Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 5,369 10,640 13,342
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.38% 8.44% 8.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.08% 9.16% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,233 8,877 11,657
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%

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 59,138 116,142 140,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.35% 92.11% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 47,696 93,062 111,895
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 4,806 £57,500 +4.55% 982
UK excluding London 0 3,182 £52,000 +4.00% 763
London -3 1,940 £70,000 +7.69% 321
Work from Home -2 1,027 £55,000 +3.77% 152
South East +7 991 £55,000 +6.80% 155
North of England -13 621 £47,500 -1.04% 207
South West +7 601 £50,000 - 105
Midlands -1 389 £52,500 +5.00% 109
Yorkshire -9 304 £47,500 -1.04% 87
Scotland +10 245 £47,500 -5.00% 66
West Midlands +6 241 £55,000 +10.00% 65
North West -30 240 £47,500 -5.00% 107
East of England -3 208 £60,000 +4.35% 74
East Midlands -2 148 £47,500 +5.56% 44
Wales -3 99 £47,500 +5.56% 30
North East +18 77 £55,000 +12.82% 13
Northern Ireland +3 34 £42,500 -29.17% 17

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 4,840 (90.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,756 (32.71%) JavaScript
3 1,614 (30.06%) DevOps
4 1,420 (26.45%) Java
5 1,410 (26.26%) Azure
6 1,321 (24.60%) C#
7 1,306 (24.32%) .NET
8 1,198 (22.31%) AWS
9 1,183 (22.03%) SQL
10 1,055 (19.65%) TDD
10 1,055 (19.65%) Docker
11 1,032 (19.22%) Finance
12 1,006 (18.74%) Git (software)
13 979 (18.23%) Software Engineering
14 971 (18.09%) Microservices
15 940 (17.51%) HTML
16 937 (17.45%) Kanban
17 890 (16.58%) CSS
18 814 (15.16%) Test Automation
19 798 (14.86%) JIRA
20 757 (14.10%) Kubernetes
21 730 (13.60%) Python
22 725 (13.50%) React
23 716 (13.34%) SQL Server
24 714 (13.30%) AngularJS
25 688 (12.81%) Microsoft
26 640 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
27 633 (11.79%) .NET Core
28 628 (11.70%) Mentoring
29 580 (10.80%) Degree

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
1 387 (7.21%) Confluence
2 106 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
3 77 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 62 (1.15%) CMS
5 60 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 47 (0.88%) SAS
7 38 (0.71%) IIS
7 38 (0.71%) WebSphere
8 35 (0.65%) Apache Spark
9 34 (0.63%) Apache
9 34 (0.63%) NServiceBus
10 32 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
11 29 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 28 (0.52%) JBoss
13 21 (0.39%) nginx
13 21 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 20 (0.37%) Umbraco
15 17 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
16 16 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
17 15 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 56 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (0.67%) InVision
3 33 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.61%) Sketch
4 32 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.30%) Zeplin
7 13 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (0.17%) Adobe XD
9 9 (0.17%) Figma
10 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.037%) Simulink
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.019%) Marvel
12 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 98 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
3 15 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
4 13 (0.24%) Magento
5 11 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 11 (0.20%) Shopify
6 7 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.093%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.093%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.093%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.075%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.075%) SAP SCM
9 4 (0.075%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.056%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,410 (26.26%) Azure
2 1,198 (22.31%) AWS
3 400 (7.45%) SaaS
4 332 (6.18%) GCP
5 188 (3.50%) PaaS
6 185 (3.45%) Power Platform
7 166 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 164 (3.05%) Serverless
9 141 (2.63%) GitHub
10 91 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
11 78 (1.45%) IaaS
12 63 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
12 63 (1.17%) OpenShift
13 62 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
14 55 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
15 54 (1.01%) npm
16 52 (0.97%) Amazon EKS
16 52 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
17 50 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
18 49 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (1.60%) HTTP
2 64 (1.19%) Skype
3 56 (1.04%) Firewall
4 51 (0.95%) DNS
5 42 (0.78%) OSPF
6 35 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 34 (0.63%) Internet
8 31 (0.58%) VPN
9 26 (0.48%) IPv4
9 26 (0.48%) VLAN
10 23 (0.43%) WAN
11 22 (0.41%) LAN
12 16 (0.30%) Network Security
13 14 (0.26%) FTP
13 14 (0.26%) SMTP
14 13 (0.24%) IMAP
15 11 (0.20%) Wireshark
16 10 (0.19%) NetScaler
17 9 (0.17%) HTTPS
17 9 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 716 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 284 (5.29%) NoSQL
3 264 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 250 (4.66%) MySQL
5 247 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 225 (4.19%) Big Data
7 212 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
8 134 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 125 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 121 (2.25%) Power BI
11 103 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 96 (1.79%) Hadoop
13 70 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
14 62 (1.15%) Data Lake
14 62 (1.15%) Redis
15 55 (1.02%) RDBMS
16 51 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 49 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
17 49 (0.91%) Pentaho
18 48 (0.89%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,006 (18.74%) Git (software)
2 798 (14.86%) JIRA
3 498 (9.28%) Jenkins
4 342 (6.37%) Selenium
5 170 (3.17%) GitLab
6 169 (3.15%) Cucumber
7 164 (3.05%) Visual Studio
8 158 (2.94%) Maven
9 152 (2.83%) TeamCity
10 143 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 127 (2.37%) JUnit
12 118 (2.20%) Bitbucket
13 108 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
14 105 (1.96%) Subversion
15 104 (1.94%) SpecFlow
16 91 (1.69%) WebDriver
17 90 (1.68%) Artifactory
18 79 (1.47%) Postman
19 78 (1.45%) NUnit
20 76 (1.42%) JMeter
General
1 1,032 (19.22%) Finance
2 315 (5.87%) Public Sector
3 253 (4.71%) Marketing
4 229 (4.27%) Banking
5 190 (3.54%) Retail
6 136 (2.53%) Games
7 122 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 110 (2.05%) Manufacturing
9 101 (1.88%) Law
10 96 (1.79%) Electronics
11 70 (1.30%) Front Office
12 56 (1.04%) Legal
13 52 (0.97%) Investment Banking
14 42 (0.78%) Private Banking
15 41 (0.76%) Back Office
16 38 (0.71%) Financial Institution
17 35 (0.65%) Publishing
18 33 (0.61%) Automotive
19 26 (0.48%) Advertising
20 25 (0.47%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2,128 (39.63%) Developer
2 461 (8.59%) .NET Developer
3 449 (8.36%) Java Developer
4 433 (8.06%) Senior Developer
5 431 (8.03%) Software Engineer
6 347 (6.46%) C# Developer
7 317 (5.90%) Software Developer
8 296 (5.51%) Lead Developer
9 290 (5.40%) Analyst
10 266 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
11 255 (4.75%) Scrum Master
12 234 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
13 203 (3.78%) Architect
14 196 (3.65%) Project Manager
15 188 (3.50%) AWS Engineer
16 186 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
17 184 (3.43%) AWS DevOps
18 174 (3.24%) Business Analyst
19 167 (3.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 165 (3.07%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,306 (24.32%) .NET
2 940 (17.51%) HTML
3 890 (16.58%) CSS
4 725 (13.50%) React
5 714 (13.30%) AngularJS
6 633 (11.79%) .NET Core
7 482 (8.98%) Node.js
8 481 (8.96%) REST
9 465 (8.66%) ASP.NET
10 446 (8.31%) Web Services
11 441 (8.21%) RESTful
12 438 (8.16%) .NET Framework
13 422 (7.86%) Spring
14 332 (6.18%) HTML5
15 263 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
16 235 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 226 (4.21%) Kafka
17 226 (4.21%) Spring Boot
18 224 (4.17%) Vue.js
19 203 (3.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 466 (8.68%) User Experience
2 384 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
3 239 (4.45%) Mobile App
4 177 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
5 147 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 137 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
7 126 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 118 (2.20%) Management Information System
9 104 (1.94%) Cloud Native
10 92 (1.71%) Data Structures
11 88 (1.64%) Public Cloud
12 80 (1.49%) Fixed Income
13 56 (1.04%) Derivative
14 47 (0.88%) N-Tier
15 35 (0.65%) Virtual Team
16 34 (0.63%) Hedge funds
17 31 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 31 (0.58%) Online Games
18 28 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
19 26 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 559 (10.41%) Linux
2 337 (6.28%) Windows
3 158 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 150 (2.79%) Android
5 130 (2.42%) Unix
6 56 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 54 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (0.97%) CentOS
9 17 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.093%) Debian
13 5 (0.093%) Fedora
14 4 (0.075%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.056%) Nucleus RTOS
16 2 (0.037%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.037%) VMS
17 1 (0.019%) CoreOS
17 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,840 (90.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,614 (30.06%) DevOps
3 1,055 (19.65%) TDD
4 979 (18.23%) Software Engineering
5 971 (18.09%) Microservices
6 937 (17.45%) Kanban
7 814 (15.16%) Test Automation
8 640 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
9 628 (11.70%) Mentoring
10 524 (9.76%) SDLC
11 516 (9.61%) BDD
12 499 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
13 482 (8.98%) MVC
14 435 (8.10%) Coaching
15 394 (7.34%) Project Management
16 392 (7.30%) Analytics
17 387 (7.21%) Unit Testing
18 363 (6.76%) User Stories
19 344 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
20 333 (6.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,756 (32.71%) JavaScript
2 1,420 (26.45%) Java
3 1,321 (24.60%) C#
4 1,183 (22.03%) SQL
5 730 (13.60%) Python
6 480 (8.94%) TypeScript
7 238 (4.43%) C++
8 201 (3.74%) T-SQL
9 200 (3.73%) Go
10 192 (3.58%) C
11 177 (3.30%) PHP
12 168 (3.13%) Java 8
13 132 (2.46%) Bash Shell
14 124 (2.31%) Ruby
15 107 (1.99%) PowerShell
16 98 (1.83%) Scala
17 90 (1.68%) ES6
18 75 (1.40%) R
19 68 (1.27%) Shell Script
20 58 (1.08%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 580 (10.80%) Degree
2 329 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 235 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 117 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 66 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 64 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 47 (0.88%) ISEB
8 39 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 34 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (0.56%) PhD
11 27 (0.50%) PMP
12 25 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (0.37%) CSPO
13 20 (0.37%) Master's Degree
14 18 (0.34%) CFA
14 18 (0.34%) CISSP
15 16 (0.30%) AWS Certification
15 16 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 540 (10.06%) QA
2 25 (0.47%) NIST
3 24 (0.45%) PMO
4 21 (0.39%) SLA
5 17 (0.32%) GDPR
5 17 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.20%) MiFID
7 11 (0.20%) PMBOK
8 7 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.13%) WCAG
9 6 (0.11%) EMIR
9 6 (0.11%) PSD2
10 5 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.093%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.037%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.037%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,055 (19.65%) Docker
2 97 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 38 (0.71%) HDFS
5 20 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.22%) Postfix
7 12 (0.22%) VirtualBox
7 12 (0.22%) vSphere
8 10 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.15%) NDS
11 7 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 5 (0.093%) Firmware
12 5 (0.093%) LXC
13 4 (0.075%) Ceph
13 4 (0.075%) Varnish
13 4 (0.075%) Xen
14 1 (0.019%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 757 (14.10%) Kubernetes
2 386 (7.19%) Terraform
3 247 (4.60%) Ansible
4 216 (4.02%) Puppet
5 211 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (0.50%) Packer
8 18 (0.34%) Prometheus
9 17 (0.32%) Rancher
10 16 (0.30%) Grafana
11 10 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.17%) MIIS
12 9 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.13%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 6 (0.11%) Cobbler
15 5 (0.093%) Kibana
15 5 (0.093%) Mesos
15 5 (0.093%) Salt
16 4 (0.075%) HP Fortify
16 4 (0.075%) Nagios
Vendors
1 688 (12.81%) Microsoft
2 250 (4.66%) Google
3 234 (4.36%) Oracle
4 162 (3.02%) SAP
5 158 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 151 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
7 141 (2.63%) VMware
8 83 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 81 (1.51%) IBM
10 58 (1.08%) Talend
11 53 (0.99%) Adobe
12 44 (0.82%) Informatica
13 41 (0.76%) Cloudera
14 36 (0.67%) Ceridian
14 36 (0.67%) Cisco
15 35 (0.65%) Apple
16 32 (0.60%) Splunk
17 29 (0.54%) New Relic
18 27 (0.50%) Palo Alto
19 26 (0.48%) ServiceNow