Period
to 30 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Product Owner was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 374 465 578
Rank change year-on-year +91 +113 +123
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 361 826 738
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.60% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.63% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 378 705 636
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £42,125 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% +2.04% +2.08%

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 47,498 131,102 157,746
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.65% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 39,304 104,877 126,882
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,123 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Product Owner
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Product Owner in the UK

Product Owner
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Product Owner in the UK

Product Owner
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Product Owner over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 +96 338 £60,000 +9.09% 21
UK excluding London +112 201 £57,500 +15.00% 13
London +89 141 £60,000 -4.00% 7
North of England +145 97 £60,000 +20.00% 5
North West +118 54 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Work from Home +41 53 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South East +87 46 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Yorkshire +120 40 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Midlands +104 17 £50,000 +5.26% 3
South West +121 15 £47,500 +5.56% 1
East of England +81 15 £60,000 +15.38% 1
East Midlands +84 10 £50,000 +8.11%
Scotland +66 8 £57,000 -2.56%
West Midlands +97 7 £72,000 +37.14% 3
Wales +40 3 £40,000 -17.95%
North East +13 3 £49,250 -14.01%

Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 248 (68.70%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (37.67%) Scrum
3 109 (30.19%) Product Backlog
4 97 (26.87%) User Experience
5 95 (26.32%) User Stories
6 93 (25.76%) Product Roadmap
7 74 (20.50%) Finance
8 73 (20.22%) Product Management
9 71 (19.67%) Backlog Management
10 59 (16.34%) Backlog Prioritisation
11 56 (15.51%) Marketing
12 46 (12.74%) Requirements Gathering
13 43 (11.91%) Acceptance Criteria
13 43 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (10.80%) Analytics
15 38 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (10.53%) Sprint Planning
16 34 (9.42%) SaaS
16 34 (9.42%) JIRA
17 33 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
18 32 (8.86%) Banking
19 30 (8.31%) Kanban
20 29 (8.03%) E-Commerce
21 28 (7.76%) QA
22 27 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
23 26 (7.20%) SQL
24 24 (6.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
25 23 (6.37%) Epics
25 23 (6.37%) Validation
26 22 (6.09%) Business Analysis

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 15 (4.16%) Confluence
2 3 (0.83%) Apache Spark
2 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.28%) CMS
3 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.94%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.28%) Figma
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.28%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.42%) SaaS
2 21 (5.82%) Azure
3 6 (1.66%) AWS
3 6 (1.66%) Office 365
4 4 (1.11%) GCP
4 4 (1.11%) Power Platform
5 3 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.83%) PaaS
6 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Apigee
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.49%) Internet
2 3 (0.83%) DNS
2 3 (0.83%) Firewall
2 3 (0.83%) Network Security
2 3 (0.83%) Skype
2 3 (0.83%) SMS
3 2 (0.55%) Broadband
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) MPLS
4 1 (0.28%) SAN
4 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.28%) VoIP
4 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 8 (2.22%) Snowflake Schema
3 5 (1.39%) Blockchain
4 4 (1.11%) Big Data
4 4 (1.11%) Power BI
4 4 (1.11%) Tableau
5 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.28%) Redis
6 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (9.42%) JIRA
2 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.83%) Selenium
2 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq
3 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (20.50%) Finance
2 56 (15.51%) Marketing
3 32 (8.86%) Banking
4 17 (4.71%) Law
5 13 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.60%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.32%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.77%) Games
8 9 (2.49%) Retail
9 6 (1.66%) Billing
10 4 (1.11%) Advertising
10 4 (1.11%) Legal
10 4 (1.11%) Publishing
11 3 (0.83%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.55%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.55%) Electronics
12 2 (0.55%) French Language
12 2 (0.55%) German Language
12 2 (0.55%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.11%) Web Services
2 3 (0.83%) .NET
2 3 (0.83%) CSS
2 3 (0.83%) Gherkin
2 3 (0.83%) HTML
2 3 (0.83%) JSON
2 3 (0.83%) Kafka
3 2 (0.55%) REST
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.28%) Flutter
4 1 (0.28%) React
4 1 (0.28%) React Native
4 1 (0.28%) RESTful
4 1 (0.28%) SOAP
4 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 97 (26.87%) User Experience
2 38 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.60%) Fixed Income
5 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.66%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.11%) IVR
6 4 (1.11%) NHS
6 4 (1.11%) Online Banking
6 4 (1.11%) Social Media
6 4 (1.11%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.11%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.55%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.55%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.83%) Windows
2 2 (0.55%) Android
2 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.55%) Linux
3 1 (0.28%) Unix
3 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (68.70%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (37.67%) Scrum
3 109 (30.19%) Product Backlog
4 95 (26.32%) User Stories
5 93 (25.76%) Product Roadmap
6 73 (20.22%) Product Management
7 71 (19.67%) Backlog Management
8 59 (16.34%) Backlog Prioritisation
9 46 (12.74%) Requirements Gathering
10 43 (11.91%) Acceptance Criteria
10 43 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (10.80%) Analytics
12 38 (10.53%) Sprint Planning
13 33 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 30 (8.31%) Kanban
15 29 (8.03%) E-Commerce
16 27 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (6.65%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 23 (6.37%) Epics
18 23 (6.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.20%) SQL
2 11 (3.05%) Python
3 9 (2.49%) Java
4 6 (1.66%) C#
5 5 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.11%) C
6 4 (1.11%) C++
6 4 (1.11%) MATLAB
7 3 (0.83%) Kotlin
8 2 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 19 (5.26%) Degree
2 7 (1.94%) CSPO
3 3 (0.83%) CCNP
3 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (0.83%) CISSP
4 2 (0.55%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.55%) PhD
5 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.76%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) ISO 20022
2 4 (1.11%) PSD2
2 4 (1.11%) TARGET2
3 2 (0.55%) EMIR
3 2 (0.55%) GDPR
3 2 (0.55%) MiFID
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (0.28%) Puppet
1 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (2.77%) SAP
2 8 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (1.66%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle
5 3 (0.83%) Bloomberg
6 2 (0.55%) Google
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.28%) Cadence
7 1 (0.28%) Databricks
7 1 (0.28%) Hootsuite
7 1 (0.28%) hybris
7 1 (0.28%) Meraki
7 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore