Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 183 158
Rank change year-on-year 0 -25 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 3,211 3,487 4,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.95% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 2.03% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,757 2,924 3,863
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £77,500
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 166,836 171,875 195,546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,941 140,015 164,329
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -6 3,035 £52,500 - 287
UK excluding London +6 2,034 £50,000 - 214
London -30 1,130 £62,500 +4.17% 82
South East +62 703 £52,500 +0.96% 53
North of England +2 484 £45,000 -3.23% 66
Midlands +5 382 £50,000 +5.26% 43
West Midlands +7 247 £47,500 -5.00% 33
Yorkshire +27 228 £47,500 - 44
North West -19 208 £46,000 -3.16% 21
South West -11 171 £47,500 +3.26% 13
East of England -78 170 £50,000 -4.76% 29
East Midlands +8 136 £50,000 +16.89% 10
Scotland +10 116 £47,875 -8.81% 9
North East +6 49 £45,000 +7.78% 1
Wales -11 11 £45,000 +1.12% 1
Northern Ireland -9 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1,024 (31.89%) Project Management
2 1,011 (31.49%) Finance
3 719 (22.39%) PRINCE2
4 694 (21.61%) ITIL
5 649 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
6 633 (19.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 507 (15.79%) Windows
8 504 (15.70%) Microsoft
9 365 (11.37%) Service Delivery
10 333 (10.37%) Change Management
11 309 (9.62%) Active Directory
11 309 (9.62%) Degree
12 302 (9.41%) Windows Server
13 292 (9.09%) Service Management
14 271 (8.44%) VMware
15 263 (8.19%) Office 365
16 249 (7.75%) Retail
17 239 (7.44%) Risk Management
18 228 (7.10%) Waterfall
18 228 (7.10%) IT Strategy
19 221 (6.88%) Information Security
20 210 (6.54%) CRM
21 198 (6.17%) Firewall
21 198 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
22 197 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
23 196 (6.10%) SQL
24 194 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
24 194 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
24 194 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 190 (5.92%) SLA

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
1 117 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 96 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 39 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (1.00%) Skype for Business
5 24 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (0.72%) CMS
7 18 (0.56%) Confluence
8 13 (0.40%) IIS
8 13 (0.40%) JBoss
9 12 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (0.37%) WordPress
10 10 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.19%) Drupal
12 5 (0.16%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.093%) Apache
13 3 (0.093%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.093%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.062%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.062%) SAS
14 2 (0.062%) Tomcat
Applications
1 194 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
3 75 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 36 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 43 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.25%) Workfront
4 6 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
4 6 (0.19%) Sage 200
4 6 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 4 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.093%) Magento
7 3 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.093%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.062%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 2 (0.062%) Infor LN
8 2 (0.062%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.062%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.062%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.062%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 263 (8.19%) Office 365
2 171 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (2.43%) SaaS
5 46 (1.43%) IaaS
6 18 (0.56%) PaaS
7 12 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.31%) G Suite
8 10 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.093%) FinancialForce
12 3 (0.093%) Yammer
13 2 (0.062%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.031%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 198 (6.17%) Firewall
2 126 (3.92%) WAN
3 115 (3.58%) SAN
4 104 (3.24%) LAN
5 67 (2.09%) VPN
6 65 (2.02%) DNS
7 56 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
8 53 (1.65%) VoIP
9 49 (1.53%) Internet
10 44 (1.37%) TCP/IP
11 40 (1.25%) DHCP
12 39 (1.21%) Skype
13 34 (1.06%) Network Security
14 32 (1.00%) VLAN
15 30 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
15 30 (0.93%) Wireless
16 26 (0.81%) Intranet
17 24 (0.75%) NAS
18 23 (0.72%) MPLS
18 23 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 31 (0.97%) MySQL
3 20 (0.62%) Power BI
4 18 (0.56%) Big Data
5 15 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
6 14 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.40%) Blockchain
8 12 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.22%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.12%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.12%) GIS
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.093%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.093%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.093%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 55 (1.71%) JIRA
2 7 (0.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.22%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.12%) Ant
3 4 (0.12%) dbdeploy
3 4 (0.12%) Gradle
3 4 (0.12%) Maven
3 4 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.062%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.062%) Hudson
4 2 (0.062%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.062%) Subversion
4 2 (0.062%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.062%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.062%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.031%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.031%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.031%) Selenium
5 1 (0.031%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,011 (31.49%) Finance
2 249 (7.75%) Retail
3 165 (5.14%) Banking
4 154 (4.80%) Legal
5 142 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 125 (3.89%) Marketing
7 73 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 64 (1.99%) Law
9 56 (1.74%) Back Office
10 47 (1.46%) Advertising
11 43 (1.34%) Billing
12 27 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.65%) Games
13 21 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 18 (0.56%) French Language
15 16 (0.50%) Electronics
16 13 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.31%) Local Government
17 10 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (1.65%) .NET
2 33 (1.03%) Web Services
3 32 (1.00%) Middleware
4 17 (0.53%) HTML
5 16 (0.50%) CSS
6 13 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.34%) HTML5
8 9 (0.28%) Ajax
8 9 (0.28%) jQuery
8 9 (0.28%) JSON
9 6 (0.19%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.19%) LDAP
9 6 (0.19%) XML
10 5 (0.16%) ADSI
10 5 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.16%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (0.12%) EDI
11 4 (0.12%) REST
11 4 (0.12%) SOAP
12 2 (0.062%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 197 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 155 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 92 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (2.06%) PMI
6 59 (1.84%) Virtual Team
7 48 (1.49%) Driving Licence
8 45 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 44 (1.37%) Mobile App
10 40 (1.25%) FMCG
11 35 (1.09%) Fintech
12 28 (0.87%) NHS
13 27 (0.84%) CMDB
14 22 (0.69%) Replication
15 20 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (0.62%) User Experience
16 17 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
17 13 (0.40%) iPhone
18 11 (0.34%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 507 (15.79%) Windows
2 302 (9.41%) Windows Server
3 122 (3.80%) Linux
4 102 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (3.02%) Windows 10
6 93 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.00%) Unix
9 24 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.56%) Android
11 18 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 17 (0.53%) CentOS
13 14 (0.44%) AIX
14 13 (0.40%) Solaris
15 12 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 12 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.25%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.19%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,024 (31.89%) Project Management
2 719 (22.39%) PRINCE2
3 694 (21.61%) ITIL
4 649 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
5 633 (19.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 365 (11.37%) Service Delivery
7 333 (10.37%) Change Management
8 292 (9.09%) Service Management
9 239 (7.44%) Risk Management
10 228 (7.10%) IT Strategy
10 228 (7.10%) Waterfall
11 221 (6.88%) Information Security
12 210 (6.54%) CRM
13 198 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
14 194 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
15 166 (5.17%) ITSM
16 160 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
17 159 (4.95%) ERP
17 159 (4.95%) Line Management
18 156 (4.86%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 196 (6.10%) SQL
2 40 (1.25%) C
3 36 (1.12%) Java
4 35 (1.09%) C#
5 27 (0.84%) JavaScript
6 22 (0.69%) PowerShell
7 17 (0.53%) VB
8 15 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 14 (0.44%) C++
10 13 (0.40%) PHP
11 9 (0.28%) Python
11 9 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.22%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.16%) Ruby
14 4 (0.12%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.093%) VBScript
16 2 (0.062%) Groovy
16 2 (0.062%) Lingo
16 2 (0.062%) VBA
17 1 (0.031%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 309 (9.62%) Degree
2 147 (4.58%) CISSP
3 134 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 123 (3.83%) CISM
4 123 (3.83%) PMP
5 105 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 103 (3.21%) CISA
7 99 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
8 95 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 94 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 80 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
11 70 (2.18%) MCSE
12 55 (1.71%) Security Cleared
13 48 (1.49%) CCNA
14 39 (1.21%) MCSA
15 32 (1.00%) SC Cleared
16 30 (0.93%) CRISC
17 28 (0.87%) CCNP
18 26 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
19 21 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 190 (5.92%) SLA
3 179 (5.57%) PMO
4 152 (4.73%) GDPR
5 69 (2.15%) COBIT
5 69 (2.15%) PCI DSS
6 53 (1.65%) QA
7 31 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
8 27 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 15 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.22%) ISO 22301
11 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.19%) GCP
13 5 (0.16%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.12%) GxP
14 4 (0.12%) MiFID
15 3 (0.093%) GMP
System Software
1 309 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 125 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.21%) vSphere
5 15 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.34%) XenApp
7 11 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.12%) Docker
12 2 (0.062%) KVM
12 2 (0.062%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.062%) Snort
12 2 (0.062%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.062%) XenServer
13 1 (0.031%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.031%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (1.31%) SCCM
2 17 (0.53%) Backup Exec
3 11 (0.34%) Puppet
4 10 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (0.22%) SCOM
8 6 (0.19%) QRadar
9 4 (0.12%) Ansible
9 4 (0.12%) Nessus
9 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.12%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.093%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.093%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.093%) Nagios
10 3 (0.093%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.093%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.093%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.093%) WSUS
Vendors
1 504 (15.70%) Microsoft
2 271 (8.44%) VMware
3 167 (5.20%) Cisco
4 94 (2.93%) Citrix
5 80 (2.49%) Oracle
6 76 (2.37%) SAP
7 60 (1.87%) HP
8 54 (1.68%) ServiceNow
9 39 (1.21%) Capita
10 38 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (1.09%) Dell
12 33 (1.03%) Veeam
13 32 (1.00%) NetApp
14 26 (0.81%) Avaya
15 25 (0.78%) CheckPoint
16 23 (0.72%) Google
17 22 (0.69%) Snow
17 22 (0.69%) Splunk
18 19 (0.59%) EMC
18 19 (0.59%) IBM