Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 4,268 3,703 2,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.61% 30.09% 24.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 36.96% 33.27% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,512 3,376 2,621
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,025 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.09%

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 11,547 11,131 10,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.94% 90.44% 88.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9,222 9,283 8,847
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 2,642 £46,000 +2.22% 431
Cheshire +3 1,199 £45,000 +12.50% 145
Merseyside +3 252 £41,000 +2.50% 49
Lancashire -2 145 £36,500 -2.67% 39
Cumbria -2 7 £42,500 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 1,310 (30.69%) .NET
2 1,306 (30.60%) C#
3 1,266 (29.66%) Scrum
4 1,139 (26.69%) MVC
5 1,138 (26.66%) TDD
6 1,109 (25.98%) Java
7 1,045 (24.48%) JavaScript
8 988 (23.15%) SQL Server
9 966 (22.63%) Finance
10 878 (20.57%) ASP.NET
11 829 (19.42%) SQL
12 800 (18.74%) HTML
13 787 (18.44%) CSS
14 718 (16.82%) Software Engineering
15 672 (15.75%) BDD
16 647 (15.16%) AngularJS
17 633 (14.83%) DevOps
18 610 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 606 (14.20%) RESTful
20 584 (13.68%) Test Automation
21 577 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
22 558 (13.07%) Git (software)
23 549 (12.86%) SDLC
24 536 (12.56%) Web Services
25 511 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
26 489 (11.46%) Linux
27 470 (11.01%) Microsoft
28 469 (10.99%) OO
29 467 (10.94%) Node.js
30 452 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 135 (3.16%) Apache
2 101 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
3 94 (2.20%) Confluence
4 89 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 79 (1.85%) CMS
6 56 (1.31%) JBoss
7 48 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 40 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 32 (0.75%) IIS
10 28 (0.66%) Umbraco
11 27 (0.63%) nginx
12 22 (0.52%) SharePoint
13 20 (0.47%) MS Exchange
14 19 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 19 (0.45%) SAS
15 18 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (0.35%) Apache Solr
17 14 (0.33%) Drupal
18 13 (0.30%) Jetty
Applications
1 46 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 35 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 33 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.30%) Chatbot
7 11 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.12%) SPSS
10 4 (0.094%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.094%) Maya
11 3 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.047%) InVision
13 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.023%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.023%) Mingle
13 1 (0.023%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 54 (1.27%) Magento
2 22 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.16%) BASE24
6 7 (0.16%) Shopify
7 6 (0.14%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.094%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.094%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.070%) Cognos Planning
9 3 (0.070%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.070%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.070%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.070%) Workfront
10 2 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 511 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
2 426 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (2.58%) SaaS
4 85 (1.99%) GitHub
5 76 (1.78%) OpenShift
6 61 (1.43%) IaaS
7 56 (1.31%) PaaS
8 51 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 49 (1.15%) npm
9 49 (1.15%) Office 365
10 48 (1.12%) Google Play
11 45 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
12 40 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 30 (0.70%) Serverless
14 28 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 26 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
16 21 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 17 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
18 16 (0.37%) DigitalOcean
19 15 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (2.16%) HTTP
2 61 (1.43%) Internet
3 41 (0.96%) Broadband
4 24 (0.56%) Firewall
5 20 (0.47%) SAN
6 18 (0.42%) WAN
7 11 (0.26%) VPN
8 10 (0.23%) Network Security
9 9 (0.21%) SSL
10 8 (0.19%) LAN
10 8 (0.19%) NAS
11 7 (0.16%) DNS
11 7 (0.16%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.16%) VoIP
11 7 (0.16%) Wireless
12 6 (0.14%) BGP
12 6 (0.14%) DMZ
12 6 (0.14%) MPLS
12 6 (0.14%) OSPF
12 6 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 988 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 411 (9.63%) MySQL
3 257 (6.02%) NoSQL
3 257 (6.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 225 (5.27%) MongoDB
5 194 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 174 (4.08%) Big Data
7 117 (2.74%) Relational Database
8 80 (1.87%) Hadoop
9 69 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 68 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
11 61 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 58 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
13 56 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 53 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 44 (1.03%) RavenDB
16 42 (0.98%) Oracle Database
17 38 (0.89%) DB2
18 36 (0.84%) Redis
19 33 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 558 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 368 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 321 (7.52%) JIRA
4 316 (7.40%) Selenium
5 182 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 156 (3.66%) TeamCity
7 149 (3.49%) NUnit
8 135 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 117 (2.74%) Visual Studio
10 116 (2.72%) WebDriver
11 101 (2.37%) Subversion
12 93 (2.18%) MSTest
13 87 (2.04%) JUnit
14 85 (1.99%) Maven
15 77 (1.80%) Gradle
16 72 (1.69%) Bitbucket
17 57 (1.34%) gulp
18 56 (1.31%) Grunt
19 50 (1.17%) SoapUI
20 43 (1.01%) Jasmine
General
1 966 (22.63%) Finance
2 308 (7.22%) Banking
3 297 (6.96%) Retail
4 182 (4.26%) Advertising
5 150 (3.51%) Games
6 134 (3.14%) Investment Banking
7 133 (3.12%) Marketing
8 128 (3.00%) Law
9 95 (2.23%) Legal
10 84 (1.97%) Telecoms
11 51 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 35 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 30 (0.70%) Automotive
14 25 (0.59%) Electronics
15 22 (0.52%) Military
16 21 (0.49%) Back Office
17 14 (0.33%) Billing
18 12 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
19 9 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
20 7 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,015 (47.21%) Developer
2 786 (18.42%) .NET Developer
3 367 (8.60%) Senior Developer
4 351 (8.22%) Java Developer
5 349 (8.18%) Analyst
6 332 (7.78%) C# Developer
7 286 (6.70%) Software Engineer
8 270 (6.33%) Software Developer
9 266 (6.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 233 (5.46%) Business Analyst
11 209 (4.90%) Project Manager
12 178 (4.17%) PHP Developer
13 173 (4.05%) Tester
14 167 (3.91%) Architect
15 148 (3.47%) .NET Software Developer
16 127 (2.98%) Junior
17 124 (2.91%) ASP.NET Developer
18 123 (2.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 118 (2.76%) Java Engineer
20 117 (2.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,310 (30.69%) .NET
2 878 (20.57%) ASP.NET
3 800 (18.74%) HTML
4 787 (18.44%) CSS
5 647 (15.16%) AngularJS
6 610 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 606 (14.20%) RESTful
8 536 (12.56%) Web Services
9 467 (10.94%) Node.js
10 452 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 428 (10.03%) jQuery
12 402 (9.42%) WCF
13 368 (8.62%) Spring
14 364 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 363 (8.51%) .NET Framework
16 306 (7.17%) HTML5
17 301 (7.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 300 (7.03%) REST
19 278 (6.51%) React
20 241 (5.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 294 (6.89%) Greenfield Project
2 241 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 228 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 200 (4.69%) User Experience
5 197 (4.62%) Mobile App
6 130 (3.05%) Fintech
7 126 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
8 57 (1.34%) PMI
9 54 (1.27%) iPhone
10 45 (1.05%) Social Network
11 40 (0.94%) Management Information System
12 36 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
13 27 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 26 (0.61%) Life Science
15 21 (0.49%) iPad
15 21 (0.49%) Online Banking
16 20 (0.47%) Data Centre
16 20 (0.47%) Mainframe
16 20 (0.47%) Xbox
17 19 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 489 (11.46%) Linux
2 330 (7.73%) Windows
3 166 (3.89%) Android
4 148 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 139 (3.26%) Unix
6 34 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 24 (0.56%) CentOS
10 22 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 13 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.26%) AIX
13 8 (0.19%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.14%) HPUX
14 6 (0.14%) Solaris
15 5 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.12%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.070%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.070%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.070%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,266 (29.66%) Scrum
2 1,139 (26.69%) MVC
3 1,138 (26.66%) TDD
4 718 (16.82%) Software Engineering
5 672 (15.75%) BDD
6 633 (14.83%) DevOps
7 584 (13.68%) Test Automation
8 577 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
9 549 (12.86%) SDLC
10 469 (10.99%) OO
11 419 (9.82%) E-Commerce
12 395 (9.25%) Waterfall
13 392 (9.18%) Web Application Development
14 372 (8.72%) Kanban
15 356 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 339 (7.94%) Project Management
17 317 (7.43%) Web Development
18 293 (6.87%) Mentoring
19 245 (5.74%) Microservices
20 222 (5.20%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1,306 (30.60%) C#
2 1,109 (25.98%) Java
3 1,045 (24.48%) JavaScript
4 829 (19.42%) SQL
5 398 (9.33%) PHP
6 374 (8.76%) Ruby
7 270 (6.33%) Python
8 227 (5.32%) T-SQL
9 193 (4.52%) C
10 176 (4.12%) C++
11 74 (1.73%) Bash Shell
11 74 (1.73%) TypeScript
12 70 (1.64%) F#
13 68 (1.59%) VB.NET
14 67 (1.57%) PL/SQL
15 65 (1.52%) Scala
16 63 (1.48%) Objective-C
17 53 (1.24%) Perl
18 51 (1.19%) Apple Swift
19 47 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 434 (10.17%) Degree
2 117 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 113 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 86 (2.01%) ISEB
5 73 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 70 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 54 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 51 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 35 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
10 33 (0.77%) PMP
11 31 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
12 30 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 24 (0.56%) Master's Degree
14 23 (0.54%) HND
15 22 (0.52%) Sun Certification
16 19 (0.45%) MCSE
17 17 (0.40%) CISM
17 17 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (0.37%) CISSP
18 16 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (8.13%) QA
2 68 (1.59%) PMO
3 26 (0.61%) GCP
4 17 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.26%) PSD2
5 11 (0.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 10 (0.23%) HIPAA
6 10 (0.23%) SLA
7 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 7 (0.16%) GDPR
10 4 (0.094%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.070%) P3O
12 2 (0.047%) ISO 15765
12 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 2 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.023%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.023%) TickIT
System Software
1 233 (5.46%) Docker
2 54 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 31 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.37%) Xen
6 12 (0.28%) VirtualBox
7 9 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.21%) vSphere
7 9 (0.21%) XenServer
8 4 (0.094%) HDFS
9 3 (0.070%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.070%) Firmware
10 2 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.047%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.047%) XenApp
10 2 (0.047%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.023%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.023%) pfSense
11 1 (0.023%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 151 (3.54%) Puppet
2 149 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (2.23%) Kibana
3 95 (2.23%) Kubernetes
4 75 (1.76%) Ansible
5 41 (0.96%) Terraform
6 33 (0.77%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 33 (0.77%) WSUS
7 31 (0.73%) Prometheus
8 23 (0.54%) Tivoli
8 23 (0.54%) ZABBIX
9 20 (0.47%) SCCM
10 18 (0.42%) Cobbler
10 18 (0.42%) Packer
11 15 (0.35%) Nagios
12 12 (0.28%) Ambari
13 11 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.19%) Simian Army
16 6 (0.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 470 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 301 (7.05%) Oracle
3 277 (6.49%) Google
4 110 (2.58%) Capita
5 85 (1.99%) Facebook
6 79 (1.85%) VMware
7 64 (1.50%) Twitter
8 62 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 59 (1.38%) Red Hat
10 58 (1.36%) SAP
10 58 (1.36%) Xamarin
11 57 (1.34%) Zend
12 48 (1.12%) WorldPay
13 45 (1.05%) Adobe
14 31 (0.73%) Apple
15 29 (0.68%) IBM
16 28 (0.66%) HP
16 28 (0.66%) Sitecore
17 25 (0.59%) Tableau
18 24 (0.56%) New Relic