Period
to 28 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 565 529 619
Rank change year-on-year -36 +90 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 500 271 590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 364 227 476
10th Percentile £40,500 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,625 £77,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £54,250
% change year-on-year -4.35% +5.99% +7.96%

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 103,036 66,047 138,071
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.02% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73,260 53,902 111,627
10th Percentile £31,986 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 28 July 2021.

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 28 July 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 -14 448 £60,000 - 55
UK excluding London -37 298 £55,000 -4.35% 39
London -39 172 £62,500 -10.71% 22
South East -48 118 £65,000 +13.04% 9
Work from Home -151 97 £60,000 +9.09% 12
North of England -47 67 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Midlands -40 40 £52,500 +2.44% 5
Yorkshire -53 37 £47,500 - 5
South West -68 31 £53,750 -14.00% 6
North West -30 30 £47,500 -12.84% 3
West Midlands -63 21 £60,000 +26.32% 3
East of England -27 19 £55,000 +37.50% 3
East Midlands -30 19 £50,000 -16.67% 1
Scotland -58 18 £45,000 -28.00% 3
Wales -16 9 £50,000 -2.44% 1

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 500 (100.00%) Scrum
2 472 (94.40%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (39.20%) Coaching
4 178 (35.60%) Social Skills
5 153 (30.60%) Sprint Planning
6 145 (29.00%) JIRA
7 141 (28.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 137 (27.40%) Kanban
8 137 (27.40%) Finance
9 135 (27.00%) DevOps
10 112 (22.40%) Sprint Retrospective
11 94 (18.80%) Mentoring
11 94 (18.80%) Project Management
12 92 (18.40%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 87 (17.40%) Agile Coaching
14 78 (15.60%) Sprint Review
15 77 (15.40%) Conflict Resolution
15 77 (15.40%) Azure
16 73 (14.60%) Decision-Making
17 71 (14.20%) Confluence
17 71 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 69 (13.80%) User Stories
19 64 (12.80%) Servant Leadership
19 64 (12.80%) Project Delivery
20 62 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
21 59 (11.80%) SDLC
21 59 (11.80%) Test Automation
22 58 (11.60%) Backlog Refinement
23 54 (10.80%) TDD
24 51 (10.20%) Continuous Integration

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 71 (14.20%) Confluence
2 2 (0.40%) Drupal
3 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 77 (15.40%) Azure
2 38 (7.60%) SaaS
3 21 (4.20%) AWS
4 15 (3.00%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.80%) IaaS
6 7 (1.40%) PowerApps
7 6 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.20%) Trello
8 5 (1.00%) Azure Sentinel
8 5 (1.00%) Azure Stack
8 5 (1.00%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.80%) GCP
10 3 (0.60%) GitHub
10 3 (0.60%) PaaS
10 3 (0.60%) Slack
11 2 (0.40%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (0.40%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.40%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.40%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.00%) Broadband
2 2 (0.40%) 5G
2 2 (0.40%) WebEx
3 1 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.40%) Big Data
3 8 (1.60%) Power BI
4 5 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.00%) MySQL
4 5 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 145 (29.00%) JIRA
2 21 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.80%) Jasmine
5 4 (0.80%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.80%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 178 (35.60%) Social Skills
2 137 (27.40%) Finance
3 23 (4.60%) Games
4 22 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 21 (4.20%) Banking
6 17 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.20%) Organisational Skills
8 13 (2.60%) Legal
9 12 (2.40%) Retail
10 9 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
11 8 (1.60%) Law
11 8 (1.60%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.20%) Marketing
13 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.80%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.60%) German Language
14 3 (0.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 2 (0.40%) Czech Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.60%) .NET
2 24 (4.80%) Velocity
3 10 (2.00%) Web Services
4 7 (1.40%) REST
5 6 (1.20%) JSON
6 5 (1.00%) .NET Core
6 5 (1.00%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.00%) React Native
6 5 (1.00%) RESTful
7 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.80%) SOAP
8 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.60%) CSS
8 3 (0.60%) HTML
8 3 (0.60%) jQuery
8 3 (0.60%) WCF
9 2 (0.40%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.40%) J2EE
9 2 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.80%) User Experience
2 19 (3.80%) PMI
3 13 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.60%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.40%) Cloud Native
6 7 (1.40%) Social Media
7 6 (1.20%) Life Science
7 6 (1.20%) Wiki
8 5 (1.00%) Cyberattack
8 5 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.80%) FMCG
9 4 (0.80%) iPad
9 4 (0.80%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.60%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.60%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.60%) Windows
2 2 (0.40%) Android
3 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (100.00%) Scrum
2 472 (94.40%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (39.20%) Coaching
4 153 (30.60%) Sprint Planning
5 141 (28.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 137 (27.40%) Kanban
7 135 (27.00%) DevOps
8 112 (22.40%) Sprint Retrospective
9 94 (18.80%) Mentoring
9 94 (18.80%) Project Management
10 92 (18.40%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 87 (17.40%) Agile Coaching
12 78 (15.60%) Sprint Review
13 77 (15.40%) Conflict Resolution
14 73 (14.60%) Decision-Making
15 71 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (13.80%) User Stories
17 64 (12.80%) Project Delivery
17 64 (12.80%) Servant Leadership
18 62 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.20%) C#
2 14 (2.80%) Java
3 9 (1.80%) SQL
4 6 (1.20%) C
4 6 (1.20%) C++
4 6 (1.20%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.80%) PHP
5 4 (0.80%) Python
6 1 (0.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 42 (8.40%) Degree
2 20 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.80%) PMI Certification
3 19 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.60%) APMG
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.20%) QA
2 22 (4.40%) PMO
3 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Docker
1 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) Ansible
1 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (2.40%) Mercator
1 12 (2.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.20%) Google
3 9 (1.80%) Atlassian
3 9 (1.80%) CA Agile Central
4 8 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.00%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.80%) SAP
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe
7 2 (0.40%) Facebook
7 2 (0.40%) Instagram
7 2 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle
7 2 (0.40%) Pega
8 1 (0.20%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.20%) JD Edwards