Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 152 157
Rank change year-on-year -29 +5 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 3382 4264 4600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.25% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.33% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2768 3623 3931
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,969 £36,250 £35,000
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% -4.52%

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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 October 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 22 October 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 -29 3190 £52,500 - 128
UK excluding London -41 1884 £50,000 - 89
London -9 1450 £60,000 - 44
North of England -63 472 £46,500 +3.33% 31
South East -46 466 £52,500 - 27
Midlands -24 339 £45,000 -10.00% 10
East of England -18 300 £52,500 - 3
West Midlands -11 237 £47,500 -5.00% 4
North West -46 237 £45,000 - 11
Yorkshire -64 200 £48,000 +5.49% 15
South West -10 165 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Scotland -34 102 £48,500 -4.90% 3
East Midlands -16 101 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Wales +1 39 £45,000 -2.70% 2
North East +26 34 £43,500 -3.33% 5
Northern Ireland -34 7 £45,000 -5.26%
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1140 (33.71%) Finance
2 1004 (29.69%) Project Management
3 776 (22.95%) ITIL
4 747 (22.09%) PRINCE2
5 678 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
6 588 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 501 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 468 (13.84%) Windows
9 366 (10.82%) Service Delivery
10 358 (10.59%) Service Management
11 344 (10.17%) Change Management
12 325 (9.61%) Banking
13 315 (9.31%) Degree
14 290 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
15 289 (8.55%) Active Directory
16 279 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
17 260 (7.69%) Asset Management
18 251 (7.42%) Retail
19 247 (7.30%) Waterfall
20 240 (7.10%) SLA
21 237 (7.01%) Windows Server
22 233 (6.89%) VMware
23 231 (6.83%) Risk Management
24 225 (6.65%) IT Strategy
25 218 (6.45%) Information Security
26 212 (6.27%) SDLC
27 207 (6.12%) Supplier Management
28 205 (6.06%) Wealth Management
29 203 (6.00%) Cisco
30 199 (5.88%) Investment Banking

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
1 126 (3.73%) MS Exchange
2 98 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 45 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (1.06%) Skype for Business
5 30 (0.89%) CMS
6 21 (0.62%) IIS
7 18 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.38%) MS Project Server
9 11 (0.33%) Documentum
10 10 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.15%) Confluence
13 5 (0.15%) Moodle
13 5 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.15%) WordPress
14 4 (0.12%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.089%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.059%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 189 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
2 150 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
3 79 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 54 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 48 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.15%) Niku Workbench
6 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.030%) Maya
Business Applications
1 35 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 16 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.38%) Magento
4 13 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.21%) Maximo
5 7 (0.21%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.21%) Temenos T24
6 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.089%) Epicor Tropos
8 3 (0.089%) Sage CRM
8 3 (0.089%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.089%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.089%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.089%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.059%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 183 (5.41%) Office 365
2 104 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (1.60%) SaaS
5 30 (0.89%) IaaS
6 21 (0.62%) Mimecast
7 16 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.30%) PaaS
10 8 (0.24%) Dropbox
10 8 (0.24%) G Suite
11 6 (0.18%) Yammer
12 4 (0.12%) Cloudflare
13 2 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.059%) Asana
13 2 (0.059%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.059%) GitHub
13 2 (0.059%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.030%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 154 (4.55%) Firewall
2 118 (3.49%) WAN
3 109 (3.22%) LAN
4 91 (2.69%) SAN
5 74 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 74 (2.19%) VoIP
6 70 (2.07%) VPN
7 61 (1.80%) DNS
8 55 (1.63%) Internet
9 54 (1.60%) Network Security
10 46 (1.36%) DHCP
11 44 (1.30%) Skype
12 41 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
13 40 (1.18%) VLAN
14 30 (0.89%) Intranet
15 28 (0.83%) MPLS
16 27 (0.80%) Wireless
17 25 (0.74%) SSL
18 23 (0.68%) IP Telephony
19 21 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 32 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 14 (0.41%) Blockchain
3 14 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
4 13 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (0.35%) MySQL
5 12 (0.35%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.33%) Big Data
6 11 (0.33%) KDB
6 11 (0.33%) Kdb+
7 9 (0.27%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.27%) SAP HANA
8 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.18%) Neo4j
11 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (0.95%) JIRA
2 16 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.38%) Maven
4 8 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
5 7 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.21%) Gradle
5 7 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (0.12%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.059%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.059%) GoCD
9 2 (0.059%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.059%) Selenium
10 1 (0.030%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.030%) Visual Composer
General
1 1140 (33.71%) Finance
2 325 (9.61%) Banking
3 251 (7.42%) Retail
4 199 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 193 (5.71%) Retail Banking
6 183 (5.41%) Legal
7 132 (3.90%) Back Office
8 118 (3.49%) Marketing
9 117 (3.46%) Telecoms
10 106 (3.13%) Manufacturing
11 91 (2.69%) Law
12 78 (2.31%) Front Office
13 60 (1.77%) Advertising
14 28 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.65%) Automotive
16 18 (0.53%) Electronics
16 18 (0.53%) French Language
17 16 (0.47%) Billing
18 15 (0.44%) Local Government
19 14 (0.41%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (2.19%) .NET
2 37 (1.09%) Web Services
3 28 (0.83%) XML
4 24 (0.71%) HTML
5 22 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 13 (0.38%) Spring
7 11 (0.33%) AngularJS
7 11 (0.33%) CSS
8 10 (0.30%) EDI
8 10 (0.30%) REST
9 8 (0.24%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.24%) Middleware
10 7 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (0.18%) CSS3
11 6 (0.18%) LAMP
11 6 (0.18%) Spring Boot
11 6 (0.18%) Spring MVC
12 5 (0.15%) HTML5
13 3 (0.089%) COM
13 3 (0.089%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 290 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 114 (3.37%) Data Centre
4 56 (1.66%) Computer Science
5 49 (1.45%) Virtual Team
6 48 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 47 (1.39%) Equities
8 41 (1.21%) Reference Data
9 39 (1.15%) Pricing Data
10 38 (1.12%) iPad
10 38 (1.12%) PMI
11 34 (1.01%) FMCG
12 33 (0.98%) Driving Licence
13 27 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (0.80%) EPoS
14 24 (0.71%) Blackberry
15 21 (0.62%) User Experience
16 18 (0.53%) Fintech
17 16 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
17 16 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 468 (13.84%) Windows
2 237 (7.01%) Windows Server
3 106 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 100 (2.96%) Linux
5 95 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 63 (1.86%) Windows 7
8 48 (1.42%) Unix
9 21 (0.62%) Android
10 18 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.27%) CentOS
14 9 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.18%) Debian
17 5 (0.15%) AIX
18 4 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1004 (29.69%) Project Management
2 776 (22.95%) ITIL
3 747 (22.09%) PRINCE2
4 678 (20.05%) Agile Software Development
5 588 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 366 (10.82%) Service Delivery
7 358 (10.59%) Service Management
8 344 (10.17%) Change Management
9 279 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 260 (7.69%) Asset Management
11 247 (7.30%) Waterfall
12 231 (6.83%) Risk Management
13 225 (6.65%) IT Strategy
14 218 (6.45%) Information Security
15 212 (6.27%) SDLC
16 207 (6.12%) Supplier Management
17 205 (6.06%) Wealth Management
18 197 (5.82%) CRM
19 191 (5.65%) ITSM
20 174 (5.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 143 (4.23%) SQL
2 68 (2.01%) C#
3 55 (1.63%) C
4 51 (1.51%) Java
5 34 (1.01%) PowerShell
6 27 (0.80%) VB.NET
7 18 (0.53%) PHP
8 17 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 15 (0.44%) Python
10 13 (0.38%) C++
11 11 (0.33%) MATLAB
11 11 (0.33%) Perl
11 11 (0.33%) R
11 11 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.33%) Tcl
12 9 (0.27%) PHP 5
12 9 (0.27%) PHP 7
13 7 (0.21%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.21%) VB
14 5 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 315 (9.31%) Degree
2 150 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 148 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
4 144 (4.26%) CISSP
5 140 (4.14%) PMP
6 110 (3.25%) PMI Certification
7 106 (3.13%) CISM
8 74 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 72 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 71 (2.10%) CISA
11 62 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
12 55 (1.63%) MCSE
13 40 (1.18%) CCNA
14 32 (0.95%) CCNP
14 32 (0.95%) MCSA
15 30 (0.89%) APMP
16 29 (0.86%) Security Cleared
17 27 (0.80%) Master's Degree
18 22 (0.65%) SC Cleared
19 20 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (7.10%) SLA
2 161 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (3.28%) PMO
4 88 (2.60%) PCI DSS
5 80 (2.37%) GDPR
6 44 (1.30%) QA
7 31 (0.92%) COBIT
7 31 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 27 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.68%) ISO 9001
10 18 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
10 18 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 15 (0.44%) GxP
11 15 (0.44%) MiFID
12 13 (0.38%) EMIR
13 12 (0.35%) ISO 22301
14 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (0.27%) FATCA
16 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 7 (0.21%) GAMP
System Software
1 289 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 121 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.68%) vSphere
5 17 (0.50%) XenApp
6 16 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.21%) Terminal Server
8 7 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.18%) Docker
10 5 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.089%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.089%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.089%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.089%) XenServer
13 2 (0.059%) KVM
13 2 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 70 (2.07%) SCCM
2 35 (1.03%) SCOM
3 12 (0.35%) Backup Exec
4 10 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (0.21%) FortiGate
5 7 (0.21%) WSUS
6 6 (0.18%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.15%) Nessus
8 4 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.12%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.089%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.089%) Puppet
9 3 (0.089%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.059%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.059%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.059%) SCSM
10 2 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.059%) vMotion
10 2 (0.059%) WMI
Vendors
1 501 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 233 (6.89%) VMware
3 203 (6.00%) Cisco
4 121 (3.58%) SAP
5 107 (3.16%) Citrix
6 101 (2.99%) Oracle
7 49 (1.45%) HP
8 35 (1.03%) Dell
9 31 (0.92%) IBM
10 29 (0.86%) ServiceNow
11 26 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (0.71%) Apple
13 22 (0.65%) CheckPoint
13 22 (0.65%) Palo Alto
14 20 (0.59%) Sage
15 18 (0.53%) Veeam
16 17 (0.50%) NetApp
17 16 (0.47%) Symantec
18 15 (0.44%) Google
19 13 (0.38%) Fortinet