The table below looks at the statistics for Product Management skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 183 221 234
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +13
Permanent jobs citing Product Management 61 32 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.56% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 40 15 20
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,365 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £66,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -1.05%
Product Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5497 5733 5858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.20% 82.85% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 4665 4831
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Product Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Product Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Product Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Product Management
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Product Management across the North West region.

Product Management Salary Trend in the North West

Product Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Product Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Product Management Salary Histogram in the North West

Product Management
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +19 32 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Manchester +19 24 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Lancashire - 4 £42,500 - 2
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Product Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Product Management.

1 57 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (35.09%) Project Management
3 36 (31.58%) Scrum
4 31 (27.19%) MS Project
5 29 (25.44%) .NET
6 28 (24.56%) Java
7 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
7 26 (22.81%) HTML
7 26 (22.81%) Telecoms
7 26 (22.81%) Billing
8 25 (21.93%) User Experience
9 23 (20.18%) CSS
9 23 (20.18%) PRINCE2
10 21 (18.42%) Marketing
11 20 (17.54%) PRINCE
12 17 (14.91%) Degree
13 16 (14.04%) Matrix Management
13 16 (14.04%) Internet
14 15 (13.16%) Finance
14 15 (13.16%) OO
14 15 (13.16%) MS Excel
15 13 (11.40%) Web Services
16 12 (10.53%) Windows
16 12 (10.53%) C#
16 12 (10.53%) Photoshop
16 12 (10.53%) Computer Science
16 12 (10.53%) SaaS
17 11 (9.65%) OmniGraffle
17 11 (9.65%) Axure RP
17 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills

Product Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Product Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Product Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.26%) Confluence
2 4 (3.51%) IIS
2 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.75%) CICS
3 2 (1.75%) CMS
3 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.75%) Mule
3 2 (1.75%) JBoss
3 2 (1.75%) Apache
3 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.75%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (27.19%) MS Project
2 15 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 12 (10.53%) Photoshop
4 11 (9.65%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (4.39%) MS Office
6 1 (0.88%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.04%) Internet
2 8 (7.02%) HTTP
3 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.51%) DNS
3 4 (3.51%) SMTP
3 4 (3.51%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) LAN
4 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) DB2
2 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.75%) JasperReports
5 2 (1.75%) MySQL
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) JIRA
1 11 (9.65%) Axure RP
2 4 (3.51%) Ant
2 4 (3.51%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.75%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.88%) PowerBuilder
General
1 26 (22.81%) Telecoms
1 26 (22.81%) Billing
2 21 (18.42%) Marketing
3 15 (13.16%) Finance
4 4 (3.51%) Advertising
4 4 (3.51%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (28.07%) Project Manager
2 15 (13.16%) Developer
3 12 (10.53%) Product Manager
4 11 (9.65%) UX Designer
4 11 (9.65%) Designer
5 10 (8.77%) Analyst
5 10 (8.77%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.89%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (7.02%) Software Manager
8 7 (6.14%) Agile Project Manager
8 7 (6.14%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.51%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.51%) SharePoint Consultant
10 4 (3.51%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) UI Programmer
10 4 (3.51%) Production Manager
10 4 (3.51%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.44%) .NET
2 26 (22.81%) HTML
3 23 (20.18%) CSS
4 13 (11.40%) Web Services
5 10 (8.77%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.77%) jQuery
6 9 (7.89%) HTML5
6 9 (7.89%) CSS3
7 8 (7.02%) Ajax
7 8 (7.02%) RESTful
7 8 (7.02%) JSON
7 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.26%) Apache Flex
8 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.51%) REST
9 4 (3.51%) SOAP
10 3 (2.63%) ATL
10 3 (2.63%) MFC
10 3 (2.63%) XSLT
11 2 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.93%) User Experience
2 12 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.77%) Mobile App
5 9 (7.89%) Mainframe
6 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.63%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.75%) NHS
9 2 (1.75%) Open Source
9 2 (1.75%) Informatics
10 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.53%) Windows
2 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.75%) UNIX
3 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (1.75%) Android
3 2 (1.75%) Linux
3 2 (1.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (35.09%) Project Management
3 36 (31.58%) Scrum
4 23 (20.18%) PRINCE2
5 20 (17.54%) PRINCE
6 16 (14.04%) Matrix Management
7 15 (13.16%) OO
8 11 (9.65%) Web Design
8 11 (9.65%) Usability Testing
8 11 (9.65%) Rapid Prototyping
9 10 (8.77%) ERP
10 8 (7.02%) MVC
11 6 (5.26%) Use Case
11 6 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (4.39%) Programme Management
12 5 (4.39%) Campaign Management
12 5 (4.39%) Time Management
12 5 (4.39%) Competitive Intelligence
12 5 (4.39%) Document Management
12 5 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.56%) Java
2 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 12 (10.53%) C#
4 8 (7.02%) SQL
5 6 (5.26%) RPG
6 4 (3.51%) C++
7 2 (1.75%) COBOL
7 2 (1.75%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.88%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (14.91%) Degree
2 7 (6.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) Perforce
4 5 (4.39%) BT
4 5 (4.39%) Planview
5 2 (1.75%) IBM
5 2 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.88%) VMware
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix
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