Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 31 28
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 4,153 8,167 11,009
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.63% 6.66% 7.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.08% 7.23% 7.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,584 6,666 8,643
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +3.09%

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 68,274 112,953 137,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.49% 92.04% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 53,855 90,668 110,065
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Project Management in the UK

Project Management
Top 18 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 24 February 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 -9 3,700 £55,000 - 886
UK excluding London -9 2,359 £49,500 -1.00% 693
London -11 1,461 £62,500 - 257
South East -3 786 £52,500 -4.55% 178
Work from Home -23 648 £54,784 -0.39% 102
North of England -5 588 £45,000 -5.26% 158
Midlands -9 406 £47,500 - 125
North West +13 359 £45,000 -10.00% 85
West Midlands 0 322 £47,000 -1.05% 84
South West -36 251 £50,000 +5.26% 91
Yorkshire -23 194 £46,750 -1.58% 54
East of England -16 152 £52,500 +5.00% 67
Scotland -1 145 £53,500 +7.00% 43
East Midlands -20 89 £50,000 +6.38% 37
Wales -28 38 £41,500 -9.78% 16
North East -3 35 £45,000 -0.46% 19
Northern Ireland -2 5 £56,250 +50.00% 15
Isle of Man - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 1,604 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
2 978 (23.55%) Finance
3 854 (20.56%) Microsoft
4 754 (18.16%) Project Delivery
5 627 (15.10%) PRINCE2
6 621 (14.95%) Degree
7 609 (14.66%) Azure
8 522 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 515 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
10 500 (12.04%) SQL
11 472 (11.37%) Scrum
12 465 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
13 409 (9.85%) Management Information System
14 394 (9.49%) DevOps
15 355 (8.55%) ITIL
16 349 (8.40%) Windows
17 344 (8.28%) Change Management
18 341 (8.21%) AWS
19 325 (7.83%) Mentoring
20 317 (7.63%) JavaScript
21 313 (7.54%) Analytics
22 312 (7.51%) Business Analysis
23 307 (7.39%) JIRA
24 301 (7.25%) Waterfall
25 289 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
25 289 (6.96%) Microsoft 365
26 286 (6.89%) Python
26 286 (6.89%) Law
27 277 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
28 273 (6.57%) Migration

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
1 139 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 128 (3.08%) CMS
3 127 (3.06%) Confluence
4 76 (1.83%) SAS
5 53 (1.28%) IIS
6 50 (1.20%) EPiServer
6 50 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 45 (1.08%) WordPress
8 33 (0.79%) Apache
9 31 (0.75%) Kentico
10 27 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
11 26 (0.63%) Umbraco
12 24 (0.58%) Drupal
13 17 (0.41%) Apache Spark
14 16 (0.39%) Smallworld
15 15 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (0.34%) Skype for Business
17 13 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.29%) Alfresco
19 10 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 289 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
2 251 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 156 (3.76%) Microsoft Project
4 119 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 93 (2.24%) MS Visio
6 25 (0.60%) Sketch
7 23 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.53%) InVision
9 12 (0.29%) Figma
9 12 (0.29%) Photoshop
10 10 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.24%) Adobe XD
11 8 (0.19%) Simulink
12 5 (0.12%) Zeplin
13 4 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.096%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.072%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.072%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.072%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.072%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 59 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.06%) NetSuite
3 28 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 25 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 23 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 23 (0.55%) SAP MM
6 21 (0.51%) Shopify
7 19 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.46%) Magento
8 16 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (0.34%) nopCommerce
9 14 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
9 14 (0.34%) SAP Business One
9 14 (0.34%) Workfront
10 12 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
12 10 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
12 10 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 9 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 609 (14.66%) Azure
2 341 (8.21%) AWS
3 289 (6.96%) Microsoft 365
4 230 (5.54%) SaaS
5 201 (4.84%) Power Platform
6 82 (1.97%) Serverless
7 81 (1.95%) PaaS
8 77 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
8 77 (1.85%) GCP
8 77 (1.85%) IaaS
9 71 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 61 (1.47%) Logic Apps
11 44 (1.06%) PowerApps
12 43 (1.04%) GitHub
13 42 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
14 28 (0.67%) Google Analytics
15 27 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
15 27 (0.65%) OneDrive
16 25 (0.60%) npm
17 23 (0.55%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 153 (3.68%) Firewall
2 93 (2.24%) WAN
3 70 (1.69%) LAN
4 64 (1.54%) DNS
5 59 (1.42%) Internet
5 59 (1.42%) VPN
6 45 (1.08%) Wireless
7 42 (1.01%) SAN
7 42 (1.01%) SSL
8 37 (0.89%) TCP/IP
9 34 (0.82%) Unified Communications
9 34 (0.82%) VLAN
10 33 (0.79%) VoIP
11 28 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (0.67%) Skype
12 26 (0.63%) DHCP
12 26 (0.63%) WLAN
13 25 (0.60%) Network Security
14 21 (0.51%) MPLS
14 21 (0.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 163 (3.92%) Power BI
3 124 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 98 (2.36%) MySQL
5 97 (2.34%) Big Data
6 89 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 76 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 74 (1.78%) Relational Database
9 61 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 40 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 39 (0.94%) Tableau
12 38 (0.92%) QlikView
13 35 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
14 31 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (0.72%) MongoDB
16 29 (0.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 24 (0.58%) Data Lake
18 23 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
19 21 (0.51%) Redis
20 20 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 307 (7.39%) JIRA
2 166 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 103 (2.48%) Jenkins
4 24 (0.58%) Selenium
5 22 (0.53%) Bitbucket
6 20 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
7 18 (0.43%) LSMW
7 18 (0.43%) PHPUnit
8 16 (0.39%) GitLab
8 16 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (0.39%) Subversion
8 16 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 15 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (0.34%) gulp
10 14 (0.34%) NUnit
11 12 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
12 11 (0.26%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.22%) Moq
13 9 (0.22%) MSTest
13 9 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 978 (23.55%) Finance
2 286 (6.89%) Law
3 259 (6.24%) Marketing
4 235 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 215 (5.18%) Legal
6 174 (4.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 168 (4.05%) Banking
8 163 (3.92%) Public Sector
9 150 (3.61%) Retail
10 124 (2.99%) Telecoms
11 78 (1.88%) Electronics
12 63 (1.52%) Games
13 56 (1.35%) Advertising
14 55 (1.32%) Front Office
15 39 (0.94%) Local Government
16 37 (0.89%) Investment Banking
17 30 (0.72%) French Language
18 29 (0.70%) German Language
19 27 (0.65%) Back Office
20 24 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 988 (23.79%) Project Manager
2 441 (10.62%) Developer
3 398 (9.58%) Analyst
4 295 (7.10%) IT Manager
5 220 (5.30%) Consultant
6 200 (4.82%) Senior Manager
7 195 (4.70%) Business Analyst
8 189 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
9 166 (4.00%) Senior Developer
10 162 (3.90%) Architect
11 157 (3.78%) Administrator
12 136 (3.27%) Senior Project Manager
13 132 (3.18%) Digital Project Manager
14 118 (2.84%) Delivery Manager
15 114 (2.75%) Data Administrator
16 97 (2.34%) Technical Manager
17 88 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
18 86 (2.07%) Software Project Manager
19 81 (1.95%) Business Manager
20 78 (1.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (6.43%) .NET
2 180 (4.33%) HTML
3 164 (3.95%) CSS
4 96 (2.31%) Web Services
5 90 (2.17%) React
5 90 (2.17%) Vue.js
6 85 (2.05%) RESTful
7 82 (1.97%) AngularJS
8 70 (1.69%) REST
9 66 (1.59%) .NET Core
10 65 (1.57%) ASP.NET
11 52 (1.25%) Node.js
12 49 (1.18%) Django
13 46 (1.11%) .NET Framework
14 44 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 44 (1.06%) XML
15 43 (1.04%) Laravel
16 40 (0.96%) Sass
17 39 (0.94%) jQuery
18 38 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 465 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 409 (9.85%) Management Information System
3 220 (5.30%) User Experience
4 194 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
5 139 (3.35%) Data Centre
6 122 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 70 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 57 (1.37%) PMI
10 51 (1.23%) NHS
11 47 (1.13%) Virtual Team
12 46 (1.11%) Life Science
13 45 (1.08%) e-Learning
14 39 (0.94%) Public Cloud
15 37 (0.89%) Social Media
16 36 (0.87%) Data Structures
16 36 (0.87%) Derivative
17 35 (0.84%) Driving Licence
18 34 (0.82%) Internet of Things
19 29 (0.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 349 (8.40%) Windows
2 220 (5.30%) Linux
3 156 (3.76%) Windows Server
4 65 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 44 (1.06%) Android
7 42 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 39 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 38 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
11 35 (0.84%) Unix
12 24 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
13 21 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.34%) CentOS
16 13 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.14%) Debian
19 5 (0.12%) AIX
20 4 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,604 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
2 754 (18.16%) Project Delivery
3 627 (15.10%) PRINCE2
4 522 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 515 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
6 472 (11.37%) Scrum
7 394 (9.49%) DevOps
8 355 (8.55%) ITIL
9 344 (8.28%) Change Management
10 325 (7.83%) Mentoring
11 313 (7.54%) Analytics
12 312 (7.51%) Business Analysis
13 301 (7.25%) Waterfall
14 277 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 273 (6.57%) Migration
16 272 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
17 257 (6.19%) Agile Project Management
18 254 (6.12%) ERP
19 250 (6.02%) Coaching
20 243 (5.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 500 (12.04%) SQL
2 317 (7.63%) JavaScript
3 286 (6.89%) Python
4 241 (5.80%) C#
5 171 (4.12%) Java
6 157 (3.78%) C
7 133 (3.20%) PowerShell
8 86 (2.07%) PHP
9 63 (1.52%) R
10 55 (1.32%) C++
11 42 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 37 (0.89%) VBA
13 36 (0.87%) TypeScript
14 29 (0.70%) Go
15 25 (0.60%) Bash Shell
16 24 (0.58%) Scala
17 23 (0.55%) MATLAB
18 20 (0.48%) ABAP
18 20 (0.48%) VB
18 20 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 621 (14.95%) Degree
2 239 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 160 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 155 (3.73%) PMI Certification
5 144 (3.47%) PMP
6 112 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 103 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 81 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 71 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 62 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
11 53 (1.28%) MCSE
12 47 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 42 (1.01%) CCNA
14 36 (0.87%) CISSP
15 34 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 33 (0.79%) MCITP
17 32 (0.77%) Master's Degree
18 30 (0.72%) CCNP
19 26 (0.63%) MCSA
20 24 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (5.71%) PMO
2 218 (5.25%) GDPR
3 184 (4.43%) QA
4 82 (1.97%) SLA
5 67 (1.61%) Data Quality
6 50 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (0.67%) CDISC
8 21 (0.51%) COBIT
9 19 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 17 (0.41%) Good Clinical Practice
11 16 (0.39%) NIST
12 14 (0.34%) P3O
12 14 (0.34%) WAI
13 13 (0.31%) WCAG
14 11 (0.26%) EMIR
14 11 (0.26%) MiFID
15 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 8 (0.19%) ISO 9001
16 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
16 8 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 224 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 160 (3.85%) Docker
3 116 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.67%) XenApp
6 26 (0.63%) Firmware
7 21 (0.51%) vSphere
8 20 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.22%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.17%) Terminal Server
15 6 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.12%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
17 4 (0.096%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 4 (0.096%) PowerHA
18 3 (0.072%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 138 (3.32%) Kubernetes
2 108 (2.60%) Terraform
3 95 (2.29%) Ansible
4 34 (0.82%) Puppet
4 34 (0.82%) SCCM
5 30 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (0.51%) WSUS
8 15 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.24%) Backup Exec
10 10 (0.24%) SCOM
11 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.22%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.19%) Nagios
13 7 (0.17%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.14%) Capistrano
15 5 (0.12%) Sonobuoy
16 4 (0.096%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 854 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 218 (5.25%) SAP
3 190 (4.58%) Oracle
4 188 (4.53%) VMware
5 132 (3.18%) Cisco
6 115 (2.77%) Salesforce.com
7 107 (2.58%) Google
8 93 (2.24%) Citrix
9 70 (1.69%) ServiceNow
10 41 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 36 (0.87%) Adobe
12 34 (0.82%) Sitecore
13 33 (0.79%) HP
13 33 (0.79%) JD Edwards
14 31 (0.75%) Apple
14 31 (0.75%) IBM
14 31 (0.75%) Informatica
15 29 (0.70%) Veeam
16 27 (0.65%) Bloomberg
17 26 (0.63%) Twitter