Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 95 73
Rank change year-on-year -20 -22 -15
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 4,862 5,262 7,886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.82% 3.08% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 3.41% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,906 4,410 6,581
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -0.97% +3.00%
10th Percentile £33,875 £34,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,075 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 156,453 154,494 180,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.82% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125,648 126,607 150,063
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -18 4,559 £52,500 - 396
UK excluding London -16 2,941 £50,000 +5.26% 273
London -14 1,816 £60,000 - 150
South East -20 828 £52,500 +5.00% 82
North of England -12 607 £45,000 - 64
Midlands -13 558 £47,500 - 41
West Midlands -3 390 £47,500 -5.00% 32
South West -2 367 £45,083 -7.05% 30
East of England -16 365 £52,500 +5.00% 29
North West +17 334 £45,000 - 28
Yorkshire -36 226 £47,500 +5.56% 32
East Midlands -15 168 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Scotland +5 159 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Wales +24 70 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North East -15 47 £40,000 - 4
Northern Ireland +8 5 £48,750 +21.88% 6
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2,999 (61.68%) Project Management
2 2,005 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,730 (35.58%) Finance
4 1,203 (24.74%) ITIL
5 1,182 (24.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 896 (18.43%) Microsoft
7 818 (16.82%) Degree
8 786 (16.17%) PMI Certification
9 729 (14.99%) Scrum
10 723 (14.87%) PMP
11 623 (12.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 594 (12.22%) PMO
13 574 (11.81%) Waterfall
14 550 (11.31%) Microsoft Project
15 541 (11.13%) Change Management
16 488 (10.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 470 (9.67%) Windows
18 466 (9.58%) Programme Management
19 457 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
20 427 (8.78%) Retail
20 427 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
21 402 (8.27%) Business Analysis
22 392 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
23 388 (7.98%) SDLC
24 385 (7.92%) Risk Management
25 375 (7.71%) Project Planning
26 364 (7.49%) PMI
27 343 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
28 334 (6.87%) Data Centre
29 333 (6.85%) SQL

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
1 207 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 88 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 83 (1.71%) IIS
4 82 (1.69%) Confluence
5 59 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 31 (0.64%) CMS
7 28 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 26 (0.53%) IBM Notes
9 23 (0.47%) SAS
10 22 (0.45%) JBoss
11 21 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (0.31%) Apache Spark
13 15 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.27%) MS Project Server
15 13 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.25%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 550 (11.31%) Microsoft Project
2 343 (7.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 317 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
4 200 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 184 (3.78%) MS Visio
6 41 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.12%) SPSS
8 3 (0.062%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.041%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.041%) Maya
9 2 (0.041%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.021%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.021%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 78 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.82%) NetSuite
4 26 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.37%) Workfront
7 17 (0.35%) Infor SunSystems
7 17 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 14 (0.29%) SAP FI
10 11 (0.23%) Markit EDM
10 11 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 10 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
11 10 (0.21%) SAP SD
12 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (0.14%) Magento
13 7 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 7 (0.14%) SAP R/3
14 6 (0.12%) Infor M3
14 6 (0.12%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 285 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 270 (5.55%) Office 365
3 249 (5.12%) Amazon AWS
4 182 (3.74%) SaaS
5 95 (1.95%) IaaS
6 74 (1.52%) PaaS
7 49 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
8 43 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 27 (0.56%) OneDrive
10 25 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.23%) Trello
13 10 (0.21%) Yammer
14 9 (0.19%) GitHub
15 5 (0.10%) Boomi
15 5 (0.10%) Dropbox
15 5 (0.10%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
15 5 (0.10%) Sage Pay
15 5 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 208 (4.28%) WAN
2 202 (4.15%) Firewall
3 170 (3.50%) LAN
4 107 (2.20%) SAN
5 77 (1.58%) VoIP
6 69 (1.42%) DNS
7 61 (1.25%) Internet
8 56 (1.15%) IPsec
9 49 (1.01%) DHCP
10 48 (0.99%) Skype
11 44 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (0.86%) SSL
13 40 (0.82%) VPN
14 36 (0.74%) Wireless
15 35 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (0.70%) TCP/IP
17 33 (0.68%) MPLS
18 26 (0.53%) Broadband
18 26 (0.53%) PBX
18 26 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 81 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
4 63 (1.30%) Big Data
5 62 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (1.11%) Power BI
7 44 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 32 (0.66%) QlikView
9 29 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
10 27 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (0.49%) Oracle Database
12 23 (0.47%) GIS
13 21 (0.43%) DB2
13 21 (0.43%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
15 13 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.25%) NoSQL
17 11 (0.23%) DTS
17 11 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 253 (5.20%) JIRA
2 51 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 33 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 30 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 28 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 24 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 23 (0.47%) Selenium
8 20 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 15 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
10 12 (0.25%) AdminStudio
10 12 (0.25%) InstallShield
10 12 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.19%) LoadRunner
12 8 (0.16%) JBehave
12 8 (0.16%) JMeter
12 8 (0.16%) Maven
13 7 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.14%) Subversion
14 6 (0.12%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.12%) ClearQuest
General
1 1,730 (35.58%) Finance
2 427 (8.78%) Retail
3 303 (6.23%) Banking
4 214 (4.40%) Marketing
5 212 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 162 (3.33%) Legal
7 131 (2.69%) Law
8 126 (2.59%) Manufacturing
9 109 (2.24%) Advertising
10 75 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 74 (1.52%) Back Office
11 74 (1.52%) Publishing
12 67 (1.38%) Billing
13 49 (1.01%) Investment Banking
14 36 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
15 30 (0.62%) Games
15 30 (0.62%) Local Government
16 23 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.45%) Financial Institution
18 19 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2,346 (48.25%) Project Manager
2 751 (15.45%) IT Manager
3 578 (11.89%) IT Project Manager
4 498 (10.24%) Analyst
5 437 (8.99%) Senior Manager
6 383 (7.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 292 (6.01%) Consultant
8 242 (4.98%) Business Analyst
9 240 (4.94%) Architect
10 228 (4.69%) Software Project Manager
11 208 (4.28%) Programme Manager
12 206 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
13 164 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
14 163 (3.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 150 (3.09%) Delivery Project Manager
15 150 (3.09%) Technical Manager
16 117 (2.41%) Technical Project Manager
17 111 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
17 111 (2.28%) Senior IT Manager
18 105 (2.16%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (4.15%) .NET
2 49 (1.01%) .NET Framework
2 49 (1.01%) HTML
2 49 (1.01%) Web Services
3 48 (0.99%) LDAP
4 47 (0.97%) Middleware
5 30 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 29 (0.60%) XML
7 23 (0.47%) CSS
8 21 (0.43%) Spring
9 19 (0.39%) HTML5
10 18 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (0.31%) EDI
12 12 (0.25%) COM
12 12 (0.25%) Java EE
12 12 (0.25%) jQuery
12 12 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (0.25%) XMPP
13 11 (0.23%) AngularJS
13 11 (0.23%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 427 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 364 (7.49%) PMI
3 334 (6.87%) Data Centre
4 292 (6.01%) Management Information System
5 264 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
6 114 (2.34%) Driving Licence
7 110 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 108 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 81 (1.67%) User Experience
10 73 (1.50%) Fintech
11 72 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 60 (1.23%) FMCG
13 59 (1.21%) NHS
14 53 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 34 (0.70%) PKI
16 32 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 32 (0.66%) Life Science
17 31 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
18 30 (0.62%) Public Cloud
19 29 (0.60%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 470 (9.67%) Windows
2 190 (3.91%) Windows Server
3 149 (3.06%) Linux
4 142 (2.92%) Windows 10
5 104 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 43 (0.88%) Unix
7 43 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 23 (0.47%) Android
11 21 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (0.43%) Solaris
12 15 (0.31%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.10%) AIX
14 5 (0.10%) CentOS
14 5 (0.10%) DC/OS
14 5 (0.10%) zOS
15 4 (0.082%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,999 (61.68%) Project Management
2 2,005 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,203 (24.74%) ITIL
4 1,182 (24.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 729 (14.99%) Scrum
6 574 (11.81%) Waterfall
7 541 (11.13%) Change Management
8 466 (9.58%) Programme Management
9 457 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
10 402 (8.27%) Business Analysis
11 392 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 388 (7.98%) SDLC
13 385 (7.92%) Risk Management
14 375 (7.71%) Project Planning
15 293 (6.03%) Service Delivery
16 286 (5.88%) Service Management
17 284 (5.84%) CRM
18 266 (5.47%) ERP
18 266 (5.47%) Presales
19 259 (5.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 333 (6.85%) SQL
2 154 (3.17%) Java
3 99 (2.04%) C#
4 98 (2.02%) C
5 67 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 64 (1.32%) PowerShell
7 45 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 34 (0.70%) VBA
9 32 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 28 (0.58%) C++
11 25 (0.51%) VBScript
12 23 (0.47%) Python
13 21 (0.43%) VB
14 18 (0.37%) PHP
15 10 (0.21%) R
16 9 (0.19%) Scala
17 8 (0.16%) COBOL
18 6 (0.12%) Apex Code
18 6 (0.12%) Bash Shell
19 5 (0.10%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 818 (16.82%) Degree
2 786 (16.17%) PMI Certification
3 723 (14.87%) PMP
4 623 (12.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 488 (10.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 230 (4.73%) Security Cleared
7 206 (4.24%) APMP
7 206 (4.24%) ISEB
8 166 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 137 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
10 112 (2.30%) SC Cleared
11 111 (2.28%) MCSE
12 106 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
13 100 (2.06%) CISSP
14 75 (1.54%) CCNP
15 62 (1.28%) CISM
16 61 (1.25%) MCSA
17 55 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
18 51 (1.05%) CCNA
18 51 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 594 (12.22%) PMO
2 262 (5.39%) QA
3 182 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 140 (2.88%) SLA
5 102 (2.10%) COBIT
6 95 (1.95%) GDPR
7 62 (1.28%) PCI DSS
8 45 (0.93%) ISO 9001
9 33 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
10 32 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 32 (0.66%) PMBOK
11 23 (0.47%) Data Quality
11 23 (0.47%) P3O
12 20 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 16 (0.33%) ISO 22301
14 15 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 14 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 12 (0.25%) GPG13
16 12 (0.25%) ISO 14001
17 11 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 287 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 182 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 51 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 26 (0.53%) vSphere
7 23 (0.47%) XenApp
8 21 (0.43%) BitLocker
8 21 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (0.35%) Docker
11 9 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.12%) HDFS
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.082%) ACF2
13 4 (0.082%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.082%) KVM
13 4 (0.082%) RACF
13 4 (0.082%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 73 (1.50%) SCCM
2 31 (0.64%) SCOM
3 30 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (0.51%) AirWatch
5 18 (0.37%) Puppet
6 14 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (0.27%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.23%) Automic
8 11 (0.23%) Dollar Universe
8 11 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.16%) Ansible
10 8 (0.16%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.14%) WSUS
12 6 (0.12%) Oozie
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.12%) RSA enVision
12 6 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 896 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 273 (5.61%) Oracle
3 271 (5.57%) VMware
4 230 (4.73%) SAP
5 199 (4.09%) Cisco
6 177 (3.64%) Citrix
7 137 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
8 90 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 81 (1.67%) Google
10 74 (1.52%) HP
11 71 (1.46%) Capita
12 62 (1.28%) F5
13 46 (0.95%) CA
13 46 (0.95%) Tableau
14 41 (0.84%) IBM
15 40 (0.82%) Juniper
16 39 (0.80%) JD Edwards
17 36 (0.74%) Sitecore
18 33 (0.68%) Avaya
19 32 (0.66%) NetApp