The table below looks at the statistics for Scrum skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Scrum
Rank 30 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 510 416 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.96% 6.21% 5.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 7.80% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 431 364 367
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Scrum
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6178 5330 5730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.35% 79.56% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5091 4475 4898
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Scrum
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Scrum Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Scrum
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Scrum Salary Trend in the North West

Scrum
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Scrum across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Scrum Salary Histogram in the North West

Scrum
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Manchester +11 310 £40,000 - 49
Cheshire +2 157 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Lancashire -4 24 £38,500 +10.00% 4
Merseyside -7 19 £40,000 -4.76% 4
Cumbria +2 1 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 924 (94.77%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (55.08%) C#
3 533 (54.67%) .NET
4 419 (42.97%) MVC
5 417 (42.77%) ASP.NET
6 416 (42.67%) SQL Server
7 394 (40.41%) TDD
8 283 (29.03%) HTML
9 264 (27.08%) JavaScript
10 251 (25.74%) CSS
11 231 (23.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 214 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
13 205 (21.03%) SQL
14 185 (18.97%) WCF
15 180 (18.46%) Java
16 178 (18.26%) jQuery
17 157 (16.10%) Kanban
18 149 (15.28%) Microsoft
19 148 (15.18%) Web Services
20 146 (14.97%) Windows
21 138 (14.15%) Degree
22 127 (13.03%) OO
23 125 (12.82%) Web Application Development
24 124 (12.72%) NUnit
25 122 (12.51%) Castle Windsor
26 121 (12.41%) XML
27 119 (12.21%) E-Commerce
28 114 (11.69%) Dependency Injection
28 114 (11.69%) Rhino Mocks
29 113 (11.59%) Finance

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 60 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.87%) IIS
3 18 (1.85%) Confluence
4 16 (1.64%) WebSphere
5 15 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (1.44%) CMS
7 12 (1.23%) NServiceBus
8 11 (1.13%) WordPress
8 11 (1.13%) Node.js
9 10 (1.03%) Apache
10 9 (0.92%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.82%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.62%) concrete5
12 6 (0.62%) Drupal
12 6 (0.62%) GlassFish
12 6 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.62%) Commerce Server
13 5 (0.51%) SAS
13 5 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 72 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.15%) MS Project
3 20 (2.05%) MS Office
4 18 (1.85%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.92%) Tridion
3 8 (0.82%) Magento
4 6 (0.62%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.51%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (0.92%) SaaS
2 7 (0.72%) Trello
3 6 (0.62%) GitHub
4 3 (0.31%) IaaS
4 3 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.79%) Internet
2 13 (1.33%) HTTP
3 9 (0.92%) AMQP
4 5 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.41%) Firewall
6 2 (0.21%) SSL
6 2 (0.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (42.67%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.44%) Relational Database
3 48 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 38 (3.90%) MySQL
6 22 (2.26%) RavenDB
7 20 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (2.05%) DB2
8 19 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.51%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 124 (12.72%) NUnit
2 114 (11.69%) Rhino Mocks
3 102 (10.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 85 (8.72%) Visual Studio
5 84 (8.62%) Moq
6 83 (8.51%) MSTest
7 70 (7.18%) Git (software)
8 62 (6.36%) Selenium
9 40 (4.10%) Eclipse
10 38 (3.90%) JUnit
10 38 (3.90%) JIRA
10 38 (3.90%) Subversion
11 29 (2.97%) Jenkins
11 29 (2.97%) Cucumber
12 24 (2.46%) SpecFlow
13 21 (2.15%) ReSharper
14 17 (1.74%) Gradle
15 12 (1.23%) TeamCity
16 11 (1.13%) Mercurial
16 11 (1.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 113 (11.59%) Finance
2 48 (4.92%) Advertising
3 45 (4.62%) Marketing
4 39 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 38 (3.90%) Retail
6 30 (3.08%) Automotive
7 17 (1.74%) Games
8 9 (0.92%) Publishing
9 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.41%) Law
11 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.31%) Back Office
11 3 (0.31%) German Language
11 3 (0.31%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.31%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.21%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) Legal
13 1 (0.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 652 (66.87%) Developer
2 269 (27.59%) .NET Developer
3 167 (17.13%) Senior Developer
4 115 (11.79%) Java Developer
5 98 (10.05%) Analyst
6 86 (8.82%) C# Developer
7 72 (7.38%) Project Manager
8 53 (5.44%) Senior .NET Developer
9 48 (4.92%) Team Leader
10 46 (4.72%) Business Analyst
10 46 (4.72%) Junior
11 45 (4.62%) Web Developer
12 43 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
13 42 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
14 41 (4.21%) Software Developer
15 40 (4.10%) Junior Developer
15 40 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 38 (3.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 34 (3.49%) Graduate
18 33 (3.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 533 (54.67%) .NET
2 417 (42.77%) ASP.NET
3 283 (29.03%) HTML
4 251 (25.74%) CSS
5 231 (23.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 185 (18.97%) WCF
7 178 (18.26%) jQuery
8 148 (15.18%) Web Services
9 122 (12.51%) Castle Windsor
10 121 (12.41%) XML
11 109 (11.18%) LINQ
12 107 (10.97%) .NET Framework
13 94 (9.64%) WPF
13 94 (9.64%) J2EE
14 87 (8.92%) Ajax
15 86 (8.82%) HTML5
16 84 (8.62%) Ninject
17 81 (8.31%) WinForms
18 80 (8.21%) Spring.NET
18 80 (8.21%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.92%) Inversion of Control
2 64 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 58 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (5.85%) Mobile App
5 33 (3.38%) Social Network
6 32 (3.28%) User Experience
7 25 (2.56%) N-Tier
8 22 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (1.95%) iPhone
9 19 (1.95%) Open Source
10 13 (1.33%) Graphic Design
10 13 (1.33%) iPad
11 12 (1.23%) Mathematics
12 9 (0.92%) Blackberry
12 9 (0.92%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.82%) W3C
13 8 (0.82%) PMI
14 6 (0.62%) FMCG
15 4 (0.41%) Social Media
15 4 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 146 (14.97%) Windows
2 59 (6.05%) Android
3 53 (5.44%) Apple iOS
4 51 (5.23%) Linux
5 12 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.92%) UNIX
7 3 (0.31%) AIX
8 2 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 924 (94.77%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (42.97%) MVC
3 394 (40.41%) TDD
4 214 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
5 157 (16.10%) Kanban
6 127 (13.03%) OO
7 125 (12.82%) Web Application Development
8 119 (12.21%) E-Commerce
9 114 (11.69%) Dependency Injection
10 108 (11.08%) MVVM
11 101 (10.36%) Unit Testing
12 95 (9.74%) Web Development
13 91 (9.33%) OOP
14 88 (9.03%) BDD
15 86 (8.82%) Mentoring
16 83 (8.51%) Project Management
17 81 (8.31%) Software Engineering
18 61 (6.26%) SOA
19 58 (5.95%) Coaching
20 48 (4.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 537 (55.08%) C#
2 264 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 205 (21.03%) SQL
4 180 (18.46%) Java
5 68 (6.97%) T-SQL
6 63 (6.46%) VB.NET
7 51 (5.23%) VB
8 37 (3.79%) PHP
9 28 (2.87%) Objective-C
10 25 (2.56%) C++
11 24 (2.46%) Ruby
12 11 (1.13%) Delphi
13 10 (1.03%) C
13 10 (1.03%) Python
14 7 (0.72%) XAML
14 7 (0.72%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.62%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.51%) VBScript
16 5 (0.51%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 138 (14.15%) Degree
2 31 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (3.08%) MCP
4 23 (2.36%) MCTS
5 22 (2.26%) MCAD
5 22 (2.26%) MCSD
5 22 (2.26%) ISEB
6 20 (2.05%) Security Cleared
7 16 (1.64%) SC Cleared
8 12 (1.23%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.23%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.51%) CCNP
11 4 (0.41%) PMP
12 3 (0.31%) MCSE
12 3 (0.31%) HND
12 3 (0.31%) CBAP
13 1 (0.10%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (7.59%) QA
2 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.21%) HL7
3 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.10%) Firmware
3 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.41%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.21%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.10%) Puppet
4 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 149 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 82 (8.41%) Oracle
3 49 (5.03%) Facebook
4 22 (2.26%) Twitter
5 19 (1.95%) HP
6 17 (1.74%) Atlassian
6 17 (1.74%) Sitecore
7 15 (1.54%) Sybase
8 13 (1.33%) EPiServer
9 12 (1.23%) hybris
9 12 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.03%) IBM
11 9 (0.92%) VMware
12 7 (0.72%) ATG
12 7 (0.72%) SAP
12 7 (0.72%) Google
13 6 (0.62%) JBoss
13 6 (0.62%) Sage
14 5 (0.51%) Adobe
15 4 (0.41%) Wonderware
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