Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 113 76
Rank change year-on-year -14 -37 -12
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 4,405 5,053 7,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.67% 2.88% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.15% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,434 4,084 6,115
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,228 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +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 149,898 160,584 173,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.02% 91.57% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 119,286 126,736 144,177
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -10 4,146 £52,500 - 374
UK excluding London -16 2,677 £50,000 +5.26% 290
London +3 1,632 £62,500 +4.17% 110
South East +7 922 £52,500 +5.00% 65
North of England -40 461 £45,000 -5.26% 76
Midlands -31 459 £47,500 - 52
West Midlands -15 347 £45,000 -5.26% 43
South West +11 341 £47,000 -1.05% 37
East of England -1 314 £55,000 +10.00% 36
North West -7 299 £46,700 +3.78% 47
Scotland +5 154 £47,500 +5.56% 19
Yorkshire -52 149 £43,000 -14.00% 26
East Midlands -54 108 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Wales -9 37 £43,500 +8.75% 5
North East -27 13 £42,500 -0.58% 3
Isle of Man - 7 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland +6 5 £45,000 +9.09% 2

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 2,829 (64.22%) Project Management
2 2,031 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,492 (33.87%) Finance
4 1,141 (25.90%) ITIL
5 1,111 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 973 (22.09%) Microsoft
7 775 (17.59%) PMI Certification
8 719 (16.32%) Degree
9 667 (15.14%) Scrum
10 665 (15.10%) Waterfall
11 654 (14.85%) PMP
12 606 (13.76%) Microsoft Project
13 600 (13.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 554 (12.58%) PMO
15 530 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
16 518 (11.76%) Change Management
17 486 (11.03%) Business Analysis
18 423 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
19 404 (9.17%) Windows
20 391 (8.88%) Data Centre
21 387 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
22 381 (8.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 380 (8.63%) Risk Management
24 371 (8.42%) Microsoft Excel
24 371 (8.42%) PMI
25 364 (8.26%) Retail
26 362 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
27 321 (7.29%) Service Management
28 319 (7.24%) Management Information System
29 313 (7.11%) Active Directory

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
1 217 (4.93%) SharePoint
2 113 (2.57%) MS Exchange
3 59 (1.34%) Confluence
4 58 (1.32%) Skype for Business
5 33 (0.75%) IIS
6 29 (0.66%) CMS
7 27 (0.61%) SAS
7 27 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 26 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (0.54%) JBoss
10 21 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 17 (0.39%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (0.32%) MS Project Server
14 14 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 9 (0.20%) Drupal
18 8 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 606 (13.76%) Microsoft Project
2 371 (8.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 362 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
4 273 (6.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 179 (4.06%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.068%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.023%) Maya
9 1 (0.023%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.023%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 87 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 38 (0.86%) NetSuite
4 21 (0.48%) SAP CO
4 21 (0.48%) SAP FI
4 21 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 19 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 15 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 12 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 11 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
9 10 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 9 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.20%) SAP R/3
11 8 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
11 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.16%) Maximo
12 7 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 387 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 305 (6.92%) Office 365
3 275 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
4 185 (4.20%) SaaS
5 96 (2.18%) PaaS
6 76 (1.73%) IaaS
7 62 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
10 32 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.36%) BPaaS
15 14 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (0.20%) Basecamp
16 9 (0.20%) Mimecast
17 8 (0.18%) GitHub
18 7 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 177 (4.02%) Firewall
2 147 (3.34%) WAN
3 123 (2.79%) LAN
4 91 (2.07%) SAN
5 84 (1.91%) Unified Communications
6 72 (1.63%) DNS
7 67 (1.52%) Skype
8 57 (1.29%) DHCP
8 57 (1.29%) VoIP
9 55 (1.25%) Internet
10 51 (1.16%) VPN
11 44 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
12 41 (0.93%) MPLS
12 41 (0.93%) TCP/IP
13 37 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
14 28 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (0.61%) Wireless
16 25 (0.57%) SSL
17 22 (0.50%) Broadband
17 22 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 107 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (1.61%) Big Data
4 52 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 49 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 36 (0.82%) Power BI
7 31 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 29 (0.66%) GIS
9 27 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
10 18 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (0.34%) MySQL
12 15 (0.34%) QlikView
13 14 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
13 14 (0.32%) SAP BW
13 14 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 233 (5.29%) JIRA
2 44 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 33 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 21 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (0.36%) AdminStudio
5 16 (0.36%) InstallShield
5 16 (0.36%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.25%) Subversion
8 10 (0.23%) Hudson
9 9 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.18%) Selenium
11 6 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.091%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.091%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.091%) Xcode
13 3 (0.068%) Maven
14 2 (0.045%) JMeter
14 2 (0.045%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,492 (33.87%) Finance
2 364 (8.26%) Retail
3 238 (5.40%) Marketing
4 214 (4.86%) Banking
5 191 (4.34%) Telecoms
6 139 (3.16%) Legal
7 120 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 91 (2.07%) Law
9 66 (1.50%) Advertising
10 53 (1.20%) Publishing
11 51 (1.16%) Back Office
12 44 (1.00%) Billing
13 39 (0.89%) Retail Banking
14 38 (0.86%) Investment Banking
15 34 (0.77%) Local Government
16 30 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 26 (0.59%) Games
18 25 (0.57%) Front Office
19 24 (0.54%) German Language
20 23 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,059 (46.74%) Project Manager
2 608 (13.80%) IT Manager
3 457 (10.37%) Analyst
4 437 (9.92%) IT Project Manager
5 342 (7.76%) Senior Manager
6 327 (7.42%) Senior Project Manager
7 246 (5.58%) Infrastructure Manager
8 226 (5.13%) Architect
9 222 (5.04%) Business Analyst
10 202 (4.59%) Programme Manager
11 196 (4.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 191 (4.34%) Consultant
13 179 (4.06%) Delivery Manager
14 146 (3.31%) Technical Manager
15 133 (3.02%) Software Project Manager
16 114 (2.59%) Technical Project Manager
17 102 (2.32%) Business Change Manager
18 91 (2.07%) PMO Manager
19 84 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
20 82 (1.86%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (3.36%) .NET
2 68 (1.54%) Web Services
3 53 (1.20%) Middleware
4 42 (0.95%) .NET Framework
4 42 (0.95%) HTML
5 29 (0.66%) XML
6 22 (0.50%) CSS
7 21 (0.48%) SAML
8 19 (0.43%) LDAP
9 18 (0.41%) ASP.NET
9 18 (0.41%) EDI
9 18 (0.41%) Hibernate
9 18 (0.41%) OAuth
9 18 (0.41%) Spring
10 17 (0.39%) HTML5
11 14 (0.32%) CGI
11 14 (0.32%) CSS3
11 14 (0.32%) jQuery
12 13 (0.30%) SOAP
13 11 (0.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 423 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 391 (8.88%) Data Centre
3 371 (8.42%) PMI
4 319 (7.24%) Management Information System
5 258 (5.86%) Self-Motivation
6 121 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 93 (2.11%) Driving Licence
8 89 (2.02%) User Experience
9 81 (1.84%) Virtual Team
10 75 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 65 (1.48%) NHS
12 44 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
13 41 (0.93%) Fintech
14 33 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 32 (0.73%) Life Science
15 32 (0.73%) Public Cloud
16 29 (0.66%) CMDB
17 27 (0.61%) Private Cloud
18 26 (0.59%) Blackberry
18 26 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 404 (9.17%) Windows
2 179 (4.06%) Windows Server
3 135 (3.06%) Windows 10
4 128 (2.91%) Linux
5 93 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 91 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 51 (1.16%) Unix
8 34 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (0.52%) Solaris
11 21 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 20 (0.45%) Android
13 14 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.16%) AIX
16 7 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.068%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,829 (64.22%) Project Management
2 2,031 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1,141 (25.90%) ITIL
4 1,111 (25.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 667 (15.14%) Scrum
6 665 (15.10%) Waterfall
7 530 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
8 518 (11.76%) Change Management
9 486 (11.03%) Business Analysis
10 380 (8.63%) Risk Management
11 321 (7.29%) Service Management
12 304 (6.90%) Project Planning
13 303 (6.88%) Service Delivery
14 301 (6.83%) Programme Management
15 299 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
16 294 (6.67%) SDLC
17 289 (6.56%) CRM
18 278 (6.31%) Migration
18 278 (6.31%) Presales
18 278 (6.31%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 301 (6.83%) SQL
2 118 (2.68%) Java
3 102 (2.32%) C
4 89 (2.02%) C#
5 72 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 59 (1.34%) JavaScript
7 44 (1.00%) T-SQL
8 34 (0.77%) PL/SQL
9 32 (0.73%) Python
10 23 (0.52%) VBA
11 18 (0.41%) C++
12 14 (0.32%) VBScript
13 13 (0.30%) PHP
13 13 (0.30%) Scala
14 11 (0.25%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.23%) R
15 10 (0.23%) VB
16 9 (0.20%) ABAP
17 4 (0.091%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.091%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 775 (17.59%) PMI Certification
2 719 (16.32%) Degree
3 654 (14.85%) PMP
4 600 (13.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 381 (8.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 257 (5.83%) Security Cleared
7 206 (4.68%) APMP
8 193 (4.38%) ISEB
9 160 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
10 141 (3.20%) SC Cleared
11 123 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 77 (1.75%) MCSE
13 68 (1.54%) CISSP
14 67 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
15 66 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
16 59 (1.34%) DV Cleared
17 42 (0.95%) CCNP
18 41 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
19 39 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
20 37 (0.84%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 554 (12.58%) PMO
2 224 (5.09%) QA
3 165 (3.75%) GDPR
4 137 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 104 (2.36%) SLA
6 103 (2.34%) COBIT
7 43 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 42 (0.95%) Data Quality
9 38 (0.86%) ISO 9001
9 38 (0.86%) P3O
10 35 (0.79%) PMBOK
11 32 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
12 30 (0.68%) PCI DSS
13 18 (0.41%) GPG13
14 11 (0.25%) ISO 14001
15 10 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.18%) GAMP
17 7 (0.16%) EMIR
17 7 (0.16%) MiFID
17 7 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 313 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 196 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 44 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 26 (0.59%) XenApp
7 20 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 20 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.43%) Firmware
9 17 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.36%) Docker
11 14 (0.32%) vSphere
12 13 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.18%) HDFS
14 8 (0.18%) vCloud
15 5 (0.11%) KVM
16 4 (0.091%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.068%) RACF
Systems Management
1 99 (2.25%) SCCM
2 44 (1.00%) SCOM
3 26 (0.59%) vRealize
4 16 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (0.34%) AirWatch
5 15 (0.34%) Automic
5 15 (0.34%) Dollar Universe
6 13 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (0.27%) Ansible
8 11 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.20%) Puppet
11 8 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.18%) Oozie
11 8 (0.18%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.14%) FortiGate
12 6 (0.14%) HP ALM
12 6 (0.14%) Terraform
13 5 (0.11%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 973 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 274 (6.22%) VMware
3 210 (4.77%) Oracle
4 209 (4.74%) Cisco
5 208 (4.72%) SAP
6 138 (3.13%) Citrix
7 112 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
8 71 (1.61%) CheckPoint
9 70 (1.59%) IBM
10 53 (1.20%) Google
11 50 (1.14%) HP
12 41 (0.93%) NetApp
13 36 (0.82%) EMC
14 33 (0.75%) ServiceNow
15 32 (0.73%) Cognos
15 32 (0.73%) JD Edwards
16 31 (0.70%) F5
17 30 (0.68%) Juniper
18 25 (0.57%) TOWER Software
19 23 (0.52%) McAfee