The job market has significantly improved for Product Owners in Malta in 2021. Companies are taking a longer-term view of their software development and are investing in these skills which will help the organisation improve their software products and software development processes.

The continued momentum towards structured development agile methodologies continues to be a driver for this growth for the number of opportunities for a product owner. A Product Owner who is in most demand can typically demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills. A Product Owner, like a Scrum Master and a Project Manager who can use, explain and help implement best practices for agile development are in the highest demand. With these skills, generally, Product Owners and Project Managers can hope to achieve a basic salary a little higher than the average salary.

Demand for a Scrum Master or people with scrum skills also has solid demand. The job market for Scrum Masters is a little fragmented as people often develop these skills from different areas of the software or project life cycle and organisations do have slightly different requirements. The Scrum Masters who have experience collaborating with co-located teams are in the highest demand.

Project Managers who have experience either as a portfolio manager or utilising their agile project skills are also used in this job market. The job market for a Project Manager in Malta is predominately on a permanent basis and our salary survey covers the base salary range. Certifications for a Project Manager are essential and professionally recognised qualifications such as Prince2 or PMP (Project Management Professional) give a Project Manager a distinct advantage in this more competitive area of the Tech job market.

For current IT job market salary rates, please download our Salary Survey here.