Period
to 20 November 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 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 22 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 11,268 14,760 16,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.26% 9.05% 9.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.97% 9.85% 10.02%
Number of salaries quoted 8,874 12,049 13,425
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 £83,750 £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 125,565 149,807 165,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 91.83% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 99,277 119,197 131,290
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 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 November 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 November 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 10,454 £55,000 - 1,798
UK excluding London -2 6,363 £50,000 - 1,396
London -1 4,659 £65,000 - 555
South East -11 1,784 £52,500 - 298
North of England -1 1,401 £47,500 - 339
South West -3 996 £48,500 -3.00% 231
Midlands 0 893 £46,750 -0.53% 225
North West -5 746 £49,000 -2.00% 179
East of England +7 686 £57,500 +4.55% 153
Yorkshire +4 577 £47,500 - 118
West Midlands -6 513 £47,500 - 133
East Midlands +5 377 £45,000 - 92
Scotland -9 344 £48,004 +5.70% 104
Wales +3 224 £45,000 +5.88% 40
North East -10 78 £45,000 +5.88% 42
Northern Ireland +7 48 £60,000 +60.00% 9
Channel Islands +11 5 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 9,954 (88.34%) Agile Software Development
2 3,547 (31.48%) C#
3 3,247 (28.82%) JavaScript
4 3,154 (27.99%) .NET
5 2,801 (24.86%) Java
6 2,716 (24.10%) Kanban
7 2,649 (23.51%) TDD
8 2,369 (21.02%) SQL
9 2,311 (20.51%) Finance
10 2,262 (20.07%) DevOps
11 2,158 (19.15%) Azure
12 2,078 (18.44%) Test Automation
13 1,936 (17.18%) Software Engineering
14 1,928 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
15 1,901 (16.87%) JIRA
16 1,869 (16.59%) HTML
17 1,867 (16.57%) Git (software)
18 1,859 (16.50%) SQL Server
19 1,805 (16.02%) AWS
20 1,755 (15.58%) AngularJS
21 1,742 (15.46%) CSS
22 1,627 (14.44%) BDD
23 1,615 (14.33%) MVC
24 1,570 (13.93%) ASP.NET
25 1,472 (13.06%) Microsoft
26 1,349 (11.97%) Microservices
27 1,326 (11.77%) Degree
28 1,312 (11.64%) Docker
29 1,291 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
30 1,286 (11.41%) QA

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
1 809 (7.18%) Confluence
2 259 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 249 (2.21%) CMS
4 187 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 157 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 151 (1.34%) Apache
7 106 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 91 (0.81%) IIS
9 89 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 78 (0.69%) OpenStack
11 69 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
12 68 (0.60%) JBoss
13 66 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
14 62 (0.55%) WordPress
15 61 (0.54%) Umbraco
16 60 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 60 (0.53%) EPiServer
17 50 (0.44%) Apache Solr
17 50 (0.44%) nginx
18 44 (0.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 120 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
3 94 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 91 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 86 (0.76%) Sketch
6 76 (0.67%) InVision
7 41 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 38 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 34 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 29 (0.26%) Adobe XD
11 25 (0.22%) Chatbot
12 12 (0.11%) Figma
12 12 (0.11%) Marvel
12 12 (0.11%) Simulink
13 9 (0.080%) Gliffy
13 9 (0.080%) Zeplin
14 7 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (0.053%) LibreOffice
16 5 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
16 5 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 104 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
3 44 (0.39%) Magento
4 32 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 30 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.26%) WebTrends
7 25 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 20 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
9 19 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 16 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
11 15 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 14 (0.12%) NetSuite
13 13 (0.12%) R3 Corda
14 6 (0.053%) SAP ERP
14 6 (0.053%) Teamcenter
15 4 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
15 4 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 4 (0.035%) Temenos T24
16 3 (0.027%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 2,158 (19.15%) Azure
2 1,805 (16.02%) AWS
3 529 (4.69%) SaaS
4 520 (4.61%) GCP
5 365 (3.24%) GitHub
6 241 (2.14%) Serverless
7 191 (1.70%) PaaS
8 153 (1.36%) Power Platform
9 119 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 119 (1.06%) Office 365
10 115 (1.02%) IaaS
11 111 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
12 108 (0.96%) Slack
13 106 (0.94%) OpenShift
14 98 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
15 87 (0.77%) Amazon S3
16 80 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
17 74 (0.66%) npm
18 71 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
19 70 (0.62%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 197 (1.75%) Internet
2 133 (1.18%) HTTP
3 126 (1.12%) Firewall
4 90 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 63 (0.56%) DNS
6 49 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 49 (0.43%) Skype
7 32 (0.28%) Extranet
7 32 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 29 (0.26%) Broadband
9 24 (0.21%) VPN
10 23 (0.20%) Intranet
10 23 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
11 20 (0.18%) DMZ
11 20 (0.18%) Wireshark
12 14 (0.12%) AMQP
12 14 (0.12%) DHCP
12 14 (0.12%) NetScaler
12 14 (0.12%) SSH
13 13 (0.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,859 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 477 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 458 (4.06%) MySQL
4 454 (4.03%) NoSQL
5 411 (3.65%) Big Data
6 404 (3.59%) MongoDB
7 345 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 338 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 252 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
10 211 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 205 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 191 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 167 (1.48%) Hadoop
14 148 (1.31%) Power BI
15 141 (1.25%) Redis
16 132 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
17 112 (0.99%) Apache Hive
18 110 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
19 105 (0.93%) Oracle Database
20 100 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,901 (16.87%) JIRA
2 1,867 (16.57%) Git (software)
3 1,164 (10.33%) Jenkins
4 1,108 (9.83%) Selenium
5 647 (5.74%) Cucumber
6 481 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 452 (4.01%) Visual Studio
8 412 (3.66%) Maven
9 382 (3.39%) Bitbucket
10 372 (3.30%) WebDriver
11 369 (3.27%) JUnit
12 365 (3.24%) TeamCity
13 284 (2.52%) Subversion
14 264 (2.34%) SoapUI
15 263 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
16 254 (2.25%) SpecFlow
17 238 (2.11%) NUnit
18 207 (1.84%) webpack
19 206 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 205 (1.82%) JMeter
General
1 2,311 (20.51%) Finance
2 860 (7.63%) Retail
3 648 (5.75%) Banking
4 464 (4.12%) Marketing
5 418 (3.71%) Public Sector
6 269 (2.39%) Games
7 224 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 158 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 157 (1.39%) Advertising
10 154 (1.37%) Legal
11 128 (1.14%) Front Office
12 126 (1.12%) Electronics
13 122 (1.08%) Back Office
14 104 (0.92%) Law
15 85 (0.75%) Automotive
16 51 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 45 (0.40%) Publishing
18 44 (0.39%) Investment Banking
19 37 (0.33%) Aerospace
20 28 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4,480 (39.76%) Developer
2 1,221 (10.84%) .NET Developer
3 997 (8.85%) Senior Developer
4 979 (8.69%) Analyst
5 955 (8.48%) C# Developer
6 775 (6.88%) Java Developer
7 746 (6.62%) Software Engineer
8 691 (6.13%) Software Developer
9 636 (5.64%) C# .NET Developer
10 534 (4.74%) Scrum Master
11 511 (4.53%) Project Manager
12 435 (3.86%) Business Analyst
13 431 (3.82%) Architect
14 376 (3.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 351 (3.12%) Lead Developer
16 335 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
17 305 (2.71%) Test Engineer
18 302 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
19 301 (2.67%) Tester
20 286 (2.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,154 (27.99%) .NET
2 1,869 (16.59%) HTML
3 1,755 (15.58%) AngularJS
4 1,742 (15.46%) CSS
5 1,570 (13.93%) ASP.NET
6 1,284 (11.40%) React
7 1,256 (11.15%) Web Services
8 1,042 (9.25%) REST
9 983 (8.72%) Spring
10 961 (8.53%) RESTful
11 925 (8.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 893 (7.93%) .NET Framework
13 840 (7.45%) Node.js
14 736 (6.53%) HTML5
15 718 (6.37%) jQuery
16 682 (6.05%) .NET Core
17 679 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
18 562 (4.99%) SOAP
19 543 (4.82%) JSON
20 524 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 994 (8.82%) User Experience
2 817 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 565 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
4 474 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 369 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 301 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
7 250 (2.22%) Algorithms
8 154 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 144 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 140 (1.24%) Management Information System
11 118 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 103 (0.91%) Cloud Native
13 88 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 81 (0.72%) Data Centre
15 79 (0.70%) PMI
16 72 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
16 72 (0.64%) iPad
17 67 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
18 59 (0.52%) Client/Server
19 53 (0.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 949 (8.42%) Linux
2 614 (5.45%) Windows
3 382 (3.39%) Android
4 328 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 291 (2.58%) Unix
6 94 (0.83%) CentOS
7 79 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (0.70%) Windows Server
8 52 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 29 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 27 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 23 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (0.18%) Debian
13 16 (0.14%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.12%) zOS
15 12 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
15 12 (0.11%) Fedora
16 11 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (0.080%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.044%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,954 (88.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2,716 (24.10%) Kanban
3 2,649 (23.51%) TDD
4 2,262 (20.07%) DevOps
5 2,078 (18.44%) Test Automation
6 1,936 (17.18%) Software Engineering
7 1,928 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
8 1,627 (14.44%) BDD
9 1,615 (14.33%) MVC
10 1,349 (11.97%) Microservices
11 1,291 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
12 1,221 (10.84%) SDLC
13 1,189 (10.55%) Mentoring
14 922 (8.18%) User Stories
15 899 (7.98%) E-Commerce
16 896 (7.95%) Project Management
17 829 (7.36%) Coaching
18 815 (7.23%) OO
19 803 (7.13%) Continuous Improvement
20 780 (6.92%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 3,547 (31.48%) C#
2 3,247 (28.82%) JavaScript
3 2,801 (24.86%) Java
4 2,369 (21.02%) SQL
5 1,223 (10.85%) Python
6 508 (4.51%) C++
7 476 (4.22%) TypeScript
8 465 (4.13%) C
9 451 (4.00%) PHP
10 424 (3.76%) T-SQL
11 394 (3.50%) Java 8
12 371 (3.29%) Ruby
13 298 (2.64%) PowerShell
14 272 (2.41%) Scala
15 245 (2.17%) ES6
16 194 (1.72%) Bash Shell
17 158 (1.40%) Groovy
18 155 (1.38%) Shell Script
19 135 (1.20%) PL/SQL
20 123 (1.09%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1,326 (11.77%) Degree
2 348 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 314 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 299 (2.65%) ISTQB
5 226 (2.01%) ISEB
6 161 (1.43%) SC Cleared
7 119 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 108 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 94 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 85 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 78 (0.69%) CISSP
12 69 (0.61%) PMP
13 54 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
14 51 (0.45%) MCSE
15 50 (0.44%) CCNA
16 46 (0.41%) SANS
17 44 (0.39%) Master's Degree
18 42 (0.37%) SAFe Agilist
19 41 (0.36%) CompTIA Security+
19 41 (0.36%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,286 (11.41%) QA
2 98 (0.87%) GDPR
3 81 (0.72%) PMO
4 54 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 53 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 49 (0.43%) SLA
7 30 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 26 (0.23%) PSD2
9 25 (0.22%) DICOM
10 22 (0.20%) NIST
11 15 (0.13%) IFRS
12 14 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 13 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 10 (0.089%) COBIT
14 10 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (0.080%) Solvency II
16 7 (0.062%) WCAG
17 5 (0.044%) GAAP
18 3 (0.027%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1,312 (11.64%) Docker
2 90 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 89 (0.79%) Firmware
4 52 (0.46%) Apache Flume
4 52 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.24%) Varnish
6 27 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.18%) HDFS
8 19 (0.17%) vSphere
9 14 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (0.12%) XenApp
10 13 (0.12%) oVirt
11 12 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 12 (0.11%) RHEV
12 9 (0.080%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.062%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.035%) LXC
15 4 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 749 (6.65%) Kubernetes
2 427 (3.79%) Ansible
3 300 (2.66%) Terraform
4 290 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
5 282 (2.50%) Puppet
6 141 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
7 75 (0.67%) Mesos
8 68 (0.60%) Oozie
9 64 (0.57%) Salt
10 58 (0.51%) Marathon
11 54 (0.48%) Kibana
12 40 (0.35%) Prometheus
13 38 (0.34%) Istio
14 33 (0.29%) Grafana
15 31 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
16 28 (0.25%) HP ALM
17 19 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
18 18 (0.16%) Knative
18 18 (0.16%) SCCM
19 15 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,472 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 572 (5.08%) Oracle
3 535 (4.75%) Google
4 320 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
5 264 (2.34%) SAP
6 180 (1.60%) Adobe
7 172 (1.53%) Atlassian
8 159 (1.41%) WorldPay
9 133 (1.18%) IBM
10 126 (1.12%) Splunk
11 117 (1.04%) HP
12 113 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 94 (0.83%) hybris
14 93 (0.83%) Tableau
15 88 (0.78%) Sitecore
16 82 (0.73%) Xamarin
17 75 (0.67%) Sage
18 74 (0.66%) VMware
19 71 (0.63%) Apple
19 71 (0.63%) Facebook