Period
to 8 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PLM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PLM over the 6 months to 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
UK
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 755 874 957
Rank change year-on-year +119 +83 +64
Permanent jobs citing PLM 67 120 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.099% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 41 96 74
Median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £60,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -17.70% +5.65%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% -19.35% +12.73%

PLM 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 70,231 111,729 138,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.60% 92.01% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 54,733 89,622 110,476
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,700 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.42% +2.28% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

PLM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PLM in the UK

PLM
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PLM.

Salary trend for PLM in the UK

PLM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PLM over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Salary histogram for PLM in the UK

PLM
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PLM within the UK over the 6 months to 8 March 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 +131 61 £65,000 +30.00% 30
UK excluding London +72 32 £42,500 -15.00% 24
London +164 24 £65,000 +30.00% 6
East of England +83 14 - - 7
South East +122 13 £42,500 -3.41% 4
South West +28 4 £36,525 -33.59% 3
Work from Home -102 4 - - 1
Midlands +32 1 £49,500 -1.00% 6
West Midlands +28 1 £49,500 -3.41% 2

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, IT jobs citing PLM 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 PLM.

1 27 (40.30%) SAP
2 26 (38.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 25 (37.31%) ERP
4 23 (34.33%) Manufacturing
5 20 (29.85%) Project Management
6 19 (28.36%) SAP MM
6 19 (28.36%) Quality Management
6 19 (28.36%) SAP ERP
6 19 (28.36%) Procure-to-Pay
7 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (26.87%) Project Planning
7 18 (26.87%) SAP Smart Forms
7 18 (26.87%) LSMW
7 18 (26.87%) SAPscript
7 18 (26.87%) ABAP
8 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (16.42%) Windows
10 10 (14.93%) Scrum
11 9 (13.43%) Military
11 9 (13.43%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (13.43%) Artificial Intelligence
11 9 (13.43%) MATLAB
11 9 (13.43%) Rational Rhapsody
11 9 (13.43%) Machine Learning
11 9 (13.43%) Twitter
11 9 (13.43%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (13.43%) Avionics
11 9 (13.43%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
11 9 (13.43%) Systems Engineering
12 8 (11.94%) Information Management

PLM
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 2 (2.99%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.49%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (1.49%) Mathcad
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.49%) Revit
3 1 (1.49%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (28.36%) SAP ERP
1 19 (28.36%) SAP MM
2 4 (5.97%) Teamcenter
3 3 (4.48%) Movex
3 3 (4.48%) SAP CO
3 3 (4.48%) SAP FI
3 3 (4.48%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.99%) NetSuite
4 2 (2.99%) SAP EHS
4 2 (2.99%) SAP PLM
4 2 (2.99%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (2.99%) SAP VC
5 1 (1.49%) ENOVIA
5 1 (1.49%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Azure
1 7 (10.45%) Azure Active Directory
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.49%) Impala
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) LSMW
2 9 (13.43%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (13.43%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 23 (34.33%) Manufacturing
2 9 (13.43%) Avionics
2 9 (13.43%) Military
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.99%) French Language
4 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.99%) Publishing
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Finance
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Consultant
3 4 (5.97%) Architect
3 4 (5.97%) C++ Developer
3 4 (5.97%) C++ Software Developer
3 4 (5.97%) Developer
3 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
4 3 (4.48%) Product Manager
4 3 (4.48%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (2.99%) Analyst
5 2 (2.99%) Data Manager
5 2 (2.99%) Data Steward
5 2 (2.99%) Master Data Manager
5 2 (2.99%) SAP PLM Consultant
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Product Manager
6 1 (1.49%) Head of Delivery
6 1 (1.49%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (1.49%) Supply Chain Architect
6 1 (1.49%) Workstream Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) SAP Smart Forms
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
2 4 (5.97%) SOAP
2 4 (5.97%) WSDL
2 4 (5.97%) XML
2 4 (5.97%) XSD
3 2 (2.99%) Middleware
4 1 (1.49%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) e-Learning
2 2 (2.99%) Learning Management System
2 2 (2.99%) Life Science
2 2 (2.99%) SCORM
2 2 (2.99%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) AS400
3 1 (1.49%) EPoS
3 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Mac OS
2 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Continuous Improvement
2 25 (37.31%) ERP
3 20 (29.85%) Project Management
4 19 (28.36%) Procure-to-Pay
4 19 (28.36%) Quality Management
5 18 (26.87%) Project Planning
5 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.93%) Scrum
8 9 (13.43%) Artificial Intelligence
8 9 (13.43%) Machine Learning
8 9 (13.43%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
8 9 (13.43%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (13.43%) Systems Engineering
9 8 (11.94%) Data Management
9 8 (11.94%) Information Management
10 7 (10.45%) Change Management
10 7 (10.45%) Creative Thinking
10 7 (10.45%) ITIL
10 7 (10.45%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) ABAP
1 18 (26.87%) SAPscript
2 9 (13.43%) MATLAB
3 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.97%) C#
4 4 (5.97%) C++
4 4 (5.97%) Java
4 4 (5.97%) Python
4 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.49%) HNC
4 1 (1.49%) MCAD
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.48%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.99%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Jamf Pro
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (10.45%) SCCM
1 7 (10.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) SAP
2 9 (13.43%) Twitter
3 7 (10.45%) Citrix
3 7 (10.45%) VMware
4 5 (7.46%) JD Edwards
5 4 (5.97%) ANSYS
5 4 (5.97%) Bloomberg
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle
7 1 (1.49%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.49%) PTC
7 1 (1.49%) Siemens