Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £56,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 84 135 110
Rank change year-on-year +51 -25 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 651 231 687
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.64% 2.30% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 2.39% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 464 177 584
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,869 £36,475
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,750 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.10% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £61,000 £61,856
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,900 £71,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -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 16,721 9,652 22,227
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.37% 96.15% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11,793 7,865 18,303
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £35,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +45 223 £54,250 +0.93% 50
Hampshire -1 143 £60,000 +26.32% 14
Berkshire +42 122 £57,500 -4.17% 25
Surrey -2 115 £60,000 +4.35% 12
Buckinghamshire -2 70 £52,500 +5.00% 18
West Sussex +32 61 £60,000 - 1
Kent -11 47 £50,500 +12.22% 9
East Sussex -12 35 £55,000 +18.92% 6
Oxfordshire -8 31 £47,000 +4.44% 7
Home Counties - 5 £67,500 -
Sussex - 2 £48,500 - 1
Middlesex - 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 22 January 2022, 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.

1 427 (65.59%) Project Management
2 288 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
3 248 (38.10%) Finance
4 246 (37.79%) PRINCE2
5 221 (33.95%) Social Skills
6 199 (30.57%) Project Delivery
7 158 (24.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 117 (17.97%) Waterfall
9 107 (16.44%) Microsoft Project
10 98 (15.05%) Microsoft
11 96 (14.75%) PMI Certification
12 82 (12.60%) Scrum
13 81 (12.44%) Degree
14 77 (11.83%) SDLC
15 72 (11.06%) Risk Management
16 71 (10.91%) Change Management
17 65 (9.98%) PMP
18 62 (9.52%) Telecoms
19 60 (9.22%) Project Governance
20 57 (8.76%) Presentation Skills
21 56 (8.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 56 (8.60%) JIRA
22 53 (8.14%) Security Cleared
23 52 (7.99%) Mentoring
23 52 (7.99%) Microsoft Excel
24 51 (7.83%) Retail
25 50 (7.68%) Line Management
26 49 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
26 49 (7.53%) SAP
26 49 (7.53%) Decision-Making

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 26 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.92%) Confluence
3 6 (0.92%) CMS
4 5 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.46%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.46%) IIS
6 3 (0.46%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.46%) WordPress
7 2 (0.31%) Drupal
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 107 (16.44%) Microsoft Project
2 52 (7.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (2.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.77%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.31%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.31%) Shopify
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.76%) Azure
2 29 (4.45%) SaaS
3 25 (3.84%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.08%) Power Platform
5 5 (0.77%) AWS
5 5 (0.77%) GCP
5 5 (0.77%) IaaS
6 4 (0.61%) Mavenlink
7 3 (0.46%) Trello
8 2 (0.31%) Google Workspace
8 2 (0.31%) Serverless
8 2 (0.31%) Smartsheet
9 1 (0.15%) Asana
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) Boomi
9 1 (0.15%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
2 14 (2.15%) 3G
2 14 (2.15%) 4G
3 12 (1.84%) WAN
4 11 (1.69%) 2G
4 11 (1.69%) LTE
4 11 (1.69%) Network Security
4 11 (1.69%) VoLTE
5 10 (1.54%) 5G
5 10 (1.54%) Internet
6 9 (1.38%) Extranet
6 9 (1.38%) LAN
7 7 (1.08%) SD-WAN
8 6 (0.92%) Firewall
9 5 (0.77%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.77%) SDH
10 4 (0.61%) DMARC
10 4 (0.61%) PBX
11 3 (0.46%) Wireless
12 2 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.38%) Data Lake
4 7 (1.08%) Power BI
5 5 (0.77%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.15%) Big Data
7 1 (0.15%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 56 (8.60%) JIRA
2 16 (2.46%) Axure RP
3 4 (0.61%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 248 (38.10%) Finance
2 221 (33.95%) Social Skills
3 62 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 57 (8.76%) Presentation Skills
5 51 (7.83%) Retail
6 49 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
7 47 (7.22%) Influencing Skills
8 32 (4.92%) Marketing
9 26 (3.99%) Legal
10 25 (3.84%) Billing
10 25 (3.84%) Organisational Skills
11 22 (3.38%) Manufacturing
12 21 (3.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 18 (2.76%) Automotive
13 18 (2.76%) Banking
14 17 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (2.46%) Public Sector
16 10 (1.54%) Law
17 8 (1.23%) Aerospace
18 6 (0.92%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.84%) .NET
2 6 (0.92%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.61%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.46%) CSS
4 3 (0.46%) EDI
4 3 (0.46%) HTML
5 1 (0.15%) COM
5 1 (0.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.45%) PMI
2 26 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.61%) User Experience
4 16 (2.46%) Digital Media
5 14 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.15%) Virtual Team
6 13 (2.00%) NHS
7 12 (1.84%) Life Science
8 11 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.38%) Acoustics
9 9 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.38%) iPad
10 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.61%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.61%) Cyberattack
11 4 (0.61%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.61%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.46%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.46%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.46%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.23%) Windows
2 6 (0.92%) Linux
3 5 (0.77%) Windows 10
3 5 (0.77%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.61%) Unix
5 2 (0.31%) Android
5 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (65.59%) Project Management
2 288 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (37.79%) PRINCE2
4 199 (30.57%) Project Delivery
5 158 (24.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 117 (17.97%) Waterfall
7 82 (12.60%) Scrum
8 77 (11.83%) SDLC
9 72 (11.06%) Risk Management
10 71 (10.91%) Change Management
11 60 (9.22%) Project Governance
12 52 (7.99%) Mentoring
13 50 (7.68%) Line Management
14 49 (7.53%) Decision-Making
15 48 (7.37%) ITIL
16 46 (7.07%) Project Planning
17 43 (6.61%) Change Control
17 43 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
18 42 (6.45%) Migration
19 40 (6.14%) Business Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.61%) C
2 11 (1.69%) SQL
3 7 (1.08%) C#
3 7 (1.08%) Java
4 6 (0.92%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.92%) PHP
5 1 (0.15%) Delphi
5 1 (0.15%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 96 (14.75%) PMI Certification
2 81 (12.44%) Degree
3 65 (9.98%) PMP
4 56 (8.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 53 (8.14%) Security Cleared
6 35 (5.38%) SC Cleared
7 23 (3.53%) APMP
7 23 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (2.92%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.23%) MBA
10 6 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.92%) HND
11 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.31%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.15%) ACCA
12 1 (0.15%) CIMA
12 1 (0.15%) CISSP
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.14%) PMO
2 19 (2.92%) QA
3 9 (1.38%) Good Clinical Practice
4 8 (1.23%) GDPR
5 7 (1.08%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.31%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.31%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 49 (7.53%) SAP
3 22 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (2.61%) Adobe
5 12 (1.84%) Apple
6 11 (1.69%) Ericsson
6 11 (1.69%) Remedy
7 9 (1.38%) Oracle
8 8 (1.23%) LexisNexis
9 6 (0.92%) Google
10 5 (0.77%) CA
10 5 (0.77%) VMware
11 4 (0.61%) Infor
11 4 (0.61%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.46%) Cisco
12 3 (0.46%) Epicor
12 3 (0.46%) Informatica
13 2 (0.31%) Elastic Path
13 2 (0.31%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.31%) Sitecore