Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid Application Development (RAD)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 919 918 799
Rank change year-on-year -1 -119 -35
Permanent jobs citing RAD 267 332 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 139 288 424
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,525 £33,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £84,125 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% -6.98%

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 156751 169256 193744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.24% 88.61%
Number of salaries quoted 123378 140808 159309
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for RAD in the UK

RAD
Top 14 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 22 October 2017. 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 -11 259 £61,750 +2.92% 7
London +17 179 £77,500 +10.71% 4
UK excluding London -28 79 £42,500 -15.00% 4
North of England -2 24 £37,500 - 1
Midlands +51 19 £52,000 +0.97% 1
South East +7 18 £40,000 -20.00%
North West -2 14 £37,500 -11.76%
East Midlands +52 11 £57,500 -
Yorkshire -4 10 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +21 8 £40,500 -21.36% 1
South West 0 5 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England -4 5 £45,000 -13.46% 1
Scotland -16 5 £42,500 -9.57%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for RAD.

1 180 (67.42%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (50.94%) Finance
3 132 (49.44%) Java
4 106 (39.70%) Front Office
5 105 (39.33%) Banking
5 105 (39.33%) Python
6 99 (37.08%) Investment Banking
7 95 (35.58%) Oracle
8 93 (34.83%) SQL
9 90 (33.71%) SQL Server
10 82 (30.71%) Asset Management
11 74 (27.72%) Scrum
12 71 (26.59%) R
13 69 (25.84%) MATLAB
14 68 (25.47%) Financial Institution
14 68 (25.47%) SDLC
15 65 (24.34%) Microsoft
16 63 (23.60%) Retail Banking
16 63 (23.60%) Wealth Management
17 61 (22.85%) Software Engineering
18 54 (20.22%) Test Automation
18 54 (20.22%) Web Services
19 52 (19.48%) SAS
20 50 (18.73%) C#
21 49 (18.35%) .NET
21 49 (18.35%) OO
22 46 (17.23%) Degree
23 45 (16.85%) UML
23 45 (16.85%) XML
23 45 (16.85%) Spring

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 52 (19.48%) SAS
2 16 (5.99%) WebSphere
3 13 (4.87%) MQSeries
4 11 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (3.37%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.25%) Apache
7 5 (1.87%) CMS
7 5 (1.87%) OpenROAD
7 5 (1.87%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.50%) Confluence
9 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.75%) IIS
10 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (12.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.25%) Chatbot
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Adobe Campaign
1 6 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.50%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.75%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.75%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.37%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.12%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.12%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.12%) HTTP
2 11 (4.12%) SSL
3 5 (1.87%) Internet
4 4 (1.50%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (33.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.74%) Relational Database
2 18 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (5.62%) KDB
3 15 (5.62%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 11 (4.12%) Kdb+
5 11 (4.12%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.00%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (2.25%) Qlik Sense
8 6 (2.25%) QlikView
9 5 (1.87%) Big Data
9 5 (1.87%) Informix
10 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.12%) MySQL
11 2 (0.75%) DB2
11 2 (0.75%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (13.11%) Selenium
2 28 (10.49%) Maven
3 25 (9.36%) Cucumber
3 25 (9.36%) JUnit
4 23 (8.61%) JIRA
5 20 (7.49%) Ant
6 15 (5.62%) Jenkins
7 14 (5.24%) SoapUI
7 14 (5.24%) VersionOne
8 9 (3.37%) Appium
8 9 (3.37%) Eclipse
8 9 (3.37%) HP UFT
8 9 (3.37%) JIRA Agile
8 9 (3.37%) RSpec
8 9 (3.37%) TestNG
9 6 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.87%) FitNesse
10 5 (1.87%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.87%) PowerBuilder
10 5 (1.87%) PROIV
General
1 136 (50.94%) Finance
2 106 (39.70%) Front Office
3 105 (39.33%) Banking
4 99 (37.08%) Investment Banking
5 68 (25.47%) Financial Institution
6 63 (23.60%) Retail Banking
7 12 (4.49%) Manufacturing
8 9 (3.37%) Legal
8 9 (3.37%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.50%) Back Office
10 3 (1.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (36.70%) Developer
2 54 (20.22%) Software Engineer
3 28 (10.49%) Analyst
4 26 (9.74%) Java Developer
5 20 (7.49%) SQL Developer
6 18 (6.74%) C# Developer
6 18 (6.74%) Hybris Developer
6 18 (6.74%) RAD Developer
7 15 (5.62%) Front Office Developer
7 15 (5.62%) SQL Server Developer
8 14 (5.24%) Business Analyst
8 14 (5.24%) Consultant
8 14 (5.24%) Front Office RAD Developer
9 13 (4.87%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.87%) Team Leader
10 12 (4.49%) Database Developer
10 12 (4.49%) Lead Developer
10 12 (4.49%) QA Leader
10 12 (4.49%) Senior Consultant
10 12 (4.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.22%) Web Services
2 49 (18.35%) .NET
3 45 (16.85%) Spring
3 45 (16.85%) XML
4 43 (16.10%) Struts
5 33 (12.36%) REST
6 29 (10.86%) HTML
7 26 (9.74%) J2EE
8 23 (8.61%) CSS
8 23 (8.61%) HTML5
9 22 (8.24%) SOAP
10 21 (7.87%) JSP
11 20 (7.49%) Java EE
11 20 (7.49%) JSTL
12 18 (6.74%) OSGi
13 17 (6.37%) Hibernate
14 16 (5.99%) jQuery
15 15 (5.62%) Middleware
16 14 (5.24%) Ajax
17 13 (4.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.61%) Algorithms
2 21 (7.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 20 (7.49%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.49%) Equities
4 19 (7.12%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.12%) Data Structures
7 10 (3.75%) Derivative
7 10 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (3.37%) Fixed Income
9 8 (3.00%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.87%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.87%) Reinsurance
10 5 (1.87%) Tandem
11 4 (1.50%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.50%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.50%) Social Media
12 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.12%) Spread Betting
12 3 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.49%) Unix
2 18 (6.74%) Windows
3 10 (3.75%) Linux
4 4 (1.50%) HPUX
4 4 (1.50%) Solaris
5 1 (0.37%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (67.42%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (30.71%) Asset Management
3 74 (27.72%) Scrum
4 68 (25.47%) SDLC
5 63 (23.60%) Wealth Management
6 61 (22.85%) Software Engineering
7 54 (20.22%) Test Automation
8 49 (18.35%) OO
9 45 (16.85%) UML
10 43 (16.10%) TDD
11 35 (13.11%) Analytics
12 32 (11.99%) E-Commerce
12 32 (11.99%) Open Source
13 31 (11.61%) Waterfall
14 28 (10.49%) AOP
15 25 (9.36%) DevOps
15 25 (9.36%) Project Management
15 25 (9.36%) RUP
16 22 (8.24%) Coaching
17 19 (7.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 132 (49.44%) Java
2 105 (39.33%) Python
3 93 (34.83%) SQL
4 71 (26.59%) R
5 69 (25.84%) MATLAB
6 50 (18.73%) C#
7 32 (11.99%) VBA
8 23 (8.61%) JavaScript
9 18 (6.74%) C++
9 18 (6.74%) T-SQL
10 16 (5.99%) Tcl
11 15 (5.62%) Groovy
12 13 (4.87%) Perl
13 12 (4.49%) Shell Script
14 10 (3.75%) VB
15 9 (3.37%) C
16 8 (3.00%) PL/SQL
17 6 (2.25%) COBOL
17 6 (2.25%) RPG
18 5 (1.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (17.23%) Degree
2 17 (6.37%) ISTQB
3 15 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (5.24%) ISEB
5 9 (3.37%) OCMJD
5 9 (3.37%) OCPJP
5 9 (3.37%) OCPJWCD
5 9 (3.37%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (3.37%) Sun Certification
6 6 (2.25%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.25%) PMP
6 6 (2.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.50%) CEH
7 4 (1.50%) MCSA
7 4 (1.50%) MCSE
7 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.74%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (4.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.25%) Puppet
2 5 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 95 (35.58%) Oracle
2 65 (24.34%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.12%) hybris
4 14 (5.24%) CA Agile Central
5 10 (3.75%) AppDynamics
5 10 (3.75%) Splunk
6 9 (3.37%) Bloomberg
6 9 (3.37%) Sun
7 7 (2.62%) Adobe
7 7 (2.62%) IBM
7 7 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.25%) Cognizant
8 6 (2.25%) FactSet
9 5 (1.87%) Progress
9 5 (1.87%) Reuters
10 4 (1.50%) Murex
10 4 (1.50%) Serena
10 4 (1.50%) Talend
11 3 (1.12%) Sencha
12 2 (0.75%) Elastic Path