Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 367 352 458
Rank change year-on-year -15 +106 -13
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 1,216 1,541 1,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.90% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.98% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 957 1,268 905
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -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 132,313 157,792 154,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.78% 91.88% 91.45%
Number of salaries quoted 103,480 127,170 126,603
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 14 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 21 May 2019. 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 -15 1,153 £55,000 -4.35% 47
UK excluding London +25 640 £47,500 -5.00% 15
London -47 527 £67,500 +3.85% 32
North of England +30 325 £44,000 -12.00% 6
Yorkshire +42 195 £44,000 -2.22% 5
South East +36 175 £51,000 - 4
North West +40 116 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South West -23 50 £50,250 -4.29% 2
East of England +66 33 £53,000 +45.21% 1
Scotland +19 29 £51,250 -2.38%
Midlands -8 29 £52,500 +10.53% 2
West Midlands +16 21 £52,500 +10.53% 2
North East -10 14 £50,000 -
East Midlands +5 8 £55,000 +15.79%

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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.

1 950 (78.13%) TDD
2 788 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
3 524 (43.09%) JavaScript
4 517 (42.52%) BDD
5 476 (39.14%) Software Engineering
6 453 (37.25%) C#
7 451 (37.09%) Java
8 450 (37.01%) .NET
9 433 (35.61%) Continuous Integration
10 422 (34.70%) SQL
11 378 (31.09%) MVC
12 328 (26.97%) ASP.NET
13 299 (24.59%) Microsoft
14 298 (24.51%) Microservices
15 290 (23.85%) Amazon AWS
16 285 (23.44%) Git (software)
17 283 (23.27%) DevOps
18 268 (22.04%) Scrum
19 255 (20.97%) HTML
20 253 (20.81%) React
20 253 (20.81%) Continuous Delivery
21 249 (20.48%) Test Automation
22 247 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC
23 230 (18.91%) CSS
23 230 (18.91%) Microsoft Azure
24 224 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
25 219 (18.01%) Spring
26 209 (17.19%) Docker
27 197 (16.20%) Finance
28 196 (16.12%) Node.js

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 53 (4.36%) Confluence
2 51 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (2.96%) Cloud Foundry
4 32 (2.63%) CMS
5 25 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.23%) Apache
6 15 (1.23%) IIS
7 13 (1.07%) nginx
8 10 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.66%) JBoss
10 7 (0.58%) Drupal
10 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.41%) WordPress
12 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.25%) EPiServer
14 2 (0.16%) Jetty
14 2 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
15 1 (0.082%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (0.90%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.16%) Sketch
4 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.082%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Magento
3 2 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.082%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.082%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 290 (23.85%) Amazon AWS
2 230 (18.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (8.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 71 (5.84%) GitHub
5 61 (5.02%) SaaS
6 36 (2.96%) Serverless
7 32 (2.63%) PaaS
8 31 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (2.06%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (2.06%) IaaS
10 23 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.73%) Apigee
12 19 (1.56%) npm
13 14 (1.15%) Slack
14 12 (0.99%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.90%) NuGet
15 11 (0.90%) Power Platform
16 9 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
17 6 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.81%) HTTP
1 22 (1.81%) RTMP
2 3 (0.25%) BIG-IP
2 3 (0.25%) Internet
2 3 (0.25%) SSL
2 3 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (13.57%) NoSQL
2 157 (12.91%) SQL Server
3 105 (8.63%) MongoDB
4 92 (7.57%) MySQL
5 52 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
6 48 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 38 (3.13%) Big Data
8 35 (2.88%) Redis
9 34 (2.80%) Neo4j
10 32 (2.63%) Hadoop
11 28 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.15%) HBase
14 13 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
15 11 (0.90%) Power BI
15 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
18 6 (0.49%) Oracle Database
19 5 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 285 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 130 (10.69%) Jenkins
3 103 (8.47%) JIRA
4 72 (5.92%) Selenium
5 64 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 61 (5.02%) JUnit
6 61 (5.02%) Maven
7 52 (4.28%) Grunt
8 51 (4.19%) Cucumber
9 50 (4.11%) Jasmine
10 47 (3.87%) Mockito
10 47 (3.87%) Visual Studio
11 46 (3.78%) GitLab
11 46 (3.78%) gulp
12 41 (3.37%) Mocha
13 35 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
14 30 (2.47%) PostCSS
15 28 (2.30%) SonarQube
16 27 (2.22%) Moq
17 24 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 197 (16.20%) Finance
2 115 (9.46%) Retail
3 92 (7.57%) Banking
4 39 (3.21%) Games
5 26 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.97%) Marketing
7 14 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.07%) Electronics
8 13 (1.07%) Front Office
8 13 (1.07%) Retail Banking
9 12 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.41%) Legal
11 4 (0.33%) Law
11 4 (0.33%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.25%) Back Office
12 3 (0.25%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.082%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 858 (70.56%) Developer
2 293 (24.10%) C# Developer
3 251 (20.64%) .NET Developer
4 231 (19.00%) Senior Developer
5 217 (17.85%) Java Developer
6 200 (16.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 162 (13.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 162 (13.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 131 (10.77%) Software Engineer
9 121 (9.95%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 78 (6.41%) Software Developer
11 67 (5.51%) Senior Java Developer
12 63 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
13 59 (4.85%) Senior C# Developer
14 55 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
15 50 (4.11%) Scala Developer
16 49 (4.03%) Senior Software Engineer
17 46 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 44 (3.62%) SQL Developer
19 42 (3.45%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (37.01%) .NET
2 328 (26.97%) ASP.NET
3 255 (20.97%) HTML
4 253 (20.81%) React
5 247 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 230 (18.91%) CSS
7 219 (18.01%) Spring
8 196 (16.12%) Node.js
9 195 (16.04%) AngularJS
10 194 (15.95%) RESTful
11 182 (14.97%) REST
12 146 (12.01%) Web Services
13 114 (9.38%) HTML5
14 110 (9.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 91 (7.48%) .NET Framework
16 90 (7.40%) .NET Core
17 86 (7.07%) Entity Framework
18 74 (6.09%) Redux
19 67 (5.51%) jQuery
20 62 (5.10%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 224 (18.42%) Enterprise Software
2 172 (14.14%) Greenfield Project
3 126 (10.36%) Fintech
4 76 (6.25%) User Experience
5 60 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (4.77%) Mobile App
7 56 (4.61%) Cloud Native
8 33 (2.71%) Algorithms
9 22 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.73%) Blog
11 14 (1.15%) Social Media
12 13 (1.07%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (0.90%) BBC
14 11 (0.90%) Infotainment
14 11 (0.90%) Life Science
15 10 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
15 10 (0.82%) Wiki
16 9 (0.74%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (5.51%) Linux
2 54 (4.44%) Android
3 34 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 25 (2.06%) Windows
5 10 (0.82%) Unix
6 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.33%) zOS
7 3 (0.25%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 950 (78.13%) TDD
2 788 (64.80%) Agile Software Development
3 517 (42.52%) BDD
4 476 (39.14%) Software Engineering
5 433 (35.61%) Continuous Integration
6 378 (31.09%) MVC
7 298 (24.51%) Microservices
8 283 (23.27%) DevOps
9 268 (22.04%) Scrum
10 253 (20.81%) Continuous Delivery
11 249 (20.48%) Test Automation
12 193 (15.87%) Mentoring
13 185 (15.21%) Problem-Solving
14 151 (12.42%) SOLID
15 146 (12.01%) Unit Testing
16 132 (10.86%) OO
17 112 (9.21%) Open Source
18 103 (8.47%) Kanban
19 93 (7.65%) OOP
20 91 (7.48%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 524 (43.09%) JavaScript
2 453 (37.25%) C#
3 451 (37.09%) Java
4 422 (34.70%) SQL
5 93 (7.65%) Java 8
5 93 (7.65%) Python
6 78 (6.41%) Scala
7 56 (4.61%) Ruby
8 46 (3.78%) C++
8 46 (3.78%) ES6
9 41 (3.37%) TypeScript
10 39 (3.21%) PHP
11 21 (1.73%) Kotlin
12 20 (1.64%) Apple Swift
13 19 (1.56%) Go
14 17 (1.40%) PowerShell
15 16 (1.32%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.23%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.82%) XAML
18 9 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (5.67%) Degree
2 31 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 7 (0.58%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.082%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.082%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (9.05%) QA
2 30 (2.47%) WAI
3 6 (0.49%) SEPA
4 4 (0.33%) EMIR
4 4 (0.33%) MiFID
5 1 (0.082%) HL7
5 1 (0.082%) PMO
5 1 (0.082%) PSD2
System Software
1 209 (17.19%) Docker
2 6 (0.49%) Varnish
3 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.33%) vSphere
4 3 (0.25%) iptables
Systems Management
1 139 (11.43%) Kubernetes
2 47 (3.87%) Terraform
3 31 (2.55%) Ansible
4 22 (1.81%) Puppet
5 21 (1.73%) Grafana
5 21 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.23%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.07%) Rancher
8 12 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (0.99%) Kibana
9 9 (0.74%) logstash
10 7 (0.58%) Consul
10 7 (0.58%) linkerd
11 5 (0.41%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.33%) Mesos
12 4 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.25%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.25%) StatsD
14 1 (0.082%) Istio
14 1 (0.082%) Nagios
Vendors
1 299 (24.59%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.13%) Google
3 49 (4.03%) Oracle
4 39 (3.21%) Xamarin
5 26 (2.14%) Facebook
5 26 (2.14%) Twitter
5 26 (2.14%) YouTube
6 25 (2.06%) Instagram
7 23 (1.89%) Sitecore
8 22 (1.81%) BT
9 21 (1.73%) New Relic
10 18 (1.48%) Splunk
11 14 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.07%) SAP
13 10 (0.82%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.66%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 4 (0.33%) AppDynamics
16 4 (0.33%) VMware
17 3 (0.25%) LexisNexis