Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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

Software Project Manager
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 696 681 595
Rank change year-on-year -15 -86 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 471 504 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.32% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 429 455 732
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,750 £77,500 £74,875
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 150,190 158,986 174,461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.95% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 121,981 128,249 148,022
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in England

Software Project Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Project Manager in England

Software Project Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Project Manager in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Project Manager in England

Software 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 Software Project Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 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 +89 175 £65,000 +8.33% 9
South East +14 128 £52,500 +5.00% 13
North of England +23 66 £45,000 - 6
Midlands -19 51 £51,250 +7.89% 6
Yorkshire +22 33 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West +19 33 £45,000 - 5
South West -27 30 £42,500 -20.93% 2
West Midlands +2 27 £45,000 - 3
East of England +13 26 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East Midlands 0 24 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Software Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Software 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 Software Project Manager in the job title.

1 323 (68.58%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (57.54%) Project Management
3 173 (36.73%) Finance
4 138 (29.30%) PRINCE2
5 126 (26.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 113 (23.99%) Software Delivery
6 113 (23.99%) SDLC
7 101 (21.44%) Waterfall
8 78 (16.56%) Scrum
9 64 (13.59%) PMI Certification
10 60 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (11.89%) JIRA
12 52 (11.04%) Business Analysis
12 52 (11.04%) Microsoft
13 51 (10.83%) PMP
14 48 (10.19%) Degree
15 45 (9.55%) Microsoft Project
16 39 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
18 37 (7.86%) Risk Management
19 33 (7.01%) Banking
20 32 (6.79%) Coaching
21 30 (6.37%) Analytics
21 30 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
22 29 (6.16%) PMI
23 28 (5.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 27 (5.73%) SQL
24 27 (5.73%) QA
25 26 (5.52%) SaaS
25 26 (5.52%) .NET

Software 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 22 (4.67%) Confluence
2 7 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.64%) CMS
5 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 45 (9.55%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Magento
2 3 (0.64%) Aareon QL
2 3 (0.64%) Academy Housing
2 3 (0.64%) MIS ActiveH
2 3 (0.64%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (0.64%) OPENContractor
2 3 (0.64%) OPENHousing
2 3 (0.64%) Orchard Housing
2 3 (0.64%) Servitor
3 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.52%) SaaS
2 12 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.85%) Slack
5 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.21%) Office 365
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.76%) Internet
2 3 (0.64%) SMS
2 3 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.40%) Big Data
2 8 (1.70%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.49%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.21%) EDMS
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (11.89%) JIRA
2 13 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.12%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.06%) VersionOne
5 4 (0.85%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.21%) JIRA Agile
General
1 173 (36.73%) Finance
2 33 (7.01%) Banking
3 26 (5.52%) Legal
4 22 (4.67%) Marketing
5 20 (4.25%) Retail
6 13 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.70%) Back Office
9 7 (1.49%) German Language
9 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.06%) Billing
10 5 (1.06%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.85%) Advertising
12 3 (0.64%) Electronics
12 3 (0.64%) French Language
13 2 (0.42%) Games
14 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.21%) Law
14 1 (0.21%) Local Government
14 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.52%) .NET
2 7 (1.49%) LAMP
3 4 (0.85%) Velocity
3 4 (0.85%) Web Services
4 2 (0.42%) HTML
4 2 (0.42%) J2EE
5 1 (0.21%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.21%) CSS
5 1 (0.21%) Express
5 1 (0.21%) HTML5
5 1 (0.21%) jQuery
5 1 (0.21%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) Node.js
5 1 (0.21%) React
5 1 (0.21%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (6.37%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (6.16%) PMI
4 23 (4.88%) Fintech
5 19 (4.03%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.76%) Algorithms
8 12 (2.55%) Virtual Team
9 11 (2.34%) Social Network
10 10 (2.12%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.12%) User Experience
11 8 (1.70%) iPad
12 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.64%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.64%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.64%) NHS
13 3 (0.64%) Social Media
14 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.42%) N-Tier
15 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (0.64%) Unix
2 2 (0.42%) Windows
3 1 (0.21%) AIX
3 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.21%) Solaris
3 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (68.58%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (57.54%) Project Management
3 138 (29.30%) PRINCE2
4 126 (26.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 113 (23.99%) SDLC
5 113 (23.99%) Software Delivery
6 101 (21.44%) Waterfall
7 78 (16.56%) Scrum
8 60 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
9 52 (11.04%) Business Analysis
10 39 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (7.86%) Risk Management
12 32 (6.79%) Coaching
13 30 (6.37%) Analytics
14 25 (5.31%) Change Control
14 25 (5.31%) Presales
15 24 (5.10%) E-Commerce
15 24 (5.10%) Line Management
16 23 (4.88%) Mentoring
16 23 (4.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.73%) SQL
2 22 (4.67%) Java
3 12 (2.55%) PHP
4 11 (2.34%) C#
5 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.42%) Java 8
6 2 (0.42%) Java 9
6 2 (0.42%) Scala
7 1 (0.21%) Python
7 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (13.59%) PMI Certification
2 51 (10.83%) PMP
3 48 (10.19%) Degree
4 28 (5.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 21 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.70%) APMG
6 8 (1.70%) PhD
7 7 (1.49%) APMP
8 5 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.42%) MBA
10 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.42%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.73%) QA
2 18 (3.82%) PMO
3 7 (1.49%) EMIR
4 6 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.42%) GDPR
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.42%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.85%) Puppet
2 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 52 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.18%) SAP
3 9 (1.91%) Oracle
4 8 (1.70%) hybris
5 5 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (1.06%) Workday
6 4 (0.85%) ATG
6 4 (0.85%) Capita
6 4 (0.85%) IBM
6 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.64%) Aareon
7 3 (0.64%) Castleton
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco
7 3 (0.64%) Civica
7 3 (0.64%) Google
7 3 (0.64%) Juniper
7 3 (0.64%) Northgate
7 3 (0.64%) Orchard
8 2 (0.42%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.21%) Atlassian