Period
to 22 August 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 155 153
Rank change year-on-year -30 -2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 3374 4436 4642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 2.25% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.33% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2788 3803 4001
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -2.04%

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 168804 190108 210413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.88% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 135989 159928 173310
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 -32 3214 £52,500 - 165
UK excluding London -42 1954 £50,000 - 117
London -19 1381 £60,000 - 52
South East -31 493 £52,500 - 26
North of England -65 491 £46,000 +2.22% 36
Midlands -31 354 £45,000 -10.00% 24
East of England -14 321 £52,500 -1.41% 14
North West -71 247 £45,000 - 21
West Midlands -21 243 £47,500 -5.00% 21
Yorkshire -47 226 £47,500 - 15
South West -14 182 £46,000 +2.22% 12
East Midlands -27 110 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Scotland -43 82 £55,000 - 3
Wales -16 37 £44,500 -1.11% 2
North East +12 17 £44,250 -14.90%
Northern Ireland -10 9 £47,500 +58.33%

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1117 (33.11%) Finance
2 968 (28.69%) Project Management
3 772 (22.88%) ITIL
4 711 (21.07%) PRINCE2
5 645 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
6 550 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 541 (16.03%) Microsoft
8 474 (14.05%) Windows
9 395 (11.71%) Retail
10 369 (10.94%) Service Delivery
11 350 (10.37%) Change Management
12 346 (10.25%) Service Management
13 309 (9.16%) Degree
14 294 (8.71%) Active Directory
15 279 (8.27%) VMware
16 260 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
17 257 (7.62%) Windows Server
18 256 (7.59%) Banking
19 255 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
20 238 (7.05%) Risk Management
21 234 (6.94%) Waterfall
22 230 (6.82%) Information Security
23 227 (6.73%) SLA
24 222 (6.58%) CRM
25 219 (6.49%) IT Strategy
26 211 (6.25%) Cisco
27 207 (6.14%) SDLC
28 200 (5.93%) Management Information System
29 199 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
30 196 (5.81%) ERP

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 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 104 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 46 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (0.65%) IIS
5 21 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (0.59%) Skype for Business
7 19 (0.56%) CMS
8 18 (0.53%) MS Project Server
9 13 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.24%) Confluence
11 8 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.24%) IBM Domino
12 7 (0.21%) Apache
12 7 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.15%) WordPress
15 3 (0.089%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.059%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 199 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (3.94%) Microsoft Project
3 76 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 38 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.15%) Niku Workbench
7 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.030%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.030%) Maya
9 1 (0.030%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 46 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.41%) Magento
6 9 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
8 4 (0.12%) Maximo
8 4 (0.12%) Sage CRM
9 3 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.089%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.059%) Epicor Tropos
10 2 (0.059%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.059%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.059%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.059%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.059%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.059%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.059%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 193 (5.72%) Office 365
2 107 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (1.57%) SaaS
5 41 (1.22%) IaaS
6 25 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.44%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.33%) PaaS
9 10 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.15%) Yammer
11 4 (0.12%) Dropbox
11 4 (0.12%) G Suite
12 2 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.059%) Force.com
12 2 (0.059%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.030%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.030%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 168 (4.98%) Firewall
2 141 (4.18%) WAN
3 129 (3.82%) LAN
4 87 (2.58%) SAN
5 83 (2.46%) VoIP
6 75 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 75 (2.22%) VPN
7 63 (1.87%) DNS
8 54 (1.60%) Internet
9 41 (1.22%) Network Security
9 41 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (1.16%) DHCP
11 37 (1.10%) VLAN
12 35 (1.04%) Intranet
13 34 (1.01%) Wireless
14 31 (0.92%) MPLS
15 29 (0.86%) Skype
15 29 (0.86%) Unified Communications
16 24 (0.71%) IP Telephony
16 24 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 21 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
5 18 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 17 (0.50%) MySQL
7 16 (0.47%) Big Data
8 10 (0.30%) Blockchain
8 10 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.27%) SAP HANA
9 9 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.21%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.18%) Neo4j
11 6 (0.18%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.15%) KDB
12 5 (0.15%) Kdb+
12 5 (0.15%) MS Access
13 4 (0.12%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 34 (1.01%) JIRA
2 13 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.33%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
4 10 (0.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 6 (0.18%) Maven
6 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.089%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.089%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.089%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.089%) Selenium
8 1 (0.030%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.030%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.030%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.030%) GoCD
8 1 (0.030%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.030%) Visual Composer
8 1 (0.030%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1117 (33.11%) Finance
2 395 (11.71%) Retail
3 256 (7.59%) Banking
4 153 (4.53%) Legal
5 132 (3.91%) Investment Banking
6 125 (3.70%) Marketing
7 124 (3.68%) Telecoms
8 119 (3.53%) Retail Banking
9 108 (3.20%) Back Office
10 97 (2.87%) Manufacturing
11 74 (2.19%) Law
12 72 (2.13%) Front Office
13 62 (1.84%) Advertising
14 29 (0.86%) Automotive
15 20 (0.59%) French Language
15 20 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.47%) Electronics
17 14 (0.41%) Billing
17 14 (0.41%) Local Government
18 13 (0.39%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (3.11%) .NET
2 36 (1.07%) ASP.NET
3 33 (0.98%) HTML
4 29 (0.86%) Web Services
5 17 (0.50%) XML
6 11 (0.33%) AngularJS
6 11 (0.33%) EDI
6 11 (0.33%) REST
7 10 (0.30%) Middleware
8 9 (0.27%) 802.1X
8 9 (0.27%) CSS
8 9 (0.27%) LAMP
9 7 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (0.21%) Spring
9 7 (0.21%) Spring MVC
10 6 (0.18%) Spring Boot
11 5 (0.15%) COM
11 5 (0.15%) CSS3
12 4 (0.12%) HTML5
12 4 (0.12%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 255 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 200 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 135 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 58 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 52 (1.54%) iPad
6 48 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 44 (1.30%) PMI
8 42 (1.24%) Equities
8 42 (1.24%) FMCG
8 42 (1.24%) Reference Data
9 41 (1.22%) Virtual Team
10 39 (1.16%) Pricing Data
11 34 (1.01%) EPoS
12 28 (0.83%) NHS
13 26 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (0.74%) Blackberry
15 23 (0.68%) Driving Licence
15 23 (0.68%) User Experience
16 21 (0.62%) Client/Server
17 20 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 474 (14.05%) Windows
2 257 (7.62%) Windows Server
3 108 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (2.87%) Linux
5 95 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 57 (1.69%) Windows 10
8 38 (1.13%) Unix
9 31 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (0.68%) Android
11 19 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 18 (0.53%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.27%) CentOS
14 9 (0.27%) Debian
14 9 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.21%) AIX
15 7 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 968 (28.69%) Project Management
2 772 (22.88%) ITIL
3 711 (21.07%) PRINCE2
4 645 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
5 550 (16.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 369 (10.94%) Service Delivery
7 350 (10.37%) Change Management
8 346 (10.25%) Service Management
9 260 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 238 (7.05%) Risk Management
11 234 (6.94%) Waterfall
12 230 (6.82%) Information Security
13 222 (6.58%) CRM
14 219 (6.49%) IT Strategy
15 207 (6.14%) SDLC
16 196 (5.81%) Asset Management
16 196 (5.81%) ERP
17 163 (4.83%) People Management
18 162 (4.80%) ITSM
19 156 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 172 (5.10%) SQL
2 71 (2.10%) C#
3 52 (1.54%) C
3 52 (1.54%) Java
4 36 (1.07%) PowerShell
5 32 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 31 (0.92%) VB.NET
7 20 (0.59%) PHP
8 11 (0.33%) Python
9 9 (0.27%) Perl
9 9 (0.27%) PHP 5
9 9 (0.27%) PHP 7
10 8 (0.24%) C++
10 8 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.18%) R
11 6 (0.18%) VB
11 6 (0.18%) VBA
12 5 (0.15%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.15%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 309 (9.16%) Degree
2 166 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
3 153 (4.53%) CISSP
4 145 (4.30%) PMP
5 128 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 118 (3.50%) PMI Certification
7 106 (3.14%) CISM
8 105 (3.11%) CISA
9 80 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 70 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 59 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
12 55 (1.63%) Master's Degree
13 52 (1.54%) MCSE
14 34 (1.01%) CCNA
15 28 (0.83%) MCSA
16 24 (0.71%) APMP
16 24 (0.71%) Security Cleared
17 21 (0.62%) CCNP
18 20 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
19 19 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (6.73%) SLA
2 156 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (3.08%) PMO
4 67 (1.99%) QA
5 66 (1.96%) PCI DSS
6 44 (1.30%) GDPR
7 34 (1.01%) COBIT
8 26 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
10 22 (0.65%) ISO 9001
11 21 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 11 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 10 (0.30%) Data Quality
14 10 (0.30%) ISO 22301
15 9 (0.27%) MiFID
16 7 (0.21%) GxP
17 6 (0.18%) EMIR
18 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 19770
19 4 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 294 (8.71%) Active Directory
2 136 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.68%) vSphere
5 20 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.56%) XenApp
7 10 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.12%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.089%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.089%) NDS
11 3 (0.089%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.089%) XenServer
12 2 (0.059%) Docker
12 2 (0.059%) NFS
12 2 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (1.66%) SCCM
2 29 (0.86%) SCOM
3 19 (0.56%) Backup Exec
4 15 (0.44%) WSUS
5 7 (0.21%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.18%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.18%) Puppet
7 5 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.15%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.12%) WMI
9 3 (0.089%) Ansible
9 3 (0.089%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.089%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.089%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.089%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.089%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.059%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.059%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 541 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 279 (8.27%) VMware
3 211 (6.25%) Cisco
4 106 (3.14%) SAP
5 100 (2.96%) Citrix
5 100 (2.96%) Oracle
6 71 (2.10%) HP
7 43 (1.27%) Dell
8 36 (1.07%) IBM
8 36 (1.07%) Veeam
9 28 (0.83%) Apple
9 28 (0.83%) Palo Alto
10 25 (0.74%) NetApp
11 24 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (0.65%) CheckPoint
13 18 (0.53%) Avaya
13 18 (0.53%) Symantec
14 16 (0.47%) NETGEAR
15 15 (0.44%) Fortinet
15 15 (0.44%) Sophos