Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Project Manager was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Project Manager
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 465 459 420
Rank change year-on-year -6 -39 -30
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 1,081 1,063 1,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.65% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 915 890 1,320
UK median annual salary £51,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,574 163,030 193,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,241 134,968 162,789
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IT Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Project Manager.

Salary trend for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Project Manager over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Project Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 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
England -21 1,012 £51,500 -1.90% 84
UK excluding London +50 734 £50,000 - 60
London -64 341 £60,000 - 28
South East +42 243 £52,500 - 26
North of England -7 156 £45,000 - 9
Midlands +18 127 £50,000 - 9
South West +14 84 £43,750 -2.78% 7
East Midlands +28 68 £50,000 - 3
North West -13 68 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Yorkshire 0 66 £45,000 - 7
East of England -52 62 £51,000 -2.86% 5
West Midlands -7 57 £47,500 -9.52% 6
Scotland -18 53 £50,000 -13.04% 4
North East -8 22 £40,000 +2.56%
Wales +10 6 £33,500 -24.29%
Northern Ireland +11 4 £55,000 +37.50%

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT 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 featuring IT Project Manager in the job title.

1 704 (65.12%) Project Management
2 582 (53.84%) PRINCE2
3 441 (40.80%) Finance
4 386 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 330 (30.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 167 (15.45%) Change Management
7 139 (12.86%) Waterfall
8 126 (11.66%) PMI Certification
9 124 (11.47%) PMP
10 112 (10.36%) Retail
11 105 (9.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 101 (9.34%) Project Planning
12 101 (9.34%) Scrum
12 101 (9.34%) Microsoft
13 99 (9.16%) ITIL
14 93 (8.60%) PMO
15 89 (8.23%) Microsoft Project
16 87 (8.05%) SDLC
17 78 (7.22%) Degree
17 78 (7.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 78 (7.22%) Risk Management
18 73 (6.75%) Office 365
19 68 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
20 66 (6.11%) Windows
21 63 (5.83%) Project Governance
21 63 (5.83%) Time Management
22 62 (5.74%) Banking
23 61 (5.64%) ERP
24 59 (5.46%) Change Control
25 58 (5.37%) PMI

IT Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 27 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.93%) Confluence
3 3 (0.28%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.19%) CMS
4 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.093%) SAS
Applications
1 89 (8.23%) Microsoft Project
2 50 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.46%) Workfront
2 4 (0.37%) Magento
2 4 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.19%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.093%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 73 (6.75%) Office 365
2 52 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (2.87%) SaaS
5 12 (1.11%) IaaS
6 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.28%) PaaS
8 1 (0.093%) FinancialForce
8 1 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.093%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.50%) WAN
2 22 (2.04%) LAN
3 21 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (1.11%) VoIP
5 11 (1.02%) Firewall
5 11 (1.02%) MPLS
5 11 (1.02%) VPN
6 10 (0.93%) SAN
7 8 (0.74%) Internet
8 7 (0.65%) SMS
9 6 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (0.46%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.37%) Skype
11 4 (0.37%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.28%) DHCP
12 3 (0.28%) DNS
13 2 (0.19%) Intranet
13 2 (0.19%) VLAN
14 1 (0.093%) Extranet
14 1 (0.093%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.02%) Blockchain
2 8 (0.74%) Big Data
3 6 (0.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.093%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.093%) Power BI
6 1 (0.093%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (4.16%) JIRA
2 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.19%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (0.093%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 441 (40.80%) Finance
2 112 (10.36%) Retail
3 62 (5.74%) Banking
4 41 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.24%) Legal
6 34 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 30 (2.78%) Advertising
8 28 (2.59%) Back Office
9 22 (2.04%) Marketing
10 14 (1.30%) Law
11 12 (1.11%) French Language
12 11 (1.02%) Games
13 9 (0.83%) Billing
14 6 (0.56%) Electronics
14 6 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.37%) Front Office
17 3 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.30%) .NET
2 8 (0.74%) Web Services
3 3 (0.28%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.19%) React
4 2 (0.19%) XML
5 1 (0.093%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.093%) CSS
5 1 (0.093%) HTML
5 1 (0.093%) JSON
5 1 (0.093%) Middleware
5 1 (0.093%) Node.js
5 1 (0.093%) REST
5 1 (0.093%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.37%) PMI
2 53 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 43 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 31 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.11%) FMCG
10 8 (0.74%) CCTV
11 7 (0.65%) Fintech
12 6 (0.56%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.56%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.46%) User Experience
14 4 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.37%) iPad
14 4 (0.37%) Market Risk
14 4 (0.37%) Online Games
15 3 (0.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 66 (6.11%) Windows
2 30 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 21 (1.94%) Windows 10
4 10 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.46%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.093%) Solaris
8 1 (0.093%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (65.12%) Project Management
2 582 (53.84%) PRINCE2
3 386 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 330 (30.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 167 (15.45%) Change Management
6 139 (12.86%) Waterfall
7 101 (9.34%) Project Planning
7 101 (9.34%) Scrum
8 99 (9.16%) ITIL
9 87 (8.05%) SDLC
10 78 (7.22%) Risk Management
11 68 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 63 (5.83%) Project Governance
12 63 (5.83%) Time Management
13 61 (5.64%) ERP
14 59 (5.46%) Change Control
15 56 (5.18%) CRM
15 56 (5.18%) Problem-Solving
16 54 (5.00%) Matrix Management
17 53 (4.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (2.96%) SQL
2 13 (1.20%) Java
3 10 (0.93%) C
4 8 (0.74%) PHP
5 5 (0.46%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.28%) C#
6 3 (0.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.093%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.093%) Java 8
7 1 (0.093%) Java 9
7 1 (0.093%) Scala
7 1 (0.093%) VB
7 1 (0.093%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (11.66%) PMI Certification
2 124 (11.47%) PMP
3 105 (9.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 78 (7.22%) Degree
4 78 (7.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 40 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 22 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.85%) APMP
8 11 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.93%) ISEB
10 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.28%) MBA
12 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.093%) CCDE
13 1 (0.093%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (0.093%) CIPD
13 1 (0.093%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.093%) MAPM
13 1 (0.093%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (8.60%) PMO
2 20 (1.85%) SLA
3 17 (1.57%) GDPR
4 13 (1.20%) QA
5 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.56%) PMBOK
6 6 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.37%) MiFID
8 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.28%) FINREP
9 2 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.19%) FATCA
10 1 (0.093%) Basel III
10 1 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.093%) EMIR
10 1 (0.093%) GAMP
10 1 (0.093%) GxP
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 15 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.093%) Docker
6 1 (0.093%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (0.46%) SCCM
3 4 (0.37%) SCOM
4 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.19%) Puppet
5 1 (0.093%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 101 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 38 (3.52%) Citrix
3 35 (3.24%) VMware
4 33 (3.05%) SAP
5 19 (1.76%) Oracle
6 16 (1.48%) Capita
6 16 (1.48%) Cisco
7 15 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.02%) CheckPoint
9 7 (0.65%) Avaya
10 5 (0.46%) Google
10 5 (0.46%) Meraki
11 3 (0.28%) DocuSign
11 3 (0.28%) EMC
12 2 (0.19%) Arqiva
12 2 (0.19%) IFS
12 2 (0.19%) iManage
12 2 (0.19%) Juniper
12 2 (0.19%) Sun
12 2 (0.19%) Workday