Period
to 16 February 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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 166 132 110
Rank change year-on-year -34 -22 -28
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 2,498 3,945 5,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 2.62% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.84% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,066 3,043 4,087
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 112,571 138,810 162,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.95% 92.19% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 89,192 109,498 131,881
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 -43 2,252 £55,000 - 325
UK excluding London -29 1,504 £50,000 - 256
London -40 854 £60,000 -4.00% 86
South East -29 465 £57,500 +9.52% 53
North of England -4 316 £50,000 +5.26% 57
Midlands -26 292 £53,500 +10.33% 41
West Midlands -23 223 £55,000 +13.20% 28
North West -16 194 £50,000 - 33
South West -38 164 £47,000 -1.05% 46
East of England -22 150 £45,000 -18.18% 42
Yorkshire +9 105 £50,000 +14.94% 22
East Midlands +16 70 £50,000 +5.26% 12
Scotland +15 64 £50,000 +1.27% 10
Wales +21 51 £50,000 +14.94% 7
North East +4 17 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Northern Ireland +15 4 £60,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 1,559 (62.41%) Project Management
2 1,236 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 848 (33.95%) Finance
4 697 (27.90%) ITIL
5 652 (26.10%) Project Delivery
6 577 (23.10%) Microsoft
7 558 (22.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 401 (16.05%) Waterfall
9 390 (15.61%) Degree
10 345 (13.81%) PMP
11 338 (13.53%) Scrum
12 332 (13.29%) Azure
13 326 (13.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 324 (12.97%) Change Management
15 310 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
16 308 (12.33%) PMI Certification
17 255 (10.21%) Microsoft Project
17 255 (10.21%) PMO
18 252 (10.09%) Office 365
19 242 (9.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 230 (9.21%) Windows
21 220 (8.81%) Risk Management
22 218 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
23 213 (8.53%) Service Delivery
24 212 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
25 211 (8.45%) Public Sector
26 201 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
27 199 (7.97%) SharePoint
28 194 (7.77%) Programme Management
29 192 (7.69%) 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
1 199 (7.97%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.24%) Confluence
3 34 (1.36%) Skype for Business
4 24 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 23 (0.92%) IIS
6 19 (0.76%) CMS
7 18 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.48%) CICS
9 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.36%) Alfresco
11 7 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.16%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.12%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.12%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.080%) SAS
Applications
1 255 (10.21%) Microsoft Project
2 212 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
3 201 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 117 (4.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 92 (3.68%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.080%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.080%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 62 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.84%) NetSuite
3 41 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.44%) Lawson
7 10 (0.40%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 8 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.28%) Teamcenter
11 6 (0.24%) SAP Business One
11 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.24%) Temenos T24
12 5 (0.20%) Elite 3E
12 5 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
12 5 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 332 (13.29%) Azure
2 252 (10.09%) Office 365
3 170 (6.81%) AWS
4 102 (4.08%) SaaS
5 78 (3.12%) Dynamics 365
6 66 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (1.76%) Power Platform
8 33 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (1.32%) IaaS
8 33 (1.32%) PaaS
9 28 (1.12%) OneDrive
10 15 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.60%) Serverless
10 15 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (0.40%) Azure Stack
13 9 (0.36%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.48%) WAN
2 81 (3.24%) LAN
3 71 (2.84%) Firewall
4 70 (2.80%) DNS
5 63 (2.52%) DHCP
6 55 (2.20%) Skype
7 40 (1.60%) Internet
7 40 (1.60%) TCP/IP
8 39 (1.56%) VoIP
9 37 (1.48%) Wireless
10 34 (1.36%) SAN
11 28 (1.12%) VPN
12 26 (1.04%) Intranet
13 23 (0.92%) Unified Communications
14 19 (0.76%) MPLS
14 19 (0.76%) NetScaler
15 15 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (0.40%) HSRP
16 10 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 41 (1.64%) Power BI
3 33 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (0.96%) Big Data
5 24 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (0.84%) DB2
7 20 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (0.44%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.24%) DTS
13 5 (0.20%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.20%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 130 (5.20%) JIRA
2 25 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.48%) Selenium
7 11 (0.44%) JUnit
7 11 (0.44%) LoadRunner
8 10 (0.40%) HP UFT
8 10 (0.40%) JMeter
8 10 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.40%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (0.24%) Moq
10 6 (0.24%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.24%) MSTest
10 6 (0.24%) NUnit
10 6 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.20%) TestRail
11 5 (0.20%) Zephyr
General
1 848 (33.95%) Finance
2 211 (8.45%) Public Sector
3 183 (7.33%) Retail
4 145 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 86 (3.44%) Legal
6 85 (3.40%) Marketing
7 84 (3.36%) Banking
8 65 (2.60%) Law
9 61 (2.44%) Manufacturing
10 59 (2.36%) Advertising
10 59 (2.36%) Local Government
11 54 (2.16%) Police
12 27 (1.08%) Automotive
13 24 (0.96%) Billing
14 19 (0.76%) Electronics
15 15 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.60%) Back Office
16 12 (0.48%) Fire and Rescue
16 12 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,156 (46.28%) Project Manager
2 358 (14.33%) IT Manager
3 260 (10.41%) IT Project Manager
4 248 (9.93%) Analyst
5 187 (7.49%) Senior Manager
6 160 (6.41%) Senior Project Manager
7 137 (5.48%) Architect
8 124 (4.96%) Business Analyst
9 121 (4.84%) Consultant
10 96 (3.84%) Programme Manager
11 87 (3.48%) Infrastructure Manager
12 82 (3.28%) Technical Manager
13 73 (2.92%) Technical Project Manager
14 68 (2.72%) Delivery Manager
15 67 (2.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 66 (2.64%) Software Project Manager
17 59 (2.36%) Service Manager
18 57 (2.28%) Developer
19 52 (2.08%) Coordinator
19 52 (2.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.20%) .NET
2 30 (1.20%) HTML
2 30 (1.20%) Web Services
3 22 (0.88%) Middleware
4 21 (0.84%) REST
4 21 (0.84%) XML
5 15 (0.60%) CSS
6 13 (0.52%) EDI
7 11 (0.44%) jQuery
7 11 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (0.40%) .NET Core
8 10 (0.40%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.32%) AngularJS
9 8 (0.32%) JSON
10 7 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (0.28%) LDAP
10 7 (0.28%) SAP Fiori
10 7 (0.28%) SOAP
10 7 (0.28%) WCF
11 6 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 218 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 186 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 166 (6.65%) Self-Motivation
4 165 (6.61%) Management Information System
5 124 (4.96%) PMI
6 59 (2.36%) User Experience
7 53 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 52 (2.08%) Public Cloud
9 41 (1.64%) Driving Licence
10 35 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 31 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 23 (0.92%) NHS
14 21 (0.84%) Mainframe
15 18 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
15 18 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
16 17 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.64%) PKI
18 12 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
18 12 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 230 (9.21%) Windows
2 88 (3.52%) Windows Server
3 76 (3.04%) Linux
4 72 (2.88%) Windows 10
5 33 (1.32%) Unix
6 21 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.40%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.36%) AIX
9 9 (0.36%) CentOS
10 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.20%) Android
12 4 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.080%) SUSE
15 1 (0.040%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.040%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,559 (62.41%) Project Management
2 1,236 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 697 (27.90%) ITIL
4 652 (26.10%) Project Delivery
5 558 (22.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 401 (16.05%) Waterfall
7 338 (13.53%) Scrum
8 324 (12.97%) Change Management
9 310 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
10 220 (8.81%) Risk Management
11 213 (8.53%) Service Delivery
12 194 (7.77%) Programme Management
13 192 (7.69%) Business Analysis
14 169 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
15 162 (6.49%) Service Management
16 158 (6.33%) SDLC
17 153 (6.12%) CRM
17 153 (6.12%) TOGAF
18 149 (5.96%) ERP
19 147 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 182 (7.29%) SQL
2 66 (2.64%) C
3 58 (2.32%) PowerShell
4 51 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 49 (1.96%) C#
6 47 (1.88%) Java
7 33 (1.32%) Python
8 28 (1.12%) VBScript
9 19 (0.76%) VB
10 14 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 14 (0.56%) C++
10 14 (0.56%) Perl
11 12 (0.48%) COBOL
11 12 (0.48%) PL/1
12 11 (0.44%) Assembly Language
12 11 (0.44%) PHP
12 11 (0.44%) REXX
13 8 (0.32%) ABAP
14 7 (0.28%) R
14 7 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 390 (15.61%) Degree
2 345 (13.81%) PMP
3 326 (13.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 308 (12.33%) PMI Certification
5 242 (9.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 153 (6.12%) Security Cleared
7 120 (4.80%) APMP
7 120 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 99 (3.96%) MCSE
9 96 (3.84%) SC Cleared
10 74 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
11 57 (2.28%) CISSP
12 56 (2.24%) MCSA
13 53 (2.12%) CCNA
14 50 (2.00%) ISEB
15 48 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
16 38 (1.52%) DV Cleared
16 38 (1.52%) ISTQB
17 30 (1.20%) CISM
18 28 (1.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (10.21%) PMO
2 175 (7.01%) QA
3 77 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (2.44%) SLA
5 54 (2.16%) COBIT
5 54 (2.16%) GDPR
6 24 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 21 (0.84%) Solvency II
9 20 (0.80%) MiFID
10 18 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 18 (0.72%) EMIR
10 18 (0.72%) NIST
11 16 (0.64%) ISO 9001
12 15 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 13 (0.52%) P3O
13 13 (0.52%) PMBOK
14 9 (0.36%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 168 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 95 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.80%) XenApp
5 18 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.64%) Docker
7 12 (0.48%) ACF2
7 12 (0.48%) RACF
8 11 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.32%) vSphere
11 6 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.16%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.12%) Firmware
15 2 (0.080%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 84 (3.36%) SCCM
2 46 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (1.40%) SCOM
4 20 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (0.44%) SCOrch
6 7 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.24%) Nagios
8 4 (0.16%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.12%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.12%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.12%) Nessus
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.12%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.080%) Netcool
10 2 (0.080%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 577 (23.10%) Microsoft
2 124 (4.96%) VMware
3 111 (4.44%) Cisco
4 109 (4.36%) Oracle
5 108 (4.32%) SAP
6 42 (1.68%) IBM
7 41 (1.64%) JD Edwards
8 39 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 38 (1.52%) Citrix
10 37 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 34 (1.36%) HP
12 33 (1.32%) Capita
13 22 (0.88%) NetApp
14 19 (0.76%) Cognos
14 19 (0.76%) Dell
14 19 (0.76%) Sage
14 19 (0.76%) SolarWinds
15 18 (0.72%) Splunk
16 17 (0.68%) IFS
17 16 (0.64%) Meraki