Period
to 27 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

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
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 181 101
Rank change year-on-year +63 -80 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3,617 921 4,418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 1.93% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 2.04% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,772 760 3,716
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,314 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.49% -3.37% -

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 111,557 45,200 134,451
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.39% 94.84% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 77,668 37,525 108,326
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +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 27 September 2021.

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 27 September 2021. 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 +60 3,153 £55,000 +4.76% 419
UK excluding London +58 1,993 £50,000 +3.49% 292
London +71 1,323 £65,000 +4.42% 145
Work from Home +43 777 £57,500 +9.52% 54
South East +6 550 £55,000 +10.00% 65
North of England +57 442 £47,500 +5.56% 60
Midlands +15 375 £52,500 +16.67% 58
West Midlands +30 277 £52,500 +16.67% 38
North West +44 259 £50,000 +5.26% 30
South West +37 247 £45,000 -2.70% 62
East of England +24 177 £52,500 - 23
Yorkshire +1 171 £47,500 +5.56% 26
Scotland +6 144 £50,000 +11.11% 11
East Midlands -32 96 £50,000 +5.26% 20
Northern Ireland -13 37 £47,500 - 2
Wales -20 35 £50,000 +11.11% 11
North East -22 12 £51,250 +15.82% 4

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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 2,344 (64.81%) Project Management
2 1,743 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
3 1,411 (39.01%) Social Skills
4 1,227 (33.92%) Finance
5 1,149 (31.77%) Project Delivery
6 1,135 (31.38%) PRINCE2
7 939 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 532 (14.71%) Scrum
9 529 (14.63%) Waterfall
10 526 (14.54%) Microsoft
11 414 (11.45%) Microsoft Project
12 352 (9.73%) Degree
13 345 (9.54%) Change Management
14 331 (9.15%) ERP
15 329 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
16 313 (8.65%) Migration
17 307 (8.49%) Project Planning
18 306 (8.46%) Retail
19 300 (8.29%) PMI Certification
20 298 (8.24%) SDLC
21 296 (8.18%) JIRA
22 253 (6.99%) PMP
22 253 (6.99%) Risk Management
23 248 (6.86%) Azure
24 244 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
25 233 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
26 231 (6.39%) PMO
27 229 (6.33%) E-Commerce
27 229 (6.33%) Security Cleared
28 225 (6.22%) Marketing

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
1 109 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 100 (2.76%) Confluence
3 80 (2.21%) CMS
4 18 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 16 (0.44%) Documentum
6 14 (0.39%) WordPress
7 10 (0.28%) IIS
8 9 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.17%) Drupal
9 6 (0.17%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.17%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.14%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.11%) Appian
12 3 (0.083%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.083%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.055%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.055%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.055%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 414 (11.45%) Microsoft Project
2 233 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
3 186 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 144 (3.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 86 (2.38%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.083%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.055%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.055%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.028%) Mingle
9 1 (0.028%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 78 (2.16%) Oracle ERP
2 52 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 50 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
4 39 (1.08%) Shopify
5 32 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
6 25 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
7 21 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
7 21 (0.58%) NetSuite
7 21 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
8 19 (0.53%) Magento
9 15 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
10 14 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.39%) Oracle Utilities
10 14 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
11 11 (0.30%) Oracle Clinical
11 11 (0.30%) SAP ERP
12 10 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
13 6 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
14 5 (0.14%) SAP Business One
15 4 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 248 (6.86%) Azure
2 201 (5.56%) SaaS
3 118 (3.26%) Microsoft 365
4 81 (2.24%) AWS
5 68 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
6 39 (1.08%) Smartsheet
7 36 (1.00%) Power Platform
8 28 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (0.72%) Veeva
10 25 (0.69%) GCP
11 18 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 18 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 14 (0.39%) PaaS
13 13 (0.36%) IaaS
14 12 (0.33%) PowerApps
15 11 (0.30%) Power Automate
16 9 (0.25%) Asana
16 9 (0.25%) Basecamp
17 7 (0.19%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.49%) LAN
2 53 (1.47%) WAN
3 44 (1.22%) Firewall
4 33 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
5 30 (0.83%) Internet
6 21 (0.58%) Broadband
6 21 (0.58%) Extranet
7 20 (0.55%) Wireless
8 16 (0.44%) DNS
8 16 (0.44%) Unified Communications
9 14 (0.39%) Network Security
10 12 (0.33%) Intranet
11 11 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
12 10 (0.28%) SD-WAN
12 10 (0.28%) WebEx
13 9 (0.25%) 5G
13 9 (0.25%) VLAN
13 9 (0.25%) VPN
14 8 (0.22%) DHCP
15 7 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (0.94%) Power BI
2 30 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (0.53%) Data Lake
3 19 (0.53%) SQL Server
4 10 (0.28%) Blockchain
5 9 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.19%) Looker
6 7 (0.19%) Tableau
7 6 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.17%) Big Data
7 6 (0.17%) MySQL
8 5 (0.14%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.11%) Couchbase
9 4 (0.11%) GIS
9 4 (0.11%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.083%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.083%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.083%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.055%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 296 (8.18%) JIRA
2 23 (0.64%) Axure RP
3 7 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.028%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.028%) GitLab
5 1 (0.028%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.028%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.028%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.028%) Selenium
General
1 1,411 (39.01%) Social Skills
2 1,227 (33.92%) Finance
3 306 (8.46%) Retail
4 244 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
5 225 (6.22%) Marketing
6 224 (6.19%) Presentation Skills
7 180 (4.98%) Public Sector
8 172 (4.76%) Telecoms
9 167 (4.62%) Organisational Skills
10 151 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
11 135 (3.73%) Manufacturing
12 133 (3.68%) Banking
13 108 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
14 101 (2.79%) Billing
15 98 (2.71%) Legal
16 86 (2.38%) Law
17 67 (1.85%) Advertising
18 58 (1.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 56 (1.55%) Documentation Skills
20 54 (1.49%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (0.86%) .NET
2 24 (0.66%) Middleware
3 23 (0.64%) HTML
4 20 (0.55%) CSS
5 14 (0.39%) Web Services
6 11 (0.30%) React
7 10 (0.28%) XML
8 9 (0.25%) Velocity
9 8 (0.22%) EDI
9 8 (0.22%) REST
10 6 (0.17%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.17%) HTML5
11 5 (0.14%) J2EE
11 5 (0.14%) OpenID
12 4 (0.11%) WML
13 3 (0.083%) COM
13 3 (0.083%) Google Maps API
13 3 (0.083%) JSON
13 3 (0.083%) SAP Basis
14 2 (0.055%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 170 (4.70%) Management Information System
2 123 (3.40%) PMI
3 113 (3.12%) User Experience
4 105 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 102 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 58 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 54 (1.49%) Life Science
8 49 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 43 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
9 43 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 39 (1.08%) FMCG
11 37 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 33 (0.91%) Digital Media
13 28 (0.77%) Housing Association
14 27 (0.75%) Social Media
15 25 (0.69%) iPad
16 24 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
16 24 (0.66%) NHS
17 20 (0.55%) Biotechnology
18 19 (0.53%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 67 (1.85%) Windows
2 23 (0.64%) Android
3 20 (0.55%) Unix
4 19 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 18 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.36%) Linux
7 5 (0.14%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.083%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.083%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.028%) AIX
9 1 (0.028%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,344 (64.81%) Project Management
2 1,743 (48.19%) Agile Software Development
3 1,149 (31.77%) Project Delivery
4 1,135 (31.38%) PRINCE2
5 939 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 532 (14.71%) Scrum
7 529 (14.63%) Waterfall
8 345 (9.54%) Change Management
9 331 (9.15%) ERP
10 329 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
11 313 (8.65%) Migration
12 307 (8.49%) Project Planning
13 298 (8.24%) SDLC
14 253 (6.99%) Risk Management
15 229 (6.33%) E-Commerce
16 194 (5.36%) Business Case
17 191 (5.28%) Mentoring
18 181 (5.00%) DevOps
19 177 (4.89%) Business Analysis
19 177 (4.89%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 76 (2.10%) C
2 49 (1.35%) Java
3 45 (1.24%) SQL
4 25 (0.69%) C#
5 21 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 13 (0.36%) Python
7 12 (0.33%) PHP
8 10 (0.28%) Smalltalk
9 7 (0.19%) VBA
10 3 (0.083%) C++
11 2 (0.055%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.028%) Delphi
12 1 (0.028%) Ruby
12 1 (0.028%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 352 (9.73%) Degree
2 300 (8.29%) PMI Certification
3 253 (6.99%) PMP
4 229 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 202 (5.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 137 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 136 (3.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 70 (1.94%) APMP
9 60 (1.66%) Oracle Certification
10 42 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 35 (0.97%) DV Cleared
12 23 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.33%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.25%) MBA
15 8 (0.22%) CISSP
16 6 (0.17%) HND
17 5 (0.14%) CISA
17 5 (0.14%) HNC
17 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (6.39%) PMO
2 127 (3.51%) QA
3 41 (1.13%) Good Clinical Practice
3 41 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (1.02%) GDPR
5 33 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.64%) SLA
7 16 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 12 (0.33%) PMBOK
9 9 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.17%) GRC
12 6 (0.17%) GxP
12 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.14%) Accessibility
14 4 (0.11%) NIST
15 3 (0.083%) GAMP
15 3 (0.083%) IFRS
15 3 (0.083%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 25 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.11%) Docker
6 3 (0.083%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.083%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.028%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 14 (0.39%) FortiGate
2 10 (0.28%) SCCM
3 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.14%) WSUS
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.083%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.083%) SCOM
7 2 (0.055%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.028%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.028%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.028%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.028%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 526 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 212 (5.86%) SAP
3 181 (5.00%) Oracle
4 111 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (1.58%) Google
6 36 (1.00%) Cisco
7 33 (0.91%) JD Edwards
8 32 (0.88%) VMware
9 28 (0.77%) Workday
10 25 (0.69%) Elastic Path
10 25 (0.69%) Sitecore
11 23 (0.64%) Instagram
12 22 (0.61%) ServiceNow
13 18 (0.50%) Adobe
14 16 (0.44%) Atlassian
14 16 (0.44%) OpenText
15 14 (0.39%) Fortinet
15 14 (0.39%) SolarWinds
16 12 (0.33%) Citrix
17 10 (0.28%) Informatica