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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Pair Programming
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 181 302 347
Rank change year-on-year +121 +45 +33
Permanent jobs citing Pair Programming 3,506 939 819
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 1.09% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 714 520 715
10th Percentile £43,750 £36,700 £41,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% +18.18%
75th Percentile £78,750 £79,063 £81,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £102,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.82%

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 154,873 85,794 86,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.02% 93.40% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 81,136 63,741 69,405
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,604 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +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 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Pair Programming in the UK

Pair Programming
Top 17 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +111 2,966 £62,500 - 158
London +86 2,336 £75,000 +3.45% 80
Work from Home +65 1,439 £60,000 -4.00% 80
UK excluding London +62 679 £55,000 +10.00% 85
North of England +75 293 £55,000 +10.00% 43
North West +28 186 £62,500 +13.64% 32
South West +8 113 £47,500 +2.33% 9
Yorkshire +32 93 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Midlands -18 85 £60,000 +41.18% 6
South East -71 66 £85,000 +41.67% 15
Scotland -32 50 £55,000 -4.35% 7
East of England -76 49 £60,000 +14.29% 4
East Midlands +6 48 £60,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -28 37 £55,000 +51.72% 5
Northern Ireland - 15 £47,500 -
North East -8 14 £47,500 +35.71% 7
Wales -28 13 £59,500 +13.33% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 2,181 (62.21%) Agile
2 1,905 (54.34%) Software Engineering
3 1,794 (51.17%) TDD
4 1,606 (45.81%) React
5 1,575 (44.92%) AWS
6 1,418 (40.44%) JavaScript
7 1,284 (36.62%) CI/CD
8 1,270 (36.22%) Kubernetes
9 1,267 (36.14%) Java
10 1,238 (35.31%) Microservices
11 1,192 (34.00%) Python
12 1,088 (31.03%) Docker
13 970 (27.67%) TypeScript
14 968 (27.61%) DevOps
15 929 (26.50%) Mentoring
16 918 (26.18%) Finance
17 879 (25.07%) Node.js
18 791 (22.56%) Git (software)
19 787 (22.45%) Social Skills
20 782 (22.30%) Full Stack Development
21 719 (20.51%) Test Automation
22 679 (19.37%) SQL
23 672 (19.17%) Scrum
24 655 (18.68%) Terraform
25 653 (18.63%) Serverless
26 631 (18.00%) Azure
27 607 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
28 603 (17.20%) PostgreSQL
29 593 (16.91%) GCP
30 586 (16.71%) GraphQL

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
1 211 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
2 109 (3.11%) Confluence
3 101 (2.88%) nginx
4 82 (2.34%) Apache Spark
5 76 (2.17%) Apache
6 75 (2.14%) CMS
7 42 (1.20%) Drupal
8 37 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
9 30 (0.86%) Headless CMS
10 22 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
10 22 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 17 (0.48%) GlassFish
11 17 (0.48%) JBoss
12 16 (0.46%) Ethereum
13 13 (0.37%) Commerce Server
13 13 (0.37%) Jupyter
14 10 (0.29%) WordPress
15 8 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (0.20%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.17%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 12 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (0.29%) Sketch
3 8 (0.23%) InVision
4 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.11%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.057%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.057%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (0.74%) Shopify
2 12 (0.34%) Ripple
2 12 (0.34%) Ripple XRP
3 1 (0.029%) assyst
3 1 (0.029%) Magento
3 1 (0.029%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,575 (44.92%) AWS
2 653 (18.63%) Serverless
3 631 (18.00%) Azure
4 593 (16.91%) GCP
5 427 (12.18%) GitHub
6 343 (9.78%) Amazon S3
7 330 (9.41%) AWS Lambda
8 225 (6.42%) SaaS
9 180 (5.13%) Amazon SQS
10 157 (4.48%) Amazon ECS
11 153 (4.36%) Amazon EC2
12 142 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 120 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
14 114 (3.25%) PaaS
15 111 (3.17%) Slack
16 110 (3.14%) GitHub Actions
17 88 (2.51%) CloudFront
18 77 (2.20%) Heroku
19 55 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 47 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 137 (3.91%) HTTP
2 124 (3.54%) Broadband
3 90 (2.57%) Internet
4 40 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 34 (0.97%) Network Security
6 23 (0.66%) Modbus
6 23 (0.66%) RS-422
6 23 (0.66%) RS-485
7 18 (0.51%) DHCP
7 18 (0.51%) DNS
7 18 (0.51%) FTP
7 18 (0.51%) IPsec
8 12 (0.34%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
9 10 (0.29%) PPP
10 6 (0.17%) AMQP
10 6 (0.17%) DSL
10 6 (0.17%) Intranet
11 3 (0.086%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.057%) Firewall
12 2 (0.057%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 603 (17.20%) PostgreSQL
2 423 (12.07%) Big Data
3 407 (11.61%) NoSQL
4 332 (9.47%) MySQL
5 282 (8.04%) Redis
6 253 (7.22%) Relational Database
7 183 (5.22%) MongoDB
8 129 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
9 122 (3.48%) SQL Server
10 111 (3.17%) BigQuery
11 95 (2.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 74 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
13 64 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 61 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
15 60 (1.71%) Amazon Aurora
15 60 (1.71%) Neo4j
16 54 (1.54%) Hadoop
17 51 (1.45%) Tableau
18 48 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
18 48 (1.37%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 791 (22.56%) Git (software)
2 530 (15.12%) Jenkins
3 273 (7.79%) GitLab
4 233 (6.65%) JIRA
5 175 (4.99%) Cypress.io
6 173 (4.93%) JUnit
7 153 (4.36%) webpack
8 143 (4.08%) CircleCI
9 133 (3.79%) Maven
10 113 (3.22%) Selenium
11 99 (2.82%) Mockito
12 79 (2.25%) Jasmine
13 78 (2.22%) Cucumber
14 73 (2.08%) TeamCity
15 50 (1.43%) RSpec
16 49 (1.40%) IntelliJ
17 47 (1.34%) Mocha
18 45 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
19 43 (1.23%) Babel
20 42 (1.20%) JMeter
General
1 918 (26.18%) Finance
2 787 (22.45%) Social Skills
3 250 (7.13%) Games
4 220 (6.27%) Retail
5 204 (5.82%) Marketing
6 192 (5.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 191 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
8 170 (4.85%) Banking
9 157 (4.48%) Legal
10 128 (3.65%) Public Sector
11 71 (2.03%) Back Office
12 60 (1.71%) Presentation Skills
13 55 (1.57%) Telecoms
14 49 (1.40%) Local Government
15 47 (1.34%) Publishing
16 46 (1.31%) Financial Institution
17 42 (1.20%) Music Industry
17 42 (1.20%) Tech for Good
18 41 (1.17%) Law
19 37 (1.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,340 (38.22%) Software Engineer
2 1,260 (35.94%) Developer
3 787 (22.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 445 (12.69%) Senior Developer
5 300 (8.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 288 (8.21%) Java Developer
7 165 (4.71%) Software Developer
8 161 (4.59%) Full Stack Developer
9 141 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 125 (3.57%) Data Engineer
11 98 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 98 (2.80%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 88 (2.51%) Java Engineer
13 83 (2.37%) Lead Developer
14 79 (2.25%) Principal Engineer
15 77 (2.20%) Python Developer
16 76 (2.17%) React Developer
17 73 (2.08%) .NET Developer
18 71 (2.03%) Python Engineer
19 69 (1.97%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,606 (45.81%) React
2 879 (25.07%) Node.js
3 586 (16.71%) GraphQL
4 557 (15.89%) CSS
5 454 (12.95%) REST
6 437 (12.46%) Redux
7 433 (12.35%) HTML
8 429 (12.24%) Spring
9 347 (9.90%) React Native
10 339 (9.67%) .NET
11 298 (8.50%) AngularJS
12 289 (8.24%) Kafka
13 259 (7.39%) Spring Boot
14 234 (6.67%) RESTful
15 233 (6.65%) Ruby on Rails
16 201 (5.73%) Vue.js
17 163 (4.65%) Jest
18 157 (4.48%) HTML5
19 138 (3.94%) RabbitMQ
20 137 (3.91%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 483 (13.78%) User Experience
2 330 (9.41%) Greenfield Project
3 323 (9.21%) Algorithms
4 276 (7.87%) Mobile App
5 264 (7.53%) Data Structures
6 263 (7.50%) Cloud Native
7 195 (5.56%) Blog
8 147 (4.19%) Social Media
9 94 (2.68%) Over-the-Top Content
10 87 (2.48%) e-Learning
11 84 (2.40%) Digital Media
12 75 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
13 71 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
14 66 (1.88%) Video\Live Streaming
15 64 (1.83%) NHS
15 64 (1.83%) Public Cloud
16 62 (1.77%) Virtual Team
17 54 (1.54%) Management Information System
18 53 (1.51%) Legacy Code
19 52 (1.48%) Blockchain
Operating Systems
1 285 (8.13%) Linux
2 177 (5.05%) Android
3 168 (4.79%) Apple iOS
4 71 (2.03%) Unix
5 67 (1.91%) Windows
6 49 (1.40%) VMS
7 24 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 19 (0.54%) CentOS
9 16 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
10 14 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.057%) Android TV
13 1 (0.029%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.029%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.029%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,181 (62.21%) Agile
2 1,905 (54.34%) Software Engineering
3 1,794 (51.17%) TDD
4 1,284 (36.62%) CI/CD
5 1,238 (35.31%) Microservices
6 968 (27.61%) DevOps
7 929 (26.50%) Mentoring
8 782 (22.30%) Full Stack Development
9 719 (20.51%) Test Automation
10 672 (19.17%) Scrum
11 607 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
12 585 (16.69%) Coaching
13 543 (15.49%) Data Science
14 522 (14.89%) Machine Learning
15 508 (14.49%) Kanban
16 464 (13.23%) Front End Development
17 458 (13.06%) Open Source
18 452 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
19 449 (12.81%) BDD
20 410 (11.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,418 (40.44%) JavaScript
2 1,267 (36.14%) Java
3 1,192 (34.00%) Python
4 970 (27.67%) TypeScript
5 679 (19.37%) SQL
6 499 (14.23%) C#
7 390 (11.12%) Ruby
8 252 (7.19%) Go
9 212 (6.05%) Scala
10 206 (5.88%) Kotlin
11 183 (5.22%) Rust
12 158 (4.51%) PHP
13 135 (3.85%) ES6
14 118 (3.37%) PowerShell
15 110 (3.14%) C++
16 104 (2.97%) Clojure
17 62 (1.77%) Bash
18 55 (1.57%) Haskell
19 52 (1.48%) C
19 52 (1.48%) Elm
Qualifications
1 236 (6.73%) Degree
2 166 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (1.23%) Master's Degree
4 32 (0.91%) AWS Certification
5 14 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.40%) Security Cleared
6 13 (0.37%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.20%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.086%) MBA
10 2 (0.057%) CFA
11 1 (0.029%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.029%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (6.16%) QA
2 55 (1.57%) Accessibility
3 24 (0.68%) IEC 62304
3 24 (0.68%) ISO 13485
3 24 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.51%) GDPR
5 14 (0.40%) SEPA
6 13 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.34%) NIST
7 12 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.34%) SLA
8 7 (0.20%) WCAG
9 4 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 1,088 (31.03%) Docker
2 37 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 18 (0.51%) zsh
4 15 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.29%) ISA Server
6 7 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1,270 (36.22%) Kubernetes
2 655 (18.68%) Terraform
3 145 (4.14%) Prometheus
4 126 (3.59%) Grafana
5 112 (3.19%) Ansible
6 56 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (0.77%) Puppet
7 27 (0.77%) SCCM
8 25 (0.71%) Mesos
9 24 (0.68%) Graphite
9 24 (0.68%) Graylog
10 13 (0.37%) Bugsnag
10 13 (0.37%) Consul
11 9 (0.26%) Kibana
11 9 (0.26%) Opsgenie
11 9 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.23%) logstash
13 7 (0.20%) Packer
14 3 (0.086%) Istio
15 2 (0.057%) Salt
Vendors
1 314 (8.96%) Google
2 248 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 234 (6.67%) Twitter
4 101 (2.88%) BT
5 80 (2.28%) Spotify
6 70 (2.00%) Cisco
7 59 (1.68%) Splunk
8 56 (1.60%) Oracle
9 45 (1.28%) Databricks
10 34 (0.97%) Sophos
11 33 (0.94%) YouTube
12 31 (0.88%) Cadence
13 28 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
14 27 (0.77%) Dell
15 25 (0.71%) Apple
15 25 (0.71%) IBM
16 22 (0.63%) New Relic
17 21 (0.60%) AppDynamics
17 21 (0.60%) Red Hat
18 17 (0.48%) Facebook