Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OOP over the 6 months to 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 171 173
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 -41
Permanent jobs citing OOP 1,293 2,530 3,009
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.08% 2.01% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.18% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,346 2,298 2,718
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

OOP 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 57,452 116,202 139,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.29% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 46,434 93,044 111,336
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,850
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -

OOP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OOP in the UK

OOP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OOP in the UK

OOP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OOP over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for OOP in the UK

OOP
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OOP within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 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 +13 1,171 £50,000 - 331
UK excluding London +31 839 £45,000 - 240
London -9 401 £70,000 +12.00% 113
South East +34 270 £47,500 +7.95% 51
North of England +33 260 £44,500 -6.32% 89
Work from Home -12 260 £50,000 - 111
North West +20 152 £40,000 -15.79% 54
Yorkshire +39 83 £50,000 +11.11% 21
South West +36 81 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Midlands -35 78 £45,000 +28.57% 38
Scotland +20 75 £45,000 +4.05% 13
East of England +46 55 £53,750 -2.27% 20
East Midlands +9 47 £42,500 +6.25% 11
West Midlands -24 31 £50,000 +42.86% 27
North East +33 25 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Wales +48 18 £43,750 -7.89% 7
Northern Ireland +9 2 £65,000 +30.00% 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, IT jobs citing OOP 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 OOP.

1 661 (51.12%) JavaScript
2 594 (45.94%) OO
3 525 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
4 470 (36.35%) C#
5 460 (35.58%) HTML
6 434 (33.57%) CSS
7 389 (30.09%) PHP
8 360 (27.84%) Java
9 338 (26.14%) .NET
10 335 (25.91%) MySQL
11 320 (24.75%) Git (software)
12 303 (23.43%) MVC
13 289 (22.35%) TDD
14 280 (21.66%) AWS
15 274 (21.19%) SQL
16 259 (20.03%) Software Engineering
17 252 (19.49%) Web Development
18 243 (18.79%) Finance
19 241 (18.64%) SQL Server
20 236 (18.25%) Docker
21 234 (18.10%) AngularJS
22 228 (17.63%) Azure
23 224 (17.32%) DevOps
24 219 (16.94%) React
25 206 (15.93%) Python
26 197 (15.24%) Unit Testing
27 188 (14.54%) Node.js
28 186 (14.39%) jQuery
29 185 (14.31%) Linux
30 184 (14.23%) Test Automation

OOP
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 54 (4.18%) Apache
1 54 (4.18%) CMS
2 36 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (1.93%) IIS
4 20 (1.55%) Confluence
5 17 (1.31%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.24%) WordPress
7 12 (0.93%) nginx
8 10 (0.77%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.62%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.46%) Drupal
11 6 (0.46%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.31%) Ethereum
12 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.31%) WinCC
13 2 (0.15%) Anypoint
13 2 (0.15%) Headless CMS
13 2 (0.15%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.93%) Figma
4 8 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.39%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.15%) Inkscape
9 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (2.78%) Magento
2 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.23%) Shopify
3 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.077%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.077%) ProductWriter
4 1 (0.077%) Radian6
4 1 (0.077%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 280 (21.66%) AWS
2 228 (17.63%) Azure
3 100 (7.73%) GCP
4 52 (4.02%) GitHub
5 40 (3.09%) Serverless
6 39 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 34 (2.63%) SaaS
8 33 (2.55%) Amazon SQS
9 23 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.31%) Amazon Kinesis
10 17 (1.31%) AWS CodeBuild
10 17 (1.31%) npm
11 15 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 13 (1.01%) Datadog
13 12 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (0.85%) BrowserStack
15 10 (0.77%) Amazon Alexa
16 9 (0.70%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.09%) Network Security
2 10 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.62%) DAB
3 8 (0.62%) H.323
3 8 (0.62%) SNMP
4 7 (0.54%) HTTP
4 7 (0.54%) Internet
5 5 (0.39%) Intranet
5 5 (0.39%) SSH
5 5 (0.39%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.31%) AMQP
6 4 (0.31%) Broadband
6 4 (0.31%) SMTP
6 4 (0.31%) SSL
7 3 (0.23%) Firewall
8 1 (0.077%) DNS
8 1 (0.077%) Intelligent Network
8 1 (0.077%) IPFS
8 1 (0.077%) RTSP
8 1 (0.077%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (25.91%) MySQL
2 241 (18.64%) SQL Server
3 122 (9.44%) Relational Database
4 102 (7.89%) MongoDB
5 83 (6.42%) NoSQL
6 49 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (3.02%) Redis
8 28 (2.17%) Big Data
9 21 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.08%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (0.77%) Data Mining
15 9 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (0.70%) SQLite
16 8 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.54%) Presto
Development Applications
1 320 (24.75%) Git (software)
2 90 (6.96%) Selenium
3 75 (5.80%) Jenkins
4 74 (5.72%) JIRA
5 52 (4.02%) Visual Studio
6 51 (3.94%) webpack
7 35 (2.71%) PHPUnit
8 33 (2.55%) Maven
8 33 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (1.93%) WebDriver
10 24 (1.86%) gulp
11 22 (1.70%) Appium
12 20 (1.55%) JUnit
13 17 (1.31%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.31%) TeamCity
13 17 (1.31%) Xcode
14 15 (1.16%) Grunt
15 13 (1.01%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 243 (18.79%) Finance
2 85 (6.57%) Marketing
3 63 (4.87%) Retail
4 43 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 41 (3.17%) Games
6 40 (3.09%) Public Sector
7 34 (2.63%) Law
8 32 (2.47%) Banking
9 31 (2.40%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.55%) Electronics
11 8 (0.62%) Front Office
12 7 (0.54%) Advertising
12 7 (0.54%) Automotive
12 7 (0.54%) Publishing
13 6 (0.46%) Local Government
14 4 (0.31%) Legal
14 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.23%) Back Office
15 3 (0.23%) Police
16 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 936 (72.39%) Developer
2 269 (20.80%) PHP Developer
3 227 (17.56%) Senior Developer
4 188 (14.54%) .NET Developer
5 161 (12.45%) Software Engineer
6 147 (11.37%) Software Developer
7 139 (10.75%) C# Developer
8 96 (7.42%) JavaScript Developer
9 89 (6.88%) Senior PHP Developer
10 87 (6.73%) Full Stack Developer
11 86 (6.65%) C# .NET Developer
12 66 (5.10%) Web Developer
13 65 (5.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 60 (4.64%) Java Developer
15 55 (4.25%) C# Software Developer
16 50 (3.87%) Lead Developer
16 50 (3.87%) React Developer
17 49 (3.79%) .NET Software Developer
17 49 (3.79%) Java Engineer
17 49 (3.79%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (35.58%) HTML
2 434 (33.57%) CSS
3 338 (26.14%) .NET
4 234 (18.10%) AngularJS
5 219 (16.94%) React
6 188 (14.54%) Node.js
7 186 (14.39%) jQuery
8 177 (13.69%) REST
8 177 (13.69%) RESTful
9 175 (13.53%) Laravel
10 164 (12.68%) Web Services
11 163 (12.61%) Vue.js
12 138 (10.67%) ASP.NET
13 134 (10.36%) HTML5
14 118 (9.13%) Symfony
15 116 (8.97%) .NET Framework
15 116 (8.97%) JSON
16 113 (8.74%) XML
17 106 (8.20%) LAMP
18 89 (6.88%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.12%) Mobile App
2 89 (6.88%) User Experience
3 69 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (3.25%) Algorithms
6 35 (2.71%) Data Structures
7 31 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.55%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.16%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.16%) Media Streaming
11 13 (1.01%) Acoustics
12 12 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
13 11 (0.85%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.85%) Over-the-Top Content
13 11 (0.85%) Robotics
13 11 (0.85%) Video on Demand
14 10 (0.77%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.70%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 185 (14.31%) Linux
2 72 (5.57%) Android
3 70 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 32 (2.47%) Windows
5 20 (1.55%) Unix
6 14 (1.08%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.77%) CentOS
8 8 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.62%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.23%) Nucleus RTOS
10 3 (0.23%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.15%) Solaris
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.077%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (45.94%) OO
2 525 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (23.43%) MVC
4 289 (22.35%) TDD
5 259 (20.03%) Software Engineering
6 252 (19.49%) Web Development
7 224 (17.32%) DevOps
8 197 (15.24%) Unit Testing
9 184 (14.23%) Test Automation
10 173 (13.38%) SOLID
11 155 (11.99%) Microservices
12 131 (10.13%) E-Commerce
13 110 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
14 109 (8.43%) Fintech
15 107 (8.28%) BDD
16 103 (7.97%) Computer Science
16 103 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
17 99 (7.66%) Front End Development
18 95 (7.35%) Scrum
19 94 (7.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 661 (51.12%) JavaScript
2 470 (36.35%) C#
3 389 (30.09%) PHP
4 360 (27.84%) Java
5 274 (21.19%) SQL
6 206 (15.93%) Python
7 112 (8.66%) C++
8 110 (8.51%) TypeScript
9 85 (6.57%) Ruby
10 76 (5.88%) Go
11 65 (5.03%) Scala
12 57 (4.41%) Kotlin
13 52 (4.02%) PHP 7
14 46 (3.56%) Apple Swift
15 40 (3.09%) Objective-C
16 33 (2.55%) T-SQL
17 27 (2.09%) C
18 26 (2.01%) Java 8
19 25 (1.93%) PowerShell
20 24 (1.86%) ES6
Qualifications
1 157 (12.14%) Degree
2 62 (4.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (3.25%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.31%) ISTQB
5 11 (0.85%) PhD
6 10 (0.77%) ISEB
7 8 (0.62%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.39%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.31%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.077%) CIW
11 1 (0.077%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (6.34%) QA
2 20 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.23%) EMIR
4 3 (0.23%) MiFID
5 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.077%) GDPR
6 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 236 (18.25%) Docker
2 19 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.85%) KVM
4 8 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 169 (13.07%) Kubernetes
2 59 (4.56%) Terraform
3 19 (1.47%) Ansible
4 12 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.93%) Puppet
5 4 (0.31%) Rancher
5 4 (0.31%) SCCM
6 3 (0.23%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.23%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.077%) Kibana
7 1 (0.077%) Salt
7 1 (0.077%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 179 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.72%) Google
3 59 (4.56%) Zend
4 58 (4.49%) Oracle
5 30 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (2.17%) Xamarin
7 20 (1.55%) SAP
8 19 (1.47%) VMware
9 16 (1.24%) Intel
9 16 (1.24%) Pega
10 13 (1.01%) AppDynamics
11 12 (0.93%) Apple
12 8 (0.62%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.54%) Sun
14 4 (0.31%) Adobe
14 4 (0.31%) MuleSoft
15 3 (0.23%) DevExpress
15 3 (0.23%) Guidewire
15 3 (0.23%) Remedy
15 3 (0.23%) Splunk