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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 44 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5917 5608 5832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.05% 5.16% 4.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.35% 5.47% 5.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4658 4503 5071
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 22 August 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 +1 5585 £52,500 - 848
London -2 2485 £57,500 -4.16% 364
South East +2 1164 £50,000 - 134
City of London -8 605 £60,000 -6.25% 133
Yorkshire -7 397 £45,000 -5.26% 62
East of England +22 381 £49,000 -2.00% 60
North West +9 360 £45,000 +3.44% 78
Berkshire +7 348 £55,000 +4.76% 29
South West +2 309 £45,000 - 67
West Yorkshire -3 289 £45,000 -5.26% 39
West Midlands -4 269 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Leeds -11 243 £45,000 -5.26% 22
Manchester +5 196 £45,000 +3.44% 41
Scotland -11 166 £52,000 +4.00% 38
East Midlands -3 161 £50,000 +5.26% 35
Surrey -28 161 £50,926 +1.85% 17
Hampshire -11 148 £50,000 +1.01% 31
Reading +4 144 £55,000 +10.00% 11
West Sussex +11 136 £52,500 +10.52% 12
Hertfordshire +6 130 £50,000 -4.76% 25
Bristol +17 123 £45,000 - 27
Birmingham +10 123 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Buckinghamshire 0 109 £41,500 -7.77% 10
Cambridgeshire +13 95 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Edinburgh -1 86 £51,000 +7.36% 20
Milton Keynes +5 83 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Kent +7 82 £52,500 +16.66% 8
Wiltshire -4 82 £52,000 +9.47% 9
Oxfordshire +11 81 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Essex +34 76 £55,000 +28.73% 6

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7592 (61.46%) Project Management
2 5257 (42.56%) PRINCE2
3 4222 (34.18%) Finance
4 2328 (18.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1920 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
6 1541 (12.47%) Scrum
7 1271 (10.29%) Degree
8 1267 (10.26%) Retail
9 1226 (9.92%) Microsoft
10 1193 (9.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1162 (9.41%) MS Project
12 1052 (8.52%) E-Commerce
13 1025 (8.30%) PMI Certification
14 962 (7.79%) MS Excel
15 941 (7.62%) Banking
16 908 (7.35%) Waterfall
17 881 (7.13%) Telecoms
18 862 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 848 (6.86%) Change Management
20 841 (6.81%) Business Analysis
21 836 (6.77%) Risk Management
22 786 (6.36%) ITIL
23 748 (6.06%) PMP
24 732 (5.93%) Marketing
25 690 (5.59%) Project Planning
26 686 (5.55%) CRM
27 645 (5.22%) Programme Management
28 622 (5.04%) PRINCE
29 612 (4.95%) .NET
30 604 (4.89%) MS Office

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 381 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 240 (1.94%) CMS
3 87 (0.70%) Drupal
4 66 (0.53%) MS Project Server
5 55 (0.45%) Lync
6 47 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 46 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 43 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 27 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 25 (0.20%) IIS
11 24 (0.19%) Apache
11 24 (0.19%) SAS
12 21 (0.17%) Umbraco
12 21 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 20 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
14 19 (0.15%) WordPress
15 18 (0.15%) Confluence
16 16 (0.13%) Adobe CQ
17 15 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
18 14 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1162 (9.41%) MS Project
2 962 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 604 (4.89%) MS Office
4 305 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 222 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 33 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.12%) InDesign
9 12 (0.097%) Mingle
10 11 (0.089%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (0.040%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.032%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.032%) SPSS
13 3 (0.024%) FastStats
14 1 (0.008%) Stata
14 1 (0.008%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.008%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.008%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.008%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 154 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 106 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 61 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 58 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 56 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 54 (0.44%) Magento
7 40 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 32 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 26 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
10 25 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 25 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
10 25 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 25 (0.20%) SAP CO
11 24 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 23 (0.19%) Agresso
13 21 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
14 20 (0.16%) SAP Business One
15 18 (0.15%) Maximo
16 17 (0.14%) SAP HR
16 17 (0.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 223 (1.81%) SaaS
2 35 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
2 35 (0.28%) Basecamp
3 32 (0.26%) Office 365
4 19 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
6 13 (0.11%) Taleo
7 11 (0.089%) PaaS
8 9 (0.073%) IaaS
9 7 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (0.032%) Trello
10 4 (0.032%) GitHub
11 2 (0.016%) Force.com
12 1 (0.008%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.008%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.008%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 235 (1.90%) Internet
2 225 (1.82%) WAN
3 147 (1.19%) LAN
4 107 (0.87%) SAN
5 94 (0.76%) Unified Communications
6 81 (0.66%) Firewall
7 78 (0.63%) Wireless
8 75 (0.61%) Intranet
9 55 (0.45%) IP Telephony
10 51 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 44 (0.36%) MPLS
12 36 (0.29%) VoIP
13 31 (0.25%) Network Security
14 24 (0.19%) HTTP
15 22 (0.18%) Cisco IPT
16 21 (0.17%) 3G
17 20 (0.16%) NAS
18 18 (0.15%) TCP/IP
19 17 (0.14%) Broadband
20 15 (0.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 160 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 93 (0.75%) MySQL
4 56 (0.45%) Big Data
5 49 (0.40%) QlikView
6 48 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 40 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 36 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 33 (0.27%) Spotfire
10 31 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (0.25%) Relational Database
11 28 (0.23%) NoSQL
12 23 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (0.17%) Data Mining
14 19 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (0.14%) EDRMS
15 17 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
16 16 (0.13%) Data Mart
17 15 (0.12%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 284 (2.30%) JIRA
2 27 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.12%) Bugzilla
3 15 (0.12%) Cucumber
4 10 (0.081%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.073%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.057%) Subversion
6 7 (0.057%) Axure RP
7 6 (0.049%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.049%) FogBugz
8 5 (0.040%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.040%) Ant
8 5 (0.040%) LSMW
8 5 (0.040%) Maven
8 5 (0.040%) Redmine
8 5 (0.040%) Calabash
9 4 (0.032%) RequisitePro
9 4 (0.032%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.032%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.024%) Rational Rose
General
1 4222 (34.18%) Finance
2 1267 (10.26%) Retail
3 941 (7.62%) Banking
4 881 (7.13%) Telecoms
5 732 (5.93%) Marketing
6 290 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 289 (2.34%) Advertising
8 281 (2.27%) Publishing
8 281 (2.27%) Legal
9 232 (1.88%) Law
9 232 (1.88%) Investment Banking
10 218 (1.76%) Games
11 184 (1.49%) Back Office
12 136 (1.10%) Billing
13 133 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 113 (0.91%) Front Office
14 113 (0.91%) Retail Banking
15 103 (0.83%) Automotive
16 97 (0.79%) Financial Institution
17 73 (0.59%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 612 (4.95%) .NET
2 304 (2.46%) HTML
3 198 (1.60%) CSS
4 136 (1.10%) XML
5 94 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 89 (0.72%) J2EE
7 78 (0.63%) Web Services
8 76 (0.62%) HTML5
9 54 (0.44%) .NET Framework
10 51 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
11 50 (0.40%) jQuery
12 49 (0.40%) Middleware
13 39 (0.32%) LAMP
14 34 (0.28%) Velocity
15 23 (0.19%) Ajax
16 21 (0.17%) XHTML
17 20 (0.16%) EDI
18 18 (0.15%) COM
19 17 (0.14%) SOAP
19 17 (0.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 451 (3.65%) PMI
2 328 (2.66%) Management Information System
3 244 (1.98%) Mobile App
4 200 (1.62%) Social Media
5 197 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 182 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 158 (1.28%) Digital Media
8 125 (1.01%) FMCG
9 113 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 100 (0.81%) NHS
11 94 (0.76%) Derivative
12 88 (0.71%) EPoS
12 88 (0.71%) E-Learning
13 68 (0.55%) Credit Risk
14 66 (0.53%) Equities
15 56 (0.45%) Open Source
16 55 (0.45%) Fixed Income
17 45 (0.36%) Data Integration
18 44 (0.36%) Life Science
19 41 (0.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 359 (2.91%) Windows
2 163 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 136 (1.10%) Android
4 135 (1.09%) UNIX
5 123 (1.00%) Linux
6 57 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 41 (0.33%) Solaris
8 29 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 29 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.057%) AIX
11 7 (0.057%) VMS
12 6 (0.049%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.032%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.032%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.032%) HPUX
13 4 (0.032%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.024%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.016%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7592 (61.46%) Project Management
2 5257 (42.56%) PRINCE2
3 2328 (18.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1920 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
5 1541 (12.47%) Scrum
6 1052 (8.52%) E-Commerce
7 908 (7.35%) Waterfall
8 848 (6.86%) Change Management
9 841 (6.81%) Business Analysis
10 836 (6.77%) Risk Management
11 786 (6.36%) ITIL
12 690 (5.59%) Project Planning
13 686 (5.55%) CRM
14 645 (5.22%) Programme Management
15 622 (5.04%) PRINCE
16 523 (4.23%) Migration
17 511 (4.14%) Matrix Management
18 493 (3.99%) ERP
19 475 (3.85%) Change Control
20 383 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 460 (3.72%) Java
2 425 (3.44%) SQL
3 295 (2.39%) C#
4 171 (1.38%) PHP
5 158 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 141 (1.14%) C
7 87 (0.70%) C++
8 32 (0.26%) Perl
9 23 (0.19%) VBA
10 21 (0.17%) PL/SQL
10 21 (0.17%) Objective-C
11 18 (0.15%) Ruby
11 18 (0.15%) VB
11 18 (0.15%) VB.NET
12 14 (0.11%) T-SQL
12 14 (0.11%) PowerHouse
13 12 (0.097%) Groovy
14 11 (0.089%) VBScript
15 9 (0.073%) Scala
16 7 (0.057%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1271 (10.29%) Degree
2 1193 (9.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1025 (8.30%) PMI Certification
4 862 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 748 (6.06%) PMP
6 475 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 382 (3.09%) SC Cleared
8 185 (1.50%) APMP
9 115 (0.93%) ISEB
10 90 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
11 49 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
12 27 (0.22%) DV Cleared
13 21 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 18 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.13%) ACCA
16 15 (0.12%) CCNP
17 14 (0.11%) CCNA
17 14 (0.11%) CIMA
18 11 (0.089%) HND
18 11 (0.089%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 511 (4.14%) QA
2 120 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 74 (0.60%) SLA
4 64 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 48 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.23%) EMIR
7 28 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 28 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 20 (0.16%) Solvency II
9 20 (0.16%) Basel III
10 14 (0.11%) COREP
10 14 (0.11%) TickIT
11 13 (0.11%) COBIT
12 11 (0.089%) Basel II
12 11 (0.089%) ISO 14001
12 11 (0.089%) MiFID
13 10 (0.081%) GCP
14 8 (0.065%) FINREP
14 8 (0.065%) CRD IV
System Software
1 101 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 34 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.097%) vSphere
5 8 (0.065%) Xen
6 6 (0.049%) VMware Server
6 6 (0.049%) NFS
7 5 (0.040%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.032%) XenApp
8 4 (0.032%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (0.032%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.024%) vCloud
9 3 (0.024%) GPFS
10 2 (0.016%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.016%) KVM
10 2 (0.016%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.008%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.008%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.008%) Squid
Systems Management
1 53 (0.43%) SCCM
2 19 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (0.15%) SCOM
4 10 (0.081%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.049%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (0.032%) SAP Afaria
6 4 (0.032%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.024%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.024%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.016%) Puppet
8 2 (0.016%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.016%) OpenView
8 2 (0.016%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.008%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.008%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1226 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 578 (4.68%) Oracle
3 472 (3.82%) SAP
4 215 (1.74%) Cisco
5 199 (1.61%) VMware
6 183 (1.48%) Citrix
7 162 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 135 (1.09%) IBM
9 97 (0.79%) HP
10 94 (0.76%) Fujitsu
11 85 (0.69%) Google
12 81 (0.66%) hybris
13 66 (0.53%) Sitecore
14 60 (0.49%) Sage
15 53 (0.43%) Facebook
16 49 (0.40%) Adobe
17 47 (0.38%) Juniper
18 46 (0.37%) EPiServer
19 43 (0.35%) Business Objects
20 42 (0.34%) JD Edwards
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Level 3
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Salt
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Gym, Parking subs, Flexi time, bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South Wales
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K + Car + 20% Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K + Bonus + Car + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Car
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + package/bonus/pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago