Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 210 191 178
Rank change year-on-year -19 -13 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,400 3,157 3,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.81% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.88% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,920 2,715 2,906
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -22 2,282 £54,000 +2.86% 355
UK excluding London -21 1,526 £50,000 - 284
London +3 825 £62,500 +4.17% 93
South East -7 526 £52,500 - 76
North of England -23 369 £45,000 -2.17% 74
Midlands -13 275 £50,000 - 55
Yorkshire -19 171 £42,500 -5.56% 35
North West -2 166 £45,000 -5.26% 34
West Midlands -32 157 £50,000 - 35
East of England +58 155 £52,500 +5.00% 29
South West -25 132 £50,000 +5.26% 28
East Midlands +21 118 £50,000 - 20
Scotland -54 49 £45,000 -13.88% 18
North East -2 32 £48,750 +8.33% 5
Wales +24 22 £47,500 +2.70% 3
Northern Ireland -26 6 £39,000 -20.00% 1

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 776 (32.33%) Project Management
2 674 (28.08%) Finance
3 591 (24.63%) ITIL
4 554 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 519 (21.63%) PRINCE2
6 440 (18.33%) Microsoft
7 431 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 370 (15.42%) Windows
9 313 (13.04%) Office 365
10 284 (11.83%) Service Delivery
11 279 (11.63%) Change Management
12 254 (10.58%) Degree
13 242 (10.08%) Service Management
14 220 (9.17%) Active Directory
15 214 (8.92%) Risk Management
16 195 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
17 190 (7.92%) IT Strategy
17 190 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
18 186 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
19 185 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
20 171 (7.13%) Management Information System
21 164 (6.83%) ERP
22 163 (6.79%) Retail
23 161 (6.71%) Waterfall
23 161 (6.71%) Windows Server
24 160 (6.67%) VMware
25 152 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
26 143 (5.96%) Information Security
27 141 (5.88%) Firewall
28 140 (5.83%) SQL

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
1 118 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 46 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 37 (1.54%) Skype for Business
4 19 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (0.67%) WordPress
6 15 (0.63%) IIS
7 14 (0.58%) Confluence
8 13 (0.54%) MS Project Server
9 6 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.17%) CMS
11 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.083%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.083%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.083%) Moodle
12 2 (0.083%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.083%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.042%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.042%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.042%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.042%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 152 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
3 69 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.17%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.083%) Autodesk Inventor
8 2 (0.083%) CATIA
8 2 (0.083%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 18 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
2 17 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
4 15 (0.63%) Elite 3E
5 14 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.33%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.33%) SAP Business One
6 8 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.25%) Distributed Ledger
8 6 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.17%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.17%) SystmOne
10 3 (0.13%) OPENHousing
10 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.13%) Sage 1000
10 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.13%) SAP IBP
11 2 (0.083%) Sage 500
11 2 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 313 (13.04%) Office 365
2 190 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (3.00%) SaaS
5 33 (1.38%) IaaS
6 28 (1.17%) OneDrive
7 18 (0.75%) PaaS
8 16 (0.67%) G Suite
8 16 (0.67%) Power Platform
9 12 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.17%) Slack
14 3 (0.13%) DigitalOcean
14 3 (0.13%) GitHub
15 1 (0.042%) Apigee
15 1 (0.042%) Basecamp
15 1 (0.042%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 141 (5.88%) Firewall
2 100 (4.17%) LAN
3 93 (3.88%) WAN
4 67 (2.79%) DNS
5 66 (2.75%) VPN
6 61 (2.54%) VoIP
7 56 (2.33%) DHCP
8 47 (1.96%) Network Security
8 47 (1.96%) SAN
9 46 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
10 45 (1.88%) Skype
11 42 (1.75%) Internet
12 41 (1.71%) VLAN
13 38 (1.58%) TCP/IP
14 28 (1.17%) Wireless
15 21 (0.88%) MPLS
16 20 (0.83%) Unified Communications
17 19 (0.79%) Intranet
18 18 (0.75%) NAS
19 15 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 24 (1.00%) MySQL
4 24 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (0.63%) Power BI
8 14 (0.58%) Big Data
9 12 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.42%) QlikView
11 7 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.29%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.25%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 6 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (0.25%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.17%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 52 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (1.29%) JIRA
3 8 (0.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.21%) Hudson
5 3 (0.13%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.13%) Pivotal Tracker
6 2 (0.083%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.083%) PeopleTools
6 2 (0.083%) Selenium
6 2 (0.083%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.083%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.042%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.042%) JUnit
7 1 (0.042%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.042%) Subversion
7 1 (0.042%) VersionOne
General
1 674 (28.08%) Finance
2 163 (6.79%) Retail
3 127 (5.29%) Legal
4 91 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 89 (3.71%) Marketing
6 85 (3.54%) Banking
7 74 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 71 (2.96%) Law
9 52 (2.17%) Back Office
10 35 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 25 (1.04%) Advertising
12 22 (0.92%) Local Government
13 16 (0.67%) Multimedia
14 14 (0.58%) Billing
15 13 (0.54%) Front Office
15 13 (0.54%) Military
16 11 (0.46%) French Language
17 10 (0.42%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.42%) Publishing
18 9 (0.38%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.83%) .NET
2 33 (1.38%) WPF
3 28 (1.17%) HTML
4 27 (1.13%) Web Services
5 20 (0.83%) CSS
6 9 (0.38%) jQuery
7 8 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.33%) XML
8 7 (0.29%) EDI
9 6 (0.25%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (0.21%) JSON
10 5 (0.21%) REST
11 4 (0.17%) HTML5
12 3 (0.13%) Django
12 3 (0.13%) Node.js
12 3 (0.13%) OLE
12 3 (0.13%) React
12 3 (0.13%) WCF
13 2 (0.083%) LDAP
13 2 (0.083%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 186 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 115 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 112 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (1.75%) Virtual Team
6 35 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 32 (1.33%) Derivative
8 31 (1.29%) OTC Derivatives
9 30 (1.25%) Hedge funds
10 26 (1.08%) EPoS
10 26 (1.08%) Life Science
11 23 (0.96%) CMDB
11 23 (0.96%) Driving Licence
11 23 (0.96%) PMI
11 23 (0.96%) User Experience
12 22 (0.92%) FMCG
13 19 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.79%) Public Cloud
14 16 (0.67%) PKI
15 15 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 370 (15.42%) Windows
2 161 (6.71%) Windows Server
3 109 (4.54%) Linux
4 82 (3.42%) Windows 10
5 48 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 48 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (0.92%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 17 (0.71%) Android
10 15 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.63%) Unix
11 12 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.46%) Debian
13 9 (0.38%) VMS
13 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.29%) CentOS
16 5 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 776 (32.33%) Project Management
2 591 (24.63%) ITIL
3 554 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 519 (21.63%) PRINCE2
5 431 (17.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 284 (11.83%) Service Delivery
7 279 (11.63%) Change Management
8 242 (10.08%) Service Management
9 214 (8.92%) Risk Management
10 195 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
11 190 (7.92%) IT Strategy
12 185 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 164 (6.83%) ERP
14 161 (6.71%) Waterfall
15 143 (5.96%) Information Security
16 133 (5.54%) Programme Management
17 130 (5.42%) Mentoring
18 129 (5.38%) ITSM
19 122 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
20 115 (4.79%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (5.83%) SQL
2 51 (2.13%) C#
3 49 (2.04%) C
4 34 (1.42%) PowerShell
5 26 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 20 (0.83%) Java
7 16 (0.67%) T-SQL
8 15 (0.63%) VBA
9 14 (0.58%) Python
10 13 (0.54%) PHP
10 13 (0.54%) R
11 5 (0.21%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.17%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.17%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.17%) Perl
13 2 (0.083%) ABAP
13 2 (0.083%) Lingo
13 2 (0.083%) PeopleCode
13 2 (0.083%) Ruby
13 2 (0.083%) VB
Qualifications
1 254 (10.58%) Degree
2 140 (5.83%) PMP
3 130 (5.42%) PMI Certification
4 93 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 80 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 77 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
7 64 (2.67%) SC Cleared
8 49 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 48 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (1.67%) CISSP
11 37 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 35 (1.46%) CCNA
13 33 (1.38%) CISM
14 24 (1.00%) APMP
14 24 (1.00%) DBS Check
15 19 (0.79%) HND
16 18 (0.75%) CISA
16 18 (0.75%) MCSA
17 17 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (5.50%) SLA
2 125 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (5.13%) PMO
4 119 (4.96%) GDPR
5 87 (3.63%) QA
6 39 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 39 (1.63%) PCI DSS
7 32 (1.33%) COBIT
8 27 (1.13%) ISO 9001
9 21 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 20 (0.83%) ISO 22301
11 18 (0.75%) NIST
12 15 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 14 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 13 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 11 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 10 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 9 (0.38%) JSP 440
17 9 (0.38%) NCSC
17 9 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 220 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 88 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.58%) VirtualBox
7 11 (0.46%) XenApp
8 7 (0.29%) Samba
8 7 (0.29%) vSphere
9 5 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.17%) KVM
10 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.13%) Xen
12 2 (0.083%) Firmware
12 2 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.042%) ACF2
13 1 (0.042%) Docker
13 1 (0.042%) HDFS
13 1 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 74 (3.08%) SCCM
2 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
3 10 (0.42%) SCOM
4 9 (0.38%) SCOrch
4 9 (0.38%) WSUS
5 8 (0.33%) Ansible
5 8 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (0.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.13%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.13%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.083%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.083%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.083%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.083%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.083%) vMotion
Vendors
1 440 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 160 (6.67%) VMware
3 127 (5.29%) Cisco
4 103 (4.29%) Citrix
5 92 (3.83%) SAP
6 63 (2.63%) Oracle
7 44 (1.83%) Dell
8 43 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (1.75%) Google
10 41 (1.71%) HP
11 38 (1.58%) ServiceNow
12 30 (1.25%) DevExpress
13 27 (1.13%) Apple
14 23 (0.96%) Sage
15 22 (0.92%) CheckPoint
16 21 (0.88%) iManage
16 21 (0.88%) Juniper
17 20 (0.83%) Avaya
18 19 (0.79%) Ivanti
19 16 (0.67%) Red Hat