Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 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 21,333 36,073 46,279
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.68% 29.30% 30.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 30.99% 31.82% 33.12%
Number of salaries quoted 20,988 30,400 39,340
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £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 68,836 113,354 139,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.06% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54,242 90,990 111,795
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,900
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £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 26 February 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 26 February 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 19,362 £60,000 +4.35% 4,242
UK excluding London 0 11,540 £50,000 - 2,961
London 0 8,692 £70,000 - 1,589
Work from Home 0 4,118 £57,500 +4.55% 953
South East 0 3,082 £55,000 +4.76% 658
North of England -1 3,031 £50,000 - 887
South West -1 1,780 £50,000 +11.11% 350
Midlands 0 1,773 £50,000 - 483
North West -1 1,425 £50,000 - 468
Yorkshire 0 1,318 £48,000 -1.03% 320
West Midlands +1 1,215 £50,000 - 301
Scotland 0 882 £50,000 +11.11% 183
East of England -1 652 £60,000 +9.09% 262
East Midlands -1 546 £48,000 -2.04% 175
North East -1 292 £50,000 +11.11% 99
Wales -3 255 £47,500 +5.56% 78
Northern Ireland 0 100 £45,000 -14.29% 64
Isle of Man +3 27 £48,500 -19.17% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 6,518 (30.55%) JavaScript
2 5,771 (27.05%) DevOps
3 5,482 (25.70%) Scrum
4 5,422 (25.42%) Azure
5 5,027 (23.56%) AWS
6 5,016 (23.51%) Java
7 4,877 (22.86%) C#
8 4,441 (20.82%) .NET
9 4,298 (20.15%) Finance
10 4,233 (19.84%) SQL
11 3,931 (18.43%) Software Engineering
12 3,742 (17.54%) Python
13 3,571 (16.74%) TDD
14 3,503 (16.42%) Docker
15 3,385 (15.87%) Microservices
16 3,144 (14.74%) React
17 3,136 (14.70%) HTML
18 3,027 (14.19%) CSS
19 2,975 (13.95%) Test Automation
20 2,885 (13.52%) Git (software)
21 2,792 (13.09%) AngularJS
22 2,684 (12.58%) Kubernetes
23 2,616 (12.26%) Microsoft
24 2,355 (11.04%) SQL Server
25 2,106 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
26 2,076 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
27 1,975 (9.26%) Degree
28 1,953 (9.15%) .NET Core
29 1,938 (9.08%) JIRA
30 1,917 (8.99%) Mentoring

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
1 905 (4.24%) Confluence
2 425 (1.99%) CMS
3 391 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 366 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 252 (1.18%) Apache
6 239 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 145 (0.68%) IIS
8 143 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 121 (0.57%) WordPress
10 105 (0.49%) Umbraco
11 102 (0.48%) JBoss
12 89 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
13 84 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 72 (0.34%) Drupal
15 62 (0.29%) nginx
16 60 (0.28%) SAS
17 56 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
18 55 (0.26%) NServiceBus
18 55 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
19 54 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 247 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 183 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 163 (0.76%) Sketch
4 139 (0.65%) InVision
5 124 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 84 (0.39%) Figma
7 82 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 80 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 55 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 49 (0.23%) Chatbot
11 36 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 36 (0.17%) Adobe XD
12 32 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
13 25 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
14 17 (0.080%) Zeplin
15 5 (0.023%) Marvel
15 5 (0.023%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.023%) UXPin
16 4 (0.019%) Gliffy
17 3 (0.014%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 307 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (0.37%) Magento
3 48 (0.23%) Shopify
4 45 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 44 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 43 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 39 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 39 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 31 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 19 (0.089%) SAP Hybris
10 18 (0.084%) Loan IQ
11 16 (0.075%) Dynamics NAV
12 14 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
12 14 (0.066%) Siebel CRM
13 13 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
14 12 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
15 10 (0.047%) SAP CRM
15 10 (0.047%) SAP ERP
16 8 (0.038%) Oracle Payables
16 8 (0.038%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5,422 (25.42%) Azure
2 5,027 (23.56%) AWS
3 1,509 (7.07%) GCP
4 1,480 (6.94%) SaaS
5 1,128 (5.29%) Serverless
6 728 (3.41%) PaaS
7 676 (3.17%) Power Platform
8 576 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
9 547 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 463 (2.17%) GitHub
11 425 (1.99%) IaaS
12 355 (1.66%) Microsoft 365
13 348 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
14 319 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
15 268 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
16 261 (1.22%) Amazon S3
17 242 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
18 197 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
19 190 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
19 190 (0.89%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 260 (1.22%) Firewall
2 255 (1.20%) HTTP
3 228 (1.07%) Internet
4 137 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 127 (0.60%) Skype
6 117 (0.55%) VPN
7 111 (0.52%) DNS
8 73 (0.34%) OSPF
8 73 (0.34%) VLAN
9 70 (0.33%) Network Security
10 68 (0.32%) IPv4
11 59 (0.28%) WAN
12 56 (0.26%) VoIP
13 53 (0.25%) LAN
14 52 (0.24%) Intranet
15 39 (0.18%) SSL
16 33 (0.15%) HTTPS
17 32 (0.15%) Unified Communications
18 30 (0.14%) DHCP
19 28 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,355 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 1,125 (5.27%) NoSQL
3 1,053 (4.94%) MySQL
4 908 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 857 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
6 816 (3.83%) Relational Database
7 761 (3.57%) Big Data
8 667 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
9 505 (2.37%) Power BI
10 402 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 382 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 290 (1.36%) Redis
13 257 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 252 (1.18%) Hadoop
15 248 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
16 203 (0.95%) Data Lake
17 195 (0.91%) Tableau
18 193 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
19 190 (0.89%) RDBMS
20 177 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2,885 (13.52%) Git (software)
2 1,938 (9.08%) JIRA
3 1,693 (7.94%) Jenkins
4 1,112 (5.21%) Selenium
5 579 (2.71%) Cucumber
6 564 (2.64%) Visual Studio
7 471 (2.21%) GitLab
8 470 (2.20%) Maven
9 458 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 360 (1.69%) TeamCity
11 356 (1.67%) JUnit
12 313 (1.47%) Bitbucket
13 270 (1.27%) WebDriver
14 268 (1.26%) Postman
15 256 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
16 255 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
17 241 (1.13%) Cypress.io
18 239 (1.12%) SpecFlow
19 216 (1.01%) Subversion
20 213 (1.00%) NUnit
General
1 4,298 (20.15%) Finance
2 1,135 (5.32%) Banking
3 1,033 (4.84%) Marketing
4 948 (4.44%) Public Sector
5 864 (4.05%) Retail
6 603 (2.83%) Front Office
7 479 (2.25%) Games
8 421 (1.97%) Telecoms
9 374 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 352 (1.65%) Law
11 335 (1.57%) Legal
12 285 (1.34%) Electronics
13 233 (1.09%) Investment Banking
14 218 (1.02%) Advertising
15 143 (0.67%) Automotive
16 141 (0.66%) Publishing
17 137 (0.64%) Back Office
18 127 (0.60%) Financial Institution
19 106 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
20 92 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8,448 (39.60%) Developer
2 1,950 (9.14%) Software Engineer
3 1,910 (8.95%) Senior Developer
4 1,649 (7.73%) .NET Developer
5 1,457 (6.83%) Java Developer
6 1,448 (6.79%) Analyst
7 1,140 (5.34%) Architect
7 1,140 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 1,044 (4.89%) Software Developer
9 1,035 (4.85%) C# Developer
10 983 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
11 886 (4.15%) Business Analyst
12 782 (3.67%) React Developer
13 739 (3.46%) JavaScript Developer
14 718 (3.37%) Project Manager
15 715 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 689 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
17 680 (3.19%) Lead Developer
18 634 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
19 490 (2.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,441 (20.82%) .NET
2 3,144 (14.74%) React
3 3,136 (14.70%) HTML
4 3,027 (14.19%) CSS
5 2,792 (13.09%) AngularJS
6 1,953 (9.15%) .NET Core
7 1,904 (8.93%) Node.js
8 1,718 (8.05%) Web Services
9 1,521 (7.13%) REST
10 1,397 (6.55%) RESTful
11 1,372 (6.43%) ASP.NET
12 1,361 (6.38%) Spring
13 1,203 (5.64%) Vue.js
14 1,153 (5.40%) .NET Framework
15 1,097 (5.14%) HTML5
16 929 (4.35%) jQuery
17 837 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
18 773 (3.62%) Kafka
19 721 (3.38%) Spring Boot
20 642 (3.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,854 (8.69%) User Experience
2 1,439 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1,219 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
4 1,063 (4.98%) Mobile App
5 511 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 452 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 419 (1.96%) Fixed Income
8 398 (1.87%) Derivative
9 397 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 396 (1.86%) Cloud Native
11 345 (1.62%) Management Information System
12 343 (1.61%) Public Cloud
13 324 (1.52%) Equities
14 320 (1.50%) Hedge funds
15 312 (1.46%) Data Structures
16 297 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 290 (1.36%) Virtual Team
18 231 (1.08%) Blog
19 195 (0.91%) N-Tier
20 170 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,910 (8.95%) Linux
2 1,083 (5.08%) Windows
3 742 (3.48%) Android
4 680 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 400 (1.88%) Unix
6 231 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 219 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 194 (0.91%) CentOS
9 127 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 52 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 52 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
11 33 (0.15%) Debian
12 30 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.094%) VMS
15 18 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (0.080%) Mac OS X
17 16 (0.075%) Fedora
17 16 (0.075%) Windows Server 2019
18 13 (0.061%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,771 (27.05%) DevOps
2 5,482 (25.70%) Scrum
3 3,931 (18.43%) Software Engineering
4 3,571 (16.74%) TDD
5 3,385 (15.87%) Microservices
6 2,975 (13.95%) Test Automation
7 2,106 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
8 2,076 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
9 1,917 (8.99%) Mentoring
10 1,875 (8.79%) BDD
11 1,790 (8.39%) SDLC
12 1,622 (7.60%) Project Management
13 1,603 (7.51%) MVC
14 1,580 (7.41%) Analytics
15 1,551 (7.27%) Fintech
16 1,293 (6.06%) OO
17 1,218 (5.71%) Front End Development
18 1,205 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 1,170 (5.48%) Unit Testing
20 1,167 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6,518 (30.55%) JavaScript
2 5,016 (23.51%) Java
3 4,877 (22.86%) C#
4 4,233 (19.84%) SQL
5 3,742 (17.54%) Python
6 1,608 (7.54%) TypeScript
7 911 (4.27%) PHP
8 837 (3.92%) C++
9 723 (3.39%) Go
10 696 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 649 (3.04%) Ruby
12 605 (2.84%) T-SQL
13 549 (2.57%) Java 8
14 526 (2.47%) Scala
15 524 (2.46%) C
16 516 (2.42%) Bash Shell
17 482 (2.26%) Kotlin
18 395 (1.85%) ES6
19 251 (1.18%) R
20 221 (1.04%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,975 (9.26%) Degree
2 1,296 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 979 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 550 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 266 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 216 (1.01%) DV Cleared
7 207 (0.97%) ISEB
8 130 (0.61%) AWS Certification
9 127 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 112 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 99 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 96 (0.45%) PhD
12 96 (0.45%) PMI Certification
13 90 (0.42%) PMP
14 77 (0.36%) CISSP
15 52 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
16 45 (0.21%) HND
17 44 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 39 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
19 33 (0.15%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,687 (7.91%) QA
2 203 (0.95%) GDPR
3 185 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 157 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 153 (0.72%) SLA
6 150 (0.70%) PMO
7 78 (0.37%) NIST
8 46 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 41 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 40 (0.19%) MiFID
11 39 (0.18%) WCAG
12 38 (0.18%) MISRA
13 35 (0.16%) NCSC
14 32 (0.15%) COBIT
14 32 (0.15%) EMIR
15 26 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 25 (0.12%) PMBOK
17 24 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
18 19 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 17 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3,503 (16.42%) Docker
2 321 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 254 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (0.21%) vSphere
7 41 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 39 (0.18%) Firmware
9 31 (0.15%) HDFS
9 31 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 20 (0.094%) KVM
11 18 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.066%) XenApp
13 12 (0.056%) Postfix
14 9 (0.042%) Xen
15 8 (0.038%) NDS
16 7 (0.033%) Kamailio
16 7 (0.033%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 7 (0.033%) OpenSIPS
17 6 (0.028%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2,684 (12.58%) Kubernetes
2 1,765 (8.27%) Terraform
3 1,104 (5.18%) Ansible
4 816 (3.83%) Puppet
5 589 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
6 159 (0.75%) Prometheus
7 115 (0.54%) Grafana
8 76 (0.36%) Packer
9 58 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
10 56 (0.26%) Nagios
11 50 (0.23%) Istio
12 43 (0.20%) ZABBIX
13 40 (0.19%) Kibana
14 39 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
15 32 (0.15%) Rancher
16 30 (0.14%) Graphite
16 30 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
17 29 (0.14%) SCCM
18 28 (0.13%) CFEngine
18 28 (0.13%) Consul
Vendors
1 2,616 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 952 (4.46%) Oracle
3 882 (4.13%) Google
4 458 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
5 411 (1.93%) SAP
6 351 (1.65%) VMware
7 308 (1.44%) Atlassian
8 251 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 245 (1.15%) IBM
10 205 (0.96%) Adobe
11 157 (0.74%) Splunk
12 150 (0.70%) Xamarin
13 141 (0.66%) Databricks
14 118 (0.55%) Cisco
15 117 (0.55%) SaltStack
16 115 (0.54%) Sitecore
17 114 (0.53%) Apple
18 105 (0.49%) MuleSoft
19 101 (0.47%) ServiceNow
20 100 (0.47%) Talend