Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 12,906 17,822 25,136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.64% 28.50% 29.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.11% 31.30% 32.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10,365 14,304 19,903
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,300 £50,000 £49,812
Median % change year-on-year +0.60% +0.38% +9.48%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,087 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.92% +0.16% +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 42,860 56,947 77,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.80% 91.07% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 32,744 45,579 60,539
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,000 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK 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 UK excluding London

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the UK excluding London

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in the UK excluding London

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK excluding London

Agile Software Development
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 April 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
South East 0 3,404 £55,000 +4.76% 570
North of England 0 3,268 £50,000 - 874
South West 0 2,063 £50,000 +11.11% 357
Midlands 0 1,944 £50,000 - 467
Yorkshire 0 1,494 £50,000 - 314
North West 0 1,475 £50,000 - 471
West Midlands +1 1,329 £50,000 - 327
Scotland 0 1,010 £50,000 +11.11% 220
East of England 0 801 £55,000 - 293
East Midlands 0 598 £50,000 - 136
North East 0 303 £46,438 -2.24% 89
Wales 0 303 £46,000 +2.22% 91
Northern Ireland +2 132 £45,000 -1.10% 48
Isle of Man +4 29 £49,500 -17.50%
Channel Islands -7 1 - -
Agile Software Development
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 3,740 (28.98%) JavaScript
2 3,549 (27.50%) Scrum
3 3,460 (26.81%) Azure
4 3,391 (26.27%) DevOps
5 3,370 (26.11%) C#
6 2,883 (22.34%) .NET
7 2,594 (20.10%) SQL
8 2,528 (19.59%) AWS
9 2,512 (19.46%) Java
10 2,280 (17.67%) Software Engineering
11 2,074 (16.07%) HTML
12 2,028 (15.71%) Docker
13 2,001 (15.50%) CSS
14 1,876 (14.54%) Finance
15 1,842 (14.27%) TDD
16 1,820 (14.10%) Git (software)
17 1,768 (13.70%) Python
18 1,746 (13.53%) Microsoft
19 1,736 (13.45%) AngularJS
20 1,731 (13.41%) Test Automation
21 1,576 (12.21%) Microservices
22 1,565 (12.13%) SQL Server
23 1,563 (12.11%) React
24 1,514 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
25 1,452 (11.25%) Kubernetes
26 1,404 (10.88%) Linux
27 1,385 (10.73%) Degree
28 1,222 (9.47%) SDLC
29 1,215 (9.41%) User Experience
30 1,192 (9.24%) JIRA

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 560 (4.34%) Confluence
2 274 (2.12%) CMS
3 228 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
4 194 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 125 (0.97%) IIS
6 123 (0.95%) Apache
7 95 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 87 (0.67%) Umbraco
9 85 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 64 (0.50%) JBoss
11 55 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 54 (0.42%) nginx
12 54 (0.42%) WordPress
13 52 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 45 (0.35%) Drupal
15 42 (0.33%) NServiceBus
16 41 (0.32%) Kentico
17 36 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
18 33 (0.26%) Mule
19 29 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 199 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 75 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 71 (0.55%) Sketch
6 66 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 56 (0.43%) Figma
8 37 (0.29%) InVision
9 32 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 28 (0.22%) Photoshop
11 22 (0.17%) Adobe XD
12 15 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 12 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
13 12 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
14 11 (0.085%) Zeplin
15 7 (0.054%) Simulink
16 6 (0.046%) MadCap Flare
17 4 (0.031%) GIMP
17 4 (0.031%) Gliffy
17 4 (0.031%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 81 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.21%) Magento
3 27 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 26 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 14 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 13 (0.10%) Shopify
7 12 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
9 9 (0.070%) HFM
9 9 (0.070%) Hyperion Planning
9 9 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
9 9 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.054%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.054%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.046%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3,460 (26.81%) Azure
2 2,528 (19.59%) AWS
3 961 (7.45%) SaaS
4 628 (4.87%) GCP
5 413 (3.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 403 (3.12%) PaaS
7 387 (3.00%) Serverless
8 372 (2.88%) Power Platform
9 280 (2.17%) GitHub
10 257 (1.99%) IaaS
11 223 (1.73%) Microsoft 365
12 160 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
13 132 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
14 129 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
15 124 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
16 122 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
17 109 (0.84%) Pulumi
18 105 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
19 80 (0.62%) npm
19 80 (0.62%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 198 (1.53%) Firewall
2 179 (1.39%) Internet
3 135 (1.05%) HTTP
4 102 (0.79%) VPN
5 96 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 82 (0.64%) DNS
7 80 (0.62%) IPv4
8 79 (0.61%) VLAN
9 77 (0.60%) Skype
10 66 (0.51%) OSPF
11 41 (0.32%) Network Security
12 39 (0.30%) Wireshark
13 36 (0.28%) WAN
14 33 (0.26%) LAN
15 30 (0.23%) Intranet
16 28 (0.22%) VoIP
16 28 (0.22%) Wireless
17 27 (0.21%) SSL
18 22 (0.17%) Ethernet
19 21 (0.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,565 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 715 (5.54%) MySQL
3 620 (4.80%) NoSQL
4 560 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 432 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
6 419 (3.25%) Relational Database
7 372 (2.88%) Big Data
8 359 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
9 317 (2.46%) Power BI
10 210 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 179 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 158 (1.22%) Redis
13 157 (1.22%) Azure SQL Database
14 126 (0.98%) Data Lake
15 119 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 119 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 112 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
16 112 (0.87%) Tableau
17 95 (0.74%) MariaDB
18 90 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1,820 (14.10%) Git (software)
2 1,192 (9.24%) JIRA
3 1,006 (7.79%) Jenkins
4 679 (5.26%) Selenium
5 404 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 299 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 293 (2.27%) Maven
8 286 (2.22%) Cucumber
9 248 (1.92%) JUnit
10 222 (1.72%) GitLab
11 204 (1.58%) TeamCity
12 191 (1.48%) Bitbucket
13 185 (1.43%) SpecFlow
14 174 (1.35%) Subversion
15 171 (1.32%) Postman
16 155 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
17 143 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
18 140 (1.08%) NUnit
19 131 (1.02%) Cypress.io
20 128 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 1,876 (14.54%) Finance
2 671 (5.20%) Marketing
3 652 (5.05%) Public Sector
4 418 (3.24%) Retail
5 356 (2.76%) Law
6 302 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 269 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 259 (2.01%) Banking
9 239 (1.85%) Electronics
10 228 (1.77%) Games
11 220 (1.70%) Legal
12 127 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 89 (0.69%) Automotive
14 82 (0.64%) Aerospace
15 75 (0.58%) Advertising
16 69 (0.53%) Publishing
17 68 (0.53%) Local Government
18 63 (0.49%) Financial Institution
19 49 (0.38%) Military
20 40 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4,945 (38.32%) Developer
2 1,128 (8.74%) Senior Developer
3 1,087 (8.42%) .NET Developer
4 1,058 (8.20%) Software Engineer
5 997 (7.73%) Analyst
6 860 (6.66%) Software Developer
7 722 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 699 (5.42%) C# Developer
9 688 (5.33%) Java Developer
10 643 (4.98%) Architect
11 592 (4.59%) Business Analyst
12 551 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
13 484 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 447 (3.46%) Project Manager
15 387 (3.00%) Lead Developer
16 384 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
17 366 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
18 322 (2.49%) Senior Software Engineer
19 321 (2.49%) React Developer
20 319 (2.47%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,883 (22.34%) .NET
2 2,074 (16.07%) HTML
3 2,001 (15.50%) CSS
4 1,736 (13.45%) AngularJS
5 1,563 (12.11%) React
6 1,160 (8.99%) .NET Core
7 1,044 (8.09%) Node.js
8 952 (7.38%) ASP.NET
9 878 (6.80%) REST
10 857 (6.64%) RESTful
11 787 (6.10%) Spring
12 783 (6.07%) Web Services
13 756 (5.86%) Vue.js
14 721 (5.59%) .NET Framework
15 675 (5.23%) HTML5
16 636 (4.93%) jQuery
17 429 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
18 381 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
19 380 (2.94%) JSON
20 369 (2.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,215 (9.41%) User Experience
2 911 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 703 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
4 593 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 335 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 321 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 255 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 252 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 189 (1.46%) Algorithms
10 172 (1.33%) Data Structures
11 141 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 124 (0.96%) Data Centre
13 121 (0.94%) Cloud Native
14 119 (0.92%) Life Science
15 107 (0.83%) EPoS
16 105 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
17 103 (0.80%) NHS
18 102 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
19 94 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
20 77 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,404 (10.88%) Linux
2 781 (6.05%) Windows
3 437 (3.39%) Android
4 383 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 226 (1.75%) Unix
6 212 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 154 (1.19%) CentOS
8 143 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 95 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 61 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
11 46 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 24 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
13 21 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 19 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (0.12%) Alpine Linux
16 13 (0.10%) VMS
17 10 (0.077%) Windows Server 2019
18 8 (0.062%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.062%) Windows Server 2008
19 5 (0.039%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,549 (27.50%) Scrum
2 3,391 (26.27%) DevOps
3 2,280 (17.67%) Software Engineering
4 1,842 (14.27%) TDD
5 1,731 (13.41%) Test Automation
6 1,576 (12.21%) Microservices
7 1,514 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
8 1,222 (9.47%) SDLC
9 1,170 (9.07%) Continuous Integration
10 1,164 (9.02%) Mentoring
11 1,129 (8.75%) MVC
12 970 (7.52%) Project Management
13 833 (6.45%) BDD
14 831 (6.44%) Front End Development
15 815 (6.31%) Software Testing
16 804 (6.23%) Waterfall
17 794 (6.15%) Analytics
18 789 (6.11%) Computer Science
19 760 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
20 759 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,740 (28.98%) JavaScript
2 3,370 (26.11%) C#
3 2,594 (20.10%) SQL
4 2,512 (19.46%) Java
5 1,768 (13.70%) Python
6 1,031 (7.99%) TypeScript
7 675 (5.23%) PHP
8 653 (5.06%) C++
9 476 (3.69%) PowerShell
10 420 (3.25%) Go
11 411 (3.18%) Ruby
12 405 (3.14%) C
13 396 (3.07%) Bash Shell
14 387 (3.00%) T-SQL
15 240 (1.86%) ES6
16 226 (1.75%) Java 8
17 200 (1.55%) Scala
18 163 (1.26%) Kotlin
19 110 (0.85%) Groovy
20 109 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,385 (10.73%) Degree
2 909 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 663 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 399 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 210 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 175 (1.36%) ISEB
7 173 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 118 (0.91%) AWS Certification
9 99 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 82 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 62 (0.48%) Master's Degree
12 60 (0.46%) PMI Certification
13 59 (0.46%) PhD
14 57 (0.44%) HND
15 53 (0.41%) CISSP
16 44 (0.34%) HNC
17 38 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
18 37 (0.29%) PMP
19 34 (0.26%) RHCE
20 32 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 972 (7.53%) QA
2 141 (1.09%) GDPR
3 140 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 107 (0.83%) PMO
5 105 (0.81%) SLA
6 81 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 46 (0.36%) MISRA
8 40 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 35 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 25 (0.19%) COBIT
10 25 (0.19%) NCSC
11 24 (0.19%) NIST
12 23 (0.18%) GRC
13 21 (0.16%) PMBOK
14 15 (0.12%) WCAG
15 14 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 12 (0.093%) GAMP
17 10 (0.077%) MISRA C
18 9 (0.070%) Def Stans
18 9 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2,028 (15.71%) Docker
2 249 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (1.65%) Active Directory
4 85 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (0.36%) vSphere
6 45 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 43 (0.33%) Firmware
8 28 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 22 (0.17%) KVM
10 21 (0.16%) NDS
10 21 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 20 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 13 (0.10%) HDFS
13 8 (0.062%) Apache Flume
14 7 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.054%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.054%) XenApp
15 5 (0.039%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.039%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.039%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1,452 (11.25%) Kubernetes
2 1,058 (8.20%) Terraform
3 677 (5.25%) Ansible
4 570 (4.42%) Puppet
5 431 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
6 121 (0.94%) Prometheus
7 110 (0.85%) Grafana
8 61 (0.47%) Packer
9 40 (0.31%) Nagios
10 36 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
11 35 (0.27%) ZABBIX
12 33 (0.26%) CFEngine
12 33 (0.26%) Istio
13 29 (0.22%) Consul
14 27 (0.21%) Rancher
15 22 (0.17%) Graphite
15 22 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
16 21 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
16 21 (0.16%) Kibana
16 21 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,746 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 682 (5.28%) Oracle
3 381 (2.95%) Google
4 312 (2.42%) VMware
5 245 (1.90%) SAP
6 225 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 166 (1.29%) Red Hat
8 162 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 122 (0.95%) Adobe
10 118 (0.91%) Xamarin
11 117 (0.91%) SaltStack
12 113 (0.88%) IBM
13 111 (0.86%) Splunk
14 88 (0.68%) Databricks
15 87 (0.67%) Apple
16 78 (0.60%) New Relic
17 75 (0.58%) Cisco
17 75 (0.58%) Sitecore
18 74 (0.57%) ServiceNow
19 62 (0.48%) Zend