Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Project skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Project
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 528 515 420
Rank change year-on-year -13 -95 +20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Project 226 647 1,104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.51% 0.73%
As % of the Applications category 5.95% 6.45% 8.41%
Number of salaries quoted 194 480 834
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

Microsoft Project is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3,801 10,025 13,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.11% 7.95% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,021 8,004 9,883
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.06%

Microsoft Project
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Project as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Project.

Salary trend for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Project over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Project within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 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 -2 214 £55,000 +10.00% 56
UK excluding London +21 135 £50,000 +5.26% 38
London +32 82 £60,000 +4.35% 18
South East +93 47 £47,750 -4.50% 9
Midlands +47 33 £45,000 +8.43% 11
South West +68 29 £55,000 +15.79% 5
West Midlands +50 29 £37,500 -7.98% 7
Work from Home -58 20 £60,000 +9.09% 6
North of England +36 15 £47,750 +12.35% 7
North West +49 11 £47,750 +12.35% 3
East of England +87 4 £59,750 +25.79% 4
East Midlands +46 4 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Yorkshire +28 4 £48,750 +2.63% 4
Wales +22 4 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Scotland +42 3 £45,000 -12.20% 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Project 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 Microsoft Project.

1 127 (56.19%) Microsoft
2 109 (48.23%) Project Management
3 84 (37.17%) Finance
4 77 (34.07%) Microsoft Excel
5 68 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (30.09%) JIRA
6 59 (26.11%) Microsoft Office
7 51 (22.57%) PRINCE2
7 51 (22.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (21.68%) Project Delivery
9 47 (20.80%) Office 365
10 45 (19.91%) Windows
11 44 (19.47%) Project Planning
12 43 (19.03%) PMO
13 38 (16.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 37 (16.37%) Azure
15 36 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 36 (15.93%) VMware
15 36 (15.93%) SharePoint
16 35 (15.49%) Degree
16 35 (15.49%) Hyper-V
17 34 (15.04%) Confluence
18 33 (14.60%) DevOps
18 33 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
19 31 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (12.83%) MS Visio
21 27 (11.95%) ITIL
21 27 (11.95%) Docker
21 27 (11.95%) Octopus Deploy
22 24 (10.62%) Data Analysis

Microsoft Project
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 36 (15.93%) SharePoint
2 34 (15.04%) Confluence
3 8 (3.54%) CMS
4 6 (2.65%) MS Project Server
5 5 (2.21%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.88%) Drupal
7 2 (0.88%) WordPress
8 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 77 (34.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (26.11%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (16.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (12.83%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.88%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (6.19%) NetSuite
2 5 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.77%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.33%) Primavera
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.44%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.80%) Office 365
2 37 (16.37%) Azure
3 13 (5.75%) Smartsheet
4 12 (5.31%) SaaS
5 7 (3.10%) AWS
5 7 (3.10%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.77%) Trello
9 3 (1.33%) Basecamp
9 3 (1.33%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.88%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.88%) PaaS
10 2 (0.88%) Veeva
11 1 (0.44%) Asana
11 1 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.87%) WebEx
2 7 (3.10%) DNS
2 7 (3.10%) Skype
3 5 (2.21%) DHCP
3 5 (2.21%) Firewall
4 4 (1.77%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.33%) SAN
6 2 (0.88%) LAN
6 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.88%) VLAN
6 2 (0.88%) VPN
6 2 (0.88%) WAN
7 1 (0.44%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.44%) PPP
7 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.10%) Power BI
3 4 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.44%) QlikView
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.44%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 68 (30.09%) JIRA
2 27 (11.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.98%) JUnit
4 9 (3.98%) Selenium
4 9 (3.98%) TestNG
4 9 (3.98%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.77%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.88%) TestRail
7 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.44%) Pivotal Tracker
7 1 (0.44%) VersionOne
General
1 84 (37.17%) Finance
2 14 (6.19%) Public Sector
3 13 (5.75%) Advertising
4 10 (4.42%) Aerospace
4 10 (4.42%) Automotive
5 8 (3.54%) Banking
6 6 (2.65%) Housing Association
7 5 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.77%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.33%) Law
9 3 (1.33%) Legal
9 3 (1.33%) Marketing
9 3 (1.33%) Retail
10 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.44%) Billing
11 1 (0.44%) Electronics
11 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 85 (37.61%) Project Manager
2 33 (14.60%) Analyst
3 28 (12.39%) IT Manager
4 25 (11.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (11.06%) IT Project Manager
5 14 (6.19%) Delivery Manager
5 14 (6.19%) PMO Analyst
5 14 (6.19%) Project Officer
6 12 (5.31%) Service Manager
7 11 (4.87%) Service Delivery Manager
8 9 (3.98%) Consultant
8 9 (3.98%) Technical Manager
8 9 (3.98%) Technical Project Manager
8 9 (3.98%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (3.98%) Testing Engineer
9 8 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (3.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 8 (3.54%) Senior Manager
9 8 (3.54%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (2.65%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.33%) Velocity
2 2 (0.88%) CGI
2 2 (0.88%) COM
2 2 (0.88%) EDI
2 2 (0.88%) HTML
2 2 (0.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.44%) .NET
3 1 (0.44%) CSS
3 1 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.54%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.10%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.10%) PMI
4 6 (2.65%) User Experience
4 6 (2.65%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.21%) e-Learning
5 5 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.77%) NHS
7 3 (1.33%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.33%) LIMS
7 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.88%) Animation
8 2 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.88%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) PKI
9 1 (0.44%) Equities
9 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.91%) Windows
2 19 (8.41%) Linux
3 8 (3.54%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.88%) Unix
5 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (48.23%) Project Management
2 68 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (22.57%) PRINCE2
3 51 (22.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 49 (21.68%) Project Delivery
5 44 (19.47%) Project Planning
6 33 (14.60%) DevOps
6 33 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (11.95%) ITIL
8 24 (10.62%) Data Analysis
9 23 (10.18%) Waterfall
10 20 (8.85%) Service Delivery
11 19 (8.41%) Fintech
11 19 (8.41%) Risk Management
11 19 (8.41%) Service Management
12 18 (7.96%) ERP
13 16 (7.08%) Change Management
13 16 (7.08%) PRINCE
14 14 (6.19%) Anti-Money Laundering
15 13 (5.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.85%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.96%) SQL
3 15 (6.64%) C#
4 4 (1.77%) C
5 2 (0.88%) Java
5 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.88%) Korn
5 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.44%) C++
6 1 (0.44%) Python
6 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (15.49%) Degree
2 18 (7.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (4.87%) PMI Certification
3 11 (4.87%) PMP
4 8 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (3.10%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.65%) ISEB
6 6 (2.65%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.88%) APMG
9 2 (0.88%) APMP
9 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.44%) CAPM
10 1 (0.44%) CCNP
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (19.03%) PMO
2 5 (2.21%) P3O
3 4 (1.77%) QA
4 3 (1.33%) SLA
5 2 (0.88%) GDPR
5 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (15.49%) Hyper-V
3 27 (11.95%) Docker
4 12 (5.31%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.21%) pfSense
5 5 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (7.96%) Ansible
2 3 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 127 (56.19%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.93%) VMware
3 11 (4.87%) Cisco
3 11 (4.87%) Oracle
4 10 (4.42%) HubSpot
5 5 (2.21%) Sophos
6 4 (1.77%) Concur
6 4 (1.77%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.77%) JD Edwards
6 4 (1.77%) SAP
7 3 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.33%) Google
7 3 (1.33%) HP
8 2 (0.88%) Citrix
8 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.88%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.88%) Workday
9 1 (0.44%) Cadence
9 1 (0.44%) Informatica
9 1 (0.44%) RedDot