Period
to 5 December 2020

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 5 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 23 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 4,798 11,177 14,520
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.49% 8.27% 8.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.21% 8.98% 9.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4,719 9,375 12,662
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 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 52,070 124,510 149,828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 92.17% 92.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43,210 98,636 119,085
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.45%

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 5 December 2020.

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 5 December 2020. 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 -2 4,324 £60,000 +9.09% 892
UK excluding London +1 2,851 £52,500 +5.00% 640
London -4 1,758 £70,000 +7.69% 317
South East +11 885 £55,000 +4.76% 158
Work from Home 0 841 £55,000 - 152
North of England -10 563 £50,000 +5.26% 168
South West +8 539 £50,000 - 86
Midlands 0 363 £52,500 +10.53% 94
Yorkshire -5 293 £47,500 - 82
West Midlands +4 218 £52,500 +10.53% 59
Scotland +9 202 £47,500 -1.05% 35
North West -21 199 £50,000 +5.26% 80
East of England -4 179 £60,000 +4.35% 67
East Midlands -1 145 £50,000 +11.11% 34
Wales -3 87 £47,500 +5.56% 20
North East +15 71 £55,000 +25.00% 6
Northern Ireland +9 36 £42,500 -29.17% 12

For the 6 months to 5 December 2020, 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 4,333 (90.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,561 (32.53%) JavaScript
3 1,459 (30.41%) DevOps
4 1,345 (28.03%) Azure
5 1,250 (26.05%) .NET
6 1,242 (25.89%) Java
7 1,206 (25.14%) C#
8 1,137 (23.70%) SQL
9 1,085 (22.61%) AWS
10 979 (20.40%) TDD
11 957 (19.95%) Finance
12 919 (19.15%) Git (software)
13 906 (18.88%) Microservices
14 897 (18.70%) Docker
15 888 (18.51%) HTML
16 865 (18.03%) Kanban
17 832 (17.34%) Software Engineering
18 825 (17.19%) CSS
19 744 (15.51%) Test Automation
20 691 (14.40%) AngularJS
21 683 (14.24%) SQL Server
22 671 (13.98%) JIRA
23 657 (13.69%) Kubernetes
24 656 (13.67%) React
25 629 (13.11%) Python
26 623 (12.98%) Microsoft
27 618 (12.88%) .NET Core
28 602 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
29 586 (12.21%) Mentoring
30 564 (11.75%) 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
1 283 (5.90%) Confluence
2 93 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
3 67 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 50 (1.04%) SAS
5 48 (1.00%) CMS
6 47 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 44 (0.92%) Apache
8 37 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 35 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
10 33 (0.69%) IIS
11 32 (0.67%) Apache Spark
12 29 (0.60%) NServiceBus
13 20 (0.42%) JBoss
13 20 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 19 (0.40%) nginx
14 19 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
15 14 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
15 14 (0.29%) WordPress
16 13 (0.27%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.23%) EPiServer
Applications
1 40 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (0.71%) Sketch
3 31 (0.65%) InVision
3 31 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.38%) Zeplin
6 17 (0.35%) Chatbot
7 15 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 14 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
10 9 (0.19%) Figma
11 5 (0.10%) Adobe XD
12 2 (0.042%) Marvel
12 2 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.042%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.042%) Simulink
12 2 (0.042%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.042%) UXPin
13 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.021%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 98 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
3 15 (0.31%) Siebel CRM
4 14 (0.29%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 9 (0.19%) R3 Corda
5 9 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
6 8 (0.17%) Magento
7 5 (0.10%) Odoo
8 4 (0.083%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.083%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.083%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.063%) Maximo
9 3 (0.063%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.063%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.063%) Shopify
9 3 (0.063%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.042%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.042%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1,345 (28.03%) Azure
2 1,085 (22.61%) AWS
3 350 (7.29%) SaaS
4 325 (6.77%) GCP
5 172 (3.58%) Power Platform
6 149 (3.11%) PaaS
7 148 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 142 (2.96%) Serverless
9 126 (2.63%) GitHub
10 87 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
11 74 (1.54%) IaaS
12 72 (1.50%) OpenShift
13 61 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
14 60 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
15 57 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
16 54 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
17 52 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
18 49 (1.02%) npm
19 48 (1.00%) Office 365
20 41 (0.85%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (1.88%) HTTP
2 71 (1.48%) Skype
3 54 (1.13%) DNS
4 49 (1.02%) Internet
5 36 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 30 (0.63%) Firewall
7 16 (0.33%) FTP
7 16 (0.33%) SMTP
8 15 (0.31%) IMAP
9 14 (0.29%) Network Security
9 14 (0.29%) VPN
10 13 (0.27%) Bluetooth
11 11 (0.23%) WAN
12 10 (0.21%) LAN
13 9 (0.19%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.17%) VoIP
15 7 (0.15%) Kerberos
15 7 (0.15%) OSPF
15 7 (0.15%) Wireless
16 6 (0.13%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 683 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 292 (6.09%) NoSQL
3 231 (4.81%) MongoDB
4 224 (4.67%) Relational Database
5 213 (4.44%) MySQL
6 205 (4.27%) Big Data
7 188 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
8 121 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 114 (2.38%) Power BI
10 106 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 98 (2.04%) Hadoop
12 85 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 69 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
14 59 (1.23%) Redis
15 50 (1.04%) Pentaho
16 49 (1.02%) Data Lake
16 49 (1.02%) Oracle Database
17 48 (1.00%) Apache Hive
18 47 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
18 47 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 919 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 671 (13.98%) JIRA
3 420 (8.75%) Jenkins
4 326 (6.79%) Selenium
5 148 (3.08%) Cucumber
6 136 (2.83%) Maven
7 135 (2.81%) GitLab
8 131 (2.73%) Visual Studio
9 129 (2.69%) JUnit
10 127 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 125 (2.61%) TeamCity
12 106 (2.21%) SpecFlow
13 103 (2.15%) Bitbucket
14 94 (1.96%) Subversion
15 91 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
16 84 (1.75%) Artifactory
17 82 (1.71%) NUnit
18 79 (1.65%) WebDriver
19 75 (1.56%) Postman
20 67 (1.40%) JMeter
General
1 957 (19.95%) Finance
2 257 (5.36%) Public Sector
3 215 (4.48%) Marketing
4 177 (3.69%) Banking
5 157 (3.27%) Retail
6 109 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 97 (2.02%) Games
8 94 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 85 (1.77%) Electronics
10 75 (1.56%) Front Office
11 69 (1.44%) Law
12 42 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 39 (0.81%) Private Banking
14 35 (0.73%) Publishing
15 34 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 33 (0.69%) Back Office
16 33 (0.69%) Local Government
17 31 (0.65%) Automotive
17 31 (0.65%) Legal
18 21 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,899 (39.58%) Developer
2 440 (9.17%) .NET Developer
3 385 (8.02%) Senior Developer
4 367 (7.65%) Software Engineer
5 351 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 322 (6.71%) C# Developer
7 265 (5.52%) Lead Developer
8 258 (5.38%) Analyst
8 258 (5.38%) Software Developer
9 243 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
10 230 (4.79%) Architect
10 230 (4.79%) Scrum Master
11 219 (4.56%) C# .NET Developer
12 167 (3.48%) Full Stack Developer
13 166 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
14 161 (3.36%) AWS DevOps
15 155 (3.23%) Product Owner
16 151 (3.15%) Project Manager
17 150 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
18 149 (3.11%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,250 (26.05%) .NET
2 888 (18.51%) HTML
3 825 (17.19%) CSS
4 691 (14.40%) AngularJS
5 656 (13.67%) React
6 618 (12.88%) .NET Core
7 483 (10.07%) Web Services
8 463 (9.65%) ASP.NET
9 452 (9.42%) REST
10 444 (9.25%) Node.js
11 437 (9.11%) RESTful
12 426 (8.88%) .NET Framework
13 361 (7.52%) Spring
14 308 (6.42%) HTML5
15 281 (5.86%) ASP.NET Web API
16 235 (4.90%) Vue.js
17 233 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
18 209 (4.36%) Spring Boot
19 205 (4.27%) JSON
20 194 (4.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 362 (7.54%) User Experience
2 350 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
4 200 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 125 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 115 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 113 (2.36%) Fixed Income
8 111 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 110 (2.29%) Algorithms
10 92 (1.92%) Cloud Native
11 89 (1.85%) Public Cloud
12 83 (1.73%) Data Structures
13 69 (1.44%) Derivative
14 63 (1.31%) Hedge funds
15 43 (0.90%) N-Tier
16 39 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
17 31 (0.65%) Blog
17 31 (0.65%) PMI
18 30 (0.63%) Virtual Team
19 27 (0.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 485 (10.11%) Linux
2 275 (5.73%) Windows
3 119 (2.48%) Android
4 118 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 114 (2.38%) Unix
6 45 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (0.88%) CentOS
8 30 (0.63%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.10%) Fedora
10 5 (0.10%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.083%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.083%) Debian
11 4 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.042%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.021%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.021%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,333 (90.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1,459 (30.41%) DevOps
3 979 (20.40%) TDD
4 906 (18.88%) Microservices
5 865 (18.03%) Kanban
6 832 (17.34%) Software Engineering
7 744 (15.51%) Test Automation
8 602 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
9 586 (12.21%) Mentoring
10 504 (10.50%) BDD
11 466 (9.71%) MVC
12 452 (9.42%) SDLC
13 420 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
14 376 (7.84%) Unit Testing
15 368 (7.67%) Coaching
16 360 (7.50%) Analytics
17 343 (7.15%) Project Management
18 329 (6.86%) Fintech
19 321 (6.69%) OO
20 320 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1,561 (32.53%) JavaScript
2 1,242 (25.89%) Java
3 1,206 (25.14%) C#
4 1,137 (23.70%) SQL
5 629 (13.11%) Python
6 434 (9.05%) TypeScript
7 221 (4.61%) C++
8 186 (3.88%) C
9 177 (3.69%) T-SQL
10 164 (3.42%) Go
11 156 (3.25%) PHP
12 137 (2.86%) Java 8
13 104 (2.17%) Ruby
14 101 (2.11%) Bash Shell
15 96 (2.00%) R
16 84 (1.75%) PowerShell
16 84 (1.75%) Scala
17 76 (1.58%) Kotlin
18 75 (1.56%) Shell Script
19 73 (1.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 564 (11.75%) Degree
2 298 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 195 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 108 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 71 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 43 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 42 (0.88%) ISEB
9 38 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (0.52%) PMP
11 21 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.42%) Master's Degree
13 19 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (0.40%) PhD
14 17 (0.35%) CFA
15 16 (0.33%) AWS Certification
15 16 (0.33%) CISSP
16 15 (0.31%) CSPO
17 11 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 9 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (10.48%) QA
2 29 (0.60%) NIST
3 26 (0.54%) GDPR
4 20 (0.42%) PMO
4 20 (0.42%) SLA
5 19 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.15%) MiFID
7 6 (0.13%) PSD2
7 6 (0.13%) WCAG
8 5 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.063%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.063%) SEPA
11 2 (0.042%) EMIR
11 2 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.042%) ITGC
System Software
1 897 (18.70%) Docker
2 81 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 67 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.85%) HDFS
5 22 (0.46%) vSphere
6 17 (0.35%) NDS
7 16 (0.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 14 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.23%) Postfix
10 8 (0.17%) Firmware
11 7 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.13%) Varnish
13 5 (0.10%) LXC
14 4 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.083%) Ceph
14 4 (0.083%) GlusterFS
14 4 (0.083%) Xen
15 2 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.021%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 657 (13.69%) Kubernetes
2 357 (7.44%) Terraform
3 213 (4.44%) Ansible
4 185 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
5 177 (3.69%) Puppet
6 31 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
7 20 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 14 (0.29%) Prometheus
9 13 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.23%) Rancher
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 10 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 9 (0.19%) MIIS
12 9 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.17%) Grafana
13 8 (0.17%) Mesos
14 5 (0.10%) Cobbler
14 5 (0.10%) Packer
15 4 (0.083%) logstash
Vendors
1 623 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 242 (5.04%) Google
3 228 (4.75%) Oracle
4 158 (3.29%) SAP
5 140 (2.92%) Atlassian
6 138 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 111 (2.31%) VMware
8 68 (1.42%) Red Hat
9 65 (1.35%) IBM
10 61 (1.27%) Talend
11 47 (0.98%) Adobe
11 47 (0.98%) Informatica
12 45 (0.94%) Cloudera
13 42 (0.88%) New Relic
14 36 (0.75%) Ceridian
15 34 (0.71%) hybris
16 28 (0.58%) Zend
17 26 (0.54%) Apple
17 26 (0.54%) ServiceNow
18 25 (0.52%) Splunk