Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,145 3,159 3,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 26.67% 31.83% 31.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.81% 34.19% 34.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,183 2,684 3,379
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,050 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,250 £70,000 £71,824
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 3,975 9,240 10,610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.57% 93.11% 91.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,436 7,265 8,552
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North West over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020. 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 -1 835 £55,000 +10.00% 253
Cheshire -1 194 £47,500 +11.76% 56
Merseyside +1 50 £45,000 +1.69% 25
Lancashire -3 47 £50,000 +11.11% 35
Cumbria -2 9 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 341 (29.78%) .NET
2 330 (28.82%) JavaScript
3 325 (28.38%) C#
4 290 (25.33%) DevOps
5 257 (22.45%) Azure
6 234 (20.44%) SQL
7 228 (19.91%) AWS
8 217 (18.95%) SQL Server
9 216 (18.86%) Software Engineering
10 204 (17.82%) Finance
11 201 (17.55%) Microservices
12 192 (16.77%) TDD
13 184 (16.07%) Microsoft
14 182 (15.90%) HTML
15 181 (15.81%) Scrum
16 179 (15.63%) React
17 173 (15.11%) AngularJS
17 173 (15.11%) Java
18 170 (14.85%) CSS
19 150 (13.10%) User Experience
19 150 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
20 148 (12.93%) .NET Core
21 140 (12.23%) Docker
22 128 (11.18%) Test Automation
23 127 (11.09%) Node.js
24 119 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
25 117 (10.22%) MVC
25 117 (10.22%) Git (software)
26 114 (9.96%) Python
27 113 (9.87%) Kubernetes

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 27 (2.36%) CMS
2 18 (1.57%) Confluence
2 18 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 8 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (0.52%) Apache
4 6 (0.52%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.52%) JBoss
5 5 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.44%) IBM Domino
6 4 (0.35%) IIS
6 4 (0.35%) Liferay
6 4 (0.35%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.26%) Headless CMS
7 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.087%) nginx
9 1 (0.087%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.087%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.14%) Chatbot
2 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.44%) Sketch
6 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.17%) InVision
7 2 (0.17%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.087%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.66%) Magento
2 12 (1.05%) Shopify
3 8 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.35%) BASE24
5 3 (0.26%) Odoo
6 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.087%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.087%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.087%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.087%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 257 (22.45%) Azure
2 228 (19.91%) AWS
3 58 (5.07%) GCP
4 49 (4.28%) Serverless
5 46 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (3.32%) Power Platform
7 32 (2.79%) GitHub
8 31 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (2.62%) SaaS
10 19 (1.66%) npm
11 13 (1.14%) IaaS
11 13 (1.14%) Office 365
12 12 (1.05%) PaaS
13 10 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 10 (0.87%) NuGet
14 9 (0.79%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.52%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.96%) HTTP
2 6 (0.52%) Internet
2 6 (0.52%) Skype
3 4 (0.35%) ATM
3 4 (0.35%) RFID
4 3 (0.26%) AMQP
4 3 (0.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.17%) Network Security
5 2 (0.17%) VPN
6 1 (0.087%) DNS
6 1 (0.087%) Firewall
6 1 (0.087%) Intranet
6 1 (0.087%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.087%) VoIP
6 1 (0.087%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.94%) NoSQL
3 65 (5.68%) MySQL
4 41 (3.58%) MongoDB
5 34 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (2.97%) Power BI
6 32 (2.79%) Relational Database
7 30 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (2.18%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (1.83%) Big Data
12 13 (1.14%) Data Lake
12 13 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (0.52%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.52%) Tableau
17 5 (0.44%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 117 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 76 (6.64%) JIRA
3 61 (5.33%) Selenium
4 59 (5.15%) Visual Studio
5 54 (4.72%) Jenkins
6 40 (3.49%) TeamCity
7 30 (2.62%) GitLab
8 26 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
9 22 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 21 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 20 (1.75%) JUnit
12 17 (1.48%) webpack
13 16 (1.40%) PHPUnit
14 15 (1.31%) NUnit
15 13 (1.14%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.14%) Maven
15 13 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (1.05%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.96%) Mockito
17 11 (0.96%) MSTest
General
1 204 (17.82%) Finance
2 59 (5.15%) Marketing
3 54 (4.72%) Retail
4 32 (2.79%) Public Sector
5 28 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 25 (2.18%) Banking
7 16 (1.40%) Legal
8 15 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.22%) Law
10 13 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.05%) Games
12 7 (0.61%) Electronics
12 7 (0.61%) Local Government
13 6 (0.52%) Automotive
13 6 (0.52%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.44%) Back Office
14 5 (0.44%) Publishing
15 3 (0.26%) Social Housing
16 1 (0.087%) Digital Economy
16 1 (0.087%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 489 (42.71%) Developer
2 131 (11.44%) .NET Developer
3 119 (10.39%) Senior Developer
4 93 (8.12%) Software Developer
4 93 (8.12%) Software Engineer
5 74 (6.46%) C# Developer
6 71 (6.20%) Architect
7 60 (5.24%) Java Developer
8 58 (5.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 57 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
10 56 (4.89%) Analyst
11 53 (4.63%) C# .NET Developer
12 46 (4.02%) Senior .NET Developer
13 45 (3.93%) Product Owner
14 41 (3.58%) Angular Developer
14 41 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
15 39 (3.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 37 (3.23%) React Developer
17 34 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
17 34 (2.97%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (29.78%) .NET
2 182 (15.90%) HTML
3 179 (15.63%) React
4 173 (15.11%) AngularJS
5 170 (14.85%) CSS
6 148 (12.93%) .NET Core
7 127 (11.09%) Node.js
8 103 (9.00%) ASP.NET
9 83 (7.25%) RESTful
10 74 (6.46%) Vue.js
11 73 (6.38%) .NET Framework
12 67 (5.85%) Web Services
13 66 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
13 66 (5.76%) REST
14 60 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
15 55 (4.80%) HTML5
16 38 (3.32%) Laravel
17 37 (3.23%) Spring
18 36 (3.14%) jQuery
19 33 (2.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 150 (13.10%) User Experience
2 108 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
4 52 (4.54%) Mobile App
5 37 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 33 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.14%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 11 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.87%) Blog
12 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
12 9 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.70%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.52%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.52%) Tandem
15 5 (0.44%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.44%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 99 (8.65%) Linux
2 41 (3.58%) Windows
3 24 (2.10%) Android
4 22 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.48%) Unix
6 15 (1.31%) CentOS
6 15 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.087%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (25.33%) DevOps
2 216 (18.86%) Software Engineering
3 201 (17.55%) Microservices
4 192 (16.77%) TDD
5 181 (15.81%) Scrum
6 150 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
7 128 (11.18%) Test Automation
8 119 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
9 117 (10.22%) MVC
10 102 (8.91%) SDLC
11 99 (8.65%) OO
12 87 (7.60%) User Stories
13 85 (7.42%) E-Commerce
14 83 (7.25%) Front End Development
15 77 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 68 (5.94%) Kanban
17 63 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
18 62 (5.41%) Mentoring
19 60 (5.24%) Change Management
20 55 (4.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (28.82%) JavaScript
2 325 (28.38%) C#
3 234 (20.44%) SQL
4 173 (15.11%) Java
5 114 (9.96%) Python
6 61 (5.33%) Go
7 55 (4.80%) PHP
8 54 (4.72%) TypeScript
9 49 (4.28%) Ruby
10 34 (2.97%) PL/SQL
11 24 (2.10%) T-SQL
12 23 (2.01%) C++
12 23 (2.01%) ES6
13 17 (1.48%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.40%) Kotlin
15 13 (1.14%) Java 8
16 12 (1.05%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.96%) Scala
18 10 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 8 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (7.25%) Degree
2 36 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (2.53%) TOGAF Certification
4 28 (2.45%) AWS Certification
5 21 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 19 (1.66%) PhD
7 18 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.22%) MCSE
9 13 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.14%) MCSA
10 12 (1.05%) CCNA
10 12 (1.05%) MCTS
11 8 (0.70%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.35%) PMP
13 3 (0.26%) ISEB
13 3 (0.26%) MCSD
13 3 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (8.30%) QA
2 13 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.79%) GDPR
4 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.35%) ISO 8583
5 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.35%) SLA
6 3 (0.26%) NIST
6 3 (0.26%) WCAG
7 2 (0.17%) COBIT
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.087%) GxP
8 1 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.087%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.087%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.087%) NCSC
8 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 140 (12.23%) Docker
2 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.087%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 113 (9.87%) Kubernetes
2 84 (7.34%) Terraform
3 55 (4.80%) Puppet
4 30 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (2.27%) Ansible
6 18 (1.57%) Grafana
6 18 (1.57%) Prometheus
7 14 (1.22%) Graphite
8 4 (0.35%) Kibana
8 4 (0.35%) logstash
9 3 (0.26%) Consul
9 3 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.26%) Packer
10 2 (0.17%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.17%) Nagios
11 1 (0.087%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 184 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 53 (4.63%) Oracle
3 41 (3.58%) Google
4 24 (2.10%) SAP
5 22 (1.92%) Zend
6 10 (0.87%) ServiceNow
7 9 (0.79%) SaltStack
7 9 (0.79%) Sitecore
7 9 (0.79%) Xamarin
8 8 (0.70%) Cognos
8 8 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.70%) TOWER Software
9 7 (0.61%) New Relic
10 6 (0.52%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.52%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.52%) Sage
10 6 (0.52%) Splunk
11 5 (0.44%) Adobe
12 4 (0.35%) Informatica
12 4 (0.35%) MKS