Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 362 458 318
Rank change year-on-year +96 -140 -35
Permanent jobs citing PMO 1,062 237 1,479
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.50% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.78% 3.95% 7.56%
Number of salaries quoted 795 172 1,170
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,980 £28,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £36,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,067 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,541 £84,875 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -

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 18,389 6,001 19,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 12.59% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 11,259 4,708 14,607
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,125
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,261 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -

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 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for PMO in the UK

PMO
Top 17 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 27 September 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 +67 890 £50,000 -9.09% 87
UK excluding London +70 635 £47,500 -9.52% 64
London -29 328 £60,000 -4.00% 26
Work from Home -141 176 £50,000 -2.44% 7
Midlands -21 150 £52,500 +1.25% 18
North of England -30 147 £46,500 +3.91% 7
South East -86 146 £50,000 -16.67% 14
West Midlands -23 115 £52,500 +5.00% 12
North West -30 82 £45,000 +8.83% 4
South West -27 81 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Yorkshire -62 61 £47,500 +6.74% 2
Scotland -57 47 £35,000 - 2
East Midlands -51 35 £52,500 -12.50% 6
Northern Ireland -18 34 £38,000 +38.18% 2
East of England -75 24 £50,000 +21.21% 9
Wales -29 19 £41,064 -3.38% 5
North East -31 4 £40,750 -50.61% 1

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 585 (55.08%) Project Management
2 441 (41.53%) Finance
3 416 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
4 383 (36.06%) Social Skills
5 306 (28.81%) Project Delivery
6 238 (22.41%) PRINCE2
7 201 (18.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 188 (17.70%) Microsoft
9 185 (17.42%) Microsoft Excel
10 136 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
11 129 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 127 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
13 122 (11.49%) Degree
14 121 (11.39%) Programme Management
15 120 (11.30%) Change Management
16 115 (10.83%) Microsoft Project
17 113 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
17 113 (10.64%) Waterfall
18 110 (10.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 107 (10.08%) JIRA
20 105 (9.89%) Resource Management
21 89 (8.38%) Scrum
21 89 (8.38%) Business Case
22 86 (8.10%) Risk Management
23 83 (7.82%) PMI Certification
24 80 (7.53%) Business Analysis
25 79 (7.44%) SharePoint
26 78 (7.34%) Banking
27 75 (7.06%) Organisational Skills
28 73 (6.87%) Portfolio 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 79 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.71%) Confluence
3 20 (1.88%) Oracle Coherence
4 14 (1.32%) IIS
5 10 (0.94%) CMS
6 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.094%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.094%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.094%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 185 (17.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 115 (10.83%) Microsoft Project
3 113 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
4 110 (10.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.56%) Open Workbench
6 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (1.88%) Distributed Ledger
2 15 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.56%) Primavera
5 4 (0.38%) Maximo
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.094%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle iSupplier
7 1 (0.094%) Orchard Housing
7 1 (0.094%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 1 (0.094%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.094%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.094%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 69 (6.50%) Azure
2 45 (4.24%) Microsoft 365
3 37 (3.48%) Power Platform
4 22 (2.07%) SaaS
5 21 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (1.79%) IaaS
7 12 (1.13%) PaaS
8 11 (1.04%) AWS
9 8 (0.75%) Smartsheet
10 5 (0.47%) Google Sheets
10 5 (0.47%) Google Workspace
10 5 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.38%) Mavenlink
12 3 (0.28%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.28%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.28%) ShareGate
13 1 (0.094%) Azure Service Fabric
13 1 (0.094%) GCP
13 1 (0.094%) GitHub
13 1 (0.094%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.45%) DNS
2 25 (2.35%) LAN
3 24 (2.26%) WAN
4 21 (1.98%) DHCP
5 16 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.94%) VLAN
7 8 (0.75%) Broadband
7 8 (0.75%) Firewall
7 8 (0.75%) Internet
7 8 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.56%) Intranet
8 6 (0.56%) Network Security
9 5 (0.47%) SAN
9 5 (0.47%) Skype
10 4 (0.38%) BGP
10 4 (0.38%) DMZ
10 4 (0.38%) HSRP
10 4 (0.38%) OSPF
10 4 (0.38%) SD-WAN
10 4 (0.38%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.11%) Power BI
2 24 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 22 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.69%) SQL Server
5 15 (1.41%) DTS
6 14 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.75%) Big Data
9 6 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.56%) Data Lake
9 6 (0.56%) MySQL
9 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.47%) Tableau
11 4 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
11 4 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.28%) OLAP
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 107 (10.08%) JIRA
2 26 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.88%) Bitbucket
3 20 (1.88%) IntelliJ
3 20 (1.88%) JUnit
3 20 (1.88%) Maven
3 20 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 20 (1.88%) TeamCity
4 19 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.47%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.28%) Subversion
8 1 (0.094%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.094%) MSI
General
1 441 (41.53%) Finance
2 383 (36.06%) Social Skills
3 136 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (7.34%) Banking
5 75 (7.06%) Organisational Skills
6 69 (6.50%) Legal
7 66 (6.21%) Law
8 62 (5.84%) Influencing Skills
9 59 (5.56%) Public Sector
10 57 (5.37%) Retail
11 56 (5.27%) Presentation Skills
12 48 (4.52%) Telecoms
13 38 (3.58%) Manufacturing
14 28 (2.64%) Marketing
15 21 (1.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 17 (1.60%) Local Government
17 13 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
18 11 (1.04%) Billing
18 11 (1.04%) Games
19 5 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 239 (22.50%) Analyst
2 231 (21.75%) Project Manager
3 131 (12.34%) PMO Analyst
4 90 (8.47%) PMO Manager
5 69 (6.50%) Coordinator
6 67 (6.31%) IT Manager
7 66 (6.21%) Senior Manager
8 60 (5.65%) Business Analyst
9 50 (4.71%) Senior Project Manager
10 46 (4.33%) Project Coordinator
11 45 (4.24%) PMO Lead
12 43 (4.05%) IT Project Manager
13 33 (3.11%) Programme Manager
14 32 (3.01%) Consultant
14 32 (3.01%) IT Analyst
15 30 (2.82%) Project Analyst
16 29 (2.73%) Junior
16 29 (2.73%) Scrum Master
17 28 (2.64%) Senior PMO
18 27 (2.54%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.54%) HTML
2 22 (2.07%) Middleware
3 21 (1.98%) REST
3 21 (1.98%) RESTful
4 20 (1.88%) AngularJS
4 20 (1.88%) HTML5
4 20 (1.88%) Kafka
5 10 (0.94%) .NET
6 4 (0.38%) ISPF
6 4 (0.38%) JSON
6 4 (0.38%) XML
7 3 (0.28%) CSS
7 3 (0.28%) ServiceStack
8 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.19%) EDI
8 2 (0.19%) JSF
8 2 (0.19%) LDAP
8 2 (0.19%) Velocity
9 1 (0.094%) WPF
9 1 (0.094%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 58 (5.46%) PMI
3 37 (3.48%) User Experience
4 29 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (1.88%) Housing Association
7 12 (1.13%) FMCG
7 12 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (0.94%) Clustering
8 10 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 9 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.75%) NHS
11 7 (0.66%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
11 7 (0.66%) Replication
11 7 (0.66%) Social Media
12 6 (0.56%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 53 (4.99%) Windows
2 31 (2.92%) Linux
3 20 (1.88%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.28%) Android
5 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.19%) Unix
6 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.094%) AIX
7 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (55.08%) Project Management
2 416 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (28.81%) Project Delivery
4 238 (22.41%) PRINCE2
5 201 (18.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 129 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 127 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
8 121 (11.39%) Programme Management
9 120 (11.30%) Change Management
10 113 (10.64%) Waterfall
11 105 (9.89%) Resource Management
12 89 (8.38%) Business Case
12 89 (8.38%) Scrum
13 86 (8.10%) Risk Management
14 80 (7.53%) Business Analysis
15 73 (6.87%) Portfolio Management
16 67 (6.31%) Coaching
17 65 (6.12%) DevOps
18 64 (6.03%) Programme Delivery
19 61 (5.74%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 28 (2.64%) SQL
2 26 (2.45%) Python
3 24 (2.26%) Java
4 23 (2.17%) C
5 20 (1.88%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.13%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.47%) C#
8 5 (0.47%) VBScript
9 4 (0.38%) C++
10 3 (0.28%) PHP
10 3 (0.28%) VBA
11 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.094%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 122 (11.49%) Degree
2 83 (7.82%) PMI Certification
3 38 (3.58%) PMP
4 34 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 32 (3.01%) Security Cleared
6 23 (2.17%) MBA
7 22 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (1.51%) ISEB
9 14 (1.32%) SC Cleared
10 13 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.04%) APMP
12 6 (0.56%) CCNA
12 6 (0.56%) CCNP
12 6 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.38%) CISA
14 4 (0.38%) CISM
14 4 (0.38%) CISSP
14 4 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.37%) QA
2 21 (1.98%) P3O
3 20 (1.88%) SLA
4 11 (1.04%) GDPR
5 10 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.66%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.38%) NIST
9 3 (0.28%) JTAG
10 2 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.19%) GRC
10 2 (0.19%) HL7
10 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.094%) COBIT
11 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.56%) vCloud
4 3 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.28%) XenApp
5 2 (0.19%) Docker
5 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.094%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
2 13 (1.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.94%) WSUS
5 9 (0.85%) SCCM
6 4 (0.38%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.28%) Ansible
8 2 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.19%) SCOM
8 2 (0.19%) Terraform
9 1 (0.094%) MIIS
9 1 (0.094%) Rsyslog
9 1 (0.094%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 188 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.33%) Oracle
3 38 (3.58%) SAP
4 20 (1.88%) Solace
5 17 (1.60%) VMware
6 13 (1.22%) Citrix
7 10 (0.94%) Cadence
8 7 (0.66%) Cisco
8 7 (0.66%) Google
8 7 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.56%) CommVault
9 6 (0.56%) Meraki
9 6 (0.56%) Planview
9 6 (0.56%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.56%) Zerto
10 5 (0.47%) JDA
11 4 (0.38%) Aruba
11 4 (0.38%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.38%) NEC
11 4 (0.38%) Qualys