Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Project Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 436 444
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8 -51
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 1,130 1,233 1,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.71% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.73% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1,038 1,262
UK median annual salary £50,000 £53,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.10% +6.50% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Project Manager in the UK

IT Project Manager
Top 17 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 20 February 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 -29 1,058 £52,000 -0.95% 193
UK excluding London +8 785 £48,500 -3.00% 133
London -108 342 £62,500 +4.17% 66
South East +15 232 £50,000 -9.09% 26
North of England -45 150 £46,500 +3.33% 26
Midlands +18 139 £45,000 -5.76% 36
East of England +21 103 £52,500 -4.55% 19
South West +40 95 £48,500 +8.99% 20
West Midlands +13 90 £47,500 -2.81% 25
North West -23 69 £47,500 -5.00% 11
Yorkshire -38 57 £50,000 +17.65% 12
Scotland -11 55 £41,500 -31.40% 4
East Midlands 0 49 £45,000 -10.00% 11
North East -1 24 £41,250 +3.13% 3
Wales +1 7 £38,750 +2.99% 2
Northern Ireland -13 5 £50,000 +33.33%
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 739 (65.40%) Project Management
2 618 (54.69%) PRINCE2
3 455 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
4 422 (37.35%) Finance
5 338 (29.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 172 (15.22%) Waterfall
7 139 (12.30%) Microsoft
8 136 (12.04%) Change Management
9 122 (10.80%) PMI Certification
10 118 (10.44%) PMP
11 117 (10.35%) SDLC
12 112 (9.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 110 (9.73%) Retail
14 108 (9.56%) Scrum
14 108 (9.56%) Microsoft Project
15 105 (9.29%) Degree
16 100 (8.85%) ITIL
17 91 (8.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 89 (7.88%) Project Planning
19 85 (7.52%) CRM
20 78 (6.90%) PMO
21 77 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
22 76 (6.73%) Risk Management
23 75 (6.64%) Office 365
24 70 (6.19%) Banking
25 66 (5.84%) Project Governance
26 64 (5.66%) Change Control
27 60 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
28 56 (4.96%) PMI
29 55 (4.87%) Programme Management

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 44 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.80%) Skype for Business
3 8 (0.71%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.53%) CMS
6 5 (0.44%) Confluence
7 3 (0.27%) SAS
8 1 (0.088%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.088%) Drupal
8 1 (0.088%) Liferay
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 108 (9.56%) Microsoft Project
2 60 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 33 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
5 25 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.62%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.62%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.35%) Magento
3 4 (0.35%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.088%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.088%) Primavera
5 1 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (6.64%) Office 365
2 45 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.95%) SaaS
4 7 (0.62%) IaaS
4 7 (0.62%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.35%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.088%) PaaS
7 1 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.57%) WAN
2 26 (2.30%) LAN
3 19 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (0.97%) SAN
5 10 (0.88%) VPN
6 9 (0.80%) Intranet
7 8 (0.71%) IP Telephony
7 8 (0.71%) VoIP
8 7 (0.62%) Extranet
8 7 (0.62%) Skype
8 7 (0.62%) SMS
9 6 (0.53%) Firewall
10 5 (0.44%) MPLS
10 5 (0.44%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (0.35%) Internet
11 4 (0.35%) Wireless
12 3 (0.27%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.088%) Network Security
13 1 (0.088%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.88%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.27%) Big Data
4 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.18%) Power BI
5 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.088%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.088%) EDMS
6 1 (0.088%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.088%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.088%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (3.54%) JIRA
2 4 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 422 (37.35%) Finance
2 110 (9.73%) Retail
3 70 (6.19%) Banking
4 52 (4.60%) Legal
5 43 (3.81%) Advertising
6 32 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.57%) Back Office
8 28 (2.48%) Manufacturing
9 25 (2.21%) Marketing
10 23 (2.04%) Law
11 7 (0.62%) Electronics
11 7 (0.62%) French Language
12 6 (0.53%) Billing
12 6 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.53%) Publishing
13 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.44%) Local Government
13 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.35%) Front Office
14 4 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.68%) .NET
2 5 (0.44%) XML
3 4 (0.35%) HTML
4 3 (0.27%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.18%) CSS
5 2 (0.18%) JSON
5 2 (0.18%) Web Services
6 1 (0.088%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.088%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.088%) HTML5
6 1 (0.088%) J2EE
6 1 (0.088%) Middleware
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.088%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.96%) PMI
2 42 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.27%) Virtual Team
5 22 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.24%) CCTV
7 14 (1.24%) Driving Licence
8 8 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.53%) EPoS
9 6 (0.53%) Fintech
9 6 (0.53%) FMCG
9 6 (0.53%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.44%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.44%) Derivative
10 5 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.44%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.35%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (4.60%) Windows
2 25 (2.21%) Windows 10
3 20 (1.77%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.088%) Linux
7 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 739 (65.40%) Project Management
2 618 (54.69%) PRINCE2
3 455 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
4 338 (29.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 172 (15.22%) Waterfall
6 136 (12.04%) Change Management
7 117 (10.35%) SDLC
8 108 (9.56%) Scrum
9 100 (8.85%) ITIL
10 89 (7.88%) Project Planning
11 85 (7.52%) CRM
12 77 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 76 (6.73%) Risk Management
14 66 (5.84%) Project Governance
15 64 (5.66%) Change Control
16 55 (4.87%) Programme Management
17 54 (4.78%) Time Management
18 53 (4.69%) ERP
18 53 (4.69%) Supplier Management
19 52 (4.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (1.50%) Java
2 14 (1.24%) SQL
3 12 (1.06%) C
3 12 (1.06%) PHP
4 11 (0.97%) C#
5 7 (0.62%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.088%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 122 (10.80%) PMI Certification
2 118 (10.44%) PMP
3 112 (9.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 105 (9.29%) Degree
5 91 (8.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 34 (3.01%) Security Cleared
7 30 (2.65%) APMP
8 19 (1.68%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.44%) ISEB
11 3 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.27%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.18%) CCNA
12 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.18%) MAPM
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.088%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.088%) CCNP
13 1 (0.088%) MCSA
13 1 (0.088%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.90%) PMO
2 28 (2.48%) GDPR
3 15 (1.33%) SLA
4 13 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 12 (1.06%) PMBOK
6 11 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.88%) QA
8 9 (0.80%) EMIR
8 9 (0.80%) FATCA
8 9 (0.80%) MiFID
9 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.088%) GAMP
11 1 (0.088%) GxP
11 1 (0.088%) PSD2
System Software
1 40 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.62%) Hyper-V
2 7 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.088%) KVM
3 1 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.088%) vSphere
3 1 (0.088%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (1.15%) SCCM
2 12 (1.06%) SCOM
3 6 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 139 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 37 (3.27%) SAP
3 31 (2.74%) VMware
4 28 (2.48%) Citrix
5 26 (2.30%) Cisco
6 21 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.59%) Oracle
8 14 (1.24%) iManage
9 9 (0.80%) Google
10 8 (0.71%) IBM
11 7 (0.62%) HP
11 7 (0.62%) MobileIron
12 5 (0.44%) Capita
12 5 (0.44%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.35%) Avaya
13 4 (0.35%) Epicor
13 4 (0.35%) Meraki
13 4 (0.35%) Sage
14 3 (0.27%) Juniper
14 3 (0.27%) RedPrairie