Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Scrum Master
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 283 320
Rank change year-on-year -2 +37 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 64 44 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 57 43 40
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £82,750 £85,000 £77,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 10,612 9,478 11,507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 95.06% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9,509 8,599 10,499
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Scrum Master in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the City of London

Scrum Master
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the City of London.

Salary trend for Scrum Master in the City of London

Scrum Master
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Scrum Master in the City of London

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Scrum Master job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 64 (100.00%) Scrum
1 64 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.19%) Project Management
3 21 (32.81%) JIRA
4 18 (28.13%) Coaching
5 17 (26.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (25.00%) Confluence
7 14 (21.88%) User Stories
8 12 (18.75%) Kanban
9 11 (17.19%) Open Source
10 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 10 (15.63%) Business Analysis
10 10 (15.63%) Software Testing
10 10 (15.63%) TDD
11 9 (14.06%) Banking
11 9 (14.06%) Fintech
11 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
12 8 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (12.50%) Finance
12 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (9.38%) Java
15 5 (7.81%) ATDD
15 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
15 5 (7.81%) SDLC
15 5 (7.81%) Android
15 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
16 4 (6.25%) Retail
16 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
16 4 (6.25%) Games

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 16 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) JIRA
2 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.06%) Banking
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Games
3 4 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Law
4 3 (4.69%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Front Office
5 1 (1.56%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Grails
1 3 (4.69%) Velocity
2 1 (1.56%) ATL
2 1 (1.56%) Kafka
2 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Fintech
2 3 (4.69%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.69%) Reinsurance
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Blog
3 2 (3.13%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.13%) Social Media
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Android
1 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 64 (100.00%) Scrum
2 27 (42.19%) Project Management
3 18 (28.13%) Coaching
4 17 (26.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (21.88%) User Stories
6 12 (18.75%) Kanban
7 11 (17.19%) Open Source
8 10 (15.63%) Business Analysis
8 10 (15.63%) Software Testing
8 10 (15.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 10 (15.63%) TDD
9 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
10 8 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (7.81%) ATDD
12 5 (7.81%) SDLC
12 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
13 4 (6.25%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) Java
2 3 (4.69%) Groovy
3 2 (3.13%) C
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) Java 8
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) PMI Certification
1 3 (4.69%) PMP
2 1 (1.56%) APMG
2 1 (1.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.13%) Tableau
4 1 (1.56%) IBM