Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 131 112
Rank change year-on-year -42 -19 -23
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 2,358 3,941 5,105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.64% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.87% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,124 3,261 4,241
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 £33,500
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 108,782 137,556 163,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.23% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 86,195 108,320 133,208
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -52 2,110 £55,000 - 172
UK excluding London -50 1,357 £50,000 - 123
London -42 851 £60,000 -3.29% 52
South East -53 419 £60,000 +9.09% 34
North of England -27 297 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Midlands -31 255 £52,500 +5.00% 20
Work from Home +18 221 £62,500 +25.00% 13
West Midlands -37 183 £55,000 +10.00% 14
North West -34 176 £50,000 - 11
South West -23 163 £50,000 +6.38% 25
East of England -56 117 £45,000 -14.29% 17
Yorkshire +2 101 £49,000 +8.89% 6
East Midlands +19 73 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Scotland +25 57 £48,000 -0.52% 2
Wales 0 42 £50,000 +5.26% 2
North East +7 20 £46,500 +16.25% 5
Northern Ireland +23 9 £62,500 +38.89% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1,457 (61.79%) Project Management
2 1,155 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
3 822 (34.86%) Finance
4 659 (27.95%) Project Delivery
5 640 (27.14%) ITIL
6 554 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 525 (22.26%) Microsoft
8 369 (15.65%) Degree
9 368 (15.61%) Waterfall
10 311 (13.19%) PMI Certification
10 311 (13.19%) Change Management
11 307 (13.02%) Scrum
12 302 (12.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 300 (12.72%) PMP
14 288 (12.21%) Azure
15 276 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
16 248 (10.52%) Microsoft Project
17 229 (9.71%) PMO
18 227 (9.63%) Office 365
19 222 (9.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 221 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
21 215 (9.12%) Risk Management
22 213 (9.03%) Microsoft Office
23 200 (8.48%) Business Analysis
24 196 (8.31%) Public Sector
25 186 (7.89%) Windows
25 186 (7.89%) Retail
26 184 (7.80%) Service Delivery
27 180 (7.63%) SDLC
28 174 (7.38%) 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
1 162 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 44 (1.87%) Confluence
3 32 (1.36%) Skype for Business
4 19 (0.81%) CMS
5 18 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.68%) IIS
7 15 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.59%) CICS
9 10 (0.42%) Alfresco
10 6 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.21%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.17%) Apache
12 4 (0.17%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.17%) Drupal
13 3 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.085%) Liferay
Applications
1 248 (10.52%) Microsoft Project
2 213 (9.03%) Microsoft Office
3 167 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 100 (4.24%) MS Visio
5 96 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.085%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 71 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (2.08%) NetSuite
3 40 (1.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 27 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
6 14 (0.59%) Lawson
6 14 (0.59%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 10 (0.42%) SAP Business One
7 10 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
8 9 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.34%) Sage 200
10 7 (0.30%) Teamcenter
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.25%) Temenos T24
12 5 (0.21%) Elite 3E
12 5 (0.21%) Sage 500
12 5 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 288 (12.21%) Azure
2 227 (9.63%) Office 365
3 149 (6.32%) AWS
4 106 (4.50%) SaaS
5 87 (3.69%) Dynamics 365
6 51 (2.16%) PaaS
7 46 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 46 (1.95%) Power Platform
8 41 (1.74%) IaaS
9 37 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (0.81%) OneDrive
11 18 (0.76%) Serverless
12 10 (0.42%) PowerApps
13 9 (0.38%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.34%) Boomi
14 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Flow
15 7 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.01%) WAN
2 64 (2.71%) LAN
3 55 (2.33%) Firewall
4 49 (2.08%) DNS
5 47 (1.99%) DHCP
6 41 (1.74%) Skype
7 35 (1.48%) Internet
8 31 (1.31%) VoIP
9 28 (1.19%) TCP/IP
9 28 (1.19%) Wireless
10 24 (1.02%) SAN
11 23 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (0.85%) Intranet
12 20 (0.85%) MPLS
12 20 (0.85%) VPN
13 18 (0.76%) Unified Communications
14 14 (0.59%) Ethernet
14 14 (0.59%) Network Security
15 12 (0.51%) Broadband
16 11 (0.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.78%) Power BI
3 33 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (1.31%) Big Data
5 26 (1.10%) DB2
6 19 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.55%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.42%) SAP HANA
11 9 (0.38%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 7 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.21%) Data Lake
14 5 (0.21%) DTS
14 5 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 124 (5.26%) JIRA
2 21 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 15 (0.64%) Selenium
4 14 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.55%) JMeter
5 13 (0.55%) JUnit
5 13 (0.55%) LoadRunner
5 13 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.51%) HP UFT
7 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.21%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.17%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.13%) LSMW
10 3 (0.13%) Moq
10 3 (0.13%) NUnit
11 2 (0.085%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.085%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.085%) SoapUI
General
1 822 (34.86%) Finance
2 196 (8.31%) Public Sector
3 186 (7.89%) Retail
4 145 (6.15%) Telecoms
5 87 (3.69%) Legal
6 83 (3.52%) Banking
7 62 (2.63%) Marketing
8 58 (2.46%) Law
8 58 (2.46%) Manufacturing
9 53 (2.25%) Local Government
10 43 (1.82%) Police
11 39 (1.65%) Advertising
12 23 (0.98%) Billing
13 13 (0.55%) Automotive
14 12 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 12 (0.51%) Games
14 12 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.47%) Back Office
15 11 (0.47%) Electronics
16 10 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,116 (47.33%) Project Manager
2 326 (13.83%) IT Manager
3 243 (10.31%) Analyst
4 235 (9.97%) IT Project Manager
5 162 (6.87%) Senior Manager
6 147 (6.23%) Consultant
6 147 (6.23%) Senior Project Manager
7 125 (5.30%) Business Analyst
8 106 (4.50%) Architect
9 90 (3.82%) Programme Manager
9 90 (3.82%) Technical Manager
10 84 (3.56%) Infrastructure Manager
11 78 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
12 73 (3.10%) Delivery Manager
13 69 (2.93%) Software Project Manager
14 65 (2.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 52 (2.21%) Coordinator
15 52 (2.21%) Service Manager
16 50 (2.12%) Project Coordinator
17 48 (2.04%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.29%) .NET
2 31 (1.31%) HTML
3 22 (0.93%) REST
4 19 (0.81%) CSS
5 17 (0.72%) Web Services
5 17 (0.72%) XML
6 13 (0.55%) Middleware
6 13 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (0.51%) EDI
8 10 (0.42%) jQuery
9 8 (0.34%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.30%) SAP Fiori
11 6 (0.25%) .NET Core
11 6 (0.25%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.25%) J2EE
11 6 (0.25%) JSON
11 6 (0.25%) LDAP
11 6 (0.25%) SOAP
11 6 (0.25%) Velocity
12 5 (0.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 221 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 141 (5.98%) PMI
4 137 (5.81%) Management Information System
5 126 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (2.21%) Virtual Team
7 49 (2.08%) User Experience
8 47 (1.99%) Public Cloud
9 37 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 30 (1.27%) Private Cloud
11 28 (1.19%) NHS
12 24 (1.02%) Mainframe
13 20 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
14 19 (0.81%) Mobile App
15 18 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
16 16 (0.68%) PKI
17 14 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
18 13 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 186 (7.89%) Windows
2 69 (2.93%) Windows Server
3 63 (2.67%) Linux
4 62 (2.63%) Windows 10
5 41 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
6 24 (1.02%) Unix
7 20 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (0.38%) CentOS
11 8 (0.34%) AIX
11 8 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.34%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.17%) Android
12 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.13%) Debian
13 3 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.042%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,457 (61.79%) Project Management
2 1,155 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
3 659 (27.95%) Project Delivery
4 640 (27.14%) ITIL
5 554 (23.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 368 (15.61%) Waterfall
7 311 (13.19%) Change Management
8 307 (13.02%) Scrum
9 276 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
10 215 (9.12%) Risk Management
11 200 (8.48%) Business Analysis
12 184 (7.80%) Service Delivery
13 180 (7.63%) SDLC
14 174 (7.38%) Programme Management
15 173 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
16 158 (6.70%) ERP
17 146 (6.19%) CRM
18 132 (5.60%) Change Control
19 130 (5.51%) Service Management
20 123 (5.22%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 160 (6.79%) SQL
2 66 (2.80%) Java
3 64 (2.71%) C
4 45 (1.91%) C#
5 41 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 39 (1.65%) PowerShell
7 29 (1.23%) Python
8 23 (0.98%) VB
8 23 (0.98%) VBScript
9 19 (0.81%) C++
10 16 (0.68%) Perl
11 15 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 14 (0.59%) COBOL
13 12 (0.51%) PL/1
14 11 (0.47%) Assembly Language
14 11 (0.47%) REXX
15 10 (0.42%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.34%) ABAP
16 8 (0.34%) PHP
17 4 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 369 (15.65%) Degree
2 311 (13.19%) PMI Certification
3 302 (12.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 300 (12.72%) PMP
5 222 (9.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 136 (5.77%) Security Cleared
7 103 (4.37%) APMP
8 100 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 85 (3.60%) MCSE
10 77 (3.27%) SC Cleared
11 56 (2.37%) ISEB
12 54 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
13 53 (2.25%) CISSP
14 50 (2.12%) MCSA
15 46 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
16 36 (1.53%) CCNA
16 36 (1.53%) DV Cleared
16 36 (1.53%) ISTQB
17 28 (1.19%) CISM
17 28 (1.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (9.71%) PMO
2 154 (6.53%) QA
3 75 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 49 (2.08%) SLA
5 46 (1.95%) COBIT
6 36 (1.53%) GDPR
7 29 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
9 16 (0.68%) ISO 9001
10 14 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 14 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (0.51%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.47%) Data Quality
12 11 (0.47%) P3O
13 10 (0.42%) MiFID
13 10 (0.42%) NIST
14 8 (0.34%) EMIR
15 6 (0.25%) PMBOK
16 5 (0.21%) SEPA
16 5 (0.21%) TARGET2
System Software
1 129 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 65 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.85%) Docker
5 14 (0.59%) ACF2
5 14 (0.59%) RACF
6 12 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.42%) XenApp
8 6 (0.25%) vSphere
9 5 (0.21%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.085%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.085%) Firmware
12 2 (0.085%) LXC
12 2 (0.085%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (2.80%) SCCM
2 45 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (0.85%) SCOM
4 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.25%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.13%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.13%) IBM Guardium
8 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.13%) Nessus
8 3 (0.13%) OSSEC
9 2 (0.085%) Nagios
9 2 (0.085%) Netcool
9 2 (0.085%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.085%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.085%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.085%) WSUS
10 1 (0.042%) MIIS
Vendors
1 525 (22.26%) Microsoft
2 116 (4.92%) SAP
3 108 (4.58%) Oracle
4 98 (4.16%) VMware
5 87 (3.69%) Cisco
6 46 (1.95%) IBM
7 43 (1.82%) JD Edwards
7 43 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (1.53%) Capita
8 36 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 32 (1.36%) Citrix
9 32 (1.36%) HP
10 19 (0.81%) Cognos
10 19 (0.81%) Sage
11 18 (0.76%) IFS
12 16 (0.68%) Dell
13 15 (0.64%) NetApp
13 15 (0.64%) SolarWinds
14 14 (0.59%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.59%) Epicor