Period
to

The median annual salary for a Product Owner was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 361 417 467
Rank change year-on-year +56 +50 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 1,731 742 443
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.70% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.76% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,092 581 390
10th Percentile £44,000 £41,250 £41,200
25th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £46,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £82,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 164,095 97,227 75,626
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.13% 91.69% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,931 69,690 61,573
10th Percentile £32,345 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England +57 1,507 £60,000 +9.09% 86
London +63 851 £70,000 +4.47% 42
Work from Home +68 813 £61,329 +19.08% 36
UK excluding London -6 705 £55,000 +10.00% 46
South East -9 251 £55,000 +4.76% 11
North of England +9 189 £55,000 +15.79% 15
North West -11 118 £55,000 +15.79% 10
Midlands -15 102 £47,500 -5.00% 6
West Midlands +6 88 £47,500 -13.64% 6
Yorkshire -17 68 £55,000 +15.79% 4
East of England -69 50 £62,500 +19.05% 8
Scotland -56 45 £56,250 -6.25% 1
South West -29 37 £52,500 +10.53% 4
Wales -24 19 £61,500 +53.75%
Northern Ireland -10 15 £55,000 +29.41% 1
East Midlands -47 14 £40,000 -20.00%
North East -20 2 £68,750 -8.33% 1

Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, Product Owner job roles required the following 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 1,426 (82.38%) Agile
2 662 (38.24%) Scrum
3 653 (37.72%) User Stories
4 647 (37.38%) Product Roadmap
5 561 (32.41%) Product Management
6 524 (30.27%) Social Skills
7 507 (29.29%) Product Backlog
8 398 (22.99%) Finance
9 365 (21.09%) Backlog Prioritisation
10 364 (21.03%) Product Strategy
11 351 (20.28%) Acceptance Criteria
12 347 (20.05%) Backlog Management
13 331 (19.12%) JIRA
14 293 (16.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 281 (16.23%) User Experience
16 270 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
17 258 (14.90%) Product Vision
18 250 (14.44%) Business Analysis
18 250 (14.44%) Project Management
19 237 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
20 231 (13.34%) Analytics
21 189 (10.92%) Epics
22 188 (10.86%) Decision-Making
23 183 (10.57%) Degree
24 179 (10.34%) SaaS
25 172 (9.94%) Marketing
26 165 (9.53%) DevOps
27 164 (9.47%) Confluence
28 162 (9.36%) Fintech
29 160 (9.24%) Retail

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
1 164 (9.47%) Confluence
2 44 (2.54%) CMS
3 21 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 18 (1.04%) Drupal
4 18 (1.04%) Sitefinity
5 14 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.46%) Headless CMS
6 8 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 7 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.35%) Mendix
9 5 (0.29%) Apache
10 4 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.23%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.12%) SAS
12 1 (0.058%) IIS
12 1 (0.058%) Umbraco
Applications
1 89 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.33%) Chatbot
4 16 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.23%) CATIA
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.92%) Magento
2 15 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.40%) Odoo
5 4 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.058%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.058%) HFM
8 1 (0.058%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.058%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 179 (10.34%) SaaS
2 109 (6.30%) Azure
3 72 (4.16%) AWS
4 55 (3.18%) Power Platform
5 39 (2.25%) Azure DevOps
6 31 (1.79%) GCP
7 27 (1.56%) GitHub
8 24 (1.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 23 (1.33%) Amazon Alexa
10 17 (0.98%) Slack
11 16 (0.92%) Google Analytics
12 14 (0.81%) Amazon EKS
12 14 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
13 12 (0.69%) Miro
14 11 (0.64%) Serverless
14 11 (0.64%) Smartsheet
15 10 (0.58%) iPaaS
15 10 (0.58%) Microsoft 365
16 9 (0.52%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.98%) Skype
2 14 (0.81%) Broadband
3 12 (0.69%) Firewall
3 12 (0.69%) SAN
4 10 (0.58%) Intranet
4 10 (0.58%) WebEx
5 9 (0.52%) MQTT
6 8 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (0.46%) VSAN
6 8 (0.46%) Wireless
7 6 (0.35%) RTP
8 4 (0.23%) DNS
8 4 (0.23%) Internet
9 3 (0.17%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.12%) FTP
11 1 (0.058%) SMS
11 1 (0.058%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.058%) VoIP
11 1 (0.058%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (3.29%) Tableau
2 55 (3.18%) Power BI
3 30 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (1.10%) Metadata
5 16 (0.92%) DataStage
5 16 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
6 15 (0.87%) Big Data
6 15 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.64%) Data Lake
8 10 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.58%) DB2
9 9 (0.52%) SQL Server
9 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.40%) MySQL
12 6 (0.35%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.29%) HBase
14 4 (0.23%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 331 (19.12%) JIRA
2 8 (0.46%) Bitbucket
2 8 (0.46%) Postman
2 8 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.29%) IBM UrbanCode
3 5 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (0.12%) JMeter
General
1 524 (30.27%) Social Skills
2 398 (22.99%) Finance
3 270 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
4 172 (9.94%) Marketing
5 160 (9.24%) Retail
6 132 (7.63%) Banking
7 102 (5.89%) Presentation Skills
8 94 (5.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 79 (4.56%) Legal
10 56 (3.24%) Law
11 54 (3.12%) Front Office
12 53 (3.06%) Games
13 52 (3.00%) Public Sector
14 46 (2.66%) Advertising
15 35 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
16 29 (1.68%) Publishing
17 28 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (1.21%) Tech for Good
19 19 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
19 19 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.91%) OLE
2 31 (1.79%) Velocity
3 22 (1.27%) CSS
3 22 (1.27%) HTML
4 20 (1.16%) JSON
5 18 (1.04%) XML
6 16 (0.92%) React
7 15 (0.87%) .NET
8 14 (0.81%) Smart Contracts
9 13 (0.75%) REST
10 10 (0.58%) Node.js
10 10 (0.58%) RESTful
10 10 (0.58%) SOAP
11 9 (0.52%) Spring
12 7 (0.40%) EDI
13 6 (0.35%) iOS SDK
13 6 (0.35%) Kafka
13 6 (0.35%) Web Services
14 5 (0.29%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 281 (16.23%) User Experience
2 112 (6.47%) Mobile App
3 89 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (3.52%) Blockchain
5 60 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (3.29%) Management Information System
7 53 (3.06%) Hedge funds
7 53 (3.06%) Virtual Team
8 52 (3.00%) Derivative
9 50 (2.89%) Fixed Income
10 48 (2.77%) OTC Derivatives
11 36 (2.08%) Podcast
12 30 (1.73%) IoT
13 28 (1.62%) Cardano
14 24 (1.39%) Cloud Native
15 23 (1.33%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.98%) NHS
16 17 (0.98%) Public Cloud
17 14 (0.81%) iPhone
18 13 (0.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (2.02%) Apple iOS
2 32 (1.85%) Android
3 10 (0.58%) Windows
4 7 (0.40%) Linux
4 7 (0.40%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.058%) Unix
5 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.058%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,426 (82.38%) Agile
2 662 (38.24%) Scrum
3 653 (37.72%) User Stories
4 647 (37.38%) Product Roadmap
5 561 (32.41%) Product Management
6 507 (29.29%) Product Backlog
7 365 (21.09%) Backlog Prioritisation
8 364 (21.03%) Product Strategy
9 351 (20.28%) Acceptance Criteria
10 347 (20.05%) Backlog Management
11 293 (16.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 258 (14.90%) Product Vision
13 250 (14.44%) Business Analysis
13 250 (14.44%) Project Management
14 237 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
15 231 (13.34%) Analytics
16 189 (10.92%) Epics
17 188 (10.86%) Decision-Making
18 165 (9.53%) DevOps
19 162 (9.36%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 152 (8.78%) SQL
2 87 (5.03%) Python
3 57 (3.29%) R
4 47 (2.72%) VBA
5 37 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 31 (1.79%) C
6 31 (1.79%) MATLAB
7 18 (1.04%) Java
8 9 (0.52%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.46%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.40%) Ada
10 7 (0.40%) C++
11 3 (0.17%) C#
12 2 (0.12%) PHP
12 2 (0.12%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.058%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.058%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.058%) F#
13 1 (0.058%) Ruby
13 1 (0.058%) Scala
Qualifications
1 183 (10.57%) Degree
2 39 (2.25%) CSPO
3 33 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (1.85%) ISEB
5 7 (0.40%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.40%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.23%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.23%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.12%) CIPD
7 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.12%) MBA
8 1 (0.058%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (7.11%) QA
2 22 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.81%) GDPR
4 10 (0.58%) Accessibility
5 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.29%) NIST
7 4 (0.23%) GxP
8 3 (0.17%) MiFID
8 3 (0.17%) SLA
9 2 (0.12%) Automotive SPICE
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.058%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.058%) Basel III
10 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.058%) PMO
10 1 (0.058%) SEPA
10 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (0.64%) Docker
2 8 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.46%) vSphere
3 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 16 (0.92%) Ansible
3 8 (0.46%) Pingdom
3 8 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (0.29%) Istio
5 3 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.058%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.058%) SCCM
6 1 (0.058%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.058%) Terraform
Vendors
1 120 (6.93%) Microsoft
2 83 (4.79%) Google
3 61 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
4 48 (2.77%) Bloomberg
5 31 (1.79%) BISAM
6 30 (1.73%) Atlassian
7 28 (1.62%) Adobe
8 24 (1.39%) IBM
9 22 (1.27%) Sage
9 22 (1.27%) SAP
10 21 (1.21%) Genesys
11 20 (1.16%) Oracle
12 18 (1.04%) Workday
13 16 (0.92%) Cisco
13 16 (0.92%) SolarWinds
14 15 (0.87%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.75%) WorldPay
16 12 (0.69%) Wrike
17 9 (0.52%) VMware
18 8 (0.46%) HP