Engineering Manager
UK

The median Engineering Manager salary in the UK is £85,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

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

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 439 426 659
Rank change year-on-year -13 +233 -58
Permanent jobs requiring an Engineering Manager 445 808 546
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.73% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.77% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 242 367 398
10th Percentile £60,000 £63,250 £71,250
25th Percentile £66,250 £73,750 £85,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £89,000 £102,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.49% -13.17% +13.89%
75th Percentile £102,500 £112,500 £123,438
90th Percentile £117,500 £135,000 £162,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% +25.93%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,136 104,699 132,906
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.37% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,857 66,167 83,953
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Engineering Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Engineering Manager in the UK

Engineering Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Engineering Manager in the UK

Engineering Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Engineering Manager over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Engineering Manager in the UK

Engineering 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 Engineering Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2024. 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 -47 301 £85,000 -5.56% 202
UK excluding London +32 284 £70,000 -6.67% 162
London +9 143 £97,500 -7.14% 60
Work from Home -26 140 £75,000 -16.67% 90
Scotland +48 124 £70,000 -3.45% 11
South East -31 57 £67,500 -10.00% 41
North of England +93 45 £82,500 +6.45% 51
Midlands +61 29 £68,750 -8.33% 20
West Midlands +73 23 £67,500 -10.00% 15
South West +8 22 £95,000 +31.03% 19
North West +38 21 £82,500 +6.45% 33
Yorkshire +104 18 £83,750 -6.94% 14
East Midlands +7 6 £70,000 -5.08% 5
North East - 6 £70,000 - 4
Northern Ireland +27 4 £67,500 +22.73% 2
East of England +31 3 £120,000 +54.84% 15

Engineering Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 22 February 2024, Engineering Manager job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Engineering Manager in the job title.

1 260 (58.43%) Software Engineering
2 259 (58.20%) Agile
3 163 (36.63%) Finance
4 132 (29.66%) SQL
5 131 (29.44%) CI/CD
6 122 (27.42%) SDLC
7 121 (27.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 119 (26.74%) Law
9 108 (24.27%) Java
10 104 (23.37%) Computer Science
11 100 (22.47%) Coaching
12 98 (22.02%) Mentoring
13 97 (21.80%) Marketing
13 97 (21.80%) Financial Institution
14 90 (20.22%) Cloud Native
15 89 (20.00%) AWS
15 89 (20.00%) Python
16 86 (19.33%) Mathematics
17 83 (18.65%) Project Management
18 80 (17.98%) Social Skills
19 76 (17.08%) Continuous Delivery
20 75 (16.85%) Analytics
21 68 (15.28%) Data Engineering
22 67 (15.06%) Azure
23 65 (14.61%) NoSQL
24 64 (14.38%) Continuous Improvement
24 64 (14.38%) Scrum
25 53 (11.91%) Roadmaps
25 53 (11.91%) Test Automation
26 50 (11.24%) Degree

Engineering Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (8.99%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Exchange
3 4 (0.90%) Apache
4 3 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.45%) CMS
5 2 (0.45%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.45%) SAS
6 1 (0.22%) Drupal
6 1 (0.22%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.22%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.57%) AutoCAD
2 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Endur
2 2 (0.45%) Salesforce CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.22%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 89 (20.00%) AWS
2 67 (15.06%) Azure
3 41 (9.21%) Power Platform
4 33 (7.42%) Azure Data Factory
5 25 (5.62%) GCP
6 24 (5.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 12 (2.70%) SaaS
8 8 (1.80%) PaaS
8 8 (1.80%) Serverless
9 7 (1.57%) IaaS
9 7 (1.57%) Snowflake
10 6 (1.35%) BlazeMeter
11 5 (1.12%) dbt
11 5 (1.12%) GitHub
11 5 (1.12%) Microsoft 365
12 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.45%) Azure DevOps
12 2 (0.45%) GitHub Actions
12 2 (0.45%) Heroku
12 2 (0.45%) OCI
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.35%) Network Security
2 5 (1.12%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.45%) Broadband
3 2 (0.45%) HTTP
3 2 (0.45%) Internet
3 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) ATM
4 1 (0.22%) LAN
4 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.61%) NoSQL
2 43 (9.66%) Big Data
3 41 (9.21%) Power BI
4 25 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (4.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.25%) SQL Server
8 7 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.35%) Amazon Athena
9 6 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.35%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.35%) OLAP
10 5 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.12%) MySQL
10 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.90%) Delta Lake
11 4 (0.90%) Redis
12 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.67%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 21 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 18 (4.04%) GitLab
3 12 (2.70%) JIRA
4 6 (1.35%) JUnit
5 2 (0.45%) Git
5 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 163 (36.63%) Finance
2 121 (27.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 119 (26.74%) Law
4 97 (21.80%) Financial Institution
4 97 (21.80%) Marketing
5 80 (17.98%) Social Skills
6 47 (10.56%) Influencing Skills
7 44 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (5.84%) Banking
9 18 (4.04%) Investment Banking
10 16 (3.60%) Games
11 15 (3.37%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.80%) Retail
13 7 (1.57%) Aerospace
13 7 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
14 6 (1.35%) Private Banking
14 6 (1.35%) Public Sector
14 6 (1.35%) Tech for Good
15 2 (0.45%) Legal
16 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.87%) NumPy
1 35 (7.87%) Pandas
2 33 (7.42%) Spring
3 32 (7.19%) React
3 32 (7.19%) Spring Boot
4 25 (5.62%) .NET
4 25 (5.62%) RESTful
5 13 (2.92%) Node.js
6 8 (1.80%) REST
6 8 (1.80%) Web Services
7 7 (1.57%) HTML
8 6 (1.35%) Middleware
9 4 (0.90%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.90%) PySpark
10 3 (0.67%) .NET Core
10 3 (0.67%) Laravel
10 3 (0.67%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.67%) WML
11 2 (0.45%) CSS
11 2 (0.45%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 90 (20.22%) Cloud Native
2 35 (7.87%) Market Risk
3 25 (5.62%) Distributed Applications
4 24 (5.39%) Onboarding
5 23 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.60%) Robotics
7 11 (2.47%) Distributed Systems
7 11 (2.47%) Product Ownership
8 8 (1.80%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.57%) Cyberattack
9 7 (1.57%) Legacy Systems
9 7 (1.57%) Swaptions
10 6 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.35%) IoT
10 6 (1.35%) Operational Technology
11 5 (1.12%) Digital Signage
11 5 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.12%) RISC-V
11 5 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.80%) Linux
2 5 (1.12%) Android
3 4 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (58.43%) Software Engineering
2 259 (58.20%) Agile
3 131 (29.44%) CI/CD
4 122 (27.42%) SDLC
5 104 (23.37%) Computer Science
6 100 (22.47%) Coaching
7 98 (22.02%) Mentoring
8 86 (19.33%) Mathematics
9 83 (18.65%) Project Management
10 76 (17.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 75 (16.85%) Analytics
12 68 (15.28%) Data Engineering
13 64 (14.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 64 (14.38%) Scrum
14 53 (11.91%) Roadmaps
14 53 (11.91%) Test Automation
15 47 (10.56%) Collaborative Culture
15 47 (10.56%) Microservices
15 47 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
16 45 (10.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 132 (29.66%) SQL
2 108 (24.27%) Java
3 89 (20.00%) Python
4 31 (6.97%) Scala
5 27 (6.07%) TypeScript
6 17 (3.82%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.37%) C#
8 9 (2.02%) Go
9 7 (1.57%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.57%) VB
10 6 (1.35%) C
11 5 (1.12%) C++
11 5 (1.12%) Embedded C
11 5 (1.12%) Rust
11 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.90%) Ruby
13 3 (0.67%) PHP
13 3 (0.67%) Solidity
14 2 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions
14 2 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (11.24%) Degree
2 29 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.04%) DBS Check
4 16 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.02%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.45%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
7 2 (0.45%) AWS Certified Developer
7 2 (0.45%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
7 2 (0.45%) PhD
8 1 (0.22%) CCIE
8 1 (0.22%) CCNP
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (11.01%) QA
2 7 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.35%) COBIT
3 6 (1.35%) NIST
4 5 (1.12%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.12%) PMO
5 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.60%) Docker
2 11 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.45%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (3.37%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.25%) Ansible
2 10 (2.25%) Terraform
3 6 (1.35%) Grafana
4 2 (0.45%) Argo
4 2 (0.45%) Functional Safety
4 2 (0.45%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 49 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.49%) Google
3 18 (4.04%) Oracle
4 14 (3.15%) Databricks
5 7 (1.57%) OpenLink
5 7 (1.57%) Sybase
5 7 (1.57%) TIBCO
6 6 (1.35%) Cisco
6 6 (1.35%) Dynatrace
6 6 (1.35%) Splunk
7 3 (0.67%) SAP
8 2 (0.45%) Salesforce
9 1 (0.22%) Meraki
9 1 (0.22%) NVIDIA
9 1 (0.22%) VMware