Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 21 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 1,299 1,130 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.21% 9.16% 7.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.30% 10.14% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,045 1,021 804
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 11,497 11,148 10,705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.34% 90.38% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9,130 9,322 8,902
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +2 916 £50,000 +8.70% 160
Cheshire +11 302 £45,000 +20.00% 40
Merseyside +15 53 £56,250 +40.63% 7
Lancashire +8 18 £35,500 +1.43% 9
Cumbria - 5 £42,500 -
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 1,239 (95.38%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (37.64%) .NET
3 470 (36.18%) C#
4 430 (33.10%) TDD
5 428 (32.95%) Java
6 420 (32.33%) JavaScript
7 393 (30.25%) MVC
8 378 (29.10%) CSS
9 369 (28.41%) HTML
10 355 (27.33%) Finance
11 349 (26.87%) ASP.NET
12 341 (26.25%) SQL
13 337 (25.94%) Continuous Integration
14 332 (25.56%) Software Engineering
15 295 (22.71%) SQL Server
16 287 (22.09%) DevOps
17 284 (21.86%) Kanban
18 250 (19.25%) BDD
19 238 (18.32%) Web Services
20 236 (18.17%) ASP.NET MVC
21 219 (16.86%) AngularJS
22 216 (16.63%) RESTful
23 201 (15.47%) Test Automation
24 195 (15.01%) jQuery
25 183 (14.09%) Linux
26 182 (14.01%) SDLC
27 173 (13.32%) OO
28 171 (13.16%) Microsoft
29 170 (13.09%) HTML5
30 164 (12.63%) Git (software)

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 35 (2.69%) Apache
1 35 (2.69%) CMS
1 35 (2.69%) Confluence
2 25 (1.92%) Apache Solr
2 25 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 22 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.23%) JBoss
6 16 (1.23%) nginx
7 12 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.85%) Apache Pig
8 11 (0.85%) CloudStack
8 11 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.69%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.54%) IIS
11 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (0.62%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.46%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.23%) InVision
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.23%) UXPin
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.62%) Magento
2 8 (0.62%) Shopify
3 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.077%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 134 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (3.31%) OpenShift
4 41 (3.16%) SaaS
5 30 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (2.00%) PaaS
7 25 (1.92%) IaaS
8 18 (1.39%) Office 365
9 16 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 15 (1.15%) GitHub
11 12 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 7 (0.54%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.38%) npm
15 4 (0.31%) Force.com
16 3 (0.23%) Basecamp
17 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
17 2 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 1 (0.077%) BrowserStack
18 1 (0.077%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.08%) HTTP
2 25 (1.92%) Broadband
3 14 (1.08%) SSL
4 10 (0.77%) Internet
5 9 (0.69%) Firewall
6 8 (0.62%) WinSCP
7 4 (0.31%) Network Security
8 3 (0.23%) Intranet
9 2 (0.15%) AMQP
9 2 (0.15%) LDAP
10 1 (0.077%) NAS
10 1 (0.077%) SAN
10 1 (0.077%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (22.71%) SQL Server
2 120 (9.24%) MySQL
3 118 (9.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 80 (6.16%) MongoDB
5 66 (5.08%) NoSQL
6 44 (3.39%) Relational Database
7 40 (3.08%) RavenDB
8 38 (2.93%) Big Data
9 32 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (2.39%) Hadoop
11 22 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.54%) Redis
14 18 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (1.08%) RDBMS
17 13 (1.00%) Apache Hive
18 12 (0.92%) GIS
18 12 (0.92%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 164 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 114 (8.78%) Jenkins
2 114 (8.78%) NUnit
3 108 (8.31%) JIRA
4 105 (8.08%) Selenium
5 82 (6.31%) MSTest
6 72 (5.54%) Cucumber
7 57 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 45 (3.46%) Visual Studio
9 44 (3.39%) TeamCity
10 41 (3.16%) Subversion
11 32 (2.46%) WebDriver
11 32 (2.46%) Xcode
12 29 (2.23%) Maven
13 28 (2.16%) Gradle
14 21 (1.62%) Grunt
14 21 (1.62%) gulp
14 21 (1.62%) SoapUI
15 20 (1.54%) SpecFlow
16 16 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 355 (27.33%) Finance
2 130 (10.01%) Retail
3 99 (7.62%) Banking
4 92 (7.08%) Advertising
5 71 (5.47%) Marketing
6 40 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 38 (2.93%) Telecoms
8 36 (2.77%) Law
9 19 (1.46%) Military
10 18 (1.39%) Legal
11 15 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.92%) Electronics
13 11 (0.85%) Automotive
14 10 (0.77%) Back Office
15 8 (0.62%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.54%) French Language
16 7 (0.54%) German Language
16 7 (0.54%) Japanese Language
16 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 641 (49.35%) Developer
2 279 (21.48%) .NET Developer
3 167 (12.86%) Senior Developer
4 147 (11.32%) C# Developer
5 134 (10.32%) Software Developer
6 132 (10.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 126 (9.70%) Software Engineer
8 102 (7.85%) Java Developer
9 95 (7.31%) ASP.NET Developer
9 95 (7.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 82 (6.31%) .NET Software Developer
11 81 (6.24%) C# Software Developer
12 72 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 70 (5.39%) Analyst
14 69 (5.31%) Senior Software Developer
15 66 (5.08%) Java Engineer
16 57 (4.39%) Senior .NET Developer
17 56 (4.31%) Business Analyst
18 52 (4.00%) .NET Software Engineer
18 52 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 489 (37.64%) .NET
2 378 (29.10%) CSS
3 369 (28.41%) HTML
4 349 (26.87%) ASP.NET
5 238 (18.32%) Web Services
6 236 (18.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 219 (16.86%) AngularJS
8 216 (16.63%) RESTful
9 195 (15.01%) jQuery
10 170 (13.09%) HTML5
11 146 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 143 (11.01%) Spring
13 136 (10.47%) WCF
14 131 (10.08%) XML
15 130 (10.01%) SOAP
16 126 (9.70%) CSS3
17 120 (9.24%) REST
18 118 (9.08%) .NET Framework
19 103 (7.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 100 (7.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 86 (6.62%) User Experience
3 77 (5.93%) Enterprise Software
3 77 (5.93%) Mobile App
4 58 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (4.46%) Fintech
5 47 (3.62%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.08%) iPad
7 13 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
7 13 (1.00%) Social Network
8 12 (0.92%) N-Tier
9 11 (0.85%) PKI
9 11 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 10 (0.77%) PMI
11 9 (0.69%) Graphic Design
12 8 (0.62%) Life Science
12 8 (0.62%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.62%) Wiki
13 7 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 183 (14.09%) Linux
2 119 (9.16%) Windows
3 72 (5.54%) Apple iOS
4 57 (4.39%) Android
5 53 (4.08%) Unix
6 15 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.46%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.31%) CentOS
11 1 (0.077%) Debian
11 1 (0.077%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.077%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,239 (95.38%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (33.10%) TDD
3 393 (30.25%) MVC
4 337 (25.94%) Continuous Integration
5 332 (25.56%) Software Engineering
6 287 (22.09%) DevOps
7 284 (21.86%) Kanban
8 250 (19.25%) BDD
9 201 (15.47%) Test Automation
10 182 (14.01%) SDLC
11 173 (13.32%) OO
12 148 (11.39%) E-Commerce
13 137 (10.55%) Microservices
14 122 (9.39%) Mentoring
15 113 (8.70%) Web Application Development
16 111 (8.55%) Web Development
17 106 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 105 (8.08%) Dependency Injection
19 100 (7.70%) MVVM
20 92 (7.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 470 (36.18%) C#
2 428 (32.95%) Java
3 420 (32.33%) JavaScript
4 341 (26.25%) SQL
5 150 (11.55%) Python
6 131 (10.08%) Ruby
7 121 (9.31%) C
8 120 (9.24%) C++
9 117 (9.01%) PHP
10 82 (6.31%) T-SQL
11 48 (3.70%) VB.NET
12 47 (3.62%) PL/SQL
13 40 (3.08%) TypeScript
14 39 (3.00%) Scala
15 36 (2.77%) Apple Swift
16 34 (2.62%) Objective-C
17 31 (2.39%) VB
18 30 (2.31%) Perl
19 27 (2.08%) Bash Shell
20 26 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (7.93%) Degree
2 62 (4.77%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.46%) DV Cleared
4 29 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 27 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
7 25 (1.92%) ISEB
8 17 (1.31%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.15%) MCSE
9 15 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.85%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.77%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.69%) PMP
13 8 (0.62%) APMG
14 7 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.15%) PgMP
17 1 (0.077%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (10.24%) QA
2 10 (0.77%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 8 (0.62%) PMBOK
4 5 (0.38%) PMO
5 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.077%) GCP
7 1 (0.077%) TickIT
System Software
1 84 (6.47%) Docker
2 29 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.85%) vSphere
4 11 (0.85%) Xen
4 11 (0.85%) XenServer
5 6 (0.46%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.077%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 52 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 50 (3.85%) Puppet
3 45 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.85%) Cobbler
5 22 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 16 (1.23%) Kibana
6 16 (1.23%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.00%) Ansible
8 7 (0.54%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.31%) Terraform
10 3 (0.23%) Oozie
11 2 (0.15%) Packer
11 2 (0.15%) SCCM
12 1 (0.077%) Salt
Vendors
1 171 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 104 (8.01%) Oracle
3 59 (4.54%) Google
4 58 (4.46%) Facebook
5 35 (2.69%) WorldPay
6 29 (2.23%) VMware
7 25 (1.92%) Twitter
7 25 (1.92%) Xamarin
8 23 (1.77%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.54%) EnterpriseDB
10 17 (1.31%) SAP
11 14 (1.08%) Capita
12 11 (0.85%) Adobe
13 9 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.62%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.54%) Apple
15 7 (0.54%) Percona
16 6 (0.46%) Zend
17 5 (0.38%) Cognizant
17 5 (0.38%) Tableau