Period
to 23 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
England > North West
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 26 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 -16
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 372 577 746
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.44% 7.75% 7.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.94% 8.40% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 289 462 569
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £34,600
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,375 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 5,361 6,870 9,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.77% 92.29% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,385 5,495 7,255
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,151 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.37% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 -2 263 £50,000 -4.76% 77
Cheshire -14 48 £45,000 - 11
Lancashire +21 45 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Merseyside +6 12 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Cumbria +10 2 - - 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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.

1 323 (86.83%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (41.13%) DevOps
3 128 (34.41%) JavaScript
4 110 (29.57%) AWS
5 92 (24.73%) Docker
6 82 (22.04%) Azure
7 77 (20.70%) Linux
8 72 (19.35%) SQL
9 69 (18.55%) Java
10 68 (18.28%) Git (software)
11 66 (17.74%) Kanban
12 65 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (17.47%) Terraform
13 64 (17.20%) Test Automation
14 63 (16.94%) JIRA
15 61 (16.40%) TDD
16 60 (16.13%) HTML
17 57 (15.32%) C#
17 57 (15.32%) CSS
18 56 (15.05%) .NET
19 54 (14.52%) SDLC
20 53 (14.25%) Microservices
20 53 (14.25%) Microsoft
20 53 (14.25%) Deployment Automation
21 48 (12.90%) SQL Server
21 48 (12.90%) Software Engineering
22 46 (12.37%) Kubernetes
22 46 (12.37%) Confluence
23 45 (12.10%) Mobile App
23 45 (12.10%) Finance

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 46 (12.37%) Confluence
2 18 (4.84%) CMS
3 11 (2.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (2.15%) Drupal
4 8 (2.15%) Kentico
4 8 (2.15%) Umbraco
5 7 (1.88%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.61%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.08%) Mendix
8 4 (1.08%) nginx
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.54%) Apache
9 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) IIS
10 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.54%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.27%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 110 (29.57%) AWS
2 82 (22.04%) Azure
3 28 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (4.57%) SaaS
4 17 (4.57%) Serverless
5 10 (2.69%) Azure Service Fabric
5 10 (2.69%) GCP
6 7 (1.88%) PaaS
6 7 (1.88%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.61%) Algolia
8 5 (1.34%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.08%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.08%) Boomi
9 4 (1.08%) Power Automate
9 4 (1.08%) PowerApps
9 4 (1.08%) Trello
10 3 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.30%) Firewall
2 15 (4.03%) IPv4
2 15 (4.03%) OSPF
2 15 (4.03%) VLAN
2 15 (4.03%) VPN
3 6 (1.61%) Ethernet
3 6 (1.61%) Modbus
3 6 (1.61%) RS-422
4 5 (1.34%) Internet
5 2 (0.54%) HTTP
5 2 (0.54%) SSH
6 1 (0.27%) DNS
6 1 (0.27%) SSL
6 1 (0.27%) WAN
6 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.11%) MySQL
3 17 (4.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (4.30%) Big Data
5 10 (2.69%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.61%) Data Lake
7 6 (1.61%) Endeca
7 6 (1.61%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.81%) Power BI
10 3 (0.81%) Tableau
11 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.54%) Impala
11 2 (0.54%) Riak
11 2 (0.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 68 (18.28%) Git (software)
2 63 (16.94%) JIRA
3 33 (8.87%) Jenkins
4 22 (5.91%) Visual Studio
5 19 (5.11%) Cucumber
6 16 (4.30%) Subversion
7 15 (4.03%) MSTest
7 15 (4.03%) Selenium
8 13 (3.49%) Gradle
9 12 (3.23%) IntelliJ
9 12 (3.23%) JMeter
9 12 (3.23%) Vagrant
10 10 (2.69%) Katalon Studio
10 10 (2.69%) Postman
11 9 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.15%) git-flow
13 7 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.61%) TeamCity
15 4 (1.08%) GitLab
15 4 (1.08%) SoapUI
General
1 45 (12.10%) Finance
2 25 (6.72%) Retail
3 17 (4.57%) Games
4 15 (4.03%) Marketing
5 11 (2.96%) Law
6 10 (2.69%) Legal
6 10 (2.69%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.15%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.88%) Electronics
9 6 (1.61%) Automotive
10 5 (1.34%) French Language
10 5 (1.34%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.54%) Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.54%) Local Government
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 147 (39.52%) Developer
2 35 (9.41%) .NET Developer
3 33 (8.87%) Java Developer
4 32 (8.60%) PHP Developer
5 28 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (7.26%) AWS Engineer
7 25 (6.72%) AWS DevOps
7 25 (6.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 23 (6.18%) Analyst
9 20 (5.38%) Senior Developer
10 19 (5.11%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 19 (5.11%) Project Manager
10 19 (5.11%) React Developer
11 18 (4.84%) Lead Developer
11 18 (4.84%) Software Engineer
12 17 (4.57%) Scrum Master
13 15 (4.03%) Lead Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
13 15 (4.03%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.13%) HTML
2 57 (15.32%) CSS
3 56 (15.05%) .NET
4 34 (9.14%) .NET Core
5 32 (8.60%) AngularJS
6 31 (8.33%) Laravel
7 30 (8.06%) HTML5
8 29 (7.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 29 (7.80%) React
9 27 (7.26%) .NET Framework
9 27 (7.26%) RESTful
9 27 (7.26%) Web Services
10 24 (6.45%) CSS3
11 19 (5.11%) jQuery
11 19 (5.11%) Node.js
12 18 (4.84%) React Native
12 18 (4.84%) REST
12 18 (4.84%) Vue.js
13 12 (3.23%) OpenJDK
14 11 (2.96%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.10%) Mobile App
2 28 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.26%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (6.45%) User Experience
5 17 (4.57%) Public Cloud
6 15 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.23%) e-Learning
8 8 (2.15%) Cyberattack
9 5 (1.34%) iPad
10 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.08%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (0.81%) FMCG
11 3 (0.81%) Life Science
11 3 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.54%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.54%) Motion Graphics
12 2 (0.54%) Photography
13 1 (0.27%) CMDB
13 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (20.70%) Linux
2 22 (5.91%) Unix
3 14 (3.76%) Android
3 14 (3.76%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.42%) Windows
5 6 (1.61%) CentOS
5 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (86.83%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (41.13%) DevOps
3 66 (17.74%) Kanban
4 65 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (17.20%) Test Automation
6 61 (16.40%) TDD
7 54 (14.52%) SDLC
8 53 (14.25%) Deployment Automation
8 53 (14.25%) Microservices
9 48 (12.90%) Software Engineering
10 42 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (11.02%) MVC
12 35 (9.41%) Migration
13 34 (9.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 34 (9.14%) Software Testing
14 32 (8.60%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 30 (8.06%) Coaching
15 30 (8.06%) Machine Learning
15 30 (8.06%) SOLID
16 29 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 128 (34.41%) JavaScript
2 72 (19.35%) SQL
3 69 (18.55%) Java
4 57 (15.32%) C#
5 41 (11.02%) Python
6 39 (10.48%) PHP
7 28 (7.53%) C
8 25 (6.72%) PowerShell
9 20 (5.38%) C++
10 15 (4.03%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.03%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.76%) Groovy
11 14 (3.76%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.15%) Go
13 7 (1.88%) Java 8
14 5 (1.34%) VBScript
15 3 (0.81%) COBOL
15 3 (0.81%) ES6
15 3 (0.81%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.03%) GIAC
2 15 (4.03%) RHCE
3 14 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.49%) Degree
5 8 (2.15%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.81%) CSPO
7 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.27%) CCIE
9 1 (0.27%) CCIE Data Center
9 1 (0.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.27%) MCAD
9 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.60%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 92 (24.73%) Docker
2 15 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
2 15 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 65 (17.47%) Terraform
2 46 (12.37%) Kubernetes
3 39 (10.48%) Puppet
4 38 (10.22%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (9.68%) Ansible
6 27 (7.26%) Packer
7 1 (0.27%) Grafana
7 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 53 (14.25%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.53%) Oracle
3 21 (5.65%) Red Hat
4 16 (4.30%) VMware
5 15 (4.03%) Atlassian
6 12 (3.23%) Aquila
6 12 (3.23%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.34%) Instagram
7 5 (1.34%) MKS
7 5 (1.34%) SAP
7 5 (1.34%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.08%) Dell
9 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.54%) Adobe
10 2 (0.54%) ATG
10 2 (0.54%) Google
10 2 (0.54%) hybris
10 2 (0.54%) Informatica
10 2 (0.54%) PayPal
10 2 (0.54%) Talend