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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Project Manager
Rank 42 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5936 6550 5107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.40% 5.53% 4.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 5.85% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4806 5342 4209
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +1 5579 £52,500 +2.94% 793
London -2 2291 £57,500 -4.16% 295
South East -9 1135 £52,500 +5.00% 165
City of London +2 485 £62,500 +4.16% 96
Yorkshire +6 479 £45,000 - 59
East of England +24 464 £51,000 +2.00% 52
West Midlands +3 394 £50,000 +4.16% 42
North West +9 359 £45,000 - 91
West Yorkshire +3 342 £45,000 -4.25% 35
Berkshire -4 301 £57,500 +4.54% 43
South West -1 294 £47,500 - 54
Leeds -5 249 £45,000 - 25
East Midlands +4 189 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Surrey -19 189 £52,500 +5.00% 33
Manchester -1 174 £45,000 - 42
Scotland 0 170 £50,750 +3.57% 28
Hampshire +2 161 £47,500 +5.55% 27
Reading -4 150 £56,250 +15.97% 16
Birmingham -1 145 £55,000 +4.76% 21
Hertfordshire +13 142 £59,500 +19.00% 11
Buckinghamshire -9 137 £50,000 - 9
Bristol +12 123 £50,000 - 25
Cambridgeshire +27 121 £47,500 -9.52% 14
Cheshire +23 116 £45,000 +5.88% 30
West Sussex +6 116 £47,500 +2.70% 10
Edinburgh -1 111 £50,000 -2.43% 14
Essex +6 106 £50,000 -13.04% 10
Nottinghamshire +25 96 £50,000 +8.69% 9
Nottingham +25 92 £51,250 +12.63% 9
Oxfordshire +8 84 £45,000 - 19

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7205 (61.53%) Project Management
2 5142 (43.91%) PRINCE2
3 4163 (35.55%) Finance
4 3791 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2429 (20.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 1377 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 1345 (11.49%) Scrum
8 1290 (11.02%) Degree
9 1181 (10.09%) PMI Certification
10 1154 (9.86%) MS Project
11 1153 (9.85%) Retail
12 1140 (9.74%) Waterfall
13 1058 (9.04%) Banking
14 1019 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1011 (8.63%) MS Excel
16 902 (7.70%) E-Commerce
17 900 (7.69%) Change Management
18 880 (7.52%) ITIL
19 824 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 817 (6.98%) Telecoms
21 812 (6.93%) PMP
22 771 (6.58%) Risk Management
23 723 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
24 710 (6.06%) Project Planning
25 677 (5.78%) CRM
26 646 (5.52%) Business Analysis
27 627 (5.35%) PRINCE
28 563 (4.81%) Oracle
29 561 (4.79%) Marketing
30 544 (4.65%) Software Delivery

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 371 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 178 (1.52%) CMS
3 91 (0.78%) Lync
4 74 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 55 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 49 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 49 (0.42%) Drupal
6 49 (0.42%) Confluence
7 36 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 29 (0.25%) WorkSite
9 27 (0.23%) MS Project Server
10 26 (0.22%) SAS
11 25 (0.21%) IIS
11 25 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
14 18 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.11%) WordPress
17 12 (0.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1154 (9.86%) MS Project
2 1011 (8.63%) MS Excel
3 518 (4.42%) MS Office
4 288 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 265 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 49 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.10%) Open Workbench
8 8 (0.068%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.051%) Niku Workbench
10 5 (0.043%) Mingle
11 3 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.017%) Windchill
13 1 (0.009%) 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%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 196 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 57 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 49 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 49 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 42 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 36 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 33 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 32 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 30 (0.26%) Magento
10 22 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 22 (0.19%) Primavera
11 21 (0.18%) SAP SD
12 19 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
13 18 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
14 17 (0.15%) SAP CRM
14 17 (0.15%) SAP Retail
15 16 (0.14%) SAP BPC
15 16 (0.14%) Markit EDM
16 15 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 284 (2.43%) SaaS
2 139 (1.19%) Office 365
3 93 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.12%) Basecamp
7 10 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (0.077%) PaaS
8 9 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.068%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.060%) Silverpop
11 5 (0.043%) Taleo
12 4 (0.034%) Force.com
12 4 (0.034%) IaaS
12 4 (0.034%) eCircle
12 4 (0.034%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.034%) MailChimp
13 3 (0.026%) FinancialForce.com
14 2 (0.017%) Yammer
14 2 (0.017%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 244 (2.08%) WAN
2 166 (1.42%) LAN
3 149 (1.27%) Internet
4 128 (1.09%) Firewall
5 99 (0.85%) Intranet
6 96 (0.82%) Wireless
7 79 (0.67%) SAN
8 65 (0.56%) Unified Communications
9 59 (0.50%) VoIP
10 54 (0.46%) Extranet
11 44 (0.38%) VPN
12 36 (0.31%) MPLS
13 32 (0.27%) IP Telephony
14 25 (0.21%) Structured Cabling
15 21 (0.18%) Network Security
16 20 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (0.16%) 3G
18 17 (0.15%) PBX
18 17 (0.15%) 4G
19 16 (0.14%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (2.18%) SQL Server
2 196 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (0.61%) Big Data
4 58 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 43 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 31 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
9 27 (0.23%) DataStage
9 27 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (0.20%) RDBMS
10 23 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (0.19%) Hadoop
11 22 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
12 20 (0.17%) SAP BW
13 19 (0.16%) QlikView
14 16 (0.14%) SAP BI
15 15 (0.13%) MySQL
16 14 (0.12%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 252 (2.15%) JIRA
2 29 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.12%) Subversion
4 11 (0.094%) Maven
5 10 (0.085%) Hudson
5 10 (0.085%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.077%) Axure RP
6 9 (0.077%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.060%) FitNesse
7 7 (0.060%) YouTrack
8 6 (0.051%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.051%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.043%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.034%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.034%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.026%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.026%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.026%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.026%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.017%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4163 (35.55%) Finance
2 1153 (9.85%) Retail
3 1058 (9.04%) Banking
4 817 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 561 (4.79%) Marketing
6 289 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 276 (2.36%) Legal
8 218 (1.86%) Billing
9 196 (1.67%) Games
10 195 (1.67%) Investment Banking
11 193 (1.65%) Advertising
12 185 (1.58%) Law
13 153 (1.31%) Publishing
14 139 (1.19%) Back Office
15 101 (0.86%) Electronics
16 83 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
17 82 (0.70%) Financial Institution
18 80 (0.68%) Retail Banking
19 75 (0.64%) Front Office
20 60 (0.51%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (3.70%) .NET
2 163 (1.39%) HTML
3 104 (0.89%) CSS
4 84 (0.72%) XML
5 76 (0.65%) Web Services
6 55 (0.47%) J2EE
7 47 (0.40%) Velocity
8 44 (0.38%) Apache Flex
8 44 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 44 (0.38%) Middleware
9 36 (0.31%) HTML5
10 32 (0.27%) .NET Framework
11 27 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
12 23 (0.20%) EDI
12 23 (0.20%) Flash
13 19 (0.16%) SOAP
14 16 (0.14%) jQuery
14 16 (0.14%) WebCenter
15 14 (0.12%) Ajax
15 14 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 723 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 529 (4.52%) PMI
3 274 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 238 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 205 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 174 (1.49%) User Experience
7 165 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 108 (0.92%) EPoS
9 99 (0.85%) FMCG
10 94 (0.80%) Digital Media
11 91 (0.78%) NHS
12 76 (0.65%) Derivative
13 71 (0.61%) Social Media
14 55 (0.47%) Equities
15 50 (0.43%) Open Source
16 49 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 46 (0.39%) Client/Server
18 41 (0.35%) Fixed Income
18 41 (0.35%) Credit Risk
19 39 (0.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 415 (3.54%) Windows
2 103 (0.88%) Linux
3 90 (0.77%) UNIX
4 60 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 58 (0.50%) Android
6 44 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 42 (0.36%) Windows XP
8 41 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (0.30%) Solaris
10 32 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.10%) AIX
14 8 (0.068%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.051%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.026%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.017%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.017%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.009%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.009%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7205 (61.53%) Project Management
2 5142 (43.91%) PRINCE2
3 3791 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2429 (20.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 1345 (11.49%) Scrum
6 1140 (9.74%) Waterfall
7 902 (7.70%) E-Commerce
8 900 (7.69%) Change Management
9 880 (7.52%) ITIL
10 771 (6.58%) Risk Management
11 710 (6.06%) Project Planning
12 677 (5.78%) CRM
13 646 (5.52%) Business Analysis
14 627 (5.35%) PRINCE
15 544 (4.65%) Software Delivery
16 524 (4.48%) Programme Management
17 486 (4.15%) Resource Management
18 485 (4.14%) Change Control
19 474 (4.05%) ERP
20 433 (3.70%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 426 (3.64%) Java
2 348 (2.97%) SQL
3 190 (1.62%) C#
4 141 (1.20%) C
5 96 (0.82%) JavaScript
6 53 (0.45%) PHP
7 46 (0.39%) C++
8 34 (0.29%) Python
9 23 (0.20%) VBA
9 23 (0.20%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.14%) Objective-C
10 16 (0.14%) Ruby
11 15 (0.13%) R
12 8 (0.068%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.068%) VB
13 7 (0.060%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.051%) XPath
14 6 (0.051%) XQuery
14 6 (0.051%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.043%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1290 (11.02%) Degree
2 1181 (10.09%) PMI Certification
3 1019 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 824 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 812 (6.93%) PMP
6 412 (3.52%) Security Cleared
7 306 (2.61%) SC Cleared
8 151 (1.29%) APMP
9 104 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 94 (0.80%) ISEB
11 58 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 35 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 30 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (0.21%) CCNA
15 19 (0.16%) MAPM
16 16 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.12%) HND
17 14 (0.12%) MBA
18 12 (0.10%) HNC
18 12 (0.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (3.24%) QA
2 79 (0.67%) SLA
3 69 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 47 (0.40%) EMIR
5 46 (0.39%) PMBOK
6 41 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 31 (0.26%) MiFID
9 30 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
10 27 (0.23%) FATCA
11 18 (0.15%) ISO 14001
12 14 (0.12%) ISO 9000
12 14 (0.12%) Basel II
13 12 (0.10%) Solvency II
14 11 (0.094%) Basel III
14 11 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 10 (0.085%) AIFMD
16 7 (0.060%) Data Quality
17 6 (0.051%) UCITS
17 6 (0.051%) COBIT
System Software
1 147 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 49 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.16%) XenApp
5 12 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
5 12 (0.10%) ISA Server
6 8 (0.068%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.051%) XenServer
8 5 (0.043%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (0.043%) vSphere
9 4 (0.034%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.026%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.026%) IAG
10 3 (0.026%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.017%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.017%) Firmware
11 2 (0.017%) Varnish
11 2 (0.017%) vCloud
12 1 (0.009%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.009%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (0.19%) SCCM
2 21 (0.18%) SCOM
3 10 (0.085%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (0.068%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.068%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.051%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.034%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.034%) Puppet
6 4 (0.034%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.034%) Salt
7 2 (0.017%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.009%) OpenView
8 1 (0.009%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.009%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.009%) WSUS
8 1 (0.009%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.009%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.009%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1377 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 563 (4.81%) Oracle
3 543 (4.64%) SAP
4 236 (2.02%) VMware
5 179 (1.53%) Cisco
6 146 (1.25%) Citrix
7 106 (0.91%) IBM
8 97 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 84 (0.72%) HP
10 68 (0.58%) hybris
11 56 (0.48%) Cognos
12 48 (0.41%) ATG
13 43 (0.37%) Juniper
14 41 (0.35%) Demandware
15 40 (0.34%) JD Edwards
16 37 (0.32%) Sage
17 36 (0.31%) NetApp
18 35 (0.30%) Informatica
19 32 (0.27%) Sun
20 31 (0.26%) Avaya
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £52500 per annum + Great Base + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Emerson Chase
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + full benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + On application
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Hudson IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago