Period
to 14 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PMP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 622 607 555
Rank change year-on-year -15 -52 -17
Permanent jobs citing PMP 230 409 718
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 1.69% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 189 323 541
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £48,125 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -12.73% +4.76% -4.55%

PMP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,292 24,261 36,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.77% 21.45% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 11,706 18,267 26,851
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,911 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.03% +1.82% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

PMP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PMP in the UK

PMP
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for PMP in the UK

PMP
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PMP 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 -8 203 £60,000 -4.00% 42
London +34 105 £72,500 +9.85% 7
UK excluding London +20 104 £48,000 -12.73% 34
Work from Home -105 38 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South East +27 30 £55,000 -8.33% 19
East of England +69 25 £52,500 -4.55%
North of England +33 19 £40,000 -15.79% 7
North West +41 13 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Scotland +14 10 £43,611 -25.77%
South West +11 9 £45,000 -18.18% 2
West Midlands +14 7 £42,500 -22.73% 3
Midlands +13 7 £42,500 -32.00% 5
Yorkshire -4 6 £41,250 -13.16% 3
Wales +35 4 £34,500 -29.23% 1

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, IT jobs citing PMP 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 PMP.

1 190 (82.61%) PMI Certification
2 180 (78.26%) Project Management
3 163 (70.87%) PRINCE2
4 115 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (27.83%) Finance
6 58 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (24.78%) Microsoft
8 54 (23.48%) Project Delivery
9 53 (23.04%) Degree
10 47 (20.43%) Scrum
11 43 (18.70%) Change Management
12 41 (17.83%) ITIL
13 34 (14.78%) PMO
14 32 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (13.48%) Waterfall
15 31 (13.48%) PMI
16 26 (11.30%) Azure
17 25 (10.87%) SaaS
17 25 (10.87%) PRINCE
18 24 (10.43%) ERP
19 23 (10.00%) Software Delivery
20 22 (9.57%) APMP
20 22 (9.57%) Programme Management
20 22 (9.57%) Project Planning
20 22 (9.57%) Computer Science
20 22 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
21 21 (9.13%) Conflict Resolution
22 20 (8.70%) Manufacturing
22 20 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
22 20 (8.70%) SAP

PMP
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 (1.30%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.87%) CMS
2 2 (0.87%) Confluence
2 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (8.26%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (5.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (3.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.35%) NetSuite
2 5 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (2.17%) SAP Business One
3 3 (1.30%) Lawson
3 3 (1.30%) Shopify
3 3 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.87%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.87%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.43%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.43%) Sage 500
5 1 (0.43%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.30%) Azure
2 25 (10.87%) SaaS
3 14 (6.09%) PaaS
4 13 (5.65%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (4.78%) AWS
5 11 (4.78%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (3.04%) Asana
6 7 (3.04%) Google Workspace
6 7 (3.04%) Smartsheet
7 5 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.17%) IaaS
8 4 (1.74%) GCP
8 4 (1.74%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.87%) Boomi
11 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.43%) Google Docs
11 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.61%) Skype
2 4 (1.74%) 5G
2 4 (1.74%) Internet
3 3 (1.30%) Network Security
3 3 (1.30%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.30%) WAN
4 2 (0.87%) 4G
4 2 (0.87%) Intranet
4 2 (0.87%) LAN
4 2 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.43%) 2G
5 1 (0.43%) 3G
5 1 (0.43%) CDMA
5 1 (0.43%) Extranet
5 1 (0.43%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) GSM
5 1 (0.43%) LTE
5 1 (0.43%) SAN
5 1 (0.43%) UMTS
5 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.74%) Power BI
2 3 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.87%) FileMaker
3 2 (0.87%) Redis
3 2 (0.87%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (5.65%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 64 (27.83%) Finance
2 20 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 17 (7.39%) Retail
4 16 (6.96%) Law
5 15 (6.52%) French Language
5 15 (6.52%) German Language
5 15 (6.52%) Spanish Language
6 13 (5.65%) Italian Language
7 11 (4.78%) Banking
8 10 (4.35%) Telecoms
9 9 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (3.04%) Marketing
10 7 (3.04%) Military
11 5 (2.17%) Back Office
11 5 (2.17%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.74%) Automotive
12 4 (1.74%) Electronics
12 4 (1.74%) Public Sector
13 3 (1.30%) Legal
14 2 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 128 (55.65%) Project Manager
2 26 (11.30%) IT Manager
3 24 (10.43%) IT Project Manager
4 21 (9.13%) Senior Manager
4 21 (9.13%) Senior Project Manager
5 16 (6.96%) Analyst
6 14 (6.09%) Agile Project Manager
7 13 (5.65%) Software Manager
8 11 (4.78%) Software Asset Manager
9 10 (4.35%) Programme Manager
10 9 (3.91%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (3.91%) Security Manager
11 8 (3.48%) PMO Analyst
12 7 (3.04%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.04%) Professional Services Manager
12 7 (3.04%) Service Manager
12 7 (3.04%) Technical Manager
13 6 (2.61%) E-Commerce Project Manager
13 6 (2.61%) Implementation Manager
13 6 (2.61%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.74%) COM
2 2 (0.87%) EDI
2 2 (0.87%) Middleware
2 2 (0.87%) Velocity
3 1 (0.43%) LDAP
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (13.48%) PMI
3 20 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (6.09%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.61%) Life Science
7 5 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.74%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.74%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.74%) User Experience
9 3 (1.30%) AS400
9 3 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.30%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.30%) NHS
10 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.87%) FMCG
10 2 (0.87%) LIMS
10 2 (0.87%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.87%) Robotics
10 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (78.26%) Project Management
2 163 (70.87%) PRINCE2
3 115 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (23.48%) Project Delivery
6 47 (20.43%) Scrum
7 43 (18.70%) Change Management
8 41 (17.83%) ITIL
9 31 (13.48%) Waterfall
10 25 (10.87%) PRINCE
11 24 (10.43%) ERP
12 23 (10.00%) Software Delivery
13 22 (9.57%) Computer Science
13 22 (9.57%) Programme Management
13 22 (9.57%) Project Planning
14 21 (9.13%) Conflict Resolution
15 19 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (7.39%) Service Delivery
17 16 (6.96%) Business Analysis
17 16 (6.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.04%) SQL
2 5 (2.17%) C
3 1 (0.43%) Java
3 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 190 (82.61%) PMI Certification
2 53 (23.04%) Degree
3 22 (9.57%) APMP
4 18 (7.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (4.78%) MCP
7 10 (4.35%) CISSP
8 8 (3.48%) CISM
9 7 (3.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 5 (2.17%) CCNP
10 5 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.17%) PhD
10 5 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.17%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 4 (1.74%) CAPM
11 4 (1.74%) CEH
11 4 (1.74%) CRISC
11 4 (1.74%) SANS
12 3 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (14.78%) PMO
2 11 (4.78%) QA
3 7 (3.04%) PMBOK
4 5 (2.17%) EMIR
4 5 (2.17%) MiFID
5 4 (1.74%) NIST
6 3 (1.30%) GDPR
6 3 (1.30%) ISO 20022
6 3 (1.30%) RMADS
7 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.87%) SLA
7 2 (0.87%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.43%) COBIT
8 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.43%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.43%) GRC
8 1 (0.43%) IFRS
8 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.43%) SOC 2
System Software
1 5 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 57 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.70%) SAP
3 11 (4.78%) JD Edwards
3 11 (4.78%) Snow
4 9 (3.91%) Oracle
5 7 (3.04%) Sage
6 6 (2.61%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.61%) Epicor
6 6 (2.61%) Google
6 6 (2.61%) IBM
7 5 (2.17%) IFS
8 4 (1.74%) Cisco
8 4 (1.74%) Workday
9 3 (1.30%) Informatica
9 3 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.87%) Dell
10 2 (0.87%) Remedy
10 2 (0.87%) VMware
11 1 (0.43%) Ariba
11 1 (0.43%) Avaya