Period
to 19 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 83 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5,698 6,404 7,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.59% 3.58% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.75% 3.73% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4,533 5,163 6,771
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% -2.73% +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £37,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 152,072 171,669 178,785
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.06% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,707 138,282 149,258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -1 5,295 £55,000 - 562
UK excluding London 0 3,140 £50,000 - 422
London +6 2,334 £60,000 - 174
South East +20 1,072 £52,500 +5.00% 97
North of England -10 668 £47,500 - 122
Midlands -9 503 £47,500 -5.00% 93
North West +1 370 £47,500 - 72
South West -4 367 £47,500 - 36
West Midlands -5 365 £47,500 - 61
East of England -15 305 £52,500 - 40
Yorkshire -4 280 £47,500 -5.00% 40
Scotland -20 187 £50,000 +3.09% 29
East Midlands -16 135 £50,000 - 32
Wales -23 43 £42,500 -5.56% 4
North East -25 18 £40,975 -8.94% 10
Northern Ireland -20 5 £55,000 +25.71%

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3,613 (63.41%) Project Management
2 2,424 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
3 2,070 (36.33%) Finance
4 1,978 (34.71%) PRINCE2
5 1,496 (26.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 839 (14.72%) Waterfall
7 739 (12.97%) Microsoft
8 684 (12.00%) Scrum
9 627 (11.00%) Degree
10 585 (10.27%) Change Management
11 561 (9.85%) Microsoft Project
12 528 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
13 481 (8.44%) Risk Management
14 473 (8.30%) SDLC
15 456 (8.00%) PMO
16 452 (7.93%) PMI Certification
17 436 (7.65%) ERP
18 420 (7.37%) CRM
19 417 (7.32%) SAP
20 415 (7.28%) Project Planning
21 412 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
22 410 (7.20%) Retail
23 404 (7.09%) PMP
24 388 (6.81%) Banking
25 330 (5.79%) Migration
26 324 (5.69%) ITIL
27 318 (5.58%) Microsoft Office
28 315 (5.53%) JIRA
29 309 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
30 300 (5.27%) Business Analysis

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 (2.23%) Confluence
1 127 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 97 (1.70%) CMS
3 37 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 20 (0.35%) WordPress
6 16 (0.28%) Skype for Business
7 13 (0.23%) MS Project Server
7 13 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.18%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.14%) Drupal
10 8 (0.14%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.11%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.070%) Liferay
13 3 (0.053%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.053%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.035%) Apache
14 2 (0.035%) Appian
Applications
1 561 (9.85%) Microsoft Project
2 318 (5.58%) Microsoft Office
3 263 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 182 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 148 (2.60%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.053%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.018%) Maya
11 1 (0.018%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 142 (2.49%) Dynamics AX
2 138 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 59 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 40 (0.70%) NetSuite
5 27 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
6 22 (0.39%) SAP HR
7 21 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
8 18 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 17 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
10 15 (0.26%) Magento
10 15 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
11 14 (0.25%) Infor M3
11 14 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
11 14 (0.25%) SAP CO
11 14 (0.25%) SAP FI
11 14 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
12 13 (0.23%) Movex
13 11 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 11 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
14 10 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 247 (4.33%) Office 365
2 216 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (2.76%) SaaS
4 148 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
5 85 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
6 63 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
8 24 (0.42%) PaaS
9 23 (0.40%) IaaS
10 17 (0.30%) Basecamp
11 10 (0.18%) Slack
12 9 (0.16%) Trello
13 8 (0.14%) G Suite
13 8 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.12%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.11%) Apigee
15 6 (0.11%) Heroku
16 5 (0.088%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.088%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.053%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 116 (2.04%) WAN
2 105 (1.84%) LAN
3 75 (1.32%) Firewall
4 64 (1.12%) Internet
5 60 (1.05%) Unified Communications
6 40 (0.70%) Wireless
7 39 (0.68%) MPLS
8 32 (0.56%) Skype
9 30 (0.53%) SAN
10 25 (0.44%) IP Telephony
11 24 (0.42%) VoIP
12 22 (0.39%) VPN
13 21 (0.37%) Intranet
14 17 (0.30%) TCP/IP
15 14 (0.25%) Network Security
15 14 (0.25%) PBX
16 10 (0.18%) Extranet
16 10 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (0.16%) DNS
17 9 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (1.32%) Big Data
2 73 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (0.60%) SQL Server
4 30 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 21 (0.37%) Hadoop
6 17 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (0.28%) Power BI
8 14 (0.25%) Blockchain
9 13 (0.23%) SAP HANA
10 12 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 10 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 10 (0.18%) SAP BW
12 9 (0.16%) EDRMS
12 9 (0.16%) Electronic Patient Records
12 9 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.14%) MySQL
14 7 (0.12%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.12%) GIS
14 7 (0.12%) NoSQL
15 5 (0.088%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 315 (5.53%) JIRA
2 35 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.18%) Hudson
5 9 (0.16%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.16%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.12%) VersionOne
7 6 (0.11%) Redmine
8 5 (0.088%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.088%) JIRA Agile
9 4 (0.070%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.053%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.035%) Trac
12 1 (0.018%) GitLab
12 1 (0.018%) Subversion
General
1 2,070 (36.33%) Finance
2 410 (7.20%) Retail
3 388 (6.81%) Banking
4 258 (4.53%) Marketing
5 167 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 161 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 139 (2.44%) Legal
8 129 (2.26%) Advertising
9 96 (1.68%) Law
10 77 (1.35%) Investment Banking
11 72 (1.26%) Billing
12 59 (1.04%) Electronics
13 53 (0.93%) Back Office
14 51 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 48 (0.84%) Financial Institution
16 47 (0.82%) Games
17 44 (0.77%) Retail Banking
18 39 (0.68%) French Language
18 39 (0.68%) Front Office
19 37 (0.65%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (2.83%) .NET
2 63 (1.11%) HTML
3 31 (0.54%) CSS
4 26 (0.46%) Middleware
5 24 (0.42%) J2EE
6 22 (0.39%) Web Services
7 18 (0.32%) ASP.NET
8 17 (0.30%) Velocity
9 15 (0.26%) HTML5
10 14 (0.25%) CGI
11 12 (0.21%) .NET Framework
11 12 (0.21%) JSON
12 9 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.14%) REST
14 7 (0.12%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.12%) React
14 7 (0.12%) XML
15 6 (0.11%) EDI
15 6 (0.11%) jQuery
15 6 (0.11%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 412 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 287 (5.04%) Data Centre
3 219 (3.84%) PMI
4 183 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
5 135 (2.37%) Fintech
6 116 (2.04%) User Experience
7 114 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 93 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 90 (1.58%) Virtual Team
10 89 (1.56%) Driving Licence
11 65 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 63 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
13 35 (0.61%) NHS
14 29 (0.51%) EPoS
15 28 (0.49%) Hedge funds
16 27 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 26 (0.46%) FMCG
17 26 (0.46%) Social Media
18 24 (0.42%) Reinsurance
19 23 (0.40%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 158 (2.77%) Windows
2 55 (0.97%) Windows 10
3 34 (0.60%) Linux
4 30 (0.53%) Unix
5 26 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 23 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 21 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.26%) Android
9 10 (0.18%) AIX
9 10 (0.18%) Solaris
10 4 (0.070%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.035%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.035%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.018%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,613 (63.41%) Project Management
2 2,424 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
3 1,978 (34.71%) PRINCE2
4 1,496 (26.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 839 (14.72%) Waterfall
6 684 (12.00%) Scrum
7 585 (10.27%) Change Management
8 528 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
9 481 (8.44%) Risk Management
10 473 (8.30%) SDLC
11 436 (7.65%) ERP
12 420 (7.37%) CRM
13 415 (7.28%) Project Planning
14 330 (5.79%) Migration
15 324 (5.69%) ITIL
16 300 (5.27%) Business Analysis
17 288 (5.05%) Programme Management
18 284 (4.98%) E-Commerce
19 280 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
20 263 (4.62%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (2.47%) SQL
2 118 (2.07%) Java
3 100 (1.76%) C
4 61 (1.07%) JavaScript
5 50 (0.88%) C#
6 23 (0.40%) PHP
7 16 (0.28%) Python
8 12 (0.21%) C++
9 11 (0.19%) X++
10 5 (0.088%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.070%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.070%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.070%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.053%) Ruby
12 3 (0.053%) Scala
13 2 (0.035%) Groovy
13 2 (0.035%) Lingo
13 2 (0.035%) Perl
13 2 (0.035%) R
13 2 (0.035%) VBA
Qualifications
1 627 (11.00%) Degree
2 452 (7.93%) PMI Certification
3 404 (7.09%) PMP
4 309 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 216 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 188 (3.30%) Security Cleared
7 156 (2.74%) APMP
8 138 (2.42%) SC Cleared
9 50 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 40 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 35 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 23 (0.40%) MBA
13 20 (0.35%) ISEB
14 13 (0.23%) MAPM
15 11 (0.19%) IIBA
16 10 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (0.16%) CCNA
18 7 (0.12%) ACCA
18 7 (0.12%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 456 (8.00%) PMO
2 281 (4.93%) QA
3 115 (2.02%) GDPR
4 32 (0.56%) SLA
5 26 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.40%) PMBOK
7 15 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.25%) Solvency II
9 13 (0.23%) SEPA
10 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.18%) Data Quality
13 8 (0.14%) MiFID
14 7 (0.12%) GxP
14 7 (0.12%) PSD2
15 6 (0.11%) GAMP
15 6 (0.11%) TARGET2
16 4 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
17 3 (0.053%) FINREP
17 3 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 84 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 45 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.28%) Firmware
4 12 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.088%) vSphere
6 4 (0.070%) vCloud
7 3 (0.053%) Docker
7 3 (0.053%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.035%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.035%) XenApp
8 2 (0.035%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.018%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.018%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.018%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
2 16 (0.28%) SCCM
3 4 (0.070%) Puppet
4 3 (0.053%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.053%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.053%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (0.053%) Terraform
5 2 (0.035%) SCOM
5 2 (0.035%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.035%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.018%) Ansible
6 1 (0.018%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.018%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 739 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 417 (7.32%) SAP
3 189 (3.32%) Oracle
4 103 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
5 79 (1.39%) Cisco
6 72 (1.26%) VMware
7 65 (1.14%) Citrix
8 64 (1.12%) JD Edwards
9 55 (0.97%) hybris
10 51 (0.90%) Sage
11 38 (0.67%) Infor
12 37 (0.65%) IBM
13 34 (0.60%) Google
14 33 (0.58%) Sitecore
15 29 (0.51%) CheckPoint
15 29 (0.51%) Epicor
16 25 (0.44%) NEC
17 24 (0.42%) Workday
18 23 (0.40%) Cognizant
19 20 (0.35%) Ariba