The median annual salary for a Software Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Software Project Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 553 486
Rank change year-on-year -37 -67  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 295 418 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.42% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.44% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 267 393 573
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,350 £37,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,625 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.72% -10.00%  

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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 284135 352965 396755
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Project Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software Project Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Project Manager.

Salary trend for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software Project Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Project Manager over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software Project Manager
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -42 282 £52,500 +5.00% 32
UK excluding London -2 229 £51,625 +14.72% 25
South East +38 62 £50,000 +11.11% 10
London -44 62 £62,500 -3.84% 8
South West +22 47 £53,750 +19.44%
Midlands -1 42 £50,000 - 5
North of England -56 37 £45,000 +5.88% 8
East of England -9 28 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Scotland +19 11 £75,000 +30.43% 1
Wales +4 2 £50,000 +11.11%

Software Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Software 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 Software Project Manager in the job title.

1 425 (67.35%) Project Management
2 376 (59.59%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (36.29%) PRINCE2
4 189 (29.95%) Finance
5 152 (24.09%) SDLC
6 145 (22.98%) Scrum
7 141 (22.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 104 (16.48%) Degree
9 100 (15.85%) Waterfall
10 83 (13.15%) .NET
11 80 (12.68%) Software Delivery
12 58 (9.19%) Change Management
13 57 (9.03%) SQL
13 57 (9.03%) Java
14 50 (7.92%) PMI Certification
15 48 (7.61%) Microsoft
16 47 (7.45%) Microsoft Project
16 47 (7.45%) Risk Management
17 45 (7.13%) PMP
18 44 (6.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 43 (6.81%) CRM
20 41 (6.50%) C#
20 41 (6.50%) Banking
21 40 (6.34%) ITIL
22 39 (6.18%) Business Analysis
22 39 (6.18%) Computer Science
23 38 (6.02%) Software Engineering
24 37 (5.86%) JIRA
24 37 (5.86%) PRINCE
25 32 (5.07%) NHS

Software 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 11 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.43%) Confluence
3 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.63%) CMS
5 3 (0.48%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.16%) IIS
6 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 47 (7.45%) Microsoft Project
2 30 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.06%) Sonata
2 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.48%) Bloomberg AIM
3 3 (0.48%) Primavera
3 3 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.48%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.38%) SaaS
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.32%) Skype
3 1 (0.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.44%) Big Data
2 19 (3.01%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
4 5 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.63%) MySQL
6 3 (0.48%) Couchbase
6 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.48%) Riak
6 3 (0.48%) Spotfire
6 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (5.86%) JIRA
2 15 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.32%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.16%) CA Flowdock
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 189 (29.95%) Finance
2 41 (6.50%) Banking
3 29 (4.60%) Retail
4 27 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.85%) Legal
6 15 (2.38%) Billing
6 15 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.74%) Games
9 9 (1.43%) Electronics
10 8 (1.27%) Advertising
10 8 (1.27%) Automotive
10 8 (1.27%) Marketing
11 6 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.79%) French Language
12 5 (0.79%) Law
12 5 (0.79%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.63%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.48%) Publishing
15 2 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.15%) .NET
2 15 (2.38%) HTML
3 11 (1.74%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.58%) HTML5
5 6 (0.95%) Java EE
6 4 (0.63%) CGI
6 4 (0.63%) CSS
6 4 (0.63%) jQuery
7 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (0.48%) MDX
7 3 (0.48%) React
8 2 (0.32%) Web Services
9 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.16%) CakePHP
9 1 (0.16%) CSS3
9 1 (0.16%) LAMP
9 1 (0.16%) Node.js
9 1 (0.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.18%) Computer Science
2 32 (5.07%) NHS
3 30 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (3.65%) PMI
7 22 (3.49%) Virtual Team
8 18 (2.85%) Fintech
9 17 (2.69%) User Experience
10 15 (2.38%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.79%) Life Science
12 5 (0.79%) Reinsurance
13 4 (0.63%) iPad
14 3 (0.48%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.48%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.48%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.48%) EPoS
14 3 (0.48%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (2.22%) Windows
2 7 (1.11%) Unix
3 3 (0.48%) Android
3 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.48%) Linux
3 3 (0.48%) Solaris
3 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (67.35%) Project Management
2 376 (59.59%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (36.29%) PRINCE2
4 152 (24.09%) SDLC
5 145 (22.98%) Scrum
6 141 (22.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 100 (15.85%) Waterfall
8 80 (12.68%) Software Delivery
9 58 (9.19%) Change Management
10 47 (7.45%) Risk Management
11 43 (6.81%) CRM
12 40 (6.34%) ITIL
13 39 (6.18%) Business Analysis
14 38 (6.02%) Software Engineering
15 37 (5.86%) PRINCE
16 28 (4.44%) E-Commerce
17 27 (4.28%) Change Control
17 27 (4.28%) Project Planning
18 25 (3.96%) DevOps
19 23 (3.65%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.03%) Java
1 57 (9.03%) SQL
2 41 (6.50%) C#
3 20 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.06%) PL/SQL
5 12 (1.90%) C++
6 9 (1.43%) C
7 7 (1.11%) Perl
8 6 (0.95%) VBScript
9 4 (0.63%) Embedded C++
9 4 (0.63%) Python
10 3 (0.48%) Embedded C
10 3 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.48%) PHP
10 3 (0.48%) Ruby
10 3 (0.48%) VB
11 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 104 (16.48%) Degree
2 50 (7.92%) PMI Certification
3 45 (7.13%) PMP
4 44 (6.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 29 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 28 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 21 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.11%) APMP
10 6 (0.95%) APMG
11 4 (0.63%) MBA
12 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.91%) QA
2 17 (2.69%) PMO
3 11 (1.74%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.27%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (0.48%) Firmware
Vendors
1 48 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.96%) Oracle
3 13 (2.06%) FNZ
3 13 (2.06%) SAP
4 9 (1.43%) Sitecore
5 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.48%) Apple
6 3 (0.48%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.48%) Bloomberg
6 3 (0.48%) CA
6 3 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (0.48%) Charles River
6 3 (0.48%) Concur
6 3 (0.48%) Eze Castle Integration
6 3 (0.48%) Lotus
6 3 (0.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.48%) SimCorp
6 3 (0.48%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.32%) Tableau
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £41000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Martin & Conley
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £550000 per annum + Flexi-working and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Knowit
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Car allowance + benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £50k plus benefits plus bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with additional variable bonus based on KPIs
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 21 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £67500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Rugby
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago