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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 41 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 353 345 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.38% 4.83% 3.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 5.08% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 280 266 245
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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
6247 6794 7160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.19% 95.14% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4992 5499 6017
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 £24,375 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -1 190 £45,000 - 36
Cheshire +17 97 £50,000 +21.21% 21
Merseyside +23 23 £45,000 - 7
Lancashire -5 23 £38,750 +3.33% 4
Cumbria -6 5 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Project Manager
England

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 416 (53.40%) Project Management
2 409 (52.50%) PRINCE2
3 336 (43.13%) Finance
4 196 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 116 (14.89%) MS Project
7 111 (14.25%) MS Excel
8 107 (13.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 104 (13.35%) Microsoft
10 99 (12.71%) Degree
11 89 (11.42%) Banking
12 77 (9.88%) Retail
13 72 (9.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 68 (8.73%) Scrum
15 59 (7.57%) Waterfall
16 58 (7.45%) ITIL
17 57 (7.32%) PRINCE
18 56 (7.19%) Change Management
19 55 (7.06%) Security Cleared
19 55 (7.06%) Software Delivery
20 53 (6.80%) Telecoms
21 52 (6.68%) Project Planning
22 50 (6.42%) Risk Management
23 49 (6.29%) PMI Certification
23 49 (6.29%) Matrix Management
24 48 (6.16%) SC Cleared
25 47 (6.03%) Mentoring
26 43 (5.52%) .NET
27 42 (5.39%) E-Commerce
28 38 (4.88%) PMP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.51%) CMS
3 4 (0.51%) MS Project Server
3 4 (0.51%) SAS
3 4 (0.51%) Lync
4 3 (0.39%) Confluence
4 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.13%) IIS
5 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 116 (14.89%) MS Project
2 111 (14.25%) MS Excel
3 28 (3.59%) MS Office
4 9 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.39%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.39%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.26%) Maximo
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.26%) Tridion
6 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.54%) SaaS
2 9 (1.16%) Office 365
3 4 (0.51%) Force.com
4 2 (0.26%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.93%) Firewall
2 14 (1.80%) Intranet
3 12 (1.54%) SAN
4 11 (1.41%) LAN
5 10 (1.28%) WAN
5 10 (1.28%) Internet
5 10 (1.28%) Wireless
6 5 (0.64%) 4G
6 5 (0.64%) VoIP
6 5 (0.64%) VPN
7 4 (0.51%) Extranet
8 3 (0.39%) 3G
8 3 (0.39%) 2G
8 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.13%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.13%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 7 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.39%) Big Data
4 3 (0.39%) DB2
5 2 (0.26%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 17 (2.18%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 336 (43.13%) Finance
2 89 (11.42%) Banking
3 77 (9.88%) Retail
4 53 (6.80%) Telecoms
5 32 (4.11%) Billing
6 23 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.18%) Back Office
8 15 (1.93%) Marketing
9 12 (1.54%) Games
10 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.90%) Local Government
11 6 (0.77%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.77%) Legal
12 4 (0.51%) Automotive
12 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Advertising
13 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.39%) Electronics
14 2 (0.26%) Front Office
15 1 (0.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.52%) .NET
2 9 (1.16%) Flash
3 7 (0.90%) Web Services
4 6 (0.77%) Apache Flex
5 5 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.51%) CSS
7 3 (0.39%) J2EE
7 3 (0.39%) Middleware
7 3 (0.39%) HTML
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.26%) Grails
8 2 (0.26%) XML
8 2 (0.26%) XSLT
8 2 (0.26%) EDI
9 1 (0.13%) Django
9 1 (0.13%) SignalR
9 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.21%) Mobile App
3 24 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.80%) NHS
6 12 (1.54%) PMI
7 9 (1.16%) GIS
8 4 (0.51%) EPoS
8 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.39%) New Media
9 3 (0.39%) Online Games
10 2 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.26%) FMCG
10 2 (0.26%) Animation
10 2 (0.26%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.26%) iDTV
10 2 (0.26%) BBC
10 2 (0.26%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.26%) User Experience
11 1 (0.13%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.85%) Windows
2 8 (1.03%) Windows XP
3 7 (0.90%) Linux
4 6 (0.77%) Android
4 6 (0.77%) UNIX
4 6 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (53.40%) Project Management
2 409 (52.50%) PRINCE2
3 196 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (8.73%) Scrum
6 59 (7.57%) Waterfall
7 58 (7.45%) ITIL
8 57 (7.32%) PRINCE
9 56 (7.19%) Change Management
10 55 (7.06%) Software Delivery
11 52 (6.68%) Project Planning
12 50 (6.42%) Risk Management
13 49 (6.29%) Matrix Management
14 47 (6.03%) Mentoring
15 42 (5.39%) E-Commerce
16 36 (4.62%) Change Control
17 35 (4.49%) ERP
18 32 (4.11%) People Management
19 30 (3.85%) Supplier Management
20 29 (3.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.11%) Java
2 18 (2.31%) SQL
3 13 (1.67%) C#
4 8 (1.03%) C++
5 7 (0.90%) C
6 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.26%) VBScript
7 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.13%) Python
8 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 107 (13.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 99 (12.71%) Degree
3 72 (9.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 55 (7.06%) Security Cleared
5 49 (6.29%) PMI Certification
6 48 (6.16%) SC Cleared
7 38 (4.88%) PMP
8 16 (2.05%) APMP
9 8 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.64%) ISEB
12 3 (0.39%) PhD
13 1 (0.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.57%) QA
2 9 (1.16%) ISO 9000
3 7 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.64%) SLA
5 4 (0.51%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.26%) XenApp
3 2 (0.26%) XenServer
4 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (13.35%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.98%) SAP
3 26 (3.34%) Oracle
4 23 (2.95%) VMware
5 11 (1.41%) Citrix
6 7 (0.90%) Avaya
6 7 (0.90%) Cisco
7 6 (0.77%) Juniper
8 5 (0.64%) Mitel
8 5 (0.64%) Remedy
8 5 (0.64%) Planview
9 4 (0.51%) Capita
9 4 (0.51%) Nortel
10 3 (0.39%) BT
10 3 (0.39%) Teradata
10 3 (0.39%) CA
10 3 (0.39%) IBM
10 3 (0.39%) Sybase
11 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.26%) Fidessa
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