Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 23 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 6,072 10,423 13,157
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.21% 8.48% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 9.21% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5,963 8,775 11,458
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £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 68,465 113,147 139,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.56% 92.03% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 53,753 90,749 111,461
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £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 28 February 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 28 February 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 5,404 £57,500 +4.55% 1,147
UK excluding London 0 3,550 £50,000 - 852
London -4 2,210 £70,000 +7.69% 392
Work from Home +4 1,278 £52,500 -1.87% 237
South East +5 1,057 £55,000 +6.80% 215
South West +5 709 £50,000 - 115
North of England -12 692 £47,500 -5.00% 219
Midlands -2 450 £50,250 +0.50% 143
North West -19 314 £47,500 -5.00% 109
Yorkshire -14 304 £47,500 -5.00% 95
Scotland +9 285 £47,500 - 49
West Midlands +6 270 £56,250 +12.50% 87
East of England -5 223 £58,750 +2.17% 61
East Midlands -5 179 £45,000 - 54
Wales +4 118 £47,500 +3.83% 38
North East +18 73 £55,000 +4.76% 15
Northern Ireland +2 27 £42,500 -29.17% 14

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 5,456 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,997 (32.89%) JavaScript
3 1,845 (30.39%) DevOps
4 1,607 (26.47%) Java
5 1,570 (25.86%) Azure
6 1,464 (24.11%) C#
7 1,410 (23.22%) .NET
8 1,328 (21.87%) AWS
9 1,286 (21.18%) SQL
10 1,247 (20.54%) Docker
11 1,194 (19.66%) TDD
12 1,171 (19.29%) Finance
13 1,146 (18.87%) Software Engineering
14 1,107 (18.23%) Microservices
15 1,093 (18.00%) Git (software)
16 1,031 (16.98%) Kanban
17 1,003 (16.52%) HTML
18 974 (16.04%) JIRA
19 952 (15.68%) CSS
20 897 (14.77%) Test Automation
21 873 (14.38%) React
22 866 (14.26%) Kubernetes
23 846 (13.93%) Python
24 785 (12.93%) AngularJS
25 747 (12.30%) Microsoft
26 742 (12.22%) SQL Server
27 711 (11.71%) .NET Core
28 702 (11.56%) Mentoring
29 689 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
30 658 (10.84%) 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
1 513 (8.45%) Confluence
2 140 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
3 85 (1.40%) CMS
4 81 (1.33%) SharePoint
5 66 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 45 (0.74%) SAS
7 37 (0.61%) IIS
8 36 (0.59%) Apache Spark
9 35 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
10 33 (0.54%) JBoss
10 33 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 31 (0.51%) Apache
11 31 (0.51%) Umbraco
12 29 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 25 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 24 (0.40%) nginx
14 24 (0.40%) NServiceBus
15 21 (0.35%) Kentico
16 19 (0.31%) Drupal
16 19 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 59 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.77%) InVision
4 42 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.59%) Sketch
6 26 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.25%) Zeplin
8 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 10 (0.16%) Figma
10 8 (0.13%) Adobe XD
11 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.099%) Gephi
13 4 (0.066%) Marvel
14 3 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.049%) Photoshop
14 3 (0.049%) Simulink
14 3 (0.049%) UXPin
15 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 96 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.31%) Shopify
3 18 (0.30%) Magento
3 18 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 15 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
5 10 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.099%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.099%) SAP SCM
9 5 (0.082%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.066%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,570 (25.86%) Azure
2 1,328 (21.87%) AWS
3 466 (7.67%) SaaS
4 351 (5.78%) GCP
5 232 (3.82%) PaaS
6 206 (3.39%) Serverless
7 202 (3.33%) Power Platform
8 195 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 145 (2.39%) GitHub
10 96 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
11 93 (1.53%) IaaS
12 75 (1.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 73 (1.20%) OpenShift
14 71 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
15 69 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
16 65 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
17 62 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
18 59 (0.97%) Microsoft 365
19 54 (0.89%) Amazon EKS
20 53 (0.87%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 107 (1.76%) Firewall
2 91 (1.50%) HTTP
3 68 (1.12%) OSPF
4 63 (1.04%) Skype
4 63 (1.04%) VPN
5 56 (0.92%) IPv4
6 51 (0.84%) VLAN
7 49 (0.81%) DNS
8 44 (0.72%) Internet
9 39 (0.64%) TCP/IP
10 24 (0.40%) WAN
11 21 (0.35%) LAN
11 21 (0.35%) Network Security
12 19 (0.31%) SSL
13 17 (0.28%) Wireshark
14 14 (0.23%) DMZ
14 14 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (0.21%) HTTPS
15 13 (0.21%) NetScaler
16 11 (0.18%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 742 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 305 (5.02%) MongoDB
3 303 (4.99%) NoSQL
4 299 (4.92%) MySQL
5 290 (4.78%) Relational Database
6 257 (4.23%) Big Data
7 242 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
8 138 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
9 133 (2.19%) Power BI
10 129 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 119 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 85 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
13 80 (1.32%) Hadoop
14 72 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 64 (1.05%) RDBMS
16 61 (1.00%) Redis
17 59 (0.97%) Data Lake
18 49 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
19 44 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 42 (0.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1,093 (18.00%) Git (software)
2 974 (16.04%) JIRA
3 569 (9.37%) Jenkins
4 345 (5.68%) Selenium
5 210 (3.46%) GitLab
6 200 (3.29%) Visual Studio
7 196 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 194 (3.19%) Maven
9 159 (2.62%) TeamCity
10 152 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 137 (2.26%) JUnit
12 130 (2.14%) Subversion
13 129 (2.12%) Bitbucket
14 120 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
15 100 (1.65%) SpecFlow
16 91 (1.50%) Artifactory
17 89 (1.47%) Gradle
17 89 (1.47%) JMeter
17 89 (1.47%) WebDriver
18 79 (1.30%) IntelliJ
General
1 1,171 (19.29%) Finance
2 380 (6.26%) Public Sector
3 337 (5.55%) Marketing
4 273 (4.50%) Banking
5 261 (4.30%) Retail
6 173 (2.85%) Games
7 152 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 143 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 137 (2.26%) Electronics
10 118 (1.94%) Law
11 89 (1.47%) Legal
12 84 (1.38%) Front Office
13 61 (1.00%) Investment Banking
14 49 (0.81%) Back Office
15 47 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 38 (0.63%) Private Banking
17 37 (0.61%) Automotive
18 36 (0.59%) Local Government
19 34 (0.56%) Publishing
20 29 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,320 (38.21%) Developer
2 538 (8.86%) Software Engineer
3 529 (8.71%) Java Developer
4 503 (8.28%) .NET Developer
5 465 (7.66%) Senior Developer
6 360 (5.93%) C# Developer
7 346 (5.70%) Software Developer
8 339 (5.58%) Analyst
9 312 (5.14%) Lead Developer
10 293 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
11 291 (4.79%) Scrum Master
12 251 (4.13%) Project Manager
13 246 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
14 231 (3.80%) Architect
15 213 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
16 204 (3.36%) Business Analyst
17 195 (3.21%) AWS Engineer
18 190 (3.13%) Product Owner
19 187 (3.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 185 (3.05%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,410 (23.22%) .NET
2 1,003 (16.52%) HTML
3 952 (15.68%) CSS
4 873 (14.38%) React
5 785 (12.93%) AngularJS
6 711 (11.71%) .NET Core
7 589 (9.70%) Node.js
8 519 (8.55%) REST
9 497 (8.19%) .NET Framework
10 488 (8.04%) Spring
11 473 (7.79%) Web Services
12 464 (7.64%) ASP.NET
13 450 (7.41%) RESTful
14 350 (5.76%) HTML5
15 290 (4.78%) Kafka
16 278 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
17 271 (4.46%) Spring Boot
18 262 (4.31%) Vue.js
19 213 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
19 213 (3.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 556 (9.16%) User Experience
2 465 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 288 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 198 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 169 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 165 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 129 (2.12%) Cloud Native
8 119 (1.96%) Algorithms
9 110 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 98 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 86 (1.42%) Data Structures
12 63 (1.04%) Fixed Income
13 55 (0.91%) N-Tier
14 53 (0.87%) Derivative
15 44 (0.72%) iPad
16 43 (0.71%) Cyberattack
17 40 (0.66%) Online Games
18 39 (0.64%) NHS
19 35 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
20 34 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 648 (10.67%) Linux
2 393 (6.47%) Windows
3 169 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 159 (2.62%) Android
5 137 (2.26%) Unix
6 82 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 76 (1.25%) CentOS
8 67 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 34 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.12%) Debian
13 6 (0.099%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.066%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.049%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.033%) VMS
17 1 (0.016%) Embedded Linux
17 1 (0.016%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.016%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,456 (89.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,845 (30.39%) DevOps
3 1,194 (19.66%) TDD
4 1,146 (18.87%) Software Engineering
5 1,107 (18.23%) Microservices
6 1,031 (16.98%) Kanban
7 897 (14.77%) Test Automation
8 702 (11.56%) Mentoring
9 689 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
10 658 (10.84%) SDLC
11 562 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
12 554 (9.12%) BDD
13 499 (8.22%) MVC
14 478 (7.87%) Project Management
15 473 (7.79%) Coaching
16 458 (7.54%) Analytics
17 401 (6.60%) User Stories
18 381 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
19 378 (6.23%) Unit Testing
20 369 (6.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,997 (32.89%) JavaScript
2 1,607 (26.47%) Java
3 1,464 (24.11%) C#
4 1,286 (21.18%) SQL
5 846 (13.93%) Python
6 540 (8.89%) TypeScript
7 274 (4.51%) C++
8 237 (3.90%) Go
9 227 (3.74%) C
10 220 (3.62%) PHP
11 209 (3.44%) T-SQL
12 186 (3.06%) Java 8
13 169 (2.78%) PowerShell
14 164 (2.70%) Bash Shell
15 138 (2.27%) Ruby
16 128 (2.11%) ES6
17 104 (1.71%) Scala
18 69 (1.14%) Kotlin
19 64 (1.05%) R
20 57 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 630 (10.38%) Degree
2 388 (6.39%) Security Cleared
3 272 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 132 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 79 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 64 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 47 (0.77%) ISEB
8 43 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 37 (0.61%) PMP
11 34 (0.56%) PhD
12 32 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
13 31 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 29 (0.48%) CSPO
15 28 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
16 27 (0.44%) GIAC
17 25 (0.41%) CISSP
18 21 (0.35%) Master's Degree
18 21 (0.35%) RHCE
19 18 (0.30%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 588 (9.68%) QA
2 31 (0.51%) PMO
3 28 (0.46%) NIST
4 25 (0.41%) SLA
5 23 (0.38%) PMBOK
6 18 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.21%) WCAG
9 11 (0.18%) GDPR
9 11 (0.18%) MiFID
10 8 (0.13%) EMIR
11 7 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.082%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.066%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.066%) MISRA
14 4 (0.066%) PSD2
15 3 (0.049%) ISO 20022
15 3 (0.049%) SEPA
16 2 (0.033%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1,247 (20.54%) Docker
2 131 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 47 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (0.44%) HDFS
6 25 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.28%) VirtualBox
8 11 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.16%) vSphere
10 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (0.15%) Postfix
11 8 (0.13%) NDS
12 7 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 6 (0.099%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.066%) Firmware
14 4 (0.066%) Varnish
14 4 (0.066%) Xen
15 2 (0.033%) Ceph
16 1 (0.016%) LXC
16 1 (0.016%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 866 (14.26%) Kubernetes
2 434 (7.15%) Terraform
3 327 (5.39%) Ansible
4 255 (4.20%) Puppet
5 215 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (0.51%) Packer
7 25 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (0.31%) Kibana
8 19 (0.31%) Prometheus
9 17 (0.28%) Rancher
10 15 (0.25%) Grafana
11 10 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.15%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.13%) Oozie
14 7 (0.12%) Salt
15 6 (0.099%) Nagios
16 5 (0.082%) Cobbler
16 5 (0.082%) MIIS
16 5 (0.082%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 747 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 268 (4.41%) Oracle
3 253 (4.17%) Google
4 188 (3.10%) SAP
5 174 (2.87%) VMware
6 158 (2.60%) Atlassian
7 144 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
8 99 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 94 (1.55%) IBM
10 52 (0.86%) Adobe
11 45 (0.74%) Talend
12 40 (0.66%) Cisco
13 37 (0.61%) ServiceNow
14 36 (0.59%) Ceridian
15 35 (0.58%) Splunk
16 34 (0.56%) Apple
17 32 (0.53%) Informatica
18 30 (0.49%) Cloudera
18 30 (0.49%) Palo Alto
18 30 (0.49%) Sitecore