Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 450 447
Rank change year-on-year +100 -3 +50
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 1,564 1,138 1,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.66% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.73% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,308 973 1,188
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £37,675
90th Percentile £88,750 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +10.47%

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 157,488 156,639 180,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.75% 90.61% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 127,513 150,385
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 June 2018.

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 22 June 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 +102 1,516 £60,000 +4.35% 261
London +52 855 £65,000 +4.00% 159
UK excluding London +127 688 £50,000 +11.11% 107
North of England +74 285 £47,500 -0.52% 38
Yorkshire +35 161 £45,000 -5.26% 20
South East +93 159 £51,750 +6.15% 29
South West +36 106 £52,500 +31.25% 14
North West +50 99 £57,500 +9.52% 14
Midlands +18 68 £47,500 - 17
East of England +32 41 £37,500 -6.25% 4
West Midlands +40 38 £47,500 - 11
East Midlands -1 30 £47,500 - 6
North East -1 25 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Scotland -9 20 £52,500 - 3
Wales +11 7 £47,500 +22.58% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,215 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,176 (75.19%) TDD
3 805 (51.47%) Java
4 668 (42.71%) JavaScript
5 638 (40.79%) BDD
6 616 (39.39%) Software Engineering
7 607 (38.81%) Scrum
8 601 (38.43%) Continuous Integration
9 514 (32.86%) C#
10 513 (32.80%) .NET
11 493 (31.52%) Microservices
12 487 (31.14%) SQL
13 449 (28.71%) Amazon AWS
14 446 (28.52%) DevOps
15 402 (25.70%) AngularJS
16 385 (24.62%) HTML
17 383 (24.49%) Test Automation
18 373 (23.85%) MVC
19 364 (23.27%) React
20 346 (22.12%) Git (software)
21 345 (22.06%) CSS
22 320 (20.46%) Finance
23 310 (19.82%) Web Services
24 294 (18.80%) ASP.NET
25 293 (18.73%) REST
26 281 (17.97%) Continuous Delivery
27 278 (17.77%) Spring
28 276 (17.65%) Kanban
29 269 (17.20%) SQL Server
30 263 (16.82%) Docker

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 60 (3.84%) Confluence
2 50 (3.20%) Apache Spark
2 50 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
3 45 (2.88%) Apache
4 44 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 32 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 26 (1.66%) JBoss
7 18 (1.15%) CMS
7 18 (1.15%) Umbraco
8 16 (1.02%) IIS
9 15 (0.96%) OpenStack
10 13 (0.83%) Anypoint
10 13 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.83%) WildFly
11 12 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
11 12 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.64%) Mule
13 8 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.51%) Jetty
14 7 (0.45%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (0.13%) LibreOffice
2 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.13%) Mingle
3 1 (0.064%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.70%) Magento
2 9 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.26%) LatentZero
3 4 (0.26%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 449 (28.71%) Amazon AWS
2 220 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (6.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 57 (3.64%) PaaS
5 52 (3.32%) Serverless
6 50 (3.20%) GitHub
7 38 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 32 (2.05%) IaaS
9 31 (1.98%) Amazon S3
10 29 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 29 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
12 21 (1.34%) SaaS
13 19 (1.21%) Heroku
14 18 (1.15%) OpenShift
15 14 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.77%) Runscope
17 11 (0.70%) CodePlex
18 9 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.49%) HTTP
2 17 (1.09%) Broadband
3 16 (1.02%) Internet
4 12 (0.77%) HTTPS
4 12 (0.77%) SSL
5 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.26%) DNS
7 3 (0.19%) FTP
7 3 (0.19%) SMS
8 2 (0.13%) DHCP
8 2 (0.13%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.13%) IPsec
9 1 (0.064%) AMQP
9 1 (0.064%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.064%) DSL
9 1 (0.064%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.064%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 187 (11.96%) NoSQL
3 108 (6.91%) MongoDB
4 82 (5.24%) MySQL
5 71 (4.54%) Big Data
6 45 (2.88%) Hadoop
6 45 (2.88%) Neo4j
6 45 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 44 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.60%) Redis
10 17 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.96%) Apache Hive
12 14 (0.90%) RavenDB
13 13 (0.83%) Blockchain
14 12 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.64%) HBase
Development Applications
1 346 (22.12%) Git (software)
2 178 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 144 (9.21%) Selenium
4 113 (7.23%) Maven
5 109 (6.97%) JUnit
6 104 (6.65%) TeamCity
7 103 (6.59%) JIRA
8 85 (5.43%) SpecFlow
9 77 (4.92%) Cucumber
9 77 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 64 (4.09%) Octopus Deploy
11 59 (3.77%) Gradle
11 59 (3.77%) Visual Studio
12 54 (3.45%) Vagrant
13 48 (3.07%) Jasmine
14 47 (3.01%) NUnit
15 40 (2.56%) Mockito
16 39 (2.49%) Subversion
17 28 (1.79%) ReSharper
18 25 (1.60%) JMeter
General
1 320 (20.46%) Finance
2 143 (9.14%) Retail
3 68 (4.35%) Front Office
4 67 (4.28%) Games
5 59 (3.77%) Banking
6 41 (2.62%) Marketing
7 31 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.41%) Advertising
9 20 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.15%) Electronics
11 17 (1.09%) Automotive
12 16 (1.02%) Online Betting
13 10 (0.64%) Legal
14 9 (0.58%) Publishing
15 8 (0.51%) German Language
15 8 (0.51%) Law
16 4 (0.26%) Back Office
16 4 (0.26%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1,065 (68.09%) Developer
2 385 (24.62%) Java Developer
3 270 (17.26%) C# Developer
4 264 (16.88%) .NET Developer
5 260 (16.62%) Software Engineer
6 215 (13.75%) Senior Developer
7 188 (12.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 165 (10.55%) Software Developer
9 156 (9.97%) Java Engineer
10 128 (8.18%) ASP.NET Developer
11 126 (8.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 114 (7.29%) Java Software Engineer
13 106 (6.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 91 (5.82%) Agile Developer
14 91 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 87 (5.56%) Java Software Developer
16 83 (5.31%) Lead Developer
17 70 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
17 70 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
18 68 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 513 (32.80%) .NET
2 402 (25.70%) AngularJS
3 385 (24.62%) HTML
4 364 (23.27%) React
5 345 (22.06%) CSS
6 310 (19.82%) Web Services
7 294 (18.80%) ASP.NET
8 293 (18.73%) REST
9 278 (17.77%) Spring
10 249 (15.92%) RESTful
11 217 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 216 (13.81%) Node.js
13 194 (12.40%) HTML5
14 162 (10.36%) .NET Framework
14 162 (10.36%) J2EE
15 161 (10.29%) Hibernate
16 144 (9.21%) Entity Framework
17 140 (8.95%) jQuery
18 123 (7.86%) CSS3
19 94 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 157 (10.04%) Enterprise Software
1 157 (10.04%) Greenfield Project
2 122 (7.80%) User Experience
3 114 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (7.16%) Fintech
5 94 (6.01%) Computer Science
6 70 (4.48%) Hedge funds
7 58 (3.71%) Mobile App
8 53 (3.39%) Algorithms
9 47 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
10 43 (2.75%) Cloud Native
11 34 (2.17%) Blog
12 27 (1.73%) Virtual Team
13 22 (1.41%) EPoS
14 21 (1.34%) Online Games
15 20 (1.28%) Fixed Income
16 19 (1.21%) Data Structures
17 18 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 16 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
19 15 (0.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 144 (9.21%) Linux
2 81 (5.18%) Windows
3 74 (4.73%) Android
4 57 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 43 (2.75%) Unix
6 31 (1.98%) Nucleus RTOS
7 23 (1.47%) Windows Phone
8 15 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.38%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
10 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.13%) Solaris
11 2 (0.13%) SUSE
12 1 (0.064%) CentOS
12 1 (0.064%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.064%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,215 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,176 (75.19%) TDD
3 638 (40.79%) BDD
4 616 (39.39%) Software Engineering
5 607 (38.81%) Scrum
6 601 (38.43%) Continuous Integration
7 493 (31.52%) Microservices
8 446 (28.52%) DevOps
9 383 (24.49%) Test Automation
10 373 (23.85%) MVC
11 281 (17.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 276 (17.65%) Kanban
13 243 (15.54%) OO
14 229 (14.64%) Mentoring
15 225 (14.39%) Unit Testing
16 221 (14.13%) Continuous Deployment
17 188 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
18 184 (11.76%) SOLID
19 151 (9.65%) Open Source
20 140 (8.95%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 805 (51.47%) Java
2 668 (42.71%) JavaScript
3 514 (32.86%) C#
4 487 (31.14%) SQL
5 249 (15.92%) Python
6 244 (15.60%) Java 8
7 183 (11.70%) Ruby
8 121 (7.74%) Scala
9 84 (5.37%) PHP
10 65 (4.16%) PL/SQL
11 58 (3.71%) C++
12 52 (3.32%) Go
12 52 (3.32%) R
12 52 (3.32%) TypeScript
13 39 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 36 (2.30%) Apple Swift
15 35 (2.24%) Groovy
16 34 (2.17%) Perl
17 33 (2.11%) C
18 27 (1.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (4.99%) Degree
2 23 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.58%) AWS Certification
4 7 (0.45%) Sun Certification
5 6 (0.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.13%) ISEB
7 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.064%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.064%) ICAEW
8 1 (0.064%) OCP
8 1 (0.064%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.064%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (8.57%) QA
2 26 (1.66%) GCP
3 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.19%) PMO
5 3 (0.19%) SEPA
6 2 (0.13%) GDPR
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.13%) PSD2
7 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
System Software
1 263 (16.82%) Docker
2 22 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.26%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.26%) HDFS
4 1 (0.064%) iptables
Systems Management
1 143 (9.14%) Terraform
2 88 (5.63%) Ansible
3 70 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (4.16%) Kubernetes
5 64 (4.09%) Puppet
6 13 (0.83%) Kibana
7 11 (0.70%) Mesos
8 8 (0.51%) logstash
9 6 (0.38%) Grafana
9 6 (0.38%) Rancher
10 5 (0.32%) Graphite
10 5 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 4 (0.26%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.26%) MOM
12 3 (0.19%) linkerd
13 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.13%) Packer
13 2 (0.13%) Salt
14 1 (0.064%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 188 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 134 (8.57%) Oracle
3 119 (7.61%) Google
4 33 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 23 (1.47%) MuleSoft
5 23 (1.47%) New Relic
6 19 (1.21%) SAP
6 19 (1.21%) Splunk
7 18 (1.15%) Adobe
7 18 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 17 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (0.96%) IBM
10 14 (0.90%) ATG
11 13 (0.83%) Capita
12 12 (0.77%) Apple
13 11 (0.70%) Demandware
13 11 (0.70%) Sophos
14 9 (0.58%) LexisNexis
15 7 (0.45%) Sun
16 6 (0.38%) Sitecore