Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 36 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 5,716 6,181 10,482
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.31% 6.35% 7.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.81% 6.88% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4,010 4,770 7,664
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,745
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £86,250 £85,000
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 83,974 89,905 133,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.77% 92.32% 92.39%
Number of salaries quoted 62,579 72,288 105,621
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £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 £73,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
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 14 May 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 14 May 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 4,877 £55,000 - 934
UK excluding London +2 3,127 £50,000 - 758
London -15 1,938 £62,500 -3.85% 240
South East +4 1,013 £52,500 -4.55% 197
Work from Home 0 1,007 £55,000 -4.35% 160
North of England +5 727 £45,800 -3.58% 174
Midlands 0 500 £50,000 +5.26% 151
North West +19 421 £47,500 -5.00% 96
West Midlands +3 383 £50,000 +5.26% 103
South West -26 322 £45,000 -10.00% 94
East of England +5 283 £50,000 - 77
Yorkshire -9 267 £45,000 -5.26% 57
Scotland +5 208 £52,500 +5.00% 36
East Midlands -5 118 £50,000 +5.26% 47
Wales -3 60 £39,500 -12.22% 23
North East -14 39 £43,000 +1.78% 21
Northern Ireland +2 17 £46,250 +15.63% 7
Isle of Man - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 2,262 (39.57%) Social Skills
2 2,157 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 1,380 (24.14%) Finance
4 1,167 (20.42%) Microsoft
5 1,075 (18.81%) Project Delivery
6 910 (15.92%) PRINCE2
7 885 (15.48%) Degree
8 833 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
9 812 (14.21%) Azure
10 737 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
10 737 (12.89%) SQL
11 724 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 675 (11.81%) Scrum
13 524 (9.17%) Analytics
14 512 (8.96%) Change Management
15 499 (8.73%) Management Information System
16 497 (8.69%) DevOps
17 477 (8.34%) AWS
18 470 (8.22%) Mentoring
19 460 (8.05%) ITIL
20 439 (7.68%) Organisational Skills
21 429 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
22 425 (7.44%) Marketing
23 420 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
24 415 (7.26%) Waterfall
25 410 (7.17%) JavaScript
26 402 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
27 401 (7.02%) Migration
28 394 (6.89%) JIRA
29 392 (6.86%) Windows

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
1 183 (3.20%) CMS
2 167 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 133 (2.33%) SAS
4 132 (2.31%) Confluence
5 81 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 66 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 62 (1.08%) WordPress
8 58 (1.01%) EPiServer
9 44 (0.77%) IIS
10 33 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 31 (0.54%) Kentico
12 30 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 28 (0.49%) Drupal
14 25 (0.44%) Apache
15 16 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
17 13 (0.23%) nginx
18 12 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
19 10 (0.17%) Alfresco
19 10 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 429 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 383 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 278 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
4 201 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 133 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.31%) Sketch
8 16 (0.28%) Oracle Smart View
8 16 (0.28%) Simulink
9 13 (0.23%) Adobe XD
10 12 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.19%) InVision
12 10 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 9 (0.16%) Figma
14 8 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.14%) UXPin
15 6 (0.10%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.10%) Open Workbench
15 6 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 78 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
3 50 (0.87%) NetSuite
4 46 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
5 43 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 34 (0.59%) Shopify
7 27 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 27 (0.47%) Magento
7 27 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
7 27 (0.47%) SAP ERP
8 26 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
9 21 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
10 20 (0.35%) SAP MM
11 18 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
11 18 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
11 18 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
12 17 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 16 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
14 15 (0.26%) SAP Business One
15 14 (0.24%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 812 (14.21%) Azure
2 477 (8.34%) AWS
3 359 (6.28%) Microsoft 365
4 358 (6.26%) SaaS
5 242 (4.23%) Power Platform
6 144 (2.52%) GCP
7 120 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
8 92 (1.61%) Serverless
9 87 (1.52%) PaaS
10 79 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 71 (1.24%) IaaS
12 66 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
13 63 (1.10%) Azure Logic Apps
13 63 (1.10%) Google Analytics
14 61 (1.07%) GitHub
15 59 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
16 53 (0.93%) PowerApps
17 42 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
18 36 (0.63%) Azure Service Bus
19 35 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 196 (3.43%) Firewall
2 138 (2.41%) WAN
3 109 (1.91%) LAN
4 88 (1.54%) Internet
5 73 (1.28%) DNS
6 68 (1.19%) VPN
7 60 (1.05%) VLAN
8 59 (1.03%) Wireless
9 58 (1.01%) SAN
10 50 (0.87%) WLAN
11 46 (0.80%) SSL
12 45 (0.79%) TCP/IP
13 39 (0.68%) Network Security
14 33 (0.58%) NAS
15 31 (0.54%) DHCP
15 31 (0.54%) Unified Communications
16 30 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
17 27 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
17 27 (0.47%) iSCSI
18 26 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 214 (3.74%) Big Data
3 195 (3.41%) Power BI
4 160 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
5 140 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 133 (2.33%) MySQL
7 104 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 91 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 88 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 88 (1.54%) Tableau
10 73 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
11 66 (1.15%) Hadoop
12 63 (1.10%) Electronic Patient Records
13 60 (1.05%) MongoDB
14 58 (1.01%) Amazon Athena
14 58 (1.01%) Neo4j
15 55 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
16 40 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
17 38 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
18 37 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 394 (6.89%) JIRA
2 209 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 177 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 86 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 80 (1.40%) Vagrant
6 47 (0.82%) Selenium
7 39 (0.68%) Bitbucket
8 36 (0.63%) PHPUnit
9 34 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
10 26 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 21 (0.37%) GitLab
11 21 (0.37%) WebDriver
12 20 (0.35%) Hudson
12 20 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
13 19 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 16 (0.28%) LSMW
16 14 (0.24%) NUnit
17 13 (0.23%) webpack
18 12 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2,262 (39.57%) Social Skills
2 1,380 (24.14%) Finance
3 737 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
4 439 (7.68%) Organisational Skills
5 425 (7.44%) Marketing
6 376 (6.58%) Presentation Skills
7 354 (6.19%) Law
8 304 (5.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 301 (5.27%) Manufacturing
10 286 (5.00%) Legal
11 274 (4.79%) Retail
12 248 (4.34%) Public Sector
13 234 (4.09%) Influencing Skills
14 198 (3.46%) Banking
15 179 (3.13%) Telecoms
16 111 (1.94%) Games
17 89 (1.56%) Electronics
18 83 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
19 71 (1.24%) Advertising
20 60 (1.05%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,408 (24.63%) Project Manager
2 562 (9.83%) Analyst
3 469 (8.21%) Developer
4 400 (7.00%) IT Manager
5 351 (6.14%) Senior Manager
6 339 (5.93%) Consultant
7 262 (4.58%) IT Project Manager
8 249 (4.36%) Business Analyst
9 231 (4.04%) Senior Project Manager
10 207 (3.62%) Architect
11 173 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
12 171 (2.99%) Senior Developer
13 163 (2.85%) Administrator
14 158 (2.76%) Technical Manager
15 156 (2.73%) Digital Project Manager
16 126 (2.20%) Product Manager
17 123 (2.15%) Data Manager
18 114 (1.99%) Data Administrator
19 111 (1.94%) Software Project Manager
20 99 (1.73%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (5.91%) .NET
2 238 (4.16%) HTML
3 216 (3.78%) CSS
4 127 (2.22%) React
5 116 (2.03%) Vue.js
6 113 (1.98%) RESTful
7 108 (1.89%) Web Services
8 92 (1.61%) .NET Core
9 90 (1.57%) Node.js
10 87 (1.52%) REST
11 81 (1.42%) AngularJS
12 78 (1.36%) Laravel
13 74 (1.29%) ASP.NET
14 66 (1.15%) Spark Streaming
15 64 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 61 (1.07%) Django
17 59 (1.03%) jQuery
18 57 (1.00%) XML
19 50 (0.87%) Kafka
20 48 (0.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 499 (8.73%) Management Information System
2 289 (5.06%) User Experience
3 248 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
4 176 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 149 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 114 (1.99%) Life Science
7 96 (1.68%) PMI
8 83 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 81 (1.42%) NHS
10 75 (1.31%) Social Media
11 74 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
12 64 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 53 (0.93%) Blog
14 48 (0.84%) Public Cloud
15 46 (0.80%) e-Learning
16 43 (0.75%) FMCG
17 40 (0.70%) Data Structures
18 38 (0.66%) EPoS
19 36 (0.63%) Digital Media
20 35 (0.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 392 (6.86%) Windows
2 226 (3.95%) Linux
3 185 (3.24%) Windows Server
4 77 (1.35%) Windows 10
5 67 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (1.12%) Unix
7 49 (0.86%) Android
8 46 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 39 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 35 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
11 33 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 27 (0.47%) Alpine Linux
14 23 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
15 18 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (0.19%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.17%) CentOS
17 10 (0.17%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 6 (0.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,157 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 1,075 (18.81%) Project Delivery
3 910 (15.92%) PRINCE2
4 833 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
5 724 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 675 (11.81%) Scrum
7 524 (9.17%) Analytics
8 512 (8.96%) Change Management
9 497 (8.69%) DevOps
10 470 (8.22%) Mentoring
11 460 (8.05%) ITIL
12 420 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 415 (7.26%) Waterfall
14 402 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
15 401 (7.02%) Migration
16 390 (6.82%) Business Analysis
17 384 (6.72%) ERP
18 351 (6.14%) Coaching
19 350 (6.12%) Service Delivery
20 332 (5.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 737 (12.89%) SQL
2 410 (7.17%) JavaScript
3 388 (6.79%) Python
4 316 (5.53%) C#
5 204 (3.57%) Java
6 162 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 153 (2.68%) C
8 136 (2.38%) PHP
9 78 (1.36%) R
10 70 (1.22%) C++
11 59 (1.03%) TypeScript
12 55 (0.96%) VBA
13 51 (0.89%) T-SQL
14 42 (0.73%) Bash Shell
15 39 (0.68%) MATLAB
16 36 (0.63%) VB
17 35 (0.61%) Go
18 31 (0.54%) PL/SQL
18 31 (0.54%) Scala
19 24 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 885 (15.48%) Degree
2 320 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 233 (4.08%) PMI Certification
4 204 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 200 (3.50%) PMP
6 133 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 123 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 101 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 89 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 89 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 77 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
11 54 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 54 (0.94%) CISSP
12 52 (0.91%) ISEB
13 49 (0.86%) MCSE
14 47 (0.82%) CCNA
15 46 (0.80%) Master's Degree
16 45 (0.79%) APMP
16 45 (0.79%) CCNP
16 45 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (6.28%) PMO
2 263 (4.60%) QA
3 241 (4.22%) GDPR
4 107 (1.87%) SLA
5 91 (1.59%) Data Quality
6 88 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 48 (0.84%) Good Clinical Practice
8 40 (0.70%) CDISC
8 40 (0.70%) NIST
9 28 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 23 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
11 21 (0.37%) GRC
12 20 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 19 (0.33%) PCI DSS
14 18 (0.31%) COBIT
15 15 (0.26%) MiFID
16 14 (0.24%) P3O
16 14 (0.24%) WAI
17 13 (0.23%) EMIR
17 13 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 289 (5.06%) Docker
2 277 (4.85%) Active Directory
3 133 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.01%) VirtualBox
6 29 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 28 (0.49%) Terminal Server
8 27 (0.47%) vSphere
9 26 (0.45%) XenApp
10 22 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (0.24%) Firmware
12 9 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
16 4 (0.070%) PowerHA
16 4 (0.070%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
17 3 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
18 2 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 253 (4.43%) Kubernetes
2 192 (3.36%) Terraform
3 164 (2.87%) Ansible
4 83 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
5 54 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (0.84%) Puppet
7 38 (0.66%) SCCM
8 29 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (0.40%) Nagios
10 21 (0.37%) WSUS
11 20 (0.35%) Grafana
11 20 (0.35%) Packer
12 19 (0.33%) Salt
12 19 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 18 (0.31%) Consul
13 18 (0.31%) Graphite
13 18 (0.31%) Opsview
14 16 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
15 15 (0.26%) HP ALM
16 9 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,167 (20.42%) Microsoft
2 310 (5.42%) Oracle
3 300 (5.25%) SAP
4 202 (3.53%) VMware
5 198 (3.46%) Google
6 153 (2.68%) Cisco
7 143 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
8 101 (1.77%) Citrix
9 100 (1.75%) IBM
10 94 (1.64%) Informatica
11 79 (1.38%) ServiceNow
12 61 (1.07%) Talend
13 58 (1.01%) Cloudera
13 58 (1.01%) Hortonworks
14 52 (0.91%) Adobe
15 50 (0.87%) JD Edwards
16 45 (0.79%) Atlassian
17 39 (0.68%) Sitecore
18 38 (0.66%) HP
18 38 (0.66%) Red Hat