Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 32 28
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 2,974 8,951 12,181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.24% 6.60% 7.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.69% 7.16% 8.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,645 7,213 9,458
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,945 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.88% -3.74% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +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 52,278 125,094 149,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.19% 92.18% 92.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43,371 99,073 118,586
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,886
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.17% +1.77%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.45%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -11 2,739 £55,000 +0.92% 651
UK excluding London -15 1,697 £49,500 -1.00% 509
London -15 1,090 £65,000 +8.33% 192
South East -11 560 £52,500 - 122
North of England -13 441 £45,000 -5.26% 119
Work from Home -39 334 £52,500 - 71
Midlands -2 304 £45,000 -5.26% 112
West Midlands 0 234 £45,000 -5.26% 65
North West -5 216 £45,000 -1.10% 70
Yorkshire -4 201 £47,500 -5.00% 40
South West -28 181 £50,000 +11.11% 56
East of England -14 115 £52,500 +5.00% 52
Scotland -18 72 £45,000 -10.00% 28
East Midlands -16 68 £45,500 -3.19% 46
Wales -28 25 £42,500 -3.22% 18
North East -24 24 £45,000 -0.91% 9
Northern Ireland +1 4 £65,000 +79.31% 4
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 1,219 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
2 746 (25.08%) Finance
3 579 (19.47%) Microsoft
4 557 (18.73%) Degree
5 487 (16.38%) Project Delivery
6 474 (15.94%) PRINCE2
7 363 (12.21%) Azure
8 357 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 347 (11.67%) SQL
10 343 (11.53%) Scrum
11 337 (11.33%) ITIL
12 324 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
13 314 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
14 268 (9.01%) Windows
15 254 (8.54%) JavaScript
16 249 (8.37%) Agile Project Management
17 245 (8.24%) Business Analysis
18 238 (8.00%) DevOps
19 236 (7.94%) Management Information System
20 221 (7.43%) Mentoring
21 217 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
22 216 (7.26%) JIRA
23 213 (7.16%) AWS
24 210 (7.06%) .NET
25 207 (6.96%) Python
26 201 (6.76%) Change Management
27 193 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
27 193 (6.49%) Computer Science
27 193 (6.49%) Waterfall
28 192 (6.46%) Business Intelligence

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
1 111 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 89 (2.99%) Confluence
3 42 (1.41%) CMS
4 41 (1.38%) IIS
5 34 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 33 (1.11%) SAS
6 33 (1.11%) Smallworld
7 19 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (0.64%) Skype for Business
8 18 (0.61%) Apache
8 18 (0.61%) Apache Spark
9 16 (0.54%) WordPress
10 14 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (0.44%) EPiServer
11 13 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 193 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 98 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
4 76 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 63 (2.12%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.74%) InVision
7 21 (0.71%) Sketch
8 10 (0.34%) Figma
8 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.13%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.10%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.10%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.067%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.067%) Simulink
12 2 (0.067%) SketchUp
13 1 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.034%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 35 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 34 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.11%) SAP ERP
4 22 (0.74%) Magento
5 20 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 20 (0.67%) SAP MM
6 15 (0.50%) Odoo
7 12 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
8 11 (0.37%) SAP GTS
8 11 (0.37%) SAP SD
9 10 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.27%) Shopify
10 8 (0.27%) Workfront
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (0.20%) Maximo
12 6 (0.20%) SAP APO
12 6 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 363 (12.21%) Azure
2 213 (7.16%) AWS
3 177 (5.95%) Office 365
4 124 (4.17%) SaaS
5 109 (3.67%) Power Platform
6 73 (2.45%) IaaS
7 64 (2.15%) PaaS
8 41 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 41 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
8 41 (1.38%) GCP
9 33 (1.11%) Serverless
10 27 (0.91%) GitHub
10 27 (0.91%) Logic Apps
11 21 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.67%) OneDrive
12 20 (0.67%) Trello
13 16 (0.54%) PowerApps
14 15 (0.50%) npm
14 15 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 108 (3.63%) Firewall
2 95 (3.19%) WAN
3 79 (2.66%) LAN
4 66 (2.22%) VPN
5 59 (1.98%) Internet
5 59 (1.98%) SAN
6 52 (1.75%) DNS
7 49 (1.65%) Wireless
8 42 (1.41%) Broadband
9 37 (1.24%) VoIP
10 34 (1.14%) Skype
10 34 (1.14%) TCP/IP
11 27 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
11 27 (0.91%) DHCP
12 25 (0.84%) Network Security
13 24 (0.81%) VLAN
14 23 (0.77%) NetScaler
14 23 (0.77%) Unified Communications
15 20 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (0.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.23%) Power BI
3 83 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
4 75 (2.52%) Big Data
5 72 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 66 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 55 (1.85%) MySQL
8 49 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (0.91%) MongoDB
11 26 (0.87%) QlikView
11 26 (0.87%) Tableau
12 25 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (0.77%) Data Lake
15 22 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 19 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
16 19 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
16 19 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (0.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 216 (7.26%) JIRA
2 93 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 57 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 23 (0.77%) Subversion
5 22 (0.74%) Selenium
6 18 (0.61%) LSMW
7 13 (0.44%) gulp
7 13 (0.44%) JUnit
7 13 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
7 13 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.40%) GitLab
8 12 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 10 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.34%) webpack
11 9 (0.30%) NUnit
12 8 (0.27%) Axure RP
12 8 (0.27%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (0.27%) Spinnaker
General
1 746 (25.08%) Finance
2 150 (5.04%) Marketing
3 121 (4.07%) Public Sector
4 117 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 110 (3.70%) Banking
6 103 (3.46%) Law
7 97 (3.26%) Manufacturing
8 91 (3.06%) Retail
9 78 (2.62%) Legal
10 52 (1.75%) Front Office
11 46 (1.55%) Local Government
12 41 (1.38%) Electronics
13 38 (1.28%) Games
14 36 (1.21%) Advertising
15 26 (0.87%) Investment Banking
16 25 (0.84%) Back Office
17 23 (0.77%) Billing
18 22 (0.74%) Aerospace
19 21 (0.71%) Automotive
20 19 (0.64%) Police
Job Titles
1 648 (21.79%) Project Manager
2 408 (13.72%) Developer
3 297 (9.99%) Analyst
4 222 (7.46%) IT Manager
5 158 (5.31%) Consultant
6 152 (5.11%) Business Analyst
7 146 (4.91%) Senior Developer
8 127 (4.27%) Architect
8 127 (4.27%) Senior Manager
9 110 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
10 92 (3.09%) Delivery Manager
11 76 (2.56%) Senior Project Manager
12 72 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
13 65 (2.19%) Digital Project Manager
14 63 (2.12%) Technical Manager
15 58 (1.95%) Business Manager
16 57 (1.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 57 (1.92%) Junior
17 55 (1.85%) Software Manager
18 52 (1.75%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (7.06%) .NET
2 159 (5.35%) HTML
3 129 (4.34%) CSS
4 104 (3.50%) AngularJS
5 95 (3.19%) Vue.js
6 86 (2.89%) REST
7 83 (2.79%) React
8 77 (2.59%) Web Services
9 59 (1.98%) HTML5
10 58 (1.95%) .NET Core
11 51 (1.71%) Django
12 46 (1.55%) jQuery
13 45 (1.51%) ASP.NET
14 44 (1.48%) Node.js
15 43 (1.45%) RESTful
16 40 (1.34%) XML
17 35 (1.18%) Middleware
18 34 (1.14%) EDI
18 34 (1.14%) JSON
19 30 (1.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 314 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 236 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 160 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
4 150 (5.04%) User Experience
5 120 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 61 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
7 56 (1.88%) Data Structures
8 53 (1.78%) PMI
9 52 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 44 (1.48%) Algorithms
11 41 (1.38%) Public Cloud
12 33 (1.11%) Internet of Things
13 32 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 32 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 26 (0.87%) Fixed Income
15 25 (0.84%) Driving Licence
16 24 (0.81%) Hedge funds
16 24 (0.81%) NHS
17 21 (0.71%) Derivative
18 20 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 268 (9.01%) Windows
2 164 (5.51%) Linux
3 113 (3.80%) Windows Server
4 44 (1.48%) Windows 10
4 44 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 36 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (1.11%) Unix
8 32 (1.08%) Android
9 31 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
11 17 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.37%) CentOS
14 7 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.20%) Solaris
16 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,219 (40.99%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (16.38%) Project Delivery
3 474 (15.94%) PRINCE2
4 357 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 343 (11.53%) Scrum
6 337 (11.33%) ITIL
7 324 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
8 249 (8.37%) Agile Project Management
9 245 (8.24%) Business Analysis
10 238 (8.00%) DevOps
11 221 (7.43%) Mentoring
12 217 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 201 (6.76%) Change Management
14 193 (6.49%) Computer Science
14 193 (6.49%) Waterfall
15 192 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
15 192 (6.46%) Service Delivery
16 184 (6.19%) ERP
17 171 (5.75%) Analytics
18 166 (5.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 347 (11.67%) SQL
2 254 (8.54%) JavaScript
3 207 (6.96%) Python
4 171 (5.75%) Java
5 167 (5.62%) C#
6 127 (4.27%) C
7 88 (2.96%) PowerShell
8 55 (1.85%) PHP
9 49 (1.65%) C++
10 29 (0.98%) R
11 26 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 23 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 20 (0.67%) ABAP
13 20 (0.67%) Scala
14 19 (0.64%) SAPscript
15 18 (0.61%) Bash Shell
15 18 (0.61%) VBA
16 13 (0.44%) Ruby
17 12 (0.40%) ActionScript
17 12 (0.40%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 557 (18.73%) Degree
2 166 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 111 (3.73%) PMI Certification
4 104 (3.50%) SC Cleared
5 98 (3.30%) PMP
6 91 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 72 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 67 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
9 66 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 58 (1.95%) DV Cleared
11 54 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 48 (1.61%) MCSE
13 45 (1.51%) CCNA
14 33 (1.11%) Master's Degree
15 32 (1.08%) MCSA
16 30 (1.01%) CISSP
16 30 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 22 (0.74%) CCNP
18 21 (0.71%) APMP
19 16 (0.54%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (5.01%) PMO
2 121 (4.07%) QA
3 83 (2.79%) SLA
4 68 (2.29%) GDPR
5 40 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (1.08%) Data Quality
7 23 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 22 (0.74%) COBIT
9 14 (0.47%) P3O
10 13 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.24%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.13%) NIST
13 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.10%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.10%) ITGC
14 3 (0.10%) NCSC
14 3 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 141 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 88 (2.96%) Docker
2 88 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 26 (0.87%) Firmware
5 21 (0.71%) XenApp
6 20 (0.67%) vSphere
7 17 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.13%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 71 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 46 (1.55%) Ansible
3 40 (1.34%) Terraform
4 38 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 33 (1.11%) SCCM
6 21 (0.71%) Puppet
7 15 (0.50%) WSUS
8 10 (0.34%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 9 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (0.27%) SCOM
11 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.20%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.20%) CASB
12 6 (0.20%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 579 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 181 (6.09%) SAP
3 162 (5.45%) VMware
4 139 (4.67%) Cisco
5 135 (4.54%) Oracle
6 74 (2.49%) Citrix
6 74 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
7 65 (2.19%) ServiceNow
8 53 (1.78%) HP
9 48 (1.61%) Google
10 43 (1.45%) Remedy
11 35 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 30 (1.01%) Bloomberg
13 29 (0.98%) Adobe
14 27 (0.91%) Juniper
15 24 (0.81%) CheckPoint
15 24 (0.81%) Veeam
16 23 (0.77%) Sage
16 23 (0.77%) Sophos
17 22 (0.74%) IBM