2024 SAFe Careers Snapshot | Salaries, Skills, and Experience for SAFe Roles

Are you pursuing a fulfilling career with SAFe® but unsure where to begin or how to progress? 

We know that SAFe roles don’t always follow traditional career paths. That’s why we created our first-ever SAFe Careers Snapshot, based on employer data from Q4, 2023. 

Whether you’re eager to kickstart your SAFe journey or seeking ways to elevate your current role, the 2024 SAFe Careers Snapshot is your compass to navigate the exciting landscape of SAFe opportunities.

Our comprehensive report delves into the heart of the current job market for six key SAFe roles:

  • Scrum Master
  • Agile Coach
  • Product Owner (PO)
  • Product Manager
  • Release Train Engineer (RTE)
  • Architect 

Each role offers a detailed breakdown with insights into the skills, certifications, and earning potential required to excel, all based on real job market data.

Key SAFe Careers Snapshot Takeaways

The following trends were clearly identified across all the roles we researched: 

  1. SAFe roles and certifications offer higher earning potential than alternatives
  2. The technology industry is the top employer of SAFe roles
  3. Most employers using SAFe require or prefer certification
  4. SAFe roles facilitate career progression with further skill development
  5. 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies have certified SAFe professionals and consultants, as do a growing number of Global 2000

What Will You Learn in the 2024 SAFe® Careers Snapshot? 

If you’re wondering about the earning potential of someone in your role with a SAFe certification or how to reinvest in your career path this year, the SAFe Careers Snapshot has helpful guidance.

Here’s a sampling of the types of questions you’ll get answers to in the report, broken into three critical career categories.  

Salary and earning potential:

  • How much should I expect to earn in a role like Scrum Master
  • How much could my salary change with a SAFe certification?
  • How do years of experience or new skills impact my salary?

We analyzed market averages for similar roles and the difference a certification can make. We also charted progressions to higher-paying roles based on your current career stage.

Employability and competitiveness in the job market:

  • How many employers require SAFe certification? 
  • Does SAFe certification increase my chances of finding a job? 
  • Can I apply my SAFe certifications to other roles besides the one I currently hold? 

Career advancement: 

  • What skills can take you to the next level or land you that first dream job?
  • What certifications and experience do employers look for in a role like Agile Coach or Architect? 
  • I’m an RTE; where should I go next in my career?

We break down (by role) how many employers require and prefer SAFe certification as a demonstration of competency. The results show just how much you gain a competitive edge through active certification.

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We understand career decisions aren’t one-size-fits-all. That’s why we’ve tailored our recommendations to fit multiple stages of career progression with the following categories:

  1. I want this job: You want to get hired at an organization that’s using SAFe
  2. I want to grow: You want to enhance your value with role-related training and development
  3. I want to advance: You want to position yourself for advancement to a new role

In addition to role-based recommendations, we included key findings for each role, a summary and outlook section, and additional information on the value of SAFe certification. Dive into some of the findings and hear about new releases to further your SAFe career journey in this recent webinar.

Download the report today and embark on a transformative journey toward realizing your full SAFe potential. This is the best time to start working differently and building your future.

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