Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Delivery
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 267 238 264
Rank change year-on-year -29 +26 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Delivery 741 1,719 2,015
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.37% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.48% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 707 1,438 1,507
Median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.76% +5.45%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £100,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.78% +8.00% -

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 58,726 115,779 139,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.37% 92.09% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 47,329 92,785 111,802
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -31 703 £62,500 -0.57% 182
UK excluding London -31 396 £55,500 +2.78% 138
London +15 321 £67,500 -15.63% 58
North of England -18 150 £55,000 +6.80% 53
Work from Home +23 141 £67,500 +28.57% 20
Yorkshire -7 96 £54,653 +4.10% 14
South East -35 94 £57,500 -4.17% 22
Midlands +33 70 £58,000 +5.45% 21
West Midlands +44 55 £60,000 +9.09% 14
North West -18 40 £55,000 +10.00% 37
East of England +56 31 £60,000 +14.29% 11
South West +35 25 £53,833 -0.06% 16
North East +11 17 £60,000 +20.06% 2
East Midlands +48 15 £52,500 +10.53% 7
Wales +31 15 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Scotland +26 11 £52,500 - 9
Northern Ireland +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 564 (76.11%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (35.36%) DevOps
3 245 (33.06%) Azure
4 237 (31.98%) Scrum
5 178 (24.02%) Software Engineering
6 168 (22.67%) AWS
7 130 (17.54%) JavaScript
8 129 (17.41%) Java
8 129 (17.41%) Finance
9 126 (17.00%) Project Management
10 123 (16.60%) Microsoft
11 117 (15.79%) SQL
12 110 (14.84%) Mentoring
13 109 (14.71%) C#
14 107 (14.44%) Python
15 102 (13.77%) Microservices
15 102 (13.77%) Terraform
16 101 (13.63%) .NET
17 99 (13.36%) Project Delivery
18 95 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
19 92 (12.42%) Analytics
20 91 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
21 90 (12.15%) Docker
22 89 (12.01%) Jenkins
23 88 (11.88%) Kubernetes
24 85 (11.47%) Requirements Gathering
25 84 (11.34%) Coaching
25 84 (11.34%) SDLC
26 80 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
26 80 (10.80%) Big Data

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 47 (6.34%) SAS
2 32 (4.32%) Confluence
3 17 (2.29%) CMS
4 13 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.08%) IIS
6 6 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.67%) Apache
7 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.27%) CloudStack
8 2 (0.27%) nginx
8 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.13%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.13%) Luigi
9 1 (0.13%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.94%) Shopify
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 245 (33.06%) Azure
2 168 (22.67%) AWS
3 42 (5.67%) SaaS
4 36 (4.86%) Power Platform
5 29 (3.91%) GCP
6 15 (2.02%) Amazon ECS
6 15 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (1.89%) GitHub
8 13 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.35%) Serverless
10 9 (1.21%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.94%) AWS CodePipeline
12 6 (0.81%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (0.81%) AWS CodeBuild
12 6 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.81%) npm
12 6 (0.81%) PaaS
13 5 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.67%) Google Drive
13 5 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.29%) HTTP
2 6 (0.81%) Broadband
2 6 (0.81%) Firewall
2 6 (0.81%) Internet
3 4 (0.54%) Wireless
4 3 (0.40%) DNS
5 2 (0.27%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.27%) VLAN
5 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.27%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.13%) AMQP
6 1 (0.13%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.13%) GSM
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) LAN
6 1 (0.13%) MPLS
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
6 1 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (10.80%) Big Data
2 55 (7.42%) SQL Server
3 49 (6.61%) Pentaho
4 48 (6.48%) Hadoop
5 42 (5.67%) Apache Hive
6 35 (4.72%) Oracle Database
6 35 (4.72%) Power BI
7 34 (4.59%) BusinessObjects
7 34 (4.59%) Impala
8 28 (3.78%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.02%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.75%) Base SAS
11 13 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 13 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 13 (1.75%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 12 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (1.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 89 (12.01%) Jenkins
2 76 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 64 (8.64%) JIRA
4 38 (5.13%) GitLab
5 29 (3.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 25 (3.37%) Selenium
6 25 (3.37%) Visual Studio
7 21 (2.83%) Bitbucket
7 21 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.56%) SpecFlow
9 15 (2.02%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.62%) Maven
11 11 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.94%) Gradle
14 6 (0.81%) JUnit
14 6 (0.81%) Subversion
15 5 (0.67%) SonarQube
15 5 (0.67%) webpack
16 4 (0.54%) Artifactory
General
1 129 (17.41%) Finance
2 36 (4.86%) Publishing
3 33 (4.45%) Public Sector
4 31 (4.18%) Banking
5 28 (3.78%) Retail
5 28 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.43%) Games
7 17 (2.29%) Marketing
8 14 (1.89%) Advertising
9 13 (1.75%) Back Office
10 12 (1.62%) Law
11 11 (1.48%) Legal
12 8 (1.08%) Aerospace
12 8 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.94%) Electronics
14 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.81%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.40%) Automotive
15 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 121 (16.33%) Developer
2 98 (13.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 75 (10.12%) Project Manager
4 55 (7.42%) Data Engineer
5 51 (6.88%) Analyst
6 47 (6.34%) Delivery Manager
6 47 (6.34%) Software Manager
7 46 (6.21%) Architect
8 42 (5.67%) Business Analyst
9 34 (4.59%) Software Engineer
10 32 (4.32%) Software Developer
11 29 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
11 29 (3.91%) Senior DevOps
11 29 (3.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 29 (3.91%) Software Project Manager
12 23 (3.10%) Lead Developer
13 22 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.83%) .NET Developer
14 21 (2.83%) Consultant
14 21 (2.83%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (13.63%) .NET
2 76 (10.26%) Web Services
3 64 (8.64%) AngularJS
4 63 (8.50%) CSS
5 62 (8.37%) HTML
6 35 (4.72%) React
7 32 (4.32%) .NET Framework
7 32 (4.32%) HTML5
8 31 (4.18%) CSS3
8 31 (4.18%) RESTful
8 31 (4.18%) Spring
9 28 (3.78%) Node.js
10 24 (3.24%) Vue.js
11 23 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (2.97%) Sass
12 22 (2.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (2.83%) .NET Core
14 19 (2.56%) jQuery
14 19 (2.56%) Laravel
14 19 (2.56%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.94%) Cloud Native
2 28 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.43%) User Experience
5 15 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.48%) iPad
6 11 (1.48%) N-Tier
7 10 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.21%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.21%) Online Games
9 7 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.94%) iPhone
10 6 (0.81%) BYOD
10 6 (0.81%) Over-the-Top Content
11 5 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.67%) NHS
11 5 (0.67%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.54%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 58 (7.83%) Linux
2 49 (6.61%) Unix
3 36 (4.86%) Windows
4 22 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.43%) CentOS
6 11 (1.48%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.08%) Android
8 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (76.11%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (35.36%) DevOps
3 237 (31.98%) Scrum
4 178 (24.02%) Software Engineering
5 126 (17.00%) Project Management
6 110 (14.84%) Mentoring
7 102 (13.77%) Microservices
8 99 (13.36%) Project Delivery
9 95 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 92 (12.42%) Analytics
11 91 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
12 85 (11.47%) Requirements Gathering
13 84 (11.34%) Coaching
13 84 (11.34%) SDLC
14 80 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
14 80 (10.80%) TDD
14 80 (10.80%) Test Automation
15 78 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 68 (9.18%) Process Improvement
17 61 (8.23%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 130 (17.54%) JavaScript
2 129 (17.41%) Java
3 117 (15.79%) SQL
4 109 (14.71%) C#
5 107 (14.44%) Python
6 40 (5.40%) Bash Shell
6 40 (5.40%) PL/SQL
7 36 (4.86%) Shell Script
8 35 (4.72%) HiveQL
9 25 (3.37%) C
9 25 (3.37%) T-SQL
10 22 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 20 (2.70%) PHP
12 15 (2.02%) Go
13 14 (1.89%) C++
13 14 (1.89%) Ruby
14 12 (1.62%) R
14 12 (1.62%) Scala
15 11 (1.48%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.67%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 66 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 58 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.40%) Degree
4 26 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (0.81%) CISM
8 6 (0.81%) CISSP
9 5 (0.67%) MCSD
9 5 (0.67%) PMP
9 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.54%) MCP
10 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.27%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.13%) APMG
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.59%) QA
2 19 (2.56%) SLA
3 12 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.21%) PMO
5 8 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.94%) NCSC
7 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.40%) COBIT
9 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.27%) EMIR
9 2 (0.27%) MiFID
9 2 (0.27%) SEPA
10 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 90 (12.15%) Docker
2 43 (5.80%) HDFS
3 19 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.81%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.67%) vSphere
7 4 (0.54%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.27%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.13%) XenApp
10 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 102 (13.77%) Terraform
2 88 (11.88%) Kubernetes
3 48 (6.48%) Ansible
3 48 (6.48%) Puppet
4 22 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.29%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.35%) Graphite
6 10 (1.35%) Nagios
7 8 (1.08%) Grafana
7 8 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.94%) Opsview
9 5 (0.67%) Consul
9 5 (0.67%) Graylog
9 5 (0.67%) Icinga
10 4 (0.54%) SCCM
10 4 (0.54%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.40%) Mesos
11 3 (0.40%) Salt
12 2 (0.27%) Packer
12 2 (0.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 123 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.18%) Oracle
3 44 (5.94%) Talend
4 35 (4.72%) Cloudera
5 34 (4.59%) Informatica
6 30 (4.05%) VMware
7 26 (3.51%) Google
8 15 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (1.75%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.94%) Elastic Path
10 7 (0.94%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.94%) SAP
11 6 (0.81%) Citrix
11 6 (0.81%) hybris
11 6 (0.81%) Spotify
12 5 (0.67%) Hitachi
12 5 (0.67%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.54%) Databricks
13 4 (0.54%) Remedy
13 4 (0.54%) Splunk