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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 44 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5847 6017 5589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.33% 5.11% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 5.41% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4782 4748 4504
Average salary £52,500 £50,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.96% -3.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
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 £67,500 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 0 5425 £52,500 +2.94% 835
London 0 2273 £60,000 +4.34% 343
South East -2 1049 £50,000 - 136
City of London +7 514 £62,500 +4.16% 100
East of England +17 457 £55,000 +11.11% 65
Yorkshire +8 455 £47,500 +5.55% 46
North West +10 407 £45,000 - 95
West Midlands -3 358 £50,000 +3.09% 44
West Yorkshire +2 318 £47,500 +5.55% 32
Berkshire +1 277 £57,500 +8.49% 27
Leeds +7 253 £47,500 +5.55% 24
East Midlands +34 228 £47,500 +2.15% 39
Manchester +8 216 £45,000 - 48
Surrey +13 212 £55,000 +6.79% 25
South West -22 204 £47,000 +2.73% 59
Scotland +19 185 £47,500 -8.65% 37
Hertfordshire +16 174 £58,000 +16.00% 16
Reading +13 152 £50,000 -2.91% 8
Hampshire +9 149 £45,500 -9.00% 25
Birmingham -1 131 £54,000 -1.81% 13
Edinburgh +17 110 £50,000 -3.84% 23
Cambridgeshire +23 106 £52,500 +22.09% 21
Buckinghamshire -21 93 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Cheshire +15 92 £50,000 +11.11% 17
West Sussex -8 92 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Nottinghamshire +42 87 £52,500 +23.52% 9
Wales +4 86 £55,000 +25.00% 4
Coventry -3 85 £50,000 -13.04% 4
South Wales +17 82 £55,000 +35.80% 4
Oxfordshire +5 79 £47,500 +5.55% 9

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7448 (63.03%) Project Management
2 5197 (43.98%) PRINCE2
3 4093 (34.64%) Finance
4 3953 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2507 (21.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1382 (11.70%) Microsoft
7 1348 (11.41%) Scrum
8 1317 (11.14%) PMI Certification
9 1312 (11.10%) Degree
10 1229 (10.40%) Retail
11 1154 (9.77%) MS Project
12 1093 (9.25%) Waterfall
13 1091 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1074 (9.09%) Banking
15 1032 (8.73%) SDLC
16 1006 (8.51%) Change Management
17 973 (8.23%) MS Excel
18 944 (7.99%) PMP
18 944 (7.99%) Risk Management
19 904 (7.65%) ITIL
20 883 (7.47%) E-Commerce
21 853 (7.22%) Project Planning
22 793 (6.71%) Data Centre
23 751 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 745 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
25 693 (5.86%) Telecoms
26 668 (5.65%) CRM
27 615 (5.20%) Software Delivery
28 608 (5.15%) Business Analysis
29 591 (5.00%) Programme Management

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 189 (1.60%) CMS
3 106 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 77 (0.65%) Confluence
5 57 (0.48%) Lync
6 41 (0.35%) Drupal
6 41 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 32 (0.27%) MS Project Server
8 28 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (0.19%) WorkSite
9 22 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
11 20 (0.17%) IIS
12 18 (0.15%) WordPress
13 17 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (0.14%) Umbraco
14 16 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1154 (9.77%) MS Project
2 973 (8.23%) MS Excel
3 553 (4.68%) MS Office
4 327 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 247 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 63 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 10 (0.085%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.042%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.034%) Mingle
11 3 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.025%) Niku Workbench
11 3 (0.025%) Simulink
12 2 (0.017%) S-PLUS
12 2 (0.017%) SPSS
12 2 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.008%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.008%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.008%) InDesign
13 1 (0.008%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 196 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 52 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 40 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 40 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 38 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 38 (0.32%) Magento
6 35 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 34 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 28 (0.24%) SAP ERP
9 27 (0.23%) SAP SD
10 25 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 24 (0.20%) Primavera
12 21 (0.18%) SAP CRM
13 18 (0.15%) CA PPM
14 17 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
14 17 (0.14%) SAP SCM
15 15 (0.13%) Endur
15 15 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
15 15 (0.13%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 212 (1.79%) SaaS
2 123 (1.04%) Office 365
3 71 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.085%) PaaS
7 8 (0.068%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.068%) Silverpop
8 7 (0.059%) Force.com
8 7 (0.059%) Basecamp
8 7 (0.059%) IaaS
9 5 (0.042%) Taleo
10 4 (0.034%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.034%) iPaaS
10 4 (0.034%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.034%) eCircle
10 4 (0.034%) Trello
11 3 (0.025%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.025%) FinancialForce.com
12 2 (0.017%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 348 (2.94%) WAN
2 211 (1.79%) LAN
3 134 (1.13%) Internet
3 134 (1.13%) Firewall
4 97 (0.82%) Wireless
5 91 (0.77%) SAN
6 85 (0.72%) Intranet
7 79 (0.67%) VoIP
8 63 (0.53%) Unified Communications
9 42 (0.36%) VPN
10 40 (0.34%) IP Telephony
11 39 (0.33%) Extranet
12 38 (0.32%) MPLS
13 28 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (0.21%) Skype
15 21 (0.18%) Structured Cabling
16 18 (0.15%) Network Security
16 18 (0.15%) WLAN
17 17 (0.14%) VLAN
18 16 (0.14%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 184 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 81 (0.69%) Big Data
4 59 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 48 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 38 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 37 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 35 (0.30%) MySQL
9 32 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
9 32 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
11 27 (0.23%) SAP BW
12 26 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
13 25 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (0.17%) Hadoop
15 20 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
16 16 (0.14%) MS Access
17 15 (0.13%) QlikView
18 14 (0.12%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 279 (2.36%) JIRA
2 22 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.13%) Subversion
4 13 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.093%) Maven
6 10 (0.085%) Hudson
7 9 (0.076%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.076%) Ant
8 7 (0.059%) Axure RP
8 7 (0.059%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.059%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.051%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.051%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.051%) YouTrack
9 6 (0.051%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.042%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.042%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.034%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.025%) Eclipse RCP
12 3 (0.025%) JUnit
General
1 4093 (34.64%) Finance
2 1229 (10.40%) Retail
3 1074 (9.09%) Banking
4 693 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 513 (4.34%) Marketing
6 319 (2.70%) Legal
7 258 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 219 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 200 (1.69%) Law
10 181 (1.53%) Games
11 177 (1.50%) Back Office
12 158 (1.34%) Billing
13 147 (1.24%) Publishing
14 136 (1.15%) Advertising
15 106 (0.90%) Front Office
16 102 (0.86%) Retail Banking
17 92 (0.78%) Electronics
18 86 (0.73%) Financial Institution
19 83 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
20 72 (0.61%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (3.96%) .NET
2 186 (1.57%) HTML
3 124 (1.05%) CSS
4 92 (0.78%) Web Services
5 80 (0.68%) XML
6 66 (0.56%) J2EE
7 50 (0.42%) ASP.NET
8 41 (0.35%) Velocity
9 38 (0.32%) LAMP
9 38 (0.32%) Apache Flex
10 31 (0.26%) HTML5
11 26 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
12 24 (0.20%) Middleware
13 20 (0.17%) .NET Framework
14 18 (0.15%) WCF
14 18 (0.15%) SOAP
15 15 (0.13%) jQuery
15 15 (0.13%) SAP PI
15 15 (0.13%) Ajax
16 14 (0.12%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 793 (6.71%) Data Centre
2 745 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 540 (4.57%) PMI
4 234 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 209 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
6 194 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 172 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 166 (1.40%) User Experience
9 100 (0.85%) EPoS
10 95 (0.80%) FMCG
11 80 (0.68%) Digital Media
12 74 (0.63%) Social Media
13 72 (0.61%) NHS
14 61 (0.52%) Derivative
15 54 (0.46%) Equities
16 53 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 41 (0.35%) Fixed Income
18 39 (0.33%) Life Science
18 39 (0.33%) Mathematics
19 37 (0.31%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 393 (3.33%) Windows
2 135 (1.14%) Linux
3 95 (0.80%) UNIX
4 53 (0.45%) Windows 7
5 46 (0.39%) Android
6 44 (0.37%) Windows XP
7 38 (0.32%) Solaris
8 36 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 30 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.10%) AIX
12 10 (0.085%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.051%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.034%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.025%) zOS
15 3 (0.025%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.017%) VMS
16 2 (0.017%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.008%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7448 (63.03%) Project Management
2 5197 (43.98%) PRINCE2
3 3953 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2507 (21.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1348 (11.41%) Scrum
6 1093 (9.25%) Waterfall
7 1032 (8.73%) SDLC
8 1006 (8.51%) Change Management
9 944 (7.99%) Risk Management
10 904 (7.65%) ITIL
11 883 (7.47%) E-Commerce
12 853 (7.22%) Project Planning
13 668 (5.65%) CRM
14 615 (5.20%) Software Delivery
15 608 (5.15%) Business Analysis
16 591 (5.00%) Programme Management
17 504 (4.27%) ERP
18 475 (4.02%) PRINCE
19 463 (3.92%) Change Control
20 450 (3.81%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 408 (3.45%) Java
2 300 (2.54%) SQL
3 198 (1.68%) C#
4 152 (1.29%) C
5 96 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 82 (0.69%) PHP
7 55 (0.47%) C++
8 31 (0.26%) Python
9 17 (0.14%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.14%) Ruby
10 16 (0.14%) Objective-C
10 16 (0.14%) VBA
11 11 (0.093%) Lingo
12 10 (0.085%) Perl
12 10 (0.085%) R
13 9 (0.076%) ABAP
13 9 (0.076%) VB
13 9 (0.076%) MATLAB
14 8 (0.068%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.059%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1317 (11.14%) PMI Certification
2 1312 (11.10%) Degree
3 1091 (9.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 944 (7.99%) PMP
5 751 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 340 (2.88%) Security Cleared
7 237 (2.01%) SC Cleared
8 201 (1.70%) APMP
9 122 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 116 (0.98%) ISEB
11 58 (0.49%) DV Cleared
12 39 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 38 (0.32%) CCNA
14 19 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 14 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (0.11%) APMG
16 13 (0.11%) HND
17 12 (0.10%) HNC
18 11 (0.093%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (0.093%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (3.04%) QA
2 70 (0.59%) SLA
3 59 (0.50%) EMIR
4 58 (0.49%) MiFID
5 53 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 51 (0.43%) PMBOK
7 49 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
8 45 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 35 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 25 (0.21%) FATCA
11 16 (0.14%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.085%) COBIT
12 10 (0.085%) ISO 14001
13 9 (0.076%) ISO 9000
14 8 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.068%) COREP
14 8 (0.068%) Data Quality
15 7 (0.059%) FINREP
15 7 (0.059%) TickIT
16 5 (0.042%) HL7
System Software
1 136 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.23%) XenApp
4 19 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.085%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.076%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (0.076%) Firmware
7 9 (0.076%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (0.059%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.025%) vSphere
9 3 (0.025%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.025%) RACF
10 2 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.017%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.017%) XenServer
10 2 (0.017%) IAG
11 1 (0.008%) vCloud
11 1 (0.008%) Varnish
11 1 (0.008%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (0.20%) SCCM
2 15 (0.13%) Tivoli
3 12 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (0.093%) SCOM
5 10 (0.085%) Cisco IPCC
6 8 (0.068%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (0.042%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.034%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.025%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.025%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.025%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.017%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.008%) Puppet
11 1 (0.008%) Oracle EDQ
11 1 (0.008%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.008%) Salt
11 1 (0.008%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.008%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.008%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1382 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 500 (4.23%) SAP
2 500 (4.23%) Oracle
3 212 (1.79%) VMware
4 196 (1.66%) Cisco
5 127 (1.07%) Citrix
6 103 (0.87%) IBM
7 88 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
8 82 (0.69%) hybris
9 66 (0.56%) Cognos
10 62 (0.52%) HP
11 53 (0.45%) ATG
12 44 (0.37%) Computacenter
12 44 (0.37%) Demandware
13 42 (0.36%) Juniper
14 37 (0.31%) JD Edwards
15 36 (0.30%) Sitecore
16 34 (0.29%) Capita
16 34 (0.29%) Google
17 30 (0.25%) Sage
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