Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 108 73
Rank change year-on-year -12 -35 -11
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 4,660 5,193 7,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 2.93% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 3.21% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,678 4,284 6,433
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 154,533 162,008 180,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.53% 90.80%
Number of salaries quoted 123,110 128,969 150,343
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -7 4,389 £52,500 +2.44% 345
UK excluding London -16 2,789 £50,000 +5.26% 252
London +5 1,791 £60,000 - 110
South East -7 873 £52,500 +5.00% 75
North of England -9 538 £45,000 - 50
Midlands -21 503 £47,500 +2.15% 47
West Midlands -8 360 £46,500 -7.00% 29
South West -11 345 £47,500 -5.00% 28
East of England -21 328 £54,750 +11.73% 35
North West +9 325 £45,000 - 32
Yorkshire -28 191 £45,500 -4.21% 11
Scotland +31 165 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East Midlands -35 139 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Wales +6 54 £55,000 +37.50% 8
North East -26 22 £40,000 -8.05% 7
Isle of Man - 7 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland +3 4 £48,750 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 2,951 (63.33%) Project Management
2 2,065 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1,633 (35.04%) Finance
4 1,207 (25.90%) ITIL
5 1,150 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 934 (20.04%) Microsoft
7 840 (18.03%) PMI Certification
8 791 (16.97%) Degree
9 711 (15.26%) Scrum
10 710 (15.24%) PMP
11 628 (13.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 597 (12.81%) Waterfall
13 595 (12.77%) Microsoft Project
14 555 (11.91%) Change Management
15 552 (11.85%) PMO
16 514 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
17 458 (9.83%) Business Analysis
18 446 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
19 442 (9.48%) Windows
20 438 (9.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 398 (8.54%) Retail
22 386 (8.28%) Programme Management
23 383 (8.22%) PMI
24 380 (8.15%) Risk Management
25 371 (7.96%) Data Centre
26 361 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
27 357 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
28 348 (7.47%) Project Planning
29 341 (7.32%) SDLC
30 332 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 234 (5.02%) SharePoint
2 106 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 70 (1.50%) Confluence
4 57 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 54 (1.16%) IIS
6 32 (0.69%) JBoss
7 29 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (0.56%) CMS
9 25 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 23 (0.49%) SAS
11 20 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (0.34%) IBM Notes
13 15 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 14 (0.30%) Apache Spark
14 14 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.28%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 9 (0.19%) Anypoint
17 9 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 595 (12.77%) Microsoft Project
2 357 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 323 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
4 241 (5.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 174 (3.73%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.043%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.043%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.021%) Maya
Business Applications
1 79 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.71%) NetSuite
4 26 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 19 (0.41%) SAP FI
7 16 (0.34%) SAP CO
7 16 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (0.28%) SAP SD
9 12 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.24%) Workfront
11 10 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.19%) Infor M3
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
13 8 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
13 8 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
14 7 (0.15%) SAP R/3
15 6 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 332 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 307 (6.59%) Office 365
3 260 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
4 182 (3.91%) SaaS
5 93 (2.00%) PaaS
6 91 (1.95%) IaaS
7 53 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
9 29 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (0.34%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.17%) BPaaS
12 8 (0.17%) GitHub
13 7 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.15%) Serverless
13 7 (0.15%) Yammer
14 6 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 6 (0.13%) Trello
15 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 189 (4.06%) Firewall
2 176 (3.78%) WAN
3 139 (2.98%) LAN
4 92 (1.97%) SAN
5 80 (1.72%) VoIP
6 72 (1.55%) DNS
7 66 (1.42%) Internet
8 60 (1.29%) Skype
9 59 (1.27%) Unified Communications
10 52 (1.12%) DHCP
11 47 (1.01%) VPN
12 40 (0.86%) IPsec
13 39 (0.84%) TCP/IP
14 38 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
14 38 (0.82%) SSL
15 35 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (0.69%) MPLS
17 31 (0.67%) Broadband
18 27 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
19 22 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 97 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (1.44%) Big Data
5 65 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 34 (0.73%) Power BI
8 32 (0.69%) GIS
9 29 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 27 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
12 21 (0.45%) Oracle Database
13 18 (0.39%) QlikView
14 15 (0.32%) MySQL
14 15 (0.32%) SQLPlus
15 14 (0.30%) NoSQL
15 14 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (0.28%) Hadoop
16 13 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
16 13 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 239 (5.13%) JIRA
2 48 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 39 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 29 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 25 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (0.54%) TeamCity
6 19 (0.41%) AdminStudio
6 19 (0.41%) InstallShield
7 18 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.24%) Selenium
10 10 (0.21%) Subversion
11 9 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.11%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.11%) ClearQuest
12 5 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
12 5 (0.11%) Maven
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.086%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.086%) LoadRunner
General
1 1,633 (35.04%) Finance
2 398 (8.54%) Retail
3 257 (5.52%) Banking
4 250 (5.36%) Marketing
5 227 (4.87%) Telecoms
6 138 (2.96%) Manufacturing
7 129 (2.77%) Legal
8 119 (2.55%) Law
9 75 (1.61%) Advertising
10 71 (1.52%) Publishing
11 64 (1.37%) Back Office
12 63 (1.35%) Retail Banking
13 45 (0.97%) Billing
14 43 (0.92%) Investment Banking
15 39 (0.84%) Games
16 35 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
17 31 (0.67%) Local Government
18 29 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
19 27 (0.58%) French Language
20 25 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,200 (47.21%) Project Manager
2 685 (14.70%) IT Manager
3 505 (10.84%) IT Project Manager
4 434 (9.31%) Analyst
5 413 (8.86%) Senior Manager
6 382 (8.20%) Senior Project Manager
7 248 (5.32%) Consultant
8 227 (4.87%) Architect
9 223 (4.79%) Programme Manager
10 213 (4.57%) Infrastructure Manager
11 211 (4.53%) Business Analyst
12 203 (4.36%) Delivery Manager
13 169 (3.63%) Technical Manager
14 165 (3.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 165 (3.54%) Software Project Manager
15 134 (2.88%) Technical Project Manager
16 112 (2.40%) Delivery Project Manager
17 97 (2.08%) PMO Manager
18 94 (2.02%) Senior IT Manager
19 90 (1.93%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (3.67%) .NET
2 55 (1.18%) Middleware
3 53 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 46 (0.99%) Web Services
5 44 (0.94%) HTML
6 34 (0.73%) LDAP
7 32 (0.69%) XML
8 23 (0.49%) Spring
9 19 (0.41%) CSS
9 19 (0.41%) EDI
9 19 (0.41%) OAuth
9 19 (0.41%) SAML
10 17 (0.36%) ASP.NET
11 15 (0.32%) Hibernate
11 15 (0.32%) HTML5
12 14 (0.30%) REST
13 11 (0.24%) CSS3
13 11 (0.24%) SOAP
14 10 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (0.21%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 446 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 383 (8.22%) PMI
3 371 (7.96%) Data Centre
4 317 (6.80%) Management Information System
5 265 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
6 125 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 108 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 95 (2.04%) Virtual Team
9 88 (1.89%) User Experience
10 66 (1.42%) NHS
11 58 (1.24%) Fintech
12 55 (1.18%) FMCG
13 54 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
14 44 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
15 39 (0.84%) CMDB
15 39 (0.84%) Mobile App
16 36 (0.77%) Equities
17 35 (0.75%) Fixed Income
18 33 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 31 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 442 (9.48%) Windows
2 205 (4.40%) Windows Server
3 141 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 140 (3.00%) Linux
5 99 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 88 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 54 (1.16%) Unix
8 41 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 24 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (0.49%) Android
12 20 (0.43%) Solaris
13 16 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.15%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.11%) CentOS
17 4 (0.086%) AIX
17 4 (0.086%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,951 (63.33%) Project Management
2 2,065 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1,207 (25.90%) ITIL
4 1,150 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 711 (15.26%) Scrum
6 597 (12.81%) Waterfall
7 555 (11.91%) Change Management
8 514 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
9 458 (9.83%) Business Analysis
10 386 (8.28%) Programme Management
11 380 (8.15%) Risk Management
12 361 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 348 (7.47%) Project Planning
14 341 (7.32%) SDLC
15 319 (6.85%) Service Delivery
16 312 (6.70%) Service Management
17 298 (6.39%) Change Control
18 290 (6.22%) Line Management
19 286 (6.14%) Presales
20 274 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 308 (6.61%) SQL
2 151 (3.24%) Java
3 110 (2.36%) C
4 89 (1.91%) C#
5 73 (1.57%) PowerShell
6 70 (1.50%) JavaScript
7 47 (1.01%) T-SQL
8 31 (0.67%) VBA
9 30 (0.64%) PL/SQL
10 27 (0.58%) C++
10 27 (0.58%) Python
11 25 (0.54%) VBScript
12 16 (0.34%) PHP
12 16 (0.34%) VB
13 11 (0.24%) Scala
14 10 (0.21%) ABAP
14 10 (0.21%) R
15 8 (0.17%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.13%) COBOL
17 5 (0.11%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 840 (18.03%) PMI Certification
2 791 (16.97%) Degree
3 710 (15.24%) PMP
4 628 (13.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 438 (9.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 243 (5.21%) Security Cleared
7 209 (4.48%) APMP
8 206 (4.42%) ISEB
9 141 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
10 135 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 131 (2.81%) SC Cleared
12 106 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
13 89 (1.91%) MCSE
14 85 (1.82%) CISSP
15 67 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
16 65 (1.39%) CCNP
17 56 (1.20%) DV Cleared
18 50 (1.07%) CISM
18 50 (1.07%) MCSA
19 47 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 552 (11.85%) PMO
2 257 (5.52%) QA
3 156 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 139 (2.98%) GDPR
5 134 (2.88%) SLA
6 99 (2.12%) COBIT
7 39 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 37 (0.79%) Data Quality
8 37 (0.79%) ISO 9001
8 37 (0.79%) PMBOK
9 33 (0.71%) PCI DSS
10 31 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
11 23 (0.49%) P3O
12 20 (0.43%) GPG13
13 11 (0.24%) ISO 14001
14 10 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 10 (0.21%) MiFID
15 9 (0.19%) EMIR
15 9 (0.19%) GAMP
16 6 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 310 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 192 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 46 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 33 (0.71%) XenApp
7 28 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (0.54%) BitLocker
9 21 (0.45%) Docker
9 21 (0.45%) vSphere
10 19 (0.41%) Firmware
11 16 (0.34%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.17%) vCloud
13 8 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.11%) ACF2
15 5 (0.11%) KVM
15 5 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 100 (2.15%) SCCM
2 37 (0.79%) SCOM
3 23 (0.49%) AirWatch
4 21 (0.45%) Automic
4 21 (0.45%) Dollar Universe
5 20 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (0.43%) vRealize
6 16 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (0.32%) Puppet
7 15 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.24%) SCVMM
10 9 (0.19%) Ansible
11 8 (0.17%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.13%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.13%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.11%) Nagios
15 4 (0.086%) Nessus
Vendors
1 934 (20.04%) Microsoft
2 291 (6.24%) VMware
3 227 (4.87%) Oracle
4 218 (4.68%) SAP
5 207 (4.44%) Cisco
6 152 (3.26%) Citrix
7 136 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
8 97 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 78 (1.67%) Capita
10 57 (1.22%) Google
11 56 (1.20%) HP
12 51 (1.09%) IBM
13 44 (0.94%) F5
14 43 (0.92%) EMC
15 42 (0.90%) Juniper
16 41 (0.88%) NetApp
17 37 (0.79%) ServiceNow
18 35 (0.75%) Tableau
19 27 (0.58%) CA
20 26 (0.56%) Fortinet