The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Product Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Product Management over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Product Management
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 194 199
Rank change year-on-year -45 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Product Management 38 43 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.77% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.87% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 31 31 35
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

Product Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6170 4961 5664
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.86% 88.27% 89.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4995 4193 4601
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Product Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Product Management as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Product Management 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Product Management in the North West

Product Management
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Product Management in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Product Management 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Product Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -38 34 £37,500 - 5
Lancashire +3 3 - - 1
Cheshire -30 1 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Product Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Product Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Product Management.

1 37 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
1 37 (49.33%) Marketing
2 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (34.67%) Degree
4 24 (32.00%) Windows
4 24 (32.00%) Linux
4 24 (32.00%) Software Engineering
5 23 (30.67%) .NET
5 23 (30.67%) C#
6 20 (26.67%) C
6 20 (26.67%) SQL
6 20 (26.67%) Physics
6 20 (26.67%) Relational Database
7 18 (24.00%) UML
7 18 (24.00%) OO
7 18 (24.00%) Web Services
7 18 (24.00%) XML
7 18 (24.00%) Scrum
8 17 (22.67%) MVC
8 17 (22.67%) XAML
8 17 (22.67%) NHibernate
8 17 (22.67%) TDD
8 17 (22.67%) NUnit
8 17 (22.67%) XSD
8 17 (22.67%) RUP
8 17 (22.67%) C++
8 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
8 17 (22.67%) Visual Studio
8 17 (22.67%) COM
8 17 (22.67%) MSI

Product Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.67%) Apache
2 3 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.33%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.33%) Marvel
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (8.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) Ethernet
1 17 (22.67%) RS-232
1 17 (22.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.33%) SAN
3 2 (2.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 17 (22.67%) RDBMS
2 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (10.67%) MySQL
4 3 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.33%) Redis
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.33%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (22.67%) Microsoft Blend
1 17 (22.67%) MSI
1 17 (22.67%) MSTest
1 17 (22.67%) NuGet
1 17 (22.67%) NUnit
1 17 (22.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (22.67%) Visual Studio
1 17 (22.67%) WiX
2 13 (17.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) JUnit
General
1 37 (49.33%) Marketing
2 12 (16.00%) Finance
3 3 (4.00%) Advertising
4 2 (2.67%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Product Manager
2 19 (25.33%) Developer
3 17 (22.67%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 17 (22.67%) C# Developer
4 9 (12.00%) Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) QA Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.33%) QA Tester
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Product Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Product Development Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) .NET
2 18 (24.00%) Web Services
2 18 (24.00%) XML
3 17 (22.67%) .NET Compact Framework
3 17 (22.67%) .NET Framework
3 17 (22.67%) COM
3 17 (22.67%) Entity Framework
3 17 (22.67%) Lambda Expressions
3 17 (22.67%) LINQ
3 17 (22.67%) LINQ to SQL
3 17 (22.67%) NHibernate
3 17 (22.67%) Silverlight
3 17 (22.67%) Unity DI Container
3 17 (22.67%) WCF
3 17 (22.67%) WPF
3 17 (22.67%) XSD
4 7 (9.33%) LAMP
5 2 (2.67%) CSS
5 2 (2.67%) HTML
5 2 (2.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Data Structures
1 17 (22.67%) Greenfield Project
1 17 (22.67%) Industrial Internet of Things
1 17 (22.67%) Internet of Things
2 16 (21.33%) iPad
3 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (12.00%) User Experience
5 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
6 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 5 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (4.00%) Algorithms
7 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (4.00%) Smart Meter
7 3 (4.00%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.67%) NHS
9 1 (1.33%) Fintech
9 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) Linux
1 24 (32.00%) Windows
2 17 (22.67%) Mac OS
2 17 (22.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 7 (9.33%) CentOS
3 7 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.33%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.00%) Software Engineering
3 20 (26.67%) Physics
4 18 (24.00%) OO
4 18 (24.00%) Scrum
4 18 (24.00%) UML
5 17 (22.67%) Concurrent Programming
5 17 (22.67%) Dependency Injection
5 17 (22.67%) Inversion of Control
5 17 (22.67%) Kanban
5 17 (22.67%) Multithreading
5 17 (22.67%) MVC
5 17 (22.67%) MVVM
5 17 (22.67%) OOD
5 17 (22.67%) RUP
5 17 (22.67%) TDD
5 17 (22.67%) Test Automation
5 17 (22.67%) Unit Testing
6 11 (14.67%) E-Commerce
6 11 (14.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.67%) C#
2 20 (26.67%) C
2 20 (26.67%) SQL
3 17 (22.67%) C++
3 17 (22.67%) XAML
4 8 (10.67%) Java
5 7 (9.33%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.33%) Perl
6 4 (5.33%) Python
6 4 (5.33%) R
7 3 (4.00%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.33%) Erlang
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) Scala
9 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (34.67%) Degree
2 10 (13.33%) ISEB
3 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.00%) MCSE
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.00%) PhD
4 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) VMware
3 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.33%) Citrix
4 1 (1.33%) Google
4 1 (1.33%) Zend
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