Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 151 155
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 3464 4305 4677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.26% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.35% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2862 3659 4010
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,500 £36,250 £35,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -32 3275 £52,500 - 124
UK excluding London -39 1946 £50,000 - 96
London -15 1468 £60,000 - 31
North of England -58 513 £47,500 +5.56% 23
South East -45 508 £52,500 - 26
Midlands -17 331 £47,500 -0.26% 17
East of England -21 289 £52,500 - 13
North West -41 239 £47,500 +5.56% 12
West Midlands -10 222 £47,500 -0.52% 11
Yorkshire -52 219 £48,000 +4.92% 9
South West -16 169 £47,500 +5.56% 14
East Midlands -14 108 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Scotland -25 102 £45,000 -14.29% 1
North East +33 54 £45,000 - 2
Wales -1 33 £45,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -30 8 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 1148 (33.14%) Finance
2 1028 (29.68%) Project Management
3 767 (22.14%) ITIL
4 746 (21.54%) PRINCE2
5 690 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
6 601 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 510 (14.72%) Microsoft
8 488 (14.09%) Windows
9 362 (10.45%) Service Delivery
10 355 (10.25%) Change Management
11 349 (10.08%) Service Management
12 318 (9.18%) Banking
13 315 (9.09%) Degree
14 289 (8.34%) Active Directory
15 286 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 279 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
17 268 (7.74%) Waterfall
18 258 (7.45%) Asset Management
19 253 (7.30%) Retail
20 238 (6.87%) Windows Server
21 234 (6.76%) SLA
22 232 (6.70%) Risk Management
23 228 (6.58%) IT Strategy
24 224 (6.47%) VMware
25 223 (6.44%) Supplier Management
25 223 (6.44%) SDLC
26 220 (6.35%) Information Security
27 203 (5.86%) Office 365
28 200 (5.77%) CRM
29 198 (5.72%) 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
1 117 (3.38%) MS Exchange
2 107 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.21%) Skype for Business
4 41 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (0.92%) CMS
6 22 (0.64%) IIS
7 19 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (0.32%) Documentum
9 10 (0.29%) MS Project Server
10 9 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.14%) Confluence
13 5 (0.14%) Moodle
13 5 (0.14%) WordPress
14 4 (0.12%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.087%) SAS
Applications
1 198 (5.72%) Microsoft Office
2 151 (4.36%) Microsoft Project
3 76 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 56 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 50 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Niku Workbench
8 3 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.087%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.058%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.058%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.058%) Maya
10 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 35 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.38%) Magento
5 12 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.20%) Epicor Tropos
7 7 (0.20%) Maximo
7 7 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.20%) Sage 200
7 7 (0.20%) Temenos T24
8 6 (0.17%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
9 4 (0.12%) SAP GRC
10 3 (0.087%) Sage CRM
10 3 (0.087%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.087%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.087%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.087%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 203 (5.86%) Office 365
2 107 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (1.47%) SaaS
5 24 (0.69%) IaaS
6 22 (0.64%) Mimecast
7 15 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.29%) G Suite
9 10 (0.29%) PaaS
10 9 (0.26%) Asana
11 8 (0.23%) Dropbox
12 6 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.17%) Yammer
13 4 (0.12%) Cloudflare
14 3 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.087%) GitHub
14 3 (0.087%) IBM Blueworks
15 2 (0.058%) MailChimp
16 1 (0.029%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 152 (4.39%) Firewall
2 109 (3.15%) WAN
3 99 (2.86%) LAN
4 94 (2.71%) SAN
5 72 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 72 (2.08%) VoIP
6 67 (1.93%) VPN
7 64 (1.85%) Network Security
8 63 (1.82%) DNS
9 51 (1.47%) Internet
10 47 (1.36%) DHCP
11 46 (1.33%) Skype
12 35 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
13 32 (0.92%) Intranet
13 32 (0.92%) VLAN
14 31 (0.89%) Wireless
15 28 (0.81%) MPLS
15 28 (0.81%) SMS
16 23 (0.66%) IP Telephony
16 23 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 33 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 20 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
4 19 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (0.46%) Blockchain
6 14 (0.40%) Big Data
7 12 (0.35%) MySQL
7 12 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.32%) KDB
8 11 (0.32%) Kdb+
9 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.23%) SAP HANA
11 6 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.17%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.087%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (1.21%) JIRA
2 16 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.38%) Maven
4 9 (0.26%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.20%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.20%) Gradle
5 7 (0.20%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (0.12%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.058%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.058%) GoCD
8 2 (0.058%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.058%) Selenium
8 2 (0.058%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.029%) Visual Composer
9 1 (0.029%) WinAutomation
General
1 1148 (33.14%) Finance
2 318 (9.18%) Banking
3 253 (7.30%) Retail
4 192 (5.54%) Investment Banking
4 192 (5.54%) Retail Banking
5 183 (5.28%) Legal
6 144 (4.16%) Marketing
7 139 (4.01%) Back Office
8 125 (3.61%) Manufacturing
9 121 (3.49%) Telecoms
10 100 (2.89%) Law
11 71 (2.05%) Advertising
11 71 (2.05%) Front Office
12 26 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (0.69%) Electronics
14 21 (0.61%) Automotive
15 16 (0.46%) Billing
15 16 (0.46%) Local Government
16 14 (0.40%) French Language
16 14 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.19%) .NET
2 33 (0.95%) Web Services
3 30 (0.87%) XML
4 22 (0.64%) HTML
5 19 (0.55%) ASP.NET
6 14 (0.40%) CSS
7 13 (0.38%) Spring
8 11 (0.32%) AngularJS
8 11 (0.32%) EDI
9 10 (0.29%) REST
10 9 (0.26%) Middleware
11 8 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (0.20%) LAMP
13 6 (0.17%) CSS3
13 6 (0.17%) HTML5
13 6 (0.17%) Spring Boot
13 6 (0.17%) Spring MVC
14 5 (0.14%) 802.1X
15 4 (0.12%) MSMQ
15 4 (0.12%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 279 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 111 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 56 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 55 (1.59%) Virtual Team
6 48 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 45 (1.30%) Equities
8 41 (1.18%) Reference Data
9 39 (1.13%) PMI
9 39 (1.13%) Pricing Data
10 36 (1.04%) FMCG
11 35 (1.01%) Driving Licence
12 31 (0.89%) iPad
13 29 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (0.72%) Blackberry
14 25 (0.72%) EPoS
15 22 (0.64%) Fintech
16 20 (0.58%) Mobile App
16 20 (0.58%) User Experience
17 16 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 488 (14.09%) Windows
2 238 (6.87%) Windows Server
3 104 (3.00%) Linux
4 101 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 98 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (2.17%) Windows 10
7 69 (1.99%) Windows 7
8 51 (1.47%) Unix
9 23 (0.66%) Android
10 17 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 16 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.20%) CentOS
16 6 (0.17%) AIX
17 3 (0.087%) Debian
17 3 (0.087%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1028 (29.68%) Project Management
2 767 (22.14%) ITIL
3 746 (21.54%) PRINCE2
4 690 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
5 601 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 362 (10.45%) Service Delivery
7 355 (10.25%) Change Management
8 349 (10.08%) Service Management
9 286 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 268 (7.74%) Waterfall
11 258 (7.45%) Asset Management
12 232 (6.70%) Risk Management
13 228 (6.58%) IT Strategy
14 223 (6.44%) SDLC
14 223 (6.44%) Supplier Management
15 220 (6.35%) Information Security
16 200 (5.77%) CRM
17 196 (5.66%) ITSM
17 196 (5.66%) Wealth Management
18 191 (5.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 154 (4.45%) SQL
2 78 (2.25%) C#
3 59 (1.70%) Java
4 41 (1.18%) C
5 31 (0.89%) PowerShell
6 26 (0.75%) PHP
7 24 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 19 (0.55%) C++
9 17 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 15 (0.43%) Python
11 12 (0.35%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.32%) MATLAB
12 11 (0.32%) Perl
12 11 (0.32%) R
12 11 (0.32%) Tcl
13 9 (0.26%) PHP 5
13 9 (0.26%) PHP 7
14 8 (0.23%) VB
15 7 (0.20%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 315 (9.09%) Degree
2 147 (4.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 144 (4.16%) CISSP
4 141 (4.07%) ITIL Certification
5 135 (3.90%) PMP
6 108 (3.12%) PMI Certification
7 100 (2.89%) CISM
8 78 (2.25%) CISA
9 74 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 61 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 55 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
12 43 (1.24%) MCSE
13 38 (1.10%) CCNA
14 34 (0.98%) APMP
15 31 (0.89%) Security Cleared
16 29 (0.84%) MCSA
17 27 (0.78%) CCNP
17 27 (0.78%) Master's Degree
18 25 (0.72%) SC Cleared
19 20 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (6.76%) SLA
2 173 (4.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 126 (3.64%) PMO
4 101 (2.92%) GDPR
5 87 (2.51%) PCI DSS
6 42 (1.21%) QA
7 32 (0.92%) COBIT
7 32 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 28 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 27 (0.78%) ISO 9001
11 18 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
12 15 (0.43%) MiFID
13 14 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 13 (0.38%) EMIR
14 13 (0.38%) GxP
15 11 (0.32%) ISO 22301
15 11 (0.32%) PMBOK
16 9 (0.26%) FATCA
17 7 (0.20%) GAMP
System Software
1 289 (8.34%) Active Directory
2 110 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 24 (0.69%) vSphere
5 17 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (0.49%) XenApp
6 11 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.23%) Terminal Services
7 8 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.17%) Docker
8 6 (0.17%) Terminal Server
8 6 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.087%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.087%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.058%) KVM
11 2 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.058%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.058%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.058%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 70 (2.02%) SCCM
2 30 (0.87%) SCOM
3 10 (0.29%) Backup Exec
3 10 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (0.20%) AirWatch
4 7 (0.20%) FortiGate
4 7 (0.20%) Nessus
4 7 (0.20%) WSUS
5 5 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.12%) Puppet
6 4 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.087%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.087%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.058%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.058%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.058%) SCSM
8 2 (0.058%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.058%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 510 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 224 (6.47%) VMware
3 188 (5.43%) Cisco
4 141 (4.07%) SAP
5 120 (3.46%) Oracle
6 110 (3.18%) Citrix
7 49 (1.41%) HP
8 32 (0.92%) ServiceNow
9 31 (0.89%) Dell
10 29 (0.84%) IBM
10 29 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (0.75%) Apple
12 25 (0.72%) Sage
13 22 (0.64%) Symantec
14 19 (0.55%) Epicor
15 18 (0.52%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.46%) Google
16 16 (0.46%) iManage
17 15 (0.43%) Palo Alto
18 14 (0.40%) Veeam