Period
to 26 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 13,969 42,102 50,173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 29.00% 29.99% 29.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.33% 32.52% 32.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12,676 34,118 42,332
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,734 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 44,591 129,456 153,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.56% 92.20% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,331 101,607 122,469
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,057 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Agile Software Development.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Top 18 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 26 September 2020. 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
England -1 13,017 £60,000 +9.09% 2,890
UK excluding London -1 7,546 £50,000 - 2,049
London -1 6,026 £70,000 +3.70% 1,075
South East 0 2,223 £55,000 +4.76% 408
North of England -1 2,063 £50,000 +5.26% 657
Work from Home 0 1,618 £57,500 - 550
South West 0 1,098 £50,000 +5.26% 242
Midlands 0 1,041 £50,000 +5.26% 298
North West -1 1,031 £51,000 +7.37% 364
Yorkshire 0 842 £50,000 +5.26% 221
West Midlands +1 688 £50,000 +5.26% 193
East of England -1 440 £52,500 -4.55% 197
Scotland -1 430 £47,500 -2.56% 142
East Midlands 0 359 £50,000 +11.11% 105
Wales -2 191 £45,000 +5.88% 67
North East -1 189 £47,500 +5.56% 72
Northern Ireland +1 90 £40,500 -19.00% 39
Channel Islands -5 1 £59,000 -21.33%

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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 with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 4,288 (30.70%) JavaScript
2 3,481 (24.92%) Scrum
3 3,379 (24.19%) Azure
4 3,334 (23.87%) C#
5 3,330 (23.84%) DevOps
6 3,231 (23.13%) Java
7 3,198 (22.89%) AWS
8 3,187 (22.81%) .NET
9 3,168 (22.68%) Finance
10 2,875 (20.58%) SQL
11 2,520 (18.04%) TDD
12 2,403 (17.20%) Software Engineering
13 2,267 (16.23%) Microservices
14 2,249 (16.10%) Python
15 2,200 (15.75%) HTML
16 2,158 (15.45%) AngularJS
17 2,075 (14.85%) CSS
18 2,034 (14.56%) React
19 1,946 (13.93%) Git (software)
20 1,918 (13.73%) SQL Server
21 1,908 (13.66%) Test Automation
22 1,904 (13.63%) Microsoft
23 1,752 (12.54%) Docker
24 1,451 (10.39%) Degree
25 1,437 (10.29%) Web Services
26 1,414 (10.12%) Node.js
27 1,380 (9.88%) BDD
28 1,344 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
29 1,321 (9.46%) MVC
30 1,320 (9.45%) Kubernetes

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 551 (3.94%) Confluence
2 294 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 263 (1.88%) CMS
4 238 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 210 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 201 (1.44%) Apache
7 124 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 107 (0.77%) IIS
9 74 (0.53%) WordPress
10 62 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 60 (0.43%) SAS
12 58 (0.42%) NServiceBus
13 53 (0.38%) EPiServer
14 50 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
14 50 (0.36%) Umbraco
15 41 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
16 39 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
17 33 (0.24%) JBoss
17 33 (0.24%) OpenStack
18 28 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 170 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (0.61%) Sketch
4 75 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 69 (0.49%) Chatbot
6 68 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 61 (0.44%) InVision
8 52 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 42 (0.30%) Figma
10 31 (0.22%) Photoshop
11 26 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 19 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
13 16 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 16 (0.11%) Zeplin
14 13 (0.093%) Adobe XD
14 13 (0.093%) Marvel
15 8 (0.057%) Simulink
16 4 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.029%) UXPin
16 4 (0.029%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 192 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.47%) Magento
3 57 (0.41%) Markit EDM
4 47 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
5 42 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 37 (0.26%) Shopify
7 27 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
8 21 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
9 20 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 19 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
10 19 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 18 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
12 16 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
13 15 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
13 15 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
14 13 (0.093%) Odoo
14 13 (0.093%) R3 Corda
15 12 (0.086%) Maximo
15 12 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
16 11 (0.079%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3,379 (24.19%) Azure
2 3,198 (22.89%) AWS
3 783 (5.61%) SaaS
4 782 (5.60%) GCP
5 588 (4.21%) Serverless
6 413 (2.96%) Power Platform
7 381 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
8 336 (2.41%) GitHub
9 278 (1.99%) PaaS
10 276 (1.98%) Office 365
11 245 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
12 232 (1.66%) IaaS
13 227 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 222 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
15 194 (1.39%) Amazon S3
16 191 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
17 152 (1.09%) OpenShift
18 126 (0.90%) npm
19 89 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
20 82 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 220 (1.57%) HTTP
2 183 (1.31%) Skype
3 178 (1.27%) Internet
4 156 (1.12%) Firewall
5 93 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 86 (0.62%) DNS
7 72 (0.52%) LAN
8 66 (0.47%) WAN
9 58 (0.42%) VPN
10 53 (0.38%) FTP
11 44 (0.31%) VoIP
12 37 (0.26%) Network Security
12 37 (0.26%) Wireless
13 35 (0.25%) SSH
14 34 (0.24%) Intranet
15 31 (0.22%) DHCP
16 27 (0.19%) Broadband
17 25 (0.18%) SSL
18 23 (0.16%) Kerberos
18 23 (0.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,918 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 925 (6.62%) NoSQL
3 701 (5.02%) MongoDB
4 607 (4.35%) MySQL
5 600 (4.30%) Big Data
6 486 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 460 (3.29%) Relational Database
8 418 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
9 357 (2.56%) Power BI
10 266 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 262 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 240 (1.72%) Data Lake
13 224 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 187 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 186 (1.33%) Redis
16 150 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 128 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
18 126 (0.90%) SQL Server 2019
19 122 (0.87%) Snowflake Schema
20 121 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1,946 (13.93%) Git (software)
2 1,270 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1,045 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 833 (5.96%) Selenium
5 390 (2.79%) Cucumber
6 320 (2.29%) Visual Studio
7 304 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 298 (2.13%) Maven
9 280 (2.00%) JUnit
10 259 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 251 (1.80%) GitLab
12 213 (1.52%) WebDriver
13 200 (1.43%) SpecFlow
14 187 (1.34%) Bitbucket
15 175 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
16 173 (1.24%) webpack
17 163 (1.17%) Mocha
17 163 (1.17%) Subversion
18 150 (1.07%) NUnit
19 147 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 3,168 (22.68%) Finance
2 785 (5.62%) Banking
3 592 (4.24%) Front Office
4 559 (4.00%) Marketing
5 453 (3.24%) Public Sector
6 445 (3.19%) Retail
7 282 (2.02%) Games
8 243 (1.74%) Law
9 229 (1.64%) Investment Banking
10 214 (1.53%) Manufacturing
11 207 (1.48%) Telecoms
12 172 (1.23%) Legal
13 163 (1.17%) Back Office
14 122 (0.87%) Advertising
15 109 (0.78%) Publishing
16 100 (0.72%) Financial Institution
17 96 (0.69%) Electronics
18 95 (0.68%) Local Government
19 68 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
20 61 (0.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5,725 (40.98%) Developer
2 1,196 (8.56%) Senior Developer
3 1,167 (8.35%) .NET Developer
4 1,056 (7.56%) Software Engineer
5 988 (7.07%) Analyst
6 962 (6.89%) Java Developer
7 851 (6.09%) Architect
8 823 (5.89%) C# Developer
9 640 (4.58%) Software Developer
10 598 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
11 567 (4.06%) Full Stack Developer
12 566 (4.05%) Business Analyst
12 566 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 529 (3.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 478 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
15 458 (3.28%) Project Manager
16 423 (3.03%) Lead Developer
17 401 (2.87%) React Developer
18 385 (2.76%) AWS Engineer
19 384 (2.75%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,187 (22.81%) .NET
2 2,200 (15.75%) HTML
3 2,158 (15.45%) AngularJS
4 2,075 (14.85%) CSS
5 2,034 (14.56%) React
6 1,437 (10.29%) Web Services
7 1,414 (10.12%) Node.js
8 1,293 (9.26%) ASP.NET
9 1,277 (9.14%) .NET Core
10 1,120 (8.02%) REST
11 992 (7.10%) RESTful
12 869 (6.22%) Vue.js
13 851 (6.09%) Spring
14 804 (5.76%) .NET Framework
15 765 (5.48%) HTML5
16 702 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
17 643 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
18 639 (4.57%) jQuery
19 495 (3.54%) JSON
20 484 (3.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 994 (7.12%) User Experience
2 973 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 762 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
4 524 (3.75%) Fixed Income
5 518 (3.71%) Mobile App
6 502 (3.59%) Hedge funds
7 446 (3.19%) Derivative
8 380 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
9 328 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 325 (2.33%) Equities
11 267 (1.91%) Management Information System
12 263 (1.88%) Algorithms
13 262 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
14 253 (1.81%) Public Cloud
15 233 (1.67%) Cloud Native
16 202 (1.45%) Virtual Team
17 200 (1.43%) Data Structures
18 133 (0.95%) Data Centre
19 91 (0.65%) Blog
20 81 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,280 (9.16%) Linux
2 798 (5.71%) Windows
3 395 (2.83%) Android
4 335 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 292 (2.09%) Unix
6 161 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 148 (1.06%) CentOS
8 139 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 61 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 61 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 42 (0.30%) VMS
11 40 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
13 27 (0.19%) AIX
14 17 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.11%) Debian
16 13 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
16 13 (0.093%) Windows Server 2019
17 12 (0.086%) Fedora
17 12 (0.086%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,481 (24.92%) Scrum
2 3,330 (23.84%) DevOps
3 2,520 (18.04%) TDD
4 2,403 (17.20%) Software Engineering
5 2,267 (16.23%) Microservices
6 1,908 (13.66%) Test Automation
7 1,380 (9.88%) BDD
8 1,344 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 1,321 (9.46%) MVC
10 1,233 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
11 1,060 (7.59%) Project Management
12 1,050 (7.52%) SDLC
13 1,045 (7.48%) Fintech
14 1,044 (7.47%) Mentoring
15 968 (6.93%) Analytics
16 962 (6.89%) OO
17 834 (5.97%) Kanban
18 803 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 792 (5.67%) Unit Testing
20 758 (5.43%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 4,288 (30.70%) JavaScript
2 3,334 (23.87%) C#
3 3,231 (23.13%) Java
4 2,875 (20.58%) SQL
5 2,249 (16.10%) Python
6 952 (6.82%) TypeScript
7 564 (4.04%) PHP
8 508 (3.64%) C++
9 381 (2.73%) Kotlin
10 377 (2.70%) Java 8
11 359 (2.57%) Scala
12 349 (2.50%) T-SQL
13 331 (2.37%) PowerShell
14 327 (2.34%) C
15 322 (2.31%) Ruby
16 320 (2.29%) Go
17 248 (1.78%) Bash Shell
18 229 (1.64%) ES6
19 224 (1.60%) R
20 172 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,451 (10.39%) Degree
2 1,034 (7.40%) Security Cleared
3 681 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 394 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 350 (2.51%) DV Cleared
6 192 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 160 (1.15%) ISEB
8 107 (0.77%) AWS Certification
9 95 (0.68%) Master's Degree
10 86 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 75 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 67 (0.48%) PMP
13 64 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 54 (0.39%) PhD
15 52 (0.37%) CISSP
16 51 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
16 51 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
17 44 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
18 43 (0.31%) CCNA
19 39 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,108 (7.93%) QA
2 151 (1.08%) GDPR
3 119 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 112 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 103 (0.74%) SLA
6 76 (0.54%) PMO
7 44 (0.31%) NIST
8 40 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 40 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 27 (0.19%) MiFID
10 19 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 18 (0.13%) NCSC
11 18 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 17 (0.12%) EMIR
13 13 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
13 13 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.086%) ISO 8583
15 9 (0.064%) COBIT
16 8 (0.057%) PSD2
17 7 (0.050%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1,752 (12.54%) Docker
2 220 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 138 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (0.47%) HDFS
5 54 (0.39%) vSphere
6 36 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 32 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 19 (0.14%) Firmware
12 17 (0.12%) NDS
13 16 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 13 (0.093%) VMware Server
14 13 (0.093%) XenApp
15 12 (0.086%) NFS
15 12 (0.086%) Postfix
15 12 (0.086%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.072%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.064%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,320 (9.45%) Kubernetes
2 842 (6.03%) Terraform
3 517 (3.70%) Ansible
4 348 (2.49%) Puppet
5 227 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (0.62%) Grafana
7 84 (0.60%) Prometheus
8 77 (0.55%) SCCM
9 49 (0.35%) Graphite
10 44 (0.31%) Kibana
10 44 (0.31%) Packer
11 41 (0.29%) Istio
12 33 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
13 32 (0.23%) SCOM
14 29 (0.21%) WSUS
15 27 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
15 27 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
16 25 (0.18%) Nagios
16 25 (0.18%) NetIQ Identity Manager
17 23 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,904 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 684 (4.90%) Oracle
3 567 (4.06%) Google
4 305 (2.18%) SAP
5 219 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
6 218 (1.56%) VMware
7 170 (1.22%) Atlassian
8 152 (1.09%) IBM
9 129 (0.92%) Tableau
10 121 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 105 (0.75%) Adobe
12 90 (0.64%) Zend
13 85 (0.61%) Cisco
14 82 (0.59%) Databricks
15 78 (0.56%) Splunk
16 73 (0.52%) ServiceNow
17 71 (0.51%) Cloudera
18 69 (0.49%) Sitecore
19 66 (0.47%) Xamarin
20 65 (0.47%) Informatica