Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 4,088 11,232 14,765
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.22% 8.22% 8.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.90% 8.91% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3,919 9,460 12,884
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,000
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 45,939 126,062 150,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.38% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,888 99,591 119,910
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,687 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 3,715 £60,000 +9.09% 854
UK excluding London +1 2,426 £52,500 +5.00% 662
London -4 1,528 £70,000 +7.69% 278
South East +8 758 £55,000 +4.76% 157
Work from Home +3 646 £57,000 +3.64% 159
North of England -7 500 £50,000 +5.26% 149
South West +5 458 £51,500 +8.42% 84
Midlands -7 293 £51,000 +13.33% 114
Yorkshire -1 242 £47,500 - 54
North West -17 195 £50,000 +5.26% 83
West Midlands -6 168 £52,500 +10.53% 70
Scotland +10 154 £47,500 -0.53% 47
East of England -5 153 £60,000 +9.09% 69
East Midlands -3 125 £50,000 +11.11% 44
Wales -4 74 £45,000 - 36
North East +13 63 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Northern Ireland +7 39 £34,250 -42.92% 8

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3,675 (89.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,267 (30.99%) JavaScript
3 1,192 (29.16%) DevOps
4 1,152 (28.18%) Azure
5 1,090 (26.66%) .NET
6 1,068 (26.13%) C#
7 998 (24.41%) Java
8 989 (24.19%) SQL
9 962 (23.53%) AWS
10 851 (20.82%) Finance
11 846 (20.69%) TDD
12 787 (19.25%) Kanban
13 772 (18.88%) Git (software)
14 771 (18.86%) Microservices
15 767 (18.76%) HTML
16 717 (17.54%) Software Engineering
17 703 (17.20%) CSS
18 701 (17.15%) Docker
19 650 (15.90%) Test Automation
20 636 (15.56%) AngularJS
21 627 (15.34%) JIRA
22 613 (15.00%) Microsoft
23 606 (14.82%) SQL Server
24 569 (13.92%) React
25 541 (13.23%) Python
26 528 (12.92%) Degree
26 528 (12.92%) .NET Core
27 522 (12.77%) Mentoring
28 505 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
29 475 (11.62%) Kubernetes

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
1 265 (6.48%) Confluence
2 105 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
3 65 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 54 (1.32%) CMS
5 47 (1.15%) Apache
6 46 (1.13%) SAS
7 44 (1.08%) Apache Spark
8 38 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 32 (0.78%) IIS
10 28 (0.68%) NServiceBus
11 26 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
11 26 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 17 (0.42%) EPiServer
12 17 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.39%) nginx
13 16 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
14 15 (0.37%) JBoss
14 15 (0.37%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.27%) WordPress
16 10 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 64 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.54%) Chatbot
5 18 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.44%) Sketch
6 16 (0.39%) Zeplin
7 14 (0.34%) InVision
8 11 (0.27%) Figma
8 11 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.12%) Adobe XD
10 5 (0.12%) Simulink
11 2 (0.049%) Marvel
11 2 (0.049%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.049%) S-PLUS
11 2 (0.049%) UXPin
12 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 82 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
3 15 (0.37%) Siebel CRM
4 14 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 13 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 9 (0.22%) Magento
6 9 (0.22%) R3 Corda
7 5 (0.12%) Odoo
7 5 (0.12%) Shopify
8 4 (0.098%) Eikon
8 4 (0.098%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.073%) Maximo
9 3 (0.073%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.073%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.049%) SAP R/3
11 1 (0.024%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.024%) Social Studio
11 1 (0.024%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,152 (28.18%) Azure
2 962 (23.53%) AWS
3 296 (7.24%) SaaS
4 272 (6.65%) GCP
5 160 (3.91%) Power Platform
6 120 (2.94%) Serverless
7 114 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 97 (2.37%) PaaS
9 87 (2.13%) GitHub
10 70 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
11 65 (1.59%) OpenShift
12 62 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
13 61 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
14 55 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
15 52 (1.27%) IaaS
16 42 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
17 40 (0.98%) Slack
18 39 (0.95%) Office 365
19 38 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 37 (0.91%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (1.91%) HTTP
2 76 (1.86%) Skype
3 48 (1.17%) DNS
3 48 (1.17%) Internet
4 29 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 21 (0.51%) Firewall
6 20 (0.49%) FTP
7 17 (0.42%) VPN
8 14 (0.34%) SMTP
9 13 (0.32%) IMAP
10 11 (0.27%) VoIP
11 10 (0.24%) Bluetooth
12 9 (0.22%) WAN
13 8 (0.20%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.20%) PBX
13 8 (0.20%) RTP
13 8 (0.20%) STUN
14 7 (0.17%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.17%) Network Security
14 7 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 606 (14.82%) SQL Server
2 246 (6.02%) NoSQL
3 220 (5.38%) MongoDB
4 200 (4.89%) Big Data
5 180 (4.40%) MySQL
6 161 (3.94%) Relational Database
7 128 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
8 114 (2.79%) Power BI
9 109 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 102 (2.50%) Hadoop
11 101 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
12 75 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 59 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
14 53 (1.30%) Apache Hive
15 50 (1.22%) Data Lake
15 50 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
16 46 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
16 46 (1.13%) Oracle Database
16 46 (1.13%) Pentaho
17 41 (1.00%) Impala
Development Applications
1 772 (18.88%) Git (software)
2 627 (15.34%) JIRA
3 361 (8.83%) Jenkins
4 275 (6.73%) Selenium
5 133 (3.25%) Cucumber
6 115 (2.81%) JUnit
7 111 (2.72%) Maven
8 109 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 99 (2.42%) SpecFlow
10 97 (2.37%) Visual Studio
11 92 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 85 (2.08%) GitLab
13 83 (2.03%) Bitbucket
14 82 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
15 78 (1.91%) Subversion
16 73 (1.79%) NUnit
17 69 (1.69%) Artifactory
18 65 (1.59%) WebDriver
19 60 (1.47%) Postman
20 59 (1.44%) Appium
General
1 851 (20.82%) Finance
2 177 (4.33%) Public Sector
3 167 (4.09%) Marketing
4 159 (3.89%) Banking
5 130 (3.18%) Retail
6 100 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 87 (2.13%) Games
8 86 (2.10%) Front Office
9 76 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 61 (1.49%) Electronics
11 45 (1.10%) Law
12 36 (0.88%) Private Banking
13 33 (0.81%) Investment Banking
14 32 (0.78%) Back Office
15 29 (0.71%) Local Government
16 28 (0.68%) Legal
17 27 (0.66%) Publishing
18 26 (0.64%) Financial Institution
19 23 (0.56%) Automotive
20 20 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,622 (39.68%) Developer
2 405 (9.91%) .NET Developer
3 313 (7.66%) Senior Developer
4 298 (7.29%) Software Engineer
5 294 (7.19%) C# Developer
6 259 (6.34%) Java Developer
7 237 (5.80%) Analyst
8 228 (5.58%) Lead Developer
9 214 (5.23%) Architect
10 212 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 207 (5.06%) Software Developer
12 194 (4.75%) Scrum Master
13 182 (4.45%) DevOps Engineer
14 146 (3.57%) Business Analyst
15 136 (3.33%) Product Owner
16 133 (3.25%) Project Manager
17 129 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
18 128 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
19 119 (2.91%) AWS DevOps
20 116 (2.84%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,090 (26.66%) .NET
2 767 (18.76%) HTML
3 703 (17.20%) CSS
4 636 (15.56%) AngularJS
5 569 (13.92%) React
6 528 (12.92%) .NET Core
7 449 (10.98%) ASP.NET
8 444 (10.86%) Web Services
9 411 (10.05%) REST
10 396 (9.69%) RESTful
11 379 (9.27%) Node.js
12 372 (9.10%) .NET Framework
13 279 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
14 270 (6.60%) Spring
15 259 (6.34%) HTML5
16 229 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 226 (5.53%) Vue.js
18 196 (4.79%) JSON
19 176 (4.31%) XML
20 160 (3.91%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 296 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 262 (6.41%) User Experience
3 173 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 157 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 127 (3.11%) Fixed Income
6 106 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 97 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
8 91 (2.23%) Derivative
8 91 (2.23%) Public Cloud
9 88 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
10 87 (2.13%) Hedge funds
11 81 (1.98%) Algorithms
12 67 (1.64%) Cloud Native
13 64 (1.57%) Data Structures
14 39 (0.95%) Credit Derivative
14 39 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 35 (0.86%) N-Tier
16 30 (0.73%) PMI
17 29 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
18 28 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 402 (9.83%) Linux
2 213 (5.21%) Windows
3 109 (2.67%) Unix
4 101 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 98 (2.40%) Android
6 52 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (1.10%) CentOS
8 16 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.12%) Fedora
11 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.098%) CoreOS
12 4 (0.098%) Debian
13 3 (0.073%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.049%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.049%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.024%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,675 (89.90%) Agile Software Development
2 1,192 (29.16%) DevOps
3 846 (20.69%) TDD
4 787 (19.25%) Kanban
5 771 (18.86%) Microservices
6 717 (17.54%) Software Engineering
7 650 (15.90%) Test Automation
8 522 (12.77%) Mentoring
9 505 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
10 462 (11.30%) BDD
11 433 (10.59%) MVC
12 360 (8.81%) Analytics
13 357 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
13 357 (8.73%) SDLC
14 315 (7.71%) Unit Testing
15 311 (7.61%) Fintech
16 297 (7.27%) Coaching
17 296 (7.24%) Migration
18 295 (7.22%) User Stories
19 292 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,267 (30.99%) JavaScript
2 1,068 (26.13%) C#
3 998 (24.41%) Java
4 989 (24.19%) SQL
5 541 (13.23%) Python
6 370 (9.05%) TypeScript
7 216 (5.28%) C++
8 173 (4.23%) C
9 145 (3.55%) T-SQL
10 132 (3.23%) PHP
11 121 (2.96%) R
12 103 (2.52%) Go
13 96 (2.35%) Java 8
14 86 (2.10%) Scala
15 77 (1.88%) Ruby
16 76 (1.86%) Bash Shell
17 75 (1.83%) Kotlin
18 73 (1.79%) PowerShell
19 71 (1.74%) Shell Script
20 64 (1.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 528 (12.92%) Degree
2 268 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 159 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 113 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 77 (1.88%) DV Cleared
6 66 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 50 (1.22%) ISEB
8 38 (0.93%) PMI Certification
9 35 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (0.56%) PMP
11 21 (0.51%) AWS Certification
11 21 (0.51%) Master's Degree
12 18 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.37%) CFA
14 11 (0.27%) PhD
15 10 (0.24%) CISSP
15 10 (0.24%) CSPO
16 8 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.20%) IIBA
16 8 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 416 (10.18%) QA
2 30 (0.73%) GDPR
3 23 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.42%) PMO
5 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.32%) SLA
6 12 (0.29%) NIST
7 6 (0.15%) PSD2
8 5 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.098%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.098%) WCAG
10 3 (0.073%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.073%) MiFID
10 3 (0.073%) SEPA
11 2 (0.049%) GxP
11 2 (0.049%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 701 (17.15%) Docker
2 57 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 53 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (1.15%) HDFS
5 21 (0.51%) vSphere
6 18 (0.44%) NDS
6 18 (0.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 17 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.32%) Postfix
9 12 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.20%) Varnish
11 7 (0.17%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.12%) Firmware
12 5 (0.12%) LXC
13 4 (0.098%) Ceph
13 4 (0.098%) GlusterFS
13 4 (0.098%) Xen
14 3 (0.073%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.049%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 475 (11.62%) Kubernetes
2 289 (7.07%) Terraform
3 191 (4.67%) Ansible
4 138 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 129 (3.16%) Puppet
6 26 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
7 24 (0.59%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 15 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.29%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.27%) Kibana
12 9 (0.22%) MIIS
12 9 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 9 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 8 (0.20%) Mesos
14 7 (0.17%) Nagios
15 6 (0.15%) Grafana
16 5 (0.12%) Cobbler
16 5 (0.12%) SCCM
16 5 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 613 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 221 (5.41%) Google
3 203 (4.97%) Oracle
4 122 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
4 122 (2.98%) SAP
5 119 (2.91%) Atlassian
6 90 (2.20%) VMware
7 67 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 62 (1.52%) IBM
9 53 (1.30%) Talend
10 49 (1.20%) Cloudera
10 49 (1.20%) Informatica
11 37 (0.91%) hybris
11 37 (0.91%) New Relic
12 36 (0.88%) Adobe
13 30 (0.73%) Ceridian
14 28 (0.68%) Bloomberg
14 28 (0.68%) Zend
15 26 (0.64%) NetIQ
16 25 (0.61%) ServiceNow