Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 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 1,053 3,167 3,754
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 26.17% 30.62% 31.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.28% 32.55% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 969 2,493 3,362
Median annual salary £51,880 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.22% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,900 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,650 £70,000 £68,750
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 3,723 9,731 10,844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.52% 94.07% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,124 7,370 8,719
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -1 740 £53,012 +6.02% 220
Cheshire 0 205 £48,000 +6.67% 74
Lancashire -1 42 £52,500 +20.29% 31
Merseyside -12 33 £50,000 +25.00% 40
Cumbria +3 24 £35,500 - 1
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 328 (31.15%) .NET
2 308 (29.25%) C#
3 288 (27.35%) JavaScript
4 261 (24.79%) DevOps
5 248 (23.55%) SQL
6 239 (22.70%) Azure
7 221 (20.99%) Software Engineering
8 206 (19.56%) Finance
9 198 (18.80%) SQL Server
10 197 (18.71%) Microservices
11 179 (17.00%) Microsoft
12 178 (16.90%) TDD
13 172 (16.33%) AWS
14 170 (16.14%) Scrum
15 169 (16.05%) React
16 156 (14.81%) HTML
17 153 (14.53%) Java
18 152 (14.43%) CSS
18 152 (14.43%) AngularJS
19 144 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
20 131 (12.44%) Git (software)
21 128 (12.16%) .NET Core
22 123 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
22 123 (11.68%) Docker
23 122 (11.59%) User Experience
23 122 (11.59%) Test Automation
24 115 (10.92%) MVC
25 108 (10.26%) ASP.NET
26 98 (9.31%) Node.js
26 98 (9.31%) Analytical Skills

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 25 (2.37%) Confluence
2 19 (1.80%) CMS
3 11 (1.04%) Apache
4 10 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.85%) Liferay
6 5 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.38%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.28%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.095%) IIS
9 1 (0.095%) JBoss
9 1 (0.095%) nginx
9 1 (0.095%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.095%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.095%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.095%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.23%) Chatbot
2 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.28%) InVision
5 3 (0.28%) Sketch
6 2 (0.19%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.52%) Magento
2 10 (0.95%) BASE24
3 8 (0.76%) Shopify
4 4 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.28%) Odoo
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.095%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.095%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 239 (22.70%) Azure
2 172 (16.33%) AWS
3 45 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
3 45 (4.27%) GitHub
4 43 (4.08%) GCP
5 37 (3.51%) Serverless
6 27 (2.56%) SaaS
7 25 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (2.18%) npm
9 22 (2.09%) Power Platform
10 14 (1.33%) Office 365
11 13 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 10 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.95%) NuGet
13 9 (0.85%) PaaS
14 8 (0.76%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.66%) IaaS
16 5 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.04%) Firewall
2 10 (0.95%) ATM
2 10 (0.95%) HTTP
3 9 (0.85%) WAN
4 8 (0.76%) Internet
4 8 (0.76%) Skype
5 7 (0.66%) MPLS
6 6 (0.57%) LAN
7 5 (0.47%) AMQP
7 5 (0.47%) DHCP
8 4 (0.38%) RFID
8 4 (0.38%) VPN
8 4 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.28%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.28%) Broadband
9 3 (0.28%) Converged Networks
9 3 (0.28%) Intranet
9 3 (0.28%) Network Security
9 3 (0.28%) RTMP
9 3 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 90 (8.55%) NoSQL
3 49 (4.65%) MySQL
4 38 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 35 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
7 26 (2.47%) Big Data
8 24 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.09%) Power BI
10 18 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.57%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
16 5 (0.47%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 131 (12.44%) Git (software)
2 84 (7.98%) JIRA
3 66 (6.27%) Selenium
4 55 (5.22%) Jenkins
5 41 (3.89%) TeamCity
6 34 (3.23%) GitLab
7 33 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 28 (2.66%) Oracle APEX
9 25 (2.37%) NUnit
10 20 (1.90%) JUnit
11 18 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
11 18 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (1.61%) SoapUI
12 17 (1.61%) SpecFlow
13 15 (1.42%) Maven
13 15 (1.42%) Mocha
13 15 (1.42%) webpack
14 14 (1.33%) Bitbucket
14 14 (1.33%) PHPUnit
General
1 206 (19.56%) Finance
2 53 (5.03%) Marketing
3 46 (4.37%) Public Sector
3 46 (4.37%) Retail
4 36 (3.42%) Banking
5 31 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 27 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.47%) Back Office
8 25 (2.37%) Legal
9 20 (1.90%) Law
10 19 (1.80%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.52%) Electronics
12 14 (1.33%) Games
12 14 (1.33%) Police
13 7 (0.66%) Local Government
14 5 (0.47%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.47%) Publishing
15 4 (0.38%) Automotive
16 3 (0.28%) Social Housing
17 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 409 (38.84%) Developer
2 116 (11.02%) Senior Developer
3 100 (9.50%) Software Engineer
4 99 (9.40%) .NET Developer
5 72 (6.84%) Architect
6 70 (6.65%) C# Developer
7 66 (6.27%) Software Developer
8 53 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
9 48 (4.56%) Analyst
10 45 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
11 43 (4.08%) Angular Developer
11 43 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 39 (3.70%) Java Developer
13 38 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 35 (3.32%) Senior .NET Developer
15 34 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
16 32 (3.04%) Business Analyst
16 32 (3.04%) React Developer
17 30 (2.85%) Product Manager
17 30 (2.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (31.15%) .NET
2 169 (16.05%) React
3 156 (14.81%) HTML
4 152 (14.43%) AngularJS
4 152 (14.43%) CSS
5 128 (12.16%) .NET Core
6 108 (10.26%) ASP.NET
7 98 (9.31%) Node.js
8 67 (6.36%) Web Services
9 64 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 62 (5.89%) .NET Framework
10 62 (5.89%) Vue.js
11 59 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 55 (5.22%) RESTful
13 52 (4.94%) HTML5
14 49 (4.65%) REST
15 45 (4.27%) Spring
16 39 (3.70%) jQuery
17 32 (3.04%) Laravel
17 32 (3.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 122 (11.59%) User Experience
2 98 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (4.75%) Mobile App
4 44 (4.18%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.90%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.33%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.23%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.14%) Tandem
13 10 (0.95%) EMV
14 8 (0.76%) CMDB
14 8 (0.76%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.76%) Online Banking
15 7 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
16 6 (0.57%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.88%) Linux
2 50 (4.75%) Windows
3 21 (1.99%) Android
3 21 (1.99%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.90%) CentOS
5 19 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.85%) Unix
8 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (24.79%) DevOps
2 221 (20.99%) Software Engineering
3 197 (18.71%) Microservices
4 178 (16.90%) TDD
5 170 (16.14%) Scrum
6 144 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
8 122 (11.59%) Test Automation
9 115 (10.92%) MVC
10 95 (9.02%) OO
11 85 (8.07%) SDLC
12 79 (7.50%) E-Commerce
13 74 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (6.93%) User Stories
15 67 (6.36%) BDD
16 61 (5.79%) Front End Development
17 58 (5.51%) Unit Testing
18 54 (5.13%) Change Management
19 52 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
20 51 (4.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 308 (29.25%) C#
2 288 (27.35%) JavaScript
3 248 (23.55%) SQL
4 153 (14.53%) Java
5 91 (8.64%) Python
6 65 (6.17%) TypeScript
7 62 (5.89%) PHP
8 41 (3.89%) Go
9 36 (3.42%) Ruby
10 35 (3.32%) PL/SQL
11 24 (2.28%) ES6
12 17 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.42%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.33%) C++
14 14 (1.33%) Java 8
14 14 (1.33%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.04%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.95%) C
17 8 (0.76%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 72 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.55%) Degree
3 54 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 38 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.47%) TOGAF Certification
6 22 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.52%) AWS Certification
8 16 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.42%) CCNA
10 14 (1.33%) MCSE
11 13 (1.23%) MCSA
12 12 (1.14%) MCTS
13 7 (0.66%) PhD
14 5 (0.47%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.38%) CCNP
16 3 (0.28%) HNC
16 3 (0.28%) MCPD
16 3 (0.28%) MCSD
17 2 (0.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (8.26%) QA
2 10 (0.95%) ISO 8583
3 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.66%) SLA
5 5 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.47%) GDPR
6 3 (0.28%) COBIT
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.28%) WCAG
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.19%) NIST
8 1 (0.095%) GxP
8 1 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.095%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.095%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.095%) PMO
System Software
1 123 (11.68%) Docker
2 12 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.095%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 86 (8.17%) Kubernetes
2 58 (5.51%) Terraform
3 38 (3.61%) Puppet
4 31 (2.94%) Ansible
5 20 (1.90%) Grafana
6 19 (1.80%) Prometheus
7 17 (1.61%) Graphite
8 15 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.38%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.28%) Consul
11 3 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.28%) Packer
11 3 (0.28%) SCCM
12 2 (0.19%) Istio
12 2 (0.19%) Kibana
12 2 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 179 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.22%) Oracle
3 39 (3.70%) Google
4 37 (3.51%) SAP
5 18 (1.71%) Zend
6 16 (1.52%) TOWER Software
7 14 (1.33%) Tableau
8 10 (0.95%) CA
8 10 (0.95%) Cisco
8 10 (0.95%) ServiceNow
8 10 (0.95%) VMware
9 8 (0.76%) Sitecore
10 7 (0.66%) Meraki
10 7 (0.66%) New Relic
10 7 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.57%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.47%) IBM
12 5 (0.47%) Splunk
12 5 (0.47%) Xamarin
13 4 (0.38%) Sage