Period
to 22 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 444 499
Rank change year-on-year +30 +55 -43
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 1301 1313 1217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.67% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.75% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1058 1101 975
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +11.39%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 158356 175503 192296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 125505 146405 157070
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 15 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 August 2017. 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 +31 1281 £60,000 +4.35% 135
London +4 824 £62,500 +4.17% 91
UK excluding London +64 468 £50,000 +5.26% 43
North of England +46 223 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Yorkshire +78 150 £50,000 +11.11% 8
South East +40 107 £50,500 -12.17% 14
North West -23 66 £50,000 +5.26% 9
South West +32 59 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Midlands +47 53 £49,250 -1.50% 3
East Midlands +38 38 £49,250 -1.50% 2
West Midlands +21 15 £50,000 +5.26% 1
East of England -52 15 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Wales +15 8 £32,500 -31.58%
North East +24 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland +4 3 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 1069 (82.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1005 (77.25%) TDD
3 720 (55.34%) Java
4 569 (43.74%) JavaScript
5 516 (39.66%) BDD
6 502 (38.59%) Scrum
7 429 (32.97%) Continuous Integration
8 391 (30.05%) Spring
9 388 (29.82%) C#
10 365 (28.06%) MVC
11 363 (27.90%) AngularJS
12 347 (26.67%) .NET
13 338 (25.98%) HTML
14 323 (24.83%) SQL
15 315 (24.21%) CSS
16 288 (22.14%) Software Engineering
17 286 (21.98%) Mentoring
18 284 (21.83%) REST
18 284 (21.83%) Test Automation
19 280 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
20 264 (20.29%) Finance
21 245 (18.83%) Python
21 245 (18.83%) Git (software)
22 239 (18.37%) NoSQL
23 235 (18.06%) RESTful
24 232 (17.83%) Kanban
25 228 (17.52%) Retail
26 223 (17.14%) Microservices
27 215 (16.53%) OO
28 211 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 125 (9.61%) Tomcat
2 114 (8.76%) CMS
3 98 (7.53%) Apache
4 63 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
5 61 (4.69%) Apache Spark
6 54 (4.15%) Confluence
7 48 (3.69%) CoreMedia CMS
7 48 (3.69%) WebSphere
8 33 (2.54%) Oracle Workflow
9 32 (2.46%) Apache Solr
10 26 (2.00%) Jetty
11 25 (1.92%) nginx
12 24 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 18 (1.38%) NServiceBus
14 14 (1.08%) JBoss
15 13 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.92%) IIS
16 12 (0.92%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.92%) Umbraco
17 11 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 15 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.31%) Magento
2 11 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 280 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (4.00%) GitHub
4 39 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 35 (2.69%) SaaS
7 28 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.77%) Amazon S3
9 23 (1.77%) Slack
10 18 (1.38%) PaaS
11 14 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
12 13 (1.00%) IaaS
13 12 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.61%) Heroku
16 5 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.38%) CloudFront
16 5 (0.38%) Fastly
17 4 (0.31%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.38%) HTTP
2 40 (3.07%) Internet
3 23 (1.77%) DNS
4 17 (1.31%) SSL
5 8 (0.61%) AMQP
5 8 (0.61%) LDAP
6 7 (0.54%) Broadband
7 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.23%) DHCP
8 3 (0.23%) IPv4
8 3 (0.23%) IPv6
8 3 (0.23%) Network Security
9 1 (0.077%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (18.37%) NoSQL
2 201 (15.45%) SQL Server
3 155 (11.91%) MySQL
4 152 (11.68%) MongoDB
5 119 (9.15%) Relational Database
6 99 (7.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 77 (5.92%) Big Data
8 75 (5.76%) RDBMS
9 73 (5.61%) Redis
10 70 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
11 60 (4.61%) Hadoop
12 53 (4.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 52 (4.00%) Neo4j
14 45 (3.46%) Blockchain
15 20 (1.54%) Riak
15 20 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (1.23%) Endeca
17 15 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 12 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
18 12 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 245 (18.83%) Git (software)
2 196 (15.07%) Jenkins
3 137 (10.53%) JIRA
4 104 (7.99%) JUnit
5 96 (7.38%) Selenium
6 86 (6.61%) TeamCity
7 67 (5.15%) Maven
8 63 (4.84%) NUnit
9 58 (4.46%) Mockito
10 54 (4.15%) Cucumber
11 50 (3.84%) Jasmine
12 49 (3.77%) SpecFlow
13 41 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
14 39 (3.00%) Subversion
15 38 (2.92%) Visual Studio
16 37 (2.84%) webpack
17 34 (2.61%) Bitbucket
18 33 (2.54%) Gradle
19 29 (2.23%) Babel
20 26 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 264 (20.29%) Finance
2 228 (17.52%) Retail
3 162 (12.45%) Banking
4 115 (8.84%) Investment Banking
5 90 (6.92%) Retail Banking
6 72 (5.53%) Games
7 61 (4.69%) Telecoms
8 50 (3.84%) Marketing
9 25 (1.92%) Publishing
10 20 (1.54%) Advertising
11 19 (1.46%) Back Office
11 19 (1.46%) Front Office
12 16 (1.23%) Online Betting
13 15 (1.15%) Electronics
13 15 (1.15%) Manufacturing
14 14 (1.08%) Legal
15 7 (0.54%) Law
16 5 (0.38%) Billing
16 5 (0.38%) Local Government
17 4 (0.31%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 879 (67.56%) Developer
2 385 (29.59%) Java Developer
3 224 (17.22%) Senior Developer
4 159 (12.22%) .NET Developer
5 133 (10.22%) Software Engineer
6 122 (9.38%) Technical Leader
7 111 (8.53%) C# Developer
8 100 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
9 95 (7.30%) JavaScript Developer
10 84 (6.46%) C# .NET Developer
11 80 (6.15%) Lead Developer
12 70 (5.38%) Java Engineer
13 68 (5.23%) E-Commerce Developer
14 66 (5.07%) Java E-Commerce Developer
15 62 (4.77%) Software Developer
16 59 (4.53%) Agile Developer
17 56 (4.30%) Senior Software Engineer
18 52 (4.00%) Python Developer
19 48 (3.69%) Full Stack Developer
20 42 (3.23%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (30.05%) Spring
2 363 (27.90%) AngularJS
3 347 (26.67%) .NET
4 338 (25.98%) HTML
5 315 (24.21%) CSS
6 284 (21.83%) REST
7 235 (18.06%) RESTful
8 208 (15.99%) Node.js
9 189 (14.53%) React
10 187 (14.37%) ASP.NET
11 181 (13.91%) Hibernate
12 161 (12.38%) Web Services
13 150 (11.53%) HTML5
14 139 (10.68%) jQuery
15 124 (9.53%) XML
16 122 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 111 (8.53%) J2EE
18 98 (7.53%) SOAP
19 95 (7.30%) Spring Boot
20 91 (6.99%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 147 (11.30%) Enterprise Software
2 119 (9.15%) User Experience
3 115 (8.84%) Computer Science
4 88 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (6.38%) Fintech
6 55 (4.23%) iPad
7 49 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
8 44 (3.38%) Mobile App
9 32 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
10 22 (1.69%) Smart Meter
11 21 (1.61%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.61%) Wiki
12 20 (1.54%) NHS
13 17 (1.31%) Online Games
14 16 (1.23%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.08%) N-Tier
16 13 (1.00%) Bitcoin
16 13 (1.00%) Blog
17 12 (0.92%) Data Structures
18 11 (0.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 194 (14.91%) Linux
2 66 (5.07%) Windows
3 58 (4.46%) Unix
4 40 (3.07%) Android
5 28 (2.15%) Mac OS X
6 21 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.23%) CentOS
7 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.15%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.077%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1069 (82.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1005 (77.25%) TDD
3 516 (39.66%) BDD
4 502 (38.59%) Scrum
5 429 (32.97%) Continuous Integration
6 365 (28.06%) MVC
7 288 (22.14%) Software Engineering
8 286 (21.98%) Mentoring
9 284 (21.83%) Test Automation
10 232 (17.83%) Kanban
11 223 (17.14%) Microservices
12 215 (16.53%) OO
13 211 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 207 (15.91%) E-Commerce
15 186 (14.30%) DevOps
16 158 (12.14%) SOLID
17 142 (10.91%) Unit Testing
18 130 (9.99%) SDLC
19 125 (9.61%) Open Source
20 108 (8.30%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 720 (55.34%) Java
2 569 (43.74%) JavaScript
3 388 (29.82%) C#
4 323 (24.83%) SQL
5 245 (18.83%) Python
6 177 (13.60%) Scala
7 135 (10.38%) Ruby
8 103 (7.92%) PHP
9 83 (6.38%) Go
10 56 (4.30%) T-SQL
11 52 (4.00%) C++
12 44 (3.38%) ES6
13 35 (2.69%) Groovy
14 30 (2.31%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.00%) PL/SQL
16 22 (1.69%) Clojure
17 20 (1.54%) Elixir
18 18 (1.38%) R
19 13 (1.00%) F#
20 11 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 137 (10.53%) Degree
2 71 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.77%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.46%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.23%) PhD
7 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.077%) ICAEW
8 1 (0.077%) ISEB
8 1 (0.077%) MBA
8 1 (0.077%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (8.30%) QA
2 17 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.61%) GCP
4 4 (0.31%) GDPR
4 4 (0.31%) Section 508
4 4 (0.31%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) WCAG
5 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 153 (11.76%) Docker
2 9 (0.69%) Shibboleth
3 5 (0.38%) Varnish
4 1 (0.077%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 76 (5.84%) Puppet
2 58 (4.46%) Kubernetes
3 49 (3.77%) Ansible
4 47 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.38%) Terraform
6 17 (1.31%) Mesos
7 6 (0.46%) Packer
8 5 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.38%) MOM
9 3 (0.23%) Grafana
10 2 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.15%) Icinga
10 2 (0.15%) Kibana
10 2 (0.15%) Nagios
10 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.077%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.077%) Control-M
11 1 (0.077%) Riemann
11 1 (0.077%) Salt
Vendors
1 124 (9.53%) Oracle
2 111 (8.53%) Microsoft
3 54 (4.15%) Google
4 40 (3.07%) Zend
5 25 (1.92%) IBM
6 24 (1.84%) Adobe
7 23 (1.77%) hybris
8 16 (1.23%) Sitecore
9 15 (1.15%) SAP
10 13 (1.00%) Xamarin
11 12 (0.92%) ATG
11 12 (0.92%) MuleSoft
12 11 (0.85%) Demandware
13 10 (0.77%) Cognizant
14 9 (0.69%) New Relic
15 6 (0.46%) Atlassian
16 5 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
17 4 (0.31%) Splunk
18 3 (0.23%) Appcelerator
18 3 (0.23%) Sybase