Scrum Master
UK

The median Scrum Master salary in the UK is £67,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 764 653 540
Rank change year-on-year -111 -113 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 74 408 784
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.37% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.39% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 59 231 566
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £52,250 £52,500 £52,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £64,029 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.42% +2.45% +13.64%
75th Percentile £77,500 £74,000 £73,438
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £59,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% +0.84% +25.26%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,554 103,852 135,878
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.39% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 57,948 64,849 84,215
10th Percentile £28,600 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,772 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.25% +5.54% +5.26%

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 4 March 2024.

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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England -71 64 £72,000 +12.45% 27
UK excluding London -111 41 £55,000 -8.33% 18
Work from Home -19 34 £75,000 +17.13% 9
London +72 31 £75,000 +2.60% 13
North of England +47 14 £50,000 -16.67% 2
North West +41 12 £52,500 -4.55% 2
South East +35 10 £65,000 +6.12% 4
Scotland -57 6 £67,000 +14.31% 2
South West +15 5 £67,500 +15.88% 5
Midlands +3 4 £39,969 -27.33% 3
East Midlands +5 3 £39,969 -15.86% 1
Wales +5 2 £62,500 -10.71% 3
Yorkshire +52 1 £49,990 -16.68%
North East +4 1 - -
West Midlands -9 1 £42,200 -23.27% 2

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 4 March 2024, Scrum Master job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 74 (100.00%) Scrum
2 65 (87.84%) Agile
3 37 (50.00%) Coaching
4 33 (44.59%) Social Skills
5 29 (39.19%) Product Ownership
6 18 (24.32%) Kanban
7 17 (22.97%) Finance
7 17 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (21.62%) Project Management
9 15 (20.27%) JIRA
9 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
9 15 (20.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 14 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (18.92%) Agile Coaching
10 14 (18.92%) Sprint Retrospective
11 13 (17.57%) SDLC
11 13 (17.57%) Banking
12 12 (16.22%) Degree
12 12 (16.22%) Virtual Team
12 12 (16.22%) Sprint Planning
13 11 (14.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 11 (14.86%) Product Backlog
13 11 (14.86%) Conflict Resolution
13 11 (14.86%) Roadmaps
14 9 (12.16%) Burndown Charts
15 8 (10.81%) Sprint Review
15 8 (10.81%) Collaborative Working
15 8 (10.81%) Decision-Making
15 8 (10.81%) Investment Banking
15 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management

Scrum Master Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.05%) Confluence
1 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Azure
2 2 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (2.70%) Azure DevOps
2 2 (2.70%) Azure Synapse Analytics
2 2 (2.70%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.35%) AWS
3 1 (1.35%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.70%) Power BI
2 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (44.59%) Social Skills
2 17 (22.97%) Finance
3 15 (20.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 13 (17.57%) Banking
5 8 (10.81%) Investment Banking
6 4 (5.41%) Law
6 4 (5.41%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (4.05%) Aerospace
7 3 (4.05%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.70%) Tech for Good
9 1 (1.35%) Games
9 1 (1.35%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Velocity
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.19%) Product Ownership
2 12 (16.22%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.70%) iPad
4 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.35%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Scrum
2 65 (87.84%) Agile
3 37 (50.00%) Coaching
4 18 (24.32%) Kanban
5 17 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (21.62%) Project Management
7 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
8 14 (18.92%) Agile Coaching
8 14 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (18.92%) Sprint Retrospective
9 13 (17.57%) SDLC
10 12 (16.22%) Sprint Planning
11 11 (14.86%) Conflict Resolution
11 11 (14.86%) Product Backlog
11 11 (14.86%) Roadmaps
11 11 (14.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 9 (12.16%) Burndown Charts
13 8 (10.81%) Collaborative Working
13 8 (10.81%) Decision-Making
13 8 (10.81%) Sprint Review
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) Java
2 3 (4.05%) Python
3 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.70%) CSPO
5 2 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Docker
1 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.05%) SAP
3 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.70%) Databricks
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Cadence
4 1 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.35%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.35%) Salesforce
4 1 (1.35%) Twitter