Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 510 457 418
Rank change year-on-year -53 -39 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 826 1,104 1,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.66% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 708 957 1,083
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% -3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £37,682 £37,500 £39,050
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £77,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +5.26%

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 144,483 167,419 170,789
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,528 135,986 142,204
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Top 14 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 19 January 2019. 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 -47 780 £52,750 +0.48% 59
UK excluding London -53 504 £50,000 +3.09% 47
London +1 309 £60,000 -4.00% 18
South East +6 180 £52,500 +5.00% 11
North of England +19 118 £47,500 - 13
Midlands -17 80 £50,000 +11.11% 10
North West +33 72 £47,500 -5.00% 6
East of England -30 47 £52,500 - 4
Yorkshire +10 46 £38,427 -23.15% 7
South West -15 46 £50,000 +3.09% 3
East Midlands +15 41 £52,500 +16.67% 1
West Midlands -8 39 £47,500 +5.56% 9
Scotland -25 30 £50,000 +22.70% 4
Wales +12 4 £40,000 +3.23% 2

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 509 (61.62%) Project Management
2 382 (46.25%) PRINCE2
3 364 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
4 283 (34.26%) Finance
5 234 (28.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 176 (21.31%) Waterfall
7 104 (12.59%) Retail
8 103 (12.47%) Microsoft Project
9 99 (11.99%) Degree
10 88 (10.65%) Change Management
11 85 (10.29%) PMI Certification
12 79 (9.56%) PMP
13 78 (9.44%) Microsoft
13 78 (9.44%) PMO
14 70 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
15 67 (8.11%) SDLC
15 67 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 65 (7.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 60 (7.26%) CRM
18 57 (6.90%) Programme Management
19 54 (6.54%) ERP
20 53 (6.42%) ITIL
21 50 (6.05%) Risk Management
22 49 (5.93%) Change Control
23 46 (5.57%) Software Delivery
23 46 (5.57%) Scrum
23 46 (5.57%) PRINCE
24 45 (5.45%) Project Planning
25 44 (5.33%) Project Governance
25 44 (5.33%) Banking

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 17 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.33%) Confluence
3 5 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.48%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.12%) Appian
6 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.12%) CMS
6 1 (0.12%) Drupal
6 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 103 (12.47%) Microsoft Project
2 41 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.94%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.61%) Distributed Ledger
2 5 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.48%) Office 365
2 20 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (2.06%) SaaS
5 7 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.12%) Apigee
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.94%) LAN
1 16 (1.94%) WAN
2 8 (0.97%) Firewall
3 5 (0.61%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.48%) Internet
4 4 (0.48%) SAN
4 4 (0.48%) SMS
4 4 (0.48%) VoIP
5 3 (0.36%) VPN
6 2 (0.24%) BGP
6 2 (0.24%) Intranet
6 2 (0.24%) MPLS
6 2 (0.24%) Skype
6 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.12%) 3G
7 1 (0.12%) 4G
7 1 (0.12%) DWDM
7 1 (0.12%) LTE
7 1 (0.12%) Network Security
7 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.33%) Big Data
2 10 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.73%) Power BI
4 5 (0.61%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.12%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.12%) GIS
7 1 (0.12%) MySQL
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (3.75%) JIRA
2 6 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.24%) Subversion
3 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 283 (34.26%) Finance
2 104 (12.59%) Retail
3 44 (5.33%) Banking
4 42 (5.08%) Marketing
5 22 (2.66%) Advertising
5 22 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.06%) Back Office
7 17 (2.06%) Legal
8 12 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.09%) Law
10 9 (1.09%) Publishing
11 7 (0.85%) Billing
12 6 (0.73%) Electronics
13 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.36%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.09%) Web Services
2 8 (0.97%) .NET
3 5 (0.61%) Middleware
3 5 (0.61%) Natural Language Processing
4 3 (0.36%) HTML
5 2 (0.24%) CSS
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.12%) HTML5
6 1 (0.12%) JSON
6 1 (0.12%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.08%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.00%) PMI
4 30 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (2.54%) Virtual Team
6 19 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.09%) EPoS
8 7 (0.85%) NHS
9 6 (0.73%) Fintech
9 6 (0.73%) FMCG
10 5 (0.61%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.61%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.61%) User Experience
11 4 (0.48%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.36%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.36%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.36%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.24%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (3.63%) Windows
2 8 (0.97%) Windows 10
2 8 (0.97%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.24%) Android
3 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (61.62%) Project Management
2 382 (46.25%) PRINCE2
3 364 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
4 234 (28.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 176 (21.31%) Waterfall
6 88 (10.65%) Change Management
7 70 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
8 67 (8.11%) SDLC
9 60 (7.26%) CRM
10 57 (6.90%) Programme Management
11 54 (6.54%) ERP
12 53 (6.42%) ITIL
13 50 (6.05%) Risk Management
14 49 (5.93%) Change Control
15 46 (5.57%) PRINCE
15 46 (5.57%) Scrum
15 46 (5.57%) Software Delivery
16 45 (5.45%) Project Planning
17 44 (5.33%) Project Governance
18 43 (5.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.30%) C
2 13 (1.57%) SQL
3 5 (0.61%) C#
3 5 (0.61%) Java
4 3 (0.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.36%) PHP
5 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.12%) Perl
6 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (11.99%) Degree
2 85 (10.29%) PMI Certification
3 79 (9.56%) PMP
4 67 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 65 (7.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (2.30%) APMP
7 12 (1.45%) Security Cleared
8 11 (1.33%) MBA
9 10 (1.21%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.48%) ISEB
10 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.36%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.24%) HNC
12 2 (0.24%) IIBA
13 1 (0.12%) APMG
13 1 (0.12%) CAPM
13 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.12%) MCSA
13 1 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (9.44%) PMO
2 19 (2.30%) QA
3 9 (1.09%) GDPR
4 6 (0.73%) GAMP
4 6 (0.73%) GxP
5 3 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.36%) FINREP
5 3 (0.36%) MiFID
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.24%) SLA
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) DICOM
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (0.48%) SCCM
2 2 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.24%) Puppet
2 2 (0.24%) SCOM
2 2 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 78 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 21 (2.54%) VMware
3 18 (2.18%) SAP
4 15 (1.82%) Citrix
4 15 (1.82%) Oracle
5 12 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (0.97%) Cisco
7 5 (0.61%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.48%) Google
9 3 (0.36%) Cognos
9 3 (0.36%) IBM
9 3 (0.36%) McAfee
9 3 (0.36%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.24%) hybris
10 2 (0.24%) LogicMonitor
11 1 (0.12%) Demandware
11 1 (0.12%) F5
11 1 (0.12%) HP
11 1 (0.12%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.12%) Tableau