Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 19,248 43,437 51,514
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.92% 30.37% 29.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.36% 32.92% 32.39%
Number of salaries quoted 16,714 35,503 43,809
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 61,385 131,929 159,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.23% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 48,971 103,918 126,923
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 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 17,880 £58,500 +6.36% 2,238
UK excluding London -1 10,443 £50,000 - 1,670
London 0 8,364 £70,000 +3.70% 741
South East 0 3,186 £55,000 +4.76% 363
North of England -1 2,824 £50,000 +6.68% 507
Work from Home 0 1,578 £55,000 -4.35% 383
South West 0 1,482 £50,000 +6.38% 210
North West -1 1,417 £50,000 +5.26% 267
Midlands 0 1,290 £50,000 +8.70% 252
Yorkshire 0 1,187 £50,000 +11.11% 168
West Midlands -1 809 £50,000 +8.70% 151
East of England -1 680 £50,000 -9.09% 157
Scotland -1 617 £45,000 -5.26% 114
East Midlands 0 486 £50,000 +11.11% 99
Wales -1 296 £45,000 +9.76% 53
North East 0 220 £46,250 +2.78% 72
Northern Ireland 0 94 £40,250 -10.56% 16
Channel Islands +3 12 £67,500 -10.00%
Isle of Man -2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5,669 (29.45%) JavaScript
2 4,907 (25.49%) Scrum
3 4,781 (24.84%) C#
4 4,478 (23.26%) .NET
5 4,384 (22.78%) Azure
6 4,380 (22.76%) Java
7 4,313 (22.41%) Finance
8 4,148 (21.55%) DevOps
9 4,026 (20.92%) AWS
10 3,856 (20.03%) SQL
11 3,511 (18.24%) TDD
12 3,240 (16.83%) Software Engineering
13 3,055 (15.87%) HTML
14 2,935 (15.25%) AngularJS
15 2,877 (14.95%) CSS
16 2,734 (14.20%) Microservices
17 2,715 (14.11%) Test Automation
18 2,702 (14.04%) Python
19 2,685 (13.95%) SQL Server
20 2,669 (13.87%) React
21 2,567 (13.34%) Git (software)
22 2,500 (12.99%) Microsoft
23 2,292 (11.91%) Docker
24 2,045 (10.62%) Degree
25 1,952 (10.14%) BDD
26 1,951 (10.14%) MVC
27 1,942 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
28 1,901 (9.88%) Node.js
29 1,898 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
30 1,879 (9.76%) 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
1 823 (4.28%) Confluence
2 516 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 375 (1.95%) CMS
4 313 (1.63%) Apache Spark
5 312 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 280 (1.45%) Apache
7 203 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 153 (0.79%) IIS
9 89 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 86 (0.45%) WordPress
11 81 (0.42%) EPiServer
12 75 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 71 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 56 (0.29%) SAS
15 54 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
16 46 (0.24%) nginx
17 45 (0.23%) OpenStack
18 43 (0.22%) Drupal
19 42 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 42 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 284 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 226 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 143 (0.74%) Sketch
4 123 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 108 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 101 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 98 (0.51%) InVision
8 62 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 52 (0.27%) Chatbot
10 42 (0.22%) Figma
11 38 (0.20%) Zeplin
12 31 (0.16%) Adobe XD
13 30 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
14 24 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
15 21 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 19 (0.099%) Marvel
17 14 (0.073%) OmniGraffle
18 12 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
19 11 (0.057%) Simulink
20 8 (0.042%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 221 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (0.48%) Magento
3 75 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 67 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
5 64 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 42 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 38 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
8 37 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
9 33 (0.17%) Shopify
10 26 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
11 25 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 24 (0.12%) NetSuite
13 21 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
14 20 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
14 20 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
15 18 (0.094%) Oracle EBS
15 18 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 16 (0.083%) R3 Corda
17 14 (0.073%) SAP PSCD
18 13 (0.068%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 4,384 (22.78%) Azure
2 4,026 (20.92%) AWS
3 1,142 (5.93%) SaaS
4 899 (4.67%) GCP
5 657 (3.41%) Serverless
6 530 (2.75%) Power Platform
7 454 (2.36%) GitHub
8 433 (2.25%) PaaS
9 351 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
10 308 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 306 (1.59%) IaaS
12 305 (1.58%) Office 365
13 267 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
14 223 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
15 219 (1.14%) Amazon S3
16 217 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
17 163 (0.85%) OpenShift
18 150 (0.78%) npm
19 122 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
20 119 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 253 (1.31%) HTTP
2 251 (1.30%) Internet
3 211 (1.10%) Firewall
4 139 (0.72%) Skype
5 121 (0.63%) DNS
6 111 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 86 (0.45%) LAN
8 83 (0.43%) WAN
9 79 (0.41%) VPN
10 68 (0.35%) FTP
11 50 (0.26%) Wireless
12 47 (0.24%) Intranet
13 45 (0.23%) Network Security
14 44 (0.23%) VoIP
15 42 (0.22%) SSH
16 41 (0.21%) DHCP
16 41 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (0.21%) Broadband
18 33 (0.17%) MPLS
18 33 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,685 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 1,092 (5.67%) NoSQL
3 948 (4.93%) MongoDB
4 826 (4.29%) MySQL
5 737 (3.83%) Big Data
6 612 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 596 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
8 520 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
9 477 (2.48%) Power BI
10 368 (1.91%) Hadoop
11 356 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 318 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 301 (1.56%) Data Lake
14 276 (1.43%) Redis
15 260 (1.35%) SQL Server 2019
16 252 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 215 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 212 (1.10%) RDBMS
19 196 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
20 164 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2,567 (13.34%) Git (software)
2 1,747 (9.08%) JIRA
3 1,432 (7.44%) Jenkins
4 1,206 (6.27%) Selenium
5 567 (2.95%) Cucumber
6 507 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 471 (2.45%) Maven
8 416 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 373 (1.94%) JUnit
10 370 (1.92%) TeamCity
11 336 (1.75%) SpecFlow
12 285 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
13 284 (1.48%) WebDriver
14 283 (1.47%) webpack
15 258 (1.34%) GitLab
15 258 (1.34%) Subversion
16 245 (1.27%) Bitbucket
17 240 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 240 (1.25%) SoapUI
18 234 (1.22%) NUnit
General
1 4,313 (22.41%) Finance
2 1,112 (5.78%) Banking
3 855 (4.44%) Retail
4 773 (4.02%) Marketing
5 664 (3.45%) Front Office
6 495 (2.57%) Public Sector
7 468 (2.43%) Games
8 332 (1.72%) Law
9 269 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 262 (1.36%) Legal
11 259 (1.35%) Manufacturing
12 245 (1.27%) Telecoms
13 221 (1.15%) Back Office
14 159 (0.83%) Advertising
15 125 (0.65%) Financial Institution
16 123 (0.64%) Publishing
17 121 (0.63%) Electronics
18 105 (0.55%) Local Government
19 103 (0.54%) Aerospace
20 96 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7,792 (40.48%) Developer
2 1,688 (8.77%) .NET Developer
3 1,679 (8.72%) Senior Developer
4 1,490 (7.74%) Analyst
5 1,379 (7.16%) Java Developer
6 1,320 (6.86%) Software Engineer
7 1,204 (6.26%) C# Developer
8 1,133 (5.89%) Architect
9 907 (4.71%) Software Developer
10 829 (4.31%) Project Manager
11 781 (4.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 773 (4.02%) Business Analyst
13 764 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
14 728 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
15 705 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
16 600 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
17 520 (2.70%) React Developer
18 502 (2.61%) Lead Developer
19 442 (2.30%) Consultant
20 423 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,478 (23.26%) .NET
2 3,055 (15.87%) HTML
3 2,935 (15.25%) AngularJS
4 2,877 (14.95%) CSS
5 2,669 (13.87%) React
6 1,901 (9.88%) Node.js
7 1,879 (9.76%) Web Services
8 1,859 (9.66%) ASP.NET
9 1,727 (8.97%) .NET Core
10 1,415 (7.35%) REST
11 1,218 (6.33%) .NET Framework
12 1,214 (6.31%) RESTful
13 1,154 (6.00%) Spring
14 1,079 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web API
15 1,072 (5.57%) Vue.js
16 1,038 (5.39%) HTML5
17 936 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
18 922 (4.79%) jQuery
19 656 (3.41%) XML
20 633 (3.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1,565 (8.13%) User Experience
2 1,418 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 1,096 (5.69%) Greenfield Project
4 728 (3.78%) Mobile App
5 583 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 531 (2.76%) Fixed Income
7 516 (2.68%) Hedge funds
8 406 (2.11%) Derivative
9 383 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
10 375 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 324 (1.68%) Public Cloud
12 321 (1.67%) Cloud Native
13 311 (1.62%) Algorithms
14 292 (1.52%) Equities
15 271 (1.41%) Management Information System
16 245 (1.27%) Virtual Team
17 236 (1.23%) Data Structures
18 175 (0.91%) Data Centre
19 109 (0.57%) Reference Data
20 92 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,674 (8.70%) Linux
2 1,126 (5.85%) Windows
3 491 (2.55%) Android
4 453 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 421 (2.19%) Unix
6 239 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 155 (0.81%) CentOS
8 144 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 112 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 75 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 49 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
13 38 (0.20%) VMS
14 34 (0.18%) AIX
15 24 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 22 (0.11%) Debian
17 20 (0.10%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.083%) CoreOS
19 15 (0.078%) Solaris
20 14 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,907 (25.49%) Scrum
2 4,148 (21.55%) DevOps
3 3,511 (18.24%) TDD
4 3,240 (16.83%) Software Engineering
5 2,734 (14.20%) Microservices
6 2,715 (14.11%) Test Automation
7 1,952 (10.14%) BDD
8 1,951 (10.14%) MVC
9 1,942 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
10 1,898 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
11 1,658 (8.61%) SDLC
12 1,530 (7.95%) Project Management
13 1,432 (7.44%) Mentoring
14 1,419 (7.37%) Fintech
15 1,376 (7.15%) Kanban
16 1,322 (6.87%) Analytics
17 1,294 (6.72%) OO
18 1,208 (6.28%) Waterfall
19 1,164 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
20 1,098 (5.70%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 5,669 (29.45%) JavaScript
2 4,781 (24.84%) C#
3 4,380 (22.76%) Java
4 3,856 (20.03%) SQL
5 2,702 (14.04%) Python
6 1,222 (6.35%) TypeScript
7 837 (4.35%) PHP
8 739 (3.84%) C++
9 531 (2.76%) Java 8
10 493 (2.56%) C
11 487 (2.53%) T-SQL
12 466 (2.42%) Ruby
13 462 (2.40%) Scala
14 456 (2.37%) PowerShell
15 383 (1.99%) Kotlin
16 373 (1.94%) ES6
17 352 (1.83%) Bash Shell
18 316 (1.64%) Go
19 246 (1.28%) R
20 198 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2,045 (10.62%) Degree
2 1,160 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 689 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 593 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 404 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 303 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 236 (1.23%) ISEB
8 141 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 128 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 123 (0.64%) AWS Certification
11 121 (0.63%) PMP
12 101 (0.52%) Master's Degree
13 86 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
14 83 (0.43%) CISSP
15 78 (0.41%) PhD
16 71 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
17 61 (0.32%) CISM
18 58 (0.30%) CCNA
19 55 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 53 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,638 (8.51%) QA
2 185 (0.96%) PMO
3 158 (0.82%) GDPR
4 140 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 134 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 121 (0.63%) SLA
7 53 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 50 (0.26%) NIST
9 47 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 35 (0.18%) NCSC
11 30 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 23 (0.12%) MiFID
12 23 (0.12%) NIST 800
13 16 (0.083%) COBIT
13 16 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 14 (0.073%) EMIR
15 13 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
16 12 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
16 12 (0.062%) GxP
17 9 (0.047%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2,292 (11.91%) Docker
2 298 (1.55%) Active Directory
3 192 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (0.43%) vSphere
5 58 (0.30%) HDFS
6 52 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 44 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 37 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 24 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 23 (0.12%) Firmware
13 19 (0.099%) Xen
14 18 (0.094%) NDS
14 18 (0.094%) NFS
15 17 (0.088%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 15 (0.078%) Apache Flume
17 14 (0.073%) VMware NSX
18 13 (0.068%) VMware Server
19 10 (0.052%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,698 (8.82%) Kubernetes
2 921 (4.78%) Terraform
3 689 (3.58%) Ansible
4 416 (2.16%) Puppet
5 317 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 120 (0.62%) Grafana
7 106 (0.55%) Prometheus
8 101 (0.52%) SCCM
9 89 (0.46%) Kibana
10 77 (0.40%) Packer
11 62 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
12 53 (0.28%) Istio
13 49 (0.25%) Graphite
14 45 (0.23%) SCOM
15 44 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
15 44 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
16 42 (0.22%) Consul
17 41 (0.21%) Nagios
18 34 (0.18%) WSUS
19 31 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 2,500 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 975 (5.07%) Oracle
3 755 (3.92%) Google
4 444 (2.31%) SAP
5 317 (1.65%) VMware
6 286 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 260 (1.35%) IBM
8 224 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 210 (1.09%) Adobe
10 201 (1.04%) Tableau
11 130 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 125 (0.65%) Cisco
13 111 (0.58%) Xamarin
14 107 (0.56%) ServiceNow
15 105 (0.55%) Zend
16 101 (0.52%) Databricks
17 98 (0.51%) Sitecore
18 90 (0.47%) Splunk
19 87 (0.45%) Bloomberg
20 82 (0.43%) Apple