Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 81 63
Rank change year-on-year -1 -18 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 6,126 6,311 9,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.62% 3.56% 4.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 3.71% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,968 5,110 7,667
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 162,496 170,230 190,494
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.08% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 130,855 137,468 160,221
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -2 5,699 £55,000 - 490
UK excluding London -5 3,334 £50,000 - 326
London +14 2,588 £62,500 +4.17% 182
South East 0 1,052 £52,500 +5.00% 83
North of England +2 777 £46,250 -2.63% 80
Midlands -6 584 £50,000 - 66
North West +4 397 £45,000 -3.22% 41
West Midlands 0 366 £47,500 -5.00% 39
East of England -30 352 £50,000 -8.26% 34
Yorkshire +13 348 £50,000 - 31
South West -5 321 £45,000 -10.00% 44
East Midlands -8 212 £52,500 +5.00% 26
Scotland 0 199 £50,000 -4.21% 16
Wales +9 66 £49,000 +8.89% 3
North East -17 32 £41,500 -6.74% 8
Northern Ireland +3 4 £48,750 +21.88%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 3,796 (61.97%) Project Management
2 2,557 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2,247 (36.68%) Finance
4 2,171 (35.44%) PRINCE2
5 1,605 (26.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 821 (13.40%) Scrum
7 819 (13.37%) Microsoft
8 763 (12.46%) Waterfall
9 635 (10.37%) Change Management
10 576 (9.40%) SDLC
11 563 (9.19%) Project Planning
12 560 (9.14%) Microsoft Project
13 523 (8.54%) Degree
14 495 (8.08%) Retail
15 493 (8.05%) PMI Certification
16 485 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
17 456 (7.44%) Risk Management
18 436 (7.12%) PMP
19 424 (6.92%) ERP
20 420 (6.86%) PMO
21 412 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
22 407 (6.64%) Banking
23 403 (6.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 384 (6.27%) ITIL
25 381 (6.22%) CRM
26 355 (5.79%) Business Analysis
27 339 (5.53%) SAP
28 325 (5.31%) E-Commerce
29 311 (5.08%) JIRA
30 305 (4.98%) Migration

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
1 143 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 119 (1.94%) CMS
3 98 (1.60%) Confluence
4 34 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 33 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 22 (0.36%) Drupal
8 20 (0.33%) WordPress
9 17 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.20%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.11%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.11%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.11%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.098%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.098%) Apache
13 6 (0.098%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.065%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.065%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.065%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 560 (9.14%) Microsoft Project
2 270 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
3 219 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 139 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 139 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.049%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.016%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.016%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.016%) Maya
7 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.016%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.016%) Revit
Business Applications
1 188 (3.07%) Dynamics AX
2 118 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 72 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 19 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 18 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 17 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
7 16 (0.26%) BPCS
7 16 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
7 16 (0.26%) SAP HR
8 14 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 13 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
9 13 (0.21%) Workfront
10 12 (0.20%) Infor M3
10 12 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
11 11 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
12 10 (0.16%) Magento
13 9 (0.15%) SAP ERP
14 8 (0.13%) Movex
15 7 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 254 (4.15%) Office 365
2 195 (3.18%) SaaS
3 175 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 158 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
5 133 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
6 43 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.47%) IaaS
8 20 (0.33%) PaaS
9 19 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
10 12 (0.20%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 10 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.16%) Oracle CX
12 5 (0.082%) Basecamp
12 5 (0.082%) G Suite
12 5 (0.082%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.082%) Slack
13 4 (0.065%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.065%) GitHub
13 4 (0.065%) Yammer
14 3 (0.049%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 114 (1.86%) WAN
2 104 (1.70%) LAN
3 80 (1.31%) Firewall
3 80 (1.31%) Internet
4 36 (0.59%) Skype
4 36 (0.59%) SMS
5 34 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 27 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
7 26 (0.42%) VoIP
7 26 (0.42%) VPN
8 25 (0.41%) Wireless
9 23 (0.38%) MPLS
10 19 (0.31%) Intranet
11 18 (0.29%) SAN
12 14 (0.23%) DNS
13 13 (0.21%) PBX
14 12 (0.20%) Broadband
14 12 (0.20%) Extranet
15 10 (0.16%) TCP/IP
16 8 (0.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (1.42%) Big Data
2 69 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 50 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (0.59%) Blockchain
5 24 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
7 16 (0.26%) GIS
7 16 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (0.24%) Power BI
8 15 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.13%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.11%) SAP HANA
13 6 (0.098%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.082%) QlikView
14 5 (0.082%) SAP BW
15 3 (0.049%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.049%) Oracle BI EE
15 3 (0.049%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 311 (5.08%) JIRA
2 37 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 17 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.20%) VersionOne
6 11 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
8 6 (0.098%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.065%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.049%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.033%) GitLab
12 1 (0.016%) Android Studio
12 1 (0.016%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.016%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.016%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.016%) Xcode
12 1 (0.016%) YouTrack
General
1 2,247 (36.68%) Finance
2 495 (8.08%) Retail
3 407 (6.64%) Banking
4 246 (4.02%) Marketing
5 210 (3.43%) Legal
6 204 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 197 (3.22%) Manufacturing
8 137 (2.24%) Advertising
9 110 (1.80%) Law
10 89 (1.45%) Games
11 80 (1.31%) Back Office
12 77 (1.26%) Investment Banking
13 55 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 53 (0.87%) Front Office
15 52 (0.85%) Retail Banking
16 51 (0.83%) Billing
17 45 (0.73%) Publishing
18 39 (0.64%) French Language
19 32 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
20 30 (0.49%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (2.27%) .NET
2 46 (0.75%) HTML
3 44 (0.72%) Mason
4 25 (0.41%) Web Services
5 24 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
6 23 (0.38%) Middleware
7 22 (0.36%) CSS
8 20 (0.33%) Velocity
9 18 (0.29%) React
10 17 (0.28%) HTML5
11 15 (0.24%) J2EE
12 13 (0.21%) LAMP
13 12 (0.20%) RESTful
14 11 (0.18%) XML
15 10 (0.16%) AngularJS
15 10 (0.16%) Spring
16 9 (0.15%) COM
16 9 (0.15%) REST
16 9 (0.15%) Spring Boot
17 8 (0.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 412 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 302 (4.93%) Data Centre
3 229 (3.74%) PMI
4 164 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 161 (2.63%) Fintech
6 132 (2.15%) User Experience
7 122 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 118 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 105 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 95 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
11 86 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 81 (1.32%) Computer Science
13 78 (1.27%) Driving Licence
14 47 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 42 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 40 (0.65%) NHS
17 39 (0.64%) Fixed Income
18 38 (0.62%) FMCG
19 33 (0.54%) EPoS
20 21 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 180 (2.94%) Windows
2 76 (1.24%) Windows 10
3 36 (0.59%) Windows Server
4 30 (0.49%) Unix
5 26 (0.42%) Android
5 26 (0.42%) Apple iOS
6 21 (0.34%) Linux
7 10 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.082%) Solaris
8 5 (0.082%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.082%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.049%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.016%) AIX
10 1 (0.016%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,796 (61.97%) Project Management
2 2,557 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2,171 (35.44%) PRINCE2
4 1,605 (26.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 821 (13.40%) Scrum
6 763 (12.46%) Waterfall
7 635 (10.37%) Change Management
8 576 (9.40%) SDLC
9 563 (9.19%) Project Planning
10 485 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
11 456 (7.44%) Risk Management
12 424 (6.92%) ERP
13 384 (6.27%) ITIL
14 381 (6.22%) CRM
15 355 (5.79%) Business Analysis
16 325 (5.31%) E-Commerce
17 305 (4.98%) Migration
18 277 (4.52%) Software Delivery
19 273 (4.46%) Programme Management
20 267 (4.36%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 194 (3.17%) SQL
2 133 (2.17%) Java
3 101 (1.65%) C
4 56 (0.91%) C#
5 50 (0.82%) JavaScript
6 32 (0.52%) PHP
7 17 (0.28%) C++
8 12 (0.20%) Groovy
8 12 (0.20%) X++
9 9 (0.15%) Python
10 6 (0.098%) Java 8
10 6 (0.098%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.098%) VBA
11 5 (0.082%) Java 9
11 5 (0.082%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.065%) COBOL
12 4 (0.065%) VB
13 3 (0.049%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.049%) Ruby
13 3 (0.049%) XPath
Qualifications
1 523 (8.54%) Degree
2 493 (8.05%) PMI Certification
3 436 (7.12%) PMP
4 403 (6.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 269 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 170 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 142 (2.32%) APMP
8 106 (1.73%) SC Cleared
9 62 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 42 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 41 (0.67%) ISEB
12 27 (0.44%) DV Cleared
13 21 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (0.24%) APMG
14 15 (0.24%) MBA
15 13 (0.21%) MAPM
15 13 (0.21%) PhD
16 12 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
17 10 (0.16%) ACCA
18 9 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 420 (6.86%) PMO
2 254 (4.15%) QA
3 124 (2.02%) GDPR
4 53 (0.87%) SLA
5 33 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (0.31%) MiFID
7 19 (0.31%) PMBOK
8 17 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 14 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.21%) EMIR
10 13 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.16%) SEPA
12 9 (0.15%) PSD2
13 6 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.082%) AIFMD
14 5 (0.082%) TARGET2
15 4 (0.065%) FINREP
16 3 (0.049%) P3O
16 3 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 91 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 37 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.16%) Firmware
5 8 (0.13%) Docker
5 8 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (0.13%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.098%) XenApp
7 3 (0.049%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.033%) Xen
9 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.016%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (0.23%) SCCM
2 10 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (0.11%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.11%) Puppet
4 4 (0.065%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.065%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.049%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.049%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.033%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.033%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.033%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.016%) Ansible
7 1 (0.016%) Automic
7 1 (0.016%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 819 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 339 (5.53%) SAP
3 216 (3.53%) Oracle
4 146 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 110 (1.80%) Capita
6 83 (1.35%) VMware
7 79 (1.29%) Cisco
8 70 (1.14%) Citrix
9 63 (1.03%) Sage
10 53 (0.87%) JD Edwards
11 46 (0.75%) Infor
12 41 (0.67%) Workday
13 40 (0.65%) ServiceNow
14 38 (0.62%) Google
15 36 (0.59%) Sitecore
16 35 (0.57%) Epicor
17 32 (0.52%) hybris
18 26 (0.42%) IFS
19 25 (0.41%) CheckPoint
20 22 (0.36%) IBM