Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Product Owner was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Product Owner
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 473 628 733
Rank change year-on-year +155 +105 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 860 671 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 686 581 403
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% -5.45%
10th Percentile £37,450 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,750 £75,000 £74,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +5.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 138,416 165,583 162,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.41% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,868 134,836 134,784
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Product Owner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Product Owner in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Product Owner in the UK

Product Owner
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Product Owner.

Salary trend for Product Owner in the UK

Product Owner
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Product Owner over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Product Owner in the UK

Product Owner
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Product Owner within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. 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 +150 815 £55,000 +4.76% 69
London +127 428 £62,000 +12.73% 36
UK excluding London +140 425 £50,000 +5.26% 38
South East +89 122 £53,750 +10.26% 7
North of England +47 113 £41,500 -7.78% 8
East of England +124 80 £60,000 -4.00% 6
Yorkshire +11 65 £38,000 -9.52% 5
North West +53 46 £45,000 -10.00% 3
South West +39 43 £45,000 -12.62% 3
Midlands +2 29 £50,000 - 9
Scotland +22 26 £55,000 +15.79% 4
West Midlands +2 20 £55,000 +10.00% 8
East Midlands +29 9 £47,500 - 1
Wales +10 6 £48,750 +14.71% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £52,500 -
North East +15 2 £45,000 -21.74%

Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, Product Owner job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Product Owner in the job title.

1 700 (81.40%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (36.05%) User Stories
3 295 (34.30%) Scrum
4 179 (20.81%) Finance
5 176 (20.47%) User Experience
6 163 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
7 160 (18.60%) Sprint Planning
8 158 (18.37%) Acceptance Criteria
9 120 (13.95%) Marketing
10 118 (13.72%) Product Management
11 116 (13.49%) E-Commerce
12 114 (13.26%) Business Analysis
13 113 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 110 (12.79%) Retail
15 106 (12.33%) Analytics
15 106 (12.33%) Fintech
16 97 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
17 81 (9.42%) JIRA
18 77 (8.95%) Creative Thinking
19 75 (8.72%) Project Management
19 75 (8.72%) Degree
20 64 (7.44%) Wireframes
21 59 (6.86%) Decision-Making
21 59 (6.86%) B2C
22 56 (6.51%) Sprint Retrospective
23 54 (6.28%) Epics
23 54 (6.28%) Software Engineering
24 53 (6.16%) Microsoft
25 48 (5.58%) SaaS
25 48 (5.58%) Sprint Review

Product Owner Skill Set
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 32 (3.72%) Confluence
2 25 (2.91%) CMS
3 6 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.35%) CICS
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.12%) Apache
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.12%) SAS
6 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.70%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.58%) Sketch
7 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.63%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.23%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.58%) SaaS
2 29 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.51%) Google Analytics
4 10 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.58%) Azure Stack
5 5 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.58%) Yammer
6 4 (0.47%) Trello
7 3 (0.35%) Office 365
7 3 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (0.35%) Twilio
8 2 (0.23%) Firebase
8 2 (0.23%) Serverless
8 2 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.12%) G Suite
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.16%) Broadband
2 7 (0.81%) Internet
3 6 (0.70%) Skype
4 5 (0.58%) Intranet
5 3 (0.35%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.23%) WAN
6 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.12%) Network Security
7 1 (0.12%) SMS
7 1 (0.12%) VPN
7 1 (0.12%) Wireless
7 1 (0.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.86%) Big Data
2 9 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.93%) Blockchain
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.47%) DB2
6 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.35%) GIS
7 3 (0.35%) Impala
8 2 (0.23%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.23%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.23%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.12%) Flink
9 1 (0.12%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 81 (9.42%) JIRA
2 22 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.05%) Hudson
4 6 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.47%) Balsamiq
7 3 (0.35%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.23%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.23%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.12%) gulp
9 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.12%) Moq
9 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 179 (20.81%) Finance
2 120 (13.95%) Marketing
3 110 (12.79%) Retail
4 44 (5.12%) Banking
5 22 (2.56%) Games
6 15 (1.74%) Legal
7 7 (0.81%) Automotive
7 7 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.70%) Publishing
9 5 (0.58%) Electronics
9 5 (0.58%) Law
10 4 (0.47%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.23%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.40%) RESTful
2 9 (1.05%) JSON
3 7 (0.81%) HTML
3 7 (0.81%) XML
4 6 (0.70%) Ajax
5 4 (0.47%) .NET
5 4 (0.47%) CSS
5 4 (0.47%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.35%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (0.35%) React
7 2 (0.23%) REST
7 2 (0.23%) Velocity
8 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.12%) COM
8 1 (0.12%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.12%) jQuery
8 1 (0.12%) Node.js
8 1 (0.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 176 (20.47%) User Experience
2 163 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (12.33%) Fintech
4 21 (2.44%) Learning Management System
4 21 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 16 (1.86%) Public Cloud
6 13 (1.51%) NHS
7 11 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.16%) Augmented Reality
9 9 (1.05%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.81%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.70%) EPoS
11 6 (0.70%) Online Games
11 6 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.58%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.58%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (1.40%) Android
2 11 (1.28%) Apple iOS
3 9 (1.05%) Linux
4 3 (0.35%) Windows
4 3 (0.35%) zOS
5 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (81.40%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (36.05%) User Stories
3 295 (34.30%) Scrum
4 160 (18.60%) Sprint Planning
5 158 (18.37%) Acceptance Criteria
6 118 (13.72%) Product Management
7 116 (13.49%) E-Commerce
8 114 (13.26%) Business Analysis
9 113 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 106 (12.33%) Analytics
11 97 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
12 77 (8.95%) Creative Thinking
13 75 (8.72%) Project Management
14 64 (7.44%) Wireframes
15 59 (6.86%) B2C
15 59 (6.86%) Decision-Making
16 56 (6.51%) Sprint Retrospective
17 54 (6.28%) Epics
17 54 (6.28%) Software Engineering
18 48 (5.58%) Sprint Review
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.49%) SQL
2 13 (1.51%) JavaScript
3 11 (1.28%) Java
4 6 (0.70%) C++
5 5 (0.58%) C
6 4 (0.47%) C#
7 2 (0.23%) Python
8 1 (0.12%) Lingo
8 1 (0.12%) PHP
8 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (8.72%) Degree
2 10 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (0.47%) ISEB
3 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (0.47%) Postgraduate
4 3 (0.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.23%) MBA
5 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.23%) QA
2 5 (0.58%) GDPR
3 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.23%) PSD2
4 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) COREP
5 1 (0.12%) FINREP
5 1 (0.12%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (0.58%) Puppet
2 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 53 (6.16%) Microsoft
2 33 (3.84%) hybris
3 31 (3.60%) Adobe
4 29 (3.37%) Oracle
5 26 (3.02%) SAP
6 23 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.09%) Google
8 14 (1.63%) ATG
9 13 (1.51%) WorldPay
10 11 (1.28%) IBM
10 11 (1.28%) Tableau
11 6 (0.70%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.70%) UiPath
12 5 (0.58%) Ab Initio
12 5 (0.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 3 (0.35%) Automation Anywhere
13 3 (0.35%) Avaya
13 3 (0.35%) Blue Prism
13 3 (0.35%) Cisco
13 3 (0.35%) Sitecore