Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 23 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 1,129 1,120 1,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.66% 8.78% 9.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.62% 9.66% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 934 927 994
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,960
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.57% +7.40%
10th Percentile £33,288 £32,500 £29,825
90th Percentile £68,375 £65,000 £62,500
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 10,633 11,595 11,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.97% 90.93% 91.05%
Number of salaries quoted 8,519 9,204 9,264
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -2 789 £50,000 - 113
Cheshire +8 249 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Lancashire +30 42 £43,500 +8.75% 12
Merseyside +25 42 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Cumbria -5 3 £52,500 +23.53%
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,054 (93.36%) Agile Software Development
2 495 (43.84%) C#
3 483 (42.78%) .NET
4 410 (36.32%) Continuous Integration
5 397 (35.16%) TDD
6 346 (30.65%) JavaScript
7 345 (30.56%) Java
8 315 (27.90%) SQL Server
9 295 (26.13%) Kanban
10 288 (25.51%) AngularJS
11 265 (23.47%) MVC
12 254 (22.50%) ASP.NET
13 249 (22.05%) DevOps
14 248 (21.97%) Software Engineering
15 245 (21.70%) HTML
16 231 (20.46%) SQL
17 226 (20.02%) CSS
17 226 (20.02%) Finance
18 205 (18.16%) Microsoft
19 191 (16.92%) RESTful
20 190 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
21 183 (16.21%) Test Automation
22 179 (15.85%) SQL Server 2016
23 171 (15.15%) OO
24 165 (14.61%) BDD
25 160 (14.17%) SDLC
26 152 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
27 150 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
28 149 (13.20%) ASP.NET Web API
28 149 (13.20%) Python

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 39 (3.45%) Confluence
2 20 (1.77%) Apache
3 17 (1.51%) CMS
3 17 (1.51%) JBoss
4 14 (1.24%) Apache Solr
5 13 (1.15%) Alfresco
5 13 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.06%) Apache Pig
6 12 (1.06%) IIS
7 10 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.80%) CloudStack
9 8 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.71%) Sitefinity
10 7 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.53%) nginx
12 5 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.089%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.089%) InDesign
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.089%) Mingle
4 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.089%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.35%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.089%) Magento
5 1 (0.089%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.089%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 150 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (10.72%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (3.90%) SaaS
4 24 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (1.42%) GitHub
7 16 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 7 (0.62%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.53%) Serverless
11 5 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (0.35%) IaaS
12 4 (0.35%) PaaS
12 4 (0.35%) Sage Pay
13 3 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.18%) npm
14 2 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.87%) Internet
2 27 (2.39%) HTTP
3 25 (2.21%) Hyperconnected
4 23 (2.04%) Firewall
5 19 (1.68%) SSL
6 17 (1.51%) Broadband
7 16 (1.42%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.44%) DNS
8 5 (0.44%) SAN
9 4 (0.35%) VoIP
10 3 (0.27%) LAN
10 3 (0.27%) Network Security
10 3 (0.27%) SMTP
10 3 (0.27%) VLAN
10 3 (0.27%) WAN
11 2 (0.18%) Intranet
12 1 (0.089%) AMQP
12 1 (0.089%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (27.90%) SQL Server
2 179 (15.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 90 (7.97%) MongoDB
4 80 (7.09%) MySQL
5 57 (5.05%) RavenDB
6 47 (4.16%) Hadoop
6 47 (4.16%) NoSQL
7 36 (3.19%) Big Data
8 35 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (1.86%) Relational Database
13 20 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.42%) Neo4j
15 14 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.24%) RDBMS
16 12 (1.06%) Apache Hive
16 12 (1.06%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 130 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 119 (10.54%) Jenkins
3 106 (9.39%) JIRA
4 84 (7.44%) Selenium
5 76 (6.73%) Visual Studio
6 63 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 51 (4.52%) Cucumber
8 48 (4.25%) NUnit
9 44 (3.90%) MSTest
10 38 (3.37%) Bitbucket
11 33 (2.92%) Gradle
11 33 (2.92%) JUnit
12 29 (2.57%) Subversion
13 27 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (1.95%) Maven
15 20 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (1.59%) GitLab
17 17 (1.51%) Mockito
18 15 (1.33%) Ant
19 14 (1.24%) SoapUI
General
1 226 (20.02%) Finance
2 79 (7.00%) Retail
3 71 (6.29%) Banking
4 48 (4.25%) Advertising
5 46 (4.07%) Marketing
6 41 (3.63%) Law
7 31 (2.75%) Games
7 31 (2.75%) Investment Banking
8 26 (2.30%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.95%) Electronics
10 12 (1.06%) Automotive
11 11 (0.97%) Back Office
12 8 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.62%) Military
13 7 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.62%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.35%) Legal
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) German Language
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 543 (48.10%) Developer
2 275 (24.36%) .NET Developer
3 187 (16.56%) C# Developer
4 144 (12.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 116 (10.27%) Software Engineer
6 107 (9.48%) Senior Developer
7 104 (9.21%) Software Developer
8 80 (7.09%) Analyst
9 70 (6.20%) Scrum Master
10 65 (5.76%) C# Software Developer
11 61 (5.40%) C# WPF Developer
11 61 (5.40%) WPF Developer
12 58 (5.14%) .NET Software Developer
13 56 (4.96%) Java Engineer
14 55 (4.87%) Java Developer
15 54 (4.78%) Senior Software Developer
16 49 (4.34%) SQL Developer
17 46 (4.07%) Senior .NET Developer
18 45 (3.99%) Senior C# Developer
19 43 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (42.78%) .NET
2 288 (25.51%) AngularJS
3 254 (22.50%) ASP.NET
4 245 (21.70%) HTML
5 226 (20.02%) CSS
6 191 (16.92%) RESTful
7 190 (16.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 149 (13.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 138 (12.22%) HTML5
10 128 (11.34%) Web Services
11 115 (10.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 114 (10.10%) CSS3
13 112 (9.92%) .NET Framework
14 110 (9.74%) WPF
15 94 (8.33%) Spring
16 86 (7.62%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 84 (7.44%) React
18 81 (7.17%) WCF
19 80 (7.09%) Node.js
19 80 (7.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.48%) Greenfield Project
2 82 (7.26%) Enterprise Software
3 79 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (6.11%) User Experience
5 66 (5.85%) Fintech
6 51 (4.52%) Computer Science
7 43 (3.81%) Mobile App
8 39 (3.45%) N-Tier
9 28 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (1.86%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.86%) Social Network
11 17 (1.51%) Tandem
12 15 (1.33%) PMI
13 13 (1.15%) Cloud Native
14 11 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.89%) Wiki
16 9 (0.80%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.80%) Data Structures
17 8 (0.71%) Online Banking
18 7 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 117 (10.36%) Linux
2 71 (6.29%) Windows
3 64 (5.67%) Android
4 55 (4.87%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.95%) Unix
6 19 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.33%) CentOS
8 10 (0.89%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.18%) Debian
11 2 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.089%) AIX
12 1 (0.089%) HPUX
12 1 (0.089%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,054 (93.36%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (36.32%) Continuous Integration
3 397 (35.16%) TDD
4 295 (26.13%) Kanban
5 265 (23.47%) MVC
6 249 (22.05%) DevOps
7 248 (21.97%) Software Engineering
8 183 (16.21%) Test Automation
9 171 (15.15%) OO
10 165 (14.61%) BDD
11 160 (14.17%) SDLC
12 152 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
13 139 (12.31%) Dependency Injection
14 124 (10.98%) Mentoring
15 120 (10.63%) Microservices
16 113 (10.01%) Web Application Development
17 110 (9.74%) MVVM
18 97 (8.59%) Unit Testing
19 86 (7.62%) E-Commerce
20 82 (7.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 495 (43.84%) C#
2 346 (30.65%) JavaScript
3 345 (30.56%) Java
4 231 (20.46%) SQL
5 149 (13.20%) Python
6 108 (9.57%) C++
7 90 (7.97%) PHP
8 55 (4.87%) C
9 54 (4.78%) T-SQL
10 51 (4.52%) Ruby
11 35 (3.10%) Java 8
12 29 (2.57%) PL/SQL
13 28 (2.48%) Perl
14 27 (2.39%) Objective-C
15 24 (2.13%) Bash Shell
15 24 (2.13%) TypeScript
16 22 (1.95%) PowerShell
16 22 (1.95%) Scala
17 16 (1.42%) VB.NET
18 14 (1.24%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 84 (7.44%) Degree
2 34 (3.01%) PMI Certification
3 33 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 28 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 23 (2.04%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.86%) PMP
8 20 (1.77%) ISEB
9 17 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.06%) MCSE
11 10 (0.89%) CCNA
11 10 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.89%) CISSP
11 10 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (0.89%) GIAC
11 10 (0.89%) Linux+ Certification
11 10 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
11 10 (0.89%) SANS
11 10 (0.89%) SSCP
12 8 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.38%) QA
2 20 (1.77%) GDPR
3 14 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.44%) PMO
6 3 (0.27%) ISO 15765
6 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.27%) SLA
7 2 (0.18%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.089%) PMBOK
System Software
1 81 (7.17%) Docker
2 34 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.86%) vSphere
5 18 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.97%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.80%) Xen
7 9 (0.80%) XenServer
8 1 (0.089%) HDFS
8 1 (0.089%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.089%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 63 (5.58%) Puppet
2 58 (5.14%) Ansible
3 53 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.30%) Kubernetes
5 13 (1.15%) Salt
6 9 (0.80%) Packer
6 9 (0.80%) Terraform
7 7 (0.62%) SCCM
8 6 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.44%) Cobbler
10 4 (0.35%) Kibana
11 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.089%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.089%) IBM BigFix
12 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.089%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.089%) Oozie
12 1 (0.089%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.089%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 205 (18.16%) Microsoft
2 76 (6.73%) Oracle
3 49 (4.34%) Facebook
4 38 (3.37%) Google
5 37 (3.28%) VMware
6 28 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 28 (2.48%) Twitter
7 13 (1.15%) Xamarin
8 12 (1.06%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.89%) Tableau
10 9 (0.80%) Aquila
10 9 (0.80%) Cloudera
10 9 (0.80%) WorldPay
11 8 (0.71%) SAP
12 6 (0.53%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.44%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.44%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.35%) Cognizant
14 4 (0.35%) DevExpress