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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Project
Rank 162 159 189
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +30
Permanent jobs citing MS Project 93 80 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.17% 0.88%
As % of the Applications category 7.76% 7.66% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 77 58 59
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1199 1044 1064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.32% 15.21% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 987 851 946
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 -3 55 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Cheshire -1 34 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Merseyside +8 3 £45,000 +83.67% 3
Lancashire -7 3 £36,000 -20.00%
MS Project
England

MS Project
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 87 (56.86%) Project Management
2 84 (54.90%) PRINCE2
3 73 (47.71%) MS Excel
4 68 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 46 (30.07%) Finance
5 46 (30.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (28.76%) MS Office
7 27 (17.65%) SharePoint
8 23 (15.03%) MS Visio
9 22 (14.38%) Scrum
10 21 (13.73%) Change Management
10 21 (13.73%) Degree
11 18 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
11 18 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 16 (10.46%) Risk Management
13 15 (9.80%) PMI Certification
14 14 (9.15%) MS Project Server
15 13 (8.50%) Project Planning
15 13 (8.50%) Waterfall
15 13 (8.50%) Banking
15 13 (8.50%) Retail
16 12 (7.84%) Management Information System
17 11 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
18 9 (5.88%) PMI
18 9 (5.88%) Tridion
18 9 (5.88%) EPiServer
18 9 (5.88%) hybris
19 8 (5.23%) DB2
19 8 (5.23%) Advertising

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 27 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.15%) MS Project Server
3 4 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.31%) IIS
4 2 (1.31%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) Lync
Applications
1 73 (47.71%) MS Excel
2 44 (28.76%) MS Office
3 23 (15.03%) MS Visio
4 11 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.61%) Intranet
2 2 (1.31%) SAN
2 2 (1.31%) DHCP
2 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.31%) DNS
2 2 (1.31%) TETRA
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) Broadband
3 1 (0.65%) GPRS
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) UMTS
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.23%) DB2
2 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.27%) Big Data
4 4 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.61%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.61%) Pentaho
5 3 (1.96%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 46 (30.07%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Banking
2 13 (8.50%) Retail
3 8 (5.23%) Advertising
4 5 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.61%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.61%) Automotive
6 3 (1.96%) Marketing
7 2 (1.31%) Games
7 2 (1.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 79 (51.63%) Project Manager
2 12 (7.84%) Analyst
3 10 (6.54%) Programme Manager
4 9 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 9 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 9 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 8 (5.23%) PMO Analyst
6 7 (4.58%) Administrator
6 7 (4.58%) Developer
6 7 (4.58%) PMO Manager
6 7 (4.58%) Software Manager
7 6 (3.92%) Test Manager
7 6 (3.92%) Consultant
7 6 (3.92%) Project Administrator
7 6 (3.92%) Implementation Consultant
7 6 (3.92%) Software Project Manager
7 6 (3.92%) Server Administrator
8 5 (3.27%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Digital Project Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (1.31%) Sass
2 2 (1.31%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) WinForms
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.65%) SOAP
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.65%) WPF
3 1 (0.65%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.65%) REST
3 1 (0.65%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.88%) PMI
3 7 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.61%) Windows
2 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.31%) UNIX
2 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.65%) Android
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (56.86%) Project Management
2 84 (54.90%) PRINCE2
3 46 (30.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (14.38%) Scrum
6 21 (13.73%) Change Management
7 18 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
8 16 (10.46%) Risk Management
9 13 (8.50%) Project Planning
9 13 (8.50%) Waterfall
10 8 (5.23%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.58%) PRINCE
11 7 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.92%) Time Management
12 6 (3.92%) Test Management
12 6 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.92%) Migration
12 6 (3.92%) Programme Management
12 6 (3.92%) Asset Management
13 5 (3.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.27%) SQL
2 4 (2.61%) C#
3 2 (1.31%) Java
3 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.31%) VB
3 2 (1.31%) VB6
4 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (13.73%) Degree
2 18 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (9.80%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.92%) PMP
5 5 (3.27%) ISEB
5 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (3.27%) APMP
6 4 (2.61%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) QA
1 3 (1.96%) P3O
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.31%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
2 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.88%) EPiServer
2 9 (5.88%) hybris
3 4 (2.61%) Primavera
4 3 (1.96%) VMware
4 3 (1.96%) Fujitsu
5 2 (1.31%) Siebel
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.65%) Apple
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.65%) Sybase
6 1 (0.65%) Ceridian
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