Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 2,769 3,329 4,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.92% 32.47% 34.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.80% 35.41% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,229 2,789 3,596
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,768 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 7,734 9,402 11,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.95% 91.71% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6,127 7,527 9,506
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 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 28 February 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 28 February 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 0 1,897 £50,000 - 472
Cheshire 0 522 £45,000 -8.16% 145
Lancashire -1 168 £45,274 +0.61% 48
Merseyside 0 128 £47,500 +17.72% 34
Cumbria - 41 £40,000 - 4
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 764 (27.59%) .NET
2 750 (27.09%) C#
3 732 (26.44%) JavaScript
4 636 (22.97%) Scrum
5 623 (22.50%) SQL
6 590 (21.31%) Java
7 573 (20.69%) Azure
8 508 (18.35%) AWS
9 505 (18.24%) DevOps
10 492 (17.77%) TDD
11 483 (17.44%) HTML
12 473 (17.08%) Finance
13 450 (16.25%) SQL Server
14 433 (15.64%) CSS
15 423 (15.28%) MVC
16 392 (14.16%) Microservices
17 384 (13.87%) AngularJS
18 382 (13.80%) Mentoring
19 379 (13.69%) Microsoft
20 366 (13.22%) Test Automation
21 362 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
22 352 (12.71%) Software Engineering
23 334 (12.06%) ASP.NET
24 319 (11.52%) BDD
25 311 (11.23%) Git (software)
26 309 (11.16%) Coaching
27 288 (10.40%) Web Services
28 274 (9.90%) Docker
29 271 (9.79%) React
30 258 (9.32%) Continuous Integration

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
1 105 (3.79%) Confluence
2 41 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 38 (1.37%) CMS
4 33 (1.19%) Skype for Business
5 27 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (0.90%) IIS
7 24 (0.87%) Apache
8 22 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.54%) WordPress
10 14 (0.51%) NServiceBus
11 13 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.40%) Alfresco
12 11 (0.40%) Drupal
12 11 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.25%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.22%) EPiServer
15 6 (0.22%) Liferay
16 5 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 66 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.33%) Sketch
7 7 (0.25%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.14%) Figma
8 4 (0.14%) InDesign
8 4 (0.14%) InVision
9 3 (0.11%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.036%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
2 37 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.36%) Magento
5 9 (0.33%) CiviCRM
6 7 (0.25%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.072%) SAP APO
11 2 (0.072%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 573 (20.69%) Azure
2 508 (18.35%) AWS
3 112 (4.04%) Serverless
4 91 (3.29%) GitHub
5 89 (3.21%) GCP
6 84 (3.03%) Office 365
7 72 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
8 69 (2.49%) SaaS
9 61 (2.20%) PaaS
10 57 (2.06%) Amazon S3
11 55 (1.99%) Power Platform
12 50 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
13 38 (1.37%) IaaS
14 31 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
16 22 (0.79%) Trello
17 20 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
18 19 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 15 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
20 13 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.26%) Skype
2 34 (1.23%) Firewall
3 33 (1.19%) HTTP
3 33 (1.19%) Internet
4 32 (1.16%) DNS
5 30 (1.08%) Intranet
6 17 (0.61%) VPN
7 15 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.54%) WAN
8 14 (0.51%) LAN
9 11 (0.40%) SNA
10 10 (0.36%) SMS
10 10 (0.36%) VoIP
11 9 (0.33%) DMZ
11 9 (0.33%) SMTP
12 8 (0.29%) Bluetooth
12 8 (0.29%) SSL
12 8 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.22%) DHCP
14 5 (0.18%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 150 (5.42%) MySQL
3 139 (5.02%) NoSQL
4 104 (3.76%) MongoDB
5 87 (3.14%) Relational Database
6 70 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 69 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
7 69 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 55 (1.99%) Big Data
8 55 (1.99%) Power BI
9 51 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 46 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 43 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 35 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 33 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 31 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
16 26 (0.94%) Redis
17 25 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
18 24 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 311 (11.23%) Git (software)
2 253 (9.14%) JIRA
3 236 (8.52%) Selenium
4 201 (7.26%) Jenkins
5 132 (4.77%) Maven
6 115 (4.15%) WebDriver
7 107 (3.86%) Cucumber
8 96 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 76 (2.74%) Visual Studio
10 68 (2.46%) JUnit
11 67 (2.42%) Bitbucket
12 61 (2.20%) SoapUI
13 54 (1.95%) TeamCity
14 52 (1.88%) GitLab
14 52 (1.88%) Hudson
14 52 (1.88%) NUnit
14 52 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 48 (1.73%) Gradle
16 45 (1.63%) SpecFlow
17 35 (1.26%) TestNG
General
1 473 (17.08%) Finance
2 162 (5.85%) Banking
3 127 (4.59%) Retail
4 106 (3.83%) Public Sector
5 53 (1.91%) Legal
6 49 (1.77%) Law
7 38 (1.37%) Games
8 32 (1.16%) Marketing
9 30 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.01%) Back Office
11 25 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.72%) Automotive
14 14 (0.51%) Housing Association
15 11 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.40%) Police
16 10 (0.36%) Electronics
16 10 (0.36%) Publishing
17 9 (0.33%) Advertising
17 9 (0.33%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 1,154 (41.68%) Developer
2 305 (11.01%) Senior Developer
3 258 (9.32%) Analyst
4 218 (7.87%) C# Developer
5 207 (7.48%) .NET Developer
6 198 (7.15%) Java Developer
7 183 (6.61%) Software Engineer
8 138 (4.98%) Software Developer
9 133 (4.80%) Project Manager
10 131 (4.73%) PHP Developer
11 129 (4.66%) Business Analyst
12 128 (4.62%) Architect
13 99 (3.58%) Lead Developer
14 98 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 91 (3.29%) Senior Java Developer
16 80 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
17 78 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
18 77 (2.78%) Test Analyst
19 75 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
20 72 (2.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 764 (27.59%) .NET
2 483 (17.44%) HTML
3 433 (15.64%) CSS
4 384 (13.87%) AngularJS
5 334 (12.06%) ASP.NET
6 288 (10.40%) Web Services
7 271 (9.79%) React
8 228 (8.23%) Node.js
9 223 (8.05%) .NET Core
10 212 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 195 (7.04%) REST
12 175 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 166 (5.99%) RESTful
14 146 (5.27%) Spring
15 138 (4.98%) .NET Framework
16 119 (4.30%) HTML5
17 116 (4.19%) Vue.js
18 114 (4.12%) jQuery
19 108 (3.90%) SOAP
20 107 (3.86%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 218 (7.87%) User Experience
2 198 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
3 174 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 155 (5.60%) Mobile App
5 74 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (1.77%) Cloud Native
7 44 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 39 (1.41%) Data Centre
10 27 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 26 (0.94%) Blog
11 26 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (0.83%) Social Media
13 21 (0.76%) Algorithms
14 18 (0.65%) NHS
15 14 (0.51%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (0.51%) Robotics
16 13 (0.47%) IVR
16 13 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 230 (8.31%) Linux
2 191 (6.90%) Windows
3 57 (2.06%) Android
4 56 (2.02%) Unix
5 49 (1.77%) Windows Server
6 47 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 34 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (0.69%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.54%) CentOS
11 13 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.43%) AIX
12 12 (0.43%) VMS
13 9 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.22%) watchOS
14 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.18%) Solaris
16 3 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (22.97%) Scrum
2 505 (18.24%) DevOps
3 492 (17.77%) TDD
4 423 (15.28%) MVC
5 392 (14.16%) Microservices
6 382 (13.80%) Mentoring
7 366 (13.22%) Test Automation
8 362 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
9 352 (12.71%) Software Engineering
10 319 (11.52%) BDD
11 309 (11.16%) Coaching
12 258 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
13 241 (8.70%) SDLC
14 208 (7.51%) Kanban
15 204 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 198 (7.15%) OO
16 198 (7.15%) Project Management
17 187 (6.75%) E-Commerce
18 158 (5.71%) Analytics
19 146 (5.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 750 (27.09%) C#
2 732 (26.44%) JavaScript
3 623 (22.50%) SQL
4 590 (21.31%) Java
5 223 (8.05%) PHP
6 206 (7.44%) Python
7 82 (2.96%) Java 8
7 82 (2.96%) TypeScript
8 71 (2.56%) Ruby
9 64 (2.31%) T-SQL
10 53 (1.91%) C
11 50 (1.81%) Bash Shell
12 48 (1.73%) Shell Script
13 46 (1.66%) ES6
14 45 (1.63%) C++
15 37 (1.34%) PowerShell
16 35 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 35 (1.26%) Scala
17 29 (1.05%) VBScript
18 25 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 197 (7.11%) Degree
2 60 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 45 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 38 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 37 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 32 (1.16%) DBS Check
6 32 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 23 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (0.65%) PMP
10 15 (0.54%) CISSP
11 14 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.51%) MCSD
12 13 (0.47%) CISM
13 12 (0.43%) ISEB
14 11 (0.40%) PhD
15 10 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (0.33%) AWS Certification
17 8 (0.29%) CISA
17 8 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (6.86%) QA
2 36 (1.30%) GDPR
3 25 (0.90%) SLA
4 23 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.69%) PMO
6 17 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.33%) PA-DSS
8 6 (0.22%) NIST
9 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.072%) NCSC
10 2 (0.072%) TickIT
10 2 (0.072%) WCAG
11 1 (0.036%) COBIT
11 1 (0.036%) COSO
11 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.036%) MISRA
11 1 (0.036%) PSD2
11 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
System Software
1 274 (9.90%) Docker
2 76 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 49 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.69%) vSphere
5 16 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.33%) NFS
7 9 (0.33%) Samba
7 9 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.18%) Varnish
9 5 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.11%) XenApp
11 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.072%) GPFS
12 2 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.072%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 121 (4.37%) Kubernetes
2 97 (3.50%) Terraform
3 80 (2.89%) Puppet
4 78 (2.82%) Ansible
5 48 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.98%) SCCM
7 19 (0.69%) Kibana
8 14 (0.51%) SCOM
9 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (0.47%) Nagios
9 13 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.43%) logstash
11 10 (0.36%) Packer
12 9 (0.33%) Cacti
12 9 (0.33%) Galera Cluster
12 9 (0.33%) HAProxy
12 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.25%) Grafana
14 6 (0.22%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 379 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 124 (4.48%) Oracle
3 73 (2.64%) VMware
4 71 (2.56%) Google
5 48 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
6 42 (1.52%) IBM
7 39 (1.41%) Atlassian
8 38 (1.37%) WorldPay
9 34 (1.23%) Xamarin
10 32 (1.16%) Sage
11 31 (1.12%) FIS
11 31 (1.12%) ServiceNow
12 27 (0.98%) Cognos
13 23 (0.83%) SAP
14 22 (0.79%) Sitecore
14 22 (0.79%) Tableau
15 21 (0.76%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.72%) Dynatrace
17 19 (0.69%) Cisco
18 18 (0.65%) Zend