Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Defensive Programming skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Defensive Programming over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defensive Programming
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1187 1214 1278
Rank change year-on-year +27 +64 +27
Permanent jobs citing Defensive Programming 16 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.005% 0.006%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.010% 0.006% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 3
UK median annual salary £60,000 £51,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.50% -6.36% +2.33%
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £51,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +16.50% -6.36% +4.76%

Defensive Programming 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 161983 169953 194669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.37% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 127876 141202 160286
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Defensive Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Defensive Programming in the UK

Defensive Programming
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Defensive Programming in the UK

Defensive Programming
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Defensive Programming over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Defensive Programming in the UK

Defensive Programming
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Defensive Programming within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +66 15 £60,000 +16.50% 2
UK excluding London +41 10 £60,000 +16.50%
South East +40 7 £60,000 +16.50%
London +20 5 £60,000 +9.09% 2
North of England +1 2 £42,500 +25.93%
North West - 2 £42,500 -
Midlands - 1 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Defensive Programming 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 Defensive Programming.

1 10 (62.50%) Legal
1 10 (62.50%) Banking
1 10 (62.50%) Retail
1 10 (62.50%) Tandem
1 10 (62.50%) Artificial Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Business Analysis
1 10 (62.50%) Robotics
1 10 (62.50%) QA
1 10 (62.50%) Analytics
1 10 (62.50%) Blue Prism
1 10 (62.50%) Robotic Process Automation
1 10 (62.50%) Presales
1 10 (62.50%) Customer Requirements
1 10 (62.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 10 (62.50%) Cognitive Analytics
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) EPoS
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (12.50%) COM
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) ActiveX
4 2 (12.50%) Java

Defensive Programming
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 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Drupal
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 10 (62.50%) Banking
1 10 (62.50%) Legal
1 10 (62.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) VB Developer
3 2 (12.50%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) ActiveX
1 2 (12.50%) COM
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Kafka
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) Protocol Buffers
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Swagger
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Robotics
1 10 (62.50%) Tandem
2 2 (12.50%) EPoS
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Analytics
1 10 (62.50%) Artificial Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Business Analysis
1 10 (62.50%) Cognitive Analytics
1 10 (62.50%) Customer Requirements
1 10 (62.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 10 (62.50%) Presales
1 10 (62.50%) Robotic Process Automation
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Microservices
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) SDLC
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Secure Coding
3 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) VB
3 2 (12.50%) VB6
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) MISRA
2 1 (6.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Blue Prism
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft