Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 76 63
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 6,472 6,593 9,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.65% 3.82% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.78% 3.96% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,301 5,584 8,067
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 16 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 20 April 2018. 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 -7 5,956 £55,000 - 699
UK excluding London -10 3,786 £50,000 - 476
London -11 2,472 £60,000 - 269
South East -8 1,032 £50,000 - 136
North of England -4 934 £47,500 - 103
Midlands -2 637 £50,000 - 91
East of England -21 442 £52,500 - 47
West Midlands +6 438 £48,000 -7.25% 51
North West -8 437 £47,500 - 55
South West +6 412 £47,500 - 51
Yorkshire -7 409 £50,000 - 46
Scotland +11 237 £52,500 -3.67% 36
East Midlands -12 199 £50,000 +5.26% 40
Wales +32 95 £50,000 +11.11% 7
North East +2 87 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Northern Ireland +2 12 £50,000 +25.00% 1

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 4,044 (62.48%) Project Management
2 2,643 (40.84%) Agile Software Development
3 2,512 (38.81%) PRINCE2
4 2,309 (35.68%) Finance
5 1,579 (24.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 869 (13.43%) Scrum
7 778 (12.02%) Waterfall
8 770 (11.90%) Microsoft
9 660 (10.20%) Change Management
10 603 (9.32%) Project Planning
11 599 (9.26%) SDLC
12 570 (8.81%) Degree
13 552 (8.53%) Microsoft Project
14 543 (8.39%) Retail
15 538 (8.31%) PMI Certification
16 520 (8.03%) PMP
17 434 (6.71%) CRM
18 428 (6.61%) Banking
19 421 (6.50%) ERP
20 416 (6.43%) Risk Management
21 407 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 403 (6.23%) PMO
23 385 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
24 371 (5.73%) SAP
25 363 (5.61%) ITIL
26 362 (5.59%) JIRA
27 344 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
28 337 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
29 329 (5.08%) Programme Management
30 320 (4.94%) E-Commerce

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
1 121 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 109 (1.68%) CMS
3 76 (1.17%) Confluence
4 32 (0.49%) Skype for Business
5 28 (0.43%) Drupal
5 28 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 25 (0.39%) WordPress
7 19 (0.29%) OpenStack
8 17 (0.26%) Umbraco
9 15 (0.23%) MS Exchange
10 12 (0.19%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.17%) MS Project Server
12 10 (0.15%) SAS
13 9 (0.14%) Apache
13 9 (0.14%) IIS
14 8 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.093%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.093%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 552 (8.53%) Microsoft Project
2 240 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
3 191 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 141 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 110 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.031%) Maya
8 2 (0.031%) Niku Workbench
9 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.015%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.015%) SPSS
9 1 (0.015%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 174 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
2 118 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 86 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 42 (0.65%) NetSuite
5 32 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
6 31 (0.48%) Magento
7 28 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 26 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
9 24 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
10 23 (0.36%) SAP R/3
11 20 (0.31%) BPCS
12 19 (0.29%) SAP Business One
13 18 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 15 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
14 15 (0.23%) Shopify
14 15 (0.23%) Workfront
15 13 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
16 12 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
17 10 (0.15%) Sage X3
18 9 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 237 (3.66%) Office 365
2 219 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 217 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 201 (3.11%) SaaS
5 113 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
6 25 (0.39%) IaaS
7 23 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (0.34%) Basecamp
9 20 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.25%) FinancialForce
10 16 (0.25%) Trello
11 10 (0.15%) AdWords
11 10 (0.15%) Oracle CX
11 10 (0.15%) PaaS
12 9 (0.14%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 7 (0.11%) Google Drive
13 7 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.093%) OpenShift
14 6 (0.093%) Taleo
15 5 (0.077%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 115 (1.78%) WAN
2 93 (1.44%) LAN
3 76 (1.17%) Internet
4 47 (0.73%) Firewall
5 42 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 40 (0.62%) VoIP
7 37 (0.57%) Intranet
8 35 (0.54%) Skype
9 28 (0.43%) PBX
10 25 (0.39%) SMS
11 20 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 20 (0.31%) VPN
12 19 (0.29%) Wireless
13 16 (0.25%) MPLS
14 12 (0.19%) Ethernet
15 11 (0.17%) Extranet
15 11 (0.17%) Structured Cabling
16 10 (0.15%) SAN
16 10 (0.15%) WLAN
17 9 (0.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (1.25%) Big Data
2 68 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 64 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (0.74%) Blockchain
5 36 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (0.42%) SAP HANA
7 21 (0.32%) Power BI
7 21 (0.32%) QlikView
8 17 (0.26%) Relational Database
8 17 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.22%) MySQL
9 14 (0.22%) OLAP
10 13 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.19%) GIS
12 11 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.15%) DB2
13 10 (0.15%) Oracle OLAP
13 10 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 362 (5.59%) JIRA
2 15 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
2 15 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.093%) VersionOne
6 5 (0.077%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.077%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.062%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.031%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (0.031%) Pivotal Tracker
8 2 (0.031%) Selenium
8 2 (0.031%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.015%) Codeception
9 1 (0.015%) GitLab
9 1 (0.015%) Moq
9 1 (0.015%) RStudio
9 1 (0.015%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.015%) TestRail
9 1 (0.015%) YouTrack
General
1 2,309 (35.68%) Finance
2 543 (8.39%) Retail
3 428 (6.61%) Banking
4 296 (4.57%) Marketing
5 230 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 220 (3.40%) Legal
7 209 (3.23%) Advertising
8 197 (3.04%) Manufacturing
9 150 (2.32%) Law
10 120 (1.85%) Back Office
11 87 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 84 (1.30%) Games
13 83 (1.28%) Investment Banking
14 56 (0.87%) Front Office
15 54 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 54 (0.83%) French Language
16 49 (0.76%) Billing
17 40 (0.62%) Electronics
18 38 (0.59%) Publishing
19 36 (0.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (2.30%) .NET
2 76 (1.17%) Mason
3 49 (0.76%) HTML
4 36 (0.56%) Web Services
5 21 (0.32%) HTML5
6 19 (0.29%) CSS
6 19 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
6 19 (0.29%) XML
7 15 (0.23%) AngularJS
7 15 (0.23%) React
8 14 (0.22%) LAMP
9 13 (0.20%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.20%) Node.js
9 13 (0.20%) Spring
10 12 (0.19%) JSON
11 11 (0.17%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.17%) Middleware
11 11 (0.17%) RESTful
12 9 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (0.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 344 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 272 (4.20%) PMI
4 184 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 164 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 158 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 156 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 152 (2.35%) User Experience
9 128 (1.98%) Fintech
10 93 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 85 (1.31%) Driving Licence
12 83 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 70 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
14 58 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 39 (0.60%) Tandem
16 36 (0.56%) NHS
17 34 (0.53%) EPoS
17 34 (0.53%) Hedge funds
18 32 (0.49%) Fixed Income
19 28 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 196 (3.03%) Windows
2 84 (1.30%) Windows 10
3 46 (0.71%) Windows Server
4 45 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 43 (0.66%) Android
5 43 (0.66%) Linux
6 17 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.22%) Unix
7 14 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.046%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.015%) AIX
11 1 (0.015%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,044 (62.48%) Project Management
2 2,643 (40.84%) Agile Software Development
3 2,512 (38.81%) PRINCE2
4 1,579 (24.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 869 (13.43%) Scrum
6 778 (12.02%) Waterfall
7 660 (10.20%) Change Management
8 603 (9.32%) Project Planning
9 599 (9.26%) SDLC
10 434 (6.71%) CRM
11 421 (6.50%) ERP
12 416 (6.43%) Risk Management
13 385 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
14 363 (5.61%) ITIL
15 329 (5.08%) Programme Management
16 320 (4.94%) E-Commerce
16 320 (4.94%) Software Delivery
17 312 (4.82%) Business Analysis
18 301 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
19 281 (4.34%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 168 (2.60%) SQL
2 137 (2.12%) Java
3 120 (1.85%) C
4 65 (1.00%) C#
5 52 (0.80%) JavaScript
6 43 (0.66%) PHP
7 15 (0.23%) Python
8 11 (0.17%) C++
9 7 (0.11%) Groovy
9 7 (0.11%) Java 8
9 7 (0.11%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.11%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.093%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.093%) VBA
11 5 (0.077%) Java 9
11 5 (0.077%) X++
12 4 (0.062%) Perl
12 4 (0.062%) VB
13 3 (0.046%) COBOL
13 3 (0.046%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 570 (8.81%) Degree
2 538 (8.31%) PMI Certification
3 520 (8.03%) PMP
4 407 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 337 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 181 (2.80%) Security Cleared
7 161 (2.49%) APMP
8 93 (1.44%) SC Cleared
9 57 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 46 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 45 (0.70%) ISEB
12 40 (0.62%) DV Cleared
13 29 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (0.40%) Master's Degree
15 17 (0.26%) HNC
15 17 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
16 13 (0.20%) APMG
17 10 (0.15%) CAPM
18 8 (0.12%) MBA
18 8 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 403 (6.23%) PMO
2 244 (3.77%) QA
3 118 (1.82%) GDPR
4 61 (0.94%) SLA
5 32 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 27 (0.42%) MiFID
7 26 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 18 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.28%) PMBOK
9 15 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 15 (0.23%) PSD2
10 9 (0.14%) EMIR
11 8 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.093%) GCP
12 6 (0.093%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
13 5 (0.077%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.062%) AIFMD
15 3 (0.046%) UCITS
System Software
1 75 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 35 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.11%) Docker
6 5 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.046%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.031%) Firmware
8 2 (0.031%) vSphere
9 1 (0.015%) HDFS
9 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.015%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.015%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (0.19%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (0.12%) HP ALM
3 8 (0.12%) SCCM
4 5 (0.077%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (0.077%) SCOM
4 5 (0.077%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.062%) Puppet
6 2 (0.031%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.015%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.015%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.015%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.015%) Sonobuoy
Vendors
1 770 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 371 (5.73%) SAP
3 242 (3.74%) Oracle
4 208 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
5 86 (1.33%) VMware
6 84 (1.30%) Capita
7 83 (1.28%) Google
8 74 (1.14%) Citrix
9 68 (1.05%) Sage
10 63 (0.97%) Cisco
11 55 (0.85%) Sitecore
12 50 (0.77%) JD Edwards
13 45 (0.70%) Infor
14 39 (0.60%) Epicor
14 39 (0.60%) IFS
15 37 (0.57%) hybris
16 32 (0.49%) Workday
17 29 (0.45%) Adobe
18 26 (0.40%) ServiceNow
19 20 (0.31%) Twitter