Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Agile skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Agile over the 6 months to 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
England > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Agile 3,528 2,119 1,340
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 36.85% 28.83% 27.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 38.43% 30.93% 29.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,010 1,635 1,113
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,133
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.47% +7.51%

Agile 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 9,180 6,852 4,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 95.87% 93.21% 92.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,681 5,171 3,719
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £39,121
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £68,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Agile
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Agile as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Agile in the North West

Agile
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Agile in the North West.

Salary trend for Agile in the North West

Agile
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Agile in the North West over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Agile in the North West

Agile
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester 0 2,303 £56,407 +2.56% 304
Cheshire +1 515 £48,835 +2.81% 25
Merseyside 0 353 £55,000 +27.91% 19
Lancashire +2 288 £55,000 +20.88% 26
Cumbria 0 46 £47,500 +34.36% 11
Agile
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, IT jobs citing Agile 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.

1 1,196 (33.90%) Azure
2 1,118 (31.69%) DevOps
3 987 (27.98%) Social Skills
4 948 (26.87%) JavaScript
5 885 (25.09%) Software Engineering
6 881 (24.97%) AWS
7 785 (22.25%) Microsoft
8 782 (22.17%) React
9 767 (21.74%) SQL
10 756 (21.43%) Java
11 749 (21.23%) C#
12 732 (20.75%) .NET
13 646 (18.31%) Scrum
14 636 (18.03%) Finance
15 604 (17.12%) Python
16 603 (17.09%) CI/CD
17 540 (15.31%) Git (software)
18 523 (14.82%) Mentoring
19 506 (14.34%) Kubernetes
20 490 (13.89%) SQL Server
21 487 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
22 485 (13.75%) Terraform
23 471 (13.35%) CSS
24 468 (13.27%) TDD
25 460 (13.04%) HTML
26 455 (12.90%) Microservices
27 450 (12.76%) User Stories
28 432 (12.24%) Test Automation
28 432 (12.24%) .NET Core
29 428 (12.13%) SDLC

Agile
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
1 152 (4.31%) Confluence
2 50 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 40 (1.13%) CMS
4 36 (1.02%) Apache Spark
5 24 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 16 (0.45%) Apache
7 15 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (0.43%) WordPress
8 13 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (0.34%) Sitefinity
10 11 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.28%) Headless CMS
11 10 (0.28%) IIS
11 10 (0.28%) JBoss
12 9 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.23%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.23%) SAS
14 7 (0.20%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 100 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.77%) Sketch
6 25 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 18 (0.51%) InVision
7 18 (0.51%) Zeplin
8 10 (0.28%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.085%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.085%) Maple
11 3 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.028%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 32 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.23%) Magento
4 7 (0.20%) SessionCam
4 7 (0.20%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.085%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.057%) iTrent
7 2 (0.057%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.057%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.028%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.028%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.028%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 1,196 (33.90%) Azure
2 881 (24.97%) AWS
3 412 (11.68%) Serverless
4 390 (11.05%) Azure DevOps
5 356 (10.09%) GCP
6 239 (6.77%) Azure Functions
7 233 (6.60%) Azure Service Bus
8 199 (5.64%) SaaS
9 147 (4.17%) GitHub
10 120 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
11 117 (3.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 110 (3.12%) Power Platform
13 63 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
14 58 (1.64%) PaaS
15 55 (1.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 55 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
16 51 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
17 50 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
18 42 (1.19%) Amazon S3
18 42 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.67%) HTTP
2 46 (1.30%) Internet
3 29 (0.82%) Firewall
4 25 (0.71%) DNS
5 21 (0.60%) VPN
6 20 (0.57%) DHCP
7 19 (0.54%) Network Security
8 18 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (0.40%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 13 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 13 (0.37%) TCP/IP
11 12 (0.34%) FTP
12 11 (0.31%) IPsec
13 9 (0.26%) LAN
14 8 (0.23%) WAN
15 7 (0.20%) SSL
15 7 (0.20%) VLAN
16 4 (0.11%) ATM
16 4 (0.11%) MPLS
16 4 (0.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 197 (5.58%) NoSQL
3 168 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 166 (4.71%) Big Data
5 158 (4.48%) MySQL
6 122 (3.46%) Data Lake
7 102 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 97 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 92 (2.61%) Power BI
10 90 (2.55%) MongoDB
11 58 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 54 (1.53%) Tableau
13 40 (1.13%) Hadoop
14 34 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
15 32 (0.91%) Amazon Athena
15 32 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
16 31 (0.88%) DynamoDB
17 23 (0.65%) Redis
18 22 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
19 20 (0.57%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 540 (15.31%) Git (software)
2 282 (7.99%) JIRA
3 252 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 213 (6.04%) Jenkins
5 116 (3.29%) Selenium
6 111 (3.15%) GitLab
7 66 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 64 (1.81%) Travis CI
9 45 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 40 (1.13%) Bitbucket
10 40 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 36 (1.02%) Cypress.io
12 33 (0.94%) JUnit
12 33 (0.94%) Maven
12 33 (0.94%) SonarQube
13 31 (0.88%) Postman
14 27 (0.77%) Subversion
15 24 (0.68%) JMeter
16 23 (0.65%) Gradle
17 22 (0.62%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 987 (27.98%) Social Skills
2 636 (18.03%) Finance
3 298 (8.45%) Public Sector
4 276 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
4 276 (7.82%) Retail
5 199 (5.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 188 (5.33%) Banking
7 153 (4.34%) Games
7 153 (4.34%) Legal
8 152 (4.31%) Automotive
9 106 (3.00%) Marketing
10 92 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
11 91 (2.58%) Law
12 85 (2.41%) Manufacturing
13 71 (2.01%) Influencing Skills
14 62 (1.76%) Organisational Skills
15 52 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 50 (1.42%) Social Housing
17 36 (1.02%) Advertising
17 36 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1,024 (29.02%) Developer
2 435 (12.33%) Software Engineer
3 291 (8.25%) Analyst
3 291 (8.25%) Senior Developer
4 230 (6.52%) .NET Developer
5 188 (5.33%) Project Manager
5 188 (5.33%) Software Developer
6 157 (4.45%) Architect
7 148 (4.20%) Java Developer
8 142 (4.02%) Business Analyst
9 119 (3.37%) Product Owner
10 117 (3.32%) Senior .NET Developer
11 114 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
12 104 (2.95%) Senior Software Engineer
13 96 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
14 87 (2.47%) Senior Manager
15 82 (2.32%) Graduate
16 79 (2.24%) Trainee
17 78 (2.21%) C# Developer
18 77 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 782 (22.17%) React
2 732 (20.75%) .NET
3 471 (13.35%) CSS
4 460 (13.04%) HTML
5 432 (12.24%) .NET Core
6 338 (9.58%) AngularJS
7 317 (8.99%) Node.js
8 291 (8.25%) .NET Framework
9 263 (7.45%) Entity Framework
10 246 (6.97%) jQuery
11 235 (6.66%) Spring
12 223 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 187 (5.30%) RESTful
14 165 (4.68%) REST
15 121 (3.43%) Vue.js
16 120 (3.40%) JSON
17 119 (3.37%) Web Services
18 117 (3.32%) Kafka
19 83 (2.35%) HTML5
20 79 (2.24%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 264 (7.48%) User Experience
2 193 (5.47%) Cloud Native
3 149 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
4 118 (3.34%) Algorithms
5 117 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
6 112 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
7 106 (3.00%) Management Information System
8 101 (2.86%) Mobile App
9 81 (2.30%) IoT
10 79 (2.24%) Blog
11 76 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
12 56 (1.59%) NHS
13 55 (1.56%) Virtual Team
14 50 (1.42%) Public Cloud
15 40 (1.13%) Life Science
16 37 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
16 37 (1.05%) Social Media
17 34 (0.96%) Data Structures
18 33 (0.94%) Hackathon
19 26 (0.74%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 248 (7.03%) Android
2 243 (6.89%) Apple iOS
3 234 (6.63%) Linux
4 118 (3.34%) Windows
5 91 (2.58%) Unix
6 22 (0.62%) Mesosphere
7 19 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.14%) VMS
10 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.11%) CentOS
12 2 (0.057%) Tizen
12 2 (0.057%) webOS
12 2 (0.057%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.028%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.028%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.028%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.028%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,118 (31.69%) DevOps
2 885 (25.09%) Software Engineering
3 646 (18.31%) Scrum
4 603 (17.09%) CI/CD
5 523 (14.82%) Mentoring
6 487 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
7 468 (13.27%) TDD
8 455 (12.90%) Microservices
9 450 (12.76%) User Stories
10 432 (12.24%) Test Automation
11 428 (12.13%) SDLC
12 414 (11.73%) Analytics
13 370 (10.49%) Full Stack Development
14 354 (10.03%) MVC
15 346 (9.81%) Project Management
16 329 (9.33%) Coaching
17 312 (8.84%) Unit Testing
18 306 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
19 280 (7.94%) Process Improvement
20 279 (7.91%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 948 (26.87%) JavaScript
2 767 (21.74%) SQL
3 756 (21.43%) Java
4 749 (21.23%) C#
5 604 (17.12%) Python
6 297 (8.42%) TypeScript
7 212 (6.01%) Go
8 121 (3.43%) Ruby
9 115 (3.26%) C++
10 114 (3.23%) PHP
11 101 (2.86%) PowerShell
12 89 (2.52%) T-SQL
13 75 (2.13%) Bash
14 68 (1.93%) Kotlin
15 65 (1.84%) ES6
16 53 (1.50%) Scala
17 47 (1.33%) C
18 35 (0.99%) R
19 23 (0.65%) VB.NET
20 21 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 360 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 351 (9.95%) Degree
3 220 (6.24%) SC Cleared
4 50 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 28 (0.79%) DBS Check
8 27 (0.77%) CISSP
9 25 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 23 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 23 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 17 (0.48%) CSSLP
12 16 (0.45%) AWS Certification
13 13 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (0.37%) PMP
13 13 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
14 10 (0.28%) ISEB
15 9 (0.26%) APMP
16 8 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (7.68%) QA
2 61 (1.73%) Accessibility
3 41 (1.16%) PMO
4 34 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 32 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.65%) SLA
7 18 (0.51%) GDPR
8 14 (0.40%) NIST
8 14 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.23%) GRC
10 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.11%) WCAG
11 3 (0.085%) GxP
11 3 (0.085%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.057%) Good Clinical Practice
12 2 (0.057%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.028%) COBIT
13 1 (0.028%) HL7
13 1 (0.028%) P3O
13 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 427 (12.10%) Docker
2 26 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.11%) Postfix
6 3 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.057%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.057%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 506 (14.34%) Kubernetes
2 485 (13.75%) Terraform
3 136 (3.85%) Ansible
4 60 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (1.42%) Prometheus
6 42 (1.19%) Puppet
7 40 (1.13%) Consul
8 37 (1.05%) Istio
9 34 (0.96%) Grafana
10 22 (0.62%) Automic
11 16 (0.45%) Nagios
11 16 (0.45%) Sysdig
12 15 (0.43%) Kibana
13 13 (0.37%) logstash
14 9 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
16 7 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
16 7 (0.20%) SCCM
17 6 (0.17%) Packer
18 5 (0.14%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 785 (22.25%) Microsoft
2 213 (6.04%) Oracle
3 212 (6.01%) Xamarin
4 142 (4.02%) Google
5 103 (2.92%) Hitachi
6 46 (1.30%) Splunk
7 44 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.13%) Adobe
8 40 (1.13%) SAP
9 37 (1.05%) Databricks
10 36 (1.02%) Facebook
11 32 (0.91%) ServiceNow
12 31 (0.88%) IBM
13 30 (0.85%) VMware
14 24 (0.68%) Informatica
14 24 (0.68%) Sony
15 22 (0.62%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.45%) Cisco
17 14 (0.40%) Sitecore
18 11 (0.31%) Talend