Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 74 94
Rank change year-on-year +10 +20 +25
Permanent jobs citing BDD 8286 7634 6730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.71% 3.86% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 4.33% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6928 6873 5936
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 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

BDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158287 176312 191402
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.06% 88.10%
Number of salaries quoted 125770 147022 156153
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +11 7930 £52,500 - 534
London +4 4262 £60,000 - 275
UK excluding London +29 3934 £45,000 - 289
South East +38 1142 £45,000 - 78
North of England +10 1047 £42,500 +6.25% 88
North West -5 566 £42,500 - 47
Midlands +65 564 £45,000 +5.88% 34
South West +64 499 £45,000 +2.86% 36
East of England +12 425 £50,000 - 21
Yorkshire +39 418 £45,000 +2.27% 39
West Midlands +74 337 £45,000 +12.50% 19
East Midlands +52 227 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Scotland -34 161 £47,500 +2.70% 24
Wales +40 78 £42,500 -10.53% 5
North East +20 65 £40,000 - 2
Northern Ireland +13 32 £36,500 -13.10% 3

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 7025 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6707 (80.94%) TDD
3 3643 (43.97%) C#
4 3411 (41.17%) Java
5 3280 (39.58%) .NET
6 2895 (34.94%) MVC
7 2778 (33.53%) Scrum
8 2717 (32.79%) JavaScript
9 2454 (29.62%) SQL Server
10 2377 (28.69%) Test Automation
11 2285 (27.58%) ASP.NET
12 2211 (26.68%) Git (software)
13 2093 (25.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2039 (24.61%) RESTful
15 1889 (22.80%) AngularJS
16 1829 (22.07%) Continuous Integration
17 1740 (21.00%) ASP.NET Web API
18 1706 (20.59%) Finance
19 1656 (19.99%) HTML
20 1606 (19.38%) Node.js
21 1565 (18.89%) Selenium
22 1549 (18.69%) Web Application Development
23 1505 (18.16%) SQL
24 1504 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
25 1491 (17.99%) Ruby
26 1462 (17.64%) NoSQL
27 1457 (17.58%) OO
28 1422 (17.16%) CSS
29 1352 (16.32%) WCF
30 1297 (15.65%) Kanban

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
1 360 (4.34%) Tomcat
2 280 (3.38%) Apache
3 279 (3.37%) Confluence
4 253 (3.05%) CMS
5 226 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
6 216 (2.61%) JBoss
7 208 (2.51%) WebSphere
8 138 (1.67%) Apache Spark
9 109 (1.32%) Mule
10 102 (1.23%) WebLogic
11 94 (1.13%) Mule ESB
12 92 (1.11%) IIS
13 70 (0.84%) nginx
13 70 (0.84%) Umbraco
14 65 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
15 59 (0.71%) Apache Solr
16 58 (0.70%) OpenStack
17 56 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 45 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
19 44 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.11%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.097%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.048%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.036%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.012%) HipChat
7 1 (0.012%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 42 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.43%) Magento
3 19 (0.23%) Eloqua
4 14 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.097%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.097%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.072%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.048%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.036%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.036%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.024%) Endur
10 1 (0.012%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.012%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.012%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.012%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.012%) FastStats
10 1 (0.012%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.012%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.012%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 992 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
2 584 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 242 (2.92%) SaaS
4 227 (2.74%) GitHub
5 133 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 101 (1.22%) PaaS
7 97 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 65 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 62 (0.75%) IaaS
10 49 (0.59%) BrowserStack
11 35 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 32 (0.39%) Google Play
13 27 (0.33%) Slack
14 24 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (0.28%) Datadog
16 22 (0.27%) G Suite
16 22 (0.27%) Office 365
17 21 (0.25%) Sauce Labs
18 20 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
18 20 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 436 (5.26%) Internet
2 161 (1.94%) HTTP
3 30 (0.36%) AMQP
4 26 (0.31%) DNS
5 24 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.27%) Wireless
7 21 (0.25%) VPN
8 19 (0.23%) Firewall
8 19 (0.23%) SSL
9 16 (0.19%) LDAP
9 16 (0.19%) WAN
10 15 (0.18%) DHCP
10 15 (0.18%) DMZ
11 13 (0.16%) Intranet
12 9 (0.11%) ATM
13 7 (0.084%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.072%) Skype
14 6 (0.072%) SSH
15 5 (0.060%) IMAP
16 2 (0.024%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2454 (29.62%) SQL Server
2 1462 (17.64%) NoSQL
3 795 (9.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 785 (9.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 621 (7.49%) MongoDB
6 453 (5.47%) MySQL
7 410 (4.95%) Relational Database
8 409 (4.94%) Big Data
9 298 (3.60%) Hadoop
10 239 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 189 (2.28%) RDBMS
12 177 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
13 165 (1.99%) Redis
14 110 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 91 (1.10%) Neo4j
16 81 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
17 60 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 57 (0.69%) Riak
19 53 (0.64%) Couchbase
20 49 (0.59%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2211 (26.68%) Git (software)
2 1565 (18.89%) Selenium
3 1246 (15.04%) Jenkins
4 1212 (14.63%) Cucumber
5 1006 (12.14%) JIRA
6 733 (8.85%) WebDriver
7 657 (7.93%) JUnit
8 541 (6.53%) SpecFlow
9 528 (6.37%) Maven
10 511 (6.17%) NUnit
11 414 (5.00%) TeamCity
12 320 (3.86%) Subversion
13 313 (3.78%) Visual Studio
14 302 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 267 (3.22%) SoapUI
16 260 (3.14%) Rhino Mocks
17 259 (3.13%) Moq
18 233 (2.81%) Jasmine
19 216 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 184 (2.22%) JMeter
General
1 1706 (20.59%) Finance
2 913 (11.02%) Retail
3 647 (7.81%) Banking
4 496 (5.99%) Games
5 464 (5.60%) Marketing
6 453 (5.47%) Investment Banking
7 428 (5.17%) Retail Banking
8 260 (3.14%) Telecoms
9 259 (3.13%) Advertising
10 232 (2.80%) Electronics
11 205 (2.47%) Front Office
12 192 (2.32%) Manufacturing
13 105 (1.27%) Publishing
14 95 (1.15%) Music Industry
15 54 (0.65%) Back Office
16 52 (0.63%) Legal
17 40 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 40 (0.48%) Law
18 16 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 5133 (61.95%) Developer
2 2141 (25.84%) .NET Developer
3 1267 (15.29%) Java Developer
4 1038 (12.53%) C# Developer
5 956 (11.54%) Senior Developer
6 714 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 533 (6.43%) Analyst
8 522 (6.30%) Software Engineer
9 495 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
10 469 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 445 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 440 (5.31%) Tester
13 381 (4.60%) Test Engineer
14 372 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
15 360 (4.34%) Test Analyst
16 348 (4.20%) Software Developer
17 339 (4.09%) Agile Developer
18 325 (3.92%) Automation Tester
19 314 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
20 313 (3.78%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3280 (39.58%) .NET
2 2285 (27.58%) ASP.NET
3 2093 (25.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2039 (24.61%) RESTful
5 1889 (22.80%) AngularJS
6 1740 (21.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1656 (19.99%) HTML
8 1606 (19.38%) Node.js
9 1504 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1422 (17.16%) CSS
11 1352 (16.32%) WCF
12 1200 (14.48%) Web Services
13 1118 (13.49%) Spring
14 1097 (13.24%) REST
15 1084 (13.08%) .NET Framework
16 900 (10.86%) Entity Framework
17 788 (9.51%) HTML5
18 726 (8.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 705 (8.51%) React
20 695 (8.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 813 (9.81%) Greenfield Project
2 634 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 530 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
4 511 (6.17%) User Experience
5 451 (5.44%) Computer Science
6 338 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 263 (3.17%) Fintech
8 130 (1.57%) Derivative
9 124 (1.50%) Social Media
10 118 (1.42%) iPad
11 111 (1.34%) N-Tier
12 108 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
13 102 (1.23%) Client/Server
14 93 (1.12%) BBC
15 80 (0.97%) Digital TV
16 76 (0.92%) Blog
17 60 (0.72%) Tandem
18 57 (0.69%) Digital Media
19 56 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 56 (0.68%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 796 (9.61%) Linux
2 362 (4.37%) Windows
3 299 (3.61%) Android
4 286 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 229 (2.76%) Unix
6 34 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (0.30%) CentOS
8 19 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.097%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.084%) Solaris
13 6 (0.072%) Windows Server
14 5 (0.060%) VMS
15 4 (0.048%) Fedora
15 4 (0.048%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.048%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.036%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.024%) CoreOS
18 1 (0.012%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7025 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6707 (80.94%) TDD
3 2895 (34.94%) MVC
4 2778 (33.53%) Scrum
5 2377 (28.69%) Test Automation
6 1829 (22.07%) Continuous Integration
7 1549 (18.69%) Web Application Development
8 1457 (17.58%) OO
9 1297 (15.65%) Kanban
10 1263 (15.24%) Software Engineering
11 934 (11.27%) SDLC
12 891 (10.75%) DevOps
13 830 (10.02%) Microservices
14 813 (9.81%) E-Commerce
15 720 (8.69%) Unit Testing
16 676 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
17 621 (7.49%) Mentoring
18 574 (6.93%) SOLID
19 508 (6.13%) Pair Programming
20 497 (6.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3643 (43.97%) C#
2 3411 (41.17%) Java
3 2717 (32.79%) JavaScript
4 1505 (18.16%) SQL
5 1491 (17.99%) Ruby
6 788 (9.51%) Python
7 427 (5.15%) PHP
8 397 (4.79%) Scala
9 229 (2.76%) C++
10 228 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 176 (2.12%) Go
12 167 (2.02%) TypeScript
12 167 (2.02%) VB.NET
13 147 (1.77%) C
14 143 (1.73%) Shell Script
15 137 (1.65%) ES6
16 127 (1.53%) Groovy
17 105 (1.27%) Apple Swift
17 105 (1.27%) F#
17 105 (1.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 646 (7.80%) Degree
2 284 (3.43%) ISTQB
3 262 (3.16%) ISEB
4 231 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 120 (1.45%) Security Cleared
6 94 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 83 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 37 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (0.41%) PhD
10 31 (0.37%) MCTS
11 28 (0.34%) Master's Degree
12 27 (0.33%) MCSD
13 24 (0.29%) MCAD
13 24 (0.29%) MCP
14 18 (0.22%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 10 (0.12%) DV Cleared
18 6 (0.072%) CTC Cleared
19 5 (0.060%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1219 (14.71%) QA
2 44 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 20 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 9 (0.11%) SLA
7 9 (0.11%) WCAG
8 6 (0.072%) GCP
8 6 (0.072%) MiFID
8 6 (0.072%) PMO
9 4 (0.048%) EMIR
9 4 (0.048%) WAI
10 2 (0.024%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.024%) DICOM
10 2 (0.024%) HL7
10 2 (0.024%) SEPA
System Software
1 559 (6.75%) Docker
2 24 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 22 (0.27%) HDFS
5 16 (0.19%) Dovecot
6 15 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.097%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.097%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.072%) vSphere
10 5 (0.060%) Firmware
11 3 (0.036%) Varnish
12 1 (0.012%) Cygwin
12 1 (0.012%) etcd
12 1 (0.012%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 254 (3.07%) Puppet
2 198 (2.39%) Ansible
3 175 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 173 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (0.93%) Kibana
6 56 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 44 (0.53%) Terraform
8 31 (0.37%) Control-M
9 22 (0.27%) Grafana
10 16 (0.19%) HAProxy
11 14 (0.17%) Mesos
12 12 (0.14%) HockeyApp
13 10 (0.12%) Capistrano
14 9 (0.11%) CloudHub
14 9 (0.11%) Cobbler
14 9 (0.11%) Marathon
15 5 (0.060%) Hadoop YARN
15 5 (0.060%) Salt
16 4 (0.048%) logstash
16 4 (0.048%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 673 (8.12%) Microsoft
2 498 (6.01%) Oracle
3 365 (4.41%) Google
4 241 (2.91%) Facebook
5 195 (2.35%) SAP
6 184 (2.22%) Apple
7 123 (1.48%) Sybase
8 116 (1.40%) IBM
9 114 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 86 (1.04%) Sony
10 86 (1.04%) Yahoo!
11 74 (0.89%) Xamarin
12 61 (0.74%) HP
13 56 (0.68%) hybris
14 55 (0.66%) Adobe
14 55 (0.66%) Red Hat
15 53 (0.64%) Sitecore
16 51 (0.62%) New Relic
16 51 (0.62%) Zend
17 50 (0.60%) Sun