Period
to 20 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 586 533 583
Rank change year-on-year -53 +50 +96
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 493 765 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.51% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.53% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 343 601 695
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,558 £42,500
90th Percentile £82,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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 118,197 145,194 170,321
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.91% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 94,710 116,151 139,435
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 -59 428 £60,000 +4.35% 102
UK excluding London +28 290 £55,000 +4.76% 95
London -80 185 £65,000 +1.56% 17
North of England +30 62 £55,000 +15.79% 18
South East -59 61 £57,500 +3.14% 25
South West +49 55 £50,000 -6.98% 8
Midlands +44 41 £50,000 - 25
Yorkshire +44 36 £57,500 +11.65% 14
Scotland +54 32 £55,035 +10.07% 6
West Midlands +27 30 £51,250 +7.89% 18
North West +35 26 £53,750 +13.16% 4
East of England +65 24 £56,250 -6.25% 9
East Midlands +39 11 £50,000 - 7
Wales +3 11 £52,500 +13.51% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £50,000 - 2

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 493 (100.00%) Scrum
2 467 (94.73%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (35.09%) Coaching
4 155 (31.44%) Kanban
5 118 (23.94%) JIRA
6 108 (21.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 102 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 95 (19.27%) Finance
9 88 (17.85%) TDD
10 83 (16.84%) Sprint Planning
11 82 (16.63%) SDLC
12 78 (15.82%) Mentoring
13 77 (15.62%) User Stories
14 68 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (13.59%) Agile Coaching
16 66 (13.39%) Project Management
17 61 (12.37%) Velocity
18 59 (11.97%) Test Automation
19 58 (11.76%) DevOps
20 57 (11.56%) Confluence
21 53 (10.75%) Banking
21 53 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
22 52 (10.55%) Decision-Making
23 51 (10.34%) Waterfall
24 50 (10.14%) Fintech
25 49 (9.94%) Release Train
26 48 (9.74%) BDD
27 46 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
28 44 (8.92%) Software Delivery
29 41 (8.32%) Iteration Planning

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 57 (11.56%) Confluence
2 1 (0.20%) Drupal
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.20%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.61%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.88%) Azure
2 23 (4.67%) AWS
3 19 (3.85%) Slack
4 15 (3.04%) SaaS
5 9 (1.83%) Trello
6 4 (0.81%) Office 365
7 2 (0.41%) GitHub
8 1 (0.20%) AWS IoT
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) GCP
8 1 (0.20%) IaaS
8 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.43%) GoToMeeting
1 12 (2.43%) Skype
2 6 (1.22%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (1.22%) DNS
3 2 (0.41%) Internet
3 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.23%) Big Data
2 7 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.20%) OLAP
4 1 (0.20%) OLTP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 118 (23.94%) JIRA
2 30 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.04%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.62%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.22%) GDB
5 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (1.01%) Subversion
7 4 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.81%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.41%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 95 (19.27%) Finance
2 53 (10.75%) Banking
3 34 (6.90%) Games
4 22 (4.46%) Retail
5 15 (3.04%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.43%) Front Office
7 7 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.01%) Automotive
9 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.61%) Law
9 3 (0.61%) Local Government
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.37%) Velocity
2 29 (5.88%) .NET
3 6 (1.22%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.01%) .NET Core
4 5 (1.01%) React
5 4 (0.81%) ADO
6 3 (0.61%) REST
7 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.41%) COM
7 2 (0.41%) Kendo UI
7 2 (0.41%) Redux
7 2 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.41%) Spring
7 2 (0.41%) Web Services
8 1 (0.20%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.20%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.20%) Java EE
8 1 (0.20%) Meteor
8 1 (0.20%) RESTful
8 1 (0.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.64%) Virtual Team
3 12 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.23%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.03%) User Experience
6 7 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (1.22%) Renewable Energy
7 6 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.81%) PMI
9 3 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.61%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.41%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.41%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.41%) Wiki
11 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.22%) Apple iOS
2 5 (1.01%) Android
3 2 (0.41%) Linux
3 2 (0.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (100.00%) Scrum
2 467 (94.73%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (35.09%) Coaching
4 155 (31.44%) Kanban
5 108 (21.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 102 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 88 (17.85%) TDD
8 83 (16.84%) Sprint Planning
9 82 (16.63%) SDLC
10 78 (15.82%) Mentoring
11 77 (15.62%) User Stories
12 68 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
13 67 (13.59%) Agile Coaching
14 66 (13.39%) Project Management
15 59 (11.97%) Test Automation
16 58 (11.76%) DevOps
17 53 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
18 52 (10.55%) Decision-Making
19 51 (10.34%) Waterfall
20 50 (10.14%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.67%) Java
2 21 (4.26%) C#
3 11 (2.23%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.01%) SQL
5 4 (0.81%) C++
6 3 (0.61%) PHP
6 3 (0.61%) Ruby
7 2 (0.41%) C
7 2 (0.41%) Python
7 2 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (6.09%) SAFe Agilist
2 27 (5.48%) Degree
3 22 (4.46%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.81%) CSPO
6 4 (0.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.20%) CISM
9 1 (0.20%) CISSP
9 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.26%) QA
2 7 (1.42%) PMO
3 4 (0.81%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.81%) Ansible
1 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (5.88%) FIS
1 29 (5.88%) WorldPay
2 20 (4.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (2.64%) Atlassian
4 12 (2.43%) Oracle
5 6 (1.22%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (0.81%) Cadence
7 4 (0.81%) HP
8 2 (0.41%) NEC
8 2 (0.41%) Northgate
9 1 (0.20%) Google
9 1 (0.20%) IBM
9 1 (0.20%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.20%) Progress
9 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.20%) SAP