Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 67 52
Rank change year-on-year -10 -15 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 6,371 7,329 10,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.65% 4.17% 4.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 4.32% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5,183 6,192 8,556
UK median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,025 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% -2.00%

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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 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 -12 5,858 £55,000 - 797
UK excluding London -8 3,736 £50,000 - 545
London -28 2,415 £60,000 -4.00% 306
South East -9 1,032 £50,000 -4.76% 150
North of England -18 853 £47,500 - 116
Midlands +7 683 £50,000 -3.85% 105
West Midlands +8 501 £47,500 -9.52% 74
North West +9 431 £47,500 - 61
South West -1 425 £47,500 +5.56% 49
East of England -17 414 £52,500 -4.55% 68
Yorkshire -32 358 £50,000 +5.26% 47
Scotland +2 246 £50,000 -5.66% 45
East Midlands -14 183 £50,000 - 31
Wales +21 71 £45,000 - 7
North East +2 63 £45,000 +9.76% 8
Northern Ireland -22 21 £43,750 -2.78% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4,029 (63.24%) Project Management
2 2,668 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2,507 (39.35%) PRINCE2
4 2,272 (35.66%) Finance
5 1,604 (25.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 852 (13.37%) Scrum
7 818 (12.84%) Microsoft
8 754 (11.83%) Waterfall
9 622 (9.76%) Retail
10 582 (9.14%) Microsoft Project
11 574 (9.01%) Change Management
12 567 (8.90%) SDLC
13 552 (8.66%) Degree
14 532 (8.35%) Project Planning
15 511 (8.02%) Banking
16 491 (7.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 488 (7.66%) CRM
18 458 (7.19%) PMP
19 452 (7.09%) PMI Certification
20 446 (7.00%) Risk Management
21 439 (6.89%) ERP
22 382 (6.00%) ITIL
23 354 (5.56%) Programme Management
24 351 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
24 351 (5.51%) PMO
25 349 (5.48%) Business Analysis
26 341 (5.35%) E-Commerce
27 337 (5.29%) SAP
28 334 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
29 317 (4.98%) 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
1 135 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 104 (1.63%) CMS
3 42 (0.66%) Confluence
4 40 (0.63%) WordPress
5 35 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 30 (0.47%) MS Project Server
7 26 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 21 (0.33%) Drupal
9 20 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 16 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 15 (0.24%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.16%) IIS
13 9 (0.14%) SAS
13 9 (0.14%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.11%) Documentum
15 7 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 582 (9.14%) Microsoft Project
2 334 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
3 214 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 189 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 132 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.047%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.031%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.031%) Maya
9 2 (0.031%) Niku Workbench
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.016%) SPSS
10 1 (0.016%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 147 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
2 127 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 72 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 43 (0.67%) Magento
5 42 (0.66%) NetSuite
6 33 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
7 32 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
8 30 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
9 23 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 23 (0.36%) SAP Business One
10 21 (0.33%) SAP R/3
11 20 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
12 17 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
12 17 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
13 16 (0.25%) SAP ERP
14 13 (0.20%) Sage X3
15 12 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
15 12 (0.19%) Shopify
16 11 (0.17%) Sage 200
17 10 (0.16%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 203 (3.19%) SaaS
2 186 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 169 (2.65%) Office 365
5 73 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
6 26 (0.41%) Basecamp
7 24 (0.38%) Trello
8 22 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.28%) IaaS
10 14 (0.22%) FinancialForce
11 13 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.19%) AdWords
13 11 (0.17%) PaaS
14 10 (0.16%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
16 8 (0.13%) Dropbox
17 7 (0.11%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.11%) Google Drive
17 7 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
18 6 (0.094%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 123 (1.93%) WAN
2 92 (1.44%) LAN
3 59 (0.93%) Internet
4 42 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
5 34 (0.53%) Firewall
6 32 (0.50%) VoIP
7 28 (0.44%) SAN
8 27 (0.42%) Intranet
8 27 (0.42%) SMS
9 26 (0.41%) Wireless
10 21 (0.33%) Ethernet
10 21 (0.33%) Skype
11 20 (0.31%) Unified Communications
12 17 (0.27%) VPN
13 14 (0.22%) WLAN
14 12 (0.19%) Extranet
14 12 (0.19%) MPLS
14 12 (0.19%) Network Security
15 11 (0.17%) IP Telephony
16 9 (0.14%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (1.55%) SQL Server
2 82 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (1.18%) Big Data
4 39 (0.61%) Blockchain
5 25 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 23 (0.36%) SAP HANA
7 22 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 21 (0.33%) Oracle Database
9 20 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (0.28%) Power BI
11 14 (0.22%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.22%) MySQL
12 13 (0.20%) SAP BW
13 12 (0.19%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.19%) QlikView
13 12 (0.19%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.17%) OLAP
14 11 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.13%) BigQuery
16 7 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 285 (4.47%) JIRA
2 15 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
3 13 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (0.094%) Maven
6 5 (0.078%) VersionOne
7 4 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.047%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.031%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.031%) eCATT
9 2 (0.031%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.031%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.031%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.031%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.031%) Selenium
9 2 (0.031%) TestRail
10 1 (0.016%) GitLab
10 1 (0.016%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.016%) RStudio
10 1 (0.016%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2,272 (35.66%) Finance
2 622 (9.76%) Retail
3 511 (8.02%) Banking
4 317 (4.98%) Marketing
5 225 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 220 (3.45%) Legal
7 196 (3.08%) Advertising
8 181 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 169 (2.65%) Investment Banking
10 165 (2.59%) Retail Banking
11 158 (2.48%) Law
12 109 (1.71%) Back Office
13 77 (1.21%) Games
14 57 (0.89%) Front Office
15 47 (0.74%) Electronics
15 47 (0.74%) French Language
16 45 (0.71%) Automotive
16 45 (0.71%) Billing
17 36 (0.57%) Financial Institution
18 33 (0.52%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (2.98%) .NET
2 58 (0.91%) Mason
3 57 (0.89%) HTML
4 26 (0.41%) Middleware
4 26 (0.41%) Web Services
5 25 (0.39%) XML
6 21 (0.33%) .NET Framework
6 21 (0.33%) CSS
7 17 (0.27%) ASP.NET
7 17 (0.27%) HTML5
7 17 (0.27%) REST
8 16 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
9 13 (0.20%) AngularJS
10 10 (0.16%) Node.js
10 10 (0.16%) Spring
10 10 (0.16%) Velocity
11 9 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (0.14%) Java EE
12 8 (0.13%) JSON
12 8 (0.13%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 351 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 245 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 242 (3.80%) PMI
4 183 (2.87%) Virtual Team
5 155 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 148 (2.32%) User Experience
7 140 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 97 (1.52%) Fintech
9 94 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 72 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 70 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 49 (0.77%) Derivative
12 49 (0.77%) Driving Licence
13 46 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
14 44 (0.69%) EPoS
14 44 (0.69%) NHS
15 41 (0.64%) Equities
16 32 (0.50%) Social Media
16 32 (0.50%) Tandem
17 30 (0.47%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 192 (3.01%) Windows
2 79 (1.24%) Windows 10
3 58 (0.91%) Android
4 56 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 46 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 36 (0.57%) Linux
7 29 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (0.36%) Unix
9 16 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.063%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.047%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.031%) VMS
15 1 (0.016%) Solaris
15 1 (0.016%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,029 (63.24%) Project Management
2 2,668 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2,507 (39.35%) PRINCE2
4 1,604 (25.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 852 (13.37%) Scrum
6 754 (11.83%) Waterfall
7 574 (9.01%) Change Management
8 567 (8.90%) SDLC
9 532 (8.35%) Project Planning
10 488 (7.66%) CRM
11 446 (7.00%) Risk Management
12 439 (6.89%) ERP
13 382 (6.00%) ITIL
14 354 (5.56%) Programme Management
15 349 (5.48%) Business Analysis
16 341 (5.35%) E-Commerce
17 279 (4.38%) Software Delivery
18 270 (4.24%) Change Control
19 266 (4.18%) Migration
20 246 (3.86%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 147 (2.31%) SQL
2 145 (2.28%) Java
3 117 (1.84%) C
4 87 (1.37%) C#
5 66 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 36 (0.57%) PHP
7 31 (0.49%) Python
8 17 (0.27%) VB.NET
9 8 (0.13%) C++
10 7 (0.11%) Ruby
11 6 (0.094%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.078%) Groovy
12 5 (0.078%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.047%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.047%) R
13 3 (0.047%) X++
14 2 (0.031%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.031%) Perl
14 2 (0.031%) VBA
14 2 (0.031%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 552 (8.66%) Degree
2 491 (7.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 458 (7.19%) PMP
4 452 (7.09%) PMI Certification
5 281 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 185 (2.90%) APMP
7 176 (2.76%) Security Cleared
8 99 (1.55%) SC Cleared
9 66 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 50 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 39 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 36 (0.57%) ISEB
13 30 (0.47%) Master's Degree
14 20 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (0.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 18 (0.28%) APMG
17 17 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
18 10 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
19 9 (0.14%) CCNA
19 9 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (5.51%) PMO
2 257 (4.03%) QA
3 111 (1.74%) GDPR
4 44 (0.69%) SLA
5 37 (0.58%) MiFID
6 32 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 24 (0.38%) PMBOK
8 23 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 23 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (0.27%) EMIR
10 13 (0.20%) PSD2
11 11 (0.17%) FATCA
12 10 (0.16%) AIFMD
12 10 (0.16%) UCITS
13 8 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.11%) SEPA
15 6 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
15 6 (0.094%) PCI DSS
16 5 (0.078%) ISO 14001
16 5 (0.078%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 78 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.11%) vSphere
5 5 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.063%) Docker
6 4 (0.063%) Firmware
7 3 (0.047%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.031%) KVM
8 2 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.016%) HDFS
9 1 (0.016%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.016%) XenApp
9 1 (0.016%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (0.31%) SCCM
2 14 (0.22%) SCOM
3 5 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.047%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.031%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.031%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.031%) Sonobuoy
5 2 (0.031%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.016%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 818 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 337 (5.29%) SAP
3 239 (3.75%) Oracle
4 172 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 100 (1.57%) VMware
6 81 (1.27%) Google
7 63 (0.99%) Sage
8 61 (0.96%) Cisco
9 60 (0.94%) Citrix
10 50 (0.78%) Sitecore
11 46 (0.72%) Capita
12 41 (0.64%) hybris
13 39 (0.61%) Infor
14 37 (0.58%) Epicor
14 37 (0.58%) JD Edwards
15 27 (0.42%) IFS
16 26 (0.41%) Adobe
17 24 (0.38%) iManage
18 22 (0.35%) HP
19 18 (0.28%) IBM