The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Project Manager
UK
Rank 72 62 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3313 4770 5825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.90% 4.62% 5.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 4.79% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2775 3916 4729
Median salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £36,439
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 3125 £55,000 - 459
London -13 1323 £60,000 - 190
South East -16 507 £50,000 - 70
East of England +5 256 £52,500 - 31
North West -28 240 £46,000 -3.15% 42
West Midlands -13 230 £50,000 - 30
Yorkshire -8 227 £50,000 +11.11% 26
City of London -4 213 £60,000 -4.00% 52
South West -1 188 £47,500 - 47
West Yorkshire +4 156 £51,250 +13.88% 20
Manchester -29 138 £47,500 - 27
Hertfordshire 0 122 £47,500 -17.39% 10
East Midlands +9 120 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Hampshire -1 116 £50,000 - 22
Leeds +22 114 £52,500 +16.66% 16
Bristol +5 100 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Berkshire -23 100 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Birmingham -23 79 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Scotland -28 77 £55,000 +4.76% 22
Surrey -53 73 £47,500 -7.31% 9
East Sussex +34 65 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +24 62 £58,750 +11.90% 9
Buckinghamshire -7 56 £50,000 - 6
Coventry +6 49 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Brighton +30 47 £50,000 +5.26% 4
West Sussex +3 47 £55,000 - 4
Edinburgh -29 45 £65,000 +23.80% 15
Nottinghamshire -11 44 £48,250 +7.22% 3
Nottingham +9 42 £48,750 -2.50% 3
Cheshire -20 38 £45,000 -2.17% 7

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4171 (61.39%) Project Management
2 2723 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2692 (39.62%) PRINCE2
4 2344 (34.50%) Finance
5 1775 (26.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 993 (14.62%) Scrum
7 816 (12.01%) Retail
8 768 (11.30%) Waterfall
9 736 (10.83%) Degree
10 714 (10.51%) Microsoft
11 693 (10.20%) SDLC
12 615 (9.05%) MS Project
13 582 (8.57%) Change Management
14 561 (8.26%) PMP
15 555 (8.17%) PMI Certification
16 531 (7.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 522 (7.68%) MS Excel
17 522 (7.68%) Banking
18 517 (7.61%) CRM
19 489 (7.20%) E-Commerce
20 479 (7.05%) Project Planning
21 465 (6.84%) ITIL
22 458 (6.74%) Risk Management
23 400 (5.89%) Telecoms
24 380 (5.59%) Business Analysis
25 371 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
26 359 (5.28%) PMO
27 338 (4.97%) Marketing
28 336 (4.95%) Programme Management
29 334 (4.92%) ERP

Project Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 162 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 122 (1.80%) Confluence
3 118 (1.74%) CMS
4 33 (0.49%) WordPress
5 28 (0.41%) MS Project Server
6 26 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 19 (0.28%) Drupal
8 15 (0.22%) Apache
9 11 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.15%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.12%) IIS
11 8 (0.12%) Liferay
11 8 (0.12%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.12%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.074%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.074%) JBoss
13 5 (0.074%) SAS
14 4 (0.059%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 615 (9.05%) MS Project
2 522 (7.68%) MS Excel
3 257 (3.78%) MS Office
4 170 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 166 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 37 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.044%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.029%) InVision
8 2 (0.029%) SPSS
9 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 106 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 84 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (0.47%) SAP R/3
5 30 (0.44%) Magento
6 28 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 24 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 24 (0.35%) SAP ERP
8 23 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
9 17 (0.25%) SAP FI
10 16 (0.24%) Sage X3
11 15 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
12 14 (0.21%) BASE24
12 14 (0.21%) thinkFolio
13 12 (0.18%) SAP QM
13 12 (0.18%) SAP SCM
14 11 (0.16%) SAP SD
14 11 (0.16%) Sonata
15 10 (0.15%) SAP CO
15 10 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 156 (2.30%) SaaS
2 97 (1.43%) Office 365
3 61 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (0.31%) IaaS
6 20 (0.29%) PaaS
7 14 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
8 12 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.16%) Basecamp
10 5 (0.074%) Trello
11 3 (0.044%) Asana
11 3 (0.044%) Force.com
11 3 (0.044%) Yammer
12 2 (0.029%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.029%) Slack
12 2 (0.029%) Taleo
13 1 (0.015%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.015%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.015%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (1.63%) WAN
2 94 (1.38%) Internet
3 83 (1.22%) LAN
4 47 (0.69%) Unified Communications
5 44 (0.65%) Wireless
6 31 (0.46%) Firewall
6 31 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (0.44%) Intranet
8 27 (0.40%) VoIP
9 26 (0.38%) SAN
10 24 (0.35%) VPN
11 21 (0.31%) MPLS
12 18 (0.26%) Skype
12 18 (0.26%) TCP/IP
13 17 (0.25%) ATM
14 13 (0.19%) Structured Cabling
15 12 (0.18%) Broadband
16 11 (0.16%) WebEx
17 10 (0.15%) VoLTE
17 10 (0.15%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
2 125 (1.84%) Big Data
3 93 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 28 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
4 28 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 28 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 25 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 24 (0.35%) SAP BW
7 19 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 19 (0.28%) QlikView
8 18 (0.26%) Data Mart
8 18 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
8 18 (0.26%) SAP HANA
8 18 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (0.25%) MS Access
10 16 (0.24%) MySQL
10 16 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 285 (4.19%) JIRA
2 36 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.29%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.10%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.088%) Microsoft Blend
5 6 (0.088%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.074%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.074%) CA Flowdock
6 5 (0.074%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.074%) ProC
7 4 (0.059%) ProtoShare
7 4 (0.059%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.029%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.029%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.015%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.015%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.015%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.015%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.015%) Selenium
9 1 (0.015%) Vagrant
General
1 2344 (34.50%) Finance
2 816 (12.01%) Retail
3 522 (7.68%) Banking
4 400 (5.89%) Telecoms
5 338 (4.97%) Marketing
6 257 (3.78%) Manufacturing
7 210 (3.09%) Legal
8 142 (2.09%) Advertising
9 98 (1.44%) Back Office
10 91 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 86 (1.27%) Law
12 78 (1.15%) Front Office
13 72 (1.06%) Publishing
14 65 (0.96%) Billing
15 58 (0.85%) Automotive
16 51 (0.75%) Electronics
17 50 (0.74%) Games
18 46 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
18 46 (0.68%) Retail Banking
19 45 (0.66%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (3.05%) .NET
2 135 (1.99%) HTML
3 52 (0.77%) CSS
4 48 (0.71%) HTML5
5 47 (0.69%) XML
6 29 (0.43%) Middleware
7 28 (0.41%) Web Services
8 27 (0.40%) JSON
9 22 (0.32%) ASP.NET
10 20 (0.29%) Velocity
11 18 (0.26%) jQuery
12 15 (0.22%) SAML
13 14 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
13 14 (0.21%) REST
14 13 (0.19%) AngularJS
14 13 (0.19%) Java EE
14 13 (0.19%) Mason
14 13 (0.19%) Spring
15 12 (0.18%) .NET Framework
16 11 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 371 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
2 286 (4.21%) Data Centre
2 286 (4.21%) PMI
3 159 (2.34%) User Experience
4 150 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 135 (1.99%) Management Information System
6 129 (1.90%) Fintech
7 107 (1.57%) Mobile App
8 95 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 91 (1.34%) EPoS
10 79 (1.16%) NHS
11 66 (0.97%) FMCG
12 64 (0.94%) Driving Licence
13 56 (0.82%) Derivative
14 52 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
15 43 (0.63%) Equities
16 34 (0.50%) iPad
17 31 (0.46%) Reinsurance
18 29 (0.43%) Digital Media
19 28 (0.41%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 129 (1.90%) Windows
2 53 (0.78%) Linux
3 46 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 44 (0.65%) Android
5 40 (0.59%) Unix
6 31 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 12 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.088%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.074%) Solaris
12 5 (0.074%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.044%) VMS
13 3 (0.044%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.044%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.015%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.015%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4171 (61.39%) Project Management
2 2723 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2692 (39.62%) PRINCE2
4 1775 (26.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 993 (14.62%) Scrum
6 768 (11.30%) Waterfall
7 693 (10.20%) SDLC
8 582 (8.57%) Change Management
9 517 (7.61%) CRM
10 489 (7.20%) E-Commerce
11 479 (7.05%) Project Planning
12 465 (6.84%) ITIL
13 458 (6.74%) Risk Management
14 380 (5.59%) Business Analysis
15 336 (4.95%) Programme Management
16 334 (4.92%) ERP
17 326 (4.80%) PRINCE
18 316 (4.65%) Change Control
19 307 (4.52%) Migration
20 274 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 269 (3.96%) SQL
2 200 (2.94%) Java
3 101 (1.49%) C#
4 85 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 68 (1.00%) C
6 33 (0.49%) PHP
7 23 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 21 (0.31%) C++
9 20 (0.29%) Perl
9 20 (0.29%) Python
10 7 (0.10%) Scala
10 7 (0.10%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.10%) XAML
11 6 (0.088%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.088%) VB
11 6 (0.088%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.088%) VBA
12 4 (0.059%) R
13 3 (0.044%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.029%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 736 (10.83%) Degree
2 561 (8.26%) PMP
3 555 (8.17%) PMI Certification
4 531 (7.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 307 (4.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 174 (2.56%) APMP
7 133 (1.96%) Security Cleared
8 79 (1.16%) SC Cleared
9 50 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 45 (0.66%) ISEB
11 24 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (0.26%) CCNA
13 17 (0.25%) APMG
14 15 (0.22%) MBA
15 13 (0.19%) DV Cleared
16 12 (0.18%) CISA
17 11 (0.16%) CISSP
18 9 (0.13%) CCNP
18 9 (0.13%) HNC
19 6 (0.088%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (5.28%) PMO
2 330 (4.86%) QA
3 88 (1.30%) MiFID
4 33 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 27 (0.40%) PMBOK
6 26 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 25 (0.37%) Solvency II
8 21 (0.31%) SLA
9 20 (0.29%) EMIR
10 19 (0.28%) Data Quality
11 18 (0.26%) ISO 9000
12 17 (0.25%) PCI DSS
13 13 (0.19%) FATCA
14 8 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.074%) COBIT
16 4 (0.059%) COSHH
16 4 (0.059%) GDPR
16 4 (0.059%) IFRS
17 3 (0.044%) ISO19770
17 3 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.15%) Firmware
5 6 (0.088%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.059%) XenApp
6 4 (0.059%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.029%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.015%) KVM
8 1 (0.015%) oVirt
8 1 (0.015%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (0.18%) SCCM
2 5 (0.074%) MOM
3 4 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.059%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.059%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.044%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.044%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.044%) SCOM
5 2 (0.029%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.029%) EnCase
5 2 (0.029%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.015%) Ansible
6 1 (0.015%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.015%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.015%) Puppet
6 1 (0.015%) QRadar
6 1 (0.015%) WMI
Vendors
1 714 (10.51%) Microsoft
2 320 (4.71%) SAP
3 236 (3.47%) Oracle
4 95 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
5 93 (1.37%) Cisco
6 57 (0.84%) VMware
7 40 (0.59%) Sage
8 36 (0.53%) hybris
9 32 (0.47%) IBM
9 32 (0.47%) JD Edwards
10 30 (0.44%) Computacenter
11 26 (0.38%) Citrix
12 24 (0.35%) Adobe
12 24 (0.35%) Atlassian
13 23 (0.34%) Charles River
14 22 (0.32%) Infor
14 22 (0.32%) Mitel
15 20 (0.29%) Google
15 20 (0.29%) HP
16 19 (0.28%) Bloomberg
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Stonewater
Salary: Circa £50,000 (subject to experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Premier IT
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Stonewater
Salary: circa £60,000 (subject to experience)
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £50-65k + car bens etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Extensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000.0000 - £35000.0000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vadis People
Salary: c£40,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £80,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Callington, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Strong Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits+bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago