IT Manager Jobs

IT Manager
UK

The median IT Manager salary in the UK is £52,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 17 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 109 195 279
Rank change year-on-year +86 +84 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,349 1,587 2,641
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.35% 1.88% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.05% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,924 1,316 2,169
10th Percentile £35,000 £41,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £40,988 £47,500 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £58,348 £55,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.02% +5.13% +0.91%
75th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,838 77,246 171,391
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 91.58% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 65,860 52,938 88,548
10th Percentile £29,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,500 £44,101 £43,263
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,750 £51,348
% change year-on-year -5.21% +2.73% +8.10%

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 17 July 2024.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 18 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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +71 2,139 £52,500 -10.64% 142
UK excluding London +79 1,851 £50,000 -9.09% 139
Work from Home +31 684 £55,000 -4.35% 43
North of England +102 564 £47,500 -9.52% 34
South East +70 448 £51,500 -6.36% 30
London +1 420 £65,000 - 30
Midlands +49 389 £50,000 -9.09% 27
North West +93 287 £47,500 -13.64% 20
Yorkshire +63 227 £47,500 -5.00% 11
West Midlands +31 215 £55,000 +1.85% 17
South West -11 161 £50,000 -9.09% 10
East Midlands +61 157 £50,000 -13.04% 10
East of England +12 151 £50,000 -8.26% 14
Scotland -1 93 £45,000 -18.18% 14
North East +12 50 £45,000 -14.29% 5
Wales +46 42 £50,000 +0.50% 12
Northern Ireland +24 6 £37,500 -6.25%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 17 July 2024, IT Manager job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 675 (28.74%) Social Skills
2 533 (22.69%) Project Management
3 455 (19.37%) Microsoft
4 421 (17.92%) Finance
5 355 (15.11%) Microsoft 365
6 318 (13.54%) ITIL
7 312 (13.28%) Agile
8 272 (11.58%) Degree
9 264 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 253 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
11 251 (10.69%) Windows
12 246 (10.47%) Azure
13 245 (10.43%) Service Delivery
14 221 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
15 209 (8.90%) Project Delivery
16 199 (8.47%) Risk Management
17 196 (8.34%) ERP
18 189 (8.05%) Active Directory
19 184 (7.83%) Change Management
20 179 (7.62%) PRINCE2
21 176 (7.49%) Service Management
22 160 (6.81%) Waterfall
23 155 (6.60%) Retail
24 154 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
25 152 (6.47%) ITSM
26 147 (6.26%) IT Strategy
27 144 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
28 139 (5.92%) Mentoring
29 135 (5.75%) Firewall
30 134 (5.70%) Legal

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 95 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.79%) Microsoft Exchange
3 14 (0.60%) Confluence
4 13 (0.55%) Documentum
5 9 (0.38%) WordPress
6 8 (0.34%) CMS
7 4 (0.17%) IIS
7 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.13%) SAS
8 3 (0.13%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.085%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.043%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.043%) Hyperledger
10 1 (0.043%) Site Server
Applications
1 102 (4.34%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.34%) Trello
5 2 (0.085%) CATIA
5 2 (0.085%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.043%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
2 16 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.55%) TrackWise
4 8 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.30%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.30%) Shopify
6 6 (0.26%) Salesforce CRM
6 6 (0.26%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.21%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.17%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.17%) SAP WM
9 3 (0.13%) Magento
9 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.043%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.043%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.043%) Maximo
10 1 (0.043%) Primavera
10 1 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.043%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 355 (15.11%) Microsoft 365
2 246 (10.47%) Azure
3 57 (2.43%) AWS
4 56 (2.38%) Entra ID
4 56 (2.38%) Power Platform
5 43 (1.83%) SaaS
6 31 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.81%) GCP
7 19 (0.81%) WhatsApp
8 16 (0.68%) OneDrive
9 15 (0.64%) IaaS
10 14 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (0.55%) PaaS
12 9 (0.38%) Google Workspace
13 6 (0.26%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.21%) Azure DevOps
14 5 (0.21%) Azure Pipelines
14 5 (0.21%) Azure Sentinel
14 5 (0.21%) Dropbox
14 5 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 135 (5.75%) Firewall
2 70 (2.98%) WAN
3 62 (2.64%) Network Security
4 61 (2.60%) LAN
5 57 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
6 39 (1.66%) VPN
7 37 (1.58%) DNS
8 36 (1.53%) SAN
9 32 (1.36%) VLAN
9 32 (1.36%) Wireless
10 31 (1.32%) Internet
11 27 (1.15%) DHCP
12 24 (1.02%) Intranet
13 23 (0.98%) VoIP
14 22 (0.94%) TCP/IP
15 16 (0.68%) NAS
16 14 (0.60%) SD-WAN
17 9 (0.38%) WLAN
18 7 (0.30%) iSCSI
19 6 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (2.13%) Power BI
2 49 (2.09%) SQL Server
3 24 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
4 18 (0.77%) DB2
5 8 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.26%) SAP HANA
7 4 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.13%) GIS
8 3 (0.13%) Tableau
9 2 (0.085%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.043%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.043%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.043%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (2.72%) JIRA
2 3 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 675 (28.74%) Social Skills
2 421 (17.92%) Finance
3 155 (6.60%) Retail
4 144 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 134 (5.70%) Legal
6 103 (4.38%) Law
7 97 (4.13%) Manufacturing
8 90 (3.83%) Public Sector
9 59 (2.51%) Telecoms
10 53 (2.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 52 (2.21%) Marketing
12 49 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
13 48 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
14 47 (2.00%) Banking
15 37 (1.58%) Influencing Skills
16 33 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.94%) Aerospace
17 22 (0.94%) Billing
18 19 (0.81%) Electronics
19 13 (0.55%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.60%) HTML
2 12 (0.51%) .NET
3 10 (0.43%) CSS
4 7 (0.30%) EDI
4 7 (0.30%) Web Services
5 5 (0.21%) Middleware
6 4 (0.17%) .NET Core
6 4 (0.17%) LDAP
6 4 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.17%) REST
7 3 (0.13%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.13%) SAML
7 3 (0.13%) XML
8 2 (0.085%) ADO
8 2 (0.085%) JSON
9 1 (0.043%) Flash
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.043%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.043%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.043%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 113 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
2 98 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 58 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 31 (1.32%) Onboarding
5 29 (1.23%) Driving Licence
5 29 (1.23%) FMCG
6 25 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.02%) Product Ownership
8 18 (0.77%) PMI
9 14 (0.60%) CCTV
9 14 (0.60%) Life Science
10 13 (0.55%) LIMS
11 12 (0.51%) Security Posture
12 11 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
12 11 (0.47%) CMDB
12 11 (0.47%) Cyber Threat
13 10 (0.43%) AS400
13 10 (0.43%) iSeries
13 10 (0.43%) NHS
14 9 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 251 (10.69%) Windows
2 127 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 38 (1.62%) Linux
4 37 (1.58%) Windows 10
5 24 (1.02%) Unix
6 22 (0.94%) Mac OS
7 17 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.26%) VMS
9 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.21%) Android
11 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.043%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (22.69%) Project Management
2 318 (13.54%) ITIL
3 312 (13.28%) Agile
4 264 (11.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 253 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
6 245 (10.43%) Service Delivery
7 221 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
8 209 (8.90%) Project Delivery
9 199 (8.47%) Risk Management
10 196 (8.34%) ERP
11 184 (7.83%) Change Management
12 179 (7.62%) PRINCE2
13 176 (7.49%) Service Management
14 160 (6.81%) Waterfall
15 154 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
16 152 (6.47%) ITSM
17 147 (6.26%) IT Strategy
18 139 (5.92%) Mentoring
19 133 (5.66%) Budget Management
20 131 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 133 (5.66%) SQL
2 24 (1.02%) PowerShell
3 12 (0.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (0.30%) T-SQL
5 6 (0.26%) Bash
6 5 (0.21%) PHP
6 5 (0.21%) Python
7 4 (0.17%) Java
8 3 (0.13%) VBA
9 2 (0.085%) Perl
10 1 (0.043%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.043%) Solidity
10 1 (0.043%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 272 (11.58%) Degree
2 66 (2.81%) PMI Certification
3 63 (2.68%) PMP
4 60 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 47 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 41 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 40 (1.70%) CISSP
8 37 (1.58%) Azure Certification
9 36 (1.53%) DBS Check
9 36 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 29 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 28 (1.19%) CISA
12 28 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (1.19%) SC Cleared
13 25 (1.06%) CCNA
14 20 (0.85%) CCNP
14 20 (0.85%) Master's Degree
15 17 (0.72%) MCSE
16 16 (0.68%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (3.15%) GDPR
3 72 (3.07%) PMO
3 72 (3.07%) SLA
4 71 (3.02%) Cyber Essentials
5 49 (2.09%) QA
6 27 (1.15%) ITGC
7 22 (0.94%) ISO 22301
8 20 (0.85%) NIST
9 19 (0.81%) Accessibility
10 16 (0.68%) GxP
11 15 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 15 (0.64%) GRC
12 13 (0.55%) GMP
12 13 (0.55%) Good Clinical Practice
13 12 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.47%) ISO 14000
15 10 (0.43%) Data Quality
15 10 (0.43%) PCI DSS
16 8 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 189 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.47%) IAG
4 11 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.17%) pfSense
7 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.085%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.085%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.043%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (0.30%) SCCM
2 7 (0.30%) Terraform
2 7 (0.30%) ZABBIX
3 5 (0.21%) SCOM
3 5 (0.21%) SmoothWall
3 5 (0.21%) WSUS
4 4 (0.17%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.17%) Nessus
4 4 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (0.13%) PaperCut
6 2 (0.085%) Ansible
6 2 (0.085%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.043%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.043%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 455 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 99 (4.21%) VMware
3 74 (3.15%) Cisco
4 62 (2.64%) SAP
5 49 (2.09%) ServiceNow
6 33 (1.40%) Sage
6 33 (1.40%) Veeam
7 31 (1.32%) Oracle
8 30 (1.28%) Salesforce
9 29 (1.23%) Google
10 26 (1.11%) Sophos
11 22 (0.94%) Planview
12 20 (0.85%) Apple
12 20 (0.85%) Citrix
12 20 (0.85%) Fortinet
13 17 (0.72%) Meraki
14 15 (0.64%) Dell
15 13 (0.55%) Aruba
16 12 (0.51%) HubSpot
17 10 (0.43%) CrowdStrike