Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 126 112
Rank change year-on-year -29 -14 -36
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 3,222 4,415 5,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.67% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 2.91% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,729 3,447 4,179
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% -1.90%
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 128,950 151,697 162,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.10% 91.76% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 101,239 120,729 128,104
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -30 3,043 £55,000 +4.76% 274
UK excluding London -14 2,071 £50,000 - 232
London -50 1,051 £60,000 -4.00% 68
South East +3 802 £55,000 +4.76% 66
North of England +9 471 £47,500 +5.56% 47
Midlands -20 318 £50,000 +5.26% 50
North West +6 274 £45,000 - 19
South West -34 242 £48,500 +2.11% 25
West Midlands -21 237 £52,500 +12.90% 31
Yorkshire +5 172 £47,500 +5.56% 26
East of England -42 132 £52,500 -4.55% 18
East Midlands -9 80 £47,500 - 19
Wales +24 55 £50,000 +2.56% 5
Scotland -66 49 £50,785 +2.86% 16
North East +31 25 £41,250 +3.13% 2
Northern Ireland -7 3 £65,000 +33.33% 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 2,035 (63.16%) Project Management
2 1,534 (47.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1,048 (32.53%) Finance
4 945 (29.33%) ITIL
5 769 (23.87%) Project Delivery
6 706 (21.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 704 (21.85%) Microsoft
8 650 (20.17%) Degree
9 570 (17.69%) PMI Certification
10 559 (17.35%) PMP
11 428 (13.28%) PMO
12 409 (12.69%) Scrum
13 405 (12.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 397 (12.32%) Change Management
15 387 (12.01%) Azure
16 380 (11.79%) Waterfall
17 349 (10.83%) Public Sector
18 326 (10.12%) Windows
19 325 (10.09%) Microsoft Project
19 325 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
20 305 (9.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 291 (9.03%) Service Delivery
22 286 (8.88%) Service Management
23 281 (8.72%) Programme Management
23 281 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
24 274 (8.50%) SQL
25 266 (8.26%) Security Cleared
26 260 (8.07%) Business Analysis
27 259 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
28 258 (8.01%) Active Directory

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
1 178 (5.52%) SharePoint
2 81 (2.51%) Confluence
3 49 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 29 (0.90%) Skype for Business
5 25 (0.78%) IIS
6 16 (0.50%) CMS
6 16 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 15 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.19%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.093%) SugarCRM
12 2 (0.062%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.062%) Drupal
12 2 (0.062%) Liferay
12 2 (0.062%) Moodle
12 2 (0.062%) WordPress
Applications
1 325 (10.09%) Microsoft Project
2 259 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 192 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
4 156 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 93 (2.89%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) CATIA
7 4 (0.12%) Gliffy
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.093%) Abaqus
8 3 (0.093%) SPSS
8 3 (0.093%) Stata
9 2 (0.062%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.031%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.031%) Revit
10 1 (0.031%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 59 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.15%) NetSuite
3 36 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
5 23 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
6 20 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.47%) SAP ERP
8 14 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
10 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.25%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.22%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.22%) SAP FI
12 7 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
13 6 (0.19%) Lawson
13 6 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
14 5 (0.16%) Sage 200
15 4 (0.12%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 387 (12.01%) Azure
2 242 (7.51%) Office 365
3 175 (5.43%) AWS
4 86 (2.67%) SaaS
5 82 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 51 (1.58%) IaaS
7 49 (1.52%) OneDrive
8 47 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
9 38 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (0.87%) Azure Stack
10 28 (0.87%) Power Platform
11 23 (0.71%) GCP
12 17 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 17 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (0.53%) Amazon ECS
12 17 (0.53%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 16 (0.50%) PaaS
14 11 (0.34%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.32%) WAN
2 101 (3.13%) LAN
3 86 (2.67%) DNS
4 69 (2.14%) Firewall
5 67 (2.08%) DHCP
5 67 (2.08%) Skype
6 58 (1.80%) SAN
7 43 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 41 (1.27%) NetScaler
9 40 (1.24%) Software-Defined Networking
10 37 (1.15%) Wireless
11 35 (1.09%) VoIP
12 28 (0.87%) Unified Communications
13 27 (0.84%) Internet
14 23 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (0.68%) VPN
16 21 (0.65%) iSCSI
17 17 (0.53%) Broadband
18 16 (0.50%) WLAN
19 15 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (0.87%) Big Data
5 27 (0.84%) Power BI
5 27 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 27 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 25 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (0.62%) GIS
9 17 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 15 (0.47%) Apache Hive
10 15 (0.47%) Impala
11 13 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 163 (5.06%) JIRA
2 44 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 25 (0.78%) TestRail
3 25 (0.78%) Zephyr
4 22 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.34%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (0.25%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.25%) Moq
9 8 (0.25%) MSBuild
9 8 (0.25%) MSTest
9 8 (0.25%) NUnit
10 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.19%) Hudson
11 6 (0.19%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,048 (32.53%) Finance
2 349 (10.83%) Public Sector
3 149 (4.62%) Marketing
3 149 (4.62%) Retail
4 146 (4.53%) Telecoms
5 122 (3.79%) Manufacturing
6 114 (3.54%) Local Government
7 87 (2.70%) Law
8 77 (2.39%) Banking
9 72 (2.23%) Legal
10 63 (1.96%) Police
11 49 (1.52%) Advertising
12 46 (1.43%) Back Office
13 37 (1.15%) Fire and Rescue
14 35 (1.09%) Automotive
15 33 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (0.90%) Electronics
17 23 (0.71%) Billing
18 18 (0.56%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,503 (46.65%) Project Manager
2 424 (13.16%) IT Manager
3 334 (10.37%) IT Project Manager
4 286 (8.88%) Senior Manager
5 268 (8.32%) Analyst
6 260 (8.07%) Senior Project Manager
7 222 (6.89%) Architect
8 165 (5.12%) Consultant
9 148 (4.59%) Infrastructure Manager
10 144 (4.47%) Delivery Manager
11 138 (4.28%) Business Analyst
12 125 (3.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 118 (3.66%) Service Manager
14 115 (3.57%) Programme Manager
15 89 (2.76%) Software Project Manager
16 79 (2.45%) Service Delivery Manager
17 77 (2.39%) Technical Manager
18 76 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
19 70 (2.17%) Developer
20 68 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (1.86%) .NET
2 52 (1.61%) Web Services
3 23 (0.71%) Middleware
4 21 (0.65%) HTML
5 16 (0.50%) XML
6 12 (0.37%) Flash
7 8 (0.25%) .NET Core
7 8 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (0.25%) SignalR
7 8 (0.25%) WCF
8 6 (0.19%) CSS
9 5 (0.16%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.16%) Apache Flex
9 5 (0.16%) LDAP
10 4 (0.12%) IDoc
10 4 (0.12%) SAP ALE
10 4 (0.12%) SAP PI
10 4 (0.12%) Velocity
10 4 (0.12%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 281 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 241 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 209 (6.49%) PMI
4 201 (6.24%) Data Centre
5 197 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
6 68 (2.11%) Public Cloud
7 67 (2.08%) User Experience
8 62 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 47 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 41 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 39 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 36 (1.12%) Private Cloud
13 32 (0.99%) NHS
14 31 (0.96%) Replication
15 29 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
17 26 (0.81%) e-Learning
18 24 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
19 20 (0.62%) CMDB
20 18 (0.56%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 326 (10.12%) Windows
2 139 (4.31%) Windows Server
3 111 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 95 (2.95%) Linux
5 52 (1.61%) Unix
6 46 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 28 (0.87%) Mac OS
9 23 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.40%) Android
10 13 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
12 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.19%) Solaris
13 6 (0.19%) SUSE
14 5 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.093%) AIX
15 3 (0.093%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.031%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,035 (63.16%) Project Management
2 1,534 (47.61%) Agile Software Development
3 945 (29.33%) ITIL
4 769 (23.87%) Project Delivery
5 706 (21.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 409 (12.69%) Scrum
7 397 (12.32%) Change Management
8 380 (11.79%) Waterfall
9 325 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
10 291 (9.03%) Service Delivery
11 286 (8.88%) Service Management
12 281 (8.72%) Programme Management
13 260 (8.07%) Business Analysis
14 256 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 249 (7.73%) Risk Management
16 231 (7.17%) TOGAF
17 227 (7.05%) CRM
18 219 (6.80%) Migration
19 213 (6.61%) ERP
20 207 (6.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 274 (8.50%) SQL
2 108 (3.35%) C
3 74 (2.30%) PowerShell
4 61 (1.89%) C#
5 55 (1.71%) JavaScript
6 53 (1.64%) Java
7 44 (1.37%) Python
8 39 (1.21%) PHP
9 25 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 20 (0.62%) VBScript
11 19 (0.59%) VBA
12 14 (0.43%) R
13 9 (0.28%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.22%) ABAP
15 5 (0.16%) Scala
16 4 (0.12%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.12%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.031%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.031%) VB
17 1 (0.031%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 650 (20.17%) Degree
2 570 (17.69%) PMI Certification
3 559 (17.35%) PMP
4 405 (12.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 305 (9.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 266 (8.26%) Security Cleared
7 165 (5.12%) APMP
8 164 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 139 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
10 116 (3.60%) CCNA
11 101 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
12 93 (2.89%) MCSE
13 90 (2.79%) SC Cleared
14 70 (2.17%) DV Cleared
15 65 (2.02%) MCP
16 62 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 46 (1.43%) CISM
18 42 (1.30%) CISSP
19 39 (1.21%) CISA
19 39 (1.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 428 (13.28%) PMO
2 223 (6.92%) QA
3 141 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 120 (3.72%) SLA
5 101 (3.13%) GDPR
6 76 (2.36%) ISO 9001
7 55 (1.71%) COBIT
8 42 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 36 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 27 (0.84%) NIST
10 27 (0.84%) PCI DSS
11 24 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
12 23 (0.71%) P3O
13 21 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
14 14 (0.43%) Data Quality
14 14 (0.43%) PMBOK
15 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 9 (0.28%) EMIR
16 9 (0.28%) ISO 22301
16 9 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 258 (8.01%) Active Directory
2 184 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.64%) XenApp
5 39 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 29 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
8 25 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (0.74%) BitLocker
10 12 (0.37%) NFS
10 12 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.37%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (0.31%) Firmware
13 8 (0.25%) Docker
14 7 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (0.22%) vSphere
15 6 (0.19%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.16%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 123 (3.82%) SCCM
2 80 (2.48%) SCOM
3 39 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 36 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 28 (0.87%) SCOrch
6 27 (0.84%) vRealize
7 15 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
9 10 (0.31%) Netcool
10 6 (0.19%) IBM Guardium
10 6 (0.19%) Nagios
10 6 (0.19%) Nessus
10 6 (0.19%) Terraform
10 6 (0.19%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 5 (0.16%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.093%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.093%) Puppet
12 3 (0.093%) WSUS
Vendors
1 704 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 237 (7.36%) VMware
3 190 (5.90%) Cisco
4 177 (5.49%) SAP
5 152 (4.72%) Oracle
6 121 (3.76%) Citrix
7 60 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
8 48 (1.49%) Capita
9 39 (1.21%) Splunk
10 36 (1.12%) HP
10 36 (1.12%) NetApp
11 31 (0.96%) JD Edwards
11 31 (0.96%) Tableau
12 30 (0.93%) Atlassian
13 26 (0.81%) Google
14 24 (0.74%) IBM
14 24 (0.74%) Remedy
15 22 (0.68%) Progress
16 17 (0.53%) CheckPoint
16 17 (0.53%) Dell