Project Management bounced back in Q4 of last year having been an area that was hit more than others in the technology domain through Q2 in 2020. There were lots of projects mothballed or cancelled indefinitely in Q2 but we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of businesses that have been able to regroup, implement plans to deliver remotely and to initiate projects again.

There has been a big trend towards Agile across the PM world, generally with candidates that are able to demonstrate practical experience of introducing Agile practices being particularly in demand. With a positive uptick in activity across all market segments for project management skills, things are looking positive in this area going forward.

Scrum Master is certainly a role of the moment and due to its relative immaturity can still be a job title that is interpreted differently by business and candidates alike.

In time, this will be resolved but for now, the hottest ticket is having hands-on practical experience of advancing the Agile journey towards Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

 

For current IT job market salary rates, please download our Salary Survey here.