Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £51,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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

Project Manager
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 73 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 -24 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 190 193 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.49% 3.49% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.65% 3.65% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 139 150 208
Scotland median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £39,550 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £63,200 £65,125 £70,250
UK 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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,211 5,288 5,227
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 95.55% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,492 3,330 3,152
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in Scotland

Project Manager
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Project Manager in Scotland

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in Scotland

Project Manager
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 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
Edinburgh +8 95 £55,000 +1.85% 10
Glasgow -19 63 £49,688 -0.63% 5
Inverclyde +4 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Scottish Borders - 5 £52,500 -
Aberdeen +4 4 £55,000 +26.44% 2
West Lothian -10 2 £50,000 +5.26%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £44,000 -
Stirling - 2 £43,500 -
Dundee +8 1 £50,000 +42.86%
Fife +3 1 £50,000 +38.89% 2
Renfrewshire - 1 - - 1
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 135 (71.05%) Project Management
2 91 (47.89%) PRINCE2
3 75 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (33.68%) Finance
5 54 (28.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (17.37%) PMI Certification
7 27 (14.21%) Change Management
8 26 (13.68%) Banking
8 26 (13.68%) SDLC
9 24 (12.63%) PMP
10 22 (11.58%) Degree
11 21 (11.05%) Project Planning
11 21 (11.05%) PMI
12 19 (10.00%) Scrum
13 18 (9.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (8.95%) Waterfall
15 16 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (8.42%) Microsoft
16 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (7.37%) ITIL
16 14 (7.37%) Risk Management
17 13 (6.84%) Retail Banking
18 12 (6.32%) Service Delivery
18 12 (6.32%) Project Governance
18 12 (6.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 12 (6.32%) Software Delivery
18 12 (6.32%) Mentoring
18 12 (6.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Project

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.21%) Office 365
3 4 (2.11%) IaaS
3 4 (2.11%) SaaS
4 3 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.63%) Firewall
1 5 (2.63%) LAN
2 4 (2.11%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.11%) WAN
2 4 (2.11%) Wireless
3 3 (1.58%) Skype
4 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.05%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.05%) Network Security
4 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.53%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.58%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.58%) JIRA
1 3 (1.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (33.68%) Finance
2 26 (13.68%) Banking
3 13 (6.84%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.11%) Billing
5 4 (2.11%) Retail
6 3 (1.58%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.11%) .NET
1 4 (2.11%) CGI
2 3 (1.58%) OAuth
2 3 (1.58%) OAuth2
2 3 (1.58%) SAML
3 2 (1.05%) CSS
3 2 (1.05%) HTML
3 2 (1.05%) Middleware
3 2 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (0.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.05%) PMI
2 8 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.11%) Fintech
4 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.58%) Cyberattack
5 3 (1.58%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.58%) NHS
5 3 (1.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.05%) PACS
7 1 (0.53%) BBC
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.05%) Windows
2 1 (0.53%) Android
2 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (71.05%) Project Management
2 91 (47.89%) PRINCE2
3 75 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (28.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (14.21%) Change Management
6 26 (13.68%) SDLC
7 21 (11.05%) Project Planning
8 19 (10.00%) Scrum
9 17 (8.95%) Waterfall
10 16 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (7.37%) ITIL
11 14 (7.37%) Risk Management
12 12 (6.32%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.32%) Project Governance
12 12 (6.32%) Service Delivery
12 12 (6.32%) Software Delivery
12 12 (6.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (5.26%) Line Management
14 9 (4.74%) Matrix Management
14 9 (4.74%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.16%) C
2 3 (1.58%) C#
2 3 (1.58%) Java
3 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.53%) Python
3 1 (0.53%) Ruby
3 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (17.37%) PMI Certification
2 24 (12.63%) PMP
3 22 (11.58%) Degree
4 18 (9.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (6.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.63%) MBA
7 4 (2.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.05%) APMP
8 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ACCA
9 1 (0.53%) CCNA
9 1 (0.53%) CCNP
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.53%) MCP
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) PMO
2 7 (3.68%) GDPR
3 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.58%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.58%) PMBOK
4 3 (1.58%) SLA
5 2 (1.05%) PSD2
6 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.21%) Cisco
3 5 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.58%) NEC
5 2 (1.05%) SAP
6 1 (0.53%) Ariba
6 1 (0.53%) Xamarin