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 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 30 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 528 403 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.14% 5.95% 5.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.53% 7.50% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 434 347 348
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 £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,000 £48,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
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
6193 5371 5759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.78% 79.32% 78.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5022 4552 4952
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 £58,000 £57,500 £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 18 September 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 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
Manchester +15 322 £40,000 - 52
Cheshire +2 162 £40,000 +14.28% 22
Lancashire -1 25 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Merseyside -9 21 £41,250 -8.33% 3
Cumbria +4 1 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 932 (95.20%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (56.08%) C#
3 545 (55.67%) .NET
4 433 (44.23%) MVC
5 430 (43.92%) SQL Server
5 430 (43.92%) ASP.NET
6 404 (41.27%) TDD
7 301 (30.75%) HTML
8 279 (28.50%) JavaScript
9 266 (27.17%) CSS
10 243 (24.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 215 (21.96%) Continuous Integration
12 206 (21.04%) SQL
13 192 (19.61%) WCF
14 187 (19.10%) jQuery
15 179 (18.28%) Java
16 160 (16.34%) Kanban
17 153 (15.63%) Microsoft
18 147 (15.02%) Web Services
19 146 (14.91%) Windows
20 138 (14.10%) OO
20 138 (14.10%) Degree
21 132 (13.48%) XML
22 129 (13.18%) NUnit
23 127 (12.97%) Web Application Development
24 126 (12.87%) Castle Windsor
25 119 (12.16%) Rhino Mocks
26 118 (12.05%) E-Commerce
27 116 (11.85%) Dependency Injection
28 115 (11.75%) .NET Framework

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 62 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.96%) IIS
3 20 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 18 (1.84%) Confluence
5 16 (1.63%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (1.23%) CMS
8 11 (1.12%) Apache
8 11 (1.12%) Node.js
8 11 (1.12%) NServiceBus
9 10 (1.02%) WordPress
9 10 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.82%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.61%) concrete5
11 6 (0.61%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.61%) Drupal
11 6 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.61%) Commerce Server
12 5 (0.51%) SAS
12 5 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 74 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.25%) MS Project
3 20 (2.04%) MS Office
4 18 (1.84%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 23 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.92%) Tridion
3 8 (0.82%) Magento
4 6 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.51%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.12%) Trello
2 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.92%) SaaS
4 6 (0.61%) GitHub
5 3 (0.31%) PaaS
5 3 (0.31%) IaaS
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.10%) Route 53
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.19%) Internet
2 12 (1.23%) HTTP
3 9 (0.92%) AMQP
4 6 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.41%) Firewall
6 3 (0.31%) DNS
7 2 (0.20%) SSL
8 1 (0.10%) VPN
8 1 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (43.92%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 52 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 43 (4.39%) MySQL
6 23 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (2.25%) RavenDB
7 22 (2.25%) Oracle Database
8 21 (2.15%) DB2
9 14 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.72%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.61%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.41%) Big Data
14 4 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
14 4 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 129 (13.18%) NUnit
2 119 (12.16%) Rhino Mocks
3 109 (11.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 88 (8.99%) Moq
5 87 (8.89%) MSTest
5 87 (8.89%) Visual Studio
6 72 (7.35%) Git (software)
7 57 (5.82%) Selenium
8 42 (4.29%) JUnit
8 42 (4.29%) Eclipse
9 41 (4.19%) Subversion
10 35 (3.58%) JIRA
11 31 (3.17%) Jenkins
12 24 (2.45%) Cucumber
13 23 (2.35%) SpecFlow
14 21 (2.15%) ReSharper
15 17 (1.74%) Gradle
16 13 (1.33%) Ant
17 12 (1.23%) TeamCity
18 11 (1.12%) Mercurial
General
1 111 (11.34%) Finance
2 44 (4.49%) Advertising
3 43 (4.39%) Marketing
4 41 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 41 (4.19%) Retail
5 29 (2.96%) Automotive
6 17 (1.74%) Games
7 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.82%) Publishing
8 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.41%) Law
10 3 (0.31%) Back Office
10 3 (0.31%) German Language
10 3 (0.31%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.31%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.20%) Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.20%) Electronics
11 2 (0.20%) Legal
12 1 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 667 (68.13%) Developer
2 280 (28.60%) .NET Developer
3 165 (16.85%) Senior Developer
4 113 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 93 (9.50%) Analyst
6 89 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 69 (7.05%) Project Manager
8 53 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
9 47 (4.80%) Junior
10 45 (4.60%) Web Developer
11 44 (4.49%) Team Leader
12 43 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
12 43 (4.39%) Business Analyst
13 41 (4.19%) Software Developer
13 41 (4.19%) Junior Developer
13 41 (4.19%) ASP.NET Developer
13 41 (4.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 40 (4.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 35 (3.58%) Graduate
16 33 (3.37%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 545 (55.67%) .NET
2 430 (43.92%) ASP.NET
3 301 (30.75%) HTML
4 266 (27.17%) CSS
5 243 (24.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 192 (19.61%) WCF
7 187 (19.10%) jQuery
8 147 (15.02%) Web Services
9 132 (13.48%) XML
10 126 (12.87%) Castle Windsor
11 115 (11.75%) .NET Framework
12 105 (10.73%) LINQ
13 97 (9.91%) Ajax
14 95 (9.70%) WPF
14 95 (9.70%) J2EE
15 91 (9.30%) HTML5
16 88 (8.99%) Ninject
16 88 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 87 (8.89%) WinForms
18 84 (8.58%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.30%) Inversion of Control
2 66 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 56 (5.72%) Mobile App
4 53 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (3.68%) User Experience
6 33 (3.37%) Social Network
7 24 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (2.35%) N-Tier
9 18 (1.84%) iPhone
10 16 (1.63%) Open Source
11 13 (1.33%) Graphic Design
12 12 (1.23%) iPad
12 12 (1.23%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.92%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.92%) PMI
13 9 (0.92%) Digital Media
14 8 (0.82%) W3C
15 6 (0.61%) FMCG
16 4 (0.41%) New Media
16 4 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 146 (14.91%) Windows
2 60 (6.13%) Android
3 54 (5.52%) Apple iOS
4 51 (5.21%) Linux
5 12 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.12%) UNIX
7 3 (0.31%) AIX
8 2 (0.20%) CentOS
8 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.10%) Solaris
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (95.20%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (44.23%) MVC
3 404 (41.27%) TDD
4 215 (21.96%) Continuous Integration
5 160 (16.34%) Kanban
6 138 (14.10%) OO
7 127 (12.97%) Web Application Development
8 118 (12.05%) E-Commerce
9 116 (11.85%) Dependency Injection
10 108 (11.03%) MVVM
11 102 (10.42%) Unit Testing
12 101 (10.32%) Web Development
13 92 (9.40%) OOP
14 84 (8.58%) BDD
15 83 (8.48%) Mentoring
16 79 (8.07%) Software Engineering
16 79 (8.07%) Project Management
17 59 (6.03%) SOA
18 54 (5.52%) Coaching
19 48 (4.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 549 (56.08%) C#
2 279 (28.50%) JavaScript
3 206 (21.04%) SQL
4 179 (18.28%) Java
5 70 (7.15%) T-SQL
6 68 (6.95%) VB.NET
7 54 (5.52%) VB
8 35 (3.58%) PHP
9 30 (3.06%) Objective-C
10 29 (2.96%) Ruby
11 26 (2.66%) C++
12 12 (1.23%) Python
12 12 (1.23%) C
13 11 (1.12%) Delphi
14 7 (0.72%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.61%) XAML
16 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.51%) VBScript
16 5 (0.51%) PHP5
16 5 (0.51%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 138 (14.10%) Degree
2 34 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (3.37%) MCP
4 25 (2.55%) MCTS
5 24 (2.45%) MCAD
5 24 (2.45%) MCSD
6 20 (2.04%) Security Cleared
7 18 (1.84%) ISEB
8 16 (1.63%) SC Cleared
9 15 (1.53%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.23%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.51%) CCNP
12 5 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.51%) HND
13 4 (0.41%) MCSE
14 3 (0.31%) PMP
14 3 (0.31%) CBAP
15 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.54%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.20%) HL7
5 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.41%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.20%) Hyperic
3 2 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 153 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 86 (8.78%) Oracle
3 47 (4.80%) Facebook
4 21 (2.15%) Twitter
5 19 (1.94%) HP
6 17 (1.74%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.63%) Sitecore
7 16 (1.63%) Sybase
8 13 (1.33%) EPiServer
9 12 (1.23%) hybris
9 12 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.02%) IBM
11 9 (0.92%) VMware
12 7 (0.72%) ATG
12 7 (0.72%) SAP
12 7 (0.72%) Google
13 6 (0.61%) JBoss
13 6 (0.61%) Sage
13 6 (0.61%) Adobe
14 4 (0.41%) Zend
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum depending on experienc
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on exp +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus+car
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 50,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + 5% Bouns + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago