Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 190 153
Rank change year-on-year -24 -37 -29
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 1,823 1,216 3,487
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.79% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.93% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,429 1,011 2,941
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,846 £36,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 105,933 63,073 132,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,165 51,056 105,945
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -14 1,620 £51,500 -6.36% 253
UK excluding London -3 1,146 £47,500 -5.00% 179
London -64 535 £60,000 - 77
Work from Home -39 385 £55,250 +0.45% 36
South East -22 317 £52,500 -12.50% 53
North of England 0 286 £46,640 -1.81% 38
Midlands -12 251 £50,000 +5.26% 41
West Midlands -1 173 £50,000 - 22
North West +5 146 £47,500 -5.00% 20
South West -46 128 £43,979 -12.04% 24
Yorkshire -12 123 £45,800 +4.09% 14
East of England -10 77 £45,000 - 14
East Midlands -20 76 £50,773 +12.83% 17
Scotland -28 54 £45,000 -5.76% 7
Wales -17 22 £44,318 -11.37%
North East -21 17 £43,375 -13.25% 4
Northern Ireland -20 16 £47,500 -26.92% 2

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1,243 (68.18%) Project Management
2 883 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 719 (39.44%) Social Skills
4 561 (30.77%) Finance
5 538 (29.51%) Project Delivery
6 484 (26.55%) Microsoft
7 439 (24.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 351 (19.25%) ITIL
9 299 (16.40%) PMI Certification
10 284 (15.58%) Scrum
11 261 (14.32%) Microsoft Project
12 257 (14.10%) Degree
13 241 (13.22%) ERP
14 238 (13.06%) Change Management
15 226 (12.40%) Waterfall
15 226 (12.40%) PMO
16 222 (12.18%) PMP
17 220 (12.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 213 (11.68%) Azure
19 206 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
20 204 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
21 182 (9.98%) Public Sector
22 179 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
23 178 (9.76%) Business Analysis
24 172 (9.43%) Risk Management
25 167 (9.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 158 (8.67%) Migration
27 157 (8.61%) Programme Management
28 153 (8.39%) Project Planning
28 153 (8.39%) 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
1 107 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 54 (2.96%) Confluence
3 15 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 11 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (0.38%) CMS
5 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.27%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.22%) IIS
8 3 (0.16%) Drupal
8 3 (0.16%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.11%) CICS
9 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.11%) Kentico
9 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 261 (14.32%) Microsoft Project
2 204 (11.19%) Microsoft Office
3 146 (8.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 114 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 61 (3.35%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) InVision
7 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Sketch
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.055%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 53 (2.91%) Oracle ERP
2 36 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
4 32 (1.76%) NetSuite
5 25 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.49%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.33%) SAP PM
10 6 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
12 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.22%) SAP Business One
12 4 (0.22%) Sentinel
13 3 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
13 3 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 213 (11.68%) Azure
2 150 (8.23%) Microsoft 365
3 113 (6.20%) SaaS
4 81 (4.44%) AWS
5 80 (4.39%) Dynamics 365
6 53 (2.91%) PaaS
7 46 (2.52%) IaaS
8 41 (2.25%) Power Platform
9 24 (1.32%) GCP
9 24 (1.32%) OneDrive
10 21 (1.15%) Smartsheet
11 19 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.77%) GitHub
13 11 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.60%) AWS CodeCommit
13 11 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
13 11 (0.60%) Azure Pipelines
13 11 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.55%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.62%) WAN
2 64 (3.51%) Firewall
3 54 (2.96%) LAN
4 36 (1.97%) DNS
5 26 (1.43%) Unified Communications
5 26 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
6 21 (1.15%) DHCP
7 19 (1.04%) Internet
8 17 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (0.82%) 4G
9 15 (0.82%) VPN
10 14 (0.77%) 3G
10 14 (0.77%) MPLS
11 13 (0.71%) IPv4
11 13 (0.71%) SSL
12 12 (0.66%) 2G
12 12 (0.66%) SAN
13 11 (0.60%) 5G
13 11 (0.60%) LTE
13 11 (0.60%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.97%) Power BI
3 24 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (1.04%) MySQL
5 17 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (0.60%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.49%) Tableau
12 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.27%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.22%) Big Data
14 4 (0.22%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.16%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 133 (7.30%) JIRA
2 35 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.99%) Axure RP
5 13 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.60%) GitLab
6 11 (0.60%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.27%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.11%) Mocha
9 2 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.055%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.055%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.055%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.055%) Selenium
10 1 (0.055%) Toad
General
1 719 (39.44%) Social Skills
2 561 (30.77%) Finance
3 182 (9.98%) Public Sector
4 179 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
5 128 (7.02%) Presentation Skills
6 107 (5.87%) Organisational Skills
7 106 (5.81%) Influencing Skills
8 93 (5.10%) Telecoms
9 83 (4.55%) Marketing
10 79 (4.33%) Manufacturing
11 73 (4.00%) Retail
12 70 (3.84%) Legal
13 60 (3.29%) Banking
14 59 (3.24%) Law
15 47 (2.58%) Documentation Skills
16 37 (2.03%) Automotive
17 31 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
18 28 (1.54%) Local Government
19 25 (1.37%) Billing
19 25 (1.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 953 (52.28%) Project Manager
2 301 (16.51%) IT Manager
3 232 (12.73%) IT Project Manager
4 185 (10.15%) Analyst
5 180 (9.87%) Senior Manager
6 152 (8.34%) Senior Project Manager
7 110 (6.03%) Business Analyst
8 86 (4.72%) ERP Manager
9 78 (4.28%) ERP Project Manager
10 67 (3.68%) Consultant
11 64 (3.51%) Architect
12 63 (3.46%) Infrastructure Manager
13 59 (3.24%) Programme Manager
14 56 (3.07%) Technical Manager
15 52 (2.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 47 (2.58%) Digital Project Manager
17 46 (2.52%) Agile Project Manager
18 45 (2.47%) Oracle Project Manager
19 40 (2.19%) Applications Manager
20 38 (2.08%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.92%) .NET
2 17 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 15 (0.82%) AngularJS
3 15 (0.82%) HTML
3 15 (0.82%) Middleware
4 13 (0.71%) .NET Core
4 13 (0.71%) CSS
5 11 (0.60%) Django
5 11 (0.60%) Express
5 11 (0.60%) MEAN Stack
5 11 (0.60%) Node.js
5 11 (0.60%) React
5 11 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
5 11 (0.60%) Web Services
6 10 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (0.49%) JSON
7 9 (0.49%) XML
8 6 (0.33%) jQuery
8 6 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (0.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 144 (7.90%) PMI
2 121 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 91 (4.99%) Data Centre
4 74 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 68 (3.73%) User Experience
6 41 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 39 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 32 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.26%) NHS
10 20 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (0.88%) Digital Media
12 15 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.77%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.71%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.55%) Cyberattack
15 10 (0.55%) Renewable Energy
16 9 (0.49%) Derivative
16 9 (0.49%) Housing Association
16 9 (0.49%) Legacy Systems
17 8 (0.44%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 119 (6.53%) Windows
2 69 (3.78%) Windows Server
3 32 (1.76%) Linux
4 12 (0.66%) Unix
4 12 (0.66%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.27%) CentOS
8 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.11%) Android
9 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.11%) VMS
9 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.11%) zOS
10 1 (0.055%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.055%) SUSE
10 1 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,243 (68.18%) Project Management
2 883 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 538 (29.51%) Project Delivery
4 439 (24.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 351 (19.25%) ITIL
6 284 (15.58%) Scrum
7 241 (13.22%) ERP
8 238 (13.06%) Change Management
9 226 (12.40%) Waterfall
10 206 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
11 178 (9.76%) Business Analysis
12 172 (9.43%) Risk Management
13 158 (8.67%) Migration
14 157 (8.61%) Programme Management
15 153 (8.39%) Business Case
15 153 (8.39%) Project Planning
16 144 (7.90%) Service Delivery
17 126 (6.91%) SDLC
18 116 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
19 113 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 113 (6.20%) SQL
2 42 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 35 (1.92%) Java
4 33 (1.81%) C#
5 29 (1.59%) C
6 28 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.10%) Python
8 14 (0.77%) PHP
9 13 (0.71%) VB
9 13 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 12 (0.66%) C++
11 11 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.60%) Perl
11 11 (0.60%) Ruby
12 6 (0.33%) VBA
13 5 (0.27%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.16%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.16%) R
15 2 (0.11%) COBOL
15 2 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 299 (16.40%) PMI Certification
2 257 (14.10%) Degree
3 222 (12.18%) PMP
4 220 (12.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 167 (9.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 134 (7.35%) Security Cleared
7 80 (4.39%) SC Cleared
8 75 (4.11%) APMP
9 54 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 48 (2.63%) CCNA
11 42 (2.30%) Oracle Certification
12 38 (2.08%) MCSE
13 33 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
14 28 (1.54%) CISSP
15 22 (1.21%) ISEB
16 18 (0.99%) CISM
16 18 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
17 17 (0.93%) CISA
17 17 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (12.40%) PMO
2 55 (3.02%) SLA
3 54 (2.96%) QA
4 52 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (1.81%) GDPR
7 27 (1.48%) COBIT
8 23 (1.26%) Data Quality
8 23 (1.26%) PMBOK
9 21 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 18 (0.99%) P3O
11 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.33%) GRC
12 6 (0.33%) NIST
13 4 (0.22%) BS25999
13 4 (0.22%) EMIR
13 4 (0.22%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.22%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.22%) MiFID
14 3 (0.16%) GAMP
System Software
1 91 (4.99%) Active Directory
2 58 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.37%) Docker
5 18 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.55%) vSphere
7 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.27%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.27%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.11%) vCloud
11 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.055%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (1.87%) SCCM
2 28 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (0.88%) Terraform
4 15 (0.82%) Ansible
4 15 (0.82%) Kubernetes
5 13 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.60%) Puppet
7 7 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.16%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.16%) Nagios
8 3 (0.16%) SCOM
8 3 (0.16%) WSUS
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco CME
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 484 (26.55%) Microsoft
2 124 (6.80%) Oracle
3 97 (5.32%) SAP
4 90 (4.94%) VMware
5 61 (3.35%) Cisco
6 37 (2.03%) JD Edwards
7 33 (1.81%) Citrix
7 33 (1.81%) Google
7 33 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.26%) ServiceNow
9 16 (0.88%) IBM
10 15 (0.82%) Remedy
11 13 (0.71%) Zerto
12 11 (0.60%) Alibaba
12 11 (0.60%) Ericsson
12 11 (0.60%) Sitecore
13 10 (0.55%) Epicor
13 10 (0.55%) Informatica
14 8 (0.44%) Capita
14 8 (0.44%) CheckPoint