Period
to 26 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 520 581 527
Rank change year-on-year +61 -54 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 262 491 768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.41% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 231 358 619
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +1.77% +2.73%
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,175 £41,496
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +0.96% +4.00%

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 61,838 118,405 144,686
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,176 95,818 117,168
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Scrum Master
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Scrum Master.

Salary trend for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Scrum Master over the 6 months to 26 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Top 17 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 26 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
England +75 230 £55,500 -7.50% 27
UK excluding London +93 166 £48,750 -7.14% 22
London +100 93 £62,500 -3.85% 10
South East +159 53 £57,500 - 3
North of England +59 32 £47,500 -13.64% 6
Scotland +34 28 £45,000 -15.55% 5
Work from Home -55 26 £60,000 +13.21% 6
Midlands +61 22 £42,500 -15.00% 4
South West +42 22 £45,774 -8.45% 3
Yorkshire +26 20 £47,500 -15.56% 4
West Midlands +43 13 £40,000 -20.00% 4
North West +61 11 £47,500 -9.52% 2
East Midlands +49 9 £43,750 -12.50%
East of England +81 6 £60,000 +2.13%
Wales +34 2 £55,750 +11.50% 1
Northern Ireland +10 1 - -
North East - 1 £57,500 -

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2021, 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.

1 262 (100.00%) Scrum
2 241 (91.98%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (37.02%) Coaching
4 82 (31.30%) JIRA
5 79 (30.15%) Kanban
6 66 (25.19%) DevOps
7 63 (24.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 62 (23.66%) Mentoring
9 61 (23.28%) Sprint Planning
10 51 (19.47%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 45 (17.18%) Finance
12 44 (16.79%) SDLC
13 40 (15.27%) Agile Coaching
13 40 (15.27%) Conflict Resolution
13 40 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (14.89%) Project Management
15 38 (14.50%) Confluence
16 36 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
17 35 (13.36%) Sprint Retrospective
18 34 (12.98%) Servant Leadership
19 33 (12.60%) Sprint Review
19 33 (12.60%) User Stories
19 33 (12.60%) Test Automation
20 32 (12.21%) Security Cleared
20 32 (12.21%) Java
20 32 (12.21%) Decision-Making
21 29 (11.07%) Public Sector
22 25 (9.54%) Product Backlog
22 25 (9.54%) TDD
23 24 (9.16%) Burndown Charts

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 38 (14.50%) Confluence
2 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.02%) AWS
2 14 (5.34%) Azure
3 8 (3.05%) SaaS
4 5 (1.91%) GCP
5 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.15%) Trello
6 1 (0.38%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.38%) MySQL
3 1 (0.38%) Power BI
3 1 (0.38%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 82 (31.30%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA Agile
General
1 45 (17.18%) Finance
2 29 (11.07%) Public Sector
3 11 (4.20%) Retail
4 10 (3.82%) Games
5 7 (2.67%) Law
6 6 (2.29%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.91%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.53%) Automotive
9 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.76%) Marketing
9 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.38%) Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.40%) Velocity
2 17 (6.49%) J2EE
3 9 (3.44%) Kafka
4 7 (2.67%) .NET
5 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.53%) Web Services
6 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.38%) COM
7 1 (0.38%) Laravel
7 1 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) User Experience
2 7 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.29%) e-Learning
3 6 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.91%) BBC
5 3 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.15%) Wiki
6 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.76%) PMI
7 1 (0.38%) iPad
7 1 (0.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (100.00%) Scrum
2 241 (91.98%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (37.02%) Coaching
4 79 (30.15%) Kanban
5 66 (25.19%) DevOps
6 63 (24.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 62 (23.66%) Mentoring
8 61 (23.28%) Sprint Planning
9 51 (19.47%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 44 (16.79%) SDLC
11 40 (15.27%) Agile Coaching
11 40 (15.27%) Conflict Resolution
11 40 (15.27%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (14.89%) Project Management
13 36 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (13.36%) Sprint Retrospective
15 34 (12.98%) Servant Leadership
16 33 (12.60%) Sprint Review
16 33 (12.60%) Test Automation
16 33 (12.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.21%) Java
2 9 (3.44%) Python
3 4 (1.53%) C#
4 3 (1.15%) C
5 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.38%) PHP
5 1 (0.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.78%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.20%) Degree
4 10 (3.82%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.53%) APMG
5 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.38%) PhD
7 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.29%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) PMO
3 1 (0.38%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) NIST
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (5.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.44%) CA Agile Central
3 5 (1.91%) Atlassian
3 5 (1.91%) BT
4 4 (1.53%) Google
5 3 (1.15%) CA
5 3 (1.15%) SAP
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle
6 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.38%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.38%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.38%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) Spotify
7 1 (0.38%) UiPath
7 1 (0.38%) Workday