Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 64 47
Rank change year-on-year -20 -17 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 6201 8460 11428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 4.46% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.69% 4.63% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4996 7240 9534
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% -1.01%

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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
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 £40,000
% 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -26 5792 £55,000 - 356
UK excluding London -23 3477 £50,000 - 230
London -31 2561 £62,500 - 151
South East -19 958 £50,000 -4.76% 66
North of England -38 755 £48,000 +1.05% 50
Midlands +5 686 £47,500 -5.00% 32
West Midlands -4 473 £47,500 -5.00% 21
East of England -27 434 £52,500 -4.55% 25
North West -31 400 £47,500 - 16
South West -9 371 £47,500 +5.56% 32
Yorkshire -32 324 £50,000 +5.26% 25
Scotland -16 216 £50,000 -4.31% 18
East Midlands +6 213 £52,000 +4.00% 11
Wales -20 50 £42,500 - 7
North East +19 31 £45,000 +9.76% 9
Northern Ireland -18 15 £40,000 -11.11%
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3854 (62.15%) Project Management
2 2688 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
3 2468 (39.80%) PRINCE2
4 2227 (35.91%) Finance
5 1570 (25.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 916 (14.77%) Scrum
7 775 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 668 (10.77%) Retail
9 650 (10.48%) Microsoft
10 637 (10.27%) Microsoft Project
11 565 (9.11%) SDLC
12 561 (9.05%) Banking
13 529 (8.53%) Degree
14 519 (8.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 500 (8.06%) Change Management
16 476 (7.68%) ITIL
17 469 (7.56%) CRM
17 469 (7.56%) PMI Certification
18 448 (7.22%) PMP
19 429 (6.92%) Risk Management
20 412 (6.64%) E-Commerce
21 406 (6.55%) Project Planning
22 385 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
23 377 (6.08%) ERP
24 375 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
25 354 (5.71%) Programme Management
26 335 (5.40%) Business Analysis
27 334 (5.39%) Marketing
28 315 (5.08%) SAP
29 307 (4.95%) PMO

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
1 153 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 92 (1.48%) CMS
3 72 (1.16%) Confluence
4 50 (0.81%) WordPress
5 35 (0.56%) MS Exchange
6 29 (0.47%) MS Project Server
7 22 (0.35%) Drupal
8 20 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.23%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.18%) SAS
12 9 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.13%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.13%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.13%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.097%) Documentum
Applications
1 637 (10.27%) Microsoft Project
2 385 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
3 217 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 181 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 156 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.081%) Niku Workbench
9 3 (0.048%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.016%) Baselight
11 1 (0.016%) HipChat
11 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.016%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 108 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.65%) Magento
4 31 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 23 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 19 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 17 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.21%) NetSuite
9 13 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 13 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
10 12 (0.19%) Relativity
11 10 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
11 10 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
12 9 (0.15%) SAP SD
12 9 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
13 8 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (0.13%) Sage 200
13 8 (0.13%) SAP PM
13 8 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 181 (2.92%) SaaS
2 115 (1.85%) Office 365
3 107 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 99 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (0.44%) Trello
7 23 (0.37%) Basecamp
8 18 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.27%) IaaS
10 15 (0.24%) PaaS
11 12 (0.19%) Mimecast
12 11 (0.18%) Slack
12 11 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (0.16%) Dropbox
14 8 (0.13%) GitHub
15 6 (0.097%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.097%) Oracle CX
16 4 (0.065%) AdWords
16 4 (0.065%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 135 (2.18%) WAN
2 91 (1.47%) LAN
3 74 (1.19%) Internet
4 56 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
5 49 (0.79%) VoIP
6 45 (0.73%) Unified Communications
7 42 (0.68%) Firewall
8 39 (0.63%) Wireless
9 30 (0.48%) Intranet
10 28 (0.45%) SAN
11 26 (0.42%) SMS
11 26 (0.42%) VLAN
12 21 (0.34%) Skype
13 19 (0.31%) Ethernet
14 18 (0.29%) IP Telephony
15 16 (0.26%) Extranet
15 16 (0.26%) Network Security
16 14 (0.23%) VPN
17 12 (0.19%) Broadband
18 11 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 100 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (1.42%) Big Data
4 32 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
5 31 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 27 (0.44%) SAP HANA
7 23 (0.37%) SAP BW
8 22 (0.35%) Blockchain
9 20 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.18%) Data Mart
12 11 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.16%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.16%) QlikView
14 9 (0.15%) MySQL
14 9 (0.15%) Power BI
15 8 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
15 8 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 282 (4.55%) JIRA
2 27 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.29%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.11%) Maven
5 5 (0.081%) Cucumber
5 5 (0.081%) eCATT
5 5 (0.081%) HP UFT
5 5 (0.081%) Hudson
5 5 (0.081%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.081%) Selenium
5 5 (0.081%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.065%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.065%) TestRail
6 4 (0.065%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.048%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.032%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.032%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.016%) Rational Rose
General
1 2227 (35.91%) Finance
2 668 (10.77%) Retail
3 561 (9.05%) Banking
4 334 (5.39%) Marketing
5 277 (4.47%) Investment Banking
6 245 (3.95%) Retail Banking
7 240 (3.87%) Telecoms
8 218 (3.52%) Legal
9 177 (2.85%) Manufacturing
10 132 (2.13%) Advertising
11 127 (2.05%) Front Office
12 118 (1.90%) Law
13 84 (1.35%) Back Office
14 77 (1.24%) Games
15 63 (1.02%) Electronics
16 62 (1.00%) Automotive
17 50 (0.81%) German Language
18 41 (0.66%) Billing
19 32 (0.52%) French Language
20 31 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (3.16%) .NET
2 89 (1.44%) HTML
3 49 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
4 35 (0.56%) Middleware
5 34 (0.55%) HTML5
6 33 (0.53%) .NET Framework
6 33 (0.53%) CSS
7 32 (0.52%) Web Services
8 28 (0.45%) XML
9 21 (0.34%) REST
10 20 (0.32%) Mason
11 18 (0.29%) JSON
12 17 (0.27%) RESTful
13 14 (0.23%) ASP.NET
14 13 (0.21%) Java EE
15 12 (0.19%) AngularJS
15 12 (0.19%) COM
16 11 (0.18%) Node.js
16 11 (0.18%) React
17 10 (0.16%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 375 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (3.85%) PMI
3 202 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 157 (2.53%) Virtual Team
5 151 (2.44%) User Experience
6 134 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 120 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 105 (1.69%) Derivative
9 94 (1.52%) Equities
10 91 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 84 (1.35%) Computer Science
12 80 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
13 68 (1.10%) Fintech
14 63 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
15 60 (0.97%) EPoS
16 53 (0.85%) Social Media
17 48 (0.77%) Driving Licence
18 41 (0.66%) NHS
19 40 (0.65%) Reference Data
20 36 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 170 (2.74%) Windows
2 56 (0.90%) Linux
3 55 (0.89%) Android
4 51 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 43 (0.69%) Windows Server
6 40 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 38 (0.61%) Unix
8 20 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.19%) Solaris
11 10 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.048%) AIX
12 3 (0.048%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.048%) VMS
13 2 (0.032%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.016%) CentOS
14 1 (0.016%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.016%) SUSE
14 1 (0.016%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3854 (62.15%) Project Management
2 2688 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
3 2468 (39.80%) PRINCE2
4 1570 (25.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 916 (14.77%) Scrum
6 775 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 565 (9.11%) SDLC
8 500 (8.06%) Change Management
9 476 (7.68%) ITIL
10 469 (7.56%) CRM
11 429 (6.92%) Risk Management
12 412 (6.64%) E-Commerce
13 406 (6.55%) Project Planning
14 377 (6.08%) ERP
15 354 (5.71%) Programme Management
16 335 (5.40%) Business Analysis
17 271 (4.37%) Software Delivery
18 265 (4.27%) Wealth Management
19 260 (4.19%) Asset Management
19 260 (4.19%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 207 (3.34%) Java
2 158 (2.55%) SQL
3 99 (1.60%) C#
4 98 (1.58%) C
4 98 (1.58%) JavaScript
5 61 (0.98%) Python
6 43 (0.69%) PHP
7 30 (0.48%) C++
8 20 (0.32%) Ruby
9 16 (0.26%) VB.NET
10 11 (0.18%) Perl
10 11 (0.18%) R
10 11 (0.18%) VBScript
11 10 (0.16%) Embedded C
11 10 (0.16%) Embedded C++
11 10 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.15%) Groovy
13 8 (0.13%) VB
14 5 (0.081%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.081%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 529 (8.53%) Degree
2 519 (8.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 469 (7.56%) PMI Certification
4 448 (7.22%) PMP
5 290 (4.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 184 (2.97%) APMP
7 149 (2.40%) Security Cleared
8 97 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 92 (1.48%) SC Cleared
10 44 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (0.52%) DV Cleared
12 31 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 29 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 28 (0.45%) APMG
15 27 (0.44%) Master's Degree
16 22 (0.35%) ISEB
17 17 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
18 16 (0.26%) CCNA
19 12 (0.19%) CISSP
20 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (4.95%) PMO
2 262 (4.23%) QA
3 77 (1.24%) GDPR
4 54 (0.87%) MiFID
5 45 (0.73%) SLA
6 35 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 33 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 28 (0.45%) EMIR
9 16 (0.26%) PMBOK
10 13 (0.21%) AIFMD
10 13 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 11 (0.18%) FATCA
12 10 (0.16%) UCITS
13 9 (0.15%) Solvency II
14 8 (0.13%) PSD2
15 7 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
15 7 (0.11%) SEPA
16 5 (0.081%) PCI DSS
17 3 (0.048%) DO-178B
17 3 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.16%) vSphere
4 6 (0.097%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.048%) Firmware
5 3 (0.048%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.048%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.032%) Docker
6 2 (0.032%) KVM
6 2 (0.032%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.032%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.032%) XenApp
7 1 (0.016%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.016%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.016%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.016%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (0.34%) SCCM
2 11 (0.18%) SCOM
3 5 (0.081%) Ansible
3 5 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.081%) Puppet
3 5 (0.081%) Terraform
4 4 (0.065%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.065%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.032%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.016%) Nagios
Vendors
1 650 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 315 (5.08%) SAP
3 188 (3.03%) Oracle
4 127 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (1.37%) VMware
6 81 (1.31%) Cisco
7 43 (0.69%) Citrix
7 43 (0.69%) hybris
8 37 (0.60%) Google
9 32 (0.52%) Sitecore
10 27 (0.44%) HP
11 25 (0.40%) Tableau
12 24 (0.39%) IBM
12 24 (0.39%) Mitel
13 20 (0.32%) Adobe
13 20 (0.32%) Sage
14 14 (0.23%) iManage
14 14 (0.23%) JD Edwards
15 13 (0.21%) Capita
15 13 (0.21%) Infor