Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Project Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 51 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 -20 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 499 566 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.93% 4.95% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.11% 5.15% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 405 480 609
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,675 £33,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 9770 10995 10536
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8018 8715 8780
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Birmingham +14 230 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Staffordshire +57 73 £45,000 -13.46% 4
Coventry -18 49 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Warwickshire -29 49 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Solihull +2 25 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Worcestershire -17 14 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton +11 11 £60,000 +13.21% 5
Shropshire -23 8 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Walsall 0 3 £48,750 +35.42%
Herefordshire +1 1 £37,500 -
West Bromwich -5 1 £42,500 -22.73%
Wednesbury -6 1 £37,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 £75,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £42,500 -
Smethwick - 1 £50,000 -
Project Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Project Manager in the job title.

1 344 (68.94%) Project Management
2 257 (51.50%) PRINCE2
3 172 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (29.46%) Finance
5 98 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 77 (15.43%) Project Planning
7 70 (14.03%) Retail
8 69 (13.83%) Microsoft
9 59 (11.82%) Change Management
10 57 (11.42%) ITIL
11 50 (10.02%) Change Control
12 48 (9.62%) SAP
13 47 (9.42%) ERP
13 47 (9.42%) Manufacturing
14 40 (8.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 40 (8.02%) Waterfall
15 38 (7.62%) Scrum
16 36 (7.21%) Business Analysis
16 36 (7.21%) Matrix Management
16 36 (7.21%) Presales
17 32 (6.41%) Microsoft Project
18 31 (6.21%) E-Commerce
19 30 (6.01%) CRM
19 30 (6.01%) Marketing
20 29 (5.81%) SQL Server
20 29 (5.81%) Risk Management
21 28 (5.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 28 (5.61%) Matrix Organization
22 27 (5.41%) Data Centre
22 27 (5.41%) APMP

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 15 (3.01%) WordPress
2 8 (1.60%) CMS
2 8 (1.60%) Drupal
3 6 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.20%) Confluence
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (6.41%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (3.21%) SAP R/3
2 15 (3.01%) Magento
3 13 (2.61%) SAP ERP
4 8 (1.60%) Shopify
5 7 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.40%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.20%) iTrent
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.20%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.21%) SaaS
2 14 (2.81%) Office 365
3 13 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.60%) Basecamp
5 6 (1.20%) AdWords
6 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.40%) IaaS
7 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.40%) Trello
8 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.20%) G Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.01%) Extranet
2 11 (2.20%) WAN
3 5 (1.00%) SMS
3 5 (1.00%) WLAN
4 4 (0.80%) Firewall
4 4 (0.80%) LAN
4 4 (0.80%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (0.80%) VLAN
5 3 (0.60%) Network Security
5 3 (0.60%) Skype
6 2 (0.40%) BGP
6 2 (0.40%) DNS
6 2 (0.40%) OSPF
6 2 (0.40%) Wireless
7 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.20%) Internet
7 1 (0.20%) LDAP
7 1 (0.20%) S/MIME
7 1 (0.20%) SMTP
7 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.00%) Power BI
3 4 (0.80%) Big Data
4 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.20%) GIS
6 1 (0.20%) MySQL
6 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.20%) Maven
2 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 147 (29.46%) Finance
2 70 (14.03%) Retail
3 47 (9.42%) Manufacturing
4 30 (6.01%) Marketing
5 18 (3.61%) Banking
6 17 (3.41%) Automotive
7 14 (2.81%) Law
8 11 (2.20%) Legal
8 11 (2.20%) Telecoms
9 10 (2.00%) Billing
10 7 (1.40%) Electronics
11 4 (0.80%) Back Office
11 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.60%) Advertising
13 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.40%) French Language
13 2 (0.40%) German Language
13 2 (0.40%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.40%) Publishing
13 2 (0.40%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.41%) .NET
2 6 (1.20%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (0.40%) COM
4 1 (0.20%) CSS
4 1 (0.20%) HTML
4 1 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.20%) Middleware
4 1 (0.20%) Velocity
4 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.41%) Virtual Team
3 12 (2.40%) NHS
4 11 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.00%) EPoS
6 8 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.40%) PMI
8 4 (0.80%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.80%) e-Learning
8 4 (0.80%) Fintech
8 4 (0.80%) FMCG
8 4 (0.80%) iPad
8 4 (0.80%) User Experience
9 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.40%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.20%) BBC
11 1 (0.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.80%) Windows
2 7 (1.40%) Linux
3 5 (1.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.80%) Unix
5 2 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.20%) CentOS
6 1 (0.20%) Solaris
6 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (68.94%) Project Management
2 257 (51.50%) PRINCE2
3 172 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (15.43%) Project Planning
6 59 (11.82%) Change Management
7 57 (11.42%) ITIL
8 50 (10.02%) Change Control
9 47 (9.42%) ERP
10 40 (8.02%) Waterfall
11 38 (7.62%) Scrum
12 36 (7.21%) Business Analysis
12 36 (7.21%) Matrix Management
12 36 (7.21%) Presales
13 31 (6.21%) E-Commerce
14 30 (6.01%) CRM
15 29 (5.81%) Risk Management
16 28 (5.61%) Matrix Organization
17 20 (4.01%) Programme Management
18 18 (3.61%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 27 (5.41%) C#
2 15 (3.01%) VB.NET
3 12 (2.40%) SQL
4 6 (1.20%) C
4 6 (1.20%) Java
5 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.40%) PHP
5 2 (0.40%) Python
6 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (8.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 28 (5.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 27 (5.41%) APMP
3 27 (5.41%) PMP
4 23 (4.61%) Degree
5 16 (3.21%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.00%) CCNA
7 5 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.80%) PhD
8 4 (0.80%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.60%) ISEB
10 1 (0.20%) CCNP
10 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.20%) HND
10 1 (0.20%) MCSD
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.20%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.21%) PMO
2 10 (2.00%) QA
3 8 (1.60%) GDPR
4 3 (0.60%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.20%) XenApp
2 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.62%) SAP
3 9 (1.80%) Oracle
4 8 (1.60%) Cisco
5 7 (1.40%) Google
6 5 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.80%) hybris
8 3 (0.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (0.40%) Capita
9 2 (0.40%) Citrix
9 2 (0.40%) F5
9 2 (0.40%) HP
10 1 (0.20%) AppSense
10 1 (0.20%) Cognos
10 1 (0.20%) Concur
10 1 (0.20%) Proofpoint
10 1 (0.20%) QAD
10 1 (0.20%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.20%) Sun
10 1 (0.20%) VMware