Period
to 24 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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

Project Manager
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 68 53
Rank change year-on-year -13 -15 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5,846 6,975 9,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.58% 4.17% 4.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.73% 4.32% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4,825 5,953 8,058
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 156,707 161,341 186,960
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 128,711 135,303 157,840
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 2,416 £60,000 -4.00% 304
South East -11 1,031 £50,000 -4.76% 147
North of England -20 852 £47,500 - 114
Midlands +9 674 £50,000 -3.85% 115
West Midlands +11 496 £47,500 -9.52% 79
North West +9 428 £47,500 - 57
South West +2 425 £47,000 +4.44% 49
East of England -28 412 £52,500 -4.55% 67
Yorkshire -32 359 £50,000 +5.26% 47
East Midlands -15 178 £50,000 - 36
North East 0 64 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Project Manager
UK

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 3,678 (62.91%) Project Management
2 2,447 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2,269 (38.81%) PRINCE2
4 2,045 (34.98%) Finance
5 1,462 (25.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 780 (13.34%) Scrum
7 710 (12.15%) Microsoft
8 690 (11.80%) Waterfall
9 562 (9.61%) Retail
10 497 (8.50%) Microsoft Project
10 497 (8.50%) SDLC
11 494 (8.45%) Degree
12 474 (8.11%) Change Management
13 453 (7.75%) Banking
14 442 (7.56%) CRM
15 437 (7.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 430 (7.36%) Project Planning
17 411 (7.03%) Risk Management
18 385 (6.59%) PMI Certification
19 371 (6.35%) ERP
20 370 (6.33%) PMP
21 364 (6.23%) ITIL
22 333 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
23 325 (5.56%) E-Commerce
24 323 (5.53%) PMO
25 312 (5.34%) Business Analysis
26 306 (5.23%) Marketing
27 303 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
28 289 (4.94%) Programme Management
29 278 (4.76%) JIRA

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 125 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 103 (1.76%) CMS
3 40 (0.68%) Confluence
3 40 (0.68%) WordPress
4 34 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 25 (0.43%) MS Project Server
5 25 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 21 (0.36%) Drupal
7 16 (0.27%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.26%) OpenStack
8 15 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (0.26%) Umbraco
9 14 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.17%) IIS
11 9 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.12%) Documentum
13 7 (0.12%) SAS
13 7 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 497 (8.50%) Microsoft Project
2 303 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
3 204 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 172 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 129 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.051%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.034%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.034%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.034%) Maya
9 2 (0.034%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.017%) SPSS
10 1 (0.017%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 114 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 104 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 61 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 43 (0.74%) Magento
5 32 (0.55%) NetSuite
6 29 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
7 23 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 21 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
8 21 (0.36%) SAP R/3
9 19 (0.33%) SAP Business One
10 18 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
11 15 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
11 15 (0.26%) SAP ERP
12 13 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
12 13 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
13 12 (0.21%) Shopify
14 10 (0.17%) Relativity
15 9 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 9 (0.15%) Sage X3
16 8 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 193 (3.30%) SaaS
2 157 (2.69%) Office 365
3 152 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 120 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
6 26 (0.44%) Basecamp
7 24 (0.41%) Trello
8 18 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.31%) IaaS
9 14 (0.24%) FinancialForce
10 12 (0.21%) AdWords
11 11 (0.19%) PaaS
12 8 (0.14%) Dropbox
13 7 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.12%) Google Drive
13 7 (0.12%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 7 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 117 (2.00%) WAN
2 90 (1.54%) LAN
3 56 (0.96%) Internet
4 36 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
5 33 (0.56%) Firewall
5 33 (0.56%) VoIP
6 27 (0.46%) SMS
7 26 (0.44%) Intranet
7 26 (0.44%) Wireless
8 21 (0.36%) SAN
8 21 (0.36%) Skype
9 19 (0.33%) Unified Communications
10 17 (0.29%) Ethernet
10 17 (0.29%) VPN
11 14 (0.24%) WLAN
12 12 (0.21%) Extranet
12 12 (0.21%) MPLS
12 12 (0.21%) Network Security
13 9 (0.15%) Structured Cabling
14 8 (0.14%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 79 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (1.20%) Big Data
4 40 (0.68%) Blockchain
5 22 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
5 22 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 21 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 19 (0.33%) SAP HANA
8 18 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (0.27%) Power BI
10 13 (0.22%) MongoDB
10 13 (0.22%) MySQL
10 13 (0.22%) SAP BW
11 11 (0.19%) OLAP
11 11 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.19%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.17%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.17%) QlikView
13 7 (0.12%) BigQuery
13 7 (0.12%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 278 (4.76%) JIRA
2 15 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
3 13 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.10%) Maven
6 5 (0.086%) VersionOne
7 4 (0.068%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.051%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.034%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.034%) eCATT
9 2 (0.034%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.034%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.034%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.034%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.034%) Selenium
10 1 (0.017%) Codeception
10 1 (0.017%) Moq
10 1 (0.017%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.017%) NUnit
10 1 (0.017%) TestRail
General
1 2,045 (34.98%) Finance
2 562 (9.61%) Retail
3 453 (7.75%) Banking
4 306 (5.23%) Marketing
5 213 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 194 (3.32%) Legal
7 187 (3.20%) Advertising
8 157 (2.69%) Law
9 156 (2.67%) Investment Banking
10 155 (2.65%) Manufacturing
11 125 (2.14%) Retail Banking
12 107 (1.83%) Back Office
13 68 (1.16%) Games
14 52 (0.89%) Front Office
15 46 (0.79%) Electronics
16 44 (0.75%) Automotive
16 44 (0.75%) French Language
17 35 (0.60%) Billing
18 33 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 33 (0.56%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (3.01%) .NET
2 59 (1.01%) Mason
3 56 (0.96%) HTML
4 25 (0.43%) Web Services
5 24 (0.41%) XML
6 22 (0.38%) Middleware
7 20 (0.34%) .NET Framework
7 20 (0.34%) CSS
8 17 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 17 (0.29%) HTML5
8 17 (0.29%) REST
9 14 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (0.22%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.17%) Velocity
12 9 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (0.15%) Node.js
13 8 (0.14%) Java EE
13 8 (0.14%) JSON
13 8 (0.14%) Spring
14 6 (0.10%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 333 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (4.05%) Data Centre
3 227 (3.88%) PMI
4 163 (2.79%) Virtual Team
5 144 (2.46%) User Experience
6 141 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 139 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 95 (1.63%) Fintech
9 90 (1.54%) Computer Science
10 68 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 67 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 50 (0.86%) Driving Licence
13 48 (0.82%) Derivative
14 42 (0.72%) EPoS
15 40 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
16 39 (0.67%) Equities
17 36 (0.62%) NHS
18 32 (0.55%) Social Media
18 32 (0.55%) Tandem
19 30 (0.51%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 172 (2.94%) Windows
2 61 (1.04%) Windows 10
3 58 (0.99%) Android
4 56 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 40 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 34 (0.58%) Linux
7 21 (0.36%) Unix
8 16 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.068%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.051%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.034%) VMS
15 1 (0.017%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,678 (62.91%) Project Management
2 2,447 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2,269 (38.81%) PRINCE2
4 1,462 (25.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 780 (13.34%) Scrum
6 690 (11.80%) Waterfall
7 497 (8.50%) SDLC
8 474 (8.11%) Change Management
9 442 (7.56%) CRM
10 430 (7.36%) Project Planning
11 411 (7.03%) Risk Management
12 371 (6.35%) ERP
13 364 (6.23%) ITIL
14 325 (5.56%) E-Commerce
15 312 (5.34%) Business Analysis
16 289 (4.94%) Programme Management
17 258 (4.41%) Change Control
18 242 (4.14%) Migration
19 239 (4.09%) Software Delivery
20 227 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 143 (2.45%) SQL
2 134 (2.29%) Java
3 111 (1.90%) C
4 78 (1.33%) C#
5 58 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 34 (0.58%) PHP
7 23 (0.39%) Python
8 17 (0.29%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.10%) Ruby
9 6 (0.10%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.086%) C++
10 5 (0.086%) Groovy
10 5 (0.086%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.051%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.051%) R
11 3 (0.051%) X++
12 2 (0.034%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.034%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.034%) VBA
12 2 (0.034%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 494 (8.45%) Degree
2 437 (7.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 385 (6.59%) PMI Certification
4 370 (6.33%) PMP
5 262 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 175 (2.99%) APMP
7 167 (2.86%) Security Cleared
8 94 (1.61%) SC Cleared
9 64 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 48 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 38 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 36 (0.62%) ISEB
13 30 (0.51%) Master's Degree
14 19 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 18 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (0.29%) APMG
16 17 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 10 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (0.15%) CCNA
18 9 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (5.53%) PMO
2 252 (4.31%) QA
3 90 (1.54%) GDPR
4 42 (0.72%) SLA
5 37 (0.63%) MiFID
6 21 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 18 (0.31%) EMIR
9 14 (0.24%) PSD2
10 13 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.19%) FATCA
12 10 (0.17%) AIFMD
12 10 (0.17%) UCITS
13 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.12%) SEPA
15 6 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.086%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.086%) NEBOSH
17 4 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 35 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.12%) vSphere
5 5 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.068%) Docker
6 4 (0.068%) Firmware
7 3 (0.051%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.034%) KVM
9 1 (0.017%) HDFS
9 1 (0.017%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.017%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.017%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.017%) XenApp
9 1 (0.017%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (0.15%) SCCM
2 4 (0.068%) SCOM
2 4 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.051%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.034%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.034%) Sonobuoy
4 2 (0.034%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.017%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 710 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 276 (4.72%) SAP
3 198 (3.39%) Oracle
4 161 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
5 84 (1.44%) VMware
6 71 (1.21%) Google
7 62 (1.06%) Citrix
8 61 (1.04%) Cisco
9 53 (0.91%) Sage
10 49 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 40 (0.68%) Capita
12 38 (0.65%) hybris
13 33 (0.56%) Infor
14 31 (0.53%) Epicor
15 26 (0.44%) Adobe
15 26 (0.44%) JD Edwards
16 25 (0.43%) IFS
17 20 (0.34%) HP
18 18 (0.31%) IBM
18 18 (0.31%) Mitel