Period
to 14 April 2021

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

Scrum
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 24 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 3,945 5,192 7,004
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.52% 8.22% 8.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.28% 9.02% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,143 4,154 5,509
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,750 £70,000
UK 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 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 42,489 57,541 77,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.78% 91.07% 91.99%
Number of salaries quoted 32,479 46,041 60,577
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 14 April 2021.

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 14 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
South East +4 1,164 £55,000 +4.76% 184
South West +9 856 £50,000 - 129
North of England -7 795 £47,500 -5.00% 208
Midlands +1 481 £52,000 +4.00% 140
North West -11 368 £47,500 -5.00% 106
Yorkshire -12 368 £47,500 -5.00% 81
West Midlands +3 294 £57,500 +15.00% 88
Scotland +8 276 £47,538 +0.08% 81
East of England -7 225 £57,500 +4.55% 73
East Midlands -5 185 £45,000 -4.76% 50
Wales +7 131 £47,500 +5.56% 43
North East +11 58 £50,000 -4.76% 21
Northern Ireland 0 30 £42,500 -15.00% 17
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 14 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 3,524 (89.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,231 (31.20%) DevOps
3 1,230 (31.18%) JavaScript
4 1,129 (28.62%) C#
5 1,128 (28.59%) Azure
6 927 (23.50%) .NET
7 881 (22.33%) AWS
8 862 (21.85%) Java
9 837 (21.22%) SQL
10 812 (20.58%) Docker
11 757 (19.19%) Git (software)
12 732 (18.56%) HTML
13 731 (18.53%) CSS
14 686 (17.39%) TDD
15 658 (16.68%) Software Engineering
16 630 (15.97%) Microservices
17 621 (15.74%) AngularJS
18 610 (15.46%) Finance
19 597 (15.13%) Kanban
20 595 (15.08%) Test Automation
21 592 (15.01%) JIRA
22 576 (14.60%) SQL Server
23 542 (13.74%) Linux
24 503 (12.75%) Kubernetes
25 501 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
26 499 (12.65%) React
27 476 (12.07%) Microsoft
28 455 (11.53%) SDLC
29 442 (11.20%) Mentoring
30 423 (10.72%) .NET Core

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
1 342 (8.67%) Confluence
2 133 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
3 64 (1.62%) CMS
4 41 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 38 (0.96%) Umbraco
6 32 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 32 (0.81%) JBoss
6 32 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 31 (0.79%) NServiceBus
8 28 (0.71%) IIS
8 28 (0.71%) Kentico
8 28 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
8 28 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
9 25 (0.63%) Apache
10 24 (0.61%) OpenStack
11 17 (0.43%) Apache Solr
11 17 (0.43%) nginx
12 15 (0.38%) Mule
12 15 (0.38%) Mule ESB
12 15 (0.38%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 55 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.23%) Figma
6 9 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.20%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.15%) Sketch
9 5 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.10%) Gephi
10 4 (0.10%) InVision
11 3 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.076%) GIMP
11 3 (0.076%) Inkscape
11 3 (0.076%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.076%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.051%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.025%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 15 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.15%) Magento
5 6 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.051%) Maximo
7 2 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.051%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.051%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.025%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.025%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.025%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,128 (28.59%) Azure
2 881 (22.33%) AWS
3 360 (9.13%) SaaS
4 206 (5.22%) GCP
5 175 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 138 (3.50%) PaaS
7 132 (3.35%) Serverless
8 109 (2.76%) GitHub
9 79 (2.00%) Power Platform
10 57 (1.44%) IaaS
11 51 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
12 39 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
13 35 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
14 34 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
15 33 (0.84%) npm
16 30 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
17 29 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
18 27 (0.68%) OpenShift
19 25 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
19 25 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 114 (2.89%) Firewall
2 72 (1.83%) IPv4
3 68 (1.72%) VPN
4 61 (1.55%) VLAN
5 60 (1.52%) OSPF
6 41 (1.04%) Internet
7 39 (0.99%) Skype
8 35 (0.89%) HTTP
9 25 (0.63%) WAN
10 24 (0.61%) DNS
11 22 (0.56%) LAN
12 21 (0.53%) TCP/IP
12 21 (0.53%) Wireshark
13 16 (0.41%) NetScaler
14 15 (0.38%) Network Security
15 14 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (0.35%) DMZ
16 11 (0.28%) SSL
17 10 (0.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 211 (5.35%) MongoDB
2 211 (5.35%) MySQL
3 200 (5.07%) Relational Database
4 174 (4.41%) Big Data
5 160 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
6 159 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 92 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 75 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
9 73 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 73 (1.85%) Power BI
10 47 (1.19%) Redis
11 41 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (1.01%) Cosmos DB
13 35 (0.89%) RDBMS
14 32 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
15 30 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
16 29 (0.74%) SQLPlus
17 28 (0.71%) Tableau
18 27 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 757 (19.19%) Git (software)
2 592 (15.01%) JIRA
3 377 (9.56%) Jenkins
4 188 (4.77%) Selenium
5 152 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 122 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 113 (2.86%) Cucumber
8 106 (2.69%) Maven
9 101 (2.56%) TeamCity
10 88 (2.23%) Subversion
11 83 (2.10%) Bitbucket
11 83 (2.10%) JUnit
12 73 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
13 71 (1.80%) GitLab
14 64 (1.62%) SpecFlow
15 59 (1.50%) IntelliJ
16 55 (1.39%) NUnit
17 53 (1.34%) JMeter
18 52 (1.32%) Gradle
19 42 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 610 (15.46%) Finance
2 281 (7.12%) Public Sector
3 243 (6.16%) Marketing
4 123 (3.12%) Telecoms
5 118 (2.99%) Law
6 108 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 105 (2.66%) Retail
8 104 (2.64%) Electronics
9 103 (2.61%) Games
10 83 (2.10%) Legal
11 74 (1.88%) Banking
12 32 (0.81%) Publishing
13 30 (0.76%) Automotive
13 30 (0.76%) Local Government
14 21 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 19 (0.48%) Billing
16 17 (0.43%) Avionics
16 17 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.41%) Military
18 15 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,582 (40.10%) Developer
2 395 (10.01%) .NET Developer
3 341 (8.64%) Software Engineer
4 318 (8.06%) Senior Developer
5 317 (8.04%) Software Developer
6 300 (7.60%) Java Developer
7 284 (7.20%) C# Developer
8 248 (6.29%) Analyst
9 235 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 188 (4.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 187 (4.74%) Scrum Master
12 177 (4.49%) Lead Developer
13 159 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
14 158 (4.01%) Project Manager
15 152 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
16 151 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 147 (3.73%) Business Analyst
18 140 (3.55%) Product Owner
19 139 (3.52%) AWS DevOps
20 136 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (23.50%) .NET
2 732 (18.56%) HTML
3 731 (18.53%) CSS
4 621 (15.74%) AngularJS
5 499 (12.65%) React
6 423 (10.72%) .NET Core
7 337 (8.54%) ASP.NET
8 335 (8.49%) Node.js
9 320 (8.11%) Web Services
10 299 (7.58%) REST
11 297 (7.53%) Spring
12 292 (7.40%) RESTful
13 271 (6.87%) .NET Framework
14 255 (6.46%) HTML5
15 231 (5.86%) Vue.js
16 210 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
17 173 (4.39%) Spring Boot
18 164 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
19 151 (3.83%) Entity Framework
20 148 (3.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 401 (10.16%) User Experience
2 300 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 218 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 146 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 124 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
6 111 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
7 77 (1.95%) Public Cloud
8 61 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 60 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 58 (1.47%) Cyberattack
11 49 (1.24%) NHS
12 45 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 42 (1.06%) Cloud Native
14 38 (0.96%) N-Tier
15 34 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
16 26 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
16 26 (0.66%) EPoS
17 25 (0.63%) Wiki
18 24 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
18 24 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 542 (13.74%) Linux
2 312 (7.91%) Windows
3 116 (2.94%) Android
4 112 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 95 (2.41%) Windows Server
6 78 (1.98%) Unix
7 77 (1.95%) CentOS
8 50 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 46 (1.17%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.10%) VMS
15 1 (0.025%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.025%) Solaris
15 1 (0.025%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,524 (89.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,231 (31.20%) DevOps
3 686 (17.39%) TDD
4 658 (16.68%) Software Engineering
5 630 (15.97%) Microservices
6 597 (15.13%) Kanban
7 595 (15.08%) Test Automation
8 501 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 455 (11.53%) SDLC
10 442 (11.20%) Mentoring
11 422 (10.70%) MVC
12 353 (8.95%) BDD
13 333 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
14 311 (7.88%) User Stories
15 301 (7.63%) Software Testing
16 293 (7.43%) Project Management
17 285 (7.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 276 (7.00%) Coaching
19 256 (6.49%) Front End Development
20 249 (6.31%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,230 (31.18%) JavaScript
2 1,129 (28.62%) C#
3 862 (21.85%) Java
4 837 (21.22%) SQL
5 404 (10.24%) Python
6 394 (9.99%) TypeScript
7 218 (5.53%) C++
8 177 (4.49%) PHP
9 173 (4.39%) C
10 155 (3.93%) PowerShell
11 141 (3.57%) T-SQL
12 108 (2.74%) Bash Shell
13 84 (2.13%) Java 8
14 64 (1.62%) ES6
15 51 (1.29%) Ruby
16 50 (1.27%) Go
17 44 (1.12%) VB.NET
18 40 (1.01%) Scala
19 30 (0.76%) Groovy
20 28 (0.71%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 387 (9.81%) Degree
2 238 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 155 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 78 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 67 (1.70%) DV Cleared
6 45 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 45 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (0.89%) ISEB
8 28 (0.71%) GIAC
9 24 (0.61%) RHCE
10 23 (0.58%) CSPO
11 20 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (0.51%) PhD
12 19 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
14 17 (0.43%) PMP
15 16 (0.41%) CISSP
16 12 (0.30%) CCNP
17 10 (0.25%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (8.72%) QA
2 32 (0.81%) PMO
3 29 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 25 (0.63%) SLA
5 20 (0.51%) PMBOK
6 12 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.15%) WCAG
8 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.10%) GRC
9 4 (0.10%) MISRA
10 3 (0.076%) GDPR
10 3 (0.076%) NIST
10 3 (0.076%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.051%) COBIT
11 2 (0.051%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.025%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.025%) HL7
12 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.025%) JTAG
System Software
1 812 (20.58%) Docker
2 137 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
4 54 (1.37%) Active Directory
5 22 (0.56%) NDS
6 21 (0.53%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 20 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.51%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.20%) HDFS
9 7 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.18%) vSphere
10 6 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.10%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.051%) Firmware
13 1 (0.025%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 503 (12.75%) Kubernetes
2 341 (8.64%) Terraform
3 282 (7.15%) Ansible
4 237 (6.01%) Puppet
5 180 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.81%) Packer
7 23 (0.58%) Rancher
8 18 (0.46%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 13 (0.33%) Kibana
10 9 (0.23%) Grafana
11 8 (0.20%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.13%) Nagios
13 5 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.13%) vRealize
14 4 (0.10%) Oozie
15 3 (0.076%) HP Quality Center
16 2 (0.051%) CA Single Sign-On
16 2 (0.051%) Nessus
16 2 (0.051%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 476 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 207 (5.25%) Oracle
3 166 (4.21%) VMware
4 123 (3.12%) Google
5 100 (2.53%) SAP
6 68 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 61 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 59 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 39 (0.99%) IBM
10 32 (0.81%) Sitecore
10 32 (0.81%) Splunk
11 26 (0.66%) Xamarin
12 25 (0.63%) Cisco
13 23 (0.58%) ForgeRock
14 22 (0.56%) NetIQ
15 21 (0.53%) ServiceNow
16 20 (0.51%) Twitter
17 19 (0.48%) Adobe
18 17 (0.43%) Telerik
19 16 (0.41%) Fortinet