Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Change Management
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 120 110
Rank change year-on-year -32 -10 +8
Permanent jobs citing Change Management 1,818 2,979 4,415
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 2.62% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.85% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,309 2,291 3,008
10th Percentile £32,950 £31,500 £33,039
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +4.17%

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 76,569 104,649 137,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.14% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59,055 84,002 109,346
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 11 April 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 11 April 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 -30 1,603 £52,915 -3.79% 266
UK excluding London -11 1,115 £47,500 - 204
London -52 568 £67,500 +3.85% 83
North of England -34 271 £48,000 -1.54% 52
Work from Home -3 256 £53,500 -14.40% 38
South East -13 249 £50,000 -9.09% 55
Midlands -22 247 £45,000 -5.26% 31
West Midlands -16 175 £48,000 +1.05% 25
North West -12 141 £52,500 +16.67% 23
South West -8 133 £45,000 - 17
East of England +22 106 £50,000 +14.53% 25
Scotland +18 94 £45,500 -4.41% 19
Yorkshire -34 91 £46,000 -8.00% 25
East Midlands -1 72 £42,750 -10.00% 6
North East 0 39 £54,000 +1.79% 4
Wales +7 20 £37,673 -8.51% 1
Northern Ireland +2 2 £67,500 +145.45% 4

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 512 (28.16%) Finance
2 483 (26.57%) Microsoft
3 464 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
4 463 (25.47%) ITIL
5 437 (24.04%) Project Management
6 376 (20.68%) Problem-Solving
7 312 (17.16%) Azure
8 309 (17.00%) Windows
9 285 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 278 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
11 227 (12.49%) SQL
12 206 (11.33%) Degree
13 199 (10.95%) Microsoft 365
14 198 (10.89%) Service Management
15 197 (10.84%) Project Delivery
16 196 (10.78%) DevOps
17 190 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
18 183 (10.07%) Service Delivery
19 179 (9.85%) Active Directory
20 162 (8.91%) Problem Management
21 160 (8.80%) Incident Management
22 157 (8.64%) Linux
23 153 (8.42%) ERP
24 152 (8.36%) VMware
25 148 (8.14%) PRINCE2
25 148 (8.14%) AWS
25 148 (8.14%) Security Cleared
26 146 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
27 142 (7.81%) SaaS
28 139 (7.65%) ITSM

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 98 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.38%) Confluence
3 24 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (1.10%) IIS
5 19 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 17 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 16 (0.88%) CMS
8 15 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.61%) Alfresco
11 10 (0.55%) Apache Spark
11 10 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.33%) Apache
13 5 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.22%) JBoss
14 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.17%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 132 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 38 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
5 31 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.55%) Figma
7 7 (0.39%) Simulink
8 3 (0.17%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.055%) InDesign
9 1 (0.055%) Maya
9 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (1.93%) Oracle ERP
1 35 (1.93%) SAP S/4HANA
2 26 (1.43%) NetSuite
3 19 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
5 16 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
5 16 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.61%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 11 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 7 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
10 6 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
11 5 (0.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 312 (17.16%) Azure
2 199 (10.95%) Microsoft 365
3 148 (8.14%) AWS
4 142 (7.81%) SaaS
5 84 (4.62%) Power Platform
6 56 (3.08%) PaaS
7 51 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 46 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
9 41 (2.26%) Serverless
10 40 (2.20%) IaaS
11 31 (1.71%) PowerApps
12 26 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.38%) GCP
14 24 (1.32%) GitHub
15 23 (1.27%) Logic Apps
15 23 (1.27%) OneDrive
16 19 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (0.83%) Amazon S3
19 14 (0.77%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 127 (6.99%) Firewall
2 82 (4.51%) WAN
3 74 (4.07%) LAN
4 62 (3.41%) DNS
5 44 (2.42%) VPN
6 43 (2.37%) DHCP
7 40 (2.20%) TCP/IP
8 37 (2.04%) Network Security
8 37 (2.04%) SAN
9 33 (1.82%) Wireless
10 28 (1.54%) Skype
11 25 (1.38%) BGP
12 23 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (1.16%) OSPF
14 20 (1.10%) SD-WAN
15 19 (1.05%) VLAN
16 17 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (0.88%) NetScaler
18 15 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.25%) Power BI
3 44 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
6 28 (1.54%) MySQL
7 26 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (1.10%) Data Lake
9 19 (1.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 16 (0.88%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.83%) Big Data
11 15 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
11 15 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.83%) Tableau
12 14 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (0.66%) SAP HANA
14 11 (0.61%) Oracle Smart View
14 11 (0.61%) SAP BW
14 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 111 (6.11%) JIRA
2 53 (2.92%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
4 13 (0.72%) TeamCity
5 12 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
6 11 (0.61%) GitLab
6 11 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.44%) CircleCI
7 8 (0.44%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.39%) Cypress.io
8 7 (0.39%) git-flow
8 7 (0.39%) Rational Team Concert
9 6 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.33%) webpack
10 5 (0.28%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.28%) Selenium
11 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.22%) Storybook
General
1 512 (28.16%) Finance
2 93 (5.12%) Marketing
3 83 (4.57%) Banking
4 64 (3.52%) Retail
5 61 (3.36%) Legal
6 60 (3.30%) Telecoms
7 57 (3.14%) Manufacturing
8 56 (3.08%) Law
9 50 (2.75%) Public Sector
10 31 (1.71%) Publishing
11 30 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (1.27%) Advertising
13 15 (0.83%) Aerospace
13 15 (0.83%) General Ledger
14 13 (0.72%) Back Office
14 13 (0.72%) Digital Economy
15 12 (0.66%) Automotive
15 12 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.61%) Local Government
17 9 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 269 (14.80%) Analyst
2 177 (9.74%) Project Manager
3 137 (7.54%) Consultant
4 89 (4.90%) IT Manager
5 83 (4.57%) Developer
6 74 (4.07%) Business Analyst
7 69 (3.80%) Architect
7 69 (3.80%) Service Manager
8 65 (3.58%) Senior Manager
9 64 (3.52%) Change Manager
10 57 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 54 (2.97%) Administrator
12 52 (2.86%) Senior Project Manager
13 50 (2.75%) Support Analyst
14 45 (2.48%) IT Project Manager
15 44 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
16 41 (2.26%) IT Analyst
17 38 (2.09%) Network Engineer
18 35 (1.93%) Site Engineer
18 35 (1.93%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.18%) Web Services
2 65 (3.58%) .NET
3 53 (2.92%) CSS
4 48 (2.64%) HTML
5 40 (2.20%) REST
6 39 (2.15%) AngularJS
7 38 (2.09%) JSON
8 35 (1.93%) XML
9 28 (1.54%) CSS3
10 25 (1.38%) HTML5
10 25 (1.38%) React
11 23 (1.27%) Middleware
11 23 (1.27%) Node.js
12 22 (1.21%) ASP.NET
13 16 (0.88%) Blazor
14 15 (0.83%) RESTful
15 13 (0.72%) ADO
15 13 (0.72%) DOM
15 13 (0.72%) jQuery
16 12 (0.66%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 278 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (7.26%) Management Information System
3 90 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 90 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (3.36%) User Experience
5 36 (1.98%) Public Cloud
6 35 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 29 (1.60%) Life Science
8 26 (1.43%) e-Learning
9 25 (1.38%) PMI
10 24 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 23 (1.27%) CMDB
12 20 (1.10%) Cloud Native
12 20 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.88%) PKI
14 15 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
14 15 (0.83%) NHS
15 13 (0.72%) Derivative
15 13 (0.72%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 309 (17.00%) Windows
2 157 (8.64%) Linux
3 125 (6.88%) Windows Server
4 52 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (2.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 46 (2.53%) Unix
7 40 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 40 (2.20%) Windows Server 2019
8 24 (1.32%) CentOS
9 17 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.72%) Android
13 12 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.61%) SUSE
15 9 (0.50%) AIX
15 9 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.22%) Solaris
17 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (25.52%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (25.47%) ITIL
3 437 (24.04%) Project Management
4 376 (20.68%) Problem-Solving
5 285 (15.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 198 (10.89%) Service Management
7 197 (10.84%) Project Delivery
8 196 (10.78%) DevOps
9 190 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 183 (10.07%) Service Delivery
11 162 (8.91%) Problem Management
12 160 (8.80%) Incident Management
13 153 (8.42%) ERP
14 148 (8.14%) PRINCE2
15 146 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
16 139 (7.65%) ITSM
17 133 (7.32%) Risk Management
18 123 (6.77%) Migration
19 119 (6.55%) Coaching
20 110 (6.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 227 (12.49%) SQL
2 124 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 113 (6.22%) Python
4 86 (4.73%) Java
5 69 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 60 (3.30%) C
7 59 (3.25%) C#
8 48 (2.64%) C++
9 34 (1.87%) PL/SQL
10 32 (1.76%) Perl
10 32 (1.76%) T-SQL
11 31 (1.71%) TypeScript
12 23 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.72%) VBA
14 10 (0.55%) PHP
14 10 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.50%) VB
16 8 (0.44%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.39%) Fortran
18 5 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 206 (11.33%) Degree
2 148 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 92 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 61 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
5 50 (2.75%) PMI Certification
6 41 (2.26%) PMP
7 37 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 34 (1.87%) Oracle Certification
10 31 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 26 (1.43%) CCNP
12 26 (1.43%) CISSP
13 23 (1.27%) DV Cleared
14 19 (1.05%) APMG
15 17 (0.94%) CCNA
16 14 (0.77%) CISA
17 12 (0.66%) CISM
17 12 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 12 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (7.43%) SLA
2 104 (5.72%) GDPR
3 88 (4.84%) PMO
4 78 (4.29%) QA
5 33 (1.82%) Data Quality
6 25 (1.38%) COBIT
7 21 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (0.88%) NIST
9 14 (0.77%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.50%) MiFID
12 7 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.39%) NCSC
13 5 (0.28%) EMIR
13 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.17%) ISO 20022
14 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 179 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 116 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 36 (1.98%) BitLocker
4 36 (1.98%) Docker
5 24 (1.32%) Firmware
6 17 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.94%) XenApp
7 15 (0.83%) VMware NSX
7 15 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.72%) NFS
8 13 (0.72%) vSphere
9 8 (0.44%) RHEV
10 6 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.055%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 89 (4.90%) SCCM
2 54 (2.97%) Ansible
3 51 (2.81%) Terraform
4 44 (2.42%) Kubernetes
5 42 (2.31%) Puppet
6 31 (1.71%) SCOM
7 30 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (1.10%) Nagios
10 17 (0.94%) vCenter Server
10 17 (0.94%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.83%) IBM BigFix
12 14 (0.77%) SCVMM
13 13 (0.72%) Backup Exec
14 12 (0.66%) FortiGate
14 12 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
16 10 (0.55%) Grafana
16 10 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.50%) Packer
Vendors
1 483 (26.57%) Microsoft
2 152 (8.36%) VMware
3 112 (6.16%) Oracle
4 100 (5.50%) SAP
5 83 (4.57%) ServiceNow
6 79 (4.35%) Cisco
7 56 (3.08%) IBM
8 55 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
9 44 (2.42%) McAfee
10 38 (2.09%) Citrix
11 37 (2.04%) SolarWinds
12 36 (1.98%) Remedy
13 33 (1.82%) JD Edwards
14 32 (1.76%) Fortinet
15 27 (1.49%) Google
15 27 (1.49%) HP
15 27 (1.49%) Palo Alto
15 27 (1.49%) Veeam
16 23 (1.27%) Meraki
17 22 (1.21%) Apple