Period
to 6 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Product Owner was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 422 454 611
Rank change year-on-year +32 +157 +103
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 387 919 692
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.64% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.67% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 376 767 589
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,875 £84,050 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -1.04%

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 62,286 137,098 164,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.86% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 50,176 109,547 133,019
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 6 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Product Owner in the UK

Product Owner
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 Owner within the UK over the 6 months to 6 August 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 +47 365 £60,000 +8.11% 11
UK excluding London +63 192 £52,500 +5.00% 7
London +16 181 £62,500 - 4
North of England +120 73 £59,000 +31.93% 1
South East +108 56 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North West +102 42 £65,000 +44.44%
Work from Home +63 34 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire +99 28 £57,585 +51.54% 1
South West +93 24 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Midlands +102 18 £54,000 +20.00% 1
East of England +52 13 £60,000 -14.29% 1
West Midlands +77 12 £54,000 -1.82%
Scotland +71 6 £52,500 -7.89%
East Midlands +67 6 £51,500 +14.44% 1
North East +25 3 £42,000 -6.08%
Wales +20 1 £32,500 -31.58%
Northern Ireland +20 1 £39,000 -25.71%

Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 280 (72.35%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (34.37%) Scrum
3 117 (30.23%) User Stories
4 104 (26.87%) Product Roadmap
5 90 (23.26%) User Experience
5 90 (23.26%) Product Management
6 80 (20.67%) Product Backlog
7 77 (19.90%) Backlog Management
8 74 (19.12%) Finance
9 62 (16.02%) Marketing
10 54 (13.95%) Requirements Gathering
11 52 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
12 51 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 50 (12.92%) Backlog Prioritisation
14 48 (12.40%) QA
15 46 (11.89%) Acceptance Criteria
16 45 (11.63%) JIRA
17 42 (10.85%) Business Analysis
18 40 (10.34%) Analytics
19 38 (9.82%) Azure
20 37 (9.56%) Degree
21 36 (9.30%) SaaS
22 34 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
23 31 (8.01%) Epics
23 31 (8.01%) Wireframes
23 31 (8.01%) Sprint Planning
24 27 (6.98%) Fintech
24 27 (6.98%) Confluence
24 27 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
25 26 (6.72%) Insurtech

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 27 (6.98%) Confluence
2 5 (1.29%) CMS
3 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Chatbot
2 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.26%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.82%) Azure
2 36 (9.30%) SaaS
3 10 (2.58%) AWS
4 6 (1.55%) IaaS
5 4 (1.03%) PaaS
6 2 (0.52%) GCP
6 2 (0.52%) Google Container Engine
6 2 (0.52%) Office 365
6 2 (0.52%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.52%) Trello
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.81%) Internet
2 5 (1.29%) Skype
3 3 (0.78%) Broadband
3 3 (0.78%) SMS
4 1 (0.26%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) MPLS
4 1 (0.26%) SAN
4 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 7 (1.81%) Snowflake Schema
3 6 (1.55%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.78%) Big Data
5 2 (0.52%) Power BI
5 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (11.63%) JIRA
2 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.26%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 74 (19.12%) Finance
2 62 (16.02%) Marketing
3 24 (6.20%) Retail
4 21 (5.43%) Banking
5 10 (2.58%) Games
5 10 (2.58%) Law
6 6 (1.55%) Legal
7 5 (1.29%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.29%) Publishing
8 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.78%) Billing
9 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Automotive
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.52%) Electronics
10 2 (0.52%) Local Government
10 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.29%) CSS
1 5 (1.29%) HTML
2 4 (1.03%) .NET
3 3 (0.78%) Web Services
4 2 (0.52%) Android SDK
4 2 (0.52%) iOS SDK
4 2 (0.52%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.52%) RESTful
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.26%) MFC
5 1 (0.26%) Velocity
5 1 (0.26%) WCF
5 1 (0.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 90 (23.26%) User Experience
2 52 (13.44%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.46%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.55%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.29%) Online Games
7 4 (1.03%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.03%) IVR
7 4 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.03%) NHS
7 4 (1.03%) Social Media
8 3 (0.78%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.52%) Life Science
9 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) SCADA
9 2 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.52%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.29%) Android
1 5 (1.29%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.78%) Windows
3 2 (0.52%) Linux
4 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (72.35%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (34.37%) Scrum
3 117 (30.23%) User Stories
4 104 (26.87%) Product Roadmap
5 90 (23.26%) Product Management
6 80 (20.67%) Product Backlog
7 77 (19.90%) Backlog Management
8 54 (13.95%) Requirements Gathering
9 51 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 50 (12.92%) Backlog Prioritisation
11 46 (11.89%) Acceptance Criteria
12 42 (10.85%) Business Analysis
13 40 (10.34%) Analytics
14 34 (8.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (8.01%) Epics
15 31 (8.01%) Sprint Planning
15 31 (8.01%) Wireframes
16 27 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
16 27 (6.98%) Fintech
17 26 (6.72%) Insurtech
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.84%) SQL
2 7 (1.81%) Java
3 5 (1.29%) C
4 3 (0.78%) C#
4 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.78%) Python
5 2 (0.52%) C++
5 2 (0.52%) PHP
6 1 (0.26%) Delphi
6 1 (0.26%) Ruby
6 1 (0.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 37 (9.56%) Degree
2 7 (1.81%) CSPO
2 7 (1.81%) SC Cleared
2 7 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.52%) PhD
5 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.40%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) MiFID
4 1 (0.26%) NCSC
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) PSD2
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (3.10%) SAP
2 11 (2.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (1.55%) Google
5 5 (1.29%) hybris
6 3 (0.78%) ATG
6 3 (0.78%) Bloomberg
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe
7 2 (0.52%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.52%) Pardot
7 2 (0.52%) Tableau
8 1 (0.26%) Cadence
8 1 (0.26%) Hootsuite
8 1 (0.26%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.26%) IBM
8 1 (0.26%) Meraki