Period
to 18 September 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 217 207 187
Rank change year-on-year -10 -20 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 753 2,246 2,964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.62% 1.72% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.79% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 658 1,919 2,611
Median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.85% -1.82% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,785 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £53,750 £53,573 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.33% -2.60% +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 44,062 125,337 150,467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 95.82% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36,263 100,632 122,219
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,147 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +2.29% +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 September 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 18 September 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 -35 234 £67,500 +8.00% 19
South East +25 184 £52,500 - 14
North of England +56 149 £48,407 +7.57% 34
Midlands -1 81 £50,000 - 13
North West +31 73 £52,500 +16.67% 14
Yorkshire +74 65 £47,500 - 14
South West +79 51 £45,000 -10.00% 8
East of England +69 46 £47,500 -13.64% 16
West Midlands +3 43 £54,675 +10.76% 5
East Midlands +21 38 £46,000 -12.38% 8
North East +15 11 £45,000 -2.70% 7
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 212 (28.15%) Project Management
2 191 (25.37%) ITIL
3 176 (23.37%) Finance
4 149 (19.79%) Microsoft
5 148 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (18.86%) Service Delivery
7 128 (17.00%) Office 365
8 120 (15.94%) Windows
9 118 (15.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 101 (13.41%) PRINCE2
11 95 (12.62%) Azure
12 89 (11.82%) Service Management
13 81 (10.76%) Project Delivery
14 80 (10.62%) IT Strategy
15 65 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 61 (8.10%) Active Directory
17 60 (7.97%) Line Management
18 58 (7.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 58 (7.70%) Degree
19 56 (7.44%) Information Security
19 56 (7.44%) Public Sector
20 55 (7.30%) Windows Server
20 55 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
20 55 (7.30%) Cisco
21 54 (7.17%) WAN
22 53 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
23 52 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
24 51 (6.77%) Coaching
25 50 (6.64%) Change Management
26 49 (6.51%) Cybersecurity

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 29 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.86%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.66%) Confluence
4 4 (0.53%) IIS
4 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.40%) WordPress
6 2 (0.27%) CMS
6 2 (0.27%) SAS
6 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) Drupal
7 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 52 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.27%) FastStats
3 2 (0.27%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Maximo
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Unica
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Endur
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 128 (17.00%) Office 365
2 95 (12.62%) Azure
3 22 (2.92%) AWS
4 17 (2.26%) SaaS
5 13 (1.73%) Power Platform
6 11 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.20%) IaaS
8 7 (0.93%) PaaS
9 6 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.66%) GCP
11 4 (0.53%) G Suite
12 3 (0.40%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.13%) Datadog
13 1 (0.13%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.13%) Responsys
13 1 (0.13%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.17%) WAN
2 41 (5.44%) LAN
3 33 (4.38%) Firewall
4 19 (2.52%) MPLS
4 19 (2.52%) SAN
4 19 (2.52%) Wireless
5 18 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (2.26%) Skype
7 16 (2.12%) Internet
7 16 (2.12%) VoIP
8 15 (1.99%) VPN
9 14 (1.86%) DNS
9 14 (1.86%) TCP/IP
10 11 (1.46%) DHCP
10 11 (1.46%) Network Security
11 9 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.93%) VLAN
13 6 (0.80%) BGP
14 5 (0.66%) OSPF
14 5 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.73%) Power BI
3 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.40%) GIS
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.27%) MySQL
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.13%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.13%) DB2
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.33%) JIRA
2 8 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.27%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) WebSpeed
General
1 176 (23.37%) Finance
2 56 (7.44%) Public Sector
3 41 (5.44%) Legal
4 32 (4.25%) Marketing
5 31 (4.12%) Law
6 28 (3.72%) Retail
7 24 (3.19%) Banking
7 24 (3.19%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.39%) Back Office
9 17 (2.26%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.73%) Billing
11 10 (1.33%) Local Government
12 7 (0.93%) Police
13 6 (0.80%) Housing Association
14 5 (0.66%) Advertising
15 4 (0.53%) Electronics
15 4 (0.53%) French Language
15 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.99%) .NET
2 6 (0.80%) HTML
3 3 (0.40%) CSS
3 3 (0.40%) JSON
3 3 (0.40%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.40%) YAML
4 2 (0.27%) Middleware
4 2 (0.27%) Web Services
5 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.13%) COM
5 1 (0.13%) Django
5 1 (0.13%) EDI
5 1 (0.13%) HTML5
5 1 (0.13%) jQuery
5 1 (0.13%) LAMP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.13%) POSIX
5 1 (0.13%) RESTful
5 1 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 35 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (1.99%) FMCG
6 11 (1.46%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (1.20%) PMI
7 9 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.06%) User Experience
9 7 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.80%) NHS
11 5 (0.66%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.66%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.66%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
12 4 (0.53%) IVR
12 4 (0.53%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 120 (15.94%) Windows
2 55 (7.30%) Windows Server
3 32 (4.25%) Windows 10
4 26 (3.45%) Linux
5 15 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 13 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.80%) Unix
9 6 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.53%) Android
12 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (28.15%) Project Management
2 191 (25.37%) ITIL
3 148 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (18.86%) Service Delivery
5 118 (15.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 101 (13.41%) PRINCE2
7 89 (11.82%) Service Management
8 81 (10.76%) Project Delivery
9 80 (10.62%) IT Strategy
10 60 (7.97%) Line Management
11 58 (7.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 56 (7.44%) Information Security
13 55 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
14 53 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
15 51 (6.77%) Coaching
16 50 (6.64%) Change Management
17 49 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
18 47 (6.24%) ERP
19 45 (5.98%) Mentoring
20 44 (5.84%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.05%) SQL
2 8 (1.06%) PowerShell
3 7 (0.93%) C#
3 7 (0.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.80%) Python
5 5 (0.66%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.53%) C
7 3 (0.40%) PHP
7 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.40%) VB
8 2 (0.27%) Java
8 2 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.13%) C++
9 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge ABL
9 1 (0.13%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.13%) VBA
9 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (7.70%) Degree
2 34 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
3 30 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 25 (3.32%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.92%) PMI Certification
6 21 (2.79%) CISM
6 21 (2.79%) CISSP
6 21 (2.79%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.39%) PMP
8 13 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
10 9 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.93%) CISA
11 7 (0.93%) CRISC
12 6 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.66%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.53%) CCNA
14 4 (0.53%) CCNP
14 4 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (6.24%) SLA
3 31 (4.12%) GDPR
4 19 (2.52%) PMO
4 19 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (1.59%) COBIT
7 9 (1.20%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.06%) QA
9 7 (0.93%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.93%) RMADS
10 5 (0.66%) ITGC
11 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.40%) NCSC
12 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.27%) SEPA
12 2 (0.27%) TARGET2
13 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 61 (8.10%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.53%) XenApp
6 3 (0.40%) Docker
6 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.27%) vSphere
8 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.33%) SCCM
2 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.40%) Ansible
5 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.27%) MaaS360
5 2 (0.27%) Nmap
5 2 (0.27%) SCOM
5 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.27%) Terraform
6 1 (0.13%) cPanel
6 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.13%) Grafana
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 149 (19.79%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.30%) Cisco
3 45 (5.98%) SAP
4 44 (5.84%) VMware
5 32 (4.25%) Citrix
6 21 (2.79%) Oracle
7 10 (1.33%) Avaya
7 10 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.06%) Meraki
9 7 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 7 (0.93%) NetApp
9 7 (0.93%) Riverbed
9 7 (0.93%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.80%) Fortinet
10 6 (0.80%) Google
10 6 (0.80%) HP
10 6 (0.80%) IBM
10 6 (0.80%) Veeam
11 5 (0.66%) F5
11 5 (0.66%) SolarWinds