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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 46 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5700 5435 5783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.06% 5.09% 4.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 5.40% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4520 4401 4952
Average salary £52,500 £51,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.94% -6.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.06%

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 0 5365 £52,500 - 837
London -1 2306 £57,500 -4.16% 341
South East +2 1126 £50,000 +1.01% 153
City of London -5 549 £60,000 -7.69% 117
Yorkshire -1 415 £45,000 - 59
North West +11 360 £45,000 +3.44% 77
East of England +19 354 £50,000 +3.84% 60
South West -1 312 £47,000 +4.44% 56
West Yorkshire -5 303 £45,000 -3.22% 36
Berkshire +7 296 £57,500 +15.00% 32
West Midlands -12 267 £50,000 +5.26% 54
Leeds -2 263 £45,000 -5.26% 19
Manchester +1 187 £45,000 +2.85% 38
Surrey -19 172 £52,500 +2.94% 30
Scotland +2 171 £52,750 +5.50% 29
East Midlands +1 169 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Hampshire -2 156 £50,000 - 30
West Sussex +10 141 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Birmingham -2 134 £50,000 +14.28% 23
Reading +13 129 £61,500 +23.00% 12
Hertfordshire +10 113 £52,500 +10.52% 15
Bristol +12 109 £45,000 -5.26% 18
Buckinghamshire +9 104 £41,500 -7.77% 9
Edinburgh -2 93 £54,500 +12.95% 17
Cambridgeshire +8 90 £47,500 -5.00% 24
Kent +22 89 £52,500 +12.29% 15
Wiltshire +2 88 £51,750 +8.94% 14
Milton Keynes +11 79 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Oxfordshire +5 78 £50,000 +14.94% 12
Essex +34 77 £53,750 +19.44% 12

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7602 (62.06%) Project Management
2 5257 (42.92%) PRINCE2
3 4202 (34.30%) Finance
4 3789 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
5 2337 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 1513 (12.35%) Scrum
7 1280 (10.45%) Degree
8 1246 (10.17%) Retail
9 1217 (9.94%) Microsoft
10 1187 (9.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1164 (9.50%) MS Project
12 1056 (8.62%) PMI Certification
13 1035 (8.45%) E-Commerce
14 949 (7.75%) MS Excel
15 930 (7.59%) Waterfall
16 922 (7.53%) Banking
17 875 (7.14%) Risk Management
18 863 (7.05%) Change Management
19 848 (6.92%) Telecoms
20 844 (6.89%) Business Analysis
21 822 (6.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 802 (6.55%) ITIL
23 779 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
24 770 (6.29%) PMP
25 723 (5.90%) Marketing
26 691 (5.64%) Project Planning
27 687 (5.61%) CRM
28 630 (5.14%) Programme Management
29 627 (5.12%) MS Office
30 610 (4.98%) PRINCE

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 361 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 234 (1.91%) CMS
3 86 (0.70%) Drupal
4 76 (0.62%) MS Project Server
5 55 (0.45%) Lync
6 46 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 44 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 42 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 41 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 32 (0.26%) Confluence
11 26 (0.21%) Apache
12 25 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 21 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
14 20 (0.16%) IIS
15 19 (0.16%) WordPress
16 18 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
16 18 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
17 17 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
18 16 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
19 14 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1164 (9.50%) MS Project
2 949 (7.75%) MS Excel
3 627 (5.12%) MS Office
4 315 (2.57%) MS Visio
5 211 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 33 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.12%) InDesign
9 11 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
10 10 (0.082%) Mingle
11 5 (0.041%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.033%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.024%) FastStats
13 3 (0.024%) SPSS
14 1 (0.008%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.008%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.008%) Stata
14 1 (0.008%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.008%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 162 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 115 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 69 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 68 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 55 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 46 (0.38%) Magento
7 42 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 30 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 26 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
10 24 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 23 (0.19%) Agresso
12 21 (0.17%) SAP CRM
12 21 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
13 20 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
13 20 (0.16%) SAP CO
13 20 (0.16%) SAP FI
14 19 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
14 19 (0.16%) SAP Business One
15 18 (0.15%) Maximo
15 18 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 224 (1.83%) SaaS
2 38 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 31 (0.25%) Office 365
3 31 (0.25%) Basecamp
4 18 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.090%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.090%) PaaS
6 10 (0.082%) Taleo
7 9 (0.073%) IaaS
7 9 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.033%) Trello
8 4 (0.033%) GitHub
9 3 (0.024%) Force.com
10 1 (0.008%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.008%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 240 (1.96%) Internet
2 230 (1.88%) WAN
3 150 (1.22%) LAN
4 97 (0.79%) Unified Communications
5 95 (0.78%) SAN
6 89 (0.73%) Firewall
7 85 (0.69%) Wireless
8 66 (0.54%) Intranet
9 60 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
10 48 (0.39%) IP Telephony
11 43 (0.35%) MPLS
12 42 (0.34%) VoIP
13 33 (0.27%) Network Security
14 28 (0.23%) 3G
15 21 (0.17%) TCP/IP
15 21 (0.17%) 4G
16 20 (0.16%) HTTP
16 20 (0.16%) Cisco IPT
17 17 (0.14%) NAS
18 16 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
2 162 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 87 (0.71%) MySQL
4 55 (0.45%) Big Data
5 44 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 35 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 33 (0.27%) Relational Database
8 31 (0.25%) QlikView
9 29 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 29 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
10 27 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (0.17%) Spotfire
12 19 (0.16%) Data Mining
13 18 (0.15%) Data Mart
13 18 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
14 17 (0.14%) EDRMS
14 17 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (0.13%) NoSQL
16 14 (0.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 285 (2.33%) JIRA
2 27 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (0.17%) Cucumber
4 13 (0.11%) Bugzilla
5 10 (0.082%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.082%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.073%) Subversion
7 8 (0.065%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.049%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.041%) Redmine
9 5 (0.041%) Ant
9 5 (0.041%) Rational Rose
9 5 (0.041%) Maven
9 5 (0.041%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (0.041%) Calabash
10 4 (0.033%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.033%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.033%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.033%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.033%) TeamCity
General
1 4202 (34.30%) Finance
2 1246 (10.17%) Retail
3 922 (7.53%) Banking
4 848 (6.92%) Telecoms
5 723 (5.90%) Marketing
6 292 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 285 (2.33%) Legal
8 284 (2.32%) Publishing
9 275 (2.25%) Advertising
10 239 (1.95%) Games
11 215 (1.76%) Law
12 214 (1.75%) Investment Banking
13 173 (1.41%) Back Office
14 133 (1.09%) Billing
15 125 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
16 111 (0.91%) Front Office
17 108 (0.88%) Retail Banking
18 106 (0.87%) Automotive
19 90 (0.73%) Financial Institution
20 69 (0.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (4.69%) .NET
2 296 (2.42%) HTML
3 191 (1.56%) CSS
4 140 (1.14%) XML
5 91 (0.74%) J2EE
5 91 (0.74%) ASP.NET
6 77 (0.63%) Web Services
7 72 (0.59%) HTML5
8 53 (0.43%) .NET Framework
9 50 (0.41%) jQuery
9 50 (0.41%) Middleware
10 43 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
11 32 (0.26%) Velocity
12 26 (0.21%) LAMP
13 24 (0.20%) EDI
14 21 (0.17%) XHTML
15 18 (0.15%) SOAP
15 18 (0.15%) Ajax
15 18 (0.15%) CSS3
16 15 (0.12%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 779 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 470 (3.84%) PMI
3 350 (2.86%) User Experience
4 330 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 242 (1.98%) Mobile App
6 206 (1.68%) Social Media
7 189 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 171 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 159 (1.30%) Digital Media
10 123 (1.00%) FMCG
11 111 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 104 (0.85%) NHS
13 102 (0.83%) Derivative
14 101 (0.82%) EPoS
15 80 (0.65%) E-Learning
16 70 (0.57%) Equities
17 67 (0.55%) Credit Risk
18 63 (0.51%) Fixed Income
19 47 (0.38%) Life Science
19 47 (0.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 340 (2.78%) Windows
2 156 (1.27%) Apple iOS
3 133 (1.09%) Android
4 128 (1.04%) UNIX
5 118 (0.96%) Linux
6 53 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 46 (0.38%) Solaris
8 26 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 19 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.073%) AIX
13 8 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.049%) HPUX
14 6 (0.049%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.041%) VMS
16 4 (0.033%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.033%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.024%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.016%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7602 (62.06%) Project Management
2 5257 (42.92%) PRINCE2
3 3789 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
4 2337 (19.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 1513 (12.35%) Scrum
6 1035 (8.45%) E-Commerce
7 930 (7.59%) Waterfall
8 875 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 863 (7.05%) Change Management
10 844 (6.89%) Business Analysis
11 802 (6.55%) ITIL
12 691 (5.64%) Project Planning
13 687 (5.61%) CRM
14 630 (5.14%) Programme Management
15 610 (4.98%) PRINCE
16 531 (4.34%) Matrix Management
17 514 (4.20%) Migration
18 482 (3.94%) Change Control
19 481 (3.93%) ERP
20 397 (3.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 453 (3.70%) Java
2 428 (3.49%) SQL
3 271 (2.21%) C#
4 158 (1.29%) C
5 149 (1.22%) PHP
6 148 (1.21%) JavaScript
7 78 (0.64%) C++
8 26 (0.21%) VBA
9 25 (0.20%) Perl
10 21 (0.17%) Objective-C
11 20 (0.16%) Ruby
12 18 (0.15%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.12%) VB
13 15 (0.12%) PowerHouse
14 14 (0.11%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.11%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.090%) Groovy
16 9 (0.073%) Scala
16 9 (0.073%) VBScript
17 6 (0.049%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 1280 (10.45%) Degree
2 1187 (9.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1056 (8.62%) PMI Certification
4 822 (6.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 770 (6.29%) PMP
6 458 (3.74%) Security Cleared
7 360 (2.94%) SC Cleared
8 206 (1.68%) APMP
9 123 (1.00%) ISEB
10 91 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 48 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
12 24 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 22 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 21 (0.17%) CCNP
16 20 (0.16%) CCNA
16 20 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (0.13%) ACCA
18 15 (0.12%) CIMA
19 13 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 533 (4.35%) QA
2 112 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 67 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (0.54%) SLA
5 44 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 24 (0.20%) EMIR
8 23 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
9 19 (0.16%) Solvency II
9 19 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.12%) Basel III
10 15 (0.12%) Basel II
11 13 (0.11%) TickIT
12 11 (0.090%) ISO 14001
13 10 (0.082%) GCP
13 10 (0.082%) COREP
14 9 (0.073%) MiFID
15 8 (0.065%) FINREP
15 8 (0.065%) ISO 9000
15 8 (0.065%) COBIT
System Software
1 97 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.082%) vSphere
5 7 (0.057%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.049%) NFS
6 6 (0.049%) Xen
6 6 (0.049%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.041%) vCloud
7 5 (0.041%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.033%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.033%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (0.033%) KVM
9 2 (0.016%) XenApp
9 2 (0.016%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.016%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.008%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.008%) Squid
10 1 (0.008%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 48 (0.39%) SCCM
2 18 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.11%) SCOM
4 10 (0.082%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.057%) Foglight
6 4 (0.033%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (0.024%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.024%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.024%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.016%) OpenView
8 2 (0.016%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.016%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.016%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.016%) Puppet
9 1 (0.008%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.008%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.008%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1217 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 591 (4.82%) Oracle
3 462 (3.77%) SAP
4 233 (1.90%) Cisco
5 199 (1.62%) VMware
6 174 (1.42%) Citrix
7 166 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 137 (1.12%) IBM
9 100 (0.82%) HP
10 85 (0.69%) Fujitsu
11 84 (0.69%) hybris
12 76 (0.62%) Google
13 64 (0.52%) Sitecore
14 58 (0.47%) Sage
15 55 (0.45%) Juniper
16 50 (0.41%) Adobe
17 48 (0.39%) Facebook
18 46 (0.38%) EPiServer
19 44 (0.36%) Avaya
20 41 (0.33%) NetApp
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