Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 73 83
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 +25
Permanent jobs citing BDD 8603 7356 7365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.78% 3.89% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.31% 4.35% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7085 6553 6606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

BDD 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 161950 169183 194286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.41% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127926 140515 160119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,800 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in the UK

BDD
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for BDD in the UK

BDD
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing BDD over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for BDD in the UK

BDD
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +13 8139 £52,500 - 638
London +5 4357 £60,000 - 314
UK excluding London +24 4122 £45,000 - 348
South East +38 1288 £45,000 - 100
North of England +7 989 £45,000 - 113
North West +1 633 £42,500 -5.56% 61
Midlands +40 549 £40,250 -5.29% 30
South West +44 517 £47,500 +11.76% 39
East of England 0 445 £50,000 - 41
Yorkshire +14 321 £47,500 +5.56% 41
West Midlands +54 304 £45,000 +5.88% 15
East Midlands +34 238 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Scotland +9 224 £50,000 +10.50% 17
Wales +44 81 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Northern Ireland +9 38 £39,000 -1.89%
North East -19 35 £45,000 +12.50% 11

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for BDD.

1 7317 (85.05%) Agile Software Development
2 7050 (81.95%) TDD
3 3797 (44.14%) C#
4 3660 (42.54%) Java
5 3396 (39.47%) .NET
6 3057 (35.53%) MVC
7 2880 (33.48%) Scrum
8 2791 (32.44%) JavaScript
9 2665 (30.98%) SQL Server
10 2480 (28.83%) Test Automation
11 2402 (27.92%) ASP.NET
12 2388 (27.76%) Git (software)
13 2365 (27.49%) RESTful
14 2236 (25.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 2061 (23.96%) AngularJS
16 1894 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
17 1857 (21.59%) Web Application Development
18 1834 (21.32%) ASP.NET Web API
19 1816 (21.11%) Finance
20 1798 (20.90%) Node.js
21 1756 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
22 1735 (20.17%) Ruby
23 1685 (19.59%) HTML
24 1681 (19.54%) NoSQL
25 1549 (18.01%) SQL
26 1538 (17.88%) OO
27 1512 (17.58%) WCF
28 1479 (17.19%) Selenium
29 1444 (16.78%) CSS
30 1425 (16.56%) Software Engineering

BDD
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
1 350 (4.07%) Tomcat
2 298 (3.46%) Confluence
3 280 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
4 277 (3.22%) Apache
5 194 (2.26%) CMS
6 188 (2.19%) WebSphere
7 179 (2.08%) JBoss
8 162 (1.88%) Apache Spark
9 105 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 89 (1.03%) IIS
10 89 (1.03%) Mule
11 86 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
12 78 (0.91%) Mule ESB
13 74 (0.86%) Apache Solr
14 71 (0.83%) OpenStack
15 68 (0.79%) Umbraco
16 56 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
17 55 (0.64%) nginx
18 54 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 48 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.070%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.058%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.035%) HipChat
4 3 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.023%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.012%) Mingle
6 1 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 57 (0.66%) Magento
2 50 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 34 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
4 18 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 12 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 9 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.035%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.023%) Endur
8 2 (0.023%) Maximo
8 2 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.012%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.012%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.012%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.012%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.012%) FastStats
9 1 (0.012%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.012%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.012%) Unica
9 1 (0.012%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1125 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
2 571 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 270 (3.14%) SaaS
4 264 (3.07%) GitHub
5 147 (1.71%) PaaS
6 119 (1.38%) IaaS
7 110 (1.28%) npm
8 107 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
9 89 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
10 73 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 54 (0.63%) Serverless
12 50 (0.58%) Google Play
13 40 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
14 34 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
15 31 (0.36%) Office 365
16 30 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
17 27 (0.31%) Slack
18 26 (0.30%) BrowserStack
19 23 (0.27%) OpenShift
20 20 (0.23%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 486 (5.65%) Internet
2 208 (2.42%) HTTP
3 78 (0.91%) Hyperconnected
4 60 (0.70%) Firewall
5 40 (0.46%) VPN
5 40 (0.46%) Wireless
6 37 (0.43%) AMQP
7 36 (0.42%) DNS
8 31 (0.36%) ATM
8 31 (0.36%) SSL
8 31 (0.36%) WAN
9 28 (0.33%) DHCP
10 26 (0.30%) TCP/IP
11 25 (0.29%) DMZ
12 10 (0.12%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.093%) MQTT
14 6 (0.070%) Intranet
14 6 (0.070%) LDAP
15 5 (0.058%) Broadband
15 5 (0.058%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2665 (30.98%) SQL Server
2 1681 (19.54%) NoSQL
3 1002 (11.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 845 (9.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 629 (7.31%) MongoDB
6 514 (5.97%) Relational Database
7 496 (5.77%) Big Data
8 491 (5.71%) MySQL
9 318 (3.70%) Hadoop
10 276 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 222 (2.58%) RDBMS
12 200 (2.32%) Redis
13 177 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
14 121 (1.41%) Neo4j
15 106 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 73 (0.85%) Riak
17 66 (0.77%) Couchbase
18 62 (0.72%) Oracle Database
19 61 (0.71%) Hazelcast
20 54 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2388 (27.76%) Git (software)
2 1479 (17.19%) Selenium
3 1401 (16.29%) Cucumber
4 1300 (15.11%) Jenkins
5 1060 (12.32%) JIRA
6 681 (7.92%) JUnit
7 674 (7.83%) WebDriver
8 519 (6.03%) Maven
9 461 (5.36%) NUnit
10 409 (4.75%) SpecFlow
11 407 (4.73%) TeamCity
12 312 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 288 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 265 (3.08%) Subversion
15 257 (2.99%) SoapUI
16 252 (2.93%) Moq
17 238 (2.77%) Rhino Mocks
18 233 (2.71%) Visual Studio
19 228 (2.65%) Gradle
20 187 (2.17%) gulp
General
1 1816 (21.11%) Finance
2 841 (9.78%) Banking
3 607 (7.06%) Games
4 564 (6.56%) Retail
5 531 (6.17%) Investment Banking
6 498 (5.79%) Retail Banking
7 475 (5.52%) Marketing
8 364 (4.23%) Advertising
9 242 (2.81%) Front Office
10 241 (2.80%) Telecoms
11 220 (2.56%) Electronics
12 156 (1.81%) Manufacturing
13 135 (1.57%) Music Industry
14 106 (1.23%) Publishing
15 68 (0.79%) Financial Institution
16 47 (0.55%) Back Office
17 42 (0.49%) Law
18 39 (0.45%) Legal
19 28 (0.33%) Online Betting
20 14 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5382 (62.56%) Developer
2 2308 (26.83%) .NET Developer
3 1259 (14.63%) Java Developer
4 1006 (11.69%) C# Developer
5 857 (9.96%) Senior Developer
6 673 (7.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 607 (7.06%) Software Engineer
8 489 (5.68%) Tester
9 465 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
10 455 (5.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 395 (4.59%) Agile Developer
12 373 (4.34%) Analyst
13 371 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 352 (4.09%) Test Engineer
15 349 (4.06%) Automation Tester
16 344 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
17 325 (3.78%) Java Engineer
18 317 (3.68%) QA Engineer
19 316 (3.67%) Software Developer
20 310 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3396 (39.47%) .NET
2 2402 (27.92%) ASP.NET
3 2365 (27.49%) RESTful
4 2236 (25.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2061 (23.96%) AngularJS
6 1834 (21.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1798 (20.90%) Node.js
8 1756 (20.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1685 (19.59%) HTML
10 1512 (17.58%) WCF
11 1444 (16.78%) CSS
12 1198 (13.93%) Spring
13 1156 (13.44%) REST
14 1108 (12.88%) Web Services
15 1024 (11.90%) .NET Framework
16 895 (10.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 875 (10.17%) Entity Framework
18 813 (9.45%) React
19 804 (9.35%) HTML5
20 768 (8.93%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 915 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
2 665 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 556 (6.46%) User Experience
4 546 (6.35%) Computer Science
5 485 (5.64%) Enterprise Software
6 374 (4.35%) Fintech
7 356 (4.14%) Mobile App
8 141 (1.64%) Derivative
9 131 (1.52%) Social Media
10 116 (1.35%) BBC
11 115 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
12 111 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 102 (1.19%) Digital TV
14 101 (1.17%) Tandem
15 100 (1.16%) N-Tier
16 95 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 90 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
18 89 (1.03%) iPad
19 79 (0.92%) Algorithms
20 74 (0.86%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 846 (9.83%) Linux
2 378 (4.39%) Android
3 358 (4.16%) Apple iOS
4 322 (3.74%) Windows
5 287 (3.34%) Unix
6 25 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 22 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 21 (0.24%) CentOS
9 18 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (0.21%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.15%) Windows Phone
11 12 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (0.13%) Solaris
13 6 (0.070%) Nucleus RTOS
14 4 (0.046%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.035%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.035%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.023%) DC/OS
17 1 (0.012%) AIX
17 1 (0.012%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7317 (85.05%) Agile Software Development
2 7050 (81.95%) TDD
3 3057 (35.53%) MVC
4 2880 (33.48%) Scrum
5 2480 (28.83%) Test Automation
6 1894 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
7 1857 (21.59%) Web Application Development
8 1538 (17.88%) OO
9 1425 (16.56%) Software Engineering
10 1257 (14.61%) Kanban
11 1013 (11.77%) SDLC
12 975 (11.33%) DevOps
13 956 (11.11%) Microservices
14 812 (9.44%) E-Commerce
15 689 (8.01%) Mentoring
16 682 (7.93%) Continuous Delivery
17 659 (7.66%) Unit Testing
18 575 (6.68%) Open Source
19 556 (6.46%) Asset Management
20 536 (6.23%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3797 (44.14%) C#
2 3660 (42.54%) Java
3 2791 (32.44%) JavaScript
4 1735 (20.17%) Ruby
5 1549 (18.01%) SQL
6 865 (10.05%) Python
7 454 (5.28%) Scala
8 420 (4.88%) PHP
9 262 (3.05%) C++
10 229 (2.66%) T-SQL
11 200 (2.32%) ES6
12 177 (2.06%) TypeScript
13 166 (1.93%) Groovy
14 152 (1.77%) Go
15 150 (1.74%) VB.NET
16 124 (1.44%) Bash Shell
17 118 (1.37%) C
17 118 (1.37%) Objective-C
18 107 (1.24%) Apple Swift
19 105 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 775 (9.01%) Degree
2 293 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 242 (2.81%) ISTQB
4 195 (2.27%) ISEB
5 126 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 87 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 50 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 41 (0.48%) PhD
9 38 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 27 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 20 (0.23%) MCSD
13 17 (0.20%) MCAD
13 17 (0.20%) MCP
13 17 (0.20%) MCTS
14 15 (0.17%) Sun Certification
15 13 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
17 10 (0.12%) MCPD
17 10 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1337 (15.54%) QA
2 18 (0.21%) GCP
3 17 (0.20%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.12%) WCAG
5 9 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.081%) ISO 20022
6 7 (0.081%) ISO 8583
7 6 (0.070%) SEPA
8 5 (0.058%) MiFID
9 4 (0.046%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.035%) COBIT
10 3 (0.035%) DICOM
10 3 (0.035%) EMIR
10 3 (0.035%) HL7
10 3 (0.035%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.035%) PSD2
10 3 (0.035%) SLA
11 2 (0.023%) PMO
11 2 (0.023%) WAI
System Software
1 659 (7.66%) Docker
2 35 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.27%) HDFS
5 17 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 15 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.070%) Dovecot
8 6 (0.070%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.070%) vSphere
9 4 (0.046%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.035%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.035%) iptables
11 2 (0.023%) Varnish
12 1 (0.012%) etcd
12 1 (0.012%) Firmware
12 1 (0.012%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 288 (3.35%) Puppet
2 240 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 193 (2.24%) Ansible
4 171 (1.99%) Kubernetes
5 74 (0.86%) Kibana
6 50 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 37 (0.43%) Terraform
8 33 (0.38%) HockeyApp
9 23 (0.27%) Mesos
10 21 (0.24%) Cobbler
11 16 (0.19%) Grafana
11 16 (0.19%) Marathon
12 14 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
13 12 (0.14%) Capistrano
13 12 (0.14%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.14%) Zipkin
14 11 (0.13%) Nagios
14 11 (0.13%) Salt
15 10 (0.12%) CloudHub
16 9 (0.10%) Control-M
Vendors
1 603 (7.01%) Microsoft
2 599 (6.96%) Oracle
3 429 (4.99%) Google
4 331 (3.85%) Facebook
5 209 (2.43%) Apple
6 170 (1.98%) SAP
7 131 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 122 (1.42%) IBM
9 115 (1.34%) Sybase
10 108 (1.26%) Yahoo!
11 107 (1.24%) Sony
12 86 (1.00%) hybris
13 76 (0.88%) HP
14 68 (0.79%) Zend
15 67 (0.78%) Xamarin
16 62 (0.72%) Splunk
17 50 (0.58%) AppDynamics
18 49 (0.57%) Sitecore
18 49 (0.57%) Sun
19 40 (0.46%) VMware