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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Product Backlog skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Product Backlog over the 6 months to 10 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Product Backlogs
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 331 436 514
Rank change year-on-year +105 +78 +21
Permanent jobs citing Product Backlog 1,880 807 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 0.71% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.75% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 941 592 236
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,250 £73,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £83,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +10.00%

Product Backlog 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 162,861 107,406 59,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.78% 94.05% 93.06%
Number of salaries quoted 83,795 73,009 48,582
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,965 £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%

Product Backlog
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Product Backlog in the UK

Product Backlog
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Product Backlog in the UK

Product Backlog
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Product Backlog over the 6 months to 10 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Product Backlog in the UK

Product Backlog
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Product Backlog within the UK over the 6 months to 10 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 +97 1,671 £65,000 +11.59% 91
London +129 1,023 £70,000 - 42
Work from Home +84 778 £65,000 +18.18% 35
UK excluding London +34 707 £52,500 +5.00% 54
South East +36 227 £60,000 - 16
North of England -43 167 £57,500 +40.24% 18
Midlands 0 140 £50,000 - 7
West Midlands +24 126 £49,000 -6.67% 4
Yorkshire -28 83 £60,000 +29.73% 7
South West +2 78 £49,875 +5.00% 4
North West -40 78 £55,000 +42.86% 8
Scotland -9 38 £54,882 +4.54% 4
East of England -52 32 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Wales +6 24 £40,000 -27.27% 1
East Midlands -43 14 £50,000 +2.04% 3
North East -13 6 £43,500 -0.57% 3
Northern Ireland -18 1 £55,000 +15.79% 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 2022, IT jobs citing Product Backlog 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 Product Backlog.

1 1,626 (86.49%) Agile
2 918 (48.83%) User Stories
3 900 (47.87%) Scrum
4 772 (41.06%) Backlog Management
5 709 (37.71%) Product Roadmap
6 651 (34.63%) Social Skills
7 582 (30.96%) Finance
8 557 (29.63%) Product Management
9 537 (28.56%) Backlog Prioritisation
10 410 (21.81%) Coaching
11 408 (21.70%) JIRA
12 381 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 366 (19.47%) Product Strategy
14 353 (18.78%) Acceptance Criteria
14 353 (18.78%) Problem-Solving
15 348 (18.51%) User Experience
16 331 (17.61%) Project Management
17 319 (16.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 319 (16.97%) Kanban
18 302 (16.06%) Business Analysis
19 301 (16.01%) DevOps
20 296 (15.74%) Sprint Planning
21 272 (14.47%) Degree
22 267 (14.20%) Product Vision
23 259 (13.78%) Backlog Refinement
24 250 (13.30%) Decision-Making
24 250 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
25 242 (12.87%) Mentoring
26 237 (12.61%) Epics
27 223 (11.86%) Analytics

Product Backlog
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
1 178 (9.47%) Confluence
2 25 (1.33%) Drupal
3 18 (0.96%) Sitefinity
4 17 (0.90%) CMS
5 16 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.59%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (0.43%) ArcGIS
7 8 (0.43%) Headless CMS
7 8 (0.43%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.16%) Ethereum
8 3 (0.16%) WordPress
9 2 (0.11%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.053%) Apache
Applications
1 37 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.70%) Sketch
3 30 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
4 28 (1.49%) Simulink
5 23 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.80%) Adobe XD
7 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.053%) InDesign
9 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.43%) Magento
4 3 (0.16%) SAP APO
4 3 (0.16%) SAP IBP
5 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.053%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.053%) SAP ICH
6 1 (0.053%) SAP LE
6 1 (0.053%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.053%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 201 (10.69%) SaaS
2 169 (8.99%) Azure
3 110 (5.85%) AWS
4 83 (4.41%) Azure DevOps
5 78 (4.15%) Miro
6 56 (2.98%) Google Analytics
7 50 (2.66%) Power Platform
8 41 (2.18%) Slack
9 35 (1.86%) Figma
10 27 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
11 24 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
12 21 (1.12%) Amazon Alexa
13 16 (0.85%) PaaS
14 15 (0.80%) UsabilityHub
15 14 (0.74%) Collibra
16 13 (0.69%) GCP
17 12 (0.64%) PowerApps
17 12 (0.64%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
18 9 (0.48%) Google Data Studio
19 8 (0.43%) Amplience
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.40%) Internet
2 42 (2.23%) Broadband
3 10 (0.53%) Firewall
4 9 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (0.48%) SAN
4 9 (0.48%) VSAN
4 9 (0.48%) Wireless
5 5 (0.27%) MQTT
6 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.16%) RTP
7 3 (0.16%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.053%) Extranet
8 1 (0.053%) Intranet
8 1 (0.053%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (2.23%) Power BI
2 37 (1.97%) Mixpanel
3 27 (1.44%) NoSQL
3 27 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 25 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.06%) Tableau
6 18 (0.96%) MySQL
6 18 (0.96%) QlikView
7 15 (0.80%) Qlik Sense
8 14 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.43%) Metadata
9 8 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.43%) SAP HANA
10 6 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.21%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.21%) Redis
11 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.21%) ThoughtSpot
Development Applications
1 408 (21.70%) JIRA
2 28 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
3 23 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.06%) GitLab
5 18 (0.96%) Cypress.io
6 16 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.74%) webpack
8 13 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.53%) Postman
10 7 (0.37%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.37%) Maven
11 5 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.16%) Balsamiq
13 2 (0.11%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.11%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.11%) Selenium
13 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.11%) TestNG
General
1 651 (34.63%) Social Skills
2 582 (30.96%) Finance
3 250 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
4 222 (11.81%) Marketing
5 211 (11.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 148 (7.87%) Banking
7 129 (6.86%) Games
7 129 (6.86%) Presentation Skills
8 101 (5.37%) Legal
9 100 (5.32%) Retail
10 95 (5.05%) Automotive
11 88 (4.68%) Financial Institution
12 76 (4.04%) Law
13 71 (3.78%) Advertising
13 71 (3.78%) Influencing Skills
14 53 (2.82%) Aviation
15 46 (2.45%) Manufacturing
16 37 (1.97%) Documentation Skills
17 28 (1.49%) Billing
18 27 (1.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 566 (30.11%) Product Owner
2 324 (17.23%) Product Manager
3 286 (15.21%) Analyst
4 228 (12.13%) Scrum Master
5 211 (11.22%) Business Analyst
6 80 (4.26%) Senior Manager
7 79 (4.20%) Developer
8 56 (2.98%) Senior Product Manager
9 53 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
10 50 (2.66%) Designer
10 50 (2.66%) Senior Product Owner
10 50 (2.66%) Technical Analyst
11 49 (2.61%) Project Manager
11 49 (2.61%) Technical Product Owner
12 47 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
13 37 (1.97%) Technical Manager
14 36 (1.91%) Senior Business Analyst
15 34 (1.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 32 (1.70%) Agile Coach
16 32 (1.70%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (4.89%) React
2 68 (3.62%) Velocity
3 67 (3.56%) AngularJS
4 55 (2.93%) HTML
5 44 (2.34%) Web Services
6 43 (2.29%) RESTful
7 39 (2.07%) CSS
7 39 (2.07%) REST
8 36 (1.91%) Spring
9 34 (1.81%) Node.js
10 33 (1.76%) OLE
11 32 (1.70%) .NET
11 32 (1.70%) FIDO
11 32 (1.70%) WebAuthn
12 23 (1.22%) Spring Boot
13 22 (1.17%) Ruby on Rails
13 22 (1.17%) SOAP
14 20 (1.06%) Vue.js
15 18 (0.96%) HTML5
15 18 (0.96%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 348 (18.51%) User Experience
2 91 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
3 88 (4.68%) Virtual Team
4 65 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
5 56 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.93%) Mobile App
7 41 (2.18%) Cyberattack
8 40 (2.13%) Blockchain
9 30 (1.60%) Podcast
10 29 (1.54%) Over-the-Top Content
11 28 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
12 19 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (1.01%) Industry 4.0
13 17 (0.90%) Algorithms
14 16 (0.85%) Driving Licence
14 16 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (0.80%) PMI
16 14 (0.74%) BBC
17 13 (0.69%) Reinsurance
17 13 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (1.54%) Android
2 28 (1.49%) Apple iOS
3 15 (0.80%) Windows
4 6 (0.32%) Linux
5 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,626 (86.49%) Agile
2 918 (48.83%) User Stories
3 900 (47.87%) Scrum
4 772 (41.06%) Backlog Management
5 709 (37.71%) Product Roadmap
6 557 (29.63%) Product Management
7 537 (28.56%) Backlog Prioritisation
8 410 (21.81%) Coaching
9 381 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 366 (19.47%) Product Strategy
11 353 (18.78%) Acceptance Criteria
11 353 (18.78%) Problem-Solving
12 331 (17.61%) Project Management
13 319 (16.97%) Kanban
13 319 (16.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 302 (16.06%) Business Analysis
15 301 (16.01%) DevOps
16 296 (15.74%) Sprint Planning
17 267 (14.20%) Product Vision
18 259 (13.78%) Backlog Refinement
Programming Languages
1 152 (8.09%) JavaScript
2 151 (8.03%) SQL
3 106 (5.64%) Java
4 70 (3.72%) C
5 66 (3.51%) Python
6 29 (1.54%) Ruby
7 28 (1.49%) MATLAB
8 27 (1.44%) C#
9 25 (1.33%) TypeScript
10 24 (1.28%) PHP
11 14 (0.74%) ES6
12 12 (0.64%) R
13 9 (0.48%) Go
14 6 (0.32%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.32%) Solidity
15 5 (0.27%) C++
15 5 (0.27%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.11%) Haskell
16 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 272 (14.47%) Degree
2 73 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.70%) ISEB
5 30 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.28%) CSPO
7 17 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (0.69%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.32%) MCSE
10 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.21%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.16%) MBA
14 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.11%) PhD
15 1 (0.053%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (11.33%) QA
2 39 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.60%) Accessibility
4 12 (0.64%) Automotive SPICE
4 12 (0.64%) IEC 61508
4 12 (0.64%) ISO 26262
5 11 (0.59%) SLA
6 9 (0.48%) PMO
7 8 (0.43%) GDPR
7 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.37%) SOC 1
8 7 (0.37%) SOC 2
9 3 (0.16%) EMIR
10 2 (0.11%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (1.22%) Docker
2 16 (0.85%) IAG
3 9 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.48%) vSphere
4 4 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 22 (1.17%) Ansible
3 9 (0.48%) Pingdom
3 9 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.11%) Consul
5 2 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.11%) Terraform
6 1 (0.053%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.053%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.053%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (5.16%) Microsoft
2 92 (4.89%) Google
3 60 (3.19%) Sage
4 47 (2.50%) IBM
5 44 (2.34%) Atlassian
5 44 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (1.65%) Spotify
7 28 (1.49%) Adobe
8 24 (1.28%) SAP
9 21 (1.12%) ServiceNow
10 18 (0.96%) Cisco
10 18 (0.96%) SolarWinds
11 14 (0.74%) Oracle
12 13 (0.69%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.64%) Apple
13 12 (0.64%) Cadence
14 10 (0.53%) Alteryx
14 10 (0.53%) AppDynamics
15 9 (0.48%) F5
15 9 (0.48%) VMware