Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 1,789 1,755 3,124
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 26.43% 29.70% 30.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.40% 32.23% 32.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,469 1,418 2,289
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,200 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,224 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,100 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +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 6,300 5,445 9,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.09% 92.13% 93.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4,761 4,393 7,172
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,275
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.00% +11.11% +2.27%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 14 June 2021.

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 14 June 2021. 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 1,329 £55,000 +10.00% 373
Cheshire -3 199 £45,000 -5.26% 86
Merseyside +7 122 £45,000 -10.00% 35
Lancashire +8 104 £45,000 -10.00% 45
Cumbria -5 19 £35,352 -11.62% 3
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 535 (29.90%) DevOps
2 513 (28.68%) JavaScript
3 499 (27.89%) Azure
4 497 (27.78%) AWS
5 421 (23.53%) Scrum
6 363 (20.29%) Social Skills
7 362 (20.23%) C#
8 345 (19.28%) Software Engineering
9 314 (17.55%) Docker
10 311 (17.38%) .NET
11 309 (17.27%) Java
12 290 (16.21%) SQL
13 275 (15.37%) TDD
14 253 (14.14%) Git (software)
15 251 (14.03%) Microsoft
15 251 (14.03%) Kubernetes
16 243 (13.58%) Finance
17 238 (13.30%) React
18 236 (13.19%) Terraform
19 231 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
20 228 (12.74%) Python
21 223 (12.47%) CSS
22 218 (12.19%) SQL Server
23 208 (11.63%) Test Automation
24 205 (11.46%) HTML
24 205 (11.46%) Linux
25 200 (11.18%) AngularJS
26 194 (10.84%) Microservices
27 188 (10.51%) SDLC
28 172 (9.61%) 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 96 (5.37%) Confluence
2 62 (3.47%) CMS
3 26 (1.45%) IIS
4 24 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (0.95%) Apache
6 17 (0.95%) Drupal
7 15 (0.84%) Umbraco
8 14 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 14 (0.78%) nginx
9 11 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.45%) Kentico
12 7 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.28%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.28%) WordPress
15 4 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.22%) Mendix
Applications
1 27 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.50%) Sketch
5 6 (0.34%) Figma
5 6 (0.34%) InVision
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.056%) Marvel
9 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.45%) Magento
3 5 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.22%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.056%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.056%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.056%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.056%) SAP IBP
7 1 (0.056%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.056%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.056%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 499 (27.89%) Azure
2 497 (27.78%) AWS
3 114 (6.37%) GCP
4 101 (5.65%) SaaS
5 95 (5.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 91 (5.09%) Serverless
7 65 (3.63%) Power Platform
8 45 (2.52%) PaaS
9 39 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (1.90%) Azure Service Fabric
11 33 (1.84%) IaaS
12 32 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (1.73%) Azure Service Bus
14 30 (1.68%) Amazon EKS
14 30 (1.68%) GitHub
14 30 (1.68%) Microsoft 365
15 26 (1.45%) npm
16 23 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
16 23 (1.29%) Pulumi
17 18 (1.01%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.12%) Firewall
2 31 (1.73%) VPN
3 26 (1.45%) VLAN
4 23 (1.29%) IPv4
4 23 (1.29%) OSPF
5 19 (1.06%) Internet
6 12 (0.67%) Ethernet
6 12 (0.67%) Modbus
6 12 (0.67%) RS-422
7 11 (0.61%) WAN
8 10 (0.56%) DNS
9 9 (0.50%) AMQP
10 6 (0.34%) LAN
10 6 (0.34%) VoIP
11 5 (0.28%) FTP
11 5 (0.28%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.22%) Skype
13 3 (0.17%) HTTP
13 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 128 (7.15%) MySQL
3 95 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (3.63%) NoSQL
5 57 (3.19%) Power BI
6 56 (3.13%) Big Data
7 49 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
8 41 (2.29%) MongoDB
9 36 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (1.90%) Relational Database
12 33 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (1.45%) Redis
14 19 (1.06%) Data Lake
15 17 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (0.95%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.95%) MariaDB
16 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
17 11 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 253 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 171 (9.56%) JIRA
3 136 (7.60%) Jenkins
4 68 (3.80%) Selenium
5 48 (2.68%) Visual Studio
6 47 (2.63%) GitLab
7 40 (2.24%) webpack
8 38 (2.12%) Postman
9 36 (2.01%) Cucumber
9 36 (2.01%) gulp
10 34 (1.90%) JMeter
10 34 (1.90%) JUnit
11 26 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 26 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (1.45%) Vagrant
12 25 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 24 (1.34%) Subversion
14 22 (1.23%) Maven
14 22 (1.23%) TeamCity
15 21 (1.17%) Gradle
General
1 363 (20.29%) Social Skills
2 243 (13.58%) Finance
3 130 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (7.04%) Retail
5 63 (3.52%) Marketing
6 56 (3.13%) Legal
7 54 (3.02%) Banking
8 52 (2.91%) Games
9 44 (2.46%) Public Sector
9 44 (2.46%) Telecoms
10 40 (2.24%) Law
11 37 (2.07%) Influencing Skills
12 35 (1.96%) Manufacturing
13 34 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
14 24 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
15 16 (0.89%) Automotive
16 15 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.78%) Electronics
18 12 (0.67%) Local Government
19 11 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 590 (32.98%) Developer
2 166 (9.28%) Senior Developer
3 163 (9.11%) Analyst
4 138 (7.71%) Software Engineer
5 134 (7.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 123 (6.88%) .NET Developer
7 113 (6.32%) Java Developer
8 86 (4.81%) Project Manager
9 82 (4.58%) Business Analyst
10 80 (4.47%) Software Developer
11 78 (4.36%) Architect
12 68 (3.80%) PHP Developer
13 67 (3.75%) AWS Engineer
14 65 (3.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 57 (3.19%) React Developer
16 50 (2.79%) C# Developer
17 48 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
18 46 (2.57%) AWS DevOps
19 45 (2.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 45 (2.52%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (17.38%) .NET
2 238 (13.30%) React
3 223 (12.47%) CSS
4 205 (11.46%) HTML
5 200 (11.18%) AngularJS
6 157 (8.78%) .NET Core
7 155 (8.66%) Node.js
8 124 (6.93%) Vue.js
9 115 (6.43%) .NET Framework
10 102 (5.70%) RESTful
11 98 (5.48%) Web Services
12 87 (4.86%) Spring
13 83 (4.64%) REST
14 77 (4.30%) HTML5
15 74 (4.14%) ASP.NET
16 67 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 67 (3.75%) jQuery
17 54 (3.02%) CSS3
18 53 (2.96%) Laravel
19 45 (2.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 143 (7.99%) User Experience
2 112 (6.26%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (4.36%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 45 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (1.62%) Data Centre
8 27 (1.51%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.45%) e-Learning
10 23 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 15 (0.84%) Reinsurance
13 14 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
13 14 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
13 14 (0.78%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.67%) Cyberattack
14 12 (0.67%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.61%) Private Cloud
16 10 (0.56%) Online Gambling
17 9 (0.50%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 205 (11.46%) Linux
2 68 (3.80%) Windows
3 67 (3.75%) Android
3 67 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 50 (2.79%) Unix
5 23 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.01%) CentOS
6 18 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.11%) Alpine Linux
10 2 (0.11%) Solaris
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.056%) Fedora
11 1 (0.056%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (29.90%) DevOps
2 421 (23.53%) Scrum
3 345 (19.28%) Software Engineering
4 275 (15.37%) TDD
5 231 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
6 208 (11.63%) Test Automation
7 194 (10.84%) Microservices
8 188 (10.51%) SDLC
9 172 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
10 162 (9.06%) Analytics
11 160 (8.94%) Project Management
12 148 (8.27%) MVC
13 141 (7.88%) E-Commerce
14 138 (7.71%) Waterfall
15 132 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
15 132 (7.38%) Mentoring
16 127 (7.10%) Coaching
17 123 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
18 122 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
19 121 (6.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 513 (28.68%) JavaScript
2 362 (20.23%) C#
3 309 (17.27%) Java
4 290 (16.21%) SQL
5 228 (12.74%) Python
6 136 (7.60%) TypeScript
7 121 (6.76%) PHP
8 108 (6.04%) Go
9 85 (4.75%) Ruby
10 82 (4.58%) C++
11 69 (3.86%) PowerShell
12 64 (3.58%) Bash Shell
13 53 (2.96%) C
14 52 (2.91%) T-SQL
15 45 (2.52%) Kotlin
16 44 (2.46%) Scala
17 35 (1.96%) ES6
18 29 (1.62%) Java 8
19 22 (1.23%) Groovy
20 14 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 125 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 116 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 99 (5.53%) Degree
4 31 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.17%) GIAC
5 21 (1.17%) RHCE
6 20 (1.12%) AWS Certification
7 19 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.67%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.50%) ISEB
11 9 (0.50%) PhD
12 6 (0.34%) OCP
12 6 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.28%) CEH
13 5 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.22%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (7.88%) QA
2 41 (2.29%) GDPR
3 38 (2.12%) Accessibility
4 24 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.73%) PMO
6 12 (0.67%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.22%) GRC
10 3 (0.17%) SLA
11 2 (0.11%) NCSC
11 2 (0.11%) WAI
11 2 (0.11%) WCAG
12 1 (0.056%) GxP
12 1 (0.056%) NIST
System Software
1 314 (17.55%) Docker
2 39 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.056%) Ceph
8 1 (0.056%) Firmware
8 1 (0.056%) HDFS
8 1 (0.056%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.056%) KVM
8 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 251 (14.03%) Kubernetes
2 236 (13.19%) Terraform
3 108 (6.04%) Puppet
4 107 (5.98%) Ansible
5 88 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.68%) Packer
7 24 (1.34%) Grafana
8 22 (1.23%) Prometheus
9 21 (1.17%) Istio
10 14 (0.78%) Consul
10 14 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (0.73%) Nagios
12 12 (0.67%) Salt
13 8 (0.45%) Graphite
13 8 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.39%) CFEngine
14 7 (0.39%) HP Fortify
14 7 (0.39%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.34%) Opsview
16 5 (0.28%) Rancher
Vendors
1 251 (14.03%) Microsoft
2 83 (4.64%) Oracle
3 45 (2.52%) Google
4 41 (2.29%) VMware
5 36 (2.01%) Red Hat
6 30 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.51%) SAP
8 24 (1.34%) Sitecore
9 21 (1.17%) SaltStack
10 18 (1.01%) Adobe
10 18 (1.01%) Xamarin
11 17 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 17 (0.95%) Zend
12 16 (0.89%) IBM
13 13 (0.73%) Cisco
14 12 (0.67%) Aquila
14 12 (0.67%) Instagram
15 11 (0.61%) Apple
15 11 (0.61%) New Relic
16 9 (0.50%) HP