Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 198 206 192
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,035 2,477 3,256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.67% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.74% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,714 2,087 2,922
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,573 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +2.04% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,013
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £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 111,745 142,075 170,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,584 113,392 140,055
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IT Manager.

Salary trend for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IT Manager over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +6 1,878 £55,000 - 150
UK excluding London -1 1,188 £50,000 - 118
London +47 801 £62,500 +0.81% 35
South East +8 405 £52,500 -4.55% 41
North of England -18 239 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Midlands +14 194 £50,000 +2.04% 13
North West +10 133 £51,500 +8.42% 18
South West +42 131 £47,500 -8.65% 17
West Midlands +24 128 £52,500 +7.14% 10
East of England -9 112 £50,468 -8.24% 11
Yorkshire -40 87 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Scotland +54 75 £48,000 -4.00% 1
Work from Home +2 70 £55,000 -6.38% 4
East Midlands -8 66 £47,150 -0.74% 3
Wales +1 37 £42,500 -5.56% 2
North East -3 19 £43,710 -7.98% 4
Northern Ireland +14 1 £40,000 +2.56%

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 574 (28.21%) Project Management
2 537 (26.39%) Finance
3 471 (23.14%) ITIL
4 416 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
5 391 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 340 (16.71%) Service Delivery
7 325 (15.97%) PRINCE2
8 322 (15.82%) Microsoft
9 261 (12.83%) Office 365
10 259 (12.73%) Project Delivery
11 237 (11.65%) Service Management
12 233 (11.45%) Windows
13 188 (9.24%) Azure
14 176 (8.65%) Change Management
15 174 (8.55%) Degree
16 152 (7.47%) IT Strategy
17 144 (7.08%) Waterfall
18 138 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
19 137 (6.73%) SLA
20 133 (6.54%) Risk Management
21 132 (6.49%) Retail
22 130 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
23 126 (6.19%) Windows Server
24 124 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
24 124 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
24 124 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 124 (6.09%) Information Security
25 123 (6.04%) ERP
26 122 (6.00%) ITSM
26 122 (6.00%) Supplier Management

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 63 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.03%) CMS
2 21 (1.03%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.64%) Confluence
4 10 (0.49%) IIS
5 9 (0.44%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.39%) Apache
6 8 (0.39%) SAS
7 4 (0.20%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.15%) Drupal
8 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.15%) WordPress
9 2 (0.098%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.098%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.049%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.049%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.049%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 113 (5.55%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
3 35 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.098%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.049%) Maya
8 1 (0.049%) NUKE
8 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.049%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 41 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.25%) Magento
6 5 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.20%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.098%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.049%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.049%) Maximo
10 1 (0.049%) Northgate Housing
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.049%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 261 (12.83%) Office 365
2 188 (9.24%) Azure
3 93 (4.57%) AWS
4 71 (3.49%) SaaS
5 35 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (1.33%) G Suite
7 22 (1.08%) PaaS
8 19 (0.93%) IaaS
8 19 (0.93%) Power Platform
9 16 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.69%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.49%) GCP
12 7 (0.34%) Boomi
12 7 (0.34%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.15%) Slack
15 2 (0.098%) Basecamp
16 1 (0.049%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 115 (5.65%) Firewall
1 115 (5.65%) WAN
2 103 (5.06%) LAN
3 56 (2.75%) Internet
4 47 (2.31%) DHCP
5 45 (2.21%) MPLS
6 44 (2.16%) VoIP
7 42 (2.06%) Intranet
8 41 (2.01%) TCP/IP
9 38 (1.87%) DNS
10 37 (1.82%) Wireless
11 34 (1.67%) VPN
12 32 (1.57%) VLAN
13 29 (1.43%) Unified Communications
14 23 (1.13%) SAN
15 20 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (0.79%) Skype
17 13 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
18 8 (0.39%) Network Security
19 6 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (0.88%) Power BI
4 13 (0.64%) Blockchain
5 11 (0.54%) MySQL
6 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.29%) DB2
10 5 (0.25%) Big Data
10 5 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.25%) GIS
10 5 (0.25%) MS Access
11 4 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.20%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.15%) mvBase
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.15%) UniData
Development Applications
1 42 (2.06%) JIRA
2 11 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.20%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.20%) CruiseControl
4 4 (0.20%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.20%) Selenium
5 3 (0.15%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.049%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.049%) Git (software)
General
1 537 (26.39%) Finance
2 132 (6.49%) Retail
3 115 (5.65%) Public Sector
4 113 (5.55%) Legal
5 89 (4.37%) Banking
6 76 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 63 (3.10%) Law
8 62 (3.05%) Marketing
9 48 (2.36%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.57%) Advertising
11 19 (0.93%) Billing
12 17 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.69%) Local Government
14 12 (0.59%) Housing Association
15 11 (0.54%) Back Office
16 9 (0.44%) Games
16 9 (0.44%) International Banking
17 8 (0.39%) Police
18 7 (0.34%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.34%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.47%) .NET
2 12 (0.59%) Middleware
2 12 (0.59%) Web Services
3 8 (0.39%) LAMP
4 6 (0.29%) .NET Framework
4 6 (0.29%) LDAP
5 5 (0.25%) XML
6 4 (0.20%) CSS
6 4 (0.20%) HTML
7 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.15%) COM
7 3 (0.15%) React
7 3 (0.15%) Velocity
8 2 (0.098%) EDI
8 2 (0.098%) jQuery
8 2 (0.098%) SAML
8 2 (0.098%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.049%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.049%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 74 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (3.44%) Data Centre
5 31 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 26 (1.28%) FMCG
7 19 (0.93%) CMDB
7 19 (0.93%) NHS
7 19 (0.93%) User Experience
8 18 (0.88%) Public Cloud
9 14 (0.69%) PMI
9 14 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 13 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 13 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (0.64%) Internet of Things
11 12 (0.59%) CESG
11 12 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (0.59%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.54%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.54%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 233 (11.45%) Windows
2 126 (6.19%) Windows Server
3 83 (4.08%) Linux
4 47 (2.31%) Windows 10
5 33 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (1.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 25 (1.23%) Unix
8 17 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.20%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.15%) Debian
12 2 (0.098%) HPUX
12 2 (0.098%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.098%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.049%) Android
13 1 (0.049%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (28.21%) Project Management
2 471 (23.14%) ITIL
3 416 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
4 391 (19.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 340 (16.71%) Service Delivery
6 325 (15.97%) PRINCE2
7 259 (12.73%) Project Delivery
8 237 (11.65%) Service Management
9 176 (8.65%) Change Management
10 152 (7.47%) IT Strategy
11 144 (7.08%) Waterfall
12 133 (6.54%) Risk Management
13 130 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
14 124 (6.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 124 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
14 124 (6.09%) Information Security
15 123 (6.04%) ERP
16 122 (6.00%) ITSM
16 122 (6.00%) Supplier Management
17 105 (5.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (4.23%) SQL
2 37 (1.82%) C
3 17 (0.84%) Java
4 14 (0.69%) PowerShell
5 12 (0.59%) C#
5 12 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 10 (0.49%) PHP
6 10 (0.49%) Python
7 9 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 9 (0.44%) Perl
8 7 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.25%) VBScript
10 4 (0.20%) VBA
11 3 (0.15%) UniBasic
11 3 (0.15%) VB
12 2 (0.098%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.098%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 174 (8.55%) Degree
2 70 (3.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 69 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
4 64 (3.14%) PMI Certification
4 64 (3.14%) PMP
5 61 (3.00%) CISSP
6 45 (2.21%) Security Cleared
7 41 (2.01%) CISM
8 31 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 29 (1.43%) CISA
9 29 (1.43%) SC Cleared
10 21 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.79%) CIPD
13 14 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (0.69%) CRISC
14 13 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
14 13 (0.64%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.54%) Master's Degree
16 10 (0.49%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (6.73%) SLA
2 124 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 83 (4.08%) GDPR
4 52 (2.56%) PMO
5 35 (1.72%) QA
6 28 (1.38%) COBIT
6 28 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 10 (0.49%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.49%) ITGC
8 10 (0.49%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.44%) CESG Infosec
9 9 (0.44%) RMADS
10 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.29%) NIST
11 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 118 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 56 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.54%) Docker
4 11 (0.54%) Terminal Services
4 11 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (0.54%) vSphere
5 7 (0.34%) XenApp
6 6 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.20%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.20%) iptables
7 4 (0.20%) KVM
7 4 (0.20%) NFS
7 4 (0.20%) QEMU
7 4 (0.20%) Xen
8 1 (0.049%) ACF2
8 1 (0.049%) Postfix
8 1 (0.049%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.049%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (1.23%) SCCM
2 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
4 7 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.25%) Terraform
5 5 (0.25%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.20%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.20%) Nmap
6 4 (0.20%) SELinux
7 3 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.098%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.098%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.098%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.098%) WSUS
9 1 (0.049%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.049%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.049%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 322 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 99 (4.86%) VMware
3 88 (4.32%) Cisco
4 67 (3.29%) SAP
5 46 (2.26%) Oracle
6 44 (2.16%) Citrix
7 33 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (1.57%) Google
9 19 (0.93%) HP
9 19 (0.93%) iManage
10 18 (0.88%) Adobe
10 18 (0.88%) ServiceNow
11 17 (0.84%) Dell
12 12 (0.59%) Apple
13 11 (0.54%) SonicWALL
14 10 (0.49%) Juniper
14 10 (0.49%) Meraki
14 10 (0.49%) Sage
15 9 (0.44%) Avaya
16 8 (0.39%) IBM