Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 36 18
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 289 183 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.90% 6.71% 8.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.62% 7.46% 9.66%
Number of salaries quoted 240 155 160
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £33,625 £30,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,025 £52,500 £47,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 2,722 2,453 1,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 93.28% 89.95% 88.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,025 1,853 1,643
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,501 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £60,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Scrum in Cheshire

Scrum
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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
Knutsford +4 88 £65,000 +44.44% 4
Warrington +55 76 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Wilmslow +5 27 £45,000 +3.45% 3
Crewe +2 27 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Chester -10 20 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Macclesfield +2 12 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Nantwich - 6 £27,500 - 1
Northwich - 2 £50,000 -
Runcorn +11 1 £40,000 +3.23% 1
Ellesmere Port +8 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Scrum
North West

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 284 (98.27%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (49.83%) .NET
3 141 (48.79%) C#
4 129 (44.64%) TDD
5 125 (43.25%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (35.99%) MVC
7 96 (33.22%) Software Engineering
8 90 (31.14%) SQL Server
9 80 (27.68%) Java
10 78 (26.99%) DevOps
11 77 (26.64%) AngularJS
12 76 (26.30%) JavaScript
13 72 (24.91%) ASP.NET
14 67 (23.18%) SQL
15 66 (22.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 66 (22.84%) Kanban
16 62 (21.45%) ASP.NET MVC
17 58 (20.07%) ASP.NET Web API
18 55 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
18 55 (19.03%) Finance
19 54 (18.69%) Git (software)
20 53 (18.34%) HTML
21 52 (17.99%) Problem-Solving
22 51 (17.65%) Jenkins
22 51 (17.65%) Microsoft
23 48 (16.61%) Banking
24 47 (16.26%) CSS
25 46 (15.92%) Unit Testing
26 45 (15.57%) OO
27 44 (15.22%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 12 (4.15%) Confluence
2 11 (3.81%) Sitefinity
3 6 (2.08%) JBoss
3 6 (2.08%) NServiceBus
3 6 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.35%) Blender
2 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.35%) InDesign
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.77%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.42%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.23%) SaaS
4 14 (4.84%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (4.50%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.38%) Trello
8 2 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.69%) PaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.57%) Internet
2 18 (6.23%) Hyperconnected
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (31.14%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.46%) SQL Server 2016
3 24 (8.30%) MongoDB
4 21 (7.27%) MySQL
4 21 (7.27%) RavenDB
5 15 (5.19%) Big Data
6 8 (2.77%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.04%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.69%) Power BI
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.35%) DB2
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 51 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 44 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (11.76%) JIRA
5 27 (9.34%) Visual Studio
6 18 (6.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 15 (5.19%) MSBuild
8 10 (3.46%) Selenium
9 8 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (2.42%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.42%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.42%) Gradle
11 6 (2.08%) FxCop
11 6 (2.08%) HP UFT
11 6 (2.08%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.08%) StyleCop
11 6 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (1.73%) Maven
13 4 (1.38%) Subversion
14 3 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (19.03%) Finance
2 48 (16.61%) Banking
3 22 (7.61%) Investment Banking
3 22 (7.61%) Law
4 19 (6.57%) Advertising
4 19 (6.57%) Retail
5 14 (4.84%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.38%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (35.99%) Developer
2 67 (23.18%) .NET Developer
3 52 (17.99%) Software Engineer
4 35 (12.11%) C# Developer
5 31 (10.73%) .NET Software Engineer
5 31 (10.73%) Software Developer
6 25 (8.65%) Analyst
7 23 (7.96%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (7.96%) C# Software Developer
8 21 (7.27%) .NET Software Developer
8 21 (7.27%) Senior Developer
9 20 (6.92%) Senior Software Engineer
10 18 (6.23%) Internet Developer
10 18 (6.23%) Senior Software Developer
11 15 (5.19%) Technical Manager
12 14 (4.84%) Scrum Master
12 14 (4.84%) Senior .NET Developer
12 14 (4.84%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
13 13 (4.50%) Java Software Engineer
13 13 (4.50%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (49.83%) .NET
2 77 (26.64%) AngularJS
3 72 (24.91%) ASP.NET
4 62 (21.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 58 (20.07%) ASP.NET Web API
6 53 (18.34%) HTML
7 47 (16.26%) CSS
8 44 (15.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 42 (14.53%) WCF
10 41 (14.19%) .NET Framework
11 36 (12.46%) RESTful
12 33 (11.42%) Web Services
13 26 (9.00%) React
14 25 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 25 (8.65%) CSS3
15 24 (8.30%) HTML5
15 24 (8.30%) Spring
16 23 (7.96%) Java EE
17 20 (6.92%) jQuery
18 19 (6.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.73%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (8.65%) N-Tier
3 24 (8.30%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (6.92%) User Experience
5 19 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (5.54%) Management Information System
7 15 (5.19%) Mobile App
8 13 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (3.11%) Fintech
10 7 (2.42%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (2.42%) PMI
11 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.69%) PKI
14 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.35%) Handset
14 1 (0.35%) Online Banking
14 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.65%) Linux
1 25 (8.65%) Windows
2 15 (5.19%) Android
3 11 (3.81%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (98.27%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (44.64%) TDD
3 125 (43.25%) Continuous Integration
4 104 (35.99%) MVC
5 96 (33.22%) Software Engineering
6 78 (26.99%) DevOps
7 66 (22.84%) Kanban
7 66 (22.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 52 (17.99%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (15.92%) Unit Testing
10 45 (15.57%) OO
11 42 (14.53%) Microservices
12 38 (13.15%) Mentoring
12 38 (13.15%) SOLID
13 37 (12.80%) Decision-Making
13 37 (12.80%) OOP
14 36 (12.46%) Test Automation
15 33 (11.42%) Risk Management
16 31 (10.73%) BDD
16 31 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 141 (48.79%) C#
2 80 (27.68%) Java
3 76 (26.30%) JavaScript
4 67 (23.18%) SQL
5 27 (9.34%) Python
6 26 (9.00%) T-SQL
7 25 (8.65%) C++
8 21 (7.27%) PHP
9 15 (5.19%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.46%) R
10 10 (3.46%) Scala
11 7 (2.42%) C
11 7 (2.42%) Java 8
12 5 (1.73%) Perl
12 5 (1.73%) Ruby
12 5 (1.73%) VB
13 3 (1.04%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.35%) ES6
14 1 (0.35%) Go
14 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.65%) Degree
2 7 (2.42%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.69%) APMG
4 2 (0.69%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.69%) PMP
5 1 (0.35%) ISEB
5 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) PgMP
5 1 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (1.04%) GDPR
2 3 (1.04%) PMO
3 2 (0.69%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (4.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (6.57%) Ansible
2 15 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.04%) Puppet
5 2 (0.69%) Packer
5 2 (0.69%) Terraform
6 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 51 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.11%) Oracle
3 16 (5.54%) Xamarin
4 15 (5.19%) Google
5 14 (4.84%) Facebook
6 8 (2.77%) Cloudera
7 6 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.38%) Cisco
8 4 (1.38%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.04%) Adobe
9 3 (1.04%) Tableau
10 2 (0.69%) Capita
10 2 (0.69%) Splunk
10 2 (0.69%) Twitter
11 1 (0.35%) IBM
11 1 (0.35%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.35%) TOWER Software