Period
to 21 February 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 157 189
Rank change year-on-year +1 +32 -21
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 435 548 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.91% 2.04% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.12% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 345 457 510
South East median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 21,832 25,878 30,602
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 96.40% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17,824 21,390 25,601
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +15 185 £53,750 +2.38% 28
Berkshire +25 106 £55,000 -4.35% 19
West Sussex +9 68 £47,500 -13.64% 5
Surrey +11 64 £55,000 - 4
Hampshire -27 60 £55,000 +4.76% 29
East Sussex +22 43 £50,000 - 6
Buckinghamshire -14 42 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Oxfordshire +10 36 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Kent -5 14 £43,750 -12.50% 3
Middlesex -4 1 £52,670 -24.43% 1
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 118 (27.13%) Project Management
2 101 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (22.53%) ITIL
4 94 (21.61%) Finance
5 90 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (16.09%) Microsoft
7 62 (14.25%) Office 365
8 60 (13.79%) PRINCE2
9 58 (13.33%) Windows
10 55 (12.64%) Project Delivery
11 50 (11.49%) Service Delivery
12 47 (10.80%) SLA
13 42 (9.66%) Azure
14 41 (9.43%) Windows Server
15 35 (8.05%) Degree
15 35 (8.05%) Service Management
15 35 (8.05%) Active Directory
16 34 (7.82%) ERP
17 32 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (7.13%) Decision-Making
19 29 (6.67%) Incident Management
19 29 (6.67%) Management Information System
20 28 (6.44%) AWS
21 27 (6.21%) Supplier Management
21 27 (6.21%) Waterfall
22 26 (5.98%) Mentoring
22 26 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 25 (5.75%) LAN
24 24 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
24 24 (5.52%) PMP

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 8 (1.84%) SAS
2 6 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.15%) IIS
3 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.92%) Apache
4 4 (0.92%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.23%) CMS
6 1 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.46%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.25%) Office 365
2 42 (9.66%) Azure
3 28 (6.44%) AWS
4 9 (2.07%) G Suite
5 7 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (1.61%) SaaS
6 4 (0.92%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.46%) IaaS
7 2 (0.46%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) GCP
8 1 (0.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.75%) LAN
2 19 (4.37%) Firewall
3 18 (4.14%) Internet
3 18 (4.14%) WAN
4 15 (3.45%) VoIP
5 11 (2.53%) DHCP
5 11 (2.53%) DNS
5 11 (2.53%) Intranet
6 9 (2.07%) Unified Communications
6 9 (2.07%) VLAN
7 6 (1.38%) VPN
8 5 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.92%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.92%) Skype
9 4 (0.92%) SNMP
9 4 (0.92%) SSH
10 3 (0.69%) MPLS
10 3 (0.69%) SAN
11 2 (0.46%) Wireless
11 2 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.15%) DB2
2 5 (1.15%) MySQL
3 3 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.69%) Power BI
3 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (1.61%) JIRA
2 5 (1.15%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.92%) Bugzilla
3 4 (0.92%) CruiseControl
3 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.92%) Selenium
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 94 (21.61%) Finance
2 16 (3.68%) Legal
3 15 (3.45%) Public Sector
3 15 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.99%) Retail
5 11 (2.53%) Law
6 9 (2.07%) Banking
6 9 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.92%) Marketing
8 3 (0.69%) Billing
9 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.68%) .NET
2 7 (1.61%) HTML
2 7 (1.61%) Web Services
3 6 (1.38%) jQuery
4 5 (1.15%) CSS
5 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.92%) HTML5
5 4 (0.92%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (0.92%) LAMP
5 4 (0.92%) LDAP
5 4 (0.92%) Node.js
5 4 (0.92%) React
6 3 (0.69%) .NET Core
6 3 (0.69%) CSS3
7 2 (0.46%) EDI
7 2 (0.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.23%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.30%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.61%) CMDB
6 6 (1.38%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (0.92%) NHS
8 3 (0.69%) FMCG
8 3 (0.69%) Life Science
9 2 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.46%) PMI
9 2 (0.46%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.23%) CCTV
10 1 (0.23%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.23%) Replication
10 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.33%) Windows
2 41 (9.43%) Windows Server
3 22 (5.06%) Linux
3 22 (5.06%) Windows 10
4 9 (2.07%) Unix
4 9 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) Debian
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (27.13%) Project Management
2 101 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (22.53%) ITIL
4 90 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (13.79%) PRINCE2
6 55 (12.64%) Project Delivery
7 50 (11.49%) Service Delivery
8 35 (8.05%) Service Management
9 34 (7.82%) ERP
10 31 (7.13%) Decision-Making
11 29 (6.67%) Incident Management
12 27 (6.21%) Supplier Management
12 27 (6.21%) Waterfall
13 26 (5.98%) Mentoring
14 24 (5.52%) Information Security
14 24 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (4.83%) Change Management
15 21 (4.83%) Computer Science
16 20 (4.60%) Risk Management
17 19 (4.37%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.60%) SQL
2 10 (2.30%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.07%) Bash Shell
3 9 (2.07%) Perl
4 8 (1.84%) C#
5 7 (1.61%) C
6 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.92%) Python
6 4 (0.92%) VBA
7 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.23%) Java
8 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (8.05%) Degree
2 24 (5.52%) PMP
3 23 (5.29%) PMI Certification
4 21 (4.83%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (4.14%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 11 (2.53%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.30%) CISM
8 10 (2.30%) CISSP
9 8 (1.84%) MCP
10 6 (1.38%) CRISC
10 6 (1.38%) DBS Check
10 6 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.92%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.46%) CISA
13 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.23%) CCNP
14 1 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (10.80%) SLA
2 26 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (3.68%) GDPR
4 11 (2.53%) PMO
5 10 (2.30%) COBIT
6 8 (1.84%) QA
7 6 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.92%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.92%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.92%) RMADS
9 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.23%) BS7799
10 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.23%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 35 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.68%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.92%) iptables
4 4 (0.92%) KVM
4 4 (0.92%) NDS
4 4 (0.92%) NFS
4 4 (0.92%) QEMU
4 4 (0.92%) VMware Server
4 4 (0.92%) Xen
5 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) Postfix
7 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (0.92%) SELinux
2 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.23%) SCCM
2 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 70 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.29%) VMware
3 15 (3.45%) Oracle
4 13 (2.99%) Cisco
5 12 (2.76%) SAP
6 7 (1.61%) Google
6 7 (1.61%) HP
7 5 (1.15%) Dynatrace
8 4 (0.92%) Aruba
8 4 (0.92%) Fujitsu
8 4 (0.92%) Juniper
8 4 (0.92%) Micro Focus
8 4 (0.92%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.92%) Sophos
9 3 (0.69%) Citrix
9 3 (0.69%) Tableau
10 2 (0.46%) BMC
10 2 (0.46%) Remedy
10 2 (0.46%) Sage