Period
to 16 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for PRINCE2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 145 121
Rank change year-on-year -38 -24 -12
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 1,373 3,617 4,899
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 2.48% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.69% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,208 3,233 4,002
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +3.70%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £34,012
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

PRINCE2 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 68,580 134,443 162,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.21% 92.20% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 54,697 105,892 129,738
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PRINCE2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PRINCE2.

Salary trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 16 July 2020.

Salary histogram for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PRINCE2 within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 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 -42 1,255 £55,000 - 81
UK excluding London -49 795 £50,000 - 66
London -35 500 £60,000 - 17
South East -57 246 £60,000 +9.09% 18
North of England -2 200 £47,500 - 15
Midlands -9 148 £47,500 -5.00% 12
North West -19 108 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Work from Home -38 105 £56,645 +13.29% 3
South West -14 103 £50,000 +3.09% 10
West Midlands -34 84 £50,000 - 7
Yorkshire +42 79 £44,500 -6.32% 8
East of England -22 56 £45,000 -18.18% 8
East Midlands +56 54 £47,500 +3.26% 5
Scotland +50 22 £47,500 -5.00%
Wales +5 21 £50,000 - 3
North East +14 13 £45,000 +12.50%
Northern Ireland +26 7 £65,000 +26.83%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, IT jobs citing PRINCE2 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 PRINCE2.

1 844 (61.47%) Project Management
2 703 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (33.79%) Finance
4 363 (26.44%) Project Delivery
5 353 (25.71%) ITIL
6 344 (25.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 266 (19.37%) Microsoft
8 237 (17.26%) Degree
9 200 (14.57%) PMI Certification
10 196 (14.28%) PMP
11 186 (13.55%) Waterfall
12 162 (11.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 147 (10.71%) Change Management
14 138 (10.05%) Microsoft Project
14 138 (10.05%) Azure
15 135 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
16 133 (9.69%) Scrum
17 131 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
18 119 (8.67%) PMO
19 118 (8.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 116 (8.45%) SDLC
21 113 (8.23%) Public Sector
22 110 (8.01%) Service Delivery
23 108 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
23 108 (7.87%) Security Cleared
24 107 (7.79%) Risk Management
25 105 (7.65%) Office 365
26 97 (7.06%) Service Management
26 97 (7.06%) Windows
27 94 (6.85%) Business Analysis

PRINCE2
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 46 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.17%) Confluence
3 15 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 7 (0.51%) CMS
5 6 (0.44%) IIS
6 5 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.29%) CICS
7 4 (0.29%) Drupal
8 3 (0.22%) Apache
8 3 (0.22%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.15%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.073%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 138 (10.05%) Microsoft Project
2 108 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 67 (4.88%) MS Visio
5 61 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.22%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 31 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.46%) NetSuite
3 18 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 15 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.58%) Odoo
5 8 (0.58%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
6 7 (0.51%) Lawson
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.51%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.44%) Sage 200
7 6 (0.44%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.29%) Sage 500
8 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.15%) Primavera
9 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 138 (10.05%) Azure
2 105 (7.65%) Office 365
3 60 (4.37%) SaaS
4 53 (3.86%) AWS
5 43 (3.13%) PaaS
6 40 (2.91%) IaaS
7 33 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
8 25 (1.82%) Power Platform
9 19 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 18 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.51%) GCP
11 7 (0.51%) Serverless
12 6 (0.44%) Trello
13 5 (0.36%) Smartsheet
14 4 (0.29%) Google Drive
15 3 (0.22%) Boomi
15 3 (0.22%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.22%) PowerApps
15 3 (0.22%) Slack
16 2 (0.15%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.33%) WAN
2 29 (2.11%) Firewall
3 25 (1.82%) LAN
4 19 (1.38%) MPLS
5 18 (1.31%) Skype
6 15 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (1.02%) DNS
8 13 (0.95%) VoIP
9 12 (0.87%) Internet
10 11 (0.80%) DHCP
10 11 (0.80%) Network Security
10 11 (0.80%) Wireless
11 10 (0.73%) Intranet
12 8 (0.58%) Broadband
12 8 (0.58%) Ethernet
12 8 (0.58%) SAN
13 5 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.36%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.29%) VPN
15 3 (0.22%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.60%) Power BI
3 16 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.17%) SAP HANA
4 13 (0.95%) Big Data
5 10 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.51%) DB2
7 7 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.36%) PowerCenter
8 5 (0.36%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.22%) MySQL
11 2 (0.15%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.15%) OLAP
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 64 (4.66%) JIRA
2 8 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.51%) Bitbucket
4 6 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.36%) Selenium
6 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.29%) JMeter
7 3 (0.22%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.22%) JUnit
7 3 (0.22%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.15%) FishEye
9 1 (0.073%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.073%) Geb
9 1 (0.073%) Mockito
9 1 (0.073%) Moq
9 1 (0.073%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.073%) Spock
9 1 (0.073%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.073%) TestNG
General
1 464 (33.79%) Finance
2 113 (8.23%) Public Sector
3 80 (5.83%) Retail
4 73 (5.32%) Law
5 69 (5.03%) Telecoms
6 48 (3.50%) Local Government
7 44 (3.20%) Legal
8 42 (3.06%) Banking
9 37 (2.69%) Manufacturing
10 28 (2.04%) Back Office
11 27 (1.97%) Marketing
12 22 (1.60%) Police
13 14 (1.02%) Advertising
14 8 (0.58%) Billing
15 6 (0.44%) Games
15 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
16 5 (0.36%) Publishing
17 4 (0.29%) Automotive
17 4 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 640 (46.61%) Project Manager
2 172 (12.53%) IT Manager
3 138 (10.05%) Analyst
4 111 (8.08%) Senior Manager
5 103 (7.50%) IT Project Manager
6 88 (6.41%) Senior Project Manager
7 82 (5.97%) Consultant
8 67 (4.88%) Business Analyst
9 57 (4.15%) Architect
10 52 (3.79%) Delivery Manager
10 52 (3.79%) Infrastructure Manager
11 46 (3.35%) Technical Manager
12 44 (3.20%) Programme Manager
13 40 (2.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 40 (2.91%) Software Project Manager
14 39 (2.84%) Service Manager
15 37 (2.69%) SAP Manager
15 37 (2.69%) Technical Project Manager
16 35 (2.55%) SAP Project Manager
17 33 (2.40%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.82%) .NET
2 12 (0.87%) HTML
2 12 (0.87%) Middleware
3 11 (0.80%) CSS
4 5 (0.36%) REST
5 4 (0.29%) EDI
5 4 (0.29%) Velocity
6 3 (0.22%) LAMP
6 3 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.15%) XML
8 1 (0.073%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.073%) Ajax
8 1 (0.073%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.073%) COM
8 1 (0.073%) ebXML
8 1 (0.073%) jQuery
8 1 (0.073%) Laravel
8 1 (0.073%) SOAP
8 1 (0.073%) Spring
8 1 (0.073%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 131 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.12%) PMI
3 72 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 59 (4.30%) Data Centre
5 52 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (3.20%) Virtual Team
7 26 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.31%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.24%) NHS
9 17 (1.24%) User Experience
10 16 (1.17%) SWIFT
11 15 (1.09%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.02%) FMCG
13 13 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
16 8 (0.58%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.58%) Mobile App
17 7 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 97 (7.06%) Windows
2 41 (2.99%) Windows Server
3 38 (2.77%) Windows 10
4 21 (1.53%) Linux
5 9 (0.66%) Unix
6 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (0.44%) Windows 2000
7 6 (0.44%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.29%) AIX
10 3 (0.22%) Debian
11 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.073%) Android
12 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.073%) Solaris
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 844 (61.47%) Project Management
2 703 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (26.44%) Project Delivery
4 353 (25.71%) ITIL
5 344 (25.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 186 (13.55%) Waterfall
7 147 (10.71%) Change Management
8 135 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
9 133 (9.69%) Scrum
10 116 (8.45%) SDLC
11 110 (8.01%) Service Delivery
12 107 (7.79%) Risk Management
13 97 (7.06%) Service Management
14 94 (6.85%) Business Analysis
15 88 (6.41%) ERP
16 85 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
17 82 (5.97%) Programme Management
18 79 (5.75%) CRM
19 72 (5.24%) Change Control
20 70 (5.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 82 (5.97%) SQL
2 41 (2.99%) Java
3 34 (2.48%) C
4 25 (1.82%) C#
5 24 (1.75%) Python
6 17 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 12 (0.87%) PowerShell
8 11 (0.80%) VB
9 10 (0.73%) C++
10 7 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.51%) VBScript
11 5 (0.36%) Perl
12 4 (0.29%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.29%) COBOL
12 4 (0.29%) PHP
12 4 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.15%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.15%) PL/1
13 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 237 (17.26%) Degree
2 200 (14.57%) PMI Certification
3 196 (14.28%) PMP
4 162 (11.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 118 (8.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 108 (7.87%) Security Cleared
7 60 (4.37%) SC Cleared
8 51 (3.71%) APMP
9 45 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (2.77%) MCSE
11 34 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
13 28 (2.04%) CCNA
13 28 (2.04%) DV Cleared
14 21 (1.53%) ISEB
15 20 (1.46%) CISSP
16 17 (1.24%) Master's Degree
17 14 (1.02%) CISM
17 14 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
17 14 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (8.67%) PMO
2 75 (5.46%) QA
3 36 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (2.26%) SLA
5 23 (1.68%) COBIT
6 17 (1.24%) GDPR
7 14 (1.02%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.87%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.80%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.44%) SEPA
13 6 (0.44%) TARGET2
14 4 (0.29%) NIST
14 4 (0.29%) P3O
14 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
15 3 (0.22%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 50 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.51%) Docker
5 6 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.29%) ACF2
6 4 (0.29%) RACF
6 4 (0.29%) XenApp
7 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.15%) HDFS
8 2 (0.15%) vCloud
8 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.15%) vSphere
9 1 (0.073%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 29 (2.11%) SCCM
2 25 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.29%) SCOM
4 3 (0.22%) IBM Guardium
4 3 (0.22%) Nessus
4 3 (0.22%) OSSEC
4 3 (0.22%) WSUS
5 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.15%) Terraform
5 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.073%) Ansible
6 1 (0.073%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.073%) Netcool
6 1 (0.073%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.073%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.073%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.073%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.073%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.073%) vRealize
Vendors
1 266 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 93 (6.77%) SAP
3 61 (4.44%) VMware
4 60 (4.37%) Oracle
5 41 (2.99%) Cisco
6 37 (2.69%) Capita
7 26 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 21 (1.53%) Citrix
8 21 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.31%) JD Edwards
10 17 (1.24%) IBM
10 17 (1.24%) Sage
11 10 (0.73%) Dell
11 10 (0.73%) HP
11 10 (0.73%) IFS
11 10 (0.73%) Informatica
11 10 (0.73%) Tableau
12 8 (0.58%) Avaya
12 8 (0.58%) Infor
12 8 (0.58%) Workday