Scrum Master Insights

CSS Tec is niched and more focused than ever before! Scrum Masters are in high demand in the marketplace and we have opportunities that you want to learn more about.

“Our recruiting expertise finds great talent and we are helping companies move their IT strategic initiative forward with Scrum Masters,” says Toni Thomas, Account Executive at CSS-Tec. 

Scrum Master Data

There are over 10,000 IT Project Manager positions in the United States, and according to Glassdoor, the national average salary for this position is approximately $93,300.

Based on information available from the Dice Salary Calculator combined with CSS-Tec’s historical data, a Scrum Master in the Philadelphia area can expect to make the following salaries based on years of experience:

  • Junior: $76,891 – $84,622
  • Mid-Level: $79,267 – $115,633
  • Senior: $104,617 – $130,945

In 2019, the Greater Philadelphia area alone currently had over 1,195 open jobs posted for Scrum Master positions. The current demand for Scrum Master candidates in the Philadelphia market currently outweighs the available candidate pool by about a 5.43/1 ratio and we see no signs that this demand will be slowing down any time soon.

“For every 6 job postings for Scrum Master, there is 1 active candidate searching for a new job.” says, Dino Grigorakakis, COO, Contemporary Staffing Solutions.

What is Scrum?

To define Scrum, you first have to understand Agile. Agile is a type of methodology used to manage a project. Agile focuses on breaking a project into multiple stages and tackling those stages quickly and individually.

Scrum is a collaborative framework used to implement Agile methodology and it is typically used by software development teams. Scrum is all about teamwork, and organizations that use the Scrum framework will start their day off in a morning huddle to openly discuss how the project is going, much like a scrum in rugby (called a “ceremony” in Agile terms). The software development/Scrum team completes their project in short, manageable stages called sprints.

What is a Scrum Master?

The Scrum Master’s primary responsibility is to be the Scrum Team’s advocate and mentor to help the team succeed and accomplish their project. It is up to the Scrum Master to implement and adhere to the Agile methodology via the Scrum framework. The Scrum Master’s job is to be in their team’s corner, ensuring they know what they’re doing and managing the product owner’s/stakeholders’ expectations.

How to Become a Scrum Master

If you’re looking to become a Scrum Master, check out this blog!

Who is CSS Tec?

CSS Tec, a business unit of Contemporary Staffing Solutions, has been a leading provider of contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire technology solutions while also offering Project Management and implementations of Salesforce solutions. CSS Tec prides itself on internal retention, with the average recruiter’s tenure exceeding five years, as well as their strong, established presence in the Philadelphia Metro area. The CSS Tec team coaches you with current business intelligence so that we can manage your expectations.

“CSS Technical Services values the impact we have had touching almost 100,000 families locally and nationally during the last 25 years,” says Sharon Tsao, CMO of Contemporary Staffing Solutions. 

Once you’re a superior Scrum Master, you’ll need a job that utilizes your skillset! Check out our job board for all our open positions or contact a tech recruiter to help you in your job search!

Employers, looking to find skilled candidates for technical positions? Reach out to CSS Tec to discuss partnering with us!