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 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 42 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5915 5701 5369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.42% 5.00% 5.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.76% 5.29% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4810 4502 4327
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 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
England +3 5522 £52,500 - 810
London +8 2452 £60,000 +4.34% 355
South East -11 963 £50,000 - 126
City of London +10 514 £65,000 +8.33% 76
East of England +16 443 £53,000 +8.16% 54
Yorkshire +3 412 £45,000 - 51
North West +18 398 £45,000 - 88
West Midlands +18 336 £49,500 +4.21% 51
West Yorkshire +4 299 £47,500 +5.55% 34
Manchester +22 264 £47,500 +4.39% 48
East Midlands +17 257 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Leeds +7 257 £45,000 - 25
Berkshire -6 244 £55,000 - 32
South West -29 232 £47,500 +2.15% 45
Surrey +14 189 £52,500 - 16
Scotland +5 170 £49,000 -6.22% 35
Hampshire -3 160 £45,500 -9.00% 33
Hertfordshire +11 153 £57,500 +15.00% 13
Edinburgh +5 113 £50,000 -4.76% 18
Cambridgeshire +23 112 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Birmingham -1 109 £50,000 - 23
Reading -13 98 £55,000 -4.34% 14
Bristol -24 89 £46,250 +2.77% 20
Nottinghamshire +27 87 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Sussex -19 85 £47,500 -9.52% 7
Buckinghamshire -14 83 £47,500 +14.45% 8
Cheshire +11 81 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Nottingham +42 79 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Northamptonshire +7 77 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Coventry +14 76 £50,000 -10.71% 1

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7463 (63.66%) Project Management
2 5108 (43.57%) PRINCE2
3 4051 (34.55%) Finance
4 3917 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2438 (20.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 1326 (11.31%) Scrum
7 1323 (11.28%) Microsoft
8 1317 (11.23%) Degree
9 1267 (10.81%) PMI Certification
10 1251 (10.67%) Retail
11 1118 (9.54%) MS Project
12 1083 (9.24%) Change Management
13 1066 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1058 (9.02%) Waterfall
15 1007 (8.59%) Banking
16 971 (8.28%) SDLC
17 963 (8.21%) Risk Management
18 922 (7.86%) PMP
19 894 (7.63%) MS Excel
20 893 (7.62%) ITIL
21 863 (7.36%) E-Commerce
22 859 (7.33%) Project Planning
23 759 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
24 755 (6.44%) Data Centre
25 746 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
26 654 (5.58%) Telecoms
27 618 (5.27%) CRM
28 607 (5.18%) Programme Management
29 593 (5.06%) Business Analysis
30 586 (5.00%) Software Delivery

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 338 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 203 (1.73%) CMS
3 94 (0.80%) WebSphere
4 73 (0.62%) Confluence
5 49 (0.42%) Lync
6 46 (0.39%) MS Project Server
7 42 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 35 (0.30%) Drupal
9 25 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
10 22 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (0.19%) WordPress
11 20 (0.17%) IIS
12 19 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (0.15%) Umbraco
14 17 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
14 17 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.14%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.12%) WorkSite
16 14 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1118 (9.54%) MS Project
2 894 (7.63%) MS Excel
3 527 (4.50%) MS Office
4 326 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 244 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 50 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 17 (0.15%) Open Workbench
8 8 (0.068%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.051%) Niku Workbench
9 6 (0.051%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.034%) Mingle
11 3 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.026%) Simulink
11 3 (0.026%) SPSS
12 2 (0.017%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.009%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.009%) InDesign
13 1 (0.009%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.009%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 178 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 50 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 41 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 39 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 39 (0.33%) Magento
6 32 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 29 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 28 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 27 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 27 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 27 (0.23%) SAP SD
10 26 (0.22%) Primavera
11 20 (0.17%) SAP CRM
11 20 (0.17%) SAP SCM
12 18 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
13 17 (0.15%) CA PPM
13 17 (0.15%) Endur
14 15 (0.13%) Agresso
14 15 (0.13%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 227 (1.94%) SaaS
2 96 (0.82%) Office 365
3 49 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.12%) IaaS
7 13 (0.11%) PaaS
8 8 (0.068%) Force.com
8 8 (0.068%) Silverpop
9 5 (0.043%) Taleo
9 5 (0.043%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.034%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.034%) eCircle
10 4 (0.034%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.026%) Trello
11 3 (0.026%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.026%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.017%) Veeva
12 2 (0.017%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.017%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 377 (3.22%) WAN
2 220 (1.88%) LAN
3 127 (1.08%) Internet
3 127 (1.08%) Firewall
4 97 (0.83%) SAN
5 88 (0.75%) VoIP
6 83 (0.71%) Wireless
7 75 (0.64%) Intranet
8 69 (0.59%) Unified Communications
9 52 (0.44%) MPLS
10 51 (0.44%) VPN
11 35 (0.30%) IP Telephony
12 34 (0.29%) Extranet
13 33 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (0.28%) Skype
14 22 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
15 21 (0.18%) DNS
16 20 (0.17%) WLAN
17 17 (0.15%) 4G
17 17 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (1.93%) SQL Server
2 169 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
3 97 (0.83%) Big Data
4 63 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 49 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 36 (0.31%) MySQL
7 35 (0.30%) RDBMS
8 33 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
8 33 (0.28%) SAP BW
9 27 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
11 24 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (0.17%) MS Access
14 17 (0.15%) OLAP
15 16 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.13%) Hadoop
16 15 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
17 13 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 267 (2.28%) JIRA
2 26 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.10%) Hudson
4 12 (0.10%) Subversion
4 12 (0.10%) Ant
5 11 (0.094%) Maven
6 10 (0.085%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.068%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.060%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.051%) YouTrack
9 6 (0.051%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.043%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.034%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.034%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.026%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.026%) LSMW
12 3 (0.026%) JUnit
12 3 (0.026%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.026%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 4051 (34.55%) Finance
2 1251 (10.67%) Retail
3 1007 (8.59%) Banking
4 654 (5.58%) Telecoms
5 532 (4.54%) Marketing
6 314 (2.68%) Legal
7 242 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 214 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 213 (1.82%) Back Office
10 197 (1.68%) Games
11 178 (1.52%) Law
12 134 (1.14%) Billing
13 129 (1.10%) Publishing
14 128 (1.09%) Front Office
15 116 (0.99%) Retail Banking
16 108 (0.92%) Advertising
17 101 (0.86%) Electronics
18 91 (0.78%) Financial Institution
19 85 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
20 72 (0.61%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (3.69%) .NET
2 182 (1.55%) HTML
3 106 (0.90%) CSS
4 100 (0.85%) Web Services
5 86 (0.73%) XML
6 63 (0.54%) J2EE
7 58 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 43 (0.37%) Velocity
9 39 (0.33%) Middleware
10 38 (0.32%) LAMP
11 37 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
12 35 (0.30%) HTML5
13 28 (0.24%) .NET Framework
14 21 (0.18%) SOAP
15 20 (0.17%) WCF
16 16 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (0.13%) SAP PI
18 14 (0.12%) jQuery
18 14 (0.12%) Ajax
19 13 (0.11%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 759 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 755 (6.44%) Data Centre
3 525 (4.48%) PMI
4 214 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 196 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 186 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 184 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 177 (1.51%) User Experience
9 105 (0.90%) EPoS
10 101 (0.86%) FMCG
11 77 (0.66%) Digital Media
12 69 (0.59%) Social Media
13 64 (0.55%) Derivative
14 61 (0.52%) Equities
15 58 (0.49%) NHS
16 55 (0.47%) Fixed Income
17 52 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 49 (0.42%) Mathematics
19 48 (0.41%) DTV
20 39 (0.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 358 (3.05%) Windows
2 116 (0.99%) Linux
3 85 (0.73%) UNIX
4 45 (0.38%) Android
5 43 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (0.32%) Solaris
7 35 (0.30%) Windows XP
8 34 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 33 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 33 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (0.16%) AIX
12 8 (0.068%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.043%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.034%) zOS
14 4 (0.034%) VMS
15 3 (0.026%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.017%) Windows CE
17 1 (0.009%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7463 (63.66%) Project Management
2 5108 (43.57%) PRINCE2
3 3917 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2438 (20.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 1326 (11.31%) Scrum
6 1083 (9.24%) Change Management
7 1058 (9.02%) Waterfall
8 971 (8.28%) SDLC
9 963 (8.21%) Risk Management
10 893 (7.62%) ITIL
11 863 (7.36%) E-Commerce
12 859 (7.33%) Project Planning
13 618 (5.27%) CRM
14 607 (5.18%) Programme Management
15 593 (5.06%) Business Analysis
16 586 (5.00%) Software Delivery
17 500 (4.26%) ERP
18 449 (3.83%) PRINCE
19 448 (3.82%) Change Control
20 415 (3.54%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 372 (3.17%) Java
2 300 (2.56%) SQL
3 180 (1.54%) C#
4 140 (1.19%) C
5 94 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 83 (0.71%) PHP
7 50 (0.43%) C++
8 27 (0.23%) Python
9 18 (0.15%) Ruby
10 17 (0.15%) PL/SQL
11 16 (0.14%) Objective-C
12 13 (0.11%) VBA
13 11 (0.094%) ABAP
13 11 (0.094%) Lingo
14 10 (0.085%) MATLAB
14 10 (0.085%) Perl
15 9 (0.077%) VB
16 8 (0.068%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.060%) R
17 7 (0.060%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1317 (11.23%) Degree
2 1267 (10.81%) PMI Certification
3 1066 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 922 (7.86%) PMP
5 746 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 346 (2.95%) Security Cleared
7 230 (1.96%) APMP
7 230 (1.96%) SC Cleared
8 133 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 130 (1.11%) ISEB
10 59 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 37 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (0.31%) CCNA
13 18 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 17 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (0.15%) HND
15 15 (0.13%) HNC
16 14 (0.12%) APMG
17 10 (0.085%) MCSE
18 9 (0.077%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (2.98%) QA
2 69 (0.59%) SLA
3 68 (0.58%) MiFID
4 65 (0.55%) EMIR
5 56 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 46 (0.39%) PMBOK
6 46 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 39 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 33 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 23 (0.20%) FATCA
10 21 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 20 (0.17%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.094%) COBIT
13 10 (0.085%) Data Quality
14 9 (0.077%) P3O
15 7 (0.060%) TickIT
15 7 (0.060%) COREP
16 6 (0.051%) FINREP
17 5 (0.043%) ISO 14001
18 4 (0.034%) HL7
System Software
1 112 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.25%) XenApp
4 19 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.10%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.085%) Firmware
7 9 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 9 (0.077%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (0.060%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.034%) vSphere
9 4 (0.034%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.026%) RACF
11 2 (0.017%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.017%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.009%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.009%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.009%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.009%) XenServer
12 1 (0.009%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (0.18%) SCCM
2 17 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (0.12%) Tivoli
4 13 (0.11%) SCOM
5 11 (0.094%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (0.085%) Cisco IPCC
7 8 (0.068%) Cisco UCCE
8 5 (0.043%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.034%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.034%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.026%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (0.026%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (0.026%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.017%) MOM
11 2 (0.017%) Puppet
12 1 (0.009%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.009%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.009%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.009%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.009%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1323 (11.28%) Microsoft
2 528 (4.50%) Oracle
3 496 (4.23%) SAP
4 207 (1.77%) Cisco
5 202 (1.72%) VMware
6 119 (1.02%) Citrix
7 100 (0.85%) IBM
8 94 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 89 (0.76%) hybris
10 68 (0.58%) Cognos
10 68 (0.58%) HP
11 51 (0.44%) ATG
12 45 (0.38%) Demandware
13 44 (0.38%) Computacenter
14 38 (0.32%) Sitecore
15 37 (0.32%) EMC
16 36 (0.31%) Google
17 32 (0.27%) Juniper
17 32 (0.27%) JD Edwards
18 31 (0.26%) BT
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 hours ago
Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus Great Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £68,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance, bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + package
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35 000 - £60 000 (+ superb package!!!)
Posted: 8 hours ago