Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Manager
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 161 104
Rank change year-on-year +68 -57 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 191 35 297
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.18% 0.96% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 1.03% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 169 32 269
10th Percentile £47,250 £51,250 £44,350
25th Percentile £60,000 £56,875 £53,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £64,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.53% -0.77% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,625 £78,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,375 £82,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,622 3,410 9,505
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 93.27% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4,996 2,997 8,403
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.71% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £99,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the City of London

Project Manager
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in the City of London.

Salary trend for Project Manager in the City of London

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the City of London

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, Project Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 113 (59.16%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (57.59%) Project Management
3 91 (47.64%) Finance
4 70 (36.65%) Social Skills
5 52 (27.23%) Project Delivery
6 49 (25.65%) Scrum
7 36 (18.85%) Azure
7 36 (18.85%) Backlog Management
7 36 (18.85%) Backlog Prioritisation
8 31 (16.23%) Change Management
9 30 (15.71%) Banking
10 29 (15.18%) Microsoft
10 29 (15.18%) DevOps
11 28 (14.66%) Degree
11 28 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (13.09%) Data Management
12 25 (13.09%) PRINCE2
12 25 (13.09%) JIRA
12 25 (13.09%) Influencing Skills
13 24 (12.57%) Coaching
14 21 (10.99%) Business Analysis
14 21 (10.99%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (10.99%) Product Management
14 21 (10.99%) Presentation Skills
15 20 (10.47%) Insurtech
16 19 (9.95%) Release Management
16 19 (9.95%) User Experience
17 18 (9.42%) User Stories
17 18 (9.42%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (9.42%) Product Roadmap

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (8.38%) Confluence
2 10 (5.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Appian
Applications
1 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (5.24%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Magento
1 2 (1.05%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.52%) BASE24
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.52%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.52%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.52%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.85%) Azure
2 21 (10.99%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (4.19%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (3.66%) Power Automate
4 7 (3.66%) Power Platform
4 7 (3.66%) PowerApps
5 6 (3.14%) AWS
5 6 (3.14%) SaaS
6 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.05%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) GCP
7 1 (0.52%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.57%) DNS
1 3 (1.57%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (1.57%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.57%) VLAN
2 2 (1.05%) LAN
2 2 (1.05%) Network Security
2 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.05%) Wireless
2 2 (1.05%) WLAN
3 1 (0.52%) Broadband
3 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.52%) Extranet
3 1 (0.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.66%) Power BI
2 4 (2.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.57%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (13.09%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) JIRA Agile
General
1 91 (47.64%) Finance
2 70 (36.65%) Social Skills
3 30 (15.71%) Banking
4 25 (13.09%) Influencing Skills
5 21 (10.99%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (6.28%) Law
7 11 (5.76%) Legal
8 10 (5.24%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (3.14%) Advertising
11 5 (2.62%) Marketing
12 4 (2.09%) Financial Institution
12 4 (2.09%) Front Office
13 3 (1.57%) Back Office
13 3 (1.57%) German Language
14 2 (1.05%) Billing
14 2 (1.05%) Public Sector
15 1 (0.52%) International Banking
15 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) .NET
2 4 (2.09%) React
3 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.95%) User Experience
2 13 (6.81%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.24%) PMI
4 8 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.57%) Derivative
6 3 (1.57%) Housing Association
6 3 (1.57%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.52%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.52%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (59.16%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (57.59%) Project Management
3 52 (27.23%) Project Delivery
4 49 (25.65%) Scrum
5 36 (18.85%) Backlog Management
5 36 (18.85%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 31 (16.23%) Change Management
7 29 (15.18%) DevOps
8 28 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (13.09%) Data Management
9 25 (13.09%) PRINCE2
10 24 (12.57%) Coaching
11 21 (10.99%) Business Analysis
11 21 (10.99%) Product Management
12 20 (10.47%) Insurtech
13 19 (9.95%) Release Management
14 18 (9.42%) Product Roadmap
14 18 (9.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (9.42%) User Research
14 18 (9.42%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.05%) SQL
2 1 (0.52%) C
2 1 (0.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (14.66%) Degree
2 14 (7.33%) PMI Certification
3 8 (4.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (2.62%) PMP
5 3 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) APMP
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) QA
2 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (1.57%) NIST
2 3 (1.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.57%) PMO
3 1 (0.52%) GRC
3 1 (0.52%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (6.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.81%) Cisco
2 13 (6.81%) Fortinet
2 13 (6.81%) SolarWinds
3 4 (2.09%) iManage
3 4 (2.09%) Intapp
4 2 (1.05%) Northgate
5 1 (0.52%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (0.52%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.52%) Google
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle
5 1 (0.52%) Pega
5 1 (0.52%) SAP
5 1 (0.52%) UiPath