Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Management
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 31 27
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Project Management 3,650 8,317 11,085
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.59% 6.66% 7.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 7.23% 8.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,141 6,840 8,659
Median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +3.09%

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 60,313 114,969 138,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.40% 92.10% 92.26%
Number of salaries quoted 48,609 92,106 110,401
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,125 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -8 3,288 £55,000 - 710
UK excluding London -8 2,079 £47,500 -5.00% 548
London -7 1,308 £65,000 +6.56% 194
South East -1 714 £52,500 -4.55% 140
North of England -8 518 £45,000 -5.26% 140
Work from Home -31 499 £52,500 -4.55% 95
Midlands -10 340 £45,000 -5.26% 107
North West +4 303 £42,500 -10.53% 86
West Midlands -2 271 £45,000 -5.26% 70
South West -24 228 £50,000 +5.26% 61
Yorkshire -20 187 £47,000 -1.05% 44
East of England -15 135 £50,000 +5.26% 57
Scotland -6 117 £52,500 +5.00% 31
East Midlands -22 71 £50,000 +11.11% 36
Wales -29 33 £41,500 -5.49% 11
North East -10 28 £45,000 - 10
Northern Ireland -4 4 £65,000 +73.33% 1
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1,435 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (23.67%) Finance
3 737 (20.19%) Microsoft
4 628 (17.21%) Project Delivery
5 582 (15.95%) Degree
6 543 (14.88%) PRINCE2
7 511 (14.00%) Azure
8 453 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 428 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
10 427 (11.70%) SQL
11 409 (11.21%) Scrum
12 406 (11.12%) Analytical Skills
13 384 (10.52%) Management Information System
14 356 (9.75%) DevOps
15 347 (9.51%) ITIL
16 312 (8.55%) Windows
17 293 (8.03%) AWS
18 289 (7.92%) Mentoring
18 289 (7.92%) Business Analysis
19 288 (7.89%) JavaScript
20 273 (7.48%) Waterfall
21 262 (7.18%) Change Management
21 262 (7.18%) JIRA
22 252 (6.90%) Law
23 251 (6.88%) Python
24 250 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
25 248 (6.79%) .NET
25 248 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
26 242 (6.63%) Agile Project Management
27 238 (6.52%) Analytics

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
1 117 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 106 (2.90%) Confluence
3 102 (2.79%) CMS
4 53 (1.45%) IIS
5 50 (1.37%) SAS
6 41 (1.12%) EPiServer
6 41 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 39 (1.07%) WordPress
8 32 (0.88%) Smallworld
9 28 (0.77%) Apache
10 26 (0.71%) Kentico
11 23 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 22 (0.60%) Umbraco
13 17 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (0.41%) Skype for Business
15 14 (0.38%) Drupal
16 13 (0.36%) Apache Spark
17 11 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
19 8 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 250 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 194 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 127 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
4 95 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 78 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.60%) Sketch
7 20 (0.55%) InVision
8 17 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.30%) Figma
10 9 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.22%) Adobe XD
12 7 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.14%) Simulink
14 4 (0.11%) Zeplin
15 3 (0.082%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.082%) Chatbot
16 2 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 2 (0.055%) Open Workbench
16 2 (0.055%) SketchUp
16 2 (0.055%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 48 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.96%) NetSuite
3 27 (0.74%) SAP ERP
4 22 (0.60%) SAP MM
4 22 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
5 21 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.55%) Magento
7 17 (0.47%) Shopify
8 16 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
9 15 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
10 14 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.38%) nopCommerce
10 14 (0.38%) Workfront
11 10 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
11 10 (0.27%) SAP Business One
12 8 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
13 7 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
13 7 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
13 7 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 511 (14.00%) Azure
2 293 (8.03%) AWS
3 207 (5.67%) Office 365
4 185 (5.07%) SaaS
5 165 (4.52%) Power Platform
6 76 (2.08%) PaaS
7 72 (1.97%) IaaS
8 69 (1.89%) Serverless
9 67 (1.84%) GCP
10 60 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
11 55 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
12 54 (1.48%) Logic Apps
13 40 (1.10%) GitHub
14 37 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
15 34 (0.93%) PowerApps
16 23 (0.63%) npm
17 22 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (0.60%) Azure Functions
17 22 (0.60%) Google Analytics
18 21 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 136 (3.73%) Firewall
2 81 (2.22%) WAN
3 62 (1.70%) LAN
4 58 (1.59%) VPN
5 55 (1.51%) DNS
6 43 (1.18%) Internet
7 41 (1.12%) Wireless
8 40 (1.10%) SAN
9 34 (0.93%) Broadband
10 31 (0.85%) Skype
10 31 (0.85%) TCP/IP
11 30 (0.82%) VoIP
12 28 (0.77%) Unified Communications
13 26 (0.71%) Network Security
13 26 (0.71%) SSL
14 24 (0.66%) DHCP
15 23 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (0.63%) VLAN
16 20 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 133 (3.64%) Power BI
3 109 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 81 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 74 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 69 (1.89%) MySQL
7 68 (1.86%) Big Data
8 62 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 31 (0.85%) Tableau
12 28 (0.77%) QlikView
13 27 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (0.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 26 (0.71%) MongoDB
15 24 (0.66%) Data Lake
16 20 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (0.52%) GIS
17 19 (0.52%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 262 (7.18%) JIRA
2 146 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 88 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 23 (0.63%) Selenium
5 19 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 18 (0.49%) LSMW
7 17 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
8 16 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 15 (0.41%) gulp
9 15 (0.41%) Subversion
10 14 (0.38%) GitLab
11 13 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.36%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.33%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.30%) NUnit
14 10 (0.27%) PHPUnit
15 9 (0.25%) Moq
15 9 (0.25%) MSTest
15 9 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 864 (23.67%) Finance
2 252 (6.90%) Law
3 218 (5.97%) Marketing
4 212 (5.81%) Legal
5 209 (5.73%) Manufacturing
6 150 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 141 (3.86%) Banking
8 136 (3.73%) Public Sector
9 115 (3.15%) Retail
10 107 (2.93%) Telecoms
11 59 (1.62%) Electronics
12 55 (1.51%) Front Office
13 51 (1.40%) Advertising
14 45 (1.23%) Games
15 38 (1.04%) Local Government
16 33 (0.90%) Investment Banking
17 25 (0.68%) Back Office
18 24 (0.66%) Automotive
19 22 (0.60%) Aerospace
19 22 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 826 (22.63%) Project Manager
2 427 (11.70%) Developer
3 362 (9.92%) Analyst
4 262 (7.18%) IT Manager
5 183 (5.01%) Consultant
6 181 (4.96%) Business Analyst
7 162 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 157 (4.30%) Administrator
9 156 (4.27%) IT Project Manager
10 148 (4.05%) Senior Manager
11 136 (3.73%) Architect
12 114 (3.12%) Data Administrator
13 99 (2.71%) Digital Project Manager
14 96 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
15 93 (2.55%) Senior Project Manager
16 85 (2.33%) Technical Manager
17 77 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
18 74 (2.03%) DevOps Engineer
19 68 (1.86%) Business Manager
20 65 (1.78%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (6.79%) .NET
2 167 (4.58%) HTML
3 153 (4.19%) CSS
4 92 (2.52%) Web Services
5 87 (2.38%) AngularJS
6 84 (2.30%) Vue.js
7 83 (2.27%) React
8 80 (2.19%) REST
9 71 (1.95%) RESTful
10 64 (1.75%) ASP.NET
11 62 (1.70%) .NET Core
12 56 (1.53%) Django
13 46 (1.26%) Node.js
14 43 (1.18%) .NET Framework
14 43 (1.18%) HTML5
15 42 (1.15%) jQuery
15 42 (1.15%) Middleware
16 41 (1.12%) JSON
16 41 (1.12%) XML
17 37 (1.01%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 406 (11.12%) Analytical Skills
2 384 (10.52%) Management Information System
3 196 (5.37%) User Experience
4 191 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
5 124 (3.40%) Data Centre
6 89 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 68 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
8 62 (1.70%) PMI
9 55 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
10 50 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 45 (1.23%) NHS
11 45 (1.23%) Virtual Team
12 34 (0.93%) Algorithms
12 34 (0.93%) e-Learning
13 33 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 32 (0.88%) Public Cloud
15 31 (0.85%) Life Science
16 27 (0.74%) Derivative
17 26 (0.71%) Fixed Income
17 26 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 312 (8.55%) Windows
2 205 (5.62%) Linux
3 134 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 67 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 44 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (1.07%) Android
7 39 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
8 34 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 33 (0.90%) Unix
10 31 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 24 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.63%) Windows Server 2019
13 17 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 13 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.33%) CentOS
16 8 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.14%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.11%) AIX
18 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,435 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (17.21%) Project Delivery
3 543 (14.88%) PRINCE2
4 453 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 428 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
6 409 (11.21%) Scrum
7 356 (9.75%) DevOps
8 347 (9.51%) ITIL
9 289 (7.92%) Business Analysis
9 289 (7.92%) Mentoring
10 273 (7.48%) Waterfall
11 262 (7.18%) Change Management
12 248 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 242 (6.63%) Agile Project Management
14 238 (6.52%) Analytics
14 238 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
15 233 (6.38%) Information Security
16 218 (5.97%) Computer Science
17 214 (5.86%) Migration
18 212 (5.81%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 427 (11.70%) SQL
2 288 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 251 (6.88%) Python
4 225 (6.16%) C#
5 170 (4.66%) Java
6 143 (3.92%) C
7 119 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 71 (1.95%) PHP
9 54 (1.48%) C++
10 46 (1.26%) R
11 35 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 29 (0.79%) TypeScript
12 29 (0.79%) VBA
13 28 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 24 (0.66%) Go
15 22 (0.60%) Scala
16 20 (0.55%) ABAP
17 19 (0.52%) SAPscript
18 17 (0.47%) MATLAB
19 14 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 582 (15.95%) Degree
2 206 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 148 (4.05%) PMI Certification
4 139 (3.81%) SC Cleared
5 126 (3.45%) PMP
6 96 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 96 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 77 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 58 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 51 (1.40%) MCSE
10 39 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 38 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 37 (1.01%) CCNA
12 37 (1.01%) CISSP
13 31 (0.85%) Master's Degree
14 29 (0.79%) MCSA
15 20 (0.55%) CCNP
15 20 (0.55%) CISA
15 20 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (5.73%) GDPR
2 197 (5.40%) PMO
3 144 (3.95%) QA
4 75 (2.05%) SLA
5 52 (1.42%) Data Quality
6 47 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (0.63%) COBIT
8 15 (0.41%) CDISC
8 15 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 15 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.38%) P3O
9 14 (0.38%) WAI
10 10 (0.27%) NIST
11 9 (0.25%) WCAG
12 8 (0.22%) Good Clinical Practice
12 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 8 (0.22%) PMBOK
13 7 (0.19%) MiFID
14 6 (0.16%) EMIR
14 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 190 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 138 (3.78%) Docker
3 105 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.66%) Firmware
5 24 (0.66%) XenApp
6 22 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 21 (0.58%) vSphere
8 16 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 16 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.11%) PowerHA
12 4 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.082%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.082%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 117 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 86 (2.36%) Terraform
3 82 (2.25%) Ansible
4 37 (1.01%) SCCM
5 32 (0.88%) Puppet
6 30 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 27 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (0.60%) WSUS
9 12 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 11 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.25%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.25%) SCOM
12 8 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
13 7 (0.19%) Nagios
14 6 (0.16%) Capistrano
14 6 (0.16%) CASB
14 6 (0.16%) FortiGate
15 5 (0.14%) Sonobuoy
16 4 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 737 (20.19%) Microsoft
2 185 (5.07%) SAP
3 170 (4.66%) VMware
4 164 (4.49%) Oracle
5 126 (3.45%) Cisco
6 99 (2.71%) Salesforce.com
7 81 (2.22%) Citrix
8 77 (2.11%) Google
9 60 (1.64%) ServiceNow
10 46 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 39 (1.07%) HP
12 32 (0.88%) Adobe
13 30 (0.82%) Remedy
14 29 (0.79%) Apple
14 29 (0.79%) Sitecore
15 28 (0.77%) Bloomberg
16 27 (0.74%) Veeam
17 22 (0.60%) Atlassian
18 21 (0.58%) EMC
18 21 (0.58%) Teradata