Period
to 12 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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

Scrum Master
UK > Scotland
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 206 195
Rank change year-on-year +34 -11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 41 23 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.87% 0.43% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.45% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 22
Scotland median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £48,705 £41,118 £43,125
90th Percentile £62,750 £80,000 £72,250
UK median annual salary £59,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.48% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,486 5,095 5,347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 95.47% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,734 3,316 3,408
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,500 £27,661
90th Percentile £69,384 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in Scotland

Scrum Master
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Scrum Master in Scotland

Scrum Master
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master in Scotland over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Scrum Master in Scotland

Scrum Master
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum Master within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 12 November 2019. 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
Edinburgh +5 17 £56,250 -10.00% 6
West Lothian +27 12 £55,000 -
Glasgow +21 6 £51,570 +21.94%
Dundee -3 6 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Scrum Master
UK

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 Scotland region featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Scrum
2 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) Velocity
3 13 (31.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (29.27%) Project Delivery
5 11 (26.83%) Sprint Planning
6 10 (24.39%) Coaching
6 10 (24.39%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (24.39%) ETL
7 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
7 8 (19.51%) Burndown Charts
8 7 (17.07%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
9 6 (14.63%) Sprint Retrospective
10 5 (12.20%) IT Strategy
10 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.20%) Project Management
11 4 (9.76%) SDLC
11 4 (9.76%) Translating Business Requirements
11 4 (9.76%) User Experience
11 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
11 4 (9.76%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
11 4 (9.76%) Android
12 3 (7.32%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (7.32%) Use Case
12 3 (7.32%) Games
12 3 (7.32%) JIRA
12 3 (7.32%) DevOps

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) JIRA
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Games
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) Velocity
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.76%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Smart Home
4 1 (2.44%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Android
1 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Scrum
2 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (29.27%) Project Delivery
5 11 (26.83%) Sprint Planning
6 10 (24.39%) Coaching
6 10 (24.39%) ETL
7 8 (19.51%) Burndown Charts
7 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
8 6 (14.63%) Sprint Retrospective
8 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.20%) IT Strategy
9 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (12.20%) Project Management
10 4 (9.76%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (9.76%) SDLC
10 4 (9.76%) Translating Business Requirements
11 3 (7.32%) DevOps
11 3 (7.32%) Dynamic Pricing
11 3 (7.32%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) C#
1 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Capita
2 1 (2.44%) IBM