Period
to 21 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 80 74
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5,080 6,414 6,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.43% 3.65% 3.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 3.78% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,011 5,309 5,725
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,671 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.48% -2.42% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 142,254 169,620 166,338
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.41% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 113,681 139,296 138,082
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 -6 4,740 £55,000 - 652
UK excluding London -5 2,877 £50,000 - 445
London -7 2,025 £62,000 +3.33% 233
South East +15 981 £52,500 +5.00% 118
North of England -3 657 £47,500 - 130
Midlands -10 449 £50,000 - 85
North West +21 402 £47,500 -0.63% 74
West Midlands -3 356 £50,000 - 59
South West -14 331 £50,000 +5.26% 43
East of England -24 257 £55,000 +4.76% 43
Yorkshire -20 233 £47,500 - 50
Scotland -31 151 £48,875 -6.90% 15
East Midlands -25 91 £48,750 -2.50% 26
Wales -28 33 £40,000 -17.10% 5
North East -40 22 £45,000 - 6
Northern Ireland -11 19 £45,000 -7.69% 5

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 3,254 (64.06%) Project Management
2 2,300 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1,863 (36.67%) PRINCE2
4 1,862 (36.65%) Finance
5 1,349 (26.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 726 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 719 (14.15%) Scrum
8 572 (11.26%) Microsoft
9 545 (10.73%) Degree
10 511 (10.06%) Change Management
11 473 (9.31%) SDLC
12 451 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
13 448 (8.82%) PMI Certification
14 432 (8.50%) Microsoft Project
15 412 (8.11%) PMP
16 392 (7.72%) PMO
17 381 (7.50%) Project Planning
18 373 (7.34%) Risk Management
19 364 (7.17%) Banking
20 344 (6.77%) Retail
21 323 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 315 (6.20%) Migration
23 314 (6.18%) CRM
24 309 (6.08%) ERP
25 308 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
26 281 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
27 280 (5.51%) JIRA
27 280 (5.51%) Programme Management
28 279 (5.49%) SAP
29 276 (5.43%) Software Delivery

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
1 125 (2.46%) Confluence
2 96 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 69 (1.36%) CMS
4 28 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 26 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 11 (0.22%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.18%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.14%) WordPress
10 5 (0.098%) Apache
10 5 (0.098%) Drupal
10 5 (0.098%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.079%) Liferay
11 4 (0.079%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.059%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.059%) IIS
12 3 (0.059%) TPMS
13 2 (0.039%) Appian
Applications
1 432 (8.50%) Microsoft Project
2 271 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
3 194 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 139 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 101 (1.99%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.059%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.039%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.020%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 94 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.69%) NetSuite
4 32 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 27 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
6 19 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
8 13 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 13 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.22%) Relativity
9 11 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
10 10 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
10 10 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
10 10 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 9 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
11 9 (0.18%) Magento
12 8 (0.16%) SAP CO
12 8 (0.16%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 224 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 197 (3.88%) Office 365
3 162 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
4 150 (2.95%) SaaS
5 50 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
7 27 (0.53%) IaaS
8 21 (0.41%) Apigee
9 19 (0.37%) Trello
10 18 (0.35%) Basecamp
11 17 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
12 14 (0.28%) PaaS
13 7 (0.14%) G Suite
13 7 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.14%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.12%) GitHub
15 5 (0.098%) Slack
16 4 (0.079%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.079%) Heroku
17 3 (0.059%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 98 (1.93%) WAN
2 85 (1.67%) LAN
3 75 (1.48%) Internet
4 53 (1.04%) Unified Communications
5 51 (1.00%) Firewall
6 43 (0.85%) Wireless
7 36 (0.71%) MPLS
8 31 (0.61%) VoIP
9 28 (0.55%) IP Telephony
10 25 (0.49%) Skype
11 22 (0.43%) SAN
12 20 (0.39%) PBX
13 19 (0.37%) Intranet
14 18 (0.35%) Extranet
15 16 (0.31%) VPN
16 14 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (0.26%) TCP/IP
18 11 (0.22%) Network Security
19 8 (0.16%) Broadband
19 8 (0.16%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (1.48%) Big Data
2 68 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (0.65%) SQL Server
4 24 (0.47%) Blockchain
5 19 (0.37%) GIS
6 18 (0.35%) Power BI
7 16 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 15 (0.30%) MySQL
9 14 (0.28%) SAP HANA
10 13 (0.26%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.18%) SAP BW
14 8 (0.16%) EDRMS
14 8 (0.16%) Star Schema
15 7 (0.14%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.12%) Apache Hive
16 6 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 5 (0.098%) NoSQL
17 5 (0.098%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 280 (5.51%) JIRA
2 16 (0.31%) Bitbucket
3 15 (0.30%) Hudson
4 10 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.18%) Mercurial
5 9 (0.18%) Redmine
5 9 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (0.14%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.079%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.059%) VersionOne
9 2 (0.039%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.039%) Subversion
10 1 (0.020%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.020%) Pivotal Tracker
General
1 1,862 (36.65%) Finance
2 364 (7.17%) Banking
3 344 (6.77%) Retail
4 267 (5.26%) Marketing
5 170 (3.35%) Telecoms
6 119 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 116 (2.28%) Legal
8 99 (1.95%) Advertising
9 93 (1.83%) Billing
10 81 (1.59%) Law
11 75 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 57 (1.12%) Electronics
13 55 (1.08%) Retail Banking
14 53 (1.04%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.87%) Back Office
15 44 (0.87%) Investment Banking
16 40 (0.79%) Front Office
17 35 (0.69%) French Language
18 30 (0.59%) Games
19 29 (0.57%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (2.78%) .NET
2 57 (1.12%) HTML
3 35 (0.69%) Web Services
4 29 (0.57%) CSS
5 26 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 24 (0.47%) Middleware
7 20 (0.39%) JSON
8 18 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 14 (0.28%) HTML5
9 14 (0.28%) Velocity
10 13 (0.26%) RESTful
11 12 (0.24%) J2EE
12 11 (0.22%) CGI
13 10 (0.20%) React
14 9 (0.18%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.18%) Natural Language Processing
15 7 (0.14%) Grails
16 6 (0.12%) JDBC
16 6 (0.12%) REST
16 6 (0.12%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 308 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (4.02%) Data Centre
3 202 (3.98%) PMI
4 183 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 164 (3.23%) Fintech
6 123 (2.42%) User Experience
7 110 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 84 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 78 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 69 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 45 (0.89%) Algorithms
12 42 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (0.83%) Social Media
13 38 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
14 33 (0.65%) FMCG
15 32 (0.63%) EPoS
16 24 (0.47%) Fat Client
16 24 (0.47%) NHS
16 24 (0.47%) Thin Client
17 23 (0.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 122 (2.40%) Windows
2 47 (0.93%) Windows 10
3 26 (0.51%) Windows 7
4 23 (0.45%) Linux
4 23 (0.45%) Windows Server
5 17 (0.33%) Unix
6 15 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.20%) Android
8 3 (0.059%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.039%) AIX
10 1 (0.020%) CentOS
10 1 (0.020%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.020%) Solaris
10 1 (0.020%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,254 (64.06%) Project Management
2 2,300 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 1,863 (36.67%) PRINCE2
4 1,349 (26.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 726 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 719 (14.15%) Scrum
7 511 (10.06%) Change Management
8 473 (9.31%) SDLC
9 451 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
10 381 (7.50%) Project Planning
11 373 (7.34%) Risk Management
12 315 (6.20%) Migration
13 314 (6.18%) CRM
14 309 (6.08%) ERP
15 281 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
16 280 (5.51%) Programme Management
17 276 (5.43%) Software Delivery
18 273 (5.37%) Business Analysis
19 259 (5.10%) ITIL
20 229 (4.51%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (2.24%) Java
2 110 (2.17%) SQL
3 94 (1.85%) C
4 59 (1.16%) C#
5 48 (0.94%) JavaScript
6 33 (0.65%) PHP
7 16 (0.31%) Python
8 9 (0.18%) VBA
9 7 (0.14%) C++
9 7 (0.14%) Groovy
10 6 (0.12%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.12%) Ruby
11 5 (0.098%) Perl
12 4 (0.079%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.079%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.079%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.079%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.059%) Go
13 3 (0.059%) Scala
13 3 (0.059%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 545 (10.73%) Degree
2 448 (8.82%) PMI Certification
3 412 (8.11%) PMP
4 323 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 209 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 198 (3.90%) Security Cleared
7 178 (3.50%) APMP
8 154 (3.03%) SC Cleared
9 54 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 48 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.37%) PhD
13 18 (0.35%) IIBA
14 17 (0.33%) MBA
14 17 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.14%) HND
16 6 (0.12%) ACCA
16 6 (0.12%) CCNA
17 5 (0.098%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 392 (7.72%) PMO
2 240 (4.72%) QA
3 79 (1.56%) GDPR
4 40 (0.79%) SLA
5 16 (0.31%) PMBOK
5 16 (0.31%) SEPA
6 10 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.16%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.12%) MiFID
10 5 (0.098%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.098%) EMIR
11 3 (0.059%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.059%) FATCA
11 3 (0.059%) P3O
11 3 (0.059%) PSD2
11 3 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.059%) TARGET2
12 2 (0.039%) GxP
System Software
1 65 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 43 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.41%) Firmware
4 19 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.12%) vCloud
5 6 (0.12%) vSphere
6 5 (0.098%) Docker
7 4 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.059%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.039%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.039%) RHEV
9 2 (0.039%) XenServer
10 1 (0.020%) HDFS
10 1 (0.020%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.020%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.020%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 17 (0.33%) SCCM
2 5 (0.098%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.098%) SCOM
2 5 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.059%) Puppet
3 3 (0.059%) Terraform
4 2 (0.039%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.039%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.039%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.039%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.039%) Nagios
4 2 (0.039%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.039%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.020%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.020%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.020%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 572 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 279 (5.49%) SAP
3 138 (2.72%) Oracle
4 95 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
5 65 (1.28%) VMware
6 62 (1.22%) Cisco
7 45 (0.89%) Citrix
8 40 (0.79%) ServiceNow
9 34 (0.67%) hybris
10 32 (0.63%) Adobe
11 29 (0.57%) Google
12 25 (0.49%) JD Edwards
12 25 (0.49%) NEC
12 25 (0.49%) Sitecore
13 23 (0.45%) IBM
14 19 (0.37%) CheckPoint
14 19 (0.37%) Sage
14 19 (0.37%) Workday
15 18 (0.35%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.31%) Cognizant