Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 211 227 206
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,198 907 2,162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.43% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.51% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,730 769 1,788
10th Percentile £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -3.70% -1.82%
75th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

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 117,962 60,201 120,267
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.13% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 78,952 49,310 97,428
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £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% -

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Manager over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT 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 IT Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +19 1,977 £55,000 +4.76% 328
UK excluding London +17 1,330 £52,500 +5.00% 268
London +49 746 £65,000 +8.33% 77
Work from Home +45 482 £57,000 +8.57% 41
South East +9 382 £57,500 +4.55% 55
North of England -14 349 £47,500 -1.68% 88
Midlands -6 247 £50,000 +4.17% 54
North West -11 174 £53,037 +6.07% 42
West Midlands -17 160 £50,000 +2.56% 36
Yorkshire -16 154 £45,000 - 37
East of England -14 153 £55,000 +10.00% 27
South West -1 103 £49,200 +6.38% 27
East Midlands -16 86 £52,500 +10.53% 17
Scotland -28 77 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Wales -25 32 £42,500 -15.00% 4
North East -30 21 £46,000 -1.08% 9
Northern Ireland -26 6 £50,000 - 1

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 835 (37.99%) Project Management
2 702 (31.94%) Finance
3 684 (31.12%) Social Skills
4 554 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
5 525 (23.89%) Project Delivery
6 467 (21.25%) ITIL
7 421 (19.15%) PRINCE2
8 395 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 392 (17.83%) Microsoft
10 348 (15.83%) Microsoft 365
11 336 (15.29%) Service Delivery
12 298 (13.56%) Change Management
13 280 (12.74%) Windows
14 257 (11.69%) Azure
15 256 (11.65%) Risk Management
16 255 (11.60%) Waterfall
17 252 (11.46%) Cybersecurity
18 207 (9.42%) Service Management
19 203 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
20 195 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
21 193 (8.78%) Degree
22 192 (8.74%) Mentoring
23 190 (8.64%) Line Management
23 190 (8.64%) Migration
24 188 (8.55%) Programme Management
25 180 (8.19%) Retail
26 161 (7.32%) Scrum
27 157 (7.14%) IT Strategy
28 155 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
29 154 (7.01%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 90 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 24 (1.09%) Confluence
4 19 (0.86%) WordPress
5 13 (0.59%) MS Project Server
6 12 (0.55%) CMS
6 12 (0.55%) IIS
7 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.32%) JBoss
8 6 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.27%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.23%) SAS
10 4 (0.18%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.14%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.091%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.045%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 95 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
3 58 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) SPSS
7 4 (0.18%) Stata
8 1 (0.045%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 16 (0.73%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.36%) Maximo
3 8 (0.36%) Sage 200
3 8 (0.36%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.14%) Magento
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.14%) Primavera
6 3 (0.14%) Shopify
7 2 (0.091%) BASE24
7 2 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.091%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.091%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.091%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.091%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.091%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 348 (15.83%) Microsoft 365
2 257 (11.69%) Azure
3 84 (3.82%) SaaS
4 78 (3.55%) AWS
5 25 (1.14%) OneDrive
6 23 (1.05%) PaaS
7 21 (0.96%) GCP
7 21 (0.96%) Power Platform
8 20 (0.91%) IaaS
9 19 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
10 17 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.50%) Google Workspace
11 11 (0.50%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.23%) Slack
12 5 (0.23%) Trello
13 4 (0.18%) Smartsheet
14 3 (0.14%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.14%) GitHub Actions
14 3 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 122 (5.55%) Firewall
2 74 (3.37%) WAN
3 71 (3.23%) LAN
4 52 (2.37%) DNS
5 45 (2.05%) DHCP
6 44 (2.00%) VoIP
7 37 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (1.64%) VPN
9 33 (1.50%) Network Security
10 27 (1.23%) Internet
11 26 (1.18%) TCP/IP
12 23 (1.05%) Unified Communications
13 22 (1.00%) VLAN
14 21 (0.96%) Wireless
15 17 (0.77%) SAN
16 15 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (0.50%) SD-WAN
18 10 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
19 9 (0.41%) SSL
20 8 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (0.82%) Power BI
4 13 (0.59%) Blockchain
4 13 (0.59%) MySQL
5 12 (0.55%) Data Lake
6 9 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
6 9 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.23%) BigQuery
10 5 (0.23%) Tableau
11 3 (0.14%) DataStage
11 3 (0.14%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.091%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.091%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 84 (3.82%) JIRA
2 15 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.41%) Subversion
4 7 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.14%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.14%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.091%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.091%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.091%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.045%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.045%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.045%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.045%) Selenium
General
1 702 (31.94%) Finance
2 684 (31.12%) Social Skills
3 180 (8.19%) Retail
4 155 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
5 108 (4.91%) Manufacturing
6 106 (4.82%) Legal
7 93 (4.23%) Telecoms
8 89 (4.05%) Organisational Skills
9 84 (3.82%) Presentation Skills
10 77 (3.50%) Public Sector
11 70 (3.18%) Influencing Skills
12 68 (3.09%) Law
13 62 (2.82%) Marketing
14 51 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 49 (2.23%) Advertising
16 47 (2.14%) Banking
17 41 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 30 (1.36%) Back Office
19 24 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
20 23 (1.05%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.05%) .NET
2 11 (0.50%) ASP.NET
3 9 (0.41%) EDI
4 7 (0.32%) HTML
4 7 (0.32%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (0.27%) Velocity
6 5 (0.23%) COM
6 5 (0.23%) CSS
7 4 (0.18%) Grails
8 3 (0.14%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.14%) Core Data
8 3 (0.14%) Smart Contracts
9 2 (0.091%) JSON
9 2 (0.091%) OLE
9 2 (0.091%) XML
10 1 (0.045%) ADO.NET
10 1 (0.045%) LDAP
10 1 (0.045%) ODBC
10 1 (0.045%) SOAP
10 1 (0.045%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 153 (6.96%) Management Information System
2 76 (3.46%) Data Centre
3 68 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (2.27%) User Experience
5 43 (1.96%) PMI
6 36 (1.64%) FMCG
7 27 (1.23%) NHS
8 26 (1.18%) Life Science
9 21 (0.96%) EPoS
10 19 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.82%) Driving Licence
11 18 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
12 17 (0.77%) CMDB
13 15 (0.68%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.59%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.50%) Robotics
16 10 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.45%) LIMS
16 10 (0.45%) Public Cloud
16 10 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 280 (12.74%) Windows
2 140 (6.37%) Windows Server
3 82 (3.73%) Windows 10
4 36 (1.64%) Linux
5 31 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 24 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 22 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (0.77%) Android
10 15 (0.68%) Unix
11 12 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.18%) Debian
14 4 (0.18%) VMS
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.045%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.045%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.045%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.045%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 835 (37.99%) Project Management
2 554 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (23.89%) Project Delivery
4 467 (21.25%) ITIL
5 421 (19.15%) PRINCE2
6 395 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 336 (15.29%) Service Delivery
8 298 (13.56%) Change Management
9 256 (11.65%) Risk Management
10 255 (11.60%) Waterfall
11 252 (11.46%) Cybersecurity
12 207 (9.42%) Service Management
13 203 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
14 195 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
15 192 (8.74%) Mentoring
16 190 (8.64%) Line Management
16 190 (8.64%) Migration
17 188 (8.55%) Programme Management
18 161 (7.32%) Scrum
19 157 (7.14%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (3.18%) PowerShell
2 67 (3.05%) SQL
3 38 (1.73%) C
4 16 (0.73%) Java
5 10 (0.45%) Bash
5 10 (0.45%) C#
6 8 (0.36%) PHP
7 6 (0.27%) Python
8 5 (0.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.23%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.18%) Scala
10 3 (0.14%) COBOL
10 3 (0.14%) Smalltalk
11 2 (0.091%) RPG
11 2 (0.091%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.091%) VBA
12 1 (0.045%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.045%) RPG/400
12 1 (0.045%) Uniface
12 1 (0.045%) VB
Qualifications
1 193 (8.78%) Degree
2 98 (4.46%) PMI Certification
3 85 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 81 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 79 (3.59%) PMP
6 73 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
7 69 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 66 (3.00%) CISSP
9 58 (2.64%) SC Cleared
10 38 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 34 (1.55%) CISA
12 33 (1.50%) CISM
13 25 (1.14%) DV Cleared
14 24 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
15 18 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (0.73%) APMP
17 12 (0.55%) MCSE
18 10 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 8 (0.36%) CREST Certified
19 8 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (5.41%) SLA
2 113 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (5.05%) PMO
4 102 (4.64%) GDPR
5 38 (1.73%) NIST
6 35 (1.59%) COBIT
6 35 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
7 25 (1.14%) ITGC
8 18 (0.82%) QA
9 16 (0.73%) PCI DSS
10 15 (0.68%) COSO
10 15 (0.68%) ISO 22301
10 15 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.59%) GRC
11 13 (0.59%) SOC 2
12 12 (0.55%) HL7
12 12 (0.55%) SOC 1
13 9 (0.41%) GxP
14 8 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.27%) Accessibility
System Software
1 133 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 74 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.41%) vSphere
6 7 (0.32%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.32%) Snort
6 7 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.14%) Docker
8 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.045%) Firmware
9 1 (0.045%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.045%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (0.73%) SCCM
3 10 (0.45%) Ansible
4 8 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
5 6 (0.27%) WSUS
6 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.18%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.18%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.18%) SCOM
7 3 (0.14%) Grafana
7 3 (0.14%) Kibana
7 3 (0.14%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.14%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.14%) Terraform
8 2 (0.091%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.091%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.045%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.045%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.045%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.045%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 392 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 110 (5.00%) VMware
3 66 (3.00%) Apple
4 59 (2.68%) SAP
5 43 (1.96%) Cisco
5 43 (1.96%) Oracle
6 34 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (1.50%) ServiceNow
8 32 (1.46%) Adobe
9 31 (1.41%) Citrix
10 25 (1.14%) Google
11 23 (1.05%) IBM
12 17 (0.77%) Veeam
13 14 (0.64%) Sage
14 13 (0.59%) Dell
15 12 (0.55%) Workday
16 11 (0.50%) Avaya
16 11 (0.50%) Cadence
16 11 (0.50%) Sophos
17 10 (0.45%) Meraki