What does a Scrum Master do?

A scrum master helps oversee the scrum and development team. They are knowledgeable in Agile methodology and scrum and able to educate others. They also act as a buffer between the scrum team and product owner and maintain a safe working environment for the team by helping with conflict resolution.

To work as a scrum master, you need to hold some level of scrum master certification. Any experience working on a scrum team is beneficial, and the more experience the better. You will need to be able to think fast to help solve problems. Communication skills are a plus, as you will be communicating with the development and scrum teams and product owner. Leadership skills are a must as well.

  • Lead the scrum team in using Agile methodology and scrum practices
  • Helping the product owner and development team to achieve customer satisfaction
  • Lead the scrum and development teams in self-organization
  • Remove impediments and coach the scrum team on removing impediments
  • Help the scrum and development teams to identify and fill in blanks in the Agile framework
  • Resolve conflicts and issues that occur
  • Help the scrum team achieve higher levels of scrum maturity
  • Support the product owner and provide education where needed
  • Prior experience on a scrum team
  • Ability to analyze and think quickly and to resolve conflict
  • Knowledgeable in techniques to fill in gaps in the scrum
  • Ability to determine what is scrum and what is not
  • Experience with successful Agile techniques
  • Ability to work with and lead a team
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Self-motivation and ability to stay focused in the middle of distraction

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
10%
2 - 4
47%
5 - 7
27%
8+
16%

Common Skill Sets

Agile Software Development
SAFE Scrum Master
Agile Scrum Master
Backlog
Jira
ATDD
Excellent Communication
CSM

Scrum Master Seniority Levels

L2
Scrum Master
$54,218/yr
L4
Scrum Master IV
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Technical Project Manager
16% made the transition
Project Manager
8% made the transition
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Scrum Master Salaries

Average Base Pay

£54,218 /yr
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£38K
Median: £54K
£78K
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