Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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

IT Manager
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 168 92
Rank change year-on-year -2 -76 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 210 250 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.68% 1.91% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.97% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 193 199 322
North West median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -1.64%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12,107 12,692 11,275
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 96.77% 97.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9,864 10,417 9,512
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,244 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured IT Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the North West

IT Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Manager in the North West.

Salary trend for IT Manager in the North West

IT Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the North West

IT Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Manchester +13 106 £47,000 -6.00% 8
Cheshire -20 52 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Lancashire +7 24 £41,750 -7.22% 2
Merseyside -3 20 £42,396 -10.75%
Cumbria - 5 £50,000 - 1
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 North West region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 65 (30.95%) Project Management
2 56 (26.67%) ITIL
3 44 (20.95%) Change Management
3 44 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (20.48%) PRINCE2
5 41 (19.52%) Finance
6 38 (18.10%) Microsoft
7 34 (16.19%) Service Delivery
8 33 (15.71%) Office 365
9 31 (14.76%) Active Directory
10 30 (14.29%) Windows
10 30 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (13.81%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (10.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 22 (10.48%) IT Strategy
13 22 (10.48%) Service Management
14 21 (10.00%) SQL
15 19 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (9.05%) SLA
15 19 (9.05%) Cisco
15 19 (9.05%) Firewall
15 19 (9.05%) Scrum
16 18 (8.57%) Incident Management
16 18 (8.57%) Windows Server
17 17 (8.10%) Waterfall
17 17 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (8.10%) Supplier Management
17 17 (8.10%) SharePoint
17 17 (8.10%) WAN
18 16 (7.62%) VPN

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 17 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.81%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.38%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.95%) Confluence
7 2 (0.95%) Moodle
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.71%) Office 365
2 19 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.81%) SaaS
4 7 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.86%) IaaS
6 3 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.43%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.05%) Firewall
2 17 (8.10%) WAN
3 16 (7.62%) VPN
4 14 (6.67%) LAN
4 14 (6.67%) VLAN
5 12 (5.71%) Skype
6 7 (3.33%) DNS
6 7 (3.33%) VoIP
7 6 (2.86%) Network Security
7 6 (2.86%) SAN
8 4 (1.90%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.43%) HTTP
9 3 (1.43%) Internet
9 3 (1.43%) SMTP
9 3 (1.43%) SSL
9 3 (1.43%) Value-Added Service
10 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.48%) Intranet
11 1 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.43%) Big Data
3 3 (1.43%) MySQL
4 2 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 41 (19.52%) Finance
2 14 (6.67%) Retail
3 11 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.29%) Marketing
5 8 (3.81%) Banking
6 5 (2.38%) Advertising
7 4 (1.90%) Law
7 4 (1.90%) Local Government
8 3 (1.43%) Automotive
8 3 (1.43%) Back Office
8 3 (1.43%) Electronics
8 3 (1.43%) Legal
8 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.95%) Billing
9 2 (0.95%) Games
10 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.81%) Replication
3 8 (3.81%) User Experience
4 7 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.90%) NHS
7 3 (1.43%) CMDB
7 3 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.43%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.95%) Online Games
9 1 (0.48%) CCTV
9 1 (0.48%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.48%) FMCG
9 1 (0.48%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.29%) Windows
2 18 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.86%) Linux
5 6 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.43%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.48%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Unix
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (30.95%) Project Management
2 56 (26.67%) ITIL
3 44 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (20.95%) Change Management
4 43 (20.48%) PRINCE2
5 34 (16.19%) Service Delivery
6 30 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (13.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (10.48%) IT Strategy
8 22 (10.48%) Service Management
9 19 (9.05%) Scrum
10 18 (8.57%) Incident Management
11 17 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (8.10%) Supplier Management
11 17 (8.10%) Waterfall
12 16 (7.62%) Business Continuity
12 16 (7.62%) Coaching
12 16 (7.62%) Information Security
12 16 (7.62%) SDLC
13 15 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.62%) Degree
2 10 (4.76%) PMP
3 9 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (2.86%) CISSP
6 4 (1.90%) CISM
6 4 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.43%) CISA
7 3 (1.43%) CRISC
7 3 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.48%) CEH
8 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.48%) MCP
8 1 (0.48%) MCSE
8 1 (0.48%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (9.05%) SLA
3 15 (7.14%) GDPR
4 11 (5.24%) PCI DSS
5 10 (4.76%) PMO
6 7 (3.33%) COBIT
7 2 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.95%) QA
8 1 (0.48%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (14.76%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.62%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 7 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.95%) MOM
2 2 (0.95%) Nagios
3 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.05%) Cisco
3 16 (7.62%) Citrix
3 16 (7.62%) VMware
4 8 (3.81%) Veeam
5 6 (2.86%) Mitel
6 5 (2.38%) Oracle
6 5 (2.38%) SAP
6 5 (2.38%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.90%) Google
8 3 (1.43%) Meraki
9 2 (0.95%) Capita
9 2 (0.95%) Dell
9 2 (0.95%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.95%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.95%) Kaspersky
9 2 (0.95%) New Relic
9 2 (0.95%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.95%) Wyse
10 1 (0.48%) Intel