Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 24 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 8,326 6,798 12,200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.09% 8.30% 8.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.69% 8.99% 9.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,604 5,486 9,731
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £44,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,375 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,880 £48,000
% change year-on-year -3.62% +8.08% -1.03%

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 95,829 75,605 132,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.17% 92.35% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 66,597 60,779 105,358
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,371 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,375 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -3 7,366 £57,500 - 1,302
UK excluding London +1 4,756 £50,000 -3.62% 949
London -10 2,976 £67,500 - 464
Work from Home +6 1,962 £55,000 -4.35% 278
South East -1 1,458 £55,000 - 213
North of England -1 1,006 £47,500 -5.00% 266
South West +3 955 £50,000 - 127
Midlands -3 568 £50,000 - 151
North West +8 484 £47,500 -5.00% 151
Yorkshire -7 454 £47,500 -5.00% 92
West Midlands +3 332 £55,000 +4.76% 93
Scotland +12 304 £50,000 +5.26% 65
East of England -4 265 £55,000 - 76
East Midlands 0 229 £42,750 -14.50% 58
Wales +6 155 £47,500 +13.10% 34
North East +5 68 £45,345 -13.63% 23
Northern Ireland 0 60 £75,000 +78.57% 18

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 7,491 (89.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,475 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 2,387 (28.67%) DevOps
4 2,172 (26.09%) Azure
5 2,081 (24.99%) Java
6 2,070 (24.86%) C#
7 2,023 (24.30%) Social Skills
8 1,898 (22.80%) .NET
9 1,891 (22.71%) TDD
10 1,793 (21.53%) AWS
11 1,740 (20.90%) SQL
12 1,721 (20.67%) Software Engineering
13 1,682 (20.20%) Finance
14 1,617 (19.42%) Microservices
15 1,597 (19.18%) Git (software)
16 1,579 (18.96%) Docker
17 1,490 (17.90%) Kanban
18 1,365 (16.39%) React
19 1,356 (16.29%) JIRA
20 1,332 (16.00%) CSS
21 1,316 (15.81%) AngularJS
22 1,304 (15.66%) HTML
23 1,244 (14.94%) Test Automation
24 1,143 (13.73%) Mentoring
25 1,141 (13.70%) Python
26 1,122 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
27 1,094 (13.14%) Kubernetes
28 1,052 (12.64%) BDD
29 1,019 (12.24%) SDLC
30 1,016 (12.20%) Node.js

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
1 688 (8.26%) Confluence
2 227 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
3 185 (2.22%) CMS
4 126 (1.51%) Apache Spark
5 107 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 102 (1.23%) Apache
7 75 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 61 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 58 (0.70%) GemFire
10 51 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
11 50 (0.60%) Umbraco
12 49 (0.59%) IIS
13 40 (0.48%) Drupal
14 37 (0.44%) NServiceBus
15 34 (0.41%) JBoss
16 32 (0.38%) nginx
17 31 (0.37%) SAS
18 30 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
19 27 (0.32%) OpenStack
20 25 (0.30%) Kentico
Applications
1 98 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 42 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.35%) InVision
7 26 (0.31%) Figma
8 23 (0.28%) Sketch
9 16 (0.19%) Adobe XD
10 15 (0.18%) Campfire
11 12 (0.14%) Zeplin
12 10 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (0.11%) Chatbot
13 9 (0.11%) Photoshop
13 9 (0.11%) Simulink
14 8 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
15 7 (0.084%) Marvel
15 7 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
16 6 (0.072%) Revit
16 6 (0.072%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 71 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 54 (0.65%) Magento
3 38 (0.46%) Shopify
4 32 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 21 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 12 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.14%) SAP SCM
7 10 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.072%) ProductWriter
10 6 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.060%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.060%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.060%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.060%) SAP Hybris
12 4 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.048%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2,172 (26.09%) Azure
2 1,793 (21.53%) AWS
3 619 (7.43%) SaaS
4 540 (6.49%) Serverless
5 448 (5.38%) GCP
6 446 (5.36%) GitHub
7 288 (3.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 263 (3.16%) Power Platform
9 249 (2.99%) PaaS
10 210 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
11 142 (1.71%) Amazon S3
12 137 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
13 123 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
14 106 (1.27%) IaaS
15 95 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
16 93 (1.12%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 92 (1.10%) Azure Service Bus
17 92 (1.10%) npm
18 91 (1.09%) OpenShift
19 84 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 179 (2.15%) Firewall
2 126 (1.51%) VPN
3 110 (1.32%) IPv4
4 99 (1.19%) OSPF
5 95 (1.14%) Internet
6 90 (1.08%) HTTP
7 88 (1.06%) VLAN
8 67 (0.80%) Broadband
9 43 (0.52%) DNS
10 32 (0.38%) WAN
11 29 (0.35%) LAN
12 28 (0.34%) SSL
13 27 (0.32%) Skype
14 22 (0.26%) Wireshark
15 21 (0.25%) Network Security
15 21 (0.25%) SSH
16 19 (0.23%) Ethernet
17 17 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
18 15 (0.18%) NetScaler
18 15 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,013 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 554 (6.65%) Relational Database
3 508 (6.10%) MySQL
4 502 (6.03%) NoSQL
5 500 (6.01%) MongoDB
6 465 (5.58%) Big Data
7 385 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
8 209 (2.51%) Power BI
9 198 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 172 (2.07%) Redis
11 165 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 144 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 137 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 125 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
15 115 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
16 111 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 92 (1.10%) Data Lake
18 76 (0.91%) MariaDB
19 73 (0.88%) Hadoop
20 68 (0.82%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,597 (19.18%) Git (software)
2 1,356 (16.29%) JIRA
3 1,007 (12.09%) Jenkins
4 370 (4.44%) Selenium
5 341 (4.10%) Cucumber
6 238 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 233 (2.80%) Maven
8 215 (2.58%) JUnit
9 213 (2.56%) GitLab
10 205 (2.46%) TeamCity
11 201 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 193 (2.32%) Gradle
13 177 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
14 166 (1.99%) Cypress.io
15 160 (1.92%) Subversion
16 147 (1.77%) IntelliJ
17 128 (1.54%) SpecFlow
18 126 (1.51%) webpack
19 125 (1.50%) Bitbucket
20 120 (1.44%) Eclipse
General
1 2,023 (24.30%) Social Skills
2 1,682 (20.20%) Finance
3 649 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 586 (7.04%) Public Sector
5 463 (5.56%) Marketing
6 447 (5.37%) Banking
7 432 (5.19%) Retail
8 249 (2.99%) Law
9 239 (2.87%) Games
10 222 (2.67%) Legal
11 210 (2.52%) Telecoms
12 204 (2.45%) Manufacturing
13 188 (2.26%) Electronics
14 183 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
15 115 (1.38%) Organisational Skills
16 104 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
17 92 (1.10%) Investment Banking
18 78 (0.94%) Advertising
19 76 (0.91%) Local Government
20 73 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3,148 (37.81%) Developer
2 793 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 745 (8.95%) Senior Developer
4 639 (7.67%) Java Developer
5 612 (7.35%) .NET Developer
6 509 (6.11%) Analyst
7 492 (5.91%) Software Developer
8 425 (5.10%) Scrum Master
9 424 (5.09%) C# Developer
10 401 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
11 355 (4.26%) Project Manager
12 345 (4.14%) Lead Developer
13 334 (4.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 328 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
15 319 (3.83%) Business Analyst
16 314 (3.77%) React Developer
17 300 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
18 292 (3.51%) Architect
19 252 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
20 227 (2.73%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,898 (22.80%) .NET
2 1,365 (16.39%) React
3 1,332 (16.00%) CSS
4 1,316 (15.81%) AngularJS
5 1,304 (15.66%) HTML
6 1,016 (12.20%) Node.js
7 927 (11.13%) REST
8 883 (10.61%) .NET Core
9 857 (10.29%) Spring
10 777 (9.33%) Web Services
11 715 (8.59%) RESTful
12 527 (6.33%) .NET Framework
13 520 (6.25%) ASP.NET
14 444 (5.33%) HTML5
15 391 (4.70%) Vue.js
16 375 (4.50%) Kafka
17 371 (4.46%) Hibernate
18 356 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
19 332 (3.99%) Spring Boot
20 321 (3.86%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 912 (10.95%) User Experience
2 385 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 300 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
4 266 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
5 173 (2.08%) Cloud Native
6 172 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 157 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 129 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 116 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 92 (1.10%) Cyberattack
11 90 (1.08%) Data Structures
11 90 (1.08%) Derivative
12 86 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
12 86 (1.03%) NHS
13 85 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 83 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
15 77 (0.92%) iPad
16 64 (0.77%) Social Media
17 62 (0.74%) Blog
18 60 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 891 (10.70%) Linux
2 519 (6.23%) Windows
3 261 (3.13%) Unix
4 204 (2.45%) Android
5 179 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 135 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 126 (1.51%) CentOS
8 85 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 79 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 66 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
11 17 (0.20%) Debian
11 17 (0.20%) VMS
12 10 (0.12%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.036%) Alpine Linux
15 3 (0.036%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.036%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (0.036%) SUSE
16 2 (0.024%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,491 (89.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,387 (28.67%) DevOps
3 1,891 (22.71%) TDD
4 1,721 (20.67%) Software Engineering
5 1,617 (19.42%) Microservices
6 1,490 (17.90%) Kanban
7 1,244 (14.94%) Test Automation
8 1,143 (13.73%) Mentoring
9 1,122 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
10 1,052 (12.64%) BDD
11 1,019 (12.24%) SDLC
12 998 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
13 880 (10.57%) Coaching
14 777 (9.33%) Project Management
15 775 (9.31%) User Stories
16 682 (8.19%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 640 (7.69%) Analytics
18 620 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
19 610 (7.33%) MVC
20 599 (7.19%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2,475 (29.73%) JavaScript
2 2,081 (24.99%) Java
3 2,070 (24.86%) C#
4 1,740 (20.90%) SQL
5 1,141 (13.70%) Python
6 876 (10.52%) TypeScript
7 386 (4.64%) PHP
8 345 (4.14%) C++
9 332 (3.99%) PowerShell
10 262 (3.15%) C
10 262 (3.15%) Java 8
11 234 (2.81%) Bash Shell
12 198 (2.38%) ES6
13 192 (2.31%) T-SQL
14 186 (2.23%) Go
15 185 (2.22%) Ruby
16 115 (1.38%) Scala
17 111 (1.33%) Groovy
18 98 (1.18%) Kotlin
19 89 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 954 (11.46%) Degree
2 576 (6.92%) Security Cleared
3 474 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 212 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 99 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 87 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 73 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 72 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 70 (0.84%) PMI Certification
10 55 (0.66%) ISEB
11 54 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
12 51 (0.61%) OCP
13 47 (0.56%) PMP
14 45 (0.54%) GIAC
15 38 (0.46%) RHCE
16 28 (0.34%) AWS Certification
16 28 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 25 (0.30%) CSPO
17 25 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 23 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 791 (9.50%) QA
2 158 (1.90%) Accessibility
3 73 (0.88%) PMO
4 71 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 56 (0.67%) GDPR
6 53 (0.64%) SLA
7 35 (0.42%) WCAG
8 29 (0.35%) NIST
9 28 (0.34%) PMBOK
10 26 (0.31%) MiFID
11 25 (0.30%) EMIR
12 24 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (0.12%) GRC
13 10 (0.12%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
15 7 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.048%) ISO 9001
16 4 (0.048%) MISRA
17 3 (0.036%) COBIT
17 3 (0.036%) P3O
System Software
1 1,579 (18.96%) Docker
2 211 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 83 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 54 (0.65%) HDFS
6 32 (0.38%) NDS
6 32 (0.38%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 24 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 11 (0.13%) vSphere
10 9 (0.11%) Ceph
11 8 (0.096%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.096%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.096%) Postfix
12 6 (0.072%) Time Sharing Option
13 5 (0.060%) Xen
14 4 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.036%) Firmware
15 3 (0.036%) LXC
15 3 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1,094 (13.14%) Kubernetes
2 638 (7.66%) Terraform
3 559 (6.71%) Ansible
4 322 (3.87%) Puppet
5 241 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (0.61%) Grafana
7 46 (0.55%) Packer
8 42 (0.50%) Prometheus
9 38 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
10 31 (0.37%) Kibana
11 30 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 30 (0.36%) Rancher
12 22 (0.26%) Consul
12 22 (0.26%) Nagios
13 17 (0.20%) Salt
14 14 (0.17%) Sysdig
15 13 (0.16%) Graphite
15 13 (0.16%) SCCM
16 8 (0.096%) Graylog
16 8 (0.096%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 993 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 449 (5.39%) Oracle
3 340 (4.08%) Google
4 271 (3.25%) VMware
5 263 (3.16%) SAP
6 159 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
7 117 (1.41%) IBM
8 112 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 111 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 69 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 67 (0.80%) Adobe
12 62 (0.74%) Okta
13 58 (0.70%) Mercator
14 51 (0.61%) MuleSoft
15 48 (0.58%) ForgeRock
16 44 (0.53%) Sitecore
17 39 (0.47%) Databricks
17 39 (0.47%) OutSystems
17 39 (0.47%) Xamarin
18 34 (0.41%) Sybase