Period
to 11 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 557 578 532
Rank change year-on-year +21 -46 +112
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 299 642 945
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 254 516 809
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +5.26% -0.87%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £79,700 £87,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -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 73,372 140,313 170,662
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.87% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 59,082 111,994 138,243
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 11 July 2020.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +48 285 £60,000 -4.00% 14
UK excluding London +145 208 £57,500 +4.55% 13
London -20 90 £70,000 +3.70% 2
South East +61 86 £57,500 +4.55% 8
North of England +152 56 £50,000 -4.31%
Yorkshire +135 38 £47,500 -7.77%
South West +96 33 £56,250 +6.13% 2
Midlands +114 17 £46,250 -2.63% 1
North West +95 16 £52,500 -1.87%
West Midlands +88 11 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Work from Home +53 7 £45,000 -26.53% 2
East Midlands +71 6 £60,000 -
Scotland +57 6 £66,250 +32.50% 1
Wales +17 6 £52,500 +23.53%
East of England +67 3 £40,000 -46.67% 1
North East +26 2 £62,500 +56.25%
Northern Ireland +23 1 - -

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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.

1 299 (100.00%) Scrum
2 287 (95.99%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (35.12%) Kanban
4 86 (28.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 85 (28.43%) Coaching
6 81 (27.09%) Finance
7 74 (24.75%) JIRA
8 63 (21.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 60 (20.07%) Sprint Planning
10 49 (16.39%) TDD
11 43 (14.38%) Mentoring
12 41 (13.71%) Agile Coaching
13 40 (13.38%) DevOps
14 38 (12.71%) Test Automation
14 38 (12.71%) Confluence
15 36 (12.04%) User Stories
16 35 (11.71%) Waterfall
17 32 (10.70%) SDLC
18 30 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (10.03%) Burndown Charts
19 29 (9.70%) Sprint Retrospective
20 28 (9.36%) Product Backlog
21 26 (8.70%) Community of Practice
21 26 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
22 25 (8.36%) .NET
23 24 (8.03%) Games
23 24 (8.03%) Security Cleared
24 23 (7.69%) Backlog Management
24 23 (7.69%) Decision-Making
25 22 (7.36%) Azure

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 (12.71%) Confluence
2 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.67%) CMS
3 2 (0.67%) Drupal
3 2 (0.67%) JBoss
3 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.36%) Azure
2 18 (6.02%) AWS
3 11 (3.68%) SaaS
4 7 (2.34%) Trello
5 2 (0.67%) AWS IoT
5 2 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.67%) Azure Functions
5 2 (0.67%) GitHub
5 2 (0.67%) PaaS
5 2 (0.67%) Serverless
6 1 (0.33%) GCP
6 1 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.67%) Redis
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.33%) MySQL
3 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.33%) OLAP
3 1 (0.33%) OLTP
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 74 (24.75%) JIRA
2 10 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.67%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.67%) Mocha
7 2 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 81 (27.09%) Finance
2 24 (8.03%) Games
3 17 (5.69%) Banking
4 11 (3.68%) Retail
5 8 (2.68%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.34%) Law
7 3 (1.00%) Marketing
7 3 (1.00%) Publishing
8 2 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.36%) .NET
2 17 (5.69%) Velocity
3 10 (3.34%) React
4 8 (2.68%) .NET Core
4 8 (2.68%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.34%) HTML
6 6 (2.01%) Redux
7 4 (1.34%) REST
7 4 (1.34%) Web Services
8 3 (1.00%) Natural Language Processing
9 2 (0.67%) CSS
9 2 (0.67%) DOM
9 2 (0.67%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.67%) HTML5
9 2 (0.67%) J2EE
9 2 (0.67%) Kafka
9 2 (0.67%) Node.js
9 2 (0.67%) OAuth
9 2 (0.67%) RESTful
9 2 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.00%) Robotics
4 3 (1.00%) User Experience
4 3 (1.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (0.67%) SCADA
6 1 (0.33%) Derivative
6 1 (0.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.33%) FMCG
6 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.33%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.33%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.67%) Windows
2 4 (1.34%) Linux
3 3 (1.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (100.00%) Scrum
2 287 (95.99%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (35.12%) Kanban
4 86 (28.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 85 (28.43%) Coaching
6 63 (21.07%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 60 (20.07%) Sprint Planning
8 49 (16.39%) TDD
9 43 (14.38%) Mentoring
10 41 (13.71%) Agile Coaching
11 40 (13.38%) DevOps
12 38 (12.71%) Test Automation
13 36 (12.04%) User Stories
14 35 (11.71%) Waterfall
15 32 (10.70%) SDLC
16 30 (10.03%) Burndown Charts
16 30 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (9.70%) Sprint Retrospective
18 28 (9.36%) Product Backlog
19 26 (8.70%) Community of Practice
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.36%) C#
2 17 (5.69%) Java
3 8 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.34%) C++
5 6 (2.01%) SQL
6 5 (1.67%) C
6 5 (1.67%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.00%) Delphi
7 3 (1.00%) PHP
7 3 (1.00%) Ruby
8 2 (0.67%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 24 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.35%) Degree
3 10 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.33%) CISM
7 1 (0.33%) CISSP
7 1 (0.33%) CSPO
7 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.01%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) GDPR
2 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.67%) Docker
2 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (5.02%) Atlassian
2 14 (4.68%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.67%) Oracle
4 4 (1.34%) Google
5 3 (1.00%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.67%) Capita
6 2 (0.67%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.67%) Pega
6 2 (0.67%) SAP
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.33%) Tableau
7 1 (0.33%) WooCommerce