The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Manager
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 63 47
Rank change year-on-year -18 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3138 4428 5772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.57% 4.50% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.72% 4.66% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2557 3734 4701
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 2978 £55,000 - 409
London -29 1248 £60,000 -4.00% 142
South East -7 534 £50,000 -2.91% 73
East of England -11 281 £55,000 - 23
West Midlands -27 207 £50,000 - 39
City of London +6 203 £62,500 -3.84% 36
North West -47 199 £47,500 +2.70% 35
South West -13 189 £50,000 +5.26% 25
Yorkshire -30 181 £50,000 +11.11% 37
West Yorkshire -27 131 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Berkshire -8 126 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Manchester -44 125 £50,000 +11.11% 22
Hampshire +15 112 £51,000 +2.00% 20
East Midlands +11 111 £47,500 -5.00% 27
Birmingham -13 101 £48,750 -2.50% 11
Surrey -25 98 £48,000 -12.72% 5
Cambridgeshire +12 96 £55,000 +13.40% 9
Scotland -23 93 £52,500 +3.96% 21
Hertfordshire -10 92 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Leeds -25 84 £52,500 +16.66% 22
Bristol -18 69 £48,500 +2.10% 12
Cambridge +34 55 £55,000 +12.82% 7
Nottingham +18 55 £50,000 - 9
Nottinghamshire +9 55 £50,000 +5.26% 11
East Sussex +31 51 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Edinburgh -29 51 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Reading +12 47 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Cheshire -19 43 £51,250 +1.48% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 42 £51,000 +7.36% 12
West Sussex +1 41 £57,500 +4.54%

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Project Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 4006 (62.03%) Project Management
2 2651 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
3 2490 (38.56%) PRINCE2
4 2175 (33.68%) Finance
5 1634 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 991 (15.35%) Scrum
7 787 (12.19%) Waterfall
8 753 (11.66%) Retail
9 650 (10.07%) Degree
10 625 (9.68%) SDLC
11 622 (9.63%) Microsoft Project
12 618 (9.57%) Microsoft
13 610 (9.45%) Change Management
14 525 (8.13%) PMI Certification
15 503 (7.79%) CRM
16 501 (7.76%) PMP
17 490 (7.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 468 (7.25%) Banking
19 455 (7.05%) E-Commerce
20 443 (6.86%) ITIL
21 424 (6.57%) Risk Management
22 402 (6.22%) Project Planning
23 336 (5.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
24 333 (5.16%) Marketing
24 333 (5.16%) Programme Management
24 333 (5.16%) ERP
25 329 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
26 328 (5.08%) JIRA
27 325 (5.03%) Business Analysis
28 322 (4.99%) SAP

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
1 154 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 126 (1.95%) Confluence
3 114 (1.77%) CMS
4 42 (0.65%) WordPress
5 20 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 19 (0.29%) MS Project Server
7 18 (0.28%) Drupal
7 18 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (0.19%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.17%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.12%) Liferay
14 7 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (0.093%) SAS
15 6 (0.093%) SugarCRM
16 5 (0.077%) Apache
16 5 (0.077%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.062%) IIS
Applications
1 622 (9.63%) Microsoft Project
2 295 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
3 216 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 186 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 166 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 30 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.077%) Niku Workbench
9 4 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.046%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.046%) SPSS
11 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.031%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.031%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.015%) Baselight
12 1 (0.015%) HipChat
12 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 99 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 35 (0.54%) Magento
5 34 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.45%) SAP ERP
7 24 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 22 (0.34%) SAP SD
9 21 (0.33%) SAP R/3
10 18 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
11 17 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
11 17 (0.26%) thinkFolio
12 16 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 16 (0.25%) Sonata
13 14 (0.22%) SAP FI
14 12 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
15 11 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
16 10 (0.15%) BASE24
16 10 (0.15%) SAP CRM
16 10 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 155 (2.40%) SaaS
2 106 (1.64%) Office 365
3 83 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.25%) IaaS
8 14 (0.22%) Basecamp
8 14 (0.22%) PaaS
9 11 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.15%) Force.com
11 6 (0.093%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.077%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.077%) Trello
13 3 (0.046%) G Suite
13 3 (0.046%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.046%) Yammer
14 2 (0.031%) AdWords
14 2 (0.031%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.031%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 102 (1.58%) WAN
2 90 (1.39%) Internet
3 73 (1.13%) LAN
4 52 (0.81%) Wireless
5 47 (0.73%) Unified Communications
6 46 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
7 41 (0.63%) Firewall
8 38 (0.59%) VoIP
9 34 (0.53%) Intranet
10 21 (0.33%) VLAN
11 19 (0.29%) Skype
11 19 (0.29%) Structured Cabling
12 15 (0.23%) SAN
13 13 (0.20%) ATM
13 13 (0.20%) TCP/IP
13 13 (0.20%) VPN
14 10 (0.15%) Extranet
14 10 (0.15%) Network Security
15 9 (0.14%) DAB
15 9 (0.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
2 125 (1.94%) Big Data
3 93 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 36 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 36 (0.56%) SAP HANA
5 29 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (0.39%) Relational Database
7 24 (0.37%) SAP BW
8 23 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (0.31%) QlikView
10 18 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
11 17 (0.26%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.23%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
12 15 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (0.22%) Data Mart
14 12 (0.19%) MySQL
14 12 (0.19%) Power BI
14 12 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 328 (5.08%) JIRA
2 48 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.11%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.093%) CA Flowdock
5 6 (0.093%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.093%) Selenium
6 5 (0.077%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.077%) Hudson
6 5 (0.077%) VersionOne
6 5 (0.077%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.062%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.062%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.062%) ProC
8 3 (0.046%) eCATT
8 3 (0.046%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.046%) TestRail
8 3 (0.046%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2175 (33.68%) Finance
2 753 (11.66%) Retail
3 468 (7.25%) Banking
4 333 (5.16%) Marketing
5 291 (4.51%) Telecoms
6 213 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 191 (2.96%) Legal
8 148 (2.29%) Advertising
9 135 (2.09%) Investment Banking
10 113 (1.75%) Front Office
11 81 (1.25%) Law
12 76 (1.18%) Retail Banking
13 74 (1.15%) Back Office
13 74 (1.15%) Games
14 65 (1.01%) Electronics
15 61 (0.94%) Billing
15 61 (0.94%) Publishing
16 53 (0.82%) French Language
17 51 (0.79%) Automotive
18 43 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (3.14%) .NET
2 126 (1.95%) HTML
3 40 (0.62%) CSS
4 35 (0.54%) HTML5
5 31 (0.48%) Web Services
6 25 (0.39%) .NET Framework
6 25 (0.39%) ASP.NET
6 25 (0.39%) XML
7 24 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
8 17 (0.26%) Java EE
9 15 (0.23%) JSON
10 14 (0.22%) Middleware
11 13 (0.20%) Velocity
12 12 (0.19%) jQuery
13 10 (0.15%) COM
14 9 (0.14%) J2EE
14 9 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (0.14%) RESTful
14 9 (0.14%) SAML
15 8 (0.12%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 329 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 257 (3.98%) PMI
3 208 (3.22%) Data Centre
4 163 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 146 (2.26%) User Experience
6 140 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 107 (1.66%) Fintech
8 102 (1.58%) Mobile App
9 98 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 93 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
11 86 (1.33%) EPoS
12 84 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 77 (1.19%) Driving Licence
14 68 (1.05%) Derivative
15 59 (0.91%) NHS
16 55 (0.85%) FMCG
17 52 (0.81%) Equities
18 38 (0.59%) Social Media
19 36 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 33 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 150 (2.32%) Windows
2 49 (0.76%) Linux
3 43 (0.67%) Unix
4 38 (0.59%) Android
4 38 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 31 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 24 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.12%) Solaris
9 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.062%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.062%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.046%) AIX
11 3 (0.046%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.015%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.015%) MVS
12 1 (0.015%) VMS
12 1 (0.015%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4006 (62.03%) Project Management
2 2651 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
3 2490 (38.56%) PRINCE2
4 1634 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 991 (15.35%) Scrum
6 787 (12.19%) Waterfall
7 625 (9.68%) SDLC
8 610 (9.45%) Change Management
9 503 (7.79%) CRM
10 455 (7.05%) E-Commerce
11 443 (6.86%) ITIL
12 424 (6.57%) Risk Management
13 402 (6.22%) Project Planning
14 333 (5.16%) ERP
14 333 (5.16%) Programme Management
15 325 (5.03%) Business Analysis
16 293 (4.54%) Change Control
17 290 (4.49%) Migration
18 247 (3.82%) PRINCE
19 237 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 239 (3.70%) SQL
2 207 (3.21%) Java
3 117 (1.81%) C#
4 108 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 76 (1.18%) C
6 43 (0.67%) PHP
7 40 (0.62%) Python
8 35 (0.54%) C++
9 23 (0.36%) PL/SQL
10 15 (0.23%) Perl
11 12 (0.19%) VB
12 11 (0.17%) R
13 10 (0.15%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.14%) Ruby
15 8 (0.12%) Scala
16 7 (0.11%) Embedded C++
16 7 (0.11%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.11%) VBScript
17 6 (0.093%) Embedded C
17 6 (0.093%) VBA
Qualifications
1 650 (10.07%) Degree
2 525 (8.13%) PMI Certification
3 501 (7.76%) PMP
4 490 (7.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 336 (5.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 155 (2.40%) APMP
7 144 (2.23%) Security Cleared
8 99 (1.53%) SC Cleared
9 79 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 74 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (0.48%) ISEB
12 25 (0.39%) Master's Degree
13 23 (0.36%) APMG
13 23 (0.36%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.25%) CCNA
14 16 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 13 (0.20%) MBA
17 12 (0.19%) CISSP
17 12 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (4.49%) PMO
2 280 (4.34%) QA
3 76 (1.18%) MiFID
4 37 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 36 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (0.54%) SLA
7 21 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.33%) EMIR
8 17 (0.26%) GDPR
9 16 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.17%) PMBOK
12 9 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
13 8 (0.12%) FATCA
13 8 (0.12%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.093%) AIFMD
15 4 (0.062%) UCITS
16 3 (0.046%) COBIT
16 3 (0.046%) GxP
16 3 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 28 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.17%) Firmware
4 10 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.062%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.031%) vSphere
7 2 (0.031%) XenApp
8 1 (0.015%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (0.14%) SCCM
2 6 (0.093%) Ansible
2 6 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.077%) Puppet
3 5 (0.077%) Terraform
4 4 (0.062%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.031%) EnCase
5 2 (0.031%) MOM
6 1 (0.015%) Nagios
6 1 (0.015%) QRadar
6 1 (0.015%) SCOM
Vendors
1 618 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 322 (4.99%) SAP
3 186 (2.88%) Oracle
4 126 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
5 67 (1.04%) Cisco
6 54 (0.84%) VMware
7 42 (0.65%) hybris
8 31 (0.48%) Sage
9 30 (0.46%) Tableau
10 27 (0.42%) Citrix
10 27 (0.42%) HP
11 25 (0.39%) Adobe
12 23 (0.36%) Google
12 23 (0.36%) IBM
12 23 (0.36%) Mitel
13 22 (0.34%) Charles River
13 22 (0.34%) FNZ
14 21 (0.33%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.28%) Computacenter
16 17 (0.26%) Atlassian
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leidos
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
WM Morrisons PLC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Yoh
Salary: £21791.77 - £26634.38 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £80000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ISL
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday