Period
to 4 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 93 83
Rank change year-on-year -31 -10 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,702 4,688 6,265
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.56% 3.28% 3.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 3.42% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,491 4,121 5,358
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £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 63,188 137,103 166,315
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,836 109,526 134,258
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 -32 1,585 £55,000 - 133
UK excluding London -35 894 £50,000 - 106
London -25 723 £65,000 +4.00% 31
South East -18 358 £55,000 +4.76% 36
North of England -40 179 £47,500 +0.53% 18
Midlands -5 140 £47,500 -9.52% 22
South West -6 105 £50,000 +3.09% 17
North West -30 94 £50,000 +7.53% 8
Work from Home -55 94 £52,500 -4.55% 23
West Midlands -17 85 £45,375 -13.57% 12
Yorkshire +1 74 £47,500 - 7
East of England +10 62 £50,000 -7.41% 9
East Midlands +30 50 £50,000 - 10
Scotland +13 28 £48,000 -4.00% 2
Wales +20 19 £45,000 -5.76% 2
North East +13 11 £50,000 +14.29% 3
Northern Ireland +8 4 £42,500 +14.74%

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 1,031 (60.58%) Project Management
2 829 (48.71%) Agile Software Development
3 530 (31.14%) PRINCE2
4 521 (30.61%) Finance
5 434 (25.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 411 (24.15%) Project Delivery
7 252 (14.81%) Waterfall
8 220 (12.93%) Scrum
9 217 (12.75%) Microsoft
10 177 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
11 157 (9.22%) Degree
12 130 (7.64%) Microsoft Project
13 124 (7.29%) Change Management
14 122 (7.17%) SDLC
15 121 (7.11%) SAP
16 120 (7.05%) JIRA
17 119 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
18 117 (6.87%) PMP
18 117 (6.87%) PMI Certification
19 115 (6.76%) CRM
20 106 (6.23%) Retail
21 105 (6.17%) ERP
22 104 (6.11%) Risk Management
23 101 (5.93%) Azure
24 93 (5.46%) Migration
25 87 (5.11%) Programme Management
26 83 (4.88%) E-Commerce
27 82 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
28 81 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
29 79 (4.64%) 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 62 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.64%) Confluence
3 42 (2.47%) CMS
4 19 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (0.47%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.35%) Drupal
8 5 (0.29%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.24%) Apache
9 4 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.12%) Mule
11 2 (0.12%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.059%) Kentico
12 1 (0.059%) MTS
12 1 (0.059%) OpenStack
Applications
1 130 (7.64%) Microsoft Project
2 81 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (2.23%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 44 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (0.76%) Odoo
5 12 (0.71%) Magento
6 10 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.47%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.47%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.35%) Shopify
9 5 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
10 4 (0.24%) LatentZero
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
11 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 101 (5.93%) Azure
2 60 (3.53%) SaaS
3 52 (3.06%) Office 365
4 39 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (1.53%) AWS
6 10 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.59%) GCP
7 8 (0.47%) Trello
8 7 (0.41%) Power Platform
8 7 (0.41%) Slack
9 5 (0.29%) Smartsheet
10 4 (0.24%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.24%) PaaS
11 3 (0.18%) Apple Pay
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.18%) Responsys
11 3 (0.18%) Silverpop
12 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.12%) Google Pay
12 2 (0.12%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.70%) WAN
2 23 (1.35%) LAN
3 18 (1.06%) Skype
4 17 (1.00%) Internet
5 16 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (0.88%) Wireless
7 12 (0.71%) Broadband
7 12 (0.71%) Firewall
8 8 (0.47%) 5G
9 6 (0.35%) Intranet
10 5 (0.29%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.24%) LTE
12 3 (0.18%) 4G
12 3 (0.18%) DHCP
12 3 (0.18%) DNS
13 2 (0.12%) 3GPP
13 2 (0.12%) MPLS
13 2 (0.12%) SAN
13 2 (0.12%) VPN
14 1 (0.059%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (1.00%) SQL Server
4 13 (0.76%) SAP HANA
5 9 (0.53%) Big Data
6 8 (0.47%) Data Lake
7 6 (0.35%) Power BI
7 6 (0.35%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.24%) MySQL
10 3 (0.18%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.059%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.059%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.059%) Looker
12 1 (0.059%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.059%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 120 (7.05%) JIRA
2 5 (0.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.24%) VersionOne
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.059%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.059%) MSI
5 1 (0.059%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.059%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.059%) Subversion
5 1 (0.059%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.059%) TestRail
General
1 521 (30.61%) Finance
2 106 (6.23%) Retail
3 76 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 74 (4.35%) Banking
5 70 (4.11%) Marketing
6 61 (3.58%) Public Sector
7 47 (2.76%) Law
7 47 (2.76%) Manufacturing
8 41 (2.41%) Legal
9 30 (1.76%) Local Government
10 28 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 26 (1.53%) Games
12 25 (1.47%) Advertising
13 24 (1.41%) Investment Banking
14 19 (1.12%) Front Office
15 17 (1.00%) Back Office
16 13 (0.76%) Billing
17 10 (0.59%) Police
18 9 (0.53%) Electronics
19 7 (0.41%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.23%) .NET
2 23 (1.35%) HTML
3 19 (1.12%) J2EE
4 12 (0.71%) CSS
5 10 (0.59%) Middleware
6 6 (0.35%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.29%) HTML5
7 5 (0.29%) WebCenter
7 5 (0.29%) XML
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.24%) React
9 3 (0.18%) LAMP
9 3 (0.18%) Velocity
10 2 (0.12%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.12%) jQuery
10 2 (0.12%) RESTful
10 2 (0.12%) Web Services
10 2 (0.12%) XBRL
11 1 (0.059%) EDI
11 1 (0.059%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.58%) Data Centre
3 56 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (3.11%) PMI
5 51 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 33 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 30 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.47%) User Experience
9 17 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.76%) Driving Licence
11 11 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (0.65%) STB
12 10 (0.59%) FMCG
12 10 (0.59%) NHS
12 10 (0.59%) Video on Demand
13 9 (0.53%) Internet of Things
14 8 (0.47%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.47%) Derivative
14 8 (0.47%) Fixed Income
15 7 (0.41%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 40 (2.35%) Windows
2 17 (1.00%) Linux
3 13 (0.76%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.41%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.29%) Android
7 3 (0.18%) Debian
7 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.12%) Unix
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.059%) CentOS
9 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.059%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.059%) VMS
9 1 (0.059%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,031 (60.58%) Project Management
2 829 (48.71%) Agile Software Development
3 530 (31.14%) PRINCE2
4 434 (25.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 411 (24.15%) Project Delivery
6 252 (14.81%) Waterfall
7 220 (12.93%) Scrum
8 177 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
9 124 (7.29%) Change Management
10 122 (7.17%) SDLC
11 115 (6.76%) CRM
12 105 (6.17%) ERP
13 104 (6.11%) Risk Management
14 93 (5.46%) Migration
15 87 (5.11%) Programme Management
16 83 (4.88%) E-Commerce
17 82 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
18 78 (4.58%) Project Governance
18 78 (4.58%) Requirements Gathering
19 75 (4.41%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (2.23%) Java
2 37 (2.17%) SQL
3 17 (1.00%) C
4 12 (0.71%) C#
5 9 (0.53%) PHP
6 6 (0.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.35%) Python
7 2 (0.12%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.12%) VB
8 1 (0.059%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.059%) R
8 1 (0.059%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.059%) VB6
8 1 (0.059%) VBA
Qualifications
1 157 (9.22%) Degree
2 117 (6.87%) PMI Certification
2 117 (6.87%) PMP
3 76 (4.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 65 (3.82%) Security Cleared
5 61 (3.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 40 (2.35%) APMP
7 32 (1.88%) SC Cleared
8 20 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.29%) ISEB
11 5 (0.29%) MAPM
11 5 (0.29%) MBA
12 4 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.24%) PhD
13 3 (0.18%) BICSI RCDD
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.12%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (4.64%) PMO
2 52 (3.06%) QA
3 25 (1.47%) GDPR
4 12 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.59%) SLA
6 6 (0.35%) SEPA
6 6 (0.35%) TARGET2
7 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.18%) EMIR
8 3 (0.18%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.18%) PSD2
9 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.12%) MiFID
10 1 (0.059%) GMP
System Software
1 10 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.18%) Docker
3 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
4 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.059%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.24%) Amdocs OSS
1 4 (0.24%) Netcool
2 2 (0.12%) SCCM
2 2 (0.12%) Terraform
2 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.059%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.059%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.059%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 217 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 121 (7.11%) SAP
3 73 (4.29%) Oracle
4 34 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (1.53%) Capita
6 20 (1.18%) Atlassian
7 15 (0.88%) Cisco
7 15 (0.88%) Sage
7 15 (0.88%) VMware
8 14 (0.82%) Google
8 14 (0.82%) Infor
9 11 (0.65%) Sitecore
9 11 (0.65%) Workday
10 10 (0.59%) Avaya
11 9 (0.53%) hybris
12 8 (0.47%) Informatica
12 8 (0.47%) JD Edwards
12 8 (0.47%) Tableau
13 6 (0.35%) Charles River
13 6 (0.35%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud