The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Project Manager
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 62 48
Rank change year-on-year -18 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 3161 4451 5740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.56% 4.51% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 4.67% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2576 3746 4663
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Project Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the UK

Project Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 3002 £55,000 - 419
London -28 1263 £60,000 -4.00% 152
South East -9 538 £50,000 -4.76% 64
East of England -15 277 £55,000 - 28
City of London +5 210 £62,500 - 37
West Midlands -23 210 £50,000 - 42
North West -47 202 £47,500 +2.70% 36
South West -10 196 £50,000 +5.26% 29
Yorkshire -32 181 £50,000 +11.11% 34
West Yorkshire -20 131 £50,000 +11.11% 31
Manchester -44 127 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Berkshire -8 126 £50,000 -9.09% 14
Hampshire +21 116 £52,000 +4.00% 21
East Midlands +16 109 £47,500 -5.00% 28
Birmingham -8 103 £50,000 - 12
Surrey -25 97 £47,500 -13.63% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 96 £55,000 +11.67% 10
Scotland -22 91 £54,000 +6.93% 19
Hertfordshire -10 87 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Leeds -26 84 £52,500 +16.66% 24
Bristol -15 73 £47,500 - 14
Cambridge +35 55 £55,000 +12.82% 7
East Sussex +37 52 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Nottingham +13 52 £50,000 - 10
Nottinghamshire +8 52 £50,000 - 13
Edinburgh -33 50 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Reading +9 48 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Cheshire -21 45 £51,250 +1.48% 5
West Sussex +4 42 £57,500 +4.54%
Buckinghamshire -17 42 £51,000 +7.36% 10

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Project Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 3996 (62.07%) Project Management
2 2632 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2478 (38.49%) PRINCE2
4 2168 (33.68%) Finance
5 1636 (25.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 981 (15.24%) Scrum
7 783 (12.16%) Waterfall
8 743 (11.54%) Retail
9 651 (10.11%) Degree
10 623 (9.68%) SDLC
11 620 (9.63%) Microsoft Project
11 620 (9.63%) Microsoft
12 611 (9.49%) Change Management
13 524 (8.14%) PMI Certification
14 502 (7.80%) CRM
15 497 (7.72%) PMP
16 490 (7.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 465 (7.22%) Banking
18 454 (7.05%) E-Commerce
19 437 (6.79%) ITIL
20 434 (6.74%) Risk Management
21 406 (6.31%) Project Planning
22 333 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 331 (5.14%) Marketing
23 331 (5.14%) Programme Management
24 329 (5.11%) JIRA
25 328 (5.09%) ERP
26 327 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
27 323 (5.02%) Business Analysis
28 321 (4.99%) SAP

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
1 155 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 127 (1.97%) Confluence
3 114 (1.77%) CMS
4 42 (0.65%) WordPress
5 20 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 19 (0.30%) MS Project Server
7 18 (0.28%) Drupal
7 18 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.17%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.17%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.12%) Liferay
12 7 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.093%) Apache
13 6 (0.093%) SAS
13 6 (0.093%) SugarCRM
14 5 (0.078%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.062%) IIS
Applications
1 620 (9.63%) Microsoft Project
2 293 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 217 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 185 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 168 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 30 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.078%) Niku Workbench
9 4 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.047%) SPSS
11 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.031%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.031%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.031%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.016%) Baselight
12 1 (0.016%) HipChat
12 1 (0.016%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 98 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 35 (0.54%) Magento
5 34 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.45%) SAP ERP
7 24 (0.37%) NetSuite
8 22 (0.34%) SAP SD
9 21 (0.33%) SAP R/3
10 17 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
10 17 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
10 17 (0.26%) thinkFolio
11 16 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 16 (0.25%) Sonata
12 14 (0.22%) SAP FI
13 12 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
13 12 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
14 10 (0.16%) BASE24
14 10 (0.16%) SAP CRM
14 10 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 152 (2.36%) SaaS
2 105 (1.63%) Office 365
3 84 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.25%) IaaS
8 14 (0.22%) Basecamp
8 14 (0.22%) PaaS
9 11 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.16%) Force.com
11 6 (0.093%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.078%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.078%) Trello
13 3 (0.047%) G Suite
13 3 (0.047%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.047%) Yammer
14 2 (0.031%) AdWords
14 2 (0.031%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.031%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 102 (1.58%) WAN
2 89 (1.38%) Internet
3 72 (1.12%) LAN
4 52 (0.81%) Wireless
5 47 (0.73%) Unified Communications
6 46 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
7 41 (0.64%) Firewall
8 39 (0.61%) VoIP
9 33 (0.51%) Intranet
10 21 (0.33%) VLAN
11 19 (0.30%) Skype
11 19 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
12 15 (0.23%) SAN
13 13 (0.20%) ATM
13 13 (0.20%) TCP/IP
14 11 (0.17%) VPN
15 10 (0.16%) Extranet
15 10 (0.16%) Network Security
16 9 (0.14%) DAB
16 9 (0.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
2 122 (1.89%) Big Data
3 93 (1.44%) SQL Server
4 36 (0.56%) SAP HANA
5 35 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
6 29 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 24 (0.37%) SAP BW
8 23 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (0.31%) QlikView
10 18 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
11 17 (0.26%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.23%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (0.22%) Data Mart
13 14 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
14 13 (0.20%) MySQL
15 12 (0.19%) Power BI
15 12 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 329 (5.11%) JIRA
2 48 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.28%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (0.11%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.11%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.093%) CA Flowdock
5 6 (0.093%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.093%) Selenium
6 5 (0.078%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.078%) Hudson
6 5 (0.078%) VersionOne
6 5 (0.078%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.062%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.062%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.062%) ProC
8 3 (0.047%) eCATT
8 3 (0.047%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.047%) TestRail
8 3 (0.047%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2168 (33.68%) Finance
2 743 (11.54%) Retail
3 465 (7.22%) Banking
4 331 (5.14%) Marketing
5 288 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 210 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 190 (2.95%) Legal
8 146 (2.27%) Advertising
9 133 (2.07%) Investment Banking
10 109 (1.69%) Front Office
11 80 (1.24%) Law
12 73 (1.13%) Back Office
12 73 (1.13%) Games
13 71 (1.10%) Retail Banking
14 63 (0.98%) Electronics
15 61 (0.95%) Publishing
16 60 (0.93%) Billing
17 53 (0.82%) French Language
18 51 (0.79%) Automotive
19 45 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (3.17%) .NET
2 126 (1.96%) HTML
3 41 (0.64%) CSS
4 35 (0.54%) HTML5
5 32 (0.50%) Web Services
6 26 (0.40%) XML
7 25 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 25 (0.39%) ASP.NET
8 23 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (0.26%) Java EE
10 14 (0.22%) JSON
11 13 (0.20%) Middleware
11 13 (0.20%) Velocity
12 12 (0.19%) jQuery
13 9 (0.14%) COM
13 9 (0.14%) J2EE
13 9 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
13 9 (0.14%) SAML
14 8 (0.12%) CGI
14 8 (0.12%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 327 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 257 (3.99%) PMI
3 209 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 164 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 147 (2.28%) User Experience
6 142 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 107 (1.66%) Fintech
8 101 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 97 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 92 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
11 84 (1.30%) EPoS
12 82 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 78 (1.21%) Driving Licence
14 66 (1.03%) Derivative
15 59 (0.92%) NHS
16 55 (0.85%) FMCG
17 51 (0.79%) Equities
18 38 (0.59%) Social Media
19 35 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 31 (0.48%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 149 (2.31%) Windows
2 50 (0.78%) Linux
3 43 (0.67%) Unix
4 37 (0.57%) Android
4 37 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 31 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 24 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.12%) Solaris
9 7 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.062%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.062%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.047%) AIX
11 3 (0.047%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.047%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.016%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.016%) MVS
12 1 (0.016%) VMS
12 1 (0.016%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3996 (62.07%) Project Management
2 2632 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2478 (38.49%) PRINCE2
4 1636 (25.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 981 (15.24%) Scrum
6 783 (12.16%) Waterfall
7 623 (9.68%) SDLC
8 611 (9.49%) Change Management
9 502 (7.80%) CRM
10 454 (7.05%) E-Commerce
11 437 (6.79%) ITIL
12 434 (6.74%) Risk Management
13 406 (6.31%) Project Planning
14 331 (5.14%) Programme Management
15 328 (5.09%) ERP
16 323 (5.02%) Business Analysis
17 290 (4.50%) Change Control
18 288 (4.47%) Migration
19 253 (3.93%) PRINCE
20 234 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 239 (3.71%) SQL
2 207 (3.22%) Java
3 117 (1.82%) C#
4 108 (1.68%) JavaScript
5 76 (1.18%) C
6 44 (0.68%) PHP
7 39 (0.61%) Python
8 35 (0.54%) C++
9 23 (0.36%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.25%) Perl
11 12 (0.19%) VB
12 10 (0.16%) R
12 10 (0.16%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.14%) Ruby
14 8 (0.12%) Scala
15 7 (0.11%) Embedded C++
15 7 (0.11%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.11%) VBScript
16 6 (0.093%) Embedded C
16 6 (0.093%) VBA
Qualifications
1 651 (10.11%) Degree
2 524 (8.14%) PMI Certification
3 497 (7.72%) PMP
4 490 (7.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 333 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 153 (2.38%) APMP
7 145 (2.25%) Security Cleared
8 99 (1.54%) SC Cleared
9 81 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 71 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (0.47%) ISEB
12 25 (0.39%) Master's Degree
13 23 (0.36%) APMG
13 23 (0.36%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.25%) CCNA
14 16 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.20%) MBA
15 13 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 12 (0.19%) PgMP
16 12 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (4.49%) PMO
2 282 (4.38%) QA
3 76 (1.18%) MiFID
4 38 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (0.54%) SLA
7 21 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.33%) EMIR
8 17 (0.26%) GDPR
9 16 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.17%) PMBOK
12 9 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
13 8 (0.12%) FATCA
13 8 (0.12%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.093%) AIFMD
15 4 (0.062%) GxP
15 4 (0.062%) UCITS
16 3 (0.047%) COBIT
16 3 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 28 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.17%) Firmware
4 10 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.062%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.031%) vSphere
7 2 (0.031%) XenApp
8 1 (0.016%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (0.14%) SCCM
2 6 (0.093%) Ansible
2 6 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.078%) Puppet
3 5 (0.078%) Terraform
4 4 (0.062%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.031%) EnCase
5 2 (0.031%) MOM
6 1 (0.016%) Nagios
6 1 (0.016%) QRadar
6 1 (0.016%) SCOM
Vendors
1 620 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 321 (4.99%) SAP
3 184 (2.86%) Oracle
4 125 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
5 69 (1.07%) Cisco
6 54 (0.84%) VMware
7 43 (0.67%) hybris
8 31 (0.48%) Sage
9 29 (0.45%) Tableau
10 27 (0.42%) Citrix
10 27 (0.42%) HP
11 24 (0.37%) Adobe
11 24 (0.37%) Mitel
12 23 (0.36%) Google
13 22 (0.34%) Charles River
13 22 (0.34%) FNZ
13 22 (0.34%) IBM
14 21 (0.33%) Computacenter
14 21 (0.33%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.28%) Atlassian
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ISL
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £85000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Profile 29 Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum (neg.) + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £41000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicestershire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum, Benefits Car, pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + share options + flexi working + 25
Posted: 2 days ago