Period
to 25 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 25 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 2,274 6,417 8,650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.42% 7.93% 9.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.14% 8.65% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,051 5,230 7,726
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 24,878 74,167 86,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 92.07% 91.65% 91.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20,135 57,462 68,875
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the UK excluding London

Scrum
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Scrum in the UK excluding London

Scrum
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Scrum in the UK excluding London

Scrum
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
South East +7 737 £55,000 +4.76% 124
North of England -6 462 £52,500 +10.53% 147
South West +5 434 £52,235 +9.97% 69
Midlands -11 243 £52,500 +14.13% 76
Yorkshire +12 232 £50,000 +10.86% 53
North West -24 184 £53,012 +11.60% 80
East of England -2 154 £55,000 - 65
West Midlands -14 143 £52,000 +9.47% 50
Scotland +4 122 £53,750 +19.18% 25
East Midlands -5 99 £52,500 +16.67% 26
Wales -4 77 £42,500 -5.56% 26
Northern Ireland +22 47 £40,500 -32.50% 9
North East -5 46 £52,500 +16.67% 14
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 2,036 (89.53%) Agile Software Development
2 718 (31.57%) JavaScript
3 714 (31.40%) C#
4 703 (30.91%) .NET
5 655 (28.80%) DevOps
6 590 (25.95%) Azure
7 521 (22.91%) HTML
8 491 (21.59%) SQL
9 473 (20.80%) Java
10 468 (20.58%) CSS
11 447 (19.66%) Software Engineering
12 433 (19.04%) Test Automation
13 432 (19.00%) AWS
14 415 (18.25%) TDD
15 401 (17.63%) Git (software)
16 397 (17.46%) AngularJS
17 391 (17.19%) Microservices
18 378 (16.62%) Kanban
19 356 (15.66%) Finance
20 355 (15.61%) Docker
21 351 (15.44%) Degree
22 336 (14.78%) JIRA
23 331 (14.56%) SQL Server
24 305 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
25 299 (13.15%) Microsoft
26 297 (13.06%) Mentoring
26 297 (13.06%) .NET Core
27 292 (12.84%) React
28 291 (12.80%) MVC
29 279 (12.27%) ASP.NET

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 140 (6.16%) Confluence
2 49 (2.15%) Tomcat
3 37 (1.63%) Apache
4 35 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 25 (1.10%) NServiceBus
7 24 (1.06%) CMS
8 18 (0.79%) IIS
9 15 (0.66%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.53%) WordPress
12 10 (0.44%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.40%) nginx
14 8 (0.35%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.22%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.22%) JBoss
16 4 (0.18%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 33 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.40%) Simulink
4 7 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.26%) Sketch
6 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.18%) InVision
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.13%) Marvel
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.088%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.088%) UXPin
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (0.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (0.35%) BASE24
3 5 (0.22%) Odoo
4 4 (0.18%) Eikon
5 3 (0.13%) Maximo
6 2 (0.088%) Magento
6 2 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.088%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.044%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.044%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.044%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 590 (25.95%) Azure
2 432 (19.00%) AWS
3 169 (7.43%) SaaS
4 93 (4.09%) GCP
5 62 (2.73%) GitHub
6 60 (2.64%) Serverless
7 59 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 38 (1.67%) Power Platform
9 35 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (1.32%) PaaS
11 28 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (1.01%) Amazon S3
14 21 (0.92%) npm
15 19 (0.84%) IaaS
16 16 (0.70%) Slack
17 15 (0.66%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
19 11 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
19 11 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.08%) Skype
2 29 (1.28%) HTTP
3 28 (1.23%) Internet
4 16 (0.70%) VPN
5 10 (0.44%) Firewall
5 10 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.40%) FTP
6 9 (0.40%) SSL
7 8 (0.35%) ATM
8 7 (0.31%) Wireless
9 6 (0.26%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.22%) RS-232
10 5 (0.22%) RS-485
10 5 (0.22%) SMTP
10 5 (0.22%) VLAN
11 4 (0.18%) 3GPP
11 4 (0.18%) Network Security
11 4 (0.18%) OSPF
11 4 (0.18%) RFID
12 3 (0.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 331 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 128 (5.63%) MySQL
3 104 (4.57%) Relational Database
4 101 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 101 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 87 (3.83%) Big Data
6 68 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
8 49 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 39 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 31 (1.36%) Data Lake
12 30 (1.32%) Power BI
13 27 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
14 24 (1.06%) BigQuery
15 23 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 20 (0.88%) Apache Hive
17 17 (0.75%) HBase
17 17 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 401 (17.63%) Git (software)
2 336 (14.78%) JIRA
3 190 (8.36%) Jenkins
4 185 (8.14%) Selenium
5 88 (3.87%) Cucumber
6 67 (2.95%) JUnit
7 66 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 63 (2.77%) Maven
9 53 (2.33%) Bitbucket
10 51 (2.24%) SpecFlow
11 50 (2.20%) Visual Studio
12 44 (1.93%) Subversion
13 43 (1.89%) WebDriver
14 42 (1.85%) Mockito
15 39 (1.72%) JMeter
16 34 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
17 33 (1.45%) TeamCity
17 33 (1.45%) webpack
18 29 (1.28%) NUnit
19 26 (1.14%) Gradle
General
1 356 (15.66%) Finance
2 106 (4.66%) Public Sector
3 76 (3.34%) Marketing
4 66 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 47 (2.07%) Banking
5 47 (2.07%) Retail
6 43 (1.89%) Electronics
7 42 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.58%) Games
9 28 (1.23%) Local Government
10 19 (0.84%) Legal
11 15 (0.66%) Automotive
12 13 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 13 (0.57%) Law
12 13 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.48%) Publishing
14 9 (0.40%) German Language
15 8 (0.35%) Back Office
16 7 (0.31%) Billing
17 5 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 968 (42.57%) Developer
2 225 (9.89%) .NET Developer
3 208 (9.15%) Software Engineer
4 205 (9.01%) Senior Developer
5 159 (6.99%) Software Developer
6 141 (6.20%) C# Developer
7 138 (6.07%) Analyst
8 133 (5.85%) Java Developer
9 131 (5.76%) Scrum Master
10 110 (4.84%) Lead Developer
11 90 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
12 87 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
13 86 (3.78%) Architect
14 85 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
15 84 (3.69%) Product Owner
16 81 (3.56%) Project Manager
17 80 (3.52%) Business Analyst
18 78 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 63 (2.77%) Test Engineer
20 56 (2.46%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 703 (30.91%) .NET
2 521 (22.91%) HTML
3 468 (20.58%) CSS
4 397 (17.46%) AngularJS
5 297 (13.06%) .NET Core
6 292 (12.84%) React
7 279 (12.27%) ASP.NET
8 238 (10.47%) RESTful
9 217 (9.54%) .NET Framework
10 215 (9.45%) REST
11 197 (8.66%) Web Services
12 187 (8.22%) Node.js
13 166 (7.30%) Vue.js
14 161 (7.08%) HTML5
15 141 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 138 (6.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 138 (6.07%) Spring
17 116 (5.10%) jQuery
18 105 (4.62%) JSON
19 101 (4.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 118 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (4.66%) User Experience
3 85 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 85 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 53 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 53 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 51 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 47 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 44 (1.93%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.23%) N-Tier
9 26 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 18 (0.79%) Internet of Things
11 15 (0.66%) Tandem
11 15 (0.66%) Wiki
12 14 (0.62%) Cloud Native
13 13 (0.57%) PMI
14 9 (0.40%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.40%) Robotics
15 8 (0.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 205 (9.01%) Linux
2 117 (5.15%) Windows
3 60 (2.64%) Android
4 57 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 37 (1.63%) Unix
6 33 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.10%) CentOS
8 12 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.35%) VxWorks
9 8 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.18%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.088%) Debian
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,036 (89.53%) Agile Software Development
2 655 (28.80%) DevOps
3 447 (19.66%) Software Engineering
4 433 (19.04%) Test Automation
5 415 (18.25%) TDD
6 391 (17.19%) Microservices
7 378 (16.62%) Kanban
8 305 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
9 297 (13.06%) Mentoring
10 291 (12.80%) MVC
11 263 (11.57%) BDD
12 202 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
13 201 (8.84%) Project Management
13 201 (8.84%) Unit Testing
14 179 (7.87%) Computer Science
15 173 (7.61%) SDLC
16 170 (7.48%) User Stories
17 166 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
18 163 (7.17%) OO
19 143 (6.29%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 718 (31.57%) JavaScript
2 714 (31.40%) C#
3 491 (21.59%) SQL
4 473 (20.80%) Java
5 231 (10.16%) TypeScript
6 188 (8.27%) Python
7 145 (6.38%) C++
8 92 (4.05%) PHP
9 86 (3.78%) C
10 70 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 52 (2.29%) Scala
12 47 (2.07%) Bash Shell
13 44 (1.93%) ES6
14 38 (1.67%) Java 8
15 35 (1.54%) Kotlin
16 31 (1.36%) PowerShell
17 29 (1.28%) Ruby
18 26 (1.14%) R
19 24 (1.06%) Apple Swift
20 18 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 351 (15.44%) Degree
2 203 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 124 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 62 (2.73%) DV Cleared
4 62 (2.73%) ISTQB
5 59 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (1.14%) ISEB
7 18 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 14 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.48%) PMP
11 10 (0.44%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.31%) CISSP
13 7 (0.31%) CSPO
14 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.22%) CFA
15 5 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 4 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
16 4 (0.18%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (7.83%) QA
2 11 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.44%) GDPR
4 8 (0.35%) ISO 8583
4 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.22%) PMO
6 4 (0.18%) NIST
7 3 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.088%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 355 (15.61%) Docker
2 27 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.14%) vSphere
4 23 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 16 (0.70%) NDS
6 15 (0.66%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 14 (0.62%) HDFS
8 11 (0.48%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.26%) Varnish
11 4 (0.18%) Firmware
11 4 (0.18%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.088%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.088%) Ceph
13 2 (0.088%) LXC
13 2 (0.088%) Postfix
13 2 (0.088%) Xen
14 1 (0.044%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 198 (8.71%) Kubernetes
2 134 (5.89%) Terraform
3 102 (4.49%) Ansible
4 51 (2.24%) Puppet
5 48 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.06%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 14 (0.62%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.48%) Kibana
9 8 (0.35%) MIIS
9 8 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 8 (0.35%) Packer
9 8 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 7 (0.31%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.22%) Cobbler
11 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.22%) Mesos
12 4 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.18%) logstash
12 4 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 299 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 96 (4.22%) Google
2 96 (4.22%) Oracle
3 52 (2.29%) SAP
4 44 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
5 43 (1.89%) VMware
6 39 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 37 (1.63%) IBM
8 34 (1.50%) Red Hat
9 31 (1.36%) Zend
10 26 (1.14%) NetIQ
11 23 (1.01%) ForgeRock
12 17 (0.75%) Teradata
13 15 (0.66%) Ceridian
14 14 (0.62%) CA
15 13 (0.57%) Cadence
15 13 (0.57%) Informatica
15 13 (0.57%) Okta
15 13 (0.57%) Sparx
16 12 (0.53%) BiZZdesign