Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 16 22
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 693 1,171 1,120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.70% 9.88% 8.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.13% 10.81% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 519 969 942
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £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 9,723 10,836 12,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 94.00% 91.38% 91.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7,364 8,712 9,591
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 -11 502 £50,000 - 103
Cheshire -10 141 £42,500 -15.00% 32
Lancashire -37 31 £43,548 +8.87% 17
Merseyside -26 16 £58,750 +46.88% 4
Cumbria -12 1 - - 1
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 636 (91.77%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (32.90%) C#
3 214 (30.88%) JavaScript
4 210 (30.30%) Kanban
5 192 (27.71%) .NET
6 189 (27.27%) Java
7 187 (26.98%) TDD
8 184 (26.55%) SQL
9 170 (24.53%) HTML
10 162 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
11 160 (23.09%) Test Automation
12 148 (21.36%) Software Engineering
13 139 (20.06%) JIRA
14 135 (19.48%) DevOps
15 128 (18.47%) SDLC
16 127 (18.33%) CSS
17 117 (16.88%) AngularJS
18 113 (16.31%) BDD
19 112 (16.16%) Azure
20 108 (15.58%) REST
21 106 (15.30%) MVC
22 101 (14.57%) QA
23 99 (14.29%) Mentoring
24 98 (14.14%) SQL Server
25 96 (13.85%) Finance
25 96 (13.85%) AWS
26 93 (13.42%) Git (software)
27 91 (13.13%) Degree
27 91 (13.13%) ASP.NET
27 91 (13.13%) Microservices

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 85 (12.27%) Confluence
2 15 (2.16%) Umbraco
3 13 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.15%) CMS
6 7 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.58%) Apache
7 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.29%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.29%) nginx
9 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.29%) WordPress
10 1 (0.14%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.14%) Drupal
10 1 (0.14%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.14%) Kentico
10 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.43%) FileZilla
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Magento
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 112 (16.16%) Azure
2 96 (13.85%) AWS
3 49 (7.07%) SaaS
4 37 (5.34%) GitHub
5 36 (5.19%) GCP
6 35 (5.05%) Serverless
7 31 (4.47%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (2.16%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.73%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (1.30%) Trello
11 5 (0.72%) Kong
11 5 (0.72%) npm
11 5 (0.72%) PaaS
12 4 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.58%) Office 365
13 3 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.73%) HTTP
2 10 (1.44%) Broadband
2 10 (1.44%) Calico
3 5 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (0.58%) FTP
4 4 (0.58%) Skype
5 3 (0.43%) Internet
6 2 (0.29%) DNS
6 2 (0.29%) Intranet
7 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.14%) RS-232
7 1 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.48%) NoSQL
3 36 (5.19%) MySQL
4 33 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 28 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (3.32%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.88%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.73%) Big Data
10 12 (1.73%) Power BI
11 10 (1.44%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.30%) CouchDB
12 9 (1.30%) Neo4j
13 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 139 (20.06%) JIRA
2 93 (13.42%) Git (software)
3 89 (12.84%) Selenium
4 74 (10.68%) Jenkins
5 35 (5.05%) Cucumber
6 32 (4.62%) JUnit
6 32 (4.62%) Subversion
6 32 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (4.47%) SpecFlow
8 28 (4.04%) Maven
8 28 (4.04%) RSpec
9 26 (3.75%) Hudson
10 22 (3.17%) Visual Studio
11 21 (3.03%) WebDriver
12 19 (2.74%) NUnit
13 16 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
14 15 (2.16%) Bitbucket
14 15 (2.16%) Brakeman
14 15 (2.16%) CircleCI
14 15 (2.16%) RuboCop
General
1 96 (13.85%) Finance
2 57 (8.23%) Banking
3 42 (6.06%) Retail
4 15 (2.16%) Marketing
5 12 (1.73%) Games
6 10 (1.44%) Back Office
7 7 (1.01%) Public Sector
7 7 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.87%) Automotive
8 6 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Legal
10 3 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.43%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 278 (40.12%) Developer
2 67 (9.67%) Software Engineer
3 65 (9.38%) Senior Developer
4 62 (8.95%) C# Developer
5 58 (8.37%) Analyst
6 44 (6.35%) .NET Developer
7 40 (5.77%) Software Developer
8 37 (5.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 36 (5.19%) Java Developer
10 35 (5.05%) Business Analyst
11 30 (4.33%) QA Engineer
12 29 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
13 27 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
14 25 (3.61%) Quality Engineer
15 23 (3.32%) Scrum Master
16 22 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
17 21 (3.03%) Project Manager
18 20 (2.89%) Test Analyst
19 19 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
20 18 (2.60%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (27.71%) .NET
2 170 (24.53%) HTML
3 127 (18.33%) CSS
4 117 (16.88%) AngularJS
5 108 (15.58%) REST
6 91 (13.13%) ASP.NET
7 84 (12.12%) React
7 84 (12.12%) XML
8 77 (11.11%) Web Services
9 76 (10.97%) jQuery
10 69 (9.96%) SOAP
11 64 (9.24%) Node.js
12 58 (8.37%) RESTful
13 54 (7.79%) .NET Framework
14 43 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 43 (6.20%) WCF
15 41 (5.92%) JSON
16 39 (5.63%) Sass
17 37 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
18 32 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 72 (10.39%) User Experience
2 38 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 23 (3.32%) BBC
7 20 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.02%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.73%) PMI
10 8 (1.15%) Kindle
11 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.01%) Wiki
12 6 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.87%) Renewable Energy
12 6 (0.87%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.72%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.72%) PlayStation
13 5 (0.72%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.72%) Xbox
14 4 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.47%) Android
1 31 (4.47%) Linux
2 23 (3.32%) Windows
3 17 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.44%) CentOS
5 9 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.72%) Unix
7 1 (0.14%) Debian
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (91.77%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (30.30%) Kanban
3 187 (26.98%) TDD
4 162 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
5 160 (23.09%) Test Automation
6 148 (21.36%) Software Engineering
7 135 (19.48%) DevOps
8 128 (18.47%) SDLC
9 113 (16.31%) BDD
10 106 (15.30%) MVC
11 99 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 91 (13.13%) Microservices
13 90 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 89 (12.84%) Coaching
15 84 (12.12%) OO
16 76 (10.97%) Problem-Solving
17 73 (10.53%) Computer Science
18 55 (7.94%) Web Development
19 50 (7.22%) User Stories
20 47 (6.78%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 228 (32.90%) C#
2 214 (30.88%) JavaScript
3 189 (27.27%) Java
4 184 (26.55%) SQL
5 61 (8.80%) Python
6 49 (7.07%) Ruby
7 37 (5.34%) T-SQL
8 30 (4.33%) C++
8 30 (4.33%) PHP
9 28 (4.04%) TypeScript
10 25 (3.61%) Apex Code
11 20 (2.89%) Scala
11 20 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 18 (2.60%) Groovy
13 16 (2.31%) ES6
14 12 (1.73%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.73%) Kotlin
15 11 (1.59%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.59%) C
15 11 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (13.13%) Degree
2 17 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.88%) PMI Certification
4 11 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.72%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.72%) ISEB
7 4 (0.58%) MCSD
7 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.43%) PMP
9 2 (0.29%) APMP
9 2 (0.29%) PhD
9 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) IIBA
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (14.57%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) PMO
2 5 (0.72%) SLA
3 4 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (6.20%) Docker
2 15 (2.16%) Varnish
3 5 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.72%) etcd
3 5 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.74%) Ansible
3 10 (1.44%) Istio
4 5 (0.72%) Consul
4 5 (0.72%) Kibana
4 5 (0.72%) Terraform
5 4 (0.58%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.43%) Grafana
6 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.43%) Puppet
7 2 (0.29%) logstash
7 2 (0.29%) MIIS
8 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 42 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 26 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
3 24 (3.46%) Oracle
4 20 (2.89%) Sage
5 18 (2.60%) Google
6 12 (1.73%) New Relic
6 12 (1.73%) Xamarin
7 11 (1.59%) SAP
8 10 (1.44%) AppDynamics
8 10 (1.44%) Splunk
9 9 (1.30%) Hortonworks
9 9 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.15%) IBM
11 7 (1.01%) Cognos
12 5 (0.72%) CyberArk
13 4 (0.58%) HP
13 4 (0.58%) Progress
13 4 (0.58%) Tableau
14 2 (0.29%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.29%) OpenText