Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 100 92
Rank change year-on-year -49 -8 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 1,829 3,479 5,059
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 3.06% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 3.20% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,472 2,829 4,072
10th Percentile £37,025 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 18 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 13 April 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 -56 1,652 £55,000 - 339
UK excluding London -29 1,011 £47,500 -5.00% 253
London -66 664 £65,000 - 97
Work from Home -23 378 £56,000 -2.61% 44
South East -31 294 £52,500 -4.55% 63
North of England -22 248 £46,500 -7.00% 49
Midlands +9 216 £47,500 - 43
West Midlands +19 166 £47,500 - 34
North West +4 144 £45,000 -10.00% 26
South West -27 121 £47,500 -5.00% 45
Yorkshire -26 93 £47,500 - 21
East of England -32 62 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Scotland -11 53 £50,000 +4.17% 17
East Midlands -15 49 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Wales +2 18 £47,500 -5.00% 4
North East -2 10 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Northern Ireland -2 2 £65,000 +26.83% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £50,000 - 1

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,206 (65.94%) Project Management
2 836 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 616 (33.68%) PRINCE2
4 518 (28.32%) Project Delivery
5 515 (28.16%) Finance
6 414 (22.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 288 (15.75%) Microsoft
8 280 (15.31%) Scrum
9 248 (13.56%) Waterfall
10 198 (10.83%) JIRA
11 182 (9.95%) Change Management
12 158 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
13 157 (8.58%) Microsoft Project
14 152 (8.31%) E-Commerce
15 145 (7.93%) PMO
16 137 (7.49%) ERP
17 136 (7.44%) SDLC
18 132 (7.22%) Retail
18 132 (7.22%) Project Planning
19 130 (7.11%) PMI Certification
20 128 (7.00%) PMP
21 126 (6.89%) CRM
22 125 (6.83%) Business Case
23 123 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
24 116 (6.34%) Migration
24 116 (6.34%) Degree
25 115 (6.29%) Software Delivery
26 113 (6.18%) Azure
26 113 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
27 111 (6.07%) Banking

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 81 (4.43%) Confluence
2 63 (3.44%) CMS
3 37 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 19 (1.04%) Drupal
6 18 (0.98%) WordPress
7 16 (0.87%) Umbraco
8 12 (0.66%) Kentico
9 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.22%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.22%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.11%) SAS
12 1 (0.055%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.055%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.055%) IIS
12 1 (0.055%) Liferay
12 1 (0.055%) WebSphere
Applications
1 157 (8.58%) Microsoft Project
2 123 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
3 79 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 44 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.42%) NetSuite
3 25 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
4 20 (1.09%) Shopify
5 15 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
6 14 (0.77%) Magento
7 13 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
7 13 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
8 12 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
11 8 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.44%) SAP Business One
12 5 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
13 3 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
13 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 3 (0.16%) SAP PM
14 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle Clinical
14 2 (0.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 113 (6.18%) Azure
2 98 (5.36%) SaaS
3 60 (3.28%) Microsoft 365
4 51 (2.79%) AWS
5 43 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (0.93%) Power Platform
7 16 (0.87%) Smartsheet
7 16 (0.87%) Trello
8 11 (0.60%) Asana
9 8 (0.44%) Slack
10 7 (0.38%) Google Drive
10 7 (0.38%) IaaS
11 6 (0.33%) Basecamp
11 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.33%) PaaS
12 5 (0.27%) Azure Stack
13 4 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
14 3 (0.16%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.11%) Dropbox
15 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.20%) WAN
2 17 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (0.77%) LAN
4 13 (0.71%) Intranet
5 12 (0.66%) 4G
6 11 (0.60%) 2G
6 11 (0.60%) 3G
6 11 (0.60%) Internet
6 11 (0.60%) LTE
6 11 (0.60%) Skype
7 10 (0.55%) VoLTE
8 9 (0.49%) Wireless
9 8 (0.44%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (0.33%) WebEx
11 5 (0.27%) 5G
11 5 (0.27%) Firewall
11 5 (0.27%) PSTN
11 5 (0.27%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (0.87%) Power BI
2 16 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 13 (0.71%) Big Data
4 10 (0.55%) GIS
5 9 (0.49%) Data Lake
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.22%) Impala
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.16%) Tableau
9 2 (0.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.11%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.11%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.11%) MySQL
9 2 (0.11%) Snowflake Schema
10 1 (0.055%) Ingres
10 1 (0.055%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 198 (10.83%) JIRA
2 3 (0.16%) Axure RP
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.055%) Pivotal Tracker
4 1 (0.055%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 515 (28.16%) Finance
2 132 (7.22%) Retail
3 111 (6.07%) Banking
4 107 (5.85%) Marketing
5 95 (5.19%) Telecoms
6 78 (4.26%) Law
7 67 (3.66%) Public Sector
8 58 (3.17%) Legal
9 47 (2.57%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.97%) Advertising
11 32 (1.75%) Games
11 32 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 31 (1.69%) Electronics
13 24 (1.31%) Back Office
14 23 (1.26%) Front Office
15 21 (1.15%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.77%) Local Government
17 13 (0.71%) Automotive
18 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.55%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.20%) .NET
2 21 (1.15%) Web Services
3 16 (0.87%) HTML
4 9 (0.49%) CSS
5 8 (0.44%) Middleware
6 5 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.22%) HTML5
8 3 (0.16%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.16%) COM
8 3 (0.16%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (0.16%) XML
9 2 (0.11%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.11%) Doctrine
9 2 (0.11%) EDI
9 2 (0.11%) FFmpeg
9 2 (0.11%) J2EE
9 2 (0.11%) LLVM
9 2 (0.11%) Symfony
9 2 (0.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.11%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (3.50%) User Experience
3 56 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 48 (2.62%) Data Centre
5 46 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (2.46%) Mobile App
6 45 (2.46%) PMI
7 31 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (1.37%) Derivative
8 25 (1.37%) iPad
8 25 (1.37%) NHS
9 23 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.09%) Fixed Income
10 20 (1.09%) Life Science
11 19 (1.04%) FMCG
12 16 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.82%) Driving Licence
14 14 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.60%) Equities
15 11 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 30 (1.64%) Windows
2 18 (0.98%) Android
3 14 (0.77%) Apple iOS
4 12 (0.66%) Unix
5 9 (0.49%) Linux
6 8 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.38%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
9 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.055%) AIX
10 1 (0.055%) CentOS
10 1 (0.055%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,206 (65.94%) Project Management
2 836 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 616 (33.68%) PRINCE2
4 518 (28.32%) Project Delivery
5 414 (22.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 280 (15.31%) Scrum
7 248 (13.56%) Waterfall
8 182 (9.95%) Change Management
9 158 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
10 152 (8.31%) E-Commerce
11 137 (7.49%) ERP
12 136 (7.44%) SDLC
13 132 (7.22%) Project Planning
14 126 (6.89%) CRM
15 125 (6.83%) Business Case
16 116 (6.34%) Migration
17 115 (6.29%) Software Delivery
18 106 (5.80%) Programme Management
18 106 (5.80%) Risk Management
19 86 (4.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (2.57%) SQL
2 27 (1.48%) Java
3 26 (1.42%) C
4 12 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 9 (0.49%) Python
6 6 (0.33%) PHP
7 4 (0.22%) C#
8 3 (0.16%) R
9 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.11%) C++
10 1 (0.055%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.055%) VB
10 1 (0.055%) VBA
Qualifications
1 130 (7.11%) PMI Certification
2 128 (7.00%) PMP
3 116 (6.34%) Degree
4 113 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 68 (3.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 52 (2.84%) Security Cleared
7 29 (1.59%) APMP
8 21 (1.15%) SC Cleared
9 19 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.27%) CISSP
14 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.16%) ISEB
15 3 (0.16%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
16 2 (0.11%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (7.93%) PMO
2 54 (2.95%) QA
3 16 (0.87%) GDPR
3 16 (0.87%) SLA
4 12 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.66%) MiFID
5 11 (0.60%) EMIR
6 8 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.33%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.27%) Good Clinical Practice
8 5 (0.27%) GRC
9 4 (0.22%) NIST
9 4 (0.22%) WCAG
10 3 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.11%) Docker
4 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.055%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.055%) Argo
2 1 (0.055%) AssetCenter
2 1 (0.055%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.055%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.055%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.055%) SCCM
2 1 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 288 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 96 (5.25%) SAP
3 70 (3.83%) Oracle
4 55 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (1.69%) Sitecore
6 16 (0.87%) Cisco
6 16 (0.87%) hybris
6 16 (0.87%) JD Edwards
7 15 (0.82%) Bloomberg
7 15 (0.82%) Google
8 13 (0.71%) Atlassian
8 13 (0.71%) Elastic Path
9 11 (0.60%) Workday
10 9 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (0.49%) VMware
11 8 (0.44%) Ericsson
11 8 (0.44%) Remedy
12 7 (0.38%) Adobe
13 6 (0.33%) iManage
14 5 (0.27%) ServiceNow