Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 327 366 346
Rank change year-on-year +39 -20 +80
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 564 1,006 1,420
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.81% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.88% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 579 838 1,260
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -6.86%

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 58,434 114,673 138,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.34% 92.13% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,177 91,807 111,051
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 £29,832
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,736 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.63% -

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Pair Programming.

Salary trend for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Pair Programming over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 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 +53 550 £65,000 -2.04% 168
London +41 351 £72,500 - 105
UK excluding London +94 191 £50,000 - 80
Work from Home -11 93 £60,000 -19.19% 44
North of England +81 89 £55,000 +10.00% 28
North West +91 74 £60,000 +9.09% 23
Midlands +93 42 £41,250 -17.50% 9
West Midlands +73 37 £40,000 -20.00% 8
South East +98 31 £52,500 -8.70% 9
South West +44 21 £46,418 -4.78% 11
Yorkshire +14 8 £37,500 -22.28% 3
North East +11 7 £36,750 -13.53% 2
East Midlands +75 5 £42,500 -33.33% 1
Scotland +24 4 £55,000 -8.33% 16
Wales +39 3 £53,750 -2.27% 2
East of England +102 2 £52,500 +5.00% 5

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 444 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (71.99%) TDD
3 297 (52.66%) JavaScript
4 248 (43.97%) Java
5 214 (37.94%) Microservices
6 206 (36.52%) Docker
7 187 (33.16%) React
8 179 (31.74%) Software Engineering
9 166 (29.43%) Continuous Integration
9 166 (29.43%) BDD
10 163 (28.90%) Node.js
11 158 (28.01%) Python
12 153 (27.13%) AWS
13 140 (24.82%) Kubernetes
14 127 (22.52%) .NET
15 125 (22.16%) DevOps
16 121 (21.45%) SQL
17 119 (21.10%) Test Automation
18 117 (20.74%) Spring
19 113 (20.04%) Finance
20 111 (19.68%) AngularJS
21 110 (19.50%) Scrum
22 105 (18.62%) C#
23 101 (17.91%) Kafka
24 87 (15.43%) Azure
25 86 (15.25%) TypeScript
26 82 (14.54%) REST
26 82 (14.54%) Terraform
27 80 (14.18%) RESTful
28 79 (14.01%) MVC

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 30 (5.32%) Confluence
2 28 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.66%) CMS
4 12 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.77%) JBoss
6 7 (1.24%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.71%) nginx
8 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) CoreMedia CMS
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 153 (27.13%) AWS
2 87 (15.43%) Azure
3 35 (6.21%) GCP
4 28 (4.96%) GitHub
4 28 (4.96%) Serverless
5 17 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (2.30%) PaaS
7 11 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.60%) SaaS
9 8 (1.42%) Amazon ECS
9 8 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.89%) Cloud Run
10 5 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.89%) Twilio
11 4 (0.71%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.53%) Datadog
12 3 (0.53%) DigitalOcean
12 3 (0.53%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.95%) HTTP
2 4 (0.71%) Network Security
3 3 (0.53%) SSL
4 2 (0.35%) AMQP
4 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.18%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (13.48%) NoSQL
2 53 (9.40%) MySQL
3 51 (9.04%) SQL Server
4 48 (8.51%) Redis
5 46 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (6.56%) MongoDB
7 27 (4.79%) Big Data
8 19 (3.37%) Riak
9 18 (3.19%) Hazelcast
10 12 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.89%) Tableau
13 4 (0.71%) HBase
13 4 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.53%) Amazon Athena
14 3 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.53%) Blockchain
14 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 78 (13.83%) Jenkins
2 69 (12.23%) Git (software)
3 60 (10.64%) JUnit
4 49 (8.69%) JIRA
4 49 (8.69%) Mockito
5 41 (7.27%) GitLab
6 37 (6.56%) TeamCity
7 23 (4.08%) Selenium
8 21 (3.72%) Cucumber
8 21 (3.72%) Cypress.io
9 19 (3.37%) Vagrant
10 18 (3.19%) Bitbucket
11 17 (3.01%) IntelliJ
12 16 (2.84%) Gradle
13 14 (2.48%) SpecFlow
13 14 (2.48%) TestCafe
14 13 (2.30%) Protractor
14 13 (2.30%) Visual Studio
15 12 (2.13%) Maven
16 11 (1.95%) Postman
General
1 113 (20.04%) Finance
2 54 (9.57%) Games
3 21 (3.72%) Brand Awareness
4 19 (3.37%) Online Betting
5 17 (3.01%) Front Office
6 15 (2.66%) Banking
7 11 (1.95%) Marketing
8 10 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.24%) Public Sector
10 5 (0.89%) Electronics
10 5 (0.89%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.71%) Retail
12 3 (0.53%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 366 (64.89%) Developer
2 116 (20.57%) Java Developer
3 99 (17.55%) Senior Developer
4 68 (12.06%) Software Engineer
5 60 (10.64%) Full Stack Developer
6 43 (7.62%) .NET Developer
6 43 (7.62%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 41 (7.27%) Software Developer
8 39 (6.91%) Python Developer
9 34 (6.03%) Java Engineer
10 31 (5.50%) Senior Java Developer
11 26 (4.61%) C# Developer
12 24 (4.26%) Principal Engineer
13 23 (4.08%) Lead Developer
13 23 (4.08%) Node.js Developer
14 22 (3.90%) Senior Software Developer
15 21 (3.72%) Principal Software Engineer
16 20 (3.55%) AWS Engineer
16 20 (3.55%) C# Software Developer
17 19 (3.37%) Mobile Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (33.16%) React
2 163 (28.90%) Node.js
3 127 (22.52%) .NET
4 117 (20.74%) Spring
5 111 (19.68%) AngularJS
6 101 (17.91%) Kafka
7 82 (14.54%) REST
8 80 (14.18%) RESTful
9 55 (9.75%) .NET Core
10 53 (9.40%) RabbitMQ
11 48 (8.51%) React Native
12 45 (7.98%) Vue.js
12 45 (7.98%) Web Services
13 42 (7.45%) Apache Camel
13 42 (7.45%) ASP.NET
13 42 (7.45%) JMS
13 42 (7.45%) Spring Integration
14 38 (6.74%) Django
15 37 (6.56%) JAX-RS
15 37 (6.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.56%) Mobile App
2 29 (5.14%) Equities
3 28 (4.96%) User Experience
4 24 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 24 (4.26%) Blog
4 24 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (4.26%) Over-the-Top Content
5 22 (3.90%) Online Games
6 19 (3.37%) Media Streaming
6 19 (3.37%) Mobile Games
7 11 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.95%) Social Media
8 10 (1.77%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.60%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.60%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.60%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.71%) Derivative
12 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (10.99%) Linux
2 16 (2.84%) Unix
3 13 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.13%) Windows
5 9 (1.60%) VMS
6 8 (1.42%) Android
7 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Debian
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (71.99%) TDD
3 214 (37.94%) Microservices
4 179 (31.74%) Software Engineering
5 166 (29.43%) BDD
5 166 (29.43%) Continuous Integration
6 125 (22.16%) DevOps
7 119 (21.10%) Test Automation
8 110 (19.50%) Scrum
9 79 (14.01%) MVC
10 68 (12.06%) SDLC
11 62 (10.99%) Domain-Driven Design
11 62 (10.99%) E-Commerce
11 62 (10.99%) Open Source
12 54 (9.57%) Infrastructure as Code
13 49 (8.69%) OO
14 48 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
15 44 (7.80%) Mentoring
15 44 (7.80%) Refactoring
16 43 (7.62%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 297 (52.66%) JavaScript
2 248 (43.97%) Java
3 158 (28.01%) Python
4 121 (21.45%) SQL
5 105 (18.62%) C#
6 86 (15.25%) TypeScript
7 69 (12.23%) Java 8
8 60 (10.64%) Go
9 44 (7.80%) Scala
10 41 (7.27%) Kotlin
11 38 (6.74%) Ruby
12 32 (5.67%) Clojure
13 31 (5.50%) C++
14 25 (4.43%) Elixir
15 21 (3.72%) PHP
16 20 (3.55%) Rust
17 19 (3.37%) PowerShell
18 18 (3.19%) Bash Shell
19 14 (2.48%) Erlang
19 14 (2.48%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 48 (8.51%) SC Cleared
1 48 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.09%) Degree
3 19 (3.37%) PhD
4 9 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.06%) OSCE
5 6 (1.06%) OSCP
6 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) CIW
7 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.16%) QA
2 14 (2.48%) GDPR
3 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.06%) NIST
3 6 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 206 (36.52%) Docker
2 4 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 140 (24.82%) Kubernetes
2 82 (14.54%) Terraform
3 34 (6.03%) Puppet
4 25 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.66%) Ansible
6 11 (1.95%) Packer
7 7 (1.24%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.06%) Consul
8 6 (1.06%) linkerd
9 5 (0.89%) Rancher
10 1 (0.18%) Grafana
10 1 (0.18%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 56 (9.93%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.90%) Google
3 12 (2.13%) IBM
4 10 (1.77%) Aquila
4 10 (1.77%) Xamarin
5 8 (1.42%) Oracle
6 5 (0.89%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.71%) SAP
8 3 (0.53%) CA
8 3 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.53%) Zend
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.35%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.35%) Spotify
10 1 (0.18%) Apple
10 1 (0.18%) Facebook
10 1 (0.18%) Instagram