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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Scrum
Rank 30 33 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 466 463 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.70% 7.10% 6.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.07% 8.58% 7.48%
Number of salaries quoted 427 424 356
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +9.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
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
5776 5395 6019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.04% 82.77% 80.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4812 4461 5018
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -1 265 £42,500 +1.19% 69
Cheshire +11 147 £40,000 - 23
Merseyside -4 28 £45,000 +2.27% 7
Lancashire -11 23 £39,000 -29.09% 3
Scrum
England

Scrum
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 878 (94.41%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (61.94%) .NET
3 538 (57.85%) C#
4 420 (45.16%) ASP.NET
5 409 (43.98%) MVC
6 385 (41.40%) TDD
7 340 (36.56%) SQL Server
8 304 (32.69%) HTML
9 289 (31.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 275 (29.57%) CSS
11 273 (29.35%) SQL
12 248 (26.67%) JavaScript
13 221 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
14 199 (21.40%) jQuery
15 185 (19.89%) Java
16 177 (19.03%) Degree
17 175 (18.82%) Microsoft
18 161 (17.31%) Windows
19 157 (16.88%) WCF
20 156 (16.77%) Kanban
21 155 (16.67%) .NET Framework
22 154 (16.56%) Dependency Injection
23 150 (16.13%) Finance
24 133 (14.30%) Web Application Development
25 128 (13.76%) BDD
26 123 (13.23%) Team Foundation Server
27 122 (13.12%) HTML5
28 119 (12.80%) Software Engineering
29 111 (11.94%) NUnit
30 109 (11.72%) Castle Windsor

Scrum
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 53 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.01%) CMS
3 26 (2.80%) IIS
4 22 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 22 (2.37%) NServiceBus
5 20 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 19 (2.04%) Node.js
7 13 (1.40%) WordPress
8 12 (1.29%) Umbraco
9 11 (1.18%) JBoss
10 10 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.97%) Apache
12 7 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.32%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 83 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.98%) MS Project
3 19 (2.04%) MS Office
4 11 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.32%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.32%) Magento
2 3 (0.32%) Tridion
2 3 (0.32%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.29%) Office 365
2 10 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.75%) SaaS
5 3 (0.32%) PaaS
6 2 (0.22%) GitHub
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Yammer
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 55 (5.91%) HTTP
2 41 (4.41%) Internet
3 3 (0.32%) ATM
3 3 (0.32%) Intranet
4 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.11%) SAN
5 1 (0.11%) Broadband
5 1 (0.11%) Wireless
5 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (36.56%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 30 (3.23%) MySQL
5 20 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 14 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.29%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.18%) RavenDB
11 11 (1.18%) DB2
12 8 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.75%) OLTP
14 5 (0.54%) Big Data
15 4 (0.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 123 (13.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 111 (11.94%) NUnit
3 93 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 91 (9.78%) Selenium
5 90 (9.68%) Moq
6 78 (8.39%) MSTest
7 61 (6.56%) Visual Studio
8 46 (4.95%) Git (software)
9 40 (4.30%) JIRA
10 27 (2.90%) Subversion
11 26 (2.80%) Cucumber
11 26 (2.80%) SpecFlow
12 20 (2.15%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.94%) JUnit
14 17 (1.83%) Eclipse
15 12 (1.29%) FitNesse
16 11 (1.18%) MSBuild
16 11 (1.18%) Grunt
17 10 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
18 9 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 150 (16.13%) Finance
2 44 (4.73%) Marketing
3 43 (4.62%) Advertising
4 32 (3.44%) Retail
5 15 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.51%) Games
6 14 (1.51%) Automotive
7 13 (1.40%) Music Industry
8 10 (1.08%) Billing
9 6 (0.65%) Back Office
10 5 (0.54%) Electronics
10 5 (0.54%) Banking
10 5 (0.54%) Publishing
11 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 571 (61.40%) Developer
2 265 (28.49%) .NET Developer
3 128 (13.76%) Senior Developer
4 105 (11.29%) Analyst
4 105 (11.29%) C# Developer
5 81 (8.71%) Java Developer
6 66 (7.10%) Project Manager
7 60 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 48 (5.16%) Development Manager
8 48 (5.16%) ASP.NET Developer
9 47 (5.05%) Junior
10 46 (4.95%) Junior Developer
11 43 (4.62%) Business Analyst
11 43 (4.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 42 (4.52%) Web Developer
13 41 (4.41%) ScrumMaster
14 38 (4.09%) Software Engineer
14 38 (4.09%) Graduate
15 37 (3.98%) Senior .NET Developer
16 35 (3.76%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 576 (61.94%) .NET
2 420 (45.16%) ASP.NET
3 304 (32.69%) HTML
4 289 (31.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 275 (29.57%) CSS
6 199 (21.40%) jQuery
7 157 (16.88%) WCF
8 155 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 122 (13.12%) HTML5
10 109 (11.72%) Castle Windsor
11 105 (11.29%) Web Services
12 97 (10.43%) JSON
13 92 (9.89%) CSS3
14 90 (9.68%) XML
15 85 (9.14%) Spring.NET
16 79 (8.49%) Ninject
17 77 (8.28%) LINQ
17 77 (8.28%) SOAP
18 74 (7.96%) Unity DI Container
19 73 (7.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 105 (11.29%) Inversion of Control
2 72 (7.74%) Enterprise Software
3 68 (7.31%) Computer Science
4 54 (5.81%) Mobile App
5 45 (4.84%) N-Tier
6 29 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (3.01%) User Experience
8 13 (1.40%) Social Network
9 11 (1.18%) Open Source
10 7 (0.75%) NHS
11 6 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.65%) Tandem
11 6 (0.65%) Telematics
12 5 (0.54%) Informatics
13 4 (0.43%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.43%) Statistics
14 3 (0.32%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.32%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.22%) Replication
15 2 (0.22%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 161 (17.31%) Windows
2 58 (6.24%) Linux
3 49 (5.27%) Apple iOS
4 47 (5.05%) Android
5 16 (1.72%) UNIX
6 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.32%) Windows CE
6 3 (0.32%) Solaris
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) CentOS
8 1 (0.11%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 878 (94.41%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (43.98%) MVC
3 385 (41.40%) TDD
4 221 (23.76%) Continuous Integration
5 156 (16.77%) Kanban
6 154 (16.56%) Dependency Injection
7 133 (14.30%) Web Application Development
8 128 (13.76%) BDD
9 119 (12.80%) Software Engineering
10 91 (9.78%) Project Management
11 89 (9.57%) Unit Testing
12 87 (9.35%) OO
13 82 (8.82%) E-Commerce
14 70 (7.53%) Web Development
15 68 (7.31%) PRINCE2
16 61 (6.56%) Mentoring
16 61 (6.56%) Coaching
17 55 (5.91%) SOA
18 52 (5.59%) MVVM
19 51 (5.48%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 538 (57.85%) C#
2 273 (29.35%) SQL
3 248 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 185 (19.89%) Java
5 63 (6.77%) VB.NET
6 50 (5.38%) VB
7 48 (5.16%) C++
8 47 (5.05%) PHP
9 39 (4.19%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.72%) C
10 16 (1.72%) Ruby
11 11 (1.18%) VB6
12 10 (1.08%) PHP5
13 7 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.75%) VBA
14 6 (0.65%) Python
15 4 (0.43%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 177 (19.03%) Degree
2 28 (3.01%) ISEB
3 23 (2.47%) ISTQB
4 22 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.26%) VCP4
6 14 (1.51%) PMP
6 14 (1.51%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.65%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.43%) HND
11 3 (0.32%) HNC
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.32%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.11%) MCITP
12 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.11%) MCP
12 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.24%) QA
2 8 (0.86%) PMBOK
3 7 (0.75%) SLA
4 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.43%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.43%) Kibana
5 3 (0.32%) Puppet
6 2 (0.22%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 175 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 74 (7.96%) Oracle
3 39 (4.19%) Facebook
4 25 (2.69%) Sitecore
5 19 (2.04%) Twitter
6 12 (1.29%) DevExpress
7 11 (1.18%) SAP
8 10 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.97%) Sybase
10 8 (0.86%) HP
10 8 (0.86%) Google
10 8 (0.86%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.54%) Wonderware
11 5 (0.54%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.54%) IBM
12 4 (0.43%) Informatica
12 4 (0.43%) VMware
13 3 (0.32%) Citrix
13 3 (0.32%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.32%) EPiServer
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