Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Delivery
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 267 295
Rank change year-on-year +20 +28 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Delivery 2,172 2,309 2,118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.29% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.40% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,585 1,584 1,841
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £93,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 146,225 165,096 168,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.56% 91.88% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 115,831 131,154 139,968
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,650 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Delivery in the UK

Software Delivery
Top 16 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 13 December 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 +23 2,028 £60,000 +4.35% 231
UK excluding London +43 1,296 £50,000 - 185
London -13 848 £72,500 +2.84% 75
South East +128 402 £55,000 +11.68% 35
North of England +37 350 £47,500 -8.65% 55
Midlands +27 190 £50,000 - 31
Yorkshire +10 171 £46,000 -11.54% 25
North West +38 163 £50,000 - 27
West Midlands +58 161 £47,750 -2.55% 25
South West -22 129 £47,500 -5.00% 28
East of England +60 108 £58,500 +30.00% 7
Scotland -36 66 £43,500 -13.00% 24
Wales -12 54 £54,000 +42.11% 4
East Midlands -36 29 £68,750 +22.22% 6
North East +6 16 £60,000 +14.29% 3
Northern Ireland -12 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 1,648 (75.87%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (28.36%) Scrum
3 567 (26.10%) Java
4 535 (24.63%) Finance
5 469 (21.59%) SDLC
6 458 (21.09%) DevOps
7 445 (20.49%) Project Management
8 402 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
9 398 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
10 394 (18.14%) Software Engineering
11 386 (17.77%) JavaScript
12 369 (16.99%) .NET
13 353 (16.25%) TDD
14 347 (15.98%) C#
15 328 (15.10%) Test Automation
16 327 (15.06%) Waterfall
17 324 (14.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 323 (14.87%) Mentoring
19 318 (14.64%) Degree
20 279 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
21 265 (12.20%) SQL
22 263 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
23 255 (11.74%) BDD
24 249 (11.46%) Continuous Improvement
25 240 (11.05%) Microsoft
26 239 (11.00%) Windows
27 238 (10.96%) HTML
28 234 (10.77%) Git (software)
29 233 (10.73%) JIRA
30 230 (10.59%) Linux

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
1 117 (5.39%) Confluence
2 69 (3.18%) IIS
3 46 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
4 38 (1.75%) Apache
4 38 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (1.70%) CMS
6 27 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 21 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 19 (0.87%) nginx
10 16 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.69%) JBoss
11 15 (0.69%) Mule
12 11 (0.51%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.32%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
2 31 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (0.60%) Mingle
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.092%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.092%) InDesign
8 2 (0.092%) Simulink
8 2 (0.092%) Snapchat
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.10%) SAP Hybris
2 12 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.37%) Magento
5 7 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
6 6 (0.28%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.23%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.23%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FS
8 4 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.092%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.046%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 398 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
2 279 (12.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 147 (6.77%) SaaS
4 92 (4.24%) GitHub
5 75 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 73 (3.36%) IaaS
6 73 (3.36%) PaaS
7 68 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (1.61%) Serverless
9 22 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (0.92%) Office 365
11 18 (0.83%) CloudBees
11 18 (0.83%) npm
12 17 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
13 14 (0.64%) Trello
14 13 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.60%) TestFlight
15 12 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.51%) Sage Pay
16 11 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.80%) Internet
2 24 (1.10%) Firewall
3 22 (1.01%) DNS
4 15 (0.69%) HTTP
4 15 (0.69%) LAN
4 15 (0.69%) SAN
5 11 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.46%) BIG-IP
6 10 (0.46%) SSL
6 10 (0.46%) VLAN
6 10 (0.46%) VPN
7 9 (0.41%) FTP
7 9 (0.41%) IPsec
8 6 (0.28%) DHCP
8 6 (0.28%) DSL
9 4 (0.18%) WAN
10 3 (0.14%) SMS
11 2 (0.092%) Broadband
11 2 (0.092%) Intranet
11 2 (0.092%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.28%) Big Data
3 75 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 64 (2.95%) MongoDB
5 60 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 37 (1.70%) MySQL
7 33 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 29 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (0.87%) Hadoop
13 16 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.69%) Neo4j
15 13 (0.60%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.60%) Redis
16 12 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.55%) Blockchain
17 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 10 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 234 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 233 (10.73%) JIRA
3 189 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 125 (5.76%) Selenium
5 87 (4.01%) Maven
6 84 (3.87%) Visual Studio
7 82 (3.78%) TeamCity
8 77 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 59 (2.72%) Subversion
10 55 (2.53%) NUnit
11 54 (2.49%) Cucumber
12 46 (2.12%) JUnit
13 45 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
14 44 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
15 36 (1.66%) SpecFlow
16 33 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
17 32 (1.47%) SoapUI
18 29 (1.34%) SonarQube
19 28 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 28 (1.29%) WebDriver
General
1 535 (24.63%) Finance
2 171 (7.87%) Banking
3 146 (6.72%) Retail
4 64 (2.95%) Electronics
5 57 (2.62%) Games
6 55 (2.53%) Marketing
7 46 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 44 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 37 (1.70%) Military
10 34 (1.57%) Advertising
11 22 (1.01%) Legal
12 20 (0.92%) Publishing
13 19 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.83%) Back Office
15 15 (0.69%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.64%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.46%) Law
18 8 (0.37%) Billing
18 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 342 (15.75%) Analyst
2 333 (15.33%) Developer
3 240 (11.05%) Business Analyst
4 236 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 178 (8.20%) Delivery Manager
6 175 (8.06%) Software Engineer
7 165 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 157 (7.23%) Software Manager
9 114 (5.25%) Senior Developer
10 109 (5.02%) Architect
11 94 (4.33%) Software Project Manager
12 90 (4.14%) Software Delivery Manager
13 89 (4.10%) Agile Business Analyst
14 85 (3.91%) Consultant
15 79 (3.64%) Development Manager
16 76 (3.50%) Senior Software Engineer
17 73 (3.36%) IT Manager
18 68 (3.13%) Java Developer
19 65 (2.99%) Senior DevOps
20 63 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (16.99%) .NET
2 238 (10.96%) HTML
3 200 (9.21%) CSS
4 164 (7.55%) Node.js
5 153 (7.04%) AngularJS
6 147 (6.77%) Web Services
7 146 (6.72%) REST
8 102 (4.70%) RESTful
9 101 (4.65%) ASP.NET
10 93 (4.28%) jQuery
11 90 (4.14%) HTML5
12 88 (4.05%) XML
13 86 (3.96%) React
14 82 (3.78%) SOAP
15 79 (3.64%) JSON
16 67 (3.08%) Spring
17 61 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
17 61 (2.81%) CSS3
18 58 (2.67%) WPF
19 47 (2.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 191 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (6.40%) User Experience
3 91 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
4 72 (3.31%) Fintech
5 68 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 68 (3.13%) Virtual Team
6 67 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 67 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 34 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 31 (1.43%) NHS
9 28 (1.29%) Cloud Native
10 24 (1.10%) iPad
10 24 (1.10%) SWIFT
11 23 (1.06%) Spread Betting
12 20 (0.92%) Blog
13 19 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 19 (0.87%) PMI
14 9 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.37%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.32%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 239 (11.00%) Windows
2 230 (10.59%) Linux
3 137 (6.31%) Unix
4 82 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.80%) Android
6 33 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.87%) Windows 10
7 19 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.64%) CoreOS
8 14 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.51%) CentOS
11 8 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
12 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
14 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.14%) Solaris
16 2 (0.092%) AIX
16 2 (0.092%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,648 (75.87%) Agile Software Development
2 616 (28.36%) Scrum
3 469 (21.59%) SDLC
4 458 (21.09%) DevOps
5 445 (20.49%) Project Management
6 402 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
7 394 (18.14%) Software Engineering
8 353 (16.25%) TDD
9 328 (15.10%) Test Automation
10 327 (15.06%) Waterfall
11 324 (14.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 323 (14.87%) Mentoring
13 263 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
14 255 (11.74%) BDD
15 249 (11.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 213 (9.81%) Continuous Delivery
17 186 (8.56%) Business Analysis
18 180 (8.29%) Coaching
18 180 (8.29%) Microservices
19 172 (7.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 567 (26.10%) Java
2 386 (17.77%) JavaScript
3 347 (15.98%) C#
4 265 (12.20%) SQL
5 227 (10.45%) Python
6 99 (4.56%) Ruby
7 89 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 67 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 57 (2.62%) C
10 54 (2.49%) C++
11 43 (1.98%) Scala
12 35 (1.61%) Java 8
13 33 (1.52%) Go
14 32 (1.47%) ES6
14 32 (1.47%) Perl
15 31 (1.43%) Shell Script
16 27 (1.24%) PHP
17 23 (1.06%) Apex Code
18 20 (0.92%) Objective-C
19 19 (0.87%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 318 (14.64%) Degree
2 91 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 74 (3.41%) ISEB
4 57 (2.62%) PMP
5 53 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 48 (2.21%) PMI Certification
8 36 (1.66%) ISTQB
9 29 (1.34%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 22 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
13 14 (0.64%) MCDST
14 9 (0.41%) MBA
14 9 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (0.37%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 4 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
17 4 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 4 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (9.02%) QA
2 42 (1.93%) PMO
3 21 (0.97%) SEPA
4 15 (0.69%) ISO 20022
5 14 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (0.60%) ISO 9000
6 13 (0.60%) SLA
6 13 (0.60%) WCAG
7 7 (0.32%) GDPR
8 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.046%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 156 (7.18%) Docker
2 30 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.74%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.46%) iptables
6 9 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.28%) XenApp
9 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.23%) LXC
9 5 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.14%) etcd
11 3 (0.14%) vSphere
12 2 (0.092%) HDFS
12 2 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.092%) Varnish
12 2 (0.092%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.092%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 154 (7.09%) Ansible
2 102 (4.70%) Puppet
3 87 (4.01%) Kubernetes
4 68 (3.13%) Terraform
5 67 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.29%) SCCM
7 17 (0.78%) HAProxy
8 16 (0.74%) Kibana
9 15 (0.69%) IBM BigFix
9 15 (0.69%) WSUS
10 12 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
10 12 (0.55%) logstash
11 11 (0.51%) HP ALM
12 9 (0.41%) Grafana
12 9 (0.41%) Packer
12 9 (0.41%) Salt
13 8 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.37%) Prometheus
14 7 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 6 (0.28%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 240 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 217 (9.99%) Oracle
3 131 (6.03%) SAP
4 93 (4.28%) Google
5 56 (2.58%) TIBCO
6 50 (2.30%) IBM
7 49 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (1.89%) Splunk
9 36 (1.66%) hybris
10 34 (1.57%) VMware
11 30 (1.38%) Sitecore
12 25 (1.15%) ATG
13 24 (1.10%) Telerik
14 18 (0.83%) ServiceNow
15 15 (0.69%) Intel
15 15 (0.69%) Pega
15 15 (0.69%) Sun
16 14 (0.64%) HP
16 14 (0.64%) Ivanti
17 13 (0.60%) TOWER Software