Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 24 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 11,101 4,703 11,092
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.61% 8.45% 8.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.12% 9.09% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6,702 3,870 8,774
10th Percentile £38,525 £38,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% -

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 121,729 51,713 124,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.36% 92.88% 92.59%
Number of salaries quoted 81,314 43,396 99,764
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -

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 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 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 0 9,516 £60,000 - 1,529
UK excluding London +4 5,818 £53,500 +1.90% 984
London -2 4,277 £70,000 - 633
Work from Home +1 2,649 £60,000 +9.09% 289
South East -1 1,797 £57,500 +4.55% 208
North of England +14 1,379 £50,000 - 281
Midlands 0 789 £50,000 -4.76% 194
South West -5 755 £52,500 +1.94% 130
North West +29 678 £52,500 +5.00% 164
Yorkshire +4 623 £50,000 - 77
West Midlands -1 513 £51,500 -6.36% 130
Scotland -1 427 £51,250 +7.89% 63
East of England -12 322 £65,000 +8.33% 70
East Midlands -6 271 £48,500 -2.02% 62
Wales +5 216 £50,000 +5.26% 31
Northern Ireland +6 147 £54,500 +28.24% 7
North East -12 82 £46,000 -16.36% 40

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 with a requirement for Scrum.

1 10,049 (90.52%) Agile Software Development
2 3,116 (28.07%) DevOps
3 3,037 (27.36%) Social Skills
4 2,839 (25.57%) Azure
5 2,742 (24.70%) Java
6 2,630 (23.69%) JavaScript
7 2,562 (23.08%) C#
8 2,519 (22.69%) Finance
9 2,463 (22.19%) TDD
10 2,390 (21.53%) SQL
11 2,361 (21.27%) Software Engineering
12 2,314 (20.84%) .NET
13 2,245 (20.22%) AWS
14 2,189 (19.72%) Kanban
15 2,087 (18.80%) Microservices
16 1,908 (17.19%) React
17 1,847 (16.64%) Problem-Solving
18 1,774 (15.98%) Git (software)
19 1,763 (15.88%) Docker
20 1,683 (15.16%) Mentoring
21 1,614 (14.54%) Python
22 1,583 (14.26%) Coaching
23 1,574 (14.18%) Test Automation
24 1,563 (14.08%) BDD
25 1,541 (13.88%) JIRA
26 1,531 (13.79%) AngularJS
27 1,458 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
28 1,393 (12.55%) Jenkins
29 1,348 (12.14%) User Stories
29 1,348 (12.14%) Kubernetes

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
1 689 (6.21%) Confluence
2 245 (2.21%) Apache Spark
3 241 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 191 (1.72%) CMS
5 181 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 170 (1.53%) Apache
7 82 (0.74%) GemFire
8 81 (0.73%) WebLogic
9 63 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 61 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 58 (0.52%) SAS
12 49 (0.44%) IIS
13 33 (0.30%) Jupyter
14 31 (0.28%) nginx
14 31 (0.28%) Umbraco
15 30 (0.27%) JBoss
16 29 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 28 (0.25%) MS Exchange
18 25 (0.23%) Documentum
19 24 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 142 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 123 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 70 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 69 (0.62%) Figma
6 62 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 58 (0.52%) Sketch
8 49 (0.44%) InVision
9 30 (0.27%) Chatbot
10 23 (0.21%) Photoshop
11 22 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 17 (0.15%) Simulink
13 16 (0.14%) Zeplin
14 15 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
15 14 (0.13%) Gliffy
15 14 (0.13%) Windchill
16 13 (0.12%) Campfire
17 10 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
17 10 (0.090%) Final Cut Pro
17 10 (0.090%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 61 (0.55%) Magento
2 60 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 46 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 37 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 32 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 31 (0.28%) Shopify
7 24 (0.22%) TrackWise
8 21 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
9 19 (0.17%) Summit
10 15 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 13 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
13 12 (0.11%) R3 Corda
14 10 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
14 10 (0.090%) SAP SCM
15 9 (0.081%) SAP MDG
16 8 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
17 6 (0.054%) SAP BRIM
17 6 (0.054%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2,839 (25.57%) Azure
2 2,245 (20.22%) AWS
3 876 (7.89%) SaaS
4 773 (6.96%) Serverless
5 656 (5.91%) GitHub
6 597 (5.38%) GCP
7 292 (2.63%) Power Platform
8 279 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
9 277 (2.50%) PaaS
10 241 (2.17%) OpenShift
11 233 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 204 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
13 176 (1.59%) Amazon S3
14 145 (1.31%) IaaS
15 143 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
15 143 (1.29%) Microsoft 365
16 141 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
17 133 (1.20%) Azure Service Bus
18 127 (1.14%) npm
19 121 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 194 (1.75%) Broadband
2 146 (1.32%) HTTP
3 114 (1.03%) Firewall
4 98 (0.88%) Internet
5 69 (0.62%) DNS
6 59 (0.53%) VPN
7 42 (0.38%) Network Security
8 39 (0.35%) SSH
9 36 (0.32%) IPv4
10 35 (0.32%) TCP/IP
11 31 (0.28%) SSL
12 29 (0.26%) MQTT
13 25 (0.23%) SMTP
14 24 (0.22%) 5G
15 23 (0.21%) OSPF
16 22 (0.20%) DSL
17 20 (0.18%) IPv6
18 18 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
19 17 (0.15%) DHCP
20 16 (0.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,134 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 716 (6.45%) NoSQL
3 670 (6.04%) Relational Database
4 657 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
5 602 (5.42%) MySQL
6 595 (5.36%) MongoDB
7 574 (5.17%) Big Data
8 302 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
9 281 (2.53%) Redis
10 266 (2.40%) Power BI
11 190 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 162 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 162 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 152 (1.37%) Hadoop
14 144 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
15 138 (1.24%) Data Lake
16 124 (1.12%) Oracle Database
17 110 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 107 (0.96%) Tableau
19 99 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,774 (15.98%) Git (software)
2 1,541 (13.88%) JIRA
3 1,393 (12.55%) Jenkins
4 483 (4.35%) Selenium
5 359 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 293 (2.64%) GitLab
7 280 (2.52%) JUnit
8 276 (2.49%) Cypress.io
9 266 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 231 (2.08%) Visual Studio
11 230 (2.07%) Maven
12 228 (2.05%) Gradle
13 207 (1.86%) Bitbucket
14 193 (1.74%) SpecFlow
15 179 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
16 173 (1.56%) webpack
17 171 (1.54%) Mockito
18 166 (1.50%) NUnit
18 166 (1.50%) TeamCity
19 154 (1.39%) IntelliJ
General
1 3,037 (27.36%) Social Skills
2 2,519 (22.69%) Finance
3 987 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 758 (6.83%) Public Sector
5 610 (5.50%) Retail
6 583 (5.25%) Banking
7 455 (4.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 443 (3.99%) Marketing
9 361 (3.25%) Law
10 358 (3.22%) Presentation Skills
11 272 (2.45%) Manufacturing
12 264 (2.38%) Legal
13 255 (2.30%) Games
14 184 (1.66%) Influencing Skills
15 172 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
16 171 (1.54%) Telecoms
17 163 (1.47%) Advertising
18 140 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 119 (1.07%) Electronics
20 101 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,788 (34.12%) Developer
2 1,007 (9.07%) Software Engineer
3 942 (8.49%) Senior Developer
4 835 (7.52%) Analyst
5 751 (6.77%) Java Developer
6 671 (6.04%) Scrum Master
7 642 (5.78%) Software Developer
8 639 (5.76%) Project Manager
9 583 (5.25%) .NET Developer
10 525 (4.73%) C# Developer
11 518 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
12 491 (4.42%) Business Analyst
13 444 (4.00%) Architect
14 412 (3.71%) Product Owner
15 370 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 332 (2.99%) Lead Developer
17 322 (2.90%) Delivery Manager
18 321 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
19 315 (2.84%) React Developer
20 300 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,314 (20.84%) .NET
2 1,908 (17.19%) React
3 1,531 (13.79%) AngularJS
4 1,338 (12.05%) Node.js
5 1,334 (12.02%) Spring
6 1,333 (12.01%) CSS
7 1,282 (11.55%) HTML
8 1,147 (10.33%) REST
9 984 (8.86%) .NET Core
10 982 (8.85%) Web Services
11 909 (8.19%) RESTful
12 594 (5.35%) Spring Boot
13 566 (5.10%) ASP.NET
13 566 (5.10%) Hibernate
14 541 (4.87%) .NET Framework
15 523 (4.71%) Kafka
16 503 (4.53%) JSON
17 453 (4.08%) Redux
18 426 (3.84%) GraphQL
19 402 (3.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,191 (10.73%) User Experience
2 503 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
3 431 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 308 (2.77%) Cloud Native
5 273 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
5 273 (2.46%) Virtual Team
6 243 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 222 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 198 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 190 (1.71%) Social Media
10 182 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 163 (1.47%) Life Science
12 144 (1.30%) Public Cloud
13 125 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
14 97 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 97 (0.87%) Tandem
15 93 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
16 89 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
16 89 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
17 82 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1,003 (9.04%) Linux
2 510 (4.59%) Windows
3 437 (3.94%) Unix
4 285 (2.57%) Android
5 256 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 74 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 73 (0.66%) CentOS
8 63 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 36 (0.32%) VMS
11 35 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 28 (0.25%) Debian
13 14 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
14 12 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
15 11 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.063%) AIX
17 6 (0.054%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.045%) Windows Server 2008
19 4 (0.036%) Tizen
19 4 (0.036%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10,049 (90.52%) Agile Software Development
2 3,116 (28.07%) DevOps
3 2,463 (22.19%) TDD
4 2,361 (21.27%) Software Engineering
5 2,189 (19.72%) Kanban
6 2,087 (18.80%) Microservices
7 1,847 (16.64%) Problem-Solving
8 1,683 (15.16%) Mentoring
9 1,583 (14.26%) Coaching
10 1,574 (14.18%) Test Automation
11 1,563 (14.08%) BDD
12 1,458 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
13 1,348 (12.14%) User Stories
14 1,275 (11.49%) Full Stack Development
15 1,179 (10.62%) Project Management
16 1,167 (10.51%) SDLC
17 1,133 (10.21%) Continuous Improvement
18 1,115 (10.04%) Analytics
19 911 (8.21%) Computer Science
20 888 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2,742 (24.70%) Java
2 2,630 (23.69%) JavaScript
3 2,562 (23.08%) C#
4 2,390 (21.53%) SQL
5 1,614 (14.54%) Python
6 926 (8.34%) TypeScript
7 418 (3.77%) PHP
8 417 (3.76%) C++
9 400 (3.60%) C
10 366 (3.30%) Java 8
11 298 (2.68%) PowerShell
12 272 (2.45%) Bash Shell
13 258 (2.32%) Shell Script
14 236 (2.13%) Ruby
15 218 (1.96%) Scala
16 217 (1.95%) Go
17 185 (1.67%) PL/SQL
18 168 (1.51%) Groovy
19 163 (1.47%) T-SQL
20 153 (1.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,327 (11.95%) Degree
2 847 (7.63%) Security Cleared
3 718 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 313 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 154 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 135 (1.22%) ISEB
7 133 (1.20%) ISTQB
8 85 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 84 (0.76%) PMP
10 81 (0.73%) Master's Degree
11 76 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
12 75 (0.68%) DV Cleared
12 75 (0.68%) OCP
13 68 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 54 (0.49%) AWS Certification
15 41 (0.37%) CSPO
15 41 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 37 (0.33%) CISSP
17 32 (0.29%) IIBA
17 32 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,118 (10.07%) QA
2 219 (1.97%) Accessibility
3 114 (1.03%) PMO
4 87 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 86 (0.77%) GDPR
6 76 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 51 (0.46%) SLA
8 39 (0.35%) WCAG
9 36 (0.32%) GxP
10 21 (0.19%) ISO 13485
11 20 (0.18%) COBIT
12 19 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 15 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 15 (0.14%) MiFID
13 15 (0.14%) NIST
14 13 (0.12%) EMIR
14 13 (0.12%) PCI DSS
15 12 (0.11%) WAI
16 8 (0.072%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 8 (0.072%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 1,763 (15.88%) Docker
2 158 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (1.00%) HDFS
4 83 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 32 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (0.23%) Postfix
7 21 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.14%) Firmware
9 13 (0.12%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.081%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.081%) vSphere
11 8 (0.072%) Ceph
11 8 (0.072%) vCloud
12 7 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.063%) KVM
12 7 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.045%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.018%) LXC
14 2 (0.018%) Samba
14 2 (0.018%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1,348 (12.14%) Kubernetes
2 911 (8.21%) Terraform
3 698 (6.29%) Ansible
4 349 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
5 345 (3.11%) Puppet
6 131 (1.18%) Grafana
7 98 (0.88%) Prometheus
8 71 (0.64%) Kibana
9 48 (0.43%) logstash
10 47 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
11 41 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
12 37 (0.33%) Cobbler
13 35 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
14 33 (0.30%) Graphite
14 33 (0.30%) Opsgenie
15 31 (0.28%) HAProxy
15 31 (0.28%) ZABBIX
16 29 (0.26%) HP ALM
17 26 (0.23%) Packer
18 24 (0.22%) Apache Brooklyn
Vendors
1 1,200 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 610 (5.50%) Oracle
3 495 (4.46%) Google
4 271 (2.44%) SAP
5 231 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 221 (1.99%) VMware
7 160 (1.44%) Red Hat
8 147 (1.32%) Adobe
9 120 (1.08%) Cognizant
10 108 (0.97%) Atlassian
11 106 (0.95%) ServiceNow
12 104 (0.94%) IBM
13 81 (0.73%) Okta
14 78 (0.70%) Mercator
15 75 (0.68%) Spotify
16 74 (0.67%) Databricks
17 71 (0.64%) HP
18 67 (0.60%) LexisNexis
19 65 (0.59%) Splunk
20 64 (0.58%) MuleSoft