Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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

IT Manager
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 187 185
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 -29
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,363 3,058 3,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.87% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.95% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,921 2,612 2,769
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,750 £36,979
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Manager.

Salary trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT 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 IT Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2019. 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 -15 2,231 £53,500 -2.73% 362
UK excluding London -25 1,468 £50,000 -4.76% 316
London +16 843 £62,000 - 75
South East -43 531 £50,000 -9.09% 93
North of England -27 351 £45,000 -9.09% 57
Midlands +8 299 £50,000 - 53
North West +9 188 £45,000 -5.26% 33
West Midlands +6 179 £50,000 +2.04% 31
Yorkshire -30 140 £45,000 -10.00% 18
East Midlands +21 120 £50,000 - 20
East of England +10 118 £55,000 +4.76% 33
South West +15 99 £47,500 - 51
Scotland -9 57 £45,000 -5.26% 21
North East +13 23 £44,250 +10.63% 6
Wales +11 23 £43,913 +9.78% 7
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, IT 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 IT Manager in the job title.

1 748 (31.65%) Project Management
2 656 (27.76%) Finance
3 621 (26.28%) ITIL
4 536 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
5 432 (18.28%) PRINCE2
6 399 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 396 (16.76%) Microsoft
8 350 (14.81%) Windows
9 321 (13.58%) Service Delivery
10 311 (13.16%) Project Delivery
11 305 (12.91%) Service Management
12 273 (11.55%) Degree
13 259 (10.96%) Office 365
14 245 (10.37%) Change Management
15 195 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
16 189 (8.00%) ITSM
17 181 (7.66%) Active Directory
18 180 (7.62%) Management Information System
19 172 (7.28%) Risk Management
20 170 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
21 166 (7.02%) Azure
22 164 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
23 155 (6.56%) Retail
24 151 (6.39%) VMware
25 139 (5.88%) Waterfall
26 138 (5.84%) IT Strategy
27 137 (5.80%) Mentoring
28 136 (5.76%) SLA
29 132 (5.59%) Cisco
29 132 (5.59%) ERP

IT 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 69 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.27%) Confluence
4 17 (0.72%) Skype for Business
5 9 (0.38%) IIS
6 7 (0.30%) CMS
6 7 (0.30%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.13%) WordPress
10 2 (0.085%) Moodle
10 2 (0.085%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.042%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.042%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.042%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.042%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.042%) WebSphere
Applications
1 129 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (3.60%) Microsoft Project
3 67 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 44 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
3 15 (0.63%) Elite 3E
4 14 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.47%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.25%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.13%) Magento
10 3 (0.13%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.085%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 2 (0.085%) SAP IBP
12 1 (0.042%) Endur
12 1 (0.042%) Pegasus Opera
12 1 (0.042%) SAP CRM
12 1 (0.042%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 259 (10.96%) Office 365
2 166 (7.02%) Azure
3 86 (3.64%) AWS
4 71 (3.00%) SaaS
5 30 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (1.02%) Power Platform
7 18 (0.76%) IaaS
8 17 (0.72%) PaaS
9 14 (0.59%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.38%) G Suite
11 8 (0.34%) GCP
12 6 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 2 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.042%) Dropbox
16 1 (0.042%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 111 (4.70%) Firewall
2 92 (3.89%) WAN
3 87 (3.68%) LAN
4 65 (2.75%) DNS
5 55 (2.33%) VoIP
6 47 (1.99%) DHCP
6 47 (1.99%) TCP/IP
7 46 (1.95%) Internet
8 42 (1.78%) Wireless
9 38 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
10 35 (1.48%) SAN
11 27 (1.14%) Network Security
11 27 (1.14%) Unified Communications
12 25 (1.06%) VPN
13 23 (0.97%) Skype
14 22 (0.93%) IP Telephony
15 21 (0.89%) MPLS
16 19 (0.80%) Cisco IPT
16 19 (0.80%) Intranet
16 19 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.02%) Power BI
4 15 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
6 13 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.42%) Redis
10 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.30%) Big Data
12 7 (0.30%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.30%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.21%) MySQL
14 3 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 59 (2.50%) JIRA
2 14 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.17%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.085%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.042%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.042%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.042%) Hudson
6 1 (0.042%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.042%) MSI
6 1 (0.042%) Pivotal Tracker
6 1 (0.042%) Selenium
6 1 (0.042%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.042%) VersionOne
6 1 (0.042%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.042%) WebDriver
General
1 656 (27.76%) Finance
2 155 (6.56%) Retail
3 112 (4.74%) Legal
4 97 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 96 (4.06%) Manufacturing
6 90 (3.81%) Public Sector
7 84 (3.55%) Law
8 83 (3.51%) Banking
9 77 (3.26%) Marketing
10 32 (1.35%) Local Government
11 30 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 27 (1.14%) Billing
13 26 (1.10%) Advertising
14 22 (0.93%) Back Office
15 13 (0.55%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.47%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.42%) Games
18 8 (0.34%) Electronics
19 7 (0.30%) French Language
19 7 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (2.71%) .NET
2 28 (1.18%) HTML
3 16 (0.68%) CSS
3 16 (0.68%) jQuery
4 15 (0.63%) AngularJS
4 15 (0.63%) WPF
5 12 (0.51%) .NET Core
6 11 (0.47%) HTML5
6 11 (0.47%) Node.js
6 11 (0.47%) React
7 10 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
8 9 (0.38%) Web Services
8 9 (0.38%) XML
9 8 (0.34%) CSS3
10 7 (0.30%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.25%) REST
12 3 (0.13%) Middleware
13 2 (0.085%) EDI
13 2 (0.085%) WCF
13 2 (0.085%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 180 (7.62%) Management Information System
2 164 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (4.49%) Data Centre
4 96 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 26 (1.10%) Driving Licence
7 22 (0.93%) NHS
8 20 (0.85%) FMCG
8 20 (0.85%) User Experience
9 19 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (0.76%) CMDB
11 14 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (0.55%) CCTV
12 13 (0.55%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.55%) PMI
12 13 (0.55%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.51%) Derivative
13 12 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.51%) EPoS
13 12 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 350 (14.81%) Windows
2 116 (4.91%) Windows Server
3 96 (4.06%) Windows 10
4 78 (3.30%) Linux
5 47 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (1.86%) Unix
7 24 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 18 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.63%) HPUX
9 15 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.51%) Android
12 10 (0.42%) Debian
13 8 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.25%) CentOS
16 5 (0.21%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.085%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 748 (31.65%) Project Management
2 621 (26.28%) ITIL
3 536 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
4 432 (18.28%) PRINCE2
5 399 (16.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 321 (13.58%) Service Delivery
7 311 (13.16%) Project Delivery
8 305 (12.91%) Service Management
9 245 (10.37%) Change Management
10 195 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
11 189 (8.00%) ITSM
12 172 (7.28%) Risk Management
13 170 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 139 (5.88%) Waterfall
15 138 (5.84%) IT Strategy
16 137 (5.80%) Mentoring
17 132 (5.59%) ERP
18 127 (5.37%) Information Security
19 118 (4.99%) Supplier Management
20 113 (4.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (3.51%) SQL
2 55 (2.33%) C
3 32 (1.35%) C#
4 23 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 19 (0.80%) PowerShell
6 17 (0.72%) Python
7 16 (0.68%) Java
8 14 (0.59%) PHP
9 13 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.21%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.17%) Lingo
12 4 (0.17%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.13%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.13%) Perl
13 3 (0.13%) R
14 2 (0.085%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 273 (11.55%) Degree
2 126 (5.33%) PMP
3 110 (4.66%) PMI Certification
4 105 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 88 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
6 61 (2.58%) Security Cleared
7 52 (2.20%) CISSP
8 38 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (1.52%) CISM
10 34 (1.44%) SC Cleared
11 30 (1.27%) CISA
12 26 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 25 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
14 23 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (0.93%) APMP
16 19 (0.80%) CCNA
17 17 (0.72%) Master's Degree
18 15 (0.63%) DBS Check
18 15 (0.63%) MCP
18 15 (0.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (5.76%) SLA
2 105 (4.44%) PMO
3 96 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (3.89%) GDPR
5 87 (3.68%) QA
6 47 (1.99%) COBIT
7 29 (1.23%) PCI DSS
8 21 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.59%) ISO 22301
9 14 (0.59%) NIST
10 12 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
11 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.47%) SSAE 16
12 9 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.38%) ITGC
13 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.21%) PMBOK
14 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 181 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 72 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.25%) NDS
6 6 (0.25%) Samba
6 6 (0.25%) VMware Server
6 6 (0.25%) vSphere
6 6 (0.25%) XenApp
7 5 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.13%) Xen
9 2 (0.085%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.042%) ACF2
10 1 (0.042%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.042%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.042%) IAG
10 1 (0.042%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 76 (3.22%) SCCM
2 18 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (0.59%) SCOrch
4 12 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
5 10 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.25%) WSUS
7 5 (0.21%) SCOM
8 4 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.17%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.085%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.085%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.042%) Ansible
11 1 (0.042%) CSIRT
11 1 (0.042%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.042%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.042%) PaperCut
11 1 (0.042%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.042%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 396 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 151 (6.39%) VMware
3 132 (5.59%) Cisco
4 88 (3.72%) Citrix
4 88 (3.72%) SAP
5 55 (2.33%) Oracle
6 53 (2.24%) ServiceNow
7 43 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.14%) Google
9 24 (1.02%) HP
10 23 (0.97%) iManage
11 22 (0.93%) Dell
11 22 (0.93%) McAfee
12 18 (0.76%) Apple
13 17 (0.72%) Aruba
14 15 (0.63%) Red Hat
15 14 (0.59%) Avaya
15 14 (0.59%) EMC
16 13 (0.55%) Remedy
16 13 (0.55%) Sage