Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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

Project Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 61 41
Rank change year-on-year 0 -20 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 366 429 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.04% 4.28% 5.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.20% 4.43% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 294 357 527
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,450 £32,200
90th Percentile £65,875 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 8,717 9,682 11,496
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.59% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 6,778 8,133 9,100
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Project Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Manager in the West Midlands

Project Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Project Manager in the West Midlands

Project Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Project Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Project Manager in the West Midlands

Project Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Project Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -41 129 £48,000 -4.00% 11
Coventry +8 55 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Staffordshire +21 41 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Warwickshire +30 40 £55,000 +29.41% 4
Wolverhampton +8 19 £50,000 -18.37% 1
Solihull -2 18 £60,000 +26.32% 2
Shropshire +17 9 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Walsall 0 9 £41,250 +3.13%
Worcestershire +7 5 £38,000 -10.59% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £50,000 - 6
Wednesbury - 1 £57,500 -
Project Manager
England

Project Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, Project Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 242 (66.12%) Project Management
2 138 (37.70%) PRINCE2
3 124 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (33.33%) Finance
5 81 (22.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (15.03%) Retail
7 49 (13.39%) Project Planning
8 46 (12.57%) Microsoft
9 44 (12.02%) Waterfall
10 42 (11.48%) ITIL
11 40 (10.93%) Scrum
12 39 (10.66%) Microsoft Project
13 38 (10.38%) PMO
14 32 (8.74%) Manufacturing
15 29 (7.92%) Change Management
16 27 (7.38%) SAP
17 26 (7.10%) ERP
17 26 (7.10%) GDPR
17 26 (7.10%) Data Centre
18 25 (6.83%) APMP
19 24 (6.56%) SDLC
20 22 (6.01%) E-Commerce
20 22 (6.01%) QA
21 21 (5.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
22 20 (5.46%) Matrix Organization
23 19 (5.19%) Virtual Team
23 19 (5.19%) Line Management
23 19 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
23 19 (5.19%) Risk Management
24 18 (4.92%) Change Control

Project Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.37%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.82%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (10.66%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.09%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.09%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.09%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.09%) SAP PM
2 4 (1.09%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.55%) BPCS
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.27%) iTrent
4 1 (0.27%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.27%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.27%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.01%) Office 365
2 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.37%) SaaS
5 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.37%) Firewall
1 5 (1.37%) Internet
1 5 (1.37%) SMS
2 4 (1.09%) Wireless
3 3 (0.82%) MPLS
4 2 (0.55%) WAN
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
5 1 (0.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (2.19%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 122 (33.33%) Finance
2 55 (15.03%) Retail
3 32 (8.74%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.37%) Marketing
5 14 (3.83%) Automotive
5 14 (3.83%) Banking
6 6 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.37%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.09%) .NET
1 4 (1.09%) Velocity
2 3 (0.82%) HTML
3 2 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.27%) COM
4 1 (0.27%) CSS
4 1 (0.27%) HTML5
4 1 (0.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.10%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.19%) Virtual Team
3 15 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.28%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.91%) EPoS
5 7 (1.91%) PMI
5 7 (1.91%) User Experience
6 4 (1.09%) NHS
7 3 (0.82%) Digital Signage
7 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.55%) FMCG
9 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.27%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.27%) Equities
9 1 (0.27%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.27%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.37%) Windows
2 3 (0.82%) Linux
2 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (66.12%) Project Management
2 138 (37.70%) PRINCE2
3 124 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (22.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (13.39%) Project Planning
6 44 (12.02%) Waterfall
7 42 (11.48%) ITIL
8 40 (10.93%) Scrum
9 29 (7.92%) Change Management
10 26 (7.10%) ERP
11 24 (6.56%) SDLC
12 22 (6.01%) E-Commerce
13 20 (5.46%) Matrix Organization
14 19 (5.19%) Line Management
14 19 (5.19%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (5.19%) Risk Management
15 18 (4.92%) Change Control
16 17 (4.64%) Customer Requirements
16 17 (4.64%) Data Protection
16 17 (4.64%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.73%) Java
2 7 (1.91%) SQL
3 3 (0.82%) C
4 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.55%) X++
5 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (6.83%) APMP
2 21 (5.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (3.28%) Degree
5 9 (2.46%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.64%) CIPD
7 4 (1.09%) PMP
7 4 (1.09%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.55%) HNC
9 2 (0.55%) HND
9 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.27%) ISEB
10 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.38%) PMO
2 26 (7.10%) GDPR
3 22 (6.01%) QA
4 8 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.91%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.82%) P3O
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.38%) SAP
3 17 (4.64%) Oracle
4 9 (2.46%) ServiceNow
5 7 (1.91%) Capita
6 4 (1.09%) hybris
6 4 (1.09%) Sage
6 4 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.82%) Epicor
7 3 (0.82%) Infor
8 2 (0.55%) Cisco
8 2 (0.55%) IFS
8 2 (0.55%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.27%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix
9 1 (0.27%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.27%) IBM
9 1 (0.27%) Northgate