Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 732 599 556
Rank change year-on-year -133 -43 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 499 756 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.42% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 452 736 987
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software Project Manager
Top 15 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -109 473 £50,500 -8.18% 37
UK excluding London -82 369 £50,000 - 31
London -65 128 £60,000 -7.69% 8
South East +40 123 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Midlands +29 75 £45,000 -18.18% 7
North of England -93 59 £50,000 - 5
South West +25 54 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands +15 50 £45,000 -18.18% 5
East of England -17 33 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Yorkshire -64 30 £50,000 -9.09% 2
North West -11 25 £45,000 +28.57% 3
East Midlands +28 24 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Scotland -5 24 £60,000 +30.43% 1
North East +11 4 £52,500 +5.00%
Wales +5 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 323 (64.73%) Project Management
2 320 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (38.08%) PRINCE2
4 148 (29.66%) Finance
5 128 (25.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 106 (21.24%) Scrum
6 106 (21.24%) SDLC
7 100 (20.04%) Software Delivery
8 91 (18.24%) Waterfall
9 74 (14.83%) Degree
10 72 (14.43%) Microsoft Project
11 65 (13.03%) Microsoft
11 65 (13.03%) Risk Management
12 64 (12.83%) .NET
13 49 (9.82%) Change Management
14 46 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
15 45 (9.02%) Java
16 43 (8.62%) PMI Certification
16 43 (8.62%) CRM
17 40 (8.02%) PMP
17 40 (8.02%) SaaS
18 35 (7.01%) Business Analysis
19 34 (6.81%) Retail
20 33 (6.61%) People Management
21 32 (6.41%) C#
21 32 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
22 31 (6.21%) Coaching
23 29 (5.81%) JIRA
23 29 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
24 28 (5.61%) ITIL

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 5 (1.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.80%) CMS
3 3 (0.60%) Confluence
4 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Drupal
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 72 (14.43%) Microsoft Project
2 32 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.60%) Sonata
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.40%) Primavera
4 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) Finacle
5 1 (0.20%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) Shopify
5 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.02%) SaaS
2 18 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.80%) Trello
5 3 (0.60%) Office 365
6 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.40%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.60%) Extranet
2 2 (0.40%) HTTP
2 2 (0.40%) LAN
2 2 (0.40%) VPN
2 2 (0.40%) WAN
2 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.20%) Firewall
3 1 (0.20%) Internet
3 1 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.20%) Big Data
3 7 (1.40%) Couchbase
4 5 (1.00%) Power BI
5 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.40%) MySQL
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.40%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (5.81%) JIRA
2 5 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
General
1 148 (29.66%) Finance
2 34 (6.81%) Retail
3 23 (4.61%) Law
4 21 (4.21%) Banking
5 14 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.40%) Legal
7 9 (1.80%) Automotive
8 8 (1.60%) Games
8 8 (1.60%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.40%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.40%) Marketing
10 6 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.00%) Billing
12 3 (0.60%) Electronics
12 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.60%) Local Government
13 2 (0.40%) Advertising
13 2 (0.40%) Publishing
14 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.83%) .NET
2 14 (2.81%) .NET Framework
3 9 (1.80%) React
4 8 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.40%) HTML
5 7 (1.40%) HTML5
6 6 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.20%) REST
7 4 (0.80%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.80%) Java EE
8 3 (0.60%) Node.js
9 2 (0.40%) J2EE
9 2 (0.40%) Middleware
9 2 (0.40%) Velocity
9 2 (0.40%) Web Services
9 2 (0.40%) WPF
9 2 (0.40%) XML
10 1 (0.20%) CSS
10 1 (0.20%) Grails
10 1 (0.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.41%) PMI
3 24 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.81%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.80%) Fintech
7 9 (1.80%) Reinsurance
7 9 (1.80%) User Experience
8 7 (1.40%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.00%) NHS
10 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.60%) FMCG
10 3 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.40%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.40%) Contactless
11 2 (0.40%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.40%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.20%) Windows
2 8 (1.60%) Linux
3 6 (1.20%) Solaris
3 6 (1.20%) Unix
4 2 (0.40%) Android
4 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (64.73%) Project Management
2 320 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (38.08%) PRINCE2
4 128 (25.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 106 (21.24%) Scrum
5 106 (21.24%) SDLC
6 100 (20.04%) Software Delivery
7 91 (18.24%) Waterfall
8 65 (13.03%) Risk Management
9 49 (9.82%) Change Management
10 43 (8.62%) CRM
11 35 (7.01%) Business Analysis
12 33 (6.61%) People Management
13 31 (6.21%) Coaching
14 28 (5.61%) ITIL
14 28 (5.61%) Software Engineering
15 27 (5.41%) Mentoring
15 27 (5.41%) Project Planning
16 26 (5.21%) PRINCE
17 24 (4.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.02%) Java
2 32 (6.41%) C#
3 17 (3.41%) SQL
4 14 (2.81%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.00%) C
5 10 (2.00%) Ruby
6 9 (1.80%) C++
6 9 (1.80%) Python
7 6 (1.20%) Embedded C
7 6 (1.20%) Embedded C++
7 6 (1.20%) Perl
8 4 (0.80%) VBScript
9 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.60%) VB
9 3 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.20%) Clojure
11 1 (0.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (14.83%) Degree
2 43 (8.62%) PMI Certification
3 40 (8.02%) PMP
4 29 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 27 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 22 (4.41%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.60%) APMG
9 5 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.80%) APMP
11 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.60%) MBA
12 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.40%) PhD
13 1 (0.20%) CAPM
13 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.20%) HNC
13 1 (0.20%) HND
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.61%) QA
2 9 (1.80%) PMO
3 3 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Firmware
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 65 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.01%) Sitecore
3 10 (2.00%) Oracle
4 9 (1.80%) SAP
5 6 (1.20%) Capita
5 6 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.60%) FNZ
7 2 (0.40%) CA
7 2 (0.40%) Concur
7 2 (0.40%) Lotus
7 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.40%) Tableau
7 2 (0.40%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.20%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.20%) Citrix
8 1 (0.20%) FIS
8 1 (0.20%) Fiserv
8 1 (0.20%) Google
8 1 (0.20%) Misys
8 1 (0.20%) VMware