Period
to 21 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £51,593 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 192 102 85
Rank change year-on-year -90 -17 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 902 4,248 5,912
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 3.10% 3.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 3.24% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 845 3,746 5,016
Median annual salary £51,593 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.20% - -
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 46,414 131,017 156,894
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.66% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,390 104,523 126,398
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -87 829 £50,000 -9.09% 136
UK excluding London -56 542 £47,500 -5.00% 85
London -113 295 £61,000 +1.67% 59
South East -39 200 £50,000 -4.76% 19
North of England -68 116 £44,750 -5.79% 14
Midlands -24 104 £45,000 -10.00% 25
Work from Home -72 98 £52,000 -5.45% 22
North West -24 66 £45,000 -5.26% 9
South West -6 62 £47,500 - 12
West Midlands -24 61 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Yorkshire -19 47 £42,500 -10.53% 5
East Midlands +24 44 £50,000 - 10
East of England +24 30 £50,000 0.00% 5
Scotland +15 20 £48,000 -4.95% 8
Wales +2 11 £45,000 -10.00% 1
North East -9 3 £45,000 +11.11%
Northern Ireland +12 2 £85,000 +85.85% 1

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 557 (61.75%) Project Management
2 434 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (30.38%) PRINCE2
4 226 (25.06%) Finance
5 209 (23.17%) Project Delivery
6 202 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 133 (14.75%) Waterfall
8 131 (14.52%) Scrum
9 118 (13.08%) Microsoft
10 87 (9.65%) Degree
11 81 (8.98%) JIRA
12 68 (7.54%) Change Management
13 67 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
14 66 (7.32%) ERP
15 63 (6.98%) Microsoft Project
16 62 (6.87%) CRM
17 61 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
18 58 (6.43%) PMI Certification
19 55 (6.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 55 (6.10%) SaaS
20 54 (5.99%) Security Cleared
21 53 (5.88%) PMP
22 52 (5.76%) E-Commerce
22 52 (5.76%) Azure
23 51 (5.65%) SAP
23 51 (5.65%) Programme Management
24 50 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
24 50 (5.54%) Business Analysis
24 50 (5.54%) Business Case
25 49 (5.43%) SDLC

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 38 (4.21%) Confluence
2 21 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.11%) CMS
4 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.55%) MS Project Server
5 5 (0.55%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.44%) Drupal
6 4 (0.44%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.33%) WordPress
8 2 (0.22%) Mule
8 2 (0.22%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.11%) IIS
9 1 (0.11%) MTS
Applications
1 63 (6.98%) Microsoft Project
2 50 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (2.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Maya
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.44%) Odoo
3 12 (1.33%) Magento
4 10 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.78%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.22%) Shopify
7 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.22%) Workfront
8 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.10%) SaaS
2 52 (5.76%) Azure
3 24 (2.66%) Office 365
4 19 (2.11%) AWS
5 13 (1.44%) Trello
6 12 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (0.89%) Smartsheet
8 7 (0.78%) Power Platform
9 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.67%) Slack
10 4 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.33%) GCP
12 2 (0.22%) GitHub
12 2 (0.22%) IaaS
13 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.11%) Lucidchart
13 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.11%) PaaS
13 1 (0.11%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.55%) LAN
2 13 (1.44%) WAN
3 11 (1.22%) Skype
4 9 (1.00%) Intranet
4 9 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (0.78%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.67%) 5G
6 6 (0.67%) Internet
6 6 (0.67%) Wireless
7 5 (0.55%) 4G
7 5 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.33%) 3G
9 2 (0.22%) LTE
9 2 (0.22%) MPLS
9 2 (0.22%) SAN
9 2 (0.22%) TETRA
10 1 (0.11%) GPON
10 1 (0.11%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.11%) WebEx
10 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.78%) Power BI
4 5 (0.55%) SAP HANA
5 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.44%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (0.33%) MySQL
6 3 (0.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.22%) Big Data
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.11%) GIS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.11%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 81 (8.98%) JIRA
2 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.11%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.11%) VersionOne
4 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 226 (25.06%) Finance
2 44 (4.88%) Marketing
3 41 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 39 (4.32%) Retail
5 35 (3.88%) Public Sector
6 32 (3.55%) Banking
7 29 (3.22%) Manufacturing
8 20 (2.22%) Law
9 19 (2.11%) Legal
10 17 (1.88%) Local Government
11 14 (1.55%) Games
12 13 (1.44%) Front Office
13 10 (1.11%) Housing Association
13 10 (1.11%) Investment Banking
14 9 (1.00%) Back Office
15 8 (0.89%) Advertising
16 7 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.67%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.67%) Electronics
18 5 (0.55%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.33%) .NET
2 14 (1.55%) HTML
3 8 (0.89%) CSS
3 8 (0.89%) Middleware
4 5 (0.55%) XML
5 4 (0.44%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.44%) EDI
5 4 (0.44%) J2EE
5 4 (0.44%) REST
6 3 (0.33%) React
6 3 (0.33%) Velocity
7 2 (0.22%) COM
7 2 (0.22%) jQuery
7 2 (0.22%) Web Services
7 2 (0.22%) XBRL
8 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.11%) HTML5
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.11%) SOAP
8 1 (0.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.33%) PMI
3 27 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (1.88%) User Experience
6 13 (1.44%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.22%) STB
9 10 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.00%) FMCG
11 8 (0.89%) NHS
12 6 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.67%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.55%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.55%) Social Media
14 4 (0.44%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.44%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (2.00%) Windows
2 6 (0.67%) Linux
2 6 (0.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.33%) Unix
4 1 (0.11%) Android
4 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (61.75%) Project Management
2 434 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (30.38%) PRINCE2
4 209 (23.17%) Project Delivery
5 202 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 133 (14.75%) Waterfall
7 131 (14.52%) Scrum
8 68 (7.54%) Change Management
9 67 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
10 66 (7.32%) ERP
11 62 (6.87%) CRM
12 52 (5.76%) E-Commerce
13 51 (5.65%) Programme Management
14 50 (5.54%) Business Analysis
14 50 (5.54%) Business Case
15 49 (5.43%) SDLC
16 48 (5.32%) Migration
17 46 (5.10%) Risk Management
18 45 (4.99%) Project Governance
18 45 (4.99%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.44%) SQL
2 12 (1.33%) C
2 12 (1.33%) Java
2 12 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (0.55%) C#
3 5 (0.55%) Python
4 3 (0.33%) PHP
5 2 (0.22%) C++
5 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.11%) R
6 1 (0.11%) VB
6 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (9.65%) Degree
2 58 (6.43%) PMI Certification
3 55 (6.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 54 (5.99%) Security Cleared
5 53 (5.88%) PMP
6 28 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 27 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 19 (2.11%) APMP
9 17 (1.88%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.33%) CITP
12 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.33%) MBA
13 2 (0.22%) CAPM
13 2 (0.22%) HNC
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.11%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.44%) PMO
2 14 (1.55%) QA
3 8 (0.89%) GDPR
4 6 (0.67%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.33%) EMIR
6 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.33%) MiFID
6 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.33%) SLA
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.11%) IFRS
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.44%) Firmware
3 3 (0.33%) Docker
3 3 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.22%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (0.22%) SCCM
2 2 (0.22%) Terraform
3 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 118 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.65%) SAP
3 33 (3.66%) Oracle
4 20 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (1.77%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.66%) Infor
6 15 (1.66%) Sage
7 10 (1.11%) Capita
8 9 (1.00%) Google
8 9 (1.00%) JDA
8 9 (1.00%) VMware
9 7 (0.78%) Workday
10 6 (0.67%) Tableau
11 5 (0.55%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.55%) DocuSign
11 5 (0.55%) Facebook
11 5 (0.55%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.44%) Cisco
12 4 (0.44%) Citrix
12 4 (0.44%) hybris