Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 465 390
Rank change year-on-year -23 -75 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Project Manager 945 1,086 1,509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.62% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.65% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 835 949 1,299
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,500 £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 157,885 166,786 183,863
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,253 133,641 154,192
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 £82,500 £78,750 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -25 888 £52,500 - 68
UK excluding London -16 599 £50,000 - 54
London -20 330 £60,000 - 20
South East +83 247 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Midlands +8 119 £50,000 +11.11% 11
North of England +3 106 £45,000 -10.00% 14
East Midlands +15 63 £52,500 +16.67% 2
North West -1 55 £45,000 -5.26% 10
West Midlands -4 53 £47,500 +8.57% 8
Yorkshire +17 48 £42,500 -15.00% 3
South West -25 43 £45,000 - 4
East of England -66 42 £52,500 - 6
Scotland -19 38 £48,750 +8.33% 5
Wales +7 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North East -8 3 £39,500 -9.71% 1

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 593 (62.75%) Project Management
2 435 (46.03%) PRINCE2
3 402 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
4 337 (35.66%) Finance
5 273 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 182 (19.26%) Waterfall
7 120 (12.70%) Change Management
8 117 (12.38%) Microsoft Project
9 110 (11.64%) PMO
10 108 (11.43%) Retail
11 100 (10.58%) Microsoft
12 90 (9.52%) Degree
13 87 (9.21%) PMI Certification
14 77 (8.15%) PMP
14 77 (8.15%) ITIL
15 76 (8.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 75 (7.94%) Project Planning
17 73 (7.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 72 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
19 70 (7.41%) Migration
20 69 (7.30%) SDLC
21 68 (7.20%) Decision-Making
22 66 (6.98%) Risk Management
23 62 (6.56%) ERP
24 59 (6.24%) Change Control
25 56 (5.93%) Data Centre
25 56 (5.93%) CRM
25 56 (5.93%) Programme Management
26 55 (5.82%) Project Governance
27 53 (5.61%) Scrum

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 22 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.16%) Confluence
3 8 (0.85%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.53%) CMS
5 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.21%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.11%) Drupal
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 117 (12.38%) Microsoft Project
2 46 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.53%) Workfront
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 50 (5.29%) Office 365
2 24 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.90%) SaaS
5 6 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.53%) IaaS
6 5 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.32%) PaaS
8 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.01%) WAN
2 15 (1.59%) LAN
3 11 (1.16%) Firewall
4 10 (1.06%) SAN
4 10 (1.06%) VPN
5 9 (0.95%) SMS
6 7 (0.74%) Internet
6 7 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.63%) MPLS
8 5 (0.53%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.42%) Intranet
9 4 (0.42%) Skype
10 3 (0.32%) VoIP
10 3 (0.32%) Wireless
11 2 (0.21%) 2G
11 2 (0.21%) 4G
11 2 (0.21%) LTE
11 2 (0.21%) Network Security
11 2 (0.21%) TETRA
11 2 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (0.85%) Big Data
2 8 (0.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.42%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.21%) Power BI
6 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.11%) MySQL
7 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (3.70%) JIRA
2 7 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 337 (35.66%) Finance
2 108 (11.43%) Retail
3 41 (4.34%) Banking
4 36 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.49%) Marketing
6 25 (2.65%) Legal
7 24 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.59%) Back Office
9 14 (1.48%) Advertising
9 14 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.85%) Publishing
12 7 (0.74%) Law
13 6 (0.63%) Electronics
14 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.42%) Front Office
14 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.32%) Military
15 3 (0.32%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.16%) .NET
2 4 (0.42%) Middleware
3 3 (0.32%) Web Services
4 1 (0.11%) CSS
4 1 (0.11%) HTML
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.11%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.93%) Data Centre
2 42 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.34%) PMI
4 30 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 25 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.38%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 9 (0.95%) FMCG
9 8 (0.85%) Fintech
10 6 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.53%) EPoS
11 5 (0.53%) NHS
12 4 (0.42%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.42%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.32%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.32%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.21%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (4.76%) Windows
2 12 (1.27%) Windows Server
3 11 (1.16%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.21%) Linux
5 1 (0.11%) Android
5 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.11%) Solaris
5 1 (0.11%) Unix
5 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (62.75%) Project Management
2 435 (46.03%) PRINCE2
3 402 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 182 (19.26%) Waterfall
6 120 (12.70%) Change Management
7 77 (8.15%) ITIL
8 75 (7.94%) Project Planning
9 72 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (7.41%) Migration
11 69 (7.30%) SDLC
12 68 (7.20%) Decision-Making
13 66 (6.98%) Risk Management
14 62 (6.56%) ERP
15 59 (6.24%) Change Control
16 56 (5.93%) CRM
16 56 (5.93%) Programme Management
17 55 (5.82%) Project Governance
18 53 (5.61%) Scrum
19 52 (5.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (3.17%) SQL
2 15 (1.59%) C
3 7 (0.74%) C#
4 4 (0.42%) Java
5 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.21%) PHP
5 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.11%) Java 8
6 1 (0.11%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 90 (9.52%) Degree
2 87 (9.21%) PMI Certification
3 77 (8.15%) PMP
4 76 (8.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 73 (7.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 19 (2.01%) APMP
6 19 (2.01%) Security Cleared
7 12 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.85%) ISEB
9 7 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.21%) HNC
11 2 (0.21%) IIBA
11 2 (0.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 1 (0.11%) APMG
12 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (11.64%) PMO
2 13 (1.38%) GDPR
2 13 (1.38%) QA
3 12 (1.27%) SLA
4 6 (0.63%) GAMP
4 6 (0.63%) GxP
5 4 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.42%) FINREP
5 4 (0.42%) MiFID
5 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.32%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.21%) NEBOSH
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) DICOM
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 37 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.11%) Docker
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (0.21%) SCCM
2 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.11%) SCOM
2 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 35 (3.70%) VMware
3 28 (2.96%) Citrix
4 25 (2.65%) SAP
5 19 (2.01%) Oracle
6 13 (1.38%) Cisco
7 10 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.74%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.53%) Google
9 5 (0.53%) IBM
10 4 (0.42%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.32%) Cognos
12 2 (0.21%) EMC
12 2 (0.21%) hybris
12 2 (0.21%) JDA
12 2 (0.21%) Meraki
12 2 (0.21%) NetApp
12 2 (0.21%) Zuora
13 1 (0.11%) Cadence
13 1 (0.11%) Computacenter