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

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 18,456 37,292 46,066
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.95% 29.54% 30.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.35% 32.06% 33.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18,043 31,028 39,140
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,846 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £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 58,876 116,316 139,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.12% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47,493 93,197 111,139
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,569 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.27% -

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 January 2021.

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 21 January 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 16,820 £60,000 +4.35% 3,617
UK excluding London -1 10,043 £50,000 - 2,628
London 0 7,556 £70,000 - 1,319
Work from Home 0 3,284 £57,500 +4.55% 705
North of England -1 2,728 £50,000 +3.09% 812
South East 0 2,712 £55,000 +4.76% 520
South West -1 1,497 £50,000 +7.53% 315
Midlands 0 1,471 £50,000 +1.29% 410
North West -1 1,251 £51,250 +2.50% 460
Yorkshire 0 1,198 £50,000 +4.79% 269
West Midlands 0 1,023 £50,000 - 232
Scotland 0 769 £47,500 - 225
East of England -1 567 £57,500 +4.55% 223
East Midlands -1 445 £48,000 +4.92% 176
North East -1 281 £50,000 +11.11% 83
Wales -2 228 £47,500 +5.56% 72
Northern Ireland +1 93 £42,500 -22.73% 56
Isle of Man -1 13 £49,500 -17.50%

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 5,625 (30.48%) JavaScript
2 4,947 (26.80%) DevOps
3 4,823 (26.13%) Scrum
4 4,673 (25.32%) Azure
5 4,403 (23.86%) Java
6 4,318 (23.40%) AWS
7 4,240 (22.97%) C#
8 3,894 (21.10%) .NET
9 3,771 (20.43%) Finance
10 3,761 (20.38%) SQL
11 3,242 (17.57%) Software Engineering
12 3,218 (17.44%) Python
13 3,204 (17.36%) TDD
14 2,968 (16.08%) Microservices
15 2,856 (15.47%) Docker
16 2,777 (15.05%) HTML
17 2,685 (14.55%) CSS
18 2,617 (14.18%) Test Automation
19 2,610 (14.14%) React
20 2,581 (13.98%) Git (software)
21 2,456 (13.31%) AngularJS
22 2,238 (12.13%) Microsoft
23 2,184 (11.83%) Kubernetes
24 2,094 (11.35%) SQL Server
25 1,843 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
26 1,707 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
27 1,702 (9.22%) BDD
28 1,683 (9.12%) Linux
29 1,681 (9.11%) .NET Core
30 1,668 (9.04%) JIRA

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
1 740 (4.01%) Confluence
2 348 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 335 (1.82%) CMS
4 274 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
5 240 (1.30%) Apache
6 208 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 124 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 120 (0.65%) IIS
9 109 (0.59%) WordPress
10 90 (0.49%) JBoss
11 77 (0.42%) Umbraco
12 76 (0.41%) NServiceBus
13 72 (0.39%) WebSphere
14 71 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 64 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
16 59 (0.32%) SAS
17 50 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
17 50 (0.27%) Drupal
18 48 (0.26%) nginx
19 46 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 208 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 143 (0.77%) Sketch
4 116 (0.63%) InVision
5 96 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 74 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 69 (0.37%) Figma
8 62 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 58 (0.31%) Chatbot
10 46 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 35 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 34 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
13 25 (0.14%) Adobe XD
13 25 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 19 (0.10%) Zeplin
15 4 (0.022%) Gliffy
15 4 (0.022%) Windchill
16 3 (0.016%) InDesign
17 2 (0.011%) Adobe Premiere
17 2 (0.011%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 270 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (0.40%) Magento
3 42 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 37 (0.20%) Shopify
5 35 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 33 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 32 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 23 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 21 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 20 (0.11%) Loan IQ
11 15 (0.081%) Markit EDM
12 14 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.076%) Siebel CRM
13 13 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
14 12 (0.065%) SimCorp Dimension
15 11 (0.060%) SAP Hybris
16 10 (0.054%) Oracle BPM
17 9 (0.049%) SAP CRM
18 8 (0.043%) SAP ERP
18 8 (0.043%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4,673 (25.32%) Azure
2 4,318 (23.40%) AWS
3 1,267 (6.86%) GCP
4 1,168 (6.33%) SaaS
5 914 (4.95%) Serverless
6 554 (3.00%) Power Platform
7 548 (2.97%) PaaS
8 496 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
9 446 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 427 (2.31%) GitHub
11 327 (1.77%) IaaS
12 294 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
13 278 (1.51%) Office 365
14 265 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
15 258 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
16 230 (1.25%) Amazon S3
17 183 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
18 170 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
19 154 (0.83%) Amazon EKS
20 141 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 250 (1.35%) HTTP
2 208 (1.13%) Firewall
3 150 (0.81%) Internet
4 136 (0.74%) Skype
5 126 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 101 (0.55%) DNS
7 94 (0.51%) VPN
8 64 (0.35%) Network Security
9 54 (0.29%) VoIP
10 53 (0.29%) WAN
11 52 (0.28%) OSPF
12 51 (0.28%) LAN
13 48 (0.26%) VLAN
14 47 (0.25%) Intranet
15 42 (0.23%) IPv4
16 33 (0.18%) Wireless
17 28 (0.15%) FTP
18 26 (0.14%) DHCP
18 26 (0.14%) HTTPS
18 26 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,094 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 1,063 (5.76%) NoSQL
3 883 (4.78%) MySQL
4 808 (4.38%) MongoDB
5 721 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
6 701 (3.80%) Big Data
7 689 (3.73%) Relational Database
8 608 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
9 430 (2.33%) Power BI
10 344 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 312 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 255 (1.38%) Redis
13 247 (1.34%) Hadoop
14 207 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 198 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
16 187 (1.01%) Data Lake
17 168 (0.91%) Tableau
18 155 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 152 (0.82%) Cosmos DB
20 139 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2,581 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 1,668 (9.04%) JIRA
3 1,476 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 1,080 (5.85%) Selenium
5 521 (2.82%) Cucumber
6 472 (2.56%) Visual Studio
7 420 (2.28%) GitLab
8 417 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 382 (2.07%) Maven
10 353 (1.91%) JUnit
11 329 (1.78%) TeamCity
12 273 (1.48%) Bitbucket
12 273 (1.48%) WebDriver
13 219 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
14 218 (1.18%) Postman
15 217 (1.18%) SpecFlow
16 212 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
17 207 (1.12%) Cypress.io
18 190 (1.03%) Appium
19 181 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 3,771 (20.43%) Finance
2 960 (5.20%) Banking
3 842 (4.56%) Marketing
4 779 (4.22%) Public Sector
5 667 (3.61%) Retail
6 548 (2.97%) Front Office
7 404 (2.19%) Games
8 344 (1.86%) Telecoms
9 295 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 276 (1.50%) Law
11 249 (1.35%) Legal
12 223 (1.21%) Investment Banking
13 193 (1.05%) Electronics
14 181 (0.98%) Advertising
15 128 (0.69%) Publishing
16 120 (0.65%) Back Office
17 113 (0.61%) Automotive
18 102 (0.55%) Financial Institution
19 79 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
20 78 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7,454 (40.39%) Developer
2 1,678 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1,591 (8.62%) Software Engineer
4 1,410 (7.64%) .NET Developer
5 1,268 (6.87%) Java Developer
6 1,240 (6.72%) Analyst
7 988 (5.35%) Architect
8 977 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 924 (5.01%) Software Developer
10 895 (4.85%) C# Developer
11 845 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
12 734 (3.98%) Business Analyst
13 648 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 643 (3.48%) React Developer
15 642 (3.48%) JavaScript Developer
16 596 (3.23%) Lead Developer
17 590 (3.20%) Project Manager
18 586 (3.18%) AWS Engineer
19 557 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
20 450 (2.44%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,894 (21.10%) .NET
2 2,777 (15.05%) HTML
3 2,685 (14.55%) CSS
4 2,610 (14.14%) React
5 2,456 (13.31%) AngularJS
6 1,681 (9.11%) .NET Core
7 1,639 (8.88%) Node.js
8 1,514 (8.20%) Web Services
9 1,339 (7.26%) REST
10 1,234 (6.69%) ASP.NET
11 1,224 (6.63%) RESTful
12 1,198 (6.49%) Spring
13 1,030 (5.58%) Vue.js
14 1,007 (5.46%) .NET Framework
15 932 (5.05%) HTML5
16 819 (4.44%) jQuery
17 746 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
18 655 (3.55%) Kafka
19 621 (3.36%) Spring Boot
20 614 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,563 (8.47%) User Experience
2 1,207 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1,046 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
4 876 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 445 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 431 (2.34%) Fixed Income
7 388 (2.10%) Derivative
8 373 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 370 (2.00%) Algorithms
10 336 (1.82%) Management Information System
11 328 (1.78%) Hedge funds
12 324 (1.76%) Equities
13 313 (1.70%) Cloud Native
14 297 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 291 (1.58%) Data Structures
16 260 (1.41%) Public Cloud
17 248 (1.34%) Virtual Team
18 199 (1.08%) Blog
19 153 (0.83%) N-Tier
20 146 (0.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,683 (9.12%) Linux
2 962 (5.21%) Windows
3 636 (3.45%) Android
4 571 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 333 (1.80%) Unix
6 210 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 207 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 182 (0.99%) CentOS
9 81 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 51 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 35 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
12 31 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (0.14%) VMS
14 24 (0.13%) Debian
15 22 (0.12%) Fedora
16 19 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (0.10%) Windows Server 2019
17 17 (0.092%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.076%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.043%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,947 (26.80%) DevOps
2 4,823 (26.13%) Scrum
3 3,242 (17.57%) Software Engineering
4 3,204 (17.36%) TDD
5 2,968 (16.08%) Microservices
6 2,617 (14.18%) Test Automation
7 1,843 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
8 1,707 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
9 1,702 (9.22%) BDD
10 1,605 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 1,477 (8.00%) SDLC
12 1,419 (7.69%) MVC
13 1,380 (7.48%) Project Management
14 1,337 (7.24%) Analytics
15 1,267 (6.86%) Fintech
16 1,153 (6.25%) OO
17 1,088 (5.90%) Unit Testing
18 1,043 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 1,042 (5.65%) Front End Development
20 1,018 (5.52%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5,625 (30.48%) JavaScript
2 4,403 (23.86%) Java
3 4,240 (22.97%) C#
4 3,761 (20.38%) SQL
5 3,218 (17.44%) Python
6 1,317 (7.14%) TypeScript
7 748 (4.05%) PHP
8 697 (3.78%) C++
9 592 (3.21%) Go
10 557 (3.02%) PowerShell
11 543 (2.94%) Ruby
12 521 (2.82%) T-SQL
13 481 (2.61%) Java 8
14 465 (2.52%) Scala
15 448 (2.43%) Bash Shell
16 432 (2.34%) C
16 432 (2.34%) Kotlin
17 292 (1.58%) ES6
18 255 (1.38%) R
19 192 (1.04%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,652 (8.95%) Degree
2 1,075 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 805 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 401 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 242 (1.31%) ISTQB
6 191 (1.03%) ISEB
7 188 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 114 (0.62%) AWS Certification
9 98 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 95 (0.51%) PhD
11 93 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 87 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 73 (0.40%) PMP
14 72 (0.39%) Master's Degree
15 58 (0.31%) CISSP
16 46 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 45 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
18 42 (0.23%) HND
19 40 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
20 37 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,460 (7.91%) QA
2 188 (1.02%) GDPR
3 172 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 147 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 132 (0.72%) SLA
6 117 (0.63%) PMO
7 63 (0.34%) NIST
8 43 (0.23%) MiFID
9 41 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 41 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 33 (0.18%) EMIR
11 29 (0.16%) WCAG
12 26 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 26 (0.14%) NCSC
12 26 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 25 (0.14%) MISRA
14 21 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 19 (0.10%) COBIT
16 18 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
17 16 (0.087%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2,856 (15.47%) Docker
2 274 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 211 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (0.23%) vSphere
6 40 (0.22%) HDFS
7 38 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 36 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (0.16%) Firmware
10 20 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 19 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 15 (0.081%) XenApp
13 13 (0.070%) Postfix
13 13 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (0.054%) NDS
15 9 (0.049%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 8 (0.043%) LXC
17 6 (0.033%) Varnish
17 6 (0.033%) Xen
18 5 (0.027%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 2,184 (11.83%) Kubernetes
2 1,497 (8.11%) Terraform
3 925 (5.01%) Ansible
4 719 (3.90%) Puppet
5 507 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
6 125 (0.68%) Prometheus
7 103 (0.56%) Grafana
8 70 (0.38%) Packer
9 41 (0.22%) Nagios
10 38 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
11 36 (0.20%) Istio
12 35 (0.19%) Rancher
13 33 (0.18%) Graphite
13 33 (0.18%) SCCM
14 32 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
15 28 (0.15%) Kibana
16 26 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
16 26 (0.14%) ZABBIX
17 25 (0.14%) MIIS
18 24 (0.13%) Kiali
Vendors
1 2,238 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 798 (4.32%) Oracle
3 751 (4.07%) Google
4 386 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
5 348 (1.89%) SAP
6 296 (1.60%) VMware
7 282 (1.53%) Atlassian
8 231 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 210 (1.14%) IBM
10 165 (0.89%) Adobe
11 142 (0.77%) Xamarin
12 122 (0.66%) Splunk
13 115 (0.62%) Cisco
14 114 (0.62%) Databricks
15 99 (0.54%) MuleSoft
16 95 (0.51%) SaltStack
17 94 (0.51%) Talend
18 91 (0.49%) Apple
19 88 (0.48%) Informatica
20 85 (0.46%) New Relic