Period
to 7 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for JIRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited JIRA over the 6 months to 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Atlassian JIRA
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 68 73
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +16
Permanent jobs citing JIRA 1,582 2,777 3,264
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.73% 4.09% 3.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.14% 21.08% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,409 2,303 2,457
Median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,095
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.58% +4.19%

JIRA is in the Development Applications 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 development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8,266 13,172 17,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.49% 19.40% 20.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6,752 10,648 13,738
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the UK excluding London

JIRA
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing JIRA in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for JIRA in the UK excluding London

JIRA
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing JIRA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Salary histogram for JIRA in the UK excluding London

JIRA
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 JIRA within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 7 March 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 -9 445 £55,000 +3.77% 129
North of England -40 324 £48,407 +7.57% 92
South West +11 284 £50,300 +0.60% 71
Midlands +3 259 £48,000 +1.05% 50
North West -12 217 £47,500 +5.56% 58
West Midlands +16 174 £50,000 - 38
East of England -9 125 £60,000 +9.09% 33
Scotland +23 113 £51,250 +13.89% 27
Yorkshire -74 88 £50,000 - 25
East Midlands -1 85 £46,250 +2.78% 12
Wales -9 33 £47,500 +5.56% 14
North East -4 19 £57,500 +27.78% 9
Northern Ireland +15 3 £27,500 -21.43% 4
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, IT jobs citing JIRA 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 JIRA.

1 1,078 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (40.14%) Confluence
3 554 (35.02%) Scrum
4 495 (31.29%) Git (software)
5 436 (27.56%) DevOps
6 395 (24.97%) AWS
7 380 (24.02%) Linux
8 374 (23.64%) JavaScript
9 369 (23.32%) Test Automation
10 350 (22.12%) SQL
11 328 (20.73%) Azure
12 322 (20.35%) Java
13 313 (19.79%) Python
14 285 (18.02%) Docker
15 280 (17.70%) SDLC
16 256 (16.18%) Jenkins
17 247 (15.61%) HTML
18 240 (15.17%) Finance
19 238 (15.04%) C#
19 238 (15.04%) Microsoft
20 228 (14.41%) Software Engineering
21 227 (14.35%) CSS
22 203 (12.83%) Windows
22 203 (12.83%) .NET
23 201 (12.71%) Bitbucket
24 198 (12.52%) Ansible
25 187 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
26 182 (11.50%) Web Services
27 177 (11.19%) Degree
28 176 (11.13%) SQL Server

JIRA
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
1 635 (40.14%) Confluence
2 54 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.84%) CMS
4 37 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.33%) Drupal
7 20 (1.26%) JBoss
8 18 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 17 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.95%) Red Hat Fuse
11 14 (0.88%) Mule
12 13 (0.82%) Mule ESB
13 12 (0.76%) nginx
13 12 (0.76%) WordPress
14 11 (0.70%) Apache
15 10 (0.63%) FileNet
16 9 (0.57%) IIS
16 9 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
17 8 (0.51%) LiveCycle
18 6 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 65 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
4 42 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.32%) Figma
7 5 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.25%) Gephi
8 4 (0.25%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.25%) InVision
8 4 (0.25%) Simulink
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) Sketch
10 1 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.063%) MadCap Flare
10 1 (0.063%) Marvel
10 1 (0.063%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (0.76%) Magento
1 12 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (0.51%) NetSuite
2 8 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.51%) Shopify
3 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.25%) BASE24
4 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.063%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 395 (24.97%) AWS
2 328 (20.73%) Azure
3 153 (9.67%) SaaS
4 88 (5.56%) GitHub
5 65 (4.11%) GCP
6 62 (3.92%) Microsoft 365
7 59 (3.73%) PaaS
8 37 (2.34%) Serverless
9 36 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 30 (1.90%) IaaS
10 30 (1.90%) Trello
11 29 (1.83%) Slack
12 26 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
13 24 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
14 23 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (1.33%) npm
16 20 (1.26%) Smartsheet
17 18 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
17 18 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 89 (5.63%) Firewall
2 61 (3.86%) VPN
3 57 (3.60%) IPv4
4 51 (3.22%) OSPF
5 49 (3.10%) VLAN
6 46 (2.91%) DNS
7 25 (1.58%) Wireshark
8 22 (1.39%) HTTP
9 17 (1.07%) TCP/IP
10 16 (1.01%) DMZ
11 13 (0.82%) SSL
12 11 (0.70%) Network Security
13 10 (0.63%) WebEx
14 9 (0.57%) LAN
14 9 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.51%) Ethernet
15 8 (0.51%) Wireless
16 7 (0.44%) FTP
16 7 (0.44%) VoIP
16 7 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (11.13%) SQL Server
2 114 (7.21%) MySQL
3 82 (5.18%) MongoDB
4 80 (5.06%) NoSQL
5 65 (4.11%) Big Data
6 40 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 32 (2.02%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 22 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.01%) Power BI
11 16 (1.01%) Redis
11 16 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (0.95%) Apache Accumulo
13 13 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.70%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 495 (31.29%) Git (software)
2 256 (16.18%) Jenkins
3 201 (12.71%) Bitbucket
4 138 (8.72%) Selenium
5 78 (4.93%) Maven
6 72 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 69 (4.36%) JUnit
8 68 (4.30%) Subversion
9 56 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 56 (3.54%) Visual Studio
10 55 (3.48%) Postman
11 54 (3.41%) JMeter
12 53 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 46 (2.91%) TeamCity
14 40 (2.53%) SoapUI
15 36 (2.28%) GitLab
16 35 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
17 34 (2.15%) SpecFlow
18 31 (1.96%) Artifactory
18 31 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 240 (15.17%) Finance
2 79 (4.99%) Marketing
3 76 (4.80%) Public Sector
4 52 (3.29%) Retail
5 50 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 47 (2.97%) Legal
7 35 (2.21%) Electronics
8 32 (2.02%) Law
9 30 (1.90%) Automotive
10 28 (1.77%) Telecoms
11 27 (1.71%) Games
12 24 (1.52%) Billing
13 16 (1.01%) German Language
14 14 (0.88%) Aerospace
15 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.63%) French Language
17 9 (0.57%) Advertising
17 9 (0.57%) Publishing
18 8 (0.51%) Spanish Language
19 6 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 485 (30.66%) Developer
2 177 (11.19%) Analyst
3 100 (6.32%) Software Engineer
4 91 (5.75%) Project Manager
5 87 (5.50%) Senior Developer
6 80 (5.06%) Java Developer
7 77 (4.87%) DevOps Engineer
8 71 (4.49%) Tester
9 62 (3.92%) Business Analyst
10 60 (3.79%) Test Engineer
11 59 (3.73%) Test Analyst
12 56 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 52 (3.29%) C# Developer
14 51 (3.22%) PHP Developer
15 49 (3.10%) Architect
15 49 (3.10%) Full Stack Developer
16 47 (2.97%) Software Developer
17 39 (2.47%) Cloud Engineer
17 39 (2.47%) Delivery Manager
18 37 (2.34%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (15.61%) HTML
2 227 (14.35%) CSS
3 203 (12.83%) .NET
4 182 (11.50%) Web Services
5 160 (10.11%) RESTful
6 146 (9.23%) React
7 132 (8.34%) AngularJS
8 120 (7.59%) JSON
9 119 (7.52%) REST
10 112 (7.08%) Node.js
11 92 (5.82%) XML
12 86 (5.44%) Spring
13 85 (5.37%) ASP.NET
14 83 (5.25%) HTML5
14 83 (5.25%) SOAP
15 80 (5.06%) jQuery
16 66 (4.17%) .NET Core
17 59 (3.73%) Laravel
18 58 (3.67%) Redux
19 53 (3.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (6.76%) Mobile App
3 106 (6.70%) User Experience
4 67 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
5 62 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 48 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (1.64%) Cyberattack
8 25 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
9 21 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
11 18 (1.14%) Wiki
12 15 (0.95%) EPoS
12 15 (0.95%) Life Science
12 15 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.88%) Data Centre
14 13 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.76%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.76%) NHS
15 12 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 380 (24.02%) Linux
2 203 (12.83%) Windows
3 98 (6.19%) Apple iOS
4 87 (5.50%) Android
5 85 (5.37%) Windows Server
6 77 (4.87%) Unix
7 67 (4.24%) CentOS
8 46 (2.91%) Ubuntu
9 42 (2.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 38 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.32%) VMS
14 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.13%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,078 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (35.02%) Scrum
3 436 (27.56%) DevOps
4 369 (23.32%) Test Automation
5 280 (17.70%) SDLC
6 228 (14.41%) Software Engineering
7 187 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
8 169 (10.68%) Kanban
9 167 (10.56%) Mentoring
10 161 (10.18%) Project Management
11 157 (9.92%) ITIL
12 149 (9.42%) Microservices
13 138 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
14 135 (8.53%) TDD
15 118 (7.46%) Configuration Management
16 117 (7.40%) MVC
17 116 (7.33%) Machine Learning
18 111 (7.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 107 (6.76%) Data Science
20 105 (6.64%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 374 (23.64%) JavaScript
2 350 (22.12%) SQL
3 322 (20.35%) Java
4 313 (19.79%) Python
5 238 (15.04%) C#
6 155 (9.80%) PowerShell
7 128 (8.09%) Bash Shell
8 118 (7.46%) TypeScript
9 107 (6.76%) PHP
10 94 (5.94%) C
11 90 (5.69%) C++
12 43 (2.72%) T-SQL
13 40 (2.53%) Go
14 38 (2.40%) Scala
15 35 (2.21%) ES6
16 30 (1.90%) Apple Swift
17 28 (1.77%) XPath
18 26 (1.64%) Objective-C
19 23 (1.45%) Perl
20 18 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 177 (11.19%) Degree
2 104 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 69 (4.36%) ISTQB
4 66 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 53 (3.35%) ISEB
6 44 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 32 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.64%) GIAC
9 22 (1.39%) RHCE
10 18 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (1.01%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.82%) CISSP
13 12 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.70%) CCNP
14 11 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
14 11 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.63%) CSPO
16 9 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 8 (0.51%) PMI Certification
18 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (10.94%) QA
2 23 (1.45%) SLA
3 22 (1.39%) PMO
4 21 (1.33%) GDPR
5 20 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.95%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.44%) MISRA
9 6 (0.38%) MISRA C
10 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.25%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.19%) NIST
13 2 (0.13%) Good Clinical Practice
13 2 (0.13%) JTAG
14 1 (0.063%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.063%) GxP
14 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 285 (18.02%) Docker
2 98 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (4.05%) Active Directory
4 49 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (1.26%) VirtualBox
6 19 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.63%) Firmware
8 7 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.38%) Varnish
10 4 (0.25%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.19%) pfSense
11 3 (0.19%) Postfix
11 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.19%) vSphere
12 2 (0.13%) Xen
13 1 (0.063%) HDFS
13 1 (0.063%) IAG
13 1 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 198 (12.52%) Ansible
2 126 (7.96%) Terraform
3 112 (7.08%) Kubernetes
4 87 (5.50%) Puppet
5 33 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.20%) Kibana
7 10 (0.63%) HP ALM
7 10 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.38%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.32%) Grafana
9 5 (0.32%) Nagios
9 5 (0.32%) Perfmon
9 5 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.32%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.25%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.25%) Oozie
10 4 (0.25%) Salt
11 3 (0.19%) Nmap
11 3 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 238 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 142 (8.98%) Atlassian
3 112 (7.08%) VMware
4 101 (6.38%) Oracle
5 78 (4.93%) Google
6 61 (3.86%) Red Hat
7 35 (2.21%) SAP
8 31 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (1.90%) IBM
10 24 (1.52%) Adobe
11 22 (1.39%) Apple
11 22 (1.39%) ServiceNow
11 22 (1.39%) Splunk
12 18 (1.14%) Zend
13 15 (0.95%) AppDynamics
14 14 (0.88%) HP
14 14 (0.88%) HubSpot
14 14 (0.88%) hybris
15 13 (0.82%) Cisco
15 13 (0.82%) MuleSoft