Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 106 87
Rank change year-on-year -41 -19 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,853 2,734 4,617
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.37% 2.96% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 3.11% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,490 2,221 3,813
10th Percentile £36,672 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £44,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 72,582 87,912 129,472
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.65% 95.24% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 56,980 71,944 104,840
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,397
Median % change year-on-year - +4.97% +4.79%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in England.

Salary trend for Project Manager in England

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 -54 721 £65,000 - 95
South East -17 333 £51,433 -6.49% 62
North of England -11 275 £47,500 -5.00% 55
Midlands +7 253 £50,000 +5.26% 47
West Midlands +27 195 £49,500 +4.21% 37
North West +18 163 £46,750 -6.50% 30
South West -31 143 £45,000 -10.00% 42
Yorkshire -18 101 £47,500 -5.00% 22
East of England -25 81 £50,000 - 29
East Midlands -9 57 £50,000 +5.26% 10
North East -2 10 £48,000 -4.00% 3
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 England region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 1,237 (66.76%) Project Management
2 883 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
3 690 (37.24%) Social Skills
4 648 (34.97%) PRINCE2
5 542 (29.25%) Project Delivery
6 507 (27.36%) Finance
7 441 (23.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 290 (15.65%) Microsoft
9 279 (15.06%) Scrum
10 258 (13.92%) Waterfall
11 202 (10.90%) JIRA
12 193 (10.42%) Microsoft Project
13 180 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
14 173 (9.34%) Change Management
15 163 (8.80%) E-Commerce
16 154 (8.31%) SDLC
17 150 (8.09%) ERP
18 149 (8.04%) Retail
19 147 (7.93%) PMO
20 143 (7.72%) PMI Certification
21 140 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
22 139 (7.50%) PMP
23 137 (7.39%) Degree
24 126 (6.80%) CRM
25 121 (6.53%) Business Case
26 120 (6.48%) Project Planning
27 117 (6.31%) Banking
27 117 (6.31%) Marketing
28 113 (6.10%) Telecoms
28 113 (6.10%) Software Delivery

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 80 (4.32%) Confluence
2 66 (3.56%) CMS
3 40 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 21 (1.13%) Drupal
6 19 (1.03%) Umbraco
6 19 (1.03%) WordPress
7 12 (0.65%) Kentico
8 4 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.22%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.11%) SAS
10 1 (0.054%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.054%) IIS
10 1 (0.054%) Liferay
Applications
1 193 (10.42%) Microsoft Project
2 140 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 57 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.22%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.054%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 29 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.19%) Shopify
3 20 (1.08%) NetSuite
4 19 (1.03%) Magento
4 19 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
5 17 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
7 12 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
8 11 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.22%) SAP Business One
11 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.16%) Primavera
12 3 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
13 2 (0.11%) Sage 50
13 2 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
13 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 103 (5.56%) Azure
2 100 (5.40%) SaaS
3 59 (3.18%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (2.10%) AWS
5 38 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (0.97%) Power Platform
6 18 (0.97%) Smartsheet
7 12 (0.65%) Trello
8 10 (0.54%) Asana
9 8 (0.43%) Slack
10 7 (0.38%) Google Drive
11 5 (0.27%) Azure Stack
11 5 (0.27%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.27%) PaaS
12 4 (0.22%) IaaS
12 4 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.16%) Google Workspace
14 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.11%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.35%) WAN
2 19 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (0.81%) 4G
3 15 (0.81%) Internet
4 14 (0.76%) 2G
4 14 (0.76%) 3G
4 14 (0.76%) LAN
4 14 (0.76%) LTE
5 13 (0.70%) VoLTE
5 13 (0.70%) Wireless
6 12 (0.65%) WebEx
7 9 (0.49%) Intranet
8 7 (0.38%) DNS
8 7 (0.38%) Firewall
9 6 (0.32%) 5G
9 6 (0.32%) Broadband
9 6 (0.32%) Skype
10 5 (0.27%) Network Security
10 5 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (0.97%) Power BI
3 17 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 10 (0.54%) Big Data
4 10 (0.54%) GIS
5 5 (0.27%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.22%) Impala
7 3 (0.16%) Tableau
8 2 (0.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.11%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.11%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.11%) MS Access
8 2 (0.11%) MySQL
8 2 (0.11%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.11%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.054%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 202 (10.90%) JIRA
2 6 (0.32%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.054%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.054%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.054%) Pivotal Tracker
5 1 (0.054%) Selenium
General
1 690 (37.24%) Social Skills
2 507 (27.36%) Finance
3 149 (8.04%) Retail
4 117 (6.31%) Banking
4 117 (6.31%) Marketing
5 113 (6.10%) Telecoms
6 105 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
7 102 (5.50%) Organisational Skills
8 87 (4.70%) Law
9 84 (4.53%) Influencing Skills
10 81 (4.37%) Presentation Skills
11 65 (3.51%) Public Sector
12 55 (2.97%) Legal
13 49 (2.64%) Manufacturing
14 41 (2.21%) Advertising
15 35 (1.89%) Electronics
16 33 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (1.46%) Back Office
18 26 (1.40%) Games
19 23 (1.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (0.97%) .NET
1 18 (0.97%) Web Services
2 14 (0.76%) HTML
3 8 (0.43%) Middleware
4 7 (0.38%) CSS
4 7 (0.38%) XML
5 5 (0.27%) HTML5
6 3 (0.16%) COM
6 3 (0.16%) EDI
6 3 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.16%) Google Maps API
6 3 (0.16%) XBRL
7 2 (0.11%) Backbone.js
7 2 (0.11%) Doctrine
7 2 (0.11%) FFmpeg
7 2 (0.11%) LLVM
7 2 (0.11%) RequireJS
7 2 (0.11%) Symfony
7 2 (0.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.054%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 72 (3.89%) Management Information System
2 71 (3.83%) User Experience
3 59 (3.18%) PMI
4 49 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (2.43%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 26 (1.40%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.35%) iPad
9 22 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (1.13%) FMCG
11 20 (1.08%) Derivative
11 20 (1.08%) NHS
12 19 (1.03%) Fixed Income
12 19 (1.03%) Life Science
13 15 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.70%) Housing Association
15 12 (0.65%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.59%) Equities
17 10 (0.54%) Digital Media
17 10 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 27 (1.46%) Windows
2 22 (1.19%) Android
3 18 (0.97%) Apple iOS
4 12 (0.65%) Linux
5 10 (0.54%) Unix
6 5 (0.27%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.054%) AIX
8 1 (0.054%) CentOS
8 1 (0.054%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,237 (66.76%) Project Management
2 883 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
3 648 (34.97%) PRINCE2
4 542 (29.25%) Project Delivery
5 441 (23.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 279 (15.06%) Scrum
7 258 (13.92%) Waterfall
8 180 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
9 173 (9.34%) Change Management
10 163 (8.80%) E-Commerce
11 154 (8.31%) SDLC
12 150 (8.09%) ERP
13 126 (6.80%) CRM
14 121 (6.53%) Business Case
15 120 (6.48%) Project Planning
16 113 (6.10%) Software Delivery
17 108 (5.83%) Risk Management
18 104 (5.61%) Migration
19 97 (5.23%) Business Analysis
20 94 (5.07%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (2.70%) SQL
2 28 (1.51%) Java
3 27 (1.46%) C
4 16 (0.86%) Python
5 11 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.32%) PHP
7 3 (0.16%) C#
7 3 (0.16%) C++
7 3 (0.16%) R
8 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.054%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.054%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (7.72%) PMI Certification
2 139 (7.50%) PMP
3 137 (7.39%) Degree
4 107 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 69 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 64 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 37 (2.00%) APMP
8 31 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 23 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (0.92%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.27%) CISSP
13 5 (0.27%) HNC
13 5 (0.27%) HND
13 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.22%) APMG
14 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.16%) ISEB
15 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (7.93%) PMO
2 57 (3.08%) QA
3 18 (0.97%) GDPR
3 18 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.86%) SLA
5 8 (0.43%) MiFID
5 8 (0.43%) PMBOK
6 7 (0.38%) EMIR
6 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.27%) GRC
8 5 (0.27%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.22%) NIST
9 4 (0.22%) WCAG
10 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.16%) GAMP
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 8 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
3 3 (0.16%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.054%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.22%) SCCM
2 3 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (0.16%) SCOM
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.054%) Argo
4 1 (0.054%) AssetCenter
4 1 (0.054%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.054%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.054%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.054%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.054%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 290 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 77 (4.16%) SAP
3 58 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
4 49 (2.64%) Oracle
5 33 (1.78%) Sitecore
6 19 (1.03%) hybris
7 17 (0.92%) Cisco
8 15 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 15 (0.81%) Google
9 13 (0.70%) Elastic Path
9 13 (0.70%) JD Edwards
10 12 (0.65%) Remedy
11 11 (0.59%) Ericsson
12 9 (0.49%) Adobe
12 9 (0.49%) Bloomberg
12 9 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
12 9 (0.49%) Workday
13 7 (0.38%) Citrix
13 7 (0.38%) iManage
14 6 (0.32%) Verint