Period
to 12 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 12 July 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 > South East
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 73 90
Rank change year-on-year -25 +17 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 410 1,102 1,056
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.03% 4.11% 3.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 4.26% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 367 1,004 952
Median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £73,000 £70,000 £66,150
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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 12,939 25,843 29,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 96.38% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 10,525 21,100 24,871
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the South East

Project Manager
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Project Manager in the South East.

Salary trend for Project Manager in the South East

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Project Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the South East

Project Manager
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the South East region over the 6 months to 12 July 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
Thames Valley +4 190 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Berkshire +21 115 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Hampshire -31 73 £53,750 -2.27% 3
Surrey -15 48 £60,000 -
East Sussex +33 46 £50,000 +5.26% 2
West Sussex -40 43 £55,000 +4.76%
Oxfordshire -4 38 £40,336 -24.61% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 37 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Kent +35 8 £42,500 -20.93%
Sussex - 2 £65,000 -
Middlesex +3 1 £55,000 -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 South East region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 243 (59.27%) Project Management
2 175 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (32.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 122 (29.76%) Finance
5 117 (28.54%) PRINCE2
6 105 (25.61%) Project Delivery
7 81 (19.76%) Waterfall
8 68 (16.59%) Degree
9 66 (16.10%) Microsoft
10 61 (14.88%) Scrum
11 50 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (11.46%) Telecoms
13 42 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (9.51%) PMP
15 36 (8.78%) Project Planning
16 35 (8.54%) Azure
17 31 (7.56%) JIRA
17 31 (7.56%) Risk Management
18 30 (7.32%) Change Management
19 28 (6.83%) SDLC
20 27 (6.59%) Requirements Gathering
20 27 (6.59%) Retail
20 27 (6.59%) Microsoft Project
21 26 (6.34%) SAP
21 26 (6.34%) Migration
21 26 (6.34%) DevOps
22 25 (6.10%) Mobile App
23 24 (5.85%) Decision-Making
23 24 (5.85%) PMI Certification
24 23 (5.61%) Microsoft Office

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (3.66%) Confluence
2 11 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.44%) CMS
4 3 (0.73%) Apache
4 3 (0.73%) Drupal
5 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.24%) Kentico
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (6.59%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.54%) Azure
2 18 (4.39%) Office 365
3 11 (2.68%) SaaS
4 9 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.46%) AWS
6 4 (0.98%) GCP
6 4 (0.98%) Slack
7 3 (0.73%) Apple Pay
7 3 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.73%) Google Pay
7 3 (0.73%) PaaS
8 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.17%) Internet
2 7 (1.71%) Broadband
3 4 (0.98%) WAN
3 4 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.98%) Wireless
4 3 (0.73%) LAN
4 3 (0.73%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.49%) 5G
6 1 (0.24%) 4G
6 1 (0.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) LTE
6 1 (0.24%) NAS
6 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.24%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
6 1 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.20%) SAP HANA
2 3 (0.73%) MySQL
2 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.49%) Big Data
4 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (7.56%) JIRA
2 3 (0.73%) TestRail
3 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 122 (29.76%) Finance
2 47 (11.46%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.59%) Retail
4 17 (4.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 15 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.93%) Marketing
7 11 (2.68%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.95%) Banking
9 5 (1.22%) Advertising
10 4 (0.98%) Local Government
11 3 (0.73%) Automotive
11 3 (0.73%) Back Office
11 3 (0.73%) Legal
12 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) Billing
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.93%) .NET
2 5 (1.22%) Middleware
3 3 (0.73%) LAMP
3 3 (0.73%) Web Services
4 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.24%) COM
4 1 (0.24%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.24%) XBRL
4 1 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.10%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.41%) Virtual Team
4 11 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.68%) PMI
5 9 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.71%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.71%) Internet of Things
7 6 (1.46%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.46%) Replication
8 5 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.98%) iPad
9 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (0.98%) Social Media
10 3 (0.73%) Contactless
10 3 (0.73%) EMV
10 3 (0.73%) IVR
10 3 (0.73%) Life Science
10 3 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.39%) Windows
2 7 (1.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.22%) Linux
4 3 (0.73%) Debian
5 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (59.27%) Project Management
2 175 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (32.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 117 (28.54%) PRINCE2
5 105 (25.61%) Project Delivery
6 81 (19.76%) Waterfall
7 61 (14.88%) Scrum
8 42 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (8.78%) Project Planning
10 31 (7.56%) Risk Management
11 30 (7.32%) Change Management
12 28 (6.83%) SDLC
13 27 (6.59%) Requirements Gathering
14 26 (6.34%) DevOps
14 26 (6.34%) Migration
15 24 (5.85%) Decision-Making
16 22 (5.37%) ERP
17 21 (5.12%) Project Governance
18 20 (4.88%) CRM
19 19 (4.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.22%) C
1 5 (1.22%) Java
2 4 (0.98%) PHP
2 4 (0.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (16.59%) Degree
2 39 (9.51%) PMP
3 24 (5.85%) PMI Certification
4 14 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.98%) ISEB
8 4 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.49%) PhD
9 2 (0.49%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.24%) APMG
10 1 (0.24%) APMP
10 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.15%) PMO
2 10 (2.44%) QA
3 8 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.73%) GMP
5 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.73%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.49%) Firmware
4 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.98%) Amdocs OSS
1 4 (0.98%) Netcool
2 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 66 (16.10%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.34%) SAP
3 8 (1.95%) Google
4 7 (1.71%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.46%) Avaya
5 6 (1.46%) Cisco
5 6 (1.46%) VMware
6 5 (1.22%) Oracle
6 5 (1.22%) Workday
7 4 (0.98%) Cramer
8 3 (0.73%) Apple
8 3 (0.73%) Elavon
8 3 (0.73%) Ingenico
8 3 (0.73%) PayPal
8 3 (0.73%) VeriFone
8 3 (0.73%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.49%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.49%) F5
9 2 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.24%) Meraki