Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Product Backlogs
UK
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 444 495 590
Rank change year-on-year +51 +95 +63
Permanent jobs citing Product Backlog 450 633 635
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.57% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 416 477 504
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £79,375 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,750 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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 69,956 111,700 137,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.60% 92.01% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 54,582 89,590 109,539
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,700 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.42% +2.28% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £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% -

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 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 +72 422 £60,000 - 48
UK excluding London +41 230 £51,750 +3.50% 35
London +93 200 £62,500 -3.85% 15
North of England +79 85 £42,000 -13.40% 9
Work from Home -78 52 £60,000 +20.00% 5
South East +55 50 £55,000 - 7
North West +70 42 £45,000 -
Midlands +51 41 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Yorkshire +22 35 £42,500 -15.00% 8
West Midlands +36 27 £62,500 +13.64% 3
South West +24 27 £49,500 +16.47% 7
East Midlands +44 14 £51,250 -14.58% 3
Wales +40 13 £65,531 +34.42% 1
East of England +56 10 £47,500 -15.56% 2
North East +16 8 £35,000 -51.72% 1
Scotland -5 7 £58,750 +15.68% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 376 (83.56%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (44.00%) User Stories
3 194 (43.11%) Backlog Management
4 161 (35.78%) Scrum
5 147 (32.67%) Product Roadmap
6 125 (27.78%) User Experience
7 112 (24.89%) Backlog Prioritisation
8 79 (17.56%) Azure
9 78 (17.33%) Acceptance Criteria
10 74 (16.44%) Epics
11 70 (15.56%) JIRA
12 67 (14.89%) Marketing
13 66 (14.67%) Product Management
14 63 (14.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 62 (13.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 57 (12.67%) SDLC
17 54 (12.00%) Sprint Planning
18 53 (11.78%) Business Analysis
19 52 (11.56%) Coaching
19 52 (11.56%) DevOps
20 50 (11.11%) Analytics
20 50 (11.11%) Confluence
20 50 (11.11%) Project Management
21 49 (10.89%) Finance
21 49 (10.89%) AWS
22 48 (10.67%) E-Commerce
23 44 (9.78%) Degree
23 44 (9.78%) SaaS
23 44 (9.78%) Fintech
24 41 (9.11%) Analytical Skills

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 50 (11.11%) Confluence
2 25 (5.56%) CMS
3 8 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.67%) Drupal
4 3 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) Liferay
5 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.89%) Chatbot
2 11 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.11%) Figma
4 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.44%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 79 (17.56%) Azure
2 49 (10.89%) AWS
3 44 (9.78%) SaaS
4 16 (3.56%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (3.11%) PaaS
6 13 (2.89%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (2.89%) Trello
7 8 (1.78%) GCP
8 7 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.56%) Serverless
9 6 (1.33%) Lucidchart
9 6 (1.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.11%) IaaS
10 5 (1.11%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.67%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.67%) Datadog
12 3 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.11%) Firewall
2 13 (2.89%) DNS
3 9 (2.00%) Network Security
4 5 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (1.11%) Skype
5 4 (0.89%) Intranet
5 4 (0.89%) SAN
6 3 (0.67%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.44%) PBX
7 2 (0.44%) SNMP
8 1 (0.22%) AMQP
8 1 (0.22%) ATM
8 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.56%) Big Data
2 7 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.11%) Data Lake
4 5 (1.11%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.89%) Blockchain
5 4 (0.89%) Power BI
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.44%) MySQL
6 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.44%) Tableau
7 1 (0.22%) Looker
7 1 (0.22%) Mixpanel
7 1 (0.22%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.22%) QlikView
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 70 (15.56%) JIRA
2 12 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.33%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.22%) Gradle
5 1 (0.22%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.22%) Maven
5 1 (0.22%) Moq
5 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (14.89%) Marketing
2 49 (10.89%) Finance
3 23 (5.11%) Banking
4 20 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.78%) Public Sector
6 10 (2.22%) Law
7 9 (2.00%) Billing
8 8 (1.78%) Automotive
9 7 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.33%) Publishing
10 6 (1.33%) Retail
11 5 (1.11%) Games
11 5 (1.11%) Legal
12 3 (0.67%) Electronics
12 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (35.78%) Product Owner
2 132 (29.33%) Product Manager
3 59 (13.11%) Analyst
4 56 (12.44%) Business Analyst
5 34 (7.56%) Digital Product Manager
6 29 (6.44%) Scrum Master
7 17 (3.78%) Agile Business Analyst
8 16 (3.56%) Project Manager
9 15 (3.33%) Agile Product Owner
10 14 (3.11%) Digital Product Owner
10 14 (3.11%) Senior Product Owner
11 13 (2.89%) Developer
11 13 (2.89%) Security Specialist
11 13 (2.89%) Senior Manager
12 12 (2.67%) Telecoms Manager
12 12 (2.67%) Telecoms Product Manager
13 11 (2.44%) Business Development Analyst
13 11 (2.44%) Development Analyst
13 11 (2.44%) Product Analyst
13 11 (2.44%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.22%) HTML
2 12 (2.67%) Velocity
3 11 (2.44%) .NET
3 11 (2.44%) AngularJS
4 8 (1.78%) CSS
4 8 (1.78%) Gherkin
4 8 (1.78%) Node.js
5 7 (1.56%) LAMP
5 7 (1.56%) Middleware
5 7 (1.56%) REST
6 6 (1.33%) HTML5
7 5 (1.11%) .NET Core
7 5 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.11%) J2EE
8 4 (0.89%) CSS3
8 4 (0.89%) GraphQL
8 4 (0.89%) JSON
8 4 (0.89%) RESTful
8 4 (0.89%) SOAP
8 4 (0.89%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (27.78%) User Experience
2 41 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.11%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (3.11%) Derivative
5 11 (2.44%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.22%) Analytical Mindset
6 10 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.22%) Taxonomies
7 5 (1.11%) PKI
7 5 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.67%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.44%) DTCC
9 2 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.22%) Linux
2 10 (2.22%) Android
2 10 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.56%) Unix
4 4 (0.89%) Windows
4 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (83.56%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (44.00%) User Stories
3 194 (43.11%) Backlog Management
4 161 (35.78%) Scrum
5 147 (32.67%) Product Roadmap
6 112 (24.89%) Backlog Prioritisation
7 78 (17.33%) Acceptance Criteria
8 74 (16.44%) Epics
9 66 (14.67%) Product Management
10 63 (14.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 62 (13.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 57 (12.67%) SDLC
13 54 (12.00%) Sprint Planning
14 53 (11.78%) Business Analysis
15 52 (11.56%) Coaching
15 52 (11.56%) DevOps
16 50 (11.11%) Analytics
16 50 (11.11%) Project Management
17 48 (10.67%) E-Commerce
18 44 (9.78%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.00%) Java
2 26 (5.78%) Python
3 24 (5.33%) JavaScript
4 20 (4.44%) SQL
5 11 (2.44%) C#
5 11 (2.44%) TypeScript
6 5 (1.11%) C
6 5 (1.11%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.89%) PHP
8 3 (0.67%) R
8 3 (0.67%) Ruby
9 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.44%) ES6
9 2 (0.44%) Java 8
9 2 (0.44%) Kotlin
9 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.22%) C++
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (9.78%) Degree
2 15 (3.33%) CSPO
3 14 (3.11%) CISSP
4 13 (2.89%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.00%) CCNP
6 9 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.11%) CISA
7 5 (1.11%) CISM
7 5 (1.11%) ISEB
7 5 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.89%) MCSA
8 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.44%) APMG
10 1 (0.22%) CIW
10 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.44%) QA
2 13 (2.89%) SLA
3 10 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.11%) COBIT
5 5 (1.11%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.44%) PMO
6 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.22%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.44%) WMI
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (7.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.67%) Atlassian
2 12 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (2.67%) Wrike
3 8 (1.78%) SAP
4 5 (1.11%) Apple
4 5 (1.11%) CheckPoint
4 5 (1.11%) Cisco
4 5 (1.11%) F5
4 5 (1.11%) JD Edwards
4 5 (1.11%) ServiceNow
4 5 (1.11%) SolarWinds
4 5 (1.11%) Zscaler
5 4 (0.89%) FalconStor
5 4 (0.89%) Veeam
5 4 (0.89%) VMware
6 3 (0.67%) AppDynamics
6 3 (0.67%) Google
6 3 (0.67%) New Relic
6 3 (0.67%) Sitecore