Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Director was £85,000 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.

Projects Director
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1162 1183
Rank change year-on-year +41 +21 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Director 24 18 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.010% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.011% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 26
UK median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £83,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -16.42% +1.52%
10th Percentile £65,825 £61,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £97,500 £122,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £82,500 £65,000 £100,000
% change year-on-year +26.92% -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 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%

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 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Project Director in the UK

Project Director
Top 7 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 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 +31 17 £85,000 +25.93% 2
UK excluding London +19 9 £82,500 +26.92% 1
London +39 8 £100,000 +42.86% 1
North of England +27 4 £82,500 - 1
North West +7 4 £82,500 - 1
South East - 4 £85,250 -
East of England +14 1 - -

Project Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, Project Director 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 Project Director in the job title.

1 19 (79.17%) Project Management
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) Banking
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 5 (20.83%) Change Control
5 5 (20.83%) PMO
6 4 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (16.67%) People Management
6 4 (16.67%) Matrix Management
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) Product Management
7 3 (12.50%) PMP
7 3 (12.50%) Back Office
7 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Presales
7 3 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
8 2 (8.33%) Regulatory Compliance
8 2 (8.33%) Coaching
8 2 (8.33%) Legal
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income

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 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Broadband
1 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) GIS
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Back Office
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Derivative
2 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.17%) Anti-Piracy
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Project Management
2 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Change Control
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
5 4 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 4 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (16.67%) People Management
5 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (12.50%) Presales
6 3 (12.50%) Product Management
6 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) ERP
7 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (12.50%) PMP
4 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.17%) APMP
5 1 (4.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) PMO
2 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle