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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Backlog Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Backlog Management over the 6 months to 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Backlog Management (Backlog Maintenance)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 415 465 538
Rank change year-on-year +50 +73 +69
Permanent jobs citing Backlog Management 1,426 721 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.63% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.67% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 766 540 218
10th Percentile £40,689 £42,500 £38,200
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.62%
75th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £77,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +5.00%

Backlog Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161,721 107,622 58,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.75% 94.06% 93.09%
Number of salaries quoted 84,129 73,141 47,812
10th Percentile £34,207 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,600 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% +1.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Backlog Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Backlog Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Backlog Management in the UK

Backlog Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Backlog Management.

Salary trend for Backlog Management in the UK

Backlog Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Backlog Management over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Backlog Management in the UK

Backlog Management
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Backlog Management within the UK over the 6 months to 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +43 1,240 £65,000 +8.33% 67
London +46 762 £67,500 -3.57% 31
Work from Home +26 607 £65,000 +18.18% 17
UK excluding London +10 508 £52,500 -2.78% 40
South East -81 146 £60,000 - 7
Midlands +11 107 £49,000 -2.00% 4
North of England -52 100 £55,000 +1.85% 17
West Midlands +14 94 £49,000 -6.67% 1
South West +8 59 £49,875 +2.84% 4
North West -61 48 £55,000 +10.00% 5
East of England -32 46 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Yorkshire -31 42 £52,500 -2.78% 5
Wales +4 28 £40,000 -20.00%
Scotland -31 21 £23,184 -39.78% 5
East Midlands -29 13 £38,250 -23.50% 3
North East -4 9 £80,000 +48.15% 7
Northern Ireland -19 3 £50,000 +5.26% 1

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, IT jobs citing Backlog Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Backlog Management.

1 1,200 (84.15%) Agile
2 754 (52.88%) Product Backlog
3 657 (46.07%) Scrum
4 624 (43.76%) User Stories
5 544 (38.15%) Social Skills
6 475 (33.31%) Finance
7 408 (28.61%) Product Roadmap
8 372 (26.09%) Product Management
9 359 (25.18%) JIRA
10 320 (22.44%) Problem-Solving
11 310 (21.74%) Coaching
12 274 (19.21%) Backlog Prioritisation
13 256 (17.95%) Product Strategy
13 256 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
14 253 (17.74%) Acceptance Criteria
15 252 (17.67%) Kanban
16 239 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 229 (16.06%) DevOps
18 225 (15.78%) Project Management
19 222 (15.57%) User Experience
20 217 (15.22%) Decision-Making
20 217 (15.22%) Azure
21 213 (14.94%) Business Analysis
22 212 (14.87%) Sprint Planning
23 200 (14.03%) Epics
24 198 (13.88%) Analytics
25 185 (12.97%) SaaS
26 180 (12.62%) Marketing
27 179 (12.55%) Degree
28 176 (12.34%) Analytical Skills

Backlog Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 132 (9.26%) Confluence
2 50 (3.51%) CMS
3 25 (1.75%) Drupal
4 18 (1.26%) Sitefinity
5 11 (0.77%) EPiServer
5 11 (0.77%) Umbraco
6 10 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (0.56%) ArcGIS
7 8 (0.56%) Headless CMS
7 8 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.28%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.21%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.070%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.070%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.77%) Sketch
6 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.42%) Simulink
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.070%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.070%) InVision
8 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.070%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 26 (1.82%) SAP HR
2 11 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.63%) Magento
4 4 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.21%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.070%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.070%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.070%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.070%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 217 (15.22%) Azure
2 185 (12.97%) SaaS
3 169 (11.85%) AWS
4 91 (6.38%) Azure DevOps
5 61 (4.28%) Google Analytics
6 60 (4.21%) GitHub
7 54 (3.79%) Miro
8 43 (3.02%) Serverless
9 31 (2.17%) Power Platform
10 24 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (1.54%) Snowflake
12 21 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (1.47%) Figma
13 20 (1.40%) PaaS
13 20 (1.40%) Trello
14 19 (1.33%) Collibra
14 19 (1.33%) Slack
15 17 (1.19%) GCP
16 14 (0.98%) Amazon EKS
17 13 (0.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.89%) Internet
2 20 (1.40%) Skype
3 12 (0.84%) Firewall
4 10 (0.70%) Broadband
5 9 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (0.63%) SAN
5 9 (0.63%) VSAN
5 9 (0.63%) Wireless
6 6 (0.42%) DNS
7 5 (0.35%) MQTT
8 4 (0.28%) WebEx
8 4 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.21%) SSL
10 2 (0.14%) SMS
11 1 (0.070%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.66%) Tableau
2 33 (2.31%) Mixpanel
3 30 (2.10%) Power BI
4 21 (1.47%) Qlik Sense
5 20 (1.40%) QlikView
6 17 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.12%) SQL Server
8 11 (0.77%) Data Lake
9 8 (0.56%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.49%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.42%) Big Data
11 6 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.35%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.28%) Looker
13 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 359 (25.18%) JIRA
2 27 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.26%) Bitbucket
4 13 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.84%) CircleCI
5 12 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.35%) Selenium
8 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.28%) git-flow
9 4 (0.28%) PyUnit
10 3 (0.21%) Cypress.io
10 3 (0.21%) JUnit
10 3 (0.21%) Postman
10 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.21%) Storybook
10 3 (0.21%) webpack
11 2 (0.14%) TestNG
11 2 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 544 (38.15%) Social Skills
2 475 (33.31%) Finance
3 180 (12.62%) Marketing
4 176 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
5 111 (7.78%) Presentation Skills
6 109 (7.64%) Legal
7 107 (7.50%) Retail
8 90 (6.31%) Games
9 86 (6.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 49 (3.44%) Advertising
11 47 (3.30%) Banking
12 46 (3.23%) Organisational Skills
13 41 (2.88%) Public Sector
14 35 (2.45%) Automotive
15 34 (2.38%) Law
16 32 (2.24%) Financial Institution
17 31 (2.17%) Publishing
18 30 (2.10%) Aviation
18 30 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
19 17 (1.19%) Esports
Job Titles
1 401 (28.12%) Product Owner
2 232 (16.27%) Analyst
3 209 (14.66%) Product Manager
4 195 (13.67%) Scrum Master
5 192 (13.46%) Business Analyst
6 61 (4.28%) Developer
7 56 (3.93%) Senior Manager
8 42 (2.95%) Full Stack Developer
8 42 (2.95%) Technical Manager
9 38 (2.66%) Delivery Manager
10 37 (2.59%) Technical Product Owner
11 36 (2.52%) Product Analyst
11 36 (2.52%) Senior Product Manager
12 35 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
12 35 (2.45%) Senior Business Analyst
13 33 (2.31%) Agile Coach
13 33 (2.31%) Data Business Analyst
13 33 (2.31%) Digital Analyst
13 33 (2.31%) Project Manager
14 31 (2.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (7.92%) React
2 72 (5.05%) HTML
3 67 (4.70%) CSS
4 43 (3.02%) .NET
5 36 (2.52%) Velocity
6 26 (1.82%) React Native
7 16 (1.12%) Node.js
8 13 (0.91%) REST
9 12 (0.84%) Gherkin
10 11 (0.77%) RESTful
11 9 (0.63%) Behat
11 9 (0.63%) Django
11 9 (0.63%) SOAP
11 9 (0.63%) XML
12 8 (0.56%) Web Services
13 7 (0.49%) GraphQL
14 6 (0.42%) .NET Core
14 6 (0.42%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.42%) JSON
15 5 (0.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 222 (15.57%) User Experience
2 82 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
3 81 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 65 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
5 63 (4.42%) Virtual Team
6 52 (3.65%) Mobile App
7 50 (3.51%) Blockchain
8 49 (3.44%) Social Media
9 32 (2.24%) Public Cloud
10 30 (2.10%) Cyberattack
11 27 (1.89%) IoT
12 23 (1.61%) Marketing Technology
13 18 (1.26%) Industry 4.0
14 17 (1.19%) Cyber Defence
14 17 (1.19%) NHS
14 17 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
15 14 (0.98%) iPhone
15 14 (0.98%) Reinsurance
15 14 (0.98%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 30 (2.10%) Apple iOS
2 24 (1.68%) Android
3 10 (0.70%) Windows
4 8 (0.56%) Linux
5 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,200 (84.15%) Agile
2 754 (52.88%) Product Backlog
3 657 (46.07%) Scrum
4 624 (43.76%) User Stories
5 408 (28.61%) Product Roadmap
6 372 (26.09%) Product Management
7 320 (22.44%) Problem-Solving
8 310 (21.74%) Coaching
9 274 (19.21%) Backlog Prioritisation
10 256 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 256 (17.95%) Product Strategy
11 253 (17.74%) Acceptance Criteria
12 252 (17.67%) Kanban
13 239 (16.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 229 (16.06%) DevOps
15 225 (15.78%) Project Management
16 217 (15.22%) Decision-Making
17 213 (14.94%) Business Analysis
18 212 (14.87%) Sprint Planning
19 200 (14.03%) Epics
Programming Languages
1 139 (9.75%) JavaScript
2 127 (8.91%) SQL
3 122 (8.56%) Python
4 57 (4.00%) Java
5 56 (3.93%) C
6 27 (1.89%) C#
7 26 (1.82%) TypeScript
8 23 (1.61%) PHP
9 11 (0.77%) VB.NET
10 8 (0.56%) Go
11 6 (0.42%) MATLAB
11 6 (0.42%) Ruby
11 6 (0.42%) Solidity
12 5 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.28%) Kotlin
13 4 (0.28%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.21%) Bash
14 3 (0.21%) C++
14 3 (0.21%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 179 (12.55%) Degree
2 46 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.26%) PMI Certification
6 12 (0.84%) ISEB
6 12 (0.84%) MBA
7 11 (0.77%) HND
7 11 (0.77%) MCSA
7 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.49%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.42%) CSPO
9 6 (0.42%) PMP
10 5 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.28%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.28%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.21%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (9.54%) QA
2 18 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.19%) Accessibility
4 12 (0.84%) GDPR
4 12 (0.84%) SLA
5 11 (0.77%) HL7
6 10 (0.70%) PMO
7 8 (0.56%) SOC 2
8 7 (0.49%) SOC 1
9 6 (0.42%) Automotive SPICE
9 6 (0.42%) IEC 61508
9 6 (0.42%) ISO 26262
10 5 (0.35%) WCAG
11 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.28%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.28%) WAI
12 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.14%) SEPA
14 1 (0.070%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 31 (2.17%) Docker
2 12 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (0.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.070%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.070%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (2.73%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.54%) Ansible
3 10 (0.70%) Terraform
4 9 (0.63%) Pingdom
4 9 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.14%) Consul
7 1 (0.070%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.070%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 85 (5.96%) Google
2 70 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 42 (2.95%) Atlassian
4 37 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (2.31%) SAP
6 30 (2.10%) Spotify
7 28 (1.96%) Workday
8 26 (1.82%) Kronos
9 19 (1.33%) Sage
10 18 (1.26%) Cisco
10 18 (1.26%) SolarWinds
11 17 (1.19%) Adobe
12 16 (1.12%) WorldPay
13 13 (0.91%) ServiceNow
14 12 (0.84%) Cadence
14 12 (0.84%) VMware
15 11 (0.77%) Freshdesk
16 10 (0.70%) AppDynamics
16 10 (0.70%) IBM
17 9 (0.63%) HP