Period
to 30 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 3,851 11,409 14,734
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.99% 8.19% 8.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.64% 8.88% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,578 9,505 12,848
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 44,592 128,500 150,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.21% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 36,382 100,933 120,238
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,825
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Scrum.

Salary trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 30 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the UK over the 6 months to 30 September 2020. 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 -5 3,509 £60,000 +9.09% 786
UK excluding London +1 2,242 £52,500 +5.00% 584
London -7 1,483 £70,000 +7.69% 271
South East +7 724 £55,000 +4.76% 128
Work from Home +1 499 £60,000 +9.09% 123
North of England -9 459 £51,000 +7.37% 162
South West +4 429 £52,470 +10.46% 75
Midlands -13 238 £52,500 +14.13% 91
Yorkshire +8 229 £50,000 +6.38% 50
North West -22 181 £52,500 +10.53% 80
East of England -3 151 £56,250 +2.27% 57
West Midlands -15 138 £52,500 +10.53% 53
Scotland +3 119 £53,750 +15.59% 29
East Midlands -6 99 £52,500 +16.67% 38
Wales -5 76 £42,500 -5.56% 32
North East -1 49 £55,000 +22.22% 32
Northern Ireland +17 48 £40,500 -32.50% 10

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, 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 with a requirement for Scrum.

1 3,450 (89.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,235 (32.07%) JavaScript
3 1,131 (29.37%) Azure
4 1,106 (28.72%) .NET
5 1,086 (28.20%) C#
6 1,058 (27.47%) DevOps
7 925 (24.02%) AWS
8 912 (23.68%) Java
9 902 (23.42%) SQL
10 844 (21.92%) TDD
11 837 (21.73%) Finance
12 803 (20.85%) Kanban
13 767 (19.92%) Microservices
14 738 (19.16%) HTML
15 708 (18.38%) Git (software)
16 688 (17.87%) Software Engineering
17 682 (17.71%) AngularJS
18 680 (17.66%) CSS
19 631 (16.39%) Docker
20 624 (16.20%) Test Automation
21 611 (15.87%) SQL Server
22 581 (15.09%) React
23 578 (15.01%) JIRA
24 576 (14.96%) Microsoft
25 554 (14.39%) Degree
26 548 (14.23%) .NET Core
27 508 (13.19%) BDD
28 485 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
29 480 (12.46%) ASP.NET
30 477 (12.39%) Python

Scrum
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
1 245 (6.36%) Confluence
2 146 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
3 68 (1.77%) Tomcat
4 62 (1.61%) CMS
5 60 (1.56%) Apache Spark
6 53 (1.38%) Apache
7 43 (1.12%) IIS
8 41 (1.06%) SAS
9 32 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 27 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 26 (0.68%) EPiServer
12 25 (0.65%) NServiceBus
13 22 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 15 (0.39%) nginx
15 15 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 13 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
16 13 (0.34%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.34%) WordPress
17 10 (0.26%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 64 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.62%) Chatbot
5 17 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 13 (0.34%) Zeplin
8 11 (0.29%) Sketch
9 10 (0.26%) Simulink
10 9 (0.23%) Figma
11 7 (0.18%) InVision
12 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.078%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.078%) Marvel
14 2 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.052%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.052%) UXPin
15 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.026%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 70 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
3 15 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 13 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.29%) Siebel CRM
6 10 (0.26%) Magento
7 9 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
7 9 (0.23%) R3 Corda
8 8 (0.21%) BASE24
9 6 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.13%) Odoo
10 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (0.13%) Shopify
11 4 (0.10%) Eikon
11 4 (0.10%) Maximo
12 3 (0.078%) Temenos T24
13 2 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
13 2 (0.052%) SAP R/3
13 2 (0.052%) WebTrends
14 1 (0.026%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 1,131 (29.37%) Azure
2 925 (24.02%) AWS
3 269 (6.99%) SaaS
4 254 (6.60%) GCP
5 146 (3.79%) Power Platform
6 118 (3.06%) Serverless
7 92 (2.39%) GitHub
8 74 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 74 (1.92%) PaaS
9 64 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
10 63 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
11 60 (1.56%) OpenShift
12 57 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
13 51 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
14 47 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
15 41 (1.06%) Amazon S3
16 39 (1.01%) Slack
17 38 (0.99%) Amazon ECS
17 38 (0.99%) IaaS
18 37 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.16%) HTTP
1 83 (2.16%) Skype
2 52 (1.35%) Internet
3 38 (0.99%) DNS
4 23 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.57%) Firewall
6 21 (0.55%) FTP
7 18 (0.47%) VPN
8 15 (0.39%) SMTP
8 15 (0.39%) VoIP
9 10 (0.26%) IMAP
9 10 (0.26%) Kerberos
9 10 (0.26%) WAN
10 9 (0.23%) STUN
10 9 (0.23%) Wireless
11 8 (0.21%) ATM
11 8 (0.21%) Bluetooth
11 8 (0.21%) PBX
11 8 (0.21%) RTP
11 8 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 245 (6.36%) MongoDB
3 219 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 196 (5.09%) Big Data
5 181 (4.70%) MySQL
6 144 (3.74%) Relational Database
7 125 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
8 110 (2.86%) Power BI
9 105 (2.73%) Hadoop
10 97 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
11 86 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 81 (2.10%) SQL Server 2019
13 58 (1.51%) Apache Hive
13 58 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 54 (1.40%) Data Lake
14 54 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
15 52 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
16 46 (1.19%) Oracle Database
16 46 (1.19%) Redis
17 42 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 708 (18.38%) Git (software)
2 578 (15.01%) JIRA
3 350 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 266 (6.91%) Selenium
5 133 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 115 (2.99%) JUnit
7 112 (2.91%) Maven
8 102 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 100 (2.60%) TeamCity
10 96 (2.49%) Visual Studio
11 90 (2.34%) SpecFlow
12 89 (2.31%) Bitbucket
13 85 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
14 72 (1.87%) Subversion
15 68 (1.77%) WebDriver
16 64 (1.66%) Artifactory
16 64 (1.66%) GitLab
17 63 (1.64%) NUnit
18 61 (1.58%) Mockito
19 51 (1.32%) webpack
General
1 837 (21.73%) Finance
2 162 (4.21%) Banking
3 147 (3.82%) Marketing
4 138 (3.58%) Public Sector
5 124 (3.22%) Retail
6 91 (2.36%) Games
7 84 (2.18%) Front Office
8 83 (2.16%) Manufacturing
9 62 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 43 (1.12%) Electronics
11 34 (0.88%) Law
11 34 (0.88%) Legal
12 31 (0.80%) Local Government
13 30 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 29 (0.75%) Private Banking
15 24 (0.62%) Back Office
16 22 (0.57%) Advertising
17 21 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 21 (0.55%) Publishing
18 20 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,597 (41.47%) Developer
2 442 (11.48%) .NET Developer
3 309 (8.02%) C# Developer
4 296 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 284 (7.37%) Software Engineer
6 238 (6.18%) Analyst
7 232 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 228 (5.92%) Java Developer
9 196 (5.09%) Lead Developer
10 193 (5.01%) Architect
11 187 (4.86%) Software Developer
12 171 (4.44%) Scrum Master
13 151 (3.92%) Business Analyst
14 128 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
15 127 (3.30%) Project Manager
16 126 (3.27%) Senior Software Engineer
17 124 (3.22%) Product Owner
18 118 (3.06%) Full Stack Developer
19 110 (2.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 95 (2.47%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,106 (28.72%) .NET
2 738 (19.16%) HTML
3 682 (17.71%) AngularJS
4 680 (17.66%) CSS
5 581 (15.09%) React
6 548 (14.23%) .NET Core
7 480 (12.46%) ASP.NET
8 452 (11.74%) Web Services
9 413 (10.72%) Node.js
10 401 (10.41%) REST
11 379 (9.84%) .NET Framework
12 364 (9.45%) RESTful
13 316 (8.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 274 (7.12%) Vue.js
15 264 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 259 (6.73%) HTML5
17 241 (6.26%) Spring
18 196 (5.09%) Entity Framework
19 184 (4.78%) XML
20 171 (4.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 292 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (5.69%) User Experience
3 189 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
4 145 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 120 (3.12%) Fixed Income
6 105 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 95 (2.47%) Derivative
8 94 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 88 (2.29%) Public Cloud
10 86 (2.23%) Hedge funds
11 84 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
12 63 (1.64%) Data Structures
13 62 (1.61%) Algorithms
14 56 (1.45%) Virtual Team
15 54 (1.40%) Cloud Native
16 39 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
17 36 (0.93%) PMI
18 35 (0.91%) N-Tier
19 31 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
20 26 (0.68%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 322 (8.36%) Linux
2 200 (5.19%) Windows
3 102 (2.65%) Unix
4 100 (2.60%) Android
4 100 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 52 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (1.09%) CentOS
7 15 (0.39%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.21%) VxWorks
10 5 (0.13%) CoreOS
10 5 (0.13%) Fedora
10 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.10%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.078%) Debian
12 3 (0.078%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.078%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.026%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,450 (89.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1,058 (27.47%) DevOps
3 844 (21.92%) TDD
4 803 (20.85%) Kanban
5 767 (19.92%) Microservices
6 688 (17.87%) Software Engineering
7 624 (16.20%) Test Automation
8 508 (13.19%) BDD
9 485 (12.59%) Continuous Integration
10 466 (12.10%) Mentoring
10 466 (12.10%) MVC
11 351 (9.11%) Analytics
12 335 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
13 312 (8.10%) Fintech
14 298 (7.74%) SDLC
15 295 (7.66%) Unit Testing
16 293 (7.61%) User Stories
17 290 (7.53%) Project Management
18 289 (7.50%) Computer Science
19 284 (7.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,235 (32.07%) JavaScript
2 1,086 (28.20%) C#
3 912 (23.68%) Java
4 902 (23.42%) SQL
5 477 (12.39%) Python
6 383 (9.95%) TypeScript
7 201 (5.22%) C++
8 158 (4.10%) C
9 126 (3.27%) PHP
10 121 (3.14%) T-SQL
11 116 (3.01%) R
12 91 (2.36%) Kotlin
13 88 (2.29%) Scala
14 73 (1.90%) ES6
15 72 (1.87%) Java 8
16 70 (1.82%) Ruby
17 68 (1.77%) PowerShell
18 67 (1.74%) Go
18 67 (1.74%) Shell Script
19 64 (1.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 554 (14.39%) Degree
2 263 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 160 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 128 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 75 (1.95%) DV Cleared
6 69 (1.79%) ISTQB
7 51 (1.32%) ISEB
8 45 (1.17%) PMI Certification
9 31 (0.80%) PMP
10 30 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 24 (0.62%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.60%) AWS Certification
13 15 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.26%) CISSP
15 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.21%) CFA
16 8 (0.21%) CSPO
16 8 (0.21%) IIBA
16 8 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (9.63%) QA
2 31 (0.80%) GDPR
3 20 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.34%) NIST
5 10 (0.26%) PMO
6 9 (0.23%) SLA
7 8 (0.21%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.16%) PSD2
9 4 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.10%) WCAG
10 3 (0.078%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.078%) MiFID
10 3 (0.078%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.078%) SEPA
11 2 (0.052%) GxP
11 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 631 (16.39%) Docker
2 57 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 52 (1.35%) HDFS
4 47 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (0.78%) vSphere
6 16 (0.42%) NDS
7 15 (0.39%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 12 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.31%) Postfix
9 7 (0.18%) Varnish
9 7 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.16%) LXC
11 5 (0.13%) Firmware
11 5 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.10%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.052%) Ceph
14 2 (0.052%) Xen
15 1 (0.026%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 401 (10.41%) Kubernetes
2 236 (6.13%) Terraform
3 189 (4.91%) Ansible
4 93 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (2.26%) Puppet
6 24 (0.62%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 23 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.39%) Kibana
9 14 (0.36%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.26%) Prometheus
12 9 (0.23%) Mesos
12 9 (0.23%) Packer
13 8 (0.21%) MIIS
13 8 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 8 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 7 (0.18%) Nagios
15 6 (0.16%) Grafana
15 6 (0.16%) SCCM
16 5 (0.13%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 576 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 218 (5.66%) Google
3 213 (5.53%) Oracle
4 109 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
5 107 (2.78%) SAP
6 93 (2.41%) Atlassian
7 75 (1.95%) VMware
8 63 (1.64%) IBM
9 62 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 52 (1.35%) Cloudera
11 47 (1.22%) Informatica
12 40 (1.04%) Talend
13 37 (0.96%) Zend
14 34 (0.88%) hybris
15 30 (0.78%) Adobe
16 29 (0.75%) New Relic
17 28 (0.73%) Bloomberg
18 26 (0.68%) NetIQ
19 23 (0.60%) ForgeRock
19 23 (0.60%) ServiceNow