The median annual salary for a Project Leader was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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

Project Lead
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 821 840
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Leader 44 147 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36 132 117
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,150 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £74,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +12.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83969 99568 107222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69775 83625 87443
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Project Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Leader over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 34 £60,000 +4.34% 8
London +15 16 £82,500 +43.47% 4
South East +41 9 £55,000 -8.33%
West Yorkshire +25 4 £60,000 +19.40% 1
Yorkshire +13 4 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Surrey +54 3 £55,000 -29.03%
Berkshire +26 3 £60,000 +4.34%
Leeds +13 3 £60,000 +19.40% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £57,500 -
West Midlands -2 3 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Milton Keynes +8 2 £58,750 -
Stirlingshire - 2 £55,000 -
Stirling - 2 £55,000 -
Reigate - 2 £55,000 -
Scotland - 2 £55,000 -
City of London +29 1 - - 2
East Midlands +18 1 - -
Reading +18 1 £65,000 +67.74%
Staffordshire +7 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
North West - 1 £60,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £55,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £60,000 -
Halifax - 1 - -

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Project Leader 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 Leader in the job title.

1 69 (50.74%) Project Management
2 52 (38.24%) PRINCE2
3 36 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (25.00%) Finance
5 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
6 27 (19.85%) Oracle
7 24 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (16.91%) SQL
9 21 (15.44%) Scrum
10 18 (13.24%) Java
11 16 (11.76%) Coaching
11 16 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 16 (11.76%) Marketing
12 15 (11.03%) Time Management
12 15 (11.03%) ETL
13 14 (10.29%) Unix
13 14 (10.29%) Informatica
13 14 (10.29%) Degree
13 14 (10.29%) Data Analysis
13 14 (10.29%) Analytics
14 13 (9.56%) Teradata
14 13 (9.56%) Programme Management
14 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Project
14 13 (9.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (8.82%) C#
15 12 (8.82%) T-SQL
15 12 (8.82%) PL/SQL
15 12 (8.82%) DataStage
15 12 (8.82%) Shell Script
15 12 (8.82%) Resource Management

Project Leader 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 10 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.21%) IIS
3 3 (2.21%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.47%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.74%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) Confluence
5 1 (0.74%) SAS
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.21%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.74%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.74%) Magento
3 1 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.15%) Google Analytics
2 6 (4.41%) Office 365
3 5 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.94%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (2.94%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.94%) SaaS
5 3 (2.21%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.62%) Intranet
2 8 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (1.47%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.47%) Firewall
3 2 (1.47%) VoIP
4 1 (0.74%) HTTP
4 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.82%) DataStage
3 9 (6.62%) Big Data
4 8 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.15%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.15%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.41%) PowerCenter
6 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.21%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.74%) OLAP
9 1 (0.74%) OLTP
9 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (5.15%) JIRA
2 5 (3.68%) Maven
2 5 (3.68%) Subversion
3 4 (2.94%) Ant
3 4 (2.94%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (25.00%) Finance
2 16 (11.76%) Marketing
3 10 (7.35%) Banking
3 10 (7.35%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.88%) Advertising
5 6 (4.41%) Retail
6 5 (3.68%) Publishing
6 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.94%) Billing
7 4 (2.94%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.21%) Legal
8 3 (2.21%) Local Government
9 2 (1.47%) Back Office
9 2 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.47%) French Language
10 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.74%) Front Office
10 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) .NET
1 10 (7.35%) CSS
1 10 (7.35%) HTML
1 10 (7.35%) HTML5
1 10 (7.35%) XML
2 8 (5.88%) jQuery
3 7 (5.15%) .NET Framework
4 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (4.41%) CSS3
4 6 (4.41%) Entity Framework
4 6 (4.41%) WCF
5 5 (3.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (3.68%) REST
6 4 (2.94%) JSON
6 4 (2.94%) JSP
6 4 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.94%) WPF
7 2 (1.47%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.74%) Web Services
8 1 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.94%) PMI
4 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.74%) DataPower
5 1 (0.74%) Derivative
5 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.74%) Equities
5 1 (0.74%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (0.74%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Unix
2 11 (8.09%) Windows
3 7 (5.15%) Linux
4 4 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (50.74%) Project Management
2 52 (38.24%) PRINCE2
3 36 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (15.44%) Scrum
6 16 (11.76%) Coaching
7 15 (11.03%) ETL
7 15 (11.03%) Time Management
8 14 (10.29%) Analytics
8 14 (10.29%) Data Analysis
9 13 (9.56%) Programme Management
10 12 (8.82%) Resource Management
11 11 (8.09%) ERP
11 11 (8.09%) System Testing
12 10 (7.35%) Resource Allocation
13 9 (6.62%) Presales
14 8 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
14 8 (5.88%) Line Management
14 8 (5.88%) Mentoring
14 8 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.91%) SQL
2 18 (13.24%) Java
3 12 (8.82%) C#
3 12 (8.82%) PL/SQL
3 12 (8.82%) Shell Script
3 12 (8.82%) T-SQL
4 9 (6.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.94%) Python
5 4 (2.94%) XAML
6 3 (2.21%) C
7 1 (0.74%) Scala
7 1 (0.74%) VBA
7 1 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (10.29%) Degree
2 13 (9.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (5.15%) APMP
3 7 (5.15%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.41%) PMP
5 4 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.74%) CISSP
7 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) PMO
2 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) P3O
4 1 (0.74%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.74%) MiFID
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.85%) Oracle
3 14 (10.29%) Informatica
4 13 (9.56%) Teradata
5 7 (5.15%) Adobe
5 7 (5.15%) Google
6 6 (4.41%) HP
6 6 (4.41%) SAP
7 5 (3.68%) Cisco
8 4 (2.94%) ArcSight
8 4 (2.94%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.94%) FireEye
8 4 (2.94%) Forcepoint
8 4 (2.94%) Hortonworks
8 4 (2.94%) Juniper
8 4 (2.94%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.94%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.47%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.47%) Mitel
9 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
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