Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Product Owner was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 452 596 696
Rank change year-on-year +144 +100 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Product Owner 898 695 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.44% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 720 583 463
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £38,450 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +132 840 £57,000 +8.06% 11
UK excluding London +109 477 £50,000 +5.26% 6
London +133 410 £62,500 +4.17% 6
South East +91 161 £52,500 +10.53% 1
North of England +50 136 £45,000 -5.26%
East of England +91 78 £57,500 -11.54% 2
North West +67 68 £48,750 +8.33%
Yorkshire -22 58 £40,000 -15.79%
Scotland +40 33 £58,500 +17.00% 1
Midlands +35 31 £45,000 - 1
South West -7 24 £53,750 +7.50% 1
West Midlands +26 16 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +28 15 £45,000 -2.70%
North East +33 10 £57,275 -
Wales -3 8 £48,750 +8.33%
Northern Ireland - 6 £52,500 -

Product Owner Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 691 (76.95%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (33.18%) User Stories
3 285 (31.74%) Scrum
4 215 (23.94%) Product Roadmap
5 185 (20.60%) Finance
6 149 (16.59%) User Experience
7 148 (16.48%) Product Management
8 141 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
9 125 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 122 (13.59%) Business Analysis
10 122 (13.59%) Acceptance Criteria
10 122 (13.59%) Sprint Planning
11 119 (13.25%) Fintech
12 115 (12.81%) Marketing
13 109 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
14 105 (11.69%) Retail
15 104 (11.58%) Banking
16 86 (9.58%) E-Commerce
17 82 (9.13%) Analytics
18 80 (8.91%) JIRA
19 74 (8.24%) Sprint Retrospective
20 73 (8.13%) Project Management
21 69 (7.68%) Degree
21 69 (7.68%) SaaS
22 68 (7.57%) Decision-Making
23 67 (7.46%) Sprint Review
23 67 (7.46%) Epics
24 62 (6.90%) Creative Thinking
25 54 (6.01%) Artificial Intelligence
26 52 (5.79%) Kanban

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 35 (3.90%) Confluence
2 33 (3.67%) CMS
3 14 (1.56%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.11%) WordPress
5 7 (0.78%) Drupal
5 7 (0.78%) Joomla!
5 7 (0.78%) TYPO3
6 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.33%) CICS
8 2 (0.22%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.34%) Chatbot
3 10 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.45%) Gliffy
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Magento
2 5 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.33%) Actimize
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.68%) SaaS
2 33 (3.67%) Azure
3 20 (2.23%) AWS
3 20 (2.23%) Office 365
4 13 (1.45%) GCP
5 9 (1.00%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.78%) Google Drive
7 5 (0.56%) Trello
8 4 (0.45%) Azure Stack
8 4 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.45%) Power Platform
8 4 (0.45%) Twilio
9 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.33%) PaaS
9 3 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon Alexa
10 2 (0.22%) Dialogflow
10 2 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.89%) Intranet
2 14 (1.56%) Skype
3 6 (0.67%) Internet
4 4 (0.45%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.22%) WAN
6 1 (0.11%) Broadband
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
6 1 (0.11%) SMS
6 1 (0.11%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
6 1 (0.11%) WebEx
6 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.78%) Big Data
1 16 (1.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.11%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.45%) Apache Hive
3 4 (0.45%) DB2
3 4 (0.45%) GIS
3 4 (0.45%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.45%) Power BI
3 4 (0.45%) QlikView
4 3 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.22%) Mixpanel
5 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.11%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (8.91%) JIRA
2 27 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.67%) Balsamiq
3 6 (0.67%) JMeter
3 6 (0.67%) Selenium
4 4 (0.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.33%) Hudson
6 2 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.22%) YouTrack
7 1 (0.11%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.11%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
General
1 185 (20.60%) Finance
2 115 (12.81%) Marketing
3 105 (11.69%) Retail
4 104 (11.58%) Banking
5 31 (3.45%) Games
6 17 (1.89%) Legal
6 17 (1.89%) Public Sector
6 17 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.00%) Electronics
8 9 (1.00%) Law
9 7 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.45%) German Language
11 4 (0.45%) Publishing
12 3 (0.33%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) Back Office
12 3 (0.33%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.22%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.01%) RESTful
2 16 (1.78%) JSON
3 10 (1.11%) XML
4 7 (0.78%) HTML
5 6 (0.67%) .NET
5 6 (0.67%) Natural Language Processing
5 6 (0.67%) SOAP
5 6 (0.67%) Swagger
6 5 (0.56%) Gherkin
6 5 (0.56%) REST
7 4 (0.45%) CSS
7 4 (0.45%) D3.js
7 4 (0.45%) Velocity
7 4 (0.45%) Web Services
8 3 (0.33%) Ajax
9 2 (0.22%) Apache NiFi
9 2 (0.22%) COM
9 2 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.22%) PostGIS
10 1 (0.11%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 149 (16.59%) User Experience
2 141 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 16 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (1.78%) Online Banking
6 14 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (1.34%) Learning Management System
9 11 (1.22%) e-Learning
10 9 (1.00%) Augmented Reality
11 8 (0.89%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.78%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.78%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.67%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.67%) NHS
13 6 (0.67%) Robotics
13 6 (0.67%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (1.45%) Android
1 13 (1.45%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.33%) Linux
2 3 (0.33%) Windows
2 3 (0.33%) zOS
3 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (76.95%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (33.18%) User Stories
3 285 (31.74%) Scrum
4 215 (23.94%) Product Roadmap
5 148 (16.48%) Product Management
6 125 (13.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 122 (13.59%) Acceptance Criteria
7 122 (13.59%) Business Analysis
7 122 (13.59%) Sprint Planning
8 119 (13.25%) Fintech
9 109 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
10 86 (9.58%) E-Commerce
11 82 (9.13%) Analytics
12 74 (8.24%) Sprint Retrospective
13 73 (8.13%) Project Management
14 68 (7.57%) Decision-Making
15 67 (7.46%) Epics
15 67 (7.46%) Sprint Review
16 62 (6.90%) Creative Thinking
17 54 (6.01%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (2.56%) SQL
2 9 (1.00%) Java
2 9 (1.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.45%) C
3 4 (0.45%) C#
4 3 (0.33%) Python
5 2 (0.22%) R
6 1 (0.11%) C++
6 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (7.68%) Degree
2 12 (1.34%) ISEB
3 7 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (0.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.56%) QA
2 11 (1.22%) PSD2
3 9 (1.00%) GDPR
4 7 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.56%) SLA
6 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.22%) COREP
7 2 (0.22%) FINREP
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (0.22%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.11%) Kibana
1 1 (0.11%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 52 (5.79%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.34%) WorldPay
3 29 (3.23%) Google
4 15 (1.67%) hybris
5 14 (1.56%) SAP
6 11 (1.22%) Adobe
7 10 (1.11%) Genesys
8 8 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.89%) UiPath
9 7 (0.78%) Oracle
10 6 (0.67%) Tableau
11 5 (0.56%) ATG
11 5 (0.56%) Hotjar
11 5 (0.56%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.45%) Automation Anywhere
12 4 (0.45%) Avaya
12 4 (0.45%) Blue Prism
12 4 (0.45%) Cisco
13 3 (0.33%) Facebook
13 3 (0.33%) IBM