Period
to 26 January 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

IT Manager
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 199 182
Rank change year-on-year +2 -17 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,972 2,510 3,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.72% 1.79% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.87% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,593 2,080 2,697
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% -2.73%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,068 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £78,750
UK median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 109,408 134,491 157,058
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.93% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88,150 108,646 129,102
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured IT Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in England over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 813 £60,000 - 88
South East -11 443 £52,500 -4.55% 54
North of England -27 268 £47,500 -3.06% 72
Midlands +14 253 £50,000 - 48
West Midlands +26 161 £52,500 +7.14% 23
North West -16 139 £50,000 - 42
Yorkshire -23 110 £45,000 -6.25% 27
East of England -7 105 £55,000 -4.31% 29
South West +14 101 £46,500 -7.00% 29
East Midlands +8 92 £47,500 -5.00% 25
North East +15 19 £43,500 -0.35% 3
IT Manager
UK

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, IT Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 594 (30.12%) Project Management
2 541 (27.43%) Finance
3 471 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 437 (22.16%) ITIL
5 407 (20.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 324 (16.43%) PRINCE2
7 316 (16.02%) Service Delivery
8 286 (14.50%) Project Delivery
9 285 (14.45%) Microsoft
10 241 (12.22%) Office 365
11 234 (11.87%) Windows
12 232 (11.76%) Service Management
13 186 (9.43%) Azure
14 176 (8.92%) Degree
15 175 (8.87%) Change Management
16 141 (7.15%) Waterfall
17 135 (6.85%) ITSM
18 134 (6.80%) SLA
19 127 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
20 126 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
21 125 (6.34%) Retail
22 124 (6.29%) IT Strategy
23 116 (5.88%) Risk Management
24 113 (5.73%) ERP
25 111 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
26 109 (5.53%) Management Information System
27 107 (5.43%) AWS
27 107 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
28 104 (5.27%) CRM
29 103 (5.22%) Active Directory

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.12%) Confluence
3 16 (0.81%) CMS
4 14 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 11 (0.56%) IIS
6 8 (0.41%) SAS
7 7 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.25%) Apache
9 4 (0.20%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.15%) WordPress
11 2 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.10%) Drupal
11 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.10%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.051%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.051%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.051%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 82 (4.16%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
3 40 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.051%) Maya
8 1 (0.051%) NUKE
8 1 (0.051%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.41%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.25%) SAP Business One
6 5 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.20%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.15%) Magento
8 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.051%) Northgate Housing
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.051%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.051%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 241 (12.22%) Office 365
2 186 (9.43%) Azure
3 107 (5.43%) AWS
4 84 (4.26%) SaaS
5 34 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
6 25 (1.27%) G Suite
7 23 (1.17%) PaaS
8 21 (1.06%) IaaS
8 21 (1.06%) Power Platform
9 12 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.61%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.46%) GCP
11 6 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.30%) Boomi
12 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.10%) Basecamp
13 2 (0.10%) Slack
13 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.051%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.56%) Firewall
2 87 (4.41%) WAN
3 72 (3.65%) LAN
4 49 (2.48%) Internet
5 48 (2.43%) Intranet
6 40 (2.03%) DNS
7 38 (1.93%) DHCP
8 34 (1.72%) Unified Communications
9 30 (1.52%) VoIP
10 28 (1.42%) MPLS
11 24 (1.22%) Wireless
12 22 (1.12%) VPN
13 21 (1.06%) TCP/IP
14 20 (1.01%) SAN
14 20 (1.01%) VLAN
15 16 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.71%) IP Telephony
17 13 (0.66%) Network Security
18 10 (0.51%) Cisco IPT
18 10 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (1.01%) Power BI
3 15 (0.76%) Blockchain
4 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.30%) MySQL
6 6 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.20%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.20%) DB2
8 4 (0.20%) GIS
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.15%) mvBase
9 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.15%) UniData
Development Applications
1 55 (2.79%) JIRA
2 9 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.20%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.20%) CruiseControl
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.051%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.051%) MSI
5 1 (0.051%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.051%) Subversion
General
1 541 (27.43%) Finance
2 125 (6.34%) Retail
3 103 (5.22%) Public Sector
4 92 (4.67%) Banking
5 90 (4.56%) Legal
6 74 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 61 (3.09%) Marketing
8 58 (2.94%) Law
9 54 (2.74%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.37%) Advertising
11 24 (1.22%) Local Government
12 21 (1.06%) Back Office
12 21 (1.06%) Billing
13 15 (0.76%) Housing Association
14 12 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.51%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.46%) Games
18 8 (0.41%) Electronics
19 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.62%) .NET
2 13 (0.66%) HTML
3 12 (0.61%) CSS
4 10 (0.51%) jQuery
5 9 (0.46%) Middleware
5 9 (0.46%) React
6 8 (0.41%) AngularJS
6 8 (0.41%) HTML5
6 8 (0.41%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (0.41%) Node.js
7 7 (0.35%) .NET Core
7 7 (0.35%) CSS3
7 7 (0.35%) Web Services
8 6 (0.30%) LDAP
9 5 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.25%) LAMP
10 4 (0.20%) Velocity
11 3 (0.15%) COM
12 2 (0.10%) EDI
12 2 (0.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 109 (5.53%) Management Information System
2 107 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 74 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (1.47%) Virtual Team
6 19 (0.96%) CMDB
6 19 (0.96%) NHS
7 18 (0.91%) Driving Licence
7 18 (0.91%) User Experience
8 17 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 14 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.66%) FMCG
11 12 (0.61%) e-Learning
11 12 (0.61%) Internet of Things
12 11 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.56%) PMI
13 10 (0.51%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.46%) CESG
15 8 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 234 (11.87%) Windows
2 98 (4.97%) Windows Server
3 59 (2.99%) Linux
3 59 (2.99%) Windows 10
4 32 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (1.47%) Unix
6 18 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.35%) HPUX
7 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.051%) Debian
12 1 (0.051%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (30.12%) Project Management
2 471 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 437 (22.16%) ITIL
4 407 (20.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 324 (16.43%) PRINCE2
6 316 (16.02%) Service Delivery
7 286 (14.50%) Project Delivery
8 232 (11.76%) Service Management
9 175 (8.87%) Change Management
10 141 (7.15%) Waterfall
11 135 (6.85%) ITSM
12 127 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
13 126 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
14 124 (6.29%) IT Strategy
15 116 (5.88%) Risk Management
16 113 (5.73%) ERP
17 111 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
18 104 (5.27%) CRM
19 100 (5.07%) Incident Management
20 99 (5.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 73 (3.70%) SQL
2 44 (2.23%) C
3 14 (0.71%) JavaScript
4 12 (0.61%) C#
5 11 (0.56%) Bash Shell
5 11 (0.56%) PowerShell
6 10 (0.51%) Java
7 9 (0.46%) Perl
8 8 (0.41%) Python
9 7 (0.35%) PHP
10 6 (0.30%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.20%) VBA
12 3 (0.15%) UniBasic
12 3 (0.15%) VB
12 3 (0.15%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.10%) Lingo
13 2 (0.10%) VBScript
14 1 (0.051%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 176 (8.92%) Degree
2 78 (3.96%) PMP
3 68 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 67 (3.40%) PMI Certification
5 64 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
6 50 (2.54%) CISSP
7 46 (2.33%) Security Cleared
8 30 (1.52%) CISA
8 30 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 28 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (1.27%) CISM
11 23 (1.17%) SC Cleared
12 19 (0.96%) APMP
12 19 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (0.81%) MCSE
14 15 (0.76%) CCNP
15 14 (0.71%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.71%) MCP
16 13 (0.66%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (6.80%) SLA
2 95 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (3.75%) GDPR
4 52 (2.64%) PMO
5 36 (1.83%) COBIT
6 33 (1.67%) QA
7 19 (0.96%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.66%) NIST
9 10 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 9 (0.46%) CESG Infosec
10 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.41%) ITGC
12 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.25%) ISO 22301
15 4 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
15 4 (0.20%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 103 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.46%) vSphere
5 8 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.30%) NDS
6 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.30%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.25%) Docker
7 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.20%) iptables
8 4 (0.20%) KVM
8 4 (0.20%) NFS
8 4 (0.20%) QEMU
8 4 (0.20%) Xen
9 3 (0.15%) XenApp
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.051%) ACF2
11 1 (0.051%) IAG
11 1 (0.051%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 30 (1.52%) SCCM
2 16 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
3 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (0.41%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.20%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.20%) SELinux
6 4 (0.20%) Terraform
6 4 (0.20%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.15%) WSUS
8 1 (0.051%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.051%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 285 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 97 (4.92%) VMware
3 78 (3.96%) Cisco
4 58 (2.94%) SAP
5 49 (2.48%) Oracle
6 41 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 38 (1.93%) Citrix
8 31 (1.57%) Google
9 30 (1.52%) ServiceNow
10 22 (1.12%) Dell
11 18 (0.91%) HP
12 17 (0.86%) iManage
13 14 (0.71%) Adobe
14 13 (0.66%) McAfee
15 11 (0.56%) Meraki
15 11 (0.56%) Remedy
15 11 (0.56%) Sage
16 10 (0.51%) Dell KACE
16 10 (0.51%) Sophos
16 10 (0.51%) Trend Micro