Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 489 601 668
Rank change year-on-year +112 +67 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Manager 268 475 498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 219 437 404
Median annual salary £57,500 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.33% +25.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,850 £42,100 £38,750
90th Percentile £105,000 £132,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £60,607 £55,000
% change year-on-year -20.80% +10.19% +10.00%

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 59,437 120,857 145,043
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.61% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48,317 97,819 117,458
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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
England +98 222 £60,000 -22.25% 47
UK excluding London +114 114 £48,000 -20.80% 26
London +59 113 £75,000 -25.00% 21
Work from Home -68 37 £50,000 -50.00% 7
South East +138 34 £52,500 -19.23% 9
North of England +77 31 £43,000 -30.14% 7
Midlands +79 20 £49,930 +5.12% 2
North West +82 16 £41,250 -43.10% 2
West Midlands +76 16 £49,930 +5.12% 1
Scotland +39 14 £48,500 +14.12% 2
East of England +107 11 £46,750 -15.00% 2
Yorkshire +40 9 £45,000 -25.75% 3
North East +19 6 £45,500 -32.40% 2
East Midlands +53 4 £41,322 -17.36% 1
South West +58 3 £57,500 -6.50% 4
Wales +45 1 £53,000 -1.85%

Data Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, Data 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 featuring Data Manager in the job title.

1 111 (41.42%) SQL
2 97 (36.19%) Analytics
3 88 (32.84%) Finance
4 87 (32.46%) Business Intelligence
5 72 (26.87%) Data Management
6 67 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 67 (25.00%) Power BI
6 67 (25.00%) Power Platform
7 63 (23.51%) Python
8 59 (22.01%) Degree
9 57 (21.27%) Data Quality
10 48 (17.91%) Microsoft
11 46 (17.16%) Azure
12 42 (15.67%) Data Governance
12 42 (15.67%) Project Management
13 41 (15.30%) ETL
14 38 (14.18%) Asset Management
15 37 (13.81%) Reference Data
15 37 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (13.43%) Visualisation
16 36 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
17 35 (13.06%) Investment Management
17 35 (13.06%) Eagle PACE
17 35 (13.06%) Front Office
17 35 (13.06%) Back Office
17 35 (13.06%) Bloomberg
17 35 (13.06%) Hedge funds
17 35 (13.06%) Markit EDM
17 35 (13.06%) Data Analytics
18 31 (11.57%) Pandas

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 19 (7.09%) SAS
2 11 (4.10%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (13.06%) Eagle PACE
1 35 (13.06%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.49%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.37%) Maximo
5 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.37%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 67 (25.00%) Power Platform
2 46 (17.16%) Azure
3 16 (5.97%) AWS
4 12 (4.48%) GCP
4 12 (4.48%) Logic Apps
5 10 (3.73%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (1.87%) SaaS
7 4 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.12%) PaaS
9 2 (0.75%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.75%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.75%) Serverless
10 1 (0.37%) IaaS
10 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.12%) Internet
2 2 (0.75%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) Firewall
3 1 (0.37%) VoIP
3 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 67 (25.00%) Power BI
2 31 (11.57%) SQL Server
3 25 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (7.84%) Tableau
6 20 (7.46%) Big Data
7 17 (6.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (5.97%) QlikView
9 11 (4.10%) Qlik Sense
10 10 (3.73%) Data Lake
11 9 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (2.99%) Relational Database
13 7 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (2.24%) Hadoop
15 5 (1.87%) MySQL
15 5 (1.87%) ThoughtSpot
16 4 (1.49%) BusinessObjects XI
16 4 (1.49%) DTS
16 4 (1.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (2.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (32.84%) Finance
2 35 (13.06%) Back Office
2 35 (13.06%) Front Office
3 20 (7.46%) Marketing
3 20 (7.46%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (4.85%) Public Sector
5 12 (4.48%) Banking
6 8 (2.99%) Digital Economy
7 7 (2.61%) French Language
8 5 (1.87%) German Language
9 4 (1.49%) Advertising
9 4 (1.49%) Billing
9 4 (1.49%) Dutch Language
9 4 (1.49%) Humanities
9 4 (1.49%) Law
9 4 (1.49%) Polish Language
10 3 (1.12%) Housing Association
10 3 (1.12%) Retail
11 2 (0.75%) Korean Language
11 2 (0.75%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.57%) Pandas
2 10 (3.73%) Natural Language Processing
3 8 (2.99%) Middleware
3 8 (2.99%) TensorFlow
4 7 (2.61%) JSON
5 6 (2.24%) Keras
5 6 (2.24%) Matplotlib
5 6 (2.24%) NetworkX
5 6 (2.24%) NumPy
5 6 (2.24%) PySpark
5 6 (2.24%) PyTorch
5 6 (2.24%) scikit-learn
5 6 (2.24%) SciPy
5 6 (2.24%) Shiny
5 6 (2.24%) SpaCy
5 6 (2.24%) XGBoost
5 6 (2.24%) XML
6 5 (1.87%) Kafka
7 4 (1.49%) .NET
7 4 (1.49%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
1 37 (13.81%) Reference Data
2 35 (13.06%) Hedge funds
3 29 (10.82%) Fixed Income
4 28 (10.45%) Derivative
4 28 (10.45%) Equities
5 14 (5.22%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.85%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.73%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.73%) Life Science
7 10 (3.73%) Private Cloud
8 9 (3.36%) NHS
9 8 (2.99%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.61%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.49%) Tandem
11 4 (1.49%) User Experience
12 3 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.75%) FMCG
13 2 (0.75%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.12%) Linux
2 1 (0.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (36.19%) Analytics
2 87 (32.46%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (26.87%) Data Management
4 42 (15.67%) Data Governance
4 42 (15.67%) Project Management
5 41 (15.30%) ETL
6 38 (14.18%) Asset Management
7 36 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (13.43%) Visualisation
8 35 (13.06%) Data Analytics
8 35 (13.06%) Investment Management
9 31 (11.57%) Decision-Making
10 30 (11.19%) Data Analysis
10 30 (11.19%) Data Visualisation
11 29 (10.82%) Data Science
11 29 (10.82%) Mentoring
12 28 (10.45%) Coaching
13 27 (10.07%) Data Modelling
14 26 (9.70%) Data Strategy
15 23 (8.58%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 111 (41.42%) SQL
2 63 (23.51%) Python
3 28 (10.45%) R
4 7 (2.61%) VBA
5 6 (2.24%) MATLAB
6 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.49%) C
7 4 (1.49%) C#
7 4 (1.49%) Java
7 4 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.12%) Cython
8 3 (1.12%) Scala
9 2 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (22.01%) Degree
2 15 (5.60%) Master's Degree
3 11 (4.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.99%) PhD
6 1 (0.37%) CISA
6 1 (0.37%) CISSP
6 1 (0.37%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.37%) PMP
6 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (21.27%) Data Quality
2 21 (7.84%) GDPR
3 17 (6.34%) QA
4 11 (4.10%) SLA
5 9 (3.36%) BS25999
5 9 (3.36%) ISO 9001
5 9 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 9 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.75%) CDISC
7 1 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.37%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.37%) NIST
7 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Docker
Vendors
1 48 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.06%) Bloomberg
3 28 (10.45%) FactSet
3 28 (10.45%) Reuters
4 13 (4.85%) Google
4 13 (4.85%) Oracle
5 12 (4.48%) Databricks
6 11 (4.10%) SAP
7 6 (2.24%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.87%) Teradata
9 4 (1.49%) Infoflex
10 3 (1.12%) IBM
11 2 (0.75%) Cognos
11 2 (0.75%) Facebook
11 2 (0.75%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.75%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.37%) Talend
12 1 (0.37%) Veeam
12 1 (0.37%) Webroot