Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 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 14,325 42,005 49,532
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.98% 30.00% 29.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.32% 32.54% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 12,961 34,019 41,805
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,671 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%

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 45,744 129,089 151,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.20% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37,182 101,360 120,890
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 13,351 £60,000 +9.09% 2,861
UK excluding London -1 7,700 £50,000 - 2,066
London -1 6,220 £70,000 +3.70% 1,017
South East 0 2,265 £55,000 +4.76% 405
North of England -1 2,095 £50,000 +5.26% 690
Work from Home 0 1,616 £57,500 - 546
South West 0 1,118 £50,000 +5.26% 238
Midlands +1 1,080 £50,000 +5.26% 305
North West -1 1,055 £51,000 +7.37% 382
Yorkshire 0 859 £50,000 +5.26% 228
West Midlands +1 706 £50,000 +5.26% 194
East of England -1 450 £52,500 -4.55% 191
Scotland -1 437 £47,500 -1.05% 134
East Midlands 0 380 £50,000 +11.11% 111
Wales -2 194 £45,000 +5.88% 68
North East -1 180 £47,500 +5.56% 80
Northern Ireland +1 92 £40,500 -19.00% 36
Channel Islands -5 1 £59,000 -21.33%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4,369 (30.50%) JavaScript
2 3,574 (24.95%) Scrum
3 3,450 (24.08%) Azure
4 3,427 (23.92%) C#
5 3,374 (23.55%) DevOps
6 3,320 (23.18%) Java
7 3,272 (22.84%) AWS
8 3,271 (22.83%) .NET
9 3,251 (22.69%) Finance
10 2,950 (20.59%) SQL
11 2,598 (18.14%) TDD
12 2,476 (17.28%) Software Engineering
13 2,307 (16.10%) Microservices
14 2,294 (16.01%) Python
15 2,253 (15.73%) HTML
16 2,192 (15.30%) AngularJS
17 2,123 (14.82%) CSS
18 2,072 (14.46%) React
19 1,998 (13.95%) Git (software)
20 1,975 (13.79%) SQL Server
21 1,938 (13.53%) Test Automation
22 1,930 (13.47%) Microsoft
23 1,822 (12.72%) Docker
24 1,484 (10.36%) Degree
25 1,470 (10.26%) Web Services
26 1,447 (10.10%) Node.js
27 1,412 (9.86%) BDD
28 1,387 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
29 1,357 (9.47%) Kubernetes
30 1,354 (9.45%) MVC

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
1 571 (3.99%) Confluence
2 307 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
3 275 (1.92%) CMS
4 240 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 218 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 208 (1.45%) Apache
7 131 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 109 (0.76%) IIS
9 76 (0.53%) WordPress
10 63 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 61 (0.43%) SAS
12 56 (0.39%) EPiServer
13 54 (0.38%) NServiceBus
14 52 (0.36%) Umbraco
15 51 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
16 42 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
17 38 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
18 34 (0.24%) OpenStack
19 33 (0.23%) JBoss
20 28 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 183 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 172 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (0.59%) Sketch
4 77 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 69 (0.48%) Chatbot
5 69 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 60 (0.42%) InVision
7 55 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 43 (0.30%) Figma
9 31 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 25 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 21 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
12 17 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 17 (0.12%) Zeplin
13 14 (0.098%) Marvel
14 11 (0.077%) Adobe XD
15 8 (0.056%) Simulink
16 4 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.028%) UXPin
16 4 (0.028%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 195 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (0.47%) Magento
3 59 (0.41%) Markit EDM
4 49 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
5 46 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 37 (0.26%) Shopify
7 29 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
8 25 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
9 20 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
9 20 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 19 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 18 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
12 16 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 16 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
13 15 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
14 13 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
14 13 (0.091%) Odoo
14 13 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
14 13 (0.091%) R3 Corda
15 12 (0.084%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3,450 (24.08%) Azure
2 3,272 (22.84%) AWS
3 807 (5.63%) SaaS
4 796 (5.56%) GCP
5 585 (4.08%) Serverless
6 417 (2.91%) Power Platform
7 365 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
8 356 (2.49%) GitHub
9 289 (2.02%) PaaS
10 280 (1.95%) Office 365
11 248 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
12 237 (1.65%) IaaS
13 223 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 217 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
15 192 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
16 184 (1.28%) Amazon S3
17 157 (1.10%) OpenShift
18 125 (0.87%) npm
19 88 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
19 88 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 224 (1.56%) HTTP
2 182 (1.27%) Internet
3 180 (1.26%) Skype
4 163 (1.14%) Firewall
5 93 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 86 (0.60%) DNS
7 74 (0.52%) LAN
8 68 (0.47%) WAN
9 58 (0.40%) VPN
10 56 (0.39%) FTP
11 41 (0.29%) VoIP
12 39 (0.27%) Wireless
13 38 (0.27%) Network Security
14 35 (0.24%) SSH
15 34 (0.24%) Intranet
16 31 (0.22%) DHCP
17 29 (0.20%) Broadband
18 25 (0.17%) SSL
19 23 (0.16%) Kerberos
19 23 (0.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,975 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 950 (6.63%) NoSQL
3 716 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 627 (4.38%) MySQL
5 608 (4.24%) Big Data
6 498 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 469 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 435 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
9 361 (2.52%) Power BI
10 274 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 272 (1.90%) Hadoop
12 245 (1.71%) Data Lake
13 229 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 198 (1.38%) Redis
15 189 (1.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 160 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 137 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
18 130 (0.91%) SQL Server 2019
19 129 (0.90%) RDBMS
20 125 (0.87%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 1,998 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 1,314 (9.17%) JIRA
3 1,080 (7.54%) Jenkins
4 858 (5.99%) Selenium
5 397 (2.77%) Cucumber
6 333 (2.32%) Visual Studio
7 313 (2.18%) Maven
7 313 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 291 (2.03%) JUnit
9 277 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 256 (1.79%) GitLab
11 220 (1.54%) SpecFlow
12 215 (1.50%) WebDriver
13 196 (1.37%) Bitbucket
14 192 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
15 180 (1.26%) webpack
16 166 (1.16%) Mocha
17 165 (1.15%) Subversion
18 157 (1.10%) NUnit
19 154 (1.08%) SoapUI
General
1 3,251 (22.69%) Finance
2 813 (5.68%) Banking
3 606 (4.23%) Front Office
4 575 (4.01%) Marketing
5 473 (3.30%) Retail
6 453 (3.16%) Public Sector
7 295 (2.06%) Games
8 253 (1.77%) Law
9 233 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 215 (1.50%) Telecoms
11 210 (1.47%) Manufacturing
12 176 (1.23%) Legal
13 165 (1.15%) Back Office
14 122 (0.85%) Advertising
15 111 (0.77%) Publishing
16 101 (0.71%) Financial Institution
17 95 (0.66%) Electronics
17 95 (0.66%) Local Government
18 68 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
19 61 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5,845 (40.80%) Developer
2 1,227 (8.57%) Senior Developer
3 1,199 (8.37%) .NET Developer
4 1,083 (7.56%) Software Engineer
5 1,001 (6.99%) Analyst
6 992 (6.92%) Java Developer
7 871 (6.08%) Architect
8 842 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 654 (4.57%) Software Developer
10 600 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 583 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
12 580 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 574 (4.01%) Business Analyst
14 544 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 488 (3.41%) Project Manager
16 477 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
17 421 (2.94%) Lead Developer
18 411 (2.87%) React Developer
19 387 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
20 381 (2.66%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,271 (22.83%) .NET
2 2,253 (15.73%) HTML
3 2,192 (15.30%) AngularJS
4 2,123 (14.82%) CSS
5 2,072 (14.46%) React
6 1,470 (10.26%) Web Services
7 1,447 (10.10%) Node.js
8 1,329 (9.28%) ASP.NET
9 1,295 (9.04%) .NET Core
10 1,138 (7.94%) REST
11 1,012 (7.06%) RESTful
12 876 (6.12%) Spring
13 862 (6.02%) Vue.js
14 815 (5.69%) .NET Framework
15 785 (5.48%) HTML5
16 724 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 666 (4.65%) jQuery
18 659 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
19 500 (3.49%) JSON
20 498 (3.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,022 (7.13%) User Experience
2 1,003 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 789 (5.51%) Greenfield Project
4 530 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 528 (3.69%) Fixed Income
6 502 (3.50%) Hedge funds
7 446 (3.11%) Derivative
8 394 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
9 326 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 314 (2.19%) Equities
11 273 (1.91%) Algorithms
12 262 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
13 260 (1.82%) Management Information System
14 259 (1.81%) Public Cloud
15 244 (1.70%) Cloud Native
16 209 (1.46%) Virtual Team
17 207 (1.45%) Data Structures
18 139 (0.97%) Data Centre
19 88 (0.61%) Blog
20 79 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,314 (9.17%) Linux
2 819 (5.72%) Windows
3 403 (2.81%) Android
4 342 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 301 (2.10%) Unix
6 165 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 151 (1.05%) CentOS
8 141 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 60 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 42 (0.29%) VMS
12 39 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
14 27 (0.19%) AIX
15 18 (0.13%) Debian
16 17 (0.12%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.084%) Fedora
18 12 (0.084%) VxWorks
18 12 (0.084%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,574 (24.95%) Scrum
2 3,374 (23.55%) DevOps
3 2,598 (18.14%) TDD
4 2,476 (17.28%) Software Engineering
5 2,307 (16.10%) Microservices
6 1,938 (13.53%) Test Automation
7 1,412 (9.86%) BDD
8 1,387 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 1,354 (9.45%) MVC
10 1,271 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
11 1,083 (7.56%) Project Management
12 1,078 (7.53%) Fintech
12 1,078 (7.53%) SDLC
13 1,059 (7.39%) Mentoring
14 1,005 (7.02%) Analytics
15 978 (6.83%) OO
16 865 (6.04%) Kanban
17 823 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
18 805 (5.62%) Unit Testing
19 776 (5.42%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 4,369 (30.50%) JavaScript
2 3,427 (23.92%) C#
3 3,320 (23.18%) Java
4 2,950 (20.59%) SQL
5 2,294 (16.01%) Python
6 957 (6.68%) TypeScript
7 594 (4.15%) PHP
8 516 (3.60%) C++
9 390 (2.72%) Java 8
10 381 (2.66%) Kotlin
11 370 (2.58%) Scala
12 359 (2.51%) T-SQL
13 345 (2.41%) PowerShell
14 342 (2.39%) C
14 342 (2.39%) Ruby
15 324 (2.26%) Go
16 256 (1.79%) Bash Shell
17 240 (1.68%) ES6
18 227 (1.58%) R
19 177 (1.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,484 (10.36%) Degree
2 1,051 (7.34%) Security Cleared
3 687 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 408 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 357 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 198 (1.38%) ISTQB
7 171 (1.19%) ISEB
8 107 (0.75%) AWS Certification
9 98 (0.68%) Master's Degree
10 90 (0.63%) PMI Certification
11 74 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 71 (0.50%) PMP
13 64 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
14 56 (0.39%) PhD
15 54 (0.38%) CISSP
16 50 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
17 49 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
18 44 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
19 43 (0.30%) CCNA
20 39 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,138 (7.94%) QA
2 153 (1.07%) GDPR
3 124 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 116 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 103 (0.72%) SLA
6 80 (0.56%) PMO
7 47 (0.33%) NIST
8 42 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 41 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 27 (0.19%) MiFID
11 19 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 19 (0.13%) NCSC
11 19 (0.13%) NIST 800
12 17 (0.12%) EMIR
13 13 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
13 13 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.084%) COBIT
15 11 (0.077%) ISO 8583
16 8 (0.056%) PSD2
17 7 (0.049%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1,822 (12.72%) Docker
2 222 (1.55%) Active Directory
3 145 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (0.47%) HDFS
5 57 (0.40%) vSphere
6 36 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 32 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 21 (0.15%) Firmware
11 17 (0.12%) NDS
12 16 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 13 (0.091%) NFS
13 13 (0.091%) VMware Server
14 12 (0.084%) Postfix
14 12 (0.084%) VMware NSX
14 12 (0.084%) XenApp
15 10 (0.070%) LXC
15 10 (0.070%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,357 (9.47%) Kubernetes
2 846 (5.91%) Terraform
3 526 (3.67%) Ansible
4 348 (2.43%) Puppet
5 223 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
6 92 (0.64%) Grafana
7 87 (0.61%) Prometheus
8 78 (0.54%) SCCM
9 51 (0.36%) Graphite
10 49 (0.34%) Kibana
11 46 (0.32%) Packer
12 42 (0.29%) Istio
13 34 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
14 32 (0.22%) SCOM
15 29 (0.20%) WSUS
16 28 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
17 27 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
18 26 (0.18%) NetIQ Identity Manager
19 25 (0.17%) Nagios
20 23 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1,930 (13.47%) Microsoft
2 720 (5.03%) Oracle
3 578 (4.03%) Google
4 314 (2.19%) SAP
5 223 (1.56%) VMware
6 221 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 177 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 161 (1.12%) IBM
9 135 (0.94%) Tableau
10 122 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 103 (0.72%) Adobe
12 96 (0.67%) Zend
13 82 (0.57%) Cisco
13 82 (0.57%) Splunk
14 80 (0.56%) Databricks
15 72 (0.50%) ServiceNow
16 71 (0.50%) Bloomberg
16 71 (0.50%) Cloudera
17 70 (0.49%) Sitecore
18 67 (0.47%) Informatica