Skills inventory


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About this report

The Skills Inventory is a compilation of the skills, teams, and roles tied to users in your organization. Scrum Masters, managers, and team leaders can use the skill inventories to assess whether current staff can meet company or team goals. It provides the ability to create skill groups and individual skills, which can then be applied to users. You can also search for Jira Align users, access their profile information, and review or update their skill sets. You can narrow your search by applying the following filters:

Create Skill Groups and Skills

Skill Groups provide a way to categorize related skills. At least one skill group must exist in the system in order to create skills. To create a new skills group:

  1. Select the Edit Skills List button in the upper-right corner. The Manage Groups/Skill Levels settings window displays.
  2. Enter the name of your new group in the New Skills Group field.
  3. Click the Add button.
  4. Click the X icon to close the settings window.

Once you’ve created a group, you can add skills to it. To create new skills:

  1. Select the Edit Skills List button in the upper-right corner. The Manage Groups/Skill Levels settings window displays.
  2. Choose the group you want to create skills for from the Selected Skill Group dropdown.
  3. Enter the name of your new skill in the Add New Skill field.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create additional skills, or click the X icon to close the settings window.

Assign skills to users

You can use the Skills Inventory page to apply existing skills to users. Note that you must have the Skills Inventory > Manage Skills permission toggle enabled for your system role in order to edit the skills of other users. To assign one or more skills:

  1. Click any user card on the page. A User Profile window displays.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the window and click + Add Skill.
  3. Select the skill you want to apply in the resulting dropdown.
  4. Repeat step 3 to apply more skills to the user, or click the X icon to close the profile window.

Filter users

Use the Apply Filters menu to filter users displayed on the page by skill group, skill, role, and more. The following fields are available:

  • Name: Enter the name of a specific user.
  • Manager: Enter the name of a manager, and get a list of all direct reports.
  • Roles: Select a specific role, such as tester, developer, or Scrum Master.
  • Group: Select a specific skill group, such as documentation, security, support and training, or development and programming.
  • Skill: Select a skill such as editing, online Help authoring, and graphic design. 


  1. Select the Reports icon from the left Navigation menu.
  2. Start typing the report's name in the Search box. 
  3. Once found, select the report.

Note: You can also use the categories on the left to search for the needed reports.


  1. Users must be added to the system. 
  2. User profiles must be created; skill assessment/add skills must be completed for a profile. 

How are report values calculated? 

There are no calculations/algorithms in this report.

User information is pulled from:

  • User profiles, entered on the Profile page.
  • Skill assessment/add skills section of the Profile page.
  • People and Roles section of the Administration module, entered by an administrator.


How to interpret this report

Use this report like you would any standard org chart, to search for profile information on Jira Align users and their associated skills and skill ratings.


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