Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Product Owner was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 671 729 817
Rank change year-on-year +58 +88 +202
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 602 557 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 488 498 436
UK median annual salary £53,750 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,275 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -14.29%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +63 565 £55,000 +4.76% 48
UK excluding London +84 293 £47,500 -5.00% 26
London -4 292 £60,000 +9.09% 22
South East +21 82 £50,000 -9.09% 10
North of England +31 81 £44,500 -1.11% 6
Midlands +85 58 £47,500 - 4
North West +9 39 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Yorkshire +40 38 £42,500 -10.53% 2
West Midlands +41 36 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +8 32 £60,000 +4.35% 5
East Midlands +49 22 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South West +6 20 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Scotland -3 12 £40,000 -20.00%
Wales +20 6 £34,000 -35.24%
North East +15 4 £40,000 +14.29%
Northern Ireland -19 2 - -

Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Product Owner job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Product Owner in the job title.

1 466 (77.41%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (38.37%) Scrum
3 187 (31.06%) User Stories
4 122 (20.27%) E-Commerce
5 118 (19.60%) User Experience
6 114 (18.94%) Finance
7 106 (17.61%) Product Management
8 95 (15.78%) Marketing
8 95 (15.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 80 (13.29%) Analytics
10 79 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
11 70 (11.63%) JIRA
12 65 (10.80%) Retail
13 62 (10.30%) Degree
14 60 (9.97%) Business Analysis
15 59 (9.80%) Kanban
16 55 (9.14%) Mobile App
17 50 (8.31%) Wireframes
18 47 (7.81%) SaaS
19 44 (7.31%) Acceptance Criteria
20 42 (6.98%) Software Delivery
21 38 (6.31%) Fintech
22 37 (6.15%) SDLC
22 37 (6.15%) Use Case
23 36 (5.98%) Project Management
24 34 (5.65%) Customer Insight
25 33 (5.48%) Confluence
25 33 (5.48%) B2B
26 31 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
27 30 (4.98%) QA

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 33 (5.48%) Confluence
2 20 (3.32%) CMS
3 13 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (1.83%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) SessionCam
1 7 (1.16%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.50%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.33%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Odoo
5 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.81%) SaaS
2 17 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.16%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.00%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (0.66%) Office 365
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.50%) Internet
2 4 (0.66%) MVNO
2 4 (0.66%) SMS
3 2 (0.33%) Broadband
3 2 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.17%) HTTP
4 1 (0.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.17%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.49%) Big Data
2 12 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.50%) MySQL
4 3 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
4 3 (0.50%) QlikView
5 2 (0.33%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.17%) GIS
6 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.17%) OLTP
6 1 (0.17%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (11.63%) JIRA
2 5 (0.83%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.17%) Gradle
5 1 (0.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.17%) JMeter
5 1 (0.17%) JUnit
5 1 (0.17%) Maven
5 1 (0.17%) Mockito
5 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 114 (18.94%) Finance
2 95 (15.78%) Marketing
3 65 (10.80%) Retail
4 24 (3.99%) Games
5 19 (3.16%) Advertising
6 17 (2.82%) Banking
7 13 (2.16%) Automotive
8 10 (1.66%) Legal
8 10 (1.66%) Publishing
9 9 (1.50%) Billing
10 7 (1.16%) Military
11 5 (0.83%) Electronics
11 5 (0.83%) Law
11 5 (0.83%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.33%) French Language
13 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.49%) .NET
2 12 (1.99%) Gherkin
2 12 (1.99%) Web Services
3 3 (0.50%) JSON
4 2 (0.33%) HTML
4 2 (0.33%) OpenFin
4 2 (0.33%) RESTful
4 2 (0.33%) Spring
5 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.17%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.17%) HTML5
5 1 (0.17%) JDBC
5 1 (0.17%) Kafka
5 1 (0.17%) LAMP
5 1 (0.17%) Middleware
5 1 (0.17%) REST
5 1 (0.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 118 (19.60%) User Experience
2 79 (13.12%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (9.14%) Mobile App
4 38 (6.31%) Fintech
5 16 (2.66%) Minimum Viable Product
6 13 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.50%) Mobile Banking
10 8 (1.33%) Online Banking
11 7 (1.16%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.83%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.66%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.50%) iPad
14 3 (0.50%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
14 3 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.66%) Android
1 4 (0.66%) Windows
2 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.17%) AIX
4 1 (0.17%) Linux
4 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (77.41%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (38.37%) Scrum
3 187 (31.06%) User Stories
4 122 (20.27%) E-Commerce
5 106 (17.61%) Product Management
6 95 (15.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 80 (13.29%) Analytics
8 60 (9.97%) Business Analysis
9 59 (9.80%) Kanban
10 50 (8.31%) Wireframes
11 44 (7.31%) Acceptance Criteria
12 42 (6.98%) Software Delivery
13 37 (6.15%) SDLC
13 37 (6.15%) Use Case
14 36 (5.98%) Project Management
15 34 (5.65%) Customer Insight
16 33 (5.48%) B2B
17 31 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (4.98%) Waterfall
19 23 (3.82%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.82%) SQL
2 9 (1.50%) C
2 9 (1.50%) C#
2 9 (1.50%) C++
3 5 (0.83%) PHP
3 5 (0.83%) Python
4 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.50%) Java
6 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.33%) Scala
6 2 (0.33%) VBA
7 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.17%) Perl
7 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (10.30%) Degree
2 7 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (1.16%) DV Cleared
2 7 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
2 7 (1.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.33%) ISEB
5 1 (0.17%) ACCA
5 1 (0.17%) CIMA
5 1 (0.17%) ICAEW
5 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.98%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) GDPR
2 2 (0.33%) PSD2
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 25 (4.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.49%) Adobe
3 13 (2.16%) Google
3 13 (2.16%) hybris
4 12 (1.99%) ATG
5 10 (1.66%) Oracle
6 9 (1.50%) Tableau
7 7 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (1.16%) Omniture
8 6 (1.00%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.83%) Capita
9 5 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.66%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.66%) McAfee
10 4 (0.66%) Netezza
10 4 (0.66%) Symantec
10 4 (0.66%) Talend
11 3 (0.50%) IBM
11 3 (0.50%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.33%) JDA