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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Product Management
England / North West
Rank 220 198 189
Rank change year-on-year -22 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Product Management 37 35 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.62% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.71% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 37 29 38
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £30,000 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £54,200 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +10.52% +7.95%  

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 5471 4952 5804
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.27% 88.00% 88.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4548 4128 4665
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,825 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 -13 33 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Cheshire +1 2 £28,250 -47.68% 1
Merseyside - 1 £31,000 -
Product Management
England

Product Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.75%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (27.50%) Windows
4 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (22.50%) Marketing
5 18 (22.50%) MS Excel
5 18 (22.50%) Degree
6 16 (20.00%) JIRA
7 14 (17.50%) iPad
8 13 (16.25%) QA
9 12 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 12 (15.00%) BPMN
9 12 (15.00%) C#
9 12 (15.00%) .NET
9 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 12 (15.00%) Finance
9 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (13.75%) Linux
10 11 (13.75%) ISEB
10 11 (13.75%) Test Management
10 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
11 10 (12.50%) Analytics
11 10 (12.50%) UML
12 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
12 9 (11.25%) User Experience
12 9 (11.25%) Time Management
13 8 (10.00%) People Management
13 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
13 8 (10.00%) Web Services

Product Management
Top Related 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 5 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.75%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) Marvel
Applications
1 18 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Ethernet
1 6 (7.50%) RS-232
1 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (2.50%) HTTP
3 2 (2.50%) IMAP
3 2 (2.50%) SMTP
3 2 (2.50%) SS7
4 1 (1.25%) Intranet
4 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.50%) RDBMS
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (6.25%) Big Data
4 5 (6.25%) MySQL
5 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.25%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.25%) Redis
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) JIRA
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Blend
2 6 (7.50%) MSI
2 6 (7.50%) MSTest
2 6 (7.50%) NuGet
2 6 (7.50%) NUnit
2 6 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.50%) WiX
3 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.50%) JUnit
3 2 (2.50%) Subversion
3 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (22.50%) Marketing
2 12 (15.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Automotive
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Analyst
2 21 (26.25%) Business Analyst
3 20 (25.00%) Product Manager
4 10 (12.50%) Developer
4 10 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Tester
6 6 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Mobile Product Manager
7 5 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Software Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Web Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior QA Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Software Product Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) .NET
2 8 (10.00%) Web Services
2 8 (10.00%) XML
3 6 (7.50%) .NET Compact Framework
3 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
3 6 (7.50%) COM
3 6 (7.50%) Entity Framework
3 6 (7.50%) Lambda Expressions
3 6 (7.50%) LINQ
3 6 (7.50%) LINQ to SQL
3 6 (7.50%) NHibernate
3 6 (7.50%) Silverlight
3 6 (7.50%) Unity DI Container
3 6 (7.50%) WCF
3 6 (7.50%) WPF
3 6 (7.50%) XSD
4 4 (5.00%) LAMP
5 3 (3.75%) CSS
5 3 (3.75%) HTML
6 2 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (17.50%) iPad
3 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 9 (11.25%) User Experience
5 6 (7.50%) Data Structures
5 6 (7.50%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 6 (7.50%) Internet of Things
6 5 (6.25%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.25%) CMDB
9 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Linux
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.50%) Mac OS
4 6 (7.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 5 (6.25%) Android
5 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.00%) CentOS
6 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.75%) Unix
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.00%) BPMN
2 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (13.75%) Test Management
4 10 (12.50%) Analytics
4 10 (12.50%) UML
5 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
5 9 (11.25%) Time Management
6 8 (10.00%) People Management
6 8 (10.00%) Scrum
7 7 (8.75%) Business Transformation
7 7 (8.75%) OO
7 7 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (8.75%) User Stories
8 6 (7.50%) Kanban
8 6 (7.50%) Multithreading
8 6 (7.50%) Physics
8 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) C#
2 7 (8.75%) Java
2 7 (8.75%) SQL
3 6 (7.50%) C
3 6 (7.50%) C++
3 6 (7.50%) XAML
4 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.00%) Perl
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) Scala
5 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.50%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) Ruby
7 1 (1.25%) Erlang
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Degree
2 11 (13.75%) ISEB
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.75%) MCSE
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.50%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.50%) Packer
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) VMware
3 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe
4 1 (1.25%) Citrix
4 1 (1.25%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.25%) Zend
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