Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 341 383 329
Rank change year-on-year +42 -54 +78
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 412 1,114 1,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.80% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.87% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 401 867 1,416
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,991 £36,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 44,432 128,499 152,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.19% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 36,216 100,929 121,805
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,057 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 28 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 14 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 28 September 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 +49 405 £70,000 +12.00% 120
London +63 251 £75,000 +7.14% 72
UK excluding London +55 144 £50,000 - 51
North of England +76 70 £51,250 +7.89% 22
North West +96 58 £55,000 +4.76% 18
Work from Home +36 49 £65,000 - 28
Midlands +162 34 £46,250 -7.50% 8
West Midlands +121 27 £46,250 +15.63% 8
South East +86 27 £55,000 - 8
South West +84 8 £40,000 -23.81% 3
Yorkshire +82 8 £35,000 -22.22% 3
East Midlands +104 7 - -
East of England +137 5 £55,000 +22.22% 7
North East +16 4 £45,000 -10.00% 1

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 331 (80.34%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (74.76%) TDD
3 223 (54.13%) JavaScript
4 179 (43.45%) Java
5 177 (42.96%) Microservices
6 153 (37.14%) Docker
6 153 (37.14%) Node.js
7 152 (36.89%) React
8 144 (34.95%) Continuous Integration
9 140 (33.98%) Software Engineering
10 115 (27.91%) Python
10 115 (27.91%) BDD
11 113 (27.43%) AWS
12 109 (26.46%) Test Automation
13 104 (25.24%) DevOps
14 87 (21.12%) Spring
15 85 (20.63%) Kubernetes
16 84 (20.39%) C#
17 77 (18.69%) Terraform
18 76 (18.45%) Scrum
18 76 (18.45%) REST
18 76 (18.45%) AngularJS
19 74 (17.96%) Open Source
19 74 (17.96%) MVC
19 74 (17.96%) .NET
20 71 (17.23%) NoSQL
21 68 (16.50%) RESTful
22 66 (16.02%) Azure
23 65 (15.78%) SQL
24 64 (15.53%) Git (software)

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 26 (6.31%) Confluence
2 12 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (2.91%) JBoss
3 11 (2.67%) Apache
4 8 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.70%) GlassFish
6 6 (1.46%) CMS
7 5 (1.21%) nginx
8 3 (0.73%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.49%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.24%) Traefik
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.24%) InVision
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Mingle
2 1 (0.24%) Sketch
2 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.49%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 113 (27.43%) AWS
2 66 (16.02%) Azure
3 52 (12.62%) Serverless
4 44 (10.68%) AWS Lambda
5 36 (8.74%) GitHub
6 27 (6.55%) Amazon ECS
7 25 (6.07%) GCP
8 12 (2.91%) SaaS
9 9 (2.18%) Slack
10 8 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (1.94%) PaaS
11 7 (1.70%) CloudFront
12 6 (1.46%) AWS CodeBuild
12 6 (1.46%) AWS Fargate
12 6 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.46%) Datadog
13 5 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.97%) Twilio
15 3 (0.73%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.43%) HTTP
2 6 (1.46%) Network Security
3 3 (0.73%) SSL
4 2 (0.49%) Firewall
5 1 (0.24%) AMQP
5 1 (0.24%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (17.23%) NoSQL
2 48 (11.65%) SQL Server
3 35 (8.50%) MongoDB
4 33 (8.01%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (7.52%) MySQL
6 27 (6.55%) Redis
7 19 (4.61%) Big Data
8 16 (3.88%) Riak
9 9 (2.18%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (2.18%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.46%) Amazon Athena
10 6 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.21%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.97%) HBase
13 3 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.49%) GIS
Development Applications
1 64 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 57 (13.83%) JUnit
3 47 (11.41%) Mockito
4 46 (11.17%) Jenkins
5 41 (9.95%) JIRA
6 32 (7.77%) TeamCity
7 26 (6.31%) webpack
8 24 (5.83%) Bitbucket
9 22 (5.34%) GitLab
10 20 (4.85%) Selenium
11 16 (3.88%) Cucumber
12 15 (3.64%) Maven
13 14 (3.40%) Vagrant
14 10 (2.43%) Subversion
15 9 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (2.18%) CircleCI
16 8 (1.94%) LoadUI
16 8 (1.94%) Mercurial
16 8 (1.94%) SoapUI
17 7 (1.70%) Artifactory
General
1 51 (12.38%) Finance
2 22 (5.34%) Games
3 17 (4.13%) Banking
4 14 (3.40%) Front Office
5 10 (2.43%) Marketing
6 8 (1.94%) Retail
7 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Electronics
9 3 (0.73%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.73%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.49%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 253 (61.41%) Developer
2 87 (21.12%) Java Developer
3 62 (15.05%) Senior Developer
4 61 (14.81%) Full Stack Developer
5 43 (10.44%) Software Engineer
6 41 (9.95%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 29 (7.04%) .NET Developer
8 25 (6.07%) Software Developer
9 24 (5.83%) React Developer
10 23 (5.58%) Senior Software Engineer
11 19 (4.61%) Digital Developer
12 17 (4.13%) Clojure Developer
12 17 (4.13%) Java Engineer
12 17 (4.13%) Python Developer
13 16 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 16 (3.88%) Lead Developer
14 15 (3.64%) JavaScript Engineer
15 14 (3.40%) AWS Engineer
15 14 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
15 14 (3.40%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (37.14%) Node.js
2 152 (36.89%) React
3 87 (21.12%) Spring
4 76 (18.45%) AngularJS
4 76 (18.45%) REST
5 74 (17.96%) .NET
6 68 (16.50%) RESTful
7 57 (13.83%) Kafka
8 51 (12.38%) JMS
8 51 (12.38%) React Native
9 49 (11.89%) Apache Camel
10 48 (11.65%) Spring Integration
11 43 (10.44%) JAX-RS
11 43 (10.44%) Redux
12 36 (8.74%) NativeScript
13 34 (8.25%) CSS
14 32 (7.77%) Apache Cordova
14 32 (7.77%) ASP.NET
14 32 (7.77%) Ionic Framework
15 30 (7.28%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.68%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (4.85%) User Experience
4 18 (4.37%) Blog
5 16 (3.88%) Hedge funds
5 16 (3.88%) Social Media
6 13 (3.16%) Mobile Games
7 12 (2.91%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.43%) Equities
8 10 (2.43%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.94%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.70%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.46%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.46%) Derivative
12 4 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.73%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.49%) EPoS
14 2 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.68%) Linux
2 20 (4.85%) Unix
2 20 (4.85%) Windows
3 14 (3.40%) VMS
4 10 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.94%) Android
6 3 (0.73%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.24%) Debian
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (80.34%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (74.76%) TDD
3 177 (42.96%) Microservices
4 144 (34.95%) Continuous Integration
5 140 (33.98%) Software Engineering
6 115 (27.91%) BDD
7 109 (26.46%) Test Automation
8 104 (25.24%) DevOps
9 76 (18.45%) Scrum
10 74 (17.96%) MVC
10 74 (17.96%) Open Source
11 62 (15.05%) Infrastructure as Code
12 54 (13.11%) Domain-Driven Design
13 48 (11.65%) Dependency Injection
14 47 (11.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 47 (11.41%) CQRS
15 45 (10.92%) Mentoring
16 43 (10.44%) Kanban
17 40 (9.71%) Unit Testing
18 35 (8.50%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 223 (54.13%) JavaScript
2 179 (43.45%) Java
3 115 (27.91%) Python
4 84 (20.39%) C#
5 65 (15.78%) SQL
6 62 (15.05%) Java 8
7 55 (13.35%) TypeScript
8 46 (11.17%) Go
9 43 (10.44%) Ruby
10 42 (10.19%) Scala
11 41 (9.95%) Kotlin
12 36 (8.74%) Clojure
13 30 (7.28%) Elixir
14 27 (6.55%) PHP
15 23 (5.58%) C++
16 20 (4.85%) Rust
17 16 (3.88%) ES6
18 12 (2.91%) PowerShell
19 9 (2.18%) Erlang
19 9 (2.18%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 47 (11.41%) SC Cleared
1 47 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.47%) Degree
3 16 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.94%) PhD
5 3 (0.73%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CIW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.85%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 153 (37.14%) Docker
2 4 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.24%) iptables
Systems Management
1 85 (20.63%) Kubernetes
2 77 (18.69%) Terraform
3 20 (4.85%) Puppet
4 17 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (3.88%) Ansible
6 5 (1.21%) Rancher
7 1 (0.24%) Grafana
7 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 43 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.58%) Google
3 20 (4.85%) Oracle
4 10 (2.43%) IBM
5 6 (1.46%) Apple
6 5 (1.21%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.21%) Zend
7 4 (0.97%) SAP
8 3 (0.73%) CA
8 3 (0.73%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.49%) Citrix
9 2 (0.49%) Tableau
9 2 (0.49%) VMware
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe
10 1 (0.24%) F5
10 1 (0.24%) hybris
10 1 (0.24%) Juniper
10 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore