Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 2,771 9,522 12,728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.56% 6.74% 7.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 7.31% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,422 7,517 9,946
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,371 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.05% -2.96% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 46,084 130,295 153,852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.55% 92.19% 91.88%
Number of salaries quoted 37,357 102,249 122,489
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 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 -16 2,576 £55,000 +2.61% 531
UK excluding London -11 1,597 £50,000 - 435
London -23 1,031 £65,000 +8.33% 142
South East -12 513 £52,500 +0.96% 105
North of England -8 398 £47,500 - 109
Midlands -4 259 £46,000 -8.00% 65
Work from Home -34 219 £52,500 - 58
Yorkshire +29 187 £47,500 - 48
North West -19 186 £47,500 - 45
West Midlands -4 183 £45,750 -8.50% 43
South West -13 182 £51,921 +15.38% 50
East of England +3 145 £52,500 +5.00% 57
Scotland +38 72 £45,000 -10.00% 19
East Midlands -10 72 £47,500 - 22
North East -14 25 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Wales -32 23 £42,500 -0.58% 20
Northern Ireland +6 7 £65,000 +80.56% 11
Isle of Man -6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,110 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (25.15%) Finance
3 580 (20.93%) Degree
4 509 (18.37%) Microsoft
5 484 (17.47%) PRINCE2
6 448 (16.17%) Project Delivery
7 373 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 346 (12.49%) ITIL
9 312 (11.26%) Scrum
10 310 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
11 301 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
12 299 (10.79%) Azure
13 275 (9.92%) SQL
14 240 (8.66%) Management Information System
15 236 (8.52%) Windows
16 235 (8.48%) JavaScript
17 221 (7.98%) Business Analysis
18 212 (7.65%) Agile Project Management
19 208 (7.51%) Mentoring
20 205 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
21 198 (7.15%) DevOps
22 195 (7.04%) .NET
23 192 (6.93%) Office 365
23 192 (6.93%) Analytics
24 186 (6.71%) Change Management
25 179 (6.46%) Service Delivery
25 179 (6.46%) Computer Science
26 178 (6.42%) JIRA
26 178 (6.42%) Waterfall
26 178 (6.42%) SDLC

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 94 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 78 (2.81%) Confluence
3 49 (1.77%) IIS
4 44 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 32 (1.15%) CMS
5 32 (1.15%) Smallworld
6 29 (1.05%) SAS
7 24 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 21 (0.76%) Apache
9 20 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 19 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 19 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
10 19 (0.69%) WordPress
11 13 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 12 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.32%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.29%) EPiServer
14 8 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 166 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (4.37%) Microsoft Project
3 116 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 85 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (2.27%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.36%) InVision
7 10 (0.36%) Sketch
8 4 (0.14%) Figma
9 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.11%) Simulink
10 2 (0.072%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.072%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.072%) Windchill
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.036%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.036%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.036%) Maya
11 1 (0.036%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 47 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 38 (1.37%) SAP ERP
3 28 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.69%) SAP MM
5 15 (0.54%) SAP GTS
6 14 (0.51%) Magento
7 13 (0.47%) Odoo
8 12 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
10 10 (0.36%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.36%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.22%) Maximo
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.22%) SAP CO
12 6 (0.22%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
13 5 (0.18%) SAP LE
13 5 (0.18%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 299 (10.79%) Azure
2 192 (6.93%) Office 365
3 170 (6.13%) AWS
4 118 (4.26%) SaaS
5 61 (2.20%) PaaS
6 56 (2.02%) Power Platform
7 53 (1.91%) IaaS
8 48 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (1.05%) GCP
10 24 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
11 20 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (0.58%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.51%) Logic Apps
14 14 (0.51%) OpenShift
14 14 (0.51%) Serverless
15 13 (0.47%) npm
16 11 (0.40%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.36%) GitHub
18 9 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 105 (3.79%) WAN
2 101 (3.64%) Firewall
3 88 (3.18%) LAN
4 61 (2.20%) VPN
5 60 (2.17%) DNS
6 58 (2.09%) Internet
7 51 (1.84%) SAN
7 51 (1.84%) Wireless
8 48 (1.73%) Broadband
9 46 (1.66%) DHCP
10 37 (1.34%) Network Security
11 33 (1.19%) VoIP
12 32 (1.15%) TCP/IP
13 27 (0.97%) Skype
14 26 (0.94%) MPLS
15 22 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (0.76%) NetScaler
17 19 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
18 18 (0.65%) VLAN
19 16 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 70 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (2.38%) Big Data
4 62 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 56 (2.02%) MySQL
6 53 (1.91%) Power BI
7 46 (1.66%) NoSQL
8 39 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (0.72%) Blockchain
12 18 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.61%) GIS
13 17 (0.61%) MongoDB
14 15 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.54%) DB2
14 15 (0.54%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.51%) SAP HANA
16 12 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 178 (6.42%) JIRA
2 69 (2.49%) Git (software)
3 28 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.90%) Selenium
5 21 (0.76%) Subversion
6 18 (0.65%) LSMW
7 15 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.43%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.40%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (0.40%) webpack
10 10 (0.36%) JUnit
11 9 (0.32%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.32%) gulp
12 7 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.25%) Spinnaker
13 6 (0.22%) Axure RP
13 6 (0.22%) NUnit
13 6 (0.22%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.18%) PHPUnit
General
1 697 (25.15%) Finance
2 119 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 117 (4.22%) Marketing
4 111 (4.01%) Manufacturing
5 108 (3.90%) Law
5 108 (3.90%) Public Sector
6 95 (3.43%) Retail
7 85 (3.07%) Banking
8 84 (3.03%) Legal
9 59 (2.13%) Local Government
10 32 (1.15%) Advertising
11 30 (1.08%) Back Office
11 30 (1.08%) Games
11 30 (1.08%) Police
12 23 (0.83%) Italian Language
13 21 (0.76%) Electronics
13 21 (0.76%) Front Office
14 20 (0.72%) Automotive
14 20 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.65%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 648 (23.39%) Project Manager
2 328 (11.84%) Developer
3 264 (9.53%) Analyst
4 215 (7.76%) IT Manager
5 155 (5.59%) Senior Manager
6 147 (5.30%) Consultant
7 135 (4.87%) Business Analyst
8 105 (3.79%) Senior Developer
9 102 (3.68%) Architect
10 96 (3.46%) IT Project Manager
11 93 (3.36%) Senior Project Manager
12 80 (2.89%) Delivery Manager
13 63 (2.27%) Technical Manager
14 59 (2.13%) Solutions Architect
15 52 (1.88%) Software Manager
16 50 (1.80%) Software Engineer
17 48 (1.73%) Junior
17 48 (1.73%) Technical Project Manager
18 46 (1.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 46 (1.66%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (7.04%) .NET
2 153 (5.52%) HTML
3 119 (4.29%) CSS
4 103 (3.72%) AngularJS
5 96 (3.46%) REST
6 78 (2.81%) Vue.js
7 75 (2.71%) React
8 63 (2.27%) jQuery
9 49 (1.77%) HTML5
10 46 (1.66%) Web Services
11 45 (1.62%) XML
12 44 (1.59%) Node.js
13 42 (1.52%) ASP.NET
14 38 (1.37%) .NET Core
14 38 (1.37%) Middleware
15 34 (1.23%) Django
16 32 (1.15%) CSS3
17 30 (1.08%) .NET Framework
18 28 (1.01%) Ajax
19 24 (0.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 301 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 240 (8.66%) Management Information System
3 162 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
4 115 (4.15%) User Experience
5 103 (3.72%) Data Centre
6 60 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 58 (2.09%) Virtual Team
8 51 (1.84%) PMI
9 44 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 41 (1.48%) Algorithms
11 37 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 35 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
13 30 (1.08%) Driving Licence
14 28 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
15 25 (0.90%) Internet of Things
16 23 (0.83%) NHS
17 17 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
18 16 (0.58%) Reinsurance
19 13 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 236 (8.52%) Windows
2 136 (4.91%) Linux
3 119 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 59 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 51 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (1.80%) Windows 10
7 44 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (1.48%) Unix
9 30 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 28 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (0.69%) Android
13 15 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 15 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.29%) Solaris
15 7 (0.25%) AIX
15 7 (0.25%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.22%) CentOS
17 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,110 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (17.47%) PRINCE2
3 448 (16.17%) Project Delivery
4 373 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 346 (12.49%) ITIL
6 312 (11.26%) Scrum
7 310 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
8 221 (7.98%) Business Analysis
9 212 (7.65%) Agile Project Management
10 208 (7.51%) Mentoring
11 205 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 198 (7.15%) DevOps
13 192 (6.93%) Analytics
14 186 (6.71%) Change Management
15 179 (6.46%) Computer Science
15 179 (6.46%) Service Delivery
16 178 (6.42%) SDLC
16 178 (6.42%) Waterfall
17 163 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
18 159 (5.74%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 275 (9.92%) SQL
2 235 (8.48%) JavaScript
3 175 (6.32%) Java
4 155 (5.59%) C#
5 149 (5.38%) Python
6 99 (3.57%) C
7 72 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 61 (2.20%) PHP
9 54 (1.95%) C++
10 23 (0.83%) TypeScript
11 21 (0.76%) R
12 18 (0.65%) ABAP
12 18 (0.65%) SAPscript
13 16 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.54%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.47%) Ruby
15 13 (0.47%) Scala
15 13 (0.47%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.43%) ActionScript
16 12 (0.43%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 580 (20.93%) Degree
2 176 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 110 (3.97%) PMP
4 106 (3.83%) PMI Certification
5 88 (3.18%) SC Cleared
6 86 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 66 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 58 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
10 55 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 47 (1.70%) DV Cleared
12 44 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 41 (1.48%) Master's Degree
14 37 (1.34%) CISSP
15 36 (1.30%) CCNA
16 34 (1.23%) MCSE
17 27 (0.97%) APMP
17 27 (0.97%) MCSA
18 20 (0.72%) CCNP
18 20 (0.72%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.94%) QA
2 125 (4.51%) PMO
3 85 (3.07%) SLA
4 68 (2.45%) GDPR
5 52 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (1.08%) COBIT
7 24 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 21 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.25%) PMBOK
12 6 (0.22%) P3O
13 5 (0.18%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.14%) ITGC
14 4 (0.14%) NIST
15 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
16 2 (0.072%) HIPAA
System Software
1 137 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 94 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.17%) Docker
4 49 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.72%) vSphere
6 20 (0.72%) XenApp
7 14 (0.51%) Firmware
7 14 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 13 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.072%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 41 (1.48%) Kubernetes
2 36 (1.30%) SCCM
3 35 (1.26%) Ansible
3 35 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (0.79%) Puppet
5 20 (0.72%) Terraform
6 12 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
9 7 (0.25%) SCOM
9 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.25%) WSUS
10 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (0.18%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.14%) CASB
12 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
13 3 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 509 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 166 (5.99%) SAP
3 155 (5.59%) VMware
4 134 (4.84%) Oracle
5 130 (4.69%) Cisco
6 65 (2.35%) ServiceNow
7 64 (2.31%) Citrix
8 62 (2.24%) HP
9 56 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
10 52 (1.88%) Remedy
11 42 (1.52%) Juniper
12 34 (1.23%) Capita
12 34 (1.23%) Google
13 32 (1.15%) IBM
14 31 (1.12%) Adobe
15 30 (1.08%) Atlassian
16 26 (0.94%) Dell
17 25 (0.90%) CheckPoint
18 24 (0.87%) Red Hat
19 23 (0.83%) Sophos