The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Manager
Rank 212 196 199
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 10 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.28% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 5
Average salary £42,500 £47,000 £49,096
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.57% -4.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,185 £40,243 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £52,800 £49,458
UK excluding London average salary £45,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+7.05% -5.55%
IT Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5348 5176 4597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 95.13% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 4406 3923
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

IT Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

IT Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IT Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Manager across the West Midlands region.

IT Manager Salary Trend in the West Midlands

IT Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IT Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

IT Manager Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

IT Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Warwickshire - 6 £37,500 -
Birmingham -13 4 £47,500 -
IT Manager
England

IT Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) ERP
2 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 9 (29.03%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
4 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.81%) Firewall
6 7 (22.58%) Project Management
6 7 (22.58%) VPN
6 7 (22.58%) WAN
6 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
6 7 (22.58%) ITIL
6 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (19.35%) LAN
7 6 (19.35%) DHCP
7 6 (19.35%) DNS
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
8 5 (16.13%) VMware
8 5 (16.13%) SAN
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
8 5 (16.13%) MCSE
8 5 (16.13%) MCITP
8 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
9 4 (12.90%) Time Management

IT Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
2 8 (25.81%) Firewall
3 7 (22.58%) VPN
3 7 (22.58%) WAN
4 6 (19.35%) DHCP
4 6 (19.35%) LAN
4 6 (19.35%) DNS
5 5 (16.13%) SAN
6 2 (6.45%) Internet
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) EqualLogic
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) PDA
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ERP
1 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (22.58%) Project Management
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
5 4 (12.90%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.90%) Time Management
5 4 (12.90%) Logistics
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Line Management
6 3 (9.68%) People Management
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security
7 2 (6.45%) Web Development
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.13%) MCSE
2 5 (16.13%) MCITP
3 4 (12.90%) MCSA
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) XenServer
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Dell
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco