Project Lead
UK

The median Project Lead salary in the UK is £52,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

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

6 months to
27 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 715 882 963
Rank change year-on-year +167 +81 -170
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Leader 109 121 180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 98 95 76
10th Percentile £39,000 £40,546 £45,000
25th Percentile £43,125 £47,500 £50,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £54,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +12.14%
75th Percentile £67,288 £65,000 £66,375
90th Percentile £75,750 £83,250 £79,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +41.18%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,467 104,389 133,620
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.01% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 55,959 65,552 83,161
10th Percentile £28,559 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,420 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Project Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Project Leader.

Salary trend for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Project Leader over the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Project Leader in the UK

Project Leader
Top 14 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 27 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +195 109 £52,500 -2.78% 45
UK excluding London +102 93 £52,500 -2.78% 41
Work from Home +135 37 £60,000 +9.09% 20
South East +86 33 £52,500 -2.78% 16
East of England +59 29 £45,000 -17.43% 4
North of England +100 20 £65,400 +21.11% 9
London +197 16 £95,000 +20.63% 5
Yorkshire +105 9 £52,500 +13.51% 2
North East - 8 £70,000 - 1
South West +18 7 £65,000 +30.00% 2
Midlands +40 4 £51,200 -6.91% 11
North West +46 3 £42,500 -21.30% 6
West Midlands +53 2 - - 9
East Midlands +9 2 £51,200 -6.91% 2

Project Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 27 February 2024, Project Leader job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 41 (37.61%) Project Management
2 39 (35.78%) Social Skills
3 33 (30.28%) Finance
4 29 (26.61%) Agile
4 29 (26.61%) Project Delivery
5 24 (22.02%) SAP
6 22 (20.18%) PRINCE2
7 21 (19.27%) ITIL
7 21 (19.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (18.35%) Degree
9 18 (16.51%) Decision-Making
10 17 (15.60%) E-business
11 15 (13.76%) EDI
12 14 (12.84%) Manufacturing
12 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
13 13 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (11.93%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (11.01%) Collaborative Working
15 10 (9.17%) Business Case
15 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
15 10 (9.17%) Migration
15 10 (9.17%) Management Information System
15 10 (9.17%) ERP
16 9 (8.26%) Oracle
16 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
16 9 (8.26%) Electronics
16 9 (8.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 8 (7.34%) Data Centre
17 8 (7.34%) Scrum
17 8 (7.34%) Strategic Thinking

Project Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.92%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Azure
1 4 (3.67%) Azure DevOps
2 3 (2.75%) Power Platform
3 1 (0.92%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) Firewall
2 2 (1.83%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.83%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) CANoe
1 2 (1.83%) Maven
General
1 39 (35.78%) Social Skills
2 33 (30.28%) Finance
3 14 (12.84%) Manufacturing
4 13 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (8.26%) Electronics
6 6 (5.50%) Influencing Skills
6 6 (5.50%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (4.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 5 (4.59%) Legal
8 4 (3.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.83%) Automotive
9 2 (1.83%) Local Government
9 2 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.83%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.83%) Public Speaking
10 1 (0.92%) Games
10 1 (0.92%) Social Housing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.76%) EDI
2 2 (1.83%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.34%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.59%) Product Ownership
4 3 (2.75%) Housing Association
4 3 (2.75%) PropTech
4 3 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.83%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.83%) Linux
1 2 (1.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) Project Management
2 29 (26.61%) Agile
2 29 (26.61%) Project Delivery
3 22 (20.18%) PRINCE2
4 21 (19.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (19.27%) ITIL
5 18 (16.51%) Decision-Making
6 17 (15.60%) E-business
7 12 (11.01%) Collaborative Working
8 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
8 10 (9.17%) Business Case
8 10 (9.17%) ERP
8 10 (9.17%) Migration
9 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
10 8 (7.34%) Business Strategy
10 8 (7.34%) Scrum
10 8 (7.34%) Strategic Thinking
11 7 (6.42%) Cloud Operations
11 7 (6.42%) Cost Control
11 7 (6.42%) Synthetic Environment
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.42%) C#
2 4 (3.67%) SQL
3 3 (2.75%) Ada
3 3 (2.75%) C
4 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) Degree
2 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
3 13 (11.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.67%) PMP
5 3 (2.75%) APMG
5 3 (2.75%) CITP
6 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (3.67%) PMO
3 3 (2.75%) Def Stans
3 3 (2.75%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.83%) AUTOSAR
4 2 (1.83%) ISO 26262
4 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) SAP
2 9 (8.26%) Oracle
3 7 (6.42%) Cisco
3 7 (6.42%) Juniper
3 7 (6.42%) OpenText
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.83%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.83%) QNX
6 1 (0.92%) Progress
6 1 (0.92%) Sun