Project Manager Jobs

Project Manager
UK

The median Project Manager salary in the UK is £50,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 21 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 58 93 127
Rank change year-on-year +35 +34 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 4,148 3,130 5,268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.78% 3.38% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 3.71% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,963 2,305 3,450
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.80% +7.07%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

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 June 2024.

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 21 June 2024. 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 +42 3,670 £52,000 -13.33% 686
UK excluding London +36 3,157 £50,000 -9.09% 617
Work from Home +14 1,442 £51,000 -7.27% 328
North of England +67 831 £47,500 -13.64% 165
London +14 791 £60,000 -11.11% 140
Midlands +57 670 £50,000 -13.04% 130
South East 0 637 £52,500 -8.70% 166
North West +75 453 £47,500 -13.64% 97
South West +15 418 £48,500 -3.00% 64
West Midlands +42 360 £50,000 -9.09% 77
East of England +41 298 £53,500 -6.96% 68
East Midlands +55 282 £47,500 -20.83% 53
Yorkshire +53 270 £47,500 -8.25% 54
Scotland -23 158 £52,000 +4.00% 37
Wales +53 124 £42,500 -22.73% 12
North East +39 108 £47,500 -9.52% 16
Northern Ireland +38 25 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 June 2024, Project Manager job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 2,647 (63.81%) Project Management
2 1,450 (34.96%) Social Skills
3 1,234 (29.75%) Agile
4 1,110 (26.76%) Project Delivery
5 970 (23.38%) Finance
6 868 (20.93%) PRINCE2
7 754 (18.18%) Degree
8 617 (14.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 483 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
10 430 (10.37%) Microsoft
11 412 (9.93%) Risk Management
12 358 (8.63%) Change Management
13 346 (8.34%) Waterfall
14 321 (7.74%) Budget Management
15 319 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
16 310 (7.47%) Security Cleared
17 279 (6.73%) Decision-Making
18 277 (6.68%) PMI Certification
19 262 (6.32%) Manufacturing
19 262 (6.32%) Project Planning
20 260 (6.27%) PMP
21 256 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
22 252 (6.08%) Retail
23 251 (6.05%) SDLC
23 251 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
24 240 (5.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
25 238 (5.74%) Business Case
26 236 (5.69%) Agile Project Management
27 230 (5.54%) Microsoft Project
28 228 (5.50%) Self-Motivation

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 60 (1.45%) CMS
3 34 (0.82%) Confluence
4 33 (0.80%) Microsoft Exchange
5 14 (0.34%) ArcGIS
6 12 (0.29%) SAS
7 9 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (0.19%) Drupal
8 8 (0.19%) WordPress
9 7 (0.17%) MS Project Server
9 7 (0.17%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.12%) Kentico
11 4 (0.096%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.072%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.048%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.048%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.024%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.024%) Documentum
14 1 (0.024%) IIS
Applications
1 256 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 230 (5.54%) Microsoft Project
3 227 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
4 134 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (0.99%) AutoCAD
6 30 (0.72%) MS Visio
7 27 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.48%) Trello
9 2 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.048%) CATIA
9 2 (0.048%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.048%) InDesign
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.024%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (0.39%) Shopify
3 12 (0.29%) Primavera
4 10 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.17%) Magento
6 6 (0.14%) Maximo
7 5 (0.12%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 5 (0.12%) SAP MM
8 4 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.096%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.072%) BPCS
9 3 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.072%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.072%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.072%) SAP WM
10 2 (0.048%) C-CURE
11 1 (0.024%) BambooHR
11 1 (0.024%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 145 (3.50%) Azure
2 103 (2.48%) SaaS
3 93 (2.24%) Microsoft 365
4 48 (1.16%) Azure DevOps
5 43 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
6 41 (0.99%) Power Platform
7 37 (0.89%) AWS
8 21 (0.51%) Smartsheet
9 12 (0.29%) Slack
10 11 (0.27%) OCI
10 11 (0.27%) PaaS
11 10 (0.24%) Basecamp
12 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 8 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.19%) Entra ID
13 7 (0.17%) GCP
13 7 (0.17%) Google Sheets
13 7 (0.17%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.17%) Power Automate
13 7 (0.17%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
2 46 (1.11%) LAN
3 37 (0.89%) WAN
4 35 (0.84%) Firewall
5 31 (0.75%) Wireless
6 26 (0.63%) Internet
7 21 (0.51%) DNS
8 20 (0.48%) Intranet
8 20 (0.48%) TETRA
9 18 (0.43%) DHCP
9 18 (0.43%) VPN
10 17 (0.41%) MPLS
10 17 (0.41%) Network Security
10 17 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
10 17 (0.41%) VLAN
11 14 (0.34%) Extranet
12 13 (0.31%) 5G
13 12 (0.29%) Structured Cabling
14 10 (0.24%) LTE
15 6 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (0.53%) Power BI
2 21 (0.51%) Electronic Patient Records
3 20 (0.48%) Tableau
4 10 (0.24%) Big Data
5 5 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.096%) GIS
6 4 (0.096%) Metadata
6 4 (0.096%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.048%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.048%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.048%) MySQL
7 2 (0.048%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.024%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.024%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.024%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.024%) Impala
8 1 (0.024%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.024%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.024%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.024%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 161 (3.88%) JIRA
2 7 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.048%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.048%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (0.048%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.024%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (0.024%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,450 (34.96%) Social Skills
2 970 (23.38%) Finance
3 319 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 262 (6.32%) Manufacturing
5 252 (6.08%) Retail
6 240 (5.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 221 (5.33%) Public Sector
8 216 (5.21%) Organisational Skills
9 209 (5.04%) Marketing
10 157 (3.78%) Legal
10 157 (3.78%) Presentation Skills
11 138 (3.33%) Influencing Skills
12 123 (2.97%) Law
13 109 (2.63%) Telecoms
14 96 (2.31%) Banking
15 75 (1.81%) Games
16 71 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
17 67 (1.62%) Local Government
18 61 (1.47%) Aerospace
19 42 (1.01%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (0.94%) EDI
2 34 (0.82%) .NET
3 17 (0.41%) SOAP
4 16 (0.39%) RESTful
5 10 (0.24%) ADO
5 10 (0.24%) CSS
5 10 (0.24%) HTML
6 8 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (0.17%) Flash
7 7 (0.17%) JSON
8 5 (0.12%) React Native
9 3 (0.072%) FHIR
9 3 (0.072%) Node.js
9 3 (0.072%) React
9 3 (0.072%) REST
10 2 (0.048%) Express.js
10 2 (0.048%) MERN Stack
10 2 (0.048%) Middleware
10 2 (0.048%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.048%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 228 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
2 164 (3.95%) Driving Licence
3 99 (2.39%) Onboarding
4 91 (2.19%) Renewable Energy
5 89 (2.15%) PMI
6 88 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 78 (1.88%) Data Centre
8 67 (1.62%) FMCG
9 61 (1.47%) NHS
10 45 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 25 (0.60%) Life Science
12 23 (0.55%) Public Cloud
13 22 (0.53%) Robotics
14 21 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (0.51%) Product Ownership
15 20 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
16 19 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
17 18 (0.43%) Digital Signage
18 17 (0.41%) Mobile App
18 17 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (1.01%) Windows
2 23 (0.55%) Android
3 14 (0.34%) Linux
4 13 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.29%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.29%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.096%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,647 (63.81%) Project Management
2 1,234 (29.75%) Agile
3 1,110 (26.76%) Project Delivery
4 868 (20.93%) PRINCE2
5 617 (14.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 483 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
7 412 (9.93%) Risk Management
8 358 (8.63%) Change Management
9 346 (8.34%) Waterfall
10 321 (7.74%) Budget Management
11 279 (6.73%) Decision-Making
12 262 (6.32%) Project Planning
13 251 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 251 (6.05%) SDLC
14 238 (5.74%) Business Case
15 236 (5.69%) Agile Project Management
16 227 (5.47%) Mentoring
17 187 (4.51%) Programme Management
18 185 (4.46%) Actionable Insight
19 184 (4.44%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 24 (0.58%) JavaScript
2 20 (0.48%) SQL
3 13 (0.31%) C#
4 10 (0.24%) Python
5 8 (0.19%) Java
6 4 (0.096%) PHP
7 2 (0.048%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.024%) Ada
8 1 (0.024%) C
8 1 (0.024%) Data Analysis Expressions
8 1 (0.024%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.024%) Scala
8 1 (0.024%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.024%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 754 (18.18%) Degree
2 310 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 277 (6.68%) PMI Certification
4 260 (6.27%) PMP
5 198 (4.77%) SC Cleared
6 154 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 149 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 96 (2.31%) HNC
9 52 (1.25%) DV Cleared
10 49 (1.18%) HND
11 48 (1.16%) DBS Check
12 42 (1.01%) APMP
13 26 (0.63%) Master's Degree
14 25 (0.60%) NVQ Level 3
15 20 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
16 17 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (0.39%) RIBA
18 13 (0.31%) ACCA
18 13 (0.31%) CAPM
19 12 (0.29%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (5.50%) PMO
2 149 (3.59%) QA
3 45 (1.08%) GDPR
4 37 (0.89%) ISO 9001
4 37 (0.89%) NEBOSH
5 28 (0.68%) Good Clinical Practice
6 23 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.43%) SLA
8 13 (0.31%) GMP
9 12 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.27%) Accessibility
11 9 (0.22%) COSHH
12 8 (0.19%) GxP
13 7 (0.17%) Data Quality
13 7 (0.17%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.14%) GAMP
14 6 (0.14%) GLP
15 5 (0.12%) ISO 13485
15 5 (0.12%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.096%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 29 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 19 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
3 19 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.29%) Firmware
5 3 (0.072%) Embedded Firmware
6 1 (0.024%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (0.39%) WSUS
2 15 (0.36%) SCOM
3 4 (0.096%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (0.048%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.024%) FTK
5 1 (0.024%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 430 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 88 (2.12%) SAP
3 57 (1.37%) Salesforce
4 41 (0.99%) Oracle
5 40 (0.96%) Cisco
6 34 (0.82%) IFS
7 30 (0.72%) Google
7 30 (0.72%) NEC
8 28 (0.68%) VMware
9 27 (0.65%) Adobe
10 25 (0.60%) Progress
11 21 (0.51%) Workday
12 16 (0.39%) BT
12 16 (0.39%) Ruckus Wireless
12 16 (0.39%) Sage
13 15 (0.36%) CheckPoint
14 11 (0.27%) Sitecore
15 10 (0.24%) Autodesk
16 9 (0.22%) Apple
17 6 (0.14%) Atlassian