Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 29 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 100 156 306
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.65% 7.52% 9.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.29% 8.13% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85 128 265
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,125 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.28% -9.75% +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,750 £34,775 £33,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £70,150
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Scrum 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 advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,077 1,918 2,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.17% 92.48% 93.36%
Number of salaries quoted 814 1,360 2,112
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Scrum in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Scrum in Cheshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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
Warrington +1 38 £50,000 +10.80% 2
Chester +17 33 £42,000 +20.00% 2
Knutsford +9 6 £60,000 -14.29% 1
Wilmslow -4 4 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Ellesmere Port - 4 £65,000 -
Crewe -1 3 £45,000 -
Alderley Edge +1 2 £45,000 -10.00%
Daresbury - 2 £52,500 -
Macclesfield -4 1 £45,000 +2.86% 1
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT jobs citing Scrum 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 87 (87.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.00%) C#
3 42 (42.00%) .NET
4 34 (34.00%) Azure
5 31 (31.00%) Microservices
6 30 (30.00%) SQL
7 29 (29.00%) Microsoft
7 29 (29.00%) Test Automation
8 26 (26.00%) Java
9 25 (25.00%) Bitbucket
10 24 (24.00%) GitHub
10 24 (24.00%) BDD
10 24 (24.00%) WebDriver
10 24 (24.00%) JavaScript
10 24 (24.00%) SOAP
10 24 (24.00%) Selenium
11 23 (23.00%) REST
12 21 (21.00%) Cucumber
12 21 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (21.00%) Maven
13 20 (20.00%) AWS
14 19 (19.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (19.00%) Jenkins
14 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
15 18 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (17.00%) Docker
17 16 (16.00%) Hudson
17 16 (16.00%) TestNG
17 16 (16.00%) JUnit
17 16 (16.00%) NUnit

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 11 (11.00%) Confluence
2 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.00%) JBoss
3 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Adobe XD
1 3 (3.00%) Figma
1 3 (3.00%) InDesign
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (34.00%) Azure
2 24 (24.00%) GitHub
3 20 (20.00%) AWS
4 9 (9.00%) Trello
5 6 (6.00%) Serverless
6 5 (5.00%) GCP
6 5 (5.00%) Power Platform
7 3 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.00%) Office 365
8 2 (2.00%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (2.00%) AWS CodeCommit
8 2 (2.00%) SaaS
9 1 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (1.00%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.00%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) MPLS
1 3 (3.00%) Skype
1 3 (3.00%) WAN
2 2 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.00%) Power BI
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.00%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 24 (24.00%) Selenium
2 24 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 21 (21.00%) Cucumber
3 21 (21.00%) Maven
4 19 (19.00%) Jenkins
4 19 (19.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (16.00%) Hudson
5 16 (16.00%) JIRA
5 16 (16.00%) JUnit
5 16 (16.00%) NUnit
5 16 (16.00%) TestNG
6 11 (11.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.00%) Appium
9 4 (4.00%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.00%) Axure RP
10 3 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (2.00%) Postman
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Retail
3 4 (4.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.00%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Developer
2 15 (15.00%) Analyst
3 14 (14.00%) Tester
4 11 (11.00%) Automation Tester
5 10 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) .NET Software Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Junior
7 6 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Junior Automation Tester
8 5 (5.00%) Junior Tester
8 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.00%) Product Owner
9 4 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (42.00%) .NET
2 24 (24.00%) SOAP
3 23 (23.00%) REST
4 15 (15.00%) HTML
4 15 (15.00%) Web Services
5 14 (14.00%) AngularJS
6 13 (13.00%) React
7 12 (12.00%) .NET Core
7 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (11.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (11.00%) JSON
8 11 (11.00%) Node.js
9 10 (10.00%) CSS
10 9 (9.00%) jQuery
11 7 (7.00%) CSS3
11 7 (7.00%) HTML5
12 4 (4.00%) Gherkin
12 4 (4.00%) LINQ
13 3 (3.00%) Redux
14 2 (2.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.00%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (9.00%) User Experience
3 6 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.00%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (3.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (3.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (87.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.00%) Microservices
3 29 (29.00%) Test Automation
4 24 (24.00%) BDD
5 21 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (15.00%) Kanban
7 15 (15.00%) Software Delivery
8 14 (14.00%) DevOps
8 14 (14.00%) MVC
9 13 (13.00%) Software Engineering
10 11 (11.00%) Project Management
11 10 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
11 10 (10.00%) TDD
12 9 (9.00%) User Stories
13 8 (8.00%) Business Analysis
13 8 (8.00%) SDLC
14 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
14 7 (7.00%) Time Management
14 7 (7.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.00%) C#
2 30 (30.00%) SQL
3 26 (26.00%) Java
4 24 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.00%) VBScript
7 5 (5.00%) Python
8 1 (1.00%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.00%) C++
8 1 (1.00%) Go
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) QA
2 4 (4.00%) GDPR
2 4 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (17.00%) Docker
2 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Terraform
2 4 (4.00%) Ansible
2 4 (4.00%) Puppet
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.00%) SCCM
4 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 29 (29.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.00%) Adobe
2 4 (4.00%) Google
2 4 (4.00%) VMware
3 3 (3.00%) ATG
3 3 (3.00%) hybris
3 3 (3.00%) IBM
3 3 (3.00%) Meraki
3 3 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.00%) Pega
5 1 (1.00%) Xamarin