Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 37,532 14,293 42,462
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 31.00% 29.10% 30.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.98% 31.21% 32.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24,197 11,644 32,719
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £34,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £59,377 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% +7.96% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £94,250 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 113,815 45,798 130,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.02% 93.24% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75,990 37,717 104,073
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Top 19 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 20 September 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
England +1 33,264 £60,000 - 5,369
UK excluding London +1 18,642 £52,500 +5.00% 3,414
London +1 16,106 £72,500 +3.57% 2,256
Work from Home 0 8,211 £60,000 +4.35% 1,054
South East +1 5,358 £55,000 - 715
North of England +1 4,830 £52,500 +5.00% 963
Midlands 0 2,828 £52,153 +4.31% 666
North West +1 2,409 £52,500 +5.00% 526
South West 0 2,286 £52,402 +4.80% 390
Yorkshire 0 2,052 £52,500 +5.00% 328
West Midlands 0 1,917 £52,500 +5.00% 436
Scotland +1 1,488 £50,000 +5.26% 230
East of England 0 1,207 £55,000 +7.84% 332
East Midlands +1 897 £48,500 +2.11% 228
Wales +2 447 £48,900 +8.67% 85
North East +1 389 £50,000 +11.11% 109
Northern Ireland +2 254 £47,500 +17.28% 34
Isle of Man - 3 £52,000 - 1
Channel Islands -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 9,785 (26.07%) JavaScript
2 9,519 (25.36%) Scrum
3 9,377 (24.98%) DevOps
4 9,152 (24.38%) AWS
5 9,081 (24.20%) Social Skills
6 8,876 (23.65%) Azure
7 8,594 (22.90%) Java
8 8,240 (21.95%) Finance
9 8,014 (21.35%) Software Engineering
10 7,448 (19.84%) SQL
11 7,354 (19.59%) React
12 7,074 (18.85%) C#
13 6,305 (16.80%) .NET
14 6,224 (16.58%) Python
15 6,221 (16.58%) TDD
16 6,035 (16.08%) Docker
17 5,989 (15.96%) Microservices
18 5,249 (13.99%) Test Automation
19 5,209 (13.88%) Git (software)
20 5,167 (13.77%) Kubernetes
21 5,142 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
22 4,651 (12.39%) CSS
23 4,582 (12.21%) AngularJS
24 4,533 (12.08%) Mentoring
25 4,509 (12.01%) HTML
26 4,502 (12.00%) Full Stack Development
27 4,449 (11.85%) Node.js
28 4,314 (11.49%) Microsoft
29 4,193 (11.17%) Degree
30 3,911 (10.42%) Continuous Integration

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 1,432 (3.82%) Confluence
2 860 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 812 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 719 (1.92%) CMS
5 645 (1.72%) Apache
6 517 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 233 (0.62%) IIS
8 204 (0.54%) GemFire
9 185 (0.49%) WordPress
10 181 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 150 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
12 143 (0.38%) nginx
13 136 (0.36%) Drupal
14 122 (0.33%) SAS
15 118 (0.31%) WebLogic
16 108 (0.29%) Umbraco
17 101 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
18 88 (0.23%) Apache Solr
19 76 (0.20%) WebSphere
20 71 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 580 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 535 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 311 (0.83%) Sketch
4 286 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 282 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 276 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 263 (0.70%) Figma
8 192 (0.51%) InVision
9 104 (0.28%) Photoshop
10 69 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 68 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 65 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
13 64 (0.17%) Chatbot
14 56 (0.15%) Adobe XD
15 43 (0.11%) Zeplin
16 36 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
17 34 (0.091%) Simulink
18 31 (0.083%) GIMP
19 29 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
20 28 (0.075%) Campfire
Business Applications
1 290 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
3 92 (0.25%) Magento
4 79 (0.21%) Shopify
5 78 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 72 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 69 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 62 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
9 60 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 45 (0.12%) Sentinel
11 36 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
12 33 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
13 28 (0.075%) SAP SCM
14 27 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
15 24 (0.064%) TrackWise
16 23 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
16 23 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
17 21 (0.056%) R3 Corda
18 20 (0.053%) MetaTrader
19 18 (0.048%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9,152 (24.38%) AWS
2 8,876 (23.65%) Azure
3 2,784 (7.42%) Serverless
4 2,670 (7.11%) GCP
5 2,613 (6.96%) SaaS
6 1,686 (4.49%) GitHub
7 1,399 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
8 1,165 (3.10%) Power Platform
9 1,061 (2.83%) PaaS
10 896 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 860 (2.29%) Amazon S3
12 619 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
13 599 (1.60%) IaaS
14 558 (1.49%) Microsoft 365
15 545 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
16 469 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
17 468 (1.25%) OpenShift
18 461 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
19 418 (1.11%) Amazon ECS
20 361 (0.96%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 756 (2.01%) HTTP
2 455 (1.21%) Broadband
3 431 (1.15%) Firewall
4 397 (1.06%) Internet
5 254 (0.68%) DNS
6 240 (0.64%) TCP/IP
7 210 (0.56%) VPN
8 148 (0.39%) Network Security
9 115 (0.31%) WAN
10 100 (0.27%) SSL
11 88 (0.23%) DHCP
12 86 (0.23%) LAN
13 82 (0.22%) AMQP
13 82 (0.22%) IPv4
14 75 (0.20%) VLAN
15 74 (0.20%) FTP
16 71 (0.19%) Modbus
16 71 (0.19%) SSH
17 64 (0.17%) 5G
18 60 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,404 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 2,491 (6.64%) NoSQL
3 1,977 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1,857 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 1,712 (4.56%) MongoDB
6 1,680 (4.48%) MySQL
7 1,543 (4.11%) Big Data
8 1,016 (2.71%) Redis
9 956 (2.55%) Power BI
10 936 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
11 910 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 615 (1.64%) Hadoop
13 522 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 477 (1.27%) Data Lake
15 474 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
16 434 (1.16%) Tableau
17 430 (1.15%) RDBMS
17 430 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 388 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
19 387 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5,209 (13.88%) Git (software)
2 3,576 (9.53%) JIRA
3 3,455 (9.21%) Jenkins
4 1,673 (4.46%) Selenium
5 1,036 (2.76%) Cucumber
6 908 (2.42%) Cypress.io
7 885 (2.36%) JUnit
8 794 (2.12%) GitLab
9 729 (1.94%) webpack
10 680 (1.81%) Maven
11 670 (1.79%) Visual Studio
12 668 (1.78%) TeamCity
13 636 (1.69%) Postman
14 633 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
15 546 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
16 541 (1.44%) JMeter
17 523 (1.39%) Bitbucket
18 434 (1.16%) SpecFlow
19 422 (1.12%) Mockito
20 405 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 9,081 (24.20%) Social Skills
2 8,240 (21.95%) Finance
3 2,769 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2,190 (5.84%) Banking
5 1,931 (5.14%) Marketing
6 1,913 (5.10%) Retail
7 1,575 (4.20%) Public Sector
8 1,181 (3.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1,131 (3.01%) Law
10 1,041 (2.77%) Games
11 877 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
12 769 (2.05%) Legal
13 729 (1.94%) Influencing Skills
14 686 (1.83%) Front Office
15 658 (1.75%) Organisational Skills
16 622 (1.66%) Telecoms
17 580 (1.55%) Manufacturing
18 555 (1.48%) Advertising
19 534 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
20 403 (1.07%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12,599 (33.57%) Developer
2 3,965 (10.56%) Software Engineer
3 2,980 (7.94%) Senior Developer
4 2,814 (7.50%) Analyst
5 2,225 (5.93%) Java Developer
6 2,014 (5.37%) Architect
7 1,752 (4.67%) Software Developer
8 1,709 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 1,672 (4.45%) .NET Developer
10 1,596 (4.25%) Business Analyst
11 1,585 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 1,418 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
13 1,319 (3.51%) C# Developer
14 1,290 (3.44%) React Developer
15 1,272 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 1,195 (3.18%) Senior Software Engineer
17 891 (2.37%) Lead Developer
18 850 (2.26%) Consultant
19 841 (2.24%) AWS Engineer
20 804 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,354 (19.59%) React
2 6,305 (16.80%) .NET
3 4,651 (12.39%) CSS
4 4,582 (12.21%) AngularJS
5 4,509 (12.01%) HTML
6 4,449 (11.85%) Node.js
7 3,422 (9.12%) REST
8 3,303 (8.80%) Web Services
9 3,035 (8.09%) Spring
10 2,926 (7.80%) RESTful
11 2,567 (6.84%) .NET Core
12 1,865 (4.97%) Kafka
13 1,775 (4.73%) Vue.js
14 1,607 (4.28%) HTML5
15 1,588 (4.23%) ASP.NET
16 1,475 (3.93%) .NET Framework
17 1,474 (3.93%) GraphQL
18 1,398 (3.72%) Spring Boot
19 1,372 (3.66%) Redux
20 1,297 (3.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3,823 (10.19%) User Experience
2 1,912 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1,332 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
4 1,327 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 916 (2.44%) Cloud Native
6 770 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 738 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 721 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 664 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 580 (1.55%) Public Cloud
11 499 (1.33%) Data Structures
12 489 (1.30%) Social Media
13 474 (1.26%) Hedge funds
14 446 (1.19%) Life Science
15 432 (1.15%) Legacy Systems
16 399 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
17 377 (1.00%) Equities
18 373 (0.99%) Derivative
19 324 (0.86%) Fixed Income
20 321 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3,419 (9.11%) Linux
2 1,595 (4.25%) Windows
3 1,236 (3.29%) Android
4 1,068 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 926 (2.47%) Unix
6 335 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 234 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 209 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 205 (0.55%) CentOS
10 86 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 86 (0.23%) Windows 10
11 77 (0.21%) VMS
12 65 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
13 46 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (0.12%) Mesosphere
15 43 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 37 (0.099%) AIX
17 32 (0.085%) Debian
18 29 (0.077%) Solaris
18 29 (0.077%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,519 (25.36%) Scrum
2 9,377 (24.98%) DevOps
3 8,014 (21.35%) Software Engineering
4 6,221 (16.58%) TDD
5 5,989 (15.96%) Microservices
6 5,249 (13.99%) Test Automation
7 5,142 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
8 4,533 (12.08%) Mentoring
9 4,502 (12.00%) Full Stack Development
10 3,911 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
11 3,679 (9.80%) SDLC
12 3,413 (9.09%) Analytics
13 3,333 (8.88%) BDD
14 3,243 (8.64%) Project Management
15 2,988 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 2,787 (7.43%) Computer Science
17 2,778 (7.40%) Coaching
18 2,599 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
19 2,494 (6.64%) User Stories
20 2,488 (6.63%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 9,785 (26.07%) JavaScript
2 8,594 (22.90%) Java
3 7,448 (19.84%) SQL
4 7,074 (18.85%) C#
5 6,224 (16.58%) Python
6 3,814 (10.16%) TypeScript
7 1,545 (4.12%) PHP
8 1,250 (3.33%) Go
9 1,230 (3.28%) C++
10 1,136 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 1,120 (2.98%) Java 8
12 1,030 (2.74%) C
13 989 (2.64%) Scala
14 962 (2.56%) Kotlin
15 959 (2.56%) Bash Shell
16 948 (2.53%) Ruby
17 754 (2.01%) ES6
18 697 (1.86%) T-SQL
19 523 (1.39%) Groovy
20 471 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4,193 (11.17%) Degree
2 2,602 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 2,190 (5.84%) SC Cleared
4 1,253 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 344 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 340 (0.91%) Master's Degree
7 296 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 292 (0.78%) ISEB
9 290 (0.77%) AWS Certification
10 250 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
11 243 (0.65%) OCP
12 223 (0.59%) DV Cleared
13 187 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 180 (0.48%) PMP
15 140 (0.37%) CISSP
16 124 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 114 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 111 (0.30%) PhD
19 106 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
20 96 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3,409 (9.08%) QA
2 804 (2.14%) Accessibility
3 420 (1.12%) GDPR
4 416 (1.11%) Data Quality
5 415 (1.11%) PMO
6 235 (0.63%) SLA
7 215 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 127 (0.34%) WCAG
9 102 (0.27%) NIST
10 91 (0.24%) PCI DSS
11 67 (0.18%) GRC
12 55 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
13 46 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 38 (0.10%) CDISC
15 33 (0.088%) ISO 9001
15 33 (0.088%) NCSC
15 33 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 31 (0.083%) GxP
17 29 (0.077%) COBIT
18 28 (0.075%) ITGC
System Software
1 6,035 (16.08%) Docker
2 471 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 407 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 220 (0.59%) HDFS
5 92 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 70 (0.19%) Firmware
7 68 (0.18%) vSphere
8 64 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 53 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 42 (0.11%) Hyper-V
12 30 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
13 29 (0.077%) ISA Server
14 27 (0.072%) NDS
14 27 (0.072%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 27 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
15 22 (0.059%) Postfix
16 17 (0.045%) Apache Flume
16 17 (0.045%) Ceph
16 17 (0.045%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5,167 (13.77%) Kubernetes
2 3,270 (8.71%) Terraform
3 1,898 (5.06%) Ansible
4 977 (2.60%) Puppet
5 895 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 445 (1.19%) Grafana
7 401 (1.07%) Prometheus
8 163 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
9 150 (0.40%) Kibana
10 141 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 133 (0.35%) Packer
12 119 (0.32%) Graphite
13 106 (0.28%) Consul
14 105 (0.28%) Istio
15 85 (0.23%) logstash
16 82 (0.22%) Nagios
17 75 (0.20%) Rancher
18 66 (0.18%) SCCM
19 62 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
20 56 (0.15%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 4,314 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 1,807 (4.81%) Oracle
3 1,678 (4.47%) Google
4 875 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 745 (1.98%) SAP
6 569 (1.52%) VMware
7 527 (1.40%) ServiceNow
8 484 (1.29%) Adobe
9 413 (1.10%) IBM
10 370 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 346 (0.92%) Splunk
12 313 (0.83%) Red Hat
13 253 (0.67%) Databricks
14 239 (0.64%) Okta
15 233 (0.62%) Instagram
16 228 (0.61%) MuleSoft
17 217 (0.58%) Xamarin
18 179 (0.48%) New Relic
19 172 (0.46%) Apple
20 153 (0.41%) Samsung