Period
to 17 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Scaled Agile Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Scaled Agile Framework over the 6 months to 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 360 399 375
Rank change year-on-year +39 -24 +162
Permanent jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 732 723 1,235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.81% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 428 422 586
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £41,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £85,625 £81,250 £82,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £92,500 £103,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +13.64%

Scaled Agile Framework 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83,718 88,864 134,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.81% 92.32% 92.41%
Number of salaries quoted 62,249 71,468 106,530
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Scaled Agile Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Scaled Agile Framework as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the UK

Scaled Agile Framework
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework.

Salary trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the UK

Scaled Agile Framework
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Scaled Agile Framework in the UK

Scaled Agile Framework
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework within the UK over the 6 months to 17 May 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
England +26 658 £65,000 -3.70% 127
UK excluding London +111 503 £60,000 -4.00% 91
London -70 211 £74,000 -1.33% 44
South West +67 186 £60,000 -14.29% 23
South East +80 144 £60,000 -4.00% 27
Work from Home -50 121 £62,500 -3.85% 19
North of England -4 73 £60,000 +9.09% 19
North West +22 47 £53,000 +17.78% 14
Midlands +5 39 £62,500 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +10 30 £62,500 +25.00% 4
Scotland -4 30 £54,250 -9.58% 5
Yorkshire -23 23 £62,500 -3.85% 5
Wales +37 19 £48,900 -11.09% 2
East Midlands 0 8 £57,500 +4.55% 4
Northern Ireland - 8 - - 1
East of England -24 5 £60,000 -7.69% 6
North East - 3 £45,345 -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, IT jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 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 with a requirement for Scaled Agile Framework.

1 707 (96.58%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (68.85%) Scrum
3 355 (48.50%) DevOps
4 269 (36.75%) Azure
5 233 (31.83%) JIRA
6 231 (31.56%) Docker
7 221 (30.19%) Ansible
8 204 (27.87%) Java
9 202 (27.60%) DevSecOps
10 201 (27.46%) Microservices
10 201 (27.46%) Linux
11 198 (27.05%) Confluence
12 194 (26.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 189 (25.82%) AWS
14 180 (24.59%) Machine Learning
15 175 (23.91%) Data Science
16 173 (23.63%) Social Skills
16 173 (23.63%) Software Engineering
17 167 (22.81%) Cyber Intelligence
18 166 (22.68%) Git (software)
19 154 (21.04%) Microsoft
20 153 (20.90%) Python
20 153 (20.90%) VMware
21 151 (20.63%) Degree
22 149 (20.36%) Big Data
23 148 (20.22%) Kanban
24 140 (19.13%) Test Automation
25 138 (18.85%) Jenkins
25 138 (18.85%) SDLC
26 136 (18.58%) Mentoring

Scaled Agile Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 198 (27.05%) Confluence
2 42 (5.74%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (5.05%) Apache Spark
4 27 (3.69%) GemFire
5 21 (2.87%) Apache
6 16 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.23%) NServiceBus
8 8 (1.09%) JBoss
9 7 (0.96%) CMS
9 7 (0.96%) Drupal
10 6 (0.82%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.55%) WildFly
12 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
13 2 (0.27%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.55%) Figma
3 4 (0.55%) GIMP
3 4 (0.55%) Inkscape
3 4 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.41%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.14%) ProductWriter
3 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 269 (36.75%) Azure
2 189 (25.82%) AWS
3 63 (8.61%) GCP
4 52 (7.10%) GitHub
5 42 (5.74%) PaaS
6 31 (4.23%) Serverless
7 29 (3.96%) SaaS
8 24 (3.28%) IaaS
9 15 (2.05%) Microsoft 365
10 9 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (0.96%) Azure Storage
11 7 (0.96%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.68%) Datadog
13 5 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.55%) npm
15 3 (0.41%) Google Workspace
15 3 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 83 (11.34%) IPv4
2 79 (10.79%) Firewall
3 70 (9.56%) VPN
4 69 (9.43%) OSPF
4 69 (9.43%) VLAN
5 25 (3.42%) HTTP
6 20 (2.73%) Internet
7 9 (1.23%) DNS
8 7 (0.96%) Skype
8 7 (0.96%) SSL
9 6 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (0.68%) H.323
11 4 (0.55%) RTP
12 3 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
13 2 (0.27%) DHCP
13 2 (0.27%) FTP
13 2 (0.27%) IPsec
13 2 (0.27%) Network Security
13 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (20.36%) Big Data
2 54 (7.38%) SQL Server
3 39 (5.33%) NoSQL
4 37 (5.05%) Hadoop
5 32 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (3.42%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.28%) MariaDB
8 23 (3.14%) HBase
9 22 (3.01%) Apache Accumulo
9 22 (3.01%) Redis
10 20 (2.73%) MySQL
11 10 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.23%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.82%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.55%) DB2
17 3 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
18 2 (0.27%) MySQL Workbench
Development Applications
1 233 (31.83%) JIRA
2 166 (22.68%) Git (software)
3 138 (18.85%) Jenkins
4 75 (10.25%) Subversion
5 41 (5.60%) Artifactory
6 38 (5.19%) JUnit
7 35 (4.78%) Cucumber
8 29 (3.96%) Cypress.io
8 29 (3.96%) Eclipse
8 29 (3.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 28 (3.83%) Protractor
10 27 (3.69%) Storybook
11 26 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (3.42%) Selenium
13 24 (3.28%) IntelliJ
14 23 (3.14%) Gradle
14 23 (3.14%) TeamCity
15 21 (2.87%) Mockito
16 19 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (2.32%) SonarQube
General
1 173 (23.63%) Social Skills
2 131 (17.90%) Finance
3 101 (13.80%) Legal
4 68 (9.29%) Banking
5 36 (4.92%) Law
6 32 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (4.10%) Influencing Skills
8 28 (3.83%) Local Government
9 25 (3.42%) Public Sector
10 23 (3.14%) Organisational Skills
11 21 (2.87%) Avionics
11 21 (2.87%) Retail
12 18 (2.46%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
14 15 (2.05%) Marketing
14 15 (2.05%) Military
15 13 (1.78%) Documentation Skills
16 12 (1.64%) Manufacturing
17 11 (1.50%) Aerospace
17 11 (1.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 120 (16.39%) Developer
2 90 (12.30%) Architect
3 73 (9.97%) Software Engineer
4 54 (7.38%) Scrum Master
5 51 (6.97%) Solutions Architect
6 41 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (5.05%) Analyst
7 37 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
8 36 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
9 35 (4.78%) Consultant
9 35 (4.78%) Java Developer
10 31 (4.23%) Business Analyst
10 31 (4.23%) Lead Software Engineer
11 29 (3.96%) Senior Developer
12 27 (3.69%) Lead Developer
13 25 (3.42%) .NET Developer
13 25 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
14 23 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.14%) Product Owner
15 22 (3.01%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (14.21%) Kafka
2 93 (12.70%) Web Services
3 79 (10.79%) Spring
4 75 (10.25%) .NET
5 61 (8.33%) Apache NiFi
6 59 (8.06%) AngularJS
6 59 (8.06%) CSS
7 56 (7.65%) React
8 44 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 42 (5.74%) Node.js
10 41 (5.60%) .NET Core
10 41 (5.60%) REST
10 41 (5.60%) RESTful
11 39 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
12 35 (4.78%) HTML
13 34 (4.64%) Redux
14 27 (3.69%) Express
14 27 (3.69%) JSON
14 27 (3.69%) Tailwind CSS
15 24 (3.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.75%) Cyberattack
2 70 (9.56%) User Experience
3 68 (9.29%) Public Cloud
4 42 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 29 (3.96%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.14%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (2.60%) Internet of Things
9 17 (2.32%) Algorithms
10 15 (2.05%) PMI
11 14 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.91%) PKI
12 9 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.82%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.82%) Life Science
14 6 (0.82%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.68%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 201 (27.46%) Linux
2 99 (13.52%) Windows
3 90 (12.30%) CentOS
4 88 (12.02%) Windows Server
5 61 (8.33%) Unix
6 53 (7.24%) Windows Server 2016
7 51 (6.97%) Ubuntu
8 41 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.55%) VMS
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (96.58%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (68.85%) Scrum
3 355 (48.50%) DevOps
4 202 (27.60%) DevSecOps
5 201 (27.46%) Microservices
6 194 (26.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 180 (24.59%) Machine Learning
8 175 (23.91%) Data Science
9 173 (23.63%) Software Engineering
10 167 (22.81%) Cyber Intelligence
11 148 (20.22%) Kanban
12 140 (19.13%) Test Automation
13 138 (18.85%) SDLC
14 136 (18.58%) Mentoring
15 130 (17.76%) Open Source
16 128 (17.49%) ITIL
17 127 (17.35%) Cybersecurity
18 125 (17.08%) Software Testing
19 124 (16.94%) Infrastructure as Code
20 112 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 204 (27.87%) Java
2 153 (20.90%) Python
3 112 (15.30%) PowerShell
4 95 (12.98%) Bash Shell
5 79 (10.79%) C#
6 72 (9.84%) JavaScript
7 68 (9.29%) C
8 54 (7.38%) SQL
9 37 (5.05%) C++
10 24 (3.28%) Groovy
11 23 (3.14%) Shell Script
12 22 (3.01%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.50%) Java 8
14 4 (0.55%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.55%) Perl
15 3 (0.41%) Ruby
16 2 (0.27%) Go
16 2 (0.27%) PHP
17 1 (0.14%) Haskell
17 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 151 (20.63%) Degree
2 83 (11.34%) Security Cleared
3 44 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 35 (4.78%) DV Cleared
5 32 (4.37%) GIAC
5 32 (4.37%) RHCE
6 24 (3.28%) OCP
6 24 (3.28%) Oracle Certification
7 21 (2.87%) PhD
8 16 (2.19%) PMI Certification
8 16 (2.19%) PMP
9 15 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.78%) AWS Certification
11 12 (1.64%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (0.55%) CISM
13 4 (0.55%) CISSP
13 4 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (0.41%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.42%) QA
2 15 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.96%) PMO
4 6 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.68%) GDPR
5 5 (0.68%) NCSC
5 5 (0.68%) WCAG
6 4 (0.55%) NIST
6 4 (0.55%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.41%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.14%) WAI
System Software
1 231 (31.56%) Docker
2 125 (17.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (9.56%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (2.73%) HDFS
5 18 (2.46%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.82%) vSphere
7 5 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 221 (30.19%) Ansible
2 113 (15.44%) Puppet
3 69 (9.43%) Kubernetes
3 69 (9.43%) Terraform
4 45 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (3.14%) Rancher
6 9 (1.23%) vRealize
7 6 (0.82%) PTC Integrity
8 5 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.41%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.27%) Grafana
11 2 (0.27%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 154 (21.04%) Microsoft
2 153 (20.90%) VMware
3 81 (11.07%) Red Hat
4 67 (9.15%) Oracle
5 39 (5.33%) Google
6 28 (3.83%) Okta
7 21 (2.87%) IBM
8 19 (2.60%) Atlassian
8 19 (2.60%) MuleSoft
9 14 (1.91%) Guidewire
9 14 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.78%) Cloudera
11 9 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
11 9 (1.23%) SAP
12 6 (0.82%) Dell
12 6 (0.82%) Pega
12 6 (0.82%) PTC
13 5 (0.68%) CyberArk
13 5 (0.68%) Facebook
13 5 (0.68%) YouTube