Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 441 566 804
Rank change year-on-year +125 +238 +355
Permanent jobs citing Scaled Agile Framework 967 822 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.48% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.52% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 490 484 200
UK median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £49,875
90th Percentile £103,750 £87,500 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +21.74%

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 132,276 158,555 158,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 92.00% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 103,739 127,602 128,957
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +121 939 £65,000 -3.70% 17
London +115 570 £75,000 - 6
UK excluding London +84 387 £62,500 -3.85% 12
South East +24 186 £62,500 -3.85% 5
North of England +2 63 £55,000 +22.22%
Midlands +71 47 £46,000 -21.70%
West Midlands +63 43 £46,000 -34.29%
North West +5 43 £72,500 +45.00%
South West +42 38 £50,000 -33.33% 5
East of England +75 32 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Yorkshire +2 20 £55,000 +22.22%
Scotland +23 17 £110,000 +83.33% 1
Wales +12 4 £70,000 +29.63%
East Midlands +10 4 £62,500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 950 (98.24%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (51.50%) Scrum
3 302 (31.23%) Finance
4 275 (28.44%) Degree
5 266 (27.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 257 (26.58%) QA
7 246 (25.44%) Change Management
8 237 (24.51%) Problem-Solving
9 217 (22.44%) Software Engineering
10 214 (22.13%) Management Information System
11 198 (20.48%) Business Analysis
12 197 (20.37%) Information Security
13 196 (20.27%) Coaching
14 193 (19.96%) Asset Management
15 189 (19.54%) Computer Science
16 183 (18.92%) Banking
17 179 (18.51%) User Stories
18 178 (18.41%) Kanban
19 177 (18.30%) Wealth Management
20 165 (17.06%) Java
21 164 (16.96%) DevOps
22 159 (16.44%) Decision-Making
23 156 (16.13%) Portfolio Management
24 154 (15.93%) Test Automation
25 149 (15.41%) JIRA
26 141 (14.58%) Project Management
27 139 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
28 134 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
29 115 (11.89%) Microsoft
30 114 (11.79%) TDD

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 58 (6.00%) Confluence
2 11 (1.14%) CMS
3 9 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.72%) Apache
4 7 (0.72%) Drupal
5 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.41%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.31%) WordPress
8 2 (0.21%) nginx
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.10%) JBoss
9 1 (0.10%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 81 (8.38%) Temenos T24
2 45 (4.65%) thinkFolio
3 23 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.93%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.31%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (3.93%) Serverless
4 30 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (3.10%) PaaS
5 18 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.55%) OpenShift
7 11 (1.14%) Office 365
7 11 (1.14%) SaaS
8 10 (1.03%) GitHub
8 10 (1.03%) Trello
9 8 (0.83%) IaaS
10 7 (0.72%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.72%) Rackspace Cloud
11 6 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.41%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.28%) Internet
2 16 (1.65%) HTTP
3 7 (0.72%) Firewall
4 6 (0.62%) Broadband
4 6 (0.62%) DNS
5 3 (0.31%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.21%) 802.11
6 2 (0.21%) 802.15
6 2 (0.21%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.21%) FTP
6 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.21%) MPLS
6 2 (0.21%) MQTT
6 2 (0.21%) NFC
6 2 (0.21%) SSH
6 2 (0.21%) VPN
6 2 (0.21%) WAN
6 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.21%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.10%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (10.44%) Big Data
2 66 (6.83%) SQL Server
3 42 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 23 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (2.07%) RDBMS
8 14 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (1.34%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.14%) Blockchain
11 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 9 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
12 9 (0.93%) Lumira
12 9 (0.93%) QlikView
12 9 (0.93%) SAP BW
12 9 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 149 (15.41%) JIRA
2 50 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 41 (4.24%) Selenium
4 35 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (3.10%) SoapUI
6 28 (2.90%) Git (software)
7 26 (2.69%) Cucumber
8 21 (2.17%) HP UFT
9 16 (1.65%) SpecFlow
10 13 (1.34%) Subversion
10 13 (1.34%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (1.34%) Zephyr
11 12 (1.24%) JUnit
12 10 (1.03%) Appium
13 8 (0.83%) Maven
13 8 (0.83%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.83%) TestNG
14 7 (0.72%) Hudson
14 7 (0.72%) RSpec
General
1 302 (31.23%) Finance
2 183 (18.92%) Banking
3 108 (11.17%) Games
4 43 (4.45%) Front Office
5 40 (4.14%) Retail
6 27 (2.79%) Automotive
7 26 (2.69%) German Language
7 26 (2.69%) Private Banking
8 22 (2.28%) Marketing
9 19 (1.96%) Local Government
10 13 (1.34%) Legal
11 8 (0.83%) Back Office
11 8 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.72%) Billing
13 4 (0.41%) Law
14 3 (0.31%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.31%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (22.44%) Analyst
2 158 (16.34%) Architect
3 156 (16.13%) Business Analyst
4 133 (13.75%) Scrum Master
5 122 (12.62%) Developer
6 81 (8.38%) Solutions Architect
7 70 (7.24%) Java Developer
8 54 (5.58%) Senior Analyst
9 46 (4.76%) Agile Scrum Master
10 43 (4.45%) Delivery Manager
10 43 (4.45%) Senior Business Analyst
11 36 (3.72%) Agile Coach
11 36 (3.72%) Test Analyst
12 30 (3.10%) Agile Business Analyst
12 30 (3.10%) Consultant
12 30 (3.10%) Project Manager
13 28 (2.90%) Programme Manager
14 27 (2.79%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 27 (2.79%) Enterprise Architect
15 26 (2.69%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.20%) AngularJS
2 57 (5.89%) .NET
3 46 (4.76%) RESTful
4 42 (4.34%) React
4 42 (4.34%) REST
5 37 (3.83%) Node.js
6 36 (3.72%) Vue.js
7 29 (3.00%) Spring
7 29 (3.00%) Velocity
8 22 (2.28%) XML
9 20 (2.07%) JSON
9 20 (2.07%) Web Services
10 16 (1.65%) CSS
10 16 (1.65%) HTML
11 15 (1.55%) Apache Camel
12 13 (1.34%) Gherkin
13 11 (1.14%) HTML5
13 11 (1.14%) jQuery
14 10 (1.03%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 214 (22.13%) Management Information System
2 112 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (6.93%) Fixed Income
4 65 (6.72%) User Experience
5 50 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 49 (5.07%) Equities
7 38 (3.93%) Mobile App
8 33 (3.41%) Derivative
9 31 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
10 28 (2.90%) ASIC
10 28 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (2.38%) Cloud Native
12 22 (2.28%) Algorithms
13 21 (2.17%) Internet of Things
14 18 (1.86%) Data Structures
15 15 (1.55%) Virtual Team
16 14 (1.45%) NHS
16 14 (1.45%) Reference Data
17 10 (1.03%) Augmented Reality
17 10 (1.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (2.59%) Linux
2 20 (2.07%) Windows
3 17 (1.76%) Unix
4 13 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.24%) Android
6 11 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.21%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.10%) CentOS
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 950 (98.24%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (51.50%) Scrum
3 266 (27.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 246 (25.44%) Change Management
5 237 (24.51%) Problem-Solving
6 217 (22.44%) Software Engineering
7 198 (20.48%) Business Analysis
8 197 (20.37%) Information Security
9 196 (20.27%) Coaching
10 193 (19.96%) Asset Management
11 189 (19.54%) Computer Science
12 179 (18.51%) User Stories
13 178 (18.41%) Kanban
14 177 (18.30%) Wealth Management
15 164 (16.96%) DevOps
16 159 (16.44%) Decision-Making
17 156 (16.13%) Portfolio Management
18 154 (15.93%) Test Automation
19 141 (14.58%) Project Management
20 139 (14.37%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 165 (17.06%) Java
2 101 (10.44%) SQL
3 96 (9.93%) C#
4 48 (4.96%) Python
5 41 (4.24%) JavaScript
6 30 (3.10%) C
7 22 (2.28%) Java 8
8 16 (1.65%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.14%) R
11 8 (0.83%) PHP
11 8 (0.83%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.72%) Perl
12 7 (0.72%) Ruby
13 5 (0.52%) Groovy
13 5 (0.52%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.41%) C++
14 4 (0.41%) Scala
15 3 (0.31%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 275 (28.44%) Degree
2 62 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.86%) ISEB
4 38 (3.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 37 (3.83%) SAFe Agilist
6 32 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (2.90%) ISTQB
8 23 (2.38%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.34%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.14%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.03%) CISM
11 10 (1.03%) CISSP
11 10 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.03%) PMP
12 9 (0.93%) CISA
12 9 (0.93%) CRISC
13 8 (0.83%) CFA
13 8 (0.83%) CIMA
14 5 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.41%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (26.58%) QA
2 50 (5.17%) MiFID
3 31 (3.21%) PMO
4 30 (3.10%) GDPR
5 29 (3.00%) Data Quality
6 28 (2.90%) EMIR
7 17 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 14 (1.45%) COBIT
9 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.21%) PSD2
12 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (2.79%) Docker
2 6 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (2.79%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.76%) HP ALM
3 13 (1.34%) Ansible
4 12 (1.24%) Terraform
5 10 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 115 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.10%) Cadence
3 53 (5.48%) Oracle
4 45 (4.65%) Charles River
5 33 (3.41%) WorldPay
6 30 (3.10%) Atlassian
7 20 (2.07%) Pega
7 20 (2.07%) Talend
8 19 (1.96%) MuleSoft
8 19 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.86%) HP
10 15 (1.55%) SAP
11 12 (1.24%) Google
11 12 (1.24%) IBM
12 11 (1.14%) CA Agile Central
13 10 (1.03%) Databricks
14 9 (0.93%) Cognos
14 9 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.93%) SimCorp
14 9 (0.93%) Tableau