Scrum Master Job Opportunities

Your career path as a Scrum Master after getting a Scrum Master Certification

A Scrum Master is the core part of the Scrum team and one of the most in-demand jobs in the United States, according to Glassdoor. Read on to understand what the career path of a Scrum Master looks like.

What the Scrum Master Job Roles Entail

After getting the Scrum Master certification, you don’t have to work as a Scrum Master forever. Once you have enough experience as a Scrum Master, you can advance to other positions, like Agile Coach, Product Owner, or a Scrum Master Mentor. The below table highlights the Scrum Master roles and the years of experience associated with each role.

Designation Years of Experience Salary (USD)
Scrum Master 1-5 59,000 - 80,000
Agile Coach 5-7 85,000 - 1,00,000
Product Owner 7-10 83,000 - 120,000
Scrum Master Mentor 9-12 90,000 - 140,000
Manager 12+ 95,000 - 154,000

Top Job Opportunities for Scrum Master

A Scrum Master is the core part of any Scrum team, and every organization that has Scrum practices need a Scrum Master. Among the top companies hiring Scrum Master across the globe, are the Boeing Company, Bank of America Corp., and JP Morgan and Chase. Let’s look at how much a Scrum Master gets paid in these top companies.

Company Salary (in USD)
Bank of America Corp. 73,000 – 107,000
The Boeing Company 90,000 – 102,000
JP Morgan and Chase 80,000 – 90,000
Accenture 90,000 – 105,000

The Future Scope of Scrum Master

Many companies are adopting Scrum practices, which means that every role on the Scrum team is in-demand. According to the 13th Annual State of Agile Report, over 56% of organizations have adopted Scrum practices. Also, Scrum Master is ranked 6th in the ‘LinkedIn Most Promising Jobs’ in 2017, as we can see in the below chart.

Scrum Master Job Opportunities

FAQs on Scrum Master

 

Software development is the quickest industry to adopt Scrum practices and has the highest demand for Scrum Master. Other sectors where a Scrum Master is in-demand include manufacturing, finance, and consulting.

In the era of Agile, software development alone cannot help companies achieve maximum productivity. The job of a Scrum Master is to guide and direct the software team to increase product quality and improve team collaboration.

The demand for a Scrum Master is the highest in the USA. This is followed by Germany, the Netherlands, India, and the UK.

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  • After completing your Certified ScrumMaster training, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of:
  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  • Scrum Master Core Competencies
  • Service to the Development Team
  • Service to the Product Owner
  • Service to the Organization

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Why take up Certified ScrumMaster Course?

Agile and Scrum was a breath of fresh air for enterprises who wanted to move away from traditional command and control style of management that spread across industries. By ensuring the workforce moved away from traditional silos to customer-focused multidisciplinary teams, Agile approach not only ensured accelerated growth but also helped to create next gen Agile and Scrum practitioners.

Today, there are many Agile and Scrum certification programs, but Certified ScrumMaster® from Scrum Alliance is one of the most popular certification courses globally. The CSM credential validates an individual’s knowledge on Scrum terminology, principles, practices, and the exam. There are more than 1 Million CSMs, which shows the popularity of the certification globally.

After completing your Certified ScrumMaster training, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of:

  • Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  • Scrum Master Core Competencies
  • Service to the Development Team
  • Service to the Product Owner
  • Service to the Organization

Job roles that can benefit from CSM training include, but are not limited to:

  • Project Team Members
  • IT Managers
  • Delivery Managers
  • QA and Testing Professionals
  • Aspiring Scrum Masters
  • Scrum Team Members (Developers, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners)
  • Anyone who wants to learn Scrum and be part of the next transformation

There are no pre-requisite criteria to take up CSM training.

One has to maintain their CSM credential by renewing it every two years by obtaining 20 SEUs.

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  • No. of Questions: 50
  • Exam Duration: 60 Mins
  • Passing Score: 37/50 answers must be correct
  • Ease of Agile methodology adoption within the organization
  • Bag business critical projects with Scrum qualified employees
  • Change of mindset from traditional leadership to Agile leadership
  • Enhanced collaboration within teams by removing impediments
  • Achieve tangible and real benefits at a rapid rate by delivering high quality products
  • Receive fundamental knowledge of Scrum that has revolutionized global enterprises
  • Stay marketable and relevant with CSM certification due to rapid Agile migration
  • Work better with your peers by understanding Scrum vocabulary within the organization
  • Achieve additional functioning knowledge on Agile implementation methods
  • Become a global professional with increased opportunities across industry sectors

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