Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 3,167 3,754 3,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.62% 31.66% 28.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.57% 34.64% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,330 3,154 3,181
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,477 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.94%

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 9,723 10,836 12,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.00% 91.38% 91.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7,364 8,712 9,591
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 0 2,155 £50,000 +5.26% 405
Cheshire -1 506 £45,000 -5.26% 98
Lancashire +2 344 £44,624 +5.00% 33
Merseyside -1 135 £42,500 +2.41% 44
Cumbria +2 19 - - 5
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 774 (24.44%) C#
2 745 (23.52%) .NET
3 731 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 686 (21.66%) Java
5 636 (20.08%) Scrum
6 569 (17.97%) SQL
7 567 (17.90%) Software Engineering
8 564 (17.81%) Mentoring
9 546 (17.24%) HTML
10 540 (17.05%) Test Automation
11 538 (16.99%) DevOps
12 500 (15.79%) TDD
13 488 (15.41%) CSS
14 464 (14.65%) Finance
15 460 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
16 423 (13.36%) Azure
17 418 (13.20%) SQL Server
18 416 (13.14%) MVC
19 405 (12.79%) Git (software)
20 396 (12.50%) AWS
20 396 (12.50%) Coaching
21 384 (12.13%) JIRA
22 382 (12.06%) SDLC
23 381 (12.03%) Microsoft
24 377 (11.90%) Degree
25 360 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
25 360 (11.37%) AngularJS
26 332 (10.48%) ASP.NET
26 332 (10.48%) Microservices
27 325 (10.26%) QA

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
1 157 (4.96%) Confluence
2 45 (1.42%) CMS
2 45 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 43 (1.36%) Skype for Business
4 35 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (1.04%) WebSphere
6 31 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 27 (0.85%) IIS
8 24 (0.76%) Umbraco
9 16 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (0.44%) WordPress
12 13 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.38%) JBoss
14 11 (0.35%) Apache
14 11 (0.35%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.35%) SAS
15 10 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 56 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.44%) Sketch
5 12 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 10 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.28%) InVision
9 4 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.063%) Figma
10 2 (0.063%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.063%) Marvel
10 2 (0.063%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.032%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 29 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.44%) Magento
2 14 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.13%) CiviCRM
9 2 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 423 (13.36%) Azure
2 396 (12.50%) AWS
3 139 (4.39%) Serverless
4 113 (3.57%) SaaS
5 99 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
6 88 (2.78%) Office 365
7 87 (2.75%) GitHub
8 67 (2.12%) GCP
9 65 (2.05%) Amazon S3
10 60 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
11 56 (1.77%) Power Platform
12 47 (1.48%) PaaS
13 45 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
14 32 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
15 24 (0.76%) IaaS
16 21 (0.66%) Heroku
17 20 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
18 18 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
19 15 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 14 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 139 (4.39%) Broadband
2 50 (1.58%) Skype
3 43 (1.36%) Firewall
4 39 (1.23%) DNS
5 32 (1.01%) Internet
5 32 (1.01%) Intranet
6 30 (0.95%) HTTP
7 26 (0.82%) TCP/IP
8 22 (0.69%) WAN
9 18 (0.57%) VPN
10 17 (0.54%) DHCP
10 17 (0.54%) LAN
11 15 (0.47%) Network Security
12 11 (0.35%) DMZ
12 11 (0.35%) SSL
13 10 (0.32%) Calico
14 6 (0.19%) FTP
14 6 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.19%) IPv4
15 5 (0.16%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 155 (4.89%) MySQL
3 109 (3.44%) Relational Database
4 107 (3.38%) NoSQL
5 94 (2.97%) Big Data
6 87 (2.75%) MongoDB
7 80 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
8 74 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
9 66 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 59 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 56 (1.77%) Power BI
12 41 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 40 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 40 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 32 (1.01%) Oracle Database
15 29 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 26 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
17 20 (0.63%) Redis
18 19 (0.60%) DB2
19 17 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 405 (12.79%) Git (software)
2 384 (12.13%) JIRA
3 229 (7.23%) Jenkins
4 195 (6.16%) Selenium
5 102 (3.22%) Maven
6 100 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 87 (2.75%) SoapUI
8 77 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 73 (2.31%) Cucumber
10 64 (2.02%) Gradle
11 62 (1.96%) TeamCity
12 61 (1.93%) Subversion
13 56 (1.77%) JUnit
14 50 (1.58%) gulp
14 50 (1.58%) webpack
15 47 (1.48%) Grunt
16 41 (1.29%) GitLab
16 41 (1.29%) WebDriver
17 37 (1.17%) Bitbucket
17 37 (1.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 464 (14.65%) Finance
2 238 (7.51%) Retail
3 210 (6.63%) Banking
4 169 (5.34%) Public Sector
5 110 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 90 (2.84%) Marketing
7 60 (1.89%) Games
8 57 (1.80%) Automotive
9 45 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.23%) Legal
11 30 (0.95%) Back Office
12 19 (0.60%) Local Government
13 18 (0.57%) Electronics
13 18 (0.57%) Law
14 15 (0.47%) Police
15 13 (0.41%) Housing Association
16 12 (0.38%) Fire and Rescue
17 11 (0.35%) Billing
18 10 (0.32%) Advertising
18 10 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,223 (38.62%) Developer
2 333 (10.51%) Senior Developer
3 291 (9.19%) C# Developer
4 286 (9.03%) Software Engineer
5 253 (7.99%) Analyst
6 221 (6.98%) .NET Developer
7 193 (6.09%) Java Developer
8 189 (5.97%) Software Developer
9 154 (4.86%) C# .NET Developer
10 140 (4.42%) Project Manager
11 138 (4.36%) Business Analyst
12 127 (4.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 104 (3.28%) Test Engineer
14 101 (3.19%) Architect
15 100 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
16 98 (3.09%) PHP Developer
17 92 (2.90%) JavaScript Developer
18 86 (2.72%) C# Software Developer
19 79 (2.49%) Junior
20 75 (2.37%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 745 (23.52%) .NET
2 546 (17.24%) HTML
3 488 (15.41%) CSS
4 360 (11.37%) AngularJS
5 332 (10.48%) ASP.NET
6 258 (8.15%) React
7 231 (7.29%) Web Services
8 216 (6.82%) Node.js
9 198 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 191 (6.03%) REST
11 182 (5.75%) jQuery
12 162 (5.12%) XML
13 156 (4.93%) RESTful
14 153 (4.83%) .NET Framework
15 145 (4.58%) .NET Core
16 138 (4.36%) Spring
17 114 (3.60%) Sass
18 109 (3.44%) Vue.js
19 97 (3.06%) HTML5
20 96 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 278 (8.78%) User Experience
2 270 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 144 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
4 133 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
5 100 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 82 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 71 (2.24%) Algorithms
8 63 (1.99%) Smartphone
9 59 (1.86%) Management Information System
10 50 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
11 45 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 44 (1.39%) Data Structures
13 34 (1.07%) Robotics
14 32 (1.01%) Data Centre
14 32 (1.01%) Public Cloud
15 31 (0.98%) BBC
16 25 (0.79%) Cloud Native
17 21 (0.66%) NHS
18 19 (0.60%) PMI
19 15 (0.47%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 289 (9.13%) Linux
2 220 (6.95%) Windows
3 145 (4.58%) Android
4 64 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 62 (1.96%) Unix
6 61 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (1.58%) Windows Server
8 40 (1.26%) Tizen
9 37 (1.17%) CentOS
10 28 (0.88%) SUSE
11 21 (0.66%) AIX
12 20 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.57%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.32%) Solaris
15 9 (0.28%) VME
16 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
17 5 (0.16%) Fedora
17 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (20.08%) Scrum
2 567 (17.90%) Software Engineering
3 564 (17.81%) Mentoring
4 540 (17.05%) Test Automation
5 538 (16.99%) DevOps
6 500 (15.79%) TDD
7 460 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
8 416 (13.14%) MVC
9 396 (12.50%) Coaching
10 382 (12.06%) SDLC
11 360 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
12 332 (10.48%) Microservices
13 283 (8.94%) BDD
14 273 (8.62%) Waterfall
15 259 (8.18%) OO
16 254 (8.02%) Project Management
17 238 (7.51%) E-Commerce
18 237 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
19 226 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 206 (6.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 774 (24.44%) C#
2 731 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 686 (21.66%) Java
4 569 (17.97%) SQL
5 236 (7.45%) C++
6 221 (6.98%) PHP
7 215 (6.79%) Python
8 140 (4.42%) C
9 103 (3.25%) Ruby
10 87 (2.75%) Java 8
11 80 (2.53%) T-SQL
12 76 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 72 (2.27%) ES6
14 46 (1.45%) PowerShell
15 42 (1.33%) Bash Shell
16 37 (1.17%) Perl
17 31 (0.98%) Apex Code
18 29 (0.92%) Kotlin
18 29 (0.92%) Shell Script
19 26 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 377 (11.90%) Degree
2 101 (3.19%) ISTQB
3 75 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 68 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.26%) DBS Check
6 31 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 29 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 28 (0.88%) ISEB
9 26 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.82%) PMI Certification
10 23 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 21 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (0.44%) IBM WebSphere Certification
13 14 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.38%) CISM
14 12 (0.38%) CISSP
14 12 (0.38%) PhD
15 11 (0.35%) PMP
16 8 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (10.26%) QA
2 49 (1.55%) SLA
3 47 (1.48%) PMO
4 33 (1.04%) GDPR
5 13 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.32%) ISO 26262
8 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.16%) NIST
11 3 (0.095%) COBIT
11 3 (0.095%) COSO
11 3 (0.095%) WCAG
12 2 (0.063%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.063%) PSD2
13 1 (0.032%) GxP
13 1 (0.032%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.032%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 183 (5.78%) Docker
2 52 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 41 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (0.54%) Varnish
6 12 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (0.16%) etcd
8 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.16%) Squid
9 3 (0.095%) Firmware
10 2 (0.063%) RACF
10 2 (0.063%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.063%) XenApp
11 1 (0.032%) IAG
11 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.032%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 96 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 82 (2.59%) Ansible
3 80 (2.53%) Terraform
4 62 (1.96%) Puppet
5 44 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.79%) SCCM
7 20 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
8 18 (0.57%) SCOM
9 14 (0.44%) Grafana
10 13 (0.41%) Kibana
11 12 (0.38%) Ganglia
12 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (0.32%) HP ALM
13 10 (0.32%) Istio
14 9 (0.28%) Consul
14 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
15 8 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.25%) Prometheus
16 7 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 381 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 131 (4.14%) Oracle
3 108 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
4 80 (2.53%) Google
5 67 (2.12%) Sage
6 52 (1.64%) Pega
7 42 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 41 (1.29%) SAP
9 40 (1.26%) QNX
10 39 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 35 (1.11%) IBM
12 34 (1.07%) Cisco
13 33 (1.04%) VMware
14 31 (0.98%) CA
14 31 (0.98%) Xamarin
15 27 (0.85%) Genesys
16 25 (0.79%) HP
17 23 (0.73%) Adobe
18 20 (0.63%) New Relic
18 20 (0.63%) Sitecore