Period
to 19 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 September 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 110 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 -34 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 533 226 1,025
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.10% 2.71% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 2.83% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 388 195 878
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £69,050
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -

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 16,108 7,992 24,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.71% 95.93% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 11,392 6,617 20,609
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 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
Thames Valley -12 189 £52,500 - 38
Hampshire -57 119 £57,500 +27.78% 13
Berkshire -9 113 £57,500 -4.17% 17
Surrey -14 97 £60,000 +4.35% 8
West Sussex +4 47 £60,250 +9.55% 5
East Sussex -5 45 £47,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire -23 43 £52,500 - 20
Oxfordshire -17 33 £46,500 +16.25% 1
Kent -29 18 £47,000 +10.59% 4
Home Counties - 7 £85,000 -
Sussex - 4 £47,000 -
Middlesex +11 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 19 September 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 South East region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 341 (63.98%) Project Management
2 246 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (40.90%) Social Skills
4 181 (33.96%) PRINCE2
5 156 (29.27%) Project Delivery
6 152 (28.52%) Finance
7 120 (22.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (15.95%) Microsoft Project
9 77 (14.45%) Microsoft
10 74 (13.88%) Scrum
10 74 (13.88%) Waterfall
11 71 (13.32%) JIRA
12 67 (12.57%) Security Cleared
13 66 (12.38%) PMI Certification
14 65 (12.20%) Degree
15 56 (10.51%) Presentation Skills
16 49 (9.19%) Telecoms
17 46 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
17 46 (8.63%) Marketing
17 46 (8.63%) SDLC
18 45 (8.44%) Risk Management
19 44 (8.26%) Mentoring
20 43 (8.07%) Change Control
20 43 (8.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 43 (8.07%) Migration
21 41 (7.69%) PMP
21 41 (7.69%) SC Cleared
22 38 (7.13%) Project Planning
23 37 (6.94%) APMP
24 36 (6.75%) Service Delivery

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 24 (4.50%) Confluence
2 17 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.81%) CMS
4 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.56%) Documentum
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.56%) WordPress
5 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 85 (15.95%) Microsoft Project
2 46 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (5.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.25%) Payment Gateway
1 12 (2.25%) Shopify
2 8 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.31%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Maximo
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.82%) Azure
2 28 (5.25%) SaaS
3 16 (3.00%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (2.25%) AWS
5 10 (1.88%) GCP
6 9 (1.69%) Smartsheet
7 5 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.75%) PaaS
8 4 (0.75%) Veeva
9 3 (0.56%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.56%) Snowflake
9 3 (0.56%) Trello
10 2 (0.38%) Asana
10 2 (0.38%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.38%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.19%) IaaS
11 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.06%) Extranet
2 10 (1.88%) Internet
3 8 (1.50%) Firewall
3 8 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.31%) 3G
4 7 (1.31%) 4G
5 6 (1.13%) LAN
5 6 (1.13%) Network Security
5 6 (1.13%) WAN
6 5 (0.94%) 2G
6 5 (0.94%) DNS
6 5 (0.94%) LTE
6 5 (0.94%) VoLTE
6 5 (0.94%) VPN
7 4 (0.75%) PBX
7 4 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.38%) 5G
8 2 (0.38%) Skype
8 2 (0.38%) WebEx
8 2 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.06%) Data Lake
2 7 (1.31%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.56%) Power BI
5 2 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.38%) GIS
5 2 (0.38%) MS Access
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 71 (13.32%) JIRA
2 23 (4.32%) Axure RP
General
1 218 (40.90%) Social Skills
2 152 (28.52%) Finance
3 56 (10.51%) Presentation Skills
4 49 (9.19%) Telecoms
5 46 (8.63%) Marketing
6 35 (6.57%) Retail
7 34 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (6.19%) Influencing Skills
9 31 (5.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (4.13%) Organisational Skills
11 21 (3.94%) Public Sector
12 20 (3.75%) Billing
13 19 (3.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 14 (2.63%) Banking
15 13 (2.44%) Automotive
16 9 (1.69%) Publishing
17 8 (1.50%) Advertising
17 8 (1.50%) Manufacturing
18 6 (1.13%) German Language
19 5 (0.94%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.13%) .NET
2 4 (0.75%) XML
3 3 (0.56%) CSS
3 3 (0.56%) HTML
4 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.38%) XBRL
5 1 (0.19%) COM
5 1 (0.19%) LAMP
5 1 (0.19%) Middleware
5 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.38%) PMI
2 27 (5.07%) Digital Media
3 26 (4.88%) User Experience
4 22 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.25%) Acoustics
7 12 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.25%) iPad
8 11 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.88%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.69%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.13%) NHS
12 5 (0.94%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.94%) Life Science
13 4 (0.75%) Biotechnology
13 4 (0.75%) iPhone
13 4 (0.75%) SCADA
14 3 (0.56%) Graphic Design
14 3 (0.56%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.75%) Windows
2 14 (2.63%) Android
3 10 (1.88%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.31%) Linux
5 5 (0.94%) Unix
6 4 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (63.98%) Project Management
2 246 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (33.96%) PRINCE2
4 156 (29.27%) Project Delivery
5 120 (22.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 74 (13.88%) Scrum
6 74 (13.88%) Waterfall
7 46 (8.63%) SDLC
8 45 (8.44%) Risk Management
9 44 (8.26%) Mentoring
10 43 (8.07%) Change Control
10 43 (8.07%) Migration
11 38 (7.13%) Project Planning
12 36 (6.75%) ERP
12 36 (6.75%) Full Stack Development
12 36 (6.75%) Service Delivery
13 34 (6.38%) E-Commerce
14 30 (5.63%) Analytics
14 30 (5.63%) Software Delivery
15 29 (5.44%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.69%) C
2 13 (2.44%) Java
3 7 (1.31%) SQL
4 6 (1.13%) PHP
5 5 (0.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.75%) Python
7 3 (0.56%) C#
8 2 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) Delphi
9 1 (0.19%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 67 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 66 (12.38%) PMI Certification
3 65 (12.20%) Degree
4 43 (8.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 41 (7.69%) PMP
5 41 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 37 (6.94%) APMP
7 28 (5.25%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.13%) MBA
11 3 (0.56%) CISSP
11 3 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.38%) ACCA
12 2 (0.38%) CIMA
13 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.82%) PMO
2 21 (3.94%) QA
3 7 (1.31%) GDPR
4 3 (0.56%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.38%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) Good Clinical Practice
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) NCSC
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.19%) SCCM
2 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.25%) SAP
3 18 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (2.44%) Adobe
4 13 (2.44%) Oracle
5 12 (2.25%) Elastic Path
6 9 (1.69%) Remedy
7 7 (1.31%) Workday
8 6 (1.13%) Google
9 5 (0.94%) Ericsson
10 4 (0.75%) VMware
11 3 (0.56%) hybris
11 3 (0.56%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.56%) OpenText
12 2 (0.38%) Apple
12 2 (0.38%) CA
12 2 (0.38%) Cisco
12 2 (0.38%) Infor
12 2 (0.38%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.38%) ServiceNow