Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 5,341 10,600 13,336
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.40% 8.43% 8.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.09% 9.16% 9.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,208 8,857 11,637
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 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 58,726 115,779 139,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.37% 92.09% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 47,329 92,785 111,802
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -3 4,777 £57,500 +4.55% 991
UK excluding London 0 3,163 £52,000 +4.00% 764
London -3 1,931 £70,000 +7.69% 333
Work from Home -2 1,024 £55,000 +4.76% 163
South East +7 984 £55,000 +6.80% 151
North of England -13 620 £47,500 -3.06% 209
South West +6 593 £50,000 - 98
Midlands -1 385 £52,500 +5.00% 116
Yorkshire -9 302 £47,500 -1.04% 85
Scotland +10 249 £47,500 -5.00% 72
North West -28 241 £47,500 -5.00% 104
West Midlands +8 239 £55,000 +10.00% 69
East of England -3 208 £60,000 +4.35% 70
East Midlands -1 146 £47,500 +5.56% 47
Wales -1 99 £47,500 +5.56% 34
North East +14 77 £55,000 +12.82% 20
Northern Ireland +1 31 £42,500 -29.17% 14

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 4,814 (90.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,745 (32.67%) JavaScript
3 1,608 (30.11%) DevOps
4 1,411 (26.42%) Java
5 1,396 (26.14%) Azure
6 1,310 (24.53%) C#
7 1,295 (24.25%) .NET
8 1,190 (22.28%) AWS
9 1,175 (22.00%) SQL
10 1,047 (19.60%) TDD
11 1,046 (19.58%) Docker
12 1,029 (19.27%) Finance
13 995 (18.63%) Git (software)
14 974 (18.24%) Software Engineering
15 963 (18.03%) Microservices
16 936 (17.52%) Kanban
17 932 (17.45%) HTML
18 884 (16.55%) CSS
19 808 (15.13%) Test Automation
20 793 (14.85%) JIRA
21 750 (14.04%) Kubernetes
22 726 (13.59%) Python
23 719 (13.46%) React
24 711 (13.31%) SQL Server
25 705 (13.20%) AngularJS
26 685 (12.83%) Microsoft
27 636 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
28 629 (11.78%) .NET Core
29 624 (11.68%) Mentoring
30 577 (10.80%) 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
1 383 (7.17%) Confluence
2 106 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
3 77 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 63 (1.18%) CMS
5 59 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 47 (0.88%) SAS
7 38 (0.71%) IIS
7 38 (0.71%) WebSphere
8 35 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 33 (0.62%) Apache
9 33 (0.62%) NServiceBus
10 32 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
10 32 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 27 (0.51%) JBoss
12 22 (0.41%) Umbraco
13 21 (0.39%) nginx
13 21 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
14 17 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
15 14 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 56 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (0.67%) InVision
3 33 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.62%) Sketch
4 32 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.30%) Zeplin
7 13 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (0.17%) Adobe XD
9 9 (0.17%) Figma
10 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.037%) Simulink
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.019%) Marvel
12 1 (0.019%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 98 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
3 15 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
4 13 (0.24%) Magento
5 11 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 11 (0.21%) Shopify
6 7 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.094%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.094%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.094%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.075%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.075%) SAP SCM
9 4 (0.075%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.056%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1,396 (26.14%) Azure
2 1,190 (22.28%) AWS
3 400 (7.49%) SaaS
4 331 (6.20%) GCP
5 190 (3.56%) PaaS
6 185 (3.46%) Power Platform
7 166 (3.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 163 (3.05%) Serverless
9 139 (2.60%) GitHub
10 91 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
11 77 (1.44%) IaaS
12 66 (1.24%) OpenShift
13 63 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
14 61 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
15 54 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
16 53 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
16 53 (0.99%) npm
17 52 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
18 50 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
19 49 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (1.55%) HTTP
2 63 (1.18%) Skype
3 56 (1.05%) Firewall
4 51 (0.95%) DNS
5 42 (0.79%) OSPF
6 35 (0.66%) TCP/IP
7 34 (0.64%) Internet
8 31 (0.58%) VPN
9 26 (0.49%) IPv4
9 26 (0.49%) VLAN
10 23 (0.43%) WAN
11 22 (0.41%) LAN
12 16 (0.30%) Network Security
13 14 (0.26%) FTP
13 14 (0.26%) SMTP
14 13 (0.24%) IMAP
15 11 (0.21%) Wireshark
16 10 (0.19%) NetScaler
17 9 (0.17%) HTTPS
17 9 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 711 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 282 (5.28%) NoSQL
3 263 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 248 (4.64%) MySQL
5 246 (4.61%) Relational Database
6 224 (4.19%) Big Data
7 211 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
8 134 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 125 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
10 121 (2.27%) Power BI
11 103 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 96 (1.80%) Hadoop
13 68 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
14 62 (1.16%) Data Lake
15 61 (1.14%) Redis
16 55 (1.03%) RDBMS
17 51 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 49 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
18 49 (0.92%) Pentaho
19 48 (0.90%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 995 (18.63%) Git (software)
2 793 (14.85%) JIRA
3 494 (9.25%) Jenkins
4 339 (6.35%) Selenium
5 168 (3.15%) Cucumber
6 167 (3.13%) GitLab
7 164 (3.07%) Visual Studio
8 157 (2.94%) Maven
9 153 (2.86%) TeamCity
10 142 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 126 (2.36%) JUnit
12 117 (2.19%) Bitbucket
13 109 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
14 104 (1.95%) SpecFlow
15 103 (1.93%) Subversion
16 90 (1.69%) Artifactory
16 90 (1.69%) WebDriver
17 79 (1.48%) Postman
18 77 (1.44%) NUnit
19 75 (1.40%) JMeter
General
1 1,029 (19.27%) Finance
2 314 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 255 (4.77%) Marketing
4 229 (4.29%) Banking
5 190 (3.56%) Retail
6 135 (2.53%) Games
7 122 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 110 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 105 (1.97%) Law
10 96 (1.80%) Electronics
11 70 (1.31%) Front Office
12 56 (1.05%) Legal
13 52 (0.97%) Investment Banking
14 42 (0.79%) Back Office
14 42 (0.79%) Private Banking
15 38 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 35 (0.66%) Publishing
17 31 (0.58%) Automotive
18 26 (0.49%) Advertising
19 25 (0.47%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2,114 (39.58%) Developer
2 457 (8.56%) .NET Developer
3 446 (8.35%) Java Developer
4 431 (8.07%) Software Engineer
5 427 (7.99%) Senior Developer
6 345 (6.46%) C# Developer
7 314 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 295 (5.52%) Lead Developer
9 287 (5.37%) Analyst
10 265 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 255 (4.77%) Scrum Master
12 232 (4.34%) C# .NET Developer
13 202 (3.78%) Architect
14 197 (3.69%) Project Manager
15 188 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
16 184 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
17 183 (3.43%) AWS DevOps
18 171 (3.20%) Business Analyst
19 168 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 163 (3.05%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,295 (24.25%) .NET
2 932 (17.45%) HTML
3 884 (16.55%) CSS
4 719 (13.46%) React
5 705 (13.20%) AngularJS
6 629 (11.78%) .NET Core
7 479 (8.97%) REST
8 478 (8.95%) Node.js
9 460 (8.61%) ASP.NET
10 442 (8.28%) Web Services
11 438 (8.20%) .NET Framework
12 434 (8.13%) RESTful
13 418 (7.83%) Spring
14 329 (6.16%) HTML5
15 262 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web API
16 230 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
17 224 (4.19%) Kafka
17 224 (4.19%) Spring Boot
18 222 (4.16%) Vue.js
19 203 (3.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 465 (8.71%) User Experience
2 383 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 240 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 177 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
5 147 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 135 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 124 (2.32%) Algorithms
8 116 (2.17%) Management Information System
9 107 (2.00%) Cloud Native
10 92 (1.72%) Data Structures
11 89 (1.67%) Public Cloud
12 80 (1.50%) Fixed Income
13 56 (1.05%) Derivative
14 47 (0.88%) N-Tier
15 35 (0.66%) Virtual Team
16 34 (0.64%) Hedge funds
17 31 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 31 (0.58%) Online Games
18 28 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
19 26 (0.49%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 561 (10.50%) Linux
2 335 (6.27%) Windows
3 159 (2.98%) Apple iOS
4 151 (2.83%) Android
5 130 (2.43%) Unix
6 57 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 56 (1.05%) Windows Server
8 52 (0.97%) CentOS
9 17 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.094%) Debian
13 5 (0.094%) Fedora
14 4 (0.075%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.056%) Nucleus RTOS
16 2 (0.037%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.037%) VMS
17 1 (0.019%) CoreOS
17 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,814 (90.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,608 (30.11%) DevOps
3 1,047 (19.60%) TDD
4 974 (18.24%) Software Engineering
5 963 (18.03%) Microservices
6 936 (17.52%) Kanban
7 808 (15.13%) Test Automation
8 636 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
9 624 (11.68%) Mentoring
10 522 (9.77%) SDLC
11 511 (9.57%) BDD
12 495 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
13 475 (8.89%) MVC
14 430 (8.05%) Coaching
15 394 (7.38%) Project Management
16 390 (7.30%) Analytics
17 386 (7.23%) Unit Testing
18 360 (6.74%) User Stories
19 343 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
20 330 (6.18%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,745 (32.67%) JavaScript
2 1,411 (26.42%) Java
3 1,310 (24.53%) C#
4 1,175 (22.00%) SQL
5 726 (13.59%) Python
6 476 (8.91%) TypeScript
7 236 (4.42%) C++
8 201 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 200 (3.74%) Go
10 191 (3.58%) C
11 175 (3.28%) PHP
12 168 (3.15%) Java 8
13 131 (2.45%) Bash Shell
14 123 (2.30%) Ruby
15 106 (1.98%) PowerShell
16 98 (1.83%) Scala
17 90 (1.69%) ES6
18 75 (1.40%) R
19 68 (1.27%) Shell Script
20 58 (1.09%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 577 (10.80%) Degree
2 326 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 233 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 116 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 64 (1.20%) ISTQB
6 63 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 47 (0.88%) ISEB
8 38 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 34 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 30 (0.56%) PhD
11 27 (0.51%) PMP
12 25 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (0.37%) CSPO
13 20 (0.37%) Master's Degree
14 18 (0.34%) CFA
14 18 (0.34%) CISSP
15 16 (0.30%) AWS Certification
15 16 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 536 (10.04%) QA
2 25 (0.47%) NIST
3 24 (0.45%) PMO
4 21 (0.39%) SLA
5 17 (0.32%) GDPR
5 17 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.26%) PMBOK
7 12 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.21%) MiFID
9 7 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.13%) WCAG
10 6 (0.11%) EMIR
10 6 (0.11%) PSD2
11 5 (0.094%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.075%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.037%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.037%) ITGC
13 2 (0.037%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,046 (19.58%) Docker
2 97 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 38 (0.71%) HDFS
5 20 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.22%) Postfix
7 12 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 11 (0.21%) vSphere
9 10 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.13%) NDS
12 6 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 5 (0.094%) Firmware
13 5 (0.094%) LXC
14 4 (0.075%) Ceph
14 4 (0.075%) Varnish
14 4 (0.075%) Xen
15 1 (0.019%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 750 (14.04%) Kubernetes
2 389 (7.28%) Terraform
3 250 (4.68%) Ansible
4 214 (4.01%) Puppet
5 209 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 27 (0.51%) Packer
8 18 (0.34%) Prometheus
9 17 (0.32%) Rancher
10 16 (0.30%) Grafana
11 10 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.17%) MIIS
12 9 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.11%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.11%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 5 (0.094%) Kibana
14 5 (0.094%) Mesos
14 5 (0.094%) Salt
15 4 (0.075%) HP Fortify
15 4 (0.075%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 685 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 249 (4.66%) Google
3 232 (4.34%) Oracle
4 160 (3.00%) SAP
5 158 (2.96%) Atlassian
6 151 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
7 140 (2.62%) VMware
8 83 (1.55%) Red Hat
9 81 (1.52%) IBM
10 58 (1.09%) Talend
11 53 (0.99%) Adobe
12 44 (0.82%) Informatica
13 41 (0.77%) Cloudera
14 36 (0.67%) Ceridian
14 36 (0.67%) Cisco
15 35 (0.66%) Apple
16 32 (0.60%) Splunk
17 28 (0.52%) New Relic
18 27 (0.51%) Palo Alto
19 26 (0.49%) ServiceNow