Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 23 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 6,765 9,214 12,727
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.03% 8.49% 8.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.68% 9.20% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5,333 7,325 10,022
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 77,918 100,125 137,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.49% 92.21% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,778 80,427 108,739
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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -4 5,984 £57,500 +4.55% 1,203
UK excluding London +1 3,967 £50,000 - 861
London -6 2,343 £70,000 +7.69% 444
Work from Home +7 1,591 £55,000 - 224
South East +1 1,158 £55,000 +4.76% 212
South West +9 870 £50,000 - 137
North of England -7 807 £47,500 -5.00% 180
Midlands -1 478 £50,750 +1.50% 148
Yorkshire -11 377 £47,500 -5.00% 82
North West -8 372 £47,500 -5.00% 84
West Midlands +3 290 £57,500 +15.00% 104
Scotland +7 271 £50,000 +5.26% 64
East of England -4 226 £57,500 +4.55% 71
East Midlands -5 186 £45,000 -8.16% 43
Wales +9 137 £47,500 +5.56% 36
North East +11 58 £47,750 -9.05% 14
Northern Ireland -1 33 £45,000 - 14

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6,099 (90.16%) Agile Software Development
2 2,190 (32.37%) JavaScript
3 2,013 (29.76%) DevOps
4 1,809 (26.74%) Azure
5 1,682 (24.86%) C#
6 1,680 (24.83%) Java
7 1,528 (22.59%) .NET
8 1,480 (21.88%) AWS
9 1,369 (20.24%) Docker
10 1,356 (20.04%) SQL
11 1,346 (19.90%) TDD
12 1,281 (18.94%) Software Engineering
13 1,280 (18.92%) Finance
14 1,245 (18.40%) Git (software)
15 1,231 (18.20%) Microservices
16 1,171 (17.31%) Kanban
17 1,114 (16.47%) HTML
18 1,091 (16.13%) JIRA
19 1,078 (15.93%) CSS
20 1,038 (15.34%) React
21 1,008 (14.90%) Test Automation
22 934 (13.81%) Kubernetes
23 904 (13.36%) AngularJS
24 880 (13.01%) Python
25 840 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
26 831 (12.28%) SQL Server
27 802 (11.86%) Microsoft
28 786 (11.62%) Mentoring
29 751 (11.10%) .NET Core
30 749 (11.07%) SDLC

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
1 581 (8.59%) Confluence
2 175 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
3 104 (1.54%) CMS
4 94 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 75 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 55 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 41 (0.61%) IIS
8 40 (0.59%) Apache
8 40 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 40 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
8 40 (0.59%) Umbraco
9 37 (0.55%) SAS
10 36 (0.53%) JBoss
11 35 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 34 (0.50%) NServiceBus
13 33 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
14 32 (0.47%) nginx
15 28 (0.41%) Kentico
16 25 (0.37%) Drupal
16 25 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (0.68%) InVision
4 45 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 33 (0.49%) Sketch
7 26 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 16 (0.24%) Figma
9 12 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.18%) Zeplin
10 11 (0.16%) Adobe XD
11 9 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.12%) Marvel
12 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 6 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.089%) Gephi
13 6 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.089%) Revit
13 6 (0.089%) UXPin
14 5 (0.074%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 72 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.44%) Magento
3 20 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.28%) Shopify
5 12 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.18%) SAP SCM
6 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.089%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.074%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 4 (0.059%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,809 (26.74%) Azure
2 1,480 (21.88%) AWS
3 520 (7.69%) SaaS
4 380 (5.62%) GCP
5 281 (4.15%) Serverless
6 243 (3.59%) PaaS
7 228 (3.37%) GitHub
8 225 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 204 (3.02%) Power Platform
10 98 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
11 95 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
11 95 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
12 93 (1.37%) IaaS
13 82 (1.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 71 (1.05%) OpenShift
15 70 (1.03%) npm
16 69 (1.02%) Microsoft 365
17 67 (0.99%) Azure Service Bus
18 66 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
19 64 (0.95%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 140 (2.07%) Firewall
2 85 (1.26%) HTTP
3 80 (1.18%) OSPF
4 78 (1.15%) VPN
5 74 (1.09%) IPv4
6 72 (1.06%) Internet
7 62 (0.92%) VLAN
8 48 (0.71%) DNS
9 45 (0.67%) Skype
10 34 (0.50%) TCP/IP
11 29 (0.43%) WAN
12 24 (0.35%) LAN
12 24 (0.35%) Network Security
13 22 (0.33%) SSL
14 21 (0.31%) Wireshark
15 17 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
15 17 (0.25%) NetScaler
16 16 (0.24%) DMZ
17 15 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 831 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 368 (5.44%) Relational Database
3 348 (5.14%) MySQL
4 338 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 315 (4.66%) NoSQL
6 292 (4.32%) Big Data
7 273 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
8 158 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
9 150 (2.22%) Power BI
10 112 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 101 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 99 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 97 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
14 90 (1.33%) Redis
15 82 (1.21%) RDBMS
16 73 (1.08%) Hadoop
17 55 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
18 54 (0.80%) Data Lake
19 51 (0.75%) Tableau
20 44 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,245 (18.40%) Git (software)
2 1,091 (16.13%) JIRA
3 717 (10.60%) Jenkins
4 355 (5.25%) Selenium
5 239 (3.53%) Cucumber
6 228 (3.37%) Maven
7 226 (3.34%) GitLab
7 226 (3.34%) Visual Studio
8 207 (3.06%) TeamCity
9 176 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 161 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
11 158 (2.34%) JUnit
12 150 (2.22%) Subversion
13 140 (2.07%) Bitbucket
14 107 (1.58%) Gradle
15 104 (1.54%) Artifactory
16 97 (1.43%) SpecFlow
17 95 (1.40%) IntelliJ
18 93 (1.37%) JMeter
19 91 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 1,280 (18.92%) Finance
2 445 (6.58%) Public Sector
3 418 (6.18%) Marketing
4 313 (4.63%) Banking
5 295 (4.36%) Retail
6 186 (2.75%) Games
7 180 (2.66%) Telecoms
8 170 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 167 (2.47%) Electronics
10 158 (2.34%) Law
11 138 (2.04%) Legal
12 74 (1.09%) Front Office
13 67 (0.99%) Investment Banking
14 55 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 51 (0.75%) Local Government
16 49 (0.72%) Back Office
17 45 (0.67%) Automotive
18 39 (0.58%) Publishing
19 38 (0.56%) Advertising
20 34 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,521 (37.27%) Developer
2 595 (8.80%) Software Engineer
3 554 (8.19%) Java Developer
4 543 (8.03%) Senior Developer
5 536 (7.92%) .NET Developer
6 418 (6.18%) Analyst
7 382 (5.65%) C# Developer
8 378 (5.59%) Software Developer
9 331 (4.89%) Scrum Master
10 312 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 292 (4.32%) Lead Developer
12 283 (4.18%) Project Manager
13 276 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
14 262 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
15 255 (3.77%) Business Analyst
16 245 (3.62%) Architect
17 242 (3.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 237 (3.50%) React Developer
19 205 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
20 203 (3.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,528 (22.59%) .NET
2 1,114 (16.47%) HTML
3 1,078 (15.93%) CSS
4 1,038 (15.34%) React
5 904 (13.36%) AngularJS
6 751 (11.10%) .NET Core
7 701 (10.36%) Node.js
8 602 (8.90%) REST
9 543 (8.03%) Spring
10 534 (7.89%) Web Services
11 504 (7.45%) RESTful
12 484 (7.15%) .NET Framework
13 462 (6.83%) ASP.NET
14 383 (5.66%) HTML5
15 326 (4.82%) Vue.js
16 310 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
16 310 (4.58%) Kafka
17 299 (4.42%) Spring Boot
18 225 (3.33%) jQuery
19 219 (3.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 695 (10.27%) User Experience
2 539 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 328 (4.85%) Mobile App
4 217 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 211 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
6 172 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 140 (2.07%) Cloud Native
8 129 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 112 (1.66%) Algorithms
10 98 (1.45%) Management Information System
11 89 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
12 83 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 72 (1.06%) Cyberattack
13 72 (1.06%) NHS
14 71 (1.05%) N-Tier
15 63 (0.93%) iPad
16 55 (0.81%) Derivative
17 47 (0.69%) Blog
17 47 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
18 46 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 719 (10.63%) Linux
2 441 (6.52%) Windows
3 180 (2.66%) Android
4 176 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 147 (2.17%) Unix
6 128 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 97 (1.43%) CentOS
8 70 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (0.87%) Ubuntu
10 51 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.074%) Debian
14 5 (0.074%) VMS
14 5 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.059%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.044%) Nucleus RTOS
17 2 (0.030%) SUSE
17 2 (0.030%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,099 (90.16%) Agile Software Development
2 2,013 (29.76%) DevOps
3 1,346 (19.90%) TDD
4 1,281 (18.94%) Software Engineering
5 1,231 (18.20%) Microservices
6 1,171 (17.31%) Kanban
7 1,008 (14.90%) Test Automation
8 840 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
9 786 (11.62%) Mentoring
10 749 (11.07%) SDLC
11 688 (10.17%) BDD
12 644 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
13 596 (8.81%) Project Management
14 556 (8.22%) Coaching
15 537 (7.94%) MVC
16 524 (7.75%) User Stories
17 478 (7.07%) Analytics
18 466 (6.89%) Software Testing
19 445 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
20 442 (6.53%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2,190 (32.37%) JavaScript
2 1,682 (24.86%) C#
3 1,680 (24.83%) Java
4 1,356 (20.04%) SQL
5 880 (13.01%) Python
6 663 (9.80%) TypeScript
7 268 (3.96%) C++
8 265 (3.92%) PHP
9 238 (3.52%) C
10 222 (3.28%) PowerShell
11 210 (3.10%) Go
12 199 (2.94%) T-SQL
13 184 (2.72%) Bash Shell
14 175 (2.59%) Java 8
15 170 (2.51%) ES6
16 163 (2.41%) Ruby
17 90 (1.33%) Scala
18 78 (1.15%) Kotlin
19 62 (0.92%) Groovy
20 58 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 691 (10.21%) Degree
2 387 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 290 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 162 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 68 (1.01%) ISTQB
6 68 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 49 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 47 (0.69%) PMP
10 46 (0.68%) ISEB
11 33 (0.49%) PhD
12 30 (0.44%) GIAC
13 28 (0.41%) CSPO
13 28 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 27 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
15 24 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 24 (0.35%) RHCE
16 20 (0.30%) CISSP
17 18 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 644 (9.52%) QA
2 56 (0.83%) PMO
3 41 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 34 (0.50%) SLA
5 33 (0.49%) NIST
6 25 (0.37%) PMBOK
7 20 (0.30%) GDPR
8 19 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (0.27%) WCAG
10 16 (0.24%) MiFID
11 13 (0.19%) EMIR
12 7 (0.10%) GRC
12 7 (0.10%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.074%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.059%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.059%) MISRA
15 3 (0.044%) COBIT
15 3 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.044%) P3O
16 2 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,369 (20.24%) Docker
2 171 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (1.51%) Active Directory
4 65 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (0.37%) NDS
6 24 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 24 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.30%) VirtualBox
8 17 (0.25%) HDFS
9 11 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.16%) vSphere
10 9 (0.13%) Postfix
11 7 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.089%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.089%) Time Sharing Option
13 5 (0.074%) Xen
14 4 (0.059%) Ceph
14 4 (0.059%) Firmware
15 3 (0.044%) LXC
16 2 (0.030%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 934 (13.81%) Kubernetes
2 476 (7.04%) Terraform
3 405 (5.99%) Ansible
4 290 (4.29%) Puppet
5 230 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (0.59%) Rancher
7 39 (0.58%) Packer
8 32 (0.47%) Grafana
9 29 (0.43%) Prometheus
10 22 (0.33%) Kibana
11 21 (0.31%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 14 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
12 14 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.16%) Salt
14 10 (0.15%) Nagios
15 8 (0.12%) Oozie
15 8 (0.12%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.10%) Consul
17 5 (0.074%) Sysdig
17 5 (0.074%) vRealize
Vendors
1 802 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 323 (4.77%) Oracle
3 269 (3.98%) Google
4 216 (3.19%) VMware
5 208 (3.07%) SAP
6 155 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
7 131 (1.94%) Atlassian
8 105 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 102 (1.51%) IBM
10 57 (0.84%) Adobe
11 47 (0.69%) ServiceNow
12 46 (0.68%) Cisco
13 41 (0.61%) Splunk
14 39 (0.58%) Sitecore
15 35 (0.52%) Twitter
16 33 (0.49%) MuleSoft
16 33 (0.49%) Palo Alto
17 31 (0.46%) Apple
17 31 (0.46%) Mercator
17 31 (0.46%) Xamarin