Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PRINCE 2
UK
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 126 113
Rank change year-on-year -35 -13 -34
Permanent jobs citing PRINCE2 2,874 4,259 5,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.16% 2.65% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.88% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,408 3,269 4,170
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% 0.00%
10th Percentile £35,365 £35,000 £34,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 122,370 147,684 165,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.05% 91.97% 92.23%
Number of salaries quoted 96,892 117,263 131,031
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,405 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram for PRINCE2 in the UK

PRINCE2
Top 16 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 7 December 2019. 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 -33 2,661 £55,000 +2.80% 291
UK excluding London -22 1,779 £50,000 - 237
London -52 985 £60,000 -4.00% 75
South East -25 616 £55,000 +10.00% 61
North of England +9 383 £47,500 +5.56% 53
Midlands -19 311 £52,945 +9.18% 53
West Midlands -19 240 £55,000 +15.79% 35
North West -21 218 £47,500 - 32
South West -41 207 £50,000 +5.26% 24
East of England -15 146 £48,000 -16.49% 25
Yorkshire +9 138 £47,500 +10.47% 16
East Midlands +1 72 £50,000 - 18
Scotland -43 63 £51,500 +8.42% 10
Wales +21 48 £50,000 +21.21% 9
North East +37 27 £41,500 +3.75% 5
Northern Ireland +8 6 £62,500 +127.27% 2

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 1,828 (63.60%) Project Management
2 1,393 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
3 966 (33.61%) Finance
4 809 (28.15%) ITIL
5 726 (25.26%) Project Delivery
6 672 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 654 (22.76%) Microsoft
8 478 (16.63%) Degree
9 430 (14.96%) PMP
10 407 (14.16%) Scrum
11 395 (13.74%) PMI Certification
12 394 (13.71%) Change Management
12 394 (13.71%) Waterfall
13 374 (13.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 351 (12.21%) Azure
15 347 (12.07%) PMO
16 340 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
17 321 (11.17%) Microsoft Project
18 295 (10.26%) Windows
19 284 (9.88%) Public Sector
20 266 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
21 256 (8.91%) Office 365
22 253 (8.80%) Programme Management
22 253 (8.80%) Risk Management
23 249 (8.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 244 (8.49%) Service Delivery
25 241 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel
26 233 (8.11%) Active Directory
27 228 (7.93%) Security Cleared
28 225 (7.83%) Service 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
1 219 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 63 (2.19%) Confluence
3 38 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 35 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 20 (0.70%) IIS
6 17 (0.59%) CMS
6 17 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.14%) Alfresco
12 4 (0.14%) CICS
12 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.14%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 321 (11.17%) Microsoft Project
2 241 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 202 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
4 140 (4.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 92 (3.20%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) Gliffy
8 2 (0.070%) Abaqus
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.070%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.035%) CATIA
9 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.32%) NetSuite
3 27 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
5 16 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
6 12 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.21%) Lawson
9 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 5 (0.17%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.14%) Infor M3
11 4 (0.14%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 351 (12.21%) Azure
2 256 (8.91%) Office 365
3 178 (6.19%) AWS
4 99 (3.44%) SaaS
5 84 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 54 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
7 38 (1.32%) OneDrive
8 34 (1.18%) IaaS
9 32 (1.11%) Power Platform
10 31 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (0.84%) PaaS
12 20 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 20 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (0.49%) Azure Stack
14 14 (0.49%) Basecamp
14 14 (0.49%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 96 (3.34%) WAN
2 93 (3.24%) LAN
3 80 (2.78%) DNS
4 72 (2.51%) DHCP
5 68 (2.37%) Firewall
6 60 (2.09%) Skype
7 49 (1.70%) SAN
8 44 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 44 (1.53%) VoIP
9 43 (1.50%) Internet
10 39 (1.36%) Wireless
11 30 (1.04%) Unified Communications
12 28 (0.97%) VPN
13 24 (0.84%) NetScaler
14 18 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
15 15 (0.52%) Intranet
15 15 (0.52%) SSL
15 15 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.49%) MPLS
17 10 (0.35%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 30 (1.04%) Power BI
6 27 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (0.70%) Big Data
8 18 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 16 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.42%) DB2
12 10 (0.35%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.28%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.24%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 132 (4.59%) JIRA
2 24 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 23 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 14 (0.49%) TeamCity
5 11 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.28%) Moq
8 8 (0.28%) MSBuild
8 8 (0.28%) MSTest
8 8 (0.28%) NUnit
8 8 (0.28%) TestRail
8 8 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.28%) Zephyr
9 5 (0.17%) Selenium
10 4 (0.14%) JUnit
10 4 (0.14%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 966 (33.61%) Finance
2 284 (9.88%) Public Sector
3 180 (6.26%) Retail
4 141 (4.91%) Telecoms
5 110 (3.83%) Marketing
6 82 (2.85%) Banking
6 82 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 81 (2.82%) Local Government
8 78 (2.71%) Legal
9 72 (2.51%) Law
10 65 (2.26%) Police
11 61 (2.12%) Advertising
12 37 (1.29%) Automotive
13 35 (1.22%) Back Office
14 29 (1.01%) Electronics
15 27 (0.94%) Fire and Rescue
16 21 (0.73%) Aerospace
16 21 (0.73%) Billing
17 16 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,326 (46.14%) Project Manager
2 374 (13.01%) IT Manager
3 290 (10.09%) IT Project Manager
4 250 (8.70%) Analyst
5 212 (7.38%) Senior Manager
6 191 (6.65%) Architect
7 185 (6.44%) Senior Project Manager
8 136 (4.73%) Consultant
9 127 (4.42%) Programme Manager
10 124 (4.31%) Business Analyst
11 117 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
12 88 (3.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 84 (2.92%) Technical Manager
14 78 (2.71%) Technical Project Manager
15 70 (2.44%) Service Manager
16 66 (2.30%) Delivery Manager
16 66 (2.30%) Software Project Manager
17 65 (2.26%) Junior
18 63 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
19 60 (2.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (1.95%) .NET
2 43 (1.50%) Web Services
3 23 (0.80%) Middleware
4 20 (0.70%) HTML
5 16 (0.56%) XML
6 12 (0.42%) REST
7 10 (0.35%) ASP.NET
8 9 (0.31%) jQuery
9 8 (0.28%) .NET Core
9 8 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.28%) SignalR
9 8 (0.28%) WCF
10 7 (0.24%) AngularJS
10 7 (0.24%) EDI
10 7 (0.24%) JSON
11 6 (0.21%) CSS
11 6 (0.21%) J2EE
11 6 (0.21%) SAP Fiori
11 6 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 266 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (7.38%) Data Centre
3 199 (6.92%) Management Information System
4 190 (6.61%) Self-Motivation
5 143 (4.98%) PMI
6 62 (2.16%) User Experience
7 58 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 49 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 48 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 38 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 32 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 25 (0.87%) Driving Licence
13 22 (0.77%) NHS
14 18 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
14 18 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
15 17 (0.59%) Replication
16 15 (0.52%) e-Learning
17 14 (0.49%) Clustering
17 14 (0.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 295 (10.26%) Windows
2 111 (3.86%) Windows Server
3 84 (2.92%) Windows 10
4 83 (2.89%) Linux
5 40 (1.39%) Unix
6 34 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.49%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.31%) Android
10 9 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.31%) CentOS
11 5 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.10%) SUSE
12 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.070%) AIX
14 1 (0.035%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.035%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,828 (63.60%) Project Management
2 1,393 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
3 809 (28.15%) ITIL
4 726 (25.26%) Project Delivery
5 672 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 407 (14.16%) Scrum
7 394 (13.71%) Change Management
7 394 (13.71%) Waterfall
8 340 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
9 253 (8.80%) Programme Management
9 253 (8.80%) Risk Management
10 244 (8.49%) Service Delivery
11 225 (7.83%) Service Management
12 221 (7.69%) TOGAF
13 220 (7.65%) Business Analysis
14 207 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 194 (6.75%) Mentoring
16 181 (6.30%) Migration
17 179 (6.23%) SDLC
18 169 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 212 (7.38%) SQL
2 88 (3.06%) C
3 69 (2.40%) PowerShell
4 48 (1.67%) C#
5 39 (1.36%) JavaScript
6 34 (1.18%) Java
7 31 (1.08%) Python
8 29 (1.01%) VBScript
9 19 (0.66%) PHP
9 19 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.45%) VBA
11 12 (0.42%) R
12 9 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.24%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.24%) VB
14 6 (0.21%) C++
15 4 (0.14%) COBOL
15 4 (0.14%) Perl
15 4 (0.14%) PL/1
15 4 (0.14%) REXX
Qualifications
1 478 (16.63%) Degree
2 430 (14.96%) PMP
3 395 (13.74%) PMI Certification
4 374 (13.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 249 (8.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 228 (7.93%) Security Cleared
7 160 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 154 (5.36%) APMP
9 119 (4.14%) MCSE
10 105 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
11 102 (3.55%) SC Cleared
12 86 (2.99%) CCNA
13 74 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
14 68 (2.37%) DV Cleared
15 58 (2.02%) MCSA
16 49 (1.70%) CISSP
17 46 (1.60%) ISEB
18 34 (1.18%) ISTQB
19 30 (1.04%) CISM
20 29 (1.01%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (12.07%) PMO
2 219 (7.62%) QA
3 81 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (2.78%) SLA
5 74 (2.57%) GDPR
6 51 (1.77%) COBIT
7 29 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 24 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
9 22 (0.77%) NIST
10 21 (0.73%) ISO 9001
10 21 (0.73%) PCI DSS
11 19 (0.66%) EMIR
11 19 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 19 (0.66%) MiFID
12 17 (0.59%) Solvency II
13 16 (0.56%) P3O
13 16 (0.56%) PMBOK
14 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
15 6 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
15 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 233 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 137 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.01%) XenApp
5 27 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.38%) Docker
10 9 (0.31%) BitLocker
10 9 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.31%) vSphere
11 8 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.14%) ACF2
12 4 (0.14%) NFS
12 4 (0.14%) RACF
12 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 104 (3.62%) SCCM
2 50 (1.74%) SCOM
3 45 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 15 (0.52%) SCOrch
6 14 (0.49%) vRealize
7 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (0.28%) Nagios
8 7 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
8 7 (0.24%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.21%) Terraform
10 5 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.14%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.070%) Puppet
13 2 (0.070%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.070%) WSUS
Vendors
1 654 (22.76%) Microsoft
2 176 (6.12%) VMware
3 136 (4.73%) Cisco
4 117 (4.07%) SAP
5 98 (3.41%) Oracle
6 70 (2.44%) Citrix
7 49 (1.70%) Capita
8 44 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (1.29%) JD Edwards
10 32 (1.11%) HP
11 28 (0.97%) NetApp
12 27 (0.94%) IBM
13 25 (0.87%) Tableau
14 23 (0.80%) ServiceNow
15 20 (0.70%) Splunk
16 18 (0.63%) Meraki
17 16 (0.56%) Google
17 16 (0.56%) Palo Alto
17 16 (0.56%) SolarWinds
18 14 (0.49%) Dell