Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 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
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 87 71
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,089 991 1,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.68% 3.42% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 3.53% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 908 870 1,269
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,261 £37,450
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 28,562 28,053 34,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.74% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23,768 23,385 29,205
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 25 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
Thames Valley +7 379 £52,500 +5.00% 46
Berkshire -14 220 £55,000 +10.00% 24
Hampshire -13 208 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Surrey +17 188 £53,500 +7.00% 20
West Sussex +50 177 £55,000 - 4
Oxfordshire +16 83 £50,000 - 12
East Sussex -36 81 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Buckinghamshire +13 80 £47,000 -6.00% 11
Kent +35 51 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Middlesex +11 1 £42,500 -15.00%
M4 Corridor 0 1 £50,000 -16.67%
Sussex -3 1 - -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 685 (62.90%) Project Management
2 514 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
3 379 (34.80%) PRINCE2
4 370 (33.98%) Finance
5 306 (28.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 214 (19.65%) Microsoft
7 191 (17.54%) Waterfall
8 151 (13.87%) Scrum
9 119 (10.93%) Change Management
10 115 (10.56%) Microsoft Project
11 109 (10.01%) SDLC
12 104 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
13 97 (8.91%) Decision-Making
14 94 (8.63%) Degree
15 92 (8.45%) PMI Certification
16 90 (8.26%) Project Planning
17 88 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
18 85 (7.81%) ERP
19 82 (7.53%) PMP
20 79 (7.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 78 (7.16%) SAP
21 78 (7.16%) Risk Management
22 74 (6.80%) Change Control
23 71 (6.52%) ITIL
23 71 (6.52%) Data Centre
24 69 (6.34%) JIRA
25 68 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
25 68 (6.24%) Migration
26 67 (6.15%) PMO
27 64 (5.88%) Security Cleared

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 61 (5.60%) CMS
2 33 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 21 (1.93%) Confluence
5 7 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.37%) WordPress
7 3 (0.28%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.092%) IIS
9 1 (0.092%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 115 (10.56%) Microsoft Project
2 88 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 37 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
5 31 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.57%) Dynamics AX
2 24 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (1.29%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.64%) Workfront
6 4 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.28%) BPCS
7 3 (0.28%) Lawson
8 2 (0.18%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.092%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.092%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.092%) Orchard Housing
9 1 (0.092%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.092%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.092%) Servitor
9 1 (0.092%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.31%) Office 365
2 31 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.39%) SaaS
4 22 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.55%) PaaS
8 5 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.18%) IaaS
11 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.092%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.03%) WAN
2 31 (2.85%) LAN
3 16 (1.47%) Internet
4 14 (1.29%) SAN
5 12 (1.10%) Unified Communications
6 11 (1.01%) Firewall
7 10 (0.92%) VPN
8 7 (0.64%) DNS
8 7 (0.64%) MPLS
8 7 (0.64%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.46%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.46%) Skype
9 5 (0.46%) SMS
10 4 (0.37%) DHCP
10 4 (0.37%) VoIP
11 3 (0.28%) Broadband
12 2 (0.18%) ISDN
12 2 (0.18%) LTE
12 2 (0.18%) VLAN
13 1 (0.092%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (0.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.46%) GIS
4 4 (0.37%) Big Data
5 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.18%) DB2
6 2 (0.18%) Power BI
6 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.092%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.092%) Endeca
7 1 (0.092%) OLAP
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 69 (6.34%) JIRA
2 22 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.18%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.18%) GitLab
6 1 (0.092%) Jenkins
General
1 370 (33.98%) Finance
2 54 (4.96%) Retail
3 50 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 43 (3.95%) Marketing
5 28 (2.57%) Advertising
5 28 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.30%) Legal
7 20 (1.84%) Banking
8 18 (1.65%) Back Office
9 9 (0.83%) Games
10 6 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.28%) Billing
12 3 (0.28%) Electronics
12 3 (0.28%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) French Language
13 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.87%) .NET
2 7 (0.64%) HTML
2 7 (0.64%) LAMP
3 5 (0.46%) CSS
3 5 (0.46%) Middleware
3 5 (0.46%) Web Services
4 4 (0.37%) CGI
5 3 (0.28%) EDI
5 3 (0.28%) React
6 1 (0.092%) jQuery
6 1 (0.092%) LDAP
6 1 (0.092%) React Native
6 1 (0.092%) RESTful
6 1 (0.092%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 54 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.21%) PMI
4 24 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 21 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 17 (1.56%) User Experience
8 15 (1.38%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.29%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.19%) Fintech
11 12 (1.10%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.01%) NHS
12 11 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.55%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.37%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.37%) iSeries
14 4 (0.37%) Social Media
14 4 (0.37%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 42 (3.86%) Windows
2 14 (1.29%) Windows Server
3 11 (1.01%) Unix
4 10 (0.92%) Solaris
5 8 (0.73%) Linux
6 7 (0.64%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.55%) AIX
8 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.092%) Android
11 1 (0.092%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (62.90%) Project Management
2 514 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
3 379 (34.80%) PRINCE2
4 306 (28.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 191 (17.54%) Waterfall
6 151 (13.87%) Scrum
7 119 (10.93%) Change Management
8 109 (10.01%) SDLC
9 104 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
10 97 (8.91%) Decision-Making
11 90 (8.26%) Project Planning
12 85 (7.81%) ERP
13 78 (7.16%) Risk Management
14 74 (6.80%) Change Control
15 71 (6.52%) ITIL
16 68 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 68 (6.24%) Migration
17 61 (5.60%) Software Delivery
18 59 (5.42%) E-Commerce
19 58 (5.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 49 (4.50%) SQL
2 20 (1.84%) C
3 18 (1.65%) Java
4 14 (1.29%) C#
5 10 (0.92%) JavaScript
5 10 (0.92%) PHP
6 3 (0.28%) Java 8
6 3 (0.28%) Java 9
7 2 (0.18%) C++
8 1 (0.092%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.092%) Python
8 1 (0.092%) X++
Qualifications
1 94 (8.63%) Degree
2 92 (8.45%) PMI Certification
3 82 (7.53%) PMP
4 79 (7.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 64 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 49 (4.50%) SC Cleared
7 43 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 28 (2.57%) APMP
9 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.64%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.55%) ISEB
11 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.46%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.28%) HNC
13 3 (0.28%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.18%) CCNA
14 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.15%) PMO
2 52 (4.78%) QA
3 14 (1.29%) SLA
4 10 (0.92%) GDPR
5 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.46%) PMBOK
5 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.092%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.092%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.55%) Firmware
4 5 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.37%) XenApp
5 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.28%) Docker
7 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 8 (0.73%) SCCM
3 3 (0.28%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.092%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.092%) Ansible
4 1 (0.092%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 214 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 78 (7.16%) SAP
3 34 (3.12%) Oracle
4 33 (3.03%) VMware
5 29 (2.66%) Sitecore
6 24 (2.20%) Cisco
7 20 (1.84%) Citrix
8 13 (1.19%) JD Edwards
8 13 (1.19%) Sage
9 10 (0.92%) IBM
10 9 (0.83%) CheckPoint
11 8 (0.73%) Google
11 8 (0.73%) Juniper
12 7 (0.64%) Epicor
12 7 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.55%) NetApp
13 6 (0.55%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.46%) hybris
14 5 (0.46%) Infor
14 5 (0.46%) Workday