Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 15,650 39,933 49,300
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.89% 29.54% 30.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.32% 32.04% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15,118 32,931 41,593
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 49,970 124,639 149,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.26% 92.19% 91.96%
Number of salaries quoted 41,486 98,615 119,146
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.65%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -1 14,497 £60,000 +9.09% 3,265
UK excluding London -1 8,474 £50,000 - 2,282
London 0 6,599 £70,000 +3.70% 1,230
Work from Home 0 2,455 £57,500 +4.55% 635
North of England -1 2,357 £50,000 +5.26% 744
South East 0 2,350 £55,000 +4.76% 464
South West -1 1,258 £50,000 +5.26% 266
Midlands 0 1,250 £50,000 +5.26% 348
North West -1 1,134 £51,000 +7.37% 399
Yorkshire 0 994 £49,250 +3.68% 250
West Midlands +1 826 £50,000 +4.71% 205
Scotland -1 552 £47,500 - 179
East of England -1 465 £55,000 - 207
East Midlands 0 422 £50,000 +11.11% 142
North East -1 228 £47,500 +5.56% 95
Wales -4 175 £47,000 +4.44% 52
Northern Ireland 0 76 £43,750 -27.08% 24
Isle of Man -2 4 £49,500 -17.50%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 4,826 (30.84%) JavaScript
2 4,092 (26.15%) Scrum
3 3,993 (25.51%) DevOps
4 3,955 (25.27%) Azure
5 3,732 (23.85%) Java
6 3,662 (23.40%) AWS
7 3,540 (22.62%) C#
8 3,369 (21.53%) .NET
9 3,320 (21.21%) Finance
10 3,247 (20.75%) SQL
11 2,749 (17.57%) TDD
12 2,698 (17.24%) Python
13 2,575 (16.45%) Software Engineering
14 2,550 (16.29%) Microservices
15 2,421 (15.47%) HTML
16 2,319 (14.82%) CSS
17 2,255 (14.41%) AngularJS
18 2,240 (14.31%) Git (software)
19 2,235 (14.28%) React
20 2,183 (13.95%) Test Automation
21 2,170 (13.87%) Docker
22 1,925 (12.30%) Microsoft
23 1,868 (11.94%) SQL Server
24 1,626 (10.39%) Kubernetes
25 1,553 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
26 1,534 (9.80%) Node.js
27 1,488 (9.51%) BDD
28 1,467 (9.37%) .NET Core
29 1,438 (9.19%) Degree
30 1,419 (9.07%) Web Services

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
1 577 (3.69%) Confluence
2 298 (1.90%) CMS
3 267 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 250 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
5 207 (1.32%) Apache
6 175 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 128 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 89 (0.57%) WordPress
9 87 (0.56%) IIS
10 74 (0.47%) NServiceBus
11 70 (0.45%) JBoss
11 70 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 59 (0.38%) Umbraco
13 57 (0.36%) SAS
14 53 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
15 50 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
16 44 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
17 41 (0.26%) EPiServer
18 40 (0.26%) OpenStack
19 35 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 165 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 115 (0.73%) Sketch
4 92 (0.59%) InVision
5 87 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 69 (0.44%) Chatbot
7 65 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
8 51 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 49 (0.31%) Figma
10 34 (0.22%) Photoshop
11 32 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 21 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 21 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
13 20 (0.13%) Zeplin
14 13 (0.083%) Adobe XD
15 7 (0.045%) Marvel
16 4 (0.026%) Windchill
17 3 (0.019%) Moqups
18 2 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
18 2 (0.013%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 223 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.49%) Magento
3 39 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 37 (0.24%) Shopify
5 36 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 33 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 33 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
7 31 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 31 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
8 17 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 15 (0.096%) SAP PSCD
10 14 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.089%) Odoo
10 14 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
10 14 (0.089%) Siebel CRM
11 12 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (0.077%) Loan IQ
12 11 (0.070%) R3 Corda
13 10 (0.064%) Distributed Ledger
14 9 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3,955 (25.27%) Azure
2 3,662 (23.40%) AWS
3 1,030 (6.58%) GCP
4 889 (5.68%) SaaS
5 742 (4.74%) Serverless
6 457 (2.92%) AWS Lambda
7 442 (2.82%) Power Platform
8 394 (2.52%) PaaS
9 355 (2.27%) GitHub
10 343 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 276 (1.76%) Office 365
12 272 (1.74%) IaaS
13 270 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
14 263 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
15 228 (1.46%) Amazon S3
16 224 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
17 147 (0.94%) OpenShift
18 133 (0.85%) npm
19 125 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
20 122 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 235 (1.50%) HTTP
2 191 (1.22%) Internet
3 176 (1.12%) Firewall
4 155 (0.99%) Skype
5 114 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 98 (0.63%) DNS
7 67 (0.43%) VPN
8 57 (0.36%) Network Security
9 56 (0.36%) VoIP
10 48 (0.31%) LAN
11 44 (0.28%) WAN
12 39 (0.25%) Intranet
13 38 (0.24%) FTP
14 33 (0.21%) Wireless
15 30 (0.19%) SSH
16 23 (0.15%) DHCP
16 23 (0.15%) Unified Communications
17 22 (0.14%) Bluetooth
17 22 (0.14%) PBX
17 22 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,868 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 1,024 (6.54%) NoSQL
3 734 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 725 (4.63%) MySQL
5 635 (4.06%) Big Data
6 547 (3.50%) Relational Database
7 545 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
8 508 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
9 362 (2.31%) Power BI
10 288 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 250 (1.60%) Hadoop
12 238 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 220 (1.41%) Redis
14 211 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 203 (1.30%) Data Lake
16 157 (1.00%) Tableau
17 140 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
18 127 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 121 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
20 119 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2,240 (14.31%) Git (software)
2 1,388 (8.87%) JIRA
3 1,168 (7.46%) Jenkins
4 971 (6.20%) Selenium
5 473 (3.02%) Cucumber
6 370 (2.36%) Visual Studio
7 363 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 339 (2.17%) GitLab
9 328 (2.10%) Maven
10 322 (2.06%) JUnit
11 273 (1.74%) TeamCity
12 243 (1.55%) WebDriver
13 220 (1.41%) Bitbucket
14 192 (1.23%) SpecFlow
15 181 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
16 174 (1.11%) Cypress.io
17 172 (1.10%) Subversion
18 168 (1.07%) NUnit
19 165 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 164 (1.05%) webpack
General
1 3,320 (21.21%) Finance
2 828 (5.29%) Banking
3 674 (4.31%) Marketing
4 630 (4.03%) Public Sector
5 576 (3.68%) Front Office
6 516 (3.30%) Retail
7 312 (1.99%) Games
8 271 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 264 (1.69%) Telecoms
10 239 (1.53%) Law
11 213 (1.36%) Investment Banking
12 155 (0.99%) Legal
13 147 (0.94%) Advertising
13 147 (0.94%) Electronics
14 131 (0.84%) Publishing
15 98 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 94 (0.60%) Back Office
17 84 (0.54%) Local Government
18 76 (0.49%) Automotive
19 72 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6,368 (40.69%) Developer
2 1,402 (8.96%) Senior Developer
3 1,203 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1,182 (7.55%) Software Engineer
5 1,060 (6.77%) Analyst
6 1,023 (6.54%) Java Developer
7 946 (6.04%) Architect
8 769 (4.91%) C# Developer
9 768 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
10 746 (4.77%) Software Developer
11 727 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
12 626 (4.00%) Business Analyst
13 572 (3.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 530 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
15 515 (3.29%) C# .NET Developer
15 515 (3.29%) Lead Developer
16 479 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
17 462 (2.95%) Project Manager
18 458 (2.93%) React Developer
19 442 (2.82%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,369 (21.53%) .NET
2 2,421 (15.47%) HTML
3 2,319 (14.82%) CSS
4 2,255 (14.41%) AngularJS
5 2,235 (14.28%) React
6 1,534 (9.80%) Node.js
7 1,467 (9.37%) .NET Core
8 1,419 (9.07%) Web Services
9 1,198 (7.65%) REST
10 1,161 (7.42%) ASP.NET
11 1,141 (7.29%) RESTful
12 965 (6.17%) Spring
13 940 (6.01%) Vue.js
14 876 (5.60%) .NET Framework
15 807 (5.16%) HTML5
16 660 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
17 648 (4.14%) jQuery
18 565 (3.61%) JSON
19 552 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
20 503 (3.21%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1,244 (7.95%) User Experience
2 1,061 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 874 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
4 662 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 518 (3.31%) Fixed Income
6 418 (2.67%) Derivative
7 414 (2.65%) Hedge funds
8 388 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 353 (2.26%) Equities
10 323 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 319 (2.04%) Algorithms
12 291 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
13 275 (1.76%) Management Information System
14 262 (1.67%) Cloud Native
15 258 (1.65%) Public Cloud
16 245 (1.57%) Data Structures
17 203 (1.30%) Virtual Team
18 153 (0.98%) Blog
19 125 (0.80%) Data Centre
20 95 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,419 (9.07%) Linux
2 807 (5.16%) Windows
3 493 (3.15%) Android
4 413 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 293 (1.87%) Unix
6 170 (1.09%) CentOS
7 156 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 156 (1.00%) Windows Server
8 59 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 52 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 38 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.19%) VMS
11 29 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
12 22 (0.14%) AIX
13 19 (0.12%) Fedora
14 18 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
15 17 (0.11%) Debian
16 13 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.064%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,092 (26.15%) Scrum
2 3,993 (25.51%) DevOps
3 2,749 (17.57%) TDD
4 2,575 (16.45%) Software Engineering
5 2,550 (16.29%) Microservices
6 2,183 (13.95%) Test Automation
7 1,553 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
8 1,488 (9.51%) BDD
9 1,364 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
10 1,287 (8.22%) Mentoring
10 1,287 (8.22%) MVC
11 1,237 (7.90%) SDLC
12 1,140 (7.28%) Project Management
13 1,121 (7.16%) Fintech
14 1,068 (6.82%) Analytics
15 1,048 (6.70%) OO
16 987 (6.31%) Unit Testing
17 895 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
18 892 (5.70%) Front End Development
19 872 (5.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4,826 (30.84%) JavaScript
2 3,732 (23.85%) Java
3 3,540 (22.62%) C#
4 3,247 (20.75%) SQL
5 2,698 (17.24%) Python
6 1,116 (7.13%) TypeScript
7 619 (3.96%) PHP
8 589 (3.76%) C++
9 457 (2.92%) Go
10 432 (2.76%) Kotlin
11 412 (2.63%) Ruby
12 409 (2.61%) Java 8
13 403 (2.58%) T-SQL
14 400 (2.56%) C
15 396 (2.53%) Scala
16 394 (2.52%) PowerShell
17 311 (1.99%) Bash Shell
18 243 (1.55%) R
19 230 (1.47%) ES6
20 200 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,438 (9.19%) Degree
2 928 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 632 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 349 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 236 (1.51%) DV Cleared
6 206 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 158 (1.01%) ISEB
8 112 (0.72%) AWS Certification
9 82 (0.52%) PhD
10 81 (0.52%) Master's Degree
11 79 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 73 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 57 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 57 (0.36%) CISSP
13 57 (0.36%) PMP
14 55 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 45 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
15 45 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
16 41 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 39 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,273 (8.13%) QA
2 175 (1.12%) GDPR
3 129 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 120 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 114 (0.73%) SLA
6 78 (0.50%) PMO
7 66 (0.42%) NIST
8 51 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 37 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 34 (0.22%) MiFID
11 29 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 21 (0.13%) EMIR
13 19 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 19 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 16 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
14 16 (0.10%) NCSC
15 13 (0.083%) WCAG
16 12 (0.077%) MISRA
17 11 (0.070%) NIST 800
18 9 (0.058%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2,170 (13.87%) Docker
2 224 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 156 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (0.32%) HDFS
5 45 (0.29%) vSphere
6 37 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 28 (0.18%) Firmware
9 26 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (0.13%) NDS
10 20 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 19 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 17 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (0.077%) LXC
13 12 (0.077%) XenApp
14 11 (0.070%) Postfix
15 9 (0.058%) Varnish
15 9 (0.058%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.051%) NFS
16 8 (0.051%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,626 (10.39%) Kubernetes
2 1,190 (7.60%) Terraform
3 655 (4.19%) Ansible
4 517 (3.30%) Puppet
5 351 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (0.60%) Prometheus
7 89 (0.57%) Grafana
8 50 (0.32%) SCCM
9 46 (0.29%) Graphite
10 42 (0.27%) Packer
11 39 (0.25%) Istio
11 39 (0.25%) Nagios
12 33 (0.21%) Kibana
13 31 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
14 25 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
14 25 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
15 23 (0.15%) logstash
15 23 (0.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
16 21 (0.13%) Rancher
17 20 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,925 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 702 (4.49%) Oracle
3 636 (4.06%) Google
4 345 (2.20%) SAP
5 295 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
6 229 (1.46%) VMware
7 228 (1.46%) Atlassian
8 172 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 153 (0.98%) IBM
10 117 (0.75%) Adobe
11 108 (0.69%) Xamarin
12 99 (0.63%) Databricks
13 95 (0.61%) Splunk
14 82 (0.52%) Talend
15 74 (0.47%) Informatica
16 73 (0.47%) Cisco
16 73 (0.47%) ServiceNow
17 71 (0.45%) MuleSoft
18 70 (0.45%) Zend
19 68 (0.43%) Sitecore