Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 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.

Project Manager
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 85 65
Rank change year-on-year +4 -20 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5,992 6,157 8,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.64% 3.54% 4.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 3.69% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4,818 4,961 7,313
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,910
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager 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 +2 5,585 £55,000 - 679
UK excluding London 0 3,287 £50,000 - 467
London +10 2,493 £62,000 +0.81% 242
South East +14 1,115 £52,500 +5.00% 128
North of England -1 694 £45,375 -5.47% 105
Midlands -4 562 £50,000 +5.26% 91
West Midlands -5 383 £47,500 - 62
North West -1 359 £45,000 -5.26% 61
East of England -7 349 £52,500 - 47
South West -15 336 £45,000 -7.22% 67
Yorkshire +5 312 £47,500 -5.00% 37
Scotland -12 190 £50,000 - 20
East Midlands -21 173 £51,250 -1.44% 27
Wales +4 51 £42,500 -3.62% 5
North East -17 23 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Northern Ireland 0 6 £48,750 +21.88% 5
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 3,789 (63.23%) Project Management
2 2,539 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 2,210 (36.88%) Finance
4 2,053 (34.26%) PRINCE2
5 1,588 (26.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 836 (13.95%) Microsoft
7 817 (13.63%) Waterfall
8 775 (12.93%) Scrum
9 604 (10.08%) Microsoft Project
10 575 (9.60%) Change Management
11 556 (9.28%) Degree
12 524 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
13 522 (8.71%) SDLC
14 499 (8.33%) Project Planning
15 472 (7.88%) Risk Management
16 468 (7.81%) Retail
17 455 (7.59%) ERP
18 448 (7.48%) PMI Certification
19 443 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
20 430 (7.18%) PMO
21 429 (7.16%) CRM
22 407 (6.79%) PMP
23 389 (6.49%) Banking
24 380 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
25 376 (6.28%) SAP
26 369 (6.16%) ITIL
27 339 (5.66%) Migration
28 333 (5.56%) Business Analysis
29 328 (5.47%) Data Centre
30 326 (5.44%) JIRA

Project Manager 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
1 150 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 124 (2.07%) CMS
3 119 (1.99%) Confluence
4 39 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 35 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 22 (0.37%) Skype for Business
7 21 (0.35%) WordPress
8 15 (0.25%) Drupal
9 14 (0.23%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (0.20%) MS Project Server
11 11 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.10%) Apache
13 6 (0.10%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.10%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.083%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.067%) Liferay
16 3 (0.050%) MediaWiki
17 2 (0.033%) Ethereum
Applications
1 604 (10.08%) Microsoft Project
2 308 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
3 257 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 184 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 148 (2.47%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.033%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.017%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.017%) Maya
9 1 (0.017%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.017%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.017%) Revit
9 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 161 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
2 124 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 71 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 29 (0.48%) NetSuite
5 25 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 19 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 18 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
8 17 (0.28%) Infor M3
9 16 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
10 15 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
11 14 (0.23%) Magento
12 13 (0.22%) Movex
12 13 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 13 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
13 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
13 11 (0.18%) SAP Business One
13 11 (0.18%) SAP CO
13 11 (0.18%) SAP FI
13 11 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
14 10 (0.17%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 255 (4.26%) Office 365
2 196 (3.27%) SaaS
3 186 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 131 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
5 103 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
6 51 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (0.45%) PaaS
8 25 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
9 24 (0.40%) IaaS
10 10 (0.17%) Basecamp
10 10 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.15%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 8 (0.13%) Oracle CX
13 6 (0.10%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.083%) G Suite
14 5 (0.083%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.083%) Slack
15 4 (0.067%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.067%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.050%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 123 (2.05%) WAN
2 112 (1.87%) LAN
3 78 (1.30%) Firewall
4 69 (1.15%) Internet
5 45 (0.75%) Unified Communications
6 34 (0.57%) Skype
7 33 (0.55%) Wireless
8 32 (0.53%) MPLS
9 31 (0.52%) SAN
10 26 (0.43%) VPN
11 25 (0.42%) SMS
12 17 (0.28%) VoIP
13 16 (0.27%) TCP/IP
13 16 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (0.25%) IP Telephony
15 14 (0.23%) Intranet
16 11 (0.18%) DNS
16 11 (0.18%) Network Security
17 10 (0.17%) Extranet
18 9 (0.15%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (1.54%) Big Data
2 67 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (0.93%) SQL Server
4 26 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 24 (0.40%) Blockchain
6 21 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
7 19 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (0.30%) Power BI
9 17 (0.28%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.20%) GIS
12 11 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 9 (0.15%) SAP BW
13 9 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.13%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.10%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.10%) SAP HANA
16 5 (0.083%) MySQL
17 3 (0.050%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 326 (5.44%) JIRA
2 42 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.27%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.20%) VersionOne
6 7 (0.12%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.083%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (0.067%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.067%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.050%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.033%) GitLab
10 2 (0.033%) Hudson
10 2 (0.033%) Trac
11 1 (0.017%) Android Studio
11 1 (0.017%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.017%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.017%) Xcode
General
1 2,210 (36.88%) Finance
2 468 (7.81%) Retail
3 389 (6.49%) Banking
4 264 (4.41%) Marketing
5 177 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 168 (2.80%) Legal
7 165 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 128 (2.14%) Advertising
9 102 (1.70%) Law
10 89 (1.49%) Investment Banking
11 77 (1.29%) Back Office
12 55 (0.92%) Games
13 47 (0.78%) Billing
13 47 (0.78%) Front Office
14 46 (0.77%) Retail Banking
15 45 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 39 (0.65%) Publishing
17 38 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 37 (0.62%) French Language
19 33 (0.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (2.77%) .NET
2 59 (0.98%) HTML
3 33 (0.55%) CSS
4 27 (0.45%) Middleware
5 25 (0.42%) Velocity
6 22 (0.37%) J2EE
7 21 (0.35%) Web Services
8 16 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (0.20%) HTML5
9 12 (0.20%) React
9 12 (0.20%) XML
10 11 (0.18%) CGI
11 10 (0.17%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.15%) REST
13 8 (0.13%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.12%) LAMP
15 6 (0.10%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.10%) COM
15 6 (0.10%) CSS3
15 6 (0.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 443 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 328 (5.47%) Data Centre
3 216 (3.60%) PMI
4 164 (2.74%) Fintech
4 164 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 120 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 118 (1.97%) User Experience
7 109 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 94 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 93 (1.55%) Computer Science
10 86 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 78 (1.30%) Driving Licence
12 70 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
13 45 (0.75%) NHS
14 39 (0.65%) Hedge funds
15 35 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 34 (0.57%) Fixed Income
17 31 (0.52%) FMCG
18 26 (0.43%) EPoS
19 18 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 192 (3.20%) Windows
2 76 (1.27%) Windows 10
3 37 (0.62%) Linux
4 33 (0.55%) Unix
5 30 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 26 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 22 (0.37%) Android
8 14 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.18%) Solaris
10 9 (0.15%) AIX
11 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.067%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.050%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.017%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.017%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,789 (63.23%) Project Management
2 2,539 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 2,053 (34.26%) PRINCE2
4 1,588 (26.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 817 (13.63%) Waterfall
6 775 (12.93%) Scrum
7 575 (9.60%) Change Management
8 524 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
9 522 (8.71%) SDLC
10 499 (8.33%) Project Planning
11 472 (7.88%) Risk Management
12 455 (7.59%) ERP
13 429 (7.16%) CRM
14 369 (6.16%) ITIL
15 339 (5.66%) Migration
16 333 (5.56%) Business Analysis
17 314 (5.24%) E-Commerce
18 282 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
19 275 (4.59%) Programme Management
20 274 (4.57%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 182 (3.04%) SQL
2 130 (2.17%) Java
3 125 (2.09%) C
4 59 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 54 (0.90%) C#
6 26 (0.43%) PHP
7 16 (0.27%) C++
8 13 (0.22%) Python
9 12 (0.20%) X++
10 7 (0.12%) Groovy
11 6 (0.10%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.067%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.067%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.050%) Java 8
13 3 (0.050%) Java 9
13 3 (0.050%) R
13 3 (0.050%) Ruby
13 3 (0.050%) Scala
13 3 (0.050%) XPath
14 2 (0.033%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 556 (9.28%) Degree
2 448 (7.48%) PMI Certification
3 407 (6.79%) PMP
4 380 (6.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 217 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 190 (3.17%) Security Cleared
7 150 (2.50%) APMP
8 128 (2.14%) SC Cleared
9 61 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 49 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (0.63%) ISEB
12 33 (0.55%) DV Cleared
13 32 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (0.35%) MBA
15 18 (0.30%) MAPM
16 14 (0.23%) APMG
17 11 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
18 9 (0.15%) ACCA
18 9 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (0.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (7.18%) PMO
2 271 (4.52%) QA
3 118 (1.97%) GDPR
4 42 (0.70%) SLA
5 27 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.33%) PMBOK
7 18 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 16 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 13 (0.22%) MiFID
10 13 (0.22%) SEPA
11 11 (0.18%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.13%) EMIR
12 8 (0.13%) PSD2
13 6 (0.10%) GAMP
13 6 (0.10%) GxP
14 5 (0.083%) AIFMD
14 5 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.083%) TARGET2
System Software
1 91 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 50 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.20%) Firmware
5 7 (0.12%) Docker
6 6 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.10%) XenApp
7 5 (0.083%) vSphere
7 5 (0.083%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.033%) Xen
10 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.017%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.017%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.017%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
2 16 (0.27%) SCCM
3 7 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.10%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.050%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.050%) Puppet
5 3 (0.050%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.050%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.033%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.033%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.017%) Ansible
7 1 (0.017%) Automic
7 1 (0.017%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.017%) SCOM
Vendors
1 836 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 376 (6.28%) SAP
3 217 (3.62%) Oracle
4 121 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (1.42%) VMware
6 82 (1.37%) Cisco
7 79 (1.32%) Citrix
8 64 (1.07%) JD Edwards
8 64 (1.07%) Sage
9 49 (0.82%) Infor
10 43 (0.72%) hybris
11 39 (0.65%) Google
12 37 (0.62%) Epicor
12 37 (0.62%) IBM
13 35 (0.58%) Sitecore
14 31 (0.52%) ServiceNow
15 29 (0.48%) Workday
16 21 (0.35%) CheckPoint
17 19 (0.32%) Cognizant
18 17 (0.28%) WorldPay