The average pay for an Entry-Level Program Manager, IT is £50,940 per year.

£32,215 - £75,345
MEDIAN: £50,052
Salary £32,215 - £75,345
Bonus £1,546 - £11,635
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£33,955 - £79,253
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £50,521

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Program Manager, IT Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Program Manager, IT in London:
"Learn as much as you can. Listen and learn."
In order to be able to be a good program manager you will need to avoid making assumptions which might be disconnected from reality and listen and learn as much as you can. Especially if you work in the consulting arena, the ability to understand the context you are working in, including learning how to navigate the matrix of organisation will help you incredibly.

Program Manager, IT in London:
"Red RAG status does not mean you are failing."
A Red RAG status on your project does not mean you are doing a bad job. So long as you know what the risks/issues are on your project and you are dealing with these, and you are communicating to all necessary parties, your project is being controlled. Communication is key! Stakeholders only get difficult if they are not being kept informed or they get a surprise. If you captured your risks, there will be little surprise.

Program Manager, IT in London:
"Communication is key"
The status of your project is less important than the communication of it. A red RAG status does not mean you are failing, so long as you know where the issues are and have mitigating actions in place. Above all, as long as key stakeholders are aware, you are in control and doing a good job!

Program Manager, IT in London:
In a SME, don't expect any two days to be the same. Some weeks are well planned but adhoc requests come in which have conflicting priorities. After a while you get used to working in this environment and actually miss it now that I'm working for a FTSE 100 company where you're paid to do just your job, with very little variety.

Key Stats for Program Manager, IT


35 %
65 %
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Program Manager, IT Salaries

People Management

Program Management

National Average

Risk Management / Risk Control

Project Management


35 %
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 57%