Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
12 May 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 25,784 28,981 44,483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 29.09% 29.40% 30.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.38% 31.86% 33.12%
Number of salaries quoted 20,023 23,046 34,538
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
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 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,337
% change year-on-year - +1.34% +3.87%

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 82,170 90,973 134,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.70% 92.30% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 61,821 73,105 106,302
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 12 May 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 12 May 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 23,103 £60,000 +4.35% 4,626
UK excluding London +1 13,609 £50,000 - 3,202
London 0 10,563 £72,500 +3.57% 1,752
Work from Home 0 5,418 £60,000 +9.09% 1,008
South East 0 3,630 £55,000 +4.76% 678
North of England 0 3,428 £50,000 - 984
South West 0 2,165 £50,000 +6.20% 358
Midlands +1 2,027 £50,000 - 520
Yorkshire 0 1,568 £50,000 - 309
North West 0 1,546 £50,000 - 576
West Midlands +2 1,379 £50,000 - 337
Scotland +1 1,087 £50,000 +11.11% 241
East of England +1 841 £55,000 - 299
East Midlands 0 631 £47,500 -1.30% 178
North East 0 321 £48,000 +6.67% 99
Wales 0 309 £47,500 +5.56% 76
Northern Ireland +2 138 £44,500 +9.88% 47
Isle of Man +6 29 £48,500 -19.17%
Channel Islands -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 May 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 7,525 (29.18%) JavaScript
2 6,755 (26.20%) DevOps
3 6,454 (25.03%) Scrum
4 6,452 (25.02%) Azure
5 6,337 (24.58%) AWS
6 5,710 (22.15%) Java
7 5,531 (21.45%) C#
8 5,492 (21.30%) Social Skills
9 5,338 (20.70%) Finance
10 5,095 (19.76%) Software Engineering
11 4,953 (19.21%) .NET
12 4,938 (19.15%) SQL
13 4,390 (17.03%) Docker
14 4,366 (16.93%) Python
15 4,060 (15.75%) TDD
15 4,060 (15.75%) Microservices
16 3,959 (15.35%) React
17 3,588 (13.92%) HTML
17 3,588 (13.92%) CSS
18 3,563 (13.82%) Test Automation
19 3,493 (13.55%) Git (software)
20 3,475 (13.48%) Kubernetes
21 3,218 (12.48%) Microsoft
22 3,210 (12.45%) AngularJS
23 2,814 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
24 2,679 (10.39%) SQL Server
25 2,670 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
26 2,575 (9.99%) Mentoring
27 2,515 (9.75%) Degree
28 2,480 (9.62%) 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 1,077 (4.18%) Confluence
2 514 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
3 511 (1.98%) CMS
4 447 (1.73%) SharePoint
5 432 (1.68%) Apache Spark
6 334 (1.30%) Apache
7 190 (0.74%) IIS
8 167 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 124 (0.48%) WordPress
10 113 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 110 (0.43%) Drupal
12 92 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
13 90 (0.35%) OpenStack
14 87 (0.34%) JBoss
15 80 (0.31%) nginx
16 67 (0.26%) SAS
17 65 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
18 61 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
19 56 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
19 56 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 365 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 287 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 198 (0.77%) Sketch
4 153 (0.59%) InVision
5 152 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 145 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 139 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 116 (0.45%) Figma
9 94 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 56 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 42 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
12 39 (0.15%) Adobe XD
13 37 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 37 (0.14%) Chatbot
14 28 (0.11%) Zeplin
15 20 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
16 15 (0.058%) Marvel
16 15 (0.058%) Simulink
17 14 (0.054%) GIMP
18 13 (0.050%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 358 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 76 (0.29%) Magento
3 59 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 50 (0.19%) Shopify
5 33 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 33 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 31 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 30 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 30 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 24 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
9 21 (0.081%) Sentinel
10 20 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
11 18 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
12 13 (0.050%) Oracle Receivables
12 13 (0.050%) SAP SCM
13 12 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
13 12 (0.047%) Oracle Payables
13 12 (0.047%) SAP ERP
14 10 (0.039%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6,452 (25.02%) Azure
2 6,337 (24.58%) AWS
3 1,974 (7.66%) GCP
4 1,928 (7.48%) SaaS
5 1,482 (5.75%) Serverless
6 892 (3.46%) PaaS
7 858 (3.33%) Power Platform
8 739 (2.87%) GitHub
9 708 (2.75%) AWS Lambda
10 661 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 531 (2.06%) IaaS
12 449 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
13 431 (1.67%) Microsoft 365
14 419 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
15 376 (1.46%) Amazon S3
16 331 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
17 286 (1.11%) Azure Service Bus
18 272 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
19 269 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
20 230 (0.89%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 334 (1.30%) Firewall
2 328 (1.27%) Internet
3 310 (1.20%) HTTP
4 155 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 149 (0.58%) VPN
6 144 (0.56%) DNS
7 103 (0.40%) OSPF
7 103 (0.40%) VLAN
8 94 (0.36%) IPv4
9 89 (0.35%) Network Security
10 81 (0.31%) WAN
11 73 (0.28%) Skype
12 72 (0.28%) LAN
13 67 (0.26%) Broadband
14 51 (0.20%) FTP
15 47 (0.18%) VoIP
16 45 (0.17%) SSL
17 44 (0.17%) Intranet
18 41 (0.16%) DHCP
19 40 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,679 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 1,435 (5.57%) NoSQL
3 1,276 (4.95%) MySQL
4 1,146 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1,095 (4.25%) Relational Database
6 1,056 (4.10%) MongoDB
7 1,013 (3.93%) Big Data
8 749 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
9 629 (2.44%) Power BI
10 430 (1.67%) Redis
11 409 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 407 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 406 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 368 (1.43%) Hadoop
15 316 (1.23%) RDBMS
16 312 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
17 301 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
18 270 (1.05%) Tableau
19 241 (0.93%) Data Lake
20 199 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3,493 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 2,350 (9.11%) JIRA
3 2,157 (8.37%) Jenkins
4 1,158 (4.49%) Selenium
5 684 (2.65%) Cucumber
6 597 (2.32%) Visual Studio
7 591 (2.29%) GitLab
8 584 (2.26%) Maven
9 473 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 455 (1.76%) JUnit
11 449 (1.74%) TeamCity
12 424 (1.64%) Cypress.io
13 354 (1.37%) Bitbucket
14 336 (1.30%) Postman
15 331 (1.28%) webpack
16 308 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 304 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
18 296 (1.15%) SpecFlow
19 270 (1.05%) Subversion
20 266 (1.03%) Gradle
General
1 5,492 (21.30%) Social Skills
2 5,338 (20.70%) Finance
3 1,811 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 1,429 (5.54%) Banking
5 1,388 (5.38%) Marketing
6 1,212 (4.70%) Retail
7 1,172 (4.55%) Public Sector
8 691 (2.68%) Games
9 633 (2.46%) Front Office
10 582 (2.26%) Law
11 536 (2.08%) Legal
12 517 (2.01%) Telecoms
13 496 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
14 491 (1.90%) Influencing Skills
15 466 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
16 444 (1.72%) Manufacturing
17 391 (1.52%) Electronics
18 344 (1.33%) Advertising
19 225 (0.87%) Investment Banking
20 218 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9,512 (36.89%) Developer
2 2,425 (9.41%) Software Engineer
3 2,181 (8.46%) Senior Developer
4 1,833 (7.11%) Analyst
5 1,673 (6.49%) .NET Developer
6 1,601 (6.21%) Java Developer
7 1,405 (5.45%) Architect
8 1,264 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 1,235 (4.79%) Software Developer
10 1,148 (4.45%) Business Analyst
11 1,107 (4.29%) C# Developer
12 1,101 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
13 986 (3.82%) React Developer
14 971 (3.77%) Project Manager
15 887 (3.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 793 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
17 766 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
18 745 (2.89%) Lead Developer
19 653 (2.53%) Senior Software Engineer
20 627 (2.43%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,953 (19.21%) .NET
2 3,959 (15.35%) React
3 3,588 (13.92%) CSS
3 3,588 (13.92%) HTML
4 3,210 (12.45%) AngularJS
5 2,452 (9.51%) Node.js
6 2,154 (8.35%) Web Services
7 2,151 (8.34%) .NET Core
8 1,937 (7.51%) REST
9 1,780 (6.90%) RESTful
10 1,698 (6.59%) Spring
11 1,465 (5.68%) ASP.NET
12 1,381 (5.36%) Vue.js
13 1,299 (5.04%) HTML5
14 1,215 (4.71%) .NET Framework
15 985 (3.82%) Kafka
16 969 (3.76%) jQuery
17 883 (3.42%) ASP.NET Web API
18 861 (3.34%) Spring Boot
19 769 (2.98%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 2,480 (9.62%) User Experience
2 1,399 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
3 1,248 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 775 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 512 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 505 (1.96%) Cloud Native
7 453 (1.76%) Public Cloud
8 447 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 438 (1.70%) Algorithms
10 387 (1.50%) Derivative
11 374 (1.45%) Virtual Team
12 369 (1.43%) Fixed Income
13 353 (1.37%) Data Structures
14 345 (1.34%) Hedge funds
15 332 (1.29%) Equities
16 305 (1.18%) Blog
17 279 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 270 (1.05%) Data Centre
19 208 (0.81%) N-Tier
20 191 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2,334 (9.05%) Linux
2 1,260 (4.89%) Windows
3 955 (3.70%) Android
4 842 (3.27%) Apple iOS
5 506 (1.96%) Unix
6 328 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 253 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 203 (0.79%) CentOS
9 158 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 71 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
11 58 (0.22%) Windows 10
12 35 (0.14%) Debian
13 29 (0.11%) Alpine Linux
14 27 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
14 27 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 26 (0.10%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.089%) VMS
17 22 (0.085%) Solaris
18 19 (0.074%) Mac OS X
19 17 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,755 (26.20%) DevOps
2 6,454 (25.03%) Scrum
3 5,095 (19.76%) Software Engineering
4 4,060 (15.75%) Microservices
4 4,060 (15.75%) TDD
5 3,563 (13.82%) Test Automation
6 2,814 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
7 2,670 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
8 2,575 (9.99%) Mentoring
9 2,413 (9.36%) SDLC
10 2,114 (8.20%) Project Management
11 2,083 (8.08%) BDD
12 1,958 (7.59%) Analytics
13 1,789 (6.94%) Fintech
14 1,709 (6.63%) MVC
15 1,594 (6.18%) Front End Development
16 1,578 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
17 1,569 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 1,508 (5.85%) Computer Science
19 1,479 (5.74%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7,525 (29.18%) JavaScript
2 5,710 (22.15%) Java
3 5,531 (21.45%) C#
4 4,938 (19.15%) SQL
5 4,366 (16.93%) Python
6 2,251 (8.73%) TypeScript
7 1,134 (4.40%) PHP
8 954 (3.70%) C++
9 874 (3.39%) PowerShell
10 816 (3.16%) Go
11 767 (2.97%) Ruby
12 690 (2.68%) T-SQL
13 680 (2.64%) Java 8
14 651 (2.52%) Bash Shell
15 645 (2.50%) C
16 621 (2.41%) Scala
17 578 (2.24%) ES6
18 520 (2.02%) Kotlin
19 272 (1.05%) R
20 229 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2,515 (9.75%) Degree
2 1,468 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 1,130 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 760 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 303 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 237 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 230 (0.89%) ISEB
8 175 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 173 (0.67%) AWS Certification
10 152 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 143 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 123 (0.48%) PMP
13 115 (0.45%) Master's Degree
14 109 (0.42%) PhD
15 100 (0.39%) CISSP
16 72 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
17 70 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
18 62 (0.24%) CISM
18 62 (0.24%) HND
19 56 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2,007 (7.78%) QA
2 247 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 246 (0.95%) GDPR
4 221 (0.86%) PMO
5 197 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 162 (0.63%) SLA
7 90 (0.35%) NIST
8 73 (0.28%) WCAG
9 68 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 55 (0.21%) GRC
11 44 (0.17%) MISRA
12 42 (0.16%) COBIT
13 37 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 33 (0.13%) NCSC
15 31 (0.12%) MiFID
15 31 (0.12%) PMBOK
16 24 (0.093%) EMIR
17 21 (0.081%) Actionable Recommendations
17 21 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 19 (0.074%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 4,390 (17.03%) Docker
2 396 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 354 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 90 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (0.32%) VirtualBox
6 73 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 57 (0.22%) vSphere
8 54 (0.21%) Firmware
9 50 (0.19%) HDFS
10 46 (0.18%) Hyper-V
11 34 (0.13%) NDS
12 33 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 28 (0.11%) KVM
14 18 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (0.058%) VMware NSX
16 13 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
17 12 (0.047%) Xen
18 11 (0.043%) Apache Flume
18 11 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
18 11 (0.043%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 3,475 (13.48%) Kubernetes
2 2,124 (8.24%) Terraform
3 1,383 (5.36%) Ansible
4 860 (3.34%) Puppet
5 701 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 252 (0.98%) Prometheus
7 209 (0.81%) Grafana
8 154 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
9 109 (0.42%) Packer
10 94 (0.36%) Istio
11 83 (0.32%) Nagios
12 72 (0.28%) Consul
13 59 (0.23%) Kibana
14 57 (0.22%) Graphite
14 57 (0.22%) ZABBIX
15 55 (0.21%) Rancher
16 49 (0.19%) Salt
17 47 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
18 40 (0.16%) CFEngine
19 37 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3,218 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 1,256 (4.87%) Oracle
3 1,110 (4.30%) Google
4 546 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
5 483 (1.87%) SAP
6 468 (1.82%) VMware
7 334 (1.30%) IBM
8 294 (1.14%) Adobe
9 293 (1.14%) Atlassian
10 271 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 208 (0.81%) Splunk
12 178 (0.69%) Xamarin
13 164 (0.64%) ServiceNow
14 163 (0.63%) Databricks
15 150 (0.58%) Cisco
16 137 (0.53%) Apple
17 128 (0.50%) Informatica
17 128 (0.50%) SaltStack
17 128 (0.50%) Sitecore
18 111 (0.43%) Talend