The table below looks at the statistics for the Project Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 44 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5674 6455 5229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.31% 5.50% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.62% 5.81% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4614 5256 4319
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,294
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Project Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Project Manager within the UK.

Project Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Project Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Project Manager over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Project Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Project Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
England -1 5307 £52,500 +2.94% 871
London -5 2144 £57,500 -4.16% 359
South East -5 1131 £52,500 +5.00% 164
City of London +2 459 £62,500 +4.16% 121
Yorkshire +7 458 £45,000 - 57
East of England +29 434 £52,500 +5.00% 58
West Midlands -1 383 £50,000 +0.50% 43
North West +4 355 £45,000 - 96
West Yorkshire +6 322 £45,000 - 36
Berkshire +2 307 £57,500 +4.54% 35
South West -7 256 £47,500 - 52
Leeds +4 241 £46,000 +2.22% 22
Surrey -15 200 £55,000 +10.00% 30
East Midlands +6 179 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Scotland +7 163 £50,000 +5.26% 26
Manchester -3 162 £45,000 - 38
Reading +5 158 £55,000 +11.11% 19
Hampshire +5 151 £46,000 +2.22% 23
Hertfordshire +16 141 £60,000 +20.00% 14
Birmingham -7 136 £55,000 - 21
Buckinghamshire -12 120 £50,000 - 11
Cambridgeshire +28 115 £50,000 -0.99% 13
Bristol +12 112 £50,000 +1.01% 17
West Sussex 0 111 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Cheshire +11 103 £45,000 - 27
Edinburgh +7 99 £50,000 - 10
Nottinghamshire +27 92 £52,500 +16.66% 9
Essex -1 89 £50,000 -16.66% 10
Oxfordshire +12 88 £47,500 +5.55% 21
Nottingham +18 87 £51,250 +13.88% 8

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 7167 (61.98%) Project Management
2 5108 (44.18%) PRINCE2
3 4096 (35.42%) Finance
4 3718 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
5 2391 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 1377 (11.91%) Microsoft
7 1315 (11.37%) Scrum
8 1233 (10.66%) Degree
9 1152 (9.96%) PMI Certification
10 1147 (9.92%) Retail
11 1138 (9.84%) MS Project
12 1111 (9.61%) Waterfall
13 1032 (8.93%) Banking
14 1018 (8.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 998 (8.63%) MS Excel
16 913 (7.90%) Change Management
17 895 (7.74%) ITIL
18 873 (7.55%) E-Commerce
19 822 (7.11%) PMP
20 813 (7.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 802 (6.94%) Risk Management
22 786 (6.80%) Telecoms
23 744 (6.43%) Project Planning
24 707 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
25 664 (5.74%) CRM
26 630 (5.45%) Business Analysis
27 593 (5.13%) PRINCE
28 562 (4.86%) Software Delivery
29 557 (4.82%) Oracle
30 525 (4.54%) SAP

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 361 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 175 (1.51%) CMS
3 88 (0.76%) Lync
4 79 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 53 (0.46%) Confluence
6 48 (0.42%) Drupal
7 45 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 43 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 36 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 27 (0.23%) MS Project Server
11 26 (0.22%) WorkSite
11 26 (0.22%) IIS
12 23 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 22 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
14 21 (0.18%) SAS
14 21 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
15 17 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 13 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1138 (9.84%) MS Project
2 998 (8.63%) MS Excel
3 523 (4.52%) MS Office
4 293 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 260 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 49 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 10 (0.086%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.035%) Mingle
9 4 (0.035%) Niku Workbench
10 3 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.017%) Windchill
12 1 (0.009%) SPSS
12 1 (0.009%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.009%) InDesign
12 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.009%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 193 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 55 (0.48%) SAP FI
4 47 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 47 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 40 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 33 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 31 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 28 (0.24%) Magento
10 23 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
10 23 (0.20%) Primavera
11 22 (0.19%) SAP SD
12 19 (0.16%) SAP CRM
12 19 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
13 16 (0.14%) Markit EDM
13 16 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
13 16 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
14 15 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
14 15 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 294 (2.54%) SaaS
2 138 (1.19%) Office 365
3 80 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.086%) Basecamp
7 9 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
7 9 (0.078%) Silverpop
7 9 (0.078%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.069%) PaaS
9 7 (0.061%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.052%) Taleo
11 4 (0.035%) Force.com
11 4 (0.035%) iPaaS
11 4 (0.035%) eCircle
11 4 (0.035%) MailChimp
12 3 (0.026%) FinancialForce.com
12 3 (0.026%) IaaS
13 2 (0.017%) Veeva
13 2 (0.017%) Cloud Coach
Communications & Networking
1 278 (2.40%) WAN
2 182 (1.57%) LAN
3 143 (1.24%) Internet
4 124 (1.07%) Firewall
5 96 (0.83%) Intranet
6 91 (0.79%) Wireless
7 85 (0.74%) SAN
8 65 (0.56%) Unified Communications
9 63 (0.54%) VoIP
10 47 (0.41%) Extranet
11 40 (0.35%) VPN
12 37 (0.32%) IP Telephony
13 36 (0.31%) MPLS
14 23 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (0.20%) Structured Cabling
15 21 (0.18%) Network Security
16 16 (0.14%) WLAN
16 16 (0.14%) PBX
17 15 (0.13%) 3G
18 14 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (2.18%) SQL Server
2 191 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (0.60%) Big Data
4 55 (0.48%) Relational Database
5 41 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 29 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (0.24%) RDBMS
9 27 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
10 24 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (0.20%) DataStage
12 22 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
13 21 (0.18%) QlikView
14 20 (0.17%) Hadoop
15 19 (0.16%) SAP BW
15 19 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
17 16 (0.14%) MySQL
18 15 (0.13%) OLAP
18 15 (0.13%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 242 (2.09%) JIRA
2 26 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.13%) Subversion
4 11 (0.095%) Hudson
5 9 (0.078%) Axure RP
6 8 (0.069%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.069%) Maven
6 8 (0.069%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.061%) YouTrack
8 6 (0.052%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.052%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.043%) Ant
9 5 (0.043%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.043%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.035%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.035%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.035%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.035%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.017%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 2 (0.017%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4096 (35.42%) Finance
2 1147 (9.92%) Retail
3 1032 (8.93%) Banking
4 786 (6.80%) Telecoms
5 523 (4.52%) Marketing
6 284 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 266 (2.30%) Legal
8 203 (1.76%) Billing
9 189 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 183 (1.58%) Games
11 177 (1.53%) Law
12 176 (1.52%) Advertising
13 149 (1.29%) Publishing
14 147 (1.27%) Back Office
15 95 (0.82%) Electronics
16 77 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 77 (0.67%) Retail Banking
17 76 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
18 70 (0.61%) Front Office
19 57 (0.49%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 441 (3.81%) .NET
2 163 (1.41%) HTML
3 106 (0.92%) CSS
4 82 (0.71%) XML
5 78 (0.67%) Web Services
6 62 (0.54%) J2EE
7 46 (0.40%) Velocity
8 44 (0.38%) Apache Flex
9 40 (0.35%) ASP.NET
10 39 (0.34%) HTML5
11 38 (0.33%) Middleware
12 30 (0.26%) .NET Framework
13 23 (0.20%) Flash
13 23 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
14 21 (0.18%) SOAP
15 18 (0.16%) EDI
16 16 (0.14%) Ajax
17 15 (0.13%) LAMP
17 15 (0.13%) WebCenter
18 14 (0.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 707 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 496 (4.29%) PMI
3 246 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 215 (1.86%) Mobile App
5 209 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 179 (1.55%) User Experience
7 158 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 106 (0.92%) EPoS
9 100 (0.86%) FMCG
10 93 (0.80%) Digital Media
11 91 (0.79%) NHS
12 71 (0.61%) Social Media
13 68 (0.59%) Derivative
14 56 (0.48%) Equities
15 50 (0.43%) Open Source
16 48 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 42 (0.36%) Client/Server
18 41 (0.35%) Fixed Income
19 39 (0.34%) Life Science
20 38 (0.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 407 (3.52%) Windows
2 109 (0.94%) Linux
3 89 (0.77%) UNIX
4 53 (0.46%) Windows 7
5 49 (0.42%) Android
6 47 (0.41%) Windows XP
7 42 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 30 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (0.25%) Solaris
10 29 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.095%) AIX
13 8 (0.069%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.043%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.017%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.017%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.009%) zOS
16 1 (0.009%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7167 (61.98%) Project Management
2 5108 (44.18%) PRINCE2
3 3718 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
4 2391 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 1315 (11.37%) Scrum
6 1111 (9.61%) Waterfall
7 913 (7.90%) Change Management
8 895 (7.74%) ITIL
9 873 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 802 (6.94%) Risk Management
11 744 (6.43%) Project Planning
12 664 (5.74%) CRM
13 630 (5.45%) Business Analysis
14 593 (5.13%) PRINCE
15 562 (4.86%) Software Delivery
16 522 (4.51%) Programme Management
17 484 (4.19%) Resource Management
18 483 (4.18%) Change Control
19 476 (4.12%) ERP
20 421 (3.64%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 415 (3.59%) Java
2 324 (2.80%) SQL
3 190 (1.64%) C#
4 143 (1.24%) C
5 90 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 52 (0.45%) PHP
7 48 (0.42%) C++
8 34 (0.29%) Python
9 22 (0.19%) PL/SQL
10 18 (0.16%) VBA
11 16 (0.14%) Objective-C
12 15 (0.13%) Ruby
12 15 (0.13%) R
13 9 (0.078%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.061%) VB
14 7 (0.061%) XQuery
14 7 (0.061%) XPath
15 6 (0.052%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.043%) ABAP
16 5 (0.043%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1233 (10.66%) Degree
2 1152 (9.96%) PMI Certification
3 1018 (8.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 822 (7.11%) PMP
5 813 (7.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 423 (3.66%) Security Cleared
7 318 (2.75%) SC Cleared
8 158 (1.37%) APMP
9 101 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 92 (0.80%) ISEB
11 63 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 32 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (0.23%) CCNA
14 26 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 12 (0.10%) MBA
17 12 (0.10%) HND
18 11 (0.095%) SAP Certification
18 11 (0.095%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (3.23%) QA
2 78 (0.67%) SLA
3 60 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 42 (0.36%) PMBOK
5 41 (0.35%) EMIR
6 40 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 29 (0.25%) MiFID
9 26 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
10 25 (0.22%) FATCA
11 14 (0.12%) ISO 9000
12 13 (0.11%) ISO 14001
12 13 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 11 (0.095%) Basel II
14 7 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.061%) AIFMD
14 7 (0.061%) Basel III
14 7 (0.061%) Data Quality
15 6 (0.052%) COREP
15 6 (0.052%) COBIT
System Software
1 148 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 46 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.19%) XenApp
5 13 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
6 12 (0.10%) ISA Server
7 9 (0.078%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.069%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.043%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.035%) XenServer
11 3 (0.026%) vSphere
11 3 (0.026%) IAG
12 2 (0.017%) vCloud
12 2 (0.017%) Varnish
12 2 (0.017%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.017%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.017%) Firmware
13 1 (0.009%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.009%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (0.22%) SCCM
2 21 (0.18%) SCOM
3 9 (0.078%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (0.069%) Cisco IPCC
4 8 (0.069%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.061%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.052%) Cisco UCCE
6 6 (0.052%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.035%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.035%) Puppet
7 4 (0.035%) Salt
7 4 (0.035%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.009%) OpenView
8 1 (0.009%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.009%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.009%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.009%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.009%) WSUS
8 1 (0.009%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 1377 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 557 (4.82%) Oracle
3 525 (4.54%) SAP
4 235 (2.03%) VMware
5 190 (1.64%) Cisco
6 146 (1.26%) Citrix
7 109 (0.94%) IBM
8 99 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
9 80 (0.69%) HP
10 75 (0.65%) hybris
11 59 (0.51%) Cognos
12 52 (0.45%) ATG
13 44 (0.38%) Juniper
13 44 (0.38%) Demandware
14 41 (0.35%) JD Edwards
15 40 (0.35%) Sage
16 37 (0.32%) NetApp
17 33 (0.29%) Capita
18 31 (0.27%) Informatica
19 30 (0.26%) Avaya
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, BUPA membership
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
set2recruit
Salary: DOE + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
York, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
AMsource Technology Limited
Salary: outstanding benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Transport For London (TFL)
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
North West London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 55k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70k - 100k+
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70k - £150k
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
PAW Associates
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
PAW Associates
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum £54-£60k +Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago