Product Owners/ Managers in Manchester: A guide to source the best talent
Pubished 24th 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 1006 Product Owners/ Managers in Manchester and 30% of them have changed jobs in the last year. The average contractor daily rate is £469 while the average permanent salary is £52,300.
Fast stats on Product Owners/ Managers
LinkedIn Talent Insights, February 2020 | www.itjobswatch.co.uk
Product Owners/ Managers in Manchester
Changed jobs in the last year
Avg. Contractor daily rate
Avg. perm salary
The product management workforce in Manchester has a male majority of 62% whilst 38% are female.
What schools are producing Product Owners/ Managers?
Among the universities where most graduates are placed into Product Manager roles in Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University comes out on top with 104 professionals. The University of Manchester comes in second with 102 professionals followed closely by The University of Salford with 50.
Top 3 fields of study for Product Owners/ Managers
39.5% of Product Owners/ Managers in Manchester have studied in the Marketing field, while 36.2% have studied in Business Admin & Management, followed by 24.3% studying Maths.
61.6% of Manchester's Product Owners/ Managers have a bachelor’s degree while 23.2% have a master’s degree.
Top 3 most common skills among Product Owners/ Managers
The number of Product Owners/ Managers that list the skill on their LinkedIn profile
Most common skills among Product Owners/ Managers
The top three skills that Product Owners/ Managers list on their LinkedIn profile are Product Management, Product Development and Business Analysis.
Fastest growing titles among Product Owners/ Managers
Associate Product Manager, Regional Product Manager and Global Product Manager are the fastest growing titles among Product Owners/ Managers.
Fastest growing skills among Product Owners/ Managers
JIRA, Finance and User Stories are the top three fastest-growing skills among Product Owners/ Managers.
Top companies hiring Product Owners/ Managers
The top companies in Manchester that have increased their Product Owner/ Manager numbers in the last year are Lloyds Banking Group (86%), Booking.com (37%) and N Brown Group (33%).
Industries hiring Product Owners/ Managers
The industries where most Product Owners/ Managers have been hired are IT & Services (86), Financial Services (79) and Internet (79).
One year growth in industries hiring Product Owners/ Managers
In the last year, Computer Software experienced the biggest growth (28%) in hiring Product Owners/ Managers, followed by Retail (27%) and Financial Services (25%).
Industries hiring Product Owners/ Managers, gender breakdown
The industries with the smallest gender gaps among Product Owners/ Managers are Retail (4%) and Leasure, Travel & Tourism (18%).
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