Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Project
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 485 495 413
Rank change year-on-year +10 -82 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Project 308 806 1,287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.56% 0.75%
As % of the Applications category 7.07% 6.88% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 260 596 1,039
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £30,200
90th Percentile £80,125 £73,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

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 4,357 11,715 14,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.77% 8.15% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3,352 9,102 11,531
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% - +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% +1.15%

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 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Project in the UK

Microsoft Project
Top 16 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 10 August 2020. 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 +11 280 £52,500 +3.96% 18
UK excluding London +32 178 £47,500 +5.56% 15
London +47 106 £60,000 - 2
South East +73 64 £47,500 -4.04% 4
Midlands +76 40 £40,000 -13.51% 3
West Midlands +79 31 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North of England +77 27 £43,000 +1.18% 4
East of England +86 22 £66,250 +23.26% 3
Yorkshire +138 19 £38,500 - 2
South West +46 17 £51,500 +21.18% 1
Work from Home +53 11 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East Midlands +63 9 £50,000 +2.56% 2
North West +62 8 £72,500 +70.59% 1
Wales +18 5 £45,000 -14.29%
Northern Ireland +20 2 £28,750 +0.88%
Scotland +81 1 £62,500 +45.35%

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 195 (63.31%) Project Management
2 156 (50.65%) Microsoft
3 120 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (37.66%) PRINCE2
5 103 (33.44%) Finance
6 92 (29.87%) Microsoft Excel
7 82 (26.62%) Microsoft Office
8 80 (25.97%) Project Delivery
9 75 (24.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 71 (23.05%) JIRA
11 70 (22.73%) MS Visio
12 68 (22.08%) PMO
13 62 (20.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 60 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
15 58 (18.83%) Waterfall
16 47 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (14.29%) Degree
18 43 (13.96%) SharePoint
19 42 (13.64%) Project Planning
20 40 (12.99%) Change Management
21 39 (12.66%) Windows
21 39 (12.66%) Scrum
22 36 (11.69%) SDLC
23 35 (11.36%) Confluence
23 35 (11.36%) SQL
24 28 (9.09%) Banking
25 27 (8.77%) Programme Management
25 27 (8.77%) Risk Management
26 25 (8.12%) Retail
27 23 (7.47%) Business 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 43 (13.96%) SharePoint
2 35 (11.36%) Confluence
3 14 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.62%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) Gentran
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 92 (29.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (26.62%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (22.73%) MS Visio
4 62 (20.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.30%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Primavera
1 4 (1.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.32%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.82%) Azure
2 20 (6.49%) Office 365
3 14 (4.55%) AWS
4 6 (1.95%) SaaS
5 3 (0.97%) Power Platform
5 3 (0.97%) Slack
5 3 (0.97%) Trello
6 2 (0.65%) Smartsheet
7 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.90%) DHCP
1 12 (3.90%) DNS
2 8 (2.60%) LAN
2 8 (2.60%) WAN
3 5 (1.62%) Skype
4 3 (0.97%) Internet
5 2 (0.65%) VoIP
5 2 (0.65%) Wireless
6 1 (0.32%) LTE
6 1 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.32%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.32%) VPN
6 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.95%) Big Data
3 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.30%) Blockchain
4 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.97%) Power BI
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) MS Access
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.32%) QlikView
7 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 71 (23.05%) JIRA
2 17 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.57%) JUnit
3 11 (3.57%) Selenium
3 11 (3.57%) TestNG
3 11 (3.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.32%) eCATT
4 1 (0.32%) ERwin
4 1 (0.32%) VersionOne
General
1 103 (33.44%) Finance
2 28 (9.09%) Banking
3 25 (8.12%) Retail
4 17 (5.52%) Law
5 15 (4.87%) Public Sector
6 14 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.90%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.95%) Legal
9 5 (1.62%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.62%) Local Government
10 4 (1.30%) Advertising
10 4 (1.30%) Electronics
10 4 (1.30%) Games
10 4 (1.30%) Marketing
11 3 (0.97%) Billing
12 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.65%) Back Office
12 2 (0.65%) Police
13 1 (0.32%) Fire and Rescue
13 1 (0.32%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 122 (39.61%) Project Manager
2 63 (20.45%) Analyst
3 29 (9.42%) Business Analyst
4 26 (8.44%) PMO Analyst
5 19 (6.17%) Senior Manager
5 19 (6.17%) Senior Project Manager
6 17 (5.52%) Consultant
6 17 (5.52%) IT Manager
7 16 (5.19%) IT Project Manager
8 11 (3.57%) Technical Manager
8 11 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
8 11 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (3.57%) Testing Engineer
9 10 (3.25%) Banking Analyst
9 10 (3.25%) Banking Business Analyst
9 10 (3.25%) Development Manager
9 10 (3.25%) PMO Lead
10 7 (2.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (2.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 7 (2.27%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.87%) .NET
2 9 (2.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.65%) EDI
3 2 (0.65%) Middleware
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (0.65%) Velocity
4 1 (0.32%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.32%) HTML
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.19%) SWIFT
3 13 (4.22%) PMI
4 12 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.60%) Wiki
6 6 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.62%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.30%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.30%) User Experience
9 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.65%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.65%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.65%) Smart City
10 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Life Science
10 1 (0.32%) NHS
10 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.32%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.66%) Windows
2 15 (4.87%) Windows 10
3 14 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 13 (4.22%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (4.22%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (3.90%) Windows 8
5 12 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.90%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (63.31%) Project Management
2 120 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (37.66%) PRINCE2
4 80 (25.97%) Project Delivery
5 75 (24.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (18.83%) Waterfall
7 47 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (13.64%) Project Planning
9 40 (12.99%) Change Management
10 39 (12.66%) Scrum
11 36 (11.69%) SDLC
12 27 (8.77%) Programme Management
12 27 (8.77%) Risk Management
13 23 (7.47%) Business Analysis
13 23 (7.47%) ITIL
14 20 (6.49%) Migration
15 17 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (5.52%) Resource Management
16 16 (5.19%) Analytics
17 15 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.36%) SQL
2 12 (3.90%) C#
3 9 (2.92%) Delphi
4 2 (0.65%) C
4 2 (0.65%) Java
4 2 (0.65%) VBA
5 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (14.29%) Degree
2 22 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 20 (6.49%) PMP
3 20 (6.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (5.52%) Master's Degree
5 13 (4.22%) ISEB
5 13 (4.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (4.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.95%) CBAP
6 6 (1.95%) IIBA
7 4 (1.30%) APMP
7 4 (1.30%) CCNA
7 4 (1.30%) CCNP
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.30%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.97%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (22.08%) PMO
2 14 (4.55%) QA
3 6 (1.95%) SEPA
3 6 (1.95%) TARGET2
4 3 (0.97%) P3O
4 3 (0.97%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.65%) GDPR
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.90%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (3.90%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.30%) SCCM
2 3 (0.97%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (0.97%) Netcool
3 2 (0.65%) SCSM
4 1 (0.32%) SCOM
4 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 156 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.55%) SAP
3 13 (4.22%) VMware
4 11 (3.57%) Oracle
5 6 (1.95%) Capita
6 5 (1.62%) Cisco
7 3 (0.97%) Cramer
7 3 (0.97%) Informatica
8 2 (0.65%) Citrix
8 2 (0.65%) iManage
8 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.32%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.32%) Cognos
9 1 (0.32%) IFS
9 1 (0.32%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.32%) Maconomy
9 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.32%) Tableau