Period
to 20 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 83 77
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 4,803 6,331 6,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.29% 3.62% 3.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 3.76% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3,935 5,166 5,333
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
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 139,993 168,483 170,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.23% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 111,792 136,362 139,131
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 -8 4,502 £55,000 - 673
UK excluding London -3 2,753 £50,000 - 510
London -15 1,893 £62,500 +4.17% 199
South East +13 1,103 £52,500 - 138
North of England -28 612 £47,500 - 115
Midlands -29 382 £52,500 +5.00% 98
North West -5 338 £47,500 +5.56% 61
South West -9 291 £48,500 +7.78% 65
West Midlands -14 284 £53,000 +11.58% 71
Yorkshire -43 250 £46,375 -7.25% 49
East of England -22 192 £55,000 +10.00% 59
Scotland -39 120 £49,375 -5.95% 27
East Midlands -50 98 £52,500 - 27
Wales -32 34 £47,500 -13.64% 7
North East -18 24 £45,000 - 5
Northern Ireland -5 21 £37,040 -24.02% 1

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 2,882 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2,221 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,707 (35.54%) PRINCE2
4 1,627 (33.87%) Finance
5 1,247 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 666 (13.87%) Scrum
7 582 (12.12%) Waterfall
8 498 (10.37%) Microsoft
9 448 (9.33%) PMI Certification
10 446 (9.29%) Degree
11 441 (9.18%) Change Management
12 439 (9.14%) PMP
13 396 (8.24%) Microsoft Project
14 369 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
15 367 (7.64%) SDLC
16 363 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 344 (7.16%) PMO
18 312 (6.50%) Retail
19 309 (6.43%) Project Planning
20 306 (6.37%) Migration
21 298 (6.20%) CRM
22 295 (6.14%) Programme Management
23 293 (6.10%) Risk Management
24 292 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
25 285 (5.93%) ERP
26 284 (5.91%) ITIL
27 283 (5.89%) JIRA
28 275 (5.73%) Banking
29 254 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
30 253 (5.27%) 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
1 105 (2.19%) Confluence
2 101 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 88 (1.83%) CMS
4 31 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 20 (0.42%) WordPress
6 18 (0.37%) Drupal
7 17 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 13 (0.27%) MS Exchange
8 13 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.21%) MS Project Server
10 8 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.17%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.10%) Apache
12 5 (0.10%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.083%) IIS
14 3 (0.062%) JBoss
14 3 (0.062%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.042%) nginx
Applications
1 396 (8.24%) Microsoft Project
2 211 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
3 170 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 115 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 81 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.062%) InVision
9 2 (0.042%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.042%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.021%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.021%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 54 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.58%) NetSuite
4 27 (0.56%) Magento
4 27 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
5 26 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
6 20 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 18 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 13 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.19%) iTrent
10 9 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 9 (0.19%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
10 9 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
11 8 (0.17%) Infor M3
12 6 (0.12%) SAP APO
12 6 (0.12%) SAP EWM
12 6 (0.12%) SAP QM
13 5 (0.10%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 254 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (3.41%) Office 365
3 147 (3.06%) SaaS
4 113 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
6 52 (1.08%) IaaS
7 36 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (0.65%) Trello
9 28 (0.58%) Smartsheet
10 25 (0.52%) Power Platform
11 24 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
12 13 (0.27%) PaaS
13 11 (0.23%) Basecamp
14 9 (0.19%) GitHub
14 9 (0.19%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.12%) Google Analytics
16 5 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
17 4 (0.083%) Apigee
17 4 (0.083%) MailChimp
18 3 (0.062%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 142 (2.96%) WAN
2 121 (2.52%) LAN
3 54 (1.12%) Internet
4 52 (1.08%) Wireless
5 50 (1.04%) VoIP
6 41 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 39 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 30 (0.62%) SAN
9 29 (0.60%) Skype
10 26 (0.54%) Firewall
11 18 (0.37%) WLAN
12 16 (0.33%) Broadband
12 16 (0.33%) MPLS
13 15 (0.31%) Extranet
13 15 (0.31%) Intranet
14 11 (0.23%) IP Telephony
15 10 (0.21%) VPN
16 8 (0.17%) 4G
16 8 (0.17%) TCP/IP
17 6 (0.12%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (1.00%) Big Data
3 32 (0.67%) SQL Server
4 27 (0.56%) Blockchain
5 25 (0.52%) Power BI
6 14 (0.29%) MySQL
6 14 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (0.27%) GIS
8 12 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (0.25%) SAP BW
9 10 (0.21%) SAP HANA
10 8 (0.17%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.15%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.15%) QlikView
12 6 (0.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.12%) MS Access
12 6 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 5 (0.10%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.10%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 283 (5.89%) JIRA
2 12 (0.25%) Bitbucket
3 11 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.15%) Hudson
6 6 (0.12%) Mercurial
7 5 (0.10%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.10%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.083%) Redmine
8 4 (0.083%) VersionOne
9 3 (0.062%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.062%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (0.062%) Pivotal Tracker
10 1 (0.021%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.021%) WebObjects
General
1 1,627 (33.87%) Finance
2 312 (6.50%) Retail
3 275 (5.73%) Banking
4 239 (4.98%) Marketing
5 194 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 113 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 102 (2.12%) Legal
8 94 (1.96%) Law
9 74 (1.54%) Advertising
10 61 (1.27%) Local Government
11 60 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 52 (1.08%) Billing
13 44 (0.92%) Back Office
14 35 (0.73%) Games
14 35 (0.73%) Retail Banking
15 33 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.69%) Front Office
16 31 (0.65%) French Language
17 30 (0.62%) Electronics
18 22 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (2.50%) .NET
2 62 (1.29%) HTML
3 42 (0.87%) CSS
4 31 (0.65%) Velocity
5 26 (0.54%) Web Services
6 21 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 13 (0.27%) ASP.NET
7 13 (0.27%) HTML5
7 13 (0.27%) RESTful
8 12 (0.25%) J2EE
9 11 (0.23%) XML
10 10 (0.21%) JSON
11 9 (0.19%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.19%) LAMP
12 8 (0.17%) Middleware
12 8 (0.17%) React
13 7 (0.15%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.12%) Grails
14 6 (0.12%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 292 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 165 (3.44%) PMI
4 154 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 153 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 98 (2.04%) User Experience
7 77 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 64 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 63 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 36 (0.75%) Social Media
11 35 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
12 33 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 32 (0.67%) NHS
14 29 (0.60%) e-Learning
15 28 (0.58%) FMCG
15 28 (0.58%) Life Science
16 25 (0.52%) Equities
17 20 (0.42%) Fixed Income
17 20 (0.42%) Reinsurance
18 15 (0.31%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 107 (2.23%) Windows
2 53 (1.10%) Windows 10
3 25 (0.52%) Apple iOS
4 24 (0.50%) Android
5 18 (0.37%) Linux
6 12 (0.25%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.15%) Unix
9 2 (0.042%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.021%) AIX
10 1 (0.021%) CentOS
10 1 (0.021%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.021%) Solaris
10 1 (0.021%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.021%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,882 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2,221 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1,707 (35.54%) PRINCE2
4 1,247 (25.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 666 (13.87%) Scrum
6 582 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 441 (9.18%) Change Management
8 369 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
9 367 (7.64%) SDLC
10 309 (6.43%) Project Planning
11 306 (6.37%) Migration
12 298 (6.20%) CRM
13 295 (6.14%) Programme Management
14 293 (6.10%) Risk Management
15 285 (5.93%) ERP
16 284 (5.91%) ITIL
17 244 (5.08%) Business Analysis
18 239 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
19 229 (4.77%) Software Delivery
20 226 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 109 (2.27%) C
2 102 (2.12%) SQL
3 83 (1.73%) Java
4 44 (0.92%) C#
5 43 (0.90%) PHP
6 28 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 12 (0.25%) Scala
8 11 (0.23%) Python
9 9 (0.19%) VBA
10 6 (0.12%) ABAP
10 6 (0.12%) Groovy
11 5 (0.10%) C++
11 5 (0.10%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.083%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.083%) Ruby
13 3 (0.062%) Perl
13 3 (0.062%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.062%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.042%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.042%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 448 (9.33%) PMI Certification
2 446 (9.29%) Degree
3 439 (9.14%) PMP
4 363 (7.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 225 (4.68%) Security Cleared
6 200 (4.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 163 (3.39%) APMP
8 145 (3.02%) SC Cleared
9 77 (1.60%) DV Cleared
10 47 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (0.19%) ACCA
14 9 (0.19%) HND
14 9 (0.19%) ISEB
14 9 (0.19%) PhD
15 7 (0.15%) HNC
15 7 (0.15%) RIBA
16 6 (0.12%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (7.16%) PMO
2 175 (3.64%) QA
3 63 (1.31%) GDPR
4 42 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 31 (0.65%) SLA
7 16 (0.33%) PMBOK
8 14 (0.29%) ISO 22301
9 13 (0.27%) SEPA
10 12 (0.25%) Data Quality
11 7 (0.15%) EMIR
11 7 (0.15%) MiFID
11 7 (0.15%) P3O
12 4 (0.083%) COBIT
13 3 (0.062%) AIFMD
13 3 (0.062%) FATCA
13 3 (0.062%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.062%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.062%) Solvency II
System Software
1 60 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 46 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.21%) Firmware
5 9 (0.19%) vSphere
6 8 (0.17%) XenApp
7 7 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.062%) Docker
8 3 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.062%) Xen
9 2 (0.042%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.042%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.042%) RHEV
9 2 (0.042%) vCloud
10 1 (0.021%) HDFS
10 1 (0.021%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.021%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (0.35%) SCCM
2 8 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (0.15%) AppDNA
4 5 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.083%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.062%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.042%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.042%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.042%) Nagios
7 2 (0.042%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.021%) Ansible
8 1 (0.021%) EnCase
8 1 (0.021%) FTK
8 1 (0.021%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.021%) Puppet
8 1 (0.021%) SCOM
8 1 (0.021%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 498 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 253 (5.27%) SAP
3 150 (3.12%) Oracle
4 89 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 78 (1.62%) VMware
6 65 (1.35%) Cisco
7 62 (1.29%) ServiceNow
8 47 (0.98%) Citrix
9 28 (0.58%) Google
10 18 (0.37%) Atlassian
10 18 (0.37%) JD Edwards
11 17 (0.35%) HP
12 15 (0.31%) Capita
12 15 (0.31%) IBM
13 14 (0.29%) hybris
13 14 (0.29%) NetApp
14 12 (0.25%) Adobe
14 12 (0.25%) Charles River
15 11 (0.23%) Sitecore
15 11 (0.23%) Virgin Media