Period
to 14 August 2020

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 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management Office (PMO)
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 414 305 273
Rank change year-on-year -109 -32 +47
Permanent jobs citing PMO 427 1,541 2,109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 1.08% 1.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.65% 8.13% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 347 1,253 1,643
Median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.40% -3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,750 £28,818
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%

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 7,561 18,955 22,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.17% 13.33% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5,740 13,986 16,868
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,044 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 -89 401 £55,000 +11.11% 25
UK excluding London -65 244 £50,000 +17.65% 23
London -35 175 £70,000 +16.67% 4
South East +3 94 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Midlands +26 49 £50,000 +25.00% 3
North of England +3 46 £40,000 +6.67% 7
West Midlands +31 31 £50,000 +25.00% 3
South West +46 30 £51,250 +36.67% 2
Yorkshire +75 25 £38,500 +40.00% 3
Work from Home +5 24 £53,750 +7.50% 5
North West +13 21 £40,000 -3.35% 3
East Midlands +45 18 £61,250 +53.13%
Wales +28 8 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Scotland +68 7 £42,500 -3.41% 1
East of England +64 5 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Northern Ireland +30 5 £27,500 -35.29%

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 207 (48.48%) Project Management
2 193 (45.20%) Finance
3 156 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (22.25%) PRINCE2
5 93 (21.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 88 (20.61%) Waterfall
7 83 (19.44%) Project Delivery
8 75 (17.56%) Microsoft Excel
9 69 (16.16%) Change Management
10 62 (14.52%) Microsoft Project
10 62 (14.52%) Decision-Making
11 59 (13.82%) Programme Management
11 59 (13.82%) Portfolio Management
12 50 (11.71%) Degree
12 50 (11.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 42 (9.84%) Microsoft
14 41 (9.60%) Resource Management
14 41 (9.60%) Requirements Gathering
15 39 (9.13%) Risk Management
16 37 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
17 36 (8.43%) SQL
18 35 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (7.96%) Public Sector
20 33 (7.73%) Change Control
20 33 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
21 32 (7.49%) Project Governance
21 32 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
21 32 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
22 31 (7.26%) Coaching
23 29 (6.79%) Analytics

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 22 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.87%) Confluence
3 6 (1.41%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 75 (17.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (14.52%) Microsoft Project
3 50 (11.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (2.81%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.47%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Primavera
1 4 (0.94%) SAP ERP
1 4 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.47%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Lawson
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.22%) Power Platform
2 16 (3.75%) Azure
3 11 (2.58%) SaaS
4 10 (2.34%) Office 365
5 9 (2.11%) IaaS
5 9 (2.11%) PaaS
6 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.47%) AWS
7 2 (0.47%) Smartsheet
7 2 (0.47%) Trello
8 1 (0.23%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.23%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.17%) LAN
1 5 (1.17%) WAN
2 3 (0.70%) Internet
2 3 (0.70%) Skype
2 3 (0.70%) Wireless
3 2 (0.47%) Firewall
3 2 (0.47%) Intranet
3 2 (0.47%) RFID
3 2 (0.47%) WebEx
3 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.23%) 4G
4 1 (0.23%) 5G
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.23%) DHCP
4 1 (0.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.92%) RDBMS
1 21 (4.92%) Relational Database
2 18 (4.22%) Power BI
2 18 (4.22%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.70%) Big Data
4 3 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.47%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.23%) QlikView
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (6.56%) JIRA
2 22 (5.15%) Selenium
3 21 (4.92%) HP UFT
3 21 (4.92%) LoadRunner
3 21 (4.92%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.23%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 193 (45.20%) Finance
2 34 (7.96%) Public Sector
3 27 (6.32%) Law
4 23 (5.39%) Banking
5 18 (4.22%) Retail
6 17 (3.98%) Local Government
7 16 (3.75%) Manufacturing
8 11 (2.58%) Police
9 10 (2.34%) Billing
10 9 (2.11%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.87%) Back Office
12 7 (1.64%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.64%) Legal
13 6 (1.41%) Marketing
14 4 (0.94%) Advertising
14 4 (0.94%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.70%) Electronics
16 2 (0.47%) Automotive
16 2 (0.47%) Fire and Rescue
16 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 107 (25.06%) Analyst
2 73 (17.10%) PMO Analyst
2 73 (17.10%) Project Manager
3 30 (7.03%) PMO Manager
4 29 (6.79%) IT Manager
4 29 (6.79%) PMO Lead
5 22 (5.15%) Test Leader
6 21 (4.92%) Senior Manager
7 20 (4.68%) Programme Manager
8 15 (3.51%) Junior
8 15 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (3.28%) Business Analyst
9 14 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (2.81%) Delivery Manager
10 12 (2.81%) Portfolio Manager
10 12 (2.81%) Senior PMO
11 11 (2.58%) IT Project Manager
11 11 (2.58%) Project Officer
11 11 (2.58%) Support Officer
11 11 (2.58%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.92%) SOAP
2 4 (0.94%) XML
3 3 (0.70%) HTML
4 2 (0.47%) COM
4 2 (0.47%) EDI
4 2 (0.47%) JSON
4 2 (0.47%) Web Services
5 1 (0.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) Murex Flex
5 1 (0.23%) Node.js
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.32%) Virtual Team
3 12 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.94%) PMI
7 4 (0.94%) User Experience
7 4 (0.94%) Wiki
8 3 (0.70%) EPoS
8 3 (0.70%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.70%) mPOS
8 3 (0.70%) NHS
9 2 (0.47%) Derivative
9 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.47%) FMCG
9 2 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.47%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.47%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.41%) Linux
2 2 (0.47%) Windows
2 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (48.48%) Project Management
2 156 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (22.25%) PRINCE2
4 93 (21.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 88 (20.61%) Waterfall
6 83 (19.44%) Project Delivery
7 69 (16.16%) Change Management
8 62 (14.52%) Decision-Making
9 59 (13.82%) Portfolio Management
9 59 (13.82%) Programme Management
10 41 (9.60%) Requirements Gathering
10 41 (9.60%) Resource Management
11 39 (9.13%) Risk Management
12 33 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (7.73%) Change Control
13 32 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (7.49%) Project Governance
14 31 (7.26%) Coaching
15 29 (6.79%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.43%) SQL
2 15 (3.51%) Python
3 10 (2.34%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.11%) C
5 8 (1.87%) Perl
6 6 (1.41%) PHP
7 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.47%) C#
9 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.23%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) Java
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.23%) VB
9 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (11.71%) Degree
2 28 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (4.92%) PMP
5 19 (4.45%) PMI Certification
6 15 (3.51%) SC Cleared
7 14 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (2.11%) ISEB
10 6 (1.41%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.94%) APMP
12 3 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.47%) CCNP
13 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.47%) MBA
14 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.23%) IIBA
14 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.28%) QA
2 9 (2.11%) P3O
3 4 (0.94%) GDPR
4 2 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.41%) Docker
2 5 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.87%) Ansible
2 6 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 42 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.62%) SAP
3 15 (3.51%) Capita
4 8 (1.87%) Workday
5 7 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.64%) Tableau
6 5 (1.17%) Oracle
6 5 (1.17%) Remedy
7 4 (0.94%) Ariba
7 4 (0.94%) Concur
7 4 (0.94%) Planview
8 3 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.70%) Cisco
8 3 (0.70%) VMware
9 2 (0.47%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.47%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.23%) IFS
10 1 (0.23%) Meraki
10 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.23%) Zoho