Period
to 10 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Product Owner was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Product Owner
England > North West
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 201 296 341
Rank change year-on-year +95 +45 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 37 52 29
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.49% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.51% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 36 49 22
Median annual salary £58,750 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,875 £35,750 £36,563
90th Percentile £76,250 £60,429 £74,125
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,372 10,129 12,307
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 95.59% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4,304 7,643 9,979
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,726 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Product Owner
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Product Owner in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Product Owner in the North West

Product Owner
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Product Owner in the North West.

Salary trend for Product Owner in the North West

Product Owner
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Product Owner in the North West over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Product Owner in the North West

Product Owner
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 Owner within the North West region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +82 34 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Lancashire +45 2 £37,500 -28.57%
Cheshire +42 1 £77,500 +72.22%
Product Owner
England

Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, Product Owner job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region featuring Product Owner in the job title.

1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) User Stories
3 17 (45.95%) User Experience
4 15 (40.54%) Product Management
5 14 (37.84%) Marketing
6 12 (32.43%) Scrum
6 12 (32.43%) Product Backlog
7 10 (27.03%) Use Case
8 8 (21.62%) Product Marketing
8 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (21.62%) Business Analysis
8 8 (21.62%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (21.62%) Backlog Management
9 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (18.92%) QA
9 7 (18.92%) Marketing Strategy
10 6 (16.22%) Product Roadmap
10 6 (16.22%) Sprint Planning
10 6 (16.22%) Workshop Facilitation
11 4 (10.81%) Wireframes
11 4 (10.81%) Customer-Centricity
11 4 (10.81%) MoSCoW
11 4 (10.81%) Requirements Gathering
11 4 (10.81%) Change Management
11 4 (10.81%) B2C
11 4 (10.81%) SQL
11 4 (10.81%) Competitor Analysis
11 4 (10.81%) Analytics
11 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
11 4 (10.81%) Customer Engagement

Product Owner Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Azure
2 1 (2.70%) GCP
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) MPLS
1 1 (2.70%) Skype
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 14 (37.84%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) RESTful
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) User Experience
2 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.11%) Social Media
5 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.70%) Blog
6 1 (2.70%) EPoS
6 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Android
1 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) User Stories
3 15 (40.54%) Product Management
4 12 (32.43%) Product Backlog
4 12 (32.43%) Scrum
5 10 (27.03%) Use Case
6 8 (21.62%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (21.62%) Backlog Management
6 8 (21.62%) Business Analysis
6 8 (21.62%) Product Marketing
7 7 (18.92%) Marketing Strategy
7 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.22%) Product Roadmap
8 6 (16.22%) Sprint Planning
8 6 (16.22%) Workshop Facilitation
9 4 (10.81%) Analytics
9 4 (10.81%) Competitor Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (10.81%) Customer-Centricity
9 4 (10.81%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) NCSC
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Meraki