Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 160 89
Rank change year-on-year -27 -71 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 207 234 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.60% 1.91% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.97% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 192 185 311
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 12,496 11,854 10,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.76% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10,180 9,922 9,241
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
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 26 April 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 26 April 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 99 £50,000 - 21
Cheshire -41 50 £50,000 - 7
Lancashire +7 32 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Merseyside -2 11 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Cumbria - 4 £50,000 -
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 66 (31.88%) Project Management
2 49 (23.67%) PRINCE2
3 48 (23.19%) Finance
4 38 (18.36%) ITIL
5 35 (16.91%) Microsoft
6 33 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (14.49%) Service Delivery
8 30 (14.49%) Change Management
9 24 (11.59%) Windows
10 20 (9.66%) Risk Management
11 19 (9.18%) IT Strategy
12 18 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 17 (8.21%) Information Security
13 17 (8.21%) GDPR
13 17 (8.21%) Office 365
14 16 (7.73%) ERP
14 16 (7.73%) SQL
14 16 (7.73%) SLA
15 15 (7.25%) CISSP
15 15 (7.25%) Degree
15 15 (7.25%) SDLC
16 14 (6.76%) Waterfall
16 14 (6.76%) Citrix
16 14 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (6.76%) CISA
17 13 (6.28%) Service Management
17 13 (6.28%) Migration
17 13 (6.28%) Software Delivery
18 12 (5.80%) Amazon AWS

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 7 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.93%) IIS
4 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.97%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Magento
2 2 (0.97%) Epicor Tropos
2 2 (0.97%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.48%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.48%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.21%) Office 365
2 12 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.38%) SaaS
5 4 (1.93%) IaaS
6 3 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.45%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.35%) Firewall
1 9 (4.35%) VLAN
1 9 (4.35%) WAN
2 7 (3.38%) DNS
3 6 (2.90%) LAN
3 6 (2.90%) Network Security
3 6 (2.90%) Skype
3 6 (2.90%) VoIP
3 6 (2.90%) VPN
4 4 (1.93%) SAN
5 3 (1.45%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.45%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (0.97%) MPLS
6 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.48%) DHCP
7 1 (0.48%) HTTP
7 1 (0.48%) Internet
7 1 (0.48%) Intranet
7 1 (0.48%) SMTP
7 1 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.45%) Big Data
4 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.48%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.48%) MySQL
5 1 (0.48%) Power BI
5 1 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 3 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 48 (23.19%) Finance
2 12 (5.80%) Retail
3 8 (3.86%) Banking
4 7 (3.38%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.90%) Advertising
6 5 (2.42%) Marketing
7 3 (1.45%) Electronics
7 3 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Automotive
8 2 (0.97%) Legal
8 2 (0.97%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.93%) .NET
2 2 (0.97%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) CSS
3 1 (0.48%) EDI
3 1 (0.48%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.35%) NHS
4 8 (3.86%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.93%) Replication
8 3 (1.45%) CCTV
8 3 (1.45%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.45%) User Experience
8 3 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.48%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.48%) Fintech
10 1 (0.48%) FMCG
10 1 (0.48%) Online Games
10 1 (0.48%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.59%) Windows
2 5 (2.42%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.93%) Linux
4 3 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.88%) Project Management
2 49 (23.67%) PRINCE2
3 38 (18.36%) ITIL
4 33 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (14.49%) Change Management
6 30 (14.49%) Service Delivery
7 20 (9.66%) Risk Management
8 19 (9.18%) IT Strategy
9 17 (8.21%) Information Security
10 16 (7.73%) ERP
11 15 (7.25%) SDLC
12 14 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (6.76%) Waterfall
13 13 (6.28%) Migration
13 13 (6.28%) Service Management
13 13 (6.28%) Software Delivery
14 12 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (5.80%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.73%) SQL
2 5 (2.42%) C#
3 4 (1.93%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.97%) C++
5 1 (0.48%) C
5 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.48%) PHP
5 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (7.25%) CISSP
1 15 (7.25%) Degree
2 14 (6.76%) CISA
3 11 (5.31%) PMP
4 10 (4.83%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (3.86%) QiCA
6 7 (3.38%) CISM
6 7 (3.38%) CRISC
6 7 (3.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (2.42%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.48%) MCP
9 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.21%) GDPR
3 16 (7.73%) SLA
4 9 (4.35%) COBIT
4 9 (4.35%) PCI DSS
5 7 (3.38%) PMO
6 4 (1.93%) QA
7 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.97%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.48%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (5.80%) Active Directory
1 12 (5.80%) Hyper-V
2 7 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.38%) SCCM
2 3 (1.45%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 35 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.76%) Citrix
3 12 (5.80%) Cisco
4 8 (3.86%) VMware
5 7 (3.38%) SAP
6 6 (2.90%) Oracle
7 5 (2.42%) Epicor
8 4 (1.93%) Google
8 4 (1.93%) Veeam
9 3 (1.45%) Infor
9 3 (1.45%) Mitel
10 2 (0.97%) IFS
10 2 (0.97%) Sage
11 1 (0.48%) Capita
11 1 (0.48%) Civica
11 1 (0.48%) Meraki
11 1 (0.48%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.48%) Remedy
11 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.48%) Tableau