Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 388 335
Rank change year-on-year +45 -53 +111
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 667 1,185 1,748
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.81% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.88% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 634 985 1,486
Median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% - -
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.82% -5.50% +5.26%

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 73,035 135,165 163,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.24% 92.22% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 58,160 106,325 131,241
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 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 +49 645 £65,000 +13.04% 81
London +88 447 £71,250 +9.62% 46
UK excluding London -33 206 £50,000 +5.82% 37
North of England -4 100 £50,000 +13.64% 16
North West +80 76 £52,500 +5.00% 15
Work from Home +5 45 £71,250 +34.43% 15
South West +57 35 £50,000 - 5
South East -6 34 £65,000 +23.81% 4
Midlands +121 21 £43,500 -17.14% 3
East Midlands +74 15 £43,500 -20.91%
North East +31 13 £45,000 -10.00%
Yorkshire -21 11 £49,500 +12.50% 1
Scotland +68 10 £45,000 -14.29% 1
West Midlands +78 6 £40,000 - 3
East of England +72 6 £40,000 -24.53% 7

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 536 (80.36%) Agile Software Development
2 510 (76.46%) TDD
3 287 (43.03%) Java
4 283 (42.43%) JavaScript
5 250 (37.48%) Software Engineering
6 246 (36.88%) Docker
7 242 (36.28%) React
8 207 (31.03%) Scrum
9 202 (30.28%) Microservices
10 195 (29.24%) BDD
11 188 (28.19%) Kubernetes
12 180 (26.99%) AngularJS
13 174 (26.09%) DevOps
14 172 (25.79%) Node.js
15 160 (23.99%) AWS
16 157 (23.54%) Spring
17 156 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
18 142 (21.29%) C#
19 132 (19.79%) Java 8
20 125 (18.74%) Git (software)
21 118 (17.69%) .NET
21 118 (17.69%) Python
22 116 (17.39%) Kanban
23 115 (17.24%) Azure
24 105 (15.74%) Extreme Programming
25 103 (15.44%) CSS
26 102 (15.29%) Test Automation
27 97 (14.54%) HTML
28 96 (14.39%) Jenkins
28 96 (14.39%) Front End Development

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 25 (3.75%) Apache
2 16 (2.40%) Confluence
3 12 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.05%) NServiceBus
5 6 (0.90%) CMS
5 6 (0.90%) nginx
6 5 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.75%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.15%) IIS
9 1 (0.15%) JBoss
9 1 (0.15%) Traefik
9 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (0.15%) InVision
1 1 (0.15%) Mingle
1 1 (0.15%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 160 (23.99%) AWS
2 115 (17.24%) Azure
3 57 (8.55%) GCP
4 42 (6.30%) Serverless
5 40 (6.00%) Amazon ECS
6 27 (4.05%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (3.15%) Amazon EKS
7 21 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (3.15%) GitHub
8 19 (2.85%) AWS CodePipeline
9 16 (2.40%) Amazon SQS
10 14 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.65%) SaaS
12 8 (1.20%) Google Play
12 8 (1.20%) Slack
13 6 (0.90%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.90%) PaaS
14 5 (0.75%) Datadog
14 5 (0.75%) IaaS
15 4 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.10%) HTTP
2 8 (1.20%) Internet
3 4 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.45%) Firewall
5 2 (0.30%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.15%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.49%) NoSQL
2 66 (9.90%) SQL Server
3 48 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (6.75%) MySQL
5 43 (6.45%) Relational Database
6 29 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 21 (3.15%) Redis
8 13 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.80%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (1.35%) MariaDB
10 9 (1.35%) Riak
11 7 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.05%) Big Data
12 5 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.75%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.45%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.30%) DB2
14 2 (0.30%) KDB
Development Applications
1 125 (18.74%) Git (software)
2 96 (14.39%) Jenkins
3 46 (6.90%) webpack
4 31 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 30 (4.50%) Maven
6 27 (4.05%) Babel
7 22 (3.30%) JUnit
8 21 (3.15%) JIRA
9 16 (2.40%) Selenium
10 15 (2.25%) TeamCity
11 14 (2.10%) GitLab
11 14 (2.10%) Mockito
11 14 (2.10%) SpecFlow
12 12 (1.80%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (1.35%) Visual Studio
15 8 (1.20%) git-flow
15 8 (1.20%) Gradle
15 8 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 83 (12.44%) Finance
2 44 (6.60%) Retail
3 36 (5.40%) Marketing
4 33 (4.95%) Banking
5 31 (4.65%) Games
6 14 (2.10%) Publishing
7 13 (1.95%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.05%) Electronics
8 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.90%) Front Office
10 5 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.45%) Legal
12 2 (0.30%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 432 (64.77%) Developer
2 151 (22.64%) Java Developer
3 118 (17.69%) Senior Developer
4 75 (11.24%) React Developer
4 75 (11.24%) Software Engineer
5 57 (8.55%) Full Stack Developer
6 53 (7.95%) Software Developer
7 39 (5.85%) .NET Developer
8 38 (5.70%) Senior Java Developer
9 34 (5.10%) Angular Developer
10 33 (4.95%) C# Developer
10 33 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
11 31 (4.65%) Technical Leader
12 30 (4.50%) Node.js Developer
12 30 (4.50%) Senior Software Engineer
13 27 (4.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 26 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
15 25 (3.75%) AWS Developer
15 25 (3.75%) Java Engineer
16 22 (3.30%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (36.28%) React
2 180 (26.99%) AngularJS
3 172 (25.79%) Node.js
4 157 (23.54%) Spring
5 118 (17.69%) .NET
6 103 (15.44%) CSS
7 97 (14.54%) HTML
8 77 (11.54%) REST
9 72 (10.79%) Web Services
10 71 (10.64%) RESTful
11 69 (10.34%) Redux
12 67 (10.04%) ASP.NET
13 61 (9.15%) React Native
14 60 (9.00%) GraphQL
14 60 (9.00%) Hibernate
15 53 (7.95%) Spring Boot
16 50 (7.50%) .NET Core
17 46 (6.90%) Sass
18 43 (6.45%) Vue.js
19 41 (6.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.30%) Mobile App
2 58 (8.70%) User Experience
3 53 (7.95%) Cloud Native
4 51 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (4.05%) Public Cloud
6 26 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (3.30%) Blog
9 16 (2.40%) Algorithms
10 14 (2.10%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.65%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.65%) NHS
11 11 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.50%) iPad
13 7 (1.05%) Online Games
13 7 (1.05%) Social Media
14 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.90%) Wiki
15 5 (0.75%) Derivative
15 5 (0.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 54 (8.10%) Linux
2 49 (7.35%) Apple iOS
3 44 (6.60%) Android
4 32 (4.80%) Unix
5 24 (3.60%) Windows
6 11 (1.65%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.75%) VMS
8 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (80.36%) Agile Software Development
2 510 (76.46%) TDD
3 250 (37.48%) Software Engineering
4 207 (31.03%) Scrum
5 202 (30.28%) Microservices
6 195 (29.24%) BDD
7 174 (26.09%) DevOps
8 156 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
9 116 (17.39%) Kanban
10 105 (15.74%) Extreme Programming
11 102 (15.29%) Test Automation
12 96 (14.39%) Front End Development
13 87 (13.04%) Mentoring
14 72 (10.79%) MVC
15 68 (10.19%) E-Commerce
16 65 (9.75%) Continuous Delivery
17 54 (8.10%) SOLID
18 53 (7.95%) Infrastructure as Code
19 52 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
20 51 (7.65%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 287 (43.03%) Java
2 283 (42.43%) JavaScript
3 142 (21.29%) C#
4 132 (19.79%) Java 8
5 118 (17.69%) Python
6 85 (12.74%) TypeScript
7 84 (12.59%) SQL
8 60 (9.00%) PHP
9 48 (7.20%) Kotlin
9 48 (7.20%) Scala
10 41 (6.15%) Ruby
11 39 (5.85%) Go
12 31 (4.65%) Apple Swift
13 30 (4.50%) Clojure
14 29 (4.35%) ES6
15 26 (3.90%) Objective-C
16 24 (3.60%) C++
17 16 (2.40%) Groovy
18 13 (1.95%) AspectJ
18 13 (1.95%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 54 (8.10%) Degree
2 14 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 246 (36.88%) Docker
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.15%) iptables
Systems Management
1 188 (28.19%) Kubernetes
2 94 (14.09%) Terraform
3 29 (4.35%) Ansible
4 13 (1.95%) Puppet
5 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.30%) Consul
7 2 (0.30%) Grafana
8 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 67 (10.04%) Google
2 58 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.05%) Oracle
4 13 (1.95%) Zend
5 8 (1.20%) SAP
6 7 (1.05%) Apple
7 5 (0.75%) Adobe
8 4 (0.60%) AppDynamics
8 4 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.60%) SaltStack
9 3 (0.45%) Facebook
10 2 (0.30%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.30%) Citrix
10 2 (0.30%) VMware
11 1 (0.15%) Capita
11 1 (0.15%) hybris
11 1 (0.15%) Juniper
11 1 (0.15%) Remedy
11 1 (0.15%) Sybase
11 1 (0.15%) Yahoo!