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The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 217 226 208
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,389 1,223 1,460
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.77% 1.53% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.66% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,919 1,080 1,222
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £38,828
25th Percentile £47,250 £42,500 £45,442
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £53,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.72% -3.64% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,140 £53,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.04% -3.64% +2.66%

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 125,457 73,882 83,795
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.71% 92.55% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 72,933 57,593 68,683
10th Percentile £32,097 £32,000 £30,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £79,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Manager in England.

Salary trend for IT Manager in England

IT Manager
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Manager in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -23 870 £64,691 +4.28% 55
South East +49 463 £57,500 +21.05% 22
North of England +11 444 £52,500 - 50
Midlands +4 313 £50,000 - 37
North West +6 222 £55,000 +10.00% 26
West Midlands -6 204 £50,000 - 24
Yorkshire +18 196 £50,000 -4.76% 19
South West +24 155 £50,000 +5.26% 18
East of England -70 127 £54,750 +9.50% 24
East Midlands +14 107 £50,000 - 13
North East -15 25 £50,000 -5.96% 5
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, IT Manager job roles required the following 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.

1 873 (36.54%) Project Management
2 757 (31.69%) Finance
3 675 (28.25%) Social Skills
4 637 (26.66%) Agile
5 522 (21.85%) ITIL
6 498 (20.85%) Microsoft
7 484 (20.26%) Project Delivery
8 419 (17.54%) PRINCE2
9 381 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 338 (14.15%) Change Management
11 325 (13.60%) Service Delivery
12 310 (12.98%) Microsoft 365
13 294 (12.31%) Waterfall
14 275 (11.51%) Cybersecurity
15 262 (10.97%) Azure
16 251 (10.51%) Windows
17 249 (10.42%) Programme Management
18 245 (10.26%) Degree
19 244 (10.21%) Service Management
20 241 (10.09%) Risk Management
21 192 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
22 181 (7.58%) Migration
23 172 (7.20%) Line Management
24 171 (7.16%) ERP
25 164 (6.86%) Retail
26 163 (6.82%) Mentoring
27 159 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
28 156 (6.53%) Microsoft Project
29 154 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
30 144 (6.03%) Management Information System

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 83 (3.47%) MS Project Server
2 79 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 16 (0.67%) Confluence
5 11 (0.46%) WordPress
6 8 (0.33%) CMS
7 7 (0.29%) ArcGIS
7 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.29%) JBoss
7 7 (0.29%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.13%) Ethereum
8 3 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.084%) IIS
10 1 (0.042%) Apache
10 1 (0.042%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.042%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.042%) SAS
10 1 (0.042%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.042%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 156 (6.53%) Microsoft Project
2 95 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.084%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 12 (0.50%) Maximo
5 8 (0.33%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.17%) SAP PLM
8 3 (0.13%) Magento
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.084%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.084%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.084%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.084%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.084%) Shopify
9 2 (0.084%) Workday HCM
10 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.042%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 310 (12.98%) Microsoft 365
2 262 (10.97%) Azure
3 104 (4.35%) SaaS
4 78 (3.26%) AWS
5 32 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
6 29 (1.21%) PaaS
7 27 (1.13%) IaaS
7 27 (1.13%) Power Platform
8 20 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.63%) OneDrive
10 10 (0.42%) GCP
10 10 (0.42%) Google Workspace
11 8 (0.33%) Slack
12 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.21%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.21%) Nutanix
13 5 (0.21%) Smartsheet
14 4 (0.17%) Boomi
15 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.13%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 96 (4.02%) Firewall
2 84 (3.52%) LAN
3 79 (3.31%) WAN
4 60 (2.51%) VPN
5 50 (2.09%) DNS
6 46 (1.93%) Network Security
7 41 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
8 40 (1.67%) DHCP
9 31 (1.30%) SAN
10 24 (1.00%) Internet
11 23 (0.96%) VLAN
12 22 (0.92%) TCP/IP
12 22 (0.92%) VoIP
13 16 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
13 16 (0.67%) Unified Communications
14 15 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (0.63%) Wireless
15 10 (0.42%) Skype
16 9 (0.38%) MPLS
16 9 (0.38%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (1.05%) Power BI
4 10 (0.42%) Electronic Patient Records
5 9 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.29%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.25%) GIS
8 6 (0.25%) Tableau
9 3 (0.13%) DataStage
9 3 (0.13%) InfluxDB
9 3 (0.13%) MySQL
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.084%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.084%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.084%) DTS
10 2 (0.084%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.042%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 55 (2.30%) JIRA
2 15 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.13%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.084%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.084%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.084%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.084%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.042%) JMeter
5 1 (0.042%) Selenium
5 1 (0.042%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.042%) Subversion
5 1 (0.042%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 757 (31.69%) Finance
2 675 (28.25%) Social Skills
3 164 (6.86%) Retail
4 154 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (4.48%) Legal
6 96 (4.02%) Marketing
7 93 (3.89%) Influencing Skills
7 93 (3.89%) Organisational Skills
8 89 (3.73%) Public Sector
9 82 (3.43%) Aerospace
10 80 (3.35%) Aviation
11 78 (3.26%) Manufacturing
12 68 (2.85%) Telecoms
13 63 (2.64%) Banking
14 59 (2.47%) Law
15 46 (1.93%) Documentation Skills
16 43 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
17 41 (1.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 39 (1.63%) Advertising
19 26 (1.09%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (0.92%) .NET
2 10 (0.42%) XML
3 9 (0.38%) ASP.NET
3 9 (0.38%) COM
4 7 (0.29%) EDI
4 7 (0.29%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (0.25%) Grails
6 5 (0.21%) HTML
6 5 (0.21%) REST
7 4 (0.17%) SAML
8 3 (0.13%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.13%) Core Data
8 3 (0.13%) Middleware
8 3 (0.13%) Smart Contracts
8 3 (0.13%) Velocity
8 3 (0.13%) Web Services
9 2 (0.084%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.084%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.084%) ADO
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 144 (6.03%) Management Information System
2 72 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 68 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (1.97%) PMI
5 37 (1.55%) User Experience
6 25 (1.05%) NHS
7 22 (0.92%) Public Cloud
8 21 (0.88%) EPoS
8 21 (0.88%) FMCG
9 20 (0.84%) Driving Licence
10 19 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
11 18 (0.75%) Legacy Systems
11 18 (0.75%) Life Science
12 15 (0.63%) IoT
13 14 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.54%) Biotechnology
14 13 (0.54%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.50%) Social Media
16 11 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 251 (10.51%) Windows
2 102 (4.27%) Windows Server
3 44 (1.84%) Windows 10
4 43 (1.80%) Linux
5 29 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
6 21 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.21%) Android
11 5 (0.21%) Unix
12 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.13%) Debian
14 1 (0.042%) CentOS
14 1 (0.042%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.042%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.042%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (36.54%) Project Management
2 637 (26.66%) Agile
3 522 (21.85%) ITIL
4 484 (20.26%) Project Delivery
5 419 (17.54%) PRINCE2
6 381 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 338 (14.15%) Change Management
8 325 (13.60%) Service Delivery
9 294 (12.31%) Waterfall
10 275 (11.51%) Cybersecurity
11 249 (10.42%) Programme Management
12 244 (10.21%) Service Management
13 241 (10.09%) Risk Management
14 192 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 181 (7.58%) Migration
16 172 (7.20%) Line Management
17 171 (7.16%) ERP
18 163 (6.82%) Mentoring
19 159 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
20 136 (5.69%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (2.93%) SQL
2 55 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 16 (0.67%) Java
4 9 (0.38%) RPG
5 8 (0.33%) C#
6 6 (0.25%) Bash
6 6 (0.25%) C
6 6 (0.25%) Python
6 6 (0.25%) Scala
7 5 (0.21%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.042%) PHP
9 1 (0.042%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.042%) VBA
Qualifications
1 245 (10.26%) Degree
2 110 (4.60%) PMI Certification
3 89 (3.73%) PMP
4 85 (3.56%) CISSP
5 79 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
6 59 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 59 (2.47%) Security Cleared
7 55 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 54 (2.26%) CISM
9 46 (1.93%) SC Cleared
10 39 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (1.13%) CISA
13 24 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (0.80%) DBS Check
14 19 (0.80%) MCSE
15 17 (0.71%) APMP
15 17 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (5.27%) GDPR
2 113 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (4.52%) SLA
4 97 (4.06%) PMO
5 77 (3.22%) QA
6 52 (2.18%) COBIT
7 41 (1.72%) NIST
8 34 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 24 (1.00%) ITGC
10 21 (0.88%) COSO
11 20 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 17 (0.71%) PCI DSS
13 16 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 16 (0.67%) SOC 1
13 16 (0.67%) SOC 2
14 15 (0.63%) GRC
15 14 (0.59%) TickIT
16 11 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
18 8 (0.33%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 123 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 59 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.42%) vSphere
6 7 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.29%) XenApp
7 5 (0.21%) Snort
7 5 (0.21%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.17%) Docker
9 2 (0.084%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.084%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.042%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (0.80%) SCCM
3 11 (0.46%) Ansible
4 10 (0.42%) WSUS
5 7 (0.29%) CASB
5 7 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.29%) SCOM
6 5 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.21%) Terraform
7 4 (0.17%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.13%) Grafana
8 3 (0.13%) Kibana
8 3 (0.13%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.084%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.084%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.042%) Cacti
10 1 (0.042%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.042%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.042%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.042%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 498 (20.85%) Microsoft
2 96 (4.02%) VMware
3 75 (3.14%) SAP
4 54 (2.26%) Oracle
5 52 (2.18%) ServiceNow
6 48 (2.01%) Cisco
7 40 (1.67%) Apple
8 36 (1.51%) Citrix
9 29 (1.21%) IBM
10 24 (1.00%) Veeam
11 22 (0.92%) Google
11 22 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (0.75%) Adobe
13 16 (0.67%) Meraki
13 16 (0.67%) Sage
14 12 (0.50%) JD Edwards
15 11 (0.46%) HP
15 11 (0.46%) Ruckus Wireless
15 11 (0.46%) Workday
16 10 (0.42%) BMC