Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 65 51
Rank change year-on-year -16 -14 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 6410 8384 11391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.58% 4.42% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 4.58% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5162 7201 9438
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% -3.00%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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 -16 5977 £55,000 - 342
UK excluding London -19 3670 £50,000 - 209
London -35 2560 £62,500 - 147
South East -21 1003 £50,000 -4.76% 50
North of England -30 828 £50,000 +5.26% 62
Midlands +1 698 £48,500 -3.00% 43
West Midlands 0 487 £47,500 -5.00% 26
North West -17 439 £47,500 - 27
East of England -24 438 £52,500 -4.55% 24
South West -5 423 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Yorkshire -31 356 £50,000 - 30
Scotland -6 217 £48,500 -8.49% 12
East Midlands +1 212 £52,250 +4.50% 17
Wales -8 59 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North East +2 32 £45,000 +9.76% 5
Northern Ireland -29 13 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 4023 (62.76%) Project Management
2 2731 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
3 2527 (39.42%) PRINCE2
4 2336 (36.44%) Finance
5 1596 (24.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 911 (14.21%) Scrum
7 806 (12.57%) Waterfall
8 760 (11.86%) Microsoft
9 693 (10.81%) Retail
10 627 (9.78%) Microsoft Project
11 576 (8.99%) SDLC
12 574 (8.95%) Banking
13 531 (8.28%) Change Management
14 529 (8.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 529 (8.25%) Degree
15 495 (7.72%) CRM
16 474 (7.39%) ITIL
17 464 (7.24%) Project Planning
18 463 (7.22%) PMI Certification
19 451 (7.04%) PMP
20 439 (6.85%) Risk Management
21 430 (6.71%) ERP
22 406 (6.33%) E-Commerce
23 382 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
24 369 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
25 367 (5.73%) Programme Management
26 351 (5.48%) Marketing
27 350 (5.46%) SAP
28 338 (5.27%) PMO
29 337 (5.26%) Business Analysis

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
1 157 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 97 (1.51%) CMS
3 58 (0.90%) Confluence
4 51 (0.80%) WordPress
5 36 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 35 (0.55%) MS Project Server
7 25 (0.39%) Drupal
8 18 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (0.27%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
11 12 (0.19%) SAS
12 11 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.16%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.14%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 8 (0.12%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.11%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.11%) Documentum
16 7 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 627 (9.78%) Microsoft Project
2 382 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
3 217 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 186 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 153 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 6 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.062%) Niku Workbench
10 3 (0.047%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.016%) Baselight
12 1 (0.016%) HipChat
12 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.016%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 135 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 130 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 55 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 38 (0.59%) Magento
5 32 (0.50%) NetSuite
6 30 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
7 27 (0.42%) SAP ERP
8 24 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
9 22 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 20 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
11 19 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
12 15 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
13 14 (0.22%) SAP R/3
14 13 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 11 (0.17%) Sage 200
15 11 (0.17%) SAP Business One
16 10 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
16 10 (0.16%) Relativity
17 9 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
17 9 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 189 (2.95%) SaaS
2 144 (2.25%) Office 365
3 129 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 111 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
5 64 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
6 30 (0.47%) Trello
7 27 (0.42%) Basecamp
8 17 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.22%) IaaS
10 13 (0.20%) Mimecast
11 12 (0.19%) PaaS
12 11 (0.17%) Slack
13 10 (0.16%) Dropbox
13 10 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.14%) FinancialForce
14 9 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
15 8 (0.12%) GitHub
16 6 (0.094%) Google Analytics
17 5 (0.078%) Google Drive
17 5 (0.078%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 138 (2.15%) WAN
2 97 (1.51%) LAN
3 74 (1.15%) Internet
4 46 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
5 44 (0.69%) Firewall
6 41 (0.64%) Unified Communications
6 41 (0.64%) VoIP
7 36 (0.56%) Wireless
8 30 (0.47%) SAN
9 29 (0.45%) Intranet
10 28 (0.44%) SMS
11 23 (0.36%) Ethernet
12 22 (0.34%) Skype
13 19 (0.30%) IP Telephony
13 19 (0.30%) VLAN
14 17 (0.27%) Network Security
15 16 (0.25%) Extranet
15 16 (0.25%) VPN
16 11 (0.17%) TCP/IP
17 10 (0.16%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 108 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
3 79 (1.23%) Big Data
4 33 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 30 (0.47%) SAP HANA
6 26 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 24 (0.37%) Blockchain
8 21 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 21 (0.33%) SAP BW
9 16 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 12 (0.19%) Power BI
11 11 (0.17%) Data Mart
11 11 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.14%) QlikView
13 8 (0.12%) MySQL
13 8 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.11%) Couchbase
14 7 (0.11%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.11%) OLAP
14 7 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 270 (4.21%) JIRA
2 21 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.11%) Maven
4 7 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.094%) VersionOne
6 5 (0.078%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.062%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.062%) TestRail
8 3 (0.047%) Selenium
9 2 (0.031%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.031%) eCATT
9 2 (0.031%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.031%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.031%) Hudson
9 2 (0.031%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.031%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.031%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.031%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.016%) Jasmine
General
1 2336 (36.44%) Finance
2 693 (10.81%) Retail
3 574 (8.95%) Banking
4 351 (5.48%) Marketing
5 271 (4.23%) Investment Banking
6 256 (3.99%) Telecoms
7 248 (3.87%) Retail Banking
8 216 (3.37%) Legal
9 190 (2.96%) Manufacturing
10 164 (2.56%) Advertising
11 130 (2.03%) Law
12 105 (1.64%) Front Office
13 94 (1.47%) Back Office
14 76 (1.19%) Games
15 63 (0.98%) Electronics
16 53 (0.83%) Automotive
17 46 (0.72%) German Language
18 43 (0.67%) Billing
19 35 (0.55%) French Language
20 32 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (3.00%) .NET
2 87 (1.36%) HTML
3 46 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
4 43 (0.67%) Mason
5 36 (0.56%) Middleware
6 34 (0.53%) CSS
7 32 (0.50%) Web Services
8 31 (0.48%) HTML5
9 29 (0.45%) .NET Framework
10 27 (0.42%) XML
11 21 (0.33%) REST
12 16 (0.25%) JSON
12 16 (0.25%) RESTful
13 14 (0.22%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.22%) ASP.NET
14 12 (0.19%) COM
14 12 (0.19%) Java EE
14 12 (0.19%) React
15 10 (0.16%) Spring
15 10 (0.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 369 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (3.82%) PMI
3 223 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 182 (2.84%) Virtual Team
5 145 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 144 (2.25%) User Experience
7 120 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 98 (1.53%) Derivative
9 91 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 87 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 84 (1.31%) Equities
12 81 (1.26%) Computer Science
13 74 (1.15%) Fintech
14 61 (0.95%) EPoS
15 53 (0.83%) Social Media
16 51 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
17 42 (0.66%) Driving Licence
18 40 (0.62%) NHS
19 38 (0.59%) Reference Data
20 34 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 157 (2.45%) Windows
2 55 (0.86%) Android
3 52 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 42 (0.66%) Linux
4 42 (0.66%) Windows 10
4 42 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 32 (0.50%) Unix
6 23 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.14%) Solaris
10 3 (0.047%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.047%) VMS
10 3 (0.047%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.031%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.016%) CentOS
12 1 (0.016%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.016%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4023 (62.76%) Project Management
2 2731 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
3 2527 (39.42%) PRINCE2
4 1596 (24.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 911 (14.21%) Scrum
6 806 (12.57%) Waterfall
7 576 (8.99%) SDLC
8 531 (8.28%) Change Management
9 495 (7.72%) CRM
10 474 (7.39%) ITIL
11 464 (7.24%) Project Planning
12 439 (6.85%) Risk Management
13 430 (6.71%) ERP
14 406 (6.33%) E-Commerce
15 367 (5.73%) Programme Management
16 337 (5.26%) Business Analysis
17 270 (4.21%) Software Delivery
18 269 (4.20%) Change Control
19 259 (4.04%) Wealth Management
20 249 (3.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 191 (2.98%) Java
2 144 (2.25%) SQL
3 106 (1.65%) C
4 98 (1.53%) C#
5 94 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 48 (0.75%) Python
7 38 (0.59%) PHP
8 21 (0.33%) C++
9 17 (0.27%) Ruby
10 16 (0.25%) VB.NET
11 8 (0.12%) Perl
11 8 (0.12%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.11%) Embedded C
12 7 (0.11%) Embedded C++
12 7 (0.11%) Groovy
12 7 (0.11%) R
12 7 (0.11%) VBScript
13 6 (0.094%) VB
14 5 (0.078%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.062%) Scala
Qualifications
1 529 (8.25%) Degree
1 529 (8.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 463 (7.22%) PMI Certification
3 451 (7.04%) PMP
4 289 (4.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 191 (2.98%) APMP
6 150 (2.34%) Security Cleared
7 90 (1.40%) SC Cleared
8 86 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
9 46 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 31 (0.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 30 (0.47%) DV Cleared
12 29 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 25 (0.39%) APMG
14 24 (0.37%) Master's Degree
15 23 (0.36%) ISEB
16 16 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (0.23%) CCNA
17 15 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (0.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (5.27%) PMO
2 263 (4.10%) QA
3 92 (1.44%) GDPR
4 53 (0.83%) MiFID
5 48 (0.75%) SLA
6 32 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 31 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 27 (0.42%) EMIR
9 21 (0.33%) PMBOK
10 15 (0.23%) AIFMD
11 13 (0.20%) Data Quality
11 13 (0.20%) UCITS
12 11 (0.17%) FATCA
13 10 (0.16%) PSD2
14 9 (0.14%) Solvency II
15 7 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
15 7 (0.11%) SEPA
16 6 (0.094%) PCI DSS
17 4 (0.062%) ISO 14001
17 4 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.16%) vSphere
4 6 (0.094%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.047%) Docker
5 3 (0.047%) Firmware
5 3 (0.047%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.047%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.031%) KVM
6 2 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.016%) HDFS
7 1 (0.016%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.016%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.016%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.016%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.016%) XenApp
7 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.016%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (0.31%) SCCM
2 11 (0.17%) SCOM
3 4 (0.062%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.062%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 2 (0.031%) Ansible
4 2 (0.031%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.031%) Puppet
4 2 (0.031%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.031%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.031%) Terraform
Vendors
1 760 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 350 (5.46%) SAP
3 221 (3.45%) Oracle
4 149 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
5 88 (1.37%) VMware
6 72 (1.12%) Cisco
7 58 (0.90%) Google
8 43 (0.67%) Sage
9 42 (0.66%) hybris
10 41 (0.64%) Citrix
11 33 (0.51%) Sitecore
12 30 (0.47%) Infor
13 29 (0.45%) JD Edwards
14 28 (0.44%) Capita
15 27 (0.42%) Epicor
16 25 (0.39%) Adobe
17 24 (0.37%) HP
18 23 (0.36%) Mitel
19 22 (0.34%) Tableau
20 21 (0.33%) IBM