Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 61 56
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 188 231 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.53% 4.12% 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 4.26% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 131 172 156
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.38% +0.95%
10th Percentile £39,750 £36,500 £39,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £70,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%

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 5,077 5,426 4,864
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 96.72% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,310 3,517 3,072
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +0.59%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -13 83 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Glasgow -1 81 £49,375 +0.77% 11
Inverclyde +7 6 £45,000 +8.43%
Scottish Borders - 5 £52,500 -
West Lothian -20 4 £50,000 +14.29% 2
Aberdeen +1 2 £51,250 +38.51% 4
Stirling +7 1 - -
Perth and Kinross -3 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Project Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 125 (66.49%) Project Management
2 76 (40.43%) PRINCE2
3 59 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (30.32%) Finance
5 49 (26.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (16.49%) PMI Certification
7 22 (11.70%) PMI
7 22 (11.70%) Degree
8 20 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
9 19 (10.11%) Scrum
10 18 (9.57%) Change Management
10 18 (9.57%) SDLC
10 18 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (9.04%) Waterfall
12 16 (8.51%) ITIL
13 15 (7.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (7.45%) PMP
15 13 (6.91%) Service Delivery
15 13 (6.91%) Banking
16 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 11 (5.85%) Data Centre
17 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Project
17 11 (5.85%) Risk Management
18 10 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
18 10 (5.32%) Cisco
18 10 (5.32%) Six Sigma
18 10 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (5.32%) Project Planning
19 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills

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 (1.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (5.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.06%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.53%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.53%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.53%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.53%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.53%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.53%) OPENContractor
2 1 (0.53%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.53%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.53%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.72%) Office 365
2 7 (3.72%) SaaS
3 5 (2.66%) IaaS
4 4 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.79%) WAN
2 7 (3.72%) Firewall
3 6 (3.19%) LAN
4 5 (2.66%) Unified Communications
4 5 (2.66%) Wireless
5 4 (2.13%) Skype
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (1.60%) Network Security
7 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.53%) ATM
8 1 (0.53%) Extranet
8 1 (0.53%) Internet
8 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.60%) JIRA
General
1 57 (30.32%) Finance
2 13 (6.91%) Banking
3 8 (4.26%) Billing
4 6 (3.19%) Retail
5 4 (2.13%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.66%) .NET
2 4 (2.13%) CGI
2 4 (2.13%) OAuth
2 4 (2.13%) OAuth2
2 4 (2.13%) SAML
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.70%) PMI
2 11 (5.85%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.26%) Fintech
5 4 (2.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.60%) Cyberattack
6 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.60%) NHS
7 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.53%) PACS
8 1 (0.53%) Robotics
8 1 (0.53%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (66.49%) Project Management
2 76 (40.43%) PRINCE2
3 59 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (26.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (10.11%) Scrum
7 18 (9.57%) Change Management
7 18 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (9.57%) SDLC
8 17 (9.04%) Waterfall
9 16 (8.51%) ITIL
10 13 (6.91%) Service Delivery
11 12 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 11 (5.85%) Risk Management
13 10 (5.32%) Project Planning
13 10 (5.32%) Six Sigma
14 9 (4.79%) CRM
14 9 (4.79%) ERP
14 9 (4.79%) Project Governance
15 8 (4.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.13%) C#
2 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.06%) PHP
3 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (16.49%) PMI Certification
2 22 (11.70%) Degree
3 15 (7.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (7.45%) PMP
5 8 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.66%) MBA
7 4 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.60%) APMP
8 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CCNA
10 1 (0.53%) CCNP
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MCP
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.79%) PMO
2 8 (4.26%) GDPR
3 4 (2.13%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.13%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.53%) PSD2
4 1 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 20 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.32%) Cisco
3 4 (2.13%) NEC
4 3 (1.60%) SAP
5 1 (0.53%) Aareon
5 1 (0.53%) Ariba
5 1 (0.53%) Capita
5 1 (0.53%) Castleton
5 1 (0.53%) Civica
5 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.53%) Northgate
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle
5 1 (0.53%) Orchard
5 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com