Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 48 32
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 9,176 2,576 9,273
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 7.22% 5.19% 6.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 5.58% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5,760 2,085 7,116
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,184 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year - +2.80% -2.73%
75th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,625
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £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 119,742 46,190 126,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.19% 93.06% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 79,117 38,578 101,498
10th Percentile £32,750 £32,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,077
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 7,587 £55,000 - 1,414
UK excluding London +18 4,686 £50,000 - 996
London +6 3,221 £65,000 - 522
Work from Home +47 2,058 £55,000 +4.76% 240
South East +9 1,399 £55,000 +4.76% 242
North of England +10 953 £47,500 - 221
Midlands +16 843 £51,000 +13.33% 201
West Midlands +13 594 £52,295 +16.21% 134
East of England +22 566 £50,000 - 112
North West +9 489 £48,750 +2.63% 123
South West +33 469 £50,000 -4.76% 106
Yorkshire -5 396 £47,500 - 79
Scotland +25 279 £50,000 +11.11% 63
East Midlands +14 227 £47,500 +5.56% 65
Wales +27 131 £47,500 +5.56% 38
North East +10 68 £43,500 -3.33% 19
Northern Ireland +12 66 £47,500 -26.92% 13
Isle of Man +1 11 - -

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 3,902 (42.52%) Social Skills
2 3,526 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2,641 (28.78%) Finance
4 2,063 (22.48%) Degree
5 1,901 (20.72%) Project Delivery
6 1,756 (19.14%) Microsoft
7 1,741 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
8 1,501 (16.36%) PRINCE2
9 1,379 (15.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,309 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
11 1,107 (12.06%) Scrum
12 1,069 (11.65%) Azure
13 914 (9.96%) Change Management
14 881 (9.60%) SQL
15 825 (8.99%) Mentoring
16 757 (8.25%) Analytics
17 755 (8.23%) Management Information System
18 745 (8.12%) Waterfall
19 741 (8.08%) Business Analysis
20 737 (8.03%) SDLC
21 727 (7.92%) Continuous Improvement
22 721 (7.86%) Marketing
23 720 (7.85%) ITIL
24 716 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
25 715 (7.79%) Coaching
26 702 (7.65%) AWS
27 699 (7.62%) Migration
27 699 (7.62%) Presentation Skills
28 693 (7.55%) ERP
28 693 (7.55%) Data Management

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
1 423 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 222 (2.42%) SAS
3 192 (2.09%) Confluence
4 182 (1.98%) CMS
5 93 (1.01%) Documentum
6 83 (0.90%) WordPress
7 80 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 68 (0.74%) IIS
9 51 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 48 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 40 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
12 34 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
13 27 (0.29%) EPiServer
14 25 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
15 23 (0.25%) Apache
15 23 (0.25%) Drupal
16 21 (0.23%) Umbraco
17 17 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
18 16 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
19 12 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 716 (7.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 662 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
3 544 (5.93%) Microsoft Project
4 487 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 200 (2.18%) MS Visio
6 67 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.22%) Figma
9 18 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 18 (0.20%) Windchill
10 16 (0.17%) Adobe XD
11 13 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.11%) Oracle Smart View
12 10 (0.11%) Sketch
12 10 (0.11%) Stata
13 9 (0.098%) Revit
14 7 (0.076%) S-PLUS
14 7 (0.076%) SPSS
15 6 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 117 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 104 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 96 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
4 90 (0.98%) NetSuite
5 83 (0.90%) Oracle Clinical
6 61 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
7 54 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
7 54 (0.59%) TrackWise
8 51 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
9 48 (0.52%) Magento
10 40 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
11 33 (0.36%) Shopify
12 32 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
12 32 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
13 26 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
14 23 (0.25%) SAP ERP
15 21 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
16 17 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 16 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
17 16 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,069 (11.65%) Azure
2 702 (7.65%) AWS
3 624 (6.80%) SaaS
4 513 (5.59%) Microsoft 365
5 288 (3.14%) Power Platform
6 193 (2.10%) GCP
7 183 (1.99%) Veeva
8 170 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
9 133 (1.45%) IaaS
10 126 (1.37%) PaaS
11 105 (1.14%) GitHub
12 93 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
13 91 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
14 81 (0.88%) Google Analytics
15 79 (0.86%) Serverless
16 56 (0.61%) Smartsheet
17 53 (0.58%) Power Automate
18 48 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
18 48 (0.52%) Amazon S3
18 48 (0.52%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 279 (3.04%) Firewall
2 232 (2.53%) WAN
3 196 (2.14%) LAN
4 189 (2.06%) DNS
5 125 (1.36%) Internet
6 120 (1.31%) VPN
7 118 (1.29%) SAN
8 117 (1.28%) DHCP
9 101 (1.10%) TCP/IP
10 98 (1.07%) Network Security
11 86 (0.94%) VLAN
12 83 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
13 63 (0.69%) Broadband
14 61 (0.66%) Wireless
15 47 (0.51%) MPLS
16 40 (0.44%) Intranet
17 39 (0.43%) SSL
17 39 (0.43%) VoIP
18 37 (0.40%) BGP
18 37 (0.40%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 433 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 250 (2.72%) Power BI
3 237 (2.58%) Relational Database
4 207 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 152 (1.66%) Big Data
6 134 (1.46%) Tableau
7 133 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 128 (1.39%) MySQL
9 111 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 93 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 85 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 74 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
12 74 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
13 66 (0.72%) Metadata
14 62 (0.68%) Data Lake
15 59 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 54 (0.59%) SAP HANA
17 52 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
18 43 (0.47%) Oracle Database
19 42 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 658 (7.17%) JIRA
2 273 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 101 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 99 (1.08%) Selenium
5 70 (0.76%) Bitbucket
6 49 (0.53%) webpack
7 47 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 46 (0.50%) NUnit
9 43 (0.47%) WebDriver
10 39 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 37 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
12 35 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 34 (0.37%) Vagrant
14 33 (0.36%) GitLab
15 25 (0.27%) Cucumber
15 25 (0.27%) Cypress.io
16 24 (0.26%) PHPUnit
16 24 (0.26%) Subversion
17 23 (0.25%) Axure RP
18 21 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3,902 (42.52%) Social Skills
2 2,641 (28.78%) Finance
3 1,309 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
4 721 (7.86%) Marketing
5 699 (7.62%) Presentation Skills
6 621 (6.77%) Organisational Skills
7 582 (6.34%) Retail
8 520 (5.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 452 (4.93%) Legal
10 414 (4.51%) Public Sector
11 387 (4.22%) Influencing Skills
12 367 (4.00%) Manufacturing
13 316 (3.44%) Telecoms
14 278 (3.03%) Law
15 263 (2.87%) Banking
16 214 (2.33%) Billing
17 159 (1.73%) Games
18 153 (1.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 143 (1.56%) Advertising
20 136 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 2,477 (26.99%) Project Manager
2 845 (9.21%) Analyst
3 743 (8.10%) IT Manager
4 719 (7.84%) Developer
5 614 (6.69%) Consultant
6 583 (6.35%) Senior Manager
7 491 (5.35%) IT Project Manager
8 410 (4.47%) Senior Project Manager
9 385 (4.20%) Business Analyst
10 342 (3.73%) Architect
11 289 (3.15%) Data Manager
12 269 (2.93%) Delivery Manager
13 192 (2.09%) Senior Consultant
13 192 (2.09%) Technical Manager
14 189 (2.06%) Senior Developer
15 184 (2.01%) Digital Project Manager
16 180 (1.96%) Programmer
17 178 (1.94%) Infrastructure Manager
18 162 (1.77%) Programme Manager
19 146 (1.59%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 447 (4.87%) .NET
2 414 (4.51%) HTML
3 404 (4.40%) CSS
4 277 (3.02%) React
5 222 (2.42%) Node.js
6 179 (1.95%) AngularJS
7 170 (1.85%) REST
8 158 (1.72%) Web Services
9 129 (1.41%) Vue.js
10 125 (1.36%) RESTful
11 111 (1.21%) HTML5
12 96 (1.05%) jQuery
13 92 (1.00%) Django
13 92 (1.00%) XML
14 91 (0.99%) ASP.NET
14 91 (0.99%) Spring
15 90 (0.98%) Middleware
16 87 (0.95%) .NET Core
17 81 (0.88%) JSON
18 75 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 755 (8.23%) Management Information System
2 447 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
3 410 (4.47%) User Experience
4 337 (3.67%) Life Science
5 308 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 230 (2.51%) PMI
7 159 (1.73%) Social Media
8 146 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 143 (1.56%) Virtual Team
10 113 (1.23%) Driving Licence
11 112 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 90 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 90 (0.98%) NHS
13 89 (0.97%) Data Structures
14 78 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 71 (0.77%) FMCG
16 66 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
17 65 (0.71%) Biotechnology
18 60 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
19 58 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 583 (6.35%) Windows
2 305 (3.32%) Linux
3 291 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 91 (0.99%) Windows 10
5 85 (0.93%) Unix
6 80 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
7 61 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 51 (0.56%) Android
10 49 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
11 39 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 30 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 29 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (0.23%) Debian
15 21 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.22%) CentOS
17 17 (0.19%) Solaris
18 16 (0.17%) AIX
19 14 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,526 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,901 (20.72%) Project Delivery
3 1,741 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
4 1,501 (16.36%) PRINCE2
5 1,379 (15.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,107 (12.06%) Scrum
7 914 (9.96%) Change Management
8 825 (8.99%) Mentoring
9 757 (8.25%) Analytics
10 745 (8.12%) Waterfall
11 741 (8.08%) Business Analysis
12 737 (8.03%) SDLC
13 727 (7.92%) Continuous Improvement
14 720 (7.85%) ITIL
15 715 (7.79%) Coaching
16 699 (7.62%) Migration
17 693 (7.55%) Data Management
17 693 (7.55%) ERP
18 648 (7.06%) DevOps
19 607 (6.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 881 (9.60%) SQL
2 617 (6.72%) JavaScript
3 438 (4.77%) Python
4 434 (4.73%) C#
5 341 (3.72%) Java
6 250 (2.72%) C
7 192 (2.09%) PowerShell
8 185 (2.02%) TypeScript
9 176 (1.92%) PHP
10 101 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 93 (1.01%) C++
12 79 (0.86%) VB
13 64 (0.70%) R
14 59 (0.64%) Bash Shell
15 54 (0.59%) PL/SQL
16 44 (0.48%) ES6
17 42 (0.46%) VBA
18 34 (0.37%) Ruby
19 33 (0.36%) Go
19 33 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2,063 (22.48%) Degree
2 475 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 467 (5.09%) PMI Certification
4 334 (3.64%) PMP
5 324 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 323 (3.52%) SC Cleared
7 239 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 196 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 167 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 146 (1.59%) Master's Degree
11 137 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
12 81 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
13 80 (0.87%) CCNP
14 78 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
15 74 (0.81%) MCSE
16 73 (0.80%) APMP
17 70 (0.76%) CISSP
18 66 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
19 56 (0.61%) PhD
20 53 (0.58%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 628 (6.84%) PMO
2 543 (5.92%) QA
3 212 (2.31%) SLA
4 198 (2.16%) Good Clinical Practice
5 155 (1.69%) Data Quality
6 154 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 147 (1.60%) GDPR
8 101 (1.10%) Accessibility
9 82 (0.89%) CDISC
10 74 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
11 58 (0.63%) NIST
12 56 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 49 (0.53%) PCI DSS
14 43 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 38 (0.41%) GxP
16 32 (0.35%) GRC
16 32 (0.35%) P3O
17 22 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 21 (0.23%) NEBOSH
19 16 (0.17%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 369 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 224 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 219 (2.39%) Docker
4 155 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 56 (0.61%) vSphere
6 39 (0.43%) Firmware
7 29 (0.32%) XenApp
8 27 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.21%) KVM
10 19 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 19 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 14 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.14%) Terminal Server
13 13 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.087%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.065%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.054%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 172 (1.87%) Kubernetes
2 162 (1.77%) Terraform
3 122 (1.33%) Ansible
4 80 (0.87%) SCCM
5 73 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 35 (0.38%) Puppet
7 32 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
8 26 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (0.26%) FortiGate
9 24 (0.26%) Nagios
9 24 (0.26%) WSUS
10 20 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 19 (0.21%) Rancher
12 17 (0.19%) CASB
13 15 (0.16%) vRealize
14 14 (0.15%) Grafana
15 12 (0.13%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.12%) Salt
16 11 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,756 (19.14%) Microsoft
2 622 (6.78%) Oracle
3 569 (6.20%) SAP
4 339 (3.69%) VMware
5 302 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
6 300 (3.27%) Google
7 200 (2.18%) Cisco
8 155 (1.69%) ServiceNow
9 119 (1.30%) Workday
10 106 (1.16%) Facebook
11 105 (1.14%) Citrix
12 79 (0.86%) IBM
12 79 (0.86%) JD Edwards
13 78 (0.85%) OpenText
14 73 (0.80%) Adobe
14 73 (0.80%) Atlassian
15 67 (0.73%) Informatica
15 67 (0.73%) YouTube
16 59 (0.64%) OutSystems
17 49 (0.53%) SolarWinds