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The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 150 199 164
Rank change year-on-year +49 -35 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 463 200 320
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.32% 1.51% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 1.60% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 372 170 245
10th Percentile £38,800 £33,750 £39,850
25th Percentile £47,500 £40,875 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +21.05% -9.52% -4.55%
75th Percentile £69,063 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,125 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,500 £53,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.72% -3.64% -

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 18,860 12,538 16,489
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 94.38% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12,244 9,778 13,524
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +72 186 £57,250 +34.71% 8
Surrey -1 100 £60,000 +33.33% 3
Hampshire -10 80 £52,500 +10.53% 6
Buckinghamshire +12 79 £55,750 +23.89% 1
Berkshire +31 77 £57,500 +21.05% 4
West Sussex +6 39 £70,000 +47.37% 2
Oxfordshire -13 30 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Kent -33 29 £55,000 +14.58% 2
East Sussex -3 21 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Middlesex - 2 £63,750 -
Sussex +8 1 £50,000 +6.38%
IT Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, IT Manager job roles required the following 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.

1 179 (38.66%) Project Management
2 167 (36.07%) Finance
3 155 (33.48%) Agile
4 142 (30.67%) Social Skills
5 128 (27.65%) PRINCE2
6 126 (27.21%) Project Delivery
7 108 (23.33%) ITIL
8 91 (19.65%) Microsoft
9 80 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
10 66 (14.25%) Service Delivery
10 66 (14.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 65 (14.04%) Degree
12 64 (13.82%) Change Management
12 64 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 62 (13.39%) Waterfall
14 56 (12.10%) Risk Management
15 53 (11.45%) SDLC
16 51 (11.02%) PMI Certification
17 50 (10.80%) Management Information System
18 47 (10.15%) ITSM
19 45 (9.72%) Microsoft 365
20 44 (9.50%) QA
21 43 (9.29%) PMP
22 42 (9.07%) DevOps
22 42 (9.07%) Azure
23 41 (8.86%) Service Management
24 39 (8.42%) Windows
25 34 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 34 (7.34%) Line Management
26 33 (7.13%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 5 (1.08%) Confluence
1 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.86%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.43%) CMS
3 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.43%) Ethereum
3 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.73%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.86%) SAP PLM
3 3 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.43%) Maximo
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.72%) Microsoft 365
2 42 (9.07%) Azure
3 26 (5.62%) SaaS
4 24 (5.18%) AWS
5 13 (2.81%) PaaS
6 11 (2.38%) IaaS
7 6 (1.30%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.08%) Nutanix
9 4 (0.86%) Boomi
10 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.65%) GCP
10 3 (0.65%) Smartsheet
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.43%) GitHub
11 2 (0.43%) GitHub Actions
11 2 (0.43%) Stackdriver
12 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.32%) Firewall
1 20 (4.32%) LAN
2 17 (3.67%) VPN
2 17 (3.67%) WAN
3 14 (3.02%) SAN
4 9 (1.94%) DHCP
4 9 (1.94%) DNS
5 8 (1.73%) SD-WAN
6 7 (1.51%) VLAN
6 7 (1.51%) VoIP
7 6 (1.30%) Skype
7 6 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.08%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.86%) Wireless
9 4 (0.86%) WLAN
10 3 (0.65%) Network Security
10 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.43%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.43%) VSAN
12 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.30%) Power BI
4 5 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.43%) InfluxDB
5 2 (0.43%) Tableau
6 1 (0.22%) Big Data
6 1 (0.22%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 7 (1.51%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Travis CI
General
1 167 (36.07%) Finance
2 142 (30.67%) Social Skills
3 27 (5.83%) Influencing Skills
4 22 (4.75%) Legal
5 21 (4.54%) Presentation Skills
6 20 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.67%) Organisational Skills
8 13 (2.81%) Retail
9 12 (2.59%) Automotive
10 10 (2.16%) Manufacturing
10 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.94%) Documentation Skills
11 9 (1.94%) Marketing
12 6 (1.30%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.65%) Advertising
14 3 (0.65%) Banking
14 3 (0.65%) Electronics
15 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.30%) .NET
1 6 (1.30%) Grails
2 2 (0.43%) Smart Contracts
3 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.22%) COM
3 1 (0.22%) Laravel
3 1 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.80%) Management Information System
2 28 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.38%) PMI
5 10 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.51%) Legacy Systems
6 7 (1.51%) NHS
7 6 (1.30%) Biotechnology
7 6 (1.30%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.08%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.08%) Life Science
8 5 (1.08%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.86%) FMCG
9 4 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.86%) User Experience
10 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.43%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.42%) Windows
2 15 (3.24%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.16%) Windows 10
4 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.86%) Linux
7 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (38.66%) Project Management
2 155 (33.48%) Agile
3 128 (27.65%) PRINCE2
4 126 (27.21%) Project Delivery
5 108 (23.33%) ITIL
6 80 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
7 66 (14.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 66 (14.25%) Service Delivery
8 64 (13.82%) Change Management
8 64 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (13.39%) Waterfall
10 56 (12.10%) Risk Management
11 53 (11.45%) SDLC
12 47 (10.15%) ITSM
13 42 (9.07%) DevOps
14 41 (8.86%) Service Management
15 34 (7.34%) Line Management
16 33 (7.13%) Scrum
17 32 (6.91%) Mentoring
17 32 (6.91%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.59%) SQL
2 9 (1.94%) Java
3 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.30%) Scala
4 3 (0.65%) Python
5 2 (0.43%) Bash
6 1 (0.22%) C
6 1 (0.22%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (14.04%) Degree
2 51 (11.02%) PMI Certification
3 43 (9.29%) PMP
4 33 (7.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 28 (6.05%) CISSP
6 18 (3.89%) CISM
6 18 (3.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (3.46%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.38%) DBS Check
10 10 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 9 (1.94%) CASP
11 9 (1.94%) CCSK
11 9 (1.94%) CCSP
11 9 (1.94%) CompTIA CySA+
11 9 (1.94%) SSCP
12 8 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.51%) CEH
13 7 (1.51%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.50%) QA
2 34 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (6.26%) PMO
4 25 (5.40%) GDPR
5 18 (3.89%) COBIT
5 18 (3.89%) SLA
6 10 (2.16%) NIST
7 9 (1.94%) GRC
8 8 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (1.30%) GxP
10 4 (0.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.86%) COSO
10 4 (0.86%) GAMP
10 4 (0.86%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.86%) ITGC
11 3 (0.65%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.43%) GMP
12 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.02%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.08%) XenApp
5 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.43%) Docker
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.51%) CASB
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.08%) SCCM
4 4 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.43%) Ansible
5 2 (0.43%) Grafana
5 2 (0.43%) Kibana
5 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.43%) SCOM
5 2 (0.43%) Terraform
6 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 91 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.48%) VMware
3 17 (3.67%) Apple
4 16 (3.46%) Adobe
4 16 (3.46%) SAP
5 15 (3.24%) Oracle
6 13 (2.81%) Citrix
7 11 (2.38%) Cisco
7 11 (2.38%) ServiceNow
8 10 (2.16%) Veeam
9 9 (1.94%) BMC
10 7 (1.51%) Civica
11 6 (1.30%) HP
11 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.08%) Avaya
12 5 (1.08%) Dell
13 4 (0.86%) Zoho
14 3 (0.65%) Remedy
14 3 (0.65%) Zerto
15 2 (0.43%) JD Edwards