Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 19 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 14,059 16,390 16,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.84% 9.15% 8.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.65% 9.96% 9.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11,368 13,350 14,616
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 145,715 164,618 167,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.61% 91.88% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 115,073 131,024 139,285
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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 -3 13,107 £55,000 +4.76% 1,741
UK excluding London +1 7,916 £50,000 +5.26% 1,224
London -4 5,895 £65,000 +8.33% 616
South East +2 2,749 £52,500 +6.06% 371
North of England -6 1,777 £48,000 +6.67% 305
Midlands +4 1,001 £45,000 -5.26% 161
North West -7 990 £50,000 +5.26% 144
South West +6 952 £47,750 +1.60% 150
East of England +6 734 £55,000 +4.76% 138
Yorkshire -5 664 £47,500 +5.56% 123
West Midlands +6 588 £45,000 -5.26% 91
Scotland -6 478 £47,000 -1.05% 60
East Midlands 0 410 £45,000 -5.26% 70
Wales -8 211 £43,750 +5.42% 34
North East +7 124 £42,500 - 38
Northern Ireland -21 46 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Channel Islands - 4 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 12,773 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4,389 (31.22%) C#
3 4,300 (30.59%) JavaScript
4 4,050 (28.81%) .NET
5 3,702 (26.33%) Java
6 3,700 (26.32%) TDD
7 3,206 (22.80%) Kanban
8 3,180 (22.62%) Finance
9 3,009 (21.40%) HTML
10 2,997 (21.32%) SQL
11 2,699 (19.20%) SQL Server
12 2,656 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
13 2,639 (18.77%) CSS
14 2,547 (18.12%) AngularJS
15 2,343 (16.67%) Test Automation
16 2,310 (16.43%) DevOps
17 2,290 (16.29%) Software Engineering
18 2,281 (16.22%) MVC
19 2,148 (15.28%) Microsoft
20 2,072 (14.74%) Git (software)
21 2,070 (14.72%) ASP.NET
22 2,009 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
23 2,005 (14.26%) BDD
24 1,838 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
25 1,823 (12.97%) JIRA
26 1,821 (12.95%) Degree
27 1,721 (12.24%) SDLC
28 1,583 (11.26%) Web Services
29 1,544 (10.98%) QA
30 1,543 (10.98%) Problem-Solving

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
1 825 (5.87%) Confluence
2 335 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 317 (2.25%) Apache
4 265 (1.88%) CMS
5 263 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 235 (1.67%) Apache Spark
7 169 (1.20%) IIS
8 168 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 160 (1.14%) WebSphere
10 157 (1.12%) JBoss
11 111 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 103 (0.73%) Apache Pig
13 96 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
14 94 (0.67%) OpenStack
15 93 (0.66%) Apache Solr
16 88 (0.63%) nginx
17 81 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 71 (0.51%) SAS
19 69 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 65 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 236 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 165 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
3 159 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
4 140 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 121 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 103 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 79 (0.56%) InVision
8 62 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
9 30 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 27 (0.19%) Chatbot
11 19 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 19 (0.14%) Mingle
12 12 (0.085%) Flinto
13 10 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.043%) Gliffy
15 5 (0.036%) Open Workbench
15 5 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.028%) EngageOne
16 4 (0.028%) InDesign
17 3 (0.021%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 128 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.45%) Magento
3 52 (0.37%) Temenos T24
4 38 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 34 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 32 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 23 (0.16%) Actimize
7 23 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 19 (0.14%) Odoo
8 19 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
10 14 (0.100%) SAP S/4HANA
11 11 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 10 (0.071%) SAP CRM
12 10 (0.071%) SAP ERP
13 8 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
14 6 (0.043%) NetSuite
14 6 (0.043%) Oracle Retail
14 6 (0.043%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,009 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,838 (13.07%) Amazon AWS
3 540 (3.84%) SaaS
4 401 (2.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 372 (2.65%) GitHub
6 272 (1.93%) PaaS
7 212 (1.51%) Office 365
8 178 (1.27%) Serverless
9 165 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 133 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
11 126 (0.90%) IaaS
12 109 (0.78%) OpenShift
13 104 (0.74%) npm
14 101 (0.72%) Amazon S3
15 97 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
16 93 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
17 84 (0.60%) Slack
18 77 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
19 67 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
20 55 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 336 (2.39%) Internet
2 221 (1.57%) HTTP
3 167 (1.19%) Firewall
4 153 (1.09%) DNS
5 109 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 88 (0.63%) DHCP
7 77 (0.55%) Broadband
8 70 (0.50%) SSL
9 62 (0.44%) Hyperconnected
10 44 (0.31%) Skype
11 34 (0.24%) Network Security
12 28 (0.20%) Modbus
12 28 (0.20%) RS-485
13 27 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (0.17%) Intranet
15 22 (0.16%) SMS
16 18 (0.13%) HTTPS
16 18 (0.13%) VPN
17 14 (0.100%) SAN
17 14 (0.100%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,699 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 781 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 744 (5.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 717 (5.10%) MySQL
5 623 (4.43%) MongoDB
6 564 (4.01%) Big Data
7 550 (3.91%) Relational Database
8 406 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
9 382 (2.72%) Hadoop
10 371 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
11 311 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 250 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 237 (1.69%) Power BI
14 208 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 193 (1.37%) RDBMS
16 178 (1.27%) Apache Hive
17 175 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 153 (1.09%) Redis
19 147 (1.05%) RavenDB
20 141 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 2,072 (14.74%) Git (software)
2 1,823 (12.97%) JIRA
3 1,390 (9.89%) Jenkins
4 1,190 (8.46%) Selenium
5 795 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 734 (5.22%) Visual Studio
7 660 (4.69%) Cucumber
8 556 (3.95%) Maven
9 485 (3.45%) JUnit
10 430 (3.06%) Subversion
11 394 (2.80%) WebDriver
12 346 (2.46%) TeamCity
13 334 (2.38%) Bitbucket
14 329 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 321 (2.28%) NUnit
16 289 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
17 254 (1.81%) JMeter
18 242 (1.72%) Gradle
19 237 (1.69%) SoapUI
20 216 (1.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 3,180 (22.62%) Finance
2 882 (6.27%) Retail
3 812 (5.78%) Banking
4 624 (4.44%) Marketing
5 430 (3.06%) Games
6 392 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 326 (2.32%) Advertising
8 276 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 220 (1.56%) Electronics
10 191 (1.36%) Law
11 138 (0.98%) Front Office
12 121 (0.86%) Back Office
13 115 (0.82%) Legal
14 99 (0.70%) Publishing
15 97 (0.69%) Automotive
15 97 (0.69%) Investment Banking
16 64 (0.46%) Retail Banking
17 60 (0.43%) Financial Institution
18 36 (0.26%) Billing
19 35 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 5,882 (41.84%) Developer
2 1,908 (13.57%) .NET Developer
3 1,475 (10.49%) C# Developer
4 1,424 (10.13%) Analyst
5 1,221 (8.68%) Java Developer
6 1,204 (8.56%) Senior Developer
7 1,088 (7.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 906 (6.44%) Software Developer
9 866 (6.16%) Business Analyst
10 859 (6.11%) Software Engineer
11 803 (5.71%) Scrum Master
12 702 (4.99%) Architect
13 688 (4.89%) Project Manager
14 478 (3.40%) Lead Developer
15 404 (2.87%) ASP.NET Developer
16 380 (2.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 370 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
18 363 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
19 361 (2.57%) Java Engineer
20 358 (2.55%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,050 (28.81%) .NET
2 3,009 (21.40%) HTML
3 2,639 (18.77%) CSS
4 2,547 (18.12%) AngularJS
5 2,070 (14.72%) ASP.NET
6 1,583 (11.26%) Web Services
7 1,353 (9.62%) React
8 1,290 (9.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1,239 (8.81%) RESTful
10 1,215 (8.64%) HTML5
11 1,210 (8.61%) REST
11 1,210 (8.61%) Spring
12 1,138 (8.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1,017 (7.23%) jQuery
14 976 (6.94%) .NET Framework
15 903 (6.42%) Node.js
16 826 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 802 (5.70%) CSS3
18 780 (5.55%) SOAP
19 747 (5.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,276 (9.08%) User Experience
2 985 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 833 (5.93%) Greenfield Project
4 800 (5.69%) Fintech
5 587 (4.18%) Mobile App
6 453 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
7 438 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
8 215 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 178 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 137 (0.97%) Virtual Team
11 130 (0.92%) FMCG
12 118 (0.84%) Data Centre
13 102 (0.73%) PKI
14 97 (0.69%) PMI
15 96 (0.68%) Cloud Native
16 92 (0.65%) Tandem
17 90 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
18 89 (0.63%) Wiki
19 83 (0.59%) Data Structures
20 81 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1,239 (8.81%) Linux
2 775 (5.51%) Windows
3 400 (2.85%) Android
4 358 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 297 (2.11%) Unix
6 196 (1.39%) Windows Server
7 175 (1.24%) CentOS
8 168 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 94 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 88 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 63 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 57 (0.41%) Windows 10
13 48 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 28 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
15 25 (0.18%) Debian
16 14 (0.100%) CoreOS
16 14 (0.100%) Solaris
17 11 (0.078%) Embedded Linux
17 11 (0.078%) VMS
18 8 (0.057%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12,773 (90.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3,700 (26.32%) TDD
3 3,206 (22.80%) Kanban
4 2,656 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
5 2,343 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2,310 (16.43%) DevOps
7 2,290 (16.29%) Software Engineering
8 2,281 (16.22%) MVC
9 2,005 (14.26%) BDD
10 1,721 (12.24%) SDLC
11 1,543 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
12 1,435 (10.21%) Project Management
13 1,425 (10.14%) Microservices
14 1,285 (9.14%) User Stories
15 1,229 (8.74%) Mentoring
16 1,109 (7.89%) OO
17 1,035 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
18 985 (7.01%) Coaching
19 966 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
20 911 (6.48%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 4,389 (31.22%) C#
2 4,300 (30.59%) JavaScript
3 3,702 (26.33%) Java
4 2,997 (21.32%) SQL
5 1,516 (10.78%) Python
6 662 (4.71%) C++
7 651 (4.63%) PHP
8 587 (4.18%) T-SQL
9 506 (3.60%) Ruby
10 480 (3.41%) Java 8
11 432 (3.07%) TypeScript
12 426 (3.03%) PowerShell
13 392 (2.79%) Scala
14 342 (2.43%) C
15 269 (1.91%) Bash Shell
16 238 (1.69%) PL/SQL
17 230 (1.64%) ES6
18 189 (1.34%) Shell Script
19 178 (1.27%) VB.NET
20 168 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,821 (12.95%) Degree
2 464 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 388 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 267 (1.90%) ISEB
5 256 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 252 (1.79%) ISTQB
7 155 (1.10%) PMI Certification
8 130 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 128 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 106 (0.75%) PMP
11 104 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 79 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 68 (0.48%) CISSP
14 61 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 57 (0.41%) MCSE
16 48 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
17 43 (0.31%) APMP
18 39 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 38 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 36 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,544 (10.98%) QA
2 184 (1.31%) GDPR
3 169 (1.20%) PMO
4 65 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 51 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (0.34%) PSD2
7 47 (0.33%) SLA
8 31 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 25 (0.18%) MiFID
10 23 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 23 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 14 (0.100%) ISO 9000
12 11 (0.078%) SEPA
13 10 (0.071%) PMBOK
14 9 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
15 8 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
16 7 (0.050%) DICOM
16 7 (0.050%) IEC 61131
17 5 (0.036%) ISO 14001
18 4 (0.028%) P3O
System Software
1 1,145 (8.14%) Docker
2 147 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 117 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 115 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 74 (0.53%) Apache Flume
6 57 (0.41%) Firmware
7 51 (0.36%) vSphere
8 48 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 39 (0.28%) HDFS
10 19 (0.14%) Xen
11 18 (0.13%) Varnish
12 12 (0.085%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 11 (0.078%) iptables
14 10 (0.071%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.071%) XenServer
15 8 (0.057%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.028%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 4 (0.028%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.021%) etcd
Systems Management
1 479 (3.41%) Ansible
2 471 (3.35%) Kubernetes
3 436 (3.10%) Puppet
4 391 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 296 (2.11%) Terraform
6 102 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
7 93 (0.66%) Salt
8 88 (0.63%) Oozie
9 72 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
9 72 (0.51%) SCCM
10 70 (0.50%) SCOM
11 52 (0.37%) Kibana
12 39 (0.28%) Mesos
12 39 (0.28%) Packer
13 38 (0.27%) Grafana
14 34 (0.24%) Tivoli
15 27 (0.19%) Prometheus
16 26 (0.18%) HAProxy
17 25 (0.18%) Cobbler
17 25 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,148 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 960 (6.83%) Oracle
3 543 (3.86%) Google
4 455 (3.24%) SAP
5 254 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 244 (1.74%) Red Hat
7 189 (1.34%) Tableau
8 180 (1.28%) VMware
9 171 (1.22%) Facebook
10 163 (1.16%) Adobe
11 161 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 151 (1.07%) IBM
13 112 (0.80%) Cloudera
14 103 (0.73%) Telerik
15 101 (0.72%) Xamarin
16 98 (0.70%) Twitter
17 92 (0.65%) ServiceNow
17 92 (0.65%) Splunk
18 88 (0.63%) HP
19 85 (0.60%) WorldPay