Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 23 23 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 3,150 5,870 7,394
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.78% 8.29% 8.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.58% 9.09% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,076 4,902 6,544
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £71,250
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 32,888 64,569 76,911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.62% 91.23% 91.95%
Number of salaries quoted 26,224 51,454 60,789
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,840 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.89% +1.87% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +7 974 £55,000 +6.80% 149
North of England -11 618 £47,500 -1.04% 186
South West +7 585 £50,000 - 106
Midlands 0 392 £52,500 +7.14% 95
Yorkshire -9 304 £47,500 -1.04% 75
Scotland +9 247 £47,500 -5.00% 61
West Midlands +7 241 £55,000 +10.00% 58
North West -31 238 £47,500 -5.00% 98
East of England -5 204 £60,000 +4.35% 74
East Midlands +2 151 £47,500 +5.56% 37
Wales -2 101 £47,500 +5.56% 28
North East +13 76 £55,000 +22.22% 13
Northern Ireland +2 35 £42,500 -29.17% 18
Scrum
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 2,808 (89.14%) Agile Software Development
2 971 (30.83%) JavaScript
3 941 (29.87%) DevOps
4 920 (29.21%) C#
5 825 (26.19%) Azure
6 817 (25.94%) .NET
7 731 (23.21%) Java
8 699 (22.19%) SQL
9 689 (21.87%) AWS
10 607 (19.27%) Git (software)
11 602 (19.11%) HTML
12 593 (18.83%) Docker
13 586 (18.60%) CSS
14 550 (17.46%) Test Automation
15 548 (17.40%) Kanban
16 537 (17.05%) Microservices
17 524 (16.63%) Software Engineering
18 517 (16.41%) TDD
19 476 (15.11%) AngularJS
20 447 (14.19%) SQL Server
21 444 (14.10%) Finance
22 427 (13.56%) JIRA
23 419 (13.30%) Linux
24 417 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
25 403 (12.79%) Kubernetes
26 378 (12.00%) Microsoft
27 376 (11.94%) React
28 363 (11.52%) Mentoring
29 349 (11.08%) MVC
30 342 (10.86%) .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
1 211 (6.70%) Confluence
2 63 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 33 (1.05%) NServiceBus
5 31 (0.98%) CMS
6 27 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 21 (0.67%) JBoss
7 21 (0.67%) OpenStack
7 21 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 19 (0.60%) Umbraco
9 17 (0.54%) Apache
10 16 (0.51%) IIS
11 13 (0.41%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.38%) Mule
12 12 (0.38%) Mule ESB
12 12 (0.38%) Red Hat Fuse
13 11 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.35%) nginx
14 10 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.16%) InVision
6 4 (0.13%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.095%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.095%) Figma
7 3 (0.095%) Sketch
8 2 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.063%) Simulink
9 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.032%) Marvel
9 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.095%) Magento
5 3 (0.095%) Maximo
6 2 (0.063%) Odoo
6 2 (0.063%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.032%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.032%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.032%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 825 (26.19%) Azure
2 689 (21.87%) AWS
3 279 (8.86%) SaaS
4 150 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 142 (4.51%) GCP
6 98 (3.11%) PaaS
7 89 (2.83%) Serverless
8 86 (2.73%) GitHub
9 56 (1.78%) Power Platform
10 48 (1.52%) IaaS
11 44 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
12 32 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
13 26 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
14 24 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
15 23 (0.73%) Office 365
16 22 (0.70%) npm
17 19 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
17 19 (0.60%) Azure Functions
18 16 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.46%) Skype
2 38 (1.21%) Firewall
3 32 (1.02%) HTTP
4 24 (0.76%) VPN
5 21 (0.67%) VLAN
6 20 (0.63%) IPv4
7 19 (0.60%) OSPF
8 17 (0.54%) DNS
8 17 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.41%) Internet
9 13 (0.41%) LAN
9 13 (0.41%) WAN
10 12 (0.38%) Network Security
11 10 (0.32%) Wireshark
12 9 (0.29%) Bluetooth
12 9 (0.29%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.25%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.19%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 180 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 174 (5.52%) MySQL
4 173 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 156 (4.95%) NoSQL
6 122 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
7 96 (3.05%) Big Data
8 82 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 56 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 47 (1.49%) Power BI
11 45 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
12 39 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 29 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 28 (0.89%) Data Lake
15 27 (0.86%) BigQuery
16 26 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 21 (0.67%) RDBMS
19 20 (0.63%) Redis
19 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 607 (19.27%) Git (software)
2 427 (13.56%) JIRA
3 257 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 214 (6.79%) Selenium
5 89 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 86 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 83 (2.63%) Cucumber
8 75 (2.38%) SpecFlow
9 69 (2.19%) Maven
10 68 (2.16%) TeamCity
11 64 (2.03%) JUnit
12 62 (1.97%) Bitbucket
13 48 (1.52%) NUnit
14 46 (1.46%) JMeter
15 43 (1.37%) Subversion
16 41 (1.30%) WebDriver
17 40 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
18 37 (1.17%) IntelliJ
19 36 (1.14%) GitLab
19 36 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 444 (14.10%) Finance
2 226 (7.17%) Public Sector
3 162 (5.14%) Marketing
4 90 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 80 (2.54%) Games
6 76 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 73 (2.32%) Electronics
8 64 (2.03%) Retail
9 63 (2.00%) Law
10 45 (1.43%) Banking
11 32 (1.02%) Legal
12 22 (0.70%) Back Office
12 22 (0.70%) Publishing
13 21 (0.67%) Automotive
14 12 (0.38%) German Language
15 11 (0.35%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.35%) Billing
16 10 (0.32%) Advertising
17 9 (0.29%) Local Government
18 8 (0.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1,329 (42.19%) Developer
2 303 (9.62%) .NET Developer
3 292 (9.27%) Senior Developer
4 253 (8.03%) Software Developer
4 253 (8.03%) Software Engineer
5 249 (7.90%) Java Developer
6 218 (6.92%) C# Developer
7 209 (6.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 178 (5.65%) Analyst
9 164 (5.21%) Scrum Master
10 147 (4.67%) AWS Engineer
10 147 (4.67%) Lead Developer
11 144 (4.57%) AWS DevOps
12 140 (4.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 132 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
14 117 (3.71%) Product Owner
15 116 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 104 (3.30%) Project Manager
17 100 (3.17%) Business Analyst
18 98 (3.11%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 817 (25.94%) .NET
2 602 (19.11%) HTML
3 586 (18.60%) CSS
4 476 (15.11%) AngularJS
5 376 (11.94%) React
6 342 (10.86%) .NET Core
7 307 (9.75%) ASP.NET
8 300 (9.52%) RESTful
9 265 (8.41%) REST
10 237 (7.52%) .NET Framework
11 236 (7.49%) Node.js
12 226 (7.17%) Spring
13 210 (6.67%) Web Services
14 202 (6.41%) HTML5
15 166 (5.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 166 (5.27%) Vue.js
16 152 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
17 137 (4.35%) JSON
18 129 (4.10%) jQuery
19 118 (3.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 260 (8.25%) User Experience
2 192 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 162 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 110 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
5 93 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 89 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 83 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
8 80 (2.54%) Algorithms
9 69 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 34 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 33 (1.05%) N-Tier
12 30 (0.95%) Cloud Native
13 20 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.57%) e-Learning
15 17 (0.54%) Cyberattack
15 17 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
16 15 (0.48%) NHS
17 14 (0.44%) Data Centre
17 14 (0.44%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 419 (13.30%) Linux
2 237 (7.52%) Windows
3 98 (3.11%) Apple iOS
4 96 (3.05%) Android
5 56 (1.78%) Unix
6 37 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.79%) CentOS
9 12 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.25%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.13%) Debian
11 4 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.063%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.063%) VMS
13 1 (0.032%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.032%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,808 (89.14%) Agile Software Development
2 941 (29.87%) DevOps
3 550 (17.46%) Test Automation
4 548 (17.40%) Kanban
5 537 (17.05%) Microservices
6 524 (16.63%) Software Engineering
7 517 (16.41%) TDD
8 417 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
9 363 (11.52%) Mentoring
10 349 (11.08%) MVC
11 315 (10.00%) SDLC
12 292 (9.27%) BDD
13 268 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
14 239 (7.59%) Unit Testing
15 233 (7.40%) Migration
16 219 (6.95%) Project Management
17 215 (6.83%) User Stories
18 196 (6.22%) Continuous Improvement
19 195 (6.19%) Coaching
20 186 (5.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 971 (30.83%) JavaScript
2 920 (29.21%) C#
3 731 (23.21%) Java
4 699 (22.19%) SQL
5 330 (10.48%) TypeScript
6 300 (9.52%) Python
7 191 (6.06%) C++
8 139 (4.41%) T-SQL
9 132 (4.19%) PHP
10 117 (3.71%) C
11 94 (2.98%) Java 8
12 73 (2.32%) PowerShell
13 67 (2.13%) Bash Shell
14 61 (1.94%) Scala
15 47 (1.49%) Go
16 44 (1.40%) ES6
17 36 (1.14%) Ruby
18 26 (0.83%) VB.NET
19 25 (0.79%) R
20 20 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 324 (10.29%) Degree
2 205 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 134 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 57 (1.81%) ISTQB
5 49 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 44 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.05%) ISEB
8 21 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.54%) CFA
9 17 (0.54%) CSPO
10 15 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.44%) CISSP
12 13 (0.41%) PhD
13 12 (0.38%) AWS Certification
13 12 (0.38%) PMI Certification
14 9 (0.29%) CCNP
14 9 (0.29%) GIAC
14 9 (0.29%) RHCE
15 8 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (9.65%) QA
2 20 (0.63%) SLA
3 11 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.32%) PMBOK
4 10 (0.32%) PMO
5 9 (0.29%) GDPR
6 7 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.16%) NIST
8 3 (0.095%) WCAG
9 2 (0.063%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.032%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.032%) JTAG
10 1 (0.032%) MISRA
10 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 593 (18.83%) Docker
2 71 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.35%) VirtualBox
5 11 (0.35%) vSphere
6 10 (0.32%) NDS
7 9 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 7 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.16%) Firmware
10 4 (0.13%) Ceph
10 4 (0.13%) Varnish
10 4 (0.13%) Xen
11 2 (0.063%) HDFS
11 2 (0.063%) LXC
12 1 (0.032%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 403 (12.79%) Kubernetes
2 280 (8.89%) Terraform
3 171 (5.43%) Puppet
4 166 (5.27%) Opscode Chef
5 143 (4.54%) Ansible
6 22 (0.70%) Packer
7 13 (0.41%) Rancher
8 9 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 9 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.25%) MIIS
9 8 (0.25%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.19%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.19%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.16%) Grafana
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (0.16%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 4 (0.13%) Proxmox
14 2 (0.063%) vRealize
Vendors
1 378 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 123 (3.90%) Oracle
3 107 (3.40%) Google
4 90 (2.86%) VMware
5 77 (2.44%) Atlassian
6 76 (2.41%) SAP
7 53 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (1.17%) IBM
9 35 (1.11%) Ceridian
10 34 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 25 (0.79%) Xamarin
12 21 (0.67%) Cadence
13 20 (0.63%) Splunk
14 19 (0.60%) Zend
15 17 (0.54%) Apple
16 16 (0.51%) Cisco
17 14 (0.44%) Sitecore
17 14 (0.44%) Talend
17 14 (0.44%) WSO2
18 12 (0.38%) ForgeRock