Period
to 24 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 91 84
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 486 649 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.01% 3.36% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 3.48% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 404 480 682
North of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,125 £65,000 £63,750
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 15,587 18,633 23,437
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.58% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 12,503 15,174 19,323
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,288 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 -7 266 £50,000 +5.26% 78
Yorkshire +5 192 £50,000 +5.26% 47
North East +30 28 £45,500 +1.11% 3
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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.

1 292 (60.08%) Project Management
2 253 (52.06%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (36.01%) Finance
4 150 (30.86%) PRINCE2
5 148 (30.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 113 (23.25%) Project Delivery
7 78 (16.05%) Waterfall
8 57 (11.73%) Scrum
8 57 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (8.64%) Microsoft
10 41 (8.44%) PMP
10 41 (8.44%) Software Delivery
11 37 (7.61%) ITIL
12 35 (7.20%) Change Management
12 35 (7.20%) SDLC
13 34 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (7.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 34 (7.00%) PMI Certification
14 29 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 29 (5.97%) Microsoft Project
14 29 (5.97%) Project Governance
15 28 (5.76%) Service Management
15 28 (5.76%) Retail
15 28 (5.76%) Decision-Making
16 27 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
16 27 (5.56%) Degree
16 27 (5.56%) JIRA
17 26 (5.35%) APMP
18 25 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
19 24 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel

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 12 (2.47%) CMS
1 12 (2.47%) Confluence
2 7 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.82%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (5.97%) Microsoft Project
2 25 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.09%) Azure
2 14 (2.88%) Office 365
3 10 (2.06%) AWS
4 4 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (0.82%) IaaS
5 2 (0.41%) Trello
6 1 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.21%) G Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.21%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.06%) Broadband
2 7 (1.44%) LAN
2 7 (1.44%) WAN
3 6 (1.23%) VoIP
4 4 (0.82%) Intranet
4 4 (0.82%) Skype
4 4 (0.82%) Wireless
5 1 (0.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.21%) Internet
5 1 (0.21%) SAN
5 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.23%) GIS
2 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.21%) Big Data
2 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.21%) MySQL
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.21%) Power BI
2 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 175 (36.01%) Finance
2 28 (5.76%) Retail
3 17 (3.50%) Financial Institution
3 17 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.88%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.67%) Marketing
6 12 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.85%) Banking
8 8 (1.65%) Legal
9 7 (1.44%) Digital Economy
10 6 (1.23%) Italian Language
10 6 (1.23%) Local Government
10 6 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.03%) Aerospace
11 5 (1.03%) Law
12 4 (0.82%) Billing
12 4 (0.82%) Housing Association
12 4 (0.82%) Retail Finance
13 3 (0.62%) Advertising
14 2 (0.41%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.85%) .NET
2 2 (0.41%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.21%) CSS
3 1 (0.21%) HTML
3 1 (0.21%) Velocity
3 1 (0.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (1.65%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.62%) NHS
7 3 (0.62%) User Experience
8 2 (0.41%) CCTV
8 2 (0.41%) EPoS
8 2 (0.41%) FMCG
8 2 (0.41%) SCADA
8 2 (0.41%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.41%) Social Media
8 2 (0.41%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.21%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.21%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.21%) Life Science
9 1 (0.21%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.03%) Windows
1 5 (1.03%) Windows 10
2 2 (0.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (60.08%) Project Management
2 253 (52.06%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (30.86%) PRINCE2
4 148 (30.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 113 (23.25%) Project Delivery
6 78 (16.05%) Waterfall
7 57 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (11.73%) Scrum
8 41 (8.44%) Software Delivery
9 37 (7.61%) ITIL
10 35 (7.20%) Change Management
10 35 (7.20%) SDLC
11 34 (7.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 29 (5.97%) Project Governance
13 28 (5.76%) Decision-Making
13 28 (5.76%) Service Management
14 27 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
15 23 (4.73%) Matrix Management
15 23 (4.73%) Migration
16 22 (4.53%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (0.82%) Java
2 2 (0.41%) SQL
3 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (8.44%) PMP
2 34 (7.00%) PMI Certification
3 29 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 27 (5.56%) Degree
5 26 (5.35%) APMP
6 17 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.62%) CAPM
7 3 (0.62%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.41%) APMG
9 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.94%) PMO
2 9 (1.85%) QA
3 8 (1.65%) GDPR
4 6 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) IAG
1 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 42 (8.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.47%) SAP
3 9 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (1.44%) Atlassian
4 7 (1.44%) BT
4 7 (1.44%) Openreach
5 6 (1.23%) Oracle
6 3 (0.62%) Progress
7 2 (0.41%) Capita
7 2 (0.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.41%) Cisco
7 2 (0.41%) Remedy
7 2 (0.41%) Rockwell
7 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.41%) Siemens
7 2 (0.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.21%) Google
8 1 (0.21%) iManage
8 1 (0.21%) Meraki
8 1 (0.21%) Verint