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IT Project or Programme Manager

Jobholders in this unit group manage, coordinate and technically supervise specific IT projects and programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.


  • Reports on project or programme to senior management and/or client.
  • Coordinates and oversees implementation of the project or programme.
  • Monitors progress including project/programme budget, timescale and quality.
  • Manages third party contributions to the programme or project.
  • Coordinates and supervises the activities of the project/programme team.
  • Plans the stages of the project or programme, reviews actions and amends plans as necessary.
  • Works with client or senior management to establish and clarify the aims, objectives and requirements of the IT project or programme.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 12% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for it project or programme manager is £39,138

2,326 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,326. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for it project or programme manager roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £39,138 per year. That is about £3,261 per month or £20.07 per hour. New workers generally start on £25,992, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £68,319

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,326 people are employed in the region.

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