Period
to 14 April 2021

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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 397 368 267
Rank change year-on-year -29 -101 +13
Permanent jobs citing PMO 590 916 1,843
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.81% 1.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.77% 6.56% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 454 755 1,465
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £74,375 £65,000
90th Percentile £76,750 £85,000 £82,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 10,224 13,974 20,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.28% 12.35% 14.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7,148 10,868 15,439
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,994 £37,500 £37,000
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% - -

PMO
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PMO in the UK

PMO
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PMO over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 18 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 14 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
England -10 549 £50,000 -9.09% 80
UK excluding London +19 341 £45,000 -5.26% 54
London -11 225 £55,000 -9.09% 26
South East +34 107 £55,000 - 15
Work from Home -68 104 £51,250 -2.38% 9
Midlands +19 76 £40,000 -20.00% 10
West Midlands +35 68 £42,500 -10.05% 6
North of England +23 64 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South West +18 56 £40,000 -20.00% 6
North West +34 38 £42,500 +12.58% 4
Yorkshire -6 23 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Scotland +8 15 £50,000 +5.26%
East of England +31 11 £45,000 +23.71% 13
Wales +25 9 £40,361 -6.63% 2
East Midlands -5 8 £38,750 -38.00% 4
North East +13 3 £43,750 +16.67%
Northern Ireland +2 2 £63,500 +130.91% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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.

1 303 (51.36%) Project Management
2 251 (42.54%) Finance
3 197 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (24.41%) PRINCE2
5 136 (23.05%) Project Delivery
6 106 (17.97%) Microsoft Excel
7 104 (17.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 87 (14.75%) Change Management
9 84 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
10 77 (13.05%) Microsoft Project
11 66 (11.19%) Microsoft
12 65 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
13 63 (10.68%) Programme Management
13 63 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
14 61 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 55 (9.32%) Scrum
16 54 (9.15%) Business Case
17 51 (8.64%) Waterfall
17 51 (8.64%) Portfolio Management
18 46 (7.80%) Resource Management
19 45 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
20 43 (7.29%) Project Planning
21 42 (7.12%) JIRA
22 41 (6.95%) Degree
22 41 (6.95%) Analytics
23 38 (6.44%) Business Analysis
23 38 (6.44%) ERP
23 38 (6.44%) Retail
24 37 (6.27%) Risk Management
24 37 (6.27%) Supplier Management

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 26 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.54%) Confluence
3 3 (0.51%) MS Project Server
3 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 106 (17.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (13.05%) Microsoft Project
3 65 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
4 61 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (3.73%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.51%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (2.54%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.68%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.34%) Primavera
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.17%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.93%) Azure
2 22 (3.73%) SaaS
3 18 (3.05%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (2.54%) Power Platform
5 11 (1.86%) IaaS
6 10 (1.69%) PaaS
7 9 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.19%) AWS
9 6 (1.02%) Google Workspace
10 3 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.51%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.34%) Datadog
11 2 (0.34%) Smartsheet
11 2 (0.34%) Trello
12 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.22%) WAN
2 16 (2.71%) WLAN
3 14 (2.37%) LAN
4 9 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (1.19%) Firewall
6 6 (1.02%) DNS
6 6 (1.02%) Intranet
7 5 (0.85%) Skype
7 5 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.68%) DHCP
8 4 (0.68%) Internet
8 4 (0.68%) MGW
8 4 (0.68%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.51%) BGP
9 3 (0.51%) OSPF
9 3 (0.51%) SD-WAN
9 3 (0.51%) Wireless
10 2 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.37%) Power BI
2 10 (1.69%) GIS
2 10 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.68%) Big Data
3 4 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.34%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.34%) Tableau
6 1 (0.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 42 (7.12%) JIRA
2 9 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.51%) MSI
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.34%) Toad
6 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.17%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.17%) JUnit
6 1 (0.17%) Postman
6 1 (0.17%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 251 (42.54%) Finance
2 38 (6.44%) Retail
3 35 (5.93%) Legal
4 33 (5.59%) Banking
5 31 (5.25%) Public Sector
6 29 (4.92%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.90%) Law
8 22 (3.73%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.71%) Marketing
10 8 (1.36%) Automotive
11 7 (1.19%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.02%) Electronics
13 5 (0.85%) Housing Association
13 5 (0.85%) Local Government
13 5 (0.85%) Publishing
14 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.68%) Czech Language
14 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 143 (24.24%) Project Manager
2 128 (21.69%) Analyst
3 78 (13.22%) PMO Analyst
4 45 (7.63%) IT Manager
5 36 (6.10%) PMO Lead
6 33 (5.59%) Business Analyst
7 31 (5.25%) Senior Manager
8 29 (4.92%) Coordinator
9 27 (4.58%) Senior PMO
10 25 (4.24%) IT Project Manager
11 24 (4.07%) Project Coordinator
12 23 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
12 23 (3.90%) Senior Project Manager
13 22 (3.73%) PMO Coordinator
14 21 (3.56%) IT Analyst
14 21 (3.56%) Senior PMO Analyst
15 20 (3.39%) Consultant
16 19 (3.22%) PMO Manager
17 18 (3.05%) Project Officer
18 15 (2.54%) Head of PMO
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.51%) CGI
1 3 (0.51%) REST
1 3 (0.51%) Velocity
1 3 (0.51%) Web Services
2 2 (0.34%) .NET
2 2 (0.34%) COM
2 2 (0.34%) CSS
2 2 (0.34%) HTML
2 2 (0.34%) JSON
2 2 (0.34%) XML
3 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.17%) Java EE
3 1 (0.17%) SAML
3 1 (0.17%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (2.88%) PMI
3 15 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.03%) Life Science
5 11 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.69%) User Experience
7 6 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.02%) Derivative
7 6 (1.02%) Equities
7 6 (1.02%) FMCG
7 6 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
8 5 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.85%) NHS
9 4 (0.68%) Tandem
10 3 (0.51%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.51%) LIMS
10 3 (0.51%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.34%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.34%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 23 (3.90%) Windows
2 8 (1.36%) Windows Server
3 5 (0.85%) Windows 7
3 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
3 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
4 3 (0.51%) Linux
4 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.17%) Android
6 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (51.36%) Project Management
2 197 (33.39%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (24.41%) PRINCE2
4 136 (23.05%) Project Delivery
5 104 (17.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 87 (14.75%) Change Management
7 84 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (10.68%) Programme Management
9 55 (9.32%) Scrum
10 54 (9.15%) Business Case
11 51 (8.64%) Portfolio Management
11 51 (8.64%) Waterfall
12 46 (7.80%) Resource Management
13 45 (7.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 43 (7.29%) Project Planning
15 41 (6.95%) Analytics
16 38 (6.44%) Business Analysis
16 38 (6.44%) ERP
17 37 (6.27%) Risk Management
17 37 (6.27%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.37%) C
2 10 (1.69%) SQL
3 9 (1.53%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.53%) Python
4 5 (0.85%) Perl
5 4 (0.68%) Java
5 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.51%) VBScript
7 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.34%) XPath
7 2 (0.34%) XQuery
8 1 (0.17%) C#
8 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (6.95%) Degree
2 36 (6.10%) PMI Certification
3 34 (5.76%) PMP
4 19 (3.22%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 16 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (2.20%) CCNP
7 13 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.69%) APMP
8 10 (1.69%) CCNA
9 9 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.53%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.36%) ISEB
11 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.85%) APMG
12 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.68%) IIBA
14 3 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.51%) GISP
14 3 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.24%) SLA
2 21 (3.56%) QA
3 8 (1.36%) P3O
4 6 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.51%) COBIT
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.34%) GDPR
6 2 (0.34%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.17%) GMP
7 1 (0.17%) GRC
7 1 (0.17%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (2.37%) Active Directory
1 14 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.17%) IAG
5 1 (0.17%) vCloud
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.19%) Ansible
2 4 (0.68%) SCCM
2 4 (0.68%) Stealthwatch
3 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.51%) Sysprep
3 3 (0.51%) WSUS
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.34%) Terraform
5 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 66 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.93%) SAP
3 16 (2.71%) ServiceNow
4 14 (2.37%) VMware
5 13 (2.20%) Oracle
6 12 (2.03%) Cisco
7 9 (1.53%) Meraki
8 8 (1.36%) hybris
9 6 (1.02%) Citrix
9 6 (1.02%) Planview
9 6 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.85%) CommVault
10 5 (0.85%) iManage
11 4 (0.68%) Aruba
11 4 (0.68%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.68%) HP
11 4 (0.68%) Huawei
11 4 (0.68%) Nokia
11 4 (0.68%) Reuters
11 4 (0.68%) Veeam