Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 223 179 139
Rank change year-on-year -44 -40 -22
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 1,346 1,923 3,802
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.92% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 2.08% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,085 1,600 3,069
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.00% - -

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 81,311 92,352 135,522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.68% 92.28% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 61,265 74,181 107,297
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 -36 1,207 £50,000 -9.09% 214
UK excluding London -14 870 £47,000 -6.00% 183
London -62 373 £57,500 -5.15% 48
Work from Home -54 293 £56,000 -3.53% 32
North of England +10 243 £45,000 -5.26% 38
South East -11 231 £50,000 -16.67% 43
Midlands -26 170 £49,000 -2.00% 39
North West +22 138 £43,000 -14.00% 26
West Midlands -12 117 £48,375 -7.86% 24
South West -34 108 £45,000 -10.00% 30
Yorkshire -6 83 £45,250 -4.74% 9
East Midlands -7 52 £50,000 +11.11% 15
East of England -6 46 £45,000 - 15
Scotland +4 44 £44,305 -6.73% 9
Wales +24 26 £42,500 -15.00% 8
North East +9 22 £43,000 -2.27% 3
Northern Ireland +2 8 £56,750 -9.20% 1

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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.

1 880 (65.38%) Project Management
2 656 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
3 534 (39.67%) Social Skills
4 364 (27.04%) Finance
5 355 (26.37%) Microsoft
6 331 (24.59%) Project Delivery
7 312 (23.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 268 (19.91%) ITIL
9 222 (16.49%) Scrum
10 194 (14.41%) PMI Certification
11 182 (13.52%) Degree
12 181 (13.45%) PMP
13 180 (13.37%) Waterfall
14 175 (13.00%) Change Management
15 165 (12.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 165 (12.26%) Microsoft Project
16 164 (12.18%) Azure
17 161 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
18 160 (11.89%) PMO
19 141 (10.48%) ERP
20 131 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
20 131 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
21 125 (9.29%) Microsoft 365
22 104 (7.73%) Programme Management
23 103 (7.65%) Migration
23 103 (7.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 102 (7.58%) Service Delivery
25 101 (7.50%) Project Planning
26 100 (7.43%) Risk Management
27 97 (7.21%) Public Sector

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 75 (5.57%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.34%) Confluence
3 17 (1.26%) CMS
4 15 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (0.97%) Drupal
6 12 (0.89%) Kentico
6 12 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 10 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.15%) Liferay
11 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 165 (12.26%) Microsoft Project
2 131 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
3 93 (6.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 67 (4.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (2.67%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.074%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.074%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.074%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 29 (2.15%) Oracle ERP
2 23 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.56%) NetSuite
4 20 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
6 10 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.59%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.30%) SAP Business One
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.22%) SAP PM
12 3 (0.22%) Shopify
13 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
13 2 (0.15%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 164 (12.18%) Azure
2 125 (9.29%) Microsoft 365
3 76 (5.65%) AWS
4 65 (4.83%) SaaS
5 51 (3.79%) PaaS
6 45 (3.34%) Dynamics 365
7 33 (2.45%) IaaS
8 30 (2.23%) Power Platform
9 21 (1.56%) OneDrive
10 19 (1.41%) Smartsheet
11 15 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.89%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.67%) Asana
14 8 (0.59%) Google Workspace
15 7 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
16 6 (0.45%) Boomi
16 6 (0.45%) Power Automate
16 6 (0.45%) PowerApps
16 6 (0.45%) Serverless
17 5 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.79%) Firewall
2 40 (2.97%) WAN
3 32 (2.38%) LAN
4 22 (1.63%) DNS
5 20 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (1.34%) Unified Communications
7 16 (1.19%) 4G
8 15 (1.11%) 3G
9 13 (0.97%) Internet
9 13 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (0.97%) SSL
10 12 (0.89%) 2G
11 11 (0.82%) Intranet
11 11 (0.82%) LTE
11 11 (0.82%) VoLTE
12 9 (0.67%) DHCP
12 9 (0.67%) Wireless
13 8 (0.59%) Network Security
13 8 (0.59%) SAN
13 8 (0.59%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.71%) Power BI
3 16 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.45%) MySQL
6 6 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.30%) Big Data
8 4 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.30%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.30%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.30%) Tableau
9 3 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 73 (5.42%) JIRA
2 9 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.52%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.30%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.15%) GitLab
6 2 (0.15%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.15%) Mocha
6 2 (0.15%) Pivotal Tracker
6 2 (0.15%) Selenium
6 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.15%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.074%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.074%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.074%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 534 (39.67%) Social Skills
2 364 (27.04%) Finance
3 131 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (7.21%) Public Sector
5 76 (5.65%) Law
6 72 (5.35%) Telecoms
7 70 (5.20%) Presentation Skills
8 69 (5.13%) Organisational Skills
9 64 (4.75%) Influencing Skills
10 53 (3.94%) Marketing
11 52 (3.86%) Manufacturing
12 44 (3.27%) Retail
13 39 (2.90%) Banking
13 39 (2.90%) Legal
14 23 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (1.63%) Advertising
16 19 (1.41%) Automotive
17 18 (1.34%) Local Government
18 12 (0.89%) Games
18 12 (0.89%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 702 (52.15%) Project Manager
2 206 (15.30%) IT Manager
3 164 (12.18%) IT Project Manager
4 134 (9.96%) Analyst
5 133 (9.88%) Senior Manager
6 117 (8.69%) Senior Project Manager
7 70 (5.20%) Business Analyst
8 54 (4.01%) Technical Manager
9 53 (3.94%) Consultant
9 53 (3.94%) Infrastructure Manager
10 51 (3.79%) Digital Project Manager
11 48 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 44 (3.27%) Architect
12 44 (3.27%) ERP Manager
13 40 (2.97%) Programme Manager
14 39 (2.90%) ERP Project Manager
15 33 (2.45%) Applications Manager
16 32 (2.38%) Agile Project Manager
17 31 (2.30%) Technical Project Manager
18 29 (2.15%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
2 10 (0.74%) .NET
3 9 (0.67%) XML
4 8 (0.59%) HTML
5 7 (0.52%) CSS
6 6 (0.45%) JSON
6 6 (0.45%) REST
7 5 (0.37%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.37%) EDI
7 5 (0.37%) Middleware
7 5 (0.37%) WebRTC
8 4 (0.30%) COM
8 4 (0.30%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.30%) jQuery
8 4 (0.30%) LINQ
8 4 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.22%) Google Maps API
9 3 (0.22%) Node.js
9 3 (0.22%) Velocity
9 3 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.02%) Management Information System
2 74 (5.50%) PMI
3 61 (4.53%) Data Centre
3 61 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (3.05%) User Experience
5 29 (2.15%) Private Cloud
6 27 (2.01%) Public Cloud
7 22 (1.63%) NHS
8 20 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 19 (1.41%) Cloud Native
10 17 (1.26%) e-Learning
11 15 (1.11%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.74%) Derivative
12 10 (0.74%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
12 10 (0.74%) Life Science
13 9 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.59%) CMDB
15 7 (0.52%) Equities
15 7 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 70 (5.20%) Windows
2 46 (3.42%) Windows Server
3 31 (2.30%) Linux
4 17 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.30%) CentOS
6 4 (0.30%) Unix
7 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.074%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 880 (65.38%) Project Management
2 656 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (24.59%) Project Delivery
4 312 (23.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 268 (19.91%) ITIL
6 222 (16.49%) Scrum
7 180 (13.37%) Waterfall
8 175 (13.00%) Change Management
9 161 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
10 141 (10.48%) ERP
11 104 (7.73%) Programme Management
12 103 (7.65%) Migration
13 102 (7.58%) Service Delivery
14 101 (7.50%) Project Planning
15 100 (7.43%) Risk Management
16 96 (7.13%) SDLC
17 94 (6.98%) Business Analysis
18 90 (6.69%) Business Case
19 87 (6.46%) Change Control
20 85 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 80 (5.94%) SQL
2 31 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.34%) Java
4 14 (1.04%) Python
5 12 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 11 (0.82%) C
6 11 (0.82%) C#
7 7 (0.52%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.45%) PHP
9 4 (0.30%) VB
10 3 (0.22%) C++
10 3 (0.22%) R
11 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.15%) Perl
11 2 (0.15%) Ruby
11 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.15%) VBA
12 1 (0.074%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 194 (14.41%) PMI Certification
2 182 (13.52%) Degree
3 181 (13.45%) PMP
4 165 (12.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 103 (7.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 58 (4.31%) Security Cleared
7 54 (4.01%) APMP
8 43 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (2.97%) CCNA
9 40 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (2.30%) MCSE
11 26 (1.93%) SC Cleared
12 19 (1.41%) ISEB
13 16 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (1.19%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
14 14 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
15 12 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (11.89%) PMO
2 44 (3.27%) GDPR
3 34 (2.53%) PMBOK
4 32 (2.38%) SLA
5 29 (2.15%) QA
6 28 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (1.19%) COBIT
8 15 (1.11%) P3O
9 13 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.67%) NIST
11 8 (0.59%) EMIR
11 8 (0.59%) MiFID
12 7 (0.52%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.52%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.45%) GRC
14 4 (0.30%) BS25999
14 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.30%) ISO 31000
14 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 42 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.67%) Docker
6 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.22%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.15%) vSphere
8 2 (0.15%) XenApp
9 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (2.15%) SCCM
2 25 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (1.63%) Ansible
4 21 (1.56%) Terraform
5 5 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.22%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.22%) Puppet
7 3 (0.22%) SCOM
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.15%) WMI
9 1 (0.074%) Argo
9 1 (0.074%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.074%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.074%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.074%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.074%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 355 (26.37%) Microsoft
2 80 (5.94%) Oracle
3 65 (4.83%) VMware
4 52 (3.86%) SAP
5 44 (3.27%) Cisco
6 26 (1.93%) Citrix
6 26 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.78%) JD Edwards
8 20 (1.49%) Sitecore
9 14 (1.04%) Remedy
10 13 (0.97%) Google
10 13 (0.97%) Zerto
11 11 (0.82%) Ericsson
11 11 (0.82%) Informatica
12 10 (0.74%) IBM
13 9 (0.67%) Epicor
14 8 (0.59%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.52%) Dell
15 7 (0.52%) Workday
16 6 (0.45%) Databricks