Period
to 15 April 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 15 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Project
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 492 476
Rank change year-on-year -15 -16 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Project 377 571 931
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Applications category 6.91% 6.71% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 285 450 670
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £34,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,094 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £77,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,564 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.34% - -

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 5,458 8,514 12,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.53% 7.57% 8.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,935 6,696 9,360
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £29,438 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.85% +4.29% +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 15 April 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 15 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 +8 347 £50,000 -4.76% 58
UK excluding London +31 246 £49,564 +4.34% 48
London +4 102 £60,000 +4.35% 12
South East +45 69 £47,500 -9.52% 16
South West +45 58 £50,000 - 11
Midlands +9 50 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Work from Home -99 47 £52,500 +16.67% 7
West Midlands -3 36 £43,750 +22.38% 3
North of England +21 26 £47,500 +8.81% 7
East of England +47 24 £50,000 +12.03% 7
North West +27 15 £47,500 +16.35% 4
East Midlands +33 14 £45,000 +20.00%
Scotland +15 12 £44,305 -13.55% 3
Yorkshire -2 11 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Wales +15 7 £34,500 -32.68%

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 220 (58.36%) Project Management
2 200 (53.05%) Microsoft
3 146 (38.73%) Finance
4 132 (35.01%) PRINCE2
5 126 (33.42%) Microsoft Excel
6 120 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
7 111 (29.44%) Microsoft Office
7 111 (29.44%) Project Delivery
8 99 (26.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 93 (24.67%) Project Planning
10 85 (22.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 78 (20.69%) JIRA
12 77 (20.42%) PMO
13 66 (17.51%) Microsoft 365
14 61 (16.18%) Azure
15 55 (14.59%) Analytical Skills
15 55 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
15 55 (14.59%) VMware
16 54 (14.32%) Windows
16 54 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
17 51 (13.53%) MS Visio
17 51 (13.53%) Hyper-V
18 46 (12.20%) DevOps
19 45 (11.94%) ITIL
20 41 (10.88%) Docker
20 41 (10.88%) Octopus Deploy
21 40 (10.61%) Waterfall
21 40 (10.61%) Change Management
22 39 (10.34%) Degree
23 38 (10.08%) ERP

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 (9.55%) SharePoint
2 28 (7.43%) Confluence
3 8 (2.12%) MS Project Server
4 7 (1.86%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.59%) CMS
6 2 (0.53%) Drupal
6 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.53%) WordPress
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 126 (33.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (29.44%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (22.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (13.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.06%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (3.71%) NetSuite
2 13 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (3.18%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (1.06%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.80%) Primavera
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.27%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.27%) SAP GTS
9 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 66 (17.51%) Microsoft 365
2 61 (16.18%) Azure
3 22 (5.84%) SaaS
4 15 (3.98%) Smartsheet
5 13 (3.45%) Power Platform
6 11 (2.92%) AWS
7 8 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.59%) Google Workspace
9 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.80%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.80%) Trello
11 2 (0.53%) Asana
11 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.53%) PaaS
11 2 (0.53%) Veeva
12 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.71%) WebEx
2 12 (3.18%) 4G
3 11 (2.92%) 2G
3 11 (2.92%) 3G
4 10 (2.65%) LTE
4 10 (2.65%) VoLTE
4 10 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (2.39%) DNS
6 7 (1.86%) DHCP
6 7 (1.86%) Firewall
7 3 (0.80%) SAN
7 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.53%) 5G
8 2 (0.53%) Internet
8 2 (0.53%) Intranet
8 2 (0.53%) LAN
8 2 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.53%) VLAN
8 2 (0.53%) WAN
9 1 (0.27%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.45%) Power BI
2 12 (3.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.06%) Impala
5 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.27%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 78 (20.69%) JIRA
2 41 (10.88%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (1.06%) Selenium
4 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.80%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.80%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.80%) JUnit
5 3 (0.80%) TestNG
5 3 (0.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.53%) Pivotal Tracker
7 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.27%) ERwin
7 1 (0.27%) JMeter
7 1 (0.27%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.27%) TestRail
General
1 146 (38.73%) Finance
2 31 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.57%) Banking
4 14 (3.71%) Advertising
4 14 (3.71%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.45%) Automotive
6 12 (3.18%) Public Sector
7 11 (2.92%) Legal
8 10 (2.65%) Aerospace
9 9 (2.39%) Marketing
9 9 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.86%) Housing Association
10 7 (1.86%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.86%) Law
11 6 (1.59%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.06%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.80%) Retail
14 2 (0.53%) Billing
14 2 (0.53%) Electronics
14 2 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 163 (43.24%) Project Manager
2 67 (17.77%) Analyst
3 52 (13.79%) IT Manager
4 47 (12.47%) IT Project Manager
5 37 (9.81%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (8.49%) PMO Analyst
7 22 (5.84%) Senior Manager
7 22 (5.84%) Senior Project Manager
8 20 (5.31%) Business Analyst
9 18 (4.77%) Infrastructure Manager
9 18 (4.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 17 (4.51%) Delivery Manager
11 16 (4.24%) Consultant
12 15 (3.98%) Service Manager
13 14 (3.71%) ERP Manager
13 14 (3.71%) ERP Project Manager
14 13 (3.45%) Project Officer
14 13 (3.45%) Service Delivery Manager
15 12 (3.18%) Digital Project Manager
15 12 (3.18%) Oracle Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.80%) XML
2 2 (0.53%) Ajax
2 2 (0.53%) CGI
2 2 (0.53%) COM
2 2 (0.53%) EDI
2 2 (0.53%) Google Maps API
2 2 (0.53%) HTML
2 2 (0.53%) jQuery
3 1 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.59%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.18%) PMI
4 10 (2.65%) User Experience
5 9 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.86%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.59%) LIMS
8 5 (1.33%) Equities
8 5 (1.33%) NHS
8 5 (1.33%) Tandem
8 5 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.06%) Derivative
10 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.53%) Animation
11 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.53%) Life Science
11 2 (0.53%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.32%) Windows
2 32 (8.49%) Linux
3 12 (3.18%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (58.36%) Project Management
2 132 (35.01%) PRINCE2
3 120 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (29.44%) Project Delivery
5 99 (26.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 93 (24.67%) Project Planning
7 54 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (12.20%) DevOps
9 45 (11.94%) ITIL
10 40 (10.61%) Change Management
10 40 (10.61%) Waterfall
11 38 (10.08%) ERP
12 29 (7.69%) Data Analysis
12 29 (7.69%) Service Delivery
13 28 (7.43%) Change Control
14 26 (6.90%) Business Case
15 25 (6.63%) Scrum
16 24 (6.37%) Workshop Facilitation
17 23 (6.10%) Decision-Making
17 23 (6.10%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.81%) PowerShell
2 19 (5.04%) SQL
3 7 (1.86%) C#
4 5 (1.33%) Java
5 4 (1.06%) C
5 4 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.53%) Python
6 2 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.27%) Korn
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (10.34%) Degree
2 23 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.84%) PMI Certification
4 20 (5.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 19 (5.04%) PMP
6 15 (3.98%) APMP
7 14 (3.71%) Oracle Certification
7 14 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (2.39%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.86%) ISEB
11 4 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.80%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.80%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.27%) IIBA
14 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (20.42%) PMO
2 8 (2.12%) QA
3 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.80%) GDPR
3 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.80%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) EMIR
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.53%) MiFID
4 2 (0.53%) P3O
4 2 (0.53%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.27%) GAMP
5 1 (0.27%) GRC
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 55 (14.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (13.53%) Hyper-V
3 41 (10.88%) Docker
4 14 (3.71%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.86%) pfSense
5 7 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 29 (7.69%) Ansible
2 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.80%) SCCM
3 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 200 (53.05%) Microsoft
2 55 (14.59%) VMware
3 27 (7.16%) Oracle
4 13 (3.45%) Cisco
4 13 (3.45%) SAP
5 12 (3.18%) HubSpot
6 10 (2.65%) Remedy
6 10 (2.65%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.39%) Ericsson
8 7 (1.86%) JD Edwards
8 7 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.86%) Sophos
9 4 (1.06%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.06%) Concur
9 4 (1.06%) Google
9 4 (1.06%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.06%) Informatica
10 3 (0.80%) HP
10 3 (0.80%) MobileIron
11 2 (0.53%) Citrix