Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 163 116
Rank change year-on-year +4 -47 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 246 235 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.09% 1.85% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.91% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 223 181 277
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,824 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 11,381 12,295 11,735
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 96.67% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9,196 9,872 9,906
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,901 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +24 135 £49,750 +4.74% 18
Cheshire +7 52 £52,500 +6.06% 5
Lancashire +24 32 £45,000 - 5
Merseyside 0 20 £42,396 -5.79% 3
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 15 October 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 85 (34.55%) Project Management
2 73 (29.67%) ITIL
3 65 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (21.14%) PRINCE2
6 49 (19.92%) Windows
7 48 (19.51%) Finance
8 46 (18.70%) Microsoft
9 45 (18.29%) Service Delivery
10 38 (15.45%) Supplier Management
11 37 (15.04%) Coaching
12 34 (13.82%) Windows Server
12 34 (13.82%) Office 365
12 34 (13.82%) Active Directory
13 33 (13.41%) Service Management
14 32 (13.01%) IT Strategy
15 30 (12.20%) Change Management
16 27 (10.98%) Waterfall
17 26 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (10.16%) VMware
19 24 (9.76%) Incident Management
19 24 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
19 24 (9.76%) LAN
19 24 (9.76%) SQL
19 24 (9.76%) ITIL V3
19 24 (9.76%) People Management
20 23 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
20 23 (9.35%) WAN
20 23 (9.35%) ITSM
20 23 (9.35%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.28%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.03%) Alfresco
5 5 (2.03%) Confluence
5 5 (2.03%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.81%) Moodle
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
7 1 (0.41%) Drupal
7 1 (0.41%) IIS
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.82%) Office 365
2 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.69%) SaaS
4 6 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.22%) IaaS
5 3 (1.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.76%) LAN
2 23 (9.35%) WAN
3 18 (7.32%) Firewall
4 15 (6.10%) VPN
5 11 (4.47%) VLAN
6 8 (3.25%) DNS
6 8 (3.25%) SAN
7 7 (2.85%) Skype
7 7 (2.85%) VoIP
8 6 (2.44%) Internet
9 5 (2.03%) DHCP
9 5 (2.03%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.63%) Network Security
11 3 (1.22%) HTTP
11 3 (1.22%) SMTP
11 3 (1.22%) SSL
12 1 (0.41%) Intranet
12 1 (0.41%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.63%) MySQL
2 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 48 (19.51%) Finance
2 14 (5.69%) Retail
3 9 (3.66%) Legal
4 8 (3.25%) Marketing
4 8 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.03%) Banking
6 4 (1.63%) Law
6 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.22%) Local Government
8 2 (0.81%) Automotive
8 2 (0.81%) Back Office
8 2 (0.81%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.63%) SGML
1 4 (1.63%) XML
2 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.41%) CSS
3 1 (0.41%) HTML
3 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.50%) User Experience
3 11 (4.47%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.03%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.03%) Replication
5 4 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.22%) CMDB
6 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.81%) Handset
7 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.81%) NHS
7 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 49 (19.92%) Windows
2 34 (13.82%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.07%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.25%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.85%) Android
8 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.63%) Linux
9 3 (1.22%) Unix
9 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (34.55%) Project Management
2 73 (29.67%) ITIL
3 65 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (21.14%) PRINCE2
6 45 (18.29%) Service Delivery
7 38 (15.45%) Supplier Management
8 37 (15.04%) Coaching
9 33 (13.41%) Service Management
10 32 (13.01%) IT Strategy
11 30 (12.20%) Change Management
12 27 (10.98%) Waterfall
13 24 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (9.76%) Incident Management
13 24 (9.76%) ITIL V3
13 24 (9.76%) People Management
14 23 (9.35%) ITSM
14 23 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (8.94%) Business Continuity
15 22 (8.94%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.76%) SQL
2 4 (1.63%) C
2 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (6.50%) Degree
2 10 (4.07%) PMP
3 9 (3.66%) PMI Certification
3 9 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.85%) CISSP
6 4 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.22%) CEH
7 3 (1.22%) CISM
8 2 (0.81%) CISA
8 2 (0.81%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.81%) ISEB
8 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.81%) OSCP
8 2 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.81%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.41%) APMP
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (8.54%) SLA
3 16 (6.50%) PMO
4 10 (4.07%) GDPR
5 8 (3.25%) PCI DSS
6 5 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.22%) QA
9 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 34 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.10%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.81%) XenApp
4 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.03%) Backup Exec
1 5 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.81%) MOM
2 2 (0.81%) Nagios
2 2 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (18.70%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.16%) VMware
3 20 (8.13%) Cisco
4 18 (7.32%) Citrix
5 10 (4.07%) Veeam
6 4 (1.63%) McAfee
6 4 (1.63%) Mitel
6 4 (1.63%) MobileIron
6 4 (1.63%) NetApp
6 4 (1.63%) SAP
6 4 (1.63%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.63%) Wyse
7 3 (1.22%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (1.22%) Meraki
7 3 (1.22%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (0.81%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.81%) Fortinet
8 2 (0.81%) Kaspersky
8 2 (0.81%) New Relic
8 2 (0.81%) SolarWinds