Period
to 30 July 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 225 211 209
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,732 1,109 2,458
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.62% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.70% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,499 951 2,004
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £36,613
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,380 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.14% +3.58% -0.94%
75th Percentile £66,000 £68,625 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £80,000
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 103,609 65,173 137,985
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.21% 95.00% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,681 53,188 111,578
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -12 1,599 £55,000 - 286
UK excluding London 0 1,174 £50,000 - 233
London -52 482 £63,500 -3.79% 65
North of England +26 309 £47,500 -7.77% 90
South East -59 273 £52,500 +1.91% 48
Midlands +32 267 £50,000 - 48
Work from Home -70 261 £55,000 +15.79% 35
West Midlands +43 203 £50,000 -3.85% 33
North West +18 161 £47,500 -9.52% 56
East of England +18 131 £50,000 +11.11% 18
South West -38 122 £47,500 -1.04% 16
Yorkshire -17 116 £50,000 - 26
Scotland -43 63 £47,500 -1.04% 7
East Midlands -33 61 £50,000 +5.26% 15
North East +2 32 £43,500 -8.42% 8
Wales -52 12 £54,500 +21.11% 5

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 589 (34.01%) Project Management
2 472 (27.25%) Finance
3 453 (26.15%) Social Skills
4 436 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
5 417 (24.08%) Microsoft
6 335 (19.34%) ITIL
7 322 (18.59%) Project Delivery
8 304 (17.55%) PRINCE2
9 303 (17.49%) Microsoft 365
10 279 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 273 (15.76%) Windows
12 249 (14.38%) Azure
13 222 (12.82%) Service Delivery
14 196 (11.32%) ERP
15 162 (9.35%) Service Management
16 160 (9.24%) Change Management
17 155 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
18 153 (8.83%) Waterfall
19 151 (8.72%) Degree
20 148 (8.55%) Windows Server
21 139 (8.03%) Active Directory
22 136 (7.85%) Management Information System
23 134 (7.74%) Firewall
24 128 (7.39%) VMware
25 124 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
26 123 (7.10%) SLA
27 122 (7.04%) Information Security
28 119 (6.87%) Retail
29 114 (6.58%) CRM
29 114 (6.58%) Line 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 85 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 25 (1.44%) IIS
4 10 (0.58%) Confluence
5 8 (0.46%) CMS
5 8 (0.46%) WordPress
6 6 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (0.35%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.29%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.23%) Apache
9 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.058%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.058%) nginx
Applications
1 108 (6.24%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
3 42 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.35%) Camtasia
6 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.058%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.058%) SPSS
7 1 (0.058%) Stata
Business Applications
1 28 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.04%) NetSuite
3 16 (0.92%) SAP Business One
4 13 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.75%) Sage 200
5 10 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
11 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 303 (17.49%) Microsoft 365
2 249 (14.38%) Azure
3 83 (4.79%) AWS
3 83 (4.79%) SaaS
4 30 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (1.62%) PaaS
6 26 (1.50%) IaaS
7 21 (1.21%) Power Platform
8 19 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
9 17 (0.98%) OneDrive
10 16 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.75%) Google Workspace
11 13 (0.75%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.58%) GCP
13 5 (0.29%) Asana
13 5 (0.29%) Smartsheet
14 4 (0.23%) Veeva
15 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.17%) Google Drive
15 3 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 134 (7.74%) Firewall
2 75 (4.33%) DNS
2 75 (4.33%) WAN
3 63 (3.64%) LAN
4 57 (3.29%) Network Security
5 54 (3.12%) VPN
6 48 (2.77%) TCP/IP
7 45 (2.60%) DHCP
7 45 (2.60%) VoIP
8 38 (2.19%) SAN
9 37 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
10 34 (1.96%) VLAN
11 22 (1.27%) Wireless
12 17 (0.98%) MPLS
13 13 (0.75%) Internet
14 12 (0.69%) IP Telephony
14 12 (0.69%) NAS
14 12 (0.69%) Skype
14 12 (0.69%) SSL
15 11 (0.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.10%) Power BI
4 17 (0.98%) MySQL
5 16 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.35%) Big Data
9 5 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.29%) Tableau
10 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.17%) FileMaker
11 3 (0.17%) MS Access
11 3 (0.17%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.17%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (3.29%) JIRA
2 11 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.058%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.058%) Hudson
General
1 472 (27.25%) Finance
2 453 (26.15%) Social Skills
3 119 (6.87%) Retail
4 109 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
5 98 (5.66%) Public Sector
6 97 (5.60%) Manufacturing
7 94 (5.43%) Legal
8 78 (4.50%) Law
9 64 (3.70%) Organisational Skills
10 60 (3.46%) Marketing
11 59 (3.41%) Presentation Skills
12 58 (3.35%) Influencing Skills
13 57 (3.29%) Banking
14 51 (2.94%) Telecoms
15 28 (1.62%) Advertising
16 23 (1.33%) Automotive
16 23 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (1.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 11 (0.64%) Front Office
19 10 (0.58%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (0.87%) .NET
2 14 (0.81%) HTML
3 8 (0.46%) JSON
4 6 (0.35%) CSS
4 6 (0.35%) EDI
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.29%) jQuery
5 5 (0.29%) Web Services
6 4 (0.23%) ISPF
6 4 (0.23%) LAMP
6 4 (0.23%) OAuth
6 4 (0.23%) XML
6 4 (0.23%) YAML
7 3 (0.17%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.17%) Kafka
7 3 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.17%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.17%) OpenID
7 3 (0.17%) Swagger
7 3 (0.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.85%) Management Information System
2 77 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 27 (1.56%) User Experience
5 24 (1.39%) FMCG
6 20 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (0.87%) NHS
8 15 (0.87%) PMI
9 14 (0.81%) Life Science
9 14 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 12 (0.69%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.64%) e-Learning
12 10 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (0.58%) Private Cloud
12 10 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.52%) CCTV
14 8 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.46%) Housing Association
14 8 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 273 (15.76%) Windows
2 148 (8.55%) Windows Server
3 64 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 44 (2.54%) Windows Server 2019
5 43 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (2.31%) Linux
7 28 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 24 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.87%) Android
10 15 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 14 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.23%) Unix
14 4 (0.23%) VMS
15 3 (0.17%) CentOS
15 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (34.01%) Project Management
2 436 (25.17%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (19.34%) ITIL
4 322 (18.59%) Project Delivery
5 304 (17.55%) PRINCE2
6 279 (16.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 222 (12.82%) Service Delivery
8 196 (11.32%) ERP
9 162 (9.35%) Service Management
10 160 (9.24%) Change Management
11 155 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
12 153 (8.83%) Waterfall
13 124 (7.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 122 (7.04%) Information Security
15 114 (6.58%) CRM
15 114 (6.58%) Line Management
16 111 (6.41%) IT Strategy
17 105 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
18 102 (5.89%) Coaching
19 99 (5.72%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (5.60%) SQL
2 37 (2.14%) PowerShell
3 31 (1.79%) C
4 10 (0.58%) PHP
5 9 (0.52%) C#
5 9 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.46%) Java
6 8 (0.46%) Python
7 7 (0.40%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.40%) Perl
7 7 (0.40%) VBA
8 6 (0.35%) COBOL
8 6 (0.35%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.35%) RPG
8 6 (0.35%) RPG IV
8 6 (0.35%) RPG/400
9 5 (0.29%) R
9 5 (0.29%) VB
10 4 (0.23%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.058%) C++
Qualifications
1 151 (8.72%) Degree
2 73 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
4 64 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 58 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 55 (3.18%) PMI Certification
7 46 (2.66%) PMP
8 36 (2.08%) CISSP
9 35 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (1.91%) CISM
11 30 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 21 (1.21%) CISA
12 21 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (1.15%) CCNA
14 18 (1.04%) CCNP
15 13 (0.75%) MCSA
16 10 (0.58%) MCSE
17 9 (0.52%) MCP
18 8 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (7.10%) SLA
2 95 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (3.64%) PMO
4 49 (2.83%) GDPR
5 44 (2.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 30 (1.73%) QA
7 23 (1.33%) COBIT
7 23 (1.33%) NIST
8 15 (0.87%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.46%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.17%) GAMP
13 3 (0.17%) GRC
14 2 (0.12%) GxP
14 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.12%) MiFID
15 1 (0.058%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 139 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 84 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (3.58%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.10%) vSphere
5 15 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.29%) Docker
7 5 (0.29%) XenApp
8 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.12%) Snort
9 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.058%) Firmware
10 1 (0.058%) KVM
10 1 (0.058%) vCloud
10 1 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (1.04%) SCCM
3 6 (0.35%) FortiGate
3 6 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
3 6 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (0.29%) Ansible
4 5 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (0.23%) WSUS
6 3 (0.17%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.17%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.17%) SCOM
6 3 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.17%) Terraform
7 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.058%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.058%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.058%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 417 (24.08%) Microsoft
2 128 (7.39%) VMware
3 96 (5.54%) Cisco
4 80 (4.62%) SAP
5 41 (2.37%) Citrix
6 38 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
6 38 (2.19%) Veeam
7 37 (2.14%) Oracle
8 34 (1.96%) HP
9 30 (1.73%) Apple
10 28 (1.62%) ServiceNow
11 26 (1.50%) Google
12 19 (1.10%) Sage
13 18 (1.04%) Meraki
14 16 (0.92%) Dell
15 15 (0.87%) iManage
15 15 (0.87%) NetApp
15 15 (0.87%) Palo Alto
16 14 (0.81%) Avaya
16 14 (0.81%) CheckPoint