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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 45 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5959 5359 5927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.39% 4.97% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 5.25% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4878 4290 5055
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,600
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 5577 £52,500 - 582
London +3 2340 £57,500 - 230
South East +5 1085 £52,000 +4.00% 98
City of London +13 640 £60,000 - 82
North West +25 445 £47,500 +5.55% 58
East of England +23 442 £51,750 +8.94% 36
Yorkshire -9 403 £45,000 -10.00% 48
West Midlands +17 322 £50,000 +11.11% 35
West Yorkshire -12 317 £45,000 -10.00% 35
South West +24 298 £50,000 - 39
Berkshire +16 292 £55,000 +10.00% 21
Manchester +15 250 £47,500 +6.74% 34
Leeds -8 232 £42,500 -15.00% 26
Surrey +1 229 £53,500 - 21
Scotland -3 175 £52,500 +2.94% 24
Hampshire -15 157 £47,500 +5.55% 18
East Midlands +11 153 £45,000 -5.26% 24
Hertfordshire +15 150 £55,000 +15.78% 11
Birmingham 0 147 £55,000 +25.00% 13
Buckinghamshire +16 131 £55,000 +15.78% 11
Reading +18 126 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Essex +16 116 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Cheshire +31 99 £47,500 - 11
Bristol +8 95 £47,500 -11.62% 5
Edinburgh -4 89 £57,500 +9.52% 12
Cambridgeshire +5 88 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Wales +40 84 £47,500 -9.52% 10
Kent +34 81 £48,750 -11.36% 3
South Wales +35 79 £46,750 -10.95% 9
Wiltshire +14 79 £52,500 +0.96% 12

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7397 (63.48%) Project Management
2 5224 (44.83%) PRINCE2
3 3988 (34.23%) Finance
4 3514 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
5 2275 (19.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 1306 (11.21%) Degree
7 1293 (11.10%) Scrum
8 1229 (10.55%) Microsoft
9 1172 (10.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1171 (10.05%) MS Project
11 1141 (9.79%) PMI Certification
12 1030 (8.84%) Waterfall
13 967 (8.30%) Retail
14 929 (7.97%) MS Excel
15 918 (7.88%) E-Commerce
16 900 (7.72%) Banking
17 895 (7.68%) Change Management
18 870 (7.47%) Telecoms
19 815 (6.99%) PMP
20 812 (6.97%) ITIL
21 766 (6.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 713 (6.12%) Risk Management
23 670 (5.75%) Marketing
24 667 (5.72%) Project Planning
25 657 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
26 635 (5.45%) Business Analysis
27 613 (5.26%) CRM
28 599 (5.14%) PRINCE
29 594 (5.10%) Oracle
30 567 (4.87%) SAP

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 357 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 179 (1.54%) CMS
3 80 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 74 (0.64%) Lync
5 70 (0.60%) MS Project Server
6 56 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 53 (0.45%) Drupal
8 40 (0.34%) Confluence
9 33 (0.28%) Umbraco
10 30 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
11 28 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 27 (0.23%) SAS
13 25 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 22 (0.19%) Apache
15 20 (0.17%) IIS
16 16 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (0.14%) WordPress
17 15 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
18 12 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1171 (10.05%) MS Project
2 929 (7.97%) MS Excel
3 561 (4.81%) MS Office
4 251 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 226 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.14%) Niku Workbench
8 12 (0.10%) Open Workbench
9 10 (0.086%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.017%) InDesign
10 2 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.017%) Mingle
10 2 (0.017%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.009%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.009%) InCopy
11 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.009%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.009%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 145 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 94 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 81 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 60 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 41 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 40 (0.34%) Magento
7 33 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 32 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
9 27 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 27 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 27 (0.23%) SAP FI
9 27 (0.23%) Agresso
10 26 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
11 24 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
12 16 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
13 14 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 14 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
14 13 (0.11%) SAP CRM
15 12 (0.10%) SAP BPC
16 11 (0.094%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 270 (2.32%) SaaS
2 65 (0.56%) Office 365
3 44 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 42 (0.36%) Basecamp
5 18 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.051%) PaaS
7 6 (0.051%) IaaS
8 5 (0.043%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.043%) GitHub
9 2 (0.017%) Trello
10 1 (0.009%) Taleo
10 1 (0.009%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 245 (2.10%) WAN
2 196 (1.68%) Internet
3 167 (1.43%) LAN
4 105 (0.90%) Firewall
5 90 (0.77%) Unified Communications
6 89 (0.76%) Wireless
7 85 (0.73%) SAN
8 71 (0.61%) Intranet
9 61 (0.52%) MPLS
10 59 (0.51%) VoIP
11 47 (0.40%) IP Telephony
12 42 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
13 40 (0.34%) VPN
14 34 (0.29%) 3G
14 34 (0.29%) Network Security
15 31 (0.27%) Extranet
16 30 (0.26%) 4G
17 28 (0.24%) DNS
18 25 (0.21%) 2G
19 17 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 174 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (0.50%) Relational Database
4 48 (0.41%) Big Data
5 42 (0.36%) MySQL
6 32 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (0.25%) DataStage
8 26 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (0.22%) Oracle Database
9 22 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.15%) SAP BI
11 17 (0.15%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.14%) SAP BW
13 15 (0.13%) Data Mining
13 15 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.12%) Data Mart
15 13 (0.11%) Oracle BI EE
16 12 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 217 (1.86%) JIRA
2 38 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.14%) Cucumber
4 10 (0.086%) Subversion
5 9 (0.077%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.069%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.060%) Bugzilla
8 6 (0.051%) PowerBuilder
8 6 (0.051%) Maven
8 6 (0.051%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.051%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.051%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.043%) Calabash
10 4 (0.034%) Redmine
10 4 (0.034%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.034%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.026%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.026%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.026%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.017%) Hudson
General
1 3988 (34.23%) Finance
2 967 (8.30%) Retail
3 900 (7.72%) Banking
4 870 (7.47%) Telecoms
5 670 (5.75%) Marketing
6 328 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 288 (2.47%) Legal
8 230 (1.97%) Advertising
9 224 (1.92%) Games
10 206 (1.77%) Billing
11 171 (1.47%) Publishing
12 170 (1.46%) Investment Banking
13 167 (1.43%) Law
14 125 (1.07%) Back Office
15 121 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
16 92 (0.79%) Automotive
17 90 (0.77%) Front Office
18 89 (0.76%) Retail Banking
19 78 (0.67%) Electronics
20 68 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (3.90%) .NET
2 229 (1.97%) HTML
3 133 (1.14%) CSS
4 87 (0.75%) XML
5 73 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 65 (0.56%) J2EE
7 61 (0.52%) Web Services
8 60 (0.51%) Middleware
9 56 (0.48%) HTML5
10 45 (0.39%) .NET Framework
11 33 (0.28%) EDI
12 28 (0.24%) Velocity
13 24 (0.21%) jQuery
14 23 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
15 22 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
16 17 (0.15%) Java EE
17 14 (0.12%) CSS3
18 13 (0.11%) Apache Flex
18 13 (0.11%) WCF
19 12 (0.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 657 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 512 (4.39%) PMI
3 299 (2.57%) User Experience
4 292 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 231 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 177 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 153 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 141 (1.21%) Social Media
9 135 (1.16%) Digital Media
10 112 (0.96%) EPoS
10 112 (0.96%) NHS
11 109 (0.94%) Derivative
12 103 (0.88%) FMCG
13 99 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 68 (0.58%) Fixed Income
15 67 (0.58%) Equities
16 46 (0.39%) Open Source
17 45 (0.39%) Data Integration
17 45 (0.39%) Client/Server
17 45 (0.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 333 (2.86%) Windows
2 109 (0.94%) UNIX
3 92 (0.79%) Linux
4 76 (0.65%) Android
4 76 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 47 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 42 (0.36%) Solaris
7 31 (0.27%) Windows 8
8 24 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 18 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
12 12 (0.10%) AIX
13 7 (0.060%) HPUX
13 7 (0.060%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.034%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.017%) VMS
15 2 (0.017%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.009%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7397 (63.48%) Project Management
2 5224 (44.83%) PRINCE2
3 3514 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
4 2275 (19.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1293 (11.10%) Scrum
6 1030 (8.84%) Waterfall
7 918 (7.88%) E-Commerce
8 895 (7.68%) Change Management
9 812 (6.97%) ITIL
10 713 (6.12%) Risk Management
11 667 (5.72%) Project Planning
12 635 (5.45%) Business Analysis
13 613 (5.26%) CRM
14 599 (5.14%) PRINCE
15 548 (4.70%) Programme Management
16 503 (4.32%) Matrix Management
17 473 (4.06%) ERP
18 459 (3.94%) Migration
19 445 (3.82%) Change Control
20 398 (3.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 398 (3.42%) SQL
2 386 (3.31%) Java
3 177 (1.52%) C#
4 150 (1.29%) C
5 115 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 67 (0.58%) PHP
7 47 (0.40%) C++
8 31 (0.27%) VBA
9 22 (0.19%) PL/SQL
10 19 (0.16%) Ruby
11 18 (0.15%) Python
12 13 (0.11%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.060%) VB
14 6 (0.051%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.051%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.051%) Lingo
15 3 (0.026%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.026%) Perl
15 3 (0.026%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 2 (0.017%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1306 (11.21%) Degree
2 1172 (10.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1141 (9.79%) PMI Certification
4 815 (6.99%) PMP
5 766 (6.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 383 (3.29%) Security Cleared
7 279 (2.39%) SC Cleared
8 188 (1.61%) APMP
9 133 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 113 (0.97%) ISEB
11 73 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 30 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (0.26%) MAPM
13 27 (0.23%) CCNA
14 24 (0.21%) CCNP
14 24 (0.21%) CISSP
15 22 (0.19%) DV Cleared
16 20 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
17 16 (0.14%) HND
18 15 (0.13%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (3.76%) QA
2 86 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 61 (0.52%) SLA
4 49 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (0.28%) EMIR
6 32 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.23%) Solvency II
8 23 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 21 (0.18%) MiFID
10 19 (0.16%) Basel III
11 18 (0.15%) FATCA
12 17 (0.15%) PCI DSS
13 15 (0.13%) Basel II
13 15 (0.13%) ISO 14001
14 8 (0.069%) COBIT
15 7 (0.060%) ISO 9000
15 7 (0.060%) COSO
15 7 (0.060%) Data Quality
15 7 (0.060%) CRD IV
16 6 (0.051%) AIFMD
System Software
1 111 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.10%) vSphere
4 12 (0.10%) Firmware
5 7 (0.060%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (0.060%) vCloud
5 7 (0.060%) XenApp
6 6 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.051%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.034%) Xen
7 4 (0.034%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.034%) KVM
8 3 (0.026%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.026%) XenServer
8 3 (0.026%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.026%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.017%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.009%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.009%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (0.20%) SCCM
2 16 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.086%) SCOM
4 7 (0.060%) Foglight
5 6 (0.051%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.043%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.034%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.026%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.017%) OpenView
9 2 (0.017%) Control-M
9 2 (0.017%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.009%) Puppet
10 1 (0.009%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.009%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.009%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.009%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.009%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.009%) Salt
10 1 (0.009%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.009%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1229 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 594 (5.10%) Oracle
3 567 (4.87%) SAP
4 217 (1.86%) VMware
5 214 (1.84%) Cisco
6 171 (1.47%) Citrix
7 129 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
8 114 (0.98%) HP
9 104 (0.89%) IBM
10 66 (0.57%) hybris
11 59 (0.51%) Juniper
12 52 (0.45%) NetApp
13 47 (0.40%) Sitecore
14 46 (0.39%) Sage
15 42 (0.36%) F5
16 40 (0.34%) CheckPoint
17 38 (0.33%) JD Edwards
18 36 (0.31%) Avaya
19 35 (0.30%) Informatica
19 35 (0.30%) Google
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Phone, Insurance
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Yoh
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANS
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + unlimited holiday + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + good bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + good bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + c.20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Westek Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
WHSmith
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Salary Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago