Period
to 1 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Backlog Prioritisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Backlog Prioritisation over the 6 months to 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Backlog Prioritisation
UK
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 587 645 847
Rank change year-on-year +58 +202 +79
Permanent jobs citing Backlog Prioritisation 234 397 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 181 295 215
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
10th Percentile £40,500 £38,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +5.00%

Backlog Prioritisation 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 69,089 112,454 139,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.58% 92.02% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54,202 90,188 111,587
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Backlog Prioritisation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Backlog Prioritisation in the UK

Backlog Prioritisation
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Backlog Prioritisation in the UK

Backlog Prioritisation
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Backlog Prioritisation over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Backlog Prioritisation in the UK

Backlog Prioritisation
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 Prioritisation within the UK over the 6 months to 1 March 2021. 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
England +87 215 £57,500 -4.17% 23
UK excluding London +77 109 £53,750 +7.50% 16
London +62 104 £60,000 -7.69% 10
North of England +60 40 £50,000 +1.01% 5
Work from Home -84 38 £60,000 +4.35% 2
South East +131 36 £57,500 -4.17% 4
Yorkshire +29 24 £75,000 +51.52% 5
North West +59 14 £45,000 -
South West +14 11 £44,250 -15.71% 3
Midlands +54 8 £47,500 -9.30% 1
East of England +75 6 £50,000 -33.33%
East Midlands +36 6 £47,500 -
Scotland -10 6 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Wales +35 5 £56,500 -14.72% 1
West Midlands +28 2 £42,500 -18.84% 1
North East - 2 £50,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, IT jobs citing Backlog Prioritisation 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 Prioritisation.

1 197 (84.19%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (47.44%) Product Backlog
3 109 (46.58%) User Stories
4 79 (33.76%) Scrum
5 69 (29.49%) User Experience
6 59 (25.21%) Backlog Management
7 57 (24.36%) Product Roadmap
8 47 (20.09%) Project Management
9 46 (19.66%) Acceptance Criteria
10 45 (19.23%) Sprint Planning
11 38 (16.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 37 (15.81%) Epics
13 36 (15.38%) Analytics
13 36 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (12.82%) Finance
15 29 (12.39%) E-Commerce
15 29 (12.39%) DevOps
15 29 (12.39%) Azure
16 28 (11.97%) Kanban
16 28 (11.97%) Product Management
17 27 (11.54%) JIRA
17 27 (11.54%) Coaching
18 26 (11.11%) CRM
18 26 (11.11%) Degree
19 25 (10.68%) SDLC
19 25 (10.68%) Sprint Retrospective
20 24 (10.26%) Sprint Review
20 24 (10.26%) QA
21 23 (9.83%) Release Management
21 23 (9.83%) Problem-Solving

Backlog Prioritisation
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 15 (6.41%) Confluence
2 3 (1.28%) Drupal
3 2 (0.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.43%) Liferay
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.14%) Figma
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (4.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.39%) Azure
2 22 (9.40%) SaaS
3 19 (8.12%) AWS
4 7 (2.99%) GCP
5 6 (2.56%) Lucidchart
6 5 (2.14%) IaaS
6 5 (2.14%) PaaS
7 4 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.28%) Datadog
8 3 (1.28%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.28%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) Serverless
10 1 (0.43%) Asana
10 1 (0.43%) Boomi
10 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (2.14%) Firewall
2 4 (1.71%) DNS
2 4 (1.71%) SAN
3 3 (1.28%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) AMQP
4 1 (0.43%) CDMA
4 1 (0.43%) GSM
4 1 (0.43%) LTE
4 1 (0.43%) Skype
4 1 (0.43%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.14%) Big Data
1 5 (2.14%) GIS
2 3 (1.28%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (1.28%) JasperReports
2 3 (1.28%) Power BI
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) Tableau
3 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.85%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.43%) Looker
4 1 (0.43%) Mixpanel
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) QlikView
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (11.54%) JIRA
2 5 (2.14%) Balsamiq
3 4 (1.71%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.28%) JUnit
4 3 (1.28%) Maven
4 3 (1.28%) Mockito
5 2 (0.85%) Postman
6 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.43%) Moq
6 1 (0.43%) NUnit
6 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.43%) PostCSS
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
6 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.43%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (12.82%) Finance
2 17 (7.26%) Legal
2 17 (7.26%) Marketing
3 13 (5.56%) Banking
4 11 (4.70%) Retail
5 9 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.85%) Public Sector
6 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.14%) Electronics
7 5 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.85%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.85%) Law
8 2 (0.85%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.43%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 89 (38.03%) Product Owner
2 33 (14.10%) Analyst
3 28 (11.97%) Product Manager
4 27 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.26%) Delivery Manager
6 14 (5.98%) IT Manager
6 14 (5.98%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.56%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 12 (5.13%) Programme Manager
9 11 (4.70%) IT Programme Manager
10 10 (4.27%) Scrum Master
11 9 (3.85%) Digital Project Manager
12 7 (2.99%) Administrator
12 7 (2.99%) Senior Manager
13 6 (2.56%) Agile Product Owner
14 5 (2.14%) Agile Business Analyst
14 5 (2.14%) Senior IT Administrator
14 5 (2.14%) Senior Product Owner
14 5 (2.14%) Senior Project Manager
14 5 (2.14%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.98%) Web Services
2 7 (2.99%) LAMP
3 6 (2.56%) Middleware
4 5 (2.14%) Gherkin
5 4 (1.71%) JSON
5 4 (1.71%) WAMP
6 3 (1.28%) GWT
6 3 (1.28%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.28%) JPA
6 3 (1.28%) OLE
6 3 (1.28%) React
6 3 (1.28%) REST
6 3 (1.28%) SOAP
6 3 (1.28%) Spring
7 2 (0.85%) .NET
7 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.85%) CSS
7 2 (0.85%) Node.js
7 2 (0.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 69 (29.49%) User Experience
2 23 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.70%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.28%) iPhone
8 3 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.28%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.85%) Life Science
9 2 (0.85%) LIMS
9 2 (0.85%) PMI
10 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.43%) Photography
10 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.69%) Linux
2 7 (2.99%) Android
3 6 (2.56%) Windows
4 5 (2.14%) Unix
5 4 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (84.19%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (47.44%) Product Backlog
3 109 (46.58%) User Stories
4 79 (33.76%) Scrum
5 59 (25.21%) Backlog Management
6 57 (24.36%) Product Roadmap
7 47 (20.09%) Project Management
8 46 (19.66%) Acceptance Criteria
9 45 (19.23%) Sprint Planning
10 38 (16.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (15.81%) Epics
12 36 (15.38%) Analytics
12 36 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (12.39%) DevOps
13 29 (12.39%) E-Commerce
14 28 (11.97%) Kanban
14 28 (11.97%) Product Management
15 27 (11.54%) Coaching
16 26 (11.11%) CRM
17 25 (10.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.98%) C
1 14 (5.98%) SQL
2 10 (4.27%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.42%) Java
4 6 (2.56%) C#
5 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.14%) Python
6 4 (1.71%) Ruby
7 3 (1.28%) Java 8
7 3 (1.28%) R
8 2 (0.85%) C++
8 2 (0.85%) Go
8 2 (0.85%) Rust
8 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (2.56%) CSPO
3 5 (2.14%) CISA
3 5 (2.14%) CISM
3 5 (2.14%) CISSP
3 5 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.71%) MCSA
4 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) ACCA
7 1 (0.43%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.43%) PMP
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.26%) QA
2 11 (4.70%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.14%) COBIT
4 5 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.14%) SLA
5 4 (1.71%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.43%) P3O
6 1 (0.43%) PMO
6 1 (0.43%) PSD2
6 1 (0.43%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (1.71%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.56%) Terraform
2 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.41%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (4.70%) Apple
3 11 (4.70%) Google
4 9 (3.85%) ServiceNow
5 7 (2.99%) SAP
6 5 (2.14%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.14%) Cisco
6 5 (2.14%) F5
6 5 (2.14%) Zscaler
7 4 (1.71%) FalconStor
7 4 (1.71%) Veeam
7 4 (1.71%) VMware
8 3 (1.28%) AppDynamics
8 3 (1.28%) Dynatrace
8 3 (1.28%) New Relic
8 3 (1.28%) Progress
8 3 (1.28%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.43%) Pardot
9 1 (0.43%) Yardi