Period
to 14 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

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

Project Manager
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 134 124 107
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 327 259 618
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.41% 2.32% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 2.42% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 283 201 472
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,250 £38,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
England 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 the North of 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
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 12,760 10,715 18,448
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 96.10% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10,061 8,832 14,492
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.06% +9.30% +1.18%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the North of England

Project Manager
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Project Manager in the North of England

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in the North of England over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the North of England

Project Manager
Job Locations in the North of 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 14 June 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
North West +13 198 £47,500 -5.00% 49
Yorkshire -17 117 £47,500 - 18
North East -18 11 £48,000 -4.00% 4
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 North of England region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 221 (67.58%) Project Management
2 157 (48.01%) PRINCE2
3 153 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (36.70%) Social Skills
5 80 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 77 (23.55%) Waterfall
7 76 (23.24%) Finance
7 76 (23.24%) Project Delivery
8 57 (17.43%) Microsoft
9 50 (15.29%) Scrum
10 36 (11.01%) Law
10 36 (11.01%) SDLC
11 31 (9.48%) ERP
12 29 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 28 (8.56%) Retail
14 27 (8.26%) PMI Certification
15 25 (7.65%) Change Management
16 24 (7.34%) Marketing
16 24 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (7.03%) Migration
17 23 (7.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 23 (7.03%) Microsoft Project
18 22 (6.73%) PMP
19 21 (6.42%) People Management
19 21 (6.42%) PMO
20 20 (6.12%) E-Commerce
21 19 (5.81%) B2B
21 19 (5.81%) Software Delivery
22 17 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
22 17 (5.20%) Manufacturing

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 16 (4.89%) CMS
2 12 (3.67%) Drupal
2 12 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (3.36%) Kentico
3 11 (3.36%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.92%) Confluence
5 3 (0.92%) WordPress
6 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (7.03%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (3.36%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.61%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.31%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.20%) Azure
2 11 (3.36%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (2.45%) SaaS
5 7 (2.14%) AWS
6 5 (1.53%) Google Drive
6 5 (1.53%) Slack
7 2 (0.61%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.75%) WAN
2 6 (1.83%) LAN
3 5 (1.53%) Wireless
4 4 (1.22%) Skype
4 4 (1.22%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.61%) Broadband
6 1 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.31%) Internet
6 1 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.31%) SD-WAN
6 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.61%) Power BI
3 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (4.89%) JIRA
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
General
1 120 (36.70%) Social Skills
2 76 (23.24%) Finance
3 36 (11.01%) Law
4 28 (8.56%) Retail
5 24 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (7.34%) Marketing
6 17 (5.20%) Manufacturing
7 15 (4.59%) Public Sector
8 14 (4.28%) Banking
8 14 (4.28%) Influencing Skills
9 12 (3.67%) Legal
10 11 (3.36%) Presentation Skills
10 11 (3.36%) Telecoms
11 9 (2.75%) Organisational Skills
12 7 (2.14%) Local Government
13 3 (0.92%) Advertising
13 3 (0.92%) Automotive
13 3 (0.92%) Back Office
13 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.92%) Public Speaking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.92%) .NET
1 3 (0.92%) EDI
2 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.61%) CSS
2 2 (0.61%) HTML
2 2 (0.61%) HTML5
2 2 (0.61%) Node.js
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.28%) User Experience
2 12 (3.67%) PMI
3 11 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.92%) Housing Association
8 3 (0.92%) Life Science
8 3 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.61%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
9 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) Social Media
10 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.31%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.83%) Windows
2 1 (0.31%) CentOS
2 1 (0.31%) Linux
2 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.31%) Unix
2 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (67.58%) Project Management
2 157 (48.01%) PRINCE2
3 153 (46.79%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (24.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (23.55%) Waterfall
6 76 (23.24%) Project Delivery
7 50 (15.29%) Scrum
8 36 (11.01%) SDLC
9 31 (9.48%) ERP
10 29 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (7.65%) Change Management
12 23 (7.03%) Migration
13 21 (6.42%) People Management
14 20 (6.12%) E-Commerce
15 19 (5.81%) B2B
15 19 (5.81%) Software Delivery
16 16 (4.89%) Business Case
16 16 (4.89%) Coaching
16 16 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (4.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.92%) C#
2 2 (0.61%) C
2 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
2 2 (0.61%) SQL
2 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
3 1 (0.31%) Java
3 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (8.26%) PMI Certification
2 23 (7.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 22 (6.73%) PMP
4 16 (4.89%) Degree
4 16 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (2.45%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.31%) APMP
9 1 (0.31%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.42%) PMO
2 12 (3.67%) QA
3 7 (2.14%) SLA
4 4 (1.22%) Accessibility
4 4 (1.22%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.61%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.92%) BitLocker
1 3 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.92%) SCCM
1 3 (0.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (17.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.67%) Sitecore
3 10 (3.06%) Oracle
4 7 (2.14%) Cisco
4 7 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.83%) SAP
6 5 (1.53%) Google
7 4 (1.22%) Citrix
7 4 (1.22%) Meraki
8 3 (0.92%) Verint
8 3 (0.92%) VMware
9 2 (0.61%) IFS
9 2 (0.61%) Progress
10 1 (0.31%) Aderant
10 1 (0.31%) Capita
10 1 (0.31%) iManage
10 1 (0.31%) Intapp
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.31%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.31%) Workday