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The median annual salary for a Data Manager was £64,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

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

Data Manager
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 482 490 530
Rank change year-on-year +8 +40 +107
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Manager 1,185 670 269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.59% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.64% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 460 290 198
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,475 £43,525
25th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £51,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,000 £60,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +12.00%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £84,688
90th Percentile £102,500 £90,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,009 £55,000
% change year-on-year +19.98% -9.07% -8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 156,644 103,964 61,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.19% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,089 73,630 50,434
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

Data Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Manager in the UK

Data Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Manager.

Salary trend for Data Manager in the UK

Data Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Manager over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Data Manager in the UK

Data Manager
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 9 August 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
England +67 896 £65,000 +4.00% 51
London +38 495 £70,000 -3.45% 20
Work from Home -97 416 £62,500 +8.05% 15
UK excluding London +31 399 £60,000 +19.98% 34
South East -5 125 £53,750 +0.47% 18
North of England -12 101 £57,500 +17.95% 5
South West +8 61 £67,500 +24.42% 2
East of England -50 54 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Yorkshire -4 47 £54,882 +20.62% 1
North West -45 41 £61,250 +22.50% 4
Midlands -52 33 £59,000 +12.38% 4
West Midlands -56 21 £58,525 +11.48% 2
Scotland -43 17 £55,000 +8.91% 2
Wales -5 14 £54,000 +8.00% 2
North East -4 13 £47,500 +13.10%
East Midlands -22 12 £70,000 +43.59% 2

Data Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, Data 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 featuring Data Manager in the job title.

1 605 (51.05%) Analytics
2 573 (48.35%) Data Management
3 509 (42.95%) Social Skills
4 420 (35.44%) SQL
5 353 (29.79%) Agile
6 349 (29.45%) Finance
7 337 (28.44%) Python
8 311 (26.24%) Degree
9 299 (25.23%) Business Intelligence
10 298 (25.15%) Data Science
11 285 (24.05%) Data Analytics
12 250 (21.10%) Data Governance
13 236 (19.92%) Project Management
14 226 (19.07%) Risk Management
15 204 (17.22%) Azure
16 203 (17.13%) Data Modelling
17 200 (16.88%) Marketing
18 199 (16.79%) Data Strategy
19 187 (15.78%) Data Quality
20 183 (15.44%) Mentoring
21 182 (15.36%) Commercialisation
22 180 (15.19%) Data Engineering
23 178 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
24 169 (14.26%) Legal
25 166 (14.01%) Visualisation
26 159 (13.42%) Big Data
27 158 (13.33%) Coaching
28 151 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
28 151 (12.74%) Customer-Centricity
29 147 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel

Data Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 86 (7.26%) Apache Spark
2 53 (4.47%) SAS
3 23 (1.94%) Apache Airflow
4 20 (1.69%) ArcGIS
5 10 (0.84%) Apache Pulsar
6 6 (0.51%) CMS
6 6 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.42%) Apache
8 1 (0.084%) Appian
8 1 (0.084%) Confluence
8 1 (0.084%) IIS
8 1 (0.084%) R Markdown
Applications
1 147 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (8.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) SPSS
7 1 (0.084%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.084%) Stata
Business Applications
1 65 (5.49%) Oracle Clinical
2 13 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.34%) BambooHR
5 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) FastStats
6 2 (0.17%) FastStats PeopleStage
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.084%) Raiser's Edge
7 1 (0.084%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.084%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 204 (17.22%) Azure
2 147 (12.41%) AWS
3 136 (11.48%) Power Platform
4 58 (4.89%) GCP
5 51 (4.30%) Snowflake
6 36 (3.04%) Google Analytics
7 31 (2.62%) dbt
8 22 (1.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 16 (1.35%) SaaS
10 14 (1.18%) Google Data Studio
10 14 (1.18%) Serverless
11 13 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
12 11 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
12 11 (0.93%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (0.93%) Datadog
13 10 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (0.84%) Google Kubernetes Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (0.34%) 5G
2 4 (0.34%) Broadband
2 4 (0.34%) Internet
2 4 (0.34%) WebEx
3 3 (0.25%) Intranet
3 3 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (13.42%) Big Data
2 151 (12.74%) Data Warehouse
3 136 (11.48%) Power BI
4 121 (10.21%) Tableau
5 110 (9.28%) Relational Database
6 86 (7.26%) Hadoop
7 77 (6.50%) RDBMS
8 58 (4.89%) Apache Hive
9 51 (4.30%) Data Lake
10 45 (3.80%) SQL Server
11 36 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (2.36%) Metadata
13 27 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
15 21 (1.77%) Amazon Athena
16 18 (1.52%) NoSQL
17 17 (1.43%) BigQuery
17 17 (1.43%) Looker
18 16 (1.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 16 (1.35%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 32 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.01%) JIRA
3 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.34%) ERwin
5 1 (0.084%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.084%) Gradle
5 1 (0.084%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.084%) MLflow
5 1 (0.084%) RStudio
5 1 (0.084%) Subversion
5 1 (0.084%) SVK
5 1 (0.084%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 509 (42.95%) Social Skills
2 349 (29.45%) Finance
3 200 (16.88%) Marketing
4 169 (14.26%) Legal
5 138 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
6 119 (10.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 117 (9.87%) Presentation Skills
8 69 (5.82%) Retail
9 57 (4.81%) Games
10 54 (4.56%) Manufacturing
11 43 (3.63%) Advertising
11 43 (3.63%) Law
12 39 (3.29%) Banking
13 32 (2.70%) Public Sector
14 27 (2.28%) Front Office
15 21 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
16 20 (1.69%) Aviation
17 18 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
18 15 (1.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 15 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.77%) Kafka
2 13 (1.10%) PySpark
3 11 (0.93%) Apache Avro
4 10 (0.84%) Apache NiFi
4 10 (0.84%) MDX
5 9 (0.76%) XML
6 7 (0.59%) D3.js
7 6 (0.51%) CSS
7 6 (0.51%) HTML
7 6 (0.51%) Pandas
7 6 (0.51%) XHTML
7 6 (0.51%) YAML
8 5 (0.42%) JSON
8 5 (0.42%) NumPy
9 3 (0.25%) EDI
9 3 (0.25%) scikit-learn
10 2 (0.17%) .NET
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.17%) REST
10 2 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (10.72%) Management Information System
2 80 (6.75%) Life Science
3 41 (3.46%) Biotechnology
4 34 (2.87%) Marketing Technology
5 27 (2.28%) Derivative
5 27 (2.28%) Fixed Income
6 26 (2.19%) User Experience
7 23 (1.94%) Data Structures
8 21 (1.77%) Social Media
8 21 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.35%) Blog
11 15 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
12 14 (1.18%) Cloud Native
13 13 (1.10%) Hackathon
13 13 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.01%) Reference Data
15 11 (0.93%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (0.84%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 72 (6.08%) Windows
2 10 (0.84%) Linux
3 3 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (51.05%) Analytics
2 573 (48.35%) Data Management
3 353 (29.79%) Agile
4 299 (25.23%) Business Intelligence
5 298 (25.15%) Data Science
6 285 (24.05%) Data Analytics
7 250 (21.10%) Data Governance
8 236 (19.92%) Project Management
9 226 (19.07%) Risk Management
10 203 (17.13%) Data Modelling
11 199 (16.79%) Data Strategy
12 183 (15.44%) Mentoring
13 182 (15.36%) Commercialisation
14 180 (15.19%) Data Engineering
15 178 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 166 (14.01%) Visualisation
17 158 (13.33%) Coaching
18 151 (12.74%) Customer-Centricity
19 137 (11.56%) Use Case
20 136 (11.48%) Clinical Data Management
Programming Languages
1 420 (35.44%) SQL
2 337 (28.44%) Python
3 132 (11.14%) R
4 61 (5.15%) C
5 44 (3.71%) Java
6 29 (2.45%) Scala
7 22 (1.86%) C#
8 20 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 14 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 10 (0.84%) Go
11 10 (0.84%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.59%) C++
13 5 (0.42%) ABAP
13 5 (0.42%) VBA
14 4 (0.34%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.34%) VB
15 1 (0.084%) Ada
15 1 (0.084%) Delphi
15 1 (0.084%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 311 (26.24%) Degree
2 25 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (1.94%) MBA
4 16 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.01%) PhD
6 10 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.51%) PMP
8 4 (0.34%) CISA
8 4 (0.34%) CISM
8 4 (0.34%) CRISC
8 4 (0.34%) HND
9 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.25%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.17%) BICSI RCDD
11 1 (0.084%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.084%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (15.78%) Data Quality
2 75 (6.33%) GDPR
3 73 (6.16%) QA
4 72 (6.08%) Good Clinical Practice
5 36 (3.04%) CDISC
6 19 (1.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 13 (1.10%) Actionable Recommendations
8 10 (0.84%) MiFID
9 5 (0.42%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.42%) NCSC
10 3 (0.25%) GxP
10 3 (0.25%) IFRS
10 3 (0.25%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.17%) COREP
11 2 (0.17%) FINREP
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (0.84%) Apache Flume
2 6 (0.51%) Docker
3 3 (0.25%) HDFS
4 1 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.27%) Terraform
3 10 (0.84%) Oozie
4 6 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.17%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.084%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 121 (10.21%) Oracle
2 82 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 55 (4.64%) Google
4 39 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (3.21%) Alteryx
6 29 (2.45%) SAP
7 27 (2.28%) BISAM
8 24 (2.03%) Informatica
9 22 (1.86%) Teradata
10 21 (1.77%) Bloomberg
11 15 (1.27%) Cognizant
11 15 (1.27%) Databricks
12 12 (1.01%) Adobe
12 12 (1.01%) Cloudera
13 10 (0.84%) Sony
14 9 (0.76%) Facebook
15 8 (0.68%) Denodo
16 7 (0.59%) Cadence
16 7 (0.59%) Sage
16 7 (0.59%) SnapLogic