Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for PRINCE2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 144 56
Rank change year-on-year +26 -88 -13
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 338 296 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.72% 2.29% 4.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 2.52% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 245 263 426
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,900 £29,750
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

PRINCE2 is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,353 11,769 10,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.43% 91.21% 89.80%
Number of salaries quoted 9,144 9,638 8,469
North West median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,575 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PRINCE2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in the North West

PRINCE2
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the North West.

Salary trend for PRINCE2 in the North West

PRINCE2
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 in the North West over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for PRINCE2 in the North West

PRINCE2
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. 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
Manchester -4 156 £43,000 -4.44% 17
Cheshire +23 99 £51,250 +10.81% 3
Lancashire +5 32 £42,000 +20.00% 2
Merseyside +18 26 £48,000 -20.00% 2
Cumbria +10 16 £50,000 +88.68% 1
PRINCE2
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT jobs citing PRINCE2 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 across the North West region with a requirement for PRINCE2.

1 209 (61.83%) Project Management
2 131 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (28.99%) Finance
4 91 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 85 (25.15%) ITIL
6 77 (22.78%) Risk Management
7 69 (20.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 64 (18.93%) Change Management
9 60 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (17.46%) PMO
11 55 (16.27%) Banking
12 53 (15.68%) Microsoft
12 53 (15.68%) Waterfall
13 52 (15.38%) SDLC
14 50 (14.79%) Software Delivery
15 44 (13.02%) Microsoft Project
15 44 (13.02%) Business Analysis
16 43 (12.72%) Scrum
17 40 (11.83%) Degree
18 39 (11.54%) PRINCE
19 38 (11.24%) Presales
20 37 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (10.95%) Service Management
21 35 (10.36%) PMP
22 34 (10.06%) Law
23 31 (9.17%) PMI Certification
24 30 (8.88%) Programme Management
25 29 (8.58%) Investment Banking
25 29 (8.58%) Change Control
25 29 (8.58%) Wealth Management

PRINCE2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.07%) IIS
3 4 (1.18%) Alfresco
3 4 (1.18%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.89%) CMS
4 3 (0.89%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.59%) Confluence
5 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.30%) CICS
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 44 (13.02%) Microsoft Project
2 25 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (5.03%) MS Visio
5 16 (4.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.30%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Magento
2 3 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.03%) Office 365
2 11 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.07%) IaaS
3 7 (2.07%) PaaS
4 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.59%) SaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.44%) LAN
2 13 (3.85%) WAN
3 12 (3.55%) Firewall
4 8 (2.37%) SAN
4 8 (2.37%) VPN
5 4 (1.18%) Internet
5 4 (1.18%) VoIP
6 3 (0.89%) DHCP
6 3 (0.89%) DNS
6 3 (0.89%) VLAN
7 2 (0.59%) Broadband
7 2 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.59%) Intranet
7 2 (0.59%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.59%) Network Security
7 2 (0.59%) PBX
7 2 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.59%) Skype
7 2 (0.59%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.78%) Big Data
2 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.59%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.30%) DB2
5 1 (0.30%) DTS
5 1 (0.30%) EDMS
5 1 (0.30%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.30%) MS Access
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.07%) JIRA
2 5 (1.48%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (0.89%) Selenium
4 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.30%) YouTrack
General
1 98 (28.99%) Finance
2 55 (16.27%) Banking
3 34 (10.06%) Law
4 29 (8.58%) Investment Banking
5 26 (7.69%) Retail
6 17 (5.03%) Legal
7 16 (4.73%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.66%) Marketing
9 8 (2.37%) Advertising
10 5 (1.48%) Local Government
11 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.89%) Automotive
13 2 (0.59%) Front Office
14 1 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (44.97%) Project Manager
2 70 (20.71%) Analyst
3 45 (13.31%) IT Manager
4 36 (10.65%) IT Project Manager
5 35 (10.36%) Technical Manager
6 31 (9.17%) Software Project Manager
7 29 (8.58%) Business Analyst
8 25 (7.40%) Technical Project Manager
9 24 (7.10%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 19 (5.62%) Delivery Project Manager
11 18 (5.33%) Software Delivery Project Manager
12 17 (5.03%) IT Analyst
13 16 (4.73%) Programme Manager
14 15 (4.44%) Software Manager
15 14 (4.14%) PMO Analyst
15 14 (4.14%) Senior Manager
16 13 (3.85%) Project Analyst
17 12 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 12 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
18 11 (3.25%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.07%) Spring
2 5 (1.48%) .NET
3 3 (0.89%) Hibernate
3 3 (0.89%) Node.js
3 3 (0.89%) React
4 1 (0.30%) Ajax
4 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.30%) Flash
4 1 (0.30%) HTML
4 1 (0.30%) jQuery
4 1 (0.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.40%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (6.80%) PMI
4 17 (5.03%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.44%) Data Centre
6 14 (4.14%) User Experience
7 10 (2.96%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.89%) CCTV
10 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.59%) Clustering
10 2 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) PKI
10 2 (0.59%) Wiki
11 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.80%) Windows
2 12 (3.55%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.66%) Linux
3 9 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.48%) Android
5 5 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) Unix
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (61.83%) Project Management
2 131 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 85 (25.15%) ITIL
5 77 (22.78%) Risk Management
6 64 (18.93%) Change Management
7 60 (17.75%) Problem-Solving
8 53 (15.68%) Waterfall
9 52 (15.38%) SDLC
10 50 (14.79%) Software Delivery
11 44 (13.02%) Business Analysis
12 43 (12.72%) Scrum
13 39 (11.54%) PRINCE
14 38 (11.24%) Presales
15 37 (10.95%) Service Management
16 30 (8.88%) Programme Management
17 29 (8.58%) Change Control
17 29 (8.58%) Wealth Management
18 28 (8.28%) Service Delivery
19 27 (7.99%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.62%) SQL
2 18 (5.33%) Java
3 7 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.78%) Scala
5 5 (1.48%) C#
6 3 (0.89%) C
6 3 (0.89%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.59%) C++
7 2 (0.59%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 69 (20.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 40 (11.83%) Degree
3 35 (10.36%) PMP
4 31 (9.17%) PMI Certification
5 21 (6.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (5.62%) ISEB
6 19 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (4.44%) Security Cleared
8 14 (4.14%) SC Cleared
9 11 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (2.96%) APMG
10 10 (2.96%) MCSE
11 8 (2.37%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (2.37%) MCSA
12 7 (2.07%) MBA
13 5 (1.48%) APMP
13 5 (1.48%) MCITP
13 5 (1.48%) MCTS
14 3 (0.89%) CIMA
15 2 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (17.46%) PMO
2 16 (4.73%) QA
2 16 (4.73%) SLA
3 13 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (3.25%) GDPR
5 6 (1.78%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.78%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.89%) PSD2
7 1 (0.30%) COBIT
7 1 (0.30%) EMIR
7 1 (0.30%) GAMP
7 1 (0.30%) GxP
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.30%) MiFID
7 1 (0.30%) P3O
7 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
System Software
1 19 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.07%) vSphere
4 6 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.48%) Docker
6 4 (1.18%) XenApp
7 2 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.59%) Firmware
7 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.07%) SCOM
2 5 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.89%) SCCM
4 2 (0.59%) Ansible
4 2 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.59%) Nagios
4 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.59%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.59%) SmoothWall
4 2 (0.59%) WSUS
5 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 53 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.80%) VMware
3 14 (4.14%) Cisco
4 13 (3.85%) Citrix
5 6 (1.78%) McAfee
5 6 (1.78%) Oracle
6 5 (1.48%) IBM
6 5 (1.48%) SAP
6 5 (1.48%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.18%) Google
8 3 (0.89%) Cognos
8 3 (0.89%) F5
8 3 (0.89%) HP
9 2 (0.59%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.59%) Avaya
9 2 (0.59%) BT
9 2 (0.59%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.59%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.59%) Veritas