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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Project Manager
Rank 45 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5956 5395 5555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.24% 4.99% 4.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 5.28% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4815 4343 4662
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 £35,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +2 5588 £52,500 +5.00% 867
London -2 2281 £58,500 -2.50% 363
South East +7 1163 £50,000 +1.01% 159
City of London +5 566 £60,000 -7.69% 113
Yorkshire +3 441 £45,000 -5.26% 72
North West +20 425 £46,500 +6.28% 75
East of England +26 417 £52,500 +10.52% 60
West Yorkshire -2 327 £45,000 -10.00% 44
Berkshire +9 314 £55,000 +14.58% 34
South West +8 313 £50,000 +11.11% 54
West Midlands -11 298 £50,000 +11.11% 48
Leeds -7 270 £45,000 -10.00% 32
Manchester +7 226 £45,000 - 42
Surrey -28 194 £54,750 -0.45% 26
East Midlands +10 183 £50,500 +15.49% 22
Scotland +3 179 £53,000 +6.00% 35
Hampshire +6 158 £50,000 +0.50% 25
Reading +6 150 £60,000 +20.00% 13
Birmingham -5 142 £50,000 +14.94% 16
West Sussex +20 141 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Hertfordshire +15 137 £56,250 +18.42% 21
Essex +25 125 £50,250 +11.66% 10
Buckinghamshire +15 121 £47,500 +5.55% 29
Bristol +20 96 £47,000 -1.05% 19
Cheshire +6 95 £45,500 +7.05% 14
Cambridgeshire +11 94 £50,000 - 9
Edinburgh -7 92 £54,000 +8.00% 20
Wiltshire +5 87 £52,250 +10.00% 10
Kent +29 80 £51,000 +9.09% 9
Oxfordshire +11 74 £50,000 +14.94% 17

Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7508 (63.02%) Project Management
2 5198 (43.63%) PRINCE2
3 4002 (33.59%) Finance
4 3711 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
5 2294 (19.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1458 (12.24%) Scrum
7 1265 (10.62%) Degree
8 1219 (10.23%) Microsoft
9 1203 (10.10%) MS Project
10 1192 (10.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1129 (9.48%) Retail
12 1088 (9.13%) PMI Certification
13 1003 (8.42%) E-Commerce
14 987 (8.28%) Waterfall
15 965 (8.10%) MS Excel
16 901 (7.56%) Banking
17 854 (7.17%) Telecoms
18 842 (7.07%) Change Management
19 807 (6.77%) Risk Management
20 798 (6.70%) PMP
21 784 (6.58%) ITIL
22 763 (6.40%) Business Analysis
23 723 (6.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 719 (6.03%) Project Planning
25 706 (5.93%) Marketing
26 689 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
27 640 (5.37%) CRM
28 600 (5.04%) MS Office
29 598 (5.02%) Oracle
30 595 (4.99%) PRINCE

Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 358 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 220 (1.85%) CMS
3 81 (0.68%) MS Project Server
4 73 (0.61%) Drupal
5 56 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
5 56 (0.47%) Lync
6 52 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 41 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 38 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 34 (0.29%) Confluence
10 33 (0.28%) Umbraco
11 32 (0.27%) Apache
12 24 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (0.19%) IIS
14 22 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 20 (0.17%) WordPress
16 17 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
17 15 (0.13%) Adobe CQ
18 14 (0.12%) JBoss
19 13 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1203 (10.10%) MS Project
2 965 (8.10%) MS Excel
3 600 (5.04%) MS Office
4 305 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 229 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 39 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.076%) InDesign
8 9 (0.076%) Mingle
9 7 (0.059%) Niku Workbench
10 6 (0.050%) Open Workbench
11 5 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.034%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.017%) SPSS
14 1 (0.008%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.008%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.008%) Stata
14 1 (0.008%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 150 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 112 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 82 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 70 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 46 (0.39%) Magento
5 46 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 39 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 33 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 29 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
9 25 (0.21%) Agresso
10 23 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 22 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
12 20 (0.17%) SAP CRM
12 20 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
12 20 (0.17%) SAP FI
12 20 (0.17%) SAP CO
13 18 (0.15%) SAP ERP
14 17 (0.14%) SAP Business One
14 17 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
15 16 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 208 (1.75%) SaaS
2 47 (0.39%) Basecamp
3 41 (0.34%) Office 365
4 32 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (0.076%) Taleo
7 9 (0.076%) PaaS
8 8 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.059%) IaaS
10 6 (0.050%) Trello
11 5 (0.042%) GitHub
12 2 (0.017%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 238 (2.00%) WAN
2 234 (1.96%) Internet
3 155 (1.30%) LAN
4 101 (0.85%) Firewall
5 100 (0.84%) Unified Communications
6 86 (0.72%) Wireless
7 81 (0.68%) SAN
8 64 (0.54%) Intranet
9 58 (0.49%) VoIP
10 56 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
11 49 (0.41%) IP Telephony
12 48 (0.40%) MPLS
13 36 (0.30%) Network Security
14 33 (0.28%) 3G
15 27 (0.23%) 4G
16 22 (0.18%) DNS
17 21 (0.18%) HTTP
17 21 (0.18%) TCP/IP
17 21 (0.18%) VPN
18 18 (0.15%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 178 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 71 (0.60%) MySQL
4 46 (0.39%) Relational Database
5 43 (0.36%) Big Data
6 31 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 27 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
8 26 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (0.18%) EDRMS
11 21 (0.18%) Data Mining
12 20 (0.17%) Data Mart
13 19 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (0.15%) RDBMS
14 18 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.13%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
18 14 (0.12%) Oracle Exadata
18 14 (0.12%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 268 (2.25%) JIRA
2 34 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.18%) Cucumber
4 17 (0.14%) Bugzilla
5 11 (0.092%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.092%) Jenkins
6 10 (0.084%) Subversion
7 9 (0.076%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.059%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.050%) Redmine
9 6 (0.050%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.050%) PowerBuilder
10 5 (0.042%) Maven
10 5 (0.042%) Rational Rose
10 5 (0.042%) Ant
10 5 (0.042%) Calabash
10 5 (0.042%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.034%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.034%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.025%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4002 (33.59%) Finance
2 1129 (9.48%) Retail
3 901 (7.56%) Banking
4 854 (7.17%) Telecoms
5 706 (5.93%) Marketing
6 311 (2.61%) Manufacturing
7 299 (2.51%) Legal
8 272 (2.28%) Advertising
9 265 (2.22%) Publishing
10 230 (1.93%) Games
11 205 (1.72%) Investment Banking
12 202 (1.70%) Law
13 149 (1.25%) Back Office
14 145 (1.22%) Billing
15 117 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
16 105 (0.88%) Automotive
17 103 (0.86%) Front Office
18 93 (0.78%) Retail Banking
19 65 (0.55%) Electronics
19 65 (0.55%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (4.62%) .NET
2 284 (2.38%) HTML
3 174 (1.46%) CSS
4 122 (1.02%) XML
5 96 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 92 (0.77%) J2EE
7 72 (0.60%) HTML5
8 66 (0.55%) Web Services
9 56 (0.47%) Middleware
10 51 (0.43%) .NET Framework
11 42 (0.35%) jQuery
12 38 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
13 35 (0.29%) Velocity
14 27 (0.23%) EDI
15 21 (0.18%) LAMP
16 17 (0.14%) Java EE
16 17 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (0.14%) CSS3
17 16 (0.13%) XHTML
17 16 (0.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 689 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 488 (4.10%) PMI
3 359 (3.01%) User Experience
4 327 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 234 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 193 (1.62%) Social Media
7 180 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 174 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 161 (1.35%) Digital Media
10 122 (1.02%) FMCG
11 119 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 114 (0.96%) Derivative
13 111 (0.93%) EPoS
14 101 (0.85%) NHS
15 79 (0.66%) Equities
16 68 (0.57%) E-Learning
17 66 (0.55%) Fixed Income
18 55 (0.46%) Credit Risk
19 48 (0.40%) Data Integration
20 44 (0.37%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 328 (2.75%) Windows
2 127 (1.07%) Apple iOS
3 115 (0.97%) Linux
4 114 (0.96%) Android
5 111 (0.93%) UNIX
6 49 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 41 (0.34%) Solaris
8 23 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 22 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (0.076%) AIX
14 7 (0.059%) HPUX
14 7 (0.059%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.042%) VMS
16 4 (0.034%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.025%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.025%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.017%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7508 (63.02%) Project Management
2 5198 (43.63%) PRINCE2
3 3711 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
4 2294 (19.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1458 (12.24%) Scrum
6 1003 (8.42%) E-Commerce
7 987 (8.28%) Waterfall
8 842 (7.07%) Change Management
9 807 (6.77%) Risk Management
10 784 (6.58%) ITIL
11 763 (6.40%) Business Analysis
12 719 (6.03%) Project Planning
13 640 (5.37%) CRM
14 595 (4.99%) PRINCE
15 572 (4.80%) Programme Management
16 546 (4.58%) Matrix Management
17 496 (4.16%) Migration
18 489 (4.10%) ERP
19 455 (3.82%) Change Control
20 389 (3.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 441 (3.70%) SQL
2 416 (3.49%) Java
3 233 (1.96%) C#
4 156 (1.31%) C
5 140 (1.18%) JavaScript
6 128 (1.07%) PHP
7 69 (0.58%) C++
8 30 (0.25%) VBA
9 23 (0.19%) Ruby
10 19 (0.16%) Perl
11 16 (0.13%) Objective-C
12 14 (0.12%) PL/SQL
12 14 (0.12%) T-SQL
12 14 (0.12%) PowerHouse
13 11 (0.092%) Groovy
14 8 (0.067%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.059%) VB
15 7 (0.059%) Scala
16 6 (0.050%) Lingo
17 5 (0.042%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1265 (10.62%) Degree
2 1192 (10.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1088 (9.13%) PMI Certification
4 798 (6.70%) PMP
5 723 (6.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 389 (3.27%) Security Cleared
7 297 (2.49%) SC Cleared
8 199 (1.67%) APMP
9 113 (0.95%) ISEB
10 111 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 51 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
13 29 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 26 (0.22%) CCNA
15 24 (0.20%) CCNP
16 21 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 19 (0.16%) DV Cleared
18 17 (0.14%) CISSP
18 17 (0.14%) MAPM
19 14 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 479 (4.02%) QA
2 99 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 66 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (0.52%) SLA
5 42 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 29 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 19 (0.16%) Basel III
8 19 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 17 (0.14%) EMIR
10 14 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 12 (0.10%) MiFID
12 11 (0.092%) ISO 14001
13 10 (0.084%) Basel II
13 10 (0.084%) ISO 9000
14 9 (0.076%) COREP
15 8 (0.067%) CRD IV
15 8 (0.067%) FATCA
15 8 (0.067%) TickIT
15 8 (0.067%) GCP
System Software
1 97 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.13%) Firmware
5 9 (0.076%) vSphere
6 7 (0.059%) Xen
6 7 (0.059%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.050%) vCloud
7 6 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.050%) NFS
8 5 (0.042%) KVM
9 4 (0.034%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.034%) XenApp
9 4 (0.034%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.034%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.034%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.017%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.017%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.008%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.008%) Squid
Systems Management
1 41 (0.34%) SCCM
2 20 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.084%) SCOM
4 8 (0.067%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.059%) Foglight
6 4 (0.034%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.025%) OpenView
7 3 (0.025%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.017%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.017%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.008%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.008%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.008%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.008%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.008%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.008%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.008%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1219 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 598 (5.02%) Oracle
3 494 (4.15%) SAP
4 232 (1.95%) Cisco
5 203 (1.70%) VMware
6 165 (1.38%) Citrix
7 161 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 127 (1.07%) IBM
9 108 (0.91%) HP
10 86 (0.72%) hybris
11 64 (0.54%) Fujitsu
12 58 (0.49%) Sitecore
13 57 (0.48%) Juniper
14 54 (0.45%) Sage
15 53 (0.44%) Google
16 44 (0.37%) Avaya
16 44 (0.37%) NetApp
17 40 (0.34%) CheckPoint
17 40 (0.34%) Facebook
18 39 (0.33%) EPiServer
York, North Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £50,000 to £58,000 per annum plus great benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basildon, Essex
Streamline Connections
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Circa £55,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Vadis People
Salary: circ £40k - £50k + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East London
University of Greenwich
Salary: From £31,342 to £36,309 per annum + £4,452 London weighting per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £95000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
set2recruit
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £58000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus benefits package incl. bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance+Pension+Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago