Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 84 86
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 4,248 5,912 6,159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.10% 3.61% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 3.77% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,526 4,749 4,962
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £78,750
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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -18 3,952 £55,000 - 570
UK excluding London -15 2,419 £50,000 - 464
London -16 1,681 £62,500 +2.46% 149
South East -10 916 £52,500 - 130
North of England -4 565 £47,500 +4.40% 110
Midlands -25 366 £47,500 -5.00% 77
North West -3 283 £47,500 +5.56% 60
Yorkshire -20 250 £47,500 - 37
West Midlands -23 243 £47,500 - 45
South West -32 223 £47,500 +5.56% 53
East of England -30 173 £50,002 -4.76% 53
East Midlands -4 123 £50,000 - 31
Scotland -34 107 £50,000 - 26
Wales +13 56 £50,000 +17.65% 14
North East +29 32 £42,750 -5.00% 13
Northern Ireland -4 13 £45,736 +1.63% 3

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 2,660 (62.62%) Project Management
2 1,935 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1,442 (33.95%) PRINCE2
4 1,418 (33.38%) Finance
5 1,096 (25.80%) Project Delivery
6 1,076 (25.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 556 (13.09%) Scrum
8 527 (12.41%) Waterfall
9 456 (10.73%) Degree
9 456 (10.73%) PMP
10 411 (9.68%) PMI Certification
11 408 (9.60%) Change Management
12 405 (9.53%) Microsoft
13 339 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
14 328 (7.72%) Microsoft Project
15 312 (7.34%) Risk Management
16 306 (7.20%) PMO
17 294 (6.92%) Retail
18 287 (6.76%) SDLC
19 271 (6.38%) Migration
20 266 (6.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 264 (6.21%) ITIL
21 264 (6.21%) CRM
22 263 (6.19%) ERP
23 260 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
24 259 (6.10%) SAP
25 254 (5.98%) Programme Management
26 244 (5.74%) Project Planning
27 243 (5.72%) Business Analysis
28 219 (5.16%) E-Commerce

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
1 105 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 91 (2.14%) CMS
3 59 (1.39%) Confluence
4 30 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
5 25 (0.59%) WordPress
6 21 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 17 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 16 (0.38%) Drupal
9 13 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.21%) MS Project Server
11 9 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.094%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.094%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.094%) Documentum
13 4 (0.094%) FileNet
13 4 (0.094%) IIS
13 4 (0.094%) OnBase
14 3 (0.071%) Apache
Applications
1 328 (7.72%) Microsoft Project
2 165 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 156 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
4 98 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 68 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.094%) InVision
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.024%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.024%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 56 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 56 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
3 29 (0.68%) NetSuite
4 25 (0.59%) Magento
4 25 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
5 22 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
6 20 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 19 (0.45%) Infor M3
8 17 (0.40%) SAP ERP
9 11 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 7 (0.16%) SAP APO
11 7 (0.16%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.16%) SAP EWM
11 7 (0.16%) SAP QM
11 7 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
11 7 (0.16%) Workday HCM
12 6 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 202 (4.76%) Azure
2 165 (3.88%) SaaS
3 109 (2.57%) Office 365
4 100 (2.35%) AWS
5 76 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
6 30 (0.71%) Power Platform
7 27 (0.64%) IaaS
8 21 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
8 21 (0.49%) Trello
9 16 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.33%) GCP
11 10 (0.24%) Basecamp
11 10 (0.24%) GitHub
12 8 (0.19%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.19%) Smartsheet
13 6 (0.14%) Slack
14 5 (0.12%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.12%) MailChimp
15 4 (0.094%) G Suite
15 4 (0.094%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.07%) WAN
2 78 (1.84%) LAN
3 36 (0.85%) Broadband
4 34 (0.80%) Wireless
5 29 (0.68%) VoIP
6 27 (0.64%) Internet
6 27 (0.64%) SAN
6 27 (0.64%) Unified Communications
7 25 (0.59%) Firewall
7 25 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (0.54%) Skype
9 21 (0.49%) Intranet
10 16 (0.38%) Extranet
11 9 (0.21%) WLAN
12 8 (0.19%) 4G
13 7 (0.16%) SMS
14 6 (0.14%) MVNO
14 6 (0.14%) WebEx
15 5 (0.12%) MPLS
15 5 (0.12%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (0.85%) Big Data
3 30 (0.71%) Power BI
3 30 (0.71%) SQL Server
4 29 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (0.31%) SAP HANA
6 12 (0.28%) Blockchain
7 10 (0.24%) EDMS
7 10 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.21%) MySQL
9 8 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
10 7 (0.16%) QlikView
10 7 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.14%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 5 (0.12%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.094%) DB2
13 4 (0.094%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.094%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.071%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 218 (5.13%) JIRA
2 12 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.16%) JIRA Agile
5 7 (0.16%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.14%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.047%) Hudson
7 2 (0.047%) Redmine
7 2 (0.047%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.024%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.024%) Pivotal Tracker
8 1 (0.024%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.024%) WebObjects
General
1 1,418 (33.38%) Finance
2 294 (6.92%) Retail
3 203 (4.78%) Banking
4 202 (4.76%) Marketing
5 187 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 187 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 130 (3.06%) Legal
7 129 (3.04%) Manufacturing
8 104 (2.45%) Law
9 68 (1.60%) Advertising
10 65 (1.53%) Local Government
11 56 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 45 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 40 (0.94%) Electronics
14 38 (0.89%) Billing
15 32 (0.75%) Back Office
15 32 (0.75%) Games
16 30 (0.71%) Automotive
17 27 (0.64%) Front Office
18 23 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.12%) .NET
2 40 (0.94%) HTML
3 29 (0.68%) Velocity
4 25 (0.59%) J2EE
5 19 (0.45%) CSS
6 17 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 14 (0.33%) HTML5
7 14 (0.33%) XML
8 12 (0.28%) Web Services
9 11 (0.26%) Middleware
10 7 (0.16%) AngularJS
10 7 (0.16%) SAP Basis
11 6 (0.14%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.14%) JSON
12 5 (0.12%) Spring
13 4 (0.094%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.094%) Apache Flex
14 3 (0.071%) Ajax
14 3 (0.071%) REST
14 3 (0.071%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 260 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
3 149 (3.51%) PMI
4 135 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 131 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 115 (2.71%) User Experience
7 90 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 55 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 51 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 44 (1.04%) Social Media
11 33 (0.78%) NHS
12 26 (0.61%) Driving Licence
12 26 (0.61%) e-Learning
13 20 (0.47%) Reinsurance
14 19 (0.45%) Life Science
15 18 (0.42%) Fibre Optics
16 16 (0.38%) EPoS
16 16 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
16 16 (0.38%) Private Cloud
17 14 (0.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 105 (2.47%) Windows
2 53 (1.25%) Windows 10
3 27 (0.64%) Linux
4 17 (0.40%) Android
4 17 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.21%) Unix
7 4 (0.094%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.024%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.024%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.024%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,660 (62.62%) Project Management
2 1,935 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1,442 (33.95%) PRINCE2
4 1,096 (25.80%) Project Delivery
5 1,076 (25.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 556 (13.09%) Scrum
7 527 (12.41%) Waterfall
8 408 (9.60%) Change Management
9 339 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
10 312 (7.34%) Risk Management
11 287 (6.76%) SDLC
12 271 (6.38%) Migration
13 264 (6.21%) CRM
13 264 (6.21%) ITIL
14 263 (6.19%) ERP
15 254 (5.98%) Programme Management
16 244 (5.74%) Project Planning
17 243 (5.72%) Business Analysis
18 219 (5.16%) E-Commerce
19 210 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 95 (2.24%) C
2 83 (1.95%) SQL
3 42 (0.99%) Java
4 27 (0.64%) C#
5 19 (0.45%) JavaScript
5 19 (0.45%) PHP
6 12 (0.28%) ABAP
7 8 (0.19%) Scala
8 7 (0.16%) Python
9 5 (0.12%) C++
10 4 (0.094%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.071%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.071%) ActionScript 3.0
11 3 (0.071%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.047%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.024%) Java 8
13 1 (0.024%) Ruby
13 1 (0.024%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.024%) VBA
Qualifications
1 456 (10.73%) Degree
1 456 (10.73%) PMP
2 411 (9.68%) PMI Certification
3 266 (6.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 177 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 130 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 121 (2.85%) APMP
7 71 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 42 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 40 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.26%) ISEB
12 9 (0.21%) CAPM
13 8 (0.19%) ACCA
14 5 (0.12%) CIMA
14 5 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.12%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 4 (0.094%) PhD
15 4 (0.094%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (7.20%) PMO
2 189 (4.45%) QA
3 66 (1.55%) GDPR
4 27 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 20 (0.47%) SLA
7 16 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.38%) PMBOK
8 10 (0.24%) ISO 22301
9 9 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.14%) EMIR
10 6 (0.14%) HL7
10 6 (0.14%) MiFID
11 4 (0.094%) COBIT
11 4 (0.094%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.094%) P3O
12 3 (0.071%) PSD2
12 3 (0.071%) SEPA
12 3 (0.071%) Solvency II
System Software
1 46 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 32 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.28%) XenApp
5 10 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (0.24%) vSphere
6 3 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.071%) Xen
7 2 (0.047%) Docker
7 2 (0.047%) Firmware
7 2 (0.047%) IAG
8 1 (0.024%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.024%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (0.35%) SCCM
2 10 (0.24%) AppDNA
3 6 (0.14%) Terraform
4 3 (0.071%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.071%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.047%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.024%) Ansible
6 1 (0.024%) EnCase
6 1 (0.024%) FTK
6 1 (0.024%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.024%) Puppet
6 1 (0.024%) SCOM
6 1 (0.024%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 405 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 259 (6.10%) SAP
3 137 (3.23%) Oracle
4 86 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
5 59 (1.39%) VMware
6 57 (1.34%) Cisco
7 37 (0.87%) Citrix
8 33 (0.78%) Google
9 25 (0.59%) ServiceNow
10 23 (0.54%) JD Edwards
11 22 (0.52%) Capita
12 17 (0.40%) IBM
13 16 (0.38%) hybris
14 15 (0.35%) HP
15 13 (0.31%) Adobe
15 13 (0.31%) Sitecore
16 12 (0.28%) Informatica
16 12 (0.28%) NEC
16 12 (0.28%) Workday
17 11 (0.26%) Tableau