Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 556 622
Rank change year-on-year -46 +66 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 552 811 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.51% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 417 642 606
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - -
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,950 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Scrum Master over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Scrum Master within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 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
England -69 494 £60,000 +4.35% 101
London +31 275 £65,000 -1.14% 28
UK excluding London -103 265 £52,500 - 102
South East +6 79 £52,500 -4.55% 14
South West +19 46 £53,750 +2.38% 10
North of England -78 46 £52,500 +5.00% 21
Scotland +32 40 £55,000 - 19
East of England +38 24 £73,750 +28.26% 12
North West -21 23 £50,000 - 6
Yorkshire -55 21 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Midlands +1 20 £50,000 -11.11% 16
West Midlands +19 10 £60,000 +9.09% 11
East Midlands +1 10 £50,000 -20.00% 5
Wales -6 9 £45,000 -10.00% 8
North East +25 2 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Northern Ireland -6 1 - - 2

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 552 (100.00%) Scrum
2 521 (94.38%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (39.49%) Coaching
4 172 (31.16%) Kanban
5 158 (28.62%) Finance
6 137 (24.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 109 (19.75%) JIRA
8 100 (18.12%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 96 (17.39%) Fintech
10 92 (16.67%) Sprint Planning
11 90 (16.30%) Mentoring
12 87 (15.76%) User Stories
13 76 (13.77%) Agile Coaching
13 76 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
14 71 (12.86%) TDD
15 69 (12.50%) Project Management
15 69 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (12.14%) DevOps
17 61 (11.05%) SDLC
17 61 (11.05%) Test Automation
18 54 (9.78%) Waterfall
18 54 (9.78%) Burndown Charts
19 53 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
20 47 (8.51%) Banking
21 45 (8.15%) Sprint Retrospective
22 44 (7.97%) Decision-Making
23 42 (7.61%) Java
24 37 (6.70%) Confluence
25 33 (5.98%) BDD
26 31 (5.62%) Security Cleared

Scrum Master Skill Set
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 37 (6.70%) Confluence
2 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.18%) CMS
3 1 (0.18%) Drupal
3 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.18%) nginx
3 1 (0.18%) SAS
3 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.18%) TPMS
3 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.26%) Azure
2 15 (2.72%) Trello
3 12 (2.17%) SaaS
4 6 (1.09%) AWS
5 5 (0.91%) GitHub
6 3 (0.54%) PaaS
6 3 (0.54%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.54%) Slack
6 3 (0.54%) Veeva
7 2 (0.36%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.09%) Diameter Protocol
1 6 (1.09%) DNS
2 3 (0.54%) Internet
3 2 (0.36%) Firewall
3 2 (0.36%) WebEx
4 1 (0.18%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.81%) Big Data
3 3 (0.54%) Power BI
3 3 (0.54%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.36%) DTS
5 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 109 (19.75%) JIRA
2 9 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.09%) GDB
3 6 (1.09%) Selenium
4 5 (0.91%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.54%) Appium
6 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.36%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.36%) Maven
8 1 (0.18%) GitLab
8 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) Toad
8 1 (0.18%) WebObjects
General
1 158 (28.62%) Finance
2 47 (8.51%) Banking
3 31 (5.62%) Games
4 28 (5.07%) Retail
5 16 (2.90%) Marketing
5 16 (2.90%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.54%) Front Office
7 13 (2.36%) Legal
8 10 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.09%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.91%) Law
10 5 (0.91%) Music Industry
11 3 (0.54%) Electronics
11 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.43%) Velocity
2 16 (2.90%) .NET
3 8 (1.45%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.09%) React
5 5 (0.91%) Spring
6 4 (0.72%) Laravel
6 4 (0.72%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.54%) Web Services
8 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.36%) Ext JS
8 2 (0.36%) Vue.js
9 1 (0.18%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.18%) Apollo GraphQL
9 1 (0.18%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.18%) Java EE
9 1 (0.18%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.18%) Node.js
9 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.62%) Mobile App
2 18 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.26%) PMI
2 18 (3.26%) User Experience
3 17 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (1.63%) Algorithms
4 9 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (1.45%) Smart Home
6 7 (1.27%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.09%) Cloud Native
8 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.54%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.54%) FMCG
8 3 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.54%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.54%) Wiki
9 2 (0.36%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.18%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.18%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.45%) Apple iOS
2 7 (1.27%) Android
3 3 (0.54%) Linux
4 2 (0.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (100.00%) Scrum
2 521 (94.38%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (39.49%) Coaching
4 172 (31.16%) Kanban
5 137 (24.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 100 (18.12%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 96 (17.39%) Fintech
8 92 (16.67%) Sprint Planning
9 90 (16.30%) Mentoring
10 87 (15.76%) User Stories
11 76 (13.77%) Agile Coaching
11 76 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
12 71 (12.86%) TDD
13 69 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
13 69 (12.50%) Project Management
14 67 (12.14%) DevOps
15 61 (11.05%) SDLC
15 61 (11.05%) Test Automation
16 54 (9.78%) Burndown Charts
16 54 (9.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (7.61%) Java
2 21 (3.80%) C#
3 14 (2.54%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.54%) PHP
4 6 (1.09%) C
5 5 (0.91%) C++
5 5 (0.91%) Python
6 3 (0.54%) SQL
7 2 (0.36%) Java 8
8 1 (0.18%) Go
8 1 (0.18%) Groovy
8 1 (0.18%) Scala
8 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (5.62%) Degree
1 31 (5.62%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.89%) DV Cleared
3 19 (3.44%) PMI Certification
4 8 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.27%) PMP
6 5 (0.91%) SAFe Agilist
6 5 (0.91%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.63%) QA
2 3 (0.54%) GDPR
2 3 (0.54%) PMO
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (0.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.18%) Ansible
2 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (3.99%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.72%) Atlassian
3 7 (1.27%) Adobe
4 4 (0.72%) Cadence
5 3 (0.54%) Apple
5 3 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (0.54%) Gigya
5 3 (0.54%) Teradata
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle
6 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.36%) Sencha
6 2 (0.36%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.36%) Twitter
7 1 (0.18%) Capita
7 1 (0.18%) Google
7 1 (0.18%) IBM
7 1 (0.18%) OpenText
7 1 (0.18%) Progress
7 1 (0.18%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.18%) Sony