Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Agile Software Development
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 41,761 49,892 50,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.02% 29.96% 28.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.59% 32.65% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 31,892 40,036 41,248
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £81,825
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 128,133 152,793 163,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.76% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 100,524 121,643 128,866
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development.

Salary trend for Agile Software Development in the UK

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 38,603 £55,000 - 5,719
UK excluding London +1 23,301 £50,000 +4.17% 4,102
London 0 17,654 £67,500 +3.85% 2,067
South East 0 7,114 £52,500 +5.00% 946
North of England 0 5,682 £47,500 - 1,068
South West 0 3,182 £47,500 - 543
North West 0 3,167 £47,500 - 592
Midlands 0 3,017 £47,500 +5.56% 655
Yorkshire 0 2,104 £47,500 - 395
East of England +1 1,800 £55,000 +4.76% 441
West Midlands 0 1,736 £47,500 +5.56% 388
Scotland 0 1,715 £49,000 -2.00% 295
East Midlands 0 1,267 £45,000 - 263
Wales 0 696 £42,500 - 122
North East +1 411 £45,000 -5.26% 81
Northern Ireland -1 128 £47,500 +18.75% 32
Channel Islands +14 8 £75,000 +7.14% 4
Isle of Man +1 1 £55,000 +4.76%

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 10,184 (24.39%) Scrum
2 10,148 (24.30%) JavaScript
3 10,098 (24.18%) C#
4 9,840 (23.56%) Java
5 8,845 (21.18%) Finance
6 8,753 (20.96%) .NET
7 8,502 (20.36%) SQL
8 7,763 (18.59%) DevOps
9 7,309 (17.50%) Software Engineering
10 6,980 (16.71%) AWS
11 6,880 (16.47%) Azure
12 6,776 (16.23%) TDD
13 6,068 (14.53%) HTML
14 5,858 (14.03%) Test Automation
15 5,665 (13.57%) CSS
16 5,548 (13.29%) SQL Server
17 5,489 (13.14%) Python
18 5,342 (12.79%) Git (software)
19 5,340 (12.79%) Degree
20 5,265 (12.61%) Microsoft
21 4,870 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
22 4,828 (11.56%) AngularJS
23 4,524 (10.83%) Microservices
24 4,507 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
25 4,292 (10.28%) Docker
26 4,257 (10.19%) MVC
27 4,237 (10.15%) Mentoring
28 4,081 (9.77%) SDLC
29 3,998 (9.57%) JIRA
30 3,924 (9.40%) ASP.NET

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 1,545 (3.70%) Confluence
2 892 (2.14%) Apache Spark
3 793 (1.90%) CMS
4 728 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
5 656 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 550 (1.32%) Apache
7 368 (0.88%) IIS
8 340 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 252 (0.60%) WordPress
10 213 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 193 (0.46%) JBoss
11 193 (0.46%) Umbraco
12 174 (0.42%) nginx
13 165 (0.40%) Drupal
14 162 (0.39%) SAS
15 161 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 152 (0.36%) Apache Solr
17 133 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
18 128 (0.31%) OpenStack
19 122 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 566 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 559 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 346 (0.83%) Sketch
4 299 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 283 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 235 (0.56%) InVision
7 228 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 155 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 110 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 108 (0.26%) Chatbot
11 59 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 49 (0.12%) Adobe XD
13 45 (0.11%) Figma
14 44 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 44 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
15 39 (0.093%) Zeplin
16 33 (0.079%) Marvel
17 32 (0.077%) SPSS
18 16 (0.038%) S-PLUS
19 15 (0.036%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 383 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 231 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 201 (0.48%) Magento
4 101 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 95 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 90 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 87 (0.21%) thinkFolio
8 74 (0.18%) Front Arena
9 73 (0.17%) SAP ERP
10 65 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 57 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 56 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
13 51 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
14 42 (0.10%) NetSuite
15 30 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
15 30 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
16 29 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 29 (0.069%) WebTrends
17 24 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 22 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6,980 (16.71%) AWS
2 6,880 (16.47%) Azure
3 1,923 (4.60%) SaaS
4 1,502 (3.60%) GCP
5 1,174 (2.81%) Serverless
6 939 (2.25%) GitHub
7 888 (2.13%) Power Platform
8 868 (2.08%) PaaS
9 766 (1.83%) Office 365
10 681 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
11 628 (1.50%) Amazon S3
12 602 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
13 557 (1.33%) IaaS
14 486 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
15 436 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
16 349 (0.84%) OpenShift
17 307 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
18 300 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
19 263 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
20 232 (0.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 685 (1.64%) Internet
2 482 (1.15%) HTTP
3 472 (1.13%) Firewall
4 347 (0.83%) DNS
5 261 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 197 (0.47%) WAN
7 178 (0.43%) Broadband
8 176 (0.42%) VPN
9 172 (0.41%) Skype
10 159 (0.38%) DHCP
11 149 (0.36%) LAN
12 137 (0.33%) Network Security
13 130 (0.31%) Wireless
14 115 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
15 106 (0.25%) Intranet
16 94 (0.23%) VoIP
17 83 (0.20%) SSL
18 71 (0.17%) MPLS
19 64 (0.15%) Unified Communications
20 53 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5,548 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 1,914 (4.58%) Big Data
3 1,838 (4.40%) NoSQL
4 1,778 (4.26%) MySQL
5 1,395 (3.34%) Relational Database
6 1,358 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1,319 (3.16%) MongoDB
8 1,147 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
9 1,042 (2.50%) Hadoop
10 951 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 858 (2.05%) Power BI
12 802 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 515 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 477 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
15 461 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
16 450 (1.08%) RDBMS
17 440 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
18 415 (0.99%) Redis
19 369 (0.88%) Apache Hive
20 356 (0.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 5,342 (12.79%) Git (software)
2 3,998 (9.57%) JIRA
3 3,347 (8.01%) Jenkins
4 2,542 (6.09%) Selenium
5 1,440 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 1,398 (3.35%) Visual Studio
7 1,197 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 1,172 (2.81%) Maven
9 914 (2.19%) TeamCity
10 833 (1.99%) JUnit
11 830 (1.99%) WebDriver
12 647 (1.55%) Subversion
13 641 (1.53%) Bitbucket
14 611 (1.46%) SpecFlow
15 563 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
16 556 (1.33%) SoapUI
17 521 (1.25%) JMeter
18 513 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 504 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
20 462 (1.11%) webpack
General
1 8,845 (21.18%) Finance
2 2,935 (7.03%) Retail
3 2,593 (6.21%) Banking
4 1,799 (4.31%) Marketing
5 1,416 (3.39%) Public Sector
6 925 (2.21%) Games
7 860 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 846 (2.03%) Front Office
9 793 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 453 (1.08%) Legal
11 424 (1.02%) Advertising
12 404 (0.97%) Electronics
13 381 (0.91%) Law
14 334 (0.80%) Investment Banking
15 296 (0.71%) Back Office
16 277 (0.66%) Automotive
17 246 (0.59%) Publishing
18 233 (0.56%) Aerospace
19 216 (0.52%) Financial Institution
20 159 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15,736 (37.68%) Developer
2 3,935 (9.42%) Analyst
3 3,397 (8.13%) Senior Developer
4 3,232 (7.74%) Java Developer
5 3,191 (7.64%) .NET Developer
6 2,860 (6.85%) C# Developer
7 2,813 (6.74%) Software Engineer
8 2,510 (6.01%) Architect
9 2,221 (5.32%) Software Developer
10 2,068 (4.95%) Business Analyst
11 2,007 (4.81%) Project Manager
12 1,626 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
13 1,325 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
14 1,247 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 1,074 (2.57%) Consultant
16 1,058 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
17 1,035 (2.48%) Lead Developer
18 1,002 (2.40%) Test Engineer
19 975 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
20 952 (2.28%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8,753 (20.96%) .NET
2 6,068 (14.53%) HTML
3 5,665 (13.57%) CSS
4 4,828 (11.56%) AngularJS
5 3,924 (9.40%) ASP.NET
6 3,792 (9.08%) React
7 3,622 (8.67%) Web Services
8 2,969 (7.11%) Node.js
9 2,815 (6.74%) Spring
10 2,759 (6.61%) REST
11 2,561 (6.13%) RESTful
12 2,118 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2,095 (5.02%) HTML5
14 2,057 (4.93%) jQuery
15 2,018 (4.83%) .NET Framework
16 1,842 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web API
17 1,690 (4.05%) .NET Core
18 1,447 (3.46%) XML
19 1,319 (3.16%) JSON
20 1,196 (2.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3,235 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3,114 (7.46%) User Experience
3 2,012 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 1,590 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 1,292 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 1,040 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 929 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 793 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 695 (1.66%) Fixed Income
10 690 (1.65%) Public Cloud
11 592 (1.42%) Data Centre
12 533 (1.28%) Virtual Team
13 507 (1.21%) Derivative
14 489 (1.17%) Data Structures
15 488 (1.17%) Cloud Native
16 439 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 395 (0.95%) Equities
18 331 (0.79%) Hedge funds
19 300 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
20 258 (0.62%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3,794 (9.09%) Linux
2 2,512 (6.02%) Windows
3 1,251 (3.00%) Android
4 1,104 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 1,050 (2.51%) Unix
6 462 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 239 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 211 (0.51%) CentOS
9 163 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 123 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 111 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 94 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 79 (0.19%) Solaris
14 77 (0.18%) Windows 7
14 77 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 55 (0.13%) AIX
16 45 (0.11%) SUSE
17 40 (0.096%) Tizen
18 33 (0.079%) Fedora
18 33 (0.079%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,184 (24.39%) Scrum
2 7,763 (18.59%) DevOps
3 7,309 (17.50%) Software Engineering
4 6,776 (16.23%) TDD
5 5,858 (14.03%) Test Automation
6 4,870 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
7 4,524 (10.83%) Microservices
8 4,507 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
9 4,257 (10.19%) MVC
10 4,237 (10.15%) Mentoring
11 4,081 (9.77%) SDLC
12 3,711 (8.89%) BDD
13 3,566 (8.54%) Project Management
14 3,023 (7.24%) Analytics
15 2,913 (6.98%) Waterfall
16 2,887 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 2,873 (6.88%) Computer Science
18 2,776 (6.65%) Kanban
19 2,698 (6.46%) OO
20 2,657 (6.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10,148 (24.30%) JavaScript
2 10,098 (24.18%) C#
3 9,840 (23.56%) Java
4 8,502 (20.36%) SQL
5 5,489 (13.14%) Python
6 2,016 (4.83%) C++
7 1,911 (4.58%) PHP
8 1,451 (3.47%) Ruby
9 1,378 (3.30%) Java 8
10 1,306 (3.13%) C
11 1,225 (2.93%) TypeScript
12 1,205 (2.89%) T-SQL
13 1,143 (2.74%) PowerShell
14 1,020 (2.44%) Scala
15 774 (1.85%) Bash Shell
16 751 (1.80%) ES6
17 637 (1.53%) R
18 624 (1.49%) Go
19 429 (1.03%) PL/SQL
20 399 (0.96%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 5,340 (12.79%) Degree
2 1,534 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 1,417 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 795 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 766 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 598 (1.43%) ISEB
7 439 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 399 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 352 (0.84%) PMP
10 310 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 293 (0.70%) CISSP
12 284 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 212 (0.51%) CISM
14 206 (0.49%) AWS Certification
15 182 (0.44%) Master's Degree
16 164 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
17 141 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 141 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 122 (0.29%) MCP
19 121 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3,787 (9.07%) QA
2 479 (1.15%) PMO
3 374 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 362 (0.87%) GDPR
5 342 (0.82%) SLA
6 289 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 157 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 88 (0.21%) NIST
9 60 (0.14%) COBIT
10 51 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 50 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 47 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 47 (0.11%) PSD2
13 45 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 39 (0.093%) Actionable Recommendations
15 36 (0.086%) EMIR
15 36 (0.086%) MiFID
16 26 (0.062%) ISO 9001
17 23 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 22 (0.053%) DICOM
System Software
1 4,292 (10.28%) Docker
2 619 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 402 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 205 (0.49%) Firmware
5 171 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 115 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 108 (0.26%) HDFS
8 92 (0.22%) vSphere
9 85 (0.20%) XenApp
10 79 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 75 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 59 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 52 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 52 (0.12%) XenDesktop
14 48 (0.11%) VirtualBox
15 38 (0.091%) Varnish
16 36 (0.086%) VMware NSX
17 31 (0.074%) NFS
18 26 (0.062%) KVM
19 25 (0.060%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 2,764 (6.62%) Kubernetes
2 1,647 (3.94%) Ansible
3 1,542 (3.69%) Terraform
4 1,042 (2.50%) Puppet
5 932 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
6 224 (0.54%) SCCM
7 209 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 208 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 204 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
10 197 (0.47%) Packer
11 191 (0.46%) Grafana
12 174 (0.42%) Kibana
13 139 (0.33%) Nagios
14 125 (0.30%) Salt
15 104 (0.25%) Rancher
15 104 (0.25%) SCOM
16 102 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
17 94 (0.23%) Consul
18 81 (0.19%) HP ALM
19 79 (0.19%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5,265 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 2,308 (5.53%) Oracle
3 1,582 (3.79%) Google
4 976 (2.34%) SAP
5 823 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 619 (1.48%) Tableau
7 529 (1.27%) VMware
8 527 (1.26%) Adobe
9 521 (1.25%) IBM
10 511 (1.22%) Atlassian
11 391 (0.94%) Splunk
12 378 (0.91%) WorldPay
13 311 (0.74%) HP
14 299 (0.72%) Informatica
15 293 (0.70%) Cisco
16 285 (0.68%) Sage
17 273 (0.65%) Citrix
18 270 (0.65%) Red Hat
19 247 (0.59%) Sitecore
20 233 (0.56%) ServiceNow