Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 357 352 414
Rank change year-on-year -5 +62 +87
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 1,017 1,372 1,340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.91% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.99% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1,133 1,122
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,250 £86,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +11.11%

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 112,571 138,810 162,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.95% 92.19% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 89,192 109,498 131,881
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 -1 980 £65,000 +8.33% 228
London +64 696 £74,000 +9.63% 120
UK excluding London -123 301 £50,000 +11.11% 120
North of England -103 99 £50,000 +13.64% 48
South East -21 72 £57,500 +12.75% 25
South West +46 70 £48,750 +21.88% 11
North West +18 64 £55,000 +10.00% 36
Midlands +30 37 £42,000 -20.00% 21
West Midlands +34 36 £40,000 -23.81% 11
Yorkshire -120 22 £45,000 +2.27% 6
Scotland +27 14 £52,500 -4.55% 10
North East -8 13 £42,500 -15.00% 6
East of England +37 6 £50,000 -13.04% 3
Wales -1 5 £55,000 +22.22%
Northern Ireland +12 2 £53,750 +26.47% 2
East Midlands +24 1 £60,000 +9.09% 10

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 821 (80.73%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (74.53%) TDD
3 455 (44.74%) Java
4 395 (38.84%) JavaScript
5 367 (36.09%) Software Engineering
6 327 (32.15%) Scrum
7 311 (30.58%) Continuous Integration
8 288 (28.32%) BDD
9 285 (28.02%) Microservices
10 270 (26.55%) C#
11 249 (24.48%) React
12 245 (24.09%) Docker
13 236 (23.21%) AWS
14 235 (23.11%) Git (software)
15 229 (22.52%) DevOps
16 228 (22.42%) AngularJS
17 216 (21.24%) Spring
18 205 (20.16%) Azure
19 197 (19.37%) .NET
19 197 (19.37%) Mentoring
20 192 (18.88%) Kubernetes
21 180 (17.70%) SQL
22 179 (17.60%) Python
23 177 (17.40%) E-Commerce
24 168 (16.52%) Test Automation
25 162 (15.93%) HTML
26 160 (15.73%) Java 8
27 159 (15.63%) Jenkins
28 158 (15.54%) CSS
28 158 (15.54%) Web Services

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 43 (4.23%) Confluence
2 31 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (1.97%) nginx
4 16 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 15 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 14 (1.38%) IIS
7 8 (0.79%) Apache
8 7 (0.69%) CMS
9 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.39%) Drupal
10 4 (0.39%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.39%) WordPress
11 3 (0.29%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
13 1 (0.098%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.098%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 16 (1.57%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.098%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.098%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 236 (23.21%) AWS
2 205 (20.16%) Azure
3 107 (10.52%) GCP
4 27 (2.65%) GitHub
5 23 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (2.16%) Amazon ECS
7 21 (2.06%) Amazon SQS
8 20 (1.97%) Amazon EKS
8 20 (1.97%) Basecamp
8 20 (1.97%) Sage Pay
9 18 (1.77%) AWS CodePipeline
9 18 (1.77%) SaaS
9 18 (1.77%) Serverless
10 17 (1.67%) Slack
11 12 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (1.18%) Datadog
12 9 (0.88%) Firebase
13 8 (0.79%) Google Play
13 8 (0.79%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.28%) Internet
2 12 (1.18%) GoToMeeting
2 12 (1.18%) Skype
3 8 (0.79%) HTTP
4 3 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.098%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.098%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (9.34%) NoSQL
2 94 (9.24%) SQL Server
3 80 (7.87%) PostgreSQL
4 66 (6.49%) MySQL
5 63 (6.19%) Relational Database
6 48 (4.72%) Big Data
7 27 (2.65%) MongoDB
8 26 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
9 24 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.18%) Neo4j
12 11 (1.08%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.98%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.88%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.39%) Data Lake
15 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 3 (0.29%) KDB
Development Applications
1 235 (23.11%) Git (software)
2 159 (15.63%) Jenkins
3 78 (7.67%) JIRA
4 50 (4.92%) Cucumber
5 47 (4.62%) Maven
6 43 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (3.64%) TeamCity
8 35 (3.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 34 (3.34%) webpack
10 33 (3.24%) JUnit
11 25 (2.46%) Mockito
12 24 (2.36%) Babel
13 23 (2.26%) Gradle
14 22 (2.16%) IntelliJ
15 21 (2.06%) Visual Studio
16 20 (1.97%) Android Studio
17 19 (1.87%) Selenium
18 17 (1.67%) GitLab
18 17 (1.67%) Xcode
19 15 (1.47%) NUnit
General
1 158 (15.54%) Finance
2 135 (13.27%) Retail
3 69 (6.78%) Banking
4 66 (6.49%) Marketing
5 38 (3.74%) Front Office
6 30 (2.95%) Public Sector
7 23 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.16%) Electronics
9 18 (1.77%) Games
10 13 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.88%) Automotive
11 9 (0.88%) Publishing
12 6 (0.59%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.39%) Advertising
13 4 (0.39%) Law
14 3 (0.29%) Back Office
15 2 (0.20%) Legal
15 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.098%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 630 (61.95%) Developer
2 203 (19.96%) Java Developer
3 175 (17.21%) Senior Developer
4 118 (11.60%) Software Engineer
5 88 (8.65%) Software Developer
6 77 (7.57%) React Developer
7 75 (7.37%) C# Developer
7 75 (7.37%) Senior Java Developer
8 65 (6.39%) .NET Developer
9 52 (5.11%) Senior Software Engineer
10 48 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
11 42 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 38 (3.74%) C# Software Developer
12 38 (3.74%) JavaScript Developer
13 37 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
14 36 (3.54%) Angular Developer
14 36 (3.54%) Technical Leader
15 35 (3.44%) AWS Developer
15 35 (3.44%) E-Commerce Developer
16 34 (3.34%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (24.48%) React
2 228 (22.42%) AngularJS
3 216 (21.24%) Spring
4 197 (19.37%) .NET
5 162 (15.93%) HTML
6 158 (15.54%) CSS
6 158 (15.54%) Web Services
7 149 (14.65%) Node.js
8 118 (11.60%) Spring Boot
9 114 (11.21%) REST
10 110 (10.82%) RESTful
11 96 (9.44%) ASP.NET
12 83 (8.16%) .NET Core
13 78 (7.67%) HTML5
14 61 (6.00%) React Native
15 57 (5.60%) Hibernate
15 57 (5.60%) jQuery
16 51 (5.01%) Sass
17 50 (4.92%) J2EE
18 47 (4.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 110 (10.82%) Mobile App
2 93 (9.14%) User Experience
3 74 (7.28%) Greenfield Project
4 54 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
5 44 (4.33%) Cloud Native
6 43 (4.23%) Blog
7 40 (3.93%) Derivative
8 38 (3.74%) Hedge funds
9 36 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (3.54%) Equities
10 35 (3.44%) Fixed Income
11 33 (3.24%) Equity Derivative
11 33 (3.24%) Exotic Derivative
12 32 (3.15%) iPad
13 31 (3.05%) Algorithms
14 26 (2.56%) Data Structures
15 24 (2.36%) Public Cloud
16 20 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
17 7 (0.69%) Client/Server
18 6 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 87 (8.55%) Android
2 86 (8.46%) Linux
3 84 (8.26%) Apple iOS
4 54 (5.31%) Unix
5 45 (4.42%) Windows
6 12 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (80.73%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (74.53%) TDD
3 367 (36.09%) Software Engineering
4 327 (32.15%) Scrum
5 311 (30.58%) Continuous Integration
6 288 (28.32%) BDD
7 285 (28.02%) Microservices
8 229 (22.52%) DevOps
9 197 (19.37%) Mentoring
10 177 (17.40%) E-Commerce
11 168 (16.52%) Test Automation
12 157 (15.44%) Kanban
13 118 (11.60%) Continuous Delivery
14 117 (11.50%) Extreme Programming
15 113 (11.11%) OO
16 105 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
17 99 (9.73%) Coaching
18 98 (9.64%) Continuous Deployment
19 96 (9.44%) Open Source
20 88 (8.65%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 455 (44.74%) Java
2 395 (38.84%) JavaScript
3 270 (26.55%) C#
4 180 (17.70%) SQL
5 179 (17.60%) Python
6 160 (15.73%) Java 8
7 109 (10.72%) TypeScript
8 88 (8.65%) Kotlin
9 84 (8.26%) PHP
10 65 (6.39%) Scala
11 55 (5.41%) Apple Swift
12 49 (4.82%) C++
13 45 (4.42%) Objective-C
14 38 (3.74%) Ruby
15 27 (2.65%) ES6
16 25 (2.46%) Java 9
17 21 (2.06%) AspectJ
17 21 (2.06%) Go
18 20 (1.97%) C
19 17 (1.67%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 82 (8.06%) Degree
2 27 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (0.39%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.29%) PhD
7 1 (0.098%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.39%) QA
2 2 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 245 (24.09%) Docker
2 14 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.098%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 192 (18.88%) Kubernetes
2 75 (7.37%) Terraform
3 47 (4.62%) Ansible
4 17 (1.67%) Puppet
5 9 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (0.88%) Oozie
6 7 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.39%) Salt
10 3 (0.29%) Grafana
11 2 (0.20%) Kibana
12 1 (0.098%) Consul
Vendors
1 112 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 99 (9.73%) Google
3 65 (6.39%) Oracle
4 38 (3.74%) SAP
5 23 (2.26%) Zend
6 21 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (1.97%) Facebook
7 20 (1.97%) Sage
8 17 (1.67%) Demandware
9 16 (1.57%) Adobe
9 16 (1.57%) hybris
10 14 (1.38%) New Relic
11 12 (1.18%) AppDynamics
12 11 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.88%) Cloudera
13 9 (0.88%) Hortonworks
14 4 (0.39%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.39%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.39%) Tableau
15 3 (0.29%) Apple