Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 23 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 6,726 9,678 12,827
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.10% 8.50% 8.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.76% 9.23% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5,311 7,682 10,164
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,063
90th Percentile £87,500 £88,750 £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 76,792 104,892 137,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.47% 92.14% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59,116 84,257 109,289
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £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 13 April 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 13 April 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 5,957 £57,500 +4.55% 1,225
UK excluding London +1 3,927 £50,000 - 898
London -6 2,356 £70,000 +7.69% 451
Work from Home +6 1,565 £55,000 - 234
South East +4 1,159 £55,000 +4.76% 191
South West +9 855 £50,000 - 129
North of England -8 789 £47,500 -5.00% 218
Midlands 0 480 £52,250 +4.50% 146
North West -11 369 £47,500 -5.00% 104
Yorkshire -13 361 £47,500 -5.00% 91
West Midlands +3 292 £57,500 +15.00% 92
Scotland +9 274 £47,500 +2.11% 83
East of England -6 223 £57,500 +4.55% 75
East Midlands -5 186 £45,000 -4.76% 52
Wales +8 131 £47,500 +5.56% 39
North East +9 58 £50,000 -4.76% 23
Northern Ireland -4 29 £42,500 -15.00% 18

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 6,053 (89.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2,180 (32.41%) JavaScript
3 2,015 (29.96%) DevOps
4 1,782 (26.49%) Azure
5 1,685 (25.05%) Java
6 1,666 (24.77%) C#
7 1,518 (22.57%) .NET
8 1,474 (21.91%) AWS
9 1,376 (20.46%) Docker
10 1,363 (20.26%) SQL
11 1,329 (19.76%) TDD
12 1,274 (18.94%) Finance
13 1,258 (18.70%) Software Engineering
14 1,232 (18.32%) Git (software)
15 1,213 (18.03%) Microservices
16 1,147 (17.05%) Kanban
17 1,113 (16.55%) HTML
18 1,085 (16.13%) JIRA
19 1,076 (16.00%) CSS
20 1,028 (15.28%) React
21 994 (14.78%) Test Automation
22 940 (13.98%) Kubernetes
23 895 (13.31%) AngularJS
24 873 (12.98%) Python
25 825 (12.27%) SQL Server
26 824 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
27 784 (11.66%) Microsoft
28 773 (11.49%) Mentoring
29 749 (11.14%) .NET Core
30 732 (10.88%) 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
1 578 (8.59%) Confluence
2 176 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
3 101 (1.50%) CMS
4 92 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 75 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 56 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 40 (0.59%) Apache
7 40 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
7 40 (0.59%) Umbraco
8 39 (0.58%) JBoss
9 36 (0.54%) IIS
10 35 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 35 (0.52%) SAS
11 34 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 33 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
13 32 (0.48%) NServiceBus
14 28 (0.42%) Kentico
15 27 (0.40%) nginx
16 25 (0.37%) WordPress
17 24 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 80 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.70%) InVision
4 45 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 37 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 34 (0.51%) Sketch
7 25 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 15 (0.22%) Figma
9 13 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (0.19%) Zeplin
10 11 (0.16%) Adobe XD
11 9 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.12%) Marvel
13 7 (0.10%) Photoshop
14 6 (0.089%) Gephi
14 6 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.089%) Revit
14 6 (0.089%) UXPin
15 5 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
15 5 (0.074%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 74 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.43%) Magento
3 21 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 20 (0.30%) Shopify
5 11 (0.16%) NetSuite
5 11 (0.16%) SAP SCM
6 9 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
9 6 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.089%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.074%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 4 (0.059%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1,782 (26.49%) Azure
2 1,474 (21.91%) AWS
3 520 (7.73%) SaaS
4 379 (5.63%) GCP
5 270 (4.01%) Serverless
6 250 (3.72%) PaaS
7 228 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 219 (3.26%) GitHub
9 203 (3.02%) Power Platform
10 97 (1.44%) IaaS
11 96 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
12 93 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
13 91 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
14 73 (1.09%) Microsoft 365
15 70 (1.04%) OpenShift
16 67 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
16 67 (1.00%) npm
17 63 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
18 60 (0.89%) PowerApps
19 59 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 135 (2.01%) Firewall
2 87 (1.29%) HTTP
3 79 (1.17%) OSPF
4 73 (1.09%) VPN
5 72 (1.07%) IPv4
6 67 (1.00%) Internet
7 61 (0.91%) VLAN
8 48 (0.71%) DNS
8 48 (0.71%) Skype
9 37 (0.55%) TCP/IP
10 28 (0.42%) WAN
11 23 (0.34%) LAN
11 23 (0.34%) Network Security
12 21 (0.31%) Wireshark
13 20 (0.30%) SSL
14 17 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (0.24%) DMZ
15 16 (0.24%) NetScaler
16 14 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 825 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 358 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 341 (5.07%) MongoDB
4 340 (5.06%) MySQL
5 314 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 292 (4.34%) Big Data
7 272 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
8 152 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 148 (2.20%) Power BI
10 113 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 108 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 98 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
13 96 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 91 (1.35%) Redis
15 81 (1.20%) RDBMS
16 73 (1.09%) Hadoop
17 71 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
18 56 (0.83%) Data Lake
19 52 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
20 48 (0.71%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,232 (18.32%) Git (software)
2 1,085 (16.13%) JIRA
3 707 (10.51%) Jenkins
4 350 (5.20%) Selenium
5 236 (3.51%) Cucumber
6 229 (3.40%) Maven
7 225 (3.35%) Visual Studio
8 219 (3.26%) GitLab
9 206 (3.06%) TeamCity
10 175 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 164 (2.44%) JUnit
12 162 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 152 (2.26%) Subversion
14 138 (2.05%) Bitbucket
15 105 (1.56%) Artifactory
16 104 (1.55%) Gradle
17 97 (1.44%) IntelliJ
18 95 (1.41%) SpecFlow
19 94 (1.40%) JMeter
20 90 (1.34%) WebDriver
General
1 1,274 (18.94%) Finance
2 444 (6.60%) Public Sector
3 417 (6.20%) Marketing
4 311 (4.62%) Banking
5 293 (4.36%) Retail
6 191 (2.84%) Games
7 179 (2.66%) Telecoms
8 169 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 165 (2.45%) Electronics
10 158 (2.35%) Law
11 131 (1.95%) Legal
12 74 (1.10%) Front Office
13 68 (1.01%) Investment Banking
14 53 (0.79%) Local Government
15 52 (0.77%) Financial Institution
16 50 (0.74%) Back Office
17 41 (0.61%) Automotive
18 40 (0.59%) Publishing
19 38 (0.56%) Advertising
20 31 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,509 (37.30%) Developer
2 591 (8.79%) Software Engineer
3 562 (8.36%) Java Developer
4 534 (7.94%) Senior Developer
5 529 (7.87%) .NET Developer
6 401 (5.96%) Analyst
7 383 (5.69%) C# Developer
8 368 (5.47%) Software Developer
9 336 (5.00%) Scrum Master
10 315 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
11 297 (4.42%) Lead Developer
12 280 (4.16%) Project Manager
13 271 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
14 260 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
15 248 (3.69%) Architect
16 241 (3.58%) Business Analyst
17 233 (3.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 233 (3.46%) React Developer
18 205 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
19 200 (2.97%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,518 (22.57%) .NET
2 1,113 (16.55%) HTML
3 1,076 (16.00%) CSS
4 1,028 (15.28%) React
5 895 (13.31%) AngularJS
6 749 (11.14%) .NET Core
7 703 (10.45%) Node.js
8 587 (8.73%) REST
9 540 (8.03%) Spring
10 518 (7.70%) Web Services
11 494 (7.34%) .NET Framework
12 487 (7.24%) RESTful
13 461 (6.85%) ASP.NET
14 367 (5.46%) HTML5
15 322 (4.79%) Vue.js
16 308 (4.58%) Kafka
17 306 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
18 296 (4.40%) Spring Boot
19 220 (3.27%) jQuery
20 219 (3.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 680 (10.11%) User Experience
2 535 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 328 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 220 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
5 210 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
6 169 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 137 (2.04%) Cloud Native
8 126 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 112 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 97 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 76 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 71 (1.06%) N-Tier
13 67 (1.00%) Cyberattack
14 65 (0.97%) NHS
15 60 (0.89%) iPad
16 54 (0.80%) Derivative
17 48 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
18 46 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
19 45 (0.67%) Blog
19 45 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 726 (10.79%) Linux
2 435 (6.47%) Windows
3 181 (2.69%) Android
4 177 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 148 (2.20%) Unix
6 121 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 95 (1.41%) CentOS
8 70 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (0.80%) Ubuntu
10 48 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.074%) Debian
13 5 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.059%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.059%) VMS
15 3 (0.045%) Nucleus RTOS
16 1 (0.015%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.015%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,053 (89.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2,015 (29.96%) DevOps
3 1,329 (19.76%) TDD
4 1,258 (18.70%) Software Engineering
5 1,213 (18.03%) Microservices
6 1,147 (17.05%) Kanban
7 994 (14.78%) Test Automation
8 824 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
9 773 (11.49%) Mentoring
10 732 (10.88%) SDLC
11 673 (10.01%) BDD
12 640 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
13 588 (8.74%) Project Management
14 551 (8.19%) Coaching
15 530 (7.88%) MVC
16 502 (7.46%) User Stories
17 480 (7.14%) Analytics
18 464 (6.90%) Software Testing
19 443 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
20 436 (6.48%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2,180 (32.41%) JavaScript
2 1,685 (25.05%) Java
3 1,666 (24.77%) C#
4 1,363 (20.26%) SQL
5 873 (12.98%) Python
6 645 (9.59%) TypeScript
7 271 (4.03%) C++
8 262 (3.90%) PHP
9 239 (3.55%) C
10 219 (3.26%) PowerShell
11 216 (3.21%) Go
12 201 (2.99%) T-SQL
13 183 (2.72%) Bash Shell
14 182 (2.71%) Java 8
15 168 (2.50%) ES6
16 163 (2.42%) Ruby
17 91 (1.35%) Scala
18 74 (1.10%) Kotlin
19 62 (0.92%) Groovy
20 59 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 678 (10.08%) Degree
2 399 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 292 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 155 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (1.29%) DV Cleared
6 67 (1.00%) ISTQB
6 67 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (0.76%) ISEB
8 49 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 47 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 47 (0.70%) PMP
10 33 (0.49%) PhD
11 31 (0.46%) CSPO
12 30 (0.45%) GIAC
13 29 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 24 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (0.36%) RHCE
15 22 (0.33%) CISSP
16 17 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 643 (9.56%) QA
2 56 (0.83%) PMO
3 34 (0.51%) SLA
4 33 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 32 (0.48%) NIST
6 25 (0.37%) PMBOK
7 21 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.27%) GDPR
9 17 (0.25%) WCAG
10 16 (0.24%) MiFID
11 13 (0.19%) EMIR
12 6 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.089%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.074%) GRC
13 5 (0.074%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.059%) MISRA
15 3 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
15 3 (0.045%) P3O
16 2 (0.030%) JTAG
System Software
1 1,376 (20.46%) Docker
2 169 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (1.43%) Active Directory
4 63 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 19 (0.28%) HDFS
7 19 (0.28%) NDS
8 18 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 12 (0.18%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.15%) vSphere
11 9 (0.13%) Postfix
12 8 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.089%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.089%) Time Sharing Option
14 5 (0.074%) Xen
15 4 (0.059%) Firmware
16 3 (0.045%) LXC
17 2 (0.030%) Ceph
18 1 (0.015%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 940 (13.98%) Kubernetes
2 481 (7.15%) Terraform
3 395 (5.87%) Ansible
4 285 (4.24%) Puppet
5 229 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (0.55%) Packer
6 37 (0.55%) Rancher
7 29 (0.43%) Grafana
8 26 (0.39%) Prometheus
9 22 (0.33%) Kibana
10 16 (0.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 14 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.16%) Nagios
13 9 (0.13%) Salt
14 8 (0.12%) Oozie
14 8 (0.12%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.10%) Consul
16 6 (0.089%) Sysdig
17 5 (0.074%) vRealize
Vendors
1 784 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 317 (4.71%) Oracle
3 264 (3.93%) Google
4 214 (3.18%) VMware
5 206 (3.06%) SAP
6 154 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
7 137 (2.04%) Atlassian
8 105 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 103 (1.53%) IBM
10 58 (0.86%) Adobe
11 45 (0.67%) Cisco
12 44 (0.65%) ServiceNow
13 41 (0.61%) Splunk
14 39 (0.58%) Sitecore
15 32 (0.48%) Palo Alto
15 32 (0.48%) Twitter
16 31 (0.46%) Mercator
16 31 (0.46%) MuleSoft
17 30 (0.45%) Xamarin
18 29 (0.43%) Talend