The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Project Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Project Manager
Rank 749 771 697
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 139 102 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.096% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 123 92 193
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £35,000 £39,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Software Project Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Project Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Project Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Project Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK.

Software Project Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Software Project Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Project Manager over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 within the UK.

Software Project Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Software 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 Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 16 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
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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 +9 125 £47,500 +3.82% 29
London -6 26 £47,500 -6.86% 4
South East -12 26 £47,500 +5.55% 4
North West -13 18 £47,500 +22.58% 7
East of England -14 18 £50,000 +5.26% 7
West Midlands -1 16 £55,000 - 3
Manchester -13 12 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Yorkshire -39 10 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Surrey +1 9 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Hampshire 0 9 £40,000 -15.78%
City of London +1 8 £47,500 -10.37%
Altrincham - 8 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £39,000 -13.33% 4
Edinburgh -11 7 £47,500 +3.26% 1
Scotland -14 7 £47,500 +3.26% 1
Hertfordshire -12 6 £52,500 +10.52% 3
North Yorkshire - 6 £47,500 - 1
Harrogate - 6 £47,500 - 1
North East 0 5 £50,000 +42.85%
Coventry -5 5 £55,000 -
Fareham - 5 £37,500 -
Wales - 5 £32,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Berkshire 0 4 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Tyne and Wear -3 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Cheshire -13 4 £60,000 +50.00% 4
South West -23 4 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Leeds -28 4 £46,000 +1.65%
West Yorkshire -35 4 £46,000 +2.22%
Powys - 4 - -

Software Project Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Project Manager in their job title.

1 169 (58.08%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (56.36%) Project Management
3 100 (34.36%) PRINCE2
4 94 (32.30%) Scrum
5 76 (26.12%) Finance
6 61 (20.96%) Java
7 60 (20.62%) .NET
8 55 (18.90%) Degree
9 41 (14.09%) Retail
10 37 (12.71%) QA
11 33 (11.34%) C#
12 30 (10.31%) Waterfall
13 29 (9.97%) Microsoft
14 28 (9.62%) Software Engineering
15 27 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (8.59%) MS Project
17 23 (7.90%) Project Planning
18 22 (7.56%) Web Development
18 22 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 20 (6.87%) E-Commerce
20 19 (6.53%) OO
21 18 (6.19%) SQL
22 17 (5.84%) PRINCE
22 17 (5.84%) SaaS
23 16 (5.50%) ASP.NET
24 15 (5.15%) Banking
24 15 (5.15%) PMP
24 15 (5.15%) PMI Certification
24 15 (5.15%) Security Cleared
25 14 (4.81%) German Language

Software Project Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Project Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.37%) Confluence
2 3 (1.03%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (8.59%) MS Project
2 14 (4.81%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.78%) MS Office
4 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.03%) SalesLogix
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.69%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.69%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.06%) Wireless
2 5 (1.72%) Internet
3 4 (1.37%) TETRA
4 2 (0.69%) LTE
5 1 (0.34%) 4G
5 1 (0.34%) PPP
5 1 (0.34%) ATM
5 1 (0.34%) GSM
5 1 (0.34%) UMTS
5 1 (0.34%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.34%) 3G
5 1 (0.34%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.09%) Big Data
2 8 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.37%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (2.41%) JIRA
2 3 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (26.12%) Finance
2 41 (14.09%) Retail
3 15 (5.15%) Banking
4 14 (4.81%) German Language
4 14 (4.81%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.78%) Marketing
6 9 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (3.09%) Law
7 8 (2.75%) Games
8 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.37%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.37%) Automotive
10 3 (1.03%) French Language
11 2 (0.69%) Back Office
11 2 (0.69%) Advertising
12 1 (0.34%) Billing
12 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.62%) .NET
2 16 (5.50%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.75%) HTML
4 5 (1.72%) jQuery
4 5 (1.72%) CSS
4 5 (1.72%) XML
4 5 (1.72%) J2EE
5 4 (1.37%) XHTML
6 3 (1.03%) HTML5
7 2 (0.69%) WinForms
7 2 (0.69%) Velocity
7 2 (0.69%) WPF
8 1 (0.34%) Ajax
8 1 (0.34%) WCF
8 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (3.78%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.44%) PMI
4 6 (2.06%) E-Learning
4 6 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (1.72%) iPad
6 4 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.37%) Kindle
7 3 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.03%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.69%) Firmware
8 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.34%) Social Media
9 1 (0.34%) Informatics
9 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.34%) Telematics
9 1 (0.34%) Open Source
9 1 (0.34%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
1 3 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (58.08%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (56.36%) Project Management
3 100 (34.36%) PRINCE2
4 94 (32.30%) Scrum
5 30 (10.31%) Waterfall
6 28 (9.62%) Software Engineering
7 27 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (7.90%) Project Planning
9 22 (7.56%) Web Development
10 20 (6.87%) E-Commerce
11 19 (6.53%) OO
12 17 (5.84%) PRINCE
13 14 (4.81%) Business Analysis
13 14 (4.81%) Coaching
14 13 (4.47%) B2B
15 12 (4.12%) CRM
15 12 (4.12%) Line Management
16 11 (3.78%) Matrix Management
16 11 (3.78%) Programme Management
17 10 (3.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.96%) Java
2 33 (11.34%) C#
3 18 (6.19%) SQL
4 13 (4.47%) C++
5 10 (3.44%) PHP
6 9 (3.09%) C
7 6 (2.06%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.03%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 55 (18.90%) Degree
2 22 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (5.15%) PMP
3 15 (5.15%) PMI Certification
3 15 (5.15%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.41%) APMP
5 7 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.71%) QA
2 5 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.37%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.69%) TickIT
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
Vendors
1 29 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.72%) Oracle
2 5 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.03%) Sage
4 2 (0.69%) SAP
4 2 (0.69%) Google
5 1 (0.34%) GigaSpaces
5 1 (0.34%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.34%) IBM
5 1 (0.34%) Progress
5 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
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