Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Product Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Product Strategy over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Product Strategy
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 361 424 491
Rank change year-on-year +63 +67 +85
Permanent jobs citing Product Strategy 951 424 833
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.63% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.68% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 476 319 560
10th Percentile £46,875 £42,050 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £89,063 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £99,500 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £66,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -16.98% +10.42% +9.09%

Product Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 106,311 62,475 133,599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.77% 92.79% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,457 50,576 106,616
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Product Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Product Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Product Strategy in the UK

Product Strategy
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Product Strategy in the UK

Product Strategy
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Product Strategy over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Product Strategy in the UK

Product Strategy
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 Strategy within the UK over the 6 months to 3 August 2021. 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 +67 815 £70,000 - 81
London +45 452 £80,000 - 32
UK excluding London +8 387 £55,000 -16.98% 52
Work from Home -143 174 £80,000 +23.08% 16
South East -2 112 £62,500 +19.05% 12
North of England -85 75 £52,500 -25.00% 16
South West -13 68 £55,000 +12.82% 3
East of England -24 46 £67,500 +51.24% 5
Midlands -57 40 £50,000 -15.25% 12
Yorkshire -38 37 £50,000 -13.17% 4
North West -93 34 £55,000 -21.43% 10
Scotland -51 26 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East Midlands -23 23 £50,000 -25.93% 4
Wales -8 20 £35,000 -30.00% 3
West Midlands -74 17 £62,500 +7.76% 8
North East -26 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT jobs citing Product Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Product Strategy.

1 411 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (35.33%) Product Roadmap
3 286 (30.07%) Product Management
4 244 (25.66%) Social Skills
5 193 (20.29%) Marketing
6 190 (19.98%) User Experience
7 177 (18.61%) Finance
8 176 (18.51%) Problem-Solving
9 164 (17.25%) User Stories
10 157 (16.51%) Degree
11 141 (14.83%) AWS
12 136 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
13 126 (13.25%) Product Vision
14 121 (12.72%) JavaScript
15 119 (12.51%) Scrum
16 117 (12.30%) Software Engineering
17 115 (12.09%) Product Backlog
18 114 (11.99%) Analytics
19 112 (11.78%) SaaS
20 109 (11.46%) E-Commerce
20 109 (11.46%) Strategic Roadmap
21 106 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
22 97 (10.20%) Backlog Prioritisation
23 95 (9.99%) Python
24 89 (9.36%) Mentoring
25 85 (8.94%) Coaching
26 84 (8.83%) Java
27 81 (8.52%) Web Services
28 80 (8.41%) Azure
29 77 (8.10%) SQL

Product Strategy
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 23 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.79%) CMS
3 15 (1.58%) Confluence
4 14 (1.47%) Documentum
5 8 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.74%) Apache
7 5 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.32%) Magnolia
9 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.21%) Drupal
10 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (2.84%) Sketch
2 24 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (2.31%) Figma
5 12 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (1.26%) InVision
6 10 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 10 (1.05%) Zeplin
7 8 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.84%) UserZoom
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.21%) Marvel
10 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (0.84%) Shopify
2 6 (0.63%) Magento
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.42%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 141 (14.83%) AWS
2 112 (11.78%) SaaS
3 80 (8.41%) Azure
4 57 (5.99%) GCP
5 43 (4.52%) GitHub
6 42 (4.42%) Serverless
7 25 (2.63%) Power Platform
8 18 (1.89%) Microsoft 365
9 16 (1.68%) PaaS
10 14 (1.47%) Veeva
11 13 (1.37%) Firebase
11 13 (1.37%) IaaS
12 12 (1.26%) Heroku
13 11 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (1.16%) Miro
14 9 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.84%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.00%) Firewall
2 16 (1.68%) SD-WAN
2 16 (1.68%) WAN
3 13 (1.37%) VPN
4 11 (1.16%) Broadband
5 9 (0.95%) Internet
6 6 (0.63%) Skype
6 6 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (0.53%) HTTP
7 5 (0.53%) SAN
8 4 (0.42%) Network Security
8 4 (0.42%) Software-Defined Radio
9 3 (0.32%) VSAN
10 2 (0.21%) BGP
10 2 (0.21%) Intranet
10 2 (0.21%) OSPF
10 2 (0.21%) SSH
10 2 (0.21%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.21%) VLAN
10 2 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
2 39 (4.10%) Redis
3 35 (3.68%) Tableau
4 29 (3.05%) MongoDB
5 21 (2.21%) Power BI
6 19 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.79%) MySQL
8 16 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.47%) Blockchain
9 14 (1.47%) SQLite
10 11 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.84%) Looker
12 7 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (0.74%) Big Data
12 7 (0.74%) SQL Server
13 5 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.42%) BigQuery
15 3 (0.32%) Data Lake
16 2 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
16 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 64 (6.73%) JIRA
2 58 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.05%) git-flow
5 9 (0.95%) Selenium
6 8 (0.84%) CircleCI
7 5 (0.53%) JUnit
7 5 (0.53%) TestNG
7 5 (0.53%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.32%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.32%) GitLab
8 3 (0.32%) gulp
9 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.21%) Postman
9 2 (0.21%) webpack
10 1 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.11%) VersionOne
General
1 244 (25.66%) Social Skills
2 193 (20.29%) Marketing
3 177 (18.61%) Finance
4 136 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (7.47%) Presentation Skills
6 49 (5.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 46 (4.84%) Retail
8 44 (4.63%) Law
8 44 (4.63%) Legal
9 42 (4.42%) Organisational Skills
10 35 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
11 34 (3.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (2.52%) Games
13 21 (2.21%) Advertising
14 18 (1.89%) Electronics
15 17 (1.79%) Public Sector
16 16 (1.68%) Manufacturing
16 16 (1.68%) Publishing
17 14 (1.47%) Automotive
18 13 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 296 (31.13%) Product Manager
2 116 (12.20%) Product Owner
3 86 (9.04%) Analyst
4 69 (7.26%) Senior Manager
5 66 (6.94%) Senior Product Manager
6 61 (6.41%) Software Engineer
7 59 (6.20%) Business Analyst
8 41 (4.31%) Consultant
9 40 (4.21%) Architect
10 38 (4.00%) Designer
11 34 (3.58%) Developer
12 29 (3.05%) Digital Product Manager
13 28 (2.94%) Software Product Manager
14 27 (2.84%) UX Designer
15 26 (2.73%) Technology Manager
16 25 (2.63%) Senior Software Engineer
16 25 (2.63%) Software Manager
17 24 (2.52%) Product Analyst
18 23 (2.42%) Agile Product Owner
19 22 (2.31%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (8.52%) Web Services
2 60 (6.31%) Node.js
3 51 (5.36%) React
4 37 (3.89%) REST
5 31 (3.26%) RESTful
6 26 (2.73%) .NET Core
7 25 (2.63%) HTML
8 24 (2.52%) Velocity
9 19 (2.00%) Spring
10 18 (1.89%) CSS
10 18 (1.89%) Sass
11 14 (1.47%) Express
11 14 (1.47%) Hibernate
11 14 (1.47%) OpenGL
11 14 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (1.37%) SOAP
12 13 (1.37%) Vue.js
13 12 (1.26%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.16%) Sequelize
15 10 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 190 (19.98%) User Experience
2 69 (7.26%) Life Science
3 43 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (3.15%) Algorithms
6 29 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.63%) Social Media
8 23 (2.42%) Blog
9 22 (2.31%) BBC
9 22 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (1.89%) Data Structures
10 18 (1.89%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.79%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.68%) EPoS
13 13 (1.37%) Legacy Code
14 11 (1.16%) Hedge funds
14 11 (1.16%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.16%) NHS
14 11 (1.16%) Podcast
14 11 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (3.89%) Linux
2 32 (3.36%) Android
3 28 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 22 (2.31%) Windows
5 7 (0.74%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.74%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.42%) Debian
6 4 (0.42%) Unix
7 3 (0.32%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.21%) CentOS
8 2 (0.21%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.21%) SUSE
8 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (35.33%) Product Roadmap
3 286 (30.07%) Product Management
4 176 (18.51%) Problem-Solving
5 164 (17.25%) User Stories
6 126 (13.25%) Product Vision
7 119 (12.51%) Scrum
8 117 (12.30%) Software Engineering
9 115 (12.09%) Product Backlog
10 114 (11.99%) Analytics
11 109 (11.46%) E-Commerce
11 109 (11.46%) Strategic Roadmap
12 106 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 97 (10.20%) Backlog Prioritisation
14 89 (9.36%) Mentoring
15 85 (8.94%) Coaching
16 77 (8.10%) Microservices
17 76 (7.99%) DevOps
17 76 (7.99%) Project Management
18 70 (7.36%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 121 (12.72%) JavaScript
2 95 (9.99%) Python
3 84 (8.83%) Java
4 77 (8.10%) SQL
5 41 (4.31%) TypeScript
6 40 (4.21%) C#
7 35 (3.68%) C
8 29 (3.05%) C++
9 28 (2.94%) Scala
10 16 (1.68%) Ruby
11 14 (1.47%) Objective-C
12 13 (1.37%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.16%) ES7
14 10 (1.05%) Clojure
14 10 (1.05%) ES8
15 9 (0.95%) Ada
16 8 (0.84%) Kotlin
16 8 (0.84%) PHP
17 7 (0.74%) ES6
17 7 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 157 (16.51%) Degree
2 31 (3.26%) MBA
3 27 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (2.21%) PhD
5 18 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.05%) CSPO
7 8 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.53%) CISSP
10 3 (0.32%) CISA
10 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.32%) CISM
10 3 (0.32%) CRISC
10 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.32%) MCSA
10 3 (0.32%) MCSE
10 3 (0.32%) MCTS
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.32%) VCP6
10 3 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.21%) QA
2 19 (2.00%) Accessibility
3 18 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.26%) GDPR
5 10 (1.05%) SLA
6 5 (0.53%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.32%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.32%) COSO
8 3 (0.32%) GRC
8 3 (0.32%) MiFID
8 3 (0.32%) NIST
8 3 (0.32%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.11%) P3O
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (3.47%) Docker
2 13 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.63%) vSphere
5 5 (0.53%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.53%) Firmware
5 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.21%) XenApp
7 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.31%) Terraform
3 9 (0.95%) Ansible
4 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.42%) Nagios
6 3 (0.32%) Argo
6 3 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.32%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.32%) SCCM
6 3 (0.32%) vRealize
7 2 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.11%) Istio
8 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 73 (7.68%) Google
2 37 (3.89%) Microsoft
3 25 (2.63%) Adobe
4 19 (2.00%) Instagram
5 17 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (1.47%) Dell
6 14 (1.47%) EMC
7 13 (1.37%) Quadient
8 12 (1.26%) IBM
9 10 (1.05%) Cisco
9 10 (1.05%) VMware
10 9 (0.95%) Databricks
11 8 (0.84%) Oracle
12 7 (0.74%) SAP
12 7 (0.74%) Veeam
13 6 (0.63%) CA
13 6 (0.63%) Informatica
13 6 (0.63%) Optimizely
14 5 (0.53%) Citrix
14 5 (0.53%) NetApp