Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 129 131
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 151 35 155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.67% 1.32% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 1.38% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 131 29 133
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £59,397 £50,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £59,831
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 5,242 2,544 6,219
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.68% 96.07% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4,058 2,274 5,051
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £35,538
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,875 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.19% +13.06% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Manchester

Project Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Project Manager in Manchester

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in Manchester

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

Salary histogram for Project Manager in Manchester

Project Manager
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
Bury - 5 £45,000 -
Salford -2 4 £44,000 +17.33%
Stockport - 2 £45,000 - 2
Rochdale - 2 £50,000 -
Altrincham -8 1 £45,000 - 2
Project Manager
North West

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

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 Manchester region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 90 (59.60%) Project Management
2 70 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (37.75%) PRINCE2
3 57 (37.75%) Project Delivery
4 56 (37.09%) Finance
5 51 (33.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (32.45%) Social Skills
7 33 (21.85%) Waterfall
8 29 (19.21%) Scrum
9 23 (15.23%) SDLC
10 20 (13.25%) Change Management
11 19 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (11.26%) Degree
13 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
14 15 (9.93%) PMI Certification
14 15 (9.93%) JIRA
15 14 (9.27%) Mentoring
15 14 (9.27%) ERP
15 14 (9.27%) Migration
16 13 (8.61%) PMP
16 13 (8.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 13 (8.61%) Public Sector
17 12 (7.95%) Kanban
17 12 (7.95%) Project Planning
18 11 (7.28%) Data Migration
18 11 (7.28%) People Management
18 11 (7.28%) SharePoint
18 11 (7.28%) Organisational Skills
19 10 (6.62%) Presentation Skills
19 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Project

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 11 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.30%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Project
1 10 (6.62%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Oracle Utilities
1 3 (1.99%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) Azure
2 8 (5.30%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (3.97%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.99%) AWS
5 3 (1.99%) IaaS
5 3 (1.99%) SaaS
5 3 (1.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (1.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.64%) LAN
1 7 (4.64%) WAN
2 3 (1.99%) Firewall
2 3 (1.99%) Network Security
3 2 (1.32%) DHCP
3 2 (1.32%) DNS
3 2 (1.32%) MPLS
3 2 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (1.32%) SD-WAN
3 2 (1.32%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (1.32%) VLAN
3 2 (1.32%) VPN
3 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.32%) Wireless
4 1 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.65%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.66%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 15 (9.93%) JIRA
General
1 56 (37.09%) Finance
2 49 (32.45%) Social Skills
3 13 (8.61%) Public Sector
4 11 (7.28%) Organisational Skills
5 10 (6.62%) Law
5 10 (6.62%) Presentation Skills
5 10 (6.62%) Retail
6 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.64%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (4.64%) Legal
8 6 (3.97%) Billing
8 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.65%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.65%) Marketing
10 2 (1.32%) Back Office
10 2 (1.32%) Games
10 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.66%) Advertising
11 1 (0.66%) Automotive
11 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) .NET
2 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.32%) CSS
2 2 (1.32%) HTML
2 2 (1.32%) HTML5
2 2 (1.32%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (5.30%) PMI
3 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.99%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.32%) Social Media
6 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.66%) EPoS
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.32%) Windows
1 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
1 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (59.60%) Project Management
2 70 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (37.75%) PRINCE2
3 57 (37.75%) Project Delivery
4 51 (33.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (21.85%) Waterfall
6 29 (19.21%) Scrum
7 23 (15.23%) SDLC
8 20 (13.25%) Change Management
9 19 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (9.27%) ERP
10 14 (9.27%) Mentoring
10 14 (9.27%) Migration
11 12 (7.95%) Kanban
11 12 (7.95%) Project Planning
12 11 (7.28%) Data Migration
12 11 (7.28%) People Management
13 10 (6.62%) ITIL
14 9 (5.96%) E-Commerce
14 9 (5.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.99%) C
2 2 (1.32%) C#
2 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Degree
2 15 (9.93%) PMI Certification
3 13 (8.61%) PMP
3 13 (8.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.96%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.97%) APMP
5 6 (3.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CAPM
6 1 (0.66%) CCIE
6 1 (0.66%) CCNP
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) PMO
2 6 (3.97%) GDPR
3 4 (2.65%) QA
4 1 (0.66%) GRC
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.30%) Oracle
2 8 (5.30%) Progress
3 5 (3.31%) Cisco
3 5 (3.31%) FactSet
3 5 (3.31%) SAP
3 5 (3.31%) VMware
4 4 (2.65%) Spotify
5 3 (1.99%) Adobe
5 3 (1.99%) Apple
5 3 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.32%) JDA
6 2 (1.32%) Meraki
6 2 (1.32%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.66%) Citrix
7 1 (0.66%) Informatica
7 1 (0.66%) ServiceNow