Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 182 159
Rank change year-on-year -17 -23 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,584 3,357 3,770
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.92% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.99% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,133 2,850 3,141
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +1.94%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 15 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 17 February 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 -18 2,439 £55,000 +4.76% 302
UK excluding London -4 1,664 £50,000 - 246
London -43 868 £60,000 - 80
South East +35 543 £55,000 +4.76% 60
North of England +3 410 £47,500 - 64
Midlands -7 289 £50,000 - 45
East of England +2 202 £55,000 +4.76% 24
North West +32 196 £47,500 -5.00% 30
Yorkshire +22 193 £45,000 -2.17% 28
West Midlands -15 172 £48,500 -3.00% 29
South West -45 123 £50,000 +5.26% 29
East Midlands +17 115 £50,000 - 16
Scotland -26 66 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Wales +22 32 £40,000 -1.84% 7
North East -52 21 £43,653 -2.99% 6

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 835 (32.31%) Project Management
2 705 (27.28%) Finance
3 612 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 595 (23.03%) ITIL
5 509 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 490 (18.96%) PRINCE2
7 444 (17.18%) Microsoft
8 373 (14.43%) Service Delivery
9 340 (13.16%) Windows
10 278 (10.76%) Service Management
11 277 (10.72%) Change Management
12 250 (9.67%) Office 365
13 228 (8.82%) IT Strategy
14 223 (8.63%) Degree
15 217 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
16 210 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
17 209 (8.09%) Waterfall
18 192 (7.43%) Retail
19 190 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
20 188 (7.28%) Active Directory
21 179 (6.93%) SLA
21 179 (6.93%) ERP
21 179 (6.93%) Windows Server
22 177 (6.85%) VMware
23 175 (6.77%) Risk Management
24 161 (6.23%) People Management
25 160 (6.19%) ITSM
26 153 (5.92%) Management Information System
27 149 (5.77%) SQL
28 148 (5.73%) Microsoft Office

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
1 106 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 58 (2.24%) MS Exchange
3 38 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 19 (0.74%) IIS
5 16 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (0.54%) Confluence
7 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.27%) MS Project Server
9 6 (0.23%) CMS
9 6 (0.23%) WordPress
10 4 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.12%) Apache
11 3 (0.12%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.12%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.077%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.077%) SAS
Applications
1 148 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (4.99%) Microsoft Project
3 81 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.12%) CATIA
9 2 (0.077%) Autodesk Inventor
9 2 (0.077%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 40 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 12 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.35%) SAP Business One
5 9 (0.35%) SAP GRC
6 8 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
7 7 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.15%) Sage 1000
9 4 (0.15%) Sage 500
10 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.12%) OPENHousing
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.077%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 250 (9.67%) Office 365
2 116 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (2.52%) SaaS
5 25 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (0.66%) IaaS
7 13 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.39%) PaaS
10 9 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.27%) G Suite
11 7 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.12%) GitHub
13 2 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.077%) DigitalOcean
13 2 (0.077%) Yammer
14 1 (0.039%) Apigee
14 1 (0.039%) Serverless
14 1 (0.039%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 131 (5.07%) Firewall
2 103 (3.99%) WAN
3 99 (3.83%) LAN
4 65 (2.52%) VPN
5 62 (2.40%) DNS
6 58 (2.24%) SAN
7 57 (2.21%) DHCP
8 47 (1.82%) TCP/IP
9 46 (1.78%) VoIP
10 41 (1.59%) Internet
11 39 (1.51%) Skype
12 31 (1.20%) VLAN
13 28 (1.08%) Network Security
14 24 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (0.70%) Intranet
16 12 (0.46%) Broadband
16 12 (0.46%) Unified Communications
17 11 (0.43%) BGP
17 11 (0.43%) NAS
18 10 (0.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (0.77%) QlikView
4 19 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (0.62%) Big Data
6 14 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 14 (0.54%) SAP HANA
7 12 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (0.46%) Power BI
8 11 (0.43%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.39%) MySQL
9 10 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (0.35%) Blockchain
11 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.15%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.15%) Spotfire
14 3 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (1.43%) JIRA
2 27 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.23%) Hudson
4 4 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.12%) Subversion
6 2 (0.077%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.077%) NUnit
6 2 (0.077%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.039%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.039%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.039%) Visual Studio
General
1 705 (27.28%) Finance
2 192 (7.43%) Retail
3 131 (5.07%) Banking
4 119 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 111 (4.30%) Legal
6 93 (3.60%) Manufacturing
7 90 (3.48%) Marketing
8 58 (2.24%) Back Office
9 52 (2.01%) Law
10 37 (1.43%) Advertising
11 23 (0.89%) Billing
11 23 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 19 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.50%) French Language
14 10 (0.39%) Automotive
14 10 (0.39%) Games
15 9 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.35%) Front Office
15 9 (0.35%) Military
15 9 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.21%) .NET
2 36 (1.39%) Web Services
3 17 (0.66%) HTML
4 15 (0.58%) EDI
4 15 (0.58%) WPF
5 12 (0.46%) CSS
6 10 (0.39%) JSON
7 9 (0.35%) SAP Fiori
8 8 (0.31%) Natural Language Processing
8 8 (0.31%) SAP Basis
9 7 (0.27%) Middleware
10 5 (0.19%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.19%) Spring
11 4 (0.15%) HTML5
11 4 (0.15%) OLE
12 3 (0.12%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.12%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (0.12%) Lucene
12 3 (0.12%) REST
12 3 (0.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 190 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 101 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 84 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (1.86%) PMI
6 41 (1.59%) Virtual Team
7 37 (1.43%) User Experience
8 27 (1.04%) EPoS
9 24 (0.93%) Fintech
10 22 (0.85%) FMCG
11 19 (0.74%) Fixed Income
12 18 (0.70%) Driving Licence
12 18 (0.70%) Hedge funds
12 18 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 17 (0.66%) Derivative
14 15 (0.58%) OTC Derivatives
15 14 (0.54%) CMDB
15 14 (0.54%) NHS
15 14 (0.54%) Smart Energy
15 14 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 340 (13.16%) Windows
2 179 (6.93%) Windows Server
3 82 (3.17%) Linux
4 70 (2.71%) Windows 10
5 55 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 17 (0.66%) Unix
9 16 (0.62%) Android
10 12 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.35%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.23%) CentOS
13 6 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.23%) VMS
14 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 835 (32.31%) Project Management
2 612 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 595 (23.03%) ITIL
4 509 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 490 (18.96%) PRINCE2
6 373 (14.43%) Service Delivery
7 278 (10.76%) Service Management
8 277 (10.72%) Change Management
9 228 (8.82%) IT Strategy
10 217 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
11 210 (8.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 209 (8.09%) Waterfall
13 179 (6.93%) ERP
14 175 (6.77%) Risk Management
15 161 (6.23%) People Management
16 160 (6.19%) ITSM
17 147 (5.69%) CRM
18 143 (5.53%) Information Security
19 141 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
20 137 (5.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 149 (5.77%) SQL
2 35 (1.35%) C#
3 34 (1.32%) Java
4 32 (1.24%) C
5 25 (0.97%) VBA
6 23 (0.89%) PowerShell
7 17 (0.66%) R
8 13 (0.50%) ABAP
8 13 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.46%) Python
10 10 (0.39%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.31%) PHP
11 8 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.27%) C++
13 6 (0.23%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.15%) X++
15 3 (0.12%) Perl
16 2 (0.077%) VB
17 1 (0.039%) Scala
17 1 (0.039%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 223 (8.63%) Degree
2 122 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
3 118 (4.57%) PMI Certification
4 114 (4.41%) PMP
5 74 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 73 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 48 (1.86%) CISSP
8 45 (1.74%) Security Cleared
9 42 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (1.43%) CISM
11 33 (1.28%) SC Cleared
12 28 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (1.01%) APMP
14 25 (0.97%) CISA
14 25 (0.97%) MCSA
15 23 (0.89%) MCSE
16 17 (0.66%) CRISC
16 17 (0.66%) MBA
17 15 (0.58%) CCNA
17 15 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (6.93%) SLA
2 132 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 122 (4.72%) PMO
4 86 (3.33%) GDPR
5 56 (2.17%) QA
6 42 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 36 (1.39%) COBIT
8 32 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 25 (0.97%) PCI DSS
10 19 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 18 (0.70%) ISO 9001
12 14 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 12 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 9 (0.35%) ISO 22301
15 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 6 (0.23%) GAMP
16 6 (0.23%) GxP
17 5 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 5 (0.19%) JSP 440
17 5 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 188 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 105 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 24 (0.93%) XenApp
5 15 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.58%) vSphere
6 14 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.15%) Firmware
11 3 (0.12%) Docker
11 3 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.077%) KVM
12 2 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.039%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.039%) HDFS
13 1 (0.039%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (1.66%) SCCM
2 12 (0.46%) vCenter Server
3 6 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.23%) SCOM
4 5 (0.19%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.19%) WSUS
5 4 (0.15%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.15%) Terraform
6 3 (0.12%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.12%) Puppet
6 3 (0.12%) RSA enVision
6 3 (0.12%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.12%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.077%) Ansible
7 2 (0.077%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 444 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 177 (6.85%) VMware
3 103 (3.99%) Cisco
4 87 (3.37%) SAP
5 86 (3.33%) Citrix
6 76 (2.94%) Oracle
7 52 (2.01%) ServiceNow
8 46 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (1.63%) HP
10 28 (1.08%) Veeam
11 22 (0.85%) Google
12 21 (0.81%) Avaya
13 18 (0.70%) Dell
13 18 (0.70%) iManage
14 17 (0.66%) Tableau
15 16 (0.62%) CheckPoint
16 15 (0.58%) DevExpress
16 15 (0.58%) IBM
17 14 (0.54%) Dynatrace
17 14 (0.54%) Juniper