Period
to 19 May 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 175 165
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 478 593 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.83% 1.94% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.00% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 379 493 504
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% -0.95%
10th Percentile £36,150 £36,250 £31,325
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,200 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 25,199 29,687 28,447
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.87% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,576 24,721 23,753
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 19 May 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 19 May 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 +1 157 £52,500 -4.55% 25
Hampshire -15 117 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Surrey +11 100 £55,000 +13.40% 11
Berkshire -29 63 £57,500 +4.55% 12
Buckinghamshire +34 60 £50,000 +5.26% 7
West Sussex -24 52 £51,250 -2.38% 15
Oxfordshire +39 35 £55,000 - 6
East Sussex +19 22 £63,750 +27.50% 2
Kent -11 18 £53,750 -2.27%
Middlesex +14 3 - -
Sussex +30 2 £58,250 -2.92%
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 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.

1 160 (33.47%) Project Management
2 128 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (25.73%) ITIL
4 119 (24.90%) Finance
5 114 (23.85%) PRINCE2
6 86 (17.99%) Microsoft
6 86 (17.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (13.81%) Service Delivery
8 64 (13.39%) Windows
8 64 (13.39%) Degree
9 60 (12.55%) Office 365
10 52 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 48 (10.04%) Change Management
12 47 (9.83%) SLA
13 44 (9.21%) Management Information System
14 43 (9.00%) Waterfall
15 42 (8.79%) Active Directory
15 42 (8.79%) PMI Certification
16 41 (8.58%) Service Management
17 39 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
18 37 (7.74%) Risk Management
18 37 (7.74%) VMware
19 36 (7.53%) PMP
20 35 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
20 35 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
21 34 (7.11%) Security Cleared
22 33 (6.90%) PMO
23 31 (6.49%) Retail
23 31 (6.49%) Windows Server
24 30 (6.28%) 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 10 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.46%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.05%) Confluence
4 5 (1.05%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.42%) CMS
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.21%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 35 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.35%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.84%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.84%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.63%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (12.55%) Office 365
2 52 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.14%) IaaS
4 14 (2.93%) SaaS
5 8 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.46%) PaaS
7 6 (1.26%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.84%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.63%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.21%) Apigee
10 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.02%) WAN
2 23 (4.81%) LAN
3 22 (4.60%) Firewall
4 15 (3.14%) Network Security
5 9 (1.88%) Skype
5 9 (1.88%) VPN
6 8 (1.67%) DNS
7 7 (1.46%) Intranet
7 7 (1.46%) SAN
7 7 (1.46%) VoIP
7 7 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.26%) DHCP
9 5 (1.05%) Internet
9 5 (1.05%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.05%) VLAN
10 4 (0.84%) MPLS
11 3 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.42%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.67%) MySQL
2 6 (1.26%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.05%) Electronic Patient Records
4 4 (0.84%) Power BI
5 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) JIRA
2 2 (0.42%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.42%) Selenium
2 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 119 (24.90%) Finance
2 31 (6.49%) Retail
3 25 (5.23%) Marketing
4 17 (3.56%) Legal
5 16 (3.35%) Back Office
6 13 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.67%) Military
8 8 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.46%) Law
10 4 (0.84%) Advertising
11 3 (0.63%) Billing
11 3 (0.63%) Electronics
11 3 (0.63%) Publishing
12 2 (0.42%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.84%) CSS
1 4 (0.84%) HTML
1 4 (0.84%) OLE
2 3 (0.63%) Django
2 3 (0.63%) Web Services
2 3 (0.63%) XML
3 2 (0.42%) EDI
4 1 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.21%) Management Information System
2 39 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (3.35%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.14%) PMI
6 9 (1.88%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.67%) CMDB
7 8 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.26%) Fintech
9 5 (1.05%) BYOD
9 5 (1.05%) FMCG
9 5 (1.05%) LIMS
9 5 (1.05%) SCADA
10 4 (0.84%) CCTV
10 4 (0.84%) EPoS
10 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Licensing
10 4 (0.84%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (13.39%) Windows
2 31 (6.49%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.09%) Linux
4 9 (1.88%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.42%) Android
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.21%) Unix
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (33.47%) Project Management
2 128 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (25.73%) ITIL
4 114 (23.85%) PRINCE2
5 86 (17.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (13.81%) Service Delivery
7 48 (10.04%) Change Management
8 43 (9.00%) Waterfall
9 41 (8.58%) Service Management
10 37 (7.74%) Risk Management
11 35 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (6.28%) ITSM
13 29 (6.07%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (6.07%) Programme Management
14 27 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
15 26 (5.44%) Resource Management
16 25 (5.23%) ERP
16 25 (5.23%) Information Security
16 25 (5.23%) People Management
17 24 (5.02%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.56%) SQL
2 15 (3.14%) C
3 4 (0.84%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.63%) Python
5 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (13.39%) Degree
2 42 (8.79%) PMI Certification
3 36 (7.53%) PMP
4 34 (7.11%) Security Cleared
5 29 (6.07%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 18 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 16 (3.35%) CISSP
9 13 (2.72%) CISM
10 12 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (1.67%) CISA
12 8 (1.67%) MCP
13 7 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.26%) APMP
15 4 (0.84%) ISEB
15 4 (0.84%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.42%) MBA
16 2 (0.42%) MCSA
16 2 (0.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.83%) SLA
2 33 (6.90%) PMO
3 25 (5.23%) GDPR
3 25 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (4.39%) QA
5 16 (3.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (3.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 13 (2.72%) ISO 22301
7 12 (2.51%) ISO 9001
8 10 (2.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 10 (2.09%) JSP 440
8 10 (2.09%) RMADS
9 4 (0.84%) COBIT
9 4 (0.84%) COSO
9 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 42 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.63%) XenApp
6 2 (0.42%) Firmware
6 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (4.60%) SCCM
2 7 (1.46%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.63%) SCOM
4 3 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.42%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.21%) Nagios
6 1 (0.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 86 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.74%) VMware
3 17 (3.56%) Cisco
4 15 (3.14%) Citrix
5 13 (2.72%) HP
5 13 (2.72%) Oracle
6 12 (2.51%) SAP
6 12 (2.51%) Snow
7 10 (2.09%) CheckPoint
7 10 (2.09%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.88%) Dell
9 8 (1.67%) Juniper
10 7 (1.46%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.05%) Sage
11 5 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.84%) Avaya
12 4 (0.84%) Cadence
12 4 (0.84%) Cerner
13 3 (0.63%) Ariba
13 3 (0.63%) Fujitsu