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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Defensive Programming
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 906 968
Rank change year-on-year +39 +62  
Permanent jobs citing Defensive Programming 3 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.004% 0.008% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 13
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £34,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05%  

Defensive Programming 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 79960 87478 97573
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.95% 88.00%
Number of salaries quoted 64514 73057 79746
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Defensive Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Defensive Programming as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 4 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 3 £45,000 +10.42% 1
West Midlands - 3 £45,000 -
Coventry - 2 £48,750 -
Warwickshire - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) C++
3 5 (62.50%) Maven
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) SSL
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (62.50%) Apache Qpid
3 5 (62.50%) Multithreading
3 5 (62.50%) ZeroMQ
3 5 (62.50%) Kafka
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (50.00%) ISO 20022
4 4 (50.00%) Akka
4 4 (50.00%) Low Latency
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (50.00%) WebORB
4 4 (50.00%) CloudFront
4 4 (50.00%) Lightstreamer
4 4 (50.00%) Scala
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (50.00%) FpML
4 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio

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 5 (62.50%) Apache Qpid
2 4 (50.00%) Lightstreamer
2 4 (50.00%) WebORB
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
1 4 (50.00%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SSL
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
1 5 (62.50%) Maven
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Kafka
1 5 (62.50%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (62.50%) ZeroMQ
2 4 (50.00%) Akka
2 4 (50.00%) FpML
3 3 (37.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Multithreading
2 4 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Power Management
4 1 (12.50%) QMS
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) C++
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Scala
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 20022
2 2 (25.00%) MISRA
2 2 (25.00%) MISRA C
3 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
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