Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 28 18
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 717 837 1,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.45% 8.06% 10.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.17% 8.81% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 582 696 1,062
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,900 £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 7,821 9,505 11,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.21% 91.50% 92.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6,190 7,634 9,463
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,975 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +2 483 £52,500 +5.00% 121
Cheshire +12 180 £42,500 -15.00% 45
Lancashire -1 34 £39,850 -27.55% 19
Merseyside -11 15 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Cumbria - 2 £37,500 - 2
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 647 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (34.59%) C#
3 224 (31.24%) .NET
4 206 (28.73%) Java
5 199 (27.75%) SQL
6 198 (27.62%) JavaScript
7 170 (23.71%) Kanban
8 160 (22.32%) Test Automation
9 147 (20.50%) Finance
10 145 (20.22%) DevOps
11 144 (20.08%) AngularJS
11 144 (20.08%) HTML
12 140 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
13 138 (19.25%) TDD
14 125 (17.43%) Azure
15 117 (16.32%) JIRA
16 114 (15.90%) Selenium
16 114 (15.90%) BDD
16 114 (15.90%) MVC
17 111 (15.48%) CSS
18 110 (15.34%) AWS
19 105 (14.64%) SQL Server
20 102 (14.23%) Software Engineering
21 99 (13.81%) Microservices
22 96 (13.39%) Degree
23 95 (13.25%) QA
23 95 (13.25%) REST
24 92 (12.83%) Jenkins
24 92 (12.83%) ASP.NET
25 88 (12.27%) React

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 60 (8.37%) Confluence
2 12 (1.67%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.84%) CMS
5 6 (0.84%) EPiServer
6 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.56%) Apache
7 4 (0.56%) nginx
8 3 (0.42%) IIS
8 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.28%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.14%) Jetty
10 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.98%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.42%) Figma
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.28%) InDesign
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) Sketch
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.63%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.42%) Magento
6 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.28%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 125 (17.43%) Azure
2 110 (15.34%) AWS
3 45 (6.28%) GitHub
4 31 (4.32%) GCP
5 27 (3.77%) SaaS
6 26 (3.63%) Power Platform
7 22 (3.07%) Serverless
8 21 (2.93%) Trello
9 17 (2.37%) PaaS
10 16 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.26%) IaaS
12 8 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.98%) Office 365
14 6 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.56%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.56%) G Suite
16 3 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.95%) HTTP
2 8 (1.12%) SSL
3 7 (0.98%) Internet
4 6 (0.84%) Bluetooth
4 6 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.56%) Firewall
6 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.14%) DHCP
7 1 (0.14%) DNS
7 1 (0.14%) Hyperconnected
7 1 (0.14%) Intranet
7 1 (0.14%) RTMP
7 1 (0.14%) Skype
7 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.25%) NoSQL
3 51 (7.11%) MongoDB
4 40 (5.58%) Relational Database
5 33 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (4.04%) RDBMS
8 26 (3.63%) Power BI
9 24 (3.35%) MySQL
10 23 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (3.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 17 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
14 14 (1.95%) Big Data
15 12 (1.67%) Hadoop
16 11 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
17 9 (1.26%) Apache Hive
17 9 (1.26%) Impala
17 9 (1.26%) Sqoop
17 9 (1.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 117 (16.32%) JIRA
2 114 (15.90%) Selenium
3 92 (12.83%) Jenkins
4 59 (8.23%) WebDriver
5 58 (8.09%) Cucumber
6 56 (7.81%) Git (software)
6 56 (7.81%) Maven
7 51 (7.11%) Hudson
8 48 (6.69%) Bitbucket
9 47 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (6.42%) JUnit
11 37 (5.16%) NUnit
12 33 (4.60%) SpecFlow
12 33 (4.60%) TestNG
13 28 (3.91%) SoapUI
14 24 (3.35%) Visual Studio
15 17 (2.37%) Appium
16 16 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
17 12 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
18 9 (1.26%) REST Assured
General
1 147 (20.50%) Finance
2 73 (10.18%) Banking
3 26 (3.63%) Retail
4 20 (2.79%) Public Sector
5 14 (1.95%) Law
6 13 (1.81%) Games
6 13 (1.81%) Legal
7 12 (1.67%) Marketing
8 10 (1.39%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.98%) Back Office
10 6 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.70%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.56%) Publishing
13 3 (0.42%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Automotive
14 2 (0.28%) French Language
14 2 (0.28%) German Language
14 2 (0.28%) Social Science
15 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (34.31%) Developer
2 84 (11.72%) Analyst
3 54 (7.53%) Senior Developer
4 49 (6.83%) .NET Developer
4 49 (6.83%) Software Engineer
5 45 (6.28%) Software Developer
6 39 (5.44%) Business Analyst
7 34 (4.74%) C# Developer
8 33 (4.60%) Automation Engineer
9 31 (4.32%) Test Analyst
10 30 (4.18%) Java Developer
11 29 (4.04%) Project Manager
11 29 (4.04%) QA Engineer
11 29 (4.04%) Tester
12 26 (3.63%) Scrum Master
13 25 (3.49%) Product Owner
14 23 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
16 21 (2.93%) Agile Project Manager
16 21 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (31.24%) .NET
2 144 (20.08%) AngularJS
2 144 (20.08%) HTML
3 111 (15.48%) CSS
4 95 (13.25%) REST
5 92 (12.83%) ASP.NET
6 88 (12.27%) React
7 85 (11.85%) Web Services
8 79 (11.02%) SOAP
9 63 (8.79%) RESTful
10 61 (8.51%) XML
11 59 (8.23%) Node.js
12 58 (8.09%) .NET Core
13 51 (7.11%) HTML5
14 47 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
15 45 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (5.72%) jQuery
17 38 (5.30%) CSS3
17 38 (5.30%) JSON
18 36 (5.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.51%) User Experience
2 47 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 40 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.09%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (1.53%) PMI
6 9 (1.26%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.26%) Cloud Native
6 9 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.84%) Animation
8 6 (0.84%) Blog
8 6 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 6 (0.84%) Private Cloud
8 6 (0.84%) Robotics
9 3 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.42%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (3.91%) Android
1 28 (3.91%) Apple iOS
2 24 (3.35%) Linux
3 22 (3.07%) Windows
4 12 (1.67%) Unix
5 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.84%) watchOS
6 5 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.56%) CentOS
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (90.24%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (23.71%) Kanban
3 160 (22.32%) Test Automation
4 145 (20.22%) DevOps
5 140 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
6 138 (19.25%) TDD
7 114 (15.90%) BDD
7 114 (15.90%) MVC
8 102 (14.23%) Software Engineering
9 99 (13.81%) Microservices
10 84 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 81 (11.30%) SDLC
12 78 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
13 71 (9.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 70 (9.76%) Coaching
15 69 (9.62%) Computer Science
15 69 (9.62%) Mentoring
16 65 (9.07%) Software Delivery
17 57 (7.95%) OO
18 56 (7.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 248 (34.59%) C#
2 206 (28.73%) Java
3 199 (27.75%) SQL
4 198 (27.62%) JavaScript
5 49 (6.83%) Python
6 35 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 32 (4.46%) T-SQL
8 28 (3.91%) TypeScript
9 23 (3.21%) Ruby
10 18 (2.51%) C++
10 18 (2.51%) VBScript
11 16 (2.23%) Scala
12 12 (1.67%) PHP
13 11 (1.53%) C
13 11 (1.53%) Groovy
13 11 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.39%) Apex Code
14 10 (1.39%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.26%) R
16 8 (1.12%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 96 (13.39%) Degree
2 24 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.23%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.53%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.84%) ISEB
9 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.56%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.56%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.56%) MCTS
11 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.28%) MCAD
11 2 (0.28%) MCSA
11 2 (0.28%) MCSD
11 2 (0.28%) MCSE
12 1 (0.14%) IIBA
12 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (13.25%) QA
2 13 (1.81%) GDPR
3 4 (0.56%) PMO
4 3 (0.42%) SLA
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) NCSC
6 1 (0.14%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (8.93%) Docker
2 13 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.98%) Varnish
4 4 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.23%) Puppet
2 15 (2.09%) Ansible
3 12 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.67%) Terraform
4 6 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.70%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.28%) Kibana
7 2 (0.28%) Salt
7 2 (0.28%) Scalr
7 2 (0.28%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.14%) Grafana
8 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 68 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (4.32%) Oracle
3 24 (3.35%) WorldPay
4 23 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (3.07%) Google
6 18 (2.51%) FIS
7 15 (2.09%) IBM
8 13 (1.81%) Xamarin
9 12 (1.67%) Cognos
10 11 (1.53%) VMware
11 10 (1.39%) Sage
12 9 (1.26%) Informatica
12 9 (1.26%) Talend
13 8 (1.12%) Tableau
13 8 (1.12%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.98%) Sparx
15 6 (0.84%) Apple
15 6 (0.84%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.84%) Twitter
16 5 (0.70%) Adobe