Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 108 75
Rank change year-on-year -17 -33 -10
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 4,473 5,177 7,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.67% 2.93% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 3.20% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,491 4,219 6,287
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,500 £36,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,392 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 152,455 161,761 176,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,351 127,721 147,508
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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 -13 4,214 £52,500 - 359
UK excluding London -19 2,704 £50,000 +5.26% 274
London +3 1,676 £62,500 +4.17% 112
South East -8 899 £52,500 +5.00% 54
Midlands -26 482 £47,500 - 73
North of England -25 479 £45,000 -5.26% 58
West Midlands -14 357 £46,500 -7.00% 51
South West -3 343 £47,500 - 33
East of England -20 318 £55,000 +10.00% 30
North West +4 303 £45,000 - 29
Scotland +29 158 £49,375 +5.17% 19
Yorkshire -48 156 £45,000 -7.22% 24
East Midlands -45 121 £48,000 +6.67% 21
Wales +4 40 £50,000 +25.00% 8
North East -31 20 £40,000 -10.11% 5
Isle of Man - 7 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland 0 4 £48,750 +21.88%

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 2,839 (63.47%) Project Management
2 2,048 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1,523 (34.05%) Finance
4 1,183 (26.45%) ITIL
5 1,098 (24.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 982 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 801 (17.91%) PMI Certification
8 734 (16.41%) Degree
9 688 (15.38%) Scrum
10 665 (14.87%) PMP
11 632 (14.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 627 (14.02%) Waterfall
13 616 (13.77%) Microsoft Project
14 527 (11.78%) PMO
15 524 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
16 505 (11.29%) Change Management
17 476 (10.64%) Business Analysis
18 442 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
19 427 (9.55%) Windows
20 391 (8.74%) Data Centre
21 384 (8.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 382 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
23 376 (8.41%) Risk Management
24 371 (8.29%) PMI
25 366 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
26 355 (7.94%) Retail
27 351 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
28 338 (7.56%) Project Planning
29 332 (7.42%) Programme Management
30 327 (7.31%) Service Management

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
1 235 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 65 (1.45%) Confluence
4 60 (1.34%) Skype for Business
5 38 (0.85%) IIS
6 31 (0.69%) SAS
7 27 (0.60%) CMS
8 26 (0.58%) JBoss
8 26 (0.58%) WebLogic
9 25 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (0.27%) MS Project Server
15 11 (0.25%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 616 (13.77%) Microsoft Project
2 382 (8.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 351 (7.85%) Microsoft Office
4 270 (6.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 175 (3.91%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.045%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.022%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.022%) Maya
9 1 (0.022%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 91 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 37 (0.83%) NetSuite
4 21 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 21 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 21 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (0.40%) Markit EDM
6 16 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 10 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 10 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
7 10 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.22%) SAP R/3
8 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
9 8 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.16%) Maximo
10 7 (0.16%) SAP BPC
11 6 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 366 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 322 (7.20%) Office 365
3 265 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
4 189 (4.23%) SaaS
5 99 (2.21%) PaaS
6 81 (1.81%) IaaS
7 60 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 33 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
10 31 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.36%) BPaaS
12 15 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.27%) OneDrive
15 9 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.18%) GitHub
16 8 (0.18%) Mimecast
16 8 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 181 (4.05%) Firewall
2 161 (3.60%) WAN
3 122 (2.73%) LAN
4 90 (2.01%) SAN
5 73 (1.63%) Unified Communications
6 71 (1.59%) DNS
6 71 (1.59%) Skype
7 63 (1.41%) VoIP
8 59 (1.32%) DHCP
8 59 (1.32%) Internet
9 52 (1.16%) VPN
10 45 (1.01%) Software-Defined Networking
11 42 (0.94%) MPLS
12 39 (0.87%) TCP/IP
13 36 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 31 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (0.69%) SSL
15 28 (0.63%) Broadband
15 28 (0.63%) IPsec
16 27 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 109 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (1.54%) Big Data
4 57 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 36 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
8 35 (0.78%) Power BI
9 31 (0.69%) GIS
10 26 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
10 26 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (0.38%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.36%) QlikView
14 15 (0.34%) MySQL
14 15 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.34%) SAP BW
15 14 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
16 12 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 243 (5.43%) JIRA
2 45 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 43 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.38%) AdminStudio
5 17 (0.38%) InstallShield
6 16 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 13 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.25%) Selenium
9 10 (0.22%) Subversion
9 10 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.13%) Maven
12 4 (0.089%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.089%) Hudson
12 4 (0.089%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.067%) JBehave
13 3 (0.067%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.067%) Xcode
General
1 1,523 (34.05%) Finance
2 355 (7.94%) Retail
3 235 (5.25%) Marketing
4 230 (5.14%) Banking
5 207 (4.63%) Telecoms
6 129 (2.88%) Legal
7 119 (2.66%) Manufacturing
8 95 (2.12%) Law
9 74 (1.65%) Advertising
10 54 (1.21%) Publishing
10 54 (1.21%) Retail Banking
11 53 (1.18%) Back Office
12 40 (0.89%) Billing
13 35 (0.78%) Investment Banking
14 32 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
15 31 (0.69%) Games
15 31 (0.69%) Local Government
15 31 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 22 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,090 (46.72%) Project Manager
2 620 (13.86%) IT Manager
3 454 (10.15%) Analyst
4 440 (9.84%) IT Project Manager
5 380 (8.50%) Senior Manager
6 354 (7.91%) Senior Project Manager
7 231 (5.16%) Infrastructure Manager
8 226 (5.05%) Architect
9 217 (4.85%) Business Analyst
10 212 (4.74%) Programme Manager
11 202 (4.52%) Consultant
12 192 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
13 183 (4.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 158 (3.53%) Technical Manager
15 150 (3.35%) Software Project Manager
16 127 (2.84%) Technical Project Manager
17 92 (2.06%) Business Change Manager
18 90 (2.01%) IT Analyst
19 86 (1.92%) Service Manager
20 84 (1.88%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (3.42%) .NET
2 55 (1.23%) Middleware
2 55 (1.23%) Web Services
3 47 (1.05%) .NET Framework
3 47 (1.05%) HTML
4 31 (0.69%) XML
5 25 (0.56%) LDAP
6 20 (0.45%) CSS
6 20 (0.45%) SAML
6 20 (0.45%) Spring
7 18 (0.40%) EDI
7 18 (0.40%) OAuth
8 17 (0.38%) Hibernate
8 17 (0.38%) HTML5
9 13 (0.29%) CGI
9 13 (0.29%) jQuery
10 12 (0.27%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.27%) CSS3
10 12 (0.27%) SOAP
11 11 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 442 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 391 (8.74%) Data Centre
3 371 (8.29%) PMI
4 306 (6.84%) Management Information System
5 264 (5.90%) Self-Motivation
6 122 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 96 (2.15%) Driving Licence
8 86 (1.92%) User Experience
9 85 (1.90%) Virtual Team
10 69 (1.54%) NHS
11 65 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 53 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 48 (1.07%) Fintech
14 35 (0.78%) Life Science
15 34 (0.76%) Mobile App
16 29 (0.65%) CMDB
16 29 (0.65%) FMCG
17 28 (0.63%) Equities
17 28 (0.63%) Public Cloud
18 27 (0.60%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 427 (9.55%) Windows
2 190 (4.25%) Windows Server
3 143 (3.20%) Linux
4 141 (3.15%) Windows 10
5 95 (2.12%) Windows 7
5 95 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (1.18%) Unix
7 33 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 25 (0.56%) Solaris
10 24 (0.54%) Android
11 19 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.18%) AIX
13 8 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.16%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.067%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.067%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,839 (63.47%) Project Management
2 2,048 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1,183 (26.45%) ITIL
4 1,098 (24.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 688 (15.38%) Scrum
6 627 (14.02%) Waterfall
7 524 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
8 505 (11.29%) Change Management
9 476 (10.64%) Business Analysis
10 376 (8.41%) Risk Management
11 338 (7.56%) Project Planning
12 332 (7.42%) Programme Management
13 327 (7.31%) Service Management
14 311 (6.95%) Service Delivery
15 306 (6.84%) SDLC
16 299 (6.68%) Continuous Improvement
17 296 (6.62%) CRM
18 289 (6.46%) Migration
19 276 (6.17%) Change Control
20 274 (6.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 308 (6.89%) SQL
2 132 (2.95%) Java
3 100 (2.24%) C
4 83 (1.86%) C#
5 77 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 68 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 46 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 33 (0.74%) PL/SQL
9 32 (0.72%) Python
9 32 (0.72%) VBA
10 22 (0.49%) C++
11 19 (0.42%) VBScript
12 16 (0.36%) PHP
13 13 (0.29%) Scala
14 12 (0.27%) VB
15 10 (0.22%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.20%) ABAP
16 9 (0.20%) R
17 5 (0.11%) COBOL
18 4 (0.089%) Perl
Qualifications
1 801 (17.91%) PMI Certification
2 734 (16.41%) Degree
3 665 (14.87%) PMP
4 632 (14.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 384 (8.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 255 (5.70%) Security Cleared
7 208 (4.65%) APMP
8 206 (4.61%) ISEB
9 163 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
10 139 (3.11%) SC Cleared
11 131 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 90 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
13 83 (1.86%) MCSE
14 75 (1.68%) CISSP
15 59 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
16 57 (1.27%) DV Cleared
17 56 (1.25%) CCNP
18 47 (1.05%) MCSA
19 44 (0.98%) CISM
19 44 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 527 (11.78%) PMO
2 241 (5.39%) QA
3 155 (3.47%) GDPR
4 147 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 116 (2.59%) SLA
6 109 (2.44%) COBIT
7 43 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 42 (0.94%) ISO 9001
9 38 (0.85%) Data Quality
10 37 (0.83%) PMBOK
11 32 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
12 29 (0.65%) P3O
13 27 (0.60%) PCI DSS
14 19 (0.42%) GPG13
15 12 (0.27%) ISO 14001
16 10 (0.22%) MiFID
17 9 (0.20%) EMIR
17 9 (0.20%) GAMP
17 9 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 9 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 318 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 188 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 46 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (0.67%) XenApp
7 24 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (0.47%) BitLocker
9 19 (0.42%) Firmware
10 17 (0.38%) Docker
11 16 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.36%) vSphere
12 15 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 11 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.18%) vCloud
14 8 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.13%) HDFS
15 6 (0.13%) KVM
16 4 (0.089%) ACF2
16 4 (0.089%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 99 (2.21%) SCCM
2 41 (0.92%) SCOM
3 25 (0.56%) vRealize
4 18 (0.40%) AirWatch
4 18 (0.40%) Automic
4 18 (0.40%) Dollar Universe
5 16 (0.36%) Ansible
5 16 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (0.34%) Puppet
6 15 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.20%) Kubernetes
10 8 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 8 (0.18%) HP ALM
10 8 (0.18%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.16%) Terraform
12 6 (0.13%) FortiGate
12 6 (0.13%) Oozie
13 5 (0.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 982 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 283 (6.33%) VMware
3 217 (4.85%) Oracle
4 214 (4.78%) Cisco
5 200 (4.47%) SAP
6 146 (3.26%) Citrix
7 118 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 82 (1.83%) Capita
9 79 (1.77%) CheckPoint
10 61 (1.36%) IBM
11 56 (1.25%) Google
12 55 (1.23%) HP
13 46 (1.03%) NetApp
14 41 (0.92%) EMC
15 37 (0.83%) F5
16 36 (0.80%) Juniper
17 34 (0.76%) ServiceNow
18 33 (0.74%) Tableau
19 30 (0.67%) Cognos
19 30 (0.67%) JD Edwards