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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Project Manager
Rank 60 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 4756 5686 5357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.69% 5.44% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.88% 5.64% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3956 4630 4298
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 -15 4403 £52,500 - 763
London -17 1879 £57,500 -4.16% 318
South East -3 940 £50,000 -4.76% 126
West Midlands +6 348 £50,000 - 58
North West +2 332 £45,000 -5.26% 78
City of London -18 316 £62,500 +4.16% 77
East of England -11 313 £52,500 +5.00% 43
Surrey +3 262 £50,000 -4.76% 27
Yorkshire -32 251 £45,000 - 39
Berkshire +1 240 £55,000 - 28
South West -22 205 £47,500 - 52
Manchester +2 184 £47,500 - 41
Scotland -3 173 £52,500 +5.00% 43
West Yorkshire -41 172 £47,500 +3.36% 33
Hampshire -3 125 £50,000 -4.76% 24
Birmingham +1 121 £50,000 -4.76% 24
Edinburgh +1 117 £52,500 -8.69% 25
East Midlands -17 107 £45,000 - 30
Reading +1 106 £55,000 +4.76% 9
Hertfordshire -6 98 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Buckinghamshire -20 96 £52,500 -4.54% 11
Leeds -70 89 £47,500 +5.55% 24
Cheshire +16 88 £46,000 -8.00% 13
Bristol -12 81 £45,000 -5.26% 22
Milton Keynes -12 66 £52,500 +5.00% 7
West Sussex +6 64 £45,000 -8.16% 6
Coventry +7 63 £50,000 - 3
Essex -11 61 £42,500 -19.04% 11
Wales +4 60 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -23 59 £52,500 +12.90% 7

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6360 (62.17%) Project Management
2 4401 (43.02%) PRINCE2
3 3789 (37.04%) Finance
4 3607 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2002 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1286 (12.57%) Degree
7 1223 (11.96%) Scrum
8 1185 (11.58%) Retail
9 1085 (10.61%) Microsoft
10 990 (9.68%) MS Project
11 988 (9.66%) Waterfall
12 958 (9.36%) PMI Certification
13 926 (9.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 903 (8.83%) Change Management
15 816 (7.98%) SDLC
16 795 (7.77%) Banking
17 771 (7.54%) MS Excel
18 750 (7.33%) Risk Management
19 742 (7.25%) ITIL
20 721 (7.05%) Project Planning
21 714 (6.98%) PMP
22 711 (6.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 701 (6.85%) E-Commerce
24 636 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
25 633 (6.19%) Data Centre
26 611 (5.97%) Telecoms
27 599 (5.86%) Business Analysis
28 551 (5.39%) CRM
29 545 (5.33%) Programme Management
30 539 (5.27%) Marketing

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 256 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 234 (2.29%) CMS
3 70 (0.68%) Confluence
4 59 (0.58%) Lync
5 53 (0.52%) MS Project Server
6 36 (0.35%) Drupal
7 25 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (0.22%) WordPress
9 22 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 17 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 12 (0.12%) IIS
12 12 (0.12%) SAS
13 11 (0.11%) Alfresco
13 11 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.088%) Apache
14 9 (0.088%) ColdFusion
14 9 (0.088%) Umbraco
Applications
1 990 (9.68%) MS Project
2 771 (7.54%) MS Excel
3 496 (4.85%) MS Office
4 238 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 193 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.13%) LaTeX
8 7 (0.068%) Open Workbench
9 5 (0.049%) Niku Workbench
10 4 (0.039%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.029%) SPSS
12 1 (0.010%) Simulink
12 1 (0.010%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 89 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 55 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 47 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 45 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 40 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
7 25 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 24 (0.23%) Magento
9 22 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 21 (0.21%) Primavera
11 20 (0.20%) SAP CO
11 20 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
12 19 (0.19%) SAP SCM
13 18 (0.18%) SAP ERP
14 17 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
15 16 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
15 16 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
16 15 (0.15%) thinkFolio
17 14 (0.14%) SAP Business One
18 13 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 239 (2.34%) SaaS
2 141 (1.38%) Office 365
3 66 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (0.45%) IaaS
6 23 (0.22%) PaaS
7 20 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.13%) GitHub
9 10 (0.098%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.068%) Basecamp
12 6 (0.059%) Silverpop
13 5 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.039%) Force.com
14 4 (0.039%) Trello
15 3 (0.029%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.029%) SuccessFactors
16 2 (0.020%) AdWords
17 1 (0.010%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 199 (1.95%) WAN
2 128 (1.25%) LAN
3 108 (1.06%) Internet
4 107 (1.05%) Unified Communications
5 101 (0.99%) SAN
6 95 (0.93%) Wireless
7 94 (0.92%) VoIP
8 92 (0.90%) Firewall
9 78 (0.76%) Intranet
10 44 (0.43%) VPN
11 39 (0.38%) MPLS
12 37 (0.36%) GSM
13 34 (0.33%) Extranet
14 32 (0.31%) Skype
15 31 (0.30%) PBX
16 20 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (0.19%) DNS
17 19 (0.19%) IPv4
18 18 (0.18%) VLAN
19 17 (0.17%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
2 172 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 161 (1.57%) Big Data
4 63 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 58 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
6 32 (0.31%) Data Mining
7 29 (0.28%) GIS
8 25 (0.24%) SAP BW
9 23 (0.22%) MySQL
10 20 (0.20%) NoSQL
10 20 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
11 19 (0.19%) Hadoop
11 19 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
12 18 (0.18%) Oracle Database
13 17 (0.17%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.098%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 250 (2.44%) JIRA
2 57 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 14 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 12 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
5 9 (0.088%) Subversion
5 9 (0.088%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.088%) ZenHub
6 6 (0.059%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.059%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.049%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.039%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.039%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.029%) Ant
9 3 (0.029%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.029%) Hudson
9 3 (0.029%) JBehave
9 3 (0.029%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.029%) VersionOne
10 2 (0.020%) Axure RP
General
1 3789 (37.04%) Finance
2 1185 (11.58%) Retail
3 795 (7.77%) Banking
4 611 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 539 (5.27%) Marketing
6 271 (2.65%) Legal
7 219 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 180 (1.76%) Back Office
9 173 (1.69%) Advertising
10 167 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 164 (1.60%) Investment Banking
12 157 (1.53%) Law
13 152 (1.49%) Games
14 150 (1.47%) Billing
15 126 (1.23%) Publishing
16 119 (1.16%) Electronics
17 109 (1.07%) Front Office
18 104 (1.02%) Retail Banking
19 52 (0.51%) Financial Institution
20 50 (0.49%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (3.74%) .NET
2 126 (1.23%) HTML
3 87 (0.85%) Web Services
4 69 (0.67%) CSS
5 67 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 61 (0.60%) XML
7 59 (0.58%) Middleware
8 35 (0.34%) Velocity
9 34 (0.33%) HTML5
10 32 (0.31%) J2EE
11 25 (0.24%) .NET Framework
12 24 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
13 23 (0.22%) EDI
14 20 (0.20%) Ajax
15 18 (0.18%) Flash
16 16 (0.16%) JSON
17 13 (0.13%) CSS3
17 13 (0.13%) jQuery
18 12 (0.12%) Mason
19 10 (0.098%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 636 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 633 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 393 (3.84%) PMI
4 284 (2.78%) User Experience
5 207 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 203 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 200 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 167 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 111 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 82 (0.80%) NHS
11 81 (0.79%) EPoS
12 78 (0.76%) Mathematics
13 73 (0.71%) Derivative
14 72 (0.70%) Digital Media
15 69 (0.67%) FMCG
16 61 (0.60%) Social Media
17 54 (0.53%) Fintech
18 53 (0.52%) Life Science
19 52 (0.51%) Fixed Income
20 46 (0.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 304 (2.97%) Windows
2 105 (1.03%) Windows Server
3 84 (0.82%) Unix
4 69 (0.67%) Linux
5 53 (0.52%) Android
6 52 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 18 (0.18%) Windows 7
7 18 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (0.17%) AIX
9 15 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.13%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.088%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.078%) Solaris
14 7 (0.068%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.059%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.059%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.029%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.029%) VMS
17 1 (0.010%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6360 (62.17%) Project Management
2 4401 (43.02%) PRINCE2
3 3607 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
4 2002 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1223 (11.96%) Scrum
6 988 (9.66%) Waterfall
7 903 (8.83%) Change Management
8 816 (7.98%) SDLC
9 750 (7.33%) Risk Management
10 742 (7.25%) ITIL
11 721 (7.05%) Project Planning
12 701 (6.85%) E-Commerce
13 599 (5.86%) Business Analysis
14 551 (5.39%) CRM
15 545 (5.33%) Programme Management
16 481 (4.70%) Line Management
17 449 (4.39%) Change Control
18 443 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
19 420 (4.11%) ERP
20 402 (3.93%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 343 (3.35%) SQL
2 239 (2.34%) Java
3 189 (1.85%) C#
4 118 (1.15%) JavaScript
5 101 (0.99%) C
6 60 (0.59%) PHP
7 58 (0.57%) Python
8 24 (0.23%) Ruby
9 22 (0.22%) C++
10 21 (0.21%) VB.NET
11 18 (0.18%) Objective-C
12 8 (0.078%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.078%) VBA
13 6 (0.059%) Scala
13 6 (0.059%) VB
14 5 (0.049%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.049%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.049%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.049%) R
14 5 (0.049%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1286 (12.57%) Degree
2 958 (9.36%) PMI Certification
3 926 (9.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 714 (6.98%) PMP
5 711 (6.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 256 (2.50%) Security Cleared
7 243 (2.38%) APMP
8 162 (1.58%) SC Cleared
9 90 (0.88%) ISEB
10 88 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
12 27 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (0.25%) DV Cleared
14 22 (0.22%) MBA
15 16 (0.16%) HNC
16 14 (0.14%) CITP
16 14 (0.14%) HND
17 13 (0.13%) CISSP
17 13 (0.13%) Postgraduate
18 12 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (3.76%) QA
2 51 (0.50%) SLA
3 50 (0.49%) PMBOK
4 48 (0.47%) MiFID
5 35 (0.34%) EMIR
6 34 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
7 33 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 27 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 26 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 24 (0.23%) Solvency II
11 18 (0.18%) SEPA
12 14 (0.14%) FATCA
12 14 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 12 (0.12%) P3O
13 12 (0.12%) PCI DSS
14 11 (0.11%) COBIT
15 6 (0.059%) ISO 9000
16 4 (0.039%) TickIT
17 3 (0.029%) Basel III
17 3 (0.029%) TARGET2
System Software
1 110 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.16%) XenApp
5 13 (0.13%) vSphere
6 12 (0.12%) Firmware
7 8 (0.078%) Terminal Services
7 8 (0.078%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.049%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.039%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.039%) XenServer
10 2 (0.020%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.010%) Varnish
11 1 (0.010%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
2 12 (0.12%) SCCM
3 6 (0.059%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.049%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.039%) Ansible
5 4 (0.039%) MOM
5 4 (0.039%) Nagios
5 4 (0.039%) ThinApp
5 4 (0.039%) yum
6 2 (0.020%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.020%) Puppet
6 2 (0.020%) SCOM
6 2 (0.020%) Simpana
6 2 (0.020%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.010%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.010%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.010%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.010%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.010%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1085 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 476 (4.65%) Oracle
3 424 (4.14%) SAP
4 227 (2.22%) VMware
5 162 (1.58%) Cisco
6 152 (1.49%) Citrix
7 136 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 71 (0.69%) HP
9 66 (0.65%) IBM
10 54 (0.53%) Google
11 53 (0.52%) hybris
12 39 (0.38%) Atlassian
13 38 (0.37%) Cognos
14 37 (0.36%) EMC
15 35 (0.34%) Infor
16 33 (0.32%) Adobe
17 27 (0.26%) JD Edwards
17 27 (0.26%) NetApp
18 24 (0.23%) Computacenter
18 24 (0.23%) ServiceNow
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + extensive bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £56000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £ DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits + Car
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £78000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 70k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £60k - 70k per year + Car
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Extremely Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Faringdon, Oxfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Boston Hale
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £75000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago