Period
to 27 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 53 64
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 299 410 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.84% 4.37% 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 4.53% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 245 334 346
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.77% +3.00%
10th Percentile £34,700 £31,800 £33,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,875 £64,375
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 7,443 9,058 9,487
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.50% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5,742 7,007 7,871
West Midlands median annual salary £43,560 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.49% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +13 138 £60,000 +25.00% 16
Worcestershire +16 41 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Solihull +17 29 £55,000 - 3
Warwickshire -20 28 £60,000 +47.24% 4
Coventry -15 25 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Herefordshire -4 8 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Staffordshire -27 8 £43,500 -3.33% 7
Shropshire -14 4 £47,500 +26.67% 10
Walsall -3 1 £57,500 +35.29%
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 156 (52.17%) Project Management
2 129 (43.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 123 (41.14%) PRINCE2
4 114 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (35.12%) Finance
6 44 (14.72%) Microsoft
7 40 (13.38%) ServiceNow
8 37 (12.37%) Waterfall
8 37 (12.37%) ITSM
9 34 (11.37%) ITIL
10 33 (11.04%) Microsoft Project
11 29 (9.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 28 (9.36%) Service Management
13 27 (9.03%) SDLC
14 25 (8.36%) PMO
15 24 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
15 24 (8.03%) Project Governance
16 22 (7.36%) Software Delivery
16 22 (7.36%) Change Management
17 20 (6.69%) Risk Management
17 20 (6.69%) Scrum
17 20 (6.69%) Programme Management
17 20 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
18 19 (6.35%) PMI Certification
19 18 (6.02%) ERP
19 18 (6.02%) Coaching
20 17 (5.69%) Portfolio Management
20 17 (5.69%) Degree
20 17 (5.69%) Driving Licence

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 5 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.34%) CMS
3 1 (0.33%) Confluence
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (11.04%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (8.03%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (2.01%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.34%) iTrent
2 4 (1.34%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.34%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.67%) Lawson
4 2 (0.67%) Primavera
4 2 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.33%) Odoo
5 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.33%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.34%) SaaS
2 5 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.00%) Basecamp
4 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.00%) G Suite
5 2 (0.67%) Office 365
5 2 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.67%) Internet
1 2 (0.67%) LAN
1 2 (0.67%) WAN
2 1 (0.33%) Firewall
2 1 (0.33%) PABX
2 1 (0.33%) PBX
2 1 (0.33%) Skype
2 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.00%) QlikView
3 2 (0.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Redmine
2 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.67%) Subversion
2 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 105 (35.12%) Finance
2 14 (4.68%) Retail
3 9 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.68%) Banking
5 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.67%) Marketing
6 2 (0.67%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.69%) Driving Licence
2 14 (4.68%) PMI
3 12 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.01%) EPoS
6 6 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.67%) User Experience
8 3 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.67%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.33%) Life Science
10 1 (0.33%) NHS
10 1 (0.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.68%) Windows
2 3 (1.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (52.17%) Project Management
2 129 (43.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 123 (41.14%) PRINCE2
4 114 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (12.37%) ITSM
5 37 (12.37%) Waterfall
6 34 (11.37%) ITIL
7 28 (9.36%) Service Management
8 27 (9.03%) SDLC
9 24 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (8.03%) Project Governance
10 22 (7.36%) Change Management
10 22 (7.36%) Software Delivery
11 20 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (6.69%) Programme Management
11 20 (6.69%) Risk Management
11 20 (6.69%) Scrum
12 18 (6.02%) Coaching
12 18 (6.02%) ERP
13 17 (5.69%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.01%) Java
2 3 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (9.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 19 (6.35%) PMI Certification
3 17 (5.69%) Degree
4 14 (4.68%) PMP
5 10 (3.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (2.68%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.00%) APMP
10 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.67%) HNC
10 2 (0.67%) HND
10 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) ISEB
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.36%) PMO
2 11 (3.68%) GDPR
3 4 (1.34%) PMBOK
4 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.00%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) P3O
5 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.68%) Firmware
2 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 40 (13.38%) ServiceNow
3 16 (5.35%) Oracle
4 14 (4.68%) SAP
5 3 (1.00%) Cisco
5 3 (1.00%) Google
5 3 (1.00%) JD Edwards
5 3 (1.00%) Juniper
5 3 (1.00%) OpenText
5 3 (1.00%) Remedy
5 3 (1.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (1.00%) Sage
5 3 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.00%) Virgin Media
5 3 (1.00%) VMware
6 2 (0.67%) Epicor
6 2 (0.67%) IFS
7 1 (0.33%) Capita
7 1 (0.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.33%) TOWER Software