Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Programme Manager was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Programme Manager
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 487 428
Rank change year-on-year -74 -59 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Programme Manager 828 1095 1588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.58% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.60% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 654 918 1211
UK median annual salary £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.90% -
10th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £107,500 £101,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -2.99%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Programme Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Programme Manager over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Programme Manager in the UK

Programme 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 Programme Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -73 790 £77,500 - 59
UK excluding London -40 400 £70,000 +7.69% 39
London -90 399 £85,000 +3.03% 23
South East +76 138 £65,000 - 13
Midlands +18 101 £70,000 +7.69% 9
North of England -5 89 £65,000 +1.56% 7
West Midlands -4 72 £75,000 +15.38% 7
North West -18 45 £75,000 +27.66% 4
East of England -23 42 £70,000 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire +24 38 £65,000 +1.96% 3
East Midlands +41 27 £67,500 +3.85% 1
South West -40 16 £67,000 +3.08% 4
Scotland -15 13 £62,750 +2.45% 1
North East +7 6 £70,000 -44.00%
Wales +3 1 £43,000 -38.57% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

Programme Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Programme Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Programme Manager in the job title.

1 323 (39.01%) Finance
2 277 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (33.21%) Project Management
4 270 (32.61%) Programme Management
5 206 (24.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 190 (22.95%) PRINCE2
7 122 (14.73%) Line Management
8 115 (13.89%) Banking
9 112 (13.53%) Business Transformation
10 103 (12.44%) Retail
11 99 (11.96%) Change Management
11 99 (11.96%) Degree
12 91 (10.99%) Programme Delivery
13 90 (10.87%) ERP
14 89 (10.75%) Risk Management
14 89 (10.75%) Waterfall
15 80 (9.66%) SAP
16 79 (9.54%) PMO
17 78 (9.42%) Microsoft Project
17 78 (9.42%) Microsoft
17 78 (9.42%) PMI Certification
18 75 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
19 74 (8.94%) CRM
20 72 (8.70%) Scrum
21 71 (8.57%) People Management
22 63 (7.61%) Coaching
23 60 (7.25%) PMP
24 51 (6.16%) Asset Management
25 48 (5.80%) Retail Banking
25 48 (5.80%) Marketing

Programme 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 8 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.72%) SAS
3 4 (0.48%) CMS
4 3 (0.36%) Confluence
4 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 78 (9.42%) Microsoft Project
2 47 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (3.02%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.69%) SAP ERP
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle Retail
5 9 (1.09%) SAP VC
6 6 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.72%) Maximo
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.24%) BPCS
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.24%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.12%) Summit
11 1 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
2 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.60%) Office 365
5 4 (0.48%) SaaS
5 4 (0.48%) Trello
6 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.12%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.78%) WAN
2 20 (2.42%) LAN
3 7 (0.85%) Network Security
3 7 (0.85%) SMS
4 6 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.60%) SAN
6 4 (0.48%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.36%) Internet
7 3 (0.36%) Skype
7 3 (0.36%) Wireless
8 2 (0.24%) Firewall
8 2 (0.24%) HTTP
8 2 (0.24%) Intranet
9 1 (0.12%) MPLS
9 1 (0.12%) Telepresence
9 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.12%) VLAN
9 1 (0.12%) VoIP
9 1 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.33%) Big Data
3 10 (1.21%) SAP HANA
4 5 (0.60%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.24%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.12%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.12%) GIS
7 1 (0.12%) OLAP
7 1 (0.12%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.09%) JIRA
2 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.12%) eCATT
4 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 323 (39.01%) Finance
2 115 (13.89%) Banking
3 103 (12.44%) Retail
4 48 (5.80%) Marketing
4 48 (5.80%) Retail Banking
5 45 (5.43%) Investment Banking
6 40 (4.83%) Manufacturing
7 29 (3.50%) Legal
8 20 (2.42%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.81%) Electronics
9 15 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.81%) Law
10 14 (1.69%) Advertising
11 12 (1.45%) Automotive
12 11 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.85%) Publishing
14 5 (0.60%) French Language
14 5 (0.60%) Front Office
14 5 (0.60%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.72%) .NET
1 6 (0.72%) Middleware
2 5 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (0.48%) SAP Fiori
4 3 (0.36%) REST
4 3 (0.36%) RESTful
4 3 (0.36%) WCF
5 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.24%) HTML
5 2 (0.24%) XML
6 1 (0.12%) COM
6 1 (0.12%) HTML5
6 1 (0.12%) LAMP
6 1 (0.12%) OLE
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.35%) PMI
3 28 (3.38%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.38%) Reference Data
4 23 (2.78%) FMCG
5 15 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.69%) Robotics
7 13 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.33%) Fintech
9 10 (1.21%) Life Science
9 10 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.97%) Smartcard
11 7 (0.85%) User Experience
12 5 (0.60%) Tandem
13 4 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.48%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (1.69%) Windows
2 7 (0.85%) Windows Server
3 6 (0.72%) Android
4 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.48%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.24%) Unix
6 1 (0.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (33.21%) Project Management
3 270 (32.61%) Programme Management
4 206 (24.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 190 (22.95%) PRINCE2
6 122 (14.73%) Line Management
7 112 (13.53%) Business Transformation
8 99 (11.96%) Change Management
9 91 (10.99%) Programme Delivery
10 90 (10.87%) ERP
11 89 (10.75%) Risk Management
11 89 (10.75%) Waterfall
12 74 (8.94%) CRM
13 72 (8.70%) Scrum
14 71 (8.57%) People Management
15 63 (7.61%) Coaching
16 51 (6.16%) Asset Management
17 46 (5.56%) Migration
18 45 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
18 45 (5.43%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (1.69%) C
2 12 (1.45%) Java
3 3 (0.36%) C#
4 2 (0.24%) SQL
5 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.12%) PHP
5 1 (0.12%) Python
5 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 99 (11.96%) Degree
2 78 (9.42%) PMI Certification
3 60 (7.25%) PMP
4 30 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 28 (3.38%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 20 (2.42%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.05%) Master's Degree
8 14 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.57%) APMP
10 9 (1.09%) MBA
11 6 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.60%) CISSP
12 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.48%) CISM
13 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.36%) ISEB
14 3 (0.36%) PgMP
15 2 (0.24%) ACCA
15 2 (0.24%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (9.54%) PMO
2 35 (4.23%) QA
3 13 (1.57%) GDPR
4 9 (1.09%) SLA
5 8 (0.97%) P3O
5 8 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.85%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.48%) GMP
7 4 (0.48%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.36%) MiFID
8 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.12%) FATCA
9 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) Firmware
2 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 80 (9.66%) SAP
2 78 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.99%) Oracle
4 28 (3.38%) Bloomberg
4 28 (3.38%) LexisNexis
5 15 (1.81%) Cisco
6 10 (1.21%) JDA
6 10 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.60%) hybris
8 4 (0.48%) ATG
8 4 (0.48%) CA
8 4 (0.48%) Cadence
8 4 (0.48%) Capita
8 4 (0.48%) HP
8 4 (0.48%) IFS
9 3 (0.36%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.36%) Epicor
9 3 (0.36%) IBM
9 3 (0.36%) Sage
9 3 (0.36%) SimCorp