Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 11,041 14,169 16,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.27% 8.87% 9.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.99% 9.64% 9.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,677 11,514 13,392
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 122,812 146,926 165,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 91.99% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 97,323 116,436 131,690
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,650 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 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 0 10,219 £55,000 - 1,814
UK excluding London -2 6,179 £50,000 - 1,335
London 0 4,617 £65,000 - 614
South East -8 1,733 £51,500 -1.90% 291
North of England +2 1,408 £47,500 -3.06% 331
South West -3 915 £50,000 +2.04% 204
Midlands -6 836 £47,500 +1.06% 222
North West -2 763 £50,000 - 193
East of England +4 674 £56,500 - 154
Yorkshire +4 571 £47,500 - 107
West Midlands -7 465 £47,500 +4.40% 131
East Midlands +3 367 £45,000 -4.76% 91
Scotland -4 340 £48,500 +3.74% 84
Wales +5 234 £45,000 +2.27% 44
North East -11 74 £45,000 +5.88% 31
Northern Ireland +7 52 £60,000 +60.00% 6
Channel Islands +8 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 9,754 (88.34%) Agile Software Development
2 3,493 (31.64%) C#
3 3,253 (29.46%) JavaScript
4 3,105 (28.12%) .NET
5 2,701 (24.46%) Java
6 2,649 (23.99%) TDD
7 2,617 (23.70%) Kanban
8 2,309 (20.91%) Finance
9 2,298 (20.81%) SQL
10 2,189 (19.83%) DevOps
11 2,048 (18.55%) Azure
12 2,008 (18.19%) Test Automation
13 1,953 (17.69%) Software Engineering
14 1,898 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
15 1,871 (16.95%) HTML
16 1,848 (16.74%) JIRA
17 1,841 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 1,824 (16.52%) Git (software)
19 1,762 (15.96%) AngularJS
20 1,727 (15.64%) CSS
21 1,723 (15.61%) AWS
22 1,603 (14.52%) BDD
23 1,586 (14.36%) MVC
24 1,521 (13.78%) ASP.NET
25 1,458 (13.21%) Microsoft
26 1,361 (12.33%) Microservices
27 1,292 (11.70%) Degree
28 1,289 (11.67%) Docker
29 1,283 (11.62%) QA
30 1,273 (11.53%) Web Services

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
1 784 (7.10%) Confluence
2 239 (2.16%) Apache Spark
3 234 (2.12%) CMS
4 179 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 152 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 135 (1.22%) Apache
7 107 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 99 (0.90%) IIS
9 87 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 75 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
11 66 (0.60%) EPiServer
11 66 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
12 63 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 63 (0.57%) JBoss
13 59 (0.53%) WordPress
14 57 (0.52%) Umbraco
15 52 (0.47%) OpenStack
16 50 (0.45%) nginx
17 46 (0.42%) Apache Solr
18 43 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 122 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 94 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 93 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 78 (0.71%) Sketch
6 72 (0.65%) InVision
7 38 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 28 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 27 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 26 (0.24%) Adobe XD
11 23 (0.21%) Chatbot
12 18 (0.16%) Simulink
13 13 (0.12%) Marvel
14 12 (0.11%) Figma
15 10 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 9 (0.082%) Gliffy
17 8 (0.072%) LibreOffice
18 7 (0.063%) Zeplin
19 6 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
20 4 (0.036%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 114 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 50 (0.45%) Magento
4 37 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
5 31 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 30 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 28 (0.25%) WebTrends
8 24 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 20 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
10 18 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 17 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
12 14 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
13 13 (0.12%) R3 Corda
14 12 (0.11%) NetSuite
15 9 (0.082%) SAP ERP
16 5 (0.045%) Temenos T24
17 4 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
18 3 (0.027%) OpenText MBPM
18 3 (0.027%) Oracle Cash Management
18 3 (0.027%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 2,048 (18.55%) Azure
2 1,723 (15.61%) AWS
3 532 (4.82%) SaaS
4 470 (4.26%) GCP
5 364 (3.30%) GitHub
6 234 (2.12%) Serverless
7 184 (1.67%) PaaS
8 142 (1.29%) Power Platform
9 121 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
10 118 (1.07%) Office 365
11 108 (0.98%) Slack
12 105 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
13 103 (0.93%) IaaS
14 101 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
15 100 (0.91%) OpenShift
16 92 (0.83%) Amazon S3
17 77 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
17 77 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
18 76 (0.69%) npm
19 71 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 195 (1.77%) Internet
2 114 (1.03%) HTTP
3 109 (0.99%) Firewall
4 68 (0.62%) DNS
4 68 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 47 (0.43%) Skype
6 33 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 31 (0.28%) Broadband
8 30 (0.27%) Extranet
9 27 (0.24%) HTTPS
10 25 (0.23%) VPN
11 23 (0.21%) Wireshark
12 22 (0.20%) Intranet
13 21 (0.19%) DMZ
14 17 (0.15%) DHCP
15 15 (0.14%) AMQP
16 13 (0.12%) FTP
16 13 (0.12%) MPLS
16 13 (0.12%) NetScaler
16 13 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,841 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 483 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 457 (4.14%) MySQL
4 453 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 416 (3.77%) MongoDB
6 382 (3.46%) Big Data
7 339 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 331 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 240 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
10 207 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 189 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 179 (1.62%) RDBMS
13 161 (1.46%) Hadoop
14 156 (1.41%) Redis
15 138 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 137 (1.24%) Power BI
17 105 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
18 101 (0.91%) Apache Hive
18 101 (0.91%) Oracle Database
19 96 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,848 (16.74%) JIRA
2 1,824 (16.52%) Git (software)
3 1,128 (10.22%) Jenkins
4 1,057 (9.57%) Selenium
5 623 (5.64%) Cucumber
6 471 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 467 (4.23%) Visual Studio
8 405 (3.67%) Maven
9 363 (3.29%) TeamCity
10 356 (3.22%) JUnit
11 349 (3.16%) Bitbucket
12 314 (2.84%) WebDriver
13 260 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
14 259 (2.35%) Subversion
15 250 (2.26%) NUnit
16 249 (2.26%) SpecFlow
17 245 (2.22%) SoapUI
18 212 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
19 207 (1.87%) Postman
20 196 (1.78%) Jasmine
General
1 2,309 (20.91%) Finance
2 782 (7.08%) Retail
3 661 (5.99%) Banking
4 455 (4.12%) Marketing
5 372 (3.37%) Public Sector
6 270 (2.45%) Games
7 206 (1.87%) Telecoms
8 154 (1.39%) Legal
9 150 (1.36%) Advertising
9 150 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 126 (1.14%) Front Office
11 116 (1.05%) Back Office
12 114 (1.03%) Electronics
13 113 (1.02%) Law
14 92 (0.83%) Automotive
15 54 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 44 (0.40%) Publishing
17 42 (0.38%) Aerospace
18 41 (0.37%) Investment Banking
19 27 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,400 (39.85%) Developer
2 1,212 (10.98%) .NET Developer
3 1,001 (9.07%) Senior Developer
4 942 (8.53%) C# Developer
5 906 (8.21%) Analyst
6 791 (7.16%) Software Engineer
7 758 (6.87%) Java Developer
8 671 (6.08%) Software Developer
9 637 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
10 515 (4.66%) Scrum Master
11 495 (4.48%) Project Manager
12 414 (3.75%) Architect
13 404 (3.66%) Business Analyst
14 359 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 357 (3.23%) Lead Developer
16 322 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
17 289 (2.62%) Tester
18 288 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
19 284 (2.57%) Test Engineer
20 267 (2.42%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,105 (28.12%) .NET
2 1,871 (16.95%) HTML
3 1,762 (15.96%) AngularJS
4 1,727 (15.64%) CSS
5 1,521 (13.78%) ASP.NET
6 1,273 (11.53%) Web Services
7 1,271 (11.51%) React
8 1,017 (9.21%) REST
9 946 (8.57%) Spring
10 937 (8.49%) RESTful
11 916 (8.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 898 (8.13%) .NET Framework
13 832 (7.54%) Node.js
14 728 (6.59%) HTML5
15 727 (6.58%) .NET Core
16 723 (6.55%) jQuery
17 689 (6.24%) ASP.NET Web API
18 555 (5.03%) SOAP
19 539 (4.88%) JSON
20 507 (4.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 971 (8.79%) User Experience
2 809 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
3 569 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 490 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 370 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 286 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 229 (2.07%) Algorithms
8 152 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 146 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 132 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 117 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 109 (0.99%) Cloud Native
13 85 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 85 (0.77%) iPad
14 74 (0.67%) PMI
15 69 (0.62%) Data Centre
15 69 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
16 67 (0.61%) Client/Server
17 66 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
18 52 (0.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 876 (7.93%) Linux
2 593 (5.37%) Windows
3 371 (3.36%) Android
4 317 (2.87%) Apple iOS
5 285 (2.58%) Unix
6 83 (0.75%) CentOS
7 78 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 74 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 51 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 41 (0.37%) Windows 10
11 31 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 21 (0.19%) Debian
14 17 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
15 15 (0.14%) Windows 7
16 14 (0.13%) Fedora
16 14 (0.13%) zOS
17 9 (0.082%) VxWorks
17 9 (0.082%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,754 (88.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2,649 (23.99%) TDD
3 2,617 (23.70%) Kanban
4 2,189 (19.83%) DevOps
5 2,008 (18.19%) Test Automation
6 1,953 (17.69%) Software Engineering
7 1,898 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
8 1,603 (14.52%) BDD
9 1,586 (14.36%) MVC
10 1,361 (12.33%) Microservices
11 1,238 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
12 1,159 (10.50%) SDLC
13 1,145 (10.37%) Mentoring
14 906 (8.21%) User Stories
15 884 (8.01%) Project Management
16 862 (7.81%) E-Commerce
17 824 (7.46%) Coaching
18 806 (7.30%) OO
19 764 (6.92%) Computer Science
20 759 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,493 (31.64%) C#
2 3,253 (29.46%) JavaScript
3 2,701 (24.46%) Java
4 2,298 (20.81%) SQL
5 1,172 (10.61%) Python
6 503 (4.56%) TypeScript
7 473 (4.28%) C++
8 442 (4.00%) PHP
9 422 (3.82%) T-SQL
10 401 (3.63%) C
11 400 (3.62%) Java 8
12 334 (3.03%) Ruby
13 283 (2.56%) PowerShell
14 281 (2.55%) Scala
15 217 (1.97%) ES6
16 164 (1.49%) Bash Shell
17 157 (1.42%) Shell Script
18 144 (1.30%) Groovy
19 127 (1.15%) PL/SQL
20 118 (1.07%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1,292 (11.70%) Degree
2 350 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 289 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 287 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 221 (2.00%) ISEB
6 147 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 111 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 94 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 87 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 76 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 65 (0.59%) PMP
12 56 (0.51%) CISSP
13 49 (0.44%) Master's Degree
14 48 (0.43%) SAFe Agilist
15 41 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 35 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
16 35 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 33 (0.30%) MCSE
18 30 (0.27%) CCNA
19 29 (0.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,283 (11.62%) QA
2 91 (0.82%) GDPR
3 75 (0.68%) PMO
4 53 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 44 (0.40%) SLA
7 33 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 27 (0.24%) DICOM
9 26 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 24 (0.22%) PSD2
11 15 (0.14%) IFRS
12 13 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 12 (0.11%) NIST
14 10 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.082%) COBIT
15 9 (0.082%) Solvency II
15 9 (0.082%) WCAG
16 6 (0.054%) GMP
17 5 (0.045%) GAAP
System Software
1 1,289 (11.67%) Docker
2 93 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 79 (0.72%) Firmware
4 46 (0.42%) Apache Flume
5 43 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 35 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 26 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (0.19%) Varnish
9 17 (0.15%) HDFS
10 16 (0.14%) vSphere
11 14 (0.13%) oVirt
12 13 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.12%) RHEV
12 13 (0.12%) XenApp
13 9 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.063%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.054%) LXC
15 6 (0.054%) Postfix
16 5 (0.045%) ACF2
16 5 (0.045%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 733 (6.64%) Kubernetes
2 407 (3.69%) Ansible
3 288 (2.61%) Terraform
4 265 (2.40%) Puppet
5 257 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 138 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
7 66 (0.60%) Mesos
8 60 (0.54%) Oozie
9 57 (0.52%) Salt
10 55 (0.50%) Kibana
11 49 (0.44%) Marathon
12 45 (0.41%) Prometheus
13 37 (0.34%) Grafana
14 36 (0.33%) Istio
15 33 (0.30%) HP ALM
16 32 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
17 20 (0.18%) Knative
18 18 (0.16%) SCCM
19 17 (0.15%) Rancher
19 17 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,458 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 569 (5.15%) Oracle
3 480 (4.35%) Google
4 321 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
5 264 (2.39%) SAP
6 184 (1.67%) Adobe
7 174 (1.58%) WorldPay
8 157 (1.42%) Atlassian
9 138 (1.25%) IBM
10 128 (1.16%) HP
11 113 (1.02%) Splunk
12 106 (0.96%) Red Hat
13 100 (0.91%) hybris
14 98 (0.89%) Tableau
15 93 (0.84%) Sitecore
16 85 (0.77%) FIS
17 76 (0.69%) Sage
18 75 (0.68%) Xamarin
19 73 (0.66%) Facebook
20 72 (0.65%) Apple