The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 61 46
Rank change year-on-year -13 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3295 4806 5921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.81% 4.63% 5.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 4.80% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2747 3934 4768
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £71,500
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 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -11 3126 £55,000 - 470
London -18 1284 £60,000 - 184
South East -7 528 £50,000 - 72
East of England -3 281 £52,500 - 32
North West -20 231 £46,000 +2.22% 43
Yorkshire -21 217 £52,500 +23.52% 32
West Midlands -21 209 £50,000 - 34
City of London -7 203 £57,500 -8.00% 43
South West 0 197 £50,000 +5.26% 40
West Yorkshire -11 149 £52,500 +16.66% 23
East Midlands +13 143 £45,000 -10.00% 21
Manchester -38 127 £46,500 -2.10% 24
Hampshire -8 115 £52,500 +5.00% 18
Hertfordshire -3 114 £47,500 -17.39% 12
Leeds -2 108 £52,500 +16.66% 15
Berkshire -14 107 £49,375 -5.95% 14
Bristol -5 87 £50,000 +9.89% 15
Surrey -27 87 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Scotland -33 81 £55,000 +4.76% 15
Cambridgeshire +33 78 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Birmingham -32 69 £53,750 +7.50% 18
East Sussex +45 65 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Nottinghamshire +1 59 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Nottingham +26 58 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 55 £50,000 - 8
Edinburgh -17 55 £60,000 +14.28% 11
Cheshire -13 51 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Brighton +35 50 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Cambridge +31 49 £55,000 +15.78% 4
West Sussex +16 49 £57,500 +4.54% 7

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 4004 (61.96%) Project Management
2 2607 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
3 2515 (38.92%) PRINCE2
4 2180 (33.74%) Finance
5 1679 (25.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 951 (14.72%) Scrum
7 744 (11.51%) Retail
8 737 (11.41%) Waterfall
9 708 (10.96%) Degree
10 654 (10.12%) Microsoft
11 644 (9.97%) SDLC
12 589 (9.11%) Change Management
13 558 (8.64%) Microsoft Project
14 531 (8.22%) PMI Certification
15 514 (7.95%) PMP
16 494 (7.64%) CRM
17 489 (7.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 469 (7.26%) Banking
19 457 (7.07%) Project Planning
20 448 (6.93%) E-Commerce
21 436 (6.75%) ITIL
22 433 (6.70%) Risk Management
23 354 (5.48%) Business Analysis
24 343 (5.31%) Telecoms
25 339 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
26 330 (5.11%) Marketing
27 324 (5.01%) ERP
27 324 (5.01%) PMO
28 322 (4.98%) Programme Management
29 303 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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
1 127 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 121 (1.87%) Confluence
3 116 (1.80%) CMS
4 32 (0.50%) WordPress
5 22 (0.34%) MS Project Server
6 17 (0.26%) Drupal
7 15 (0.23%) Apache
8 13 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.20%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.19%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.14%) Liferay
12 8 (0.12%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.11%) IIS
14 6 (0.093%) SAS
15 5 (0.077%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.062%) JBoss
16 4 (0.062%) NetWeaver
16 4 (0.062%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 558 (8.64%) Microsoft Project
2 236 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
3 214 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 169 (2.62%) MS Visio
5 160 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 29 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.031%) SPSS
9 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.015%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.015%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.015%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.015%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 103 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 36 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 31 (0.48%) SAP R/3
6 26 (0.40%) NetSuite
7 23 (0.36%) SAP ERP
8 22 (0.34%) Magento
9 19 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
10 18 (0.28%) Bloomberg AIM
10 18 (0.28%) SAP SD
11 16 (0.25%) SAP FI
12 14 (0.22%) thinkFolio
12 14 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
13 13 (0.20%) BASE24
13 13 (0.20%) Sage X3
13 13 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 12 (0.19%) SAP QM
14 12 (0.19%) SAP SCM
15 10 (0.15%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 162 (2.51%) SaaS
2 92 (1.42%) Office 365
3 67 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (0.32%) IaaS
6 19 (0.29%) PaaS
7 12 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.15%) Basecamp
8 10 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.12%) Force.com
10 6 (0.093%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.062%) Trello
12 3 (0.046%) Asana
12 3 (0.046%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.046%) Yammer
13 2 (0.031%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.031%) Slack
14 1 (0.015%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.015%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 94 (1.45%) Internet
2 79 (1.22%) WAN
3 61 (0.94%) LAN
4 46 (0.71%) Wireless
5 42 (0.65%) Unified Communications
6 36 (0.56%) Firewall
7 25 (0.39%) VoIP
7 25 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (0.36%) Intranet
9 19 (0.29%) TCP/IP
10 16 (0.25%) ATM
10 16 (0.25%) SAN
10 16 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
11 15 (0.23%) Skype
12 14 (0.22%) MPLS
12 14 (0.22%) VPN
13 13 (0.20%) WebEx
14 10 (0.15%) DAB
15 9 (0.14%) Extranet
15 9 (0.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
2 124 (1.92%) Big Data
3 85 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 26 (0.40%) SAP BW
5 25 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
6 24 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
6 24 (0.37%) SAP HANA
7 19 (0.29%) MySQL
7 19 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 19 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (0.28%) QlikView
9 17 (0.26%) Data Mart
10 16 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 15 (0.23%) MS Access
11 15 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (0.20%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 284 (4.39%) JIRA
2 38 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (0.34%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.077%) CA Flowdock
5 5 (0.077%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.077%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.077%) ProC
6 4 (0.062%) Microsoft Blend
6 4 (0.062%) VersionOne
7 3 (0.046%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.031%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.031%) ProtoShare
9 1 (0.015%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.015%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.015%) LSMW
9 1 (0.015%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.015%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.015%) Selenium
9 1 (0.015%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2180 (33.74%) Finance
2 744 (11.51%) Retail
3 469 (7.26%) Banking
4 343 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 330 (5.11%) Marketing
6 244 (3.78%) Manufacturing
7 208 (3.22%) Legal
8 142 (2.20%) Advertising
9 90 (1.39%) Investment Banking
10 85 (1.32%) Law
11 81 (1.25%) Back Office
12 70 (1.08%) Front Office
13 69 (1.07%) Publishing
14 66 (1.02%) Billing
15 57 (0.88%) Games
16 56 (0.87%) Electronics
17 54 (0.84%) Automotive
18 50 (0.77%) French Language
19 44 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
20 41 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (2.66%) .NET
2 125 (1.93%) HTML
3 49 (0.76%) CSS
4 37 (0.57%) HTML5
5 32 (0.50%) XML
6 28 (0.43%) Web Services
7 26 (0.40%) ASP.NET
8 19 (0.29%) Middleware
9 17 (0.26%) jQuery
10 15 (0.23%) SAML
11 14 (0.22%) Velocity
12 13 (0.20%) AngularJS
13 12 (0.19%) Java EE
14 11 (0.17%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.17%) CGI
14 11 (0.17%) JSON
14 11 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (0.15%) LAMP
16 9 (0.14%) Mason
16 9 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 339 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
2 274 (4.24%) PMI
3 229 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 152 (2.35%) User Experience
5 151 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 143 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 125 (1.93%) Fintech
8 110 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
9 96 (1.49%) Virtual Team
10 95 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 83 (1.28%) EPoS
12 69 (1.07%) Driving Licence
13 68 (1.05%) NHS
14 65 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
15 64 (0.99%) FMCG
16 57 (0.88%) Derivative
17 32 (0.50%) Equities
18 31 (0.48%) iPad
18 31 (0.48%) Reinsurance
19 27 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 132 (2.04%) Windows
2 43 (0.67%) Apple iOS
3 41 (0.63%) Android
4 40 (0.62%) Unix
5 39 (0.60%) Linux
6 26 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 24 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.077%) Solaris
11 5 (0.077%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.077%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.062%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.046%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.031%) VMS
14 2 (0.031%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.015%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.015%) OS/400
15 1 (0.015%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4004 (61.96%) Project Management
2 2607 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
3 2515 (38.92%) PRINCE2
4 1679 (25.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 951 (14.72%) Scrum
6 737 (11.41%) Waterfall
7 644 (9.97%) SDLC
8 589 (9.11%) Change Management
9 494 (7.64%) CRM
10 457 (7.07%) Project Planning
11 448 (6.93%) E-Commerce
12 436 (6.75%) ITIL
13 433 (6.70%) Risk Management
14 354 (5.48%) Business Analysis
15 324 (5.01%) ERP
16 322 (4.98%) Programme Management
17 302 (4.67%) Change Control
18 295 (4.57%) PRINCE
19 281 (4.35%) Migration
20 242 (3.74%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 236 (3.65%) SQL
2 175 (2.71%) Java
3 102 (1.58%) C#
4 90 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 63 (0.97%) C
6 40 (0.62%) PHP
7 23 (0.36%) C++
8 22 (0.34%) Perl
9 19 (0.29%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.25%) Python
11 9 (0.14%) Scala
12 7 (0.11%) VB
12 7 (0.11%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.093%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.093%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.093%) VBA
14 5 (0.077%) R
14 5 (0.077%) XAML
15 3 (0.046%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.046%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 708 (10.96%) Degree
2 531 (8.22%) PMI Certification
3 514 (7.95%) PMP
4 489 (7.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 303 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 161 (2.49%) APMP
7 134 (2.07%) Security Cleared
8 84 (1.30%) SC Cleared
9 52 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (0.48%) ISEB
11 18 (0.28%) CCNA
11 18 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (0.26%) APMG
13 16 (0.25%) DV Cleared
14 15 (0.23%) MBA
15 10 (0.15%) CISSP
15 10 (0.15%) HNC
16 9 (0.14%) CCNP
16 9 (0.14%) CISA
17 7 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (5.01%) PMO
2 282 (4.36%) QA
3 84 (1.30%) MiFID
4 32 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 32 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.32%) SLA
6 20 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.29%) PMBOK
8 16 (0.25%) EMIR
9 14 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 14 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 10 (0.15%) FATCA
11 8 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.11%) GDPR
13 5 (0.077%) COBIT
14 4 (0.062%) COSHH
15 3 (0.046%) GxP
15 3 (0.046%) ISO19770
16 1 (0.015%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.15%) Firmware
4 9 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.077%) Terminal Services
5 5 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.062%) XenApp
7 2 (0.031%) KVM
7 2 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.031%) vSphere
7 2 (0.031%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.015%) oVirt
8 1 (0.015%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (0.12%) SCCM
2 4 (0.062%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.046%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.046%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.046%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.031%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.031%) EnCase
4 2 (0.031%) MOM
5 1 (0.015%) Ansible
5 1 (0.015%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.015%) Nagios
5 1 (0.015%) Puppet
5 1 (0.015%) QRadar
5 1 (0.015%) SCOM
5 1 (0.015%) WMI
Vendors
1 654 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 301 (4.66%) SAP
3 204 (3.16%) Oracle
4 106 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 68 (1.05%) Cisco
6 50 (0.77%) VMware
7 40 (0.62%) hybris
8 39 (0.60%) Sage
9 26 (0.40%) Atlassian
10 25 (0.39%) Adobe
11 24 (0.37%) Mitel
12 23 (0.36%) JD Edwards
12 23 (0.36%) Tableau
13 22 (0.34%) Computacenter
13 22 (0.34%) IBM
14 21 (0.32%) Charles River
14 21 (0.32%) Google
15 20 (0.31%) HP
15 20 (0.31%) Hyperion
16 19 (0.29%) Citrix
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum 25 days hols, 2x life assurance, 6%
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 30 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago