Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CSPO qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 840 930 1091
Rank change year-on-year +90 +161 +89
Permanent jobs citing CSPO 27 14 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.066% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 12
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £37,100
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £43,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,250 £70,000 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year -26.79% +38.61% +1.00%
75th Percentile £63,813 £80,000 £56,063
90th Percentile £75,000 £95,000 £66,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +50.00% -17.65%

CSPO is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,361 21,305 36,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.46% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,156 16,020 26,380
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,800 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.84% +5.56% +2.27%

CSPO
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CSPO in the UK

CSPO
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CSPO.

Salary trend for CSPO in the UK

CSPO
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CSPO over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for CSPO in the UK

CSPO
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CSPO within the UK over the 6 months to 11 May 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 +88 27 £51,250 -26.79% 3
UK excluding London +72 20 £48,750 -7.14% 1
North of England +13 9 £47,500 -19.15%
South East +46 8 £57,500 +9.52% 1
London +65 7 £57,250 -18.21% 2
Yorkshire -12 6 £47,500 -19.15%
Work from Home -166 4 - -
West Midlands -1 3 £75,000 +42.86%
Midlands -1 3 £75,000 +42.86%
North West - 3 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, IT jobs citing CSPO 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 CSPO.

1 27 (100.00%) Scrum
2 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (85.19%) Product Roadmap
4 15 (55.56%) Product Strategy
5 12 (44.44%) User Experience
5 12 (44.44%) User Stories
6 10 (37.04%) Product Backlog
6 10 (37.04%) Backlog Prioritisation
7 9 (33.33%) Degree
8 8 (29.63%) Product Management
8 8 (29.63%) SaaS
8 8 (29.63%) Social Skills
8 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (25.93%) Backlog Management
10 6 (22.22%) Decision-Making
10 6 (22.22%) Confluence
10 6 (22.22%) JIRA
10 6 (22.22%) Marketing
11 5 (18.52%) Workflow
11 5 (18.52%) Product Vision
12 4 (14.81%) Backlog Refinement
12 4 (14.81%) Critical Thinking
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft 365
12 4 (14.81%) SDLC
12 4 (14.81%) Life Science
12 4 (14.81%) Information Management
12 4 (14.81%) Web Services
12 4 (14.81%) B2B
12 4 (14.81%) LIMS
12 4 (14.81%) Management Information System

CSPO
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 6 (22.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) SaaS
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (11.11%) PaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Azure
5 1 (3.70%) AWS
5 1 (3.70%) GCP
5 1 (3.70%) Google Workspace
5 1 (3.70%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.70%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (29.63%) Social Skills
2 6 (22.22%) Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Electronics
3 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Automotive
5 1 (3.70%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Product Owner
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Product Owner
3 3 (11.11%) CISSP Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Product Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Product Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Digital Product Owner
5 1 (3.70%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Product Owner
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Development Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) Life Science
2 4 (14.81%) LIMS
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (7.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Scrum
2 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (85.19%) Product Roadmap
4 15 (55.56%) Product Strategy
5 12 (44.44%) User Stories
6 10 (37.04%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 10 (37.04%) Product Backlog
7 8 (29.63%) Product Management
8 7 (25.93%) Backlog Management
9 6 (22.22%) Decision-Making
10 5 (18.52%) Product Vision
10 5 (18.52%) Workflow
11 4 (14.81%) B2B
11 4 (14.81%) Backlog Refinement
11 4 (14.81%) Critical Thinking
11 4 (14.81%) Information Management
11 4 (14.81%) SDLC
12 3 (11.11%) Epics
12 3 (11.11%) Facial Recognition
12 3 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) CCNP
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.11%) CISSP
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) SAP