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.


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

Typical Education Level

Level 4-6

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.

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 £38,006

2,020 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,020. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

31 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 31 jobs have been posted for it project or programme manager roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £38,006 per year. That is about £3,167 per month or £19.49 per hour. New workers generally start on £22,757, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £58,149

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, 2,020 people are employed in the region.

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