Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 26 24
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 1,298 1,099 965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.50% 8.37% 8.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.53% 9.19% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,046 926 885
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +7.06% +2.41%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,262 11,961 10,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.09% 91.13% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,095 9,707 8,659
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum in the North West over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
Manchester +6 895 £50,000 - 156
Cheshire +13 297 £50,000 +17.65% 21
Lancashire +28 49 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Merseyside +25 46 £40,750 -9.44% 9
Cumbria -15 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 1,228 (94.61%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (39.14%) .NET
3 496 (38.21%) C#
4 448 (34.51%) TDD
5 431 (33.20%) Java
6 414 (31.90%) JavaScript
7 411 (31.66%) Continuous Integration
8 369 (28.43%) Software Engineering
9 359 (27.66%) MVC
10 319 (24.58%) SQL
11 315 (24.27%) Kanban
12 314 (24.19%) HTML
13 310 (23.88%) AngularJS
14 302 (23.27%) ASP.NET
15 296 (22.80%) SQL Server
16 288 (22.19%) CSS
17 286 (22.03%) DevOps
18 274 (21.11%) Finance
19 235 (18.10%) RESTful
20 212 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
21 208 (16.02%) Test Automation
22 193 (14.87%) Web Services
22 193 (14.87%) Microsoft
23 188 (14.48%) BDD
24 182 (14.02%) Mentoring
25 179 (13.79%) SDLC
26 177 (13.64%) Python
27 175 (13.48%) OO
28 171 (13.17%) Git (software)
29 166 (12.79%) Microservices

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 42 (3.24%) Confluence
2 37 (2.85%) CMS
3 27 (2.08%) Apache
4 20 (1.54%) nginx
5 18 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (1.23%) Sitefinity
7 15 (1.16%) Umbraco
8 14 (1.08%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.00%) Alfresco
9 13 (1.00%) Apache Solr
9 13 (1.00%) IIS
10 12 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.92%) JBoss
11 11 (0.85%) Apache Pig
11 11 (0.85%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (0.54%) CloudStack
14 7 (0.54%) EPiServer
Applications
1 21 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.077%) Blender
7 1 (0.077%) InDesign
7 1 (0.077%) Mingle
7 1 (0.077%) Simulink
7 1 (0.077%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.31%) Magento
4 4 (0.31%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.077%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.077%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.077%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 155 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (4.24%) SaaS
4 25 (1.93%) OpenShift
5 21 (1.62%) GitHub
6 20 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 14 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (0.85%) PaaS
11 10 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.62%) IaaS
13 6 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.46%) Serverless
14 5 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 4 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.31%) Sage Pay
15 4 (0.31%) Trello
16 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.93%) Internet
2 36 (2.77%) HTTP
3 23 (1.77%) SSL
4 16 (1.23%) Hyperconnected
5 15 (1.16%) Firewall
6 12 (0.92%) Broadband
7 11 (0.85%) DNS
7 11 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.39%) SAN
9 3 (0.23%) LAN
9 3 (0.23%) Network Security
9 3 (0.23%) SMTP
9 3 (0.23%) VLAN
9 3 (0.23%) VoIP
9 3 (0.23%) WAN
10 2 (0.15%) Intranet
11 1 (0.077%) AMQP
11 1 (0.077%) DHCP
11 1 (0.077%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (22.80%) SQL Server
2 135 (10.40%) MySQL
3 130 (10.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 107 (8.24%) MongoDB
5 60 (4.62%) NoSQL
6 57 (4.39%) RavenDB
7 51 (3.93%) Hadoop
8 40 (3.08%) Big Data
9 36 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (2.31%) Relational Database
13 27 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (1.39%) Redis
16 17 (1.31%) RDBMS
17 14 (1.08%) Neo4j
18 12 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
18 12 (0.92%) Oracle Database
19 11 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 171 (13.17%) Git (software)
2 143 (11.02%) Jenkins
3 132 (10.17%) JIRA
4 97 (7.47%) Selenium
5 80 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 67 (5.16%) NUnit
7 51 (3.93%) Cucumber
8 47 (3.62%) MSTest
9 40 (3.08%) JUnit
10 39 (3.00%) Visual Studio
11 37 (2.85%) Octopus Deploy
12 31 (2.39%) Bitbucket
13 30 (2.31%) Maven
14 25 (1.93%) Gradle
15 24 (1.85%) Subversion
16 23 (1.77%) MSBuild
17 22 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 20 (1.54%) TeamCity
19 18 (1.39%) Mercurial
20 17 (1.31%) gulp
General
1 274 (21.11%) Finance
2 113 (8.71%) Retail
3 87 (6.70%) Banking
4 65 (5.01%) Advertising
5 61 (4.70%) Marketing
6 42 (3.24%) Law
7 37 (2.85%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.85%) Back Office
9 23 (1.77%) Retail Banking
9 23 (1.77%) Telecoms
10 21 (1.62%) Automotive
10 21 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 19 (1.46%) Games
12 14 (1.08%) Electronics
12 14 (1.08%) Legal
13 7 (0.54%) Military
13 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.39%) French Language
14 5 (0.39%) German Language
14 5 (0.39%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 545 (41.99%) Developer
2 250 (19.26%) .NET Developer
3 185 (14.25%) Software Engineer
4 143 (11.02%) C# Developer
5 118 (9.09%) Analyst
6 114 (8.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 101 (7.78%) Senior Developer
8 90 (6.93%) Software Developer
9 78 (6.01%) Scrum Master
10 75 (5.78%) Java Engineer
11 71 (5.47%) Java Developer
12 68 (5.24%) .NET Software Engineer
12 68 (5.24%) Business Analyst
13 65 (5.01%) Senior Software Engineer
14 62 (4.78%) Java Software Engineer
15 56 (4.31%) Architect
16 48 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
17 47 (3.62%) .NET Software Developer
17 47 (3.62%) SQL Developer
18 45 (3.47%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (39.14%) .NET
2 314 (24.19%) HTML
3 310 (23.88%) AngularJS
4 302 (23.27%) ASP.NET
5 288 (22.19%) CSS
6 235 (18.10%) RESTful
7 212 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 193 (14.87%) Web Services
9 155 (11.94%) React
10 148 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web API
10 148 (11.40%) HTML5
11 137 (10.55%) Spring
12 130 (10.02%) CSS3
13 122 (9.40%) .NET Framework
14 119 (9.17%) Node.js
15 112 (8.63%) REST
16 109 (8.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 108 (8.32%) jQuery
18 101 (7.78%) XML
19 98 (7.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
2 83 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (6.09%) User Experience
4 68 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
5 58 (4.47%) Fintech
6 57 (4.39%) Mobile App
7 55 (4.24%) Computer Science
8 40 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (2.62%) Management Information System
10 33 (2.54%) N-Tier
11 14 (1.08%) Wiki
12 12 (0.92%) Social Network
12 12 (0.92%) Xbox
13 10 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.69%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.69%) PMI
14 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.62%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.62%) Life Science
15 8 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 135 (10.40%) Linux
2 93 (7.16%) Windows
3 64 (4.93%) Android
4 58 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 17 (1.31%) Unix
6 14 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.54%) CentOS
8 7 (0.54%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.077%) AIX
12 1 (0.077%) HPUX
12 1 (0.077%) Solaris
12 1 (0.077%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,228 (94.61%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (34.51%) TDD
3 411 (31.66%) Continuous Integration
4 369 (28.43%) Software Engineering
5 359 (27.66%) MVC
6 315 (24.27%) Kanban
7 286 (22.03%) DevOps
8 208 (16.02%) Test Automation
9 188 (14.48%) BDD
10 182 (14.02%) Mentoring
11 179 (13.79%) SDLC
12 175 (13.48%) OO
13 166 (12.79%) Microservices
14 145 (11.17%) E-Commerce
15 141 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 127 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
17 121 (9.32%) Web Application Development
18 117 (9.01%) Web Development
19 102 (7.86%) Coaching
19 102 (7.86%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 496 (38.21%) C#
2 431 (33.20%) Java
3 414 (31.90%) JavaScript
4 319 (24.58%) SQL
5 177 (13.64%) Python
6 145 (11.17%) PHP
7 113 (8.71%) C++
8 98 (7.55%) T-SQL
9 89 (6.86%) C
10 68 (5.24%) Ruby
11 42 (3.24%) Java 8
12 40 (3.08%) PL/SQL
13 32 (2.47%) TypeScript
14 29 (2.23%) VB.NET
15 28 (2.16%) Scala
16 25 (1.93%) Perl
17 23 (1.77%) R
18 22 (1.69%) Objective-C
18 22 (1.69%) PowerShell
19 19 (1.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 133 (10.25%) Degree
2 53 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (2.31%) DV Cleared
4 25 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.69%) ISEB
6 17 (1.31%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
6 17 (1.31%) PMI Certification
7 15 (1.16%) PMP
8 14 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.92%) MCSE
10 8 (0.62%) CCNA
10 8 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.62%) CISSP
10 8 (0.62%) GIAC
10 8 (0.62%) Linux+ Certification
10 8 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (0.62%) SANS
10 8 (0.62%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.01%) QA
2 18 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.77%) GDPR
3 10 (0.77%) PMO
4 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.54%) GCP
4 7 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.39%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 3 (0.23%) ISO 15765
6 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.23%) SLA
7 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
System Software
1 108 (8.32%) Docker
2 27 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.23%) vSphere
5 15 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.85%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.54%) Xen
7 7 (0.54%) XenServer
8 2 (0.15%) HDFS
8 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.077%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
2 61 (4.70%) Puppet
3 57 (4.39%) Ansible
4 42 (3.24%) Kubernetes
5 11 (0.85%) Salt
6 9 (0.69%) Terraform
7 7 (0.54%) Kibana
7 7 (0.54%) SCCM
8 5 (0.39%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.31%) Packer
9 4 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.15%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.15%) logstash
11 1 (0.077%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.077%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.077%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.077%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.077%) Oozie
11 1 (0.077%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 193 (14.87%) Microsoft
2 101 (7.78%) Oracle
3 50 (3.85%) Google
4 39 (3.00%) Facebook
5 29 (2.23%) VMware
5 29 (2.23%) Xamarin
6 26 (2.00%) WorldPay
7 25 (1.93%) Twitter
8 23 (1.77%) Sitecore
9 18 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.23%) Capita
11 15 (1.16%) Tableau
12 14 (1.08%) SAP
13 12 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.85%) Cloudera
15 10 (0.77%) ServiceNow
16 9 (0.69%) IBM
17 8 (0.62%) Atlassian
18 7 (0.54%) Cisco
19 6 (0.46%) Aquila