Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 76 63
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 6,143 6,419 9,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.56% 3.72% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 3.87% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5,030 5,353 7,746
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,488 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 166,024 165,879 194,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.25% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,024 136,627 163,207
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 -8 5,700 £55,000 - 504
UK excluding London -13 3,440 £50,000 - 350
London -3 2,516 £60,000 - 189
South East -14 990 £52,500 +5.00% 97
North of England -1 847 £47,500 - 90
Midlands -8 600 £50,000 - 63
North West -8 415 £45,000 -5.26% 47
East of England -26 400 £50,000 -7.83% 40
West Midlands -1 396 £47,500 -5.00% 39
Yorkshire -1 361 £50,000 - 41
South West -17 320 £45,083 -9.83% 23
Scotland -5 213 £52,500 -2.78% 34
East Midlands -8 198 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Wales +24 75 £55,000 +18.92% 2
North East +9 71 £45,250 +13.13% 2
Northern Ireland +10 10 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 3,834 (62.41%) Project Management
2 2,592 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2,289 (37.26%) PRINCE2
4 2,228 (36.27%) Finance
5 1,583 (25.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 879 (14.31%) Scrum
7 742 (12.08%) Waterfall
8 735 (11.96%) Microsoft
9 613 (9.98%) SDLC
10 598 (9.73%) Change Management
11 580 (9.44%) Project Planning
12 543 (8.84%) Microsoft Project
13 535 (8.71%) Degree
14 511 (8.32%) PMI Certification
15 509 (8.29%) Retail
16 485 (7.90%) PMP
17 412 (6.71%) Risk Management
18 410 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
19 396 (6.45%) PMO
20 395 (6.43%) Banking
21 392 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
22 391 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
23 383 (6.23%) CRM
24 382 (6.22%) ERP
25 348 (5.66%) ITIL
25 348 (5.66%) JIRA
26 342 (5.57%) Business Analysis
27 329 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
28 325 (5.29%) Software Delivery
29 317 (5.16%) E-Commerce

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
1 129 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 126 (2.05%) CMS
3 100 (1.63%) Confluence
4 36 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
5 24 (0.39%) Drupal
5 24 (0.39%) Skype for Business
6 19 (0.31%) WordPress
7 16 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.16%) Apache
9 10 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.13%) SAS
11 6 (0.098%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.098%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.081%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.081%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.081%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.081%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.065%) EPiServer
Applications
1 543 (8.84%) Microsoft Project
2 244 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
3 195 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 126 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 114 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.049%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.033%) Maya
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.016%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.016%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.016%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.016%) Revit
10 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.016%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 138 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
2 96 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 69 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 19 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
6 18 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
6 18 (0.29%) Magento
6 18 (0.29%) Workfront
7 15 (0.24%) BPCS
7 15 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
9 12 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
9 12 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 12 (0.20%) SAP Business One
10 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 11 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 9 (0.15%) Shopify
12 8 (0.13%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
13 6 (0.098%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 227 (3.70%) Office 365
2 207 (3.37%) SaaS
3 184 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
4 177 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 106 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (0.44%) IaaS
7 13 (0.21%) Basecamp
7 13 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (0.21%) PaaS
7 13 (0.21%) Trello
8 12 (0.20%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 11 (0.18%) Oracle CX
10 6 (0.098%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.081%) FinancialForce
11 5 (0.081%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 5 (0.081%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 5 (0.081%) Slack
11 5 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.065%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 104 (1.69%) WAN
2 89 (1.45%) LAN
3 82 (1.33%) Internet
4 70 (1.14%) Firewall
5 38 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
6 33 (0.54%) Skype
6 33 (0.54%) SMS
7 30 (0.49%) VoIP
8 24 (0.39%) PBX
9 23 (0.37%) Intranet
10 22 (0.36%) VPN
10 22 (0.36%) Wireless
11 21 (0.34%) Unified Communications
12 19 (0.31%) MPLS
13 14 (0.23%) SAN
14 12 (0.20%) Extranet
15 11 (0.18%) Broadband
16 9 (0.15%) DNS
16 9 (0.15%) TCP/IP
17 7 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (1.45%) Big Data
2 77 (1.25%) SQL Server
3 55 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (0.88%) Blockchain
5 39 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (0.33%) Power BI
8 19 (0.31%) GIS
9 16 (0.26%) QlikView
10 15 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
12 11 (0.18%) MySQL
12 11 (0.18%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.18%) SAP HANA
13 10 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.13%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
16 6 (0.098%) MongoDB
17 5 (0.081%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 348 (5.66%) JIRA
2 25 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.16%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
7 6 (0.098%) VersionOne
8 5 (0.081%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.065%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.049%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.049%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.033%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.033%) Pivotal Tracker
11 2 (0.033%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.016%) Android Studio
12 1 (0.016%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.016%) GitLab
12 1 (0.016%) NUnit
12 1 (0.016%) Xcode
12 1 (0.016%) YouTrack
General
1 2,228 (36.27%) Finance
2 509 (8.29%) Retail
3 395 (6.43%) Banking
4 275 (4.48%) Marketing
5 237 (3.86%) Legal
6 206 (3.35%) Telecoms
7 173 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 157 (2.56%) Advertising
9 131 (2.13%) Law
10 114 (1.86%) Back Office
11 82 (1.33%) Games
12 69 (1.12%) Investment Banking
12 69 (1.12%) Retail Banking
13 61 (0.99%) Front Office
14 60 (0.98%) Financial Institution
15 41 (0.67%) Billing
16 37 (0.60%) French Language
16 37 (0.60%) Publishing
17 33 (0.54%) Automotive
17 33 (0.54%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (2.20%) .NET
2 52 (0.85%) Mason
3 51 (0.83%) HTML
4 37 (0.60%) Web Services
5 24 (0.39%) HTML5
6 23 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 22 (0.36%) CSS
8 21 (0.34%) XML
9 20 (0.33%) React
10 18 (0.29%) LAMP
11 17 (0.28%) AngularJS
12 16 (0.26%) Spring
13 15 (0.24%) RESTful
14 14 (0.23%) Middleware
15 13 (0.21%) ASP.NET
15 13 (0.21%) Velocity
16 12 (0.20%) JSON
16 12 (0.20%) Node.js
17 10 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
17 10 (0.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 392 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 236 (3.84%) PMI
4 160 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
5 159 (2.59%) Mobile App
6 153 (2.49%) Fintech
7 145 (2.36%) User Experience
8 129 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 116 (1.89%) Virtual Team
10 89 (1.45%) Driving Licence
11 85 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 81 (1.32%) Computer Science
13 74 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
14 53 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 45 (0.73%) Fixed Income
16 41 (0.67%) NHS
17 39 (0.63%) Hedge funds
18 38 (0.62%) EPoS
19 30 (0.49%) FMCG
20 25 (0.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 195 (3.17%) Windows
2 83 (1.35%) Windows 10
3 46 (0.75%) Linux
4 44 (0.72%) Windows Server
5 37 (0.60%) Android
5 37 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 17 (0.28%) Unix
7 14 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.033%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.016%) AIX
11 1 (0.016%) Solaris
11 1 (0.016%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,834 (62.41%) Project Management
2 2,592 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 2,289 (37.26%) PRINCE2
4 1,583 (25.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 879 (14.31%) Scrum
6 742 (12.08%) Waterfall
7 613 (9.98%) SDLC
8 598 (9.73%) Change Management
9 580 (9.44%) Project Planning
10 412 (6.71%) Risk Management
11 410 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
12 383 (6.23%) CRM
13 382 (6.22%) ERP
14 348 (5.66%) ITIL
15 342 (5.57%) Business Analysis
16 325 (5.29%) Software Delivery
17 317 (5.16%) E-Commerce
18 297 (4.83%) Migration
19 283 (4.61%) Programme Management
20 269 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 201 (3.27%) SQL
2 139 (2.26%) Java
3 105 (1.71%) C
4 61 (0.99%) C#
5 50 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 39 (0.63%) PHP
7 18 (0.29%) C++
8 13 (0.21%) Python
9 11 (0.18%) Groovy
10 9 (0.15%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.11%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.098%) Java 8
12 6 (0.098%) VBA
13 5 (0.081%) Java 9
13 5 (0.081%) VB
14 4 (0.065%) COBOL
14 4 (0.065%) Perl
15 3 (0.049%) R
15 3 (0.049%) X++
15 3 (0.049%) XPath
Qualifications
1 535 (8.71%) Degree
2 511 (8.32%) PMI Certification
3 485 (7.90%) PMP
4 391 (6.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 329 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 173 (2.82%) Security Cleared
7 140 (2.28%) APMP
8 93 (1.51%) SC Cleared
9 69 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 48 (0.78%) ISEB
11 31 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (0.44%) DV Cleared
13 23 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
15 15 (0.24%) APMG
15 15 (0.24%) Master's Degree
16 14 (0.23%) HNC
17 12 (0.20%) MBA
17 12 (0.20%) PhD
18 10 (0.16%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 396 (6.45%) PMO
2 235 (3.83%) QA
3 113 (1.84%) GDPR
4 62 (1.01%) SLA
5 29 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.46%) MiFID
7 26 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.24%) EMIR
10 14 (0.23%) PSD2
11 13 (0.21%) PMBOK
12 9 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.098%) GCP
13 6 (0.098%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.081%) AIFMD
14 5 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.081%) SEPA
15 3 (0.049%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 83 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.13%) Docker
4 8 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (0.098%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.081%) Firmware
7 4 (0.065%) XenApp
8 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.016%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.016%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (0.24%) SCCM
2 13 (0.21%) Kubernetes
3 12 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.098%) Puppet
5 4 (0.065%) SCOM
5 4 (0.065%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.033%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.033%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.033%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.016%) Automic
7 1 (0.016%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.016%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.016%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 735 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 304 (4.95%) SAP
3 219 (3.57%) Oracle
4 180 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (1.38%) Capita
6 75 (1.22%) VMware
7 73 (1.19%) Citrix
8 64 (1.04%) Cisco
9 54 (0.88%) Sage
10 48 (0.78%) Sitecore
11 46 (0.75%) Google
12 41 (0.67%) JD Edwards
13 38 (0.62%) Workday
14 36 (0.59%) ServiceNow
15 34 (0.55%) Infor
16 28 (0.46%) Epicor
16 28 (0.46%) IFS
17 24 (0.39%) hybris
18 22 (0.36%) CheckPoint
19 18 (0.29%) Adobe