The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IT Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Manager
Rank 641 655 630
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 256 260 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 227 224 260
Average salary £45,000 £45,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.55% -4.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

IT Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IT Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Manager within the UK.

IT Manager Salary Trend in the UK

IT Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Manager over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 within the UK.

IT Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

IT Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 248 £45,000 - 42
London -8 64 £50,000 -9.09% 7
South East -32 45 £42,500 - 9
North West +40 39 £42,500 -5.55% 6
East of England +29 37 £45,000 -10.00% 1
East Midlands +14 25 £47,500 - 6
Cheshire +23 21 £42,500 -22.72% 1
City of London +11 21 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Hertfordshire +5 16 £62,500 +19.04% 1
Yorkshire -3 15 £44,000 +10.00% 8
Manchester +3 14 £46,250 - 4
West Midlands -14 13 £50,000 +6.38% 3
Northamptonshire +14 12 £51,250 - 1
Suffolk +17 11 £26,000 -13.33%
West Yorkshire +2 11 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Hampshire -5 11 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Berkshire -25 11 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Bury St Edmunds - 10 £26,000 -
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Leeds -3 9 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Knutsford - 8 £34,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +12 7 £45,000 -15.49% 1
Northampton +7 7 £55,000 -
Aylesbury - 7 £42,500 - 1
Leicester +21 5 £42,500 -10.52%
Leicestershire +18 5 £42,500 -10.52%
Slough +3 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Southampton - 5 £80,000 - 1
Warrington - 5 £42,500 -
Derbyshire +20 4 £30,000 -35.48%

IT Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with IT Manager in their job title.

1 226 (43.38%) Windows
2 199 (38.20%) Microsoft
3 156 (29.94%) Project Management
4 117 (22.46%) VMware
5 109 (20.92%) Active Directory
6 106 (20.35%) Finance
7 104 (19.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 99 (19.00%) ITIL
9 98 (18.81%) MS Exchange
10 93 (17.85%) MS Excel
11 90 (17.27%) SQL
12 89 (17.08%) SQL Server
13 80 (15.36%) Cisco
14 72 (13.82%) ERP
15 67 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 65 (12.48%) Firewall
17 63 (12.09%) Degree
18 62 (11.90%) LAN
19 60 (11.52%) MS Office
19 60 (11.52%) DNS
19 60 (11.52%) SAN
20 58 (11.13%) Linux
20 58 (11.13%) Manufacturing
21 56 (10.75%) Service Delivery
22 55 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
22 55 (10.56%) WAN
22 55 (10.56%) HP
22 55 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
23 51 (9.79%) TCP/IP
23 51 (9.79%) SharePoint

IT Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited IT Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with IT Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 98 (18.81%) MS Exchange
2 51 (9.79%) SharePoint
3 43 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.88%) IIS
7 12 (2.30%) Lync
8 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.34%) WordPress
9 5 (0.96%) Apache
10 4 (0.77%) Moodle
11 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.38%) CMS
11 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.19%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.19%) nginx
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 93 (17.85%) MS Excel
2 60 (11.52%) MS Office
3 7 (1.34%) Solid Edge
4 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) MS Project
5 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Revit
6 1 (0.19%) SPSS
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.15%) Magento
3 6 (1.15%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.96%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.77%) SalesLogix
5 4 (0.77%) Epicor Vantage
6 3 (0.58%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.19%) Maximo
8 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.19%) Line 50
8 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.99%) Office 365
2 9 (1.73%) SaaS
3 6 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.96%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (12.48%) Firewall
2 62 (11.90%) LAN
3 60 (11.52%) DNS
3 60 (11.52%) SAN
4 55 (10.56%) WAN
5 51 (9.79%) TCP/IP
6 48 (9.21%) DHCP
7 37 (7.10%) VPN
8 36 (6.91%) VoIP
9 27 (5.18%) Wireless
10 25 (4.80%) Internet
11 17 (3.26%) VLAN
12 16 (3.07%) NAS
13 15 (2.88%) Network Security
14 14 (2.69%) Intranet
15 11 (2.11%) SMTP
16 9 (1.73%) LDAP
17 8 (1.54%) OpenVPN
17 8 (1.54%) iSCSI
18 7 (1.34%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (17.08%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.30%) MySQL
4 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.34%) MS Access
7 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) Big Data
8 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.58%) CorVu
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.19%) DTS
10 1 (0.19%) OLTP
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (0.58%) JIRA
2 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
General
1 106 (20.35%) Finance
2 58 (11.13%) Manufacturing
3 40 (7.68%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.84%) Legal
5 19 (3.65%) Retail
6 12 (2.30%) Back Office
7 11 (2.11%) Marketing
7 11 (2.11%) Banking
8 9 (1.73%) Advertising
9 7 (1.34%) Billing
9 7 (1.34%) Automotive
10 6 (1.15%) Law
10 6 (1.15%) Games
11 5 (0.96%) Publishing
12 4 (0.77%) French Language
13 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.38%) Electronics
13 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.45%) EDI
2 17 (3.26%) .NET
3 8 (1.54%) HTML
4 7 (1.34%) Web Services
5 6 (1.15%) CSS
6 5 (0.96%) LAMP
7 4 (0.77%) Java EE
7 4 (0.77%) RESTful
7 4 (0.77%) HTML5
8 3 (0.58%) WAP
9 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.38%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.38%) LINQ
9 2 (0.38%) Flash
10 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.19%) XMPP
10 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.49%) Management Information System
1 39 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.50%) Open Source
3 12 (2.30%) FMCG
4 10 (1.92%) CCTV
5 9 (1.73%) AS400
5 9 (1.73%) Blackberry
5 9 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.54%) iSeries
7 7 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.15%) Clustering
9 5 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.96%) EqualLogic
9 5 (0.96%) Social Media
10 4 (0.77%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.77%) PDA
10 4 (0.77%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 226 (43.38%) Windows
2 104 (19.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (11.13%) Linux
4 55 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (8.45%) Windows 7
6 32 (6.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (4.61%) Windows 8
8 15 (2.88%) Windows XP
8 15 (2.88%) Mac OS X
9 10 (1.92%) UNIX
10 6 (1.15%) Android
10 6 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.77%) Solaris
12 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
12 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.38%) Debian
13 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (29.94%) Project Management
2 99 (19.00%) ITIL
3 72 (13.82%) ERP
4 56 (10.75%) Service Delivery
5 55 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (8.83%) PRINCE2
7 36 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (6.14%) CRM
9 27 (5.18%) Change Management
9 27 (5.18%) Information Security
10 26 (4.99%) Software Licensing
11 25 (4.80%) People Management
12 23 (4.41%) Line Management
12 23 (4.41%) Mentoring
12 23 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (4.22%) Business Analysis
14 21 (4.03%) Data Security
15 20 (3.84%) E-Commerce
15 20 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (3.65%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (17.27%) SQL
2 24 (4.61%) PHP
3 23 (4.41%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.30%) C#
5 10 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.54%) Java
7 6 (1.15%) C
8 5 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.58%) RPG
9 3 (0.58%) VB
10 2 (0.38%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.38%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.38%) R
11 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (12.09%) Degree
2 35 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (6.33%) CCNA
4 26 (4.99%) MCSE
5 15 (2.88%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.50%) MCITP
7 12 (2.30%) MCP
8 10 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (1.73%) JNCIA
10 8 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.54%) MCTS
10 8 (1.54%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.54%) CCNP
10 8 (1.54%) MCSA
11 7 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.96%) PMP
13 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.38%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.95%) SLA
2 7 (1.34%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.34%) COBIT
2 7 (1.34%) QA
3 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 109 (20.92%) Active Directory
2 67 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.87%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.61%) vSphere
5 20 (3.84%) XenServer
6 18 (3.45%) XenApp
7 11 (2.11%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (1.15%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.58%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.58%) Squid
9 3 (0.58%) Samba
9 3 (0.58%) Kerio MailServer
9 3 (0.58%) Xsan
9 3 (0.58%) vCloud
9 3 (0.58%) pfSense
10 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (4.99%) SCCM
2 18 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 17 (3.26%) WSUS
4 8 (1.54%) SCOM
5 7 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.77%) Nagios
7 4 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.38%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.19%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.19%) Cacti
Vendors
1 199 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 117 (22.46%) VMware
3 80 (15.36%) Cisco
4 55 (10.56%) HP
5 35 (6.72%) Citrix
6 34 (6.53%) Dell
7 26 (4.99%) SAP
8 20 (3.84%) Apple
9 18 (3.45%) Symantec
10 15 (2.88%) Mitel
11 14 (2.69%) Sophos
11 14 (2.69%) EMC
12 12 (2.30%) Juniper
12 12 (2.30%) Oracle
13 11 (2.11%) Sage
13 11 (2.11%) Epicor
13 11 (2.11%) SolidWorks
13 11 (2.11%) SonicWALL
14 10 (1.92%) Google
14 10 (1.92%) Veeam
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: Car, good benefits
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Camberley, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Ashdown IT
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + company car, pension, annual bonuses
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Environment
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead
Volt
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Michael Page Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £45000 per annum + bonus + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Otley
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + company car, annual bonuses, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clayton Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago