Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 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 40,419 16,115 39,635
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 31.33% 28.94% 29.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.20% 31.16% 31.88%
Number of salaries quoted 25,572 13,419 30,952
10th Percentile £38,250 £37,500 £33,772
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.67% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 121,729 51,713 124,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.36% 92.88% 92.59%
Number of salaries quoted 81,314 43,396 99,764
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 2 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Top 17 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 2 December 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 35,361 £62,500 +4.17% 5,714
UK excluding London +1 19,747 £55,000 +10.00% 3,585
London 0 17,034 £75,000 +7.14% 2,489
Work from Home 0 9,229 £62,500 +8.70% 1,180
South East +1 5,874 £57,500 +4.55% 768
North of England +1 5,240 £55,000 +10.00% 1,060
Midlands +1 2,952 £52,500 +5.00% 628
North West +1 2,625 £55,000 +4.76% 619
Yorkshire 0 2,261 £55,000 +10.00% 304
South West +1 2,153 £52,500 +5.00% 446
West Midlands 0 1,949 £53,000 +6.00% 427
Scotland +1 1,522 £52,500 +10.53% 281
East of England 0 1,314 £57,500 +4.55% 286
East Midlands +1 992 £50,000 - 196
Wales +2 544 £49,000 +8.89% 90
North East +1 374 £50,000 +11.11% 137
Northern Ireland +2 274 £47,500 +5.56% 29

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 10,566 (26.14%) DevOps
2 10,095 (24.98%) Social Skills
3 10,049 (24.86%) Scrum
4 10,025 (24.80%) JavaScript
5 9,783 (24.20%) AWS
6 9,780 (24.20%) Azure
7 9,079 (22.46%) Java
8 9,031 (22.34%) Finance
9 8,724 (21.58%) Software Engineering
10 7,734 (19.13%) SQL
11 7,491 (18.53%) C#
12 7,420 (18.36%) React
13 6,737 (16.67%) Python
14 6,395 (15.82%) .NET
15 6,292 (15.57%) TDD
16 6,209 (15.36%) Docker
17 6,052 (14.97%) Microservices
18 5,796 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
19 5,583 (13.81%) Test Automation
20 5,335 (13.20%) Kubernetes
21 5,283 (13.07%) Git (software)
22 5,093 (12.60%) Degree
23 5,070 (12.54%) Mentoring
24 4,645 (11.49%) Full Stack Development
25 4,600 (11.38%) Microsoft
26 4,554 (11.27%) Node.js
27 4,477 (11.08%) HTML
28 4,459 (11.03%) CSS
29 4,347 (10.75%) AngularJS
30 4,184 (10.35%) Analytics

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 1,601 (3.96%) Confluence
2 890 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
3 745 (1.84%) Apache Spark
4 730 (1.81%) CMS
5 678 (1.68%) Apache
6 585 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 206 (0.51%) IIS
8 204 (0.50%) WordPress
9 195 (0.48%) SAS
10 185 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
11 155 (0.38%) nginx
12 154 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 149 (0.37%) GemFire
14 111 (0.27%) Drupal
15 110 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 94 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
17 90 (0.22%) Apache Solr
18 86 (0.21%) Umbraco
19 84 (0.21%) WebSphere
20 78 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 683 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 623 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 367 (0.91%) Figma
4 362 (0.90%) Sketch
5 334 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 317 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 312 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 227 (0.56%) InVision
9 80 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 77 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 76 (0.19%) Adobe XD
12 69 (0.17%) Chatbot
12 69 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
13 48 (0.12%) Simulink
14 44 (0.11%) Zeplin
15 43 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
16 28 (0.069%) Windchill
17 25 (0.062%) OmniGraffle
18 21 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
19 17 (0.042%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 225 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 102 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 89 (0.22%) Magento
5 82 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 79 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 70 (0.17%) Sentinel
7 70 (0.17%) Shopify
8 65 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
9 63 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 46 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 44 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 33 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
13 32 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
13 32 (0.079%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 28 (0.069%) TrackWise
15 26 (0.064%) R3 Corda
16 25 (0.062%) SAP SCM
17 24 (0.059%) Summit
18 23 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9,783 (24.20%) AWS
2 9,780 (24.20%) Azure
3 2,964 (7.33%) Serverless
4 2,957 (7.32%) SaaS
5 2,882 (7.13%) GCP
6 2,008 (4.97%) GitHub
7 1,440 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
8 1,399 (3.46%) Power Platform
9 1,084 (2.68%) PaaS
10 915 (2.26%) Amazon S3
11 907 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 704 (1.74%) OpenShift
13 660 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
14 654 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
15 627 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
16 621 (1.54%) IaaS
17 526 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
18 486 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
19 428 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
20 426 (1.05%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 811 (2.01%) HTTP
2 504 (1.25%) Broadband
3 450 (1.11%) Firewall
4 360 (0.89%) Internet
5 283 (0.70%) DNS
6 273 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 198 (0.49%) Network Security
8 172 (0.43%) VPN
9 112 (0.28%) Kerberos
10 103 (0.25%) SSL
11 93 (0.23%) WAN
12 87 (0.22%) DHCP
13 86 (0.21%) Cisco IPT
14 79 (0.20%) FTP
15 73 (0.18%) Intranet
16 70 (0.17%) LAN
17 66 (0.16%) HTTPS
18 64 (0.16%) AMQP
18 64 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
19 61 (0.15%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,480 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 2,371 (5.87%) NoSQL
3 1,961 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1,818 (4.50%) MongoDB
5 1,814 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 1,719 (4.25%) MySQL
7 1,520 (3.76%) Big Data
8 1,162 (2.87%) Power BI
9 1,148 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 935 (2.31%) Redis
11 901 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 713 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 686 (1.70%) Data Lake
14 580 (1.43%) Hadoop
15 542 (1.34%) Tableau
16 459 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 455 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
18 409 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
18 409 (1.01%) RDBMS
19 405 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5,283 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 3,881 (9.60%) JIRA
3 3,658 (9.05%) Jenkins
4 1,716 (4.25%) Selenium
5 948 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 850 (2.10%) Cypress.io
7 814 (2.01%) JUnit
8 768 (1.90%) Maven
9 743 (1.84%) GitLab
10 733 (1.81%) webpack
11 714 (1.77%) TeamCity
12 692 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 689 (1.70%) Postman
14 664 (1.64%) Visual Studio
15 586 (1.45%) Bitbucket
16 579 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
17 557 (1.38%) JMeter
18 480 (1.19%) SpecFlow
19 382 (0.95%) Mockito
20 369 (0.91%) NUnit
General
1 10,095 (24.98%) Social Skills
2 9,031 (22.34%) Finance
3 3,262 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
4 2,234 (5.53%) Banking
5 2,085 (5.16%) Retail
6 2,083 (5.15%) Marketing
7 1,589 (3.93%) Public Sector
8 1,383 (3.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1,170 (2.89%) Law
10 1,027 (2.54%) Presentation Skills
11 931 (2.30%) Games
12 901 (2.23%) Legal
13 876 (2.17%) Influencing Skills
14 714 (1.77%) Manufacturing
15 694 (1.72%) Front Office
16 688 (1.70%) Telecoms
17 638 (1.58%) Advertising
18 629 (1.56%) Organisational Skills
19 555 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
20 375 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12,897 (31.91%) Developer
2 4,316 (10.68%) Software Engineer
3 3,359 (8.31%) Analyst
4 2,991 (7.40%) Senior Developer
5 2,392 (5.92%) Architect
6 2,189 (5.42%) Java Developer
7 1,974 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 1,825 (4.52%) Business Analyst
9 1,766 (4.37%) Software Developer
10 1,657 (4.10%) .NET Developer
11 1,502 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
12 1,446 (3.58%) C# Developer
13 1,411 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
14 1,302 (3.22%) Senior Software Engineer
15 1,267 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 1,209 (2.99%) React Developer
17 930 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
18 902 (2.23%) Product Owner
19 883 (2.18%) Lead Developer
20 870 (2.15%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,420 (18.36%) React
2 6,395 (15.82%) .NET
3 4,554 (11.27%) Node.js
4 4,477 (11.08%) HTML
5 4,459 (11.03%) CSS
6 4,347 (10.75%) AngularJS
7 3,434 (8.50%) Web Services
8 3,302 (8.17%) REST
9 3,010 (7.45%) Spring
10 2,881 (7.13%) RESTful
11 2,581 (6.39%) .NET Core
12 1,925 (4.76%) Kafka
13 1,787 (4.42%) Vue.js
14 1,670 (4.13%) HTML5
15 1,638 (4.05%) Spring Boot
16 1,583 (3.92%) ASP.NET
17 1,451 (3.59%) .NET Framework
18 1,446 (3.58%) JSON
19 1,391 (3.44%) GraphQL
20 1,273 (3.15%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 3,959 (9.79%) User Experience
2 1,781 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 1,472 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 1,330 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 1,196 (2.96%) Cloud Native
6 893 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 880 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 838 (2.07%) Virtual Team
9 807 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 653 (1.62%) Public Cloud
11 613 (1.52%) Data Structures
11 613 (1.52%) Social Media
12 456 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 440 (1.09%) Life Science
14 399 (0.99%) Equities
15 379 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 371 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
17 369 (0.91%) Legacy Systems
18 334 (0.83%) Derivative
19 316 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3,364 (8.32%) Linux
2 1,714 (4.24%) Windows
3 1,220 (3.02%) Android
4 1,124 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 957 (2.37%) Unix
6 318 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 208 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 205 (0.51%) Ubuntu
9 193 (0.48%) CentOS
10 155 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 94 (0.23%) VMS
12 75 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 61 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
14 59 (0.15%) AIX
15 49 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 46 (0.11%) Mesosphere
17 34 (0.084%) Windows Server 2019
18 32 (0.079%) Debian
18 32 (0.079%) Embedded Linux
19 22 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,566 (26.14%) DevOps
2 10,049 (24.86%) Scrum
3 8,724 (21.58%) Software Engineering
4 6,292 (15.57%) TDD
5 6,052 (14.97%) Microservices
6 5,796 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
7 5,583 (13.81%) Test Automation
8 5,070 (12.54%) Mentoring
9 4,645 (11.49%) Full Stack Development
10 4,184 (10.35%) Analytics
11 3,919 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
12 3,859 (9.55%) SDLC
13 3,707 (9.17%) Project Management
14 3,462 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 3,290 (8.14%) Computer Science
16 3,243 (8.02%) Coaching
17 3,227 (7.98%) BDD
18 3,117 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 2,876 (7.12%) User Stories
20 2,786 (6.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10,025 (24.80%) JavaScript
2 9,079 (22.46%) Java
3 7,734 (19.13%) SQL
4 7,491 (18.53%) C#
5 6,737 (16.67%) Python
6 3,927 (9.72%) TypeScript
7 1,530 (3.79%) PHP
8 1,510 (3.74%) Go
9 1,376 (3.40%) C
10 1,369 (3.39%) C++
11 1,331 (3.29%) PowerShell
12 1,155 (2.86%) Scala
13 1,103 (2.73%) Java 8
14 1,083 (2.68%) Bash Shell
15 1,044 (2.58%) Kotlin
16 1,043 (2.58%) Ruby
17 858 (2.12%) T-SQL
18 696 (1.72%) ES6
19 528 (1.31%) Shell Script
20 520 (1.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5,093 (12.60%) Degree
2 2,628 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 2,214 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 1,433 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 462 (1.14%) Master's Degree
6 363 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 361 (0.89%) ISTQB
8 344 (0.85%) AWS Certification
9 334 (0.83%) ISEB
10 292 (0.72%) CISSP
11 259 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 216 (0.53%) PMP
13 208 (0.51%) DV Cleared
14 200 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
15 199 (0.49%) OCP
16 180 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
17 137 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 133 (0.33%) CISM
19 120 (0.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 120 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3,847 (9.52%) QA
2 815 (2.02%) Accessibility
3 487 (1.20%) PMO
4 443 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 437 (1.08%) GDPR
6 246 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 246 (0.61%) SLA
7 120 (0.30%) NIST
8 109 (0.27%) WCAG
9 108 (0.27%) GRC
10 86 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 69 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 62 (0.15%) GxP
13 56 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
14 44 (0.11%) COBIT
15 43 (0.11%) NCSC
15 43 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 42 (0.10%) ITGC
17 41 (0.10%) CDISC
18 40 (0.099%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6,209 (15.36%) Docker
2 465 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 338 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 187 (0.46%) HDFS
5 132 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 70 (0.17%) Firmware
7 60 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 47 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (0.10%) vSphere
10 39 (0.096%) Hyper-V
11 27 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (0.062%) Postfix
12 25 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.047%) ISA Server
14 13 (0.032%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.030%) Varnish
16 10 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (0.022%) Ceph
17 9 (0.022%) XenApp
18 8 (0.020%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5,335 (13.20%) Kubernetes
2 3,346 (8.28%) Terraform
3 1,919 (4.75%) Ansible
4 947 (2.34%) Puppet
5 852 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 468 (1.16%) Grafana
7 366 (0.91%) Prometheus
8 171 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
9 161 (0.40%) Kibana
10 106 (0.26%) Packer
11 96 (0.24%) logstash
12 85 (0.21%) Istio
13 82 (0.20%) Nagios
14 81 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
14 81 (0.20%) Graphite
15 79 (0.20%) Consul
16 72 (0.18%) SCCM
17 70 (0.17%) Rancher
18 67 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
19 53 (0.13%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 4,600 (11.38%) Microsoft
2 1,824 (4.51%) Oracle
3 1,806 (4.47%) Google
4 1,064 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
5 872 (2.16%) SAP
6 529 (1.31%) Adobe
7 513 (1.27%) ServiceNow
8 484 (1.20%) Databricks
9 469 (1.16%) VMware
10 382 (0.95%) Atlassian
11 364 (0.90%) IBM
12 356 (0.88%) Splunk
13 344 (0.85%) MuleSoft
14 338 (0.84%) Red Hat
15 257 (0.64%) Cognizant
16 201 (0.50%) Apple
17 194 (0.48%) Okta
18 188 (0.47%) Xamarin
19 182 (0.45%) New Relic
20 165 (0.41%) LexisNexis