Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 388 330 395
Rank change year-on-year -58 +65 +89
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 1,056 1,670 1,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 1.01% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.10% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 770 1,323 1,133
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,350
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 126,014 151,292 161,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.12% 91.81% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,222 120,417 127,051
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,050
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 -72 991 £65,000 +8.33% 218
London -16 590 £70,000 - 129
UK excluding London -97 450 £50,000 +5.26% 104
South East -14 154 £56,250 +4.65% 9
North of England -97 144 £50,000 +11.11% 37
North West +37 87 £52,500 -8.70% 24
South West +21 60 £51,750 +32.69% 13
Yorkshire -116 45 £47,000 +6.82% 9
Scotland +52 40 £56,675 +5.44% 13
Midlands +25 33 £50,000 +5.26% 24
West Midlands +25 28 £44,000 -7.37% 24
Wales +19 12 £55,000 +22.22%
North East -2 12 £50,000 - 4
East of England -9 9 £45,000 +2.27% 6
East Midlands +15 5 £70,000 +100.00%
Northern Ireland -11 3 £52,500 +23.53% 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 840 (79.55%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (74.43%) TDD
3 533 (50.47%) Java
4 400 (37.88%) BDD
5 389 (36.84%) JavaScript
6 363 (34.38%) Software Engineering
7 316 (29.92%) Continuous Integration
8 297 (28.13%) Microservices
9 272 (25.76%) Scrum
10 269 (25.47%) C#
11 267 (25.28%) AWS
12 247 (23.39%) SQL
13 245 (23.20%) .NET
14 243 (23.01%) Git (software)
15 218 (20.64%) DevOps
16 214 (20.27%) Azure
17 203 (19.22%) HTML
18 197 (18.66%) AngularJS
19 196 (18.56%) React
20 192 (18.18%) Test Automation
21 190 (17.99%) Microsoft
22 185 (17.52%) Spring
23 172 (16.29%) Kubernetes
24 171 (16.19%) Mentoring
25 169 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
26 168 (15.91%) CSS
27 167 (15.81%) Docker
28 165 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
29 152 (14.39%) Jenkins
30 149 (14.11%) ASP.NET

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 81 (7.67%) Confluence
2 34 (3.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 18 (1.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.23%) CMS
5 13 (1.23%) nginx
6 12 (1.14%) Drupal
7 11 (1.04%) Apache
7 11 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.95%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.85%) WordPress
10 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.47%) Tuxedo
12 4 (0.38%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.19%) IIS
14 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.095%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.19%) InVision
1 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
1 2 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (1.70%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.095%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 267 (25.28%) AWS
2 214 (20.27%) Azure
3 98 (9.28%) GCP
4 50 (4.73%) GitHub
5 46 (4.36%) SaaS
6 40 (3.79%) Serverless
7 39 (3.69%) Sage Pay
8 20 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (1.61%) Firebase
9 17 (1.61%) Slack
10 16 (1.52%) PaaS
11 13 (1.23%) IaaS
12 11 (1.04%) npm
13 8 (0.76%) Basecamp
13 8 (0.76%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.47%) Asana
14 5 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.61%) HTTP
2 15 (1.42%) Internet
3 10 (0.95%) RTMP
4 9 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.47%) AMQP
5 5 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.38%) IPsec
7 3 (0.28%) GoToMeeting
7 3 (0.28%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.28%) Skype
8 1 (0.095%) SSH
8 1 (0.095%) SSL
8 1 (0.095%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 100 (9.47%) NoSQL
3 74 (7.01%) Big Data
4 64 (6.06%) MySQL
5 55 (5.21%) MongoDB
6 53 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (4.92%) Relational Database
8 26 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 22 (2.08%) Neo4j
10 18 (1.70%) Apache Hive
10 18 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
13 9 (0.85%) BigQuery
14 7 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.47%) DB2
15 5 (0.47%) Hazelcast
15 5 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 243 (23.01%) Git (software)
2 152 (14.39%) Jenkins
3 119 (11.27%) JIRA
4 58 (5.49%) TeamCity
5 45 (4.26%) IntelliJ
6 40 (3.79%) Maven
7 38 (3.60%) GitLab
7 38 (3.60%) JUnit
8 32 (3.03%) Selenium
9 31 (2.94%) Mockito
10 29 (2.75%) Cucumber
11 25 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 22 (2.08%) Bitbucket
14 21 (1.99%) Visual Studio
15 19 (1.80%) gulp
16 18 (1.70%) WebDriver
17 17 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
18 16 (1.52%) Grunt
18 16 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 141 (13.35%) Finance
2 118 (11.17%) Retail
3 64 (6.06%) Banking
4 32 (3.03%) Marketing
5 28 (2.65%) Public Sector
6 27 (2.56%) Electronics
7 25 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 24 (2.27%) Front Office
8 24 (2.27%) Games
9 14 (1.33%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.85%) Advertising
10 9 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.57%) Back Office
12 5 (0.47%) Automotive
12 5 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.38%) Law
14 3 (0.28%) Legal
14 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.28%) Publishing
15 1 (0.095%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 667 (63.16%) Developer
2 235 (22.25%) Java Developer
3 165 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 155 (14.68%) Software Engineer
5 103 (9.75%) Software Developer
6 92 (8.71%) C# Developer
7 87 (8.24%) .NET Developer
8 82 (7.77%) Senior Java Developer
8 82 (7.77%) Senior Software Engineer
9 66 (6.25%) Java Engineer
10 57 (5.40%) C# .NET Developer
11 51 (4.83%) Java Software Engineer
12 49 (4.64%) React Developer
13 48 (4.55%) Senior Java Engineer
14 45 (4.26%) Scala Developer
15 44 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
15 44 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 44 (4.17%) Senior Java Software Engineer
16 40 (3.79%) AWS Developer
16 40 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (23.20%) .NET
2 203 (19.22%) HTML
3 197 (18.66%) AngularJS
4 196 (18.56%) React
5 185 (17.52%) Spring
6 168 (15.91%) CSS
7 149 (14.11%) ASP.NET
8 127 (12.03%) Node.js
8 127 (12.03%) RESTful
9 124 (11.74%) Web Services
10 106 (10.04%) REST
10 106 (10.04%) Spring Boot
11 83 (7.86%) HTML5
12 74 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC
13 66 (6.25%) .NET Framework
14 63 (5.97%) Redux
15 58 (5.49%) jQuery
16 56 (5.30%) .NET Core
16 56 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
17 54 (5.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
2 79 (7.48%) User Experience
3 75 (7.10%) Enterprise Software
4 65 (6.16%) Mobile App
5 37 (3.50%) Cloud Native
6 36 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (3.03%) Algorithms
8 30 (2.84%) Blog
9 24 (2.27%) Data Structures
10 23 (2.18%) iPad
11 21 (1.99%) BBC
12 17 (1.61%) Equities
12 17 (1.61%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.33%) Digital Media
13 14 (1.33%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.33%) Social Media
14 11 (1.04%) Derivative
15 10 (0.95%) e-Learning
15 10 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (8.71%) Linux
2 41 (3.88%) Android
3 31 (2.94%) Unix
4 15 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.33%) Windows
6 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.47%) VME
7 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (79.55%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (74.43%) TDD
3 400 (37.88%) BDD
4 363 (34.38%) Software Engineering
5 316 (29.92%) Continuous Integration
6 297 (28.13%) Microservices
7 272 (25.76%) Scrum
8 218 (20.64%) DevOps
9 192 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 171 (16.19%) Mentoring
11 169 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 165 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
13 149 (14.11%) Kanban
14 140 (13.26%) OO
15 130 (12.31%) MVC
16 114 (10.80%) E-Commerce
17 111 (10.51%) Continuous Deployment
18 96 (9.09%) SOLID
19 85 (8.05%) Domain-Driven Design
20 80 (7.58%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 533 (50.47%) Java
2 389 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 269 (25.47%) C#
4 247 (23.39%) SQL
5 132 (12.50%) Java 8
6 129 (12.22%) Python
7 82 (7.77%) Scala
8 81 (7.67%) TypeScript
9 60 (5.68%) Kotlin
10 53 (5.02%) PHP
11 40 (3.79%) Ruby
12 30 (2.84%) C++
13 22 (2.08%) Java 9
14 19 (1.80%) C
14 19 (1.80%) ES6
14 19 (1.80%) Go
15 16 (1.52%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.42%) F#
17 12 (1.14%) Haskell
18 11 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 85 (8.05%) Degree
2 53 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (1.14%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.66%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.095%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.095%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.095%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.86%) QA
2 8 (0.76%) WAI
3 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.095%) HL7
4 1 (0.095%) JTAG
4 1 (0.095%) PSD2
System Software
1 167 (15.81%) Docker
2 7 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (0.66%) vSphere
3 5 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.095%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.095%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 172 (16.29%) Kubernetes
2 61 (5.78%) Terraform
3 32 (3.03%) Ansible
4 15 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
4 15 (1.42%) Oozie
5 11 (1.04%) Puppet
6 9 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.38%) Grafana
9 2 (0.19%) Kibana
9 2 (0.19%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.095%) Graphite
10 1 (0.095%) Nagios
10 1 (0.095%) Packer
10 1 (0.095%) Rancher
Vendors
1 190 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.91%) Google
3 45 (4.26%) Oracle
4 39 (3.69%) Sage
5 32 (3.03%) SAP
6 27 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.89%) Demandware
7 20 (1.89%) Facebook
8 18 (1.70%) Adobe
8 18 (1.70%) hybris
9 15 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.23%) Cloudera
10 13 (1.23%) Hortonworks
11 11 (1.04%) Twitter
12 10 (0.95%) BT
12 10 (0.95%) Instagram
12 10 (0.95%) YouTube
13 9 (0.85%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.76%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 7 (0.66%) Zend