The median annual salary for a IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Manager
UK
Rank 160 154 150
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1704 2245 2229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.17% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.25% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1390 1906 1876
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £35,877
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -5 1617 £52,500 - 171
London -2 642 £60,000 - 54
South East +9 300 £50,000 -4.76% 33
East of England +22 170 £51,000 -0.13% 14
Yorkshire -14 127 £45,000 - 16
West Midlands -6 118 £51,500 +4.04% 12
North West -60 117 £50,000 +11.11% 15
City of London +30 105 £62,500 -3.84% 13
West Yorkshire -4 95 £45,000 - 14
South West +1 76 £42,500 -5.55% 18
East Midlands -3 71 £43,500 -13.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +37 70 £47,500 -9.52% 6
Hampshire +32 54 £49,500 -5.71% 6
Manchester -60 53 £52,500 +16.66% 11
Bedfordshire +43 51 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Berkshire -10 50 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Leeds -16 49 £46,750 +6.85% 7
Essex +42 47 £51,000 +37.83%
Hertfordshire -18 43 £48,750 -11.36% 7
Surrey -19 41 £65,000 +33.33% 9
Scotland +2 40 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Milton Keynes +17 36 £46,250 -15.90% 4
Birmingham -23 33 £50,000 - 5
East Sussex +14 31 £54,625 -19.07% 3
Brighton +33 30 £54,250 -7.65% 3
Cheshire -1 29 £50,000 +38.88% 4
Chelmsford +6 26 £51,000 +47.82%
Bristol -6 24 £44,000 -2.22% 8
Cambridgeshire -2 23 £52,500 -4.54% 3
Warwickshire +25 22 £62,500 +31.57% 1

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1105 (31.19%) Project Management
2 985 (27.80%) Finance
3 779 (21.99%) ITIL
4 737 (20.80%) PRINCE2
5 616 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 601 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 536 (15.13%) Microsoft
8 475 (13.41%) Windows
9 411 (11.60%) Degree
10 401 (11.32%) Service Delivery
11 334 (9.43%) Retail
12 328 (9.26%) Service Management
13 305 (8.61%) Active Directory
14 287 (8.10%) VMware
15 281 (7.93%) Change Management
16 263 (7.42%) Windows Server
17 252 (7.11%) MS Excel
18 248 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
18 248 (7.00%) IT Strategy
19 247 (6.97%) Risk Management
20 226 (6.38%) Data Centre
21 215 (6.07%) Firewall
21 215 (6.07%) Management Information System
22 212 (5.98%) CRM
22 212 (5.98%) SDLC
23 206 (5.81%) SLA
24 199 (5.62%) MS Office
24 199 (5.62%) Information Security
25 197 (5.56%) SQL
26 193 (5.45%) Line Management

IT Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 119 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 106 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 34 (0.96%) CMS
4 31 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (0.79%) IIS
6 25 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (0.31%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.28%) Apache
9 8 (0.23%) Confluence
10 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.14%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.14%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.11%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.085%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.056%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.056%) Moodle
14 2 (0.056%) Umbraco
Applications
1 252 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 199 (5.62%) MS Office
3 106 (2.99%) MS Project
4 55 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.056%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.028%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.028%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.17%) Infor CRM
5 6 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.17%) Sage CRM
5 6 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 5 (0.14%) Maximo
6 5 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.085%) Sage 1000
8 3 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.085%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.056%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.056%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 179 (5.05%) Office 365
2 125 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (1.55%) SaaS
5 37 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (0.76%) IaaS
7 7 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.17%) AdWords
8 6 (0.17%) PaaS
9 5 (0.14%) G Suite
9 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.14%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.085%) Intacct
12 2 (0.056%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.028%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.028%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.028%) FinancialForce.com
13 1 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.028%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 215 (6.07%) Firewall
2 143 (4.04%) LAN
3 142 (4.01%) WAN
4 101 (2.85%) TCP/IP
5 84 (2.37%) SAN
6 69 (1.95%) DNS
7 66 (1.86%) VPN
8 53 (1.50%) VoIP
9 52 (1.47%) Wireless
10 50 (1.41%) DHCP
11 48 (1.35%) Internet
12 36 (1.02%) VLAN
13 29 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (0.79%) Network Security
15 22 (0.62%) MPLS
16 21 (0.59%) Intranet
16 21 (0.59%) iSCSI
17 18 (0.51%) Unified Communications
18 16 (0.45%) NAS
19 15 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (0.48%) MySQL
5 15 (0.42%) Big Data
5 15 (0.42%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.20%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.14%) DB2
11 4 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.11%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.11%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.085%) GIS
12 3 (0.085%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (0.90%) JIRA
2 15 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.17%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.056%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.056%) VersionOne
6 2 (0.056%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.028%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.028%) Gradle
7 1 (0.028%) Hudson
7 1 (0.028%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.028%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.028%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.028%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.028%) Selenium
7 1 (0.028%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.028%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.028%) Subversion
General
1 985 (27.80%) Finance
2 334 (9.43%) Retail
3 187 (5.28%) Marketing
4 169 (4.77%) Banking
5 152 (4.29%) Legal
6 138 (3.90%) Telecoms
7 103 (2.91%) Manufacturing
8 71 (2.00%) Law
9 63 (1.78%) Back Office
10 55 (1.55%) Advertising
11 33 (0.93%) Front Office
12 28 (0.79%) Automotive
12 28 (0.79%) Billing
13 22 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.59%) Investment Banking
15 17 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.34%) Games
17 11 (0.31%) Publishing
18 10 (0.28%) French Language
19 9 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (2.51%) .NET
2 25 (0.71%) Web Services
3 22 (0.62%) HTML
4 17 (0.48%) EDI
5 15 (0.42%) Middleware
6 13 (0.37%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.31%) XML
8 8 (0.23%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.20%) HTML5
10 6 (0.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (0.17%) CSS
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (0.14%) COM
11 5 (0.14%) LAMP
11 5 (0.14%) Velocity
12 3 (0.085%) CSS3
12 3 (0.085%) jQuery
13 2 (0.056%) 802.1X
13 2 (0.056%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 226 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 215 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 173 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (1.98%) EPoS
5 67 (1.89%) FMCG
6 65 (1.83%) PMI
7 55 (1.55%) Virtual Team
8 51 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 37 (1.04%) iPad
10 31 (0.87%) NHS
11 27 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
11 27 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 18 (0.51%) e-Learning
12 18 (0.51%) User Experience
13 17 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.48%) Social Media
14 16 (0.45%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.45%) CMDB
15 15 (0.42%) Replication
16 13 (0.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 475 (13.41%) Windows
2 263 (7.42%) Windows Server
3 158 (4.46%) Linux
4 137 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (2.46%) Windows 7
7 46 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 44 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 34 (0.96%) Windows 10
10 32 (0.90%) Unix
11 31 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 30 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (0.73%) Windows XP
14 24 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.42%) Android
16 9 (0.25%) CentOS
17 7 (0.20%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1105 (31.19%) Project Management
2 779 (21.99%) ITIL
3 737 (20.80%) PRINCE2
4 616 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 601 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 401 (11.32%) Service Delivery
7 328 (9.26%) Service Management
8 281 (7.93%) Change Management
9 248 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 248 (7.00%) IT Strategy
10 247 (6.97%) Risk Management
11 212 (5.98%) CRM
11 212 (5.98%) SDLC
12 199 (5.62%) Information Security
13 193 (5.45%) Line Management
14 191 (5.39%) ERP
15 178 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
16 174 (4.91%) ITSM
17 173 (4.88%) Waterfall
18 150 (4.23%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (5.56%) SQL
2 53 (1.50%) C
3 45 (1.27%) Java
4 44 (1.24%) C#
5 20 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 16 (0.45%) PowerShell
7 15 (0.42%) JavaScript
8 12 (0.34%) Python
9 11 (0.31%) PHP
10 10 (0.28%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.20%) RPG
12 6 (0.17%) Groovy
12 6 (0.17%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.17%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.11%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.11%) VB
14 3 (0.085%) VBA
15 2 (0.056%) C++
16 1 (0.028%) Perl
16 1 (0.028%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 411 (11.60%) Degree
2 143 (4.04%) CISSP
3 135 (3.81%) PMP
4 134 (3.78%) PMI Certification
5 129 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
5 129 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 123 (3.47%) CISM
7 106 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 103 (2.91%) CISA
9 85 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 67 (1.89%) MCSE
11 40 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (0.96%) MCSA
12 34 (0.96%) Security Cleared
13 30 (0.85%) APMP
13 30 (0.85%) CCNA
14 27 (0.76%) CRISC
15 24 (0.68%) ISEB
16 19 (0.54%) MCITP
17 17 (0.48%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.81%) SLA
2 187 (5.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 138 (3.90%) PMO
4 72 (2.03%) COBIT
5 60 (1.69%) QA
6 40 (1.13%) PCI DSS
7 29 (0.82%) ISO 9001
8 21 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.45%) MiFID
9 16 (0.45%) SSAE 16
10 15 (0.42%) GDPR
11 10 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.17%) ISO22301
13 5 (0.14%) ISO27002
14 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
15 3 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.085%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.085%) EMIR
15 3 (0.085%) P3O
System Software
1 305 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 160 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.54%) VMware ESX
5 17 (0.48%) vSphere
6 13 (0.37%) VMware Server
7 11 (0.31%) NFS
7 11 (0.31%) XenApp
8 10 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.25%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.17%) XenServer
12 5 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.085%) Firmware
14 2 (0.056%) iptables
14 2 (0.056%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.056%) NDS
14 2 (0.056%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.056%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (1.21%) SCCM
2 23 (0.65%) SCOM
3 18 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 12 (0.34%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.25%) WSUS
6 7 (0.20%) Nagios
7 5 (0.14%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.14%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.11%) Ansible
8 4 (0.11%) Puppet
8 4 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.11%) vRealize
8 4 (0.11%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.085%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.085%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.085%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.056%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 536 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 287 (8.10%) VMware
3 191 (5.39%) Cisco
4 100 (2.82%) SAP
5 92 (2.60%) Oracle
6 90 (2.54%) Citrix
7 69 (1.95%) HP
8 44 (1.24%) Apple
9 39 (1.10%) Veeam
10 27 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (0.73%) Dell
12 25 (0.71%) Computacenter
13 24 (0.68%) NetApp
13 24 (0.68%) Sage
14 23 (0.65%) SonicWALL
15 19 (0.54%) IBM
16 18 (0.51%) EMC
16 18 (0.51%) Infor
16 18 (0.51%) ServiceNow
17 17 (0.48%) Mitel
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Callington, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Strong Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £120000 per annum + bonus+benefit package
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £80,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Bluetownonline
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Webrecruit
Salary: £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60 - 80k plus bonus, plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dungannon, County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Bluetownonline
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + plus bonus plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: 4 days ago