Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RAD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RAD over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid Application Development (RAD)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 973 904 911
Rank change year-on-year -69 +7 -37
Permanent jobs citing RAD 213 275 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 154 235 311
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +11.65% -1.90%
10th Percentile £34,059 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -

RAD 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 157,852 155,291 187,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.54% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 127,991 127,938 155,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,750 £79,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RAD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RAD in the UK

RAD
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RAD.

Salary trend for RAD in the UK

RAD
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RAD over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for RAD in the UK

RAD
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 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 -63 206 £60,000 +4.35% 42
London -20 110 £69,000 +8.66% 12
UK excluding London -54 90 £45,000 -10.00% 34
South East -30 36 £47,500 -17.39% 9
South West +2 15 £45,000 -5.26% 8
North of England -15 13 £32,500 -13.33% 5
East of England +2 12 £65,000 -18.75% 2
Midlands +4 10 £52,500 +5.00% 6
West Midlands -3 10 £52,500 +5.00% 3
North West -18 8 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Yorkshire +22 5 £32,500 -23.53% 2
Scotland -35 4 £52,500 +12.90% 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT jobs citing RAD 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 RAD.

1 136 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (46.01%) Finance
3 74 (34.74%) Java
4 66 (30.99%) SQL
5 63 (29.58%) Degree
6 61 (28.64%) Test Automation
7 57 (26.76%) .NET
8 56 (26.29%) Scrum
9 50 (23.47%) Web Services
9 50 (23.47%) SDLC
10 48 (22.54%) C#
11 47 (22.07%) Waterfall
12 45 (21.13%) SQL Server
12 45 (21.13%) Microsoft
13 44 (20.66%) Computer Science
14 42 (19.72%) TDD
15 39 (18.31%) Banking
16 38 (17.84%) OO
17 36 (16.90%) Functional Testing
18 35 (16.43%) Oracle
19 34 (15.96%) HTML
19 34 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (15.96%) Manual Testing
20 33 (15.49%) JavaScript
20 33 (15.49%) CSS
21 32 (15.02%) Integration Testing
21 32 (15.02%) Computer Science Degree
22 31 (14.55%) System Integration Testing
23 30 (14.08%) XML
24 28 (13.15%) Analytics

RAD
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 21 (9.86%) SharePoint
1 21 (9.86%) WebSphere
2 19 (8.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (6.57%) MQSeries
4 12 (5.63%) CMS
5 8 (3.76%) IIS
5 8 (3.76%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.29%) Apache
7 6 (2.82%) JBoss
7 6 (2.82%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.88%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.94%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.94%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.47%) CICS
10 1 (0.47%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.47%) GeoServer
Applications
1 21 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.47%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.47%) InVision
4 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (1.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.29%) GitHub
4 4 (1.88%) PaaS
4 4 (1.88%) SaaS
4 4 (1.88%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.10%) Internet
2 8 (3.76%) HTTP
2 8 (3.76%) SSL
2 8 (3.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.57%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.10%) DB2
5 10 (4.69%) KDB
6 8 (3.76%) Kdb+
6 8 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (3.29%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (2.35%) DB2 UDB
9 5 (2.35%) Informix
9 5 (2.35%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.88%) Jackrabbit
11 3 (1.41%) Big Data
11 3 (1.41%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.94%) GIS
12 2 (0.94%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 18 (8.45%) Git (software)
1 18 (8.45%) Selenium
2 16 (7.51%) Cucumber
2 16 (7.51%) JIRA
3 11 (5.16%) JUnit
4 10 (4.69%) SoapUI
5 9 (4.23%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.76%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.29%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.82%) Maven
8 6 (2.82%) Subversion
8 6 (2.82%) VersionOne
9 5 (2.35%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.35%) HP UFT
10 4 (1.88%) Ant
10 4 (1.88%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.88%) Log4j
10 4 (1.88%) Mockito
10 4 (1.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 98 (46.01%) Finance
2 39 (18.31%) Banking
3 27 (12.68%) Front Office
4 25 (11.74%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.57%) Retail
5 14 (6.57%) Retail Banking
6 13 (6.10%) Legal
7 11 (5.16%) Marketing
8 7 (3.29%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.29%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
10 5 (2.35%) Wholesale Banking
11 4 (1.88%) Back Office
11 4 (1.88%) Billing
12 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.47%) Electronics
12 1 (0.47%) Games
12 1 (0.47%) Law
12 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (38.50%) Developer
2 30 (14.08%) Java Developer
3 26 (12.21%) Analyst
4 20 (9.39%) Tester
5 17 (7.98%) Business Analyst
6 16 (7.51%) Delivery Manager
6 16 (7.51%) Lead Developer
6 16 (7.51%) Lead Java Developer
7 15 (7.04%) RAD Developer
8 14 (6.57%) Architect
8 14 (6.57%) Java Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Lead Tester
8 14 (6.57%) Technical Leader
8 14 (6.57%) Technical Tester
9 13 (6.10%) Consultant
10 12 (5.63%) Senior Java Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) C++ Developer
11 10 (4.69%) Enterprise Architect
11 10 (4.69%) QA Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.76%) .NET
2 50 (23.47%) Web Services
3 34 (15.96%) HTML
4 33 (15.49%) CSS
5 30 (14.08%) XML
6 26 (12.21%) HTML5
7 23 (10.80%) jQuery
8 22 (10.33%) REST
9 21 (9.86%) Spring
10 20 (9.39%) AngularJS
10 20 (9.39%) JSP
10 20 (9.39%) Struts
11 19 (8.92%) Hibernate
12 16 (7.51%) Java EE
13 15 (7.04%) JMS
13 15 (7.04%) Middleware
14 14 (6.57%) EJB
14 14 (6.57%) Servlets
15 13 (6.10%) J2EE
16 12 (5.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.66%) Computer Science
2 34 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.45%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.69%) Data Structures
4 10 (4.69%) Hedge funds
4 10 (4.69%) Mainframe
4 10 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.69%) Reinsurance
4 10 (4.69%) User Experience
5 8 (3.76%) Equities
6 6 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.35%) Fintech
8 4 (1.88%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.41%) Derivative
9 3 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.94%) Social Media
11 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.47%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.21%) Linux
2 23 (10.80%) Unix
3 16 (7.51%) Windows
4 6 (2.82%) Android
4 6 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.88%) HPUX
5 4 (1.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (28.64%) Test Automation
3 56 (26.29%) Scrum
4 50 (23.47%) SDLC
5 47 (22.07%) Waterfall
6 42 (19.72%) TDD
7 38 (17.84%) OO
8 36 (16.90%) Functional Testing
9 34 (15.96%) Manual Testing
10 32 (15.02%) Integration Testing
11 31 (14.55%) System Integration Testing
12 28 (13.15%) Analytics
13 26 (12.21%) Process Improvement
14 25 (11.74%) Test Scripting
15 24 (11.27%) DevOps
15 24 (11.27%) UML
16 23 (10.80%) DSDM
16 23 (10.80%) Test Strategy
17 22 (10.33%) Test Management
17 22 (10.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (34.74%) Java
2 66 (30.99%) SQL
3 48 (22.54%) C#
4 33 (15.49%) JavaScript
5 20 (9.39%) Python
5 20 (9.39%) VBA
6 18 (8.45%) C++
7 13 (6.10%) Groovy
7 13 (6.10%) Perl
8 10 (4.69%) C
8 10 (4.69%) MATLAB
8 10 (4.69%) R
8 10 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.69%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.76%) Tcl
10 7 (3.29%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.82%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.82%) Delphi
12 5 (2.35%) COBOL
12 5 (2.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 63 (29.58%) Degree
2 32 (15.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (9.86%) ISEB
4 19 (8.92%) MCSE
4 19 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (7.98%) ISTQB
6 15 (7.04%) Security Cleared
7 14 (6.57%) CEH
7 14 (6.57%) MCSA
8 12 (5.63%) Master's Degree
9 10 (4.69%) OCMJD
9 10 (4.69%) OCPJP
9 10 (4.69%) OCPJWCD
9 10 (4.69%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (4.69%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.94%) IIBA
11 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.80%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) ECSS
2 1 (0.47%) GCP
2 1 (0.47%) MISRA
2 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (5.63%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.88%) Puppet
2 2 (0.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.43%) Oracle
3 10 (4.69%) IBM
3 10 (4.69%) Sun
4 7 (3.29%) Sybase
5 6 (2.82%) AppDynamics
5 6 (2.82%) CA Agile Central
5 6 (2.82%) Pega
5 6 (2.82%) Splunk
5 6 (2.82%) Tableau
6 5 (2.35%) Adobe
6 5 (2.35%) OpenText
6 5 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.35%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.88%) ATG
7 4 (1.88%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.88%) Blue Martini
7 4 (1.88%) Elastic Path
7 4 (1.88%) Reuters
8 3 (1.41%) hybris