The table below looks at the statistics for the Product Owner role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Product Owner in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Product Owner
Rank 744 797 856
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 157 73 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.068% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.072% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 127 63 42
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £73,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -2.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Product Owner
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Product Owner in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Product Owner Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Product Owner
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Product Owner within the UK.

Product Owner Salary Trend in the UK

Product Owner
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Product Owner over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 within the UK.

Product Owner Salary Histogram in the UK

Product Owner
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Product Owner within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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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
England +48 145 £55,000 +10.00% 10
London -1 78 £55,000 - 5
South East -1 24 £62,500 +25.00%
East of England -3 18 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Hertfordshire +1 14 £57,500 +15.00%
City of London -18 10 £50,000 +2.56%
Yorkshire -45 9 £45,000 +16.88% 2
Middlesex - 8 £62,500 -
West Yorkshire -27 7 £46,250 +20.12% 2
Leeds -37 7 £46,250 +20.12% 2
Glasgow - 7 £35,000 -
Scotland - 7 £35,000 -
Welwyn Garden City +13 6 £65,000 +30.00%
Berkshire +5 6 £60,000 +33.33%
West Midlands -4 6 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Surrey - 6 £73,750 -
Maidenhead - 6 £60,000 -
Staines - 5 £75,000 -
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £65,000 +62.50% 1
Dorset - 4 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 4 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £41,250 - 1
South West - 4 £52,500 -
Poole - 4 £52,500 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 4 £40,000 -
Derby - 3 £40,000 - 1
St Albans - 3 £75,000 -
Brighton - 3 £45,000 -
North West - 3 £60,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £40,000 - 1

Product Owner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Product Owner in their job title 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 with Product Owner in their job title.

1 150 (48.39%) Scrum
2 136 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (34.84%) Marketing
4 62 (20.00%) User Stories
5 61 (19.68%) E-Commerce
6 45 (14.52%) Retail
7 41 (13.23%) Social Media
8 36 (11.61%) Games
9 34 (10.97%) Business Analysis
10 27 (8.71%) Project Management
10 27 (8.71%) Product Management
10 27 (8.71%) SaaS
11 25 (8.06%) CRM
11 25 (8.06%) Finance
12 24 (7.74%) Information Architecture
13 23 (7.42%) Use Case
13 23 (7.42%) Digital Marketing
13 23 (7.42%) Analytics
14 21 (6.77%) Management Information System
14 21 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (6.77%) Mobile App
15 17 (5.48%) Degree
15 17 (5.48%) Waterfall
16 16 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (5.16%) QA
16 16 (5.16%) Kanban
17 15 (4.84%) Internet
18 14 (4.52%) SAP
19 13 (4.19%) Microsoft
19 13 (4.19%) Content Management

Product Owner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Product Owner in their job title 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 with Product Owner in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (1.61%) CMS
2 4 (1.29%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.97%) Moodle
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.97%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.29%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.65%) Monis
4 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.71%) SaaS
2 5 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.29%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.84%) Internet
2 3 (0.97%) SMS
3 2 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.32%) Big Data
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.32%) OLAP
4 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 108 (34.84%) Marketing
2 45 (14.52%) Retail
3 36 (11.61%) Games
4 25 (8.06%) Finance
5 7 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.94%) Publishing
7 5 (1.61%) Advertising
7 5 (1.61%) Banking
7 5 (1.61%) Electronics
8 4 (1.29%) Front Office
8 4 (1.29%) Back Office
8 4 (1.29%) Automotive
9 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.26%) Web Services
2 6 (1.94%) HTML
3 3 (0.97%) .NET
3 3 (0.97%) CSS
4 2 (0.65%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.23%) Social Media
2 21 (6.77%) Mobile App
2 21 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.90%) Visualisation
4 8 (2.58%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.61%) Blog
5 5 (1.61%) E-Learning
6 4 (1.29%) EMV
6 4 (1.29%) iPhone
6 4 (1.29%) Learning Management System
7 3 (0.97%) Derivative
7 3 (0.97%) DTV
7 3 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.65%) Mobile Games
8 2 (0.65%) IVR
8 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.32%) Equities
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.32%) Online Games
9 1 (0.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.87%) Android
1 12 (3.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (48.39%) Scrum
2 136 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (20.00%) User Stories
4 61 (19.68%) E-Commerce
5 34 (10.97%) Business Analysis
6 27 (8.71%) Project Management
6 27 (8.71%) Product Management
7 25 (8.06%) CRM
8 24 (7.74%) Information Architecture
9 23 (7.42%) Use Case
9 23 (7.42%) Digital Marketing
9 23 (7.42%) Analytics
10 21 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (5.48%) Waterfall
12 16 (5.16%) Kanban
12 16 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (4.19%) Content Management
13 13 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (3.87%) Time Management
15 11 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.26%) Java
2 5 (1.61%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.61%) SQL
3 3 (0.97%) Python
3 3 (0.97%) Lisp
3 3 (0.97%) Scala
3 3 (0.97%) Golang
4 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.32%) C
5 1 (0.32%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) C++
5 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (5.48%) Degree
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.16%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.29%) vCloud
2 4 (1.29%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 14 (4.52%) SAP
2 13 (4.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.55%) Google
4 8 (2.58%) HP
5 7 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.94%) VMware
7 4 (1.29%) Adobe
8 2 (0.65%) Ariba
8 2 (0.65%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.32%) Cadence
9 1 (0.32%) Remedy
9 1 (0.32%) Progress
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