Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 120 168 100
Rank change year-on-year +48 -68 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3,131 941 4,126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.92% 2.07% 3.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 2.18% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2,469 782 3,510
10th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -

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 98,101 43,157 124,241
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 94.74% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 69,294 36,080 100,931
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +71 1,319 £65,000 +4.00% 132
South East -5 548 £55,000 +6.80% 69
North of England +53 436 £47,500 +5.56% 66
Midlands +6 368 £52,500 +15.70% 64
West Midlands +27 278 £52,500 +16.67% 44
North West +46 257 £50,000 +5.26% 30
South West +28 247 £45,000 - 50
East of England +26 172 £52,500 - 25
Yorkshire 0 166 £47,000 +4.44% 32
East Midlands -28 88 £50,000 +4.17% 19
North East -28 13 £43,500 -1.69% 4
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 2,011 (64.23%) Project Management
2 1,567 (50.05%) Agile Software Development
3 1,199 (38.29%) Social Skills
4 1,045 (33.38%) Finance
5 994 (31.75%) Project Delivery
6 973 (31.08%) PRINCE2
7 817 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 480 (15.33%) Scrum
9 467 (14.92%) Waterfall
10 447 (14.28%) Microsoft
11 361 (11.53%) Microsoft Project
12 290 (9.26%) JIRA
13 286 (9.13%) ERP
14 276 (8.82%) Retail
15 275 (8.78%) Change Management
16 274 (8.75%) SDLC
17 266 (8.50%) Degree
18 262 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
19 250 (7.98%) Migration
20 241 (7.70%) Project Planning
21 240 (7.67%) PMI Certification
22 215 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
23 214 (6.83%) Risk Management
24 211 (6.74%) E-Commerce
24 211 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
24 211 (6.74%) Marketing
25 208 (6.64%) PMP
26 206 (6.58%) Azure
27 202 (6.45%) Security Cleared
28 200 (6.39%) Presentation Skills

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 97 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 96 (3.07%) Confluence
3 69 (2.20%) CMS
4 16 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 12 (0.38%) WordPress
6 11 (0.35%) Documentum
7 10 (0.32%) IIS
8 8 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.19%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.16%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.13%) Appian
11 4 (0.13%) Drupal
11 4 (0.13%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.096%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.096%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.096%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.096%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.032%) Moodle
13 1 (0.032%) OpenStack
Applications
1 361 (11.53%) Microsoft Project
2 211 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
3 175 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 137 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 82 (2.62%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.096%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.064%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.064%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.032%) Mingle
9 1 (0.032%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 63 (2.01%) Oracle ERP
2 37 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
3 34 (1.09%) Shopify
4 28 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
6 24 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
7 19 (0.61%) Magento
8 18 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
9 17 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
10 16 (0.51%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.35%) SAP ERP
12 10 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
13 9 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
14 8 (0.26%) Oracle Utilities
14 8 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
15 6 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
16 4 (0.13%) Primavera
16 4 (0.13%) SAP HR
16 4 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 206 (6.58%) Azure
2 177 (5.65%) SaaS
3 100 (3.19%) Microsoft 365
4 62 (1.98%) AWS
5 57 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (1.09%) Smartsheet
7 32 (1.02%) Power Platform
8 24 (0.77%) GCP
9 23 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.67%) Veeva
11 14 (0.45%) PaaS
12 12 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 12 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 11 (0.35%) Power Automate
13 11 (0.35%) PowerApps
14 10 (0.32%) IaaS
15 9 (0.29%) Basecamp
16 8 (0.26%) Asana
17 7 (0.22%) Google Data Studio
17 7 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.41%) Firewall
1 44 (1.41%) LAN
2 43 (1.37%) WAN
3 26 (0.83%) Internet
3 26 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (0.64%) Broadband
4 20 (0.64%) Extranet
4 20 (0.64%) Wireless
5 16 (0.51%) DNS
6 14 (0.45%) Unified Communications
7 12 (0.38%) Network Security
8 11 (0.35%) Structured Cabling
9 10 (0.32%) WebEx
10 9 (0.29%) 5G
10 9 (0.29%) VLAN
10 9 (0.29%) VPN
11 8 (0.26%) DHCP
12 7 (0.22%) 3G
12 7 (0.22%) SD-WAN
12 7 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (0.99%) Power BI
2 27 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (0.57%) SQL Server
4 17 (0.54%) Data Lake
5 11 (0.35%) Blockchain
6 7 (0.22%) Looker
6 7 (0.22%) Tableau
7 6 (0.19%) MySQL
8 5 (0.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.16%) Big Data
8 5 (0.16%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.13%) Couchbase
9 4 (0.13%) GIS
9 4 (0.13%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.096%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.096%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.064%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 290 (9.26%) JIRA
2 23 (0.73%) Axure RP
3 7 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.032%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.032%) GitLab
5 1 (0.032%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.032%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.032%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.032%) Selenium
General
1 1,199 (38.29%) Social Skills
2 1,045 (33.38%) Finance
3 276 (8.82%) Retail
4 215 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
5 211 (6.74%) Marketing
6 200 (6.39%) Presentation Skills
7 169 (5.40%) Telecoms
8 163 (5.21%) Public Sector
9 139 (4.44%) Influencing Skills
9 139 (4.44%) Organisational Skills
10 119 (3.80%) Banking
10 119 (3.80%) Manufacturing
11 86 (2.75%) Law
11 86 (2.75%) Legal
12 83 (2.65%) Billing
13 65 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 59 (1.88%) Advertising
15 53 (1.69%) Electronics
16 41 (1.31%) Automotive
16 41 (1.31%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (0.86%) .NET
2 22 (0.70%) HTML
2 22 (0.70%) Middleware
3 19 (0.61%) CSS
4 13 (0.42%) Web Services
5 11 (0.35%) React
6 10 (0.32%) XML
7 7 (0.22%) EDI
7 7 (0.22%) REST
8 6 (0.19%) HTML5
8 6 (0.19%) Velocity
9 5 (0.16%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.13%) OpenID
10 4 (0.13%) WML
11 3 (0.096%) COM
11 3 (0.096%) Google Maps API
11 3 (0.096%) J2EE
11 3 (0.096%) JSON
11 3 (0.096%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.064%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 139 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 102 (3.26%) PMI
3 101 (3.23%) User Experience
4 97 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 85 (2.71%) Data Centre
6 51 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 44 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 37 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 33 (1.05%) Digital Media
9 33 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
10 32 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (0.93%) FMCG
12 28 (0.89%) Housing Association
13 26 (0.83%) Social Media
14 25 (0.80%) iPad
14 25 (0.80%) Life Science
15 19 (0.61%) Legacy Systems
15 19 (0.61%) NHS
16 15 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
17 14 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 49 (1.56%) Windows
2 23 (0.73%) Android
3 19 (0.61%) Apple iOS
4 14 (0.45%) Unix
5 13 (0.42%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.38%) Linux
7 5 (0.16%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.096%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.096%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.032%) AIX
9 1 (0.032%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,011 (64.23%) Project Management
2 1,567 (50.05%) Agile Software Development
3 994 (31.75%) Project Delivery
4 973 (31.08%) PRINCE2
5 817 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 480 (15.33%) Scrum
7 467 (14.92%) Waterfall
8 286 (9.13%) ERP
9 275 (8.78%) Change Management
10 274 (8.75%) SDLC
11 262 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
12 250 (7.98%) Migration
13 241 (7.70%) Project Planning
14 214 (6.83%) Risk Management
15 211 (6.74%) E-Commerce
16 177 (5.65%) Business Case
17 169 (5.40%) DevOps
18 166 (5.30%) Business Analysis
19 147 (4.69%) Project Governance
20 143 (4.57%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 70 (2.24%) C
2 45 (1.44%) Java
3 36 (1.15%) SQL
4 20 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 15 (0.48%) Python
6 12 (0.38%) PHP
7 11 (0.35%) C#
8 10 (0.32%) Smalltalk
9 4 (0.13%) C++
10 2 (0.064%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.032%) Delphi
11 1 (0.032%) Ruby
11 1 (0.032%) Uniface
11 1 (0.032%) VBA
Qualifications
1 266 (8.50%) Degree
2 240 (7.67%) PMI Certification
3 208 (6.64%) PMP
4 202 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 181 (5.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 124 (3.96%) SC Cleared
7 92 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 67 (2.14%) APMP
9 46 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
10 33 (1.05%) DV Cleared
11 29 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
12 22 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (0.38%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.32%) CISSP
14 10 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.22%) MBA
16 5 (0.16%) CAPM
16 5 (0.16%) CISA
16 5 (0.16%) CISM
16 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (6.07%) PMO
2 114 (3.64%) QA
3 42 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (0.86%) GDPR
5 21 (0.67%) SLA
6 17 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.38%) PMBOK
8 11 (0.35%) Good Clinical Practice
9 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.26%) GRC
10 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.19%) Accessibility
12 6 (0.19%) GxP
12 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.16%) NIST
14 3 (0.096%) GAMP
14 3 (0.096%) IFRS
14 3 (0.096%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 20 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.13%) Docker
6 3 (0.096%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.096%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.032%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (0.45%) FortiGate
2 9 (0.29%) SCCM
3 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.16%) WSUS
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.096%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.096%) SCOM
7 2 (0.064%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.032%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.032%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.032%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 447 (14.28%) Microsoft
2 163 (5.21%) SAP
3 126 (4.02%) Oracle
4 94 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (1.31%) Google
6 36 (1.15%) Cisco
7 29 (0.93%) JD Edwards
7 29 (0.93%) VMware
8 25 (0.80%) Elastic Path
9 23 (0.73%) Instagram
9 23 (0.73%) Sitecore
10 22 (0.70%) Workday
11 21 (0.67%) ServiceNow
12 19 (0.61%) Adobe
13 15 (0.48%) SolarWinds
14 14 (0.45%) Fortinet
15 12 (0.38%) Citrix
16 11 (0.35%) OpenText
17 10 (0.32%) Atlassian
17 10 (0.32%) Remedy