Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 33 44 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 9,627 3,542 8,372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.52% 5.60% 6.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.99% 6.01% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,922 2,622 6,435
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £44,186 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,750
Median % change year-on-year - +2.33% -2.27%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -

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 120,414 58,914 116,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.03% 93.10% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78,049 48,002 93,468
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £89,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%

Project Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Project Management.

Salary trend for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Project Management over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Top 17 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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +8 7,976 £57,000 +3.64% 1,303
UK excluding London +15 4,924 £52,500 +10.53% 954
London +4 3,426 £65,000 - 444
Work from Home +38 2,269 £55,000 +4.76% 205
South East +8 1,442 £55,000 +4.76% 241
North of England +13 1,060 £50,000 +11.11% 196
Midlands +13 833 £52,500 +16.67% 198
North West +5 563 £50,000 +11.11% 104
East of England +24 562 £52,500 +5.00% 85
West Midlands +3 551 £51,000 +13.33% 141
South West +34 507 £50,000 - 123
Yorkshire +11 442 £50,000 +5.26% 70
Scotland +22 332 £55,000 +4.76% 68
East Midlands +33 245 £52,500 +16.67% 54
Wales +26 157 £50,000 +17.65% 36
Northern Ireland +32 78 £45,000 -30.77% 7
North East -1 55 £47,750 +6.11% 22

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 3,868 (40.18%) Social Skills
2 3,807 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
3 2,978 (30.93%) Finance
4 2,091 (21.72%) Degree
5 1,978 (20.55%) Project Delivery
6 1,872 (19.45%) Microsoft
7 1,844 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
8 1,540 (16.00%) PRINCE2
9 1,394 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,379 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
11 1,155 (12.00%) Scrum
12 1,106 (11.49%) Azure
13 1,049 (10.90%) Change Management
14 1,035 (10.75%) Mentoring
15 894 (9.29%) Risk Management
16 879 (9.13%) Analytics
17 852 (8.85%) Waterfall
18 837 (8.69%) SQL
19 833 (8.65%) ITIL
20 798 (8.29%) Business Analysis
21 788 (8.19%) Migration
22 780 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
23 778 (8.08%) SDLC
24 745 (7.74%) DevOps
25 744 (7.73%) Coaching
26 728 (7.56%) Presentation Skills
26 728 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
27 722 (7.50%) JIRA
28 700 (7.27%) Windows
29 694 (7.21%) Marketing

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
1 422 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 211 (2.19%) Confluence
3 197 (2.05%) SAS
4 156 (1.62%) CMS
5 73 (0.76%) WordPress
6 71 (0.74%) Documentum
7 70 (0.73%) IIS
8 60 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 53 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
10 43 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 37 (0.38%) Apache
11 37 (0.38%) Apache Spark
12 26 (0.27%) Drupal
12 26 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
13 24 (0.25%) MS Project Server
13 24 (0.25%) OpenEdge
14 21 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
14 21 (0.22%) IBM Domino
15 20 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 19 (0.20%) EPiServer
Applications
1 728 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 638 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
3 567 (5.89%) Microsoft Project
4 500 (5.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 256 (2.66%) MS Visio
6 68 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.31%) Sketch
8 21 (0.22%) Chatbot
9 18 (0.19%) Windchill
10 14 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.083%) Revit
12 7 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
13 6 (0.062%) MadCap Flare
13 6 (0.062%) Simulink
13 6 (0.062%) S-PLUS
14 5 (0.052%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.052%) Oracle Smart View
14 5 (0.052%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 123 (1.28%) NetSuite
2 89 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
3 88 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 65 (0.68%) Oracle Clinical
5 51 (0.53%) Magento
6 50 (0.52%) TrackWise
7 46 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
8 41 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
9 36 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
10 35 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
11 32 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
12 30 (0.31%) Shopify
13 29 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
14 28 (0.29%) Alphatax
15 22 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
16 20 (0.21%) SAP BPC
17 16 (0.17%) SAP MDG
17 16 (0.17%) Workfront
18 14 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
18 14 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1,106 (11.49%) Azure
2 655 (6.80%) AWS
3 616 (6.40%) SaaS
4 527 (5.47%) Microsoft 365
5 292 (3.03%) Power Platform
6 212 (2.20%) GCP
7 161 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
7 161 (1.67%) GitHub
8 147 (1.53%) PaaS
9 137 (1.42%) IaaS
10 133 (1.38%) Veeva
11 103 (1.07%) Serverless
12 102 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 102 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
13 48 (0.50%) Figma
14 46 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 46 (0.48%) PowerApps
14 46 (0.48%) Smartsheet
15 43 (0.45%) Google Analytics
15 43 (0.45%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 270 (2.80%) Firewall
2 240 (2.49%) WAN
3 178 (1.85%) DNS
4 172 (1.79%) LAN
5 132 (1.37%) Network Security
6 112 (1.16%) DHCP
7 108 (1.12%) SAN
8 99 (1.03%) TCP/IP
9 97 (1.01%) Wireless
10 95 (0.99%) Internet
11 94 (0.98%) VPN
12 92 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
13 66 (0.69%) VLAN
14 57 (0.59%) VoIP
15 48 (0.50%) SD-WAN
16 45 (0.47%) HTTP
17 44 (0.46%) Broadband
18 43 (0.45%) BGP
18 43 (0.45%) OSPF
19 35 (0.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 252 (2.62%) Power BI
3 206 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 182 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 130 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 123 (1.28%) MySQL
7 121 (1.26%) Tableau
8 112 (1.16%) Big Data
9 98 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 96 (1.00%) NoSQL
11 93 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
12 89 (0.92%) RDBMS
13 72 (0.75%) Metadata
14 68 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
15 60 (0.62%) MongoDB
15 60 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
16 59 (0.61%) Spotfire
17 56 (0.58%) Data Lake
18 53 (0.55%) SAP HANA
19 51 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 722 (7.50%) JIRA
2 305 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 93 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 79 (0.82%) Selenium
5 67 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 53 (0.55%) Bitbucket
7 46 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 38 (0.39%) Axure RP
9 36 (0.37%) GitLab
9 36 (0.37%) NUnit
10 29 (0.30%) Maven
10 29 (0.30%) webpack
11 24 (0.25%) Cypress.io
11 24 (0.25%) Subversion
12 23 (0.24%) Gradle
12 23 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
12 23 (0.24%) WebDriver
13 22 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
14 20 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 3,868 (40.18%) Social Skills
2 2,978 (30.93%) Finance
3 1,379 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
4 728 (7.56%) Presentation Skills
5 694 (7.21%) Marketing
6 598 (6.21%) Organisational Skills
7 597 (6.20%) Retail
8 467 (4.85%) Influencing Skills
9 452 (4.70%) Public Sector
10 442 (4.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 402 (4.18%) Manufacturing
12 396 (4.11%) Legal
13 346 (3.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 326 (3.39%) Telecoms
15 311 (3.23%) Law
16 286 (2.97%) Banking
17 167 (1.73%) Billing
18 157 (1.63%) Advertising
19 139 (1.44%) Games
20 105 (1.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,672 (27.76%) Project Manager
2 1,007 (10.46%) Analyst
3 835 (8.67%) IT Manager
4 680 (7.06%) Senior Manager
5 609 (6.33%) Developer
6 606 (6.29%) IT Project Manager
7 587 (6.10%) Consultant
8 502 (5.21%) Senior Project Manager
9 417 (4.33%) Business Analyst
10 394 (4.09%) Architect
11 338 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
12 229 (2.38%) Data Manager
13 221 (2.30%) Programme Manager
14 205 (2.13%) Infrastructure Manager
15 202 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
16 185 (1.92%) Technical Manager
17 183 (1.90%) Senior Developer
18 169 (1.76%) Software Engineer
19 164 (1.70%) Senior Consultant
20 162 (1.68%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (4.49%) HTML
2 386 (4.01%) CSS
3 374 (3.88%) .NET
4 258 (2.68%) React
5 186 (1.93%) AngularJS
6 182 (1.89%) Node.js
7 153 (1.59%) Web Services
8 147 (1.53%) Spring
9 142 (1.48%) RESTful
10 138 (1.43%) REST
11 127 (1.32%) Vue.js
12 115 (1.19%) HTML5
13 103 (1.07%) XML
14 91 (0.95%) JSON
15 88 (0.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 86 (0.89%) CSS3
17 84 (0.87%) Spring Boot
18 80 (0.83%) .NET Core
18 80 (0.83%) ASP.NET
19 76 (0.79%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 664 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 461 (4.79%) User Experience
3 453 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 327 (3.40%) Data Centre
5 294 (3.05%) Life Science
6 260 (2.70%) PMI
7 199 (2.07%) Virtual Team
8 161 (1.67%) Social Media
9 147 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 113 (1.17%) NHS
11 98 (1.02%) Data Structures
12 97 (1.01%) Driving Licence
13 91 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 90 (0.93%) Algorithms
15 88 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
16 84 (0.87%) Mobile App
17 81 (0.84%) Cloud Native
18 71 (0.74%) Cyberattack
18 71 (0.74%) FMCG
19 69 (0.72%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 700 (7.27%) Windows
2 347 (3.60%) Linux
3 271 (2.81%) Windows Server
4 116 (1.20%) Unix
5 107 (1.11%) Windows 10
6 76 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
7 66 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 47 (0.49%) Android
10 43 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 39 (0.41%) Solaris
13 37 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (0.28%) Mac OS
15 26 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 26 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 26 (0.27%) Windows 7
16 18 (0.19%) CentOS
17 15 (0.16%) VMS
18 14 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,807 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,978 (20.55%) Project Delivery
3 1,844 (19.15%) Problem-Solving
4 1,540 (16.00%) PRINCE2
5 1,394 (14.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,155 (12.00%) Scrum
7 1,049 (10.90%) Change Management
8 1,035 (10.75%) Mentoring
9 894 (9.29%) Risk Management
10 879 (9.13%) Analytics
11 852 (8.85%) Waterfall
12 833 (8.65%) ITIL
13 798 (8.29%) Business Analysis
14 788 (8.19%) Migration
15 780 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 778 (8.08%) SDLC
17 745 (7.74%) DevOps
18 744 (7.73%) Coaching
19 679 (7.05%) Service Delivery
20 666 (6.92%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 837 (8.69%) SQL
2 574 (5.96%) JavaScript
3 529 (5.49%) Python
4 430 (4.47%) C#
5 417 (4.33%) Java
6 286 (2.97%) C
7 191 (1.98%) TypeScript
8 189 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 144 (1.50%) PHP
10 127 (1.32%) C++
11 106 (1.10%) T-SQL
12 102 (1.06%) R
13 90 (0.93%) VBA
14 68 (0.71%) Bash
15 58 (0.60%) MATLAB
16 47 (0.49%) PL/SQL
17 40 (0.42%) VB
18 33 (0.34%) Shell Script
19 29 (0.30%) Go
19 29 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2,091 (21.72%) Degree
2 559 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 534 (5.55%) PMI Certification
4 379 (3.94%) PMP
5 363 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 336 (3.49%) SC Cleared
7 245 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 173 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
9 172 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 162 (1.68%) Master's Degree
11 138 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 90 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 89 (0.92%) APMP
14 83 (0.86%) CCNP
15 63 (0.65%) ISEB
16 62 (0.64%) CCNA
17 60 (0.62%) CISSP
18 59 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
18 59 (0.61%) DV Cleared
19 57 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 645 (6.70%) PMO
2 578 (6.00%) QA
3 220 (2.29%) SLA
4 167 (1.73%) GDPR
5 166 (1.72%) Good Clinical Practice
6 165 (1.71%) Data Quality
7 155 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 99 (1.03%) Accessibility
9 91 (0.95%) NIST
10 60 (0.62%) CDISC
10 60 (0.62%) PCI DSS
11 55 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 47 (0.49%) GxP
13 44 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 42 (0.44%) IASME
15 41 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
16 38 (0.39%) P3O
17 28 (0.29%) GRC
18 26 (0.27%) COBIT
19 22 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 365 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 230 (2.39%) Docker
3 223 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 156 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 45 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 43 (0.45%) vSphere
7 38 (0.39%) Firmware
7 38 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (0.19%) XenApp
10 15 (0.16%) KVM
11 11 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.093%) BitLocker
12 9 (0.093%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.083%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.073%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 7 (0.073%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.062%) QEMU
16 4 (0.042%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 198 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 183 (1.90%) Terraform
3 167 (1.73%) Ansible
4 95 (0.99%) SCCM
5 65 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 57 (0.59%) Puppet
7 50 (0.52%) CASB
8 45 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (0.25%) SCOM
10 23 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.24%) WSUS
11 20 (0.21%) Nagios
12 18 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 17 (0.18%) Backup Exec
14 16 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 14 (0.15%) Prometheus
16 13 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
17 12 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
17 12 (0.12%) FortiGate
17 12 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,872 (19.45%) Microsoft
2 500 (5.19%) SAP
3 499 (5.18%) Oracle
4 325 (3.38%) VMware
5 319 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
6 266 (2.76%) Google
7 205 (2.13%) Cisco
8 139 (1.44%) ServiceNow
9 125 (1.30%) Workday
10 115 (1.19%) Citrix
11 98 (1.02%) Atlassian
12 95 (0.99%) Facebook
13 74 (0.77%) Adobe
14 70 (0.73%) JD Edwards
15 65 (0.68%) IBM
16 59 (0.61%) OpenText
17 58 (0.60%) Apple
18 56 (0.58%) HP
18 56 (0.58%) Meraki
19 51 (0.53%) Palo Alto