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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Product Management
Rank 177 218 222
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +4
Permanent jobs citing Product Management 66 19 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.35% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 40 8 24
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,550 £32,875
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
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
5542 5402 5832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.25% 82.99% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4578 4452 4821
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 £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 6 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 6 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 +20 34 £50,000 -16.66% 1
Manchester +25 30 £42,500 -26.08% 2
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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 58 (51.33%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.71%) Project Management
3 34 (30.09%) Scrum
4 32 (28.32%) MS Project
5 29 (25.66%) .NET
6 27 (23.89%) Java
7 26 (23.01%) Telecoms
7 26 (23.01%) Billing
8 24 (21.24%) PRINCE2
8 24 (21.24%) HTML
9 23 (20.35%) User Experience
10 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
11 21 (18.58%) CSS
11 21 (18.58%) Marketing
12 20 (17.70%) PRINCE
12 20 (17.70%) Internet
13 19 (16.81%) MS Excel
14 17 (15.04%) Matrix Management
15 16 (14.16%) Degree
15 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (14.16%) Windows
16 15 (13.27%) ERP
16 15 (13.27%) SaaS
17 13 (11.50%) Finance
17 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
17 13 (11.50%) OO
18 12 (10.62%) C#
18 12 (10.62%) Computer Science
19 11 (9.73%) JIRA
19 11 (9.73%) Enterprise Software

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 (5.31%) Confluence
2 4 (3.54%) IIS
2 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.77%) CICS
3 2 (1.77%) CMS
3 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.77%) Mule
3 2 (1.77%) JBoss
3 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.77%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (28.32%) MS Project
2 19 (16.81%) MS Excel
3 10 (8.85%) Photoshop
4 9 (7.96%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (7.96%) MS Office
5 1 (0.88%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.70%) Internet
2 8 (7.08%) HTTP
3 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.54%) DNS
3 4 (3.54%) SMTP
3 4 (3.54%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) LAN
4 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) DB2
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.77%) MySQL
4 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) JIRA
2 9 (7.96%) Axure RP
3 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.77%) Ant
5 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.88%) PowerBuilder
General
1 26 (23.01%) Telecoms
1 26 (23.01%) Billing
2 21 (18.58%) Marketing
3 13 (11.50%) Finance
4 4 (3.54%) Advertising
5 3 (2.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (29.20%) Project Manager
2 15 (13.27%) Developer
2 15 (13.27%) Product Manager
3 10 (8.85%) Analyst
3 10 (8.85%) Business Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Technical Specialist
4 9 (7.96%) Software Manager
4 9 (7.96%) UX Designer
4 9 (7.96%) Designer
5 7 (6.19%) Agile Project Manager
5 7 (6.19%) Web Developer
6 5 (4.42%) Consultant
6 5 (4.42%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (4.42%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.54%) UI Developer
7 4 (3.54%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (3.54%) UI Programmer
7 4 (3.54%) Production Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 4 (3.54%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.66%) .NET
2 24 (21.24%) HTML
3 21 (18.58%) CSS
4 11 (9.73%) Web Services
5 10 (8.85%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.85%) jQuery
6 9 (7.96%) HTML5
6 9 (7.96%) CSS3
7 8 (7.08%) Ajax
7 8 (7.08%) RESTful
7 8 (7.08%) JSON
7 8 (7.08%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.31%) Apache Flex
8 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.65%) ATL
9 3 (2.65%) MFC
9 3 (2.65%) XSLT
10 2 (1.77%) Spring
10 2 (1.77%) JMS
10 2 (1.77%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.35%) User Experience
2 16 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.62%) Computer Science
4 11 (9.73%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (8.85%) Mobile App
6 9 (7.96%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.65%) Informatics
7 3 (2.65%) NHS
7 3 (2.65%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.16%) Windows
2 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.77%) UNIX
3 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.77%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (1.77%) Android
3 2 (1.77%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (51.33%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.71%) Project Management
3 34 (30.09%) Scrum
4 24 (21.24%) PRINCE2
5 20 (17.70%) PRINCE
6 17 (15.04%) Matrix Management
7 15 (13.27%) ERP
8 13 (11.50%) OO
9 10 (8.85%) Competitive Intelligence
9 10 (8.85%) Document Management
9 10 (8.85%) Time Management
10 9 (7.96%) Rapid Prototyping
10 9 (7.96%) Web Design
10 9 (7.96%) Usability Testing
11 8 (7.08%) MVC
12 6 (5.31%) Use Case
12 6 (5.31%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (4.42%) Campaign Management
13 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (3.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) Java
2 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
3 12 (10.62%) C#
4 6 (5.31%) RPG
4 6 (5.31%) SQL
5 4 (3.54%) C++
6 2 (1.77%) COBOL
6 2 (1.77%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.88%) VBScript
7 1 (0.88%) VB
7 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Degree
2 8 (7.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (4.42%) VCP4
4 2 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle
2 6 (5.31%) Perforce
3 5 (4.42%) BT
3 5 (4.42%) Planview
4 2 (1.77%) IBM
4 2 (1.77%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.88%) VMware
5 1 (0.88%) Sybase
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix
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