Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Data Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 412 516 609
Rank change year-on-year +104 +93 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Manager 989 274 477
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 443 188 383
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,664 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £73,999
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -18.92% +23.33%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £105,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £105,000 £132,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £60,607
% change year-on-year +21.05% -21.63% +10.19%

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 118,632 60,359 120,584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.06% 95.12% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 79,520 49,451 97,651
10th Percentile £31,813 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,244 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Data Manager in the UK

Data Manager
Top 17 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 22 January 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 +44 652 £65,000 +6.12% 86
UK excluding London +45 420 £57,500 +21.05% 53
London -35 325 £77,600 +0.13% 40
Work from Home -65 189 £72,500 +45.00% 10
Scotland +35 122 £60,000 +23.71% 4
South East -42 98 £57,500 +4.55% 13
North of England -95 65 £40,000 -6.98% 14
East of England -48 57 £67,500 +44.39% 5
Yorkshire -38 45 £36,820 -13.36% 5
Midlands -78 40 £55,750 +11.66% 8
South West -19 31 £70,000 +47.37% 6
West Midlands -60 30 £57,625 +15.41% 4
North West -77 18 £47,500 +16.56% 5
East Midlands -50 10 £50,000 +21.00% 4
Wales -43 5 £50,000 -5.66% 2
North East -34 2 £62,500 +45.35% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £64,500 - 1

Data Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 442 (44.69%) Social Skills
2 402 (40.65%) Data Management
3 356 (36.00%) Finance
4 353 (35.69%) Degree
5 303 (30.64%) Analytics
6 243 (24.57%) SQL
7 230 (23.26%) Project Management
8 191 (19.31%) Legal
9 178 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
10 169 (17.09%) Data Governance
11 162 (16.38%) Python
12 156 (15.77%) Data Quality
13 149 (15.07%) Clinical Data Management
14 146 (14.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 132 (13.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 127 (12.84%) Banking
17 113 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
18 112 (11.32%) Power Platform
18 112 (11.32%) Power BI
19 111 (11.22%) Data Analytics
20 106 (10.72%) Machine Learning
21 104 (10.52%) Oracle
22 103 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
22 103 (10.41%) Life Science
23 102 (10.31%) Artificial Intelligence
24 101 (10.21%) Use Case
25 100 (10.11%) Risk Management
26 98 (9.91%) Data Modelling
26 98 (9.91%) Migration
27 96 (9.71%) Proactive Management

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 49 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 37 (3.74%) SAS
3 10 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
3 10 (1.01%) ArcGIS
4 7 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.51%) Confluence
5 5 (0.51%) Luigi
5 5 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.40%) Apache Pulsar
6 4 (0.40%) Appian
7 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.20%) CMS
7 2 (0.20%) Drupal
7 2 (0.20%) IIS
7 2 (0.20%) WordPress
8 1 (0.10%) Apache
8 1 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.10%) Jupyter
Applications
1 103 (10.41%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (9.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.51%) SPSS
5 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 70 (7.08%) Oracle Clinical
2 21 (2.12%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (1.11%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.20%) Maximo
6 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 112 (11.32%) Power Platform
2 92 (9.30%) Azure
3 30 (3.03%) AWS
3 30 (3.03%) GCP
4 20 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
5 16 (1.62%) Collibra
6 13 (1.31%) Google Analytics
6 13 (1.31%) Microsoft 365
7 11 (1.11%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 9 (0.91%) Snowflake
9 8 (0.81%) Heroku
9 8 (0.81%) Smartsheet
10 5 (0.51%) Alation
10 5 (0.51%) GitHub
11 4 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.40%) Google Data Studio
12 3 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 3 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.30%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.71%) Broadband
1 7 (0.71%) InfiniBand
2 4 (0.40%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (0.30%) Internet
4 2 (0.20%) Firewall
5 1 (0.10%) VoIP
5 1 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (11.32%) Power BI
2 89 (9.00%) Relational Database
3 85 (8.59%) Big Data
4 75 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
4 75 (7.58%) Tableau
5 69 (6.98%) RDBMS
6 60 (6.07%) Hadoop
7 43 (4.35%) Metadata
8 37 (3.74%) Apache Hive
9 35 (3.54%) Data Lake
10 33 (3.34%) SQL Server
11 27 (2.73%) NoSQL
12 21 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (1.82%) SAP Data Services
14 17 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (1.52%) DataStage
15 15 (1.52%) Looker
16 12 (1.21%) MongoDB
17 9 (0.91%) Spotfire
18 8 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.81%) JIRA
4 6 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.61%) RStudio
4 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.30%) Visual Website Optimizer
7 1 (0.10%) Selenium
7 1 (0.10%) WaveMaker
General
1 442 (44.69%) Social Skills
2 356 (36.00%) Finance
3 191 (19.31%) Legal
4 146 (14.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 127 (12.84%) Banking
6 91 (9.20%) Investment Banking
7 85 (8.59%) Influencing Skills
7 85 (8.59%) Presentation Skills
8 71 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
9 68 (6.88%) Marketing
10 53 (5.36%) Retail
11 27 (2.73%) Law
12 20 (2.02%) Front Office
13 15 (1.52%) Games
14 13 (1.31%) Retail Banking
15 12 (1.21%) Public Sector
16 11 (1.11%) Advertising
17 10 (1.01%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 8 (0.81%) Indonesian Language
18 8 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.31%) Kafka
2 11 (1.11%) Pandas
3 8 (0.81%) Cocoa
4 7 (0.71%) NumPy
4 7 (0.71%) PySpark
5 5 (0.51%) Keras
5 5 (0.51%) TensorFlow
6 4 (0.40%) Apache NiFi
6 4 (0.40%) scikit-learn
6 4 (0.40%) XGBoost
7 3 (0.30%) Velocity
8 2 (0.20%) JSON
8 2 (0.20%) PostGIS
8 2 (0.20%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.20%) REST
8 2 (0.20%) SOAP
8 2 (0.20%) Web Services
9 1 (0.10%) CSS
9 1 (0.10%) HTML
9 1 (0.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.41%) Life Science
2 95 (9.61%) Reference Data
3 51 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 34 (3.44%) Social Media
5 32 (3.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (2.63%) Data Structures
7 23 (2.33%) Derivative
8 22 (2.22%) Equities
8 22 (2.22%) Fixed Income
9 13 (1.31%) Biotechnology
10 12 (1.21%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
13 7 (0.71%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.71%) Freedom of Information Act
13 7 (0.71%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.71%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (6.27%) Windows
2 4 (0.40%) Linux
2 4 (0.40%) Unix
3 2 (0.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (40.65%) Data Management
2 303 (30.64%) Analytics
3 230 (23.26%) Project Management
4 178 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
5 169 (17.09%) Data Governance
6 149 (15.07%) Clinical Data Management
7 132 (13.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 113 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 111 (11.22%) Data Analytics
10 106 (10.72%) Machine Learning
11 102 (10.31%) Artificial Intelligence
12 101 (10.21%) Use Case
13 100 (10.11%) Risk Management
14 98 (9.91%) Data Modelling
14 98 (9.91%) Migration
15 96 (9.71%) Proactive Management
16 94 (9.50%) Validation
17 93 (9.40%) DataOps
18 92 (9.30%) Data Science
19 91 (9.20%) Contract Negotiation
Programming Languages
1 243 (24.57%) SQL
2 162 (16.38%) Python
3 76 (7.68%) R
4 34 (3.44%) Java
5 31 (3.13%) C#
6 24 (2.43%) C
7 22 (2.22%) C++
8 9 (0.91%) Perl
9 7 (0.71%) Scala
9 7 (0.71%) VBA
10 5 (0.51%) VB
11 2 (0.20%) HiveQL
11 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.20%) PHP
11 2 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 353 (35.69%) Degree
2 9 (0.91%) Master's Degree
3 7 (0.71%) CISA
3 7 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (0.61%) CISMP
4 6 (0.61%) CISSP
5 5 (0.51%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.40%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.30%) PhD
7 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.20%) ACCA
8 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.10%) AAT
9 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (15.77%) Data Quality
2 94 (9.50%) Good Clinical Practice
3 61 (6.17%) GDPR
4 29 (2.93%) CDISC
5 25 (2.53%) QA
6 21 (2.12%) GxP
7 12 (1.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.51%) Accessibility
9 3 (0.30%) GRC
9 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.20%) COBIT
10 2 (0.20%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.10%) MiFID
11 1 (0.10%) NIST
11 1 (0.10%) PMO
11 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.71%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 4 (0.40%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.20%) Docker
3 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.10%) HDFS
4 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (0.61%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.40%) Oozie
3 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.10%) Terraform
3 1 (0.10%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 104 (10.52%) Oracle
2 94 (9.50%) Bloomberg
3 90 (9.10%) Refinitiv
4 66 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 47 (4.75%) Twitter
6 40 (4.04%) Informatica
7 35 (3.54%) Google
7 35 (3.54%) SAP
8 33 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (2.43%) Facebook
10 20 (2.02%) BISAM
11 10 (1.01%) IBM
12 9 (0.91%) Cloudera
13 8 (0.81%) Adobe
13 8 (0.81%) Alteryx
13 8 (0.81%) Databricks
14 7 (0.71%) Jitterbit
15 5 (0.51%) OneTrust
15 5 (0.51%) Sybase
15 5 (0.51%) Talend