Period
to 20 October 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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

IT Manager
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 138 159
Rank change year-on-year -51 +21 -45
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 331 168 527
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.84% 2.09% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.17% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 261 137 434
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,150 £36,250
25th Percentile £44,500 £45,250 £41,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £66,500 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,742
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.31% -2.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,740 7,731 24,215
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 96.36% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11,730 6,433 20,064
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured IT Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the South East

IT Manager
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Manager in the South East.

Salary trend for IT Manager in the South East

IT Manager
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the South East

IT Manager
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. 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
Thames Valley -8 142 £55,000 +4.76% 22
Surrey -20 85 £60,000 +5.26% 5
Berkshire -18 71 £57,500 +11.65% 7
Oxfordshire +6 43 £55,000 - 7
Hampshire -118 36 £51,000 - 11
West Sussex +8 31 £65,000 +30.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -48 28 £51,250 - 8
Kent -37 19 £55,000 +18.28% 9
East Sussex -56 6 £46,000 -23.33% 1
Sussex - 3 £47,000 - 1
Middlesex +7 1 £55,000 +10.00% 1
IT Manager
England

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 South East region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 152 (45.92%) Project Management
2 110 (33.23%) Finance
3 101 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (24.77%) PRINCE2
4 82 (24.77%) Social Skills
5 77 (23.26%) Microsoft
6 73 (22.05%) ITIL
7 72 (21.75%) Project Delivery
8 66 (19.94%) Windows
9 64 (19.34%) Service Delivery
10 61 (18.43%) Azure
11 59 (17.82%) Degree
12 58 (17.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 52 (15.71%) ERP
14 51 (15.41%) Microsoft 365
14 51 (15.41%) Windows Server
15 47 (14.20%) Waterfall
15 47 (14.20%) VMware
16 44 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (11.78%) SLA
18 37 (11.18%) Security Cleared
19 36 (10.88%) Service Management
20 34 (10.27%) Active Directory
20 34 (10.27%) Scrum
20 34 (10.27%) Cybersecurity
20 34 (10.27%) DevOps
21 32 (9.67%) DNS
21 32 (9.67%) Change Management
22 31 (9.37%) SC Cleared
22 31 (9.37%) SaaS

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 23 (6.95%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.14%) IIS
3 12 (3.63%) WordPress
4 11 (3.32%) CMS
4 11 (3.32%) Confluence
4 11 (3.32%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (3.32%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.21%) SAS
6 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.60%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 26 (7.85%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.32%) Sage 200
2 8 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.81%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.60%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 61 (18.43%) Azure
2 51 (15.41%) Microsoft 365
3 31 (9.37%) SaaS
4 18 (5.44%) PaaS
5 16 (4.83%) AWS
6 15 (4.53%) IaaS
7 13 (3.93%) OneDrive
8 11 (3.32%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.21%) Google Workspace
11 3 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.91%) GCP
12 2 (0.60%) Asana
12 2 (0.60%) Smartsheet
13 1 (0.30%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.30%) Serverless
13 1 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.67%) DNS
2 28 (8.46%) Firewall
3 22 (6.65%) DHCP
4 21 (6.34%) VPN
5 15 (4.53%) TCP/IP
5 15 (4.53%) VLAN
6 11 (3.32%) IPsec
6 11 (3.32%) SSL
6 11 (3.32%) VoIP
7 10 (3.02%) LAN
7 10 (3.02%) WAN
7 10 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (2.72%) Network Security
9 8 (2.42%) Internet
9 8 (2.42%) SAN
10 5 (1.51%) Wireless
11 4 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.21%) Telepresence
12 3 (0.91%) MPLS
12 3 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.81%) MySQL
3 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (6.95%) JIRA
2 11 (3.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 110 (33.23%) Finance
2 82 (24.77%) Social Skills
3 26 (7.85%) Legal
3 26 (7.85%) Presentation Skills
3 26 (7.85%) Telecoms
4 22 (6.65%) Marketing
5 21 (6.34%) Influencing Skills
6 20 (6.04%) Retail
7 16 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (4.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (3.02%) Advertising
8 10 (3.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 9 (2.72%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.72%) Organisational Skills
9 9 (2.72%) Public Sector
10 8 (2.42%) Automotive
11 7 (2.11%) Back Office
12 6 (1.81%) Digital Economy
13 5 (1.51%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.91%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.30%) COM
1 1 (0.30%) HTML
1 1 (0.30%) LAMP
1 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.46%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.14%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (4.83%) Driving Licence
4 14 (4.23%) User Experience
5 6 (1.81%) PMI
5 6 (1.81%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.51%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.91%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (0.60%) LIMS
9 2 (0.60%) SCADA
10 1 (0.30%) Blog
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Life Science
10 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.94%) Windows
2 51 (15.41%) Windows Server
3 17 (5.14%) Linux
4 16 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (4.53%) Android
6 14 (4.23%) Windows 10
7 13 (3.93%) Apple iOS
7 13 (3.93%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.51%) Unix
9 4 (1.21%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.21%) VMS
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (45.92%) Project Management
2 101 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (24.77%) PRINCE2
4 73 (22.05%) ITIL
5 72 (21.75%) Project Delivery
6 64 (19.34%) Service Delivery
7 58 (17.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 52 (15.71%) ERP
9 47 (14.20%) Waterfall
10 36 (10.88%) Service Management
11 34 (10.27%) Cybersecurity
11 34 (10.27%) DevOps
11 34 (10.27%) Scrum
12 32 (9.67%) Change Management
13 28 (8.46%) Supplier Management
14 27 (8.16%) Line Management
15 26 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (7.25%) ITSM
17 23 (6.95%) IT Strategy
18 22 (6.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.83%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.63%) SQL
3 10 (3.02%) C
4 4 (1.21%) Java
5 2 (0.60%) PHP
6 1 (0.30%) C#
6 1 (0.30%) COBOL
6 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.30%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 59 (17.82%) Degree
2 37 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 31 (9.37%) SC Cleared
4 20 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 17 (5.14%) PMI Certification
6 16 (4.83%) PMP
7 14 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.42%) MBA
11 6 (1.81%) CISM
12 5 (1.51%) CISA
12 5 (1.51%) CISSP
13 3 (0.91%) APMP
13 3 (0.91%) CGEIT
13 3 (0.91%) CRISC
13 3 (0.91%) FFIEC
13 3 (0.91%) ISEB
13 3 (0.91%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.78%) SLA
2 23 (6.95%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (4.53%) PMO
4 10 (3.02%) GDPR
5 7 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.51%) NIST
7 3 (0.91%) COBIT
7 3 (0.91%) GxP
7 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.60%) ITGC
9 1 (0.30%) NCSC
System Software
1 44 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (10.27%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.32%) vSphere
4 10 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.21%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.21%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (1.21%) Jamf Pro
2 4 (1.21%) SCCM
3 3 (0.91%) WSUS
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.30%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 77 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.20%) VMware
3 30 (9.06%) SAP
4 13 (3.93%) Sophos
5 12 (3.63%) Cisco
5 12 (3.63%) Sage
6 11 (3.32%) Palo Alto
6 11 (3.32%) Sitecore
7 8 (2.42%) Workday
8 7 (2.11%) Google
8 7 (2.11%) Oracle
9 6 (1.81%) Dell
9 6 (1.81%) Veeam
10 5 (1.51%) Avaya
10 5 (1.51%) HP
11 4 (1.21%) Ariba
11 4 (1.21%) CA
11 4 (1.21%) Citrix
11 4 (1.21%) IBM
11 4 (1.21%) Symantec