Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 73 86
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 +24
Permanent jobs citing BDD 8202 7501 7071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.70% 3.91% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.22% 4.39% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6675 6719 6313
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 157092 170968 192910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.95% 89.19% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123714 142316 158568
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 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +8 7841 £52,500 - 701
London 0 4273 £60,000 - 370
UK excluding London +22 3838 £45,000 - 359
South East +29 1166 £45,000 - 88
North of England +11 962 £42,500 - 102
North West -4 581 £42,500 -2.86% 56
Midlands +47 557 £45,000 +5.88% 44
South West +46 480 £45,000 +5.88% 49
East of England -7 412 £52,500 +5.00% 48
Yorkshire +39 344 £45,000 - 38
West Midlands +74 340 £45,000 +12.50% 16
East Midlands +31 210 £42,500 - 28
Scotland -14 191 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Wales +16 47 £41,000 -13.68% 8
North East -7 39 £40,000 - 8
Northern Ireland +7 35 £37,500 -5.66% 3

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 6928 (84.47%) Agile Software Development
2 6624 (80.76%) TDD
3 3574 (43.57%) C#
4 3537 (43.12%) Java
5 3221 (39.27%) .NET
6 2876 (35.06%) MVC
7 2758 (33.63%) Scrum
8 2685 (32.74%) JavaScript
9 2465 (30.05%) SQL Server
10 2329 (28.40%) Test Automation
11 2305 (28.10%) Git (software)
12 2240 (27.31%) ASP.NET
13 2124 (25.90%) RESTful
14 2056 (25.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1926 (23.48%) AngularJS
16 1819 (22.18%) Finance
17 1812 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
18 1703 (20.76%) ASP.NET Web API
19 1627 (19.84%) Node.js
20 1623 (19.79%) Web Application Development
21 1622 (19.78%) HTML
22 1558 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 1545 (18.84%) NoSQL
24 1542 (18.80%) Ruby
25 1502 (18.31%) OO
26 1501 (18.30%) SQL
27 1489 (18.15%) Selenium
28 1389 (16.93%) CSS
29 1378 (16.80%) WCF
30 1331 (16.23%) 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
1 357 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 301 (3.67%) Confluence
3 297 (3.62%) Apache
4 244 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
5 231 (2.82%) CMS
6 205 (2.50%) WebSphere
7 190 (2.32%) JBoss
8 149 (1.82%) Apache Spark
9 106 (1.29%) WebLogic
10 100 (1.22%) Mule
11 87 (1.06%) Mule ESB
12 86 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
13 77 (0.94%) IIS
14 70 (0.85%) Umbraco
15 67 (0.82%) OpenStack
16 65 (0.79%) Apache Solr
17 59 (0.72%) nginx
18 54 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 51 (0.62%) Jetty
20 41 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (0.098%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.085%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.061%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.037%) HipChat
4 3 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.024%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.012%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.012%) Mingle
6 1 (0.012%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (0.55%) Magento
2 40 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 22 (0.27%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 9 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.061%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.037%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.024%) Endur
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.012%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.012%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.012%) FastStats
10 1 (0.012%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.012%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.012%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.012%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.012%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1038 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 547 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 255 (3.11%) SaaS
4 227 (2.77%) GitHub
5 127 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
5 127 (1.55%) PaaS
6 94 (1.15%) IaaS
7 90 (1.10%) npm
8 83 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 61 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 51 (0.62%) Serverless
11 43 (0.52%) Google Play
12 40 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
13 33 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
14 31 (0.38%) BrowserStack
15 30 (0.37%) Office 365
16 26 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
17 25 (0.30%) Slack
18 21 (0.26%) G Suite
19 20 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 457 (5.57%) Internet
2 197 (2.40%) HTTP
3 62 (0.76%) Hyperconnected
4 49 (0.60%) Firewall
5 39 (0.48%) VPN
6 37 (0.45%) DNS
7 34 (0.41%) AMQP
8 30 (0.37%) WAN
9 27 (0.33%) ATM
9 27 (0.33%) DHCP
10 26 (0.32%) SSL
11 25 (0.30%) DMZ
12 24 (0.29%) TCP/IP
13 18 (0.22%) Wireless
14 10 (0.12%) LDAP
15 8 (0.098%) Intranet
15 8 (0.098%) Kerberos
16 5 (0.061%) SSH
17 3 (0.037%) BIG-IP
17 3 (0.037%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2465 (30.05%) SQL Server
2 1545 (18.84%) NoSQL
3 854 (10.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 785 (9.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 619 (7.55%) MongoDB
6 466 (5.68%) Relational Database
7 461 (5.62%) MySQL
8 460 (5.61%) Big Data
9 319 (3.89%) Hadoop
10 274 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 219 (2.67%) RDBMS
12 182 (2.22%) Redis
13 161 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
14 121 (1.48%) Neo4j
15 115 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 77 (0.94%) Riak
17 66 (0.80%) Couchbase
18 65 (0.79%) Hazelcast
19 63 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 62 (0.76%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2305 (28.10%) Git (software)
2 1489 (18.15%) Selenium
3 1302 (15.87%) Cucumber
4 1283 (15.64%) Jenkins
5 1055 (12.86%) JIRA
6 688 (8.39%) JUnit
7 686 (8.36%) WebDriver
8 525 (6.40%) Maven
9 480 (5.85%) NUnit
10 442 (5.39%) SpecFlow
11 395 (4.82%) TeamCity
12 277 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 255 (3.11%) Subversion
14 254 (3.10%) SoapUI
15 251 (3.06%) Moq
16 250 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
17 246 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 234 (2.85%) Visual Studio
19 197 (2.40%) Gradle
20 185 (2.26%) Jasmine
General
1 1819 (22.18%) Finance
2 1037 (12.64%) Retail
3 838 (10.22%) Banking
4 575 (7.01%) Investment Banking
5 550 (6.71%) Retail Banking
6 522 (6.36%) Games
7 460 (5.61%) Marketing
8 304 (3.71%) Advertising
9 248 (3.02%) Front Office
10 247 (3.01%) Telecoms
11 217 (2.65%) Electronics
12 173 (2.11%) Manufacturing
13 120 (1.46%) Music Industry
14 108 (1.32%) Publishing
15 57 (0.69%) Financial Institution
16 45 (0.55%) Back Office
17 42 (0.51%) Legal
18 31 (0.38%) Law
19 24 (0.29%) Online Betting
20 12 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5095 (62.12%) Developer
2 2160 (26.34%) .NET Developer
3 1264 (15.41%) Java Developer
4 1023 (12.47%) C# Developer
5 928 (11.31%) Senior Developer
6 688 (8.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 564 (6.88%) Software Engineer
8 478 (5.83%) ASP.NET Developer
9 461 (5.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 448 (5.46%) Tester
11 403 (4.91%) Analyst
11 403 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 364 (4.44%) Agile Developer
13 357 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
14 345 (4.21%) Test Engineer
15 325 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
16 318 (3.88%) Software Developer
17 314 (3.83%) Automation Tester
17 314 (3.83%) Java Engineer
18 304 (3.71%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3221 (39.27%) .NET
2 2240 (27.31%) ASP.NET
3 2124 (25.90%) RESTful
4 2056 (25.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1926 (23.48%) AngularJS
6 1703 (20.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1627 (19.84%) Node.js
8 1622 (19.78%) HTML
9 1558 (19.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1389 (16.93%) CSS
11 1378 (16.80%) WCF
12 1187 (14.47%) Spring
13 1126 (13.73%) Web Services
14 1119 (13.64%) REST
15 998 (12.17%) .NET Framework
16 851 (10.38%) Entity Framework
17 773 (9.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 740 (9.02%) HTML5
19 732 (8.92%) React
20 699 (8.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 803 (9.79%) Greenfield Project
2 680 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 507 (6.18%) Enterprise Software
4 497 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 483 (5.89%) User Experience
6 333 (4.06%) Mobile App
7 322 (3.93%) Fintech
8 154 (1.88%) Derivative
9 125 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
10 118 (1.44%) Social Media
11 109 (1.33%) N-Tier
12 103 (1.26%) iPad
13 98 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 96 (1.17%) BBC
14 96 (1.17%) Digital TV
15 93 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 75 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
17 68 (0.83%) Tandem
18 66 (0.80%) Blog
19 64 (0.78%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 826 (10.07%) Linux
2 330 (4.02%) Android
3 328 (4.00%) Windows
4 312 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 282 (3.44%) Unix
6 25 (0.30%) Mac OS X
7 20 (0.24%) CentOS
7 20 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 15 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
10 10 (0.12%) Solaris
11 9 (0.11%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.037%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.037%) Fedora
12 3 (0.037%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.037%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.024%) VMS
14 1 (0.012%) AIX
14 1 (0.012%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6928 (84.47%) Agile Software Development
2 6624 (80.76%) TDD
3 2876 (35.06%) MVC
4 2758 (33.63%) Scrum
5 2329 (28.40%) Test Automation
6 1812 (22.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1623 (19.79%) Web Application Development
8 1502 (18.31%) OO
9 1331 (16.23%) Software Engineering
10 1265 (15.42%) Kanban
11 1000 (12.19%) SDLC
12 924 (11.27%) DevOps
13 874 (10.66%) Microservices
14 770 (9.39%) E-Commerce
15 687 (8.38%) Unit Testing
16 675 (8.23%) Mentoring
17 660 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
18 604 (7.36%) Asset Management
19 574 (7.00%) Pair Programming
20 543 (6.62%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3574 (43.57%) C#
2 3537 (43.12%) Java
3 2685 (32.74%) JavaScript
4 1542 (18.80%) Ruby
5 1501 (18.30%) SQL
6 817 (9.96%) Python
7 431 (5.25%) Scala
8 378 (4.61%) PHP
9 238 (2.90%) T-SQL
10 231 (2.82%) C++
11 179 (2.18%) TypeScript
12 161 (1.96%) Go
13 158 (1.93%) Groovy
14 145 (1.77%) ES6
15 144 (1.76%) VB.NET
16 125 (1.52%) C
17 117 (1.43%) Shell Script
18 99 (1.21%) Bash Shell
18 99 (1.21%) F#
19 98 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 723 (8.81%) Degree
2 268 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 252 (3.07%) ISTQB
4 198 (2.41%) ISEB
5 100 (1.22%) Security Cleared
6 69 (0.84%) SC Cleared
7 57 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 47 (0.57%) PhD
9 30 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 29 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 22 (0.27%) MCSD
13 21 (0.26%) MCTS
14 19 (0.23%) MCAD
14 19 (0.23%) MCP
15 10 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
16 9 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.098%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 7 (0.085%) APMG
18 7 (0.085%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1243 (15.15%) QA
2 19 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.11%) WCAG
5 8 (0.098%) GCP
6 6 (0.073%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.073%) ISO 20022
6 6 (0.073%) ISO 8583
6 6 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.073%) SLA
7 5 (0.061%) MiFID
8 4 (0.049%) EMIR
8 4 (0.049%) SEPA
9 3 (0.037%) COBIT
9 3 (0.037%) DICOM
9 3 (0.037%) HL7
9 3 (0.037%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.037%) PMO
9 3 (0.037%) WAI
10 2 (0.024%) PSD2
System Software
1 624 (7.61%) Docker
2 36 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.20%) HDFS
5 15 (0.18%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.12%) Dovecot
8 8 (0.098%) vSphere
9 3 (0.037%) Cygwin
9 3 (0.037%) iptables
9 3 (0.037%) Varnish
9 3 (0.037%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.037%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.024%) Firmware
10 2 (0.024%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.012%) etcd
Systems Management
1 305 (3.72%) Puppet
2 223 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
3 206 (2.51%) Ansible
4 168 (2.05%) Kubernetes
5 72 (0.88%) Kibana
6 52 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 36 (0.44%) Terraform
8 18 (0.22%) Grafana
8 18 (0.22%) Mesos
9 16 (0.20%) Cobbler
10 13 (0.16%) HockeyApp
10 13 (0.16%) Marathon
11 12 (0.15%) Capistrano
12 11 (0.13%) CloudHub
12 11 (0.13%) HAProxy
12 11 (0.13%) Prometheus
12 11 (0.13%) Zipkin
13 10 (0.12%) Control-M
14 8 (0.098%) CA Service Virtualization
14 8 (0.098%) Nagios
Vendors
1 592 (7.22%) Oracle
2 576 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 363 (4.43%) Google
4 271 (3.30%) Facebook
5 182 (2.22%) SAP
6 181 (2.21%) Apple
7 131 (1.60%) Sybase
8 112 (1.37%) IBM
9 106 (1.29%) Atlassian
10 88 (1.07%) Yahoo!
11 87 (1.06%) Sony
12 82 (1.00%) hybris
13 67 (0.82%) HP
14 66 (0.80%) Zend
15 61 (0.74%) Xamarin
16 56 (0.68%) Splunk
17 52 (0.63%) Sun
18 49 (0.60%) Sitecore
19 47 (0.57%) AppDynamics
20 37 (0.45%) New Relic