Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
5 Jul 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 1,666 3,178 4,302
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 29.24% 29.96% 33.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.73% 32.03% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,406 2,440 3,722
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £33,875 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,864 £65,000
England median annual salary £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +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 5,250 9,923 11,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.15% 93.56% 92.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4,187 7,324 9,484
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £26,250
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 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 5 July 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 5 July 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 1,126 £50,000 - 149
Cheshire +1 369 £47,500 - 40
Merseyside -1 76 £48,000 +20.00% 10
Lancashire -8 49 £50,000 +17.65% 24
Cumbria +12 36 £40,000 - 8
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 500 (30.01%) .NET
2 479 (28.75%) C#
3 451 (27.07%) JavaScript
4 424 (25.45%) Azure
5 399 (23.95%) SQL
6 387 (23.23%) DevOps
7 331 (19.87%) Scrum
8 313 (18.79%) SQL Server
9 305 (18.31%) Software Engineering
10 299 (17.95%) AWS
11 293 (17.59%) Java
12 287 (17.23%) Finance
13 280 (16.81%) CSS
14 271 (16.27%) Microsoft
15 268 (16.09%) HTML
16 266 (15.97%) Microservices
17 265 (15.91%) TDD
18 226 (13.57%) AngularJS
19 221 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
20 215 (12.91%) React
21 213 (12.79%) Git (software)
22 212 (12.73%) Test Automation
23 203 (12.18%) MVC
24 195 (11.70%) Docker
25 191 (11.46%) SDLC
26 175 (10.50%) JIRA
27 171 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
28 169 (10.14%) .NET Core
29 167 (10.02%) ASP.NET
30 165 (9.90%) Python

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 74 (4.44%) Confluence
2 27 (1.62%) CMS
3 22 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.20%) Apache
4 20 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 15 (0.90%) IIS
6 12 (0.72%) NServiceBus
7 10 (0.60%) Liferay
8 7 (0.42%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.42%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.36%) Mule
9 6 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.24%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.18%) WordPress
13 2 (0.12%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 20 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.30%) Sketch
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.24%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.24%) Figma
5 4 (0.24%) InVision
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.18%) InDesign
7 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.060%) MadCap Flare
7 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.48%) BASE24
3 4 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.18%) Magento
4 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.18%) Shopify
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.060%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.060%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.060%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.060%) Odoo
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.060%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 424 (25.45%) Azure
2 299 (17.95%) AWS
3 66 (3.96%) GCP
4 65 (3.90%) GitHub
5 61 (3.66%) Serverless
6 52 (3.12%) SaaS
7 44 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
8 36 (2.16%) PaaS
9 34 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (1.98%) Amazon S3
11 25 (1.50%) Office 365
12 24 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
12 24 (1.44%) Power Platform
13 22 (1.32%) IaaS
14 19 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (1.14%) npm
15 15 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
16 12 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 12 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.50%) HTTP
2 22 (1.32%) Firewall
3 14 (0.84%) Internet
4 9 (0.54%) VPN
4 9 (0.54%) WAN
4 9 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (0.48%) ATM
5 8 (0.48%) MPLS
6 7 (0.42%) DHCP
6 7 (0.42%) DNS
6 7 (0.42%) Network Security
6 7 (0.42%) Skype
7 6 (0.36%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.36%) Intranet
7 6 (0.36%) LAN
7 6 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.30%) AMQP
8 5 (0.30%) Wireless
9 4 (0.24%) SMS
9 4 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 124 (7.44%) NoSQL
3 75 (4.50%) MySQL
4 65 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 52 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (2.82%) MongoDB
7 41 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (1.92%) Big Data
10 28 (1.68%) Oracle Database
11 26 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 24 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (1.44%) Power BI
12 24 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.78%) Amazon Athena
14 13 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 213 (12.79%) Git (software)
2 175 (10.50%) JIRA
3 133 (7.98%) Selenium
4 124 (7.44%) Jenkins
5 68 (4.08%) Maven
5 68 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (3.72%) TeamCity
7 58 (3.48%) WebDriver
8 57 (3.42%) NUnit
9 50 (3.00%) Bitbucket
10 48 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
11 47 (2.82%) Cucumber
12 45 (2.70%) Visual Studio
13 43 (2.58%) JUnit
14 39 (2.34%) SoapUI
15 29 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 29 (1.74%) GitLab
16 24 (1.44%) webpack
17 21 (1.26%) Postman
18 20 (1.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 287 (17.23%) Finance
2 76 (4.56%) Banking
3 70 (4.20%) Retail
4 52 (3.12%) Public Sector
5 42 (2.52%) Marketing
6 41 (2.46%) Legal
7 39 (2.34%) Law
8 31 (1.86%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.68%) Games
10 27 (1.62%) Back Office
10 27 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 22 (1.32%) Electronics
11 22 (1.32%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.84%) Police
13 11 (0.66%) Automotive
14 10 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.60%) Publishing
15 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.24%) Advertising
16 4 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 653 (39.20%) Developer
2 186 (11.16%) Senior Developer
3 139 (8.34%) .NET Developer
4 129 (7.74%) Software Engineer
5 123 (7.38%) Analyst
6 106 (6.36%) Software Developer
7 103 (6.18%) C# Developer
8 98 (5.88%) Architect
9 79 (4.74%) Java Developer
10 74 (4.44%) Business Analyst
11 69 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
12 64 (3.84%) PHP Developer
13 63 (3.78%) Project Manager
14 57 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
15 56 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 56 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
16 55 (3.30%) Lead Developer
17 50 (3.00%) Senior Software Engineer
18 48 (2.88%) Tester
19 46 (2.76%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 500 (30.01%) .NET
2 280 (16.81%) CSS
3 268 (16.09%) HTML
4 226 (13.57%) AngularJS
5 215 (12.91%) React
6 169 (10.14%) .NET Core
7 167 (10.02%) ASP.NET
8 136 (8.16%) Node.js
8 136 (8.16%) Web Services
9 116 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
10 107 (6.42%) REST
11 98 (5.88%) .NET Framework
12 93 (5.58%) Spring
13 89 (5.34%) RESTful
14 87 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
15 80 (4.80%) Vue.js
16 73 (4.38%) HTML5
17 60 (3.60%) SOAP
18 59 (3.54%) jQuery
19 55 (3.30%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 160 (9.60%) User Experience
2 137 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
4 79 (4.74%) Mobile App
5 63 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 24 (1.44%) Cloud Native
9 22 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 21 (1.26%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.14%) Data Structures
12 16 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (0.96%) NHS
13 15 (0.90%) Blog
13 15 (0.90%) IVR
14 12 (0.72%) CMDB
14 12 (0.72%) Data Centre
15 11 (0.66%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 118 (7.08%) Linux
2 101 (6.06%) Windows
3 33 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 30 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.68%) Android
6 19 (1.14%) Unix
7 15 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.78%) CentOS
9 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.24%) VMS
11 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.12%) watchOS
14 1 (0.060%) Debian
14 1 (0.060%) Tizen
14 1 (0.060%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (23.23%) DevOps
2 331 (19.87%) Scrum
3 305 (18.31%) Software Engineering
4 266 (15.97%) Microservices
5 265 (15.91%) TDD
6 221 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
7 212 (12.73%) Test Automation
8 203 (12.18%) MVC
9 191 (11.46%) SDLC
10 171 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
11 154 (9.24%) BDD
12 124 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 118 (7.08%) Mentoring
14 106 (6.36%) User Stories
15 101 (6.06%) OO
16 100 (6.00%) Kanban
17 99 (5.94%) E-Commerce
18 98 (5.88%) Project Management
19 88 (5.28%) Unit Testing
20 86 (5.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 479 (28.75%) C#
2 451 (27.07%) JavaScript
3 399 (23.95%) SQL
4 293 (17.59%) Java
5 165 (9.90%) Python
6 97 (5.82%) PHP
7 83 (4.98%) TypeScript
8 53 (3.18%) Ruby
9 46 (2.76%) ES6
10 43 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 40 (2.40%) T-SQL
12 39 (2.34%) Java 8
13 28 (1.68%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.44%) C
14 24 (1.44%) C++
15 23 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 22 (1.32%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.20%) Go
18 17 (1.02%) Scala
19 16 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 120 (7.20%) Degree
2 81 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.28%) DV Cleared
5 32 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 23 (1.38%) TOGAF Certification
8 18 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.96%) CCNA
9 16 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.84%) AWS Certification
10 14 (0.84%) MCSE
11 13 (0.78%) MCSA
11 13 (0.78%) MCTS
12 11 (0.66%) PhD
13 9 (0.54%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.48%) MCSD
14 8 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (8.70%) QA
2 25 (1.50%) GDPR
3 13 (0.78%) SLA
4 12 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.48%) ISO 8583
7 7 (0.42%) PMO
8 3 (0.18%) NIST
8 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.12%) NCSC
10 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.060%) ITGC
10 1 (0.060%) PMBOK
System Software
1 195 (11.70%) Docker
2 40 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.24%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.24%) vSphere
6 4 (0.24%) Xen
7 1 (0.060%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 126 (7.56%) Kubernetes
2 109 (6.54%) Terraform
3 72 (4.32%) Ansible
4 62 (3.72%) Puppet
5 52 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.20%) Grafana
7 17 (1.02%) Kibana
8 14 (0.84%) Prometheus
9 10 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (0.54%) Graphite
10 9 (0.54%) SCCM
11 8 (0.48%) logstash
11 8 (0.48%) Packer
12 6 (0.36%) Istio
12 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (0.30%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.30%) Nagios
14 4 (0.24%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 271 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 77 (4.62%) Oracle
3 63 (3.78%) Google
4 36 (2.16%) VMware
5 32 (1.92%) SAP
6 24 (1.44%) IBM
7 19 (1.14%) TOWER Software
8 18 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.02%) ServiceNow
10 16 (0.96%) Sitecore
10 16 (0.96%) Tableau
11 15 (0.90%) Cisco
11 15 (0.90%) Cognos
11 15 (0.90%) Xamarin
12 12 (0.72%) CA
13 11 (0.66%) Veracode
14 10 (0.60%) SaltStack
14 10 (0.60%) Splunk
14 10 (0.60%) webMethods