Period
to 28 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 88 79
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3,847 5,266 6,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.06% 3.49% 3.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 3.63% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,123 4,166 5,132
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,051
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.76% -1.73%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
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 120,037 144,882 165,680
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.91% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 96,074 115,785 135,147
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 -14 3,520 £55,000 - 552
UK excluding London -20 2,080 £50,000 - 439
London -10 1,598 £62,500 +4.17% 156
South East -20 682 £53,750 +2.38% 98
North of England -6 480 £50,000 +5.26% 126
Midlands -14 345 £47,500 -0.26% 73
North West -11 265 £50,000 +5.26% 76
West Midlands -17 239 £47,500 - 43
East of England +6 206 £50,000 -9.09% 42
Yorkshire -2 187 £50,000 +5.26% 46
South West -48 182 £49,000 -1.01% 60
East Midlands +4 105 £49,825 -0.35% 29
Scotland -18 104 £49,500 -1.00% 26
Wales +18 63 £50,000 +17.65% 17
North East +21 28 £45,500 +1.11% 4
Northern Ireland +18 13 £45,736 -16.84%
Isle of Man - 5 - -

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 2,373 (61.68%) Project Management
2 1,828 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1,332 (34.62%) Finance
4 1,210 (31.45%) PRINCE2
5 1,046 (27.19%) Project Delivery
6 967 (25.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 544 (14.14%) Waterfall
8 478 (12.43%) Scrum
9 440 (11.44%) Degree
10 394 (10.24%) Microsoft
11 348 (9.05%) Change Management
12 334 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
13 310 (8.06%) SDLC
14 307 (7.98%) PMP
14 307 (7.98%) Retail
15 282 (7.33%) PMI Certification
16 280 (7.28%) Risk Management
17 254 (6.60%) Microsoft Project
18 250 (6.50%) E-Commerce
19 246 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
20 240 (6.24%) Migration
21 232 (6.03%) JIRA
22 229 (5.95%) PMO
23 227 (5.90%) CRM
23 227 (5.90%) Project Planning
23 227 (5.90%) Azure
24 212 (5.51%) Business Analysis
25 210 (5.46%) Programme Management
25 210 (5.46%) SAP
26 203 (5.28%) ERP

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
1 136 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.86%) CMS
3 78 (2.03%) Confluence
4 42 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 29 (0.75%) Umbraco
6 21 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 20 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.49%) Skype for Business
9 15 (0.39%) Drupal
10 13 (0.34%) WordPress
11 7 (0.18%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.13%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.10%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.10%) Documentum
14 4 (0.10%) FileNet
14 4 (0.10%) OnBase
15 3 (0.078%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.078%) JBoss
15 3 (0.078%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 254 (6.60%) Microsoft Project
2 174 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 156 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
4 98 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 69 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.078%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.078%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.052%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.026%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.026%) InVision
11 1 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 83 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 37 (0.96%) Magento
5 23 (0.60%) NetSuite
6 21 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
7 13 (0.34%) Infor M3
7 13 (0.34%) Shopify
8 11 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
8 11 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.21%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.18%) Lawson
11 6 (0.16%) MIS ActiveH
11 6 (0.16%) Teamcenter
12 5 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
12 5 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
13 4 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
13 4 (0.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 227 (5.90%) Azure
2 160 (4.16%) SaaS
3 142 (3.69%) AWS
4 118 (3.07%) Office 365
5 83 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (0.57%) Power Platform
7 16 (0.42%) GCP
8 15 (0.39%) GitHub
9 14 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.31%) Basecamp
11 11 (0.29%) Trello
12 10 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
13 9 (0.23%) PaaS
13 9 (0.23%) Slack
14 8 (0.21%) IaaS
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle CX
16 4 (0.10%) BrowserStack
16 4 (0.10%) G Suite
16 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Flow
16 4 (0.10%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 64 (1.66%) Broadband
2 33 (0.86%) WAN
3 31 (0.81%) Intranet
4 29 (0.75%) LAN
5 26 (0.68%) Unified Communications
6 25 (0.65%) Skype
7 24 (0.62%) Firewall
8 18 (0.47%) Extranet
9 16 (0.42%) Wireless
10 15 (0.39%) Internet
10 15 (0.39%) SAN
11 10 (0.26%) DNS
11 10 (0.26%) VoIP
12 8 (0.21%) DHCP
13 7 (0.18%) SMS
13 7 (0.18%) Structured Cabling
13 7 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.10%) MPLS
14 4 (0.10%) NAS
15 3 (0.078%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
2 41 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (0.88%) Big Data
4 22 (0.57%) Power BI
5 20 (0.52%) SQL Server
6 17 (0.44%) GIS
7 13 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.21%) Blockchain
8 8 (0.21%) MySQL
8 8 (0.21%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.21%) SAP HANA
8 8 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.18%) EDMS
9 7 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
9 7 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.16%) DB2
11 4 (0.10%) QlikView
11 4 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.078%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.078%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 232 (6.03%) JIRA
2 14 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.16%) Selenium
6 5 (0.13%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.10%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.078%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (0.078%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.078%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.078%) Subversion
8 3 (0.078%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.052%) GitLab
9 2 (0.052%) TestRail
9 2 (0.052%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,332 (34.62%) Finance
2 307 (7.98%) Retail
3 183 (4.76%) Banking
4 170 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 162 (4.21%) Public Sector
6 136 (3.54%) Marketing
7 113 (2.94%) Legal
8 76 (1.98%) Law
8 76 (1.98%) Manufacturing
9 74 (1.92%) Advertising
10 54 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 50 (1.30%) Local Government
12 45 (1.17%) Billing
13 38 (0.99%) Back Office
14 36 (0.94%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.86%) Electronics
16 32 (0.83%) Front Office
17 30 (0.78%) Automotive
18 26 (0.68%) Investment Banking
19 21 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (2.39%) .NET
2 46 (1.20%) J2EE
3 33 (0.86%) HTML
4 24 (0.62%) Middleware
5 15 (0.39%) CSS
6 12 (0.31%) AngularJS
7 10 (0.26%) Web Services
8 9 (0.23%) SOAP
9 8 (0.21%) Velocity
10 7 (0.18%) HTML5
11 5 (0.13%) jQuery
11 5 (0.13%) Node.js
11 5 (0.13%) REST
12 4 (0.10%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.10%) Apache Flex
12 4 (0.10%) RESTful
12 4 (0.10%) XML
13 3 (0.078%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.078%) CodeIgniter
13 3 (0.078%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 246 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
3 126 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 115 (2.99%) PMI
5 106 (2.76%) User Experience
6 91 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 88 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 46 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 45 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (0.86%) Social Media
11 29 (0.75%) Driving Licence
12 28 (0.73%) Fibre Optics
12 28 (0.73%) NHS
13 27 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
14 24 (0.62%) FMCG
15 22 (0.57%) Algorithms
16 18 (0.47%) iPad
16 18 (0.47%) Private Cloud
16 18 (0.47%) Public Cloud
17 16 (0.42%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 88 (2.29%) Windows
2 40 (1.04%) Linux
3 29 (0.75%) Windows 10
4 17 (0.44%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.34%) Android
7 9 (0.23%) Unix
8 2 (0.052%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.052%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.026%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.026%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,373 (61.68%) Project Management
2 1,828 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
3 1,210 (31.45%) PRINCE2
4 1,046 (27.19%) Project Delivery
5 967 (25.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 544 (14.14%) Waterfall
7 478 (12.43%) Scrum
8 348 (9.05%) Change Management
9 334 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
10 310 (8.06%) SDLC
11 280 (7.28%) Risk Management
12 250 (6.50%) E-Commerce
13 240 (6.24%) Migration
14 227 (5.90%) CRM
14 227 (5.90%) Project Planning
15 212 (5.51%) Business Analysis
16 210 (5.46%) Programme Management
17 203 (5.28%) ERP
18 194 (5.04%) Change Control
19 190 (4.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 71 (1.85%) C
2 64 (1.66%) Java
3 54 (1.40%) SQL
4 24 (0.62%) JavaScript
5 18 (0.47%) C#
6 10 (0.26%) PHP
7 6 (0.16%) ABAP
8 5 (0.13%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.10%) Apple Swift
9 4 (0.10%) Python
10 3 (0.078%) Scala
11 2 (0.052%) C++
11 2 (0.052%) RPG
12 1 (0.026%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.026%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.026%) Ruby
12 1 (0.026%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 440 (11.44%) Degree
2 307 (7.98%) PMP
3 282 (7.33%) PMI Certification
4 203 (5.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 162 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 100 (2.60%) APMP
6 100 (2.60%) Security Cleared
7 66 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 27 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 17 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.26%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.26%) PhD
12 8 (0.21%) CISM
12 8 (0.21%) CISSP
12 8 (0.21%) MAPM
13 7 (0.18%) ISEB
14 5 (0.13%) CAPM
14 5 (0.13%) CIPD
14 5 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (5.95%) PMO
2 159 (4.13%) QA
3 71 (1.85%) GDPR
4 32 (0.83%) SLA
5 11 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.18%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.16%) HL7
9 6 (0.16%) NIST
10 5 (0.13%) Basel III
10 5 (0.13%) EMIR
11 4 (0.10%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.10%) MiFID
12 3 (0.078%) SEPA
12 3 (0.078%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.052%) ITGC
13 2 (0.052%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.16%) XenApp
5 4 (0.10%) vSphere
6 3 (0.078%) Docker
6 3 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.052%) IAG
7 2 (0.052%) LXC
7 2 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (0.21%) SCCM
2 5 (0.13%) Terraform
3 3 (0.078%) AppDNA
3 3 (0.078%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.052%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.052%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.052%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.026%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.026%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.026%) SCOM
5 1 (0.026%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.026%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.026%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 394 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 210 (5.46%) SAP
3 149 (3.87%) Oracle
4 98 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (1.17%) Cisco
6 36 (0.94%) VMware
7 27 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 26 (0.68%) Google
9 25 (0.65%) Informatica
9 25 (0.65%) JD Edwards
10 24 (0.62%) Capita
11 23 (0.60%) Adobe
11 23 (0.60%) hybris
12 18 (0.47%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.36%) WorldPay
14 13 (0.34%) Citrix
14 13 (0.34%) Demandware
14 13 (0.34%) FIS
14 13 (0.34%) IBM
14 13 (0.34%) NEC