Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 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 14,304 40,541 49,549
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.77% 29.66% 30.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.14% 32.16% 32.82%
Number of salaries quoted 13,497 33,350 41,707
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £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 45,939 126,062 150,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.38% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,888 99,591 119,910
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,687 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 13,279 £60,000 +9.09% 3,046
UK excluding London -1 7,806 £50,000 - 2,126
London 0 6,017 £70,000 +3.70% 1,158
South East 0 2,226 £55,000 +4.76% 444
North of England -1 2,199 £50,000 +5.26% 652
Work from Home 0 2,045 £57,500 +0.66% 577
South West -1 1,123 £50,000 +5.26% 265
Midlands 0 1,112 £50,000 +5.26% 326
North West 0 1,090 £50,000 +5.26% 364
Yorkshire 0 912 £50,000 +5.26% 205
West Midlands +1 742 £50,000 +5.26% 203
Scotland -1 477 £47,500 - 157
East of England -1 426 £55,000 - 186
East Midlands 0 372 £50,000 +11.11% 119
North East -1 196 £47,500 +5.56% 83
Wales -3 182 £45,000 - 70
Northern Ireland -2 79 £43,500 -24.35% 31
Isle of Man -1 1 £49,500 -17.50%

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 4,373 (30.57%) JavaScript
2 3,675 (25.69%) Scrum
3 3,539 (24.74%) DevOps
4 3,508 (24.52%) Azure
5 3,325 (23.25%) AWS
6 3,319 (23.20%) Java
7 3,310 (23.14%) C#
8 3,154 (22.05%) .NET
9 3,113 (21.76%) Finance
10 3,001 (20.98%) SQL
11 2,527 (17.67%) TDD
12 2,439 (17.05%) Python
13 2,418 (16.90%) Software Engineering
14 2,330 (16.29%) Microservices
15 2,219 (15.51%) HTML
16 2,112 (14.77%) CSS
17 2,093 (14.63%) AngularJS
18 2,052 (14.35%) React
19 2,039 (14.25%) Git (software)
20 1,995 (13.95%) Test Automation
21 1,882 (13.16%) Docker
22 1,879 (13.14%) Microsoft
23 1,784 (12.47%) SQL Server
24 1,400 (9.79%) Kubernetes
25 1,391 (9.72%) Node.js
26 1,384 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
27 1,370 (9.58%) BDD
28 1,348 (9.42%) Degree
29 1,339 (9.36%) Web Services
29 1,339 (9.36%) 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
1 567 (3.96%) Confluence
2 279 (1.95%) CMS
3 243 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
4 238 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 189 (1.32%) Apache
6 180 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 123 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 86 (0.60%) WordPress
9 79 (0.55%) IIS
10 69 (0.48%) NServiceBus
11 63 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 58 (0.41%) SAS
13 55 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
14 53 (0.37%) Umbraco
15 46 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 45 (0.31%) EPiServer
17 44 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
18 43 (0.30%) JBoss
19 35 (0.24%) OpenStack
20 30 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 162 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 156 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 93 (0.65%) Sketch
4 78 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 74 (0.52%) InVision
6 69 (0.48%) Chatbot
7 63 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
8 50 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 48 (0.34%) Figma
10 29 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 25 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 19 (0.13%) Zeplin
13 18 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
14 15 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
15 13 (0.091%) Adobe XD
16 8 (0.056%) Marvel
17 4 (0.028%) Windchill
18 3 (0.021%) Moqups
18 3 (0.021%) Simulink
19 2 (0.014%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 207 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.50%) Magento
3 43 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 37 (0.26%) Shopify
4 37 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
5 34 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
6 31 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 29 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
8 23 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
9 20 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 17 (0.12%) SAP PSCD
11 14 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
11 14 (0.098%) Odoo
11 14 (0.098%) Siebel CRM
12 13 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
13 12 (0.084%) Distributed Ledger
13 12 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (0.077%) R3 Corda
15 9 (0.063%) Loan IQ
15 9 (0.063%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3,508 (24.52%) Azure
2 3,325 (23.25%) AWS
3 845 (5.91%) GCP
4 823 (5.75%) SaaS
5 632 (4.42%) Serverless
6 422 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
7 389 (2.72%) Power Platform
8 337 (2.36%) GitHub
9 327 (2.29%) PaaS
10 299 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 263 (1.84%) Office 365
12 255 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
13 252 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
14 244 (1.71%) IaaS
15 218 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
16 213 (1.49%) Amazon S3
17 141 (0.99%) OpenShift
18 128 (0.89%) npm
19 96 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
20 84 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 220 (1.54%) HTTP
2 185 (1.29%) Internet
3 166 (1.16%) Skype
4 162 (1.13%) Firewall
5 106 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 90 (0.63%) DNS
7 63 (0.44%) VPN
8 52 (0.36%) LAN
9 51 (0.36%) VoIP
10 48 (0.34%) WAN
11 41 (0.29%) FTP
11 41 (0.29%) Network Security
12 37 (0.26%) Intranet
13 32 (0.22%) Wireless
14 29 (0.20%) SSH
15 26 (0.18%) DHCP
16 25 (0.17%) Broadband
16 25 (0.17%) SSL
17 22 (0.15%) PBX
17 22 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,784 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 942 (6.59%) NoSQL
3 675 (4.72%) MongoDB
4 627 (4.38%) MySQL
5 599 (4.19%) Big Data
6 484 (3.38%) Relational Database
7 460 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
8 449 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
9 324 (2.27%) Power BI
10 256 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 240 (1.68%) Hadoop
12 225 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 209 (1.46%) Data Lake
14 199 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 189 (1.32%) Redis
16 140 (0.98%) Tableau
17 125 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
18 116 (0.81%) Snowflake Schema
18 116 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 113 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2,039 (14.25%) Git (software)
2 1,324 (9.26%) JIRA
3 1,072 (7.49%) Jenkins
4 880 (6.15%) Selenium
5 423 (2.96%) Cucumber
6 336 (2.35%) Visual Studio
7 333 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 298 (2.08%) JUnit
9 295 (2.06%) Maven
10 283 (1.98%) GitLab
11 252 (1.76%) TeamCity
12 240 (1.68%) WebDriver
13 191 (1.34%) SpecFlow
14 182 (1.27%) Bitbucket
15 171 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
16 168 (1.17%) Subversion
17 164 (1.15%) NUnit
18 158 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 155 (1.08%) webpack
20 141 (0.99%) Cypress.io
General
1 3,113 (21.76%) Finance
2 751 (5.25%) Banking
3 604 (4.22%) Marketing
4 561 (3.92%) Front Office
5 513 (3.59%) Public Sector
6 450 (3.15%) Retail
7 266 (1.86%) Games
8 240 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 224 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 210 (1.47%) Law
11 206 (1.44%) Investment Banking
12 138 (0.96%) Legal
13 135 (0.94%) Advertising
14 124 (0.87%) Publishing
15 121 (0.85%) Electronics
16 117 (0.82%) Back Office
17 93 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 88 (0.62%) Local Government
19 70 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
20 58 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5,799 (40.54%) Developer
2 1,253 (8.76%) Senior Developer
3 1,125 (7.86%) .NET Developer
4 1,098 (7.68%) Software Engineer
5 998 (6.98%) Analyst
6 918 (6.42%) Java Developer
7 884 (6.18%) Architect
8 744 (5.20%) C# Developer
9 683 (4.77%) DevOps Engineer
10 681 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 626 (4.38%) Full Stack Developer
12 587 (4.10%) Business Analyst
13 534 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 507 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
15 472 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
16 461 (3.22%) Lead Developer
17 431 (3.01%) Project Manager
18 429 (3.00%) AWS Engineer
19 411 (2.87%) React Developer
20 404 (2.82%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,154 (22.05%) .NET
2 2,219 (15.51%) HTML
3 2,112 (14.77%) CSS
4 2,093 (14.63%) AngularJS
5 2,052 (14.35%) React
6 1,391 (9.72%) Node.js
7 1,339 (9.36%) Web Services
8 1,327 (9.28%) .NET Core
9 1,175 (8.21%) ASP.NET
10 1,117 (7.81%) REST
11 1,053 (7.36%) RESTful
12 876 (6.12%) Vue.js
13 854 (5.97%) Spring
14 790 (5.52%) .NET Framework
15 733 (5.12%) HTML5
16 626 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
17 611 (4.27%) jQuery
18 568 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
19 531 (3.71%) JSON
20 476 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,077 (7.53%) User Experience
2 953 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 769 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
4 582 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 510 (3.57%) Fixed Income
6 430 (3.01%) Hedge funds
7 419 (2.93%) Derivative
8 371 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
9 330 (2.31%) Equities
10 316 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 288 (2.01%) Algorithms
12 260 (1.82%) Management Information System
13 256 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
14 249 (1.74%) Public Cloud
15 228 (1.59%) Cloud Native
16 205 (1.43%) Data Structures
17 192 (1.34%) Virtual Team
18 119 (0.83%) Data Centre
19 117 (0.82%) Blog
20 75 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,339 (9.36%) Linux
2 771 (5.39%) Windows
3 442 (3.09%) Android
4 377 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 285 (1.99%) Unix
6 164 (1.15%) CentOS
7 148 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 138 (0.96%) Windows Server
9 60 (0.42%) Windows 10
10 58 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 39 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (0.23%) VMS
13 28 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
14 25 (0.17%) AIX
15 18 (0.13%) Fedora
16 16 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
17 14 (0.098%) Debian
18 13 (0.091%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
20 10 (0.070%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,675 (25.69%) Scrum
2 3,539 (24.74%) DevOps
3 2,527 (17.67%) TDD
4 2,418 (16.90%) Software Engineering
5 2,330 (16.29%) Microservices
6 1,995 (13.95%) Test Automation
7 1,384 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 1,370 (9.58%) BDD
9 1,251 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
10 1,242 (8.68%) MVC
11 1,121 (7.84%) Mentoring
12 1,116 (7.80%) SDLC
13 1,052 (7.35%) Project Management
14 1,051 (7.35%) Fintech
15 989 (6.91%) OO
16 980 (6.85%) Analytics
17 867 (6.06%) Unit Testing
18 821 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
19 814 (5.69%) Kanban
20 778 (5.44%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 4,373 (30.57%) JavaScript
2 3,319 (23.20%) Java
3 3,310 (23.14%) C#
4 3,001 (20.98%) SQL
5 2,439 (17.05%) Python
6 1,006 (7.03%) TypeScript
7 585 (4.09%) PHP
8 526 (3.68%) C++
9 407 (2.85%) Go
10 386 (2.70%) Kotlin
11 378 (2.64%) Java 8
12 367 (2.57%) Ruby
13 363 (2.54%) Scala
14 361 (2.52%) C
15 359 (2.51%) T-SQL
16 346 (2.42%) PowerShell
17 268 (1.87%) Bash Shell
18 245 (1.71%) R
19 218 (1.52%) ES6
20 188 (1.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,348 (9.42%) Degree
2 913 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 611 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 339 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 251 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 197 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 160 (1.12%) ISEB
8 112 (0.78%) AWS Certification
9 83 (0.58%) Master's Degree
10 73 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 72 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 69 (0.48%) PhD
13 56 (0.39%) PMP
14 55 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
15 51 (0.36%) CISSP
16 50 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 47 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
18 44 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
19 37 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
20 34 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,174 (8.21%) QA
2 173 (1.21%) GDPR
3 123 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 110 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 106 (0.74%) SLA
6 63 (0.44%) PMO
7 50 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 49 (0.34%) NIST
9 37 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 35 (0.24%) MiFID
11 25 (0.17%) EMIR
12 22 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 18 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 18 (0.13%) NCSC
14 15 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
14 15 (0.10%) NIST 800
15 13 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
16 10 (0.070%) COBIT
17 9 (0.063%) HIPAA
17 9 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,882 (13.16%) Docker
2 200 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 143 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.38%) HDFS
5 38 (0.27%) vSphere
6 36 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (0.16%) Firmware
10 19 (0.13%) NDS
10 19 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 15 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 13 (0.091%) Postfix
13 11 (0.077%) LXC
14 10 (0.070%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.070%) Xen
15 9 (0.063%) NFS
15 9 (0.063%) Varnish
15 9 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,400 (9.79%) Kubernetes
2 1,032 (7.21%) Terraform
3 583 (4.08%) Ansible
4 448 (3.13%) Puppet
5 296 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
6 91 (0.64%) Prometheus
7 87 (0.61%) Grafana
8 61 (0.43%) SCCM
9 49 (0.34%) Graphite
10 39 (0.27%) Istio
10 39 (0.27%) Packer
11 36 (0.25%) Kibana
12 34 (0.24%) Nagios
13 28 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
14 26 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
15 25 (0.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 25 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
16 21 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
17 20 (0.14%) WSUS
18 19 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,879 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 631 (4.41%) Oracle
3 579 (4.05%) Google
4 307 (2.15%) SAP
5 262 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 209 (1.46%) VMware
7 198 (1.38%) Atlassian
8 147 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 145 (1.01%) IBM
10 98 (0.69%) Adobe
11 89 (0.62%) Xamarin
12 88 (0.62%) Splunk
13 87 (0.61%) Databricks
14 73 (0.51%) Zend
15 72 (0.50%) ServiceNow
16 71 (0.50%) Cisco
16 71 (0.50%) Sitecore
17 69 (0.48%) Informatica
17 69 (0.48%) Talend
18 59 (0.41%) Cloudera