Period
to 11 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Software Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Delivery over the 6 months to 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Delivery
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 260 222 258
Rank change year-on-year -38 +36 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Delivery 1,048 1,696 1,984
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.49% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.62% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 784 1,371 1,458
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% - +13.21%
75th Percentile £77,500 £81,875 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £105,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

Software Delivery 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 76,569 104,649 137,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.14% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,055 84,002 109,346
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Delivery as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Delivery.

Salary trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Delivery over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Delivery within the UK over the 6 months to 11 April 2021. 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 -25 961 £62,500 - 159
UK excluding London -34 554 £57,500 +9.52% 133
London +7 433 £75,000 -6.25% 48
Work from Home +6 209 £67,500 +35.00% 26
North of England -60 157 £55,000 +6.80% 39
South East -53 148 £65,000 +13.04% 16
Midlands +24 109 £57,500 +4.55% 33
Yorkshire -33 88 £51,500 - 14
West Midlands +34 74 £59,000 +12.38% 20
South West +11 68 £52,665 +8.03% 14
North West -36 45 £55,000 +4.76% 22
East Midlands +12 34 £50,000 -14.53% 13
North East +2 27 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Scotland +22 26 £55,000 +39.24% 11
East of England +25 23 £72,500 +38.10% 10
Wales +14 22 £36,250 -14.71% 6
Northern Ireland +2 5 £44,500 +36.92% 4

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT jobs citing Software Delivery 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 Software Delivery.

1 787 (75.10%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (32.54%) DevOps
3 306 (29.20%) Scrum
4 293 (27.96%) Azure
5 258 (24.62%) AWS
6 242 (23.09%) Finance
7 200 (19.08%) Software Engineering
8 188 (17.94%) Project Management
9 176 (16.79%) Microservices
10 174 (16.60%) Java
11 169 (16.13%) Kubernetes
12 166 (15.84%) Project Delivery
13 164 (15.65%) JavaScript
14 158 (15.08%) Mentoring
15 149 (14.22%) SDLC
16 142 (13.55%) Terraform
16 142 (13.55%) .NET
17 138 (13.17%) C#
18 137 (13.07%) SQL
19 130 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
19 130 (12.40%) Test Automation
20 129 (12.31%) Docker
21 127 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
22 125 (11.93%) JIRA
23 124 (11.83%) Linux
24 123 (11.74%) Microsoft
25 122 (11.64%) Jenkins
26 121 (11.55%) SaaS
27 119 (11.35%) Python
28 110 (10.50%) Git (software)

Software Delivery
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 55 (5.25%) Confluence
2 23 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (2.10%) CMS
3 22 (2.10%) SAS
4 19 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (1.72%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.43%) nginx
7 12 (1.15%) OpenStack
8 11 (1.05%) Apache
9 9 (0.86%) IIS
10 7 (0.67%) CloudStack
11 6 (0.57%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.48%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.29%) GemFire
15 2 (0.19%) Jetty
15 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 1 (0.095%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.095%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 13 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
1 13 (1.24%) Shopify
2 12 (1.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.38%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.29%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.095%) Magento
8 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.095%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 293 (27.96%) Azure
2 258 (24.62%) AWS
3 121 (11.55%) SaaS
4 74 (7.06%) GCP
5 50 (4.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 38 (3.63%) Amazon ECS
7 34 (3.24%) GitHub
8 28 (2.67%) OpenShift
9 27 (2.58%) Serverless
10 26 (2.48%) PaaS
11 22 (2.10%) IaaS
12 21 (2.00%) Power Platform
13 19 (1.81%) Amazon EKS
14 18 (1.72%) Amazon S3
14 18 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
14 18 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (1.15%) CloudFront
16 12 (1.15%) Heroku
16 12 (1.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.43%) HTTP
2 10 (0.95%) Firewall
3 7 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.67%) VLAN
4 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.48%) Wireless
5 4 (0.38%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.38%) Internet
5 4 (0.38%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.19%) Broadband
6 2 (0.19%) DNS
6 2 (0.19%) DSL
7 1 (0.095%) 802.11
7 1 (0.095%) Extranet
7 1 (0.095%) Intranet
7 1 (0.095%) MPLS
7 1 (0.095%) SAN
7 1 (0.095%) SNMP
7 1 (0.095%) SSL
7 1 (0.095%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 59 (5.63%) Big Data
3 53 (5.06%) MySQL
4 46 (4.39%) MongoDB
5 42 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (2.96%) Hadoop
6 31 (2.96%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.77%) Pentaho
8 22 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (2.10%) Redis
9 21 (2.00%) Power BI
10 18 (1.72%) MariaDB
11 17 (1.62%) Apache Hive
12 15 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (1.05%) Base SAS
13 11 (1.05%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 11 (1.05%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 11 (1.05%) SAS Visual Analytics
14 10 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 125 (11.93%) JIRA
2 122 (11.64%) Jenkins
3 110 (10.50%) Git (software)
4 72 (6.87%) GitLab
5 41 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 38 (3.63%) Selenium
7 37 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (3.05%) Maven
9 30 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (2.58%) TeamCity
11 24 (2.29%) SpecFlow
12 20 (1.91%) Gradle
13 19 (1.81%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.43%) Visual Studio
15 14 (1.34%) Artifactory
16 13 (1.24%) Cucumber
17 12 (1.15%) JUnit
18 11 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
18 11 (1.05%) SonarQube
19 10 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 242 (23.09%) Finance
2 62 (5.92%) Banking
3 54 (5.15%) Retail
4 51 (4.87%) Public Sector
5 39 (3.72%) Legal
6 37 (3.53%) Marketing
7 36 (3.44%) Telecoms
8 28 (2.67%) Advertising
8 28 (2.67%) Back Office
8 28 (2.67%) Law
9 27 (2.58%) Games
10 16 (1.53%) Electronics
10 16 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.24%) Local Government
12 11 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.67%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.57%) Automotive
15 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (12.02%) Developer
2 113 (10.78%) Project Manager
3 108 (10.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 76 (7.25%) Architect
4 76 (7.25%) Delivery Manager
5 72 (6.87%) Analyst
6 67 (6.39%) Business Analyst
7 61 (5.82%) Software Manager
8 58 (5.53%) Software Engineer
9 51 (4.87%) Software Project Manager
10 46 (4.39%) Data Engineer
11 40 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 40 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
12 37 (3.53%) Software Developer
13 34 (3.24%) Consultant
13 34 (3.24%) Product Manager
14 33 (3.15%) Senior DevOps
15 31 (2.96%) Delivery Project Manager
15 31 (2.96%) Software Delivery Manager
15 31 (2.96%) Software Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (13.55%) .NET
2 79 (7.54%) React
3 70 (6.68%) CSS
4 67 (6.39%) Node.js
5 64 (6.11%) Web Services
6 54 (5.15%) AngularJS
6 54 (5.15%) HTML
7 50 (4.77%) Spring
8 42 (4.01%) RESTful
9 40 (3.82%) .NET Framework
9 40 (3.82%) Spring Boot
10 33 (3.15%) .NET Core
10 33 (3.15%) REST
11 32 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (2.58%) Elastic Stack
13 25 (2.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (2.29%) JSON
15 23 (2.19%) jQuery
15 23 (2.19%) Kafka
16 19 (1.81%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.58%) User Experience
2 44 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
3 36 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.39%) iPad
7 23 (2.19%) Cloud Native
8 17 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.62%) N-Tier
9 15 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.15%) Blog
10 12 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.15%) Online Games
10 12 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.95%) PMI
12 10 (0.95%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.67%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.57%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 124 (11.83%) Linux
2 68 (6.49%) Windows
3 42 (4.01%) Unix
4 36 (3.44%) CentOS
5 34 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.15%) Android
8 10 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.095%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.095%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (75.10%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (32.54%) DevOps
3 306 (29.20%) Scrum
4 200 (19.08%) Software Engineering
5 188 (17.94%) Project Management
6 176 (16.79%) Microservices
7 166 (15.84%) Project Delivery
8 158 (15.08%) Mentoring
9 149 (14.22%) SDLC
10 130 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 130 (12.40%) Test Automation
11 127 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
12 108 (10.31%) Coaching
13 103 (9.83%) TDD
14 102 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 90 (8.59%) Analytics
16 89 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
17 86 (8.21%) Software Testing
18 83 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
19 78 (7.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (16.60%) Java
2 164 (15.65%) JavaScript
3 138 (13.17%) C#
4 137 (13.07%) SQL
5 119 (11.35%) Python
6 49 (4.68%) Bash Shell
7 33 (3.15%) Ruby
8 27 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 25 (2.39%) PowerShell
10 23 (2.19%) C
10 23 (2.19%) Go
11 22 (2.10%) Groovy
11 22 (2.10%) PHP
12 19 (1.81%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.53%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.34%) C++
14 14 (1.34%) Kotlin
14 14 (1.34%) Scala
15 13 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.15%) ES6
Qualifications
1 82 (7.82%) Security Cleared
2 73 (6.97%) SC Cleared
3 69 (6.58%) Degree
4 24 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.19%) PMP
6 21 (2.00%) PMI Certification
7 19 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.34%) MCSD
9 10 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.76%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.67%) CISM
12 7 (0.67%) CISSP
13 6 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.48%) HNC
14 5 (0.48%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
16 3 (0.29%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.68%) QA
2 31 (2.96%) SLA
3 17 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.76%) EMIR
5 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (0.76%) MiFID
6 7 (0.67%) PMO
7 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (0.57%) NCSC
8 5 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.29%) COBIT
9 3 (0.29%) SEPA
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.19%) GDPR
11 1 (0.095%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.095%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.095%) NIST
11 1 (0.095%) PMBOK
System Software
1 129 (12.31%) Docker
2 23 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.10%) HDFS
4 9 (0.86%) vSphere
5 7 (0.67%) LXC
6 6 (0.57%) Firmware
7 5 (0.48%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 169 (16.13%) Kubernetes
2 142 (13.55%) Terraform
3 85 (8.11%) Ansible
4 58 (5.53%) Puppet
5 50 (4.77%) Prometheus
6 38 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (2.67%) Grafana
8 16 (1.53%) Graphite
9 15 (1.43%) Nagios
10 12 (1.15%) Packer
11 10 (0.95%) Graylog
12 9 (0.86%) Consul
12 9 (0.86%) Icinga
13 8 (0.76%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.67%) Opsview
14 7 (0.67%) SCCM
15 6 (0.57%) Istio
16 5 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (0.48%) Rancher
Vendors
1 123 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 57 (5.44%) Oracle
3 41 (3.91%) VMware
4 30 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (2.77%) Google
6 26 (2.48%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.81%) Talend
8 15 (1.43%) SAP
9 14 (1.34%) Splunk
10 13 (1.24%) Elastic Path
10 13 (1.24%) Informatica
11 12 (1.15%) Zend
12 10 (0.95%) Cloudera
13 9 (0.86%) IBM
13 9 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.86%) ServiceNow
14 7 (0.67%) HP
14 7 (0.67%) hybris
14 7 (0.67%) MuleSoft
15 6 (0.57%) Dynatrace