Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 154 160
Rank change year-on-year -26 +6 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 3,337 3,858 4,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.18% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.26% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,815 3,205 3,824
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £78,880
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 -23 3,151 £53,500 -2.73% 450
UK excluding London -20 1,991 £50,000 - 330
London -23 1,299 £60,000 -0.83% 145
South East -40 543 £52,500 -4.55% 87
North of England -30 515 £48,750 +8.33% 77
Midlands +17 363 £49,750 +4.74% 78
West Midlands +32 251 £50,000 - 50
East of England -33 247 £52,500 - 29
Yorkshire -36 221 £50,000 +11.11% 33
North West -26 215 £50,000 +5.26% 35
South West +7 183 £45,000 +0.56% 34
East Midlands -6 112 £48,000 +6.67% 28
Scotland -25 107 £45,000 -14.29% 16
North East +35 79 £45,000 +7.31% 9
Wales -5 33 £44,500 +4.71% 3
Northern Ireland -32 8 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 1,053 (31.56%) Finance
2 1,042 (31.23%) Project Management
3 742 (22.24%) ITIL
4 733 (21.97%) PRINCE2
5 679 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
6 600 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 545 (16.33%) Microsoft
8 472 (14.14%) Windows
9 329 (9.86%) Change Management
10 319 (9.56%) Service Delivery
11 298 (8.93%) Service Management
12 294 (8.81%) Degree
13 274 (8.21%) Banking
14 273 (8.18%) Active Directory
15 259 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 239 (7.16%) Waterfall
17 229 (6.86%) Information Security
18 226 (6.77%) Risk Management
19 224 (6.71%) Retail
20 219 (6.56%) SDLC
20 219 (6.56%) Windows Server
21 211 (6.32%) Supplier Management
22 209 (6.26%) Office 365
23 207 (6.20%) VMware
23 207 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
24 202 (6.05%) CRM
25 201 (6.02%) CISSP
26 200 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
27 199 (5.96%) SLA
28 195 (5.84%) Asset Management

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
1 112 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 93 (2.79%) MS Exchange
3 39 (1.17%) IIS
4 37 (1.11%) Skype for Business
5 32 (0.96%) CMS
6 28 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.33%) Documentum
10 9 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.21%) Moodle
12 6 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.15%) Confluence
13 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.15%) WordPress
14 4 (0.12%) Drupal
14 4 (0.12%) SAS
15 3 (0.090%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 200 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (3.84%) Microsoft Project
3 67 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 49 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.030%) InDesign
9 1 (0.030%) Maya
9 1 (0.030%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.030%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.030%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 34 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.30%) Sage 200
4 10 (0.30%) Temenos T24
4 10 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.27%) SAP Business One
6 8 (0.24%) Epicor Tropos
7 7 (0.21%) Magento
7 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.15%) Maximo
9 4 (0.12%) SAP GRC
10 3 (0.090%) IntelliMatch
10 3 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.060%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.060%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.060%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 209 (6.26%) Office 365
2 140 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (2.01%) SaaS
5 29 (0.87%) IaaS
6 16 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.48%) PaaS
7 12 (0.36%) G Suite
8 10 (0.30%) Asana
8 10 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.18%) Dropbox
10 6 (0.18%) GitHub
11 4 (0.12%) Cloudflare
11 4 (0.12%) Slack
12 3 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.090%) IBM Blueworks
13 2 (0.060%) MailChimp
13 2 (0.060%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 150 (4.50%) Firewall
2 113 (3.39%) WAN
3 107 (3.21%) LAN
4 87 (2.61%) SAN
4 87 (2.61%) VPN
5 85 (2.55%) Network Security
6 75 (2.25%) DNS
7 62 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
8 58 (1.74%) VoIP
9 57 (1.71%) DHCP
10 52 (1.56%) TCP/IP
11 45 (1.35%) Internet
12 39 (1.17%) Wireless
13 37 (1.11%) VLAN
14 35 (1.05%) SMS
15 33 (0.99%) Skype
16 31 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
17 27 (0.81%) MPLS
18 24 (0.72%) Intranet
18 24 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 31 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 18 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
3 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (0.51%) Blockchain
5 12 (0.36%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.33%) KDB
6 11 (0.33%) Kdb+
7 10 (0.30%) Power BI
8 9 (0.27%) Big Data
8 9 (0.27%) MySQL
9 8 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.21%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.18%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.090%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.090%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (1.65%) JIRA
2 13 (0.39%) Maven
2 13 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.21%) Gradle
4 7 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.12%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.090%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.060%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.060%) GoCD
7 2 (0.060%) Jenkins
General
1 1,053 (31.56%) Finance
2 274 (8.21%) Banking
3 224 (6.71%) Retail
4 167 (5.00%) Legal
5 145 (4.35%) Marketing
6 139 (4.17%) Retail Banking
7 136 (4.08%) Investment Banking
8 119 (3.57%) Manufacturing
9 99 (2.97%) Telecoms
10 96 (2.88%) Back Office
11 88 (2.64%) Advertising
12 84 (2.52%) Law
13 39 (1.17%) Front Office
14 22 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (0.60%) Electronics
16 18 (0.54%) Local Government
17 17 (0.51%) Billing
18 16 (0.48%) International Banking
19 15 (0.45%) Publishing
20 14 (0.42%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (2.55%) .NET
2 32 (0.96%) Web Services
3 29 (0.87%) XML
4 24 (0.72%) HTML
5 23 (0.69%) CSS
6 16 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 15 (0.45%) Spring
8 13 (0.39%) MSMQ
8 13 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (0.36%) EDI
10 10 (0.30%) AngularJS
10 10 (0.30%) Middleware
11 9 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (0.27%) REST
12 7 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (0.18%) Spring Boot
13 6 (0.18%) Spring MVC
14 4 (0.12%) LAMP
15 3 (0.090%) JSON
15 3 (0.090%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 207 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 130 (3.90%) Data Centre
4 65 (1.95%) Virtual Team
5 57 (1.71%) PMI
6 51 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 31 (0.93%) FMCG
9 29 (0.87%) Equities
10 26 (0.78%) EPoS
11 25 (0.75%) Fintech
12 23 (0.69%) User Experience
13 21 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 20 (0.60%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.51%) CCTV
15 17 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.48%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
17 15 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
17 15 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 472 (14.14%) Windows
2 219 (6.56%) Windows Server
3 96 (2.88%) Linux
4 88 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 88 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (2.31%) Windows 10
6 60 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 49 (1.47%) Unix
8 15 (0.45%) Android
9 13 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 12 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.24%) VMS
13 7 (0.21%) CentOS
13 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.12%) AIX
15 3 (0.090%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,042 (31.23%) Project Management
2 742 (22.24%) ITIL
3 733 (21.97%) PRINCE2
4 679 (20.35%) Agile Software Development
5 600 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 329 (9.86%) Change Management
7 319 (9.56%) Service Delivery
8 298 (8.93%) Service Management
9 259 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 239 (7.16%) Waterfall
11 229 (6.86%) Information Security
12 226 (6.77%) Risk Management
13 219 (6.56%) SDLC
14 211 (6.32%) Supplier Management
15 202 (6.05%) CRM
16 195 (5.84%) Asset Management
17 189 (5.66%) Incident Management
18 188 (5.63%) ERP
19 181 (5.42%) IT Strategy
20 171 (5.12%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 146 (4.38%) SQL
2 82 (2.46%) C#
3 71 (2.13%) Java
4 35 (1.05%) PHP
5 31 (0.93%) C
6 27 (0.81%) VB.NET
7 25 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 23 (0.69%) C++
9 20 (0.60%) PowerShell
10 18 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 15 (0.45%) Perl
12 13 (0.39%) Python
12 13 (0.39%) Ruby
13 11 (0.33%) MATLAB
13 11 (0.33%) R
13 11 (0.33%) Tcl
13 11 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.27%) VB
15 6 (0.18%) VBScript
16 5 (0.15%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 294 (8.81%) Degree
2 201 (6.02%) CISSP
3 133 (3.99%) PMP
4 130 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 121 (3.63%) PMI Certification
6 114 (3.42%) CISM
7 112 (3.36%) CISA
8 95 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
9 78 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 61 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
11 54 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (1.29%) QiCA
13 42 (1.26%) MCSE
14 41 (1.23%) Security Cleared
15 40 (1.20%) CCNA
16 33 (0.99%) APMP
17 28 (0.84%) CCNP
18 27 (0.81%) SANS
19 26 (0.78%) SC Cleared
20 25 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (5.96%) SLA
2 178 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 176 (5.27%) GDPR
4 125 (3.75%) PMO
5 85 (2.55%) PCI DSS
6 48 (1.44%) COBIT
7 37 (1.11%) Data Quality
7 37 (1.11%) QA
8 36 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 30 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
11 21 (0.63%) ISO 9001
12 15 (0.45%) PMBOK
13 14 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 14 (0.42%) MiFID
14 11 (0.33%) FATCA
15 10 (0.30%) EMIR
15 10 (0.30%) ISO 22301
16 9 (0.27%) GxP
17 8 (0.24%) GAMP
System Software
1 273 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 103 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 26 (0.78%) vSphere
5 22 (0.66%) XenApp
6 19 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.12%) Docker
11 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.090%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.090%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.060%) Ceph
13 2 (0.060%) KVM
13 2 (0.060%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.030%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.030%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 76 (2.28%) SCCM
2 30 (0.90%) SCOM
3 10 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
3 10 (0.30%) WSUS
4 7 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (0.21%) Nessus
4 7 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.12%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.090%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.090%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.090%) Puppet
8 3 (0.090%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.060%) Ansible
9 2 (0.060%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 545 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 207 (6.20%) VMware
3 160 (4.79%) Cisco
4 125 (3.75%) SAP
5 120 (3.60%) Citrix
6 115 (3.45%) Oracle
7 35 (1.05%) HP
8 32 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (0.78%) IBM
10 25 (0.75%) ServiceNow
11 23 (0.69%) Sage
12 22 (0.66%) Apple
12 22 (0.66%) Epicor
13 20 (0.60%) Google
14 18 (0.54%) Dell
14 18 (0.54%) iManage
14 18 (0.54%) NetApp
15 17 (0.51%) Symantec
16 14 (0.42%) CheckPoint
16 14 (0.42%) Red Hat