Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 131 115
Rank change year-on-year -41 -16 -26
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 2,306 3,915 5,090
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.62% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.85% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,077 3,246 4,227
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,650
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 106,413 137,502 164,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.93% 92.16% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 84,394 108,150 133,646
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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 -48 2,065 £55,000 - 131
UK excluding London -44 1,312 £50,000 - 96
London -41 842 £60,000 -4.00% 36
South East -56 401 £60,000 +9.09% 36
North of England -30 285 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Midlands -24 255 £52,500 +5.00% 18
Work from Home +17 217 £60,000 +20.00% 8
West Midlands -28 182 £55,000 +10.00% 11
North West -45 169 £50,000 - 10
South West -22 162 £50,000 +6.38% 15
East of England -47 111 £45,000 -14.29% 7
Yorkshire +6 97 £50,000 +5.26% 6
East Midlands +30 71 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Scotland +8 52 £48,000 -4.00%
Wales -2 40 £50,000 - 1
North East 0 19 £40,750 +1.88% 3
Northern Ireland +25 10 £65,000 +44.44%

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 1,421 (61.62%) Project Management
2 1,124 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
3 800 (34.69%) Finance
4 655 (28.40%) Project Delivery
5 619 (26.84%) ITIL
6 556 (24.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 508 (22.03%) Microsoft
8 354 (15.35%) Degree
9 350 (15.18%) Waterfall
10 311 (13.49%) PMI Certification
11 295 (12.79%) PMP
11 295 (12.79%) Change Management
12 294 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 292 (12.66%) Scrum
14 289 (12.53%) Azure
15 259 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
16 239 (10.36%) Microsoft Project
17 228 (9.89%) Office 365
18 227 (9.84%) PMO
19 217 (9.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 210 (9.11%) Risk Management
20 210 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
21 207 (8.98%) Microsoft Office
22 197 (8.54%) Public Sector
23 195 (8.46%) Business Analysis
24 181 (7.85%) Retail
25 179 (7.76%) Service Delivery
26 177 (7.68%) Windows
27 176 (7.63%) SDLC
28 167 (7.24%) Programme 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
1 154 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.82%) Confluence
3 31 (1.34%) Skype for Business
4 18 (0.78%) CMS
5 16 (0.69%) IIS
5 16 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.61%) CICS
6 14 (0.61%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.43%) Alfresco
8 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.22%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.17%) Apache
9 4 (0.17%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.17%) Drupal
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.087%) JBoss
11 2 (0.087%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 239 (10.36%) Microsoft Project
2 207 (8.98%) Microsoft Office
3 159 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 96 (4.16%) MS Visio
5 94 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.087%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 69 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (2.04%) NetSuite
3 40 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 26 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
6 15 (0.65%) SAP ERP
7 14 (0.61%) Lawson
8 10 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 10 (0.43%) SAP Business One
8 10 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
9 9 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.35%) Sage 200
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.26%) SAP BPC
12 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.26%) Teamcenter
12 6 (0.26%) Temenos T24
13 5 (0.22%) Elite 3E
13 5 (0.22%) Sage 500
13 5 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 289 (12.53%) Azure
2 228 (9.89%) Office 365
3 147 (6.37%) AWS
4 102 (4.42%) SaaS
5 84 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
6 51 (2.21%) PaaS
7 46 (1.99%) Power Platform
8 45 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (1.91%) IaaS
10 37 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (0.78%) OneDrive
11 18 (0.78%) Serverless
12 10 (0.43%) PowerApps
13 9 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.35%) Boomi
14 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Flow
15 7 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.82%) WAN
2 60 (2.60%) LAN
3 53 (2.30%) Firewall
4 40 (1.73%) DNS
4 40 (1.73%) Skype
5 39 (1.69%) DHCP
6 30 (1.30%) Internet
7 25 (1.08%) VoIP
8 24 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (1.00%) TCP/IP
10 22 (0.95%) Intranet
10 22 (0.95%) Wireless
11 21 (0.91%) SAN
12 20 (0.87%) MPLS
13 19 (0.82%) Unified Communications
13 19 (0.82%) VPN
14 15 (0.65%) Network Security
15 13 (0.56%) Ethernet
16 11 (0.48%) Broadband
16 11 (0.48%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.82%) Power BI
3 31 (1.34%) Big Data
4 30 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (1.04%) DB2
6 19 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.48%) SAP HANA
10 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.22%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.22%) DTS
12 5 (0.22%) MySQL
12 5 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 121 (5.25%) JIRA
2 21 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 15 (0.65%) Selenium
4 14 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.56%) JMeter
5 13 (0.56%) LoadRunner
5 13 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.52%) HP UFT
6 12 (0.52%) JUnit
7 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.17%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.13%) LSMW
10 3 (0.13%) Moq
10 3 (0.13%) NUnit
11 2 (0.087%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.087%) MSTest
11 2 (0.087%) SoapUI
General
1 800 (34.69%) Finance
2 197 (8.54%) Public Sector
3 181 (7.85%) Retail
4 132 (5.72%) Telecoms
5 86 (3.73%) Legal
6 77 (3.34%) Banking
7 67 (2.91%) Law
8 61 (2.65%) Marketing
9 59 (2.56%) Local Government
10 56 (2.43%) Manufacturing
11 46 (1.99%) Police
12 36 (1.56%) Advertising
13 23 (1.00%) Billing
14 17 (0.74%) Back Office
15 13 (0.56%) Games
16 12 (0.52%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.48%) Electronics
17 11 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.43%) Automotive
19 9 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,081 (46.88%) Project Manager
2 318 (13.79%) IT Manager
3 238 (10.32%) Analyst
4 224 (9.71%) IT Project Manager
5 163 (7.07%) Senior Manager
6 150 (6.50%) Consultant
7 144 (6.24%) Senior Project Manager
8 121 (5.25%) Business Analyst
9 100 (4.34%) Architect
10 91 (3.95%) Technical Manager
11 85 (3.69%) Programme Manager
12 81 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
12 81 (3.51%) Infrastructure Manager
13 78 (3.38%) Technical Project Manager
14 63 (2.73%) Software Project Manager
15 62 (2.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 54 (2.34%) Service Manager
17 51 (2.21%) Coordinator
18 49 (2.12%) Project Coordinator
19 47 (2.04%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.34%) .NET
2 31 (1.34%) HTML
3 21 (0.91%) REST
4 19 (0.82%) CSS
5 16 (0.69%) Web Services
5 16 (0.69%) XML
6 13 (0.56%) Middleware
6 13 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (0.48%) EDI
8 9 (0.39%) jQuery
9 8 (0.35%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.30%) SAP Fiori
11 6 (0.26%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.26%) SOAP
11 6 (0.26%) Velocity
12 5 (0.22%) Ajax
12 5 (0.22%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.22%) J2EE
12 5 (0.22%) JSON
12 5 (0.22%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 210 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (6.07%) Management Information System
2 140 (6.07%) PMI
3 132 (5.72%) Data Centre
4 121 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (2.34%) Virtual Team
6 48 (2.08%) Public Cloud
7 47 (2.04%) User Experience
8 36 (1.56%) Driving Licence
9 29 (1.26%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.21%) NHS
11 22 (0.95%) Mainframe
12 20 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
13 19 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
15 16 (0.69%) PKI
16 14 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
17 13 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 177 (7.68%) Windows
2 71 (3.08%) Windows Server
3 64 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 54 (2.34%) Linux
5 39 (1.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (0.78%) Unix
7 17 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.35%) AIX
9 8 (0.35%) Windows 2000
9 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (0.35%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.30%) CentOS
11 4 (0.17%) Android
11 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.13%) Debian
12 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.043%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,421 (61.62%) Project Management
2 1,124 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
3 655 (28.40%) Project Delivery
4 619 (26.84%) ITIL
5 556 (24.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 350 (15.18%) Waterfall
7 295 (12.79%) Change Management
8 292 (12.66%) Scrum
9 259 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
10 210 (9.11%) Risk Management
11 195 (8.46%) Business Analysis
12 179 (7.76%) Service Delivery
13 176 (7.63%) SDLC
14 167 (7.24%) Programme Management
15 162 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 155 (6.72%) ERP
17 142 (6.16%) CRM
18 136 (5.90%) Service Management
19 130 (5.64%) Change Control
20 123 (5.33%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 155 (6.72%) SQL
2 67 (2.91%) Java
3 63 (2.73%) C
4 48 (2.08%) C#
5 42 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 36 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 32 (1.39%) Python
8 24 (1.04%) VB
9 21 (0.91%) VBScript
10 20 (0.87%) C++
11 16 (0.69%) Perl
12 14 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 14 (0.61%) COBOL
13 12 (0.52%) PL/1
14 11 (0.48%) Assembly Language
14 11 (0.48%) HLASM
14 11 (0.48%) REXX
15 10 (0.43%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.35%) ABAP
16 8 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 354 (15.35%) Degree
2 311 (13.49%) PMI Certification
3 295 (12.79%) PMP
4 294 (12.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 217 (9.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 146 (6.33%) Security Cleared
7 103 (4.47%) APMP
8 94 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 80 (3.47%) SC Cleared
10 78 (3.38%) MCSE
11 53 (2.30%) ISEB
12 52 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
12 52 (2.25%) CISSP
13 49 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
14 46 (1.99%) MCSA
15 38 (1.65%) DV Cleared
16 34 (1.47%) CCNA
16 34 (1.47%) ISTQB
17 28 (1.21%) CISM
18 24 (1.04%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (9.84%) PMO
2 146 (6.33%) QA
3 79 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (2.08%) SLA
5 44 (1.91%) COBIT
6 33 (1.43%) GDPR
7 29 (1.26%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
9 16 (0.69%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 14 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.48%) Data Quality
11 11 (0.48%) NIST
11 11 (0.48%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.43%) P3O
13 9 (0.39%) MiFID
14 8 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (0.30%) EMIR
16 6 (0.26%) PMBOK
16 6 (0.26%) TARGET2
System Software
1 123 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 62 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.87%) Docker
5 14 (0.61%) ACF2
5 14 (0.61%) RACF
6 12 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.43%) XenApp
8 6 (0.26%) vSphere
9 5 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.17%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.087%) LXC
12 2 (0.087%) vCloud
13 1 (0.043%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 65 (2.82%) SCCM
2 45 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (0.78%) SCOM
4 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.13%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.13%) IBM Guardium
7 3 (0.13%) Nessus
7 3 (0.13%) OSSEC
8 2 (0.087%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.087%) Nagios
8 2 (0.087%) Netcool
8 2 (0.087%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (0.087%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.087%) WSUS
9 1 (0.043%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.043%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 508 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 125 (5.42%) SAP
3 107 (4.64%) Oracle
4 94 (4.08%) VMware
5 79 (3.43%) Cisco
6 44 (1.91%) Capita
6 44 (1.91%) IBM
7 41 (1.78%) JD Edwards
8 40 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 31 (1.34%) Citrix
11 30 (1.30%) HP
12 19 (0.82%) Sage
13 18 (0.78%) Cognos
13 18 (0.78%) IFS
14 16 (0.69%) Dell
15 15 (0.65%) Atlassian
15 15 (0.65%) NetApp
16 14 (0.61%) Epicor
17 13 (0.56%) Informatica