Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 111 77
Rank change year-on-year -16 -34 -12
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 4,266 5,192 6,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.62% 2.89% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 3.15% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3,293 4,155 5,851
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% -

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 148,624 164,621 170,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.49% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 118,172 130,267 141,462
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £84,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 4,019 £54,000 +2.86% 419
UK excluding London -19 2,559 £50,000 +4.17% 307
London -2 1,587 £62,500 +5.93% 134
South East -1 883 £51,000 +1.64% 88
North of England -27 471 £45,000 -5.26% 70
Midlands -29 452 £47,500 - 59
West Midlands -21 342 £46,500 -6.53% 40
South West +3 326 £47,500 +5.56% 35
North West -10 299 £47,500 +5.56% 44
East of England +2 271 £57,490 +21.03% 35
Yorkshire -41 162 £43,500 -13.00% 21
Scotland +4 137 £47,500 +5.56% 14
East Midlands -31 106 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Wales -3 30 £43,000 +7.50% 5
North East -13 10 £41,250 +5.77% 5
Isle of Man +13 3 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland -3 3 £27,500 -35.29% 3

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2,742 (64.28%) Project Management
2 1,940 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1,425 (33.40%) Finance
4 1,060 (24.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,054 (24.71%) ITIL
6 956 (22.41%) Microsoft
7 775 (18.17%) PMI Certification
8 710 (16.64%) Degree
9 645 (15.12%) Waterfall
10 636 (14.91%) PMP
11 617 (14.46%) Scrum
12 574 (13.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 570 (13.36%) PMO
14 567 (13.29%) Microsoft Project
15 513 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
16 511 (11.98%) Change Management
17 447 (10.48%) Business Analysis
18 422 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
19 416 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
20 397 (9.31%) Risk Management
21 380 (8.91%) Data Centre
22 378 (8.86%) PMI
23 376 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
24 371 (8.70%) Windows
25 360 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
26 358 (8.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 342 (8.02%) Retail
28 318 (7.45%) Management Information System
29 310 (7.27%) Active Directory
29 310 (7.27%) Office 365

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
1 199 (4.66%) SharePoint
2 112 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 70 (1.64%) Confluence
4 52 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 27 (0.63%) CMS
6 25 (0.59%) SAS
7 22 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.47%) IIS
9 20 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 18 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 17 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (0.38%) JBoss
13 15 (0.35%) MS Project Server
14 14 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.28%) Apache Spark
15 12 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 10 (0.23%) Drupal
16 10 (0.23%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 567 (13.29%) Microsoft Project
2 376 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
3 360 (8.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 257 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 182 (4.27%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.12%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.070%) Windchill
9 2 (0.047%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.047%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.023%) Maya
10 1 (0.023%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 81 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 40 (0.94%) NetSuite
4 22 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
5 21 (0.49%) SAP CO
5 21 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 21 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 14 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.30%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.26%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
10 9 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.21%) SAP R/3
11 8 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
11 8 (0.19%) Lawson
11 8 (0.19%) Unica
12 7 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
12 7 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 422 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 310 (7.27%) Office 365
3 267 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
4 164 (3.84%) SaaS
5 87 (2.04%) PaaS
6 74 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 66 (1.55%) IaaS
8 41 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 30 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 25 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 23 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 20 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 20 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (0.38%) BPaaS
16 15 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
17 13 (0.30%) Basecamp
18 11 (0.26%) Mimecast
19 8 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 168 (3.94%) Firewall
2 134 (3.14%) WAN
3 113 (2.65%) LAN
4 93 (2.18%) Unified Communications
5 83 (1.95%) SAN
6 74 (1.73%) DNS
7 66 (1.55%) Skype
8 55 (1.29%) DHCP
9 52 (1.22%) Internet
10 51 (1.20%) VoIP
11 46 (1.08%) MPLS
11 46 (1.08%) VPN
12 44 (1.03%) TCP/IP
13 35 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
14 30 (0.70%) Wireless
15 29 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
15 29 (0.68%) IP Telephony
16 24 (0.56%) Network Security
17 19 (0.45%) Ethernet
17 19 (0.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 97 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (1.73%) Big Data
4 49 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 38 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 36 (0.84%) Power BI
9 29 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 26 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 22 (0.52%) GIS
12 21 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 21 (0.49%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
14 15 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.30%) MySQL
15 13 (0.30%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 228 (5.34%) JIRA
2 40 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 26 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 18 (0.42%) Hudson
6 13 (0.30%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (0.26%) Subversion
8 11 (0.26%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.21%) AdminStudio
9 9 (0.21%) InstallShield
9 9 (0.21%) Selenium
10 5 (0.12%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.094%) Xcode
12 3 (0.070%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.070%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.070%) Maven
12 3 (0.070%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.047%) VersionOne
General
1 1,425 (33.40%) Finance
2 342 (8.02%) Retail
3 240 (5.63%) Marketing
4 194 (4.55%) Banking
5 178 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 151 (3.54%) Legal
7 130 (3.05%) Manufacturing
8 84 (1.97%) Law
9 66 (1.55%) Advertising
10 61 (1.43%) Billing
11 43 (1.01%) Back Office
12 41 (0.96%) Publishing
13 35 (0.82%) Local Government
14 31 (0.73%) Investment Banking
15 29 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
16 28 (0.66%) Electronics
16 28 (0.66%) Retail Banking
17 26 (0.61%) Front Office
18 24 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 24 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 2,014 (47.21%) Project Manager
2 562 (13.17%) IT Manager
3 447 (10.48%) Analyst
4 414 (9.70%) IT Project Manager
5 335 (7.85%) Senior Manager
6 315 (7.38%) Senior Project Manager
7 254 (5.95%) Infrastructure Manager
8 219 (5.13%) Architect
9 210 (4.92%) Business Analyst
10 209 (4.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 202 (4.74%) Programme Manager
12 189 (4.43%) Consultant
13 147 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
14 144 (3.38%) Technical Manager
15 127 (2.98%) Software Project Manager
16 111 (2.60%) Technical Project Manager
17 95 (2.23%) Business Change Manager
18 91 (2.13%) PMO Manager
19 87 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
20 85 (1.99%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (3.61%) .NET
2 84 (1.97%) Web Services
3 43 (1.01%) Middleware
4 41 (0.96%) HTML
5 35 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 31 (0.73%) XML
7 24 (0.56%) CSS
8 22 (0.52%) SOAP
9 21 (0.49%) HTML5
9 21 (0.49%) React
10 19 (0.45%) ASP.NET
10 19 (0.45%) EDI
11 18 (0.42%) Node.js
12 17 (0.40%) AngularJS
12 17 (0.40%) CSS3
12 17 (0.40%) jQuery
12 17 (0.40%) SAML
13 16 (0.38%) Spring
14 15 (0.35%) CGI
14 15 (0.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 416 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
2 380 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 378 (8.86%) PMI
4 318 (7.45%) Management Information System
5 247 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
6 111 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 93 (2.18%) User Experience
8 89 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 88 (2.06%) Driving Licence
10 80 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 58 (1.36%) NHS
12 40 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 37 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 33 (0.77%) Fintech
14 33 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 28 (0.66%) Life Science
16 27 (0.63%) CMDB
17 24 (0.56%) FMCG
18 23 (0.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 371 (8.70%) Windows
2 161 (3.77%) Windows Server
3 117 (2.74%) Windows 10
4 114 (2.67%) Linux
5 89 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (2.02%) Windows 7
7 44 (1.03%) Unix
8 42 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.38%) Solaris
10 15 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.30%) Android
13 8 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.19%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.14%) AIX
16 5 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.070%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,742 (64.28%) Project Management
2 1,940 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1,060 (24.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,054 (24.71%) ITIL
5 645 (15.12%) Waterfall
6 617 (14.46%) Scrum
7 513 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
8 511 (11.98%) Change Management
9 447 (10.48%) Business Analysis
10 397 (9.31%) Risk Management
11 303 (7.10%) Programme Management
12 299 (7.01%) Service Management
13 291 (6.82%) PRINCE
14 286 (6.70%) SDLC
15 285 (6.68%) Project Planning
16 283 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
16 283 (6.63%) Service Delivery
17 281 (6.59%) Presales
18 273 (6.40%) Change Control
19 272 (6.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 291 (6.82%) SQL
2 101 (2.37%) Java
3 96 (2.25%) C#
4 90 (2.11%) C
5 63 (1.48%) PowerShell
6 57 (1.34%) JavaScript
7 38 (0.89%) T-SQL
8 35 (0.82%) PL/SQL
9 27 (0.63%) Python
10 26 (0.61%) VBA
11 16 (0.38%) C++
12 14 (0.33%) PHP
13 10 (0.23%) Scala
14 9 (0.21%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.21%) R
14 9 (0.21%) VBScript
15 8 (0.19%) ABAP
16 6 (0.14%) RPG
17 5 (0.12%) VB
17 5 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 775 (18.17%) PMI Certification
2 710 (16.64%) Degree
3 636 (14.91%) PMP
4 574 (13.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 358 (8.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 226 (5.30%) Security Cleared
7 212 (4.97%) APMP
8 154 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
9 152 (3.56%) ISEB
10 132 (3.09%) SC Cleared
11 117 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 66 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 65 (1.52%) MCSE
14 60 (1.41%) CISSP
15 55 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
16 47 (1.10%) DV Cleared
17 38 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
18 36 (0.84%) CCNP
19 34 (0.80%) CBAP
20 31 (0.73%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (13.36%) PMO
2 217 (5.09%) QA
3 176 (4.13%) GDPR
4 106 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 97 (2.27%) SLA
6 85 (1.99%) COBIT
7 41 (0.96%) PMBOK
8 39 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 37 (0.87%) Data Quality
10 36 (0.84%) P3O
11 32 (0.75%) PCI DSS
12 26 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
13 23 (0.54%) ISO 9001
14 17 (0.40%) GPG13
15 10 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (0.21%) RMADS
17 7 (0.16%) GAMP
17 7 (0.16%) Solvency II
18 5 (0.12%) GxP
18 5 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 310 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 201 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 36 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 27 (0.63%) XenApp
7 26 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.56%) Firmware
9 18 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.33%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.30%) Docker
11 13 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (0.30%) vSphere
12 12 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.16%) HDFS
14 5 (0.12%) vCloud
15 4 (0.094%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.070%) KVM
16 3 (0.070%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 92 (2.16%) SCCM
2 42 (0.98%) SCOM
3 23 (0.54%) vRealize
4 15 (0.35%) AirWatch
4 15 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.28%) Ansible
6 11 (0.26%) Automic
6 11 (0.26%) Dollar Universe
7 10 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.21%) HP ALM
8 9 (0.21%) Puppet
8 9 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.19%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.16%) Oozie
11 6 (0.14%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.14%) Terraform
12 5 (0.12%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.094%) CASB
13 4 (0.094%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 956 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 262 (6.14%) VMware
3 208 (4.88%) SAP
4 205 (4.81%) Cisco
5 193 (4.52%) Oracle
6 140 (3.28%) Citrix
7 92 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
8 80 (1.88%) IBM
9 62 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 55 (1.29%) HP
11 51 (1.20%) Google
12 40 (0.94%) NetApp
13 35 (0.82%) JD Edwards
14 33 (0.77%) Cognos
14 33 (0.77%) EMC
15 30 (0.70%) ServiceNow
16 23 (0.54%) F5
16 23 (0.54%) Juniper
17 22 (0.52%) BMC
17 22 (0.52%) McAfee