Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 399 485 439
Rank change year-on-year +86 -46 +50
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 1,274 972 1,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.55% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.62% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,073 810 1,230
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £36,975
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%

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 157,432 157,308 187,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 128,025 129,519 155,322
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 +94 1,251 £60,000 +4.35% 273
London +65 722 £65,000 +4.00% 178
UK excluding London +76 540 £50,000 +11.11% 102
North of England +45 194 £50,000 +5.26% 31
South East +83 177 £55,000 +22.22% 26
Yorkshire +31 108 £47,500 +5.56% 13
South West +18 82 £52,500 +31.25% 17
North West +32 79 £55,000 +4.76% 16
Midlands +17 49 £50,000 +21.21% 11
East Midlands +15 40 £47,500 +18.75% 2
East of England -17 22 £36,500 -30.48% 10
Scotland -29 13 £62,500 +64.47% 4
West Midlands +1 7 £61,250 +16.67% 9
North East -19 7 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Wales +12 4 £50,000 +48.15% 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 1,074 (84.30%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (77.63%) TDD
3 632 (49.61%) Java
4 521 (40.89%) JavaScript
5 519 (40.74%) BDD
6 469 (36.81%) Scrum
7 458 (35.95%) Software Engineering
8 449 (35.24%) Continuous Integration
9 404 (31.71%) C#
10 401 (31.48%) .NET
11 374 (29.36%) Test Automation
12 330 (25.90%) Amazon AWS
13 311 (24.41%) Microservices
14 300 (23.55%) Git (software)
15 296 (23.23%) MVC
16 285 (22.37%) SQL
17 282 (22.14%) AngularJS
18 275 (21.59%) HTML
19 274 (21.51%) Spring
20 269 (21.11%) DevOps
21 241 (18.92%) Mentoring
22 233 (18.29%) REST
23 232 (18.21%) CSS
24 223 (17.50%) OO
25 222 (17.43%) Kanban
26 220 (17.27%) Node.js
27 219 (17.19%) RESTful
28 214 (16.80%) Python
29 212 (16.64%) ASP.NET
30 206 (16.17%) 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 80 (6.28%) Tomcat
2 66 (5.18%) Apache
3 58 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
4 47 (3.69%) CMS
5 44 (3.45%) Apache Spark
6 34 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 32 (2.51%) Confluence
8 29 (2.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 28 (2.20%) Apache Solr
10 23 (1.81%) Umbraco
11 21 (1.65%) JBoss
12 17 (1.33%) IIS
12 17 (1.33%) nginx
13 14 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (0.94%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.86%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.78%) CoreMedia CMS
17 9 (0.71%) EPiServer
17 9 (0.71%) Jetty
17 9 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.71%) Magento
3 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 330 (25.90%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.92%) GitHub
4 44 (3.45%) PaaS
5 42 (3.30%) Serverless
6 36 (2.83%) IaaS
7 31 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (2.12%) SaaS
9 24 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (1.73%) OpenShift
12 17 (1.33%) Amazon S3
12 17 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (1.33%) Slack
13 10 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.78%) Heroku
14 7 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.55%) npm
15 6 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.55%) HTTP
2 27 (2.12%) Internet
3 15 (1.18%) SSL
4 14 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.86%) DNS
6 7 (0.55%) Broadband
7 5 (0.39%) DHCP
7 5 (0.39%) FTP
7 5 (0.39%) IPsec
8 4 (0.31%) BIG-IP
8 4 (0.31%) VLAN
9 2 (0.16%) Firewall
9 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.16%) SMS
10 1 (0.078%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.078%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (11.46%) NoSQL
2 141 (11.07%) SQL Server
3 94 (7.38%) MySQL
4 90 (7.06%) Big Data
5 87 (6.83%) MongoDB
6 56 (4.40%) Hadoop
7 54 (4.24%) Redis
7 54 (4.24%) Relational Database
8 36 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.28%) Neo4j
10 20 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.41%) Riak
12 15 (1.18%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (0.78%) HBase
14 10 (0.78%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.63%) Endeca
17 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 300 (23.55%) Git (software)
2 156 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 94 (7.38%) Selenium
4 80 (6.28%) JIRA
4 80 (6.28%) Maven
5 75 (5.89%) TeamCity
6 72 (5.65%) JUnit
7 65 (5.10%) Visual Studio
8 56 (4.40%) Cucumber
8 56 (4.40%) SpecFlow
9 39 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (2.51%) Gradle
10 32 (2.51%) JMeter
11 29 (2.28%) Mockito
11 29 (2.28%) NUnit
12 25 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (1.81%) Jasmine
14 19 (1.49%) Subversion
15 18 (1.41%) Mocha
15 18 (1.41%) ReSharper
General
1 173 (13.58%) Finance
2 83 (6.51%) Retail
3 77 (6.04%) Games
4 56 (4.40%) Marketing
5 48 (3.77%) Banking
6 24 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.41%) Advertising
9 15 (1.18%) Law
10 14 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 13 (1.02%) Legal
12 10 (0.78%) Online Betting
13 8 (0.63%) Local Government
14 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.47%) Electronics
15 6 (0.47%) Publishing
16 5 (0.39%) Automotive
16 5 (0.39%) Front Office
17 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.16%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 857 (67.27%) Developer
2 308 (24.18%) Java Developer
3 242 (19.00%) Senior Developer
4 191 (14.99%) .NET Developer
5 188 (14.76%) Software Engineer
6 144 (11.30%) C# Developer
7 103 (8.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 103 (8.08%) Software Developer
8 95 (7.46%) Agile Developer
9 88 (6.91%) Java Engineer
10 86 (6.75%) Senior Java Developer
11 75 (5.89%) ASP.NET Developer
12 74 (5.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 71 (5.57%) Lead Developer
14 68 (5.34%) JavaScript Developer
14 68 (5.34%) Senior Software Engineer
15 67 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
16 60 (4.71%) E-Commerce Developer
17 59 (4.63%) Principal Engineer
18 55 (4.32%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (31.48%) .NET
2 282 (22.14%) AngularJS
3 275 (21.59%) HTML
4 274 (21.51%) Spring
5 233 (18.29%) REST
6 232 (18.21%) CSS
7 220 (17.27%) Node.js
8 219 (17.19%) RESTful
9 212 (16.64%) ASP.NET
10 179 (14.05%) React
11 175 (13.74%) Web Services
12 116 (9.11%) ASP.NET Web API
13 114 (8.95%) HTML5
14 109 (8.56%) Hibernate
14 109 (8.56%) jQuery
15 107 (8.40%) RabbitMQ
16 94 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 93 (7.30%) J2EE
18 80 (6.28%) .NET Framework
19 78 (6.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.18%) Computer Science
2 97 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (6.75%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (6.59%) Fintech
5 82 (6.44%) User Experience
6 68 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
7 61 (4.79%) Algorithms
7 61 (4.79%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.28%) Virtual Team
9 26 (2.04%) Cloud Native
10 22 (1.73%) iPad
11 21 (1.65%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.57%) EPoS
13 18 (1.41%) Online Games
14 17 (1.33%) Blog
15 14 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (0.94%) Tandem
17 11 (0.86%) Hedge funds
17 11 (0.86%) Internet of Things
18 10 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 197 (15.46%) Linux
2 136 (10.68%) Windows
3 59 (4.63%) Unix
4 50 (3.92%) Android
5 44 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.73%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.49%) Nucleus RTOS
7 19 (1.49%) Windows Phone
8 16 (1.26%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.94%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.55%) AIX
10 7 (0.55%) Solaris
11 4 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.16%) CentOS
12 2 (0.16%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,074 (84.30%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (77.63%) TDD
3 519 (40.74%) BDD
4 469 (36.81%) Scrum
5 458 (35.95%) Software Engineering
6 449 (35.24%) Continuous Integration
7 374 (29.36%) Test Automation
8 311 (24.41%) Microservices
9 296 (23.23%) MVC
10 269 (21.11%) DevOps
11 241 (18.92%) Mentoring
12 223 (17.50%) OO
13 222 (17.43%) Kanban
14 206 (16.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 176 (13.81%) E-Commerce
16 172 (13.50%) Unit Testing
17 170 (13.34%) SOLID
18 141 (11.07%) Open Source
19 136 (10.68%) SOA
20 130 (10.20%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 632 (49.61%) Java
2 521 (40.89%) JavaScript
3 404 (31.71%) C#
4 285 (22.37%) SQL
5 214 (16.80%) Python
6 153 (12.01%) Ruby
7 148 (11.62%) Scala
8 103 (8.08%) PHP
9 80 (6.28%) C++
10 51 (4.00%) Go
11 41 (3.22%) Bash Shell
12 36 (2.83%) TypeScript
13 34 (2.67%) PowerShell
14 33 (2.59%) PL/SQL
15 29 (2.28%) Groovy
15 29 (2.28%) R
16 28 (2.20%) Apple Swift
16 28 (2.20%) C
17 27 (2.12%) ES6
18 24 (1.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 113 (8.87%) Degree
2 45 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.47%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.31%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.31%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.24%) ISEB
7 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.078%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.078%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (10.91%) QA
2 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.31%) SLA
3 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.24%) PMO
4 2 (0.16%) GDPR
4 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.16%) PSD2
5 1 (0.078%) GCP
System Software
1 154 (12.09%) Docker
2 5 (0.39%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.39%) HDFS
3 4 (0.31%) iptables
4 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 66 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
2 63 (4.95%) Ansible
3 59 (4.63%) Puppet
4 26 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 26 (2.04%) Terraform
5 12 (0.94%) Kibana
6 10 (0.78%) Rancher
7 9 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (0.63%) HAProxy
8 8 (0.63%) Mesos
9 6 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 6 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.39%) MOM
10 5 (0.39%) Nagios
10 5 (0.39%) Salt
11 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.24%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.16%) Grafana
12 2 (0.16%) Graphite
12 2 (0.16%) Icinga
Vendors
1 95 (7.46%) Oracle
2 90 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 66 (5.18%) Google
4 50 (3.92%) Sophos
5 31 (2.43%) IBM
6 25 (1.96%) hybris
6 25 (1.96%) New Relic
7 18 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.41%) MuleSoft
8 15 (1.18%) Zend
9 11 (0.86%) Sitecore
9 11 (0.86%) Splunk
10 10 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.71%) ATG
11 9 (0.71%) LexisNexis
11 9 (0.71%) Progress
12 7 (0.55%) Adobe
12 7 (0.55%) HP
12 7 (0.55%) Virgin Media
13 6 (0.47%) Sun