Period
to 2 August 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 2 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 37 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 7,629 4,074 9,946
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.74% 6.00% 6.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 6.47% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,997 3,178 7,454
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,428 £32,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £83,750
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 106,102 62,992 133,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,296 50,993 106,655
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,222 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 2 August 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 2 August 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 -4 6,423 £55,000 - 1,301
UK excluding London +5 3,996 £50,000 - 980
London -15 2,654 £65,000 - 394
Work from Home +25 1,496 £55,000 - 198
South East -1 1,240 £52,500 -4.55% 248
North of England +12 845 £47,500 -5.00% 241
Midlands +12 685 £50,000 +5.26% 203
West Midlands +13 504 £51,897 +9.26% 127
East of England +16 441 £50,000 - 97
South West -9 423 £45,000 -10.00% 110
North West +16 422 £50,000 - 122
Yorkshire +2 362 £47,500 - 94
Scotland -1 228 £47,500 +5.56% 48
East Midlands +12 176 £46,000 -3.16% 75
Wales +11 90 £40,361 -5.03% 21
North East -2 61 £43,750 +2.94% 25
Northern Ireland -6 41 £47,500 +11.76% 15
Isle of Man - 14 - -

For the 6 months to 2 August 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 3,112 (40.79%) Social Skills
2 2,824 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
3 2,039 (26.73%) Finance
4 1,532 (20.08%) Project Delivery
5 1,488 (19.50%) Microsoft
6 1,476 (19.35%) Degree
7 1,284 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
8 1,249 (16.37%) PRINCE2
9 1,086 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
10 1,045 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 963 (12.62%) Azure
12 928 (12.16%) Scrum
13 902 (11.82%) SQL
14 745 (9.77%) Change Management
15 654 (8.57%) Analytics
16 608 (7.97%) Mentoring
17 607 (7.96%) AWS
18 605 (7.93%) ERP
19 604 (7.92%) Management Information System
19 604 (7.92%) Marketing
20 594 (7.79%) Organisational Skills
21 592 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
22 587 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
23 580 (7.60%) Business Analysis
24 575 (7.54%) ITIL
25 563 (7.38%) SDLC
26 562 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
27 559 (7.33%) Waterfall
28 554 (7.26%) Migration
29 553 (7.25%) JavaScript

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
1 295 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 170 (2.23%) CMS
3 169 (2.22%) SAS
4 168 (2.20%) Confluence
5 99 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 79 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 67 (0.88%) WordPress
8 52 (0.68%) Documentum
9 39 (0.51%) IIS
10 34 (0.45%) EPiServer
11 32 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 27 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
13 20 (0.26%) Drupal
14 18 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
15 17 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.21%) Umbraco
17 15 (0.20%) Apache
18 13 (0.17%) Moodle
18 13 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 592 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 541 (7.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 418 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
4 311 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 172 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 49 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 22 (0.29%) Adobe XD
9 21 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.24%) Chatbot
10 18 (0.24%) Sketch
11 17 (0.22%) Oracle Smart View
12 15 (0.20%) AutoCAD
13 13 (0.17%) Figma
13 13 (0.17%) Simulink
13 13 (0.17%) Windchill
14 11 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 10 (0.13%) Stata
16 8 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
17 7 (0.092%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 111 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 87 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
3 85 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 65 (0.85%) NetSuite
5 53 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
6 46 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
7 42 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
8 40 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
9 35 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
9 35 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
10 34 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
11 33 (0.43%) Oracle Clinical
12 31 (0.41%) Magento
13 30 (0.39%) Shopify
14 28 (0.37%) TrackWise
15 26 (0.34%) SAP ERP
16 23 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
17 18 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
17 18 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
18 17 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 963 (12.62%) Azure
2 607 (7.96%) AWS
3 480 (6.29%) SaaS
4 461 (6.04%) Microsoft 365
5 256 (3.36%) Power Platform
6 176 (2.31%) GCP
7 146 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
8 100 (1.31%) PaaS
9 96 (1.26%) IaaS
9 96 (1.26%) Veeva
10 83 (1.09%) Google Analytics
11 78 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
12 75 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
12 75 (0.98%) Snowflake
13 70 (0.92%) Serverless
14 67 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
15 65 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
16 56 (0.73%) GitHub
17 49 (0.64%) PowerApps
18 48 (0.63%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 238 (3.12%) Firewall
2 189 (2.48%) WAN
3 182 (2.39%) LAN
4 130 (1.70%) Internet
5 112 (1.47%) DNS
6 109 (1.43%) SAN
7 101 (1.32%) VPN
8 83 (1.09%) VLAN
9 78 (1.02%) TCP/IP
10 64 (0.84%) Wireless
11 58 (0.76%) DHCP
11 58 (0.76%) Network Security
12 55 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
13 44 (0.58%) Broadband
14 43 (0.56%) WLAN
15 42 (0.55%) Intranet
16 41 (0.54%) SSL
17 40 (0.52%) NAS
18 39 (0.51%) MPLS
19 37 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 237 (3.11%) Big Data
3 221 (2.90%) Power BI
4 179 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 166 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
6 161 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 157 (2.06%) MySQL
8 119 (1.56%) Tableau
9 100 (1.31%) MongoDB
10 97 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 82 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
12 78 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 77 (1.01%) Electronic Patient Records
14 75 (0.98%) Hadoop
15 73 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
16 69 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
17 66 (0.87%) Neo4j
18 62 (0.81%) RDBMS
19 58 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
20 57 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 528 (6.92%) JIRA
2 251 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 154 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 98 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 91 (1.19%) Vagrant
6 84 (1.10%) Selenium
7 55 (0.72%) Bitbucket
8 52 (0.68%) Visual Studio
9 47 (0.62%) webpack
10 45 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 43 (0.56%) WebDriver
12 39 (0.51%) PHPUnit
12 39 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
13 36 (0.47%) NUnit
14 28 (0.37%) GitLab
15 26 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
16 21 (0.28%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.28%) Hudson
16 21 (0.28%) SpecFlow
17 19 (0.25%) Babel
General
1 3,112 (40.79%) Social Skills
2 2,039 (26.73%) Finance
3 1,086 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
4 604 (7.92%) Marketing
5 594 (7.79%) Organisational Skills
6 429 (5.62%) Presentation Skills
7 425 (5.57%) Retail
8 382 (5.01%) Public Sector
9 359 (4.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 333 (4.36%) Influencing Skills
11 319 (4.18%) Legal
12 273 (3.58%) Manufacturing
13 248 (3.25%) Telecoms
14 247 (3.24%) Law
15 227 (2.98%) Banking
16 158 (2.07%) Games
17 122 (1.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 114 (1.49%) Billing
19 104 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
20 100 (1.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,945 (25.49%) Project Manager
2 702 (9.20%) Analyst
3 644 (8.44%) Developer
4 588 (7.71%) IT Manager
5 530 (6.95%) Consultant
6 461 (6.04%) Senior Manager
7 373 (4.89%) IT Project Manager
8 343 (4.50%) Business Analyst
9 311 (4.08%) Senior Project Manager
10 299 (3.92%) Architect
11 212 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
12 200 (2.62%) Data Manager
13 194 (2.54%) Technical Manager
14 183 (2.40%) Senior Developer
15 170 (2.23%) Senior Consultant
16 161 (2.11%) Digital Project Manager
17 132 (1.73%) Product Manager
18 122 (1.60%) Programme Manager
19 120 (1.57%) ERP Manager
20 119 (1.56%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (5.72%) .NET
2 330 (4.33%) HTML
3 320 (4.19%) CSS
4 265 (3.47%) React
5 164 (2.15%) Node.js
6 143 (1.87%) REST
7 138 (1.81%) AngularJS
8 137 (1.80%) Vue.js
9 127 (1.66%) Web Services
10 111 (1.45%) RESTful
11 98 (1.28%) Django
12 91 (1.19%) jQuery
13 88 (1.15%) .NET Core
13 88 (1.15%) Laravel
14 78 (1.02%) XML
15 74 (0.97%) HTML5
16 73 (0.96%) Spark Streaming
17 68 (0.89%) JSON
18 67 (0.88%) ASP.NET
19 65 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 604 (7.92%) Management Information System
2 361 (4.73%) User Experience
3 338 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 230 (3.01%) Data Centre
5 221 (2.90%) Life Science
6 165 (2.16%) PMI
7 154 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 115 (1.51%) Social Media
9 104 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 90 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 81 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 75 (0.98%) Data Structures
13 74 (0.97%) NHS
14 72 (0.94%) Public Cloud
15 70 (0.92%) Algorithms
15 70 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
16 69 (0.90%) Blog
17 59 (0.77%) Digital Media
18 57 (0.75%) FMCG
18 57 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 466 (6.11%) Windows
2 245 (3.21%) Linux
3 240 (3.15%) Windows Server
4 78 (1.02%) Windows 10
5 70 (0.92%) Unix
6 48 (0.63%) Apple iOS
7 47 (0.62%) Android
8 45 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 40 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (0.42%) Windows 7
10 32 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
11 24 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.22%) CentOS
14 14 (0.18%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.17%) Debian
16 12 (0.16%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.066%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,824 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,532 (20.08%) Project Delivery
3 1,284 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
4 1,249 (16.37%) PRINCE2
5 1,045 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 928 (12.16%) Scrum
7 745 (9.77%) Change Management
8 654 (8.57%) Analytics
9 608 (7.97%) Mentoring
10 605 (7.93%) ERP
11 587 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 580 (7.60%) Business Analysis
13 575 (7.54%) ITIL
14 563 (7.38%) SDLC
15 562 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
16 559 (7.33%) Waterfall
17 554 (7.26%) Migration
18 523 (6.86%) DevOps
19 522 (6.84%) Coaching
20 486 (6.37%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 902 (11.82%) SQL
2 553 (7.25%) JavaScript
3 449 (5.89%) Python
4 379 (4.97%) C#
5 311 (4.08%) Java
6 182 (2.39%) C
7 165 (2.16%) PHP
8 156 (2.04%) PowerShell
9 119 (1.56%) TypeScript
10 96 (1.26%) C++
11 84 (1.10%) T-SQL
12 75 (0.98%) R
13 65 (0.85%) VB
14 54 (0.71%) VBA
15 49 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 49 (0.64%) PL/SQL
16 47 (0.62%) ES6
17 37 (0.48%) MATLAB
18 34 (0.45%) Go
19 32 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,476 (19.35%) Degree
2 444 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 359 (4.71%) PMI Certification
4 296 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 262 (3.43%) PMP
6 200 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 166 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 150 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 148 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 102 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 91 (1.19%) Master's Degree
12 76 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
13 74 (0.97%) DV Cleared
14 72 (0.94%) CISSP
15 70 (0.92%) ISEB
16 69 (0.90%) APMP
17 66 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
18 62 (0.81%) CCNP
18 62 (0.81%) MCSE
19 60 (0.79%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 519 (6.80%) PMO
2 407 (5.33%) QA
3 158 (2.07%) SLA
4 139 (1.82%) GDPR
5 135 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 114 (1.49%) Data Quality
7 108 (1.42%) Good Clinical Practice
8 66 (0.87%) Accessibility
9 61 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
10 60 (0.79%) NIST
11 52 (0.68%) CDISC
12 45 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 31 (0.41%) GRC
14 28 (0.37%) PCI DSS
15 25 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 25 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 22 (0.29%) IEC 61508
17 21 (0.28%) GxP
18 19 (0.25%) NEBOSH
19 18 (0.24%) P3O
System Software
1 321 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 301 (3.95%) Docker
3 193 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 134 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 66 (0.87%) VirtualBox
6 52 (0.68%) vSphere
7 38 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 35 (0.46%) XenApp
9 33 (0.43%) Terminal Server
10 31 (0.41%) Firmware
11 22 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
12 15 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 14 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (0.14%) KVM
15 8 (0.10%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
17 5 (0.066%) ProxySG
18 4 (0.052%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 3 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
19 3 (0.039%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 241 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 176 (2.31%) Terraform
3 140 (1.84%) Ansible
4 88 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
5 50 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 46 (0.60%) SCCM
7 32 (0.42%) Puppet
8 30 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (0.33%) Grafana
9 25 (0.33%) Packer
10 24 (0.31%) Salt
11 22 (0.29%) Nagios
11 22 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
12 20 (0.26%) ZABBIX
13 19 (0.25%) Consul
13 19 (0.25%) HP ALM
14 18 (0.24%) FortiGate
14 18 (0.24%) Graphite
14 18 (0.24%) Opsview
15 17 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,488 (19.50%) Microsoft
2 503 (6.59%) Oracle
3 461 (6.04%) SAP
4 289 (3.79%) Google
5 282 (3.70%) VMware
6 205 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
7 182 (2.39%) Cisco
8 122 (1.60%) Citrix
9 120 (1.57%) IBM
10 113 (1.48%) ServiceNow
11 111 (1.45%) Informatica
12 81 (1.06%) Adobe
13 71 (0.93%) Talend
14 68 (0.89%) Cloudera
14 68 (0.89%) JD Edwards
15 66 (0.87%) Facebook
15 66 (0.87%) Hortonworks
16 57 (0.75%) Atlassian
16 57 (0.75%) OutSystems
17 55 (0.72%) Instagram