Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 110 172 103
Rank change year-on-year +62 -69 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 4,011 1,254 3,844
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.13% 1.98% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 2.08% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,963 1,030 3,154
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £44,632
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -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 117,962 60,201 120,267
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.13% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 78,952 49,310 97,428
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +61 3,491 £57,500 +9.52% 486
UK excluding London +65 2,131 £52,500 +10.53% 374
London +78 1,491 £65,000 +4.00% 137
Work from Home +66 1,029 £60,000 +14.29% 78
South East +49 650 £57,500 +9.52% 89
North of England +51 508 £47,500 +8.57% 79
Midlands +29 402 £52,500 +16.67% 73
West Midlands +13 265 £52,500 +11.82% 50
North West +12 247 £50,000 +11.11% 44
Yorkshire +53 244 £45,000 +5.88% 33
South West +35 196 £50,000 +1.01% 55
East of England +33 189 £55,000 +15.79% 43
East Midlands +13 133 £53,500 +18.89% 23
Scotland +20 131 £52,500 +6.06% 22
Wales -18 43 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Northern Ireland -1 32 £47,500 -26.92% 3
North East -17 17 £52,500 +10.53% 3

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 2,672 (66.62%) Project Management
2 1,866 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1,498 (37.35%) Finance
4 1,414 (35.25%) Social Skills
5 1,279 (31.89%) PRINCE2
6 1,278 (31.86%) Project Delivery
7 1,057 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 692 (17.25%) Waterfall
9 605 (15.08%) Scrum
10 520 (12.96%) Microsoft
11 501 (12.49%) Change Management
12 449 (11.19%) Migration
13 424 (10.57%) Microsoft Project
14 406 (10.12%) Degree
15 393 (9.80%) Risk Management
16 387 (9.65%) PMI Certification
16 387 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
17 368 (9.17%) Retail
18 355 (8.85%) SDLC
19 348 (8.68%) Project Governance
20 319 (7.95%) JIRA
21 300 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
22 296 (7.38%) PMP
23 290 (7.23%) Programme Management
24 280 (6.98%) PMO
25 279 (6.96%) Mentoring
26 262 (6.53%) ERP
26 262 (6.53%) Project Planning
27 256 (6.38%) Business Case
28 255 (6.36%) Line Management

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
1 125 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 93 (2.32%) Confluence
3 44 (1.10%) CMS
4 25 (0.62%) Documentum
5 18 (0.45%) MS Project Server
6 14 (0.35%) WordPress
7 10 (0.25%) IIS
7 10 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.12%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.075%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.075%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.050%) Drupal
12 2 (0.050%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.050%) Moodle
13 1 (0.025%) Kentico
13 1 (0.025%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.025%) Umbraco
Applications
1 424 (10.57%) Microsoft Project
2 212 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
3 204 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 162 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 95 (2.37%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.20%) Windchill
8 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.025%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 32 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
2 26 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 23 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 22 (0.55%) NetSuite
6 19 (0.47%) Magento
7 15 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.35%) Oracle Utilities
8 14 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
9 11 (0.27%) Infor M3
10 10 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (0.22%) Shopify
11 9 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
12 8 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
12 8 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
12 8 (0.20%) TrackWise
13 7 (0.17%) SAP CRM
14 5 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
14 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 227 (5.66%) Azure
2 210 (5.24%) SaaS
3 123 (3.07%) Microsoft 365
4 82 (2.04%) AWS
5 50 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
6 37 (0.92%) Veeva
7 34 (0.85%) Power Platform
8 29 (0.72%) Smartsheet
9 25 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 20 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 19 (0.47%) GCP
13 12 (0.30%) ClickUp
13 12 (0.30%) Trello
14 10 (0.25%) IaaS
15 8 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (0.20%) Basecamp
15 8 (0.20%) PaaS
16 7 (0.17%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.17%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.37%) WAN
2 41 (1.02%) LAN
3 30 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
4 28 (0.70%) Network Security
5 26 (0.65%) SD-WAN
6 25 (0.62%) Firewall
7 17 (0.42%) 3G
7 17 (0.42%) 4G
7 17 (0.42%) Internet
8 16 (0.40%) 5G
9 13 (0.32%) Extranet
10 12 (0.30%) 2G
10 12 (0.30%) Unified Communications
11 11 (0.27%) Intranet
11 11 (0.27%) LTE
11 11 (0.27%) VoLTE
12 10 (0.25%) VoIP
13 9 (0.22%) RTP
13 9 (0.22%) Wireless
14 8 (0.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (0.80%) Power BI
3 19 (0.47%) SQL Server
4 18 (0.45%) Data Lake
5 16 (0.40%) Blockchain
6 9 (0.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.20%) Tableau
8 7 (0.17%) Looker
8 7 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.15%) Big Data
9 6 (0.15%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.12%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.12%) Electronic Patient Records
11 4 (0.100%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.100%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.075%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.075%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.050%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.050%) MySQL
13 2 (0.050%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 319 (7.95%) JIRA
2 17 (0.42%) Axure RP
3 11 (0.27%) JIRA Agile
4 4 (0.100%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.075%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.075%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.050%) GitLab
6 2 (0.050%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.025%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.025%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,498 (37.35%) Finance
2 1,414 (35.25%) Social Skills
3 368 (9.17%) Retail
4 300 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
5 237 (5.91%) Presentation Skills
6 205 (5.11%) Organisational Skills
7 199 (4.96%) Marketing
8 175 (4.36%) Public Sector
9 168 (4.19%) Banking
10 161 (4.01%) Telecoms
11 150 (3.74%) Influencing Skills
12 145 (3.62%) Legal
13 126 (3.14%) Manufacturing
14 113 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
15 106 (2.64%) Law
16 96 (2.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 87 (2.17%) Billing
18 78 (1.94%) Advertising
19 55 (1.37%) Back Office
20 50 (1.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (0.67%) .NET
2 25 (0.62%) HTML
3 20 (0.50%) CSS
4 17 (0.42%) Middleware
5 13 (0.32%) Velocity
6 9 (0.22%) React
7 8 (0.20%) REST
8 7 (0.17%) EDI
9 6 (0.15%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.15%) XML
10 5 (0.12%) JSON
10 5 (0.12%) Web Services
11 4 (0.100%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.100%) HTML5
11 4 (0.100%) Node.js
11 4 (0.100%) WML
12 3 (0.075%) COM
12 3 (0.075%) OpenID
12 3 (0.075%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.050%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 177 (4.41%) Management Information System
1 177 (4.41%) PMI
2 142 (3.54%) Data Centre
3 129 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (1.99%) User Experience
5 71 (1.77%) Life Science
6 63 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 62 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 48 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 47 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 39 (0.97%) NHS
11 30 (0.75%) Biotechnology
12 28 (0.70%) SWIFT
13 26 (0.65%) Social Media
14 25 (0.62%) iPad
15 23 (0.57%) Housing Association
16 21 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
16 21 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
17 20 (0.50%) Digital Media
17 20 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 65 (1.62%) Windows
2 20 (0.50%) Windows Server
3 19 (0.47%) Unix
4 18 (0.45%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.30%) Linux
6 9 (0.22%) Android
6 9 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,672 (66.62%) Project Management
2 1,866 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1,279 (31.89%) PRINCE2
4 1,278 (31.86%) Project Delivery
5 1,057 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 692 (17.25%) Waterfall
7 605 (15.08%) Scrum
8 501 (12.49%) Change Management
9 449 (11.19%) Migration
10 393 (9.80%) Risk Management
11 387 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
12 355 (8.85%) SDLC
13 348 (8.68%) Project Governance
14 290 (7.23%) Programme Management
15 279 (6.96%) Mentoring
16 262 (6.53%) ERP
16 262 (6.53%) Project Planning
17 256 (6.38%) Business Case
18 255 (6.36%) Line Management
19 248 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (1.82%) C
2 44 (1.10%) SQL
3 23 (0.57%) JavaScript
4 18 (0.45%) Java
5 17 (0.42%) C#
6 11 (0.27%) PHP
7 9 (0.22%) Smalltalk
8 7 (0.17%) Python
9 6 (0.15%) VBA
10 3 (0.075%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.025%) Clipper
11 1 (0.025%) Delphi
11 1 (0.025%) RPG
11 1 (0.025%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.025%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.025%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 406 (10.12%) Degree
2 387 (9.65%) PMI Certification
3 296 (7.38%) PMP
4 228 (5.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 207 (5.16%) Security Cleared
6 164 (4.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 130 (3.24%) SC Cleared
8 74 (1.84%) APMP
9 46 (1.15%) DV Cleared
10 43 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 27 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
12 20 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.32%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.27%) MBA
16 7 (0.17%) HND
17 6 (0.15%) APMG
17 6 (0.15%) CITP
18 5 (0.12%) ACCA
18 5 (0.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (6.98%) PMO
2 140 (3.49%) QA
3 52 (1.30%) GDPR
4 41 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 32 (0.80%) Good Clinical Practice
6 29 (0.72%) GxP
7 23 (0.57%) ISO 20022
8 17 (0.42%) PMBOK
9 15 (0.37%) SLA
10 14 (0.35%) SEPA
11 13 (0.32%) NIST
12 8 (0.20%) Accessibility
12 8 (0.20%) GRC
12 8 (0.20%) ISO 13485
13 6 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.15%) WCAG
14 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.100%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 2 (0.050%) Docker
4 2 (0.050%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.025%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (0.12%) FortiGate
2 5 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.075%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.050%) SCCM
4 2 (0.050%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.050%) WSUS
5 1 (0.025%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 520 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 181 (4.51%) SAP
3 127 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
4 104 (2.59%) Oracle
5 41 (1.02%) Adobe
6 34 (0.85%) Apple
6 34 (0.85%) Google
7 31 (0.77%) Cisco
8 28 (0.70%) Workday
9 27 (0.67%) VMware
10 22 (0.55%) ServiceNow
11 21 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 19 (0.47%) Facebook
12 19 (0.47%) JD Edwards
13 17 (0.42%) OpenText
14 16 (0.40%) Citrix
15 15 (0.37%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.32%) Infor
17 12 (0.30%) LexisNexis
17 12 (0.30%) Remedy