The state of the UK KNowledge Management job market

Courtesy of IT Jobswatch, UK, here is a summary of the state of UK IT-related KM job market

Basically, the job market is much the same or slightly better than last year, and a bit worse than it was 2 years ago. Median UK salaries seem pretty constant.  These figures were copied in December

Knowledge Management

UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 865 755
Rank change year-on-year +69 -110 +54
Permanent jobs citing Knowledge Management 398 371 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologiescategory 0.25% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 228 253 459
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,400 £26,650
90th Percentile £87,375 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,500 £37,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.33% -21.05% -13.64%

When you delve into the details a bit, it seems as if they are counting every job where “knowledge management” is mentioned in the job description. Therefore these are not all KM jobs, but have some relation to KM (for example analysts, part of whose role is to input content into a Knowledge management system).

The same figures are shown below for Knowledge Manager jobs, sampled last week.

Knowledge Manager

UK
6 months to
3 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1163 1183 1269
Rank change year-on-year +20 +86 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Knowledge Manager 11 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.003% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.003% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 10
UK median annual salary £65,000 £36,781 £55,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +76.72% -33.73% +70.77%
10th Percentile £39,450 £33,128 £37,125
90th Percentile £68,500 £39,459 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £37,500
Again there is little significant change over the past 2 years, although the sample size is small. These “Knowledge Manger” jobs are all proper KM jobs.

View Original Source (nickmilton.com) Here.

8 KM jobs in word-cloud format

Knowledge Management is such a fuzzy term that looking for a KM job is a minefield. One way to see what these jobs actually entail is to use a word cloud as a simple text analysis tool, and see which words leap out.

Here are 8 recent jobs posted on LinkedIn – all from the USA – where I have taken the role description section and cut and pasted the text into a word cloud generator. Lets see which words (apart from Knowledge, Management, and KM) stand out.
Job number 1 – above – strip out the “Knowledge” word (which mostly relates to the job title) and you can see that this is really a Content Management role
Job number 2 – above –  is a data management job
Job number 3 – above –  really doesnt have any stand-out give-away words. It probably is a bona fide well-rounded KM role, with aspects of collaboration, aspects of sharing, and aspects of content.
Job number 4 – above –  looks like a job for a project document manager
Job number 5 – above –  again doesn’t have any stand-out giveaways if we ignore “knowledge” and “management”. Its probably a good KM role, focused on self-service articles.
Job number 6 – above –  is a document management role
Job number 7 – above –  the biggest word (other than KM) is SharePoint, so we know what this is about!
Job number 8 – above –  again seems like a well rounded role, with no single issue taking precedence.
The word clouds are a quick way to see the main focus of the jobs, and we can see that a lot of KM jobs are focused on content management, data management, document management and records management. However there are some more varied and more comprehensive KM jobs in there as well.

View Original Source Here.

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