Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 410 680 930
Rank change year-on-year +270 +250 +259
Permanent jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 1,104 548 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.35% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 419 261 216
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +18.81% -25.19% +35.00%

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 138,593 158,261 159,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.70% 91.83% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 109,345 127,075 132,278
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,900 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Scaled Agile Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the UK

Scaled Agile Framework
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework.

Salary trend for Scaled Agile Framework in the UK

Scaled Agile Framework
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Scaled Agile Framework in the UK

Scaled Agile Framework
Top 14 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 15 January 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
England +265 1,078 £62,500 -3.85% 114
London +203 736 £72,500 -3.33% 54
UK excluding London +195 351 £60,000 +18.81% 68
South East +118 179 £62,500 +19.05% 44
East of England +85 78 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North of England +50 53 £66,750 +45.11% 6
North West +35 38 £70,000 +52.17% 2
Midlands +45 20 £46,000 +41.54% 7
West Midlands +42 17 £46,000 +41.54% 5
Yorkshire +42 15 £60,000 -4.00% 2
Scotland -7 9 £36,000 -24.21% 3
South West +3 7 £85,000 +36.00% 2
Wales +5 5 £42,500 +13.33% 5
East Midlands - 3 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 1,090 (98.73%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (48.37%) Scrum
3 470 (42.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 446 (40.40%) Finance
5 404 (36.59%) Problem-Solving
6 365 (33.06%) User Stories
6 365 (33.06%) Degree
7 342 (30.98%) Software Engineering
8 340 (30.80%) Management Information System
9 317 (28.71%) Information Security
10 315 (28.53%) QA
11 290 (26.27%) Banking
12 288 (26.09%) Change Management
13 262 (23.73%) Asset Management
13 262 (23.73%) Portfolio Management
14 261 (23.64%) Computer Science
15 260 (23.55%) Wealth Management
16 255 (23.10%) Test Automation
17 252 (22.83%) C#
18 239 (21.65%) Business Analysis
19 233 (21.11%) Coaching
20 224 (20.29%) Decision-Making
21 221 (20.02%) SQL
22 217 (19.66%) Java
23 205 (18.57%) DevOps
24 200 (18.12%) SQL Server
25 196 (17.75%) Kanban
26 193 (17.48%) Epics
27 186 (16.85%) Games
28 180 (16.30%) Analytical Skills

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 46 (4.17%) Confluence
2 28 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.09%) CMS
5 6 (0.54%) JBoss
6 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.36%) GemFire
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.27%) Apache
8 3 (0.27%) Commerce Server
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 110 (9.96%) Temenos T24
2 85 (7.70%) thinkFolio
3 38 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.36%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 109 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (6.79%) PaaS
4 25 (2.26%) GitHub
5 23 (2.08%) Office 365
6 22 (1.99%) SaaS
7 16 (1.45%) IaaS
8 11 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.00%) Route 53
8 11 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.72%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.72%) Slack
10 7 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 7 (0.63%) npm
10 7 (0.63%) Yammer
11 5 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.36%) Scribe Online
13 3 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.16%) HTTP
2 16 (1.45%) Internet
3 13 (1.18%) Intranet
4 9 (0.82%) Firewall
5 8 (0.72%) Broadband
6 5 (0.45%) Skype
7 3 (0.27%) FTP
7 3 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.27%) SSH
7 3 (0.27%) WebEx
8 1 (0.091%) ATM
8 1 (0.091%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.091%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 72 (6.52%) Big Data
3 61 (5.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (4.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (4.26%) Power BI
7 43 (3.89%) Cosmos DB
8 41 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (3.53%) NoSQL
10 36 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (3.08%) Hadoop
12 28 (2.54%) MySQL
13 18 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
14 15 (1.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.36%) MongoDB
15 14 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (1.00%) Relational Database
17 10 (0.91%) RDBMS
18 8 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 148 (13.41%) JIRA
2 98 (8.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 49 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 49 (4.44%) Visual Studio
5 30 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 29 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (2.08%) HP UFT
8 22 (1.99%) Subversion
9 14 (1.27%) Selenium
10 10 (0.91%) Zephyr
11 8 (0.72%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.72%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.63%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.63%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.63%) Grunt
12 7 (0.63%) Mocha
12 7 (0.63%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.45%) VersionOne
14 4 (0.36%) Gradle
General
1 446 (40.40%) Finance
2 290 (26.27%) Banking
3 186 (16.85%) Games
4 72 (6.52%) Front Office
5 57 (5.16%) Marketing
6 32 (2.90%) German Language
6 32 (2.90%) Private Banking
7 28 (2.54%) Retail
8 25 (2.26%) Back Office
9 24 (2.17%) Legal
10 17 (1.54%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.09%) Automotive
12 7 (0.63%) Billing
12 7 (0.63%) Digital Economy
12 7 (0.63%) Publishing
13 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Law
13 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.091%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 255 (23.10%) Developer
2 225 (20.38%) Analyst
3 188 (17.03%) Business Analyst
4 174 (15.76%) Architect
5 106 (9.60%) Scrum Master
6 93 (8.42%) Java Developer
7 61 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
8 52 (4.71%) Agile Business Analyst
9 44 (3.99%) Agile Coach
10 41 (3.71%) Technical Leader
11 39 (3.53%) Project Manager
11 39 (3.53%) Software Engineer
12 37 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
13 36 (3.26%) Senior Business Analyst
14 34 (3.08%) Lead Architect
15 33 (2.99%) Enterprise Architect
16 31 (2.81%) Principal Developer
17 29 (2.63%) Development Manager
17 29 (2.63%) Full Stack Developer
17 29 (2.63%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (13.95%) .NET
2 150 (13.59%) AngularJS
3 125 (11.32%) HTML
4 120 (10.87%) React
5 109 (9.87%) REST
6 99 (8.97%) Web Services
7 80 (7.25%) HTML5
8 66 (5.98%) SOAP
9 57 (5.16%) Redux
9 57 (5.16%) XML
10 51 (4.62%) Vue.js
11 50 (4.53%) .NET Core
12 48 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 48 (4.35%) JSON
13 42 (3.80%) JMS
14 41 (3.71%) RESTful
15 39 (3.53%) CSS
16 36 (3.26%) Kafka
17 31 (2.81%) Spring
17 31 (2.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 340 (30.80%) Management Information System
2 180 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (9.60%) Fixed Income
4 88 (7.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 85 (7.70%) Equities
6 61 (5.53%) Derivative
6 61 (5.53%) User Experience
7 52 (4.71%) Tandem
8 34 (3.08%) Mobile App
9 32 (2.90%) Fintech
10 31 (2.81%) Robotics
11 29 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (2.36%) Reference Data
13 25 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
14 22 (1.99%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.81%) Cloud Native
16 17 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
17 12 (1.09%) Data Centre
18 11 (1.00%) NHS
19 10 (0.91%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 33 (2.99%) Linux
2 15 (1.36%) Unix
3 11 (1.00%) Windows
4 10 (0.91%) Android
4 10 (0.91%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.091%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,090 (98.73%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (48.37%) Scrum
3 470 (42.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 404 (36.59%) Problem-Solving
5 365 (33.06%) User Stories
6 342 (30.98%) Software Engineering
7 317 (28.71%) Information Security
8 288 (26.09%) Change Management
9 262 (23.73%) Asset Management
9 262 (23.73%) Portfolio Management
10 261 (23.64%) Computer Science
11 260 (23.55%) Wealth Management
12 255 (23.10%) Test Automation
13 239 (21.65%) Business Analysis
14 233 (21.11%) Coaching
15 224 (20.29%) Decision-Making
16 205 (18.57%) DevOps
17 196 (17.75%) Kanban
18 193 (17.48%) Epics
19 176 (15.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (22.83%) C#
2 221 (20.02%) SQL
3 217 (19.66%) Java
4 175 (15.85%) JavaScript
5 45 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 38 (3.44%) T-SQL
7 33 (2.99%) Python
8 30 (2.72%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.08%) BeanShell
10 18 (1.63%) Java 8
11 15 (1.36%) PHP
12 11 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.91%) VB
14 9 (0.82%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.82%) ES6
14 9 (0.82%) Perl
15 8 (0.72%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.63%) VB6
16 7 (0.63%) VBA
17 6 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 365 (33.06%) Degree
2 79 (7.16%) Security Cleared
3 66 (5.98%) SAFe Agilist
4 54 (4.89%) SC Cleared
5 36 (3.26%) ISEB
6 24 (2.17%) CISSP
7 20 (1.81%) CISA
7 20 (1.81%) CISM
7 20 (1.81%) CRISC
8 19 (1.72%) ISTQB
9 17 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 16 (1.45%) PhD
11 15 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.45%) CFA
13 5 (0.45%) CIMA
14 4 (0.36%) IIBA
14 4 (0.36%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.18%) CEH
15 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (28.53%) QA
2 29 (2.63%) GDPR
3 25 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 25 (2.26%) MiFID
4 21 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (1.81%) PMO
6 11 (1.00%) PSD2
7 5 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.45%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.36%) COBIT
8 4 (0.36%) SLA
9 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.091%) P3O
10 1 (0.091%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 39 (3.53%) Docker
2 6 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.091%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 23 (2.08%) HP ALM
2 19 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.36%) Automic
4 11 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.91%) Puppet
6 7 (0.63%) Ansible
7 5 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.45%) Terraform
8 3 (0.27%) Packer
9 2 (0.18%) Ambari
9 2 (0.18%) Salt
10 1 (0.091%) Istio
10 1 (0.091%) Mesos
Vendors
1 156 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 113 (10.24%) Cadence
3 85 (7.70%) Charles River
4 67 (6.07%) Oracle
5 42 (3.80%) Tableau
6 41 (3.71%) Pega
7 37 (3.35%) WorldPay
8 35 (3.17%) Talend
9 29 (2.63%) ServiceNow
9 29 (2.63%) Telerik
10 27 (2.45%) HP
11 13 (1.18%) Atlassian
12 12 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.91%) CA Agile Central
13 10 (0.91%) MuleSoft
14 9 (0.82%) Informatica
15 7 (0.63%) Cognos
16 6 (0.54%) Temenos
17 5 (0.45%) Adobe
17 5 (0.45%) SAP