Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 474 478 403
Rank change year-on-year +4 -75 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 1,014 1,060 1,544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.62% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 888 907 1,340
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £73,750
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 163,107 170,225 191,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.10% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 131,422 137,390 161,434
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Top 15 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 14 August 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 +11 953 £52,500 - 68
UK excluding London -15 627 £50,000 - 40
London -3 372 £60,000 +0.84% 28
South East +81 251 £52,500 - 10
North of England +6 119 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Midlands +21 115 £50,000 +5.26% 12
East Midlands +29 70 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Yorkshire +30 63 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North West -10 52 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South West -10 51 £45,000 - 6
Scotland -9 47 £52,000 +4.00% 1
East of England -54 44 £52,500 - 4
West Midlands -4 42 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North East -17 4 £39,725 -0.69%
Wales +13 1 £40,000 -11.60%

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 642 (63.31%) Project Management
2 505 (49.80%) PRINCE2
3 386 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
4 373 (36.79%) Finance
5 300 (29.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 168 (16.57%) Change Management
7 157 (15.48%) Waterfall
8 112 (11.05%) Retail
9 107 (10.55%) PMO
10 103 (10.16%) PMI Certification
11 96 (9.47%) PMP
11 96 (9.47%) Microsoft
12 92 (9.07%) Microsoft Project
12 92 (9.07%) ITIL
13 88 (8.68%) Project Planning
14 86 (8.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 83 (8.19%) Degree
16 75 (7.40%) SDLC
17 74 (7.30%) Scrum
18 72 (7.10%) Migration
18 72 (7.10%) Risk Management
19 70 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 66 (6.51%) Decision-Making
21 64 (6.31%) ERP
21 64 (6.31%) Data Centre
21 64 (6.31%) Office 365
22 60 (5.92%) Project Governance
23 59 (5.82%) Change Control
24 58 (5.72%) Time Management
24 58 (5.72%) CRM

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 18 (1.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.69%) Confluence
3 6 (0.59%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.099%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.099%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.099%) SAS
Applications
1 92 (9.07%) Microsoft Project
2 41 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.099%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.49%) Workfront
3 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.20%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.099%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.099%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.099%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.099%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 64 (6.31%) Office 365
2 44 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.87%) SaaS
5 8 (0.79%) IaaS
6 6 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.20%) FinancialForce
8 2 (0.20%) PaaS
9 1 (0.099%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.099%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.86%) WAN
2 21 (2.07%) LAN
3 16 (1.58%) Firewall
4 14 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (1.18%) VPN
6 11 (1.08%) SAN
7 10 (0.99%) Internet
7 10 (0.99%) SMS
8 9 (0.89%) MPLS
8 9 (0.89%) VoIP
9 6 (0.59%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.39%) DHCP
10 4 (0.39%) DNS
10 4 (0.39%) Intranet
10 4 (0.39%) Skype
10 4 (0.39%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.30%) VLAN
11 3 (0.30%) Wireless
12 2 (0.20%) LTE
12 2 (0.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.08%) Big Data
2 6 (0.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.49%) Blockchain
3 5 (0.49%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.099%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (2.96%) JIRA
2 5 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.099%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.099%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 373 (36.79%) Finance
2 112 (11.05%) Retail
3 48 (4.73%) Banking
4 43 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.06%) Legal
6 28 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 22 (2.17%) Marketing
8 20 (1.97%) Back Office
9 19 (1.87%) Advertising
10 10 (0.99%) Law
11 9 (0.89%) French Language
12 8 (0.79%) Billing
12 8 (0.79%) Games
12 8 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.49%) Electronics
14 5 (0.49%) Publishing
15 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.18%) .NET
2 7 (0.69%) Web Services
3 2 (0.20%) React
4 1 (0.099%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.099%) Node.js
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.099%) REST
4 1 (0.099%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.31%) Data Centre
2 50 (4.93%) PMI
3 34 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (2.76%) Virtual Team
7 26 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 19 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.38%) FMCG
10 8 (0.79%) Fintech
11 5 (0.49%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.49%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.49%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.39%) iPad
12 4 (0.39%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.39%) Replication
13 3 (0.30%) Online Games
14 2 (0.20%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.20%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (5.62%) Windows
2 25 (2.47%) Windows Server
3 12 (1.18%) Windows 10
4 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (0.49%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.099%) Solaris
7 1 (0.099%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (63.31%) Project Management
2 505 (49.80%) PRINCE2
3 386 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
4 300 (29.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 168 (16.57%) Change Management
6 157 (15.48%) Waterfall
7 92 (9.07%) ITIL
8 88 (8.68%) Project Planning
9 75 (7.40%) SDLC
10 74 (7.30%) Scrum
11 72 (7.10%) Migration
11 72 (7.10%) Risk Management
12 66 (6.51%) Decision-Making
13 64 (6.31%) ERP
14 60 (5.92%) Project Governance
15 59 (5.82%) Change Control
16 58 (5.72%) CRM
16 58 (5.72%) Time Management
17 53 (5.23%) Problem-Solving
18 50 (4.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (3.35%) SQL
2 8 (0.79%) C
3 7 (0.69%) C#
4 5 (0.49%) Java
5 4 (0.39%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.099%) Java 8
7 1 (0.099%) Java 9
7 1 (0.099%) Scala
7 1 (0.099%) VB
7 1 (0.099%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 103 (10.16%) PMI Certification
2 96 (9.47%) PMP
3 86 (8.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 83 (8.19%) Degree
5 70 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 26 (2.56%) Security Cleared
7 18 (1.78%) APMP
8 14 (1.38%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.89%) ISEB
11 4 (0.39%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.30%) MBA
12 3 (0.30%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.20%) CCDE
13 2 (0.20%) CCDP
13 2 (0.20%) CCIE
13 2 (0.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (0.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (10.55%) PMO
2 20 (1.97%) GDPR
3 19 (1.87%) SLA
4 16 (1.58%) QA
5 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.39%) FINREP
6 4 (0.39%) MiFID
6 4 (0.39%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.20%) GAMP
8 2 (0.20%) GxP
8 2 (0.20%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.099%) Basel III
9 1 (0.099%) HL7
9 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.099%) PSD2
System Software
1 49 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.099%) Docker
6 1 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
1 2 (0.20%) Puppet
1 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.099%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.099%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.099%) SCCM
Vendors
1 96 (9.47%) Microsoft
2 38 (3.75%) VMware
3 36 (3.55%) Citrix
4 35 (3.45%) SAP
5 20 (1.97%) Oracle
6 18 (1.78%) Capita
7 16 (1.58%) Cisco
8 11 (1.08%) CheckPoint
9 10 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.59%) Google
11 5 (0.49%) IBM
12 4 (0.39%) EMC
12 4 (0.39%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.30%) Avaya
13 3 (0.30%) DocuSign
13 3 (0.30%) Meraki
13 3 (0.30%) NetApp
14 2 (0.20%) CA
14 2 (0.20%) IFS
14 2 (0.20%) Workday