Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PMBOK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PMBOK over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide and Standards)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 823 944 1104
Rank change year-on-year +121 +160 +83
Permanent jobs citing PMBOK 29 11 24
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.081% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 13
10th Percentile £46,250 £33,750 £33,550
25th Percentile £51,250 £41,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +31.82% - -16.67%
75th Percentile £80,313 " £65,000
90th Percentile £93,250 £56,250 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +14.74% -13.64% -16.67%

PMBOK is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 10,349 13,621 20,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.38% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,225 10,584 15,400
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

PMBOK
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PMBOK over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for PMBOK in the UK

PMBOK
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PMBOK within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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
UK excluding London +107 22 £54,500 +14.74% 4
England +151 18 £72,500 +31.82% 4
Scotland - 10 £54,500 - 1
South East +75 9 - -
London +116 6 £72,500 +31.82% 1
Work from Home - 2 £85,000 -
North of England +32 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £100,000 - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £100,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT jobs citing PMBOK 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 PMBOK.

1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (93.10%) PRINCE2
3 25 (86.21%) Scrum
4 21 (72.41%) Waterfall
5 19 (65.52%) PaaS
6 18 (62.07%) Kanban
6 18 (62.07%) Law
7 17 (58.62%) Service Management
7 17 (58.62%) Linux
7 17 (58.62%) ITIL
7 17 (58.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (58.62%) Ansible
7 17 (58.62%) Terraform
7 17 (58.62%) Cloud Native
8 10 (34.48%) Private Cloud
8 10 (34.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (34.48%) OpenStack
8 10 (34.48%) OpenShift
8 10 (34.48%) SIEM
9 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (27.59%) PMI Certification
9 8 (27.59%) Project Management
10 7 (24.14%) Six Sigma
10 7 (24.14%) PMP
10 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (24.14%) AWS
10 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (17.24%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 5 (17.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (17.24%) Finance

PMBOK
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 10 (34.48%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 19 (65.52%) PaaS
2 10 (34.48%) OpenShift
3 7 (24.14%) AWS
3 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (10.34%) SaaS
5 2 (6.90%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (6.90%) Redis
General
1 18 (62.07%) Law
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) AWS Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Professional Services Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Professional Services Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Service Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Release Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Release Train Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Programme Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Governance Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Head of IT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Cloud Native
2 10 (34.48%) Private Cloud
3 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (10.34%) PMI
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
1 17 (58.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (93.10%) PRINCE2
3 25 (86.21%) Scrum
4 21 (72.41%) Waterfall
5 18 (62.07%) Kanban
6 17 (58.62%) ITIL
6 17 (58.62%) Service Management
7 10 (34.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (34.48%) SIEM
8 8 (27.59%) Project Management
8 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (24.14%) Six Sigma
10 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (10.34%) Project Governance
11 3 (10.34%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 2 (6.90%) Agile Coaching
12 2 (6.90%) Decision-Making
12 2 (6.90%) IT Strategy
12 2 (6.90%) Release Train
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) PMI Certification
2 7 (24.14%) PMP
3 5 (17.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 5 (17.24%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (58.62%) Ansible
1 17 (58.62%) Terraform
2 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft