Period
to 20 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 21 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 11,169 14,755 16,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.21% 9.03% 9.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.91% 9.83% 10.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8,819 12,125 13,057
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 125,339 150,104 160,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.82% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 98,593 119,437 127,009
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Scrum as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Scrum.

Salary trend for Scrum in the UK

Scrum
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 10,380 £55,000 - 1,710
UK excluding London -4 6,242 £50,000 - 1,331
London 0 4,698 £65,000 - 529
South East -8 1,797 £52,500 - 315
North of England -8 1,344 £47,500 -2.06% 327
South West -4 979 £47,500 - 211
Midlands -2 879 £45,000 -5.26% 196
North West -13 706 £47,500 -5.00% 174
East of England +10 640 £55,000 - 136
Yorkshire -4 549 £47,500 - 124
West Midlands -7 493 £47,500 - 117
East Midlands +4 385 £45,000 -5.26% 79
Scotland -4 353 £47,500 +5.56% 85
Wales -3 214 £45,000 +4.65% 51
North East -2 89 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Northern Ireland -4 42 £60,000 +60.00% 14
Channel Islands +7 5 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 9,965 (89.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3,404 (30.48%) C#
3 3,217 (28.80%) JavaScript
4 3,018 (27.02%) .NET
5 2,844 (25.46%) Java
6 2,692 (24.10%) Kanban
7 2,581 (23.11%) TDD
8 2,427 (21.73%) SQL
9 2,258 (20.22%) DevOps
10 2,243 (20.08%) Finance
11 2,190 (19.61%) Azure
12 2,029 (18.17%) Test Automation
13 1,913 (17.13%) JIRA
14 1,885 (16.88%) Software Engineering
15 1,877 (16.81%) Git (software)
16 1,850 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
17 1,825 (16.34%) SQL Server
18 1,806 (16.17%) HTML
19 1,765 (15.80%) AWS
20 1,716 (15.36%) CSS
21 1,652 (14.79%) AngularJS
22 1,620 (14.50%) BDD
23 1,537 (13.76%) MVC
24 1,516 (13.57%) ASP.NET
25 1,484 (13.29%) Microsoft
26 1,337 (11.97%) Degree
27 1,327 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
28 1,316 (11.78%) Docker
29 1,313 (11.76%) QA
30 1,286 (11.51%) Microservices

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
1 822 (7.36%) Confluence
2 262 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 254 (2.27%) CMS
4 186 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
5 159 (1.42%) Apache
6 140 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 113 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 96 (0.86%) IIS
9 88 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 83 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 67 (0.60%) Umbraco
12 66 (0.59%) WordPress
13 62 (0.56%) JBoss
14 57 (0.51%) Apache Solr
14 57 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
15 53 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 52 (0.47%) Drupal
16 52 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
17 50 (0.45%) nginx
18 49 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 120 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 106 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 99 (0.89%) Sketch
4 85 (0.76%) InVision
5 83 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 83 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 46 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 43 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 38 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 29 (0.26%) Chatbot
10 27 (0.24%) Adobe XD
11 12 (0.11%) Figma
11 12 (0.11%) Marvel
11 12 (0.11%) Zeplin
12 9 (0.081%) Gliffy
12 9 (0.081%) Simulink
13 8 (0.072%) SPSS
14 6 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
15 4 (0.036%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 90 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 72 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 49 (0.44%) Magento
4 32 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
5 28 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 28 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 24 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 20 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 20 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
9 15 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
10 13 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 12 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 12 (0.11%) R3 Corda
12 7 (0.063%) Teamcenter
13 5 (0.045%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 4 (0.036%) Dynamics GP
15 3 (0.027%) OpenText MBPM
15 3 (0.027%) Oracle Applications
15 3 (0.027%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 2,190 (19.61%) Azure
2 1,765 (15.80%) AWS
3 535 (4.79%) GCP
4 514 (4.60%) SaaS
5 381 (3.41%) GitHub
6 234 (2.10%) Serverless
7 188 (1.68%) PaaS
8 177 (1.58%) Power Platform
9 133 (1.19%) Office 365
10 125 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 108 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
12 106 (0.95%) IaaS
13 94 (0.84%) Slack
14 89 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
14 89 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
15 85 (0.76%) OpenShift
16 82 (0.73%) G Suite
17 78 (0.70%) Amazon S3
18 77 (0.69%) Trello
19 76 (0.68%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 170 (1.52%) Internet
2 125 (1.12%) HTTP
3 111 (0.99%) Firewall
4 92 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 70 (0.63%) DNS
6 48 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 47 (0.42%) Skype
8 33 (0.30%) Extranet
9 30 (0.27%) Broadband
10 28 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (0.23%) Intranet
12 22 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (0.18%) NetScaler
14 19 (0.17%) VPN
15 17 (0.15%) SSH
16 16 (0.14%) DMZ
17 15 (0.13%) DHCP
17 15 (0.13%) FTP
18 14 (0.13%) Wireshark
19 12 (0.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,825 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 465 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 454 (4.06%) MySQL
4 435 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 434 (3.89%) Big Data
6 392 (3.51%) MongoDB
7 363 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
8 309 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
9 266 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 232 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 230 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 184 (1.65%) RDBMS
13 183 (1.64%) Hadoop
14 174 (1.56%) Power BI
15 136 (1.22%) Redis
16 134 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
17 124 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
18 120 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 114 (1.02%) Apache Hive
20 112 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,913 (17.13%) JIRA
2 1,877 (16.81%) Git (software)
3 1,173 (10.50%) Jenkins
4 1,130 (10.12%) Selenium
5 666 (5.96%) Cucumber
6 496 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 450 (4.03%) Visual Studio
8 422 (3.78%) Maven
9 391 (3.50%) WebDriver
10 365 (3.27%) TeamCity
11 358 (3.21%) JUnit
12 355 (3.18%) Bitbucket
13 300 (2.69%) SoapUI
14 290 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
15 283 (2.53%) Subversion
16 243 (2.18%) SpecFlow
17 227 (2.03%) webpack
18 206 (1.84%) JMeter
19 202 (1.81%) NUnit
20 191 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2,243 (20.08%) Finance
2 915 (8.19%) Retail
3 682 (6.11%) Banking
4 443 (3.97%) Marketing
5 409 (3.66%) Public Sector
6 253 (2.27%) Games
7 228 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 166 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 145 (1.30%) Advertising
10 131 (1.17%) Legal
11 123 (1.10%) Electronics
12 116 (1.04%) Back Office
12 116 (1.04%) Front Office
13 88 (0.79%) Law
14 74 (0.66%) Automotive
15 57 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 52 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 45 (0.40%) Retail Banking
18 40 (0.36%) Publishing
19 35 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,383 (39.24%) Developer
2 1,114 (9.97%) .NET Developer
3 1,047 (9.37%) Analyst
4 977 (8.75%) Senior Developer
5 926 (8.29%) C# Developer
6 806 (7.22%) Java Developer
7 692 (6.20%) Software Engineer
8 667 (5.97%) Software Developer
9 601 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 553 (4.95%) Project Manager
11 537 (4.81%) Scrum Master
12 496 (4.44%) Business Analyst
13 394 (3.53%) Architect
14 363 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 350 (3.13%) Lead Developer
16 318 (2.85%) JavaScript Developer
17 315 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
18 305 (2.73%) Test Engineer
19 294 (2.63%) Test Analyst
19 294 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,018 (27.02%) .NET
2 1,806 (16.17%) HTML
3 1,716 (15.36%) CSS
4 1,652 (14.79%) AngularJS
5 1,516 (13.57%) ASP.NET
6 1,285 (11.51%) React
7 1,151 (10.31%) Web Services
8 1,031 (9.23%) REST
9 987 (8.84%) Spring
10 892 (7.99%) RESTful
11 845 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 835 (7.48%) .NET Framework
13 767 (6.87%) Node.js
14 708 (6.34%) jQuery
15 706 (6.32%) HTML5
16 650 (5.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 605 (5.42%) .NET Core
18 570 (5.10%) SOAP
19 526 (4.71%) JSON
20 486 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,014 (9.08%) User Experience
2 797 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 519 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 458 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 337 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
6 289 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 249 (2.23%) Algorithms
8 156 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 153 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 137 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 130 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 99 (0.89%) PMI
13 88 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 87 (0.78%) Cloud Native
15 79 (0.71%) Data Centre
16 66 (0.59%) iPad
17 65 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
18 64 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
19 60 (0.54%) Wiki
20 58 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 1,011 (9.05%) Linux
2 636 (5.69%) Windows
3 354 (3.17%) Android
4 308 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 293 (2.62%) Unix
6 89 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 87 (0.78%) CentOS
8 80 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 27 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 16 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.13%) Debian
14 14 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (0.13%) zOS
15 9 (0.081%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.072%) Fedora
16 8 (0.072%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.063%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.054%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,965 (89.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2,692 (24.10%) Kanban
3 2,581 (23.11%) TDD
4 2,258 (20.22%) DevOps
5 2,029 (18.17%) Test Automation
6 1,885 (16.88%) Software Engineering
7 1,850 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
8 1,620 (14.50%) BDD
9 1,537 (13.76%) MVC
10 1,327 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
11 1,286 (11.51%) Microservices
12 1,234 (11.05%) SDLC
13 1,194 (10.69%) Mentoring
14 955 (8.55%) Project Management
15 942 (8.43%) User Stories
16 871 (7.80%) E-Commerce
17 842 (7.54%) Coaching
18 835 (7.48%) Fintech
19 814 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
20 793 (7.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3,404 (30.48%) C#
2 3,217 (28.80%) JavaScript
3 2,844 (25.46%) Java
4 2,427 (21.73%) SQL
5 1,261 (11.29%) Python
6 490 (4.39%) C++
7 474 (4.24%) TypeScript
8 466 (4.17%) C
9 455 (4.07%) PHP
10 433 (3.88%) T-SQL
11 417 (3.73%) Ruby
12 391 (3.50%) Java 8
13 305 (2.73%) PowerShell
14 271 (2.43%) ES6
15 267 (2.39%) Scala
16 226 (2.02%) Bash Shell
17 198 (1.77%) Groovy
18 152 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 136 (1.22%) PL/SQL
20 119 (1.07%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,337 (11.97%) Degree
2 333 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
2 333 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 269 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 204 (1.83%) ISEB
5 178 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 145 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 114 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 107 (0.96%) PMP
9 93 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 89 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 77 (0.69%) CISSP
12 60 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 54 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
14 52 (0.47%) CCNA
15 46 (0.41%) MCSE
16 39 (0.35%) SANS
17 37 (0.33%) Master's Degree
18 36 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
18 36 (0.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,313 (11.76%) QA
2 109 (0.98%) GDPR
3 85 (0.76%) PMO
4 61 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 50 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 49 (0.44%) SLA
7 33 (0.30%) PSD2
8 28 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.21%) DICOM
9 23 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 21 (0.19%) NIST
11 20 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 15 (0.13%) IFRS
13 12 (0.11%) COBIT
14 11 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
15 10 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (0.081%) Solvency II
16 9 (0.081%) WAI
17 7 (0.063%) Basel III
18 6 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 1,316 (11.78%) Docker
2 95 (0.85%) Firmware
3 90 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 72 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (0.43%) Apache Flume
6 29 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 26 (0.23%) vSphere
8 25 (0.22%) Varnish
9 24 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 22 (0.20%) HDFS
11 20 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (0.18%) XenApp
12 15 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 15 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.12%) oVirt
14 12 (0.11%) RHEV
15 10 (0.090%) VirtualBox
15 10 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
16 4 (0.036%) GridGain
16 4 (0.036%) LXC
Systems Management
1 725 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 424 (3.80%) Ansible
3 326 (2.92%) Terraform
4 320 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
5 277 (2.48%) Puppet
6 130 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
7 86 (0.77%) Mesos
8 69 (0.62%) Marathon
9 68 (0.61%) Salt
10 64 (0.57%) Oozie
11 47 (0.42%) Kibana
12 42 (0.38%) Prometheus
13 37 (0.33%) Grafana
14 30 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
15 27 (0.24%) Istio
16 26 (0.23%) SCCM
17 21 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
18 20 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 20 (0.18%) SCOM
18 20 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1,484 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 591 (5.29%) Oracle
3 579 (5.18%) Google
4 283 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 253 (2.27%) SAP
6 184 (1.65%) Atlassian
7 175 (1.57%) Adobe
8 155 (1.39%) IBM
9 134 (1.20%) WorldPay
10 128 (1.15%) Splunk
11 108 (0.97%) HP
12 102 (0.91%) Red Hat
13 96 (0.86%) Tableau
14 95 (0.85%) hybris
15 92 (0.82%) VMware
16 82 (0.73%) Informatica
17 77 (0.69%) Xamarin
18 73 (0.65%) Sage
19 70 (0.63%) Sitecore
20 66 (0.59%) Apple