Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 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 30,130 24,117 43,737
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 29.34% 29.33% 30.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.49% 31.76% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 21,447 19,223 34,038
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,427 £33,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £93,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%

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 95,683 75,937 132,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.17% 92.36% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 66,593 61,031 105,125
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,371 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,375 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +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 18 June 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 18 June 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 27,013 £60,000 +4.35% 4,836
UK excluding London +1 15,618 £50,500 +1.00% 3,235
London 0 12,597 £72,500 +3.57% 1,920
Work from Home 0 6,383 £60,000 +9.09% 1,108
South East 0 4,325 £55,000 +4.76% 683
North of England 0 3,903 £50,000 - 1,044
South West 0 2,381 £50,000 +5.26% 364
Midlands 0 2,328 £50,000 - 505
North West +1 1,821 £50,000 - 591
Yorkshire 0 1,761 £50,000 - 344
West Midlands +1 1,551 £52,500 +5.00% 314
Scotland +1 1,215 £50,000 +11.11% 207
East of England 0 972 £55,000 - 304
East Midlands 0 757 £50,000 +5.26% 188
Wales -1 338 £47,500 +5.56% 87
North East -1 331 £49,000 +8.89% 109
Northern Ireland +1 178 £44,500 -1.11% 45
Isle of Man +2 25 £46,000 -23.33%
Channel Islands -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 8,511 (28.25%) JavaScript
2 7,713 (25.60%) DevOps
3 7,463 (24.77%) Scrum
4 7,432 (24.67%) AWS
5 7,363 (24.44%) Azure
6 6,884 (22.85%) Java
7 6,865 (22.78%) Social Skills
8 6,434 (21.35%) Finance
9 6,292 (20.88%) Software Engineering
10 6,149 (20.41%) C#
11 5,815 (19.30%) SQL
12 5,598 (18.58%) .NET
13 5,174 (17.17%) Docker
14 5,147 (17.08%) Python
15 4,853 (16.11%) TDD
16 4,783 (15.87%) Microservices
17 4,775 (15.85%) React
18 4,195 (13.92%) Test Automation
19 4,166 (13.83%) Git (software)
20 4,143 (13.75%) Kubernetes
21 4,091 (13.58%) CSS
22 4,023 (13.35%) HTML
23 3,912 (12.98%) AngularJS
24 3,688 (12.24%) Microsoft
25 3,659 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
26 3,236 (10.74%) Mentoring
27 3,141 (10.42%) Node.js
28 3,127 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
29 3,124 (10.37%) Degree
30 2,989 (9.92%) User Experience

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 1,245 (4.13%) Confluence
2 647 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
3 625 (2.07%) CMS
4 579 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 435 (1.44%) Apache
5 435 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 209 (0.69%) IIS
7 169 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 142 (0.47%) WordPress
9 129 (0.43%) Drupal
9 129 (0.43%) Umbraco
10 103 (0.34%) GemFire
11 98 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
12 90 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
13 89 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 85 (0.28%) nginx
15 79 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
16 77 (0.26%) SAS
17 74 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
18 70 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 418 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 336 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 227 (0.75%) Sketch
4 184 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 178 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 168 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 163 (0.54%) InVision
8 147 (0.49%) Figma
9 108 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 63 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 51 (0.17%) Chatbot
12 48 (0.16%) Adobe XD
13 42 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
14 35 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 33 (0.11%) Zeplin
16 25 (0.083%) GIMP
17 24 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
18 22 (0.073%) Campfire
19 20 (0.066%) Simulink
20 19 (0.063%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 342 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 92 (0.31%) Magento
3 78 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 73 (0.24%) Shopify
5 64 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 53 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
7 41 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 31 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
8 31 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 28 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
10 27 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
10 27 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
11 24 (0.080%) Sentinel
11 24 (0.080%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 22 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
13 15 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
13 15 (0.050%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
14 13 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
14 13 (0.043%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7,432 (24.67%) AWS
2 7,363 (24.44%) Azure
3 2,200 (7.30%) GCP
4 2,198 (7.30%) SaaS
5 1,958 (6.50%) Serverless
6 1,057 (3.51%) GitHub
7 985 (3.27%) PaaS
8 928 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
9 911 (3.02%) Power Platform
10 774 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 571 (1.90%) IaaS
12 556 (1.85%) Amazon S3
13 500 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
14 477 (1.58%) Microsoft 365
15 474 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
16 408 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
17 335 (1.11%) Azure Service Bus
18 321 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
19 284 (0.94%) OpenShift
20 276 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 477 (1.58%) HTTP
2 391 (1.30%) Firewall
2 391 (1.30%) Internet
3 202 (0.67%) VPN
4 187 (0.62%) Broadband
5 166 (0.55%) DNS
6 158 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 121 (0.40%) VLAN
8 120 (0.40%) IPv4
9 112 (0.37%) OSPF
10 106 (0.35%) WAN
11 104 (0.35%) Network Security
12 92 (0.31%) LAN
13 72 (0.24%) Skype
14 63 (0.21%) AMQP
15 56 (0.19%) FTP
15 56 (0.19%) SSH
15 56 (0.19%) SSL
15 56 (0.19%) VoIP
16 52 (0.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,937 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 1,870 (6.21%) NoSQL
3 1,500 (4.98%) MySQL
4 1,467 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
5 1,359 (4.51%) Relational Database
6 1,303 (4.32%) MongoDB
7 1,276 (4.23%) Big Data
8 771 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 694 (2.30%) Power BI
10 680 (2.26%) Redis
11 595 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 477 (1.58%) Hadoop
13 418 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 404 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 386 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
16 373 (1.24%) RDBMS
17 312 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
18 308 (1.02%) Tableau
19 299 (0.99%) Data Lake
20 261 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4,166 (13.83%) Git (software)
2 2,840 (9.43%) JIRA
3 2,624 (8.71%) Jenkins
4 1,315 (4.36%) Selenium
5 864 (2.87%) Cucumber
6 652 (2.16%) JUnit
7 640 (2.12%) Maven
8 638 (2.12%) GitLab
8 638 (2.12%) Visual Studio
9 581 (1.93%) Cypress.io
10 538 (1.79%) TeamCity
11 490 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 476 (1.58%) webpack
13 454 (1.51%) Postman
14 375 (1.24%) Bitbucket
15 371 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
16 368 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 360 (1.19%) JMeter
18 348 (1.15%) Gradle
19 342 (1.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 6,865 (22.78%) Social Skills
2 6,434 (21.35%) Finance
3 2,129 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 1,731 (5.75%) Banking
5 1,604 (5.32%) Marketing
6 1,452 (4.82%) Retail
7 1,363 (4.52%) Public Sector
8 870 (2.89%) Games
9 779 (2.59%) Law
10 668 (2.22%) Front Office
11 636 (2.11%) Legal
12 593 (1.97%) Telecoms
13 586 (1.94%) Presentation Skills
14 585 (1.94%) Influencing Skills
15 564 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
16 516 (1.71%) Manufacturing
17 445 (1.48%) Electronics
18 410 (1.36%) Advertising
19 310 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
20 260 (0.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10,770 (35.75%) Developer
2 3,072 (10.20%) Software Engineer
3 2,489 (8.26%) Senior Developer
4 2,113 (7.01%) Analyst
5 1,881 (6.24%) Java Developer
6 1,780 (5.91%) .NET Developer
7 1,573 (5.22%) Architect
8 1,440 (4.78%) Software Developer
9 1,423 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
10 1,293 (4.29%) Business Analyst
11 1,238 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
12 1,194 (3.96%) C# Developer
13 1,170 (3.88%) Project Manager
14 1,151 (3.82%) React Developer
15 1,048 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 851 (2.82%) Senior Software Engineer
17 830 (2.75%) Lead Developer
18 796 (2.64%) AWS Engineer
19 793 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
20 724 (2.40%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5,598 (18.58%) .NET
2 4,775 (15.85%) React
3 4,091 (13.58%) CSS
4 4,023 (13.35%) HTML
5 3,912 (12.98%) AngularJS
6 3,141 (10.42%) Node.js
7 2,600 (8.63%) Web Services
8 2,556 (8.48%) REST
9 2,374 (7.88%) .NET Core
10 2,299 (7.63%) RESTful
11 2,250 (7.47%) Spring
12 1,591 (5.28%) ASP.NET
13 1,588 (5.27%) Vue.js
14 1,479 (4.91%) HTML5
15 1,291 (4.28%) .NET Framework
16 1,290 (4.28%) Kafka
17 1,015 (3.37%) Spring Boot
18 991 (3.29%) Redux
19 964 (3.20%) jQuery
20 959 (3.18%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 2,989 (9.92%) User Experience
2 1,560 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
3 1,318 (4.37%) Mobile App
4 953 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
5 640 (2.12%) Cloud Native
6 560 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 548 (1.82%) Algorithms
8 539 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 515 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 496 (1.65%) Virtual Team
11 417 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 408 (1.35%) Hedge funds
13 405 (1.34%) Derivative
14 377 (1.25%) Fixed Income
15 369 (1.22%) Equities
16 328 (1.09%) Blog
17 314 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 305 (1.01%) Data Centre
19 284 (0.94%) Social Media
20 272 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,855 (9.48%) Linux
2 1,426 (4.73%) Windows
3 1,097 (3.64%) Android
4 937 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 670 (2.22%) Unix
6 341 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 238 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 221 (0.73%) CentOS
9 208 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 87 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
11 68 (0.23%) Windows 10
12 42 (0.14%) Debian
13 39 (0.13%) VMS
14 34 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
15 32 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (0.080%) Solaris
17 23 (0.076%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.076%) Mac OS X
18 19 (0.063%) Alpine Linux
19 16 (0.053%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,713 (25.60%) DevOps
2 7,463 (24.77%) Scrum
3 6,292 (20.88%) Software Engineering
4 4,853 (16.11%) TDD
5 4,783 (15.87%) Microservices
6 4,195 (13.92%) Test Automation
7 3,659 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
8 3,236 (10.74%) Mentoring
9 3,127 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
10 2,965 (9.84%) SDLC
11 2,557 (8.49%) BDD
12 2,441 (8.10%) Project Management
13 2,374 (7.88%) Analytics
14 2,077 (6.89%) Fintech
15 2,024 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
16 1,998 (6.63%) Coaching
17 1,990 (6.60%) Computer Science
17 1,990 (6.60%) Front End Development
18 1,864 (6.19%) MVC
19 1,841 (6.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8,511 (28.25%) JavaScript
2 6,884 (22.85%) Java
3 6,149 (20.41%) C#
4 5,815 (19.30%) SQL
5 5,147 (17.08%) Python
6 2,891 (9.60%) TypeScript
7 1,364 (4.53%) PHP
8 1,091 (3.62%) C++
9 1,005 (3.34%) PowerShell
10 983 (3.26%) Go
11 881 (2.92%) Java 8
12 843 (2.80%) Ruby
13 797 (2.65%) C
14 761 (2.53%) Bash Shell
15 752 (2.50%) Scala
16 713 (2.37%) ES6
17 683 (2.27%) Kotlin
18 678 (2.25%) T-SQL
19 326 (1.08%) Groovy
20 307 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 3,124 (10.37%) Degree
2 1,944 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1,576 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 992 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 324 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 255 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 233 (0.77%) ISEB
8 220 (0.73%) AWS Certification
9 187 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 180 (0.60%) Master's Degree
10 180 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 137 (0.45%) PMP
12 136 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 130 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
14 129 (0.43%) PhD
15 123 (0.41%) OCP
16 103 (0.34%) CISSP
17 90 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
18 79 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
19 71 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,431 (8.07%) QA
2 505 (1.68%) Accessibility
3 315 (1.05%) PMO
4 306 (1.02%) GDPR
5 292 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 216 (0.72%) SLA
7 188 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 99 (0.33%) NIST
9 94 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 94 (0.31%) WCAG
10 53 (0.18%) GRC
11 42 (0.14%) COBIT
12 40 (0.13%) MISRA
13 35 (0.12%) PMBOK
14 32 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 28 (0.093%) NCSC
16 23 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 22 (0.073%) ISO 20022
17 22 (0.073%) MiFID
18 20 (0.066%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 5,174 (17.17%) Docker
2 405 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 403 (1.34%) Active Directory
4 108 (0.36%) HDFS
5 104 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 93 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 92 (0.31%) VirtualBox
8 62 (0.21%) Firmware
9 57 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 57 (0.19%) vSphere
10 32 (0.11%) KVM
10 32 (0.11%) NDS
10 32 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 28 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 22 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.060%) ISA Server
14 17 (0.056%) Virtual Desktop
15 15 (0.050%) VMware NSX
16 12 (0.040%) Apache Flume
16 12 (0.040%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4,143 (13.75%) Kubernetes
2 2,584 (8.58%) Terraform
3 1,626 (5.40%) Ansible
4 892 (2.96%) Puppet
5 759 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 313 (1.04%) Prometheus
7 259 (0.86%) Grafana
8 178 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
9 123 (0.41%) Packer
10 110 (0.37%) Istio
11 92 (0.31%) Nagios
12 86 (0.29%) Consul
13 80 (0.27%) Graphite
14 78 (0.26%) Kibana
15 76 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
16 70 (0.23%) Rancher
17 53 (0.18%) ZABBIX
18 51 (0.17%) Salt
18 51 (0.17%) SCCM
19 47 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3,688 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 1,485 (4.93%) Oracle
3 1,291 (4.28%) Google
4 626 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 579 (1.92%) SAP
6 546 (1.81%) VMware
7 367 (1.22%) IBM
8 355 (1.18%) Adobe
9 303 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 276 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 253 (0.84%) Splunk
12 221 (0.73%) ServiceNow
13 204 (0.68%) Databricks
14 185 (0.61%) Xamarin
15 159 (0.53%) Apple
16 148 (0.49%) Informatica
17 147 (0.49%) Cisco
18 136 (0.45%) SaltStack
19 128 (0.42%) Sitecore
20 127 (0.42%) Talend