Period
to 8 December 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

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

IT Manager
England > Midlands
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 125 126
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 252 106 283
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.36% 2.21% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.31% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 218 97 244
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,710 £37,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £58,751 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,500 £68,375
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,871
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.54% -2.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 9,950 4,585 10,749
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.42% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 7,467 3,772 9,034
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,607 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the Midlands

IT Manager
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for IT Manager in the Midlands

IT Manager
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Manager in the Midlands over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the Midlands

IT Manager
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 8 December 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
West Midlands -24 164 £50,000 - 33
East Midlands -9 88 £55,000 +15.79% 10
IT Manager
England

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Midlands region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 85 (33.73%) Project Management
2 82 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (31.35%) Finance
4 75 (29.76%) Social Skills
5 64 (25.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 58 (23.02%) Project Delivery
7 57 (22.62%) Service Delivery
8 51 (20.24%) PRINCE2
9 41 (16.27%) Waterfall
10 39 (15.48%) ITIL
10 39 (15.48%) Microsoft
11 33 (13.10%) Manufacturing
12 31 (12.30%) Retail
13 30 (11.90%) Microsoft 365
14 28 (11.11%) Azure
15 26 (10.32%) Degree
16 24 (9.52%) IT Strategy
17 23 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (9.13%) Supplier Management
17 23 (9.13%) Risk Management
18 21 (8.33%) ERP
18 21 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
19 19 (7.54%) Scrum
19 19 (7.54%) Change Management
19 19 (7.54%) Service Management
20 18 (7.14%) Migration
20 18 (7.14%) Active Directory
20 18 (7.14%) DevOps
20 18 (7.14%) Contract Negotiation
21 17 (6.75%) Mentoring

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 8 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.79%) Confluence
2 2 (0.79%) IIS
3 1 (0.40%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) Drupal
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.79%) Magento
2 2 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.90%) Microsoft 365
2 28 (11.11%) Azure
3 6 (2.38%) AWS
3 6 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.19%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) GitHub
6 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.76%) Firewall
1 12 (4.76%) LAN
1 12 (4.76%) WAN
2 6 (2.38%) DHCP
2 6 (2.38%) DNS
2 6 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.98%) BGP
3 5 (1.98%) Network Security
3 5 (1.98%) OSPF
4 4 (1.59%) MPLS
5 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.79%) Broadband
6 2 (0.79%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.79%) VoIP
6 2 (0.79%) VPN
7 1 (0.40%) Intranet
7 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.40%) SAN
7 1 (0.40%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.78%) MySQL
3 5 (1.98%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.19%) Power BI
5 2 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.79%) Informix
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.37%) JIRA
2 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.79%) Subversion
2 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.79%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.40%) Selenium
General
1 79 (31.35%) Finance
2 75 (29.76%) Social Skills
3 33 (13.10%) Manufacturing
4 31 (12.30%) Retail
5 15 (5.95%) Legal
6 12 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.37%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (3.97%) Public Sector
9 8 (3.17%) Advertising
9 8 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (2.78%) Influencing Skills
10 7 (2.78%) Law
11 4 (1.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
12 3 (1.19%) Automotive
12 3 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.79%) Police
14 1 (0.40%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.79%) CSS
1 2 (0.79%) HTML
1 2 (0.79%) ODBC
1 2 (0.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.40%) EDI
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.40%) REST
2 1 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (3.17%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.38%) EPoS
5 5 (1.98%) AS400
5 5 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.98%) FMCG
5 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.59%) iSeries
7 3 (1.19%) Biotechnology
7 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.19%) Life Science
7 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.19%) NHS
8 2 (0.79%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.40%) Animation
9 1 (0.40%) Digital Signage
9 1 (0.40%) PMI
9 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.95%) Windows
2 11 (4.37%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.19%) Linux
4 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) AIX
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (33.73%) Project Management
2 82 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (25.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (23.02%) Project Delivery
5 57 (22.62%) Service Delivery
6 51 (20.24%) PRINCE2
7 41 (16.27%) Waterfall
8 39 (15.48%) ITIL
9 24 (9.52%) IT Strategy
10 23 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (9.13%) Risk Management
10 23 (9.13%) Supplier Management
11 21 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (8.33%) ERP
12 19 (7.54%) Change Management
12 19 (7.54%) Scrum
12 19 (7.54%) Service Management
13 18 (7.14%) Contract Negotiation
13 18 (7.14%) DevOps
13 18 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.97%) C
1 10 (3.97%) SQL
2 4 (1.59%) COBOL
2 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.59%) RPG
2 4 (1.59%) RPG IV
2 4 (1.59%) RPG/400
3 3 (1.19%) PHP
3 3 (1.19%) Smalltalk
4 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.79%) VBA
5 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (10.32%) Degree
2 13 (5.16%) PMP
3 11 (4.37%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.98%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.19%) CISSP
7 3 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.79%) CCNA
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.79%) HNC
8 2 (0.79%) HND
8 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.79%) MCSA
8 2 (0.79%) MCSE
8 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.40%) CRISC
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.35%) SLA
2 7 (2.78%) PMO
3 4 (1.59%) QA
3 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.19%) GDPR
4 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 18 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.59%) SCCM
2 3 (1.19%) WSUS
3 2 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 39 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.57%) Cisco
2 9 (3.57%) SAP
3 8 (3.17%) VMware
4 7 (2.78%) Oracle
5 4 (1.59%) Pega
5 4 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.59%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.19%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.79%) Citrix
7 2 (0.79%) Civica
7 2 (0.79%) Google
7 2 (0.79%) McAfee
7 2 (0.79%) Northgate
8 1 (0.40%) Avaya
8 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.40%) JDA
8 1 (0.40%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.40%) TOWER Software