Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Manager was £55,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 486 550 640
Rank change year-on-year +64 +90 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Manager 415 452 551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 215 335 402
10th Percentile £39,850 £41,750 £39,466
25th Percentile £46,250 £54,380 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £71,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.38% +19.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £68,750 £96,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £99,000 £132,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,930 £60,607 £55,000
% change year-on-year -17.62% +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 78,580 104,890 142,681
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 95.37% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61,710 85,237 114,792
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £38,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +24 288 £57,671 -20.45% 50
UK excluding London +57 169 £49,930 -17.62% 25
London 0 121 £67,500 -25.00% 25
Work from Home -58 97 £57,842 -28.86% 7
North of England +2 48 £45,000 -25.75% 11
South East +60 39 £52,500 -16.00% 10
Midlands +26 33 £51,250 +2.50%
North West +45 29 £45,000 -35.71% 7
West Midlands +19 27 £52,500 +10.53%
East of England +63 21 - - 1
Scotland +24 21 £52,000 -25.71% 1
Yorkshire -30 10 £47,500 -21.63% 4
North East +9 9 £43,000 -41.89%
East Midlands +7 6 £47,500 -5.00%
South West +6 6 £50,000 -18.70% 2
Wales +29 1 £53,000 -3.64%

Data Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 205 (49.40%) Data Management
2 128 (30.84%) Degree
3 126 (30.36%) Analytics
4 119 (28.67%) SQL
5 105 (25.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 104 (25.06%) Business Intelligence
7 100 (24.10%) Project Management
8 93 (22.41%) Finance
9 84 (20.24%) Power BI
9 84 (20.24%) Power Platform
10 78 (18.80%) Data Quality
11 70 (16.87%) Life Science
12 69 (16.63%) Microsoft
13 67 (16.14%) Validation
14 61 (14.70%) Python
15 59 (14.22%) Data Warehouse
16 55 (13.25%) Clinical Data Management
17 51 (12.29%) Data Analytics
18 48 (11.57%) Data Governance
18 48 (11.57%) Mentoring
18 48 (11.57%) Data Science
18 48 (11.57%) Project Delivery
18 48 (11.57%) Data Validation
19 47 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (10.84%) ETL
21 44 (10.60%) Visualisation
22 43 (10.36%) Data Modelling
22 43 (10.36%) Coaching
23 41 (9.88%) Data Cleansing
24 40 (9.64%) SAS

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 40 (9.64%) SAS
2 8 (1.93%) IIS
3 7 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.72%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 37 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.96%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.89%) Oracle Clinical
2 10 (2.41%) Eagle PACE
2 10 (2.41%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Maximo
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 84 (20.24%) Power Platform
2 38 (9.16%) Azure
3 16 (3.86%) AWS
4 12 (2.89%) Azure Data Factory
5 10 (2.41%) Azure Logic Apps
5 10 (2.41%) Azure Service Bus
6 9 (2.17%) GCP
6 9 (2.17%) PowerApps
7 7 (1.69%) Power Automate
8 4 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.96%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.96%) IaaS
9 3 (0.72%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 3 (0.72%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (0.72%) SaaS
10 2 (0.48%) Contentsquare
10 2 (0.48%) Google Sheets
10 2 (0.48%) PaaS
11 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.24%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.45%) Network Security
2 4 (0.96%) IP Telephony
2 4 (0.96%) MPLS
3 3 (0.72%) Firewall
3 3 (0.72%) FTP
4 2 (0.48%) IPsec
4 2 (0.48%) VLAN
4 2 (0.48%) Wireless
5 1 (0.24%) 5G
5 1 (0.24%) Broadband
5 1 (0.24%) VoIP
5 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.24%) Power BI
2 59 (14.22%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (7.47%) SQL Server
4 30 (7.23%) Tableau
5 23 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (5.30%) QlikView
7 19 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (3.61%) Big Data
9 13 (3.13%) Data Lake
10 9 (2.17%) Data Mining
10 9 (2.17%) GIS
10 9 (2.17%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.93%) Qlik Sense
11 8 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.69%) DTS
13 5 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (1.20%) BigQuery
13 5 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
13 5 (1.20%) ThoughtSpot
14 4 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.72%) JIRA
1 3 (0.72%) ProC
2 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
General
1 105 (25.30%) Pharmaceutical
2 93 (22.41%) Finance
3 32 (7.71%) Marketing
4 12 (2.89%) Banking
4 12 (2.89%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.65%) Games
5 11 (2.65%) Legal
6 10 (2.41%) Back Office
6 10 (2.41%) Front Office
6 10 (2.41%) Humanities
7 7 (1.69%) Billing
7 7 (1.69%) Digital Economy
7 7 (1.69%) Law
8 5 (1.20%) Retail
9 4 (0.96%) Advertising
10 3 (0.72%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 2 (0.48%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Social Housing
12 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.93%) Pandas
2 6 (1.45%) XML
3 5 (1.20%) Kafka
3 5 (1.20%) TensorFlow
4 4 (0.96%) .NET
4 4 (0.96%) HTML
5 3 (0.72%) Gensim
5 3 (0.72%) GraphQL
5 3 (0.72%) Keras
5 3 (0.72%) NLTK
5 3 (0.72%) PyTorch
5 3 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.72%) SpaCy
6 2 (0.48%) JSON
7 1 (0.24%) REST
7 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.24%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 70 (16.87%) Life Science
2 40 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (8.43%) Management Information System
4 21 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.10%) Organisational Skills
6 13 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.89%) Biotechnology
8 11 (2.65%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.65%) Reference Data
9 10 (2.41%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.45%) NHS
10 6 (1.45%) Pharmacovigilance
11 5 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.96%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.48%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.48%) Social Media
13 2 (0.48%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.20%) Windows
2 3 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (49.40%) Data Management
2 126 (30.36%) Analytics
3 104 (25.06%) Business Intelligence
4 100 (24.10%) Project Management
5 67 (16.14%) Validation
6 55 (13.25%) Clinical Data Management
7 51 (12.29%) Data Analytics
8 48 (11.57%) Data Governance
8 48 (11.57%) Data Science
8 48 (11.57%) Data Validation
8 48 (11.57%) Mentoring
8 48 (11.57%) Project Delivery
9 47 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (10.84%) ETL
11 44 (10.60%) Visualisation
12 43 (10.36%) Coaching
12 43 (10.36%) Data Modelling
13 41 (9.88%) Data Cleansing
14 38 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (8.19%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 119 (28.67%) SQL
2 61 (14.70%) Python
3 25 (6.02%) R
4 13 (3.13%) VBA
5 12 (2.89%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.72%) Cython
8 3 (0.72%) PROC SQL
8 3 (0.72%) SAS Macro
8 3 (0.72%) Scala
9 2 (0.48%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) Java
Qualifications
1 128 (30.84%) Degree
2 10 (2.41%) Master's Degree
3 8 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.96%) ISEB
4 4 (0.96%) PhD
5 3 (0.72%) CISSP
5 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.48%) CISM
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.48%) PMP
7 1 (0.24%) CISA
7 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (18.80%) Data Quality
2 24 (5.78%) GDPR
3 23 (5.54%) CDISC
4 20 (4.82%) Good Clinical Practice
5 15 (3.61%) QA
6 12 (2.89%) ISO 9001
6 12 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (2.17%) PMO
8 8 (1.93%) BS25999
8 8 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (1.69%) SLA
10 6 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (1.20%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.48%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.24%) COBIT
13 1 (0.24%) GRC
13 1 (0.24%) NIST
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Docker
Vendors
1 69 (16.63%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.54%) Oracle
3 12 (2.89%) Google
4 10 (2.41%) Bloomberg
4 10 (2.41%) SAP
5 7 (1.69%) Informatica
6 6 (1.45%) Cisco
7 5 (1.20%) Databricks
7 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.20%) Teradata
8 4 (0.96%) Juniper
8 4 (0.96%) Mitel
9 2 (0.48%) Dell
9 2 (0.48%) Infoflex
10 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.24%) ESRI
10 1 (0.24%) IBM
10 1 (0.24%) Veeam
10 1 (0.24%) Webroot
10 1 (0.24%) Workday