The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 32 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 398 338 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.92% 4.59% 4.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.20% 4.84% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 332 286 251
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,150 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,100 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
Project Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6422 6986 6400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.51% 94.80% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5351 5699 5505
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Project Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Project Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Project Manager across the North West region.

Project Manager Salary Trend in the North West

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Project Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Project Manager Salary Histogram in the North West

Project Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 264 £47,500 +4.39% 48
Cheshire +11 81 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Lancashire +10 30 £37,500 -21.05% 7
Merseyside -21 11 £47,500 +8.57% 4
Cumbria - 5 £32,500 - 1
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title.

1 454 (59.50%) Project Management
2 362 (47.44%) PRINCE2
3 296 (38.79%) Finance
4 222 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (24.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 111 (14.55%) Degree
7 101 (13.24%) Change Management
8 90 (11.80%) Scrum
9 89 (11.66%) MS Project
10 82 (10.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 79 (10.35%) MS Excel
12 78 (10.22%) Risk Management
13 76 (9.96%) SDLC
14 71 (9.31%) Microsoft
15 70 (9.17%) Project Planning
16 68 (8.91%) ITIL
17 67 (8.78%) Retail
18 65 (8.52%) Waterfall
19 63 (8.26%) PMI Certification
20 61 (7.99%) Software Delivery
21 49 (6.42%) .NET
22 48 (6.29%) MS Office
22 48 (6.29%) Matrix Management
23 47 (6.16%) Data Centre
24 45 (5.90%) E-Commerce
24 45 (5.90%) Banking
25 43 (5.64%) Programme Management
26 40 (5.24%) Business Analysis
26 40 (5.24%) PMP
27 39 (5.11%) CRM

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Project Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.18%) CMS
3 4 (0.52%) ColdFusion
3 4 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.39%) Alfresco
4 3 (0.39%) Immediacy CMS
4 3 (0.39%) Sitefinity
4 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.13%) WordPress
6 1 (0.13%) Confluence
6 1 (0.13%) Kentico
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 89 (11.66%) MS Project
2 79 (10.35%) MS Excel
3 48 (6.29%) MS Office
4 12 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.79%) Tridion
3 5 (0.66%) Magento
4 3 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.39%) SAP PS
4 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Sage ERP X3
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.23%) Office 365
2 11 (1.44%) SaaS
3 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.10%) WAN
1 16 (2.10%) SAN
2 13 (1.70%) Firewall
2 13 (1.70%) Wireless
3 10 (1.31%) LAN
4 9 (1.18%) Internet
5 8 (1.05%) Intranet
6 5 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.66%) NAS
6 5 (0.66%) 4G
7 3 (0.39%) LTE
7 3 (0.39%) 2G
7 3 (0.39%) 3G
7 3 (0.39%) MPLS
7 3 (0.39%) DHCP
7 3 (0.39%) VPN
7 3 (0.39%) DNS
8 2 (0.26%) PBX
9 1 (0.13%) RFID
9 1 (0.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.66%) DB2
3 4 (0.52%) MySQL
4 3 (0.39%) Big Data
4 3 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (1.57%) JIRA
2 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 296 (38.79%) Finance
2 67 (8.78%) Retail
3 45 (5.90%) Banking
4 38 (4.98%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.75%) Marketing
6 20 (2.62%) Legal
7 19 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.57%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.31%) Billing
11 8 (1.05%) Games
12 5 (0.66%) Local Government
12 5 (0.66%) Electronics
13 4 (0.52%) Automotive
14 3 (0.39%) Back Office
14 3 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.26%) Front Office
16 1 (0.13%) Law
16 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.42%) .NET
2 8 (1.05%) ASP.NET
2 8 (1.05%) HTML
3 7 (0.92%) CSS
4 6 (0.79%) XML
4 6 (0.79%) XSLT
4 6 (0.79%) EDI
5 4 (0.52%) Web Services
5 4 (0.52%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.52%) Apache Flex
5 4 (0.52%) Zend Framework
5 4 (0.52%) jQuery
5 4 (0.52%) MXML
5 4 (0.52%) REST
6 3 (0.39%) CSS3
6 3 (0.39%) HTML5
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.39%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.39%) WCF
6 3 (0.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.16%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.41%) PMI
3 25 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 14 (1.83%) GIS
4 14 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.18%) NHS
6 8 (1.05%) Life Science
6 8 (1.05%) User Experience
7 6 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
8 5 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (0.66%) BBC
8 5 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.66%) iDTV
9 4 (0.52%) EPoS
10 3 (0.39%) DTV
10 3 (0.39%) FMCG
10 3 (0.39%) Telematics
11 2 (0.26%) iSeries
11 2 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.06%) Windows
2 17 (2.23%) Windows XP
3 12 (1.57%) Linux
4 7 (0.92%) Android
4 7 (0.92%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.66%) UNIX
6 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.39%) AIX
8 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) zOS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (59.50%) Project Management
2 362 (47.44%) PRINCE2
3 222 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (24.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (13.24%) Change Management
6 90 (11.80%) Scrum
7 78 (10.22%) Risk Management
8 76 (9.96%) SDLC
9 70 (9.17%) Project Planning
10 68 (8.91%) ITIL
11 65 (8.52%) Waterfall
12 61 (7.99%) Software Delivery
13 48 (6.29%) Matrix Management
14 45 (5.90%) E-Commerce
15 43 (5.64%) Programme Management
16 40 (5.24%) Business Analysis
17 39 (5.11%) CRM
18 35 (4.59%) Time Management
19 32 (4.19%) Migration
20 31 (4.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (3.80%) Java
2 17 (2.23%) C#
3 12 (1.57%) PHP
3 12 (1.57%) SQL
4 11 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.66%) C++
6 4 (0.52%) Perl
6 4 (0.52%) Objective-C
7 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.39%) VBScript
8 2 (0.26%) C
8 2 (0.26%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) VB6
9 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (14.55%) Degree
2 82 (10.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 63 (8.26%) PMI Certification
4 40 (5.24%) PMP
5 39 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 28 (3.67%) APMP
7 23 (3.01%) Security Cleared
8 21 (2.75%) SC Cleared
9 16 (2.10%) ISEB
10 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.39%) CGEIT
11 3 (0.39%) HND
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.13%) MCSE
13 1 (0.13%) MBCS
13 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.13%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.10%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) SLA
3 4 (0.52%) COBIT
4 3 (0.39%) HL7
5 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) FATCA
6 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.39%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.80%) VMware
3 27 (3.54%) SAP
4 16 (2.10%) Citrix
5 14 (1.83%) Juniper
5 14 (1.83%) Oracle
6 7 (0.92%) Adobe
6 7 (0.92%) Cisco
6 7 (0.92%) Capita
7 6 (0.79%) IBM
8 5 (0.66%) HP
9 4 (0.52%) Progress
9 4 (0.52%) Zend
9 4 (0.52%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.39%) hybris
10 3 (0.39%) NEC
10 3 (0.39%) Computacenter
10 3 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.26%) BT
12 1 (0.13%) Bloomberg
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