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IT project manager Average UK Salary & Prospects

IT project managers oversee the development and installation of computer hardware and software systems.

  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.  
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.  
  • Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables.  
  • Submit project deliverables, ensuring adherence to quality standards.  
  • Assess current or future customer needs and priorities by communicating directly with
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IT project managers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a IT project manager you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    54,040 GBP *
    per year
    25,000 GBP
    70,000 GBP
    Starting
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
    Average salary for IT project manager

    Men make 2% more than Women
    73% of IT project managers are men
    • 54,367 GBP
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    Average salary for full-time IT project manager

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    Pay over time for IT project manager

    Pay for this role has increased over time
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    Future outlook for IT project managers

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    Very good outlook
    22 000+ jobs available
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    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
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    Very good outlook
    24% chance of automation in the future

    IT project manager - Your future job?


    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a IT project manager and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 38% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 24% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
    • 19% of people in this role have some postgraduate study, but not a masters or doctorate

    You'll need:

    •  design skills and knowledge  
    •  to be thorough and pay attention to detail  
    •  customer service skills  
    •  the ability to come up with new ways of doing things  
    •  the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure  
    •  knowledge of building and construction  
    •  the ability to use your initiative  
    •  the ability to work well with others  
    • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a IT project manager

    IT & Computer Skills

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a IT project manager.
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful IT project manager. Check that you know:
    1
    Data base user interface and query software Amazon Redshift
    2
    Development environment software Apache Ant
    3
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    4
    Project management software Atlassian JIRA
    5
    Web platform development software AJAX
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    IT & Computer Skills

    Things to highlight for your IT project manager interview

    Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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