Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Pair Programming skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Pair Programming over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 335 407 458
Rank change year-on-year +72 +51 +29
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 1,574 1,366 1,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.84% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,315 1,091 1,047
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £37,400
90th Percentile £92,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Pair 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 152,403 162,668 175,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 121,268 128,305 146,204
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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 +56 1,531 £60,000 - 267
London +18 849 £67,500 +8.00% 156
UK excluding London +112 704 £47,500 -5.00% 112
North of England +85 308 £45,000 -10.00% 46
South East +85 213 £55,000 - 30
Yorkshire +68 188 £44,000 -12.00% 22
North West +33 91 £57,500 +9.52% 19
Midlands +46 62 £47,500 -5.00% 20
South West +13 62 £47,500 +5.56% 10
West Midlands +66 49 £47,500 -9.52% 15
East of England +47 38 £44,000 -16.19% 5
North East +11 29 £45,000 - 5
East Midlands -14 13 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Wales +10 11 £45,000 +38.46%
Scotland +5 10 £50,000 +2.04% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £41,250 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT jobs citing Pair Programming 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 Pair Programming.

1 1,199 (76.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,150 (73.06%) TDD
3 737 (46.82%) Java
4 667 (42.38%) JavaScript
5 632 (40.15%) Continuous Integration
6 574 (36.47%) BDD
7 567 (36.02%) Software Engineering
8 566 (35.96%) Scrum
9 553 (35.13%) C#
10 544 (34.56%) .NET
11 534 (33.93%) SQL
12 455 (28.91%) Microservices
13 433 (27.51%) MVC
14 419 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
15 418 (26.56%) DevOps
16 378 (24.02%) React
17 373 (23.70%) AngularJS
18 357 (22.68%) HTML
19 351 (22.30%) Git (software)
20 346 (21.98%) ASP.NET
21 340 (21.60%) CSS
22 324 (20.58%) Finance
23 312 (19.82%) Web Services
24 298 (18.93%) Spring
25 297 (18.87%) Test Automation
26 290 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
27 273 (17.34%) Docker
28 262 (16.65%) ASP.NET MVC
29 259 (16.45%) Kanban
30 254 (16.14%) OO

Pair 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 58 (3.68%) Confluence
2 43 (2.73%) Apache Spark
3 30 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (1.52%) Apache
4 24 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 22 (1.40%) CMS
6 16 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 15 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 14 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 12 (0.76%) JBoss
11 10 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.57%) Ethereum
12 9 (0.57%) nginx
13 7 (0.44%) Mule
14 6 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
14 6 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.32%) Anypoint
16 2 (0.13%) NServiceBus
16 2 (0.13%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
2 3 (0.19%) LibreOffice
2 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.13%) Mingle
3 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.064%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.51%) Magento
2 5 (0.32%) LatentZero
2 5 (0.32%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 419 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
2 213 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (9.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 65 (4.13%) GitHub
5 53 (3.37%) PaaS
6 48 (3.05%) Serverless
7 40 (2.54%) IaaS
8 30 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 26 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 19 (1.21%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.89%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.76%) npm
14 12 (0.76%) TestFlight
15 9 (0.57%) SaaS
16 8 (0.51%) CodePlex
17 6 (0.38%) Algolia
17 6 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
18 5 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.35%) HTTP
2 17 (1.08%) HTTPS
3 7 (0.44%) BIG-IP
3 7 (0.44%) VLAN
4 6 (0.38%) Ethernet
4 6 (0.38%) SSL
5 5 (0.32%) Broadband
5 5 (0.32%) SMS
6 3 (0.19%) Internet
7 1 (0.064%) AMQP
7 1 (0.064%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 159 (10.10%) NoSQL
3 90 (5.72%) MongoDB
4 70 (4.45%) MySQL
5 59 (3.75%) Big Data
6 44 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 40 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 39 (2.48%) Neo4j
8 39 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 23 (1.46%) Redis
11 21 (1.33%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
14 14 (0.89%) Blockchain
15 13 (0.83%) Apache Hive
16 11 (0.70%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.64%) RavenDB
17 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 351 (22.30%) Git (software)
2 210 (13.34%) Jenkins
3 137 (8.70%) Selenium
4 123 (7.81%) TeamCity
5 107 (6.80%) JIRA
6 103 (6.54%) JUnit
6 103 (6.54%) Maven
7 80 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 73 (4.64%) Cucumber
8 73 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 72 (4.57%) Gradle
10 69 (4.38%) Visual Studio
11 68 (4.32%) SpecFlow
12 48 (3.05%) Vagrant
13 46 (2.92%) Jasmine
14 44 (2.80%) Mockito
15 43 (2.73%) Subversion
16 42 (2.67%) NUnit
17 37 (2.35%) Bitbucket
18 29 (1.84%) Grunt
General
1 324 (20.58%) Finance
2 154 (9.78%) Retail
3 79 (5.02%) Front Office
4 61 (3.88%) Games
5 45 (2.86%) Banking
6 32 (2.03%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.65%) Advertising
8 26 (1.65%) Marketing
9 24 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.21%) Automotive
10 19 (1.21%) Electronics
10 19 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.08%) Legal
12 16 (1.02%) Multimedia
13 15 (0.95%) Publishing
14 12 (0.76%) Law
15 8 (0.51%) German Language
16 6 (0.38%) Back Office
17 4 (0.25%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1,153 (73.25%) Developer
2 356 (22.62%) C# Developer
3 351 (22.30%) Java Developer
4 320 (20.33%) .NET Developer
5 260 (16.52%) Senior Developer
6 244 (15.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 210 (13.34%) Software Engineer
8 168 (10.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 166 (10.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 141 (8.96%) Java Engineer
11 135 (8.58%) Software Developer
12 119 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 104 (6.61%) Java Software Engineer
14 97 (6.16%) Agile Developer
15 89 (5.65%) Lead Developer
15 89 (5.65%) Senior Java Developer
16 82 (5.21%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 73 (4.64%) AWS Developer
18 72 (4.57%) SQL Developer
19 71 (4.51%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 544 (34.56%) .NET
2 378 (24.02%) React
3 373 (23.70%) AngularJS
4 357 (22.68%) HTML
5 346 (21.98%) ASP.NET
6 340 (21.60%) CSS
7 312 (19.82%) Web Services
8 298 (18.93%) Spring
9 262 (16.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 239 (15.18%) REST
11 237 (15.06%) RESTful
12 236 (14.99%) Node.js
13 180 (11.44%) HTML5
14 168 (10.67%) .NET Framework
15 148 (9.40%) jQuery
16 145 (9.21%) Entity Framework
17 139 (8.83%) Hibernate
18 137 (8.70%) CSS3
19 122 (7.75%) Spring Boot
20 118 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 217 (13.79%) Greenfield Project
2 191 (12.13%) Enterprise Software
3 146 (9.28%) User Experience
4 124 (7.88%) Computer Science
5 105 (6.67%) Fintech
6 92 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
7 62 (3.94%) Hedge funds
8 42 (2.67%) Fixed Income
9 39 (2.48%) Mobile App
10 38 (2.41%) Algorithms
11 30 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
12 29 (1.84%) Blog
13 17 (1.08%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.95%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
16 12 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
17 11 (0.70%) Virtual Team
18 10 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 87 (5.53%) Android
2 80 (5.08%) Linux
3 53 (3.37%) Apple iOS
4 51 (3.24%) Windows
5 45 (2.86%) Unix
6 18 (1.14%) Nucleus RTOS
7 12 (0.76%) Windows Phone
8 7 (0.44%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.13%) Solaris
10 2 (0.13%) SUSE
11 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,199 (76.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,150 (73.06%) TDD
3 632 (40.15%) Continuous Integration
4 574 (36.47%) BDD
5 567 (36.02%) Software Engineering
6 566 (35.96%) Scrum
7 455 (28.91%) Microservices
8 433 (27.51%) MVC
9 418 (26.56%) DevOps
10 297 (18.87%) Test Automation
11 290 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
12 259 (16.45%) Kanban
13 254 (16.14%) OO
14 237 (15.06%) Unit Testing
15 228 (14.49%) Mentoring
16 221 (14.04%) SOLID
17 220 (13.98%) Continuous Deployment
18 190 (12.07%) Open Source
19 186 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
20 130 (8.26%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 737 (46.82%) Java
2 667 (42.38%) JavaScript
3 553 (35.13%) C#
4 534 (33.93%) SQL
5 195 (12.39%) Java 8
6 176 (11.18%) Python
7 163 (10.36%) Scala
8 126 (8.01%) Ruby
9 61 (3.88%) C++
10 55 (3.49%) PHP
10 55 (3.49%) TypeScript
11 50 (3.18%) Apple Swift
12 39 (2.48%) Objective-C
13 38 (2.41%) PL/SQL
14 37 (2.35%) ES6
15 36 (2.29%) Groovy
15 36 (2.29%) T-SQL
16 35 (2.22%) PowerShell
17 34 (2.16%) Go
18 32 (2.03%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 79 (5.02%) Degree
2 40 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.08%) Security Cleared
4 12 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.13%) ICAEW
7 2 (0.13%) OCP
7 2 (0.13%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.064%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.064%) ISEB
8 1 (0.064%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.064%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.064%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.064%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (8.83%) QA
2 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 273 (17.34%) Docker
2 29 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.44%) iptables
4 1 (0.064%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 143 (9.09%) Terraform
2 93 (5.91%) Kubernetes
3 52 (3.30%) Ansible
4 44 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (2.60%) Puppet
6 23 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
7 17 (1.08%) Mesos
8 10 (0.64%) Kibana
8 10 (0.64%) logstash
9 7 (0.44%) Graphite
9 7 (0.44%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.32%) Grafana
10 5 (0.32%) Packer
11 2 (0.13%) linkerd
11 2 (0.13%) Rancher
12 1 (0.064%) Capistrano
12 1 (0.064%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.064%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 252 (16.01%) Microsoft
2 144 (9.15%) Google
3 102 (6.48%) Oracle
4 65 (4.13%) Xamarin
5 22 (1.40%) Adobe
6 20 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 20 (1.27%) SAP
7 18 (1.14%) Atlassian
8 13 (0.83%) Apple
9 10 (0.64%) MuleSoft
9 10 (0.64%) New Relic
10 9 (0.57%) IBM
11 8 (0.51%) ATG
11 8 (0.51%) Demandware
11 8 (0.51%) Sitecore
11 8 (0.51%) Splunk
12 7 (0.44%) F5
13 6 (0.38%) Facebook
13 6 (0.38%) Talend
13 6 (0.38%) TIBCO