The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 44 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 21 38 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.44% 5.89% 4.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 7.50% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 18 37 24
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
Scrum
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
493 507 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 80.82% 78.60% 75.20%
Number of salaries quoted 408 445 438
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Scrum across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Scrum
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Scrum across the Merseyside region.

Scrum Salary Trend in Merseyside

Scrum
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Scrum across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Scrum Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Scrum
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -11 14 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Wirral -8 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Southport +3 1 £36,500 +4.28%
Birkenhead -3 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Scrum
North West

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum.

1 51 (87.93%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (60.34%) C#
3 32 (55.17%) .NET
4 29 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 23 (39.66%) SQL
6 22 (37.93%) HTML
7 21 (36.21%) CSS
8 20 (34.48%) WCF
9 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
10 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
10 18 (31.03%) MVC
11 17 (29.31%) TDD
12 14 (24.14%) XML
13 13 (22.41%) OO
14 12 (20.69%) PRINCE2
14 12 (20.69%) Web Services
15 11 (18.97%) jQuery
16 10 (17.24%) LINQ
16 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 9 (15.52%) Silverlight
18 8 (13.79%) CSS3
19 7 (12.07%) Backbone.js
19 7 (12.07%) KnockoutJS
19 7 (12.07%) Android
19 7 (12.07%) HTML5
19 7 (12.07%) Android Development
19 7 (12.07%) Project Management
19 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
19 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Scrum also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Scrum. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
2 2 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.72%) Jetty
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.34%) JIRA
2 6 (10.34%) NUnit
2 6 (10.34%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.62%) Hudson
3 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.62%) SpecFlow
3 5 (8.62%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.62%) TeamCity
3 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.62%) Bugzilla
3 5 (8.62%) Selenium
4 4 (6.90%) Subversion
5 3 (5.17%) MSTest
6 2 (3.45%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.72%) Maven
7 1 (1.72%) Log4j
7 1 (1.72%) Ant
General
1 3 (5.17%) Games
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Law
2 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (55.17%) Developer
2 16 (27.59%) .NET Developer
3 14 (24.14%) Project Manager
4 10 (17.24%) Senior Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Agile Project Manager
6 6 (10.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (8.62%) Team Leader
7 5 (8.62%) Development Team Leader
7 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Android Developer
9 3 (5.17%) .NET Team Leader
9 3 (5.17%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (55.17%) .NET
2 29 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 22 (37.93%) HTML
4 21 (36.21%) CSS
5 20 (34.48%) WCF
6 14 (24.14%) XML
7 12 (20.69%) Web Services
8 11 (18.97%) jQuery
9 10 (17.24%) LINQ
9 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 9 (15.52%) Silverlight
11 8 (13.79%) CSS3
12 7 (12.07%) Backbone.js
12 7 (12.07%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (12.07%) HTML5
13 6 (10.34%) WPF
13 6 (10.34%) Ajax
13 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
13 6 (10.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.90%) W3C
3 2 (3.45%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Android
2 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
4 1 (1.72%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (87.93%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) MVC
3 17 (29.31%) TDD
4 13 (22.41%) OO
5 12 (20.69%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.07%) Android Development
6 7 (12.07%) Project Management
6 7 (12.07%) E-Commerce
7 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.34%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (8.62%) BDD
8 5 (8.62%) Automation Testing
8 5 (8.62%) iOS Development
8 5 (8.62%) User Stories
8 5 (8.62%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (60.34%) C#
2 23 (39.66%) SQL
3 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.07%) Java
4 7 (12.07%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.62%) Ruby
6 2 (3.45%) C++
7 1 (1.72%) VBScript
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
2 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.72%) Zend