The role of a Project Manager is to help companies achieve their long-term goals and deliver the required results within deadlines and budget restrictions. As companies want to grow and develop, Project Managers will become more in demand. Over the past two years, the demand for Project Managers has increased by 226%, and this will only increase specifically within tech and IT roles, as companies continue investing in digital transformation.
We've put together a list of the top 10 Project Manager jobs in 2023.
1. IT Project Manager
An IT Project Manager is responsible for planning, implementing, and executing a company’s technical projects. IT Project Managers need to have a keen eye for detail and problem-solving skills as they need to be able to identify and manage risks and opportunities across projects. Communication skills are also essential as you will often work with various teams to understand the business goals and the steps that need to be taken to achieve them. You may be expected to manage stakeholder relationships as well. Over the past year, the demand for IT Project Managers has increased by 92% increase.
Average salary: £54,000
2. Agile Project Manager
Agile Project Managers follow the agile development methodologies to ensure software development projects are delivered on time. The agile framework allows Project Managers to be flexible in their approach, as they can reflect and adjust at regular intervals to ensure that the customer is always satisfied and is supported with the best possible outcomes. Over the past year, the demand for Agile Project Managers has increased by 6%.
Average salary: £64,000
3. Digital Project Manager
A Digital Project Manager is responsible for leading the online projects within a company, this could include anything from working on websites, e-commerce platforms, social media campaigns, online advertising, mobile apps, and many more. As with all Project Manager roles, they will need to work to a budget and a deadline, therefore organisational skills are essential.
Average salary: £50,250
4. Software Project Manager
Software Project Managers are in charge of the planning, budgeting, and executing of the delivery of software and web projects. Day-to-day responsibilities will include meeting with various teams, including product designers, quality assurance testers and developers, to make sure everyone is aware of the project timeline and to check everyone is meeting their deadlines. Over the past year, the demand for Software Project Managers has increased by 12%.
Average salary: £58,750
5. Technical Project Manager
Technical Project Managers participate in overseeing all IT and Tech related projects. Often these projects are very technical and therefore the Project Managers need to be able to understand relevant technologies, including software installation and program development. Over the past year, the demand for Technical Project Managers has increased by 169%.
Average salary: £75,000
6. Change Project Manager
A Change Project Manager is responsible for the projects within a company that involves employees. They develop and implement change management strategies, which help employees to adapt to new business processes, systems, and technologies. A key skill for Change Project Managers is communication skills, as they need to have the ability to communicate with various levels of seniority, being able to contextualize information that is specific to each job role. Over the past year, the demand for Change Project Managers has increased by 165%.
Average salary: £60,250
7. Business Project Manager
Business Project Managers oversee projects that help businesses grow and meet their long-term goals. They are often responsible for assessing project costs, schedules, consumer response, risk analysis, and many other factors. Organisation skills are essential to the role, as they will be managing multiple projects with multiple deadlines. Over the past year, the demand for Business Project Managers has increased by 77%.
Average salary: £54,500
8. Implementation Project Manager
An Implementation Project Manager helps see through the projects that involve implementing new software solutions into the company. Responsibilities include working with stakeholders to integrate systems within certain timeframes, and within contractual agreements. They also need to have a keen eye for detail, to detect potential issues that could threaten to delay the timeline or impact budget or business operations. Over the past year, the demand for Implementation Project Managers has increased by 77%.
Average salary: £58,500
9. IT Infrastructure Project Manager
IT Infrastructure Project Managers help with the delivery of changes to hardware and software of the company infrastructure. They need strong attention to detail to identify weaknesses. They will then oversee the delivery of these new system improvements. Over the past year, the demand for IT Infrastructure Project Managers has increased by 113%.
Average salary: £55,750
10. Financial Services Project Manager
A Financial Services Project Manager will oversee projects relating to cash flow, budget, and revenue within the company. Therefore, they need excellent mathematical skills to forecast spending on various projects. They may also be involved in integrating and managing finance solutions. Over the past year, the demand for Financial Services Project Managers has increased by 195%.
Average salary: £69,500
If you enjoy a variety of daily challenges, meeting new people, and working towards goals, then project management is ideal for you. Project management is also a great way to get into various industries, and is ideal for contract work.
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