Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 183 152
Rank change year-on-year -1 -31 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 3,098 3,445 4,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 1.97% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.06% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2,644 2,821 3,737
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £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 159,874 167,577 186,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.99% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 128,822 134,320 156,383
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 16 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 24 September 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 -5 2,934 £55,000 +4.76% 278
UK excluding London +12 1,989 £50,000 - 204
London -57 1,055 £62,500 +4.17% 96
South East +78 760 £55,000 +4.76% 55
North of England +13 467 £47,500 - 36
Midlands +22 365 £50,000 +5.26% 48
North West +11 246 £46,700 +3.78% 15
West Midlands +18 229 £48,500 +2.11% 34
Yorkshire +5 191 £50,000 +4.71% 18
East of England -52 180 £52,500 - 23
East Midlands +31 135 £52,500 +16.67% 14
South West -58 110 £48,500 +2.11% 20
Scotland -7 99 £46,625 -9.47% 13
North East -3 30 £43,653 -12.69% 3
Wales -20 14 £40,000 -10.11% 6
Isle of Man - 1 - -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 966 (31.18%) Project Management
2 935 (30.18%) Finance
3 698 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
4 675 (21.79%) ITIL
5 627 (20.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 613 (19.79%) PRINCE2
7 487 (15.72%) Microsoft
8 447 (14.43%) Windows
9 446 (14.40%) Service Delivery
10 316 (10.20%) Service Management
11 299 (9.65%) Change Management
11 299 (9.65%) Degree
12 269 (8.68%) Windows Server
13 268 (8.65%) Active Directory
14 267 (8.62%) Office 365
15 264 (8.52%) Risk Management
16 252 (8.13%) Waterfall
17 242 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
18 238 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
19 236 (7.62%) VMware
20 233 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
21 232 (7.49%) Retail
22 230 (7.42%) IT Strategy
23 220 (7.10%) Information Security
24 209 (6.75%) ITSM
25 206 (6.65%) SLA
26 196 (6.33%) Decision-Making
27 190 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
28 186 (6.00%) CRM
28 186 (6.00%) 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
1 107 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 90 (2.91%) MS Exchange
3 43 (1.39%) Skype for Business
4 39 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (0.87%) CMS
6 20 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (0.45%) JBoss
8 12 (0.39%) Confluence
9 11 (0.36%) IIS
10 10 (0.32%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.29%) WordPress
12 5 (0.16%) Alfresco
12 5 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.13%) Apache
14 3 (0.097%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.097%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.097%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.065%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.065%) Moodle
Applications
1 186 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 150 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
3 79 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.032%) Maya
Business Applications
1 49 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.23%) Workfront
6 5 (0.16%) SystmOne
7 3 (0.097%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.097%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.097%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.097%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.065%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
8 2 (0.065%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.065%) Cognos Controller
8 2 (0.065%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.065%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.065%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.032%) Finacle
9 1 (0.032%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 267 (8.62%) Office 365
2 175 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (3.10%) SaaS
5 40 (1.29%) IaaS
6 29 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (0.48%) PaaS
8 11 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.32%) G Suite
9 10 (0.32%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.23%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.032%) FinancialForce
14 1 (0.032%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.032%) Slack
14 1 (0.032%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 153 (4.94%) Firewall
2 121 (3.91%) WAN
3 112 (3.62%) LAN
4 85 (2.74%) SAN
5 70 (2.26%) DNS
6 69 (2.23%) VPN
7 50 (1.61%) Skype
8 47 (1.52%) VoIP
8 47 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
9 39 (1.26%) Internet
9 39 (1.26%) TCP/IP
9 39 (1.26%) VLAN
10 38 (1.23%) Network Security
11 36 (1.16%) DHCP
12 29 (0.94%) Intranet
13 26 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (0.74%) Wireless
15 21 (0.68%) PBX
16 19 (0.61%) SMS
17 18 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 29 (0.94%) MySQL
3 15 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (0.39%) Big Data
5 10 (0.32%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.29%) Blockchain
6 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (0.26%) Power BI
8 7 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.23%) Data Mining
8 7 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.13%) Electronic Patient Records
10 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.097%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.097%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.097%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.065%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 53 (1.71%) JIRA
2 10 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.19%) Ant
4 6 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.13%) dbdeploy
5 4 (0.13%) Gradle
5 4 (0.13%) Maven
5 4 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.065%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.065%) Hudson
6 2 (0.065%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.065%) Subversion
6 2 (0.065%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.065%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.032%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.032%) Selenium
7 1 (0.032%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 935 (30.18%) Finance
2 232 (7.49%) Retail
3 170 (5.49%) Banking
4 157 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 146 (4.71%) Legal
6 107 (3.45%) Marketing
7 78 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 55 (1.78%) Law
9 44 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 41 (1.32%) Advertising
11 37 (1.19%) Back Office
12 31 (1.00%) Billing
13 17 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.48%) Electronics
14 15 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.39%) French Language
17 11 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
17 11 (0.36%) Games
18 10 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.36%) .NET
2 28 (0.90%) Middleware
3 23 (0.74%) Web Services
4 12 (0.39%) HTML
5 10 (0.32%) CSS
6 9 (0.29%) XML
7 8 (0.26%) HTML5
7 8 (0.26%) JSON
7 8 (0.26%) LDAP
8 7 (0.23%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.19%) Ajax
9 6 (0.19%) jQuery
10 5 (0.16%) ADSI
10 5 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.16%) Lucene
10 5 (0.16%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (0.13%) MAPI
11 4 (0.13%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.13%) SGML
12 3 (0.097%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 238 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 146 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 88 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (2.13%) Virtual Team
6 59 (1.90%) PMI
7 45 (1.45%) User Experience
8 36 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 29 (0.94%) FMCG
9 29 (0.94%) NHS
10 27 (0.87%) CMDB
10 27 (0.87%) Driving Licence
11 24 (0.77%) Replication
12 21 (0.68%) Fintech
12 21 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (0.65%) Mobile App
14 16 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.42%) iPhone
16 12 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
17 11 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 447 (14.43%) Windows
2 269 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 100 (3.23%) Linux
4 99 (3.20%) Windows 10
5 83 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 28 (0.90%) Unix
9 20 (0.65%) Android
10 18 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 13 (0.42%) Solaris
11 13 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.13%) CentOS
14 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.13%) VMS
15 3 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 966 (31.18%) Project Management
2 698 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (21.79%) ITIL
4 627 (20.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 613 (19.79%) PRINCE2
6 446 (14.40%) Service Delivery
7 316 (10.20%) Service Management
8 299 (9.65%) Change Management
9 264 (8.52%) Risk Management
10 252 (8.13%) Waterfall
11 242 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
12 233 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 230 (7.42%) IT Strategy
14 220 (7.10%) Information Security
15 209 (6.75%) ITSM
16 196 (6.33%) Decision-Making
17 186 (6.00%) CRM
18 184 (5.94%) Supplier Management
19 173 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
20 172 (5.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 185 (5.97%) SQL
2 42 (1.36%) C
3 37 (1.19%) Java
4 36 (1.16%) C#
5 21 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 14 (0.45%) PowerShell
6 14 (0.45%) T-SQL
7 13 (0.42%) VB
8 11 (0.36%) Python
9 10 (0.32%) C++
9 10 (0.32%) PHP
10 6 (0.19%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.16%) Ruby
12 4 (0.13%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.13%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.097%) VBA
14 2 (0.065%) ABAP
14 2 (0.065%) Groovy
14 2 (0.065%) VBScript
15 1 (0.032%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 299 (9.65%) Degree
2 130 (4.20%) PMI Certification
3 123 (3.97%) CISSP
4 118 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
5 113 (3.65%) PMP
6 112 (3.62%) CISM
7 99 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 85 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 82 (2.65%) CISA
10 67 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 57 (1.84%) MCSE
12 43 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
13 36 (1.16%) CRISC
14 34 (1.10%) Security Cleared
15 32 (1.03%) MCSA
16 23 (0.74%) CCNA
17 22 (0.71%) SC Cleared
18 20 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
19 18 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 17 (0.55%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (6.65%) SLA
2 190 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 171 (5.52%) PMO
4 111 (3.58%) GDPR
5 71 (2.29%) COBIT
6 68 (2.19%) PCI DSS
7 50 (1.61%) QA
8 34 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
9 32 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 12 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (0.29%) GxP
13 7 (0.23%) GAMP
14 6 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.16%) FINREP
15 5 (0.16%) MiFID
16 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
17 3 (0.097%) GMP
System Software
1 268 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 114 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 36 (1.16%) vSphere
5 16 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.45%) XenApp
8 11 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.29%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.23%) Docker
11 4 (0.13%) KVM
12 3 (0.097%) Firmware
12 3 (0.097%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.065%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.032%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.032%) Ceph
14 1 (0.032%) Snort
14 1 (0.032%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (1.10%) SCCM
2 12 (0.39%) Backup Exec
3 10 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
4 8 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.16%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.13%) Nagios
8 4 (0.13%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.097%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.097%) Nessus
9 3 (0.097%) SCOM
9 3 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.097%) WSUS
10 2 (0.065%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.065%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.065%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.065%) MOM
10 2 (0.065%) Puppet
10 2 (0.065%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 487 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 236 (7.62%) VMware
3 147 (4.74%) Cisco
4 96 (3.10%) Citrix
5 92 (2.97%) Oracle
6 87 (2.81%) ServiceNow
7 69 (2.23%) SAP
8 47 (1.52%) HP
9 34 (1.10%) Dell
10 33 (1.07%) Veeam
11 29 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (0.90%) Google
13 27 (0.87%) Dynatrace
14 24 (0.77%) IBM
14 24 (0.77%) Snow
15 21 (0.68%) Avaya
16 20 (0.65%) TIBCO
17 18 (0.58%) CheckPoint
18 16 (0.52%) Meraki
18 16 (0.52%) NetApp