Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 172 155
Rank change year-on-year -18 -17 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 3,246 3,535 4,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 2.06% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.13% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2,798 2,968 3,902
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,750 £34,765
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -

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 171,036 166,082 198,027
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.56% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 139,943 137,888 166,120
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 April 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 April 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 -15 3,063 £52,500 - 448
UK excluding London +3 2,115 £50,000 +1.01% 322
London -46 1,096 £60,000 - 143
South East -29 565 £50,000 -4.76% 89
North of England +10 535 £46,500 +3.33% 63
Midlands +16 407 £50,000 +5.26% 73
West Midlands +15 263 £50,000 -0.99% 48
Yorkshire +10 245 £45,000 - 26
South West +41 236 £47,500 +11.76% 42
East of England -70 224 £54,124 +6.13% 38
North West -38 202 £50,000 - 31
East Midlands +5 145 £50,000 +17.50% 25
Scotland +6 126 £50,000 -4.76% 17
North East +37 89 £45,000 +15.38% 6
Wales -40 15 £39,500 -2.47%
Northern Ireland -4 10 £47,500 +18.75%
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 1,063 (32.75%) Project Management
2 1,015 (31.27%) Finance
3 742 (22.86%) PRINCE2
4 716 (22.06%) ITIL
5 620 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
6 587 (18.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 556 (17.13%) Microsoft
8 503 (15.50%) Windows
9 357 (11.00%) Change Management
10 319 (9.83%) Service Delivery
11 287 (8.84%) Active Directory
12 283 (8.72%) Degree
13 263 (8.10%) Office 365
14 257 (7.92%) Windows Server
15 250 (7.70%) Service Management
16 235 (7.24%) VMware
17 228 (7.02%) Retail
18 219 (6.75%) Information Security
19 218 (6.72%) Waterfall
20 214 (6.59%) Risk Management
20 214 (6.59%) CRM
21 213 (6.56%) CISSP
22 203 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
23 201 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
23 201 (6.19%) GDPR
24 198 (6.10%) Firewall
25 195 (6.01%) SQL
26 189 (5.82%) ERP
27 186 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
28 185 (5.70%) ISO/IEC 27001

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
1 135 (4.16%) SharePoint
2 96 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 37 (1.14%) IIS
4 29 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 22 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (0.43%) CMS
7 14 (0.43%) Confluence
8 12 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.37%) WordPress
9 8 (0.25%) Drupal
10 6 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.092%) SAS
11 3 (0.092%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.062%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.062%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.062%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.062%) Moodle
12 2 (0.062%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 201 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (2.80%) Microsoft Project
3 66 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 28 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.031%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.031%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.031%) InDesign
8 1 (0.031%) Maya
8 1 (0.031%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.031%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.031%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 35 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.43%) NetSuite
3 13 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
5 8 (0.25%) Sage 200
5 8 (0.25%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.18%) SAP Business One
8 5 (0.15%) Magento
9 4 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 3 (0.092%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.062%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.062%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 263 (8.10%) Office 365
2 148 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 130 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (2.25%) SaaS
5 43 (1.32%) IaaS
6 22 (0.68%) PaaS
7 16 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.31%) G Suite
10 9 (0.28%) Asana
10 9 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.15%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.12%) GitHub
13 4 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.12%) Slack
14 3 (0.092%) IBM Blueworks
14 3 (0.092%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.092%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 198 (6.10%) Firewall
2 119 (3.67%) WAN
3 98 (3.02%) LAN
3 98 (3.02%) SAN
4 90 (2.77%) VPN
5 74 (2.28%) DNS
6 73 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
7 70 (2.16%) Network Security
8 63 (1.94%) VoIP
9 49 (1.51%) DHCP
10 45 (1.39%) Wireless
11 43 (1.32%) Internet
12 41 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
13 40 (1.23%) TCP/IP
14 33 (1.02%) VLAN
15 30 (0.92%) Skype
15 30 (0.92%) SMS
16 27 (0.83%) MPLS
16 27 (0.83%) NAS
17 25 (0.77%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 25 (0.77%) Power BI
3 22 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
4 19 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (0.52%) MySQL
6 14 (0.43%) Blockchain
7 12 (0.37%) Big Data
8 9 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.22%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.12%) GIS
14 3 (0.092%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.092%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.092%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (2.22%) JIRA
2 8 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.062%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.062%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.031%) Git (software)
General
1 1,015 (31.27%) Finance
2 228 (7.02%) Retail
3 152 (4.68%) Banking
4 136 (4.19%) Marketing
5 128 (3.94%) Legal
6 110 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 108 (3.33%) Manufacturing
8 86 (2.65%) Advertising
9 68 (2.09%) Law
10 56 (1.73%) Back Office
11 38 (1.17%) Billing
12 27 (0.83%) Electronics
13 25 (0.77%) Games
14 20 (0.62%) French Language
14 20 (0.62%) Local Government
15 19 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.37%) Private Banking
18 11 (0.34%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (2.90%) .NET
2 31 (0.96%) CSS
2 31 (0.96%) HTML
3 24 (0.74%) Web Services
4 23 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 14 (0.43%) Middleware
6 12 (0.37%) MSMQ
6 12 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (0.34%) EDI
8 9 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (0.28%) JSON
8 9 (0.28%) XML
9 8 (0.25%) HTML5
9 8 (0.25%) jQuery
10 7 (0.22%) Ajax
10 7 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (0.18%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.12%) LAMP
12 4 (0.12%) REST
12 4 (0.12%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 157 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
1 157 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 153 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 143 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
4 66 (2.03%) PMI
5 59 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 51 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 41 (1.26%) Driving Licence
8 38 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 37 (1.14%) Fintech
10 35 (1.08%) FMCG
11 27 (0.83%) NHS
12 23 (0.71%) User Experience
13 21 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (0.55%) CMDB
15 17 (0.52%) CCTV
15 17 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
16 15 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.46%) EPoS
16 15 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 503 (15.50%) Windows
2 257 (7.92%) Windows Server
3 116 (3.57%) Linux
4 94 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (2.77%) Windows 10
7 71 (2.19%) Windows 7
8 31 (0.96%) Unix
9 19 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 18 (0.55%) AIX
10 18 (0.55%) CentOS
10 18 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.43%) Android
14 11 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.28%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.25%) VMS
17 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,063 (32.75%) Project Management
2 742 (22.86%) PRINCE2
3 716 (22.06%) ITIL
4 620 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
5 587 (18.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 357 (11.00%) Change Management
7 319 (9.83%) Service Delivery
8 250 (7.70%) Service Management
9 219 (6.75%) Information Security
10 218 (6.72%) Waterfall
11 214 (6.59%) CRM
11 214 (6.59%) Risk Management
12 203 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 189 (5.82%) ERP
14 186 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
15 180 (5.55%) Line Management
16 168 (5.18%) SDLC
17 167 (5.14%) IT Strategy
18 163 (5.02%) Cybersecurity
19 162 (4.99%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (6.01%) SQL
2 55 (1.69%) C#
3 42 (1.29%) Java
4 36 (1.11%) C
4 36 (1.11%) JavaScript
5 32 (0.99%) PHP
6 31 (0.96%) PowerShell
7 22 (0.68%) C++
8 18 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 17 (0.52%) VB.NET
10 15 (0.46%) VB
11 13 (0.40%) Ruby
11 13 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.15%) VBScript
13 4 (0.12%) Perl
14 2 (0.062%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.062%) VB6
14 2 (0.062%) VBA
15 1 (0.031%) Lingo
15 1 (0.031%) Python
Qualifications
1 283 (8.72%) Degree
2 213 (6.56%) CISSP
3 149 (4.59%) PMP
4 147 (4.53%) PMI Certification
5 146 (4.50%) CISA
6 124 (3.82%) CISM
7 103 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 93 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 88 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
10 79 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
11 70 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 62 (1.91%) Security Cleared
13 53 (1.63%) QiCA
14 46 (1.42%) MCSE
15 44 (1.36%) CCNA
16 37 (1.14%) CRISC
17 33 (1.02%) CCNP
18 32 (0.99%) SC Cleared
19 29 (0.89%) SANS
20 28 (0.86%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (6.19%) GDPR
2 185 (5.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 155 (4.78%) SLA
4 154 (4.74%) PMO
5 72 (2.22%) COBIT
6 67 (2.06%) PCI DSS
7 61 (1.88%) QA
8 39 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 29 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 23 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
11 17 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 14 (0.43%) ISO 9001
13 12 (0.37%) PMBOK
14 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
14 8 (0.25%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.22%) MiFID
16 5 (0.15%) GxP
17 3 (0.092%) COSO
17 3 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
17 3 (0.092%) FINREP
System Software
1 287 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 108 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 37 (1.14%) vSphere
5 21 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.62%) XenApp
7 19 (0.59%) Terminal Services
8 18 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.092%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.092%) Snort
13 2 (0.062%) Ceph
13 2 (0.062%) Docker
13 2 (0.062%) XenServer
14 1 (0.031%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.031%) Kerio MailServer
14 1 (0.031%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (1.54%) SCCM
2 15 (0.46%) SCOM
3 13 (0.40%) Puppet
4 12 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 10 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
6 9 (0.28%) WSUS
7 7 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.18%) Ansible
8 6 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.18%) QRadar
8 6 (0.18%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.15%) Nessus
10 3 (0.092%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.092%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 556 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 235 (7.24%) VMware
3 159 (4.90%) Cisco
4 114 (3.51%) Citrix
5 107 (3.30%) SAP
6 75 (2.31%) Oracle
7 55 (1.69%) HP
8 45 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (1.14%) NetApp
10 26 (0.80%) Capita
10 26 (0.80%) Veeam
11 25 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 23 (0.71%) Sage
13 20 (0.62%) Apple
13 20 (0.62%) Dell
14 19 (0.59%) Avaya
14 19 (0.59%) Google
14 19 (0.59%) Splunk
14 19 (0.59%) Symantec
15 18 (0.55%) CheckPoint