Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 51 47 58
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 352 495 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.59% 5.07% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.80% 5.25% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 273 395 397
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £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 7,330 9,432 10,172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 96.69% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,582 7,512 8,078
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -46 104 £51,502 +14.45% 33
Coventry +3 52 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Solihull +20 34 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Worcestershire +14 31 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Warwickshire +4 31 £47,500 +23.38% 3
Staffordshire -7 31 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Herefordshire +14 28 £45,000 -2.70%
Wolverhampton +13 10 £47,500 -20.83%
Shropshire -1 6 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Walsall +1 2 £52,625 +10.79%
Dudley - 1 £55,000 -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 218 (61.93%) Project Management
2 157 (44.60%) PRINCE2
3 143 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (37.78%) Finance
5 103 (29.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 52 (14.77%) Retail
7 47 (13.35%) Waterfall
8 43 (12.22%) ITIL
9 40 (11.36%) Microsoft
10 35 (9.94%) PMI Certification
11 34 (9.66%) Change Management
12 32 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (8.24%) PMO
14 28 (7.95%) PMI
15 27 (7.67%) PMP
15 27 (7.67%) Scrum
15 27 (7.67%) Software Delivery
16 26 (7.39%) Risk Management
17 25 (7.10%) SAP
18 24 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
18 24 (6.82%) Project Governance
18 24 (6.82%) Change Control
18 24 (6.82%) GDPR
19 22 (6.25%) CRM
20 21 (5.97%) ERP
20 21 (5.97%) Microsoft Project
20 21 (5.97%) Degree
20 21 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (5.68%) SDLC
21 20 (5.68%) Data Protection

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 4 (1.14%) CMS
2 3 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.97%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.85%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.85%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.85%) SAP PM
3 3 (0.85%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.70%) Office 365
2 4 (1.14%) G Suite
3 3 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.57%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Heroku
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.57%) Firewall
1 2 (0.57%) Internet
1 2 (0.57%) PABX
1 2 (0.57%) PBX
1 2 (0.57%) Wireless
2 1 (0.28%) MPLS
2 1 (0.28%) Skype
2 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.57%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (0.57%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.57%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Redmine
2 5 (1.42%) JIRA
3 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.57%) Subversion
3 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 133 (37.78%) Finance
2 52 (14.77%) Retail
3 16 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.84%) Banking
5 9 (2.56%) Legal
5 9 (2.56%) Marketing
6 8 (2.27%) Automotive
7 3 (0.85%) Advertising
7 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.57%) Law
8 2 (0.57%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.14%) .NET
1 4 (1.14%) HTML
1 4 (1.14%) HTML5
1 4 (1.14%) REST
2 2 (0.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.95%) PMI
2 21 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.11%) Driving Licence
4 17 (4.83%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.27%) EPoS
7 6 (1.70%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.70%) User Experience
8 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.42%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (1.14%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.85%) FMCG
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
11 2 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.57%) Life Science
12 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.28%) Equities
12 1 (0.28%) Fintech
12 1 (0.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.99%) Windows
2 4 (1.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (61.93%) Project Management
2 157 (44.60%) PRINCE2
3 143 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (29.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (13.35%) Waterfall
6 43 (12.22%) ITIL
7 34 (9.66%) Change Management
8 32 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (7.67%) Scrum
9 27 (7.67%) Software Delivery
10 26 (7.39%) Risk Management
11 24 (6.82%) Change Control
11 24 (6.82%) Project Governance
12 22 (6.25%) CRM
13 21 (5.97%) ERP
14 20 (5.68%) Data Protection
14 20 (5.68%) SDLC
15 19 (5.40%) Matrix Organization
15 19 (5.40%) Portfolio Management
16 16 (4.55%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.69%) Java
2 5 (1.42%) C
3 3 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (9.94%) PMI Certification
2 27 (7.67%) PMP
3 21 (5.97%) Degree
4 16 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 15 (4.26%) APMP
6 13 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.56%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) ACCA
10 1 (0.28%) CIMA
10 1 (0.28%) HNC
10 1 (0.28%) HND
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.24%) PMO
2 24 (6.82%) GDPR
3 10 (2.84%) QA
4 8 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.42%) SLA
7 3 (0.85%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.57%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.10%) SAP
3 12 (3.41%) ServiceNow
4 10 (2.84%) Oracle
5 4 (1.14%) Google
5 4 (1.14%) Sage
6 2 (0.57%) Epicor
6 2 (0.57%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.57%) hybris
6 2 (0.57%) Infor
6 2 (0.57%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.28%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.28%) Citrix
7 1 (0.28%) NetApp
7 1 (0.28%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.28%) VMware