Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Project Director was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Project Director
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1159 1170 1281
Rank change year-on-year +11 +111 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Director 18 52 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.027% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.028% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 13
UK median annual salary £85,000 £87,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -11.11%
10th Percentile £62,750 £62,250 £46,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £122,500 £128,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £100,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year -35.00% +17.65% -

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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%

Project Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Director in the UK

Project Director
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Project Director in the UK

Project Director
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Director over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Project Director in the UK

Project Director
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Director within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -8 18 £85,000 -2.86%
London -7 13 £85,000 -
UK excluding London +34 4 £65,000 -35.00%
East of England +10 3 £65,000 -43.48%
Midlands +27 1 £95,000 +18.75%
West Midlands - 1 £95,000 -

Project Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Project Director 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 Project Director in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Project Management
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Presales
4 4 (22.22%) Marketing
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) Internet
4 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) User Experience
6 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (11.11%) CITP
6 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) PMI
6 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
6 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) Banking
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Information Security
6 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 2 (11.11%) Internet of Things

Project Director 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Digital Economy
4 1 (5.56%) Back Office
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.56%) French Language
4 1 (5.56%) German Language
4 1 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (16.67%) User Experience
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Internet of Things
2 2 (11.11%) PMI
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Signage
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Graphic Design
3 1 (5.56%) Reinsurance
3 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Project Management
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (27.78%) Presales
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (11.11%) Wireframes
6 1 (5.56%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CITP
2 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) SAP
1 1 (5.56%) Xerox