Period
to 12 June 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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 277 337 390
Rank change year-on-year +60 +53 -50
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 1,198 742 1,171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 0.88% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.95% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 525 657 924
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £51,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £90,000 £84,883
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% -6.00%

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 93,157 77,966 132,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.10% 92.34% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65,671 62,581 105,227
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 12 June 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 12 June 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 +66 1,144 £62,500 -3.85% 178
London +47 785 £75,000 +7.14% 98
UK excluding London +76 378 £52,500 +5.00% 87
Work from Home -36 213 £57,500 -23.33% 55
North of England -34 98 £55,000 +10.00% 36
South West -18 82 £48,000 +1.05% 14
South East +33 68 £65,000 +4.00% 14
North West -29 65 £55,000 +10.00% 33
East of England +43 60 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Midlands -19 42 £44,125 +1.44% 11
Yorkshire -21 28 £57,500 +15.58% 2
West Midlands -8 27 £40,375 +61.50% 9
Scotland -23 27 £57,500 +27.78% 5
East Midlands -26 15 £45,000 +3.45% 2
North East -18 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Wales - 3 £52,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 12 June 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.

1 812 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (52.75%) TDD
3 586 (48.91%) JavaScript
4 533 (44.49%) Software Engineering
5 514 (42.90%) Java
6 434 (36.23%) React
7 415 (34.64%) AWS
8 346 (28.88%) Mentoring
9 344 (28.71%) Microservices
9 344 (28.71%) Docker
10 304 (25.38%) Scrum
11 295 (24.62%) Kubernetes
12 289 (24.12%) TypeScript
13 284 (23.71%) Node.js
14 283 (23.62%) C#
15 272 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
16 271 (22.62%) Git (software)
17 270 (22.54%) Finance
18 264 (22.04%) DevOps
19 261 (21.79%) Python
20 255 (21.29%) Test Automation
21 247 (20.62%) BDD
22 242 (20.20%) Social Skills
23 235 (19.62%) Coaching
24 225 (18.78%) AngularJS
25 219 (18.28%) .NET
26 211 (17.61%) REST
27 202 (16.86%) SQL
28 195 (16.28%) Azure
29 187 (15.61%) Terraform

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 41 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (2.84%) Cloud Foundry
3 33 (2.75%) Confluence
4 22 (1.84%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.75%) Jupyter
6 16 (1.34%) nginx
7 13 (1.09%) CMS
8 9 (0.75%) WordPress
9 8 (0.67%) Drupal
9 8 (0.67%) GlassFish
9 8 (0.67%) JBoss
9 8 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.58%) Apache
11 6 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.42%) Apache Pulsar
12 5 (0.42%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.25%) GemFire
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Figma
1 11 (0.92%) Zeplin
2 8 (0.67%) Sketch
3 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.50%) Revit
5 5 (0.42%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.33%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.33%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.083%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 415 (34.64%) AWS
2 195 (16.28%) Azure
3 177 (14.77%) Serverless
4 116 (9.68%) GCP
5 102 (8.51%) AWS Lambda
6 88 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 83 (6.93%) Amazon EC2
8 68 (5.68%) Amazon S3
9 62 (5.18%) GitHub
10 60 (5.01%) Amazon SQS
11 59 (4.92%) SaaS
12 53 (4.42%) PaaS
13 52 (4.34%) Heroku
14 49 (4.09%) Amazon ECS
15 41 (3.42%) CloudFront
16 34 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 33 (2.75%) IaaS
18 28 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
19 25 (2.09%) Datadog
20 24 (2.00%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.01%) HTTP
2 19 (1.59%) Modbus
2 19 (1.59%) RS-422
2 19 (1.59%) RS-485
3 18 (1.50%) Broadband
4 14 (1.17%) Internet
4 14 (1.17%) SSH
5 5 (0.42%) SSL
6 4 (0.33%) AMQP
7 3 (0.25%) SMS
8 2 (0.17%) DHCP
8 2 (0.17%) DNS
8 2 (0.17%) FTP
8 2 (0.17%) IPsec
8 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.083%) Firewall
9 1 (0.083%) Intranet
9 1 (0.083%) VoIP
9 1 (0.083%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.083%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
2 93 (7.76%) NoSQL
3 89 (7.43%) SQL Server
4 69 (5.76%) MySQL
5 67 (5.59%) Amazon RDS
6 66 (5.51%) Redis
7 58 (4.84%) Big Data
7 58 (4.84%) MongoDB
8 45 (3.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 36 (3.01%) Relational Database
10 27 (2.25%) Amazon Aurora
11 15 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (1.25%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.83%) CockroachDB
12 10 (0.83%) OLTP
13 9 (0.75%) Hazelcast
13 9 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (0.58%) Riak
15 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 271 (22.62%) Git (software)
2 107 (8.93%) Jenkins
3 96 (8.01%) GitLab
4 91 (7.60%) JIRA
5 80 (6.68%) Cypress.io
6 53 (4.42%) Selenium
7 52 (4.34%) webpack
8 46 (3.84%) SpecFlow
9 45 (3.76%) CircleCI
10 44 (3.67%) NUnit
11 43 (3.59%) JUnit
12 39 (3.26%) Postman
13 38 (3.17%) Cucumber
14 30 (2.50%) Maven
15 29 (2.42%) Gradle
16 28 (2.34%) Mockito
17 24 (2.00%) IntelliJ
18 23 (1.92%) Visual Studio
19 19 (1.59%) TeamCity
20 16 (1.34%) Bitbucket
General
1 270 (22.54%) Finance
2 242 (20.20%) Social Skills
3 102 (8.51%) Retail
4 90 (7.51%) Games
5 75 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (5.84%) Public Sector
7 50 (4.17%) Legal
8 39 (3.26%) Banking
9 32 (2.67%) Local Government
9 32 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
10 30 (2.50%) Financial Institution
11 26 (2.17%) Electronics
11 26 (2.17%) Marketing
12 22 (1.84%) Investment Banking
13 21 (1.75%) Public Speaking
14 19 (1.59%) Manufacturing
15 15 (1.25%) Law
16 11 (0.92%) Publishing
17 10 (0.83%) Front Office
17 10 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 585 (48.83%) Developer
2 297 (24.79%) Software Engineer
3 198 (16.53%) Senior Developer
4 163 (13.61%) Java Developer
5 86 (7.18%) Java Engineer
6 72 (6.01%) Senior Software Engineer
7 63 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 61 (5.09%) Software Developer
9 60 (5.01%) Senior Java Developer
10 58 (4.84%) Java Software Engineer
11 57 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 57 (4.76%) Lead Software Engineer
12 48 (4.01%) Full Stack Developer
12 48 (4.01%) Lead Developer
13 46 (3.84%) Principal Engineer
14 43 (3.59%) React Developer
15 42 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
16 41 (3.42%) Backend Developer
16 41 (3.42%) Scala Developer
17 39 (3.26%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (36.23%) React
2 284 (23.71%) Node.js
3 225 (18.78%) AngularJS
4 219 (18.28%) .NET
5 211 (17.61%) REST
6 171 (14.27%) GraphQL
7 165 (13.77%) Spring
8 162 (13.52%) HTML
9 159 (13.27%) CSS
9 159 (13.27%) RESTful
10 124 (10.35%) Redux
11 120 (10.02%) React Native
12 117 (9.77%) .NET Core
13 114 (9.52%) Web Services
14 95 (7.93%) Kafka
15 92 (7.68%) Spring Boot
16 77 (6.43%) Vue.js
17 67 (5.59%) Jest
18 58 (4.84%) .NET Framework
18 58 (4.84%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 136 (11.35%) Blog
2 112 (9.35%) User Experience
3 109 (9.10%) Mobile App
4 93 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
5 68 (5.68%) Algorithms
6 36 (3.01%) Cloud Native
7 33 (2.75%) Robotics
8 31 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
9 27 (2.25%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.75%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
12 20 (1.67%) Podcast
13 15 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
13 15 (1.25%) Wiki
14 14 (1.17%) e-Learning
14 14 (1.17%) Video on Demand
15 13 (1.09%) Digital Media
16 12 (1.00%) Social Media
17 11 (0.92%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 72 (6.01%) Linux
2 59 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 58 (4.84%) Android
4 18 (1.50%) Unix
5 12 (1.00%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.25%) Windows
8 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.083%) Tizen
9 1 (0.083%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 812 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (52.75%) TDD
3 533 (44.49%) Software Engineering
4 346 (28.88%) Mentoring
5 344 (28.71%) Microservices
6 304 (25.38%) Scrum
7 272 (22.70%) Continuous Integration
8 264 (22.04%) DevOps
9 255 (21.29%) Test Automation
10 247 (20.62%) BDD
11 235 (19.62%) Coaching
12 185 (15.44%) Problem-Solving
13 157 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 156 (13.02%) OO
15 148 (12.35%) Fintech
16 137 (11.44%) Kanban
17 127 (10.60%) Continuous Delivery
18 125 (10.43%) Front End Development
19 119 (9.93%) Infrastructure as Code
20 108 (9.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 586 (48.91%) JavaScript
2 514 (42.90%) Java
3 289 (24.12%) TypeScript
4 283 (23.62%) C#
5 261 (21.79%) Python
6 202 (16.86%) SQL
7 120 (10.02%) Kotlin
8 97 (8.10%) Ruby
9 96 (8.01%) Scala
10 78 (6.51%) ES6
11 77 (6.43%) Java 8
12 64 (5.34%) PHP
13 57 (4.76%) Go
14 52 (4.34%) C++
15 33 (2.75%) Clojure
16 30 (2.50%) C
17 27 (2.25%) Elm
18 26 (2.17%) PowerShell
19 24 (2.00%) Apple Swift
19 24 (2.00%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 93 (7.76%) Degree
2 44 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (1.92%) PhD
4 15 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (1.00%) MBA
6 10 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.50%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.42%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.33%) OSCE
9 4 (0.33%) OSCP
9 4 (0.33%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.083%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (11.02%) QA
2 35 (2.92%) Accessibility
3 18 (1.50%) GDPR
4 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.42%) SOC 2
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.33%) NIST
7 4 (0.33%) SOC 1
8 3 (0.25%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.083%) HIPAA
System Software
1 344 (28.71%) Docker
2 7 (0.58%) ISA Server
3 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.25%) HDFS
3 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 295 (24.62%) Kubernetes
2 187 (15.61%) Terraform
3 48 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.50%) Grafana
5 29 (2.42%) Prometheus
6 25 (2.09%) Ansible
7 20 (1.67%) Packer
8 14 (1.17%) Graphite
8 14 (1.17%) Graylog
8 14 (1.17%) Opsgenie
9 10 (0.83%) Consul
10 8 (0.67%) Puppet
11 7 (0.58%) Istio
11 7 (0.58%) Mesos
12 4 (0.33%) linkerd
13 2 (0.17%) Kibana
13 2 (0.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 111 (9.27%) Google
2 62 (5.18%) Microsoft
3 19 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 18 (1.50%) Apple
5 16 (1.34%) PayPal
6 15 (1.25%) Mercator
7 14 (1.17%) Aquila
7 14 (1.17%) BT
8 10 (0.83%) Zend
9 9 (0.75%) Oracle
10 8 (0.67%) IBM
11 6 (0.50%) Autodesk
11 6 (0.50%) Cadence
12 5 (0.42%) Adobe
12 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.33%) Dell
14 3 (0.25%) Bloomberg
14 3 (0.25%) OpenText
14 3 (0.25%) SAP
14 3 (0.25%) VMware