Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 73 61
Rank change year-on-year -35 -12 -1
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 5202 7650 9875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.94% 3.88% 4.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 4.36% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4290 6384 8245
UK median annual salary £50,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.81% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +1.06%

PRINCE2 is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 159042 175633 191561
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.06% 88.13%
Number of salaries quoted 126409 146488 156350
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

PRINCE2
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PRINCE2.

Salary trend for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PRINCE2 over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Top 16 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 19 August 2017. 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 -34 4937 £51,500 -1.90% 316
UK excluding London -22 3178 £47,500 -1.04% 231
London -57 1868 £60,000 - 94
South East -15 938 £50,000 - 60
Midlands -14 682 £46,500 -2.11% 33
North of England -60 639 £45,000 - 77
West Midlands -14 474 £50,000 +11.11% 23
East of England -17 405 £49,500 -4.81% 30
South West -20 364 £50,000 +17.65% 20
North West -62 329 £45,000 - 45
Yorkshire -34 281 £47,500 +5.56% 26
East Midlands -22 206 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Scotland -24 107 £47,500 - 9
Wales -35 50 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North East -8 29 £43,500 -13.00% 6
Northern Ireland - 4 £41,250 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing PRINCE2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PRINCE2.

1 3038 (58.40%) Project Management
2 2141 (41.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1836 (35.29%) Finance
4 1319 (25.36%) ITIL
5 1283 (24.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 908 (17.45%) Degree
7 854 (16.42%) Microsoft
8 752 (14.46%) PMI Certification
9 740 (14.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 688 (13.23%) PMP
11 685 (13.17%) Change Management
12 660 (12.69%) Scrum
13 631 (12.13%) Waterfall
14 608 (11.69%) Microsoft Project
15 505 (9.71%) PMO
16 468 (9.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 458 (8.80%) Programme Management
18 449 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
19 442 (8.50%) Retail
19 442 (8.50%) Business Analysis
20 441 (8.48%) Risk Management
21 432 (8.30%) SDLC
22 420 (8.07%) SQL
23 405 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
24 401 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
24 401 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
25 362 (6.96%) Service Delivery
26 361 (6.94%) PMI
27 358 (6.88%) Windows
28 349 (6.71%) PRINCE

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
1 309 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 101 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 65 (1.25%) WordPress
4 64 (1.23%) IIS
5 57 (1.10%) WebSphere
6 42 (0.81%) Confluence
7 37 (0.71%) JBoss
8 36 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 35 (0.67%) CMS
10 34 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 33 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 27 (0.52%) MS Project Server
13 26 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
13 26 (0.50%) Skype for Business
14 25 (0.48%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 9 (0.17%) Anypoint
16 9 (0.17%) Apache
16 9 (0.17%) FileNet
Applications
1 608 (11.69%) Microsoft Project
2 401 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 401 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
3 265 (5.09%) MS Visio
4 264 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.096%) Niku Workbench
8 4 (0.077%) SPSS
9 3 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.019%) Maya
10 1 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 83 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 53 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.69%) SAP ERP
4 27 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 26 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
6 20 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
7 19 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 18 (0.35%) SAP HCM
9 13 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
10 12 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
10 12 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.23%) ResourceLink
10 12 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
11 11 (0.21%) iTrent
11 11 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 10 (0.19%) OPENHousing
12 10 (0.19%) SAP CRM
13 9 (0.17%) Aareon QL
13 9 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
13 9 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 158 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (2.69%) Office 365
3 131 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 117 (2.25%) SaaS
5 68 (1.31%) IaaS
6 49 (0.94%) PaaS
7 41 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
9 22 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (0.37%) iPaaS
11 13 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.25%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 10 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.15%) Veeva
14 7 (0.13%) Boomi
14 7 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.13%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 5 (0.096%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 242 (4.65%) WAN
2 196 (3.77%) LAN
3 172 (3.31%) Firewall
4 97 (1.86%) SAN
5 95 (1.83%) Internet
6 92 (1.77%) VoIP
7 74 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
8 61 (1.17%) DNS
9 58 (1.11%) Wireless
10 55 (1.06%) TCP/IP
10 55 (1.06%) VLAN
11 47 (0.90%) Unified Communications
12 43 (0.83%) DHCP
13 40 (0.77%) Ethernet
14 35 (0.67%) VPN
15 32 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (0.58%) NAS
16 30 (0.58%) Network Security
17 26 (0.50%) MPLS
18 22 (0.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 99 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 83 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (1.33%) Big Data
6 47 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 41 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 41 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (0.62%) Power BI
9 31 (0.60%) QlikView
10 27 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
11 26 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 24 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
12 24 (0.46%) MySQL
13 21 (0.40%) DB2
13 21 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
15 17 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 215 (4.13%) JIRA
2 50 (0.96%) HP UFT
3 46 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (0.85%) LoadRunner
5 39 (0.75%) Selenium
6 35 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 25 (0.48%) Git (software)
8 20 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 18 (0.35%) Subversion
10 17 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.27%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.25%) eCATT
12 13 (0.25%) JMeter
13 10 (0.19%) ClearCase
13 10 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
13 10 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.19%) Rational Functional Tester
13 10 (0.19%) SilkTest
14 9 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1836 (35.29%) Finance
2 442 (8.50%) Retail
3 302 (5.81%) Banking
4 260 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 254 (4.88%) Marketing
6 207 (3.98%) Manufacturing
7 159 (3.06%) Legal
8 91 (1.75%) Advertising
9 81 (1.56%) Law
10 77 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 58 (1.11%) Electronics
12 55 (1.06%) Billing
13 54 (1.04%) Back Office
14 48 (0.92%) Retail Banking
15 47 (0.90%) Financial Institution
16 46 (0.88%) Automotive
17 45 (0.87%) Front Office
18 40 (0.77%) Spanish Language
19 29 (0.56%) Aerospace
19 29 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2459 (47.27%) Project Manager
2 712 (13.69%) IT Manager
3 590 (11.34%) Analyst
4 553 (10.63%) IT Project Manager
5 502 (9.65%) Senior Manager
6 410 (7.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 361 (6.94%) Consultant
8 302 (5.81%) Business Analyst
9 242 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
10 237 (4.56%) Architect
11 215 (4.13%) Software Project Manager
12 210 (4.04%) Programme Manager
13 175 (3.36%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 169 (3.25%) Digital Project Manager
15 162 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
16 135 (2.60%) Agile Project Manager
17 133 (2.56%) Service Manager
18 130 (2.50%) Technical Manager
19 128 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
20 120 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (4.08%) .NET
2 117 (2.25%) HTML
3 101 (1.94%) XML
4 86 (1.65%) Web Services
5 66 (1.27%) ASP.NET
6 63 (1.21%) Middleware
7 38 (0.73%) CSS
8 35 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 32 (0.62%) JSON
10 31 (0.60%) HTML5
11 29 (0.56%) SOAP
12 28 (0.54%) XSLT
13 22 (0.42%) Hibernate
14 21 (0.40%) J2EE
14 21 (0.40%) jQuery
14 21 (0.40%) RESTful
15 20 (0.38%) AngularJS
15 20 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
16 15 (0.29%) WCF
17 14 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 449 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 361 (6.94%) PMI
3 273 (5.25%) Data Centre
4 259 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 136 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 136 (2.61%) Driving Licence
6 115 (2.21%) Virtual Team
7 97 (1.86%) NHS
8 66 (1.27%) User Experience
9 52 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 52 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 39 (0.75%) Replication
11 37 (0.71%) Fintech
12 35 (0.67%) Equities
13 34 (0.65%) Fixed Income
13 34 (0.65%) Hedge funds
14 32 (0.62%) Social Media
15 31 (0.60%) CMDB
16 30 (0.58%) EPoS
17 28 (0.54%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 358 (6.88%) Windows
2 167 (3.21%) Windows Server
3 164 (3.15%) Linux
4 74 (1.42%) Unix
5 68 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (0.92%) Windows 10
7 43 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (0.77%) Solaris
9 35 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 34 (0.65%) Android
11 33 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.25%) AIX
15 6 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.096%) CentOS
17 3 (0.058%) Kali Linux
18 2 (0.038%) Ubuntu
19 1 (0.019%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3038 (58.40%) Project Management
2 2141 (41.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1319 (25.36%) ITIL
4 1283 (24.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 685 (13.17%) Change Management
6 660 (12.69%) Scrum
7 631 (12.13%) Waterfall
8 458 (8.80%) Programme Management
9 442 (8.50%) Business Analysis
10 441 (8.48%) Risk Management
11 432 (8.30%) SDLC
12 405 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 362 (6.96%) Service Delivery
14 349 (6.71%) PRINCE
15 329 (6.32%) Mentoring
16 324 (6.23%) CRM
17 321 (6.17%) Service Management
18 295 (5.67%) Line Management
19 294 (5.65%) Change Control
20 288 (5.54%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 420 (8.07%) SQL
2 204 (3.92%) Java
3 117 (2.25%) C#
4 114 (2.19%) C
5 105 (2.02%) JavaScript
6 54 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 51 (0.98%) Python
8 49 (0.94%) PowerShell
9 42 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 38 (0.73%) Ruby
11 35 (0.67%) C++
11 35 (0.67%) VB.NET
12 32 (0.62%) VB
13 25 (0.48%) Perl
14 21 (0.40%) PHP
15 20 (0.38%) VBScript
16 19 (0.37%) COBOL
17 16 (0.31%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.31%) VBA
18 12 (0.23%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 908 (17.45%) Degree
2 752 (14.46%) PMI Certification
3 740 (14.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 688 (13.23%) PMP
5 468 (9.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 229 (4.40%) Security Cleared
7 212 (4.08%) APMP
8 181 (3.48%) ISEB
9 178 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
10 150 (2.88%) CISSP
11 141 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
12 116 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 110 (2.11%) SC Cleared
14 99 (1.90%) CISM
15 91 (1.75%) CISA
16 81 (1.56%) CCNA
17 76 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
18 75 (1.44%) MCSE
19 71 (1.36%) ISTQB
20 68 (1.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 505 (9.71%) PMO
2 311 (5.98%) QA
3 162 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 111 (2.13%) SLA
5 64 (1.23%) COBIT
6 63 (1.21%) PCI DSS
7 46 (0.88%) Data Quality
8 36 (0.69%) ISO 9001
9 33 (0.63%) GDPR
10 31 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 31 (0.60%) MiFID
11 26 (0.50%) P3O
12 22 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
13 19 (0.37%) PMBOK
13 19 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 15 (0.29%) ISO 22301
15 13 (0.25%) EMIR
16 11 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 11 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 10 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 173 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 165 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 48 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 36 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (0.54%) vSphere
7 15 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.25%) XenApp
9 9 (0.17%) DFS Replication
10 7 (0.13%) Firmware
11 5 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.077%) UAG
12 4 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.058%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.058%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.058%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.058%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.038%) Docker
14 2 (0.038%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.038%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 42 (0.81%) SCCM
2 40 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (0.50%) Puppet
4 21 (0.40%) Control-M
5 17 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (0.25%) vCenter Server
8 12 (0.23%) Ansible
9 11 (0.21%) AirWatch
9 11 (0.21%) SCVMM
10 10 (0.19%) SCOM
11 9 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.17%) WSUS
12 8 (0.15%) BladeLogic
12 8 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.13%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.12%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.12%) Nessus
15 5 (0.096%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 854 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 315 (6.06%) Oracle
3 311 (5.98%) SAP
4 251 (4.83%) VMware
5 233 (4.48%) Cisco
6 125 (2.40%) HP
7 108 (2.08%) Citrix
8 76 (1.46%) IBM
9 71 (1.36%) Cognizant
10 70 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 57 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 45 (0.87%) NetApp
13 39 (0.75%) Red Hat
14 38 (0.73%) Juniper
15 37 (0.71%) CA
16 36 (0.69%) Tableau
17 31 (0.60%) ServiceNow
18 29 (0.56%) Northgate
19 26 (0.50%) Capita
20 23 (0.44%) Avaya