Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Leader was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Project Lead
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1023 965 983
Rank change year-on-year -58 +18 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Leader 153 229 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 107 187 235
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £32,700
90th Percentile £78,000 £89,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +31.25%

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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Top 13 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 6 months to 23 January 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 -59 146 £62,500 +13.64% 19
London -18 81 £72,000 +10.77% 7
UK excluding London -58 70 £60,000 +9.09% 14
South East -17 29 £62,500 +13.64% 4
North of England -16 14 £37,500 -3.23% 3
Yorkshire +1 13 £37,500 - 3
East of England +17 10 £60,000 +10.09% 2
Midlands +10 10 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands +13 5 £50,000 - 2
West Midlands -13 5 £53,750 +7.50%
Scotland -42 5 £45,250 -7.18% 1
South West -7 2 £42,500 -52.78% 1
North West -11 1 £28,500 -40.00%

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Project Leader 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 Leader in the job title.

1 68 (44.44%) Project Management
2 65 (42.48%) Finance
3 35 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (22.22%) SQL
5 32 (20.92%) PRINCE2
6 28 (18.30%) .NET
7 26 (16.99%) Banking
8 22 (14.38%) JavaScript
9 20 (13.07%) ERP
9 20 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (12.42%) SAP
10 19 (12.42%) ASP.NET
11 18 (11.76%) Investment Banking
11 18 (11.76%) CMS
11 18 (11.76%) Asset Management
12 16 (10.46%) C#
12 16 (10.46%) PMP
12 16 (10.46%) Retail Banking
12 16 (10.46%) Wealth Management
12 16 (10.46%) SDLC
13 15 (9.80%) Degree
13 15 (9.80%) Retail
14 14 (9.15%) Scrum
14 14 (9.15%) REST
15 13 (8.50%) MVC
15 13 (8.50%) Risk Management
15 13 (8.50%) SQL Server
16 12 (7.84%) Java
16 12 (7.84%) PMI Certification
16 12 (7.84%) TDD

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 18 (11.76%) CMS
2 7 (4.58%) Umbraco
3 6 (3.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (2.61%) SAP Business One
3 2 (1.31%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.31%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.31%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.65%) Primavera
4 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.65%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.65%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.65%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.65%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.96%) Office 365
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.31%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) Skype
1 2 (1.31%) VoIP
2 1 (0.65%) DHCP
2 1 (0.65%) DNS
2 1 (0.65%) MPLS
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (3.92%) Neo4j
4 4 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.31%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.65%) Power BI
7 1 (0.65%) QlikView
7 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.65%) SAS EBI
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) TeamCity
2 6 (3.92%) JIRA
2 6 (3.92%) Maven
3 1 (0.65%) CANoe
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (42.48%) Finance
2 26 (16.99%) Banking
3 18 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 16 (10.46%) Retail Banking
5 15 (9.80%) Retail
6 11 (7.19%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.27%) Marketing
8 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.31%) Arabic Language
9 2 (1.31%) French Language
9 2 (1.31%) Legal
9 2 (1.31%) Local Government
9 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.31%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (1.31%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.65%) Automotive
10 1 (0.65%) Billing
10 1 (0.65%) Electronics
10 1 (0.65%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.30%) .NET
2 19 (12.42%) ASP.NET
3 14 (9.15%) REST
4 10 (6.54%) AngularJS
5 8 (5.23%) Web Services
6 7 (4.58%) .NET Framework
6 7 (4.58%) Entity Framework
6 7 (4.58%) ServiceStack
6 7 (4.58%) SOAP
6 7 (4.58%) Spring
7 6 (3.92%) Spring Boot
7 6 (3.92%) Spring MVC
7 6 (3.92%) XML
8 1 (0.65%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (7.19%) Fixed Income
2 10 (6.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (5.23%) Fintech
3 8 (5.23%) PMI
4 7 (4.58%) User Experience
5 6 (3.92%) iSeries
5 6 (3.92%) Reinsurance
6 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.31%) Derivative
7 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) BYOD
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) EPoS
8 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.27%) Windows
2 3 (1.96%) Windows Server
2 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.31%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.65%) Android
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.44%) Project Management
2 35 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.92%) PRINCE2
4 20 (13.07%) ERP
4 20 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 16 (10.46%) SDLC
6 16 (10.46%) Wealth Management
7 14 (9.15%) Scrum
8 13 (8.50%) MVC
8 13 (8.50%) Risk Management
9 12 (7.84%) TDD
9 12 (7.84%) Waterfall
10 11 (7.19%) Line Management
10 11 (7.19%) Test Automation
11 10 (6.54%) Change Control
11 10 (6.54%) Re-Platforming
11 10 (6.54%) Strategic Thinking
11 10 (6.54%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (5.88%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.22%) SQL
2 22 (14.38%) JavaScript
3 16 (10.46%) C#
4 12 (7.84%) Java
5 6 (3.92%) RPG
5 6 (3.92%) RPG IV
6 5 (3.27%) Python
6 5 (3.27%) RPG/400
6 5 (3.27%) Ruby
6 5 (3.27%) Scala
7 3 (1.96%) C
8 1 (0.65%) ABAP
8 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.65%) PHP
8 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.46%) PMP
2 15 (9.80%) Degree
3 12 (7.84%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.92%) ISEB
5 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.31%) APMG
7 2 (1.31%) CFA
7 2 (1.31%) CIMA
7 2 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.31%) MCP
7 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CISM
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) QA
2 8 (5.23%) PMO
3 4 (2.61%) GDPR
4 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) SCCM
2 2 (1.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (12.42%) SAP
2 11 (7.19%) Oracle
3 10 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.54%) Murex
4 6 (3.92%) IBM
4 6 (3.92%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.96%) VMware
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco
6 2 (1.31%) IFS
6 2 (1.31%) ZTE
7 1 (0.65%) Charles River
7 1 (0.65%) Google
7 1 (0.65%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.65%) Tableau
7 1 (0.65%) Talend
7 1 (0.65%) Temenos