Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid Application Development (RAD)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 902 874 784
Rank change year-on-year -28 -90 0
Permanent jobs citing RAD 293 395 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 167 333 426
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +21.05%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £33,875
90th Percentile £98,750 £100,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £46,250 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.41% +12.80% -8.89%

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 158285 175244 190972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.17%
Number of salaries quoted 125396 146177 155973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -15 276 £57,500 -4.17% 7
London +23 194 £77,500 +10.71% 3
UK excluding London -31 88 £43,750 -5.41% 4
North of England -21 26 £37,500 +7.14%
Midlands +61 25 £48,000 +9.71%
South East -9 22 £47,500 -5.00% 4
East Midlands - 15 £57,500 -
North West -22 14 £40,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire -10 12 £35,000 -
West Midlands +27 10 £48,000 +9.71%
South West -8 6 £47,500 +11.76%
Scotland +13 5 £42,500 -12.37%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Wales +4 1 £55,000 -12.00%

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 192 (65.53%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (51.19%) Finance
3 140 (47.78%) Java
4 122 (41.64%) Banking
5 112 (38.23%) Python
6 111 (37.88%) Investment Banking
7 108 (36.86%) Front Office
8 106 (36.18%) SQL
9 101 (34.47%) SQL Server
10 97 (33.11%) Oracle
11 92 (31.40%) Scrum
12 81 (27.65%) Asset Management
12 81 (27.65%) SDLC
13 77 (26.28%) Financial Institution
14 71 (24.23%) Microsoft
15 64 (21.84%) R
16 62 (21.16%) MATLAB
17 61 (20.82%) Retail
17 61 (20.82%) Test Automation
18 60 (20.48%) Web Services
19 59 (20.14%) Software Engineering
20 58 (19.80%) Retail Banking
20 58 (19.80%) Wealth Management
21 56 (19.11%) OO
22 52 (17.75%) C#
22 52 (17.75%) SAS
23 51 (17.41%) .NET
23 51 (17.41%) TDD
24 49 (16.72%) Spring
25 44 (15.02%) Struts

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 (17.75%) SAS
2 17 (5.80%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.73%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.05%) Confluence
5 6 (2.05%) JBoss
5 6 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.71%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.71%) OpenROAD
7 4 (1.37%) Apache
8 3 (1.02%) CMS
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.68%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 38 (12.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.05%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Adobe Campaign
1 6 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.05%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (0.68%) LatentZero
2 2 (0.68%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.02%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.02%) GitHub
3 3 (1.02%) Loggly
3 3 (1.02%) OpenShift
3 3 (1.02%) SaaS
3 3 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.34%) Google Play
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.05%) HTTP
2 6 (2.05%) PuTTY
2 6 (2.05%) SSL
3 3 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (34.47%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (7.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 17 (5.80%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.12%) NoSQL
6 14 (4.78%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.41%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.07%) KDB
8 9 (3.07%) MySQL
9 8 (2.73%) Informix
9 8 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.39%) Big Data
11 6 (2.05%) Kdb+
11 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.37%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.37%) Qlik Sense
12 4 (1.37%) QlikView
12 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 43 (14.68%) Selenium
2 36 (12.29%) JIRA
3 34 (11.60%) Maven
4 28 (9.56%) Ant
4 28 (9.56%) Cucumber
5 24 (8.19%) JUnit
6 23 (7.85%) VersionOne
7 21 (7.17%) Jenkins
8 18 (6.14%) SoapUI
9 13 (4.44%) Appium
9 13 (4.44%) HP UFT
9 13 (4.44%) JIRA Agile
9 13 (4.44%) RSpec
9 13 (4.44%) TestNG
10 10 (3.41%) Eclipse
11 9 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.39%) Git (software)
12 7 (2.39%) Hudson
13 6 (2.05%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (2.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 150 (51.19%) Finance
2 122 (41.64%) Banking
3 111 (37.88%) Investment Banking
4 108 (36.86%) Front Office
5 77 (26.28%) Financial Institution
6 61 (20.82%) Retail
7 58 (19.80%) Retail Banking
8 18 (6.14%) Manufacturing
9 9 (3.07%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.37%) Marketing
11 3 (1.02%) Legal
11 3 (1.02%) Local Government
12 2 (0.68%) Publishing
13 1 (0.34%) Advertising
13 1 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.34%) Back Office
13 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 117 (39.93%) Developer
2 52 (17.75%) Software Engineer
3 32 (10.92%) Java Developer
4 31 (10.58%) C# Developer
5 29 (9.90%) Analyst
6 28 (9.56%) SQL Developer
7 26 (8.87%) Consultant
8 24 (8.19%) Hybris Developer
9 22 (7.51%) SQL Server Developer
10 19 (6.48%) Front Office Developer
11 17 (5.80%) Senior Consultant
12 16 (5.46%) VBA Developer
13 15 (5.12%) Database Developer
13 15 (5.12%) Python Developer
13 15 (5.12%) RAD Developer
13 15 (5.12%) SQL Database Developer
14 14 (4.78%) Front Office RAD Developer
15 13 (4.44%) .NET Developer
15 13 (4.44%) Team Leader
15 13 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.48%) Web Services
2 51 (17.41%) .NET
3 49 (16.72%) Spring
4 44 (15.02%) Struts
5 43 (14.68%) J2EE
6 42 (14.33%) REST
7 34 (11.60%) XML
8 33 (11.26%) SOAP
9 29 (9.90%) HTML
10 24 (8.19%) JSTL
10 24 (8.19%) OSGi
11 18 (6.14%) Hibernate
12 16 (5.46%) HTML5
12 16 (5.46%) JPA
12 16 (5.46%) JSP
12 16 (5.46%) Spring Boot
13 15 (5.12%) ASP.NET
14 14 (4.78%) CSS
15 12 (4.10%) JMS
15 12 (4.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.87%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (7.85%) Equities
3 22 (7.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (6.83%) Fixed Income
5 19 (6.48%) Derivative
6 15 (5.12%) Algorithms
7 13 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.41%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.73%) Social Media
10 7 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 7 (2.39%) Mainframe
10 7 (2.39%) N-Tier
11 6 (2.05%) Data Structures
11 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
11 6 (2.05%) OTC Derivatives
11 6 (2.05%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.71%) Tandem
12 5 (1.71%) User Experience
13 4 (1.37%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.53%) Unix
2 18 (6.14%) Windows
3 16 (5.46%) Linux
4 2 (0.68%) Android
4 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.68%) HPUX
4 2 (0.68%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (65.53%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (31.40%) Scrum
3 81 (27.65%) Asset Management
3 81 (27.65%) SDLC
4 61 (20.82%) Test Automation
5 59 (20.14%) Software Engineering
6 58 (19.80%) Wealth Management
7 56 (19.11%) OO
8 51 (17.41%) TDD
9 44 (15.02%) Analytics
10 41 (13.99%) RUP
10 41 (13.99%) UML
11 39 (13.31%) Open Source
12 36 (12.29%) Waterfall
13 34 (11.60%) DevOps
14 32 (10.92%) Project Management
15 31 (10.58%) AOP
15 31 (10.58%) Coaching
15 31 (10.58%) E-Commerce
16 26 (8.87%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (47.78%) Java
2 112 (38.23%) Python
3 106 (36.18%) SQL
4 64 (21.84%) R
5 62 (21.16%) MATLAB
6 52 (17.75%) C#
7 34 (11.60%) VBA
8 30 (10.24%) JavaScript
9 20 (6.83%) T-SQL
10 18 (6.14%) C++
11 13 (4.44%) C
12 11 (3.75%) Tcl
12 11 (3.75%) VB
13 10 (3.41%) PL/SQL
14 9 (3.07%) Groovy
14 9 (3.07%) Perl
15 8 (2.73%) VB.NET
16 6 (2.05%) COBOL
16 6 (2.05%) RPG
16 6 (2.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (11.95%) Degree
2 15 (5.12%) ISTQB
3 13 (4.44%) ISEB
4 8 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.39%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.05%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.05%) PMP
7 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.02%) OCMJD
8 3 (1.02%) OCPJP
8 3 (1.02%) OCPJWCD
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.02%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.68%) CEH
9 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) MCSA
9 2 (0.68%) MCSE
9 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.87%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (3.75%) Docker
2 3 (1.02%) LXC
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (5.12%) Puppet
2 14 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.37%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 97 (33.11%) Oracle
2 71 (24.23%) Microsoft
3 24 (8.19%) hybris
4 23 (7.85%) CA Agile Central
5 11 (3.75%) IBM
6 10 (3.41%) Splunk
7 9 (3.07%) Cognizant
8 7 (2.39%) AppDynamics
9 6 (2.05%) Adobe
9 6 (2.05%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.05%) FactSet
9 6 (2.05%) Murex
9 6 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.05%) Serena
10 4 (1.37%) Talend
11 3 (1.02%) Progress
11 3 (1.02%) Sencha
11 3 (1.02%) Sun
12 2 (0.68%) Charles River
12 2 (0.68%) StatPro