The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Scrum skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Scrum over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 15 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 12 21 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 7.95% 11.80% 11.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.00% 14.09% 12.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 20
Median salary £41,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,425 £31,250 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £44,750 £48,750
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  

Scrum is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 120 149 166
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 79.47% 83.71% 90.71%
Number of salaries quoted 367 578 441
Median salary £40,000 £36,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% -8.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £48,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in Chester

Scrum
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Scrum in Chester

Scrum
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in Chester over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Scrum in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Scrum also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) SQL
3 14 (46.67%) ISEB
3 14 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (46.67%) Manual Testing
4 13 (43.33%) Finance
4 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
4 13 (43.33%) Mentoring
5 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
6 10 (33.33%) C#
6 10 (33.33%) .NET
6 10 (33.33%) ETL
7 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (26.67%) XML
9 7 (23.33%) XSLT
9 7 (23.33%) ITIL
9 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
9 7 (23.33%) B2B
9 7 (23.33%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (23.33%) FTP
9 7 (23.33%) EAI
9 7 (23.33%) JSON
9 7 (23.33%) WCF
10 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
11 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 7 (23.33%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.67%) Big Data
3 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 13 (43.33%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (43.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Coach
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum Master
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ETL Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) XML
3 7 (23.33%) JSON
3 7 (23.33%) WCF
3 7 (23.33%) XSLT
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.33%) HTML
6 1 (3.33%) HTML5
6 1 (3.33%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Manual Testing
2 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (43.33%) Mentoring
3 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (33.33%) ETL
5 7 (23.33%) B2B
5 7 (23.33%) EAI
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.67%) MVC
8 2 (6.67%) OO
8 2 (6.67%) OOP
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.67%) TDD
8 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) VB6
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISEB
1 14 (46.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Google
2 2 (6.67%) Tableau
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