Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 178 153
Rank change year-on-year +23 -25 -52
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 219 218 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.07% 1.71% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.76% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 192 181 202
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £37,575 £37,500 £35,125
90th Percentile £73,750 £64,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +7.00%

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 10,228 12,370 11,841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 96.76% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 8,315 9,895 10,004
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +9 122 £47,500 -5.00% 13
Cheshire +50 52 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Lancashire +7 28 £47,500 -7.32% 3
Merseyside +5 12 £46,700 +3.78% 7
Cumbria - 2 £48,750 - 1
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 90 (41.10%) Project Management
2 67 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (26.48%) PRINCE2
4 52 (23.74%) ITIL
5 44 (20.09%) Finance
6 43 (19.63%) Microsoft
7 33 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (14.61%) Coaching
9 31 (14.16%) Service Delivery
10 30 (13.70%) Windows
11 28 (12.79%) Waterfall
12 27 (12.33%) Supplier Management
13 26 (11.87%) ERP
14 25 (11.42%) Software Delivery
15 23 (10.50%) IT Strategy
15 23 (10.50%) Service Management
16 21 (9.59%) Mentoring
17 20 (9.13%) Windows Server
18 19 (8.68%) SDLC
18 19 (8.68%) LAN
18 19 (8.68%) Degree
19 18 (8.22%) WAN
19 18 (8.22%) ITSM
19 18 (8.22%) People Management
19 18 (8.22%) Process Improvement
20 17 (7.76%) ITIL V3
20 17 (7.76%) Line Management
20 17 (7.76%) Change Management
20 17 (7.76%) Resource Management

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 9 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.74%) Confluence
3 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) Drupal
4 1 (0.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.91%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.46%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.31%) Office 365
2 13 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.48%) SaaS
4 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.91%) G Suite
6 2 (0.91%) IaaS
7 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.68%) LAN
2 18 (8.22%) WAN
3 15 (6.85%) Firewall
4 8 (3.65%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.74%) DHCP
5 6 (2.74%) DNS
6 5 (2.28%) VLAN
6 5 (2.28%) VPN
7 4 (1.83%) VoIP
8 3 (1.37%) Internet
8 3 (1.37%) SAN
9 2 (0.91%) Broadband
9 2 (0.91%) Network Security
10 1 (0.46%) Intranet
10 1 (0.46%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.46%) Telepresence
10 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (4.11%) JIRA
General
1 44 (20.09%) Finance
2 10 (4.57%) Legal
3 9 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.20%) Retail
5 4 (1.83%) Billing
5 4 (1.83%) Military
5 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.83%) SGML
1 4 (1.83%) XML
2 2 (0.91%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.46%) .NET
3 1 (0.46%) CSS
3 1 (0.46%) EDI
3 1 (0.46%) HTML
3 1 (0.46%) Middleware
3 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.57%) User Experience
3 7 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.83%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.83%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.37%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.91%) Handset
6 2 (0.91%) IVR
6 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.91%) NHS
6 2 (0.91%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.46%) EPoS
7 1 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.70%) Windows
2 20 (9.13%) Windows Server
3 8 (3.65%) Android
4 6 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.28%) Linux
6 4 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.37%) Unix
8 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (41.10%) Project Management
2 67 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (26.48%) PRINCE2
4 52 (23.74%) ITIL
5 32 (14.61%) Coaching
6 31 (14.16%) Service Delivery
7 28 (12.79%) Waterfall
8 27 (12.33%) Supplier Management
9 26 (11.87%) ERP
10 25 (11.42%) Software Delivery
11 23 (10.50%) IT Strategy
11 23 (10.50%) Service Management
12 21 (9.59%) Mentoring
13 19 (8.68%) SDLC
14 18 (8.22%) ITSM
14 18 (8.22%) People Management
14 18 (8.22%) Process Improvement
15 17 (7.76%) Change Management
15 17 (7.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.02%) SQL
2 4 (1.83%) C
3 2 (0.91%) Java
3 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.91%) Python
4 1 (0.46%) C++
4 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.46%) PHP
4 1 (0.46%) VB
4 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (8.68%) Degree
2 15 (6.85%) PMP
3 14 (6.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (5.02%) PMI Certification
5 8 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (2.74%) CISSP
7 4 (1.83%) APMP
7 4 (1.83%) CISM
8 3 (1.37%) ISEB
8 3 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.37%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.91%) CEH
9 2 (0.91%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (0.91%) OSCP
9 2 (0.91%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (0.46%) ACCA
10 1 (0.46%) CISMP
10 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (4.57%) PMO
4 8 (3.65%) SLA
5 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.83%) QA
6 2 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.91%) GDPR
7 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 15 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.37%) XenApp
4 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.31%) Cisco
2 16 (7.31%) VMware
3 12 (5.48%) Citrix
4 8 (3.65%) SAP
5 5 (2.28%) McAfee
5 5 (2.28%) MobileIron
5 5 (2.28%) NetApp
5 5 (2.28%) Veeam
6 4 (1.83%) QAD
7 3 (1.37%) Avaya
7 3 (1.37%) Google
7 3 (1.37%) HP
7 3 (1.37%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (0.91%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (0.91%) Verint
8 2 (0.91%) Wyse
9 1 (0.46%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle
9 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com