The median annual salary for a Software Project Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 541 472
Rank change year-on-year +3 -69  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Project Manager 336 476 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.46% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 309 422 565
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.52% -5.50%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Project Manager in the UK

Software 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 Software Project Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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 -12 309 £50,000 - 38
South East +56 72 £50,000 - 16
London -16 69 £55,000 -10.20% 7
South West +55 55 £52,500 +10.52% 5
Bristol +36 46 £45,000 - 1
East of England -2 28 £47,500 +5.55% 2
West Midlands +20 27 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Yorkshire +3 26 £46,000 +8.23% 5
Hertfordshire +24 21 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Yorkshire +12 21 £50,000 +5.26% 3
North West -26 21 £41,250 +10.00% 2
Hampshire +20 17 £42,500 -5.55% 3
City of London +31 15 £75,000 +42.85% 1
Leeds +13 15 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Manchester -26 14 £50,000 -23.07%
East Sussex - 14 £50,000 - 1
Brighton - 14 £50,000 - 1
Surrey +49 11 £65,000 +18.18% 2
Hatfield +24 9 £47,500 +5.55%
Coventry +22 9 £27,500 -45.00%
Scotland +19 9 £80,000 +68.42% 2
Oxfordshire +8 9 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Berkshire +30 8 £48,000 +3.78% 6
West Sussex +14 8 £45,000 -14.28%
Wiltshire +24 7 £57,500 +21.05% 3
Warwickshire +23 7 £42,500 -10.52%
Birmingham +11 7 £47,500 -17.39%
Edinburgh +10 7 £80,000 +45.45% 2
Lancashire -10 7 £35,000 -
Chorley - 7 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 406 (64.04%) Project Management
2 350 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (37.85%) PRINCE2
4 213 (33.60%) Finance
5 184 (29.02%) SDLC
6 154 (24.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 129 (20.35%) Scrum
8 124 (19.56%) Software Delivery
9 113 (17.82%) Waterfall
10 109 (17.19%) Degree
11 85 (13.41%) .NET
12 79 (12.46%) Banking
13 66 (10.41%) PMP
13 66 (10.41%) PMI Certification
14 62 (9.78%) Java
15 61 (9.62%) Microsoft
16 58 (9.15%) SQL
17 55 (8.68%) Telecoms
18 54 (8.52%) MS Project
19 51 (8.04%) Change Management
20 49 (7.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
21 47 (7.41%) CRM
22 45 (7.10%) PRINCE
23 43 (6.78%) Risk Management
23 43 (6.78%) MS Excel
23 43 (6.78%) Change Control
24 42 (6.62%) C#
24 42 (6.62%) Retail
25 41 (6.47%) NHS
26 39 (6.15%) PMI

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 10 (1.58%) Confluence
2 9 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.79%) CMS
4 3 (0.47%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.16%) IIS
5 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (8.52%) MS Project
2 43 (6.78%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.68%) MS Office
4 8 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.74%) Sonata
2 5 (0.79%) Bankmaster
2 5 (0.79%) CA PPM
2 5 (0.79%) Finacle
2 5 (0.79%) Misys Equation
2 5 (0.79%) Primavera
2 5 (0.79%) Temenos T24
2 5 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.47%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.32%) FastStats
4 2 (0.32%) Unica
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.47%) SaaS
2 15 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.95%) Internet
3 4 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (0.63%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (0.63%) Firewall
3 4 (0.63%) SSL
3 4 (0.63%) VPN
3 4 (0.63%) Wireless
4 2 (0.32%) Skype
5 1 (0.16%) HTTP
5 1 (0.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.99%) Big Data
2 13 (2.05%) Electronic Patient Records
2 13 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.47%) Riak
4 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.16%) QlikView
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (4.89%) JIRA
2 11 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.32%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 213 (33.60%) Finance
2 79 (12.46%) Banking
3 55 (8.68%) Telecoms
4 42 (6.62%) Retail
5 21 (3.31%) Billing
6 15 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.05%) Electronics
8 11 (1.74%) Marketing
9 10 (1.58%) Advertising
9 10 (1.58%) Legal
9 10 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.10%) French Language
10 7 (1.10%) Games
10 7 (1.10%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.95%) Automotive
12 5 (0.79%) Law
12 5 (0.79%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.79%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.63%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.63%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (13.41%) .NET
2 19 (3.00%) HTML
3 12 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.58%) HTML5
5 8 (1.26%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.10%) CGI
7 6 (0.95%) CSS
8 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (0.63%) Java EE
9 4 (0.63%) jQuery
9 4 (0.63%) XML
10 3 (0.47%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.47%) Node.js
11 2 (0.32%) CSS3
11 2 (0.32%) EDI
12 1 (0.16%) Flash
12 1 (0.16%) J2EE
12 1 (0.16%) Middleware
12 1 (0.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.47%) NHS
2 39 (6.15%) PMI
3 30 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.52%) Fintech
6 16 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.42%) iPad
8 8 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.95%) User Experience
11 5 (0.79%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.79%) EPoS
11 5 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.79%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.63%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.47%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.47%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.26%) Windows
2 7 (1.10%) Unix
3 6 (0.95%) Android
3 6 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.32%) Linux
6 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (64.04%) Project Management
2 350 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (37.85%) PRINCE2
4 184 (29.02%) SDLC
5 154 (24.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 129 (20.35%) Scrum
7 124 (19.56%) Software Delivery
8 113 (17.82%) Waterfall
9 51 (8.04%) Change Management
10 47 (7.41%) CRM
11 45 (7.10%) PRINCE
12 43 (6.78%) Change Control
12 43 (6.78%) Risk Management
13 39 (6.15%) ITIL
14 35 (5.52%) Matrix Management
15 32 (5.05%) E-Commerce
16 27 (4.26%) Business Analysis
16 27 (4.26%) Customer Requirements
16 27 (4.26%) Line Management
16 27 (4.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.78%) Java
2 58 (9.15%) SQL
3 42 (6.62%) C#
4 15 (2.37%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.74%) PL/SQL
6 10 (1.58%) C
7 7 (1.10%) Perl
8 6 (0.95%) C++
9 5 (0.79%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.47%) Scala
11 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.16%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.16%) PHP
12 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (17.19%) Degree
2 66 (10.41%) PMI Certification
2 66 (10.41%) PMP
3 49 (7.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 21 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 21 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.26%) APMP
6 6 (0.95%) ISEB
7 4 (0.63%) CCNA
7 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.47%) APMG
8 3 (0.47%) MBA
9 2 (0.32%) HNC
10 1 (0.16%) CAPM
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.57%) QA
2 14 (2.21%) ISO 9000
3 11 (1.74%) PMO
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.47%) MiFID
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 61 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.47%) Oracle
3 14 (2.21%) SAP
4 11 (1.74%) FNZ
5 6 (0.95%) Apple
6 5 (0.79%) Avaloq
6 5 (0.79%) CA
6 5 (0.79%) FIS
6 5 (0.79%) Misys
6 5 (0.79%) Planview
6 5 (0.79%) SunGard
6 5 (0.79%) Temenos
7 4 (0.63%) Charles River
7 4 (0.63%) CheckPoint
7 4 (0.63%) Cisco
7 4 (0.63%) Juniper
7 4 (0.63%) VMware
8 3 (0.47%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.47%) SimCorp
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Car + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £50-64,500 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Extensive Training & Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Health, Pension, Free Breakfast
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: 50k (neg) + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + health + pension + 25 days
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London Euston
The Curve Group
Salary: £0 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ringwood
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago