Period
to 18 May 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 205 221
Rank change year-on-year -23 +16 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,223 1,457 2,255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.66% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.74% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,080 1,219 1,837
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,809 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,211 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.64% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £53,573
% change year-on-year -3.64% +2.66% +2.04%

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 74,339 83,746 129,347
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.61% 95.23% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57,592 68,646 104,846
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 2021.

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 2021. 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 -57 364 £62,034 -3.07% 42
North of England +34 250 £52,500 +5.00% 57
South East -38 200 £47,500 -9.52% 37
Midlands +24 198 £50,000 -4.76% 59
West Midlands +31 145 £50,000 -9.09% 40
North West +18 114 £50,000 -4.76% 32
Yorkshire +20 110 £52,500 +10.53% 20
East of England +42 106 £50,000 +11.11% 24
South West -23 92 £47,500 -1.04% 29
East Midlands +1 51 £50,000 +5.26% 18
North East +12 26 £53,168 +19.59% 5
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 389 (31.81%) Project Management
2 338 (27.64%) Social Skills
3 323 (26.41%) Finance
4 269 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
5 264 (21.59%) Microsoft
6 247 (20.20%) ITIL
7 217 (17.74%) Microsoft 365
8 198 (16.19%) PRINCE2
9 193 (15.78%) Project Delivery
10 190 (15.54%) Windows
10 190 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 147 (12.02%) Azure
12 136 (11.12%) ERP
13 134 (10.96%) Service Management
13 134 (10.96%) Service Delivery
14 120 (9.81%) Degree
15 106 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
16 105 (8.59%) Active Directory
17 104 (8.50%) Change Management
18 100 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
18 100 (8.18%) Windows Server
19 95 (7.77%) SLA
20 90 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
21 89 (7.28%) Waterfall
22 86 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
22 86 (7.03%) Management Information System
23 85 (6.95%) IT Strategy
24 84 (6.87%) Firewall
24 84 (6.87%) VMware
25 82 (6.70%) Coaching

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 48 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.14%) IIS
4 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.33%) Apache
5 4 (0.33%) Confluence
6 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.25%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.16%) CMS
7 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.16%) WordPress
8 1 (0.082%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.082%) Umbraco
Applications
1 79 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (5.31%) Microsoft Project
3 39 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.49%) Camtasia
6 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.23%) SAP Business One
3 12 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 11 (0.90%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.49%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) Odoo
9 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.16%) Sage 300 ERP
9 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.082%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.082%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 217 (17.74%) Microsoft 365
2 147 (12.02%) Azure
3 50 (4.09%) SaaS
4 45 (3.68%) AWS
5 20 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.06%) Power Platform
8 11 (0.90%) IaaS
9 9 (0.74%) GCP
10 8 (0.65%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.57%) Smartsheet
12 5 (0.41%) Asana
12 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.33%) PaaS
14 3 (0.25%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.16%) Google Sheets
16 1 (0.082%) Azure Storage
16 1 (0.082%) Basecamp
16 1 (0.082%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.87%) Firewall
2 46 (3.76%) WAN
3 44 (3.60%) DNS
4 41 (3.35%) LAN
5 35 (2.86%) Network Security
6 34 (2.78%) VoIP
7 32 (2.62%) TCP/IP
8 28 (2.29%) DHCP
9 27 (2.21%) VPN
10 25 (2.04%) SAN
11 18 (1.47%) Wireless
12 17 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (1.14%) Internet
14 11 (0.90%) IP Telephony
14 11 (0.90%) VLAN
15 10 (0.82%) NAS
15 10 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (0.74%) Skype
17 7 (0.57%) OSPF
17 7 (0.57%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (0.98%) Power BI
5 9 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (0.74%) MySQL
6 7 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.25%) Big Data
10 3 (0.25%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.16%) DB2
11 2 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 40 (3.27%) JIRA
2 6 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.082%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.082%) GitLab
5 1 (0.082%) Hudson
General
1 338 (27.64%) Social Skills
2 323 (26.41%) Finance
3 100 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (5.89%) Manufacturing
5 68 (5.56%) Legal
6 64 (5.23%) Retail
7 61 (4.99%) Law
8 49 (4.01%) Banking
9 47 (3.84%) Telecoms
10 45 (3.68%) Public Sector
11 42 (3.43%) Organisational Skills
12 36 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
13 32 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
14 30 (2.45%) Marketing
15 18 (1.47%) Advertising
16 10 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.74%) Automotive
17 9 (0.74%) Front Office
18 8 (0.65%) Aerospace
18 8 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.39%) .NET
2 8 (0.65%) HTML
3 6 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.41%) Web Services
5 4 (0.33%) EDI
5 4 (0.33%) ISPF
5 4 (0.33%) JSON
5 4 (0.33%) XML
6 3 (0.25%) LAMP
6 3 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.25%) Middleware
6 3 (0.25%) OAuth
6 3 (0.25%) OAuth2
6 3 (0.25%) OpenID
6 3 (0.25%) POSIX
6 3 (0.25%) SAML
7 2 (0.16%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.16%) HTML5
7 2 (0.16%) ModSecurity
7 2 (0.16%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.03%) Management Information System
2 50 (4.09%) Data Centre
3 48 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (1.88%) Virtual Team
5 21 (1.72%) User Experience
6 18 (1.47%) PMI
7 17 (1.39%) FMCG
7 17 (1.39%) NHS
8 15 (1.23%) e-Learning
9 10 (0.82%) Life Science
10 9 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 9 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.65%) CCTV
11 8 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.57%) Clustering
12 7 (0.57%) iPad
12 7 (0.57%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.57%) Replication
13 6 (0.49%) iPhone
13 6 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 190 (15.54%) Windows
2 100 (8.18%) Windows Server
3 43 (3.52%) Windows 10
4 30 (2.45%) Linux
5 29 (2.37%) Windows Server 2019
6 24 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.90%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.74%) Android
11 4 (0.33%) Unix
11 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.25%) CentOS
12 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.16%) AIX
13 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (31.81%) Project Management
2 269 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (20.20%) ITIL
4 198 (16.19%) PRINCE2
5 193 (15.78%) Project Delivery
6 190 (15.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 136 (11.12%) ERP
8 134 (10.96%) Service Delivery
8 134 (10.96%) Service Management
9 106 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
10 104 (8.50%) Change Management
11 90 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
12 89 (7.28%) Waterfall
13 86 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
14 85 (6.95%) IT Strategy
15 82 (6.70%) Coaching
16 81 (6.62%) Information Security
17 79 (6.46%) CRM
18 68 (5.56%) Mentoring
19 66 (5.40%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (4.91%) SQL
2 24 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 9 (0.74%) Python
4 8 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.49%) C
5 6 (0.49%) Java
5 6 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.33%) C#
7 4 (0.33%) Perl
7 4 (0.33%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.33%) VB
8 3 (0.25%) PHP
8 3 (0.25%) VBA
9 2 (0.16%) C++
10 1 (0.082%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 120 (9.81%) Degree
2 49 (4.01%) ITIL Certification
3 46 (3.76%) CISSP
4 41 (3.35%) PMI Certification
5 39 (3.19%) CISM
6 38 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 30 (2.45%) PMP
8 25 (2.04%) Security Cleared
9 20 (1.64%) CISA
9 20 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (1.47%) SC Cleared
12 15 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.90%) CCNP
15 9 (0.74%) CCNA
16 7 (0.57%) MCSA
17 6 (0.49%) MCSE
17 6 (0.49%) MOS
18 5 (0.41%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.77%) SLA
2 73 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (4.50%) PMO
4 35 (2.86%) GDPR
5 29 (2.37%) COBIT
6 28 (2.29%) QA
7 24 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (1.96%) NIST
7 24 (1.96%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.82%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.57%) GRC
10 6 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.49%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.25%) GAMP
12 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.16%) GxP
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.16%) MiFID
14 1 (0.082%) EMIR
System Software
1 105 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 52 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.01%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.31%) vSphere
5 9 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.49%) XenApp
7 5 (0.41%) Docker
8 4 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.082%) KVM
11 1 (0.082%) vCloud
11 1 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
1 15 (1.23%) SCCM
2 6 (0.49%) FortiGate
3 5 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (0.33%) Ansible
4 4 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.25%) SCOM
5 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.16%) Terraform
6 2 (0.16%) WSUS
7 1 (0.082%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.082%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.082%) Opsgenie
7 1 (0.082%) Proxmox
7 1 (0.082%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 264 (21.59%) Microsoft
2 84 (6.87%) VMware
3 57 (4.66%) Cisco
4 53 (4.33%) SAP
5 37 (3.03%) Citrix
6 27 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.96%) Veeam
8 21 (1.72%) Oracle
9 20 (1.64%) HP
10 19 (1.55%) Apple
11 16 (1.31%) Dell
11 16 (1.31%) iManage
12 14 (1.14%) Google
12 14 (1.14%) Meraki
12 14 (1.14%) NetApp
13 13 (1.06%) ServiceNow
14 12 (0.98%) SonicWALL
15 11 (0.90%) CheckPoint
16 10 (0.82%) Avaya
16 10 (0.82%) JDA