Product Managers in London: A guide to source the best talent

Pubished 22nd February 2020


Product management is the practice of aligning business, technology and UX design to optimise the value of a product throughout its lifecycle. A Product Manager is responsible for setting the vision, strategy and roadmap of a product or product line.

There are currently 7698 Product Managers in London and 39% of them have changed jobs in the last year. The average contractor daily rate is £503 while the average permanent salary is £70,000.

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Gender breakdown

The product management workforce in London has a male majority of 62% whilst 38% are female.

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What schools are producing Product Manager talent?

Among the universities where most graduates are placed into Product Manager roles in London, UCL comes out on top with 218 professionals. The University of Cambridge comes in second with 166 professionals followed closely by the University of Oxford with 165.

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Top 3 fields of study for Product Managers

41.7% of Product Managers in London have studied in the Economics field, while 29.2% equally have studied in either Business Admin & Management or Marketing.

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University degrees

More than half of London's Product Managers have a bachelor’s degree (51%) while a third (33%) have a master’s degree.

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Top 3 most common skills among Product Managers


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Most common skills among Product Managers

The top three skills that Product Managers list on their LinkedIn profile are Product Management (96%), Product Development (28%) and Business Analysis (25%).

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Fastest growing titles among Product Managers

Assistant Manager of Product Development (50%), Product Area Manager (50%) and Junior Product Manager (45%) are the fastest growing titles among Product Managers.

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Fastest growing skills among Product Managers

Product Strategy, Customer Experience and JIRA are the top three fastest-growing skills among Product Managers.

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Top companies hiring Product Managers

The top companies in London that have increased their Product Manager numbers in the last year are Sainsbury's (76%), Babylon Health (54%) and Facebook (40%).

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Industries hiring Product Managers

The industries where most Product Managers have been hired are Financial Services (1291), IT & Services (863) and Internet (759).

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One year growth in industries hiring Product Managers

In the last year, Computer Software experienced the biggest growth (14.2%) in hiring Product Managers, followed by Entertainment (12.6%) and IT & Services (11.2%).

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Industries hiring Product Managers, gender breakdown

The industries with the smallest gender gaps among Product Managers are Retail and Entertainment.

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