The table below looks at the statistics for MS Project skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Project over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Project
Rank 170 171 189
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Permanent jobs citing MS Project 82 74 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 1.14% 0.96%
As % of the Applications category 7.37% 8.70% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 56 65 56
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
MS Project
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1112 851 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.99% 13.06% 13.53%
Number of salaries quoted 942 723 890
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,025 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Project
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Project across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Project Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Project
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Project across the North West region.

MS Project Salary Trend in the North West

MS Project
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Project across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MS Project Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Project
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Project within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 48 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Cheshire +14 30 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Lancashire -3 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Merseyside - 2 £30,000 -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project.

1 133 (66.83%) PRINCE2
2 130 (65.33%) Project Management
3 116 (58.29%) MS Excel
4 105 (52.76%) Microsoft
5 75 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (27.14%) Finance
7 52 (26.13%) Degree
8 46 (23.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (18.59%) Scrum
10 36 (18.09%) Change Management
11 34 (17.09%) MS Office
12 30 (15.08%) SharePoint
12 30 (15.08%) Product Management
13 27 (13.57%) PRINCE
13 27 (13.57%) Telecoms
14 24 (12.06%) Billing
15 23 (11.56%) Intranet
16 22 (11.06%) Java
16 22 (11.06%) Risk Management
16 22 (11.06%) Matrix Management
17 20 (10.05%) Project Planning
17 20 (10.05%) Waterfall
17 20 (10.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 18 (9.05%) Resource Management
19 17 (8.54%) ITIL
20 16 (8.04%) PMI Certification
21 15 (7.54%) Time Management
22 14 (7.04%) APMP
22 14 (7.04%) PMP
22 14 (7.04%) Programme Management

MS Project
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Project also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Project. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (15.08%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.03%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.01%) Lync
3 2 (1.01%) SAS
4 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 116 (58.29%) MS Excel
2 34 (17.09%) MS Office
3 13 (6.53%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Tridion
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Basecamp
1 2 (1.01%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.56%) Intranet
2 2 (1.01%) Extranet
2 2 (1.01%) Wireless
3 1 (0.50%) LAN
3 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.01%) MS Access
1 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.50%) DB2
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.50%) Big Data
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.51%) JIRA
2 2 (1.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (27.14%) Finance
2 27 (13.57%) Telecoms
3 24 (12.06%) Billing
4 11 (5.53%) Banking
5 6 (3.02%) Marketing
6 5 (2.51%) Retail
6 5 (2.51%) Legal
7 3 (1.51%) Games
7 3 (1.51%) Automotive
8 2 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Electronics
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 145 (72.86%) Project Manager
2 19 (9.55%) IT Project Manager
3 12 (6.03%) Digital Project Manager
4 11 (5.53%) Software Project Manager
4 11 (5.53%) Software Manager
4 11 (5.53%) Analyst
5 10 (5.03%) Agile Project Manager
6 9 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 9 (4.52%) Web Manager
7 5 (2.51%) Planning Manager
7 5 (2.51%) Business Analyst
7 5 (2.51%) Consultant
7 5 (2.51%) Senior Manager
7 5 (2.51%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (2.01%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (2.01%) Implementation Consultant
8 4 (2.01%) Project Engineer
8 4 (2.01%) Development Manager
8 4 (2.01%) Coordinator
8 4 (2.01%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.53%) .NET
2 9 (4.52%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.51%) PMI
4 3 (1.51%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.01%) New Media
5 2 (1.01%) Animation
6 1 (0.50%) GIS
6 1 (0.50%) FMCG
6 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.02%) Windows
2 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (1.01%) Android
2 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (66.83%) PRINCE2
2 130 (65.33%) Project Management
3 75 (37.69%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (23.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (18.59%) Scrum
6 36 (18.09%) Change Management
7 30 (15.08%) Product Management
8 27 (13.57%) PRINCE
9 22 (11.06%) Risk Management
9 22 (11.06%) Matrix Management
10 20 (10.05%) Project Planning
10 20 (10.05%) Waterfall
11 18 (9.05%) Resource Management
12 17 (8.54%) ITIL
13 15 (7.54%) Time Management
14 14 (7.04%) Programme Management
15 12 (6.03%) Mentoring
16 11 (5.53%) Service Delivery
16 11 (5.53%) OO
17 9 (4.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.06%) Java
2 11 (5.53%) C
3 4 (2.01%) SQL
3 4 (2.01%) C++
4 2 (1.01%) C#
5 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (26.13%) Degree
2 20 (10.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 16 (8.04%) PMI Certification
4 14 (7.04%) PMP
4 14 (7.04%) APMP
5 4 (2.01%) ISEB
6 3 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.01%) VCP4
8 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.03%) ISO 9000
2 11 (5.53%) QA
3 3 (1.51%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.01%) SCCM
1 2 (1.01%) SCOM
1 2 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 105 (52.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.52%) Planview
3 4 (2.01%) Primavera
4 3 (1.51%) Citrix
4 3 (1.51%) EPiServer
4 3 (1.51%) hybris
5 2 (1.01%) BT
5 2 (1.01%) VMware
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco
6 1 (0.50%) Avaya
6 1 (0.50%) NetApp
6 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
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