GDPR
10 5 (0.12%) SLA
11 4 (0.095%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.047%) ISO 15765
12 2 (0.047%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.024%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.024%) EMIR
13 1 (0.024%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.024%) IFRS
13 1 (0.024%) P3O
System Software
1 273 (6.46%) Docker
2 77 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 73 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.88%) Xen
6 36 (0.85%) VirtualBox
7 33 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (0.38%) KVM
9 12 (0.28%) Firmware
10 10 (0.24%) vSphere
11 4 (0.095%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (0.095%) pfSense
11 4 (0.095%) XenServer
12 3 (0.071%) HDFS
12 3 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.024%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.024%) NFS
13 1 (0.024%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.024%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 186 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
2 171 (4.04%) Ansible
3 156 (3.69%) Puppet
4 110 (2.60%) Kubernetes
5 70 (1.66%) Terraform
6 67 (1.58%) Kibana
7 26 (0.61%) Packer
8 25 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 21 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
10 18 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (0.40%) Nagios
12 16 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 16 (0.38%) WSUS
13 13 (0.31%) Consul
14 10 (0.24%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.21%) SCCM
16 8 (0.19%) CA Wily
16 8 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
16 8 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
16 8 (0.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 546 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 264 (6.24%) Oracle
3 255 (6.03%) Google
4 111 (2.63%) Capita
5 98 (2.32%) VMware
6 70 (1.66%) Xamarin
7 68 (1.61%) Facebook
8 66 (1.56%) SAP
9 64 (1.51%) Twitter
10 59 (1.40%) WorldPay
11 55 (1.30%) Sitecore
12 53 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
13 49 (1.16%) New Relic
14 39 (0.92%) IBM
15 37 (0.88%) Zend
16 36 (0.85%) Red Hat
17 35 (0.83%) Tableau
18 33 (0.78%) HP
19 28 (0.66%) Adobe
20 26 (0.61%) ServiceNow