Scrum Master

Average Salary
£42,120
Job Forecast
+3%
Currently Employed in Scotland
6,766
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What is a Scrum Master

You'll hold regular meetings with your team - known as scrums - and it's your job as the Scrum Master to motivate the team to perform as effectively as possible.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Coaching and inspiring the team to deliver their best work.
  • Removing any obstacles that would stop the team succeeding.
  • Being the spokesperson who communicates with other parts of the business on behalf of the team.

Getting in and Qualifications

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The Scrum system is most popular in software development, and therefore suits those looking to pursue a career in business and IT.

Useful subjects include:

  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Business studies

For pupils in S5/6, a Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills might help develop some of the skills you need to work as a Scrum Master.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.

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There are a range of higher education options suitable for the role of Scrum Master.

Higher education such as a Higher National Certificate or a Higher National Diploma in software engineering or computer science can be very valuable to understand a team’s needs and become a more effective Scrum Master.

A degree is not required to be a Scrum Master but certain degrees can be very useful, such as communications, computing or business courses