Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 194 204 182
Rank change year-on-year +10 -22 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,158 2,608 3,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.73% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.81% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,754 2,150 2,838
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £37,091 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,875
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 118,710 144,433 167,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.92% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95,152 115,588 137,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 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 +8 1,983 £55,000 - 398
UK excluding London -19 1,249 £50,000 - 330
London +34 846 £60,000 - 106
South East +5 431 £52,500 -4.55% 84
North of England -34 250 £47,500 - 83
Midlands +9 244 £50,000 - 48
West Midlands +25 163 £52,500 +7.14% 29
North West -16 135 £50,000 +5.26% 41
East of England -6 115 £55,000 - 33
South West +10 108 £46,500 -7.00% 44
Yorkshire -43 96 £46,250 +2.78% 36
Scotland +47 82 £47,750 -4.50% 17
East Midlands -8 81 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Wales +1 29 £42,500 +6.25% 20
North East +9 19 £40,750 -6.65% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 £40,000 - 1

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 633 (29.33%) Project Management
2 557 (25.81%) Finance
3 522 (24.19%) ITIL
4 485 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
5 416 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 371 (17.19%) Service Delivery
7 359 (16.64%) PRINCE2
8 325 (15.06%) Microsoft
9 302 (13.99%) Project Delivery
10 263 (12.19%) Service Management
11 262 (12.14%) Office 365
12 250 (11.58%) Windows
13 219 (10.15%) Change Management
14 203 (9.41%) Azure
15 193 (8.94%) Degree
16 159 (7.37%) Waterfall
17 154 (7.14%) IT Strategy
18 151 (7.00%) ITSM
19 145 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
20 142 (6.58%) SLA
21 139 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
22 138 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
23 132 (6.12%) Retail
24 130 (6.02%) Risk Management
25 126 (5.84%) ERP
26 120 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
27 115 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
28 112 (5.19%) Public Sector
29 110 (5.10%) Information Security
29 110 (5.10%) Mentoring

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 44 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.02%) Confluence
3 20 (0.93%) CMS
4 16 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 12 (0.56%) IIS
6 10 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.37%) SAS
8 6 (0.28%) Apache
9 4 (0.19%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.19%) WordPress
10 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.14%) Drupal
10 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.046%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.046%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.046%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 104 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
3 42 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.093%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.093%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.046%) Maya
8 1 (0.046%) NUKE
8 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.046%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 45 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.23%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.23%) Magento
6 5 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
6 5 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.093%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.046%) Northgate Housing
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.046%) Relativity
10 1 (0.046%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 262 (12.14%) Office 365
2 203 (9.41%) Azure
3 107 (4.96%) AWS
4 88 (4.08%) SaaS
5 41 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
6 29 (1.34%) G Suite
7 26 (1.20%) PaaS
8 24 (1.11%) IaaS
9 18 (0.83%) Power Platform
10 15 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.60%) Mimecast
12 11 (0.51%) GCP
13 7 (0.32%) Boomi
14 6 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.14%) Slack
16 2 (0.093%) Basecamp
17 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
17 1 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.05%) WAN
2 102 (4.73%) Firewall
3 96 (4.45%) LAN
4 65 (3.01%) Internet
5 51 (2.36%) Intranet
6 50 (2.32%) DHCP
7 48 (2.22%) DNS
8 45 (2.09%) VoIP
9 41 (1.90%) Wireless
10 38 (1.76%) MPLS
11 36 (1.67%) TCP/IP
11 36 (1.67%) Unified Communications
12 28 (1.30%) VPN
13 25 (1.16%) VLAN
14 19 (0.88%) SAN
14 19 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (0.56%) Skype
16 11 (0.51%) IP Telephony
16 11 (0.51%) Network Security
17 8 (0.37%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (0.79%) Power BI
4 16 (0.74%) Blockchain
5 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.32%) MySQL
8 5 (0.23%) Big Data
8 5 (0.23%) DB2
8 5 (0.23%) GIS
8 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.19%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.19%) MS Access
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.14%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.14%) UniData
Development Applications
1 57 (2.64%) JIRA
2 11 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.19%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.19%) CruiseControl
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.19%) Selenium
5 3 (0.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.046%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.046%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.046%) MSI
General
1 557 (25.81%) Finance
2 132 (6.12%) Retail
3 112 (5.19%) Public Sector
4 107 (4.96%) Legal
5 93 (4.31%) Banking
6 90 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 67 (3.10%) Law
8 62 (2.87%) Marketing
9 59 (2.73%) Manufacturing
10 34 (1.58%) Advertising
11 20 (0.93%) Billing
12 15 (0.70%) Back Office
12 15 (0.70%) Local Government
13 14 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.56%) Housing Association
14 12 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.37%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.37%) Games
15 8 (0.37%) International Banking
15 8 (0.37%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.39%) .NET
2 11 (0.51%) Middleware
3 10 (0.46%) HTML
4 9 (0.42%) CSS
5 8 (0.37%) React
5 8 (0.37%) Web Services
6 7 (0.32%) jQuery
7 6 (0.28%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.28%) LAMP
7 6 (0.28%) LDAP
8 5 (0.23%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.23%) HTML5
8 5 (0.23%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (0.23%) Node.js
9 4 (0.19%) .NET Core
9 4 (0.19%) COM
9 4 (0.19%) CSS3
10 3 (0.14%) Velocity
10 3 (0.14%) XML
11 2 (0.093%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 89 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 82 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 31 (1.44%) Virtual Team
6 23 (1.07%) CMDB
7 22 (1.02%) User Experience
8 21 (0.97%) NHS
9 20 (0.93%) FMCG
10 19 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 19 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 18 (0.83%) Private Cloud
12 14 (0.65%) Internet of Things
13 13 (0.60%) e-Learning
13 13 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.56%) PMI
15 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.51%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.46%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 250 (11.58%) Windows
2 110 (5.10%) Windows Server
3 76 (3.52%) Linux
4 59 (2.73%) Windows 10
5 41 (1.90%) Unix
6 35 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.37%) HPUX
8 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.093%) Debian
13 2 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (29.33%) Project Management
2 522 (24.19%) ITIL
3 485 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
4 416 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 371 (17.19%) Service Delivery
6 359 (16.64%) PRINCE2
7 302 (13.99%) Project Delivery
8 263 (12.19%) Service Management
9 219 (10.15%) Change Management
10 159 (7.37%) Waterfall
11 154 (7.14%) IT Strategy
12 151 (7.00%) ITSM
13 145 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 138 (6.39%) Problem-Solving
15 130 (6.02%) Risk Management
16 126 (5.84%) ERP
17 120 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
18 110 (5.10%) Information Security
18 110 (5.10%) Mentoring
19 108 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 80 (3.71%) SQL
2 46 (2.13%) C
3 13 (0.60%) Java
3 13 (0.60%) JavaScript
3 13 (0.60%) PowerShell
4 12 (0.56%) C#
5 9 (0.42%) Bash Shell
5 9 (0.42%) Perl
6 8 (0.37%) PHP
7 7 (0.32%) Python
8 6 (0.28%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.19%) VBA
9 4 (0.19%) VBScript
10 3 (0.14%) UniBasic
10 3 (0.14%) VB
11 2 (0.093%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.046%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 193 (8.94%) Degree
2 80 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 73 (3.38%) PMP
4 64 (2.97%) PMI Certification
5 63 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
6 58 (2.69%) CISSP
7 44 (2.04%) Security Cleared
8 36 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 29 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (1.30%) CISA
11 27 (1.25%) CISM
12 26 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (1.16%) SC Cleared
14 17 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (0.74%) CIPD
15 16 (0.74%) MCSE
16 15 (0.70%) APMP
16 15 (0.70%) CCNP
16 15 (0.70%) Master's Degree
16 15 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (6.58%) SLA
2 115 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (3.75%) GDPR
4 57 (2.64%) PMO
5 45 (2.09%) QA
6 41 (1.90%) COBIT
7 24 (1.11%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.46%) NIST
10 9 (0.42%) CESG Infosec
10 9 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 9 (0.42%) ITGC
11 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.19%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 106 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 59 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.51%) Terminal Services
5 10 (0.46%) vSphere
6 9 (0.42%) Docker
6 9 (0.42%) XenApp
7 5 (0.23%) NDS
7 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.23%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.19%) iptables
8 4 (0.19%) KVM
8 4 (0.19%) NFS
8 4 (0.19%) QEMU
8 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.046%) ACF2
9 1 (0.046%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.046%) Postfix
9 1 (0.046%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (1.53%) SCCM
2 14 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
3 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.28%) SCOrch
4 6 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.23%) Terraform
6 4 (0.19%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.19%) SELinux
6 4 (0.19%) WSUS
7 3 (0.14%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.093%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.093%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.093%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.046%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.046%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 325 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 109 (5.05%) VMware
3 93 (4.31%) Cisco
4 57 (2.64%) SAP
5 52 (2.41%) Oracle
6 47 (2.18%) Citrix
7 42 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (1.58%) ServiceNow
9 33 (1.53%) Google
10 22 (1.02%) Dell
11 19 (0.88%) Adobe
12 18 (0.83%) HP
13 17 (0.79%) iManage
14 14 (0.65%) Meraki
15 10 (0.46%) Apple
15 10 (0.46%) Sage
16 9 (0.42%) JD Edwards
16 9 (0.42%) McAfee
16 9 (0.42%) Palo Alto
16 9 (0.42%) Remedy