Period
to 25 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 602 549
Rank change year-on-year +101 -53 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 178 553 821
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.41% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 146 426 667
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £80,625 £83,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -4.55%

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 46,274 134,719 160,870
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,867 107,248 129,656
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 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 +115 169 £60,000 - 17
UK excluding London +196 131 £57,500 +9.52% 20
South East +243 73 £57,500 +9.52% 3
London +60 44 £68,750 +10.00% 1
South West +108 23 £67,500 +25.58% 3
North of England +164 22 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire +132 10 £47,500 -9.52% 3
North West +130 10 £50,000 -3.38% 2
Work from Home +60 7 £52,500 -10.26%
Midlands +119 5 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Scotland +74 4 £42,500 -22.73% 2
East Midlands +93 3 £42,500 -15.00%
Wales +43 3 £52,500 +16.67% 2
West Midlands +110 2 £52,500 -12.50% 4
North East +25 2 £55,000 +37.50%
Northern Ireland +22 1 - -

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Scrum
2 162 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (39.89%) Kanban
4 63 (35.39%) JIRA
5 52 (29.21%) Finance
6 50 (28.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 47 (26.40%) Sprint Planning
8 46 (25.84%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 43 (24.16%) Coaching
10 35 (19.66%) Mentoring
11 34 (19.10%) Confluence
12 33 (18.54%) DevOps
13 27 (15.17%) Test Automation
14 25 (14.04%) Security Cleared
14 25 (14.04%) SDLC
15 24 (13.48%) Decision-Making
16 23 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (12.36%) Servant Leadership
18 21 (11.80%) Community of Practice
18 21 (11.80%) Burndown Charts
19 20 (11.24%) User Stories
19 20 (11.24%) Sprint Retrospective
19 20 (11.24%) Agile Coaching
19 20 (11.24%) Project Delivery
20 19 (10.67%) TDD
21 18 (10.11%) Java
22 17 (9.55%) Project Management
22 17 (9.55%) SC Cleared
22 17 (9.55%) Fintech
23 16 (8.99%) Velocity

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 34 (19.10%) Confluence
2 2 (1.12%) JBoss
2 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.12%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.87%) AWS
2 8 (4.49%) SaaS
3 5 (2.81%) Trello
4 3 (1.69%) Azure
5 2 (1.12%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon Aurora
1 1 (0.56%) MySQL
1 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 63 (35.39%) JIRA
2 4 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.12%) Mocha
5 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 52 (29.21%) Finance
2 12 (6.74%) Public Sector
3 9 (5.06%) Banking
4 7 (3.93%) Games
5 5 (2.81%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) German Language
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.99%) Velocity
2 12 (6.74%) J2EE
3 6 (3.37%) HTML
4 5 (2.81%) .NET
4 5 (2.81%) React
5 3 (1.69%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.69%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.69%) Apache Flex
5 3 (1.69%) Redux
5 3 (1.69%) Spring
5 3 (1.69%) Web Services
6 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.12%) DOM
6 2 (1.12%) Jest
6 2 (1.12%) Kafka
6 2 (1.12%) Node.js
6 2 (1.12%) XML
7 1 (0.56%) COM
7 1 (0.56%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.49%) User Experience
2 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.69%) PMI
3 2 (1.12%) e-Learning
3 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.69%) Windows
1 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
1 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
2 2 (1.12%) Linux
2 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (100.00%) Scrum
2 162 (91.01%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (39.89%) Kanban
4 50 (28.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 47 (26.40%) Sprint Planning
6 46 (25.84%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 43 (24.16%) Coaching
8 35 (19.66%) Mentoring
9 33 (18.54%) DevOps
10 27 (15.17%) Test Automation
11 25 (14.04%) SDLC
12 24 (13.48%) Decision-Making
13 23 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (12.36%) Servant Leadership
15 21 (11.80%) Burndown Charts
15 21 (11.80%) Community of Practice
16 20 (11.24%) Agile Coaching
16 20 (11.24%) Project Delivery
16 20 (11.24%) Sprint Retrospective
16 20 (11.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.11%) Java
2 7 (3.93%) C
3 6 (3.37%) C#
4 5 (2.81%) C++
4 5 (2.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.69%) Delphi
5 3 (1.69%) Java 8
5 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.12%) SQL
7 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.43%) Degree
4 7 (3.93%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.25%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.69%) APMG
6 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (5.06%) Atlassian
2 6 (3.37%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.69%) CA
3 3 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (1.69%) Google
4 2 (1.12%) Capita
4 2 (1.12%) Pega
5 1 (0.56%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle
5 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.56%) Tableau