Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
England > North West
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 30 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14 +9
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 634 768 1,425
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 7.87% 7.59% 10.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 8.24% 11.82%
Number of salaries quoted 540 660 1,217
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 7,395 9,318 12,058
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.78% 92.09% 92.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5,806 7,195 9,702
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the North West.

Salary trend for Scrum in the North West

Scrum
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the North West over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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
Manchester +2 433 £52,500 +5.00% 79
Cheshire +8 154 £45,000 -5.26% 31
Lancashire +9 26 £40,102 -27.09% 11
Merseyside +5 16 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Cumbria - 2 £37,500 - 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 571 (90.06%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (32.81%) C#
3 200 (31.55%) .NET
4 168 (26.50%) JavaScript
5 167 (26.34%) Kanban
6 164 (25.87%) Java
7 161 (25.39%) SQL
8 138 (21.77%) DevOps
9 133 (20.98%) Test Automation
10 131 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
10 131 (20.66%) AngularJS
11 129 (20.35%) Finance
12 128 (20.19%) Azure
13 121 (19.09%) HTML
14 112 (17.67%) AWS
15 111 (17.51%) TDD
16 109 (17.19%) JIRA
17 107 (16.88%) SQL Server
18 105 (16.56%) CSS
19 100 (15.77%) BDD
20 99 (15.62%) MVC
21 97 (15.30%) Software Engineering
22 89 (14.04%) Selenium
23 88 (13.88%) Microservices
24 86 (13.56%) Banking
25 84 (13.25%) ASP.NET
26 81 (12.78%) SDLC
27 80 (12.62%) React
28 75 (11.83%) Microsoft
29 73 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management

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 52 (8.20%) Confluence
2 13 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.42%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.42%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.26%) CMS
5 7 (1.10%) IIS
6 6 (0.95%) Apache
6 6 (0.95%) EPiServer
6 6 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.47%) Liferay
8 2 (0.32%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.16%) JBoss
9 1 (0.16%) Jetty
9 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.10%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.63%) Figma
4 3 (0.47%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.47%) InDesign
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.32%) Sketch
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) InVision
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.15%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.32%) BASE24
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.32%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 128 (20.19%) Azure
2 112 (17.67%) AWS
3 41 (6.47%) GitHub
4 27 (4.26%) GCP
4 27 (4.26%) Power Platform
5 22 (3.47%) SaaS
6 21 (3.31%) PaaS
6 21 (3.31%) Serverless
7 15 (2.37%) Trello
8 13 (2.05%) IaaS
9 12 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.89%) Office 365
10 9 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.10%) Slack
12 6 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.63%) Amazon Cognito
14 4 (0.63%) G Suite
14 4 (0.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.74%) HTTP
2 6 (0.95%) Bluetooth
2 6 (0.95%) SSL
2 6 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (0.79%) Firewall
3 5 (0.79%) Internet
4 3 (0.47%) RTMP
5 2 (0.32%) ATM
5 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.16%) DHCP
6 1 (0.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) Hyperconnected
6 1 (0.16%) Intranet
6 1 (0.16%) Skype
6 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.52%) NoSQL
3 51 (8.04%) MongoDB
4 30 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 27 (4.26%) Power BI
6 24 (3.79%) MySQL
7 23 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (3.47%) RDBMS
9 21 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (3.00%) Big Data
11 18 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
14 11 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (1.42%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.42%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.42%) Impala
15 9 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.42%) Sqoop
15 9 (1.42%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 109 (17.19%) JIRA
2 89 (14.04%) Selenium
3 70 (11.04%) Jenkins
4 69 (10.88%) Git (software)
5 52 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 52 (8.20%) WebDriver
6 47 (7.41%) Maven
7 46 (7.26%) Bitbucket
8 42 (6.62%) Cucumber
9 34 (5.36%) NUnit
10 32 (5.05%) Hudson
11 31 (4.89%) JUnit
12 30 (4.73%) TestNG
13 26 (4.10%) SoapUI
14 25 (3.94%) Visual Studio
15 13 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (1.89%) SpecFlow
17 11 (1.74%) Appium
18 9 (1.42%) TeamCity
18 9 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 129 (20.35%) Finance
2 86 (13.56%) Banking
3 25 (3.94%) Retail
4 20 (3.15%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.37%) Law
6 14 (2.21%) Legal
7 11 (1.74%) Games
8 7 (1.10%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.10%) Marketing
9 5 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.63%) Back Office
10 4 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.63%) Publishing
11 3 (0.47%) Advertising
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 3 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.32%) Social Science
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 210 (33.12%) Developer
2 72 (11.36%) Analyst
3 52 (8.20%) .NET Developer
4 50 (7.89%) Software Engineer
5 42 (6.62%) Software Developer
6 39 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 37 (5.84%) C# Developer
8 31 (4.89%) Business Analyst
8 31 (4.89%) Tester
9 29 (4.57%) Test Analyst
10 27 (4.26%) Scrum Master
11 25 (3.94%) Automation Engineer
11 25 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
12 22 (3.47%) Project Manager
13 21 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
13 21 (3.31%) Java Developer
13 21 (3.31%) Product Owner
14 20 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.00%) Architect
16 18 (2.84%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (31.55%) .NET
2 131 (20.66%) AngularJS
3 121 (19.09%) HTML
4 105 (16.56%) CSS
5 84 (13.25%) ASP.NET
6 80 (12.62%) React
7 69 (10.88%) Web Services
8 67 (10.57%) REST
9 58 (9.15%) Node.js
10 56 (8.83%) SOAP
11 55 (8.68%) .NET Core
12 53 (8.36%) ASP.NET Web API
13 51 (8.04%) RESTful
14 47 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (7.10%) HTML5
15 45 (7.10%) XML
16 39 (6.15%) JSON
17 32 (5.05%) CSS3
17 32 (5.05%) Spring
18 30 (4.73%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.09%) User Experience
2 48 (7.57%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.62%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.37%) Data Structures
6 14 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.42%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.95%) Animation
10 6 (0.95%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.95%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.79%) Blog
11 5 (0.79%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (0.79%) Robotics
12 4 (0.63%) Tandem
13 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.32%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.68%) Windows
2 33 (5.21%) Linux
3 25 (3.94%) Apple iOS
4 22 (3.47%) Android
5 12 (1.89%) Unix
6 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.95%) watchOS
7 6 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Debian
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (90.06%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (26.34%) Kanban
3 138 (21.77%) DevOps
4 133 (20.98%) Test Automation
5 131 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
6 111 (17.51%) TDD
7 100 (15.77%) BDD
8 99 (15.62%) MVC
9 97 (15.30%) Software Engineering
10 88 (13.88%) Microservices
11 81 (12.78%) SDLC
12 73 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 71 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
14 69 (10.88%) Mentoring
15 64 (10.09%) Coaching
16 62 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
17 56 (8.83%) Collaborative Working
17 56 (8.83%) Software Delivery
17 56 (8.83%) User Stories
18 52 (8.20%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 208 (32.81%) C#
2 168 (26.50%) JavaScript
3 164 (25.87%) Java
4 161 (25.39%) SQL
5 56 (8.83%) Python
6 35 (5.52%) TypeScript
7 32 (5.05%) T-SQL
8 25 (3.94%) PowerShell
9 24 (3.79%) Ruby
10 23 (3.63%) Shell Script
11 15 (2.37%) C++
12 14 (2.21%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.21%) VBScript
13 13 (2.05%) PHP
14 12 (1.89%) Scala
15 10 (1.58%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.58%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.42%) C
16 9 (1.42%) R
17 8 (1.26%) ES6
Qualifications
1 71 (11.20%) Degree
2 21 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.74%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.79%) ISEB
9 3 (0.47%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.47%) MCAD
9 3 (0.47%) MCTS
10 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.32%) MCSA
10 2 (0.32%) MCSD
10 2 (0.32%) MCSE
11 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (10.09%) QA
2 16 (2.52%) GDPR
3 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.47%) SLA
4 2 (0.32%) COBIT
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) NCSC
5 1 (0.16%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (11.51%) Docker
2 19 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.47%) Varnish
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 30 (4.73%) Puppet
2 27 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (4.10%) Terraform
4 23 (3.63%) Kubernetes
5 19 (3.00%) Ansible
6 7 (1.10%) Cobbler
7 6 (0.95%) Grafana
7 6 (0.95%) Kibana
8 5 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.47%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.32%) Salt
10 2 (0.32%) Scalr
10 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 75 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.47%) Google
2 22 (3.47%) Oracle
3 21 (3.31%) WorldPay
4 18 (2.84%) FIS
5 17 (2.68%) VMware
6 13 (2.05%) Xamarin
7 12 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.58%) SaltStack
9 9 (1.42%) Informatica
9 9 (1.42%) Talend
10 8 (1.26%) Cognos
10 8 (1.26%) IBM
10 8 (1.26%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.10%) Tableau
12 6 (0.95%) Apple
13 5 (0.79%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.79%) Sparx
13 5 (0.79%) Twitter
14 4 (0.63%) ServiceNow