The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
UK
Rank 72 62 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3277 4715 5771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.91% 4.61% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.06% 4.78% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2745 3879 4681
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median 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 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 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 -10 3086 £55,000 +2.80% 449
London -12 1302 £60,000 - 192
South East -24 495 £50,000 - 71
East of England +2 262 £52,500 - 22
North West -36 235 £45,500 -4.21% 44
Yorkshire -2 227 £50,000 +11.11% 26
West Midlands -13 224 £50,000 - 31
City of London -4 207 £60,000 -4.00% 52
South West -4 183 £47,500 - 37
West Yorkshire +1 155 £52,500 +16.66% 20
Manchester -27 136 £47,500 - 29
Hertfordshire +6 128 £47,500 -17.39% 8
East Midlands +2 119 £45,000 -2.70% 21
Leeds +26 113 £52,500 +16.66% 15
Hampshire -7 110 £50,000 - 18
Bristol +3 98 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Berkshire -21 97 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Scotland -32 78 £55,000 +4.76% 15
Birmingham -25 75 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Surrey -44 74 £47,500 -5.00% 9
East Sussex +31 64 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Cambridgeshire +22 61 £58,750 +11.90% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 54 £50,000 - 5
Coventry +11 49 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Brighton +16 47 £50,000 +5.26% 5
West Sussex +2 47 £55,000 - 5
Nottinghamshire -13 45 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Edinburgh -23 45 £65,000 +23.80% 8
Nottingham +11 42 £48,750 -2.50% 4
North Yorkshire +9 39 £45,000 +13.92% 4

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 4159 (61.44%) Project Management
2 2708 (40.01%) Agile Software Development
3 2687 (39.70%) PRINCE2
4 2336 (34.51%) Finance
5 1759 (25.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 984 (14.54%) Scrum
7 823 (12.16%) Retail
8 765 (11.30%) Waterfall
9 729 (10.77%) Degree
10 711 (10.50%) Microsoft
11 693 (10.24%) SDLC
12 612 (9.04%) MS Project
13 579 (8.55%) Change Management
14 560 (8.27%) PMP
15 553 (8.17%) PMI Certification
16 528 (7.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 521 (7.70%) Banking
18 520 (7.68%) MS Excel
19 514 (7.59%) CRM
20 489 (7.22%) E-Commerce
21 470 (6.94%) Project Planning
22 463 (6.84%) ITIL
23 456 (6.74%) Risk Management
24 402 (5.94%) Telecoms
25 378 (5.58%) Business Analysis
26 370 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
27 361 (5.33%) PMO
28 340 (5.02%) Marketing
29 339 (5.01%) Programme Management
30 330 (4.88%) QA

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 164 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 120 (1.77%) Confluence
3 116 (1.71%) CMS
4 31 (0.46%) WordPress
5 30 (0.44%) MS Project Server
6 25 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 19 (0.28%) Drupal
8 15 (0.22%) Apache
9 11 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.15%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.12%) IIS
11 8 (0.12%) Liferay
11 8 (0.12%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.12%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.074%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.074%) JBoss
13 5 (0.074%) SAS
14 4 (0.059%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 612 (9.04%) MS Project
2 520 (7.68%) MS Excel
3 257 (3.80%) MS Office
4 169 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 168 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 35 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.044%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.030%) InVision
8 2 (0.030%) SPSS
9 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 104 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 83 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (0.47%) SAP R/3
5 28 (0.41%) Magento
6 27 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 23 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 23 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 23 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 17 (0.25%) SAP FI
9 15 (0.22%) Sage X3
9 15 (0.22%) thinkFolio
9 15 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
10 13 (0.19%) BASE24
11 12 (0.18%) SAP QM
11 12 (0.18%) SAP SCM
12 11 (0.16%) SAP SD
12 11 (0.16%) Sonata
13 10 (0.15%) SAP CO
13 10 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 156 (2.30%) SaaS
2 98 (1.45%) Office 365
3 60 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (0.31%) IaaS
6 20 (0.30%) PaaS
7 14 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
8 12 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.16%) Basecamp
10 5 (0.074%) Trello
11 3 (0.044%) Asana
11 3 (0.044%) Force.com
11 3 (0.044%) Yammer
12 2 (0.030%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.030%) Slack
12 2 (0.030%) Taleo
13 1 (0.015%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.015%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.015%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 111 (1.64%) WAN
2 93 (1.37%) Internet
3 83 (1.23%) LAN
4 48 (0.71%) Unified Communications
5 44 (0.65%) Wireless
6 31 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (0.44%) Firewall
7 30 (0.44%) Intranet
8 27 (0.40%) VoIP
9 26 (0.38%) SAN
10 24 (0.35%) VPN
11 21 (0.31%) MPLS
12 18 (0.27%) Skype
12 18 (0.27%) TCP/IP
13 17 (0.25%) ATM
14 13 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
15 12 (0.18%) Broadband
16 11 (0.16%) WebEx
17 10 (0.15%) VoLTE
17 10 (0.15%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
2 125 (1.85%) Big Data
3 91 (1.34%) SQL Server
4 28 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
6 26 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 25 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 25 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 23 (0.34%) SAP BW
9 18 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.27%) QlikView
9 18 (0.27%) SAP HANA
9 18 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.25%) Data Mart
10 17 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
11 16 (0.24%) MS Access
11 16 (0.24%) MySQL
11 16 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 282 (4.17%) JIRA
2 35 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.10%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.089%) Microsoft Blend
5 6 (0.089%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.074%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.074%) CA Flowdock
6 5 (0.074%) ProC
7 4 (0.059%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.059%) ProtoShare
7 4 (0.059%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.030%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.030%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.015%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.015%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.015%) Phabricator
9 1 (0.015%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.015%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.015%) Vagrant
General
1 2336 (34.51%) Finance
2 823 (12.16%) Retail
3 521 (7.70%) Banking
4 402 (5.94%) Telecoms
5 340 (5.02%) Marketing
6 253 (3.74%) Manufacturing
7 209 (3.09%) Legal
8 144 (2.13%) Advertising
9 99 (1.46%) Back Office
10 90 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 87 (1.29%) Law
12 78 (1.15%) Front Office
13 72 (1.06%) Publishing
14 66 (0.98%) Billing
15 58 (0.86%) Automotive
16 50 (0.74%) Electronics
16 50 (0.74%) Games
17 47 (0.69%) Retail Banking
18 46 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
19 45 (0.66%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (3.06%) .NET
2 133 (1.96%) HTML
3 52 (0.77%) CSS
4 48 (0.71%) HTML5
5 47 (0.69%) XML
6 28 (0.41%) Middleware
6 28 (0.41%) Web Services
7 27 (0.40%) JSON
8 23 (0.34%) ASP.NET
9 20 (0.30%) Velocity
10 18 (0.27%) jQuery
11 15 (0.22%) REST
11 15 (0.22%) SAML
12 14 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (0.19%) AngularJS
13 13 (0.19%) Java EE
13 13 (0.19%) Mason
13 13 (0.19%) Spring
14 12 (0.18%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 370 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (4.25%) Data Centre
3 283 (4.18%) PMI
4 160 (2.36%) User Experience
5 149 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 135 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 129 (1.91%) Fintech
8 106 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 96 (1.42%) Virtual Team
10 92 (1.36%) EPoS
11 78 (1.15%) NHS
12 67 (0.99%) FMCG
13 63 (0.93%) Driving Licence
14 55 (0.81%) Derivative
15 52 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
16 43 (0.64%) Equities
17 34 (0.50%) iPad
18 31 (0.46%) Reinsurance
19 29 (0.43%) Digital Media
20 28 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 128 (1.89%) Windows
2 51 (0.75%) Linux
3 46 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 44 (0.65%) Android
5 39 (0.58%) Unix
6 31 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.089%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.074%) Solaris
12 5 (0.074%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.044%) VMS
13 3 (0.044%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.044%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.015%) OS/400
14 1 (0.015%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4159 (61.44%) Project Management
2 2708 (40.01%) Agile Software Development
3 2687 (39.70%) PRINCE2
4 1759 (25.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 984 (14.54%) Scrum
6 765 (11.30%) Waterfall
7 693 (10.24%) SDLC
8 579 (8.55%) Change Management
9 514 (7.59%) CRM
10 489 (7.22%) E-Commerce
11 470 (6.94%) Project Planning
12 463 (6.84%) ITIL
13 456 (6.74%) Risk Management
14 378 (5.58%) Business Analysis
15 339 (5.01%) Programme Management
16 329 (4.86%) ERP
17 323 (4.77%) PRINCE
18 315 (4.65%) Change Control
19 300 (4.43%) Migration
20 273 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 265 (3.91%) SQL
2 199 (2.94%) Java
3 102 (1.51%) C#
4 83 (1.23%) JavaScript
5 69 (1.02%) C
6 31 (0.46%) PHP
7 23 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 21 (0.31%) C++
9 20 (0.30%) Perl
9 20 (0.30%) Python
10 7 (0.10%) Scala
10 7 (0.10%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.10%) XAML
11 6 (0.089%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.089%) VB
11 6 (0.089%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.089%) VBA
12 4 (0.059%) R
13 3 (0.044%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.030%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 729 (10.77%) Degree
2 560 (8.27%) PMP
3 553 (8.17%) PMI Certification
4 528 (7.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 304 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 174 (2.57%) APMP
7 133 (1.96%) Security Cleared
8 79 (1.17%) SC Cleared
9 48 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 44 (0.65%) ISEB
11 23 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (0.25%) APMG
12 17 (0.25%) CCNA
13 15 (0.22%) MBA
14 14 (0.21%) DV Cleared
15 12 (0.18%) CISA
16 11 (0.16%) CISSP
17 9 (0.13%) CCNP
17 9 (0.13%) HNC
18 6 (0.089%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 361 (5.33%) PMO
2 330 (4.88%) QA
3 85 (1.26%) MiFID
4 33 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 27 (0.40%) PMBOK
6 26 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.37%) Solvency II
8 21 (0.31%) SLA
9 19 (0.28%) EMIR
10 18 (0.27%) Data Quality
11 17 (0.25%) ISO 9000
12 16 (0.24%) PCI DSS
13 12 (0.18%) FATCA
14 7 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.074%) COBIT
16 4 (0.059%) COSHH
16 4 (0.059%) GDPR
16 4 (0.059%) IFRS
17 3 (0.044%) GxP
17 3 (0.044%) ISO19770
System Software
1 46 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.15%) Firmware
5 6 (0.089%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.059%) XenApp
6 4 (0.059%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.030%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.015%) KVM
8 1 (0.015%) oVirt
8 1 (0.015%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (0.16%) SCCM
2 5 (0.074%) MOM
3 4 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.059%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.059%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.044%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.044%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.044%) SCOM
5 2 (0.030%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.030%) EnCase
5 2 (0.030%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.015%) Ansible
6 1 (0.015%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.015%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.015%) Puppet
6 1 (0.015%) QRadar
6 1 (0.015%) WMI
Vendors
1 711 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 315 (4.65%) SAP
3 231 (3.41%) Oracle
4 94 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 93 (1.37%) Cisco
6 58 (0.86%) VMware
7 39 (0.58%) Sage
8 35 (0.52%) hybris
9 32 (0.47%) IBM
9 32 (0.47%) JD Edwards
10 30 (0.44%) Computacenter
11 27 (0.40%) Citrix
12 24 (0.35%) Adobe
12 24 (0.35%) Atlassian
13 23 (0.34%) Charles River
14 22 (0.33%) Infor
14 22 (0.33%) Mitel
15 20 (0.30%) Bloomberg
15 20 (0.30%) Google
15 20 (0.30%) HP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Broxburn, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 65k per year + generous benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Boston Hale
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + pension, holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + a brilliant package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + a brilliant package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + a brilliant package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + a brilliant package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 + a brilliant package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Tria Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Webrecruit
Salary: £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networkers
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Tiro Partners
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + TBC
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago