Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 244 171 131
Rank change year-on-year -73 -40 -22
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 1,002 2,452 3,968
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 2.02% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 2.20% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,038 2,228 3,321
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.77% +3.00% +3.09%

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 69,801 111,605 138,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.60% 92.03% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 54,676 89,461 111,007
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021. 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 -69 896 £50,000 -9.09% 144
UK excluding London -52 667 £47,500 -7.77% 119
London -101 262 £60,000 - 38
Work from Home -96 212 £55,000 -8.33% 18
North of England -4 198 £42,500 -15.00% 30
South East -26 182 £57,500 -4.17% 29
North West +17 131 £42,500 -15.00% 12
Midlands -22 122 £50,000 -8.68% 25
West Midlands -34 89 £50,000 -9.09% 14
South West -45 68 £47,500 - 15
Yorkshire -14 46 £47,500 -6.40% 15
Scotland +4 42 £50,000 - 6
East of England -13 40 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands +5 35 £50,000 - 10
North East +17 21 £48,750 +17.47% 3
Wales +13 19 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Northern Ireland +10 1 £45,000 -25.00% 5

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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.

1 637 (63.57%) Project Management
2 451 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (24.85%) Microsoft
4 246 (24.55%) Finance
5 233 (23.25%) Project Delivery
6 217 (21.66%) ITIL
7 213 (21.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 164 (16.37%) Scrum
9 150 (14.97%) Azure
10 144 (14.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 142 (14.17%) Waterfall
12 139 (13.87%) Degree
13 129 (12.87%) PMI Certification
14 126 (12.57%) PMP
15 120 (11.98%) Change Management
16 107 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
17 105 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
18 102 (10.18%) Microsoft 365
19 99 (9.88%) PMO
20 85 (8.48%) Microsoft Project
20 85 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
21 82 (8.18%) Programme Management
22 81 (8.08%) ERP
23 74 (7.39%) Windows
24 72 (7.19%) Migration
25 69 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
26 68 (6.79%) Change Control
26 68 (6.79%) AWS
26 68 (6.79%) SDLC
27 66 (6.59%) Business Case

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 64 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.70%) CMS
3 15 (1.50%) Confluence
4 14 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (1.20%) Drupal
5 12 (1.20%) Kentico
5 12 (1.20%) Umbraco
6 10 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.40%) Liferay
9 3 (0.30%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.100%) Apache
11 1 (0.100%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.100%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 85 (8.48%) Microsoft Office
1 85 (8.48%) Microsoft Project
2 51 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.100%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.100%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.40%) NetSuite
3 12 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.50%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.40%) Shopify
9 3 (0.30%) Lawson
9 3 (0.30%) Primavera
9 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.20%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 150 (14.97%) Azure
2 102 (10.18%) Microsoft 365
3 68 (6.79%) AWS
4 57 (5.69%) PaaS
5 45 (4.49%) SaaS
6 44 (4.39%) IaaS
7 29 (2.89%) Power Platform
8 28 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.00%) OneDrive
10 10 (1.00%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.80%) Smartsheet
12 7 (0.70%) Asana
12 7 (0.70%) Serverless
13 6 (0.60%) Boomi
13 6 (0.60%) Power Automate
13 6 (0.60%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.50%) GCP
15 4 (0.40%) Trello
16 3 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.19%) Firewall
2 21 (2.10%) WAN
3 18 (1.80%) LAN
4 17 (1.70%) Unified Communications
5 14 (1.40%) Skype
6 13 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.00%) DNS
8 9 (0.90%) Intranet
9 8 (0.80%) 3G
9 8 (0.80%) 4G
9 8 (0.80%) VoIP
10 7 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (0.70%) SSL
10 7 (0.70%) VPN
11 6 (0.60%) Network Security
11 6 (0.60%) SAN
12 5 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
13 4 (0.40%) 5G
13 4 (0.40%) Internet
13 4 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.40%) Power BI
3 9 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (0.50%) MySQL
5 5 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.40%) Big Data
6 4 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.30%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (0.30%) GIS
8 2 (0.20%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.20%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.20%) Tableau
9 1 (0.100%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.100%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (4.89%) JIRA
2 4 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.20%) Pivotal Tracker
4 2 (0.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.100%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.100%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.100%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.100%) Subversion
General
1 246 (24.55%) Finance
2 62 (6.19%) Public Sector
3 52 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 51 (5.09%) Law
5 44 (4.39%) Marketing
6 37 (3.69%) Manufacturing
7 31 (3.09%) Legal
7 31 (3.09%) Retail
8 25 (2.50%) Banking
9 23 (2.30%) Local Government
10 20 (2.00%) Advertising
11 13 (1.30%) Housing Association
12 10 (1.00%) Electronics
12 10 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.90%) Games
14 7 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.70%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.60%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.60%) German Language
16 5 (0.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 508 (50.70%) Project Manager
2 183 (18.26%) IT Manager
3 141 (14.07%) IT Project Manager
4 85 (8.48%) Analyst
5 81 (8.08%) Senior Manager
6 71 (7.09%) Senior Project Manager
7 55 (5.49%) Consultant
8 45 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
9 44 (4.39%) Digital Project Manager
10 43 (4.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 42 (4.19%) Business Analyst
12 41 (4.09%) Technical Manager
13 37 (3.69%) Architect
14 35 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
15 30 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
16 28 (2.79%) Programme Manager
16 28 (2.79%) Technical Project Manager
17 24 (2.40%) Business Change Manager
18 22 (2.20%) Business Change Project Manager
19 21 (2.10%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.80%) Middleware
1 8 (0.80%) REST
2 7 (0.70%) HTML
2 7 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (0.60%) WebRTC
4 5 (0.50%) COM
5 4 (0.40%) .NET
5 4 (0.40%) CSS
5 4 (0.40%) JSON
6 3 (0.30%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.30%) jQuery
6 3 (0.30%) LINQ
6 3 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (0.30%) Velocity
7 2 (0.20%) EDI
7 2 (0.20%) RESTful
7 2 (0.20%) Web Services
7 2 (0.20%) XML
8 1 (0.100%) LDAP
8 1 (0.100%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 57 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 55 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (4.19%) PMI
6 31 (3.09%) Private Cloud
7 28 (2.79%) e-Learning
8 22 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 20 (2.00%) User Experience
10 17 (1.70%) Cloud Native
11 16 (1.60%) NHS
12 11 (1.10%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.00%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
14 9 (0.90%) CMDB
14 9 (0.90%) Equities
15 7 (0.70%) Derivative
15 7 (0.70%) FMCG
15 7 (0.70%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.39%) Windows
2 44 (4.39%) Windows Server
3 33 (3.29%) Linux
4 23 (2.30%) Windows 10
5 18 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.40%) Unix
7 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.20%) CentOS
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.100%) Solaris
10 1 (0.100%) VMS
10 1 (0.100%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 637 (63.57%) Project Management
2 451 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
3 233 (23.25%) Project Delivery
4 217 (21.66%) ITIL
5 213 (21.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 164 (16.37%) Scrum
7 142 (14.17%) Waterfall
8 120 (11.98%) Change Management
9 105 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
10 82 (8.18%) Programme Management
11 81 (8.08%) ERP
12 72 (7.19%) Migration
13 69 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (6.79%) Change Control
14 68 (6.79%) SDLC
15 66 (6.59%) Business Case
16 65 (6.49%) Business Analysis
16 65 (6.49%) Service Delivery
17 60 (5.99%) Project Planning
18 56 (5.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (5.99%) SQL
2 25 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.10%) C
3 11 (1.10%) Java
4 8 (0.80%) C#
4 8 (0.80%) JavaScript
5 7 (0.70%) Python
6 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.30%) C++
7 3 (0.30%) R
8 1 (0.100%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.100%) PHP
8 1 (0.100%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.100%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 144 (14.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 139 (13.87%) Degree
3 129 (12.87%) PMI Certification
4 126 (12.57%) PMP
5 63 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 43 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (3.99%) CCNA
8 39 (3.89%) MCSE
9 32 (3.19%) Security Cleared
10 30 (2.99%) APMP
11 16 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.30%) SC Cleared
13 12 (1.20%) CCNP
14 11 (1.10%) ISEB
15 10 (1.00%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (0.80%) CISSP
17 6 (0.60%) CAPM
17 6 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (9.88%) PMO
2 37 (3.69%) GDPR
3 26 (2.59%) PMBOK
3 26 (2.59%) SLA
4 22 (2.20%) QA
5 18 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (1.40%) P3O
8 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.60%) COBIT
9 6 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.60%) EMIR
9 6 (0.60%) MiFID
10 5 (0.50%) NIST
10 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.100%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.100%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 48 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.60%) Docker
6 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.20%) XenApp
8 1 (0.100%) Squid
8 1 (0.100%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.100%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (2.89%) SCCM
2 25 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (1.90%) Ansible
4 18 (1.80%) Terraform
5 2 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.100%) Argo
6 1 (0.100%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.100%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.100%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.100%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.100%) Nagios
6 1 (0.100%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.100%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 249 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 63 (6.29%) VMware
3 49 (4.89%) Oracle
4 41 (4.09%) SAP
5 25 (2.50%) Cisco
6 18 (1.80%) Citrix
6 18 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (1.80%) Sitecore
7 14 (1.40%) JD Edwards
8 9 (0.90%) IBM
9 7 (0.70%) Sage
9 7 (0.70%) Zerto
10 6 (0.60%) Dell
10 6 (0.60%) Epicor
10 6 (0.60%) Workday
11 5 (0.50%) Ericsson
11 5 (0.50%) IFS
12 4 (0.40%) Arqiva
12 4 (0.40%) BMC
12 4 (0.40%) Google