Period
to 20 January 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PMI in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PMI over the 6 months to 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Project Management Institute (PMI)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 658 746 612
Rank change year-on-year +88 -134 +52
Permanent jobs citing PMI 105 283 587
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.59% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 113 202 422
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £36,500 £35,100 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.00% -4.76% -4.55%

PMI is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 24,417 48,266 59,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.50% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19,047 37,500 45,663
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

PMI
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PMI in the UK

PMI
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PMI in the UK

PMI
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PMI over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for PMI in the UK

PMI
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PMI within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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 +85 91 £62,000 +12.73% 11
UK excluding London +110 58 £57,000 +14.00% 8
London +124 37 £75,000 +13.21% 3
South East +134 35 £58,750 +6.82% 4
Work from Home -49 32 £62,250 +38.33% 1
Midlands +66 9 £42,500 +6.25% 3
West Midlands +62 9 £42,500 -2.86% 1
North of England +57 5 £62,000 +65.33% 1
North West +69 3 £55,000 +46.67% 1
South West +65 3 £53,750 +53.57%
East of England +109 2 - -
Wales +43 2 £52,000 +30.00%
Scotland +21 2 £55,750 +23.89%
Yorkshire +36 1 £62,000 -6.42%
North East +18 1 £62,000 +58.62%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, IT jobs citing PMI 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 PMI.

1 104 (99.05%) PMI Certification
2 60 (57.14%) Project Management
3 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (31.43%) PRINCE2
5 30 (28.57%) Degree
5 30 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (24.76%) Finance
7 25 (23.81%) Scrum
8 23 (21.90%) Azure
8 23 (21.90%) Waterfall
8 23 (21.90%) DevOps
9 22 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (20.95%) SaaS
10 21 (20.00%) Project Delivery
11 19 (18.10%) PMP
12 18 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (16.19%) Computer Science
14 16 (15.24%) IaaS
14 16 (15.24%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
16 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
17 13 (12.38%) Management Information System
18 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (11.43%) SQL
18 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
18 12 (11.43%) Mentoring
19 11 (10.48%) SDLC
19 11 (10.48%) Artificial Intelligence
19 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
20 10 (9.52%) Aerospace

PMI
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 3 (2.86%) WordPress
2 2 (1.90%) CMS
3 1 (0.95%) Confluence
3 1 (0.95%) SAS
3 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) NetSuite
1 2 (1.90%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.95%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.95%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.95%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.90%) Azure
2 22 (20.95%) SaaS
3 16 (15.24%) IaaS
4 10 (9.52%) AWS
5 7 (6.67%) PaaS
6 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (4.76%) Amazon S3
6 5 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.76%) GCP
6 5 (4.76%) Power Platform
6 5 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.90%) Office 365
8 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) VPN
2 2 (1.90%) 3GPP
2 2 (1.90%) DHCP
2 2 (1.90%) DNS
2 2 (1.90%) LAN
2 2 (1.90%) LTE
2 2 (1.90%) MIMO
2 2 (1.90%) SAN
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) FTP
3 1 (0.95%) HTTP
3 1 (0.95%) ICMP
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) POP3
3 1 (0.95%) Skype
3 1 (0.95%) SMTP
3 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.95%) VLAN
3 1 (0.95%) WAN
3 1 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) Power BI
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.90%) Big Data
3 2 (1.90%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.90%) FileMaker
3 2 (1.90%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.95%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.95%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) JIRA
1 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.90%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.95%) JMeter
3 1 (0.95%) Postman
3 1 (0.95%) REST Assured
3 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (24.76%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Aerospace
3 8 (7.62%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.67%) Billing
4 7 (6.67%) Marketing
5 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Bulgarian Language
6 1 (0.95%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.95%) French Language
6 1 (0.95%) German Language
6 1 (0.95%) Hungarian Language
6 1 (0.95%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.95%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.95%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.95%) Publishing
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (38.10%) Project Manager
2 13 (12.38%) Analyst
3 12 (11.43%) IT Manager
4 11 (10.48%) IT Project Manager
5 10 (9.52%) Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Senior Manager
7 8 (7.62%) Senior Project Manager
8 7 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 6 (5.71%) IT Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (4.76%) Telecoms Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) CSS
2 4 (3.81%) HTML
2 4 (3.81%) HTML5
3 2 (1.90%) Middleware
3 2 (1.90%) OAuth
3 2 (1.90%) OAuth2
3 2 (1.90%) OpenID
3 2 (1.90%) SAML
4 1 (0.95%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.38%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.71%) User Experience
6 5 (4.76%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.81%) Social Media
8 3 (2.86%) FMCG
8 3 (2.86%) NHS
8 3 (2.86%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.95%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.95%) Industry 4.0
10 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) Windows
2 6 (5.71%) Linux
3 5 (4.76%) CentOS
4 4 (3.81%) VMS
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (57.14%) Project Management
2 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (31.43%) PRINCE2
4 30 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (23.81%) Scrum
6 23 (21.90%) DevOps
6 23 (21.90%) Waterfall
7 21 (20.00%) Project Delivery
8 18 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (16.19%) Computer Science
10 15 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
11 12 (11.43%) Mentoring
11 12 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (10.48%) Artificial Intelligence
12 11 (10.48%) SDLC
13 10 (9.52%) Analytics
13 10 (9.52%) Coaching
13 10 (9.52%) Process Improvement
13 10 (9.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (11.43%) SQL
3 9 (8.57%) TypeScript
4 6 (5.71%) Python
5 5 (4.76%) C#
5 5 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.90%) R
7 1 (0.95%) C
7 1 (0.95%) Go
7 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (99.05%) PMI Certification
2 30 (28.57%) Degree
3 19 (18.10%) PMP
4 16 (15.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.81%) CISSP
5 4 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.86%) APMP
6 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.90%) CAPM
7 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) APMG
8 1 (0.95%) CBAP
8 1 (0.95%) CISA
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.95%) CISM
8 1 (0.95%) CPIM
8 1 (0.95%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.95%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) GDPR
1 6 (5.71%) PMBOK
1 6 (5.71%) PMO
2 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) COBIT
3 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.95%) MiFID
4 1 (0.95%) NCSC
4 1 (0.95%) NIST
4 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.95%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.67%) SAP
3 5 (4.76%) DocuSign
3 5 (4.76%) Google
3 5 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.81%) Sage
5 3 (2.86%) JD Edwards
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle
5 3 (2.86%) VMware
6 2 (1.90%) CA
6 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) LogRhythm