Period
to 15 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 38 28
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Scrum 240 410 551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.95% 6.00% 7.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.48% 6.53% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 248 444 509
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £73,725 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,585 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.70% - +4.76%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,210 6,277 7,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 92.99% 91.88% 91.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,476 5,187 5,379
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,559 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.81% +3.92% +5.00%

Scrum
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Scrum as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum in the West Midlands

Scrum
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Scrum in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Scrum in the West Midlands

Scrum
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Scrum in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Scrum in the West Midlands

Scrum
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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
Birmingham +12 118 £57,500 +0.52% 17
Warwickshire +9 23 £47,500 -7.85% 2
Coventry +20 19 £38,750 -18.42% 7
Solihull +3 19 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Shropshire +8 17 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Worcestershire -13 17 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Staffordshire +7 8 £36,500 -21.08% 6
Dudley - 4 £57,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +7 2 £40,000 +14.29%
Herefordshire +1 2 £45,000 - 3
Scrum
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Scrum.

1 222 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (41.25%) DevOps
3 94 (39.17%) Azure
4 65 (27.08%) SDLC
5 58 (24.17%) C#
6 52 (21.67%) .NET
7 50 (20.83%) AWS
8 49 (20.42%) SQL
8 49 (20.42%) JIRA
9 46 (19.17%) Microsoft
9 46 (19.17%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (18.75%) Docker
11 40 (16.67%) Linux
12 39 (16.25%) JavaScript
12 39 (16.25%) Software Engineering
13 38 (15.83%) Terraform
14 37 (15.42%) Public Sector
14 37 (15.42%) TDD
14 37 (15.42%) Finance
15 36 (15.00%) Test Automation
15 36 (15.00%) Kanban
16 35 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (12.92%) GitHub
17 31 (12.92%) Infrastructure as Code
18 30 (12.50%) Degree
19 29 (12.08%) HTML
19 29 (12.08%) CSS
19 29 (12.08%) Windows
20 28 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
21 27 (11.25%) QA

Scrum
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 26 (10.83%) Confluence
2 9 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) Drupal
6 1 (0.42%) SAS
6 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.83%) Simulink
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.42%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.42%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 94 (39.17%) Azure
2 50 (20.83%) AWS
3 31 (12.92%) GitHub
4 17 (7.08%) PaaS
5 16 (6.67%) GCP
5 16 (6.67%) SaaS
6 11 (4.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (3.33%) Office 365
9 6 (2.50%) Serverless
10 4 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.67%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.67%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.67%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.25%) BrowserStack
11 3 (1.25%) npm
12 2 (0.83%) BlazeMeter
12 2 (0.83%) Trello
12 2 (0.83%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.92%) DNS
2 6 (2.50%) Firewall
2 6 (2.50%) Network Security
3 5 (2.08%) RTP
3 5 (2.08%) VoIP
4 4 (1.67%) Skype
4 4 (1.67%) VPN
5 2 (0.83%) HTTP
6 1 (0.42%) FTP
6 1 (0.42%) Internet
6 1 (0.42%) SMTP
6 1 (0.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.00%) MySQL
2 18 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.33%) Big Data
5 7 (2.92%) Pentaho
6 4 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.25%) BigQuery
7 3 (1.25%) Bigtable
7 3 (1.25%) Cloud Spanner
7 3 (1.25%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.25%) Redis
8 2 (0.83%) Informix
8 2 (0.83%) Power BI
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.83%) Tableau
9 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.42%) Ingres
9 1 (0.42%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (20.42%) JIRA
2 27 (11.25%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.75%) Selenium
4 15 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (6.25%) TeamCity
5 12 (5.00%) Bitbucket
6 10 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (3.75%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.75%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.92%) Subversion
9 6 (2.50%) Postman
10 5 (2.08%) Artifactory
10 5 (2.08%) JMeter
10 5 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.67%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.67%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.25%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.25%) eggPlant
12 3 (1.25%) GitLab
12 3 (1.25%) webpack
General
1 37 (15.42%) Finance
1 37 (15.42%) Public Sector
2 10 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.75%) Marketing
3 9 (3.75%) Retail
4 6 (2.50%) Automotive
5 5 (2.08%) Electronics
5 5 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.67%) Banking
6 4 (1.67%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) French Language
7 2 (0.83%) German Language
7 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 55 (22.92%) Developer
2 29 (12.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (9.17%) Senior Developer
4 18 (7.50%) Analyst
5 15 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 14 (5.83%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.42%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.00%) Lead Developer
9 11 (4.58%) AWS DevOps
9 11 (4.58%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.58%) Scrum Master
9 11 (4.58%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
10 10 (4.17%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.17%) Product Owner
11 9 (3.75%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.75%) Lead DevOps
11 9 (3.75%) Senior Software Developer
12 8 (3.33%) Digital Analyst
12 8 (3.33%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.67%) .NET
2 29 (12.08%) CSS
2 29 (12.08%) HTML
3 26 (10.83%) .NET Core
4 16 (6.67%) Node.js
5 14 (5.83%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.00%) REST
6 12 (5.00%) RESTful
7 11 (4.58%) AngularJS
7 11 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (4.58%) React
7 11 (4.58%) Vue.js
7 11 (4.58%) XML
8 10 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 10 (4.17%) Jest
9 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (3.33%) jQuery
11 7 (2.92%) JSON
11 7 (2.92%) SOAP
11 7 (2.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.50%) Algorithms
3 6 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (2.50%) Cloud Native
3 6 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (2.50%) DataPower
3 6 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.08%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.08%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.25%) User Experience
7 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.42%) EPoS
8 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.42%) PMI
8 1 (0.42%) SCADA
8 1 (0.42%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.67%) Linux
2 29 (12.08%) Windows
3 14 (5.83%) Unix
4 13 (5.42%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.67%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (92.50%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (41.25%) DevOps
3 65 (27.08%) SDLC
4 46 (19.17%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (16.25%) Software Engineering
6 37 (15.42%) TDD
7 36 (15.00%) Kanban
7 36 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 35 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (12.92%) Infrastructure as Code
10 28 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (10.83%) Mentoring
12 25 (10.42%) Microservices
13 23 (9.58%) Migration
13 23 (9.58%) Software Delivery
14 21 (8.75%) User Stories
15 19 (7.92%) BDD
15 19 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
16 18 (7.50%) MVC
17 17 (7.08%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.17%) C#
2 49 (20.42%) SQL
3 39 (16.25%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.42%) PowerShell
5 22 (9.17%) Java
6 21 (8.75%) Bash Shell
7 11 (4.58%) ES6
7 11 (4.58%) Python
8 10 (4.17%) Go
9 9 (3.75%) C++
10 8 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.33%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.92%) PHP
12 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.08%) Ruby
14 4 (1.67%) C
14 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.25%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.83%) Perl
17 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (12.50%) Degree
2 20 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 20 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.33%) AWS Certification
4 6 (2.50%) CCNP
4 6 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.50%) CISSP
4 6 (2.50%) CSPO
5 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) IIBA
8 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.42%) HND
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.25%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) PMBOK
System Software
1 45 (18.75%) Docker
2 13 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 38 (15.83%) Terraform
2 26 (10.83%) Ansible
3 24 (10.00%) Kubernetes
4 19 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (7.92%) Puppet
5 12 (5.00%) Rancher
6 4 (1.67%) MIIS
6 4 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.42%) Packer
7 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.67%) Oracle
3 15 (6.25%) Google
4 13 (5.42%) Atlassian
4 13 (5.42%) VMware
5 9 (3.75%) Cadence
6 8 (3.33%) SAP
7 6 (2.50%) IBM
8 4 (1.67%) Apple
8 4 (1.67%) Talend
9 2 (0.83%) Borland
9 2 (0.83%) Infor
9 2 (0.83%) Sage
10 1 (0.42%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.42%) OutSystems
10 1 (0.42%) Pega
10 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.42%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.42%) Zend