Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 183 155
Rank change year-on-year -3 -28 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,936 3,426 4,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 1.91% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.99% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,458 2,854 3,473
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 151,510 172,360 178,969
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,415 138,723 149,394
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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 +4 2,792 £55,000 +2.33% 264
UK excluding London +23 1,893 £52,500 +5.00% 207
London -49 1,001 £60,000 - 82
South East +66 695 £55,000 +4.76% 53
North of England +12 473 £50,000 +5.26% 48
Midlands +23 312 £50,000 +5.26% 37
North West +23 232 £50,000 +0.50% 26
Yorkshire +26 213 £50,000 - 19
East of England -2 209 £55,000 +4.76% 30
West Midlands +20 193 £47,500 - 20
East Midlands +29 119 £50,000 +11.11% 17
South West -49 105 £49,500 +2.06% 14
Scotland -27 74 £50,000 +11.11% 15
North East -38 28 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Wales -7 27 £40,000 -10.11% 9
Isle of Man +12 1 - -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 941 (32.05%) Project Management
2 802 (27.32%) Finance
3 681 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
4 670 (22.82%) ITIL
5 590 (20.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 543 (18.49%) PRINCE2
7 483 (16.45%) Microsoft
8 430 (14.65%) Service Delivery
9 392 (13.35%) Windows
10 331 (11.27%) Service Management
11 285 (9.71%) Change Management
12 281 (9.57%) Degree
13 257 (8.75%) Office 365
14 256 (8.72%) Waterfall
14 256 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
15 243 (8.28%) IT Strategy
16 233 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
16 233 (7.94%) Active Directory
17 228 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 227 (7.73%) VMware
19 224 (7.63%) Retail
20 218 (7.43%) Risk Management
21 217 (7.39%) Windows Server
22 201 (6.85%) SLA
23 194 (6.61%) ITSM
24 186 (6.34%) ERP
25 181 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
25 181 (6.16%) Information Security
26 178 (6.06%) CRM
27 175 (5.96%) 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
1 116 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 44 (1.50%) Skype for Business
4 24 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (0.65%) CMS
6 18 (0.61%) Confluence
7 17 (0.58%) IIS
8 13 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.20%) Apache
9 6 (0.20%) JBoss
10 5 (0.17%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.17%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.14%) WordPress
12 3 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.10%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.10%) SAS
12 3 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 181 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 149 (5.07%) Microsoft Project
3 81 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 43 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.068%) CATIA
7 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.034%) Maya
7 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 39 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.24%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.17%) SystmOne
8 4 (0.14%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.10%) Cognos Controller
9 3 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.10%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.068%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
10 2 (0.068%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.068%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.068%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 257 (8.75%) Office 365
2 151 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 81 (2.76%) SaaS
5 38 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (0.51%) IaaS
6 15 (0.51%) Mimecast
7 12 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.34%) PaaS
9 8 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.24%) G Suite
11 5 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.068%) Yammer
14 1 (0.034%) Apigee
14 1 (0.034%) FinancialForce
14 1 (0.034%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 146 (4.97%) Firewall
2 124 (4.22%) LAN
3 123 (4.19%) WAN
4 78 (2.66%) VPN
5 73 (2.49%) DNS
5 73 (2.49%) SAN
6 53 (1.81%) VoIP
7 51 (1.74%) DHCP
8 49 (1.67%) TCP/IP
9 45 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
10 42 (1.43%) Skype
11 38 (1.29%) Internet
12 36 (1.23%) Network Security
13 28 (0.95%) VLAN
14 21 (0.72%) Intranet
15 18 (0.61%) NAS
16 15 (0.51%) Unified Communications
17 14 (0.48%) PBX
17 14 (0.48%) Wireless
18 12 (0.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (0.48%) MySQL
5 13 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (0.41%) Big Data
6 12 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.37%) SAP HANA
8 10 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.31%) Power BI
9 9 (0.31%) SAP BW
10 8 (0.27%) Blockchain
10 8 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.24%) QlikView
12 4 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.14%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.14%) Spotfire
12 4 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (1.94%) JIRA
2 15 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.14%) Hudson
4 3 (0.10%) Ant
5 2 (0.068%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.068%) NUnit
5 2 (0.068%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.034%) dbdeploy
6 1 (0.034%) Gradle
6 1 (0.034%) Maven
6 1 (0.034%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.034%) Subversion
6 1 (0.034%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.034%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 802 (27.32%) Finance
2 224 (7.63%) Retail
3 151 (5.14%) Telecoms
4 149 (5.07%) Banking
5 128 (4.36%) Legal
6 100 (3.41%) Marketing
7 96 (3.27%) Manufacturing
8 52 (1.77%) Law
9 51 (1.74%) Back Office
10 41 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 35 (1.19%) Advertising
12 29 (0.99%) Billing
13 24 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.48%) Games
15 13 (0.44%) Electronics
16 12 (0.41%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.37%) French Language
18 9 (0.31%) Front Office
18 9 (0.31%) Publishing
19 7 (0.24%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.46%) .NET
2 28 (0.95%) Web Services
3 16 (0.54%) Middleware
4 12 (0.41%) EDI
5 10 (0.34%) HTML
6 9 (0.31%) SAP Basis
6 9 (0.31%) WPF
7 8 (0.27%) JSON
8 7 (0.24%) CSS
8 7 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
9 6 (0.20%) LDAP
9 6 (0.20%) XML
10 5 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.17%) Lucene
10 5 (0.17%) Spring
11 4 (0.14%) ADSI
11 4 (0.14%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.14%) LAMP
11 4 (0.14%) MAPI
11 4 (0.14%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 233 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (5.89%) Management Information System
3 145 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 79 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
5 58 (1.98%) PMI
6 53 (1.81%) Virtual Team
7 44 (1.50%) User Experience
8 25 (0.85%) FMCG
9 23 (0.78%) CMDB
9 23 (0.78%) EPoS
10 20 (0.68%) NHS
11 19 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
12 17 (0.58%) Fintech
13 16 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (0.54%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (0.51%) Replication
15 14 (0.48%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.48%) Mobile App
16 13 (0.44%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 392 (13.35%) Windows
2 217 (7.39%) Windows Server
3 90 (3.07%) Windows 10
4 87 (2.96%) Linux
5 75 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.75%) Unix
9 17 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 15 (0.51%) Android
11 14 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 13 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.24%) CentOS
15 4 (0.14%) VMS
16 3 (0.10%) Solaris
16 3 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (32.05%) Project Management
2 681 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
3 670 (22.82%) ITIL
4 590 (20.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 543 (18.49%) PRINCE2
6 430 (14.65%) Service Delivery
7 331 (11.27%) Service Management
8 285 (9.71%) Change Management
9 256 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
9 256 (8.72%) Waterfall
10 243 (8.28%) IT Strategy
11 228 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 218 (7.43%) Risk Management
13 194 (6.61%) ITSM
14 186 (6.34%) ERP
15 181 (6.16%) Information Security
16 178 (6.06%) CRM
17 175 (5.96%) People Management
17 175 (5.96%) Supplier Management
18 164 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 168 (5.72%) SQL
2 44 (1.50%) Java
3 37 (1.26%) C
4 30 (1.02%) C#
5 24 (0.82%) PowerShell
6 13 (0.44%) Python
7 11 (0.37%) ABAP
7 11 (0.37%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.34%) PHP
8 10 (0.34%) VBA
9 8 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.24%) C++
10 7 (0.24%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.24%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.14%) R
11 4 (0.14%) X++
12 3 (0.10%) Perl
13 1 (0.034%) Delphi
13 1 (0.034%) Lingo
13 1 (0.034%) VB
Qualifications
1 281 (9.57%) Degree
2 130 (4.43%) PMI Certification
3 125 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 114 (3.88%) PMP
5 89 (3.03%) CISSP
6 85 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 85 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 69 (2.35%) CISM
8 56 (1.91%) CISA
9 44 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.12%) Security Cleared
11 31 (1.06%) CRISC
11 31 (1.06%) MCSE
12 27 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (0.92%) SC Cleared
13 25 (0.85%) MCSA
14 23 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (0.72%) APMP
16 20 (0.68%) CCNA
17 17 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (6.85%) SLA
2 161 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 149 (5.07%) PMO
4 93 (3.17%) GDPR
5 65 (2.21%) QA
6 47 (1.60%) COBIT
7 44 (1.50%) PCI DSS
8 40 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 37 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 13 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 11 (0.37%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (0.31%) GxP
13 8 (0.27%) GAMP
14 7 (0.24%) Data Quality
15 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.14%) ISO 22301
17 3 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
17 3 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 233 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 127 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 31 (1.06%) vSphere
4 31 (1.06%) XenApp
5 17 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (0.34%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.20%) Docker
10 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.14%) Firmware
10 4 (0.14%) KVM
10 4 (0.14%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.10%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.068%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.068%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.068%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.034%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 42 (1.43%) SCCM
2 10 (0.34%) vCenter Server
3 7 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (0.17%) SCOM
6 4 (0.14%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.14%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.14%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.14%) Terraform
6 4 (0.14%) WSUS
7 3 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.10%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.10%) Puppet
7 3 (0.10%) RSA enVision
7 3 (0.10%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.10%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.068%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 483 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 227 (7.73%) VMware
3 127 (4.33%) Cisco
4 113 (3.85%) Citrix
5 92 (3.13%) SAP
6 85 (2.90%) Oracle
7 69 (2.35%) ServiceNow
8 49 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (1.43%) HP
10 41 (1.40%) Veeam
11 25 (0.85%) Dynatrace
12 24 (0.82%) Google
13 23 (0.78%) IBM
14 20 (0.68%) Avaya
14 20 (0.68%) Dell
15 19 (0.65%) TIBCO
16 17 (0.58%) iManage
17 16 (0.54%) Snow
18 13 (0.44%) McAfee
19 12 (0.41%) Sophos