Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for JIRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited JIRA over the 6 months to 18 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Atlassian JIRA
UK
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 74 66 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +12
Permanent jobs citing JIRA 3,610 3,951 5,928
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.99% 4.14% 4.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.16% 21.14% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,750 3,055 4,251
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,250
25th Percentile £43,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

JIRA is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17,907 18,686 28,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.79% 19.57% 19.79%
Number of salaries quoted 13,584 14,908 22,946
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £32,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JIRA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing JIRA.

Salary trend for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing JIRA over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the UK over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. 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 -4 3,269 £57,500 +4.55% 698
UK excluding London -12 1,882 £50,000 - 519
London +13 1,510 £65,000 - 213
Work from Home -3 678 £62,500 +13.64% 166
South East +3 591 £52,500 -4.55% 148
North of England -53 358 £45,000 - 127
South West +13 354 £50,000 - 72
Midlands -19 243 £45,000 - 83
North West -26 228 £45,000 - 71
East of England -8 162 £60,000 +20.00% 52
West Midlands -21 154 £45,000 -5.26% 56
Scotland +15 130 £50,000 +17.65% 24
Yorkshire -79 102 £46,000 +2.22% 43
East Midlands +4 89 £45,000 - 27
Wales -17 38 £42,500 -5.56% 13
North East -2 28 £40,000 -13.98% 13
Northern Ireland 0 12 £44,500 +36.92%

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for JIRA.

1 2,397 (66.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,367 (37.87%) Confluence
3 1,175 (32.55%) Scrum
4 1,138 (31.52%) Git (software)
5 1,002 (27.76%) DevOps
6 973 (26.95%) AWS
7 961 (26.62%) Social Skills
8 952 (26.37%) Java
9 872 (24.16%) JavaScript
10 847 (23.46%) Test Automation
11 793 (21.97%) Python
12 769 (21.30%) Jenkins
13 763 (21.14%) SQL
14 761 (21.08%) Linux
15 701 (19.42%) Finance
16 679 (18.81%) Azure
17 656 (18.17%) Docker
18 549 (15.21%) SDLC
19 548 (15.18%) Software Engineering
20 536 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
21 504 (13.96%) Microsoft
22 497 (13.77%) HTML
23 493 (13.66%) QA
24 459 (12.71%) C#
25 456 (12.63%) CSS
26 431 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
27 407 (11.27%) Ansible
28 406 (11.25%) Mentoring
28 406 (11.25%) Degree
29 403 (11.16%) Windows

JIRA
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 1,367 (37.87%) Confluence
2 111 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
3 95 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 89 (2.47%) CMS
5 72 (1.99%) Tomcat
6 66 (1.83%) Apache
7 45 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 42 (1.16%) WordPress
9 39 (1.08%) Drupal
10 33 (0.91%) nginx
11 31 (0.86%) JBoss
12 28 (0.78%) IIS
13 25 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
15 21 (0.58%) Red Hat Fuse
16 18 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
17 17 (0.47%) Umbraco
18 15 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 13 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 157 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 72 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
4 64 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 64 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.83%) Figma
6 25 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.58%) InVision
8 13 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.25%) GIMP
9 9 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.19%) Adobe XD
11 6 (0.17%) Gephi
11 6 (0.17%) Sketch
12 5 (0.14%) Inkscape
12 5 (0.14%) MadCap Flare
12 5 (0.14%) Siemens NX
12 5 (0.14%) Solid Edge
13 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
14 3 (0.083%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 40 (1.11%) Magento
2 31 (0.86%) Shopify
3 25 (0.69%) NetSuite
4 16 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
5 15 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.17%) Elite 3E
8 6 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.17%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.14%) MetaTrader
9 5 (0.14%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
10 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.055%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.055%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 973 (26.95%) AWS
2 679 (18.81%) Azure
3 332 (9.20%) SaaS
4 252 (6.98%) GitHub
5 202 (5.60%) GCP
6 176 (4.88%) Serverless
7 113 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
8 112 (3.10%) Microsoft 365
9 105 (2.91%) Amazon S3
10 104 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 97 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
12 80 (2.22%) PaaS
13 78 (2.16%) Slack
13 78 (2.16%) Trello
14 64 (1.77%) npm
15 59 (1.63%) IaaS
16 56 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
17 52 (1.44%) Power Platform
18 49 (1.36%) BrowserStack
19 45 (1.25%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (3.91%) Firewall
2 108 (2.99%) VPN
3 84 (2.33%) DNS
4 83 (2.30%) IPv4
5 79 (2.19%) VLAN
6 72 (1.99%) OSPF
7 68 (1.88%) HTTP
8 55 (1.52%) Internet
9 45 (1.25%) TCP/IP
10 38 (1.05%) Wireshark
11 36 (1.00%) SSL
12 33 (0.91%) DHCP
13 19 (0.53%) Broadband
14 17 (0.47%) FTP
14 17 (0.47%) Network Security
15 15 (0.42%) DMZ
16 12 (0.33%) VoIP
16 12 (0.33%) WAN
17 10 (0.28%) SNMP
18 9 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 256 (7.09%) MySQL
3 166 (4.60%) Big Data
4 164 (4.54%) NoSQL
5 162 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 158 (4.38%) MongoDB
7 147 (4.07%) Relational Database
8 71 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 58 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
11 50 (1.39%) Power BI
12 49 (1.36%) Tableau
13 45 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 44 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 38 (1.05%) MariaDB
16 37 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 36 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
17 36 (1.00%) Hadoop
18 31 (0.86%) BigQuery
19 29 (0.80%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,138 (31.52%) Git (software)
2 769 (21.30%) Jenkins
3 353 (9.78%) Bitbucket
4 343 (9.50%) Selenium
5 256 (7.09%) Cucumber
6 198 (5.48%) Maven
7 179 (4.96%) Subversion
8 144 (3.99%) JMeter
9 142 (3.93%) JUnit
10 134 (3.71%) Postman
11 116 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 116 (3.21%) GitLab
12 95 (2.63%) Artifactory
13 94 (2.60%) TeamCity
13 94 (2.60%) Visual Studio
14 75 (2.08%) Appium
15 71 (1.97%) TestRail
16 70 (1.94%) Cypress.io
16 70 (1.94%) WebDriver
17 69 (1.91%) Gradle
General
1 961 (26.62%) Social Skills
2 701 (19.42%) Finance
3 324 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 205 (5.68%) Banking
5 190 (5.26%) Marketing
6 162 (4.49%) Public Sector
7 156 (4.32%) Retail
8 102 (2.83%) Legal
9 98 (2.71%) Manufacturing
10 93 (2.58%) Presentation Skills
11 73 (2.02%) Telecoms
12 66 (1.83%) Advertising
13 65 (1.80%) Electronics
13 65 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
14 63 (1.75%) Games
15 61 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
16 56 (1.55%) Investment Banking
17 53 (1.47%) Back Office
18 52 (1.44%) Billing
19 37 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 986 (27.31%) Developer
2 379 (10.50%) Analyst
3 224 (6.20%) Software Engineer
4 220 (6.09%) Senior Developer
5 209 (5.79%) Project Manager
6 195 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 179 (4.96%) Java Developer
8 171 (4.74%) Business Analyst
9 137 (3.80%) Test Engineer
10 133 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
11 114 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 109 (3.02%) Tester
13 108 (2.99%) QA Engineer
14 106 (2.94%) Scrum Master
15 98 (2.71%) Architect
16 88 (2.44%) Lead Developer
17 86 (2.38%) Product Owner
18 84 (2.33%) PHP Developer
19 76 (2.11%) Cloud Engineer
20 75 (2.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (13.77%) HTML
2 456 (12.63%) CSS
3 396 (10.97%) React
4 354 (9.81%) .NET
5 345 (9.56%) Web Services
6 334 (9.25%) REST
7 302 (8.37%) AngularJS
8 299 (8.28%) Node.js
9 274 (7.59%) RESTful
10 254 (7.04%) Spring
11 202 (5.60%) JSON
12 179 (4.96%) HTML5
13 158 (4.38%) Vue.js
14 154 (4.27%) SOAP
15 146 (4.04%) jQuery
16 137 (3.80%) XML
17 135 (3.74%) Hibernate
18 133 (3.68%) Redux
19 112 (3.10%) Kafka
20 111 (3.07%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 346 (9.58%) User Experience
2 224 (6.20%) Mobile App
3 153 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
4 114 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
5 97 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 71 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 68 (1.88%) Cyberattack
8 62 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 49 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 49 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
10 40 (1.11%) NHS
11 34 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 32 (0.89%) Clustering
12 32 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (0.89%) iPad
13 31 (0.86%) Equities
14 30 (0.83%) Derivative
14 30 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
15 28 (0.78%) N-Tier
16 27 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 761 (21.08%) Linux
2 403 (11.16%) Windows
3 192 (5.32%) Apple iOS
4 185 (5.12%) Android
5 181 (5.01%) Unix
6 128 (3.55%) Windows Server
7 124 (3.43%) CentOS
8 92 (2.55%) Ubuntu
9 68 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (1.58%) Windows Server 2016
11 31 (0.86%) Windows 10
12 22 (0.61%) Debian
13 17 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.30%) Solaris
15 11 (0.30%) VMS
16 9 (0.25%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.19%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,397 (66.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1,175 (32.55%) Scrum
3 1,002 (27.76%) DevOps
4 847 (23.46%) Test Automation
5 549 (15.21%) SDLC
6 548 (15.18%) Software Engineering
7 536 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
8 431 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
9 406 (11.25%) Mentoring
10 392 (10.86%) BDD
11 391 (10.83%) Project Management
12 390 (10.80%) Software Testing
13 383 (10.61%) TDD
14 359 (9.94%) Microservices
15 279 (7.73%) ITIL
15 279 (7.73%) Kanban
16 268 (7.42%) Computer Science
17 263 (7.29%) User Stories
18 261 (7.23%) Machine Learning
19 255 (7.06%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 952 (26.37%) Java
2 872 (24.16%) JavaScript
3 793 (21.97%) Python
4 763 (21.14%) SQL
5 459 (12.71%) C#
6 249 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 234 (6.48%) PHP
8 233 (6.45%) TypeScript
9 228 (6.32%) Bash Shell
10 155 (4.29%) C
11 137 (3.80%) C++
12 96 (2.66%) Java 8
13 79 (2.19%) Ruby
14 70 (1.94%) ES6
14 70 (1.94%) Go
15 66 (1.83%) Perl
16 60 (1.66%) Scala
17 57 (1.58%) PL/SQL
17 57 (1.58%) Shell Script
18 53 (1.47%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 406 (11.25%) Degree
2 204 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 154 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 105 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 105 (2.91%) ISTQB
5 49 (1.36%) DV Cleared
6 38 (1.05%) GIAC
7 35 (0.97%) ISEB
8 33 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (0.89%) RHCE
10 29 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 22 (0.61%) AWS Certification
14 19 (0.53%) CCNA
14 19 (0.53%) PMI Certification
15 17 (0.47%) Master's Degree
16 14 (0.39%) CCNP
17 13 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 493 (13.66%) QA
2 41 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (1.08%) PMO
4 36 (1.00%) GDPR
4 36 (1.00%) SLA
5 15 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.25%) NIST
7 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.19%) NCSC
9 6 (0.17%) MISRA
9 6 (0.17%) MISRA C
9 6 (0.17%) SOC 2
10 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.14%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.11%) GRC
11 4 (0.11%) ISO 13485
11 4 (0.11%) MiFID
11 4 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 656 (18.17%) Docker
2 156 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (4.02%) Active Directory
4 76 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.64%) VirtualBox
6 18 (0.50%) Firmware
7 16 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.39%) LXC
9 13 (0.36%) vSphere
10 9 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.17%) Xen
13 5 (0.14%) iptables
14 4 (0.11%) Ceph
14 4 (0.11%) Varnish
15 3 (0.083%) pfSense
15 3 (0.083%) Postfix
15 3 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 407 (11.27%) Ansible
2 386 (10.69%) Kubernetes
3 259 (7.17%) Terraform
4 166 (4.60%) Puppet
5 61 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 37 (1.02%) Prometheus
8 35 (0.97%) Grafana
9 32 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (0.61%) Kibana
11 19 (0.53%) SCCM
12 15 (0.42%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
13 13 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.33%) HP ALM
15 11 (0.30%) Bugsnag
15 11 (0.30%) Salt
16 10 (0.28%) Graylog
17 9 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
18 8 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 504 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 312 (8.64%) Atlassian
3 235 (6.51%) Oracle
4 188 (5.21%) VMware
5 180 (4.99%) Google
6 133 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
7 113 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 86 (2.38%) SAP
9 80 (2.22%) Splunk
10 67 (1.86%) IBM
11 65 (1.80%) ServiceNow
12 60 (1.66%) HP
13 43 (1.19%) Zend
14 36 (1.00%) Apple
15 34 (0.94%) Adobe
16 29 (0.80%) Cisco
16 29 (0.80%) hybris
16 29 (0.80%) Sitecore
17 24 (0.66%) Dynatrace
18 21 (0.58%) Cloudera