Period
to

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

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
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 119 137 130
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 5,350 3,051 1,638
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.14% 2.68% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 2.93% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,590 2,327 1,362
10th Percentile £41,733 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
75th Percentile £71,125 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 156,644 103,964 61,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.19% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,089 73,630 50,434
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +23 4,686 £58,637 +6.61% 418
UK excluding London +38 2,882 £55,000 +10.00% 293
Work from Home +31 2,682 £57,500 +4.55% 150
London -11 1,950 £67,000 +3.08% 151
South East +44 891 £57,500 +9.52% 75
North of England +62 730 £52,500 +10.53% 68
Midlands +25 535 £52,500 +5.00% 54
West Midlands +7 372 £55,000 +10.00% 41
North West +15 361 £55,000 +15.79% 33
Yorkshire +67 318 £50,000 +5.82% 32
South West +21 309 £50,000 +11.11% 38
East of England -34 184 £55,000 +10.00% 31
Scotland +1 160 £55,000 +15.79% 19
East Midlands +46 158 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Wales +15 54 £50,000 +3.00% 6
North East +27 51 £47,500 +13.24% 3
Northern Ireland -15 26 £53,750 +13.16% 2

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, Project Manager job roles required the following 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 3,727 (69.66%) Project Management
2 2,575 (48.13%) Agile
3 1,871 (34.97%) Finance
4 1,843 (34.45%) Social Skills
5 1,748 (32.67%) Project Delivery
6 1,679 (31.38%) PRINCE2
7 1,214 (22.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,048 (19.59%) Waterfall
9 931 (17.40%) Scrum
10 813 (15.20%) Microsoft
11 669 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
12 645 (12.06%) Change Management
13 620 (11.59%) Degree
14 611 (11.42%) PMI Certification
15 533 (9.96%) PMP
16 509 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
17 473 (8.84%) Programme Management
18 430 (8.04%) PMO
19 424 (7.93%) Retail
20 415 (7.76%) Presentation Skills
21 414 (7.74%) Decision-Making
22 411 (7.68%) Risk Management
23 402 (7.51%) Migration
24 400 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
25 398 (7.44%) Business Case
26 391 (7.31%) Service Delivery
27 376 (7.03%) JIRA
28 355 (6.64%) ERP
29 352 (6.58%) SDLC
30 345 (6.45%) Organisational Skills

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
1 198 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 120 (2.24%) MS Project Server
3 119 (2.22%) Confluence
4 74 (1.38%) CMS
5 40 (0.75%) Documentum
6 20 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 19 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (0.30%) WordPress
9 14 (0.26%) Drupal
10 11 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.15%) Joomla!
11 8 (0.15%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.13%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.11%) Hyperledger
14 5 (0.093%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.075%) Headless CMS
16 3 (0.056%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
17 2 (0.037%) EPiServer
17 2 (0.037%) Umbraco
17 2 (0.037%) WebSphere
Applications
1 669 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 333 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
3 295 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 254 (4.75%) MS Visio
5 214 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (0.39%) Windchill
7 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.15%) EngageOne
9 7 (0.13%) Sketch
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.019%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 65 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.71%) NetSuite
3 25 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.45%) TrackWise
5 23 (0.43%) Magento
5 23 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 19 (0.36%) Shopify
7 14 (0.26%) SAP Business One
8 13 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
9 10 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.19%) SAP R/3
10 8 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
10 8 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
11 6 (0.11%) R3 Corda
11 6 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 6 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 6 (0.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 283 (5.29%) SaaS
2 266 (4.97%) Azure
3 194 (3.63%) Microsoft 365
4 95 (1.78%) AWS
5 59 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
5 59 (1.10%) Veeva
6 50 (0.93%) Power Platform
6 50 (0.93%) Smartsheet
7 45 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (0.64%) Slack
9 32 (0.60%) Trello
10 31 (0.58%) IaaS
11 30 (0.56%) Azure DevOps
12 29 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 22 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 21 (0.39%) GCP
15 15 (0.28%) Figma
16 14 (0.26%) SAP Commerce Cloud
17 12 (0.22%) GitHub
18 11 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (1.14%) LAN
1 61 (1.14%) WAN
2 50 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
3 39 (0.73%) Firewall
4 26 (0.49%) MPLS
5 23 (0.43%) 5G
5 23 (0.43%) DNS
6 22 (0.41%) DHCP
7 21 (0.39%) VLAN
7 21 (0.39%) VPN
8 20 (0.37%) Internet
9 19 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
9 19 (0.36%) Structured Cabling
10 17 (0.32%) Broadband
10 17 (0.32%) Unified Communications
11 15 (0.28%) VoIP
11 15 (0.28%) Wireless
12 14 (0.26%) Skype
13 9 (0.17%) 4G
13 9 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (0.92%) Big Data
3 46 (0.86%) Power BI
4 33 (0.62%) SQL Server
5 31 (0.58%) Tableau
6 16 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
7 11 (0.21%) Data Hub
7 11 (0.21%) MySQL
7 11 (0.21%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.15%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.13%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.11%) DB2
12 4 (0.075%) MS Access
12 4 (0.075%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.075%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.056%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.056%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (0.056%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 376 (7.03%) JIRA
2 18 (0.34%) GitLab
3 10 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.15%) Bitbucket
5 7 (0.13%) Axure RP
6 6 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (0.075%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.075%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.019%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.019%) Redmine
8 1 (0.019%) Subversion
8 1 (0.019%) Trac
General
1 1,871 (34.97%) Finance
2 1,843 (34.45%) Social Skills
3 424 (7.93%) Retail
4 415 (7.76%) Presentation Skills
5 400 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
6 345 (6.45%) Organisational Skills
7 333 (6.22%) Public Sector
8 327 (6.11%) Marketing
9 306 (5.72%) Legal
10 294 (5.50%) Influencing Skills
11 263 (4.92%) Banking
11 263 (4.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 160 (2.99%) Telecoms
13 156 (2.92%) Social Housing
14 152 (2.84%) Aviation
15 149 (2.79%) Aerospace
16 147 (2.75%) Manufacturing
17 142 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
18 139 (2.60%) Law
19 129 (2.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (0.60%) EDI
2 28 (0.52%) HTML
3 26 (0.49%) .NET
3 26 (0.49%) CSS
4 20 (0.37%) Middleware
4 20 (0.37%) React
5 19 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 18 (0.34%) Lightning Web Components
7 17 (0.32%) COM
8 16 (0.30%) web3js
9 14 (0.26%) Velocity
9 14 (0.26%) Web Services
10 12 (0.22%) Play Framework
11 10 (0.19%) SAP Fiori
12 9 (0.17%) XML
13 8 (0.15%) REST
14 5 (0.093%) ADO
14 5 (0.093%) HTML5
14 5 (0.093%) TensorFlow
15 4 (0.075%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 234 (4.37%) PMI
2 214 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 191 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 176 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 139 (2.60%) User Experience
6 112 (2.09%) Life Science
7 108 (2.02%) NHS
8 94 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 85 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 62 (1.16%) Mobile App
11 51 (0.95%) Blockchain
12 48 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 47 (0.88%) Biotechnology
14 40 (0.75%) FMCG
15 38 (0.71%) Social Media
16 35 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
16 35 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
17 32 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
18 30 (0.56%) Cyberattack
18 30 (0.56%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 70 (1.31%) Windows
2 28 (0.52%) Windows Server
3 19 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (0.26%) Linux
5 12 (0.22%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.21%) Android
6 11 (0.21%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.17%) Unix
8 4 (0.075%) VMS
9 3 (0.056%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.056%) zOS
10 2 (0.037%) MVS
11 1 (0.019%) Debian
11 1 (0.019%) Solaris
11 1 (0.019%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.019%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,727 (69.66%) Project Management
2 2,575 (48.13%) Agile
3 1,748 (32.67%) Project Delivery
4 1,679 (31.38%) PRINCE2
5 1,214 (22.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,048 (19.59%) Waterfall
7 931 (17.40%) Scrum
8 645 (12.06%) Change Management
9 509 (9.51%) Problem-Solving
10 473 (8.84%) Programme Management
11 414 (7.74%) Decision-Making
12 411 (7.68%) Risk Management
13 402 (7.51%) Migration
14 398 (7.44%) Business Case
15 391 (7.31%) Service Delivery
16 355 (6.64%) ERP
17 352 (6.58%) SDLC
18 323 (6.04%) ITIL
19 292 (5.46%) CRM
20 284 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 82 (1.53%) C
2 66 (1.23%) SQL
3 33 (0.62%) Python
4 32 (0.60%) C#
5 30 (0.56%) Java
6 23 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 13 (0.24%) Scala
8 12 (0.22%) Clojure
9 11 (0.21%) PHP
10 8 (0.15%) VB
11 6 (0.11%) DAML
12 5 (0.093%) COBOL
13 4 (0.075%) JCL
13 4 (0.075%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.075%) sed
14 3 (0.056%) C++
15 2 (0.037%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.037%) Natural
15 2 (0.037%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.037%) VBA
Qualifications
1 620 (11.59%) Degree
2 611 (11.42%) PMI Certification
3 533 (9.96%) PMP
4 326 (6.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 312 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 244 (4.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 204 (3.81%) SC Cleared
8 130 (2.43%) APMP
9 102 (1.91%) DV Cleared
10 38 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 33 (0.62%) Master's Degree
12 30 (0.56%) DBS Check
13 24 (0.45%) APMG
14 22 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
14 22 (0.41%) MAPM
15 21 (0.39%) CAPM
15 21 (0.39%) ISEB
16 18 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
18 10 (0.19%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (8.04%) PMO
2 271 (5.07%) QA
3 52 (0.97%) GDPR
4 36 (0.67%) GxP
5 34 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 34 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (0.47%) Good Clinical Practice
6 25 (0.47%) ISO 13485
7 22 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 20 (0.37%) SLA
9 18 (0.34%) TickIT
10 11 (0.21%) PMBOK
11 10 (0.19%) CDISC
12 9 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.13%) Accessibility
14 6 (0.11%) GRC
15 5 (0.093%) COBIT
15 5 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.093%) NIST
15 5 (0.093%) SEPA
System Software
1 36 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 27 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.056%) Docker
5 3 (0.056%) XenApp
5 3 (0.056%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.037%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.019%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 20 (0.37%) WSUS
2 5 (0.093%) Autotask
2 5 (0.093%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.075%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.037%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.037%) Terraform
5 1 (0.019%) OpenView
5 1 (0.019%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.019%) SCCM
5 1 (0.019%) SCOM
5 1 (0.019%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.019%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 813 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 251 (4.69%) SAP
3 150 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
4 133 (2.49%) Oracle
5 70 (1.31%) NEC
6 58 (1.08%) VMware
7 53 (0.99%) Cisco
8 51 (0.95%) Apple
9 44 (0.82%) Workday
10 43 (0.80%) Atlassian
11 41 (0.77%) ServiceNow
12 38 (0.71%) Adobe
13 24 (0.45%) FIS
14 22 (0.41%) IBM
15 21 (0.39%) PTC
16 19 (0.36%) JD Edwards
16 19 (0.36%) OpenText
16 19 (0.36%) Ruckus Wireless
16 19 (0.36%) Sun
17 18 (0.34%) Epicor