Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Project Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Project Management over the 6 months to 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 28 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 8,401 11,174 12,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.65% 7.41% 7.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.23% 8.04% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6,398 8,165 9,481
UK median annual salary £53,788 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.20% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Project Management 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 116,145 138,946 158,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.99% 92.15% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91,949 109,634 127,610
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,375 £29,900 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Project Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Project Management.

Salary trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Management over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Management within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 -4 7,728 £55,000 - 1,320
UK excluding London -2 4,765 £50,000 - 1,044
London -9 3,301 £62,500 - 361
South East 0 1,590 £55,000 +4.76% 286
North of England -4 948 £47,500 +5.56% 231
Midlands -7 764 £45,000 - 184
South West +3 557 £47,041 +4.54% 137
West Midlands -7 546 £47,500 +5.56% 122
East of England +10 525 £50,000 -8.88% 119
North West -9 511 £47,500 - 133
Yorkshire -4 375 £47,500 +5.56% 75
East Midlands +1 216 £45,000 - 61
Scotland -1 214 £50,000 +1.27% 54
Wales +12 153 £43,913 +9.10% 30
North East +11 62 £45,206 +13.02% 23
Northern Ireland +4 21 £41,250 +33.06% 4

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT jobs citing Project Management 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 Project Management.

1 3,113 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2,651 (31.56%) Finance
3 1,701 (20.25%) PRINCE2
4 1,584 (18.85%) Project Delivery
5 1,478 (17.59%) Degree
6 1,459 (17.37%) Microsoft
7 1,346 (16.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,232 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
9 936 (11.14%) ITIL
10 930 (11.07%) SQL
11 918 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
12 889 (10.58%) Scrum
13 857 (10.20%) Azure
14 807 (9.61%) Change Management
15 772 (9.19%) Waterfall
16 752 (8.95%) Windows
17 728 (8.67%) Business Analysis
18 697 (8.30%) Analytics
19 684 (8.14%) SDLC
20 666 (7.93%) Retail
21 628 (7.48%) Mentoring
22 588 (7.00%) AWS
23 585 (6.96%) PMO
24 569 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
25 560 (6.67%) JIRA
26 540 (6.43%) Management Information System
27 538 (6.40%) Office 365
28 524 (6.24%) JavaScript
29 522 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
30 521 (6.20%) Microsoft Office

Project Management
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
1 307 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 225 (2.68%) Confluence
3 165 (1.96%) CMS
4 106 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 90 (1.07%) IIS
6 81 (0.96%) Apache Spark
7 66 (0.79%) Skype for Business
8 55 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 44 (0.52%) SAS
10 36 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 36 (0.43%) Apache
10 36 (0.43%) Smallworld
11 31 (0.37%) WordPress
12 28 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 28 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 25 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (0.30%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (0.21%) JBoss
15 18 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 569 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 521 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
3 407 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
4 327 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 177 (2.11%) MS Visio
6 66 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 43 (0.51%) InVision
8 31 (0.37%) Sketch
9 30 (0.36%) Adobe XD
10 23 (0.27%) Zeplin
11 16 (0.19%) Photoshop
12 12 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 12 (0.14%) Simulink
13 10 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 10 (0.12%) Open Workbench
14 9 (0.11%) SPSS
15 8 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.095%) Chatbot
16 6 (0.071%) Fireworks
17 5 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 111 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 93 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 77 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 76 (0.90%) Magento
5 56 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 56 (0.67%) NetSuite
6 37 (0.44%) SAP FI
7 35 (0.42%) SAP CO
7 35 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
7 35 (0.42%) SAP MM
8 32 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
9 30 (0.36%) SAP ERP
9 30 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
9 30 (0.36%) SDL Web 8
10 27 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 21 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 19 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
13 18 (0.21%) SAP BPC
14 16 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
15 15 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 857 (10.20%) Azure
2 588 (7.00%) AWS
3 538 (6.40%) Office 365
4 367 (4.37%) SaaS
5 184 (2.19%) Power Platform
6 128 (1.52%) GCP
7 117 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
8 115 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
9 97 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 94 (1.12%) PaaS
11 78 (0.93%) Serverless
12 75 (0.89%) IaaS
13 72 (0.86%) GitHub
14 53 (0.63%) npm
15 47 (0.56%) Amazon S3
16 45 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
17 38 (0.45%) Trello
18 37 (0.44%) OneDrive
19 29 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 27 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 245 (2.92%) Firewall
1 245 (2.92%) Internet
1 245 (2.92%) WAN
2 215 (2.56%) LAN
3 213 (2.54%) DNS
4 153 (1.82%) DHCP
5 146 (1.74%) TCP/IP
6 141 (1.68%) VoIP
7 134 (1.60%) Wireless
8 108 (1.29%) SAN
9 96 (1.14%) Intranet
10 81 (0.96%) Skype
11 73 (0.87%) VPN
12 68 (0.81%) MPLS
13 65 (0.77%) Network Security
14 63 (0.75%) HTTP
15 57 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
16 53 (0.63%) Unified Communications
17 50 (0.60%) VLAN
18 47 (0.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 311 (3.70%) Big Data
3 244 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 175 (2.08%) Power BI
5 172 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 144 (1.71%) MySQL
7 142 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 118 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 112 (1.33%) Hadoop
10 96 (1.14%) QlikView
11 78 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 74 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 61 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 60 (0.71%) SAP HANA
15 56 (0.67%) GIS
16 52 (0.62%) Oracle Database
17 48 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
18 45 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
19 42 (0.50%) MongoDB
20 40 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 560 (6.67%) JIRA
2 225 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 222 (2.64%) Jenkins
4 125 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 74 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 73 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 70 (0.83%) Subversion
8 68 (0.81%) Visual Studio
9 64 (0.76%) TeamCity
10 62 (0.74%) Eclipse
11 45 (0.54%) Bitbucket
12 43 (0.51%) Selenium
13 42 (0.50%) Vagrant
14 31 (0.37%) Maven
15 28 (0.33%) NetBeans
15 28 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
16 26 (0.31%) Axure RP
16 26 (0.31%) Balsamiq
17 24 (0.29%) Artifactory
17 24 (0.29%) Jasmine
General
1 2,651 (31.56%) Finance
2 666 (7.93%) Retail
3 516 (6.14%) Marketing
4 397 (4.73%) Public Sector
5 373 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 331 (3.94%) Banking
7 278 (3.31%) Legal
8 194 (2.31%) Manufacturing
9 154 (1.83%) Advertising
10 151 (1.80%) Law
11 125 (1.49%) Billing
12 111 (1.32%) Local Government
13 96 (1.14%) Back Office
14 84 (1.00%) Electronics
15 82 (0.98%) Automotive
16 77 (0.92%) Front Office
17 56 (0.67%) Games
18 55 (0.65%) Police
19 51 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
20 47 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,400 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 939 (11.18%) Analyst
3 666 (7.93%) IT Manager
4 570 (6.78%) Consultant
5 540 (6.43%) Developer
6 496 (5.90%) Senior Manager
7 462 (5.50%) Business Analyst
8 435 (5.18%) Architect
9 424 (5.05%) IT Project Manager
10 372 (4.43%) Senior Project Manager
11 234 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
12 204 (2.43%) Technical Manager
13 180 (2.14%) Infrastructure Manager
14 175 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
15 164 (1.95%) Business Manager
16 161 (1.92%) Programme Manager
17 151 (1.80%) Junior
17 151 (1.80%) Technical Project Manager
18 150 (1.79%) Digital Project Manager
19 142 (1.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (5.43%) .NET
2 368 (4.38%) HTML
3 287 (3.42%) CSS
4 182 (2.17%) Web Services
5 166 (1.98%) jQuery
6 161 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 154 (1.83%) ASP.NET
8 139 (1.65%) XML
9 124 (1.48%) Node.js
10 118 (1.40%) REST
11 101 (1.20%) RESTful
12 95 (1.13%) JSON
13 88 (1.05%) HTML5
14 84 (1.00%) Middleware
15 80 (0.95%) .NET Framework
16 78 (0.93%) React
17 77 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
17 77 (0.92%) SOAP
18 72 (0.86%) Ajax
19 67 (0.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 918 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 540 (6.43%) Management Information System
3 421 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
4 374 (4.45%) User Experience
5 331 (3.94%) Data Centre
6 201 (2.39%) Virtual Team
7 165 (1.96%) PMI
8 135 (1.61%) Driving Licence
9 131 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 99 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 87 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
12 84 (1.00%) Algorithms
13 76 (0.90%) Public Cloud
14 73 (0.87%) Social Media
15 63 (0.75%) Internet of Things
16 62 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
17 57 (0.68%) Data Structures
18 54 (0.64%) FMCG
19 44 (0.52%) Private Cloud
20 43 (0.51%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 752 (8.95%) Windows
2 451 (5.37%) Linux
3 348 (4.14%) Windows Server
4 190 (2.26%) Unix
5 160 (1.90%) Windows 10
6 74 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 58 (0.69%) Android
9 55 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 53 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 29 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (0.25%) Solaris
12 21 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 11 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.13%) VMS
16 8 (0.095%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.083%) VxWorks
18 4 (0.048%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,113 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,701 (20.25%) PRINCE2
3 1,584 (18.85%) Project Delivery
4 1,346 (16.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,232 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
6 936 (11.14%) ITIL
7 889 (10.58%) Scrum
8 807 (9.61%) Change Management
9 772 (9.19%) Waterfall
10 728 (8.67%) Business Analysis
11 697 (8.30%) Analytics
12 684 (8.14%) SDLC
13 628 (7.48%) Mentoring
14 522 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 509 (6.06%) Coaching
15 509 (6.06%) Service Delivery
16 504 (6.00%) Migration
17 502 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
18 496 (5.90%) Decision-Making
19 463 (5.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 930 (11.07%) SQL
2 524 (6.24%) JavaScript
3 443 (5.27%) C#
4 397 (4.73%) C
5 388 (4.62%) Python
6 351 (4.18%) Java
7 224 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 157 (1.87%) PHP
9 115 (1.37%) C++
10 92 (1.10%) TypeScript
11 85 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 79 (0.94%) Ruby
13 74 (0.88%) R
14 63 (0.75%) VBA
15 58 (0.69%) Bash Shell
16 57 (0.68%) VB.NET
17 48 (0.57%) Scala
18 47 (0.56%) PL/SQL
19 40 (0.48%) VB
20 39 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1,478 (17.59%) Degree
2 410 (4.88%) PMP
3 398 (4.74%) Security Cleared
4 393 (4.68%) PMI Certification
5 227 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 221 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 203 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 186 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 174 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 124 (1.48%) APMP
11 120 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
12 98 (1.17%) CISSP
13 90 (1.07%) DV Cleared
14 88 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 86 (1.02%) MCSA
16 78 (0.93%) MCSE
17 71 (0.85%) CCNA
18 66 (0.79%) Master's Degree
19 64 (0.76%) CISM
20 58 (0.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 585 (6.96%) PMO
2 447 (5.32%) QA
3 232 (2.76%) SLA
4 201 (2.39%) GDPR
5 196 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 146 (1.74%) Data Quality
7 56 (0.67%) NIST
8 51 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 49 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 36 (0.43%) COBIT
10 36 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 31 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 29 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 25 (0.30%) MiFID
14 24 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
15 23 (0.27%) Solvency II
16 22 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 18 (0.21%) EMIR
18 17 (0.20%) JSP 440
19 15 (0.18%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 396 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 251 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (1.98%) Docker
4 136 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 72 (0.86%) XenApp
6 68 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 49 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (0.39%) Firmware
10 30 (0.36%) vSphere
11 27 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (0.31%) VirtualBox
13 25 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (0.12%) HDFS
16 10 (0.12%) vCloud
17 7 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
18 6 (0.071%) NFS
19 5 (0.060%) iptables
Systems Management
1 164 (1.95%) SCCM
2 118 (1.40%) Ansible
3 109 (1.30%) Terraform
4 89 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 78 (0.93%) Puppet
6 61 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 49 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
9 33 (0.39%) Nagios
9 33 (0.39%) SCOM
10 30 (0.36%) WSUS
11 21 (0.25%) Backup Exec
11 21 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 20 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
13 17 (0.20%) XenMobile
14 16 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
15 15 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 15 (0.18%) FortiGate
16 13 (0.15%) Salt
17 11 (0.13%) Consul
Vendors
1 1,459 (17.37%) Microsoft
2 492 (5.86%) Oracle
3 465 (5.54%) SAP
4 335 (3.99%) VMware
5 282 (3.36%) Cisco
6 201 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
7 159 (1.89%) Citrix
8 124 (1.48%) Adobe
9 122 (1.45%) Google
10 117 (1.39%) IBM
11 113 (1.35%) Tableau
12 74 (0.88%) Informatica
13 73 (0.87%) HP
14 72 (0.86%) hybris
15 64 (0.76%) Capita
16 62 (0.74%) Atlassian
17 57 (0.68%) CheckPoint
17 57 (0.68%) Splunk
17 57 (0.68%) WorldPay
18 56 (0.67%) ServiceNow