Period
to 8 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PMO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PMO over the 6 months to 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 324 248 308
Rank change year-on-year -76 +60 -7
Permanent jobs citing PMO 1,280 2,164 1,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.36% 1.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.54% 10.03% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,009 1,583 1,485
UK median annual salary £51,570 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.14% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,700 £30,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

PMO 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 16,977 21,568 22,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 13.57% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12,946 16,091 17,087
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PMO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PMO.

Salary trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PMO over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PMO within the UK over the 6 months to 8 December 2019. 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 -71 1,198 £52,500 +5.00% 109
UK excluding London -46 741 £47,500 +5.56% 92
London -67 492 £60,000 - 23
South East -6 270 £55,000 +10.00% 15
North of England -80 163 £42,500 -4.49% 34
Midlands -11 137 £47,500 - 19
West Midlands -14 96 £49,000 +2.08% 15
North West -59 88 £42,500 -10.05% 16
East of England +27 66 £46,173 +4.94% 10
South West -49 63 £38,500 -3.75% 8
Yorkshire -71 60 £42,500 +6.25% 13
East Midlands +11 41 £42,500 -2.86% 4
Scotland -13 22 £51,570 +14.60% 5
Wales +12 19 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North East +31 15 £35,000 -20.00% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, IT jobs citing PMO 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 PMO.

1 659 (51.48%) Project Management
2 511 (39.92%) Finance
3 450 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
4 346 (27.03%) PRINCE2
5 316 (24.69%) Project Delivery
6 208 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 205 (16.02%) Change Management
8 200 (15.63%) Microsoft Project
9 178 (13.91%) Microsoft
10 170 (13.28%) Microsoft Excel
11 169 (13.20%) Programme Management
12 158 (12.34%) Degree
13 153 (11.95%) Waterfall
14 130 (10.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 125 (9.77%) Portfolio Management
15 125 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
16 124 (9.69%) Risk Management
17 123 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
18 112 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
19 109 (8.52%) QA
19 109 (8.52%) Mentoring
20 103 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
21 97 (7.58%) Project Planning
22 96 (7.50%) SharePoint
23 92 (7.19%) Resource Management
24 90 (7.03%) Coaching
25 88 (6.88%) Decision-Making
26 85 (6.64%) PMI Certification
27 84 (6.56%) JIRA
27 84 (6.56%) Project Governance

PMO
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 96 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.88%) Confluence
3 7 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.47%) MS Project Server
4 6 (0.47%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.39%) Moodle
6 3 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.16%) CMS
7 2 (0.16%) IIS
7 2 (0.16%) SAS
8 1 (0.078%) Apache
8 1 (0.078%) TPMS
Applications
1 200 (15.63%) Microsoft Project
2 170 (13.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 130 (10.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 112 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
5 49 (3.83%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.86%) Open Workbench
7 9 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.63%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.23%) SPSS
10 2 (0.16%) HipChat
11 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.02%) Primavera
3 10 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.63%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.47%) Lawson
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.31%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.23%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 2 (0.16%) SAP MDG
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.91%) Office 365
2 40 (3.13%) Azure
3 27 (2.11%) SaaS
4 25 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (1.72%) AWS
6 19 (1.48%) Power Platform
7 14 (1.09%) Trello
8 8 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.39%) FinancialForce
9 5 (0.39%) GCP
9 5 (0.39%) GitHub
10 4 (0.31%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.31%) PaaS
11 3 (0.23%) G Suite
12 2 (0.16%) Mavenlink
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle CX
12 2 (0.16%) Slack
12 2 (0.16%) Smartsheet
12 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.078%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.02%) SAN
2 12 (0.94%) LAN
3 11 (0.86%) WAN
4 10 (0.78%) Intranet
4 10 (0.78%) Skype
5 8 (0.63%) Broadband
6 6 (0.47%) FCoE
6 6 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (0.47%) Firewall
6 6 (0.47%) iSCSI
7 5 (0.39%) DHCP
7 5 (0.39%) DNS
8 4 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (0.31%) VPN
8 4 (0.31%) VSAN
9 3 (0.23%) Network Security
9 3 (0.23%) RIP
9 3 (0.23%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.48%) Power BI
3 9 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (0.63%) SAP HANA
5 7 (0.55%) Big Data
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.31%) GIS
8 4 (0.31%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.23%) MySQL
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (0.23%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.23%) QlikView
9 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 84 (6.56%) JIRA
2 9 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.47%) Selenium
4 5 (0.39%) HP UFT
4 5 (0.39%) LoadRunner
4 5 (0.39%) SoapUI
4 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.23%) NUnit
5 3 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 511 (39.92%) Finance
2 78 (6.09%) Public Sector
3 77 (6.02%) Banking
4 69 (5.39%) Law
5 62 (4.84%) Retail
6 61 (4.77%) Legal
7 59 (4.61%) Telecoms
8 47 (3.67%) Local Government
9 31 (2.42%) Marketing
10 27 (2.11%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.88%) Back Office
12 23 (1.80%) Police
13 13 (1.02%) Advertising
13 13 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 13 (1.02%) Fire and Rescue
14 12 (0.94%) Games
15 10 (0.78%) Billing
15 10 (0.78%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.47%) French Language
16 6 (0.47%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 268 (20.94%) Project Manager
2 233 (18.20%) Analyst
3 158 (12.34%) PMO Analyst
4 120 (9.38%) PMO Manager
5 84 (6.56%) Senior Manager
6 78 (6.09%) IT Manager
7 73 (5.70%) PMO Lead
8 56 (4.38%) Senior Project Manager
9 54 (4.22%) Delivery Manager
10 52 (4.06%) Consultant
11 51 (3.98%) Programme Manager
12 50 (3.91%) Coordinator
13 48 (3.75%) IT Project Manager
14 46 (3.59%) Head of PMO
15 42 (3.28%) Portfolio Manager
16 41 (3.20%) Project Coordinator
17 39 (3.05%) Business Analyst
18 37 (2.89%) Architect
18 37 (2.89%) Junior
19 33 (2.58%) Senior PMO
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.80%) Web Services
2 22 (1.72%) .NET
3 13 (1.02%) HTML
4 10 (0.78%) CSS
5 8 (0.63%) SOAP
6 7 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (0.55%) HTML5
7 6 (0.47%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.39%) jQuery
8 5 (0.39%) JSON
8 5 (0.39%) OpenMP
8 5 (0.39%) WCF
8 5 (0.39%) XML
9 4 (0.31%) Flash
9 4 (0.31%) LDAP
9 4 (0.31%) Middleware
10 3 (0.23%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.23%) RESTful
10 3 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 125 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 55 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 39 (3.05%) PMI
6 28 (2.19%) Virtual Team
7 18 (1.41%) NHS
8 16 (1.25%) User Experience
9 12 (0.94%) Equities
10 11 (0.86%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.86%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.78%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.63%) Learning Management System
12 8 (0.63%) Online Games
13 7 (0.55%) Spread Betting
14 6 (0.47%) CUDA
14 6 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.47%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (2.34%) Windows
2 17 (1.33%) Windows 10
3 8 (0.63%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.39%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
5 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.16%) Linux
7 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.16%) zOS
8 1 (0.078%) Android
8 1 (0.078%) Unix
8 1 (0.078%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (51.48%) Project Management
2 450 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (27.03%) PRINCE2
4 316 (24.69%) Project Delivery
5 208 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 205 (16.02%) Change Management
7 169 (13.20%) Programme Management
8 153 (11.95%) Waterfall
9 125 (9.77%) Portfolio Management
10 124 (9.69%) Risk Management
11 123 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
12 109 (8.52%) Mentoring
13 103 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 97 (7.58%) Project Planning
15 92 (7.19%) Resource Management
16 90 (7.03%) Coaching
17 88 (6.88%) Decision-Making
18 84 (6.56%) Project Governance
19 82 (6.41%) Analytics
20 78 (6.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (3.67%) C
2 36 (2.81%) SQL
3 15 (1.17%) JavaScript
4 11 (0.86%) Java
5 9 (0.70%) C#
6 8 (0.63%) C++
6 8 (0.63%) PHP
7 5 (0.39%) Fortran
7 5 (0.39%) VB
7 5 (0.39%) VBA
8 4 (0.31%) Python
9 3 (0.23%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.16%) JCL
10 2 (0.16%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.16%) Ruby
10 2 (0.16%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.078%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.078%) R
Qualifications
1 158 (12.34%) Degree
2 85 (6.64%) PMI Certification
3 67 (5.23%) PMP
4 50 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 48 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 41 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (1.64%) APMP
8 21 (1.64%) SC Cleared
9 20 (1.56%) ISEB
10 14 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.86%) CCNA
12 11 (0.86%) MCSE
13 8 (0.63%) AWS Certification
13 8 (0.63%) CISA
13 8 (0.63%) CISM
13 8 (0.63%) CISSP
14 6 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
15 5 (0.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (8.52%) QA
2 16 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (1.25%) P3O
3 10 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.70%) GDPR
5 8 (0.63%) NIST
6 7 (0.55%) SLA
7 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.23%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.16%) EMIR
9 2 (0.16%) ITGC
10 1 (0.078%) GAAP
10 1 (0.078%) IFRS
10 1 (0.078%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 26 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.78%) vSphere
5 8 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.63%) XenApp
6 6 (0.47%) NFS
7 4 (0.31%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.16%) Microcode
9 1 (0.078%) IAG
Systems Management
1 15 (1.17%) SCCM
2 8 (0.63%) AppDNA
3 5 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.16%) SCOM
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.078%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 178 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.08%) SAP
3 42 (3.28%) Oracle
4 30 (2.34%) VMware
5 26 (2.03%) Capita
6 25 (1.95%) Cisco
7 18 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.33%) Citrix
8 17 (1.33%) HP
9 16 (1.25%) Google
10 14 (1.09%) Remedy
11 9 (0.70%) NEC
12 8 (0.63%) 3PAR
12 8 (0.63%) BT
12 8 (0.63%) F5
12 8 (0.63%) JD Edwards
12 8 (0.63%) Openreach
12 8 (0.63%) Sage
13 7 (0.55%) IFS
13 7 (0.55%) ServiceNow