Period
to 15 September 2019

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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 42,154 49,945 50,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.12% 29.94% 28.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.70% 32.63% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 32,186 40,049 41,462
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,906 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 128,908 153,074 163,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.77% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 101,192 121,815 129,338
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019. 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 0 38,957 £55,000 - 5,646
UK excluding London +1 23,520 £50,000 +5.26% 4,059
London 0 17,803 £67,500 +3.85% 2,039
South East 0 7,215 £52,500 +5.00% 971
North of England 0 5,690 £47,500 +1.06% 1,077
South West 0 3,224 £47,500 - 513
North West 0 3,186 £47,500 +1.06% 599
Midlands 0 3,052 £47,000 +4.44% 617
Yorkshire 0 2,095 £47,500 - 399
East of England +1 1,802 £55,000 +4.76% 430
West Midlands 0 1,777 £47,500 +3.26% 367
Scotland 0 1,728 £49,000 -2.00% 294
East Midlands 0 1,261 £45,000 - 247
Wales 0 706 £42,500 - 127
North East +1 409 £45,000 -5.26% 79
Northern Ireland -1 130 £47,500 +18.75% 28
Channel Islands +13 8 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Isle of Man +2 2 £55,000 +4.76% 2

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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 10,289 (24.41%) Scrum
2 10,220 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 10,171 (24.13%) C#
4 9,986 (23.69%) Java
5 8,946 (21.22%) Finance
6 8,801 (20.88%) .NET
7 8,588 (20.37%) SQL
8 7,829 (18.57%) DevOps
9 7,422 (17.61%) Software Engineering
10 7,040 (16.70%) AWS
11 6,891 (16.35%) Azure
12 6,849 (16.25%) TDD
13 6,151 (14.59%) HTML
14 5,933 (14.07%) Test Automation
15 5,733 (13.60%) CSS
16 5,540 (13.14%) SQL Server
17 5,525 (13.11%) Python
18 5,374 (12.75%) Git (software)
19 5,371 (12.74%) Degree
20 5,319 (12.62%) Microsoft
21 4,872 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
22 4,867 (11.55%) AngularJS
23 4,582 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
24 4,519 (10.72%) Microservices
25 4,327 (10.26%) Docker
26 4,295 (10.19%) MVC
27 4,268 (10.12%) Mentoring
28 4,163 (9.88%) SDLC
29 4,058 (9.63%) JIRA
30 3,935 (9.33%) ASP.NET

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 1,564 (3.71%) Confluence
2 909 (2.16%) Apache Spark
3 805 (1.91%) CMS
4 742 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
5 666 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 561 (1.33%) Apache
7 371 (0.88%) IIS
8 348 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 256 (0.61%) WordPress
10 206 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 197 (0.47%) Umbraco
12 196 (0.46%) JBoss
13 173 (0.41%) SAS
14 169 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
15 165 (0.39%) Drupal
16 164 (0.39%) nginx
17 159 (0.38%) Apache Solr
18 134 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
19 131 (0.31%) OpenStack
20 129 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 583 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 566 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 351 (0.83%) Sketch
4 302 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 283 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 242 (0.57%) InVision
7 235 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 157 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 116 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 112 (0.27%) Chatbot
11 60 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 51 (0.12%) Adobe XD
13 46 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
14 45 (0.11%) Figma
15 44 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 39 (0.093%) Zeplin
17 35 (0.083%) Marvel
18 32 (0.076%) SPSS
19 16 (0.038%) EngageOne
19 16 (0.038%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 390 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 233 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 207 (0.49%) Magento
4 106 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 97 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 90 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 87 (0.21%) thinkFolio
8 74 (0.18%) Front Arena
9 73 (0.17%) SAP ERP
10 59 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 58 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
11 58 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
12 54 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
13 40 (0.095%) NetSuite
14 31 (0.074%) Distributed Ledger
15 29 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 29 (0.069%) WebTrends
16 27 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
17 24 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 22 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7,040 (16.70%) AWS
2 6,891 (16.35%) Azure
3 1,951 (4.63%) SaaS
4 1,507 (3.57%) GCP
5 1,177 (2.79%) Serverless
6 946 (2.24%) GitHub
7 893 (2.12%) Power Platform
8 889 (2.11%) PaaS
9 771 (1.83%) Office 365
10 684 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
11 624 (1.48%) Amazon S3
12 604 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
13 576 (1.37%) IaaS
14 500 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
15 439 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
16 351 (0.83%) OpenShift
17 303 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
18 298 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
19 258 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
20 233 (0.55%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 679 (1.61%) Internet
2 493 (1.17%) HTTP
3 469 (1.11%) Firewall
4 342 (0.81%) DNS
5 265 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 192 (0.46%) Broadband
6 192 (0.46%) WAN
7 174 (0.41%) VPN
8 173 (0.41%) Skype
9 160 (0.38%) DHCP
10 150 (0.36%) LAN
11 141 (0.33%) Network Security
12 129 (0.31%) Wireless
13 113 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
14 102 (0.24%) Intranet
15 94 (0.22%) VoIP
16 80 (0.19%) SSL
17 68 (0.16%) MPLS
18 61 (0.14%) Unified Communications
19 54 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,540 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 1,929 (4.58%) Big Data
3 1,856 (4.40%) NoSQL
4 1,778 (4.22%) MySQL
5 1,412 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 1,398 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1,328 (3.15%) MongoDB
8 1,139 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
9 1,061 (2.52%) Hadoop
10 967 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 863 (2.05%) Power BI
12 816 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 531 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 487 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
15 479 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
16 451 (1.07%) RDBMS
17 440 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
18 409 (0.97%) Redis
19 377 (0.89%) Data Lake
20 367 (0.87%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 5,374 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 4,058 (9.63%) JIRA
3 3,370 (7.99%) Jenkins
4 2,582 (6.13%) Selenium
5 1,458 (3.46%) Cucumber
6 1,412 (3.35%) Visual Studio
7 1,222 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 1,196 (2.84%) Maven
9 909 (2.16%) TeamCity
10 855 (2.03%) JUnit
11 825 (1.96%) WebDriver
12 658 (1.56%) Bitbucket
13 651 (1.54%) Subversion
14 612 (1.45%) SpecFlow
15 567 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
16 561 (1.33%) SoapUI
17 534 (1.27%) JMeter
18 512 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 504 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
20 462 (1.10%) webpack
General
1 8,946 (21.22%) Finance
2 2,977 (7.06%) Retail
3 2,633 (6.25%) Banking
4 1,837 (4.36%) Marketing
5 1,446 (3.43%) Public Sector
6 935 (2.22%) Games
7 886 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 831 (1.97%) Front Office
9 810 (1.92%) Manufacturing
10 452 (1.07%) Legal
11 423 (1.00%) Electronics
12 421 (1.00%) Advertising
13 381 (0.90%) Law
14 335 (0.79%) Investment Banking
15 298 (0.71%) Back Office
16 271 (0.64%) Automotive
17 248 (0.59%) Publishing
18 237 (0.56%) Aerospace
19 223 (0.53%) Financial Institution
20 163 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15,823 (37.54%) Developer
2 3,982 (9.45%) Analyst
3 3,404 (8.08%) Senior Developer
4 3,274 (7.77%) Java Developer
5 3,210 (7.61%) .NET Developer
6 2,873 (6.82%) C# Developer
7 2,843 (6.74%) Software Engineer
8 2,548 (6.04%) Architect
9 2,228 (5.29%) Software Developer
10 2,105 (4.99%) Business Analyst
11 2,034 (4.83%) Project Manager
12 1,637 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
13 1,329 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
14 1,243 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 1,072 (2.54%) Consultant
16 1,055 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
17 1,039 (2.46%) Lead Developer
18 1,017 (2.41%) Test Engineer
19 1,014 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
20 974 (2.31%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,801 (20.88%) .NET
2 6,151 (14.59%) HTML
3 5,733 (13.60%) CSS
4 4,867 (11.55%) AngularJS
5 3,935 (9.33%) ASP.NET
6 3,824 (9.07%) React
7 3,653 (8.67%) Web Services
8 3,000 (7.12%) Node.js
9 2,888 (6.85%) Spring
10 2,761 (6.55%) REST
11 2,590 (6.14%) RESTful
12 2,132 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2,129 (5.05%) HTML5
14 2,068 (4.91%) jQuery
15 2,016 (4.78%) .NET Framework
16 1,861 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,691 (4.01%) .NET Core
18 1,473 (3.49%) XML
19 1,342 (3.18%) JSON
20 1,213 (2.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3,271 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3,146 (7.46%) User Experience
3 2,009 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
4 1,607 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 1,308 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 1,048 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 934 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 796 (1.89%) Algorithms
9 698 (1.66%) Public Cloud
10 682 (1.62%) Fixed Income
11 584 (1.39%) Data Centre
12 549 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 503 (1.19%) Derivative
14 498 (1.18%) Data Structures
15 482 (1.14%) Cloud Native
16 432 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 378 (0.90%) Equities
18 326 (0.77%) Hedge funds
19 305 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
20 260 (0.62%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3,822 (9.07%) Linux
2 2,521 (5.98%) Windows
3 1,259 (2.99%) Android
4 1,107 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1,029 (2.44%) Unix
6 459 (1.09%) Windows Server
7 239 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 209 (0.50%) CentOS
9 158 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 125 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 108 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 94 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 79 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 78 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 71 (0.17%) Solaris
16 61 (0.14%) AIX
17 45 (0.11%) SUSE
18 40 (0.095%) Tizen
19 34 (0.081%) Fedora
20 30 (0.071%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,289 (24.41%) Scrum
2 7,829 (18.57%) DevOps
3 7,422 (17.61%) Software Engineering
4 6,849 (16.25%) TDD
5 5,933 (14.07%) Test Automation
6 4,872 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
7 4,582 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
8 4,519 (10.72%) Microservices
9 4,295 (10.19%) MVC
10 4,268 (10.12%) Mentoring
11 4,163 (9.88%) SDLC
12 3,749 (8.89%) BDD
13 3,583 (8.50%) Project Management
14 3,045 (7.22%) Analytics
15 2,922 (6.93%) Waterfall
16 2,913 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 2,895 (6.87%) Computer Science
18 2,799 (6.64%) Kanban
19 2,749 (6.52%) OO
20 2,670 (6.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10,220 (24.24%) JavaScript
2 10,171 (24.13%) C#
3 9,986 (23.69%) Java
4 8,588 (20.37%) SQL
5 5,525 (13.11%) Python
6 2,050 (4.86%) C++
7 1,943 (4.61%) PHP
8 1,462 (3.47%) Ruby
9 1,397 (3.31%) Java 8
10 1,333 (3.16%) C
11 1,214 (2.88%) T-SQL
12 1,207 (2.86%) TypeScript
13 1,133 (2.69%) PowerShell
14 1,044 (2.48%) Scala
15 777 (1.84%) Bash Shell
16 770 (1.83%) ES6
17 634 (1.50%) Go
18 630 (1.49%) R
19 433 (1.03%) PL/SQL
20 405 (0.96%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 5,371 (12.74%) Degree
2 1,565 (3.71%) Security Cleared
3 1,424 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 813 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 773 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 617 (1.46%) ISEB
7 454 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 403 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 350 (0.83%) PMP
10 310 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 293 (0.70%) CISSP
12 287 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 217 (0.51%) AWS Certification
14 212 (0.50%) CISM
15 181 (0.43%) Master's Degree
16 163 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
17 154 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 142 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 124 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
20 122 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3,832 (9.09%) QA
2 488 (1.16%) PMO
3 378 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 363 (0.86%) GDPR
5 327 (0.78%) SLA
6 296 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 165 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 92 (0.22%) NIST
9 59 (0.14%) COBIT
10 51 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 49 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 49 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 48 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 47 (0.11%) PSD2
14 44 (0.10%) EMIR
14 44 (0.10%) MiFID
15 39 (0.093%) Actionable Recommendations
16 29 (0.069%) ISO 9001
17 24 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 23 (0.055%) NCSC
System Software
1 4,327 (10.26%) Docker
2 612 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 397 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 202 (0.48%) Firmware
5 168 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 117 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 98 (0.23%) HDFS
7 98 (0.23%) vSphere
8 89 (0.21%) XenApp
9 79 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 78 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 63 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 63 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 56 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 47 (0.11%) VirtualBox
14 37 (0.088%) Varnish
15 35 (0.083%) VMware NSX
16 28 (0.066%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 27 (0.064%) NFS
18 25 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2,779 (6.59%) Kubernetes
2 1,663 (3.95%) Ansible
3 1,554 (3.69%) Terraform
4 1,050 (2.49%) Puppet
5 950 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 229 (0.54%) SCCM
7 213 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
8 212 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 196 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
10 195 (0.46%) Packer
11 192 (0.46%) Grafana
12 177 (0.42%) Kibana
13 138 (0.33%) Nagios
14 131 (0.31%) Salt
15 105 (0.25%) SCOM
16 104 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
17 101 (0.24%) Rancher
18 96 (0.23%) Consul
19 82 (0.19%) HP ALM
20 81 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 5,319 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 2,336 (5.54%) Oracle
3 1,596 (3.79%) Google
4 1,008 (2.39%) SAP
5 826 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 622 (1.48%) Tableau
7 538 (1.28%) Adobe
8 524 (1.24%) VMware
9 521 (1.24%) IBM
10 511 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 394 (0.93%) Splunk
12 378 (0.90%) WorldPay
13 317 (0.75%) HP
14 296 (0.70%) Informatica
15 293 (0.70%) Cisco
16 273 (0.65%) Red Hat
17 271 (0.64%) Citrix
18 266 (0.63%) Sage
19 262 (0.62%) Sitecore
20 221 (0.52%) ServiceNow