Period
to 22 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 62 47
Rank change year-on-year -19 -15 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 6262 9010 11591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.56% 4.57% 5.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 4.74% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5051 7666 9788
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 168804 190108 210413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.88% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 135989 159928 173310
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 16 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 22 August 2017. 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 -18 5918 £55,000 - 437
UK excluding London -24 3578 £50,000 - 304
London -31 2549 £60,000 -1.64% 150
South East -13 990 £50,000 - 82
North of England -31 812 £47,500 +5.56% 85
Midlands -5 674 £50,000 - 58
East of England -15 506 £54,500 +0.93% 33
North West -40 428 £46,497 -2.11% 47
West Midlands -20 426 £50,000 - 44
South West -19 360 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Yorkshire -37 357 £50,000 +11.11% 31
East Midlands +9 248 £50,000 - 14
Scotland -37 181 £51,725 +0.44% 18
Wales -38 57 £45,000 - 3
North East -1 27 £45,000 +11.80% 7
Northern Ireland -8 6 £40,000 -11.11% 2

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, Project Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 3858 (61.61%) Project Management
2 2609 (41.66%) Agile Software Development
3 2443 (39.01%) PRINCE2
4 2170 (34.65%) Finance
5 1602 (25.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 970 (15.49%) Scrum
7 876 (13.99%) Retail
8 770 (12.30%) Waterfall
9 624 (9.96%) Microsoft Project
10 589 (9.41%) Degree
11 575 (9.18%) Microsoft
12 570 (9.10%) SDLC
13 535 (8.54%) Banking
14 526 (8.40%) Change Management
15 501 (8.00%) PMI Certification
16 493 (7.87%) PMP
17 476 (7.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 466 (7.44%) ITIL
19 455 (7.27%) CRM
20 434 (6.93%) Risk Management
21 424 (6.77%) E-Commerce
22 366 (5.84%) Project Planning
23 357 (5.70%) Programme Management
24 354 (5.65%) ERP
25 351 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
26 336 (5.37%) Marketing
27 328 (5.24%) SAP
28 324 (5.17%) JIRA
29 320 (5.11%) Business Analysis
29 320 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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
1 140 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 104 (1.66%) Confluence
3 99 (1.58%) CMS
4 51 (0.81%) WordPress
5 25 (0.40%) MS Project Server
6 21 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 20 (0.32%) Drupal
8 16 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 14 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.21%) SAS
11 12 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.13%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.11%) SugarCRM
15 7 (0.11%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.096%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.080%) IIS
Applications
1 624 (9.96%) Microsoft Project
2 296 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
3 205 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 158 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 156 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 30 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.096%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.080%) Niku Workbench
9 4 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.048%) SPSS
11 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.016%) Baselight
12 1 (0.016%) HipChat
12 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 101 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 34 (0.54%) Magento
5 26 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 20 (0.32%) NetSuite
7 19 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 19 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 18 (0.29%) SAP SD
9 14 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
10 11 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
11 10 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
11 10 (0.16%) Relativity
11 10 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
12 9 (0.14%) SAP PM
12 9 (0.14%) thinkFolio
13 8 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
13 8 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
13 8 (0.13%) SAP CRM
13 8 (0.13%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 173 (2.76%) SaaS
2 115 (1.84%) Office 365
3 81 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (0.32%) Trello
7 19 (0.30%) Basecamp
8 18 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.29%) IaaS
8 18 (0.29%) PaaS
9 12 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (0.18%) Slack
11 8 (0.13%) Force.com
11 8 (0.13%) GitHub
12 7 (0.11%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.096%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.064%) Dropbox
15 3 (0.048%) Google Drive
15 3 (0.048%) Oracle CX
16 2 (0.032%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (2.09%) WAN
2 99 (1.58%) Internet
3 85 (1.36%) LAN
4 56 (0.89%) Firewall
5 49 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
5 49 (0.78%) Wireless
6 44 (0.70%) VoIP
7 43 (0.69%) Unified Communications
8 37 (0.59%) Intranet
9 27 (0.43%) VLAN
10 23 (0.37%) Skype
11 20 (0.32%) Ethernet
12 17 (0.27%) SAN
12 17 (0.27%) SMS
12 17 (0.27%) Structured Cabling
12 17 (0.27%) TCP/IP
13 15 (0.24%) Extranet
14 13 (0.21%) IP Telephony
15 12 (0.19%) Broadband
15 12 (0.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
2 116 (1.85%) Big Data
3 105 (1.68%) SQL Server
4 32 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 30 (0.48%) SAP HANA
6 29 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 28 (0.45%) SAP BW
8 21 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (0.29%) RDBMS
11 16 (0.26%) QlikView
12 15 (0.24%) Data Mart
12 15 (0.24%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.24%) MySQL
12 15 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.19%) Blockchain
14 11 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.16%) Oracle BI EE
16 9 (0.14%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 324 (5.17%) JIRA
2 38 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.29%) JIRA Agile
4 8 (0.13%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.11%) Maven
6 6 (0.096%) CA Flowdock
6 6 (0.096%) HP UFT
6 6 (0.096%) Selenium
7 5 (0.080%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.080%) eCATT
7 5 (0.080%) Hudson
7 5 (0.080%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.080%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.064%) TestRail
8 4 (0.064%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.032%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.032%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.032%) VersionOne
General
1 2170 (34.65%) Finance
2 876 (13.99%) Retail
3 535 (8.54%) Banking
4 336 (5.37%) Marketing
5 254 (4.06%) Investment Banking
6 251 (4.01%) Telecoms
7 199 (3.18%) Legal
8 198 (3.16%) Retail Banking
9 188 (3.00%) Manufacturing
10 141 (2.25%) Front Office
11 140 (2.24%) Advertising
12 83 (1.33%) Law
13 79 (1.26%) Back Office
13 79 (1.26%) Games
14 69 (1.10%) Electronics
15 57 (0.91%) Automotive
16 53 (0.85%) Billing
17 46 (0.73%) German Language
18 44 (0.70%) French Language
19 41 (0.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (2.97%) .NET
2 106 (1.69%) HTML
3 50 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
4 39 (0.62%) CSS
5 35 (0.56%) HTML5
6 31 (0.50%) Web Services
6 31 (0.50%) XML
7 30 (0.48%) .NET Framework
8 28 (0.45%) Middleware
9 21 (0.34%) JSON
10 17 (0.27%) ASP.NET
10 17 (0.27%) RESTful
11 16 (0.26%) REST
12 15 (0.24%) COM
12 15 (0.24%) Java EE
13 12 (0.19%) AngularJS
13 12 (0.19%) React
14 10 (0.16%) Node.js
14 10 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
15 9 (0.14%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 351 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 235 (3.75%) PMI
3 177 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 161 (2.57%) User Experience
5 150 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 134 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 106 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 103 (1.64%) Derivative
9 100 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 95 (1.52%) Equities
11 91 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
12 87 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 80 (1.28%) Fintech
14 72 (1.15%) Driving Licence
14 72 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
15 70 (1.12%) EPoS
16 53 (0.85%) NHS
17 46 (0.73%) Social Media
18 43 (0.69%) FMCG
19 40 (0.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 156 (2.49%) Windows
2 63 (1.01%) Linux
3 46 (0.73%) Android
4 44 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 40 (0.64%) Unix
6 33 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 33 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.19%) Solaris
9 9 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.080%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.080%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.048%) AIX
11 3 (0.048%) VMS
12 2 (0.032%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.016%) CentOS
13 1 (0.016%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.016%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.016%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3858 (61.61%) Project Management
2 2609 (41.66%) Agile Software Development
3 2443 (39.01%) PRINCE2
4 1602 (25.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 970 (15.49%) Scrum
6 770 (12.30%) Waterfall
7 570 (9.10%) SDLC
8 526 (8.40%) Change Management
9 466 (7.44%) ITIL
10 455 (7.27%) CRM
11 434 (6.93%) Risk Management
12 424 (6.77%) E-Commerce
13 366 (5.84%) Project Planning
14 357 (5.70%) Programme Management
15 354 (5.65%) ERP
16 320 (5.11%) Business Analysis
17 272 (4.34%) Migration
18 265 (4.23%) Asset Management
19 261 (4.17%) Software Delivery
20 258 (4.12%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 208 (3.32%) Java
2 199 (3.18%) SQL
3 110 (1.76%) C#
4 108 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 94 (1.50%) C
6 57 (0.91%) Python
7 52 (0.83%) PHP
8 35 (0.56%) C++
9 20 (0.32%) Ruby
10 14 (0.22%) Perl
10 14 (0.22%) VB
11 12 (0.19%) VB.NET
12 11 (0.18%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.18%) R
13 10 (0.16%) Embedded C
13 10 (0.16%) Embedded C++
14 9 (0.14%) VBScript
15 6 (0.096%) Groovy
15 6 (0.096%) Scala
16 5 (0.080%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 589 (9.41%) Degree
2 501 (8.00%) PMI Certification
3 493 (7.87%) PMP
4 476 (7.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 320 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 161 (2.57%) APMP
7 136 (2.17%) Security Cleared
8 91 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 88 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 57 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 27 (0.43%) DV Cleared
13 24 (0.38%) APMG
14 23 (0.37%) ISEB
15 18 (0.29%) CCNA
15 18 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (0.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 16 (0.26%) CISSP
16 16 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 11 (0.18%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (4.26%) QA
2 265 (4.23%) PMO
3 70 (1.12%) MiFID
4 41 (0.65%) GDPR
5 39 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (0.62%) SLA
6 38 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 23 (0.37%) EMIR
8 22 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 16 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 11 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 10 (0.16%) FATCA
12 9 (0.14%) AIFMD
12 9 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (0.11%) UCITS
14 4 (0.064%) ISO 9000
14 4 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.048%) COBIT
16 1 (0.016%) Basel III
System Software
1 39 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.14%) Firmware
3 9 (0.14%) vSphere
4 8 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.048%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.048%) XenApp
7 2 (0.032%) Docker
7 2 (0.032%) KVM
7 2 (0.032%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.016%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.016%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.016%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (0.22%) SCCM
2 5 (0.080%) Ansible
2 5 (0.080%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.080%) Puppet
2 5 (0.080%) Terraform
3 4 (0.064%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.064%) SCOM
4 3 (0.048%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.032%) EnCase
5 2 (0.032%) MOM
6 1 (0.016%) Nagios
6 1 (0.016%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 575 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 328 (5.24%) SAP
3 175 (2.79%) Oracle
4 137 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
5 75 (1.20%) Cisco
6 68 (1.09%) VMware
7 43 (0.69%) hybris
8 38 (0.61%) Citrix
9 32 (0.51%) Tableau
10 29 (0.46%) HP
11 24 (0.38%) Adobe
11 24 (0.38%) Google
11 24 (0.38%) IBM
12 23 (0.37%) Sitecore
13 21 (0.34%) Sage
14 16 (0.26%) Cognizant
14 16 (0.26%) FNZ
15 15 (0.24%) JDA
15 15 (0.24%) Mitel
16 14 (0.22%) Charles River