Period
to 28 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 100 88
Rank change year-on-year -59 -12 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,334 3,847 5,266
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 3.06% 3.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 3.20% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,311 3,366 4,457
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +0.14%
10th Percentile £36,672 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 62,313 120,054 144,915
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,527 97,214 117,278
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Project Manager.

Salary trend for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Project Manager over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

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 28 January 2021. 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 -58 1,232 £52,500 -4.55% 235
UK excluding London -43 764 £47,500 -5.00% 177
London -71 481 £62,500 - 64
South East -24 233 £52,000 -2.58% 55
Work from Home -51 232 £52,500 -8.30% 30
North of England -46 189 £45,000 -10.00% 41
Midlands -14 161 £47,500 - 34
West Midlands -12 113 £47,500 - 22
North West -23 111 £45,000 -10.00% 18
South West -4 91 £50,000 +3.03% 23
Yorkshire -40 70 £42,500 -15.00% 18
East Midlands +14 49 £50,000 - 11
East of England -29 43 £50,000 - 12
Scotland -24 34 £50,000 +1.01% 10
Wales -2 15 £50,000 - 1
North East +1 8 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Northern Ireland +4 2 £85,000 +85.85% 1

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, 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.

1 839 (62.89%) Project Management
2 629 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (32.01%) PRINCE2
4 365 (27.36%) Project Delivery
5 358 (26.84%) Finance
6 288 (21.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 209 (15.67%) Scrum
7 209 (15.67%) Waterfall
8 201 (15.07%) Microsoft
9 157 (11.77%) JIRA
10 119 (8.92%) Change Management
11 105 (7.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 103 (7.72%) Microsoft Project
13 102 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
14 100 (7.50%) PMO
15 95 (7.12%) ERP
15 95 (7.12%) PMI Certification
16 94 (7.05%) E-Commerce
17 93 (6.97%) CRM
18 90 (6.75%) Degree
19 84 (6.30%) Banking
19 84 (6.30%) SDLC
20 83 (6.22%) PMP
21 82 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
22 81 (6.07%) Project Planning
22 81 (6.07%) Software Delivery
23 78 (5.85%) Retail
23 78 (5.85%) Azure
24 75 (5.62%) Business Analysis
25 74 (5.55%) Marketing

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 72 (5.40%) Confluence
2 52 (3.90%) CMS
3 36 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.12%) Drupal
4 15 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (1.05%) WordPress
6 9 (0.67%) Umbraco
7 8 (0.60%) Kentico
8 6 (0.45%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.37%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.30%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.075%) IIS
12 1 (0.075%) Liferay
12 1 (0.075%) WebSphere
Applications
1 103 (7.72%) Microsoft Project
2 82 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
3 62 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.075%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.075%) Maya
7 1 (0.075%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.80%) NetSuite
3 17 (1.27%) Magento
4 14 (1.05%) Shopify
5 12 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
7 8 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.30%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.15%) Sage 50
11 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.15%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
11 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 78 (5.85%) Azure
2 71 (5.32%) SaaS
3 40 (3.00%) AWS
4 37 (2.77%) Office 365
5 15 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
5 15 (1.12%) Trello
6 14 (1.05%) Power Platform
7 10 (0.75%) Slack
8 9 (0.67%) Smartsheet
9 8 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.45%) Asana
11 5 (0.37%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.37%) Google Drive
11 5 (0.37%) IaaS
12 4 (0.30%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (0.22%) PaaS
14 2 (0.15%) GitHub
14 2 (0.15%) Google Docs
14 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.35%) LAN
1 18 (1.35%) WAN
2 11 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
2 11 (0.82%) Skype
3 10 (0.75%) Unified Communications
4 9 (0.67%) Intranet
5 8 (0.60%) Internet
5 8 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.52%) 4G
6 7 (0.52%) 5G
7 6 (0.45%) WLAN
8 5 (0.37%) 3G
8 5 (0.37%) SAN
9 4 (0.30%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.30%) LTE
10 3 (0.22%) Firewall
10 3 (0.22%) Network Security
10 3 (0.22%) SMS
10 3 (0.22%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.15%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.05%) Power BI
3 11 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.45%) Big Data
5 5 (0.37%) MySQL
6 4 (0.30%) GIS
7 3 (0.22%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.15%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.15%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.15%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.15%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.15%) Tableau
9 1 (0.075%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.075%) Impala
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.075%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.075%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 157 (11.77%) JIRA
2 4 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.075%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.075%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.075%) Pivotal Tracker
3 1 (0.075%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.075%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.075%) Visual Studio
General
1 358 (26.84%) Finance
2 84 (6.30%) Banking
3 78 (5.85%) Retail
4 74 (5.55%) Marketing
5 50 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 43 (3.22%) Law
7 42 (3.15%) Public Sector
8 34 (2.55%) Legal
9 31 (2.32%) Manufacturing
10 30 (2.25%) Front Office
11 26 (1.95%) Games
12 25 (1.87%) Advertising
13 24 (1.80%) Investment Banking
14 18 (1.35%) Back Office
15 15 (1.12%) Electronics
15 15 (1.12%) Housing Association
16 11 (0.82%) Local Government
17 10 (0.75%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.67%) Military
19 8 (0.60%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.80%) .NET
2 21 (1.57%) Web Services
3 16 (1.20%) HTML
4 14 (1.05%) Middleware
5 7 (0.52%) CSS
6 6 (0.45%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (0.37%) XML
8 4 (0.30%) COM
8 4 (0.30%) EDI
9 3 (0.22%) Ajax
9 3 (0.22%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.22%) HTML5
9 3 (0.22%) React
9 3 (0.22%) REST
9 3 (0.22%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.22%) Velocity
10 2 (0.15%) Doctrine
10 2 (0.15%) RequireJS
10 2 (0.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 70 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (3.30%) User Experience
4 42 (3.15%) Mobile App
5 41 (3.07%) PMI
6 33 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 27 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (1.65%) NHS
10 17 (1.27%) Derivative
11 15 (1.12%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.12%) Hedge funds
12 14 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 14 (1.05%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.97%) FMCG
14 11 (0.82%) iPad
15 9 (0.67%) e-Learning
15 9 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.40%) Windows
2 12 (0.90%) Android
3 9 (0.67%) Linux
3 9 (0.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.45%) Unix
5 6 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.075%) CentOS
8 1 (0.075%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 839 (62.89%) Project Management
2 629 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (32.01%) PRINCE2
4 365 (27.36%) Project Delivery
5 288 (21.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 209 (15.67%) Scrum
6 209 (15.67%) Waterfall
7 119 (8.92%) Change Management
8 102 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
9 95 (7.12%) ERP
10 94 (7.05%) E-Commerce
11 93 (6.97%) CRM
12 84 (6.30%) SDLC
13 81 (6.07%) Project Planning
13 81 (6.07%) Software Delivery
14 75 (5.62%) Business Analysis
15 74 (5.55%) Business Case
16 72 (5.40%) Migration
17 70 (5.25%) Risk Management
18 67 (5.02%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (2.70%) SQL
2 23 (1.72%) C
3 20 (1.50%) Java
4 13 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 8 (0.60%) C#
6 7 (0.52%) PHP
7 6 (0.45%) Python
8 4 (0.30%) R
9 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.15%) C++
10 1 (0.075%) VB
10 1 (0.075%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.075%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (7.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 95 (7.12%) PMI Certification
3 90 (6.75%) Degree
4 83 (6.22%) PMP
5 40 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 40 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 21 (1.57%) APMP
7 19 (1.42%) SC Cleared
8 14 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.22%) CAPM
11 3 (0.22%) CITP
11 3 (0.22%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.22%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.075%) APMG
13 1 (0.075%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.075%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (7.50%) PMO
2 34 (2.55%) QA
3 15 (1.12%) SLA
4 11 (0.82%) GDPR
4 11 (0.82%) MiFID
5 10 (0.75%) EMIR
6 8 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.52%) PMBOK
8 6 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.22%) NIST
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.15%) WCAG
13 1 (0.075%) COBIT
13 1 (0.075%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.30%) Docker
3 4 (0.30%) Firmware
4 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.075%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.15%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (0.15%) SCCM
3 1 (0.075%) Argo
3 1 (0.075%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 201 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.42%) SAP
3 41 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
4 28 (2.10%) Oracle
5 25 (1.87%) Sitecore
6 18 (1.35%) Bloomberg
7 14 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.05%) Google
8 11 (0.82%) VMware
9 10 (0.75%) JDA
10 9 (0.67%) hybris
11 8 (0.60%) Citrix
11 8 (0.60%) Elastic Path
11 8 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 8 (0.60%) Workday
12 7 (0.52%) Cisco
12 7 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (0.52%) Sage
13 5 (0.37%) IFS
13 5 (0.37%) JD Edwards