Period
to 22 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 108 76
Rank change year-on-year -21 -32 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 308 566 1,035
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.44% 2.90% 3.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 3.03% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 219 462 887
10th Percentile £37,400 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £43,563 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £74,875 £68,750
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 11,882 18,669 25,711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 95.54% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,397 15,380 21,402
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £62,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -26 112 £50,000 -9.09% 33
Hampshire 0 60 £55,000 - 11
Berkshire -49 60 £56,000 -6.67% 10
Surrey +24 52 £53,750 -6.52% 8
West Sussex -12 43 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 30 £52,500 -4.55% 17
East Sussex +6 29 £43,250 -13.50%
Oxfordshire +17 22 £43,750 +7.57% 6
Kent +10 10 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 214 (69.48%) Project Management
2 117 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 89 (28.90%) Project Delivery
5 74 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (23.38%) Finance
7 57 (18.51%) Microsoft
8 45 (14.61%) Scrum
9 40 (12.99%) Waterfall
10 37 (12.01%) Change Management
10 37 (12.01%) Microsoft Project
11 36 (11.69%) E-Commerce
12 35 (11.36%) Telecoms
13 32 (10.39%) JIRA
14 29 (9.42%) PMI Certification
15 28 (9.09%) ERP
15 28 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
16 27 (8.77%) Retail
16 27 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (8.44%) Business Case
18 24 (7.79%) Decision-Making
18 24 (7.79%) PMO
19 23 (7.47%) Organisational Skills
19 23 (7.47%) Migration
20 22 (7.14%) PMP
20 22 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 20 (6.49%) Security Cleared
21 20 (6.49%) SDLC
22 19 (6.17%) Change Control
22 19 (6.17%) Degree

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 16 (5.19%) Confluence
2 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.97%) CMS
3 3 (0.97%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.65%) WordPress
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.32%) Liferay
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (12.01%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.97%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.32%) TrackWise
2 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.90%) Azure
2 8 (2.60%) Asana
2 8 (2.60%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (2.27%) Smartsheet
4 4 (1.30%) SaaS
5 2 (0.65%) AWS
5 2 (0.65%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.65%) Trello
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Logic Apps
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) GCP
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (3.90%) 4G
3 11 (3.57%) 2G
3 11 (3.57%) 3G
4 10 (3.25%) LTE
4 10 (3.25%) VoLTE
5 7 (2.27%) WAN
6 4 (1.30%) WLAN
7 3 (0.97%) LAN
7 3 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.97%) SAN
8 2 (0.65%) Extranet
8 2 (0.65%) Internet
8 2 (0.65%) Skype
8 2 (0.65%) WebEx
9 1 (0.32%) 5G
9 1 (0.32%) Firewall
9 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.65%) MS Access
3 2 (0.65%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.32%) Big Data
4 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.32%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (10.39%) JIRA
2 4 (1.30%) Axure RP
General
1 72 (23.38%) Finance
2 35 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 27 (8.77%) Retail
4 15 (4.87%) Marketing
5 13 (4.22%) Advertising
5 13 (4.22%) Banking
6 8 (2.60%) Legal
7 5 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.62%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.30%) Electronics
8 4 (1.30%) Games
9 3 (0.97%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.97%) Automotive
9 3 (0.97%) Local Government
9 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.97%) Military
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.95%) .NET
2 5 (1.62%) XML
3 2 (0.65%) XBRL
4 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.32%) COM
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.32%) XSD
4 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.47%) Organisational Skills
2 14 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.57%) Virtual Team
5 10 (3.25%) PMI
6 9 (2.92%) User Experience
7 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.62%) NHS
8 5 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.30%) Acoustics
9 4 (1.30%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.65%) Biotechnology
10 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.65%) iPhone
11 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.95%) Android
2 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.30%) Linux
2 4 (1.30%) Unix
2 4 (1.30%) Windows
3 3 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (69.48%) Project Management
2 117 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 89 (28.90%) Project Delivery
5 74 (24.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (14.61%) Scrum
7 40 (12.99%) Waterfall
8 37 (12.01%) Change Management
9 36 (11.69%) E-Commerce
10 28 (9.09%) ERP
11 27 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (8.44%) Business Case
13 24 (7.79%) Decision-Making
14 23 (7.47%) Migration
15 20 (6.49%) SDLC
16 19 (6.17%) Change Control
16 19 (6.17%) ITIL
17 16 (5.19%) Coaching
17 16 (5.19%) Workshop Facilitation
18 14 (4.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.90%) C
2 11 (3.57%) SQL
3 6 (1.95%) Java
4 4 (1.30%) Python
5 2 (0.65%) C++
5 2 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (9.42%) PMI Certification
2 22 (7.14%) PMP
2 22 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 20 (6.49%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.17%) Degree
5 18 (5.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 14 (4.55%) APMP
7 11 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.57%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.79%) PMO
2 4 (1.30%) GDPR
3 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.65%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) NCSC
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.32%) Argo
2 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 57 (18.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.22%) SAP
3 10 (3.25%) Ericsson
3 10 (3.25%) Remedy
4 9 (2.92%) hybris
5 7 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.30%) Adobe
6 4 (1.30%) Planview
7 3 (0.97%) BMC
7 3 (0.97%) Cisco
7 3 (0.97%) HP
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle
7 3 (0.97%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.65%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.65%) IFS
9 1 (0.32%) BT
9 1 (0.32%) Civica
9 1 (0.32%) Siemens
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore