Period
to 25 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Change Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Change Management over the 6 months to 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Change Management
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 151 136 114
Rank change year-on-year -15 -22 +9
Permanent jobs citing Change Management 2,396 1,947 4,304
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 2.43% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.63% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,689 1,455 3,066
10th Percentile £32,742 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £39,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
75th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £82,838
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

Change Management 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 98,425 73,961 133,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.21% 92.34% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 67,779 59,551 105,846
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

Change Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Change Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Change Management.

Salary trend for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Change Management over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Change Management in the UK

Change Management
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Change Management within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 2021. 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
England -19 2,067 £52,798 -4.00% 385
UK excluding London -6 1,454 £47,500 - 286
London -40 751 £65,000 +4.00% 119
Work from Home +8 372 £55,000 -2.90% 52
South East +1 359 £50,000 -9.09% 75
North of England -27 339 £48,500 +7.78% 71
Midlands -11 312 £45,000 -10.00% 52
West Midlands -22 203 £50,000 -5.31% 33
North West -15 202 £50,000 +11.11% 32
South West -47 138 £45,750 -0.63% 30
Scotland +23 131 £45,000 -3.23% 17
East of England +10 125 £47,056 +5.43% 33
East Midlands +4 108 £42,500 -5.56% 18
Yorkshire -33 99 £46,950 +4.33% 29
Wales +21 51 £37,500 - 7
North East +7 40 £54,000 +23.43% 10
Northern Ireland -34 4 £36,000 +20.00% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, IT jobs citing Change Management 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 with a requirement for Change Management.

1 901 (37.60%) Social Skills
2 667 (27.84%) Finance
3 629 (26.25%) Project Management
4 598 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
5 545 (22.75%) ITIL
6 542 (22.62%) Microsoft
7 480 (20.03%) Problem-Solving
8 393 (16.40%) Azure
9 356 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
10 354 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 330 (13.77%) SQL
12 325 (13.56%) Windows
13 295 (12.31%) Degree
14 274 (11.44%) Project Delivery
15 267 (11.14%) Service Management
16 261 (10.89%) Continuous Improvement
17 250 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
17 250 (10.43%) DevOps
18 244 (10.18%) Service Delivery
19 235 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
20 233 (9.72%) Security Cleared
21 225 (9.39%) Problem Management
22 218 (9.10%) Incident Management
23 214 (8.93%) ERP
24 208 (8.68%) PRINCE2
25 202 (8.43%) Risk Management
26 200 (8.35%) SLA
27 198 (8.26%) Linux
28 197 (8.22%) Oracle
29 195 (8.14%) Management Information System

Change Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 133 (5.55%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.21%) Confluence
3 27 (1.13%) IIS
4 20 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 19 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 17 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 13 (0.54%) CMS
8 12 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.29%) Alfresco
10 7 (0.29%) Apache
10 7 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.21%) JBoss
11 5 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.21%) SAS
12 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 178 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
4 47 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 43 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.67%) Oracle Smart View
7 10 (0.42%) Figma
8 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.17%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.17%) Siemens NX
9 4 (0.17%) Simulink
10 2 (0.083%) SPSS
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.042%) InDesign
11 1 (0.042%) Maya
11 1 (0.042%) Mingle
11 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 70 (2.92%) SAP S/4HANA
2 52 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
3 37 (1.54%) NetSuite
4 28 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 25 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
6 23 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
6 23 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
7 20 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
8 18 (0.75%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 16 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
9 16 (0.67%) SAP HR
10 15 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 11 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (0.38%) Primavera
14 7 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
15 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
16 5 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 393 (16.40%) Azure
2 250 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
3 190 (7.93%) AWS
4 177 (7.39%) SaaS
5 127 (5.30%) Power Platform
6 77 (3.21%) PaaS
7 65 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 57 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
9 50 (2.09%) IaaS
10 47 (1.96%) Azure Logic Apps
11 40 (1.67%) PowerApps
12 39 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
13 36 (1.50%) Serverless
14 35 (1.46%) Power Automate
15 33 (1.38%) GCP
16 31 (1.29%) GitHub
17 29 (1.21%) OneDrive
18 19 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
18 19 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
19 15 (0.63%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 148 (6.18%) Firewall
2 116 (4.84%) DNS
3 94 (3.92%) LAN
4 93 (3.88%) WAN
5 79 (3.30%) DHCP
6 63 (2.63%) Network Security
7 56 (2.34%) VPN
7 56 (2.34%) Wireless
8 54 (2.25%) TCP/IP
9 44 (1.84%) BGP
10 40 (1.67%) SAN
11 36 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (1.17%) Internet
12 28 (1.17%) OSPF
12 28 (1.17%) VLAN
13 24 (1.00%) IPsec
14 23 (0.96%) Skype
15 19 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
15 19 (0.79%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 107 (4.47%) Power BI
3 75 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (2.13%) MySQL
5 40 (1.67%) Big Data
6 39 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
7 32 (1.34%) Relational Database
7 32 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (1.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 24 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (0.96%) Oracle Database
12 20 (0.83%) Tableau
13 17 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 118 (4.92%) JIRA
2 71 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 23 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
4 22 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
5 17 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 12 (0.50%) CircleCI
8 11 (0.46%) git-flow
8 11 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.33%) Cypress.io
9 8 (0.33%) webpack
10 7 (0.29%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.25%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.21%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.21%) Selenium
12 5 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.21%) Storybook
13 4 (0.17%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.17%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 901 (37.60%) Social Skills
2 667 (27.84%) Finance
3 356 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
4 125 (5.22%) Influencing Skills
5 119 (4.97%) Organisational Skills
6 106 (4.42%) Law
7 102 (4.26%) Banking
7 102 (4.26%) Marketing
7 102 (4.26%) Retail
8 93 (3.88%) Telecoms
9 87 (3.63%) Public Sector
10 85 (3.55%) Legal
11 82 (3.42%) Manufacturing
12 76 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
13 47 (1.96%) Documentation Skills
14 44 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (1.04%) Advertising
16 22 (0.92%) General Ledger
16 22 (0.92%) Local Government
17 21 (0.88%) Police
Job Titles
1 317 (13.23%) Analyst
2 254 (10.60%) Project Manager
3 195 (8.14%) Consultant
4 138 (5.76%) Developer
5 132 (5.51%) IT Manager
6 99 (4.13%) Senior Manager
7 95 (3.96%) Business Analyst
8 91 (3.80%) Service Manager
9 79 (3.30%) Delivery Manager
10 78 (3.26%) Change Manager
11 70 (2.92%) Architect
12 68 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 66 (2.75%) Network Engineer
14 63 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
15 61 (2.55%) IT Project Manager
16 60 (2.50%) Site Reliability Engineer
17 59 (2.46%) Site Engineer
18 52 (2.17%) Oracle Consultant
19 51 (2.13%) Administrator
19 51 (2.13%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (4.17%) .NET
2 85 (3.55%) Web Services
3 77 (3.21%) HTML
4 75 (3.13%) CSS
5 62 (2.59%) XML
6 61 (2.55%) CGI
7 57 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 42 (1.75%) React
9 40 (1.67%) REST
10 38 (1.59%) JSON
11 32 (1.34%) HTML5
12 30 (1.25%) Node.js
13 29 (1.21%) ASP.NET
14 27 (1.13%) CSS3
14 27 (1.13%) Middleware
15 23 (0.96%) jQuery
16 19 (0.79%) RESTful
17 17 (0.71%) Blazor
17 17 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
18 13 (0.54%) Material-UI
Miscellaneous
1 195 (8.14%) Management Information System
2 96 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
3 85 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 72 (3.01%) User Experience
5 48 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 42 (1.75%) Clustering
7 38 (1.59%) Virtual Team
8 31 (1.29%) PMI
9 30 (1.25%) Life Science
10 29 (1.21%) Cloud Native
11 28 (1.17%) CMDB
12 27 (1.13%) NHS
13 26 (1.09%) Derivative
13 26 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
14 24 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 20 (0.83%) e-Learning
15 20 (0.83%) Equities
16 19 (0.79%) Smart Meter
17 18 (0.75%) FMCG
18 17 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 325 (13.56%) Windows
2 198 (8.26%) Linux
3 147 (6.14%) Windows Server
4 53 (2.21%) Unix
5 47 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (1.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 42 (1.75%) Windows Server 2019
8 39 (1.63%) Windows 10
9 27 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (0.92%) Android
11 21 (0.88%) CentOS
12 18 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (0.54%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.46%) Fedora
17 9 (0.38%) AIX
18 8 (0.33%) SUSE
19 7 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
19 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (26.25%) Project Management
2 598 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
3 545 (22.75%) ITIL
4 480 (20.03%) Problem-Solving
5 354 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 274 (11.44%) Project Delivery
7 267 (11.14%) Service Management
8 261 (10.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 250 (10.43%) DevOps
10 244 (10.18%) Service Delivery
11 235 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
12 225 (9.39%) Problem Management
13 218 (9.10%) Incident Management
14 214 (8.93%) ERP
15 208 (8.68%) PRINCE2
16 202 (8.43%) Risk Management
17 194 (8.10%) ITSM
18 164 (6.84%) Migration
19 159 (6.64%) Analytics
20 147 (6.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 330 (13.77%) SQL
2 116 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 110 (4.59%) JavaScript
3 110 (4.59%) Python
4 97 (4.05%) Java
5 68 (2.84%) C#
6 62 (2.59%) C
7 52 (2.17%) TypeScript
8 47 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 43 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 37 (1.54%) C++
11 35 (1.46%) Bash Shell
12 18 (0.75%) PHP
13 16 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.63%) VBA
15 13 (0.54%) Go
16 12 (0.50%) Perl
17 11 (0.46%) Apex Code
18 10 (0.42%) R
19 9 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 295 (12.31%) Degree
2 233 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 130 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 76 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 64 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (2.59%) PMI Certification
7 51 (2.13%) PMP
8 50 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 48 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
10 47 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 44 (1.84%) CCNP
12 35 (1.46%) CCNA
12 35 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 34 (1.42%) CISSP
14 30 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (1.21%) DV Cleared
16 20 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 19 (0.79%) APMG
18 18 (0.75%) CISA
19 17 (0.71%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (8.35%) SLA
2 130 (5.43%) QA
3 124 (5.18%) GDPR
4 117 (4.88%) PMO
5 64 (2.67%) Data Quality
6 49 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (1.46%) NIST
8 27 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (1.09%) COBIT
10 23 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 16 (0.67%) MiFID
11 16 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.63%) PCI DSS
13 12 (0.50%) GRC
14 8 (0.33%) Accessibility
15 7 (0.29%) EMIR
15 7 (0.29%) HIPAA
15 7 (0.29%) ITGC
15 7 (0.29%) TickIT
16 5 (0.21%) SOC 2
System Software
1 190 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 127 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.50%) Docker
4 55 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.75%) BitLocker
6 18 (0.75%) RHEV
6 18 (0.75%) VMware NSX
7 14 (0.58%) vSphere
8 12 (0.50%) XenApp
9 11 (0.46%) Firmware
9 11 (0.46%) NFS
10 9 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.083%) SRDF
14 2 (0.083%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 79 (3.30%) Ansible
1 79 (3.30%) SCCM
2 58 (2.42%) Terraform
3 56 (2.34%) Kubernetes
4 43 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 42 (1.75%) Puppet
6 33 (1.38%) SCOM
7 21 (0.88%) ZABBIX
8 20 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
9 19 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.79%) vCenter Server
10 18 (0.75%) Nagios
11 17 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (0.67%) SCVMM
13 13 (0.54%) FortiGate
13 13 (0.54%) IBM BigFix
14 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (0.46%) SCOrch
15 10 (0.42%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 542 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 197 (8.22%) Oracle
3 175 (7.30%) VMware
4 173 (7.22%) SAP
5 118 (4.92%) ServiceNow
6 108 (4.51%) Cisco
7 76 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
8 67 (2.80%) Remedy
9 49 (2.05%) IBM
10 46 (1.92%) Google
11 45 (1.88%) Citrix
11 45 (1.88%) JD Edwards
12 40 (1.67%) Meraki
13 33 (1.38%) SolarWinds
13 33 (1.38%) Veeam
14 30 (1.25%) Fortinet
14 30 (1.25%) Workday
15 27 (1.13%) HP
15 27 (1.13%) McAfee
16 26 (1.09%) Apple