The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 151 155
Rank change year-on-year -23 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1727 2144 2349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.21% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.29% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1453 1852 1932
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.96%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -20 1660 £52,500 - 189
London -13 683 £60,000 - 62
South East -27 237 £52,500 - 37
East of England +3 190 £52,500 -4.54% 16
West Midlands -20 137 £50,000 - 18
North West -60 131 £45,000 - 18
City of London +11 122 £57,500 -6.69% 15
Yorkshire -5 111 £47,500 +5.55% 15
South West -1 100 £47,500 +13.09% 12
West Yorkshire +2 93 £47,500 - 12
Manchester -41 72 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Surrey +18 68 £57,500 +12.19% 8
Berkshire -3 67 £52,500 -8.69% 8
Hertfordshire +9 65 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Birmingham +4 62 £47,500 -9.52% 7
East Midlands -6 58 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Cambridgeshire -6 42 £57,500 +4.54% 5
Bedfordshire +32 38 £55,000 - 1
Essex -10 37 £54,250 -11.78% 2
Scotland -21 36 £54,000 +2.85% 6
Leeds -34 33 £50,000 - 6
Cheshire -30 28 £47,500 +17.28% 10
Hampshire -30 26 £52,000 -5.45% 9
Dorset +15 25 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Bradford +11 25 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Bristol -30 24 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Merseyside +4 21 £47,500 -5.00%
Northamptonshire -2 21 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Edinburgh -22 21 £55,750 +1.36% 2
West Sussex +12 20 £40,000 -23.80% 3

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1028 (29.80%) Finance
2 1009 (29.25%) Project Management
3 788 (22.84%) ITIL
4 715 (20.72%) PRINCE2
5 648 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
6 560 (16.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 552 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 471 (13.65%) Windows
9 382 (11.07%) Service Delivery
10 337 (9.77%) Service Management
11 325 (9.42%) Change Management
12 324 (9.39%) Retail
13 309 (8.96%) Degree
14 303 (8.78%) VMware
15 297 (8.61%) Active Directory
16 263 (7.62%) Windows Server
17 257 (7.45%) IT Strategy
18 252 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
19 251 (7.28%) Risk Management
20 226 (6.55%) SLA
21 221 (6.41%) CRM
22 211 (6.12%) Information Security
23 205 (5.94%) Management Information System
24 204 (5.91%) Waterfall
25 203 (5.88%) Office 365
26 202 (5.86%) Cisco
27 201 (5.83%) ERP
28 196 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
29 191 (5.54%) Firewall
30 190 (5.51%) SDLC

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
1 134 (3.88%) MS Exchange
2 107 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 46 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (0.78%) CMS
4 27 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (0.67%) IIS
6 13 (0.38%) MS Project Server
7 11 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (0.29%) Apache
8 10 (0.29%) Confluence
9 9 (0.26%) Skype for Business
10 8 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.17%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.12%) WordPress
14 3 (0.087%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.087%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.058%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 196 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
3 65 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.14%) Niku Workbench
6 5 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.029%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.029%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 20 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.17%) Magento
5 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.14%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (0.12%) Sage CRM
7 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.087%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.087%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.058%) Maximo
9 2 (0.058%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.058%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.058%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.058%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.058%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 203 (5.88%) Office 365
2 136 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.77%) SaaS
4 56 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (1.28%) IaaS
6 38 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.35%) PaaS
8 9 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.17%) G Suite
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.087%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.087%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.087%) Yammer
13 2 (0.058%) AdWords
13 2 (0.058%) Force.com
13 2 (0.058%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.029%) Cloudflare
14 1 (0.029%) Mavenlink
Communications & Networking
1 191 (5.54%) Firewall
2 154 (4.46%) WAN
3 139 (4.03%) LAN
4 79 (2.29%) VPN
5 77 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 75 (2.17%) VoIP
7 70 (2.03%) DNS
8 64 (1.86%) SAN
9 53 (1.54%) Internet
10 46 (1.33%) DHCP
10 46 (1.33%) VLAN
10 46 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
11 45 (1.30%) Wireless
12 33 (0.96%) Intranet
12 33 (0.96%) MPLS
12 33 (0.96%) Network Security
13 24 (0.70%) Unified Communications
14 22 (0.64%) Skype
15 20 (0.58%) IP Telephony
16 18 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 34 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (0.46%) Big Data
3 16 (0.46%) Relational Database
4 15 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
5 13 (0.38%) MySQL
6 12 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.17%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.17%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.14%) MS Access
11 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.087%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 29 (0.84%) JIRA
2 13 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.32%) JIRA Agile
4 10 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.087%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.087%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.087%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.087%) Selenium
7 2 (0.058%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.029%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.029%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.029%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.029%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.029%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.029%) Visual Composer
8 1 (0.029%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1028 (29.80%) Finance
2 324 (9.39%) Retail
3 162 (4.70%) Banking
4 145 (4.20%) Marketing
5 139 (4.03%) Legal
6 135 (3.91%) Telecoms
7 95 (2.75%) Manufacturing
8 62 (1.80%) Law
9 61 (1.77%) Advertising
10 58 (1.68%) Back Office
11 42 (1.22%) Front Office
12 37 (1.07%) Investment Banking
13 32 (0.93%) Automotive
14 27 (0.78%) Billing
15 26 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.75%) Retail Banking
16 19 (0.55%) French Language
17 16 (0.46%) Games
18 13 (0.38%) Local Government
19 11 (0.32%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (2.90%) .NET
2 38 (1.10%) ASP.NET
2 38 (1.10%) HTML
3 27 (0.78%) Web Services
4 12 (0.35%) EDI
5 11 (0.32%) LAMP
5 11 (0.32%) Middleware
6 10 (0.29%) CSS
7 8 (0.23%) 802.1X
7 8 (0.23%) COM
8 7 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (0.20%) XML
9 6 (0.17%) HTML5
10 5 (0.14%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (0.14%) CSS3
11 4 (0.12%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.12%) JMS
11 4 (0.12%) jQuery
12 3 (0.087%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 205 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 189 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 169 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 56 (1.62%) FMCG
5 54 (1.57%) EPoS
6 49 (1.42%) PMI
7 48 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 44 (1.28%) iPad
9 37 (1.07%) Virtual Team
10 36 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
11 27 (0.78%) NHS
12 22 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (0.61%) Client/Server
14 20 (0.58%) Driving Licence
15 18 (0.52%) User Experience
16 17 (0.49%) CMDB
16 17 (0.49%) Mainframe
17 16 (0.46%) Reference Data
17 16 (0.46%) Social Media
18 14 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 471 (13.65%) Windows
2 263 (7.62%) Windows Server
3 124 (3.59%) Linux
4 117 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 111 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 54 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 37 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (0.96%) Unix
10 23 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 19 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.52%) Android
12 18 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 16 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.29%) Debian
15 8 (0.23%) CentOS
16 7 (0.20%) AIX
17 6 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1009 (29.25%) Project Management
2 788 (22.84%) ITIL
3 715 (20.72%) PRINCE2
4 648 (18.78%) Agile Software Development
5 560 (16.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 382 (11.07%) Service Delivery
7 337 (9.77%) Service Management
8 325 (9.42%) Change Management
9 257 (7.45%) IT Strategy
10 252 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 251 (7.28%) Risk Management
12 221 (6.41%) CRM
13 211 (6.12%) Information Security
14 204 (5.91%) Waterfall
15 201 (5.83%) ERP
16 190 (5.51%) SDLC
17 178 (5.16%) Line Management
18 171 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
19 163 (4.72%) Supplier Management
20 153 (4.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 186 (5.39%) SQL
2 60 (1.74%) C
3 56 (1.62%) C#
4 36 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 33 (0.96%) Java
6 27 (0.78%) VB.NET
7 24 (0.70%) PowerShell
8 13 (0.38%) PHP
9 11 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.23%) VBA
11 7 (0.20%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.20%) VB
12 6 (0.17%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.17%) Python
13 4 (0.12%) Perl
14 3 (0.087%) C++
15 2 (0.058%) R
15 2 (0.058%) RPG
15 2 (0.058%) Ruby
16 1 (0.029%) AWK
Qualifications
1 309 (8.96%) Degree
2 167 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
3 154 (4.46%) CISSP
4 141 (4.09%) PMP
5 124 (3.59%) PMI Certification
6 114 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 111 (3.22%) CISA
8 107 (3.10%) CISM
9 91 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 85 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 64 (1.86%) MCSE
12 63 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
13 57 (1.65%) Master's Degree
14 40 (1.16%) CCNA
15 33 (0.96%) APMP
16 30 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
17 28 (0.81%) CCNP
17 28 (0.81%) MCSA
18 22 (0.64%) Security Cleared
19 20 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (6.55%) SLA
2 166 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 115 (3.33%) PMO
4 75 (2.17%) QA
5 51 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 45 (1.30%) COBIT
7 32 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 28 (0.81%) GDPR
9 22 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 21 (0.61%) ISO 9001
11 18 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
12 11 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.29%) SSAE 16
14 9 (0.26%) MiFID
15 7 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 6 (0.17%) GxP
16 6 (0.17%) ISO 22301
17 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
17 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
18 3 (0.087%) EMIR
System Software
1 297 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 164 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (0.64%) XenApp
6 18 (0.52%) vSphere
7 8 (0.23%) NFS
7 8 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.20%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.087%) Firmware
11 3 (0.087%) NDS
11 3 (0.087%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.087%) XenServer
12 2 (0.058%) iptables
13 1 (0.029%) Docker
13 1 (0.029%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.029%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 42 (1.22%) SCCM
2 22 (0.64%) SCOM
3 18 (0.52%) WSUS
4 17 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 10 (0.29%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.14%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.14%) Puppet
6 5 (0.14%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.12%) Ansible
7 4 (0.12%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.12%) vRealize
7 4 (0.12%) WMI
7 4 (0.12%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.087%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.087%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.058%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.058%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 552 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 303 (8.78%) VMware
3 202 (5.86%) Cisco
4 96 (2.78%) SAP
5 94 (2.72%) Citrix
6 86 (2.49%) Oracle
7 71 (2.06%) HP
8 47 (1.36%) Veeam
9 37 (1.07%) Apple
10 34 (0.99%) Dell
11 32 (0.93%) NetApp
12 28 (0.81%) Palo Alto
13 26 (0.75%) IBM
14 24 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
15 22 (0.64%) SolarWinds
16 20 (0.58%) Avaya
17 17 (0.49%) NETGEAR
17 17 (0.49%) Symantec
18 16 (0.46%) Computacenter
19 15 (0.43%) Cognizant
London
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leidos
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum + £5k Car Allowance + Bonus + Good B
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and extras!
Posted: 2 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, Health Care, Bonus, Pension, Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits, bonus etc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000-60,000 plus an incredible package
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £85000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits - Free Parking
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago