Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 37,077 46,167 50,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.51% 30.56% 29.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.10% 33.16% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28,773 36,507 41,913
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 115,522 139,236 158,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.95% 92.18% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91,482 109,804 128,264
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +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 28 January 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 28 January 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 0 34,362 £57,500 +4.55% 5,989
UK excluding London 0 20,341 £50,000 - 4,300
London 0 15,957 £70,000 +7.69% 2,176
South East 0 5,999 £52,500 +3.96% 971
North of England 0 5,316 £50,000 +5.26% 1,196
North West 0 2,906 £50,000 - 673
Midlands -1 2,634 £49,362 +9.69% 640
South West 0 2,622 £45,000 -5.26% 578
Yorkshire 0 1,961 £47,713 +0.45% 418
East of England 0 1,742 £55,000 +4.76% 429
West Midlands 0 1,553 £50,000 +11.11% 348
Scotland -1 1,299 £47,500 - 304
East Midlands 0 1,069 £47,500 - 289
Wales 0 650 £45,000 +5.88% 158
North East 0 449 £45,000 -7.22% 105
Northern Ireland +1 148 £55,000 +37.50% 23
Channel Islands +6 6 £75,000 +66.67% 3
Isle of Man +1 2 £60,000 -11.11%

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 9,795 (26.42%) JavaScript
2 9,390 (25.33%) Scrum
3 9,373 (25.28%) C#
4 8,616 (23.24%) Java
5 8,338 (22.49%) Finance
6 8,327 (22.46%) .NET
7 7,334 (19.78%) SQL
8 6,972 (18.80%) DevOps
9 6,852 (18.48%) Azure
10 6,758 (18.23%) AWS
11 6,475 (17.46%) TDD
12 6,191 (16.70%) Software Engineering
13 5,593 (15.08%) HTML
14 5,303 (14.30%) CSS
15 5,165 (13.93%) Test Automation
16 5,111 (13.78%) SQL Server
17 4,835 (13.04%) Python
18 4,813 (12.98%) Git (software)
19 4,656 (12.56%) AngularJS
20 4,603 (12.41%) Microservices
21 4,557 (12.29%) Microsoft
22 4,188 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
23 4,128 (11.13%) Degree
24 4,007 (10.81%) MVC
25 3,942 (10.63%) Docker
26 3,891 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
27 3,841 (10.36%) React
28 3,781 (10.20%) Web Services
29 3,626 (9.78%) ASP.NET
30 3,602 (9.71%) Mentoring

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 1,447 (3.90%) Confluence
2 711 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 700 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 664 (1.79%) CMS
5 600 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 381 (1.03%) Apache
7 340 (0.92%) Tomcat
8 338 (0.91%) IIS
9 201 (0.54%) WordPress
10 169 (0.46%) Umbraco
11 162 (0.44%) EPiServer
12 159 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
13 153 (0.41%) JBoss
14 148 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 141 (0.38%) nginx
16 120 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
17 105 (0.28%) Drupal
18 98 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 94 (0.25%) SAS
20 89 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 536 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 492 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 321 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 305 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 263 (0.71%) Sketch
6 235 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 182 (0.49%) InVision
8 126 (0.34%) Photoshop
9 107 (0.29%) Chatbot
10 88 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 71 (0.19%) Adobe XD
12 57 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 45 (0.12%) Figma
14 35 (0.094%) Zeplin
15 30 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
16 28 (0.076%) HipChat
17 26 (0.070%) Marvel
18 18 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
19 16 (0.043%) Simulink
20 14 (0.038%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 343 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 177 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 155 (0.42%) Magento
4 105 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
5 78 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 74 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 68 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
8 63 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 61 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 55 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
11 51 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 38 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 36 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
13 36 (0.097%) SAP ERP
14 28 (0.076%) Distributed Ledger
15 27 (0.073%) WebTrends
16 23 (0.062%) assyst
17 19 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
18 17 (0.046%) Markit EDM
18 17 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6,852 (18.48%) Azure
2 6,758 (18.23%) AWS
3 1,694 (4.57%) SaaS
4 1,452 (3.92%) GCP
5 1,030 (2.78%) Serverless
6 931 (2.51%) GitHub
7 723 (1.95%) Office 365
8 722 (1.95%) PaaS
9 678 (1.83%) Power Platform
10 584 (1.58%) Amazon S3
11 557 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
12 481 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
13 410 (1.11%) IaaS
14 366 (0.99%) OpenShift
15 341 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
16 331 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
17 328 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
18 282 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
19 274 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
20 219 (0.59%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 632 (1.70%) Internet
2 453 (1.22%) Firewall
3 332 (0.90%) HTTP
4 311 (0.84%) DNS
5 178 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 163 (0.44%) WAN
7 145 (0.39%) Intranet
8 141 (0.38%) VPN
9 134 (0.36%) Skype
10 130 (0.35%) Wireless
11 122 (0.33%) DHCP
12 98 (0.26%) LAN
13 96 (0.26%) Network Security
14 87 (0.23%) SSL
15 79 (0.21%) MPLS
16 70 (0.19%) DMZ
17 67 (0.18%) VoIP
18 66 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
19 63 (0.17%) Unified Communications
20 60 (0.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,111 (13.78%) SQL Server
2 1,742 (4.70%) NoSQL
3 1,692 (4.56%) MySQL
4 1,588 (4.28%) Big Data
5 1,242 (3.35%) MongoDB
6 1,218 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 1,144 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
8 955 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
9 749 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 703 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 640 (1.73%) Power BI
12 583 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 502 (1.35%) Redis
14 481 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
15 467 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
16 404 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 370 (1.00%) RDBMS
18 336 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 296 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
20 281 (0.76%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 4,813 (12.98%) Git (software)
2 3,404 (9.18%) JIRA
3 2,817 (7.60%) Jenkins
4 2,233 (6.02%) Selenium
5 1,232 (3.32%) Cucumber
6 1,165 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 1,018 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 942 (2.54%) Maven
9 748 (2.02%) TeamCity
10 706 (1.90%) WebDriver
11 692 (1.87%) JUnit
12 556 (1.50%) Bitbucket
13 543 (1.46%) Subversion
14 531 (1.43%) SpecFlow
15 515 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
16 473 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
17 461 (1.24%) Postman
18 455 (1.23%) webpack
19 445 (1.20%) SoapUI
20 437 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8,338 (22.49%) Finance
2 2,305 (6.22%) Banking
3 2,143 (5.78%) Retail
4 1,504 (4.06%) Marketing
5 1,152 (3.11%) Public Sector
6 983 (2.65%) Front Office
7 841 (2.27%) Games
8 660 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 533 (1.44%) Legal
10 523 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 385 (1.04%) Advertising
12 352 (0.95%) Law
13 317 (0.85%) Automotive
14 284 (0.77%) Electronics
15 265 (0.71%) Investment Banking
16 249 (0.67%) Back Office
17 215 (0.58%) Financial Institution
18 186 (0.50%) Aerospace
19 185 (0.50%) Publishing
20 145 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14,484 (39.06%) Developer
2 3,396 (9.16%) Analyst
3 3,328 (8.98%) Senior Developer
4 3,094 (8.34%) .NET Developer
5 2,884 (7.78%) Java Developer
6 2,728 (7.36%) C# Developer
7 2,679 (7.23%) Software Engineer
8 2,027 (5.47%) Software Developer
9 2,022 (5.45%) Architect
10 1,828 (4.93%) Project Manager
11 1,730 (4.67%) Business Analyst
12 1,476 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
13 1,217 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 1,138 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
15 984 (2.65%) Lead Developer
16 970 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
17 949 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
18 898 (2.42%) Consultant
19 877 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
20 849 (2.29%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,327 (22.46%) .NET
2 5,593 (15.08%) HTML
3 5,303 (14.30%) CSS
4 4,656 (12.56%) AngularJS
5 3,841 (10.36%) React
6 3,781 (10.20%) Web Services
7 3,626 (9.78%) ASP.NET
8 2,976 (8.03%) Node.js
9 2,747 (7.41%) REST
10 2,432 (6.56%) RESTful
11 2,426 (6.54%) Spring
12 2,124 (5.73%) .NET Core
13 2,096 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2,023 (5.46%) .NET Framework
15 1,938 (5.23%) HTML5
16 1,915 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,865 (5.03%) jQuery
18 1,252 (3.38%) XML
19 1,167 (3.15%) Vue.js
20 1,147 (3.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2,809 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2,638 (7.11%) User Experience
3 2,037 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
4 1,478 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 1,156 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 915 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 763 (2.06%) Fixed Income
8 744 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 647 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 585 (1.58%) Derivative
11 572 (1.54%) Algorithms
12 541 (1.46%) Cloud Native
13 502 (1.35%) Equities
14 494 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 446 (1.20%) Hedge funds
16 442 (1.19%) Data Structures
17 421 (1.14%) Data Centre
18 365 (0.98%) Virtual Team
19 337 (0.91%) Blog
20 196 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3,114 (8.40%) Linux
2 2,276 (6.14%) Windows
3 1,026 (2.77%) Unix
4 1,010 (2.72%) Android
5 965 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 463 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 239 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 197 (0.53%) CentOS
9 186 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 160 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 148 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 99 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 85 (0.23%) Solaris
14 65 (0.18%) VMS
15 59 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 52 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 48 (0.13%) Windows 7
18 42 (0.11%) Debian
19 35 (0.094%) Fedora
20 32 (0.086%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,390 (25.33%) Scrum
2 6,972 (18.80%) DevOps
3 6,475 (17.46%) TDD
4 6,191 (16.70%) Software Engineering
5 5,165 (13.93%) Test Automation
6 4,603 (12.41%) Microservices
7 4,188 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
8 4,007 (10.81%) MVC
9 3,891 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
10 3,602 (9.71%) Mentoring
11 3,550 (9.57%) BDD
12 3,278 (8.84%) SDLC
13 3,115 (8.40%) Project Management
14 2,721 (7.34%) Analytics
15 2,630 (7.09%) Kanban
16 2,600 (7.01%) Waterfall
17 2,461 (6.64%) OO
18 2,423 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
19 2,347 (6.33%) Computer Science
20 2,263 (6.10%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9,795 (26.42%) JavaScript
2 9,373 (25.28%) C#
3 8,616 (23.24%) Java
4 7,334 (19.78%) SQL
5 4,835 (13.04%) Python
6 1,711 (4.61%) PHP
7 1,508 (4.07%) C++
8 1,455 (3.92%) TypeScript
9 1,303 (3.51%) Ruby
10 1,270 (3.43%) Java 8
11 1,031 (2.78%) T-SQL
12 992 (2.68%) PowerShell
13 984 (2.65%) C
14 908 (2.45%) Scala
15 682 (1.84%) ES6
16 648 (1.75%) Bash Shell
17 632 (1.70%) R
18 621 (1.67%) Kotlin
19 472 (1.27%) Go
20 384 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4,128 (11.13%) Degree
2 1,274 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 1,202 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 746 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 572 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 470 (1.27%) ISEB
7 347 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 295 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 261 (0.70%) PMI Certification
10 250 (0.67%) PMP
11 244 (0.66%) CISSP
12 176 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 161 (0.43%) CISM
14 156 (0.42%) Master's Degree
15 139 (0.37%) PhD
16 138 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 128 (0.35%) AWS Certification
18 125 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
19 108 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
20 102 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3,163 (8.53%) QA
2 408 (1.10%) PMO
3 354 (0.95%) SLA
4 331 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 321 (0.87%) GDPR
6 251 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 151 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 56 (0.15%) COBIT
9 53 (0.14%) NIST
10 45 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 37 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 34 (0.092%) MiFID
12 34 (0.092%) PSD2
13 32 (0.086%) EMIR
13 32 (0.086%) ISO 9001
13 32 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 30 (0.081%) DICOM
15 26 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials
16 25 (0.067%) Actionable Recommendations
16 25 (0.067%) NCSC
System Software
1 3,942 (10.63%) Docker
2 625 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 348 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 158 (0.43%) Firmware
5 138 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 122 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 98 (0.26%) HDFS
8 80 (0.22%) vSphere
9 79 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 63 (0.17%) VirtualBox
11 53 (0.14%) XenApp
12 51 (0.14%) NFS
13 41 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 33 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 25 (0.067%) XenDesktop
16 23 (0.062%) Varnish
17 22 (0.059%) Samba
17 22 (0.059%) Xen
18 21 (0.057%) Apache Flume
19 18 (0.049%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2,599 (7.01%) Kubernetes
2 1,415 (3.82%) Terraform
3 1,410 (3.80%) Ansible
4 850 (2.29%) Puppet
5 698 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
6 205 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
7 190 (0.51%) SCCM
8 187 (0.50%) Packer
9 171 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
10 155 (0.42%) Prometheus
11 140 (0.38%) Grafana
11 140 (0.38%) Kibana
12 126 (0.34%) Mesos
13 109 (0.29%) Nagios
14 98 (0.26%) Rancher
15 94 (0.25%) Salt
16 90 (0.24%) HP ALM
17 87 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
18 84 (0.23%) SCOM
19 82 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4,557 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 1,887 (5.09%) Oracle
3 1,256 (3.39%) Google
4 743 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 727 (1.96%) SAP
6 536 (1.45%) WorldPay
7 516 (1.39%) VMware
8 487 (1.31%) Tableau
9 466 (1.26%) Atlassian
10 441 (1.19%) Adobe
11 426 (1.15%) IBM
12 331 (0.89%) FIS
13 317 (0.85%) Sage
14 312 (0.84%) HP
15 282 (0.76%) Red Hat
16 275 (0.74%) ServiceNow
17 272 (0.73%) Splunk
18 250 (0.67%) Sitecore
19 239 (0.64%) Informatica
20 231 (0.62%) Cisco