Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 559 536 642
Rank change year-on-year -23 +106 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 666 889 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.52% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.54% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 514 761 498
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -0.45% -3.91%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -

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 138,416 165,583 162,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.41% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,868 134,836 134,784
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Scrum Master in the UK

Scrum Master
Top 15 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 21 May 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 -2 638 £60,000 +4.35% 42
UK excluding London -61 343 £52,500 +5.00% 22
London +64 312 £70,000 +3.70% 25
South East +112 185 £55,000 +10.00% 8
North of England -69 61 £50,000 +5.26% 3
North West +24 46 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West +25 33 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Midlands -20 25 £47,500 -13.64% 1
West Midlands +9 19 £47,500 -11.63%
Scotland -17 18 £45,000 -7.22% 3
East of England +15 16 £70,000 +21.74% 4
Yorkshire -77 14 £52,000 +9.47% 2
Wales -3 7 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands 0 6 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North East +14 1 £40,000 -20.00%

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 666 (100.00%) Scrum
2 635 (95.35%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (35.74%) Coaching
4 185 (27.78%) Finance
5 184 (27.63%) Kanban
6 153 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 150 (22.52%) JIRA
8 135 (20.27%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 117 (17.57%) Sprint Planning
10 98 (14.71%) Project Management
11 96 (14.41%) Mentoring
12 90 (13.51%) DevOps
12 90 (13.51%) Agile Coaching
13 83 (12.46%) Fintech
14 79 (11.86%) User Stories
15 77 (11.56%) Java
16 74 (11.11%) TDD
17 72 (10.81%) Confluence
18 70 (10.51%) SDLC
19 65 (9.76%) Decision-Making
20 61 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
21 60 (9.01%) Banking
22 56 (8.41%) BDD
22 56 (8.41%) Burndown Charts
22 56 (8.41%) Sprint Retrospective
23 54 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
24 50 (7.51%) Microsoft
24 50 (7.51%) Degree
25 49 (7.36%) Retail
26 47 (7.06%) QA

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 72 (10.81%) Confluence
2 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.60%) WordPress
4 3 (0.45%) CMS
4 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.45%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.30%) Drupal
5 2 (0.30%) TPMS
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.15%) nginx
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (3.30%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.95%) SaaS
3 12 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.65%) Trello
5 6 (0.90%) Office 365
5 6 (0.90%) PaaS
6 4 (0.60%) IaaS
7 3 (0.45%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.60%) Firewall
1 4 (0.60%) Internet
2 2 (0.30%) Broadband
3 1 (0.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (1.80%) Big Data
3 7 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.45%) Power BI
6 2 (0.30%) MySQL
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.15%) DataStage
7 1 (0.15%) DTS
7 1 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.15%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 150 (22.52%) JIRA
2 20 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.75%) Selenium
6 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.45%) Appium
7 3 (0.45%) Subversion
7 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.30%) Maven
8 2 (0.30%) VersionOne
9 1 (0.15%) GitLab
9 1 (0.15%) Gradle
9 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 185 (27.78%) Finance
2 60 (9.01%) Banking
3 49 (7.36%) Retail
4 38 (5.71%) Games
5 14 (2.10%) German Language
5 14 (2.10%) Marketing
5 14 (2.10%) Private Banking
6 13 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.80%) Front Office
8 9 (1.35%) Legal
9 8 (1.20%) Automotive
10 7 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.75%) Advertising
12 4 (0.60%) Electronics
12 4 (0.60%) Law
12 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.60%) Military
13 3 (0.45%) Back Office
14 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.71%) Velocity
2 33 (4.95%) .NET
3 18 (2.70%) React
4 17 (2.55%) AngularJS
5 8 (1.20%) RESTful
6 7 (1.05%) Grails
7 6 (0.90%) Spring
8 5 (0.75%) CGI
9 4 (0.60%) Web Services
10 3 (0.45%) Django
10 3 (0.45%) HTML
11 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.30%) Ext JS
11 2 (0.30%) HTML5
11 2 (0.30%) Laravel
11 2 (0.30%) REST
11 2 (0.30%) Spring Boot
11 2 (0.30%) Vue.js
12 1 (0.15%) .NET Core
12 1 (0.15%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.46%) Fintech
2 41 (6.16%) Mobile App
3 31 (4.65%) PMI
4 24 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.00%) User Experience
7 16 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.05%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.05%) Reinsurance
9 6 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (0.90%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.75%) Smart Home
11 3 (0.45%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.45%) Marketing Technology
11 3 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Life Science
12 2 (0.30%) Robotics
12 2 (0.30%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (0.15%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.15%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.40%) Apple iOS
2 13 (1.95%) Linux
3 12 (1.80%) Android
4 1 (0.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (100.00%) Scrum
2 635 (95.35%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (35.74%) Coaching
4 184 (27.63%) Kanban
5 153 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 135 (20.27%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 117 (17.57%) Sprint Planning
8 98 (14.71%) Project Management
9 96 (14.41%) Mentoring
10 90 (13.51%) Agile Coaching
10 90 (13.51%) DevOps
11 79 (11.86%) User Stories
12 74 (11.11%) TDD
13 70 (10.51%) SDLC
14 65 (9.76%) Decision-Making
15 61 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (8.41%) BDD
16 56 (8.41%) Burndown Charts
16 56 (8.41%) Sprint Retrospective
17 54 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (11.56%) Java
2 23 (3.45%) C#
3 16 (2.40%) JavaScript
4 15 (2.25%) PHP
5 7 (1.05%) Groovy
6 6 (0.90%) C
7 5 (0.75%) SQL
8 4 (0.60%) Python
9 3 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.15%) Go
10 1 (0.15%) Java 8
10 1 (0.15%) Scala
10 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (7.51%) Degree
2 30 (4.50%) PMI Certification
3 20 (3.00%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.10%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.10%) SAFe Agilist
5 13 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.90%) PMP
7 2 (0.30%) APMP
7 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.15%) APMG
8 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.06%) QA
2 11 (1.65%) GDPR
3 10 (1.50%) MiFID
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.75%) Ansible
2 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.15%) Kibana
3 1 (0.15%) logstash
3 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (7.51%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 14 (2.10%) Cadence
4 12 (1.80%) CA Agile Central
5 8 (1.20%) SAP
6 7 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.75%) Adobe
7 5 (0.75%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.60%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.60%) Tableau
9 3 (0.45%) Spotify
10 2 (0.30%) BT
10 2 (0.30%) CA
10 2 (0.30%) OpenText
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle
10 2 (0.30%) Sencha
11 1 (0.15%) Charles River
11 1 (0.15%) IBM
11 1 (0.15%) Informatica
11 1 (0.15%) Twitter