The median annual salary for a IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 150 160
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1797 2310 2258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 2.24% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.32% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1953 1895
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,200
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £36,300
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £48,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -3.00% +3.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83969 99568 107222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69775 83625 87443
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 1728 £52,500 - 181
London +3 697 £60,000 - 51
South East 0 306 £52,500 - 27
East of England +6 165 £51,000 -7.27% 27
West Midlands -11 139 £50,000 +3.09% 18
City of London +42 136 £62,500 -3.84% 15
Yorkshire -5 125 £47,500 +3.26% 12
North West -66 122 £47,500 +5.55% 16
South West +5 103 £45,000 - 23
West Yorkshire +5 99 £47,500 +1.06% 8
Surrey +24 69 £60,000 +14.28% 2
East Midlands -11 66 £45,000 -7.69% 6
Manchester -60 65 £45,000 - 9
Berkshire -9 60 £54,000 -1.81% 8
Bedfordshire +53 59 £52,500 -12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire +26 58 £46,500 -11.42% 6
Birmingham -16 50 £50,000 -2.43% 11
Leeds -21 50 £47,500 - 3
Hertfordshire -16 44 £44,500 -15.23% 3
Hampshire -15 43 £42,500 -22.72% 5
Scotland -24 34 £57,500 +4.54% 5
Milton Keynes +10 32 £46,400 -15.63% 3
Essex +10 29 £51,000 -12.06% 4
Bristol -14 29 £45,000 +2.85% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 28 £52,500 -4.54% 10
Cheshire -16 27 £50,000 +38.88% 5
Coventry +16 26 £50,500 +6.31% 4
East Sussex +7 26 £60,000 -12.72% 1
Brighton +26 25 £60,000 +54.83% 1
West Sussex +22 21 £47,500 -13.63% 3

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1036 (29.93%) Project Management
2 968 (27.97%) Finance
3 768 (22.19%) ITIL
4 699 (20.20%) PRINCE2
5 619 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
6 583 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 537 (15.52%) Microsoft
8 443 (12.80%) Windows
9 374 (10.81%) Service Delivery
10 370 (10.69%) Degree
11 329 (9.51%) Service Management
12 319 (9.22%) Retail
13 293 (8.47%) Change Management
13 293 (8.47%) VMware
14 284 (8.21%) Active Directory
15 254 (7.34%) Risk Management
16 248 (7.17%) IT Strategy
17 238 (6.88%) Windows Server
18 229 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
19 223 (6.44%) Management Information System
20 214 (6.18%) CRM
20 214 (6.18%) SDLC
21 206 (5.95%) SLA
22 204 (5.89%) Information Security
23 203 (5.87%) ERP
24 199 (5.75%) Data Centre
25 194 (5.61%) Firewall
26 193 (5.58%) SQL
26 193 (5.58%) Office 365
27 190 (5.49%) 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
1 114 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 104 (3.00%) MS Exchange
3 34 (0.98%) CMS
4 26 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (0.58%) IIS
6 19 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.32%) Apache
8 10 (0.29%) Confluence
9 9 (0.26%) MS Project Server
10 7 (0.20%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.14%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.12%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.12%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.087%) SAS
Applications
1 190 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
3 73 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 46 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.029%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.029%) SPSS
8 1 (0.029%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 42 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.17%) Infor CRM
5 6 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.12%) Maximo
6 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.12%) Sage CRM
7 3 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.058%) Magento
8 2 (0.058%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.058%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.058%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.058%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.058%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 193 (5.58%) Office 365
2 132 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (1.65%) SaaS
5 38 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (0.95%) IaaS
7 8 (0.23%) PaaS
8 7 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.17%) AdWords
10 5 (0.14%) G Suite
10 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.087%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.058%) Force.com
13 2 (0.058%) Intacct
13 2 (0.058%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.029%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.029%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.029%) SurveyMonkey
14 1 (0.029%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 194 (5.61%) Firewall
2 146 (4.22%) WAN
3 133 (3.84%) LAN
4 94 (2.72%) TCP/IP
5 70 (2.02%) SAN
6 69 (1.99%) DNS
7 68 (1.96%) VPN
8 67 (1.94%) VoIP
9 51 (1.47%) Internet
10 45 (1.30%) DHCP
11 41 (1.18%) Wireless
12 38 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (0.98%) VLAN
14 32 (0.92%) Network Security
15 23 (0.66%) MPLS
16 22 (0.64%) Intranet
17 19 (0.55%) IP Telephony
18 18 (0.52%) iSCSI
18 18 (0.52%) SSL
19 16 (0.46%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 33 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.58%) Big Data
5 18 (0.52%) MySQL
6 17 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
9 11 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.17%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.14%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.087%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 28 (0.81%) JIRA
2 12 (0.35%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.20%) JIRA Agile
4 6 (0.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 3 (0.087%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.087%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.087%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.058%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.029%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.029%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.029%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.029%) Selenium
7 1 (0.029%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.029%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.029%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.029%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 968 (27.97%) Finance
2 319 (9.22%) Retail
3 174 (5.03%) Marketing
4 164 (4.74%) Banking
5 146 (4.22%) Legal
6 128 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 103 (2.98%) Manufacturing
8 64 (1.85%) Law
9 62 (1.79%) Back Office
10 58 (1.68%) Advertising
11 33 (0.95%) Front Office
12 28 (0.81%) Automotive
13 24 (0.69%) Billing
14 21 (0.61%) Investment Banking
15 20 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.43%) French Language
17 14 (0.40%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.40%) Games
18 13 (0.38%) Publishing
19 12 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (2.80%) .NET
2 31 (0.90%) HTML
3 27 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 24 (0.69%) Web Services
5 17 (0.49%) Middleware
6 13 (0.38%) EDI
7 10 (0.29%) XML
8 8 (0.23%) LAMP
9 7 (0.20%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (0.20%) HTML5
10 6 (0.17%) COM
10 6 (0.17%) CSS
11 5 (0.14%) 802.1X
11 5 (0.14%) JMS
11 5 (0.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.12%) CSS3
12 4 (0.12%) Velocity
13 3 (0.087%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.087%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 223 (6.44%) Management Information System
2 199 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 175 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (1.88%) PMI
5 62 (1.79%) FMCG
6 61 (1.76%) EPoS
7 51 (1.47%) Virtual Team
8 48 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 46 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
10 41 (1.18%) iPad
11 25 (0.72%) Driving Licence
11 25 (0.72%) NHS
12 22 (0.64%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.58%) Social Media
14 18 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
15 16 (0.46%) CMDB
15 16 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.46%) User Experience
16 15 (0.43%) Fat Client
16 15 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 443 (12.80%) Windows
2 238 (6.88%) Windows Server
3 131 (3.79%) Linux
4 107 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 101 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 38 (1.10%) Windows 10
8 32 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 29 (0.84%) Unix
11 28 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 24 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 18 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.43%) Android
15 11 (0.32%) CentOS
15 11 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.17%) Debian
17 5 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1036 (29.93%) Project Management
2 768 (22.19%) ITIL
3 699 (20.20%) PRINCE2
4 619 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
5 583 (16.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 374 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 329 (9.51%) Service Management
8 293 (8.47%) Change Management
9 254 (7.34%) Risk Management
10 248 (7.17%) IT Strategy
11 229 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 214 (6.18%) CRM
12 214 (6.18%) SDLC
13 204 (5.89%) Information Security
14 203 (5.87%) ERP
15 189 (5.46%) Line Management
16 171 (4.94%) Waterfall
17 166 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
18 163 (4.71%) ITSM
19 149 (4.31%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (5.58%) SQL
2 50 (1.44%) C#
3 45 (1.30%) Java
4 41 (1.18%) C
5 27 (0.78%) JavaScript
6 22 (0.64%) Bash Shell
7 19 (0.55%) VB.NET
8 15 (0.43%) PowerShell
9 13 (0.38%) Python
10 12 (0.35%) PHP
11 10 (0.29%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.17%) Groovy
12 6 (0.17%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.17%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.12%) Perl
13 4 (0.12%) VB
13 4 (0.12%) VBA
14 3 (0.087%) C++
14 3 (0.087%) RPG
15 2 (0.058%) R
Qualifications
1 370 (10.69%) Degree
2 141 (4.07%) CISSP
3 140 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
4 126 (3.64%) PMI Certification
5 123 (3.55%) PMP
6 114 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 109 (3.15%) CISM
8 105 (3.03%) CISA
9 95 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 77 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 65 (1.88%) MCSE
12 49 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (0.98%) CCNA
14 31 (0.90%) Security Cleared
15 30 (0.87%) MCSA
16 28 (0.81%) APMP
17 22 (0.64%) CCNP
18 18 (0.52%) ISEB
19 17 (0.49%) CRISC
20 15 (0.43%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.95%) SLA
2 184 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (3.81%) PMO
4 68 (1.96%) COBIT
5 64 (1.85%) QA
6 40 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 24 (0.69%) ISO 9001
8 20 (0.58%) GDPR
9 18 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.49%) SSAE 16
11 16 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (0.32%) MiFID
13 7 (0.20%) ISO22301
14 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 5 (0.14%) ISO27005
16 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
16 4 (0.12%) ISO19770
16 4 (0.12%) ISO27002
16 4 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 284 (8.21%) Active Directory
2 154 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.55%) VMware ESX
5 15 (0.43%) vSphere
6 11 (0.32%) NFS
6 11 (0.32%) XenApp
7 9 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.26%) VMware Server
8 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.20%) XenServer
9 6 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.087%) Firmware
10 3 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.058%) iptables
11 2 (0.058%) NDS
11 2 (0.058%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.058%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.029%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 43 (1.24%) SCCM
2 19 (0.55%) SCOM
3 18 (0.52%) Backup Exec
4 14 (0.40%) WSUS
5 13 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.23%) vCenter Server
7 7 (0.20%) Nagios
8 4 (0.12%) Ansible
8 4 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.12%) Puppet
8 4 (0.12%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.12%) vRealize
8 4 (0.12%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.087%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.087%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.087%) Nessus
9 3 (0.087%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 537 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 293 (8.47%) VMware
3 182 (5.26%) Cisco
4 96 (2.77%) Oracle
4 96 (2.77%) SAP
5 86 (2.48%) Citrix
6 68 (1.96%) HP
7 40 (1.16%) Veeam
8 34 (0.98%) Apple
9 32 (0.92%) NetApp
10 25 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
11 24 (0.69%) Dell
12 22 (0.64%) IBM
13 18 (0.52%) Computacenter
14 17 (0.49%) Palo Alto
14 17 (0.49%) SonicWALL
15 16 (0.46%) EMC
15 16 (0.46%) Google
15 16 (0.46%) Infor
15 16 (0.46%) ServiceNow
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £51000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package!
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £125000 per annum + benefits+bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + benefits+bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £29000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000.00 per annum + Pension, Salary bump in 6months
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £125000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + car + bonus + pension + gym
Posted: 2 days ago
London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £42k - 47k per year + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 per annum + Bonus and Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Webrecruit
Salary: From £44,608 to £52,479 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago