Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 160 96
Rank change year-on-year -20 -64 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 213 254 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.67% 2.05% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.12% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 177 204 319
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -2.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £64,300 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +6.80% -1.90%

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 12,352 11,970 11,477
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 96.71% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9,881 10,121 9,594
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -21 104 £50,000 - 28
Cheshire -53 36 £51,250 +2.50% 10
Lancashire +3 32 £51,250 +13.89% 4
Merseyside +9 21 £45,000 -10.00% 1
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 71 (33.33%) Project Management
2 47 (22.07%) Windows
3 43 (20.19%) Finance
4 42 (19.72%) PRINCE2
5 41 (19.25%) ITIL
6 40 (18.78%) Microsoft
7 35 (16.43%) SLA
8 32 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (12.68%) Risk Management
9 27 (12.68%) Citrix
10 25 (11.74%) Retail
11 24 (11.27%) ERP
11 24 (11.27%) Service Delivery
11 24 (11.27%) IT Strategy
12 23 (10.80%) SCCM
13 22 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (8.92%) Supplier Management
14 19 (8.92%) Information Security
14 19 (8.92%) SQL
15 17 (7.98%) SDLC
16 16 (7.51%) GDPR
16 16 (7.51%) People Management
16 16 (7.51%) CISSP
17 15 (7.04%) Windows Server
18 14 (6.57%) Degree
18 14 (6.57%) Service Management
18 14 (6.57%) CISA
18 14 (6.57%) Change Management
18 14 (6.57%) Active Directory

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 (3.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.88%) IIS
3 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.41%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Magento
2 4 (1.88%) Epicor Tropos
3 2 (0.94%) Maximo
3 2 (0.94%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.47%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.47%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.16%) Office 365
2 7 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.82%) LAN
1 6 (2.82%) WAN
2 5 (2.35%) Firewall
2 5 (2.35%) SAN
2 5 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.88%) DNS
4 3 (1.41%) DHCP
4 3 (1.41%) Skype
5 2 (0.94%) MPLS
5 2 (0.94%) SMS
6 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.47%) Network Security
6 1 (0.47%) VPN
6 1 (0.47%) Wireless
6 1 (0.47%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.82%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (2.35%) MySQL
3 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 43 (20.19%) Finance
2 25 (11.74%) Retail
3 12 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.76%) Banking
5 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.88%) Back Office
7 3 (1.41%) Advertising
7 3 (1.41%) Billing
7 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Automotive
8 2 (0.94%) Legal
8 2 (0.94%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.29%) .NET
2 3 (1.41%) CSS
2 3 (1.41%) HTML
2 3 (1.41%) Web Services
3 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (0.94%) CSS3
3 2 (0.94%) HTML5
3 2 (0.94%) Middleware
3 2 (0.94%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.47%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.82%) iPad
3 6 (2.82%) NHS
4 5 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.88%) FMCG
5 4 (1.88%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.41%) CCTV
6 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.94%) Life Science
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) Contactless
8 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.47%) EMV
8 1 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.07%) Windows
2 15 (7.04%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.88%) Linux
5 4 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.41%) Unix
7 2 (0.94%) Android
7 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (33.33%) Project Management
2 42 (19.72%) PRINCE2
3 41 (19.25%) ITIL
4 32 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (12.68%) Risk Management
6 24 (11.27%) ERP
6 24 (11.27%) IT Strategy
6 24 (11.27%) Service Delivery
7 19 (8.92%) Information Security
7 19 (8.92%) Supplier Management
8 17 (7.98%) SDLC
9 16 (7.51%) People Management
10 14 (6.57%) Change Management
10 14 (6.57%) E-Commerce
10 14 (6.57%) Service Management
11 13 (6.10%) Coaching
12 12 (5.63%) Waterfall
13 11 (5.16%) Migration
14 10 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.92%) SQL
2 8 (3.76%) C#
2 8 (3.76%) PHP
3 5 (2.35%) PHP 5
3 5 (2.35%) PHP 7
4 3 (1.41%) VB
5 2 (0.94%) C++
5 2 (0.94%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.94%) VBScript
6 1 (0.47%) C
6 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.51%) CISSP
2 14 (6.57%) CISA
2 14 (6.57%) Degree
3 8 (3.76%) CISM
3 8 (3.76%) QiCA
4 7 (3.29%) PMP
5 6 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.35%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.88%) CRISC
8 3 (1.41%) CEH
8 3 (1.41%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.41%) MCSE
8 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.94%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 2 (0.94%) OSCP
9 2 (0.94%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (0.47%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.43%) SLA
2 16 (7.51%) GDPR
3 9 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.35%) PMO
5 4 (1.88%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.94%) COBIT
6 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.94%) ISO 31000
6 2 (0.94%) QA
6 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 14 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.16%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.94%) vSphere
5 1 (0.47%) vCloud
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (10.80%) SCCM
2 2 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.68%) Citrix
3 13 (6.10%) VMware
4 7 (3.29%) Cisco
5 6 (2.82%) Epicor
6 4 (1.88%) IFS
6 4 (1.88%) Oracle
7 3 (1.41%) Infor
7 3 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.41%) SAP
7 3 (1.41%) Siebel
7 3 (1.41%) SYSPRO
8 2 (0.94%) Dell
8 2 (0.94%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.94%) HP
8 2 (0.94%) IBM
8 2 (0.94%) Panasonic
8 2 (0.94%) Sage
9 1 (0.47%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.47%) Symantec