Period
to 19 October 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 217 223 201
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,776 693 2,210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.61% 1.56% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.64% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,492 583 1,852
10th Percentile £38,386 £39,550 £37,500
25th Percentile £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £53,742
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.31% -2.29%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,125 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%

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 100,590 42,240 120,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.18% 94.90% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 70,673 35,669 98,264
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -12 561 £66,000 - 76
North of England -18 330 £46,000 -3.16% 72
South East -44 330 £55,000 - 58
Midlands +8 293 £50,000 - 48
West Midlands +6 205 £50,000 -4.76% 35
North West -20 169 £47,500 -5.94% 46
East of England -14 147 £52,500 +10.53% 30
Yorkshire -55 127 £45,000 - 18
South West -27 112 £45,000 - 28
East Midlands -31 86 £52,500 +10.53% 13
North East -5 34 £43,500 -3.33% 8
IT Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 632 (35.59%) Project Management
2 490 (27.59%) Social Skills
3 478 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
4 469 (26.41%) Finance
5 389 (21.90%) Microsoft
6 354 (19.93%) Project Delivery
7 348 (19.59%) PRINCE2
8 338 (19.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 325 (18.30%) ITIL
10 312 (17.57%) Microsoft 365
11 269 (15.15%) Azure
12 265 (14.92%) Windows
13 248 (13.96%) Service Delivery
14 184 (10.36%) ERP
15 181 (10.19%) Waterfall
16 171 (9.63%) Change Management
17 159 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
18 155 (8.73%) Service Management
18 155 (8.73%) Degree
19 152 (8.56%) Active Directory
20 151 (8.50%) Retail
20 151 (8.50%) Windows Server
21 144 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
21 144 (8.11%) Firewall
22 140 (7.88%) Management Information System
23 136 (7.66%) IT Strategy
24 128 (7.21%) Scrum
25 124 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
26 117 (6.59%) VMware
27 116 (6.53%) Supplier Management

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 94 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 28 (1.58%) IIS
4 19 (1.07%) Confluence
5 15 (0.84%) WordPress
6 13 (0.73%) CMS
7 11 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (0.62%) Umbraco
8 8 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.28%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.23%) SAS
11 2 (0.11%) Apache
11 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.056%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.056%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.056%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.056%) OpenStack
Applications
1 98 (5.52%) Microsoft Project
2 94 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.056%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.84%) NetSuite
3 14 (0.79%) Sage 200
4 11 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.39%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.11%) Shopify
11 1 (0.056%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 312 (17.57%) Microsoft 365
2 269 (15.15%) Azure
3 94 (5.29%) SaaS
4 86 (4.84%) AWS
5 38 (2.14%) PaaS
6 31 (1.75%) IaaS
7 26 (1.46%) OneDrive
8 25 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (1.24%) Power Platform
10 18 (1.01%) Google Workspace
11 15 (0.84%) Mimecast
12 14 (0.79%) GCP
13 11 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.28%) Route 53
16 4 (0.23%) Power Automate
16 4 (0.23%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.23%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 144 (8.11%) Firewall
2 78 (4.39%) DNS
2 78 (4.39%) WAN
3 71 (4.00%) LAN
4 59 (3.32%) VPN
5 52 (2.93%) DHCP
5 52 (2.93%) VoIP
6 48 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 42 (2.36%) Network Security
8 41 (2.31%) TCP/IP
9 35 (1.97%) VLAN
10 28 (1.58%) SAN
11 23 (1.30%) Wireless
12 18 (1.01%) MPLS
13 16 (0.90%) Internet
13 16 (0.90%) SSL
14 14 (0.79%) IPsec
14 14 (0.79%) Unified Communications
15 11 (0.62%) BGP
15 11 (0.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.35%) MySQL
3 20 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.01%) Power BI
5 13 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.68%) Data Lake
7 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.34%) Big Data
9 6 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.28%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.28%) MS Access
11 4 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.23%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.17%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.17%) Informix
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.17%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 74 (4.17%) JIRA
2 12 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.23%) Subversion
5 2 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.056%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.056%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.056%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.056%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.056%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.056%) Selenium
6 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.056%) Zephyr
General
1 490 (27.59%) Social Skills
2 469 (26.41%) Finance
3 151 (8.50%) Retail
4 124 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (6.42%) Manufacturing
6 103 (5.80%) Legal
7 86 (4.84%) Public Sector
8 82 (4.62%) Presentation Skills
9 73 (4.11%) Law
10 65 (3.66%) Telecoms
11 63 (3.55%) Organisational Skills
12 61 (3.43%) Marketing
13 55 (3.10%) Influencing Skills
14 51 (2.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 44 (2.48%) Advertising
16 40 (2.25%) Banking
17 22 (1.24%) Automotive
17 22 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 21 (1.18%) Back Office
19 18 (1.01%) Public Speaking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (0.45%) HTML
2 7 (0.39%) .NET
2 7 (0.39%) EDI
3 5 (0.28%) Web Services
4 4 (0.23%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.23%) ISPF
4 4 (0.23%) OAuth
4 4 (0.23%) XML
5 3 (0.17%) COM
5 3 (0.17%) JSON
5 3 (0.17%) Kafka
5 3 (0.17%) LAMP
5 3 (0.17%) Swagger
6 2 (0.11%) CSS
6 2 (0.11%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.11%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.11%) ODBC
6 2 (0.11%) OpenID
6 2 (0.11%) SAML
7 1 (0.056%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.88%) Management Information System
2 76 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (3.32%) Data Centre
4 43 (2.42%) User Experience
5 27 (1.52%) FMCG
6 25 (1.41%) PMI
7 22 (1.24%) Driving Licence
8 21 (1.18%) Life Science
9 15 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (0.79%) EPoS
10 14 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.68%) NHS
13 10 (0.56%) CMDB
13 10 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.56%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.51%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.45%) Legacy Systems
15 8 (0.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 265 (14.92%) Windows
2 151 (8.50%) Windows Server
3 73 (4.11%) Windows 10
4 44 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
6 30 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.69%) Linux
7 27 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (1.24%) Android
9 19 (1.07%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.45%) Unix
12 8 (0.45%) VMS
13 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.11%) CentOS
16 1 (0.056%) AIX
16 1 (0.056%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (35.59%) Project Management
2 478 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
3 354 (19.93%) Project Delivery
4 348 (19.59%) PRINCE2
5 338 (19.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 325 (18.30%) ITIL
7 248 (13.96%) Service Delivery
8 184 (10.36%) ERP
9 181 (10.19%) Waterfall
10 171 (9.63%) Change Management
11 159 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
12 155 (8.73%) Service Management
13 144 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 136 (7.66%) IT Strategy
15 128 (7.21%) Scrum
16 116 (6.53%) Supplier Management
17 113 (6.36%) Information Security
18 111 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
19 104 (5.86%) CRM
20 101 (5.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (4.84%) SQL
2 44 (2.48%) PowerShell
3 35 (1.97%) C
4 12 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 11 (0.62%) PHP
6 10 (0.56%) Java
7 7 (0.39%) Python
8 6 (0.34%) C#
9 5 (0.28%) COBOL
9 5 (0.28%) R
9 5 (0.28%) RPG
9 5 (0.28%) VBA
10 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.23%) Perl
10 4 (0.23%) RPG IV
10 4 (0.23%) RPG/400
11 3 (0.17%) Smalltalk
12 2 (0.11%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 155 (8.73%) Degree
2 86 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 71 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 65 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
6 64 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 61 (3.43%) PMP
8 49 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 34 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (1.58%) CISSP
12 25 (1.41%) CISA
13 22 (1.24%) CISM
14 21 (1.18%) CCNA
15 14 (0.79%) CCNP
15 14 (0.79%) DV Cleared
15 14 (0.79%) MCSA
16 12 (0.68%) MCSE
17 10 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
18 8 (0.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (6.48%) SLA
2 97 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (4.00%) PMO
4 51 (2.87%) GDPR
5 40 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 29 (1.63%) NIST
7 27 (1.52%) QA
8 24 (1.35%) COBIT
9 12 (0.68%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 10 (0.56%) GRC
10 10 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.34%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.28%) ITGC
15 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.17%) GxP
15 3 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 152 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 87 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (0.84%) vSphere
6 9 (0.51%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.23%) XenApp
9 3 (0.17%) Snort
9 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.056%) Firmware
11 1 (0.056%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.056%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (0.84%) SCCM
3 14 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
4 8 (0.45%) WSUS
5 5 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.23%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.11%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.11%) SCOM
8 2 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.056%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.056%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.056%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 389 (21.90%) Microsoft
2 117 (6.59%) VMware
3 79 (4.45%) Cisco
4 67 (3.77%) SAP
5 37 (2.08%) Apple
6 34 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.91%) ServiceNow
7 31 (1.75%) Oracle
8 25 (1.41%) Google
8 25 (1.41%) Veeam
9 22 (1.24%) Citrix
10 21 (1.18%) HP
11 19 (1.07%) Sage
12 18 (1.01%) Meraki
12 18 (1.01%) Palo Alto
12 18 (1.01%) Sophos
13 16 (0.90%) Sitecore
14 15 (0.84%) Avaya
15 13 (0.73%) Dell
16 10 (0.56%) NetApp