Period
to 29 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 90 81
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3,671 5,106 6,418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.09% 3.42% 3.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 3.57% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3,169 4,246 5,572
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £38,450 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £75,000
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 113,268 143,210 169,889
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 95.95% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 90,785 114,357 139,528
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,331 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 18 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 29 March 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 -9 3,371 £55,000 - 258
UK excluding London -25 1,849 £50,000 - 193
London +5 1,647 £62,500 +0.81% 79
South East -27 627 £55,000 +4.76% 46
North of England -26 406 £50,000 +5.26% 40
Midlands -21 277 £47,500 -5.00% 38
North West -31 225 £50,000 +5.26% 20
Work from Home +2 218 £57,500 +5.65% 37
East of England +16 196 £50,000 -9.09% 27
South West -28 195 £50,000 - 26
West Midlands -32 184 £47,500 -5.00% 20
Yorkshire -3 152 £47,500 - 16
East Midlands +32 92 £50,000 - 18
Scotland -11 87 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Wales +6 49 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North East +17 29 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Northern Ireland +8 8 £42,500 +3.61% 1
Isle of Man - 5 - -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 2,166 (59.00%) Project Management
2 1,700 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1,233 (33.59%) Finance
4 1,129 (30.75%) PRINCE2
5 1,029 (28.03%) Project Delivery
6 899 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 523 (14.25%) Waterfall
8 432 (11.77%) Scrum
9 415 (11.30%) Microsoft
10 377 (10.27%) Degree
11 340 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
12 309 (8.42%) Retail
13 297 (8.09%) Change Management
14 290 (7.90%) SDLC
15 260 (7.08%) Risk Management
16 256 (6.97%) Microsoft Project
17 251 (6.84%) PMP
18 250 (6.81%) PMI Certification
19 246 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
20 243 (6.62%) Azure
21 234 (6.37%) CRM
22 228 (6.21%) E-Commerce
23 226 (6.16%) JIRA
24 215 (5.86%) Migration
25 212 (5.77%) SAP
26 193 (5.26%) Project Planning
26 193 (5.26%) PMO
27 191 (5.20%) Programme Management
27 191 (5.20%) ERP
28 181 (4.93%) Banking

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
1 153 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 113 (3.08%) CMS
3 89 (2.42%) Confluence
4 42 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
5 35 (0.95%) Umbraco
6 32 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
7 19 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 17 (0.46%) Drupal
8 17 (0.46%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.19%) WordPress
10 6 (0.16%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.14%) Apache
11 5 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.11%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.082%) Kentico
14 2 (0.054%) JBoss
14 2 (0.054%) Liferay
14 2 (0.054%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 256 (6.97%) Microsoft Project
2 170 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 169 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
4 94 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 80 (2.18%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.11%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.082%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.054%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.027%) InVision
10 1 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 100 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (1.17%) Magento
4 28 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 27 (0.74%) NetSuite
6 23 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
7 21 (0.57%) Shopify
8 13 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.30%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
11 8 (0.22%) Teamcenter
11 8 (0.22%) thinkFolio
12 7 (0.19%) SAP BPC
13 6 (0.16%) Lawson
13 6 (0.16%) MIS ActiveH
13 6 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 5 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
15 4 (0.11%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 243 (6.62%) Azure
2 140 (3.81%) SaaS
3 130 (3.54%) Office 365
4 115 (3.13%) AWS
5 92 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.44%) GCP
7 16 (0.44%) Power Platform
8 14 (0.38%) Slack
9 13 (0.35%) PaaS
10 11 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
11 10 (0.27%) Trello
12 9 (0.25%) BrowserStack
13 8 (0.22%) Basecamp
14 7 (0.19%) GitHub
14 7 (0.19%) IaaS
14 7 (0.19%) Oracle CX
15 5 (0.14%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.11%) Apple Pay
16 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.74%) Broadband
2 39 (1.06%) WAN
3 34 (0.93%) Skype
4 33 (0.90%) LAN
5 28 (0.76%) Internet
6 26 (0.71%) Firewall
7 22 (0.60%) Intranet
8 21 (0.57%) Unified Communications
9 16 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (0.38%) SAN
11 11 (0.30%) DNS
12 10 (0.27%) Wireless
13 9 (0.25%) DHCP
14 8 (0.22%) Extranet
15 6 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
16 5 (0.14%) VoIP
17 4 (0.11%) MPLS
17 4 (0.11%) NAS
18 3 (0.082%) Radio Access Network
18 3 (0.082%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
2 34 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (0.79%) Big Data
4 21 (0.57%) SQL Server
5 18 (0.49%) GIS
6 15 (0.41%) Power BI
7 13 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (0.30%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.27%) MySQL
10 9 (0.25%) Blockchain
10 9 (0.25%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.082%) DTS
12 3 (0.082%) Electronic Patient Records
12 3 (0.082%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.054%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (0.054%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.054%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 226 (6.16%) JIRA
2 11 (0.30%) Git (software)
2 11 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.22%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.22%) Selenium
3 8 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.11%) PHPUnit
4 4 (0.11%) Subversion
4 4 (0.11%) VersionOne
5 3 (0.082%) TestRail
6 2 (0.054%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.054%) GitLab
6 2 (0.054%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.027%) MSI
7 1 (0.027%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,233 (33.59%) Finance
2 309 (8.42%) Retail
3 181 (4.93%) Banking
4 165 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 143 (3.90%) Public Sector
6 129 (3.51%) Marketing
7 93 (2.53%) Legal
8 72 (1.96%) Law
9 68 (1.85%) Advertising
10 59 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 55 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 45 (1.23%) Front Office
13 44 (1.20%) Billing
14 41 (1.12%) Local Government
15 38 (1.04%) Investment Banking
16 35 (0.95%) Back Office
17 28 (0.76%) Games
18 22 (0.60%) Electronics
19 18 (0.49%) Automotive
19 18 (0.49%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (3.02%) .NET
2 45 (1.23%) J2EE
3 43 (1.17%) HTML
4 24 (0.65%) CSS
5 23 (0.63%) Middleware
6 15 (0.41%) AngularJS
7 10 (0.27%) HTML5
7 10 (0.27%) Web Services
8 8 (0.22%) SOAP
8 8 (0.22%) Velocity
9 6 (0.16%) jQuery
9 6 (0.16%) Node.js
9 6 (0.16%) React
9 6 (0.16%) RESTful
9 6 (0.16%) WebCenter
10 5 (0.14%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.11%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.11%) Symfony
11 4 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 246 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 128 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
4 108 (2.94%) PMI
5 84 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 76 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 70 (1.91%) User Experience
8 59 (1.61%) Virtual Team
9 46 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (0.90%) Driving Licence
11 29 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
12 26 (0.71%) iPad
13 24 (0.65%) Fibre Optics
13 24 (0.65%) FMCG
14 23 (0.63%) Fixed Income
15 21 (0.57%) NHS
15 21 (0.57%) Public Cloud
16 19 (0.52%) Social Media
17 18 (0.49%) Algorithms
18 16 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 88 (2.40%) Windows
2 46 (1.25%) Linux
3 21 (0.57%) Windows 10
4 19 (0.52%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.35%) Android
7 4 (0.11%) Unix
8 3 (0.082%) Debian
8 3 (0.082%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.082%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.054%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.027%) CentOS
10 1 (0.027%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.027%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.027%) VMS
10 1 (0.027%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,166 (59.00%) Project Management
2 1,700 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
3 1,129 (30.75%) PRINCE2
4 1,029 (28.03%) Project Delivery
5 899 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 523 (14.25%) Waterfall
7 432 (11.77%) Scrum
8 340 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
9 297 (8.09%) Change Management
10 290 (7.90%) SDLC
11 260 (7.08%) Risk Management
12 234 (6.37%) CRM
13 228 (6.21%) E-Commerce
14 215 (5.86%) Migration
15 193 (5.26%) Project Planning
16 191 (5.20%) ERP
16 191 (5.20%) Programme Management
17 175 (4.77%) Business Analysis
18 173 (4.71%) ITIL
19 172 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 82 (2.23%) Java
2 58 (1.58%) SQL
3 57 (1.55%) C
4 22 (0.60%) C#
5 21 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 18 (0.49%) PHP
7 6 (0.16%) Apple Swift
8 4 (0.11%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.11%) Python
9 2 (0.054%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.054%) RPG
9 2 (0.054%) Scala
9 2 (0.054%) VB
9 2 (0.054%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.054%) VB6
10 1 (0.027%) ABAP
10 1 (0.027%) R
10 1 (0.027%) VBA
Qualifications
1 377 (10.27%) Degree
2 251 (6.84%) PMP
3 250 (6.81%) PMI Certification
4 178 (4.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 149 (4.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 96 (2.62%) Security Cleared
7 90 (2.45%) APMP
8 59 (1.61%) SC Cleared
9 25 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.52%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.35%) MAPM
12 13 (0.35%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.33%) PhD
14 10 (0.27%) ISEB
15 9 (0.25%) CISM
15 9 (0.25%) CISSP
16 7 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
17 5 (0.14%) CIMA
17 5 (0.14%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (5.26%) PMO
2 118 (3.21%) QA
3 59 (1.61%) GDPR
4 40 (1.09%) SLA
5 16 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.16%) Basel III
8 6 (0.16%) EMIR
8 6 (0.16%) NIST
9 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.14%) SEPA
9 5 (0.14%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.14%) TARGET2
10 4 (0.11%) MiFID
11 3 (0.082%) GMP
11 3 (0.082%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.082%) PSD2
12 2 (0.054%) IFRS
12 2 (0.054%) ITGC
System Software
1 25 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.14%) Docker
5 4 (0.11%) XenApp
6 3 (0.082%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.082%) vSphere
7 2 (0.054%) Firmware
7 2 (0.054%) LXC
7 2 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.054%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (0.19%) SCCM
2 4 (0.11%) Amdocs OSS
2 4 (0.11%) Netcool
3 3 (0.082%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 2 (0.054%) AppDNA
4 2 (0.054%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.054%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.054%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.054%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.054%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.027%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.027%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.027%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 415 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 212 (5.77%) SAP
3 143 (3.90%) Oracle
4 94 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (1.06%) VMware
6 36 (0.98%) Cisco
6 36 (0.98%) Sitecore
7 29 (0.79%) hybris
8 27 (0.74%) Capita
9 26 (0.71%) Informatica
10 23 (0.63%) JD Edwards
11 22 (0.60%) Google
12 21 (0.57%) Atlassian
13 18 (0.49%) Adobe
13 18 (0.49%) Demandware
14 17 (0.46%) WorldPay
15 14 (0.38%) Citrix
15 14 (0.38%) TOWER Software
16 13 (0.35%) FIS
17 11 (0.30%) IFS