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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Project
Rank 184 177 171
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs citing MS Project 47 83 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 1.18% 1.16%
As % of the Applications category 5.86% 7.41% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 37 62 74
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
802 1120 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.40% 15.94% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 665 967 726
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +8 29 £37,500 - 5
Cheshire +5 15 £30,342 -36.12%
Lancashire +14 1 £37,500 -
Merseyside -9 1 £35,000 -
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 94 (71.21%) MS Excel
2 84 (63.64%) PRINCE2
3 83 (62.88%) Project Management
4 77 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 58 (43.94%) Finance
6 54 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (31.82%) MS Office
8 37 (28.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (26.52%) Risk Management
11 26 (19.70%) MS Visio
11 26 (19.70%) MS PowerPoint
12 25 (18.94%) Degree
13 22 (16.67%) SDLC
13 22 (16.67%) Waterfall
14 21 (15.91%) Software Delivery
15 20 (15.15%) Change Management
16 18 (13.64%) Matrix Management
17 17 (12.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 15 (11.36%) PMI Certification
19 14 (10.61%) Project Planning
19 14 (10.61%) Requirements Analysis
20 13 (9.85%) Business Analysis
20 13 (9.85%) Scrum
20 13 (9.85%) PMP
20 13 (9.85%) SharePoint
21 11 (8.33%) Product Management
21 11 (8.33%) Change Control
21 11 (8.33%) Supplier Management
21 11 (8.33%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (9.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.79%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.76%) eRoom
Applications
1 94 (71.21%) MS Excel
2 42 (31.82%) MS Office
3 26 (19.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (19.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (43.94%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Retail
3 9 (6.82%) Legal
4 7 (5.30%) Billing
5 3 (2.27%) Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Local Government
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (63.64%) Project Manager
2 31 (23.48%) Software Project Manager
3 27 (20.45%) Analyst
4 23 (17.42%) Software Manager
5 15 (11.36%) IT Manager
5 15 (11.36%) IT Project Manager
5 15 (11.36%) PMO Analyst
6 12 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
7 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 10 (7.58%) Programme Manager
8 9 (6.82%) Business Change Manager
9 8 (6.06%) Business Change Project Manager
10 7 (5.30%) Business Analyst
11 6 (4.55%) Coordinator
12 5 (3.79%) Project Coordinator
13 4 (3.03%) Business Manager
13 4 (3.03%) Change Manager
13 4 (3.03%) Programme Test Manager
13 4 (3.03%) Project Analyst
13 4 (3.03%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.82%) User Experience
3 3 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.52%) PMI
5 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.76%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (63.64%) PRINCE2
2 83 (62.88%) Project Management
3 54 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (28.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (26.52%) Risk Management
6 22 (16.67%) SDLC
6 22 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 21 (15.91%) Software Delivery
8 20 (15.15%) Change Management
9 18 (13.64%) Matrix Management
10 14 (10.61%) Project Planning
10 14 (10.61%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (9.85%) Business Analysis
11 13 (9.85%) Scrum
12 11 (8.33%) Change Control
12 11 (8.33%) Product Management
12 11 (8.33%) Supplier Management
13 10 (7.58%) ITIL
14 9 (6.82%) Resource Management
15 7 (5.30%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.76%) C++
1 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (18.94%) Degree
2 17 (12.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (11.36%) PMI Certification
4 13 (9.85%) PMP
5 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.79%) APMG
6 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.76%) CAPM
9 1 (0.76%) CISSP
9 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) Solvency II
2 6 (4.55%) FATCA
3 4 (3.03%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.76%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.76%) Val IT
Vendors
1 77 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.52%) Planview
2 2 (1.52%) SAP
3 1 (0.76%) Twitter
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