Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 648 719
Rank change year-on-year +60 +71 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 753 665 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 654 566 603
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,352 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -0.28% +5.00% -

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +62 678 £57,500 - 51
UK excluding London +47 377 £52,352 -0.28% 41
London +38 370 £65,000 +4.00% 14
South East +41 138 £52,500 - 5
North of England +40 93 £46,000 +2.22% 16
Yorkshire +32 45 £47,500 +5.56% 10
North West -4 45 £46,000 +2.22% 4
Scotland -3 39 £55,000 - 4
Midlands +30 35 £55,000 +10.00% 5
West Midlands +21 26 £55,000 +10.00% 3
South West +6 25 £47,500 -6.86% 6
Wales +8 19 £51,500 +14.44%
East of England -36 19 £57,500 -4.17% 5
Northern Ireland -17 12 £42,500 +1.19%
East Midlands +31 9 £55,000 +4.76% 2
North East 0 3 £45,221 -13.86% 2

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Scrum Master job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Scrum Master in the job title.

1 753 (100.00%) Scrum
2 724 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (33.60%) Kanban
4 199 (26.43%) Coaching
5 182 (24.17%) Finance
6 165 (21.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 162 (21.51%) TDD
8 159 (21.12%) JIRA
9 120 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
10 118 (15.67%) User Stories
11 106 (14.08%) Test Automation
11 106 (14.08%) Project Management
12 94 (12.48%) SDLC
13 89 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 80 (10.62%) Velocity
15 79 (10.49%) BDD
16 78 (10.36%) Mentoring
17 67 (8.90%) Java
18 66 (8.76%) Confluence
19 61 (8.10%) Banking
20 60 (7.97%) ATDD
21 55 (7.30%) Retail
22 53 (7.04%) Degree
23 50 (6.64%) DevOps
23 50 (6.64%) Software Delivery
24 49 (6.51%) Waterfall
24 49 (6.51%) C#
25 47 (6.24%) Fintech
26 46 (6.11%) .NET
27 44 (5.84%) 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 66 (8.76%) Confluence
2 18 (2.39%) CMS
3 12 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (1.20%) JBoss
6 6 (0.80%) IIS
7 5 (0.66%) nginx
8 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.40%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.27%) Apache
10 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.13%) Mule
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 13 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Mingle
7 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) BASE24
2 3 (0.40%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.40%) Postilion
2 3 (0.40%) SessionCam
2 3 (0.40%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.13%) Exstream
3 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.06%) GitHub
3 7 (0.93%) SaaS
4 3 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.80%) Internet
2 3 (0.40%) ATM
2 3 (0.40%) Wireless
3 1 (0.13%) Broadband
3 1 (0.13%) HTTP
3 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.92%) Big Data
1 22 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.12%) MySQL
3 14 (1.86%) Blockchain
4 12 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.66%) BigQuery
6 5 (0.66%) Mixpanel
6 5 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) DB2
10 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 159 (21.12%) JIRA
2 27 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (1.73%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.20%) Selenium
5 7 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.93%) NUnit
5 7 (0.93%) WebDriver
6 6 (0.80%) Maven
6 6 (0.80%) VersionOne
7 4 (0.53%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.53%) Subversion
7 4 (0.53%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.27%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.27%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.13%) JMeter
9 1 (0.13%) JUnit
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 182 (24.17%) Finance
2 61 (8.10%) Banking
3 55 (7.30%) Retail
4 43 (5.71%) Games
5 24 (3.19%) Financial Institution
6 20 (2.66%) Marketing
7 12 (1.59%) Legal
7 12 (1.59%) Publishing
8 11 (1.46%) Advertising
9 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.53%) Automotive
10 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.53%) Law
10 4 (0.53%) Military
11 3 (0.40%) Back Office
11 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.40%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.62%) Velocity
2 46 (6.11%) .NET
3 27 (3.59%) HTML
4 21 (2.79%) CSS
5 14 (1.86%) AngularJS
5 14 (1.86%) REST
5 14 (1.86%) Web Services
6 13 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (1.46%) Node.js
8 10 (1.33%) Hibernate
8 10 (1.33%) HTML5
8 10 (1.33%) Spring
9 9 (1.20%) Gherkin
10 8 (1.06%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.06%) J2EE
10 8 (1.06%) JPA
11 7 (0.93%) CSS3
11 7 (0.93%) Entity Framework
11 7 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.24%) Fintech
2 35 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 33 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.12%) User Experience
5 21 (2.79%) Virtual Team
6 20 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.99%) Tandem
8 14 (1.86%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (1.33%) Social Media
11 7 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.66%) Equities
13 5 (0.66%) PMI
14 4 (0.53%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.53%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.40%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.40%) EFT
15 3 (0.40%) Reinsurance
16 2 (0.27%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.20%) Linux
2 3 (0.40%) Unix
2 3 (0.40%) Windows
3 2 (0.27%) Solaris
4 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 753 (100.00%) Scrum
2 724 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (33.60%) Kanban
4 199 (26.43%) Coaching
5 165 (21.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 162 (21.51%) TDD
7 120 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
8 118 (15.67%) User Stories
9 106 (14.08%) Project Management
9 106 (14.08%) Test Automation
10 94 (12.48%) SDLC
11 89 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 79 (10.49%) BDD
13 78 (10.36%) Mentoring
14 60 (7.97%) ATDD
15 50 (6.64%) DevOps
15 50 (6.64%) Software Delivery
16 49 (6.51%) Waterfall
17 44 (5.84%) Software Engineering
18 40 (5.31%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 67 (8.90%) Java
2 49 (6.51%) C#
3 42 (5.58%) JavaScript
4 21 (2.79%) SQL
5 15 (1.99%) C
6 11 (1.46%) PHP
7 7 (0.93%) VB.NET
8 5 (0.66%) C++
8 5 (0.66%) Groovy
8 5 (0.66%) Python
8 5 (0.66%) Ruby
9 3 (0.40%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.40%) Perl
10 2 (0.27%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.27%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.13%) Lisp
11 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.13%) VB
11 1 (0.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 53 (7.04%) Degree
2 32 (4.25%) PMI Certification
3 28 (3.72%) PMP
4 22 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (2.92%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.59%) ISEB
5 12 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.46%) APMG
7 6 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.40%) CBAP
8 3 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.13%) APMP
10 1 (0.13%) OCP
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.84%) QA
2 12 (1.59%) PMO
3 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (1.06%) Ansible
2 7 (0.93%) Puppet
3 4 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (4.91%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.85%) Oracle
3 18 (2.39%) Google
4 12 (1.59%) CA Agile Central
4 12 (1.59%) Cadence
5 11 (1.46%) Sitecore
6 6 (0.80%) CA
7 5 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.53%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.53%) Facebook
9 3 (0.40%) Adobe
9 3 (0.40%) Alias
9 3 (0.40%) Hootsuite
9 3 (0.40%) Marketo
9 3 (0.40%) Optimizely
9 3 (0.40%) Pega
9 3 (0.40%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (0.40%) StatPro
10 2 (0.27%) IBM
10 2 (0.27%) Progress