Period
to 28 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Product Owner was £52,465 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 October 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 > South East
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 342 417
Rank change year-on-year +103 +75 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 46 166 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.66% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.68% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 51 156 112
Median annual salary £52,465 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% - -
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £36,375
90th Percentile £61,250 £73,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -2.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 7,837 24,328 27,895
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.01% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6,414 19,924 23,178
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,963 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.84% +3.93% -

Product Owner
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Product Owner in the South East

Product Owner
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Product Owner in the South East.

Salary trend for Product Owner in the South East

Product Owner
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Product Owner in the South East over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Product Owner in the South East

Product Owner
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Product Owner within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 October 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
Thames Valley +89 17 £57,500 +9.52% 2
Berkshire +74 12 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East Sussex +39 10 £52,483 +4.97%
Kent - 9 £51,250 -
Hampshire +98 6 £43,750 -28.57%
Buckinghamshire +67 5 £57,500 +4.55%
Surrey +93 3 £40,000 -27.27%
West Sussex +33 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Product Owner
England

Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 South East region featuring Product Owner in the job title.

1 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) Scrum
3 13 (28.26%) Backlog Prioritisation
4 12 (26.09%) Product Management
5 11 (23.91%) Sprint Planning
6 9 (19.57%) Backlog Management
6 9 (19.57%) Product Backlog
6 9 (19.57%) JIRA
6 9 (19.57%) User Stories
7 8 (17.39%) Time Management
7 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.22%) Product Roadmap
8 7 (15.22%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (15.22%) Finance
9 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (10.87%) DevOps
9 5 (10.87%) Confluence
9 5 (10.87%) Epics
9 5 (10.87%) Sprint Backlog
10 4 (8.70%) Line Management
10 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.52%) Coaching
11 3 (6.52%) User Experience
11 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
11 3 (6.52%) QA
11 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
11 3 (6.52%) Project Management
11 3 (6.52%) Decision-Making
12 2 (4.35%) Thought Leadership

Product Owner Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (10.87%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Azure
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
1 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Power BI
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.52%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Android
1 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) Scrum
3 13 (28.26%) Backlog Prioritisation
4 12 (26.09%) Product Management
5 11 (23.91%) Sprint Planning
6 9 (19.57%) Backlog Management
6 9 (19.57%) Product Backlog
6 9 (19.57%) User Stories
7 8 (17.39%) Time Management
8 7 (15.22%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (15.22%) Product Roadmap
9 5 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (10.87%) DevOps
9 5 (10.87%) Epics
9 5 (10.87%) Sprint Backlog
10 4 (8.70%) Line Management
10 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
11 3 (6.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) C#
1 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.17%) hybris
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle