Period
to 22 September 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 September 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 119 196
Rank change year-on-year -41 +77 -39
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 520 756 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.04% 2.57% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.66% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 420 641 437
South East median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £36,725 £38,750 £36,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £53,573 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.60% +4.76% -

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 24,545 28,414 28,169
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.62% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,970 23,641 23,483
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +3.09% +2.11%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured IT Manager in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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
Thames Valley -26 149 £48,000 -12.73% 33
Surrey +34 123 £60,000 +9.09% 11
West Sussex +17 110 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Hampshire -66 84 £55,000 -15.38% 10
Berkshire -51 72 £47,500 -13.64% 13
Buckinghamshire +14 48 £50,000 +11.11% 9
East Sussex +1 31 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Oxfordshire +25 29 £40,000 -27.27% 11
Kent -37 13 £56,000 +1.82% 4
Middlesex -3 3 - -
Sussex +13 1 £75,000 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 South East region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 181 (34.81%) Project Management
2 157 (30.19%) ITIL
3 145 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (25.58%) Finance
5 131 (25.19%) PRINCE2
6 100 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 97 (18.65%) Project Delivery
8 88 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 79 (15.19%) Windows
10 77 (14.81%) Degree
11 65 (12.50%) Office 365
12 63 (12.12%) Management Information System
13 56 (10.77%) Service Delivery
14 53 (10.19%) PMI Certification
15 52 (10.00%) PMP
16 50 (9.62%) Service Management
16 50 (9.62%) Azure
17 49 (9.42%) VMware
18 41 (7.88%) Active Directory
19 40 (7.69%) Waterfall
20 38 (7.31%) SAP
21 37 (7.12%) Information Security
21 37 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
22 36 (6.92%) Retail
22 36 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
22 36 (6.92%) ERP
23 35 (6.73%) PMO
24 34 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
24 34 (6.54%) SLA
25 33 (6.35%) ITSM

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 20 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.54%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.35%) Confluence
5 5 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.77%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 36 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
2 12 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) SAP IBP
4 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 65 (12.50%) Office 365
2 50 (9.62%) Azure
3 17 (3.27%) AWS
4 12 (2.31%) SaaS
5 10 (1.92%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.54%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.35%) IaaS
8 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.96%) PaaS
9 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.58%) G Suite
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.42%) Firewall
2 15 (2.88%) LAN
2 15 (2.88%) WAN
2 15 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (1.54%) iBeacon
3 8 (1.54%) SAN
3 8 (1.54%) Skype
4 7 (1.35%) Network Security
5 6 (1.15%) iSCSI
5 6 (1.15%) VoIP
5 6 (1.15%) VPN
6 5 (0.96%) Broadband
6 5 (0.96%) DNS
7 4 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (0.77%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.77%) NAS
7 4 (0.77%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.58%) MPLS
8 3 (0.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.54%) Power BI
3 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.19%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.35%) JIRA
2 2 (0.38%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.38%) Selenium
2 2 (0.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 133 (25.58%) Finance
2 36 (6.92%) Retail
3 26 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 23 (4.42%) Marketing
5 20 (3.85%) Legal
6 17 (3.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (2.69%) Billing
7 14 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.12%) Public Sector
9 6 (1.15%) Back Office
10 4 (0.77%) Police
11 3 (0.58%) Electronics
11 3 (0.58%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.38%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.19%) Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.27%) .NET
2 11 (2.12%) HTML
3 9 (1.73%) AngularJS
3 9 (1.73%) jQuery
3 9 (1.73%) KnockoutJS
3 9 (1.73%) Node.js
3 9 (1.73%) React
4 8 (1.54%) CSS
4 8 (1.54%) HTML5
5 7 (1.35%) .NET Core
5 7 (1.35%) CSS3
5 7 (1.35%) Web Services
6 5 (0.96%) XML
7 3 (0.58%) REST
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.19%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 63 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.12%) User Experience
6 9 (1.73%) EPoS
7 8 (1.54%) CCTV
8 7 (1.35%) SCADA
9 6 (1.15%) PMI
9 6 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.96%) FMCG
10 5 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.58%) CMDB
12 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (15.19%) Windows
2 32 (6.15%) Windows Server
3 24 (4.62%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.73%) Linux
5 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.96%) Unix
7 4 (0.77%) Android
7 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (34.81%) Project Management
2 157 (30.19%) ITIL
3 145 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (25.19%) PRINCE2
5 97 (18.65%) Project Delivery
6 88 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (10.77%) Service Delivery
8 50 (9.62%) Service Management
9 40 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 37 (7.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 37 (7.12%) Information Security
11 36 (6.92%) ERP
12 34 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (6.35%) ITSM
14 32 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (6.15%) Change Management
15 31 (5.96%) Resource Management
16 30 (5.77%) Migration
17 29 (5.58%) Business Analysis
18 28 (5.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.58%) C
2 22 (4.23%) SQL
3 10 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.35%) C#
5 5 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.77%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.38%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 77 (14.81%) Degree
2 53 (10.19%) PMI Certification
3 52 (10.00%) PMP
4 32 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 20 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.27%) CISSP
7 15 (2.88%) SC Cleared
8 14 (2.69%) CISM
9 13 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (1.35%) CISA
11 7 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.96%) APMP
12 5 (0.96%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.96%) SSCP
13 4 (0.77%) CISMP
13 4 (0.77%) CRISC
13 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.77%) MCSA
13 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.73%) PMO
2 34 (6.54%) SLA
3 28 (5.38%) QA
4 18 (3.46%) GDPR
5 5 (0.96%) ISO 22301
5 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.58%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.38%) COBIT
8 2 (0.38%) COSO
8 2 (0.38%) NIST
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.19%) GAMP
9 1 (0.19%) GxP
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 41 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.15%) NDS
5 6 (1.15%) VMware Server
6 5 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (3.46%) SCCM
2 11 (2.12%) EMC NetWorker
2 11 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.38%) SCOM
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.19%) Nessus
4 1 (0.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 100 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.42%) VMware
3 38 (7.31%) SAP
4 30 (5.77%) Citrix
5 23 (4.42%) Cisco
6 15 (2.88%) Aruba
7 14 (2.69%) HP
8 7 (1.35%) Fujitsu
9 6 (1.15%) EMC
9 6 (1.15%) Juniper
9 6 (1.15%) Micro Focus
9 6 (1.15%) Nimble Storage
9 6 (1.15%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.15%) Snow
9 6 (1.15%) Sophos
10 5 (0.96%) Ariba
11 4 (0.77%) Cadence
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle
11 4 (0.77%) Tableau
12 3 (0.58%) xMatters