Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 53 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Project Manager 384 468 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.48% 4.74% 5.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 4.91% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 309 386 495
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £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 8,272 9,526 11,326
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.42% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6,435 7,913 8,955
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -45 112 £50,000 +5.26% 25
Coventry +23 66 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Staffordshire +14 42 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Warwickshire +36 40 £48,750 +14.71% 4
Solihull +1 27 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Wolverhampton +18 23 £47,500 -20.83%
Herefordshire +21 14 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Worcestershire +6 14 £50,000 +14.29% 2
Shropshire +15 7 £40,000 -
Walsall -2 5 £40,001 +2.57% 1
Wednesbury +2 1 £57,500 +53.33%
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 October 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 (63.02%) Project Management
2 163 (42.45%) PRINCE2
3 140 (36.46%) Finance
4 139 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (17.45%) Retail
7 52 (13.54%) Waterfall
8 45 (11.72%) ITIL
9 42 (10.94%) Scrum
10 36 (9.38%) Microsoft
10 36 (9.38%) Project Planning
11 35 (9.11%) PMO
12 34 (8.85%) Microsoft Project
13 27 (7.03%) SAP
13 27 (7.03%) GDPR
14 26 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (6.77%) SDLC
14 26 (6.77%) PMI Certification
15 25 (6.51%) Risk Management
16 24 (6.25%) Manufacturing
16 24 (6.25%) Change Control
17 23 (5.99%) Data Centre
17 23 (5.99%) Matrix Organization
18 22 (5.73%) Data Protection
18 22 (5.73%) QA
18 22 (5.73%) ERP
19 21 (5.47%) PMI
19 21 (5.47%) Change Management
19 21 (5.47%) Project Governance
19 21 (5.47%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.78%) MediaWiki
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (8.85%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.04%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.04%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.04%) SAP PM
2 4 (1.04%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.52%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.26%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.34%) Office 365
2 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.30%) Firewall
1 5 (1.30%) SMS
2 4 (1.04%) Wireless
3 2 (0.52%) Internet
3 2 (0.52%) MPLS
3 2 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.34%) Electronic Patient Records
1 9 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.52%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.52%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 140 (36.46%) Finance
2 67 (17.45%) Retail
3 24 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.65%) Banking
5 13 (3.39%) Marketing
6 10 (2.60%) Automotive
6 10 (2.60%) Legal
7 3 (0.78%) Advertising
7 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.56%) .NET
1 6 (1.56%) HTML
2 5 (1.30%) Velocity
3 4 (1.04%) HTML5
3 4 (1.04%) REST
4 1 (0.26%) COM
4 1 (0.26%) CSS
4 1 (0.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.47%) PMI
3 17 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 13 (3.39%) Driving Licence
6 7 (1.82%) EPoS
7 5 (1.30%) FMCG
7 5 (1.30%) NHS
8 4 (1.04%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.04%) User Experience
9 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.26%) Equities
11 1 (0.26%) Fintech
11 1 (0.26%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.04%) Unix
1 4 (1.04%) Windows
2 3 (0.78%) Linux
2 3 (0.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (63.02%) Project Management
2 163 (42.45%) PRINCE2
3 139 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (13.54%) Waterfall
6 45 (11.72%) ITIL
7 42 (10.94%) Scrum
8 36 (9.38%) Project Planning
9 26 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (6.77%) SDLC
10 25 (6.51%) Risk Management
11 24 (6.25%) Change Control
12 23 (5.99%) Matrix Organization
13 22 (5.73%) Data Protection
13 22 (5.73%) ERP
14 21 (5.47%) Change Management
14 21 (5.47%) Project Governance
15 19 (4.95%) Time Management
16 18 (4.69%) Knowledge Management
16 18 (4.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.39%) Java
2 7 (1.82%) C
3 6 (1.56%) SQL
4 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (6.77%) PMI Certification
2 20 (5.21%) APMP
2 20 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 16 (4.17%) PMP
4 15 (3.91%) Degree
5 14 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (2.60%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
9 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.11%) PMO
2 27 (7.03%) GDPR
3 22 (5.73%) QA
4 10 (2.60%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.78%) P3O
7 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.03%) SAP
3 11 (2.86%) Oracle
4 9 (2.34%) ServiceNow
5 3 (0.78%) Sage
6 2 (0.52%) hybris
7 1 (0.26%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.26%) Citrix
7 1 (0.26%) Epicor
7 1 (0.26%) HubSpot
7 1 (0.26%) Infor
7 1 (0.26%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.26%) NetApp
7 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.26%) VMware