Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Scrum Master was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 527 574 547
Rank change year-on-year +47 -27 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Scrum Master 336 450 732
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.41% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 291 331 579
10th Percentile £38,500 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £44,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,711 £72,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -13.64% +4.76% +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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +21 293 £55,000 -8.33% 43
UK excluding London +19 185 £47,500 -13.64% 36
London +93 140 £60,000 -9.43% 15
Work from Home -83 49 £60,000 - 4
North of England +9 46 £45,000 -14.29% 11
South East +35 36 £55,000 -4.35% 8
South West +11 36 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Scotland +28 29 £46,000 -26.40% 8
Yorkshire -21 28 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Midlands +39 25 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North West +30 18 £50,000 -8.26% 4
East Midlands +28 14 £32,500 -40.37% 1
West Midlands +17 11 £53,750 +7.50% 4
East of England +51 10 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Wales +30 4 £51,250 -

Scrum Master Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 336 (100.00%) Scrum
2 313 (93.15%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (41.67%) Coaching
4 107 (31.85%) JIRA
5 101 (30.06%) DevOps
6 79 (23.51%) Sprint Planning
7 74 (22.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 73 (21.73%) Kanban
9 72 (21.43%) Mentoring
10 65 (19.35%) Project Management
11 59 (17.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 56 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
13 52 (15.48%) Sprint Retrospective
13 52 (15.48%) User Stories
14 51 (15.18%) Finance
15 49 (14.58%) Azure
15 49 (14.58%) Confluence
16 48 (14.29%) Sprint Review
17 44 (13.10%) Servant Leadership
18 43 (12.80%) SDLC
19 42 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (11.90%) Agile Coaching
21 39 (11.61%) Project Delivery
22 38 (11.31%) Product Backlog
23 37 (11.01%) Public Sector
23 37 (11.01%) Test Automation
24 36 (10.71%) Conflict Resolution
25 33 (9.82%) Backlog Refinement
26 31 (9.23%) Security Cleared
26 31 (9.23%) Java

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 49 (14.58%) Confluence
2 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.58%) Azure
2 24 (7.14%) AWS
3 13 (3.87%) Power Platform
4 9 (2.68%) GCP
4 9 (2.68%) SaaS
5 7 (2.08%) PowerApps
6 6 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (1.49%) Azure Stack
7 5 (1.49%) Trello
8 4 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.19%) IaaS
9 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.30%) GitHub
10 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.98%) Big Data
3 7 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.79%) Power BI
5 5 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (1.19%) MySQL
7 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 107 (31.85%) JIRA
2 5 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.19%) Jasmine
3 4 (1.19%) SoapUI
3 4 (1.19%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
General
1 51 (15.18%) Finance
2 37 (11.01%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.17%) Games
3 14 (4.17%) Retail
4 8 (2.38%) Law
5 7 (2.08%) Legal
5 7 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.49%) Marketing
7 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.19%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.89%) Electronics
8 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.55%) Velocity
2 16 (4.76%) .NET
3 11 (3.27%) J2EE
4 10 (2.98%) Kafka
5 7 (2.08%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.49%) .NET Core
7 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.19%) JSON
7 4 (1.19%) React Native
7 4 (1.19%) REST
7 4 (1.19%) SOAP
8 3 (0.89%) Web Services
9 2 (0.60%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (0.30%) EDI
10 1 (0.30%) GraphQL
10 1 (0.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.04%) User Experience
2 12 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.79%) iPad
6 5 (1.49%) BBC
6 5 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.19%) Cyberattack
7 4 (1.19%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.19%) Wiki
8 3 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.89%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.30%) FMCG
10 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.60%) Windows
2 1 (0.30%) Android
2 1 (0.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (100.00%) Scrum
2 313 (93.15%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (41.67%) Coaching
4 101 (30.06%) DevOps
5 79 (23.51%) Sprint Planning
6 74 (22.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 73 (21.73%) Kanban
8 72 (21.43%) Mentoring
9 65 (19.35%) Project Management
10 59 (17.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 56 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (15.48%) Sprint Retrospective
12 52 (15.48%) User Stories
13 48 (14.29%) Sprint Review
14 44 (13.10%) Servant Leadership
15 43 (12.80%) SDLC
16 42 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (11.90%) Agile Coaching
18 39 (11.61%) Project Delivery
19 38 (11.31%) Product Backlog
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.23%) Java
2 12 (3.57%) Python
3 9 (2.68%) C#
4 5 (1.49%) C
5 4 (1.19%) SQL
6 3 (0.89%) C++
7 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) Go
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.87%) Degree
4 9 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.89%) APMG
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) PMO
3 1 (0.30%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) NIST
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (2.98%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.27%) CA Agile Central
3 8 (2.38%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.08%) Google
5 6 (1.79%) Mercator
5 6 (1.79%) SAP
6 5 (1.49%) BT
7 4 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle
9 2 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.30%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.30%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.30%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.30%) IBM
10 1 (0.30%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.30%) UiPath
10 1 (0.30%) Workday