Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 28 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 10,508 3,981 11,585
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.68% 8.10% 8.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.23% 8.69% 8.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6,367 3,240 9,197
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £91,375 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 113,815 45,798 130,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.02% 93.24% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75,990 37,717 104,073
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +1 9,116 £60,000 - 1,469
UK excluding London +6 5,704 £52,500 - 959
London -3 3,924 £70,000 - 608
Work from Home +3 2,489 £57,500 -4.17% 242
South East +2 1,836 £55,000 - 203
North of England +17 1,270 £49,000 -2.00% 262
South West -4 835 £52,500 - 143
Midlands +12 717 £50,000 -4.76% 174
North West +28 607 £50,000 -4.76% 145
Yorkshire +4 573 £50,000 - 97
West Midlands +15 462 £52,500 +0.96% 115
Scotland +7 387 £51,000 -5.12% 61
East of England 0 329 £57,500 +4.55% 70
East Midlands 0 247 £46,000 -12.38% 59
Wales +6 193 £52,500 +26.51% 36
Northern Ireland +3 147 £54,750 +35.19% 10
North East +6 95 £45,345 -13.63% 20

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 9,519 (90.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2,886 (27.46%) DevOps
3 2,867 (27.28%) Social Skills
4 2,670 (25.41%) Java
5 2,630 (25.03%) TDD
6 2,609 (24.83%) JavaScript
7 2,596 (24.70%) Azure
8 2,488 (23.68%) C#
9 2,331 (22.18%) SQL
10 2,311 (21.99%) .NET
11 2,262 (21.53%) Software Engineering
12 2,211 (21.04%) Finance
13 2,179 (20.74%) AWS
14 2,088 (19.87%) Microservices
15 2,014 (19.17%) Kanban
16 1,973 (18.78%) React
17 1,942 (18.48%) Git (software)
18 1,823 (17.35%) Docker
19 1,652 (15.72%) BDD
20 1,644 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
21 1,630 (15.51%) AngularJS
22 1,548 (14.73%) JIRA
23 1,541 (14.67%) Mentoring
24 1,511 (14.38%) Test Automation
25 1,482 (14.10%) Python
26 1,473 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
27 1,443 (13.73%) CSS
28 1,404 (13.36%) Jenkins
29 1,394 (13.27%) Coaching
30 1,366 (13.00%) HTML

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
1 695 (6.61%) Confluence
2 250 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 220 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
4 193 (1.84%) CMS
5 175 (1.67%) Apache
6 153 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 114 (1.08%) GemFire
8 77 (0.73%) WebLogic
9 74 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
10 72 (0.69%) Tomcat
11 66 (0.63%) IIS
12 43 (0.41%) nginx
13 38 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
14 35 (0.33%) Drupal
15 31 (0.30%) Jupyter
15 31 (0.30%) SAS
16 30 (0.29%) NServiceBus
17 29 (0.28%) Umbraco
18 27 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 25 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 134 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (0.59%) Figma
4 57 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 55 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 54 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
7 46 (0.44%) Sketch
8 38 (0.36%) InVision
9 23 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 20 (0.19%) Campfire
10 20 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 20 (0.19%) Zeplin
11 19 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 17 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 17 (0.16%) Simulink
13 14 (0.13%) Gliffy
14 11 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
15 10 (0.095%) Final Cut Pro
16 9 (0.086%) Adobe XD
17 8 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 62 (0.59%) Magento
2 60 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 43 (0.41%) Shopify
4 40 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 38 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 28 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 22 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
8 18 (0.17%) TrackWise
9 17 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 16 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
11 15 (0.14%) SAP SCM
12 13 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
13 12 (0.11%) R3 Corda
14 10 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
15 9 (0.086%) SAP CO
15 9 (0.086%) SAP FI
15 9 (0.086%) SAP FI/CO
16 8 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
17 7 (0.067%) ProductWriter
17 7 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2,596 (24.70%) Azure
2 2,179 (20.74%) AWS
3 767 (7.30%) SaaS
4 760 (7.23%) Serverless
5 682 (6.49%) GitHub
6 559 (5.32%) GCP
7 311 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 289 (2.75%) Power Platform
9 280 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
10 241 (2.29%) PaaS
11 194 (1.85%) Amazon S3
12 160 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
13 148 (1.41%) OpenShift
14 134 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
15 128 (1.22%) npm
16 127 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
17 126 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
17 126 (1.20%) IaaS
18 104 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
19 101 (0.96%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 182 (1.73%) Broadband
2 129 (1.23%) Firewall
3 116 (1.10%) HTTP
4 111 (1.06%) Internet
5 80 (0.76%) VPN
6 66 (0.63%) IPv4
7 62 (0.59%) DNS
8 42 (0.40%) OSPF
9 39 (0.37%) SSH
10 36 (0.34%) SSL
10 36 (0.34%) VLAN
11 27 (0.26%) Network Security
12 24 (0.23%) SMTP
13 22 (0.21%) Ethernet
14 21 (0.20%) Modbus
14 21 (0.20%) MQTT
14 21 (0.20%) RS-422
15 19 (0.18%) 5G
15 19 (0.18%) LAN
16 17 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,130 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 765 (7.28%) Relational Database
3 732 (6.97%) NoSQL
4 632 (6.01%) Big Data
5 621 (5.91%) MongoDB
6 591 (5.62%) MySQL
7 566 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
8 287 (2.73%) Redis
9 252 (2.40%) Power BI
10 231 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
11 207 (1.97%) RDBMS
12 197 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 153 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
14 129 (1.23%) MariaDB
15 125 (1.19%) Data Lake
16 123 (1.17%) Hadoop
17 122 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 119 (1.13%) Oracle Database
19 116 (1.10%) HBase
20 111 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1,942 (18.48%) Git (software)
2 1,548 (14.73%) JIRA
3 1,404 (13.36%) Jenkins
4 490 (4.66%) Selenium
5 403 (3.84%) Cucumber
6 308 (2.93%) JUnit
7 296 (2.82%) Cypress.io
8 283 (2.69%) GitLab
9 263 (2.50%) Gradle
10 255 (2.43%) Visual Studio
11 254 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 229 (2.18%) Maven
13 202 (1.92%) IntelliJ
14 194 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
15 192 (1.83%) TeamCity
16 190 (1.81%) webpack
17 189 (1.80%) Mockito
18 188 (1.79%) Eclipse
19 181 (1.72%) SpecFlow
20 173 (1.65%) Bitbucket
General
1 2,867 (27.28%) Social Skills
2 2,211 (21.04%) Finance
3 869 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 760 (7.23%) Public Sector
5 588 (5.60%) Banking
6 549 (5.22%) Retail
7 433 (4.12%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 425 (4.04%) Marketing
9 381 (3.63%) Law
10 288 (2.74%) Presentation Skills
11 285 (2.71%) Legal
12 259 (2.46%) Games
13 230 (2.19%) Manufacturing
14 186 (1.77%) Telecoms
15 160 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
16 141 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 139 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
18 137 (1.30%) Electronics
19 127 (1.21%) Advertising
20 100 (0.95%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3,820 (36.35%) Developer
2 973 (9.26%) Software Engineer
3 966 (9.19%) Senior Developer
4 743 (7.07%) Java Developer
5 697 (6.63%) Analyst
6 656 (6.24%) Software Developer
7 615 (5.85%) .NET Developer
8 578 (5.50%) Scrum Master
9 535 (5.09%) Full Stack Developer
10 524 (4.99%) Project Manager
11 514 (4.89%) C# Developer
12 415 (3.95%) Business Analyst
13 390 (3.71%) Lead Developer
14 382 (3.64%) Architect
15 376 (3.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 355 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
17 354 (3.37%) React Developer
18 344 (3.27%) Product Owner
19 305 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
20 282 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,311 (21.99%) .NET
2 1,973 (18.78%) React
3 1,630 (15.51%) AngularJS
4 1,443 (13.73%) CSS
5 1,366 (13.00%) HTML
6 1,364 (12.98%) Node.js
7 1,301 (12.38%) Spring
8 1,190 (11.32%) REST
9 1,041 (9.91%) Web Services
10 1,010 (9.61%) .NET Core
11 979 (9.32%) RESTful
12 586 (5.58%) Hibernate
13 577 (5.49%) ASP.NET
14 573 (5.45%) .NET Framework
15 496 (4.72%) Kafka
16 477 (4.54%) Spring Boot
17 470 (4.47%) GraphQL
18 460 (4.38%) JSON
19 441 (4.20%) Redux
20 428 (4.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,190 (11.32%) User Experience
2 476 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
3 387 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 270 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
5 250 (2.38%) Cloud Native
6 200 (1.90%) Algorithms
7 188 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 184 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 179 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 166 (1.58%) Legacy Systems
11 159 (1.51%) Social Media
12 154 (1.47%) Life Science
13 149 (1.42%) Data Structures
14 133 (1.27%) Public Cloud
15 122 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
16 98 (0.93%) Tandem
17 90 (0.86%) NHS
18 79 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
18 79 (0.75%) Cyberattack
19 74 (0.70%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1,042 (9.92%) Linux
2 524 (4.99%) Windows
3 398 (3.79%) Unix
4 243 (2.31%) Android
5 206 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 95 (0.90%) CentOS
6 95 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 63 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 51 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 32 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 31 (0.30%) VMS
11 28 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
12 25 (0.24%) Debian
13 15 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 12 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.048%) AIX
17 4 (0.038%) Tizen
17 4 (0.038%) webOS
18 3 (0.029%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,519 (90.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2,886 (27.46%) DevOps
3 2,630 (25.03%) TDD
4 2,262 (21.53%) Software Engineering
5 2,088 (19.87%) Microservices
6 2,014 (19.17%) Kanban
7 1,652 (15.72%) BDD
8 1,644 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
9 1,541 (14.67%) Mentoring
10 1,511 (14.38%) Test Automation
11 1,473 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
12 1,394 (13.27%) Coaching
13 1,306 (12.43%) Full Stack Development
14 1,236 (11.76%) User Stories
15 1,214 (11.55%) SDLC
16 1,038 (9.88%) Project Management
17 971 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
18 956 (9.10%) Analytics
19 894 (8.51%) Scaled Agile Framework
20 865 (8.23%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 2,670 (25.41%) Java
2 2,609 (24.83%) JavaScript
3 2,488 (23.68%) C#
4 2,331 (22.18%) SQL
5 1,482 (14.10%) Python
6 967 (9.20%) TypeScript
7 464 (4.42%) PHP
8 379 (3.61%) Java 8
9 362 (3.44%) C++
10 327 (3.11%) PowerShell
11 267 (2.54%) C
12 245 (2.33%) Bash Shell
13 204 (1.94%) Ruby
14 189 (1.80%) Go
15 184 (1.75%) Groovy
16 180 (1.71%) Shell Script
17 177 (1.68%) ES6
18 176 (1.67%) Scala
19 168 (1.60%) T-SQL
20 131 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,311 (12.48%) Degree
2 821 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 713 (6.79%) SC Cleared
4 282 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 119 (1.13%) PMI Certification
6 106 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 104 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
8 101 (0.96%) OCP
9 99 (0.94%) ISEB
10 85 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 71 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 64 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 64 (0.61%) PMP
13 60 (0.57%) Master's Degree
14 37 (0.35%) AWS Certification
15 31 (0.30%) IIBA
16 30 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 30 (0.29%) PhD
17 29 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 28 (0.27%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,091 (10.38%) QA
2 232 (2.21%) Accessibility
3 102 (0.97%) GDPR
4 100 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 92 (0.88%) PMO
6 68 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 65 (0.62%) SLA
8 47 (0.45%) WCAG
9 27 (0.26%) MiFID
9 27 (0.26%) NIST
10 26 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 26 (0.25%) EMIR
11 23 (0.22%) GxP
12 21 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 17 (0.16%) PCI DSS
14 15 (0.14%) ISO 13485
15 14 (0.13%) GRC
16 11 (0.10%) WAI
17 10 (0.095%) COBIT
18 9 (0.086%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,823 (17.35%) Docker
2 213 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 120 (1.14%) HDFS
5 49 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (0.26%) NDS
6 27 (0.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 22 (0.21%) Postfix
8 17 (0.16%) vSphere
9 16 (0.15%) Ceph
10 15 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.095%) Firmware
12 8 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.067%) KVM
13 7 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.067%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.067%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.048%) Hyper-V
15 3 (0.029%) vCloud
16 2 (0.019%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1,350 (12.85%) Kubernetes
2 844 (8.03%) Terraform
3 642 (6.11%) Ansible
4 348 (3.31%) Puppet
5 329 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 104 (0.99%) Grafana
7 74 (0.70%) Prometheus
8 54 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
9 46 (0.44%) Kibana
10 38 (0.36%) Graphite
11 33 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
12 32 (0.30%) Packer
13 30 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
13 30 (0.29%) Opsgenie
13 30 (0.29%) ZABBIX
14 29 (0.28%) logstash
15 28 (0.27%) NetIQ Identity Manager
16 27 (0.26%) HAProxy
17 24 (0.23%) Apache Brooklyn
18 22 (0.21%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,142 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 572 (5.44%) Oracle
3 443 (4.22%) Google
4 295 (2.81%) SAP
5 285 (2.71%) VMware
6 213 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 121 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 118 (1.12%) IBM
9 116 (1.10%) Okta
10 114 (1.08%) Adobe
11 112 (1.07%) Red Hat
12 109 (1.04%) ServiceNow
13 83 (0.79%) Instagram
14 78 (0.74%) Mercator
15 64 (0.61%) MuleSoft
16 63 (0.60%) HP
17 61 (0.58%) Spotify
18 60 (0.57%) OutSystems
19 55 (0.52%) Databricks
19 55 (0.52%) LexisNexis