Period
to 14 April 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 200 214
Rank change year-on-year -26 +14 -21
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,211 1,936 2,454
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.71% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.79% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,063 1,599 2,020
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £44,606 £43,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £53,573
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +2.66% +2.04%
75th Percentile £62,750 £68,750 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £77,625
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 77,560 107,892 143,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,019 87,607 115,290
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 April 2021.

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 14 April 2021. 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 -18 1,112 £52,500 -4.55% 192
UK excluding London +7 815 £50,000 - 169
London -58 344 £60,000 -4.00% 31
North of England +43 229 £52,500 +10.53% 46
Work from Home -16 191 £55,000 - 31
South East -35 183 £50,000 -4.92% 36
Midlands +9 173 £47,500 -9.52% 41
West Midlands +23 124 £47,500 -9.52% 31
Yorkshire +17 103 £52,500 +10.53% 19
North West +12 100 £50,000 -2.91% 26
East of England +53 95 £50,000 +7.53% 16
South West -16 77 £48,000 -0.12% 21
Scotland -5 52 £51,000 +6.25% 6
East Midlands +9 51 £50,000 +5.26% 9
North East +22 26 £52,500 +19.54% 1
Wales +11 8 £54,500 +28.24% 3

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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.

1 352 (29.07%) Project Management
2 317 (26.18%) Finance
3 259 (21.39%) Microsoft
4 247 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
5 232 (19.16%) ITIL
6 207 (17.09%) Microsoft 365
7 197 (16.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 195 (16.10%) PRINCE2
9 187 (15.44%) Windows
10 172 (14.20%) Project Delivery
11 151 (12.47%) Azure
12 121 (9.99%) Service Delivery
13 117 (9.66%) ERP
14 116 (9.58%) Service Management
15 104 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
16 103 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
17 100 (8.26%) Windows Server
18 96 (7.93%) VMware
19 95 (7.84%) Active Directory
20 92 (7.60%) Degree
21 91 (7.51%) Change Management
22 89 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
23 88 (7.27%) SLA
23 88 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
24 85 (7.02%) Information Security
25 83 (6.85%) Coaching
26 82 (6.77%) Management Information System
27 81 (6.69%) Waterfall
28 79 (6.52%) Firewall
29 76 (6.28%) CRM

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 41 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.64%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.66%) IIS
4 6 (0.50%) Confluence
5 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.33%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.17%) WordPress
9 1 (0.083%) Apache
9 1 (0.083%) CMS
9 1 (0.083%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
Applications
1 69 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (4.29%) Microsoft Project
3 38 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.50%) Camtasia
5 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.07%) SAP Business One
3 12 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.74%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.33%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.17%) Odoo
8 2 (0.17%) Sage 300 ERP
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.083%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.083%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.083%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 207 (17.09%) Microsoft 365
2 151 (12.47%) Azure
3 44 (3.63%) AWS
4 43 (3.55%) SaaS
5 19 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.07%) IaaS
8 12 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.58%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.50%) Asana
10 6 (0.50%) GCP
10 6 (0.50%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.50%) Smartsheet
11 5 (0.41%) PaaS
12 3 (0.25%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.17%) AWS Direct Connect
13 2 (0.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.17%) Google Sheets
13 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 79 (6.52%) Firewall
2 45 (3.72%) WAN
3 37 (3.06%) DNS
4 36 (2.97%) LAN
5 31 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 29 (2.39%) VoIP
7 28 (2.31%) VPN
8 25 (2.06%) DHCP
8 25 (2.06%) Network Security
9 24 (1.98%) SAN
10 17 (1.40%) Wireless
11 13 (1.07%) Internet
11 13 (1.07%) VLAN
12 12 (0.99%) Intranet
12 12 (0.99%) IP Telephony
12 12 (0.99%) Skype
12 12 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.74%) NAS
13 9 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.50%) Power BI
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.25%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
7 3 (0.25%) MySQL
8 2 (0.17%) DB2
8 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.17%) Tableau
9 1 (0.083%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.083%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.083%) QlikView
9 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (3.63%) JIRA
2 7 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.083%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.083%) GitLab
7 1 (0.083%) Hudson
7 1 (0.083%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 317 (26.18%) Finance
2 65 (5.37%) Legal
3 63 (5.20%) Manufacturing
4 57 (4.71%) Public Sector
4 57 (4.71%) Retail
5 50 (4.13%) Law
6 46 (3.80%) Banking
7 44 (3.63%) Telecoms
8 28 (2.31%) Marketing
9 16 (1.32%) Advertising
10 12 (0.99%) Housing Association
11 8 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.66%) Automotive
12 6 (0.50%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.33%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.33%) Electronics
13 4 (0.33%) German Language
13 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.40%) .NET
2 9 (0.74%) HTML
3 6 (0.50%) CSS
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.41%) jQuery
5 4 (0.33%) Web Services
5 4 (0.33%) YAML
6 3 (0.25%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.25%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.25%) HTML5
6 3 (0.25%) JSON
6 3 (0.25%) LINQ
6 3 (0.25%) Middleware
6 3 (0.25%) POSIX
6 3 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.17%) COM
7 2 (0.17%) ModSecurity
7 2 (0.17%) Node.js
7 2 (0.17%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.083%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 64 (5.28%) Data Centre
4 47 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (2.06%) Virtual Team
6 19 (1.57%) User Experience
7 18 (1.49%) PMI
8 17 (1.40%) e-Learning
9 16 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.24%) FMCG
11 14 (1.16%) NHS
12 12 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.66%) Life Science
13 8 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.58%) Clustering
14 7 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.58%) iPad
14 7 (0.58%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.50%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 187 (15.44%) Windows
2 100 (8.26%) Windows Server
3 45 (3.72%) Windows 10
4 33 (2.73%) Linux
5 28 (2.31%) Windows Server 2019
6 25 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 23 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.91%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.74%) Android
9 9 (0.74%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.50%) Unix
11 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.17%) AIX
13 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.083%) CentOS
14 1 (0.083%) Debian
14 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (29.07%) Project Management
2 247 (20.40%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (19.16%) ITIL
4 197 (16.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 195 (16.10%) PRINCE2
6 172 (14.20%) Project Delivery
7 121 (9.99%) Service Delivery
8 117 (9.66%) ERP
9 116 (9.58%) Service Management
10 103 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
11 91 (7.51%) Change Management
12 89 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
13 88 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 85 (7.02%) Information Security
15 83 (6.85%) Coaching
16 81 (6.69%) Waterfall
17 76 (6.28%) CRM
18 75 (6.19%) Supplier Management
19 74 (6.11%) IT Strategy
20 73 (6.03%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (4.46%) SQL
2 17 (1.40%) PowerShell
3 9 (0.74%) Python
4 6 (0.50%) Bash Shell
4 6 (0.50%) C
4 6 (0.50%) Java
4 6 (0.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (0.50%) T-SQL
4 6 (0.50%) VBA
5 5 (0.41%) C#
6 4 (0.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.33%) VB
7 3 (0.25%) Perl
7 3 (0.25%) RPG
8 2 (0.17%) C++
8 2 (0.17%) PHP
9 1 (0.083%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.083%) COBOL
9 1 (0.083%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.083%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 92 (7.60%) Degree
2 50 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
3 42 (3.47%) CISSP
3 42 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 39 (3.22%) PMI Certification
5 36 (2.97%) CISM
6 26 (2.15%) PMP
7 22 (1.82%) Security Cleared
8 19 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 17 (1.40%) SC Cleared
10 15 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (1.16%) CISA
11 14 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.58%) CCNP
14 6 (0.50%) MCSA
14 6 (0.50%) MCSE
14 6 (0.50%) MOS
15 5 (0.41%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (7.27%) SLA
2 51 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (3.72%) PMO
4 34 (2.81%) GDPR
5 27 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (1.98%) QA
7 20 (1.65%) COBIT
8 17 (1.40%) NIST
8 17 (1.40%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.99%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.58%) GRC
12 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.17%) GxP
14 2 (0.17%) MiFID
15 1 (0.083%) EMIR
15 1 (0.083%) ISO 20022
15 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.083%) JSP 440
System Software
1 95 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 55 (4.54%) Hyper-V
3 46 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.07%) vSphere
6 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.33%) Docker
7 4 (0.33%) XenApp
8 3 (0.25%) pfSense
9 2 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.083%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.083%) KVM
10 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.083%) vCloud
10 1 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.083%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (1.07%) SCCM
2 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (0.50%) Ansible
4 5 (0.41%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (0.33%) Terraform
6 3 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.17%) WSUS
8 1 (0.083%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.083%) Grafana
8 1 (0.083%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.083%) Nessus
8 1 (0.083%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.083%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.083%) SCOM
Vendors
1 259 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 96 (7.93%) VMware
3 58 (4.79%) Cisco
4 43 (3.55%) SAP
5 31 (2.56%) Citrix
6 27 (2.23%) Oracle
7 26 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.49%) Veeam
9 17 (1.40%) Apple
10 15 (1.24%) HP
11 14 (1.16%) Dell
11 14 (1.16%) iManage
11 14 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 13 (1.07%) Google
12 13 (1.07%) JDA
13 10 (0.83%) Avaya
13 10 (0.83%) Meraki
14 9 (0.74%) CheckPoint
14 9 (0.74%) NetApp
14 9 (0.74%) SonicWALL