Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 24,192 31,880 45,334
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.72% 29.36% 30.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.05% 31.84% 33.07%
Number of salaries quoted 19,272 25,298 35,460
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,044 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +0.08% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,006 £50,000 £49,812
% change year-on-year +0.01% +0.38% +9.48%

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 77,918 100,125 137,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.49% 92.21% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,778 80,427 108,739
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 0 21,708 £60,000 +4.35% 4,488
UK excluding London 0 12,982 £50,006 +0.01% 3,036
London 0 9,750 £72,500 +3.57% 1,795
Work from Home 0 4,980 £59,488 +8.16% 985
South East 0 3,425 £55,000 +4.76% 641
North of England 0 3,278 £50,000 - 879
South West 0 2,090 £50,000 +11.11% 368
Midlands 0 1,940 £50,000 - 475
Yorkshire 0 1,508 £50,000 - 313
North West 0 1,468 £50,000 - 476
West Midlands 0 1,328 £50,000 - 340
Scotland 0 1,023 £50,000 +11.11% 232
East of England 0 811 £55,000 - 305
East Midlands 0 595 £50,000 - 133
North East 0 308 £47,188 +4.86% 90
Wales 0 297 £47,500 +5.56% 89
Northern Ireland +2 136 £45,000 -1.10% 48
Isle of Man +4 30 £49,500 -17.50%
Channel Islands -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7,062 (29.19%) JavaScript
2 6,410 (26.50%) DevOps
3 6,106 (25.24%) Azure
4 6,099 (25.21%) Scrum
5 5,844 (24.16%) AWS
6 5,404 (22.34%) Java
7 5,224 (21.59%) C#
8 4,884 (20.19%) Finance
9 4,706 (19.45%) .NET
10 4,646 (19.20%) SQL
11 4,618 (19.09%) Software Engineering
12 4,122 (17.04%) Python
13 4,109 (16.98%) Docker
14 3,817 (15.78%) TDD
15 3,748 (15.49%) Microservices
16 3,613 (14.93%) React
17 3,370 (13.93%) HTML
18 3,326 (13.75%) CSS
19 3,322 (13.73%) Test Automation
20 3,210 (13.27%) Kubernetes
21 3,198 (13.22%) Git (software)
22 2,970 (12.28%) AngularJS
23 2,955 (12.21%) Microsoft
24 2,551 (10.54%) SQL Server
25 2,541 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
26 2,455 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
27 2,311 (9.55%) Mentoring
28 2,308 (9.54%) Degree
29 2,253 (9.31%) User Experience
30 2,191 (9.06%) Linux

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 1,013 (4.19%) Confluence
2 474 (1.96%) CMS
3 447 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 433 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 366 (1.51%) Apache Spark
6 305 (1.26%) Apache
7 169 (0.70%) IIS
8 159 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 123 (0.51%) WordPress
10 111 (0.46%) Umbraco
11 101 (0.42%) JBoss
12 93 (0.38%) Drupal
12 93 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
13 87 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 78 (0.32%) nginx
15 64 (0.26%) SAS
16 54 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
16 54 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
17 53 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
18 52 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 326 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 258 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 190 (0.79%) Sketch
4 148 (0.61%) InVision
5 136 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 124 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 118 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 111 (0.46%) Figma
9 85 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 55 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 42 (0.17%) Adobe XD
11 42 (0.17%) Chatbot
12 36 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 35 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 25 (0.10%) Zeplin
15 14 (0.058%) OmniGraffle
16 10 (0.041%) InDesign
16 10 (0.041%) Marvel
17 9 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
17 9 (0.037%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 319 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 67 (0.28%) Magento
4 54 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 43 (0.18%) Shopify
6 38 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 38 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 34 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 26 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 22 (0.091%) SAP S/4HANA
10 20 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
11 17 (0.070%) SAP Hybris
11 17 (0.070%) Sentinel
12 13 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
13 12 (0.050%) Loan IQ
13 12 (0.050%) Oracle Payables
13 12 (0.050%) Oracle Receivables
13 12 (0.050%) SAP SCM
14 10 (0.041%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6,106 (25.24%) Azure
2 5,844 (24.16%) AWS
3 1,822 (7.53%) GCP
4 1,787 (7.39%) SaaS
5 1,325 (5.48%) Serverless
6 861 (3.56%) PaaS
7 818 (3.38%) Power Platform
8 634 (2.62%) GitHub
9 631 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 620 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
11 503 (2.08%) IaaS
12 411 (1.70%) Microsoft 365
13 385 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
13 385 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
14 318 (1.31%) Amazon S3
15 303 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
16 269 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
17 261 (1.08%) Azure Service Bus
18 251 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
19 223 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 313 (1.29%) Internet
2 301 (1.24%) Firewall
3 266 (1.10%) HTTP
4 162 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 136 (0.56%) DNS
6 129 (0.53%) VPN
7 94 (0.39%) VLAN
8 91 (0.38%) OSPF
9 87 (0.36%) Skype
10 85 (0.35%) Network Security
11 83 (0.34%) IPv4
12 67 (0.28%) WAN
13 61 (0.25%) LAN
14 53 (0.22%) Intranet
15 51 (0.21%) FTP
16 45 (0.19%) VoIP
17 44 (0.18%) Broadband
18 42 (0.17%) SSL
19 40 (0.17%) Wireshark
20 36 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,551 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 1,284 (5.31%) NoSQL
3 1,201 (4.96%) MySQL
4 994 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 980 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 962 (3.98%) Relational Database
7 944 (3.90%) Big Data
8 740 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
9 605 (2.50%) Power BI
10 399 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 388 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 361 (1.49%) Redis
13 347 (1.43%) Hadoop
14 317 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 286 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
16 268 (1.11%) RDBMS
17 259 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
18 257 (1.06%) Tableau
19 227 (0.94%) Data Lake
20 191 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3,198 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 2,187 (9.04%) JIRA
3 2,001 (8.27%) Jenkins
4 1,146 (4.74%) Selenium
5 642 (2.65%) Cucumber
6 587 (2.43%) Visual Studio
7 564 (2.33%) GitLab
8 554 (2.29%) Maven
9 469 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 426 (1.76%) TeamCity
11 398 (1.65%) JUnit
12 341 (1.41%) Cypress.io
13 328 (1.36%) Bitbucket
14 315 (1.30%) Postman
15 291 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
16 282 (1.17%) SpecFlow
17 274 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 268 (1.11%) webpack
19 264 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
20 262 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 4,884 (20.19%) Finance
2 1,305 (5.39%) Banking
3 1,284 (5.31%) Marketing
4 1,112 (4.60%) Public Sector
5 1,057 (4.37%) Retail
6 587 (2.43%) Front Office
7 580 (2.40%) Games
8 499 (2.06%) Law
9 485 (2.00%) Legal
10 479 (1.98%) Telecoms
11 417 (1.72%) Manufacturing
12 367 (1.52%) Electronics
13 297 (1.23%) Advertising
14 210 (0.87%) Investment Banking
15 186 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
16 170 (0.70%) Automotive
17 166 (0.69%) Financial Institution
18 153 (0.63%) Publishing
19 143 (0.59%) Back Office
20 106 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9,044 (37.38%) Developer
2 2,193 (9.06%) Software Engineer
3 2,069 (8.55%) Senior Developer
4 1,729 (7.15%) Analyst
5 1,658 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 1,566 (6.47%) Java Developer
7 1,331 (5.50%) Architect
8 1,254 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 1,152 (4.76%) Software Developer
10 1,076 (4.45%) Business Analyst
11 1,068 (4.41%) C# Developer
12 1,056 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
13 915 (3.78%) React Developer
14 864 (3.57%) Project Manager
15 818 (3.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 772 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
17 729 (3.01%) AWS Engineer
18 700 (2.89%) Lead Developer
19 599 (2.48%) C# .NET Developer
20 590 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,706 (19.45%) .NET
2 3,613 (14.93%) React
3 3,370 (13.93%) HTML
4 3,326 (13.75%) CSS
5 2,970 (12.28%) AngularJS
6 2,191 (9.06%) Node.js
7 2,064 (8.53%) .NET Core
8 1,961 (8.11%) Web Services
9 1,716 (7.09%) REST
10 1,575 (6.51%) RESTful
11 1,542 (6.37%) Spring
12 1,391 (5.75%) ASP.NET
13 1,276 (5.27%) Vue.js
14 1,198 (4.95%) HTML5
15 1,166 (4.82%) .NET Framework
16 954 (3.94%) jQuery
17 885 (3.66%) Kafka
18 867 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web API
19 832 (3.44%) Spring Boot
20 702 (2.90%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 2,253 (9.31%) User Experience
2 1,721 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1,314 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
4 1,182 (4.89%) Mobile App
5 696 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 511 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 470 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
8 463 (1.91%) Cloud Native
9 429 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 406 (1.68%) Algorithms
11 399 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 369 (1.53%) Derivative
13 356 (1.47%) Fixed Income
14 334 (1.38%) Virtual Team
15 332 (1.37%) Data Structures
16 306 (1.26%) Equities
17 305 (1.26%) Hedge funds
18 273 (1.13%) Blog
19 260 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 237 (0.98%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2,191 (9.06%) Linux
2 1,191 (4.92%) Windows
3 861 (3.56%) Android
4 770 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 438 (1.81%) Unix
6 317 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 250 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 213 (0.88%) CentOS
9 153 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 64 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
11 56 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 34 (0.14%) Debian
13 28 (0.12%) Alpine Linux
13 28 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
14 25 (0.10%) Mac OS
15 23 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (0.091%) VMS
17 21 (0.087%) Solaris
18 17 (0.070%) Mac OS X
19 16 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,410 (26.50%) DevOps
2 6,099 (25.21%) Scrum
3 4,618 (19.09%) Software Engineering
4 3,817 (15.78%) TDD
5 3,748 (15.49%) Microservices
6 3,322 (13.73%) Test Automation
7 2,541 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
8 2,455 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
9 2,311 (9.55%) Mentoring
10 2,144 (8.86%) SDLC
11 1,989 (8.22%) BDD
12 1,924 (7.95%) Project Management
13 1,821 (7.53%) Analytics
14 1,680 (6.94%) Fintech
15 1,651 (6.82%) MVC
16 1,478 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 1,446 (5.98%) Front End Development
18 1,440 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
19 1,398 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
20 1,368 (5.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7,062 (29.19%) JavaScript
2 5,404 (22.34%) Java
3 5,224 (21.59%) C#
4 4,646 (19.20%) SQL
5 4,122 (17.04%) Python
6 1,965 (8.12%) TypeScript
7 1,035 (4.28%) PHP
8 902 (3.73%) C++
9 819 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 764 (3.16%) Go
11 718 (2.97%) Ruby
12 679 (2.81%) T-SQL
13 626 (2.59%) Java 8
14 611 (2.53%) Bash Shell
15 608 (2.51%) C
16 572 (2.36%) Scala
17 509 (2.10%) ES6
18 473 (1.96%) Kotlin
19 268 (1.11%) R
20 215 (0.89%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 2,308 (9.54%) Degree
2 1,429 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 1,095 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 689 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 293 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 253 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 224 (0.93%) ISEB
8 156 (0.64%) AWS Certification
9 154 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 138 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 135 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 115 (0.48%) PMP
13 106 (0.44%) PhD
14 102 (0.42%) Master's Degree
15 88 (0.36%) CISSP
16 65 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
17 63 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
18 62 (0.26%) HND
19 49 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 48 (0.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,886 (7.80%) QA
2 232 (0.96%) GDPR
3 209 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 207 (0.86%) PMO
5 196 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 152 (0.63%) SLA
7 90 (0.37%) NIST
8 69 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 61 (0.25%) WCAG
10 56 (0.23%) GRC
11 46 (0.19%) MISRA
12 41 (0.17%) COBIT
12 41 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 34 (0.14%) MiFID
14 33 (0.14%) NCSC
15 28 (0.12%) PMBOK
16 27 (0.11%) EMIR
17 24 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 17 (0.070%) Actionable Recommendations
18 17 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4,109 (16.98%) Docker
2 373 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 339 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 71 (0.29%) VirtualBox
6 69 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 57 (0.24%) vSphere
8 52 (0.21%) Firmware
9 48 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 33 (0.14%) HDFS
11 26 (0.11%) KVM
12 25 (0.10%) NDS
13 24 (0.099%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 18 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.050%) Postfix
15 12 (0.050%) VMware NSX
15 12 (0.050%) Xen
16 11 (0.045%) XenApp
17 8 (0.033%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3,210 (13.27%) Kubernetes
2 1,997 (8.25%) Terraform
3 1,289 (5.33%) Ansible
4 842 (3.48%) Puppet
5 666 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
6 224 (0.93%) Prometheus
7 175 (0.72%) Grafana
8 123 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
9 100 (0.41%) Packer
10 77 (0.32%) Istio
11 71 (0.29%) Nagios
12 57 (0.24%) Rancher
13 56 (0.23%) Consul
14 49 (0.20%) Kibana
14 49 (0.20%) ZABBIX
15 45 (0.19%) Graphite
16 40 (0.17%) CFEngine
16 40 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
17 37 (0.15%) Salt
18 32 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2,955 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 1,157 (4.78%) Oracle
3 1,024 (4.23%) Google
4 530 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
5 455 (1.88%) SAP
6 449 (1.86%) VMware
7 310 (1.28%) IBM
8 288 (1.19%) Atlassian
9 276 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 269 (1.11%) Adobe
11 193 (0.80%) Splunk
12 165 (0.68%) Xamarin
13 152 (0.63%) Databricks
14 142 (0.59%) Cisco
15 135 (0.56%) ServiceNow
16 132 (0.55%) Apple
17 123 (0.51%) SaltStack
18 121 (0.50%) Sitecore
19 118 (0.49%) Informatica
20 115 (0.48%) Talend