Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 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 15,853 40,075 48,781
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 28.86% 29.51% 30.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.30% 32.02% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15,339 33,034 41,203
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,250 £88,750 £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 50,654 125,160 148,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.21% 92.18% 92.01%
Number of salaries quoted 42,048 98,999 117,971
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +4.05%

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 November 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 26 November 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 14,678 £60,000 +9.09% 3,175
UK excluding London -1 8,574 £50,000 - 2,270
London 0 6,688 £70,000 +3.70% 1,161
Work from Home 0 2,526 £57,500 +4.55% 640
South East 0 2,380 £55,000 +4.76% 484
North of England -1 2,376 £50,000 +5.26% 722
South West -1 1,273 £50,000 +5.26% 253
Midlands 0 1,261 £50,000 +5.26% 345
North West -1 1,145 £50,000 +5.26% 385
Yorkshire 0 1,000 £48,000 +1.05% 238
West Midlands +1 830 £50,000 +4.17% 195
Scotland -1 564 £47,500 - 173
East of England -1 476 £55,000 - 206
East Midlands 0 429 £50,000 +11.11% 147
North East -1 230 £47,500 +5.56% 99
Wales -4 180 £47,250 +5.00% 62
Northern Ireland 0 74 £42,500 -29.17% 28
Isle of Man -3 4 £49,500 -17.50%

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4,881 (30.79%) JavaScript
2 4,168 (26.29%) Scrum
3 4,064 (25.64%) DevOps
4 4,021 (25.36%) Azure
5 3,791 (23.91%) Java
6 3,706 (23.38%) AWS
7 3,582 (22.60%) C#
8 3,401 (21.45%) .NET
9 3,350 (21.13%) Finance
10 3,311 (20.89%) SQL
11 2,781 (17.54%) TDD
12 2,716 (17.13%) Python
13 2,596 (16.38%) Software Engineering
14 2,578 (16.26%) Microservices
15 2,436 (15.37%) HTML
16 2,327 (14.68%) CSS
17 2,288 (14.43%) AngularJS
18 2,281 (14.39%) Git (software)
19 2,255 (14.22%) React
20 2,217 (13.98%) Test Automation
21 2,200 (13.88%) Docker
22 1,952 (12.31%) Microsoft
23 1,889 (11.92%) SQL Server
24 1,662 (10.48%) Kubernetes
25 1,585 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
26 1,544 (9.74%) Node.js
27 1,502 (9.47%) BDD
28 1,481 (9.34%) .NET Core
29 1,456 (9.18%) Degree
30 1,440 (9.08%) Linux

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
1 578 (3.65%) Confluence
2 296 (1.87%) CMS
3 277 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 253 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
5 213 (1.34%) Apache
6 179 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 130 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 90 (0.57%) IIS
8 90 (0.57%) WordPress
9 74 (0.47%) JBoss
10 71 (0.45%) NServiceBus
10 71 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 57 (0.36%) SAS
11 57 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 52 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
13 50 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
14 45 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
15 42 (0.26%) OpenStack
16 41 (0.26%) nginx
17 38 (0.24%) EPiServer
Applications
1 163 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 117 (0.74%) Sketch
4 93 (0.59%) InVision
5 81 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 70 (0.44%) Chatbot
7 62 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 51 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 50 (0.32%) Figma
10 35 (0.22%) Photoshop
11 32 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 22 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
13 21 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
13 21 (0.13%) Zeplin
14 12 (0.076%) Adobe XD
15 7 (0.044%) Marvel
16 4 (0.025%) Windchill
17 3 (0.019%) Moqups
18 2 (0.013%) Adobe After Effects
18 2 (0.013%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 232 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (0.49%) Magento
3 38 (0.24%) Shopify
4 36 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 36 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 34 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
6 31 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 30 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 30 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
8 17 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
9 15 (0.095%) SAP PSCD
10 14 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.088%) Odoo
10 14 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
10 14 (0.088%) Siebel CRM
11 13 (0.082%) Loan IQ
12 12 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
13 11 (0.069%) R3 Corda
14 10 (0.063%) Distributed Ledger
15 9 (0.057%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4,021 (25.36%) Azure
2 3,706 (23.38%) AWS
3 1,052 (6.64%) GCP
4 909 (5.73%) SaaS
5 755 (4.76%) Serverless
6 458 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
7 454 (2.86%) Power Platform
8 408 (2.57%) PaaS
9 361 (2.28%) GitHub
10 343 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 281 (1.77%) Office 365
12 278 (1.75%) IaaS
13 271 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
14 260 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
15 235 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
16 228 (1.44%) Amazon S3
17 145 (0.91%) OpenShift
18 133 (0.84%) npm
19 130 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
20 128 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 242 (1.53%) HTTP
2 189 (1.19%) Internet
3 177 (1.12%) Firewall
4 154 (0.97%) Skype
5 116 (0.73%) TCP/IP
6 100 (0.63%) DNS
7 69 (0.44%) VPN
8 59 (0.37%) Network Security
9 56 (0.35%) VoIP
10 47 (0.30%) LAN
11 43 (0.27%) WAN
12 38 (0.24%) FTP
13 37 (0.23%) Intranet
14 34 (0.21%) Wireless
15 30 (0.19%) SSH
16 24 (0.15%) DHCP
17 23 (0.15%) HTTPS
17 23 (0.15%) SSL
17 23 (0.15%) Unified Communications
18 22 (0.14%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,889 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 1,032 (6.51%) NoSQL
3 740 (4.67%) MongoDB
4 732 (4.62%) MySQL
5 644 (4.06%) Big Data
6 565 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 559 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
8 512 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
9 369 (2.33%) Power BI
10 296 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 254 (1.60%) Hadoop
12 244 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 225 (1.42%) Redis
14 217 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 206 (1.30%) Data Lake
16 161 (1.02%) Tableau
17 146 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
18 132 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 122 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
20 121 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 2,281 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 1,403 (8.85%) JIRA
3 1,192 (7.52%) Jenkins
4 976 (6.16%) Selenium
5 479 (3.02%) Cucumber
6 376 (2.37%) Visual Studio
7 367 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 342 (2.16%) GitLab
9 335 (2.11%) Maven
10 332 (2.09%) JUnit
11 280 (1.77%) TeamCity
12 246 (1.55%) WebDriver
13 227 (1.43%) Bitbucket
14 192 (1.21%) SpecFlow
15 182 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
16 177 (1.12%) Cypress.io
17 176 (1.11%) Subversion
18 169 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 169 (1.07%) NUnit
19 166 (1.05%) webpack
General
1 3,350 (21.13%) Finance
2 850 (5.36%) Banking
3 689 (4.35%) Marketing
4 647 (4.08%) Public Sector
5 570 (3.60%) Front Office
6 525 (3.31%) Retail
7 319 (2.01%) Games
8 277 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 274 (1.73%) Telecoms
10 249 (1.57%) Law
11 218 (1.38%) Investment Banking
12 160 (1.01%) Legal
13 151 (0.95%) Electronics
14 147 (0.93%) Advertising
15 132 (0.83%) Publishing
16 98 (0.62%) Back Office
17 96 (0.61%) Financial Institution
18 85 (0.54%) Local Government
19 80 (0.50%) Automotive
20 68 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6,475 (40.84%) Developer
2 1,442 (9.10%) Senior Developer
3 1,212 (7.65%) .NET Developer
4 1,183 (7.46%) Software Engineer
5 1,066 (6.72%) Analyst
6 1,055 (6.65%) Java Developer
7 948 (5.98%) Architect
8 781 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 778 (4.91%) C# Developer
10 759 (4.79%) Software Developer
11 746 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
12 631 (3.98%) Business Analyst
13 580 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 535 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
15 528 (3.33%) Lead Developer
16 520 (3.28%) C# .NET Developer
17 483 (3.05%) AWS Engineer
18 472 (2.98%) Project Manager
19 467 (2.95%) React Developer
20 442 (2.79%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,401 (21.45%) .NET
2 2,436 (15.37%) HTML
3 2,327 (14.68%) CSS
4 2,288 (14.43%) AngularJS
5 2,255 (14.22%) React
6 1,544 (9.74%) Node.js
7 1,481 (9.34%) .NET Core
8 1,427 (9.00%) Web Services
9 1,206 (7.61%) REST
10 1,166 (7.36%) ASP.NET
11 1,156 (7.29%) RESTful
12 986 (6.22%) Spring
13 945 (5.96%) Vue.js
14 875 (5.52%) .NET Framework
15 811 (5.12%) HTML5
16 669 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
17 655 (4.13%) jQuery
18 571 (3.60%) JSON
19 552 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
20 519 (3.27%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1,271 (8.02%) User Experience
2 1,073 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 885 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
4 673 (4.25%) Mobile App
5 516 (3.25%) Fixed Income
6 419 (2.64%) Derivative
7 407 (2.57%) Hedge funds
8 403 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
9 352 (2.22%) Equities
10 323 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 321 (2.02%) Algorithms
12 297 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
13 276 (1.74%) Management Information System
14 266 (1.68%) Cloud Native
15 258 (1.63%) Public Cloud
16 249 (1.57%) Data Structures
17 204 (1.29%) Virtual Team
18 158 (1.00%) Blog
19 126 (0.79%) Data Centre
20 100 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,440 (9.08%) Linux
2 816 (5.15%) Windows
3 500 (3.15%) Android
4 422 (2.66%) Apple iOS
5 302 (1.91%) Unix
6 172 (1.08%) CentOS
7 160 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 157 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 53 (0.33%) Windows 10
11 39 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.18%) VMS
12 29 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
13 22 (0.14%) AIX
14 19 (0.12%) Fedora
15 18 (0.11%) Debian
15 18 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
16 15 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (0.069%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.063%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,168 (26.29%) Scrum
2 4,064 (25.64%) DevOps
3 2,781 (17.54%) TDD
4 2,596 (16.38%) Software Engineering
5 2,578 (16.26%) Microservices
6 2,217 (13.98%) Test Automation
7 1,585 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1,502 (9.47%) BDD
9 1,389 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
10 1,317 (8.31%) Mentoring
11 1,296 (8.18%) MVC
12 1,261 (7.95%) SDLC
13 1,162 (7.33%) Project Management
14 1,127 (7.11%) Fintech
15 1,085 (6.84%) Analytics
16 1,058 (6.67%) OO
17 1,003 (6.33%) Unit Testing
18 912 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 905 (5.71%) Front End Development
20 884 (5.58%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4,881 (30.79%) JavaScript
2 3,791 (23.91%) Java
3 3,582 (22.60%) C#
4 3,311 (20.89%) SQL
5 2,716 (17.13%) Python
6 1,125 (7.10%) TypeScript
7 625 (3.94%) PHP
8 590 (3.72%) C++
9 462 (2.91%) Go
10 434 (2.74%) Kotlin
11 415 (2.62%) Java 8
11 415 (2.62%) Ruby
11 415 (2.62%) T-SQL
12 400 (2.52%) PowerShell
12 400 (2.52%) Scala
13 399 (2.52%) C
14 317 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 240 (1.51%) R
16 229 (1.44%) ES6
17 200 (1.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,456 (9.18%) Degree
2 945 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 646 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 350 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 236 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 208 (1.31%) ISTQB
7 158 (1.00%) ISEB
8 111 (0.70%) AWS Certification
9 83 (0.52%) Master's Degree
10 82 (0.52%) PhD
11 81 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 72 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 58 (0.37%) PMP
14 55 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
14 55 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 54 (0.34%) CISSP
16 45 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
16 45 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
17 41 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 40 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,289 (8.13%) QA
2 175 (1.10%) GDPR
3 133 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 121 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 115 (0.73%) SLA
6 80 (0.50%) PMO
7 65 (0.41%) NIST
8 50 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 37 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 36 (0.23%) MiFID
11 31 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 23 (0.15%) EMIR
13 19 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 18 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 18 (0.11%) NCSC
15 17 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
16 15 (0.095%) WCAG
17 12 (0.076%) MISRA
18 10 (0.063%) NIST 800
19 9 (0.057%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2,200 (13.88%) Docker
2 232 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 159 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (0.32%) HDFS
5 46 (0.29%) vSphere
6 38 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 28 (0.18%) Firmware
9 26 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (0.13%) NDS
11 19 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 18 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 18 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.076%) LXC
13 12 (0.076%) XenApp
14 11 (0.069%) Postfix
15 9 (0.057%) Varnish
15 9 (0.057%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.050%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.050%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1,662 (10.48%) Kubernetes
2 1,204 (7.59%) Terraform
3 670 (4.23%) Ansible
4 527 (3.32%) Puppet
5 354 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (0.59%) Prometheus
7 89 (0.56%) Grafana
8 50 (0.32%) SCCM
9 46 (0.29%) Graphite
10 42 (0.26%) Packer
11 39 (0.25%) Istio
11 39 (0.25%) Nagios
12 31 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
12 31 (0.20%) Kibana
13 25 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
13 25 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
14 23 (0.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 22 (0.14%) logstash
16 21 (0.13%) Rancher
16 21 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,952 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 714 (4.50%) Oracle
3 638 (4.02%) Google
4 349 (2.20%) SAP
5 297 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
6 234 (1.48%) VMware
7 229 (1.44%) Atlassian
8 171 (1.08%) Red Hat
9 154 (0.97%) IBM
10 119 (0.75%) Adobe
11 110 (0.69%) Xamarin
12 100 (0.63%) Databricks
13 97 (0.61%) Splunk
14 84 (0.53%) Talend
15 76 (0.48%) Cisco
16 75 (0.47%) MuleSoft
17 74 (0.47%) Informatica
18 73 (0.46%) ServiceNow
19 70 (0.44%) Zend
20 68 (0.43%) New Relic