Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 225 199 204
Rank change year-on-year -26 +5 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 901 2,150 2,630
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.71% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.79% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 849 1,878 2,271
Median annual salary £51,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.36% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 17 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 20 January 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 -32 831 £52,500 -4.55% 143
UK excluding London +4 636 £50,000 - 129
London -64 239 £58,954 -1.74% 23
North of England +34 177 £48,314 +1.71% 44
South East -13 176 £55,000 +4.76% 24
Midlands -5 114 £50,000 -4.76% 26
Work from Home -44 98 £52,500 -4.55% 22
West Midlands +10 84 £48,750 -11.36% 18
Yorkshire +18 79 £45,000 - 21
North West +25 75 £50,000 - 19
East of England +79 69 £50,000 -9.09% 8
South West +34 55 £47,500 -9.52% 18
Scotland +9 39 £50,000 +8.58% 9
East Midlands +9 33 £49,250 +3.68% 8
North East +21 23 £47,000 +8.05% 4
Wales +30 10 £50,000 +13.86%
Northern Ireland +12 1 - -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 256 (28.41%) Project Management
2 192 (21.31%) Finance
3 187 (20.75%) Microsoft
4 183 (20.31%) ITIL
5 182 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
6 164 (18.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 150 (16.65%) PRINCE2
8 140 (15.54%) Office 365
9 133 (14.76%) Windows
10 123 (13.65%) Azure
11 110 (12.21%) Project Delivery
12 92 (10.21%) Service Delivery
13 83 (9.21%) Service Management
14 78 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
15 77 (8.55%) Active Directory
16 76 (8.44%) VMware
17 73 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
18 72 (7.99%) Cybersecurity
19 70 (7.77%) ERP
19 70 (7.77%) Windows Server
20 68 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
21 65 (7.21%) Information Security
21 65 (7.21%) IT Strategy
22 64 (7.10%) Coaching
23 63 (6.99%) Change Management
24 61 (6.77%) Line Management
25 59 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
26 57 (6.33%) Mentoring
26 57 (6.33%) Supplier Management
27 56 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 25 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.89%) Confluence
4 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.44%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.33%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.22%) IIS
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.22%) SAS
8 1 (0.11%) CMS
8 1 (0.11%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 68 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
3 26 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.33%) Magento
5 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.22%) Odoo
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.11%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 140 (15.54%) Office 365
2 123 (13.65%) Azure
3 31 (3.44%) AWS
4 26 (2.89%) SaaS
5 16 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.22%) IaaS
7 10 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.67%) GCP
9 6 (0.67%) Power Platform
10 5 (0.55%) PaaS
11 3 (0.33%) Asana
11 3 (0.33%) G Suite
11 3 (0.33%) Smartsheet
12 2 (0.22%) Google Sheets
12 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.11%) GitHub
13 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.66%) Firewall
2 48 (5.33%) WAN
3 36 (4.00%) LAN
4 26 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.77%) VoIP
6 22 (2.44%) DNS
7 20 (2.22%) SAN
8 18 (2.00%) Wireless
9 17 (1.89%) VPN
10 16 (1.78%) Internet
11 15 (1.66%) DHCP
12 14 (1.55%) Intranet
13 12 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.11%) MPLS
14 10 (1.11%) Network Security
14 10 (1.11%) Skype
14 10 (1.11%) VLAN
15 8 (0.89%) PBX
16 7 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (0.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (0.67%) GIS
4 6 (0.67%) Power BI
5 5 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.11%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 27 (3.00%) JIRA
2 8 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) WebSpeed
General
1 192 (21.31%) Finance
2 47 (5.22%) Legal
3 40 (4.44%) Public Sector
4 38 (4.22%) Retail
5 37 (4.11%) Manufacturing
6 36 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.77%) Law
7 25 (2.77%) Marketing
8 22 (2.44%) Banking
9 12 (1.33%) Advertising
9 12 (1.33%) Housing Association
10 7 (0.78%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.55%) Police
12 4 (0.44%) French Language
13 3 (0.33%) Automotive
13 3 (0.33%) Back Office
13 3 (0.33%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Military
13 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.67%) .NET
2 5 (0.55%) HTML
3 4 (0.44%) JSON
4 3 (0.33%) CSS
4 3 (0.33%) EDI
4 3 (0.33%) HTML5
4 3 (0.33%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.33%) Web Services
4 3 (0.33%) YAML
5 2 (0.22%) COM
5 2 (0.22%) Middleware
5 2 (0.22%) POSIX
6 1 (0.11%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.11%) CSS3
6 1 (0.11%) Express
6 1 (0.11%) Node.js
6 1 (0.11%) RESTful
6 1 (0.11%) UIKit
6 1 (0.11%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 46 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 37 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.11%) Driving Licence
6 16 (1.78%) FMCG
7 13 (1.44%) e-Learning
8 12 (1.33%) PMI
8 12 (1.33%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.00%) User Experience
12 6 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.55%) Clustering
13 5 (0.55%) Replication
14 4 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.44%) NHS
15 3 (0.33%) Cyberthreat
15 3 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 133 (14.76%) Windows
2 70 (7.77%) Windows Server
3 37 (4.11%) Windows 10
4 30 (3.33%) Linux
5 18 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (1.55%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.78%) Unix
9 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.44%) Android
11 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (28.41%) Project Management
2 183 (20.31%) ITIL
3 182 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (18.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 150 (16.65%) PRINCE2
6 110 (12.21%) Project Delivery
7 92 (10.21%) Service Delivery
8 83 (9.21%) Service Management
9 73 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 72 (7.99%) Cybersecurity
11 70 (7.77%) ERP
12 65 (7.21%) Information Security
12 65 (7.21%) IT Strategy
13 64 (7.10%) Coaching
14 63 (6.99%) Change Management
15 61 (6.77%) Line Management
16 59 (6.55%) Problem-Solving
17 57 (6.33%) Mentoring
17 57 (6.33%) Supplier Management
18 55 (6.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (4.99%) SQL
2 8 (0.89%) PL/SQL
2 8 (0.89%) PowerShell
3 7 (0.78%) Python
4 6 (0.67%) T-SQL
5 5 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.44%) VBA
7 3 (0.33%) Java
8 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.22%) C
8 2 (0.22%) C#
8 2 (0.22%) RPG
9 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.11%) OpenEdge ABL
9 1 (0.11%) PHP
9 1 (0.11%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.11%) VB
9 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (6.22%) Degree
2 43 (4.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 33 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (2.55%) CISSP
5 20 (2.22%) CISM
6 19 (2.11%) PMI Certification
7 13 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (1.44%) Security Cleared
8 12 (1.33%) CISA
9 11 (1.22%) PMP
10 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.11%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.55%) MCSA
12 4 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.44%) CRISC
13 3 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.33%) CSPO
13 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (6.10%) SLA
3 29 (3.22%) GDPR
4 24 (2.66%) PMO
5 20 (2.22%) QA
6 18 (2.00%) COBIT
7 14 (1.55%) PCI DSS
8 12 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (1.22%) NIST
10 10 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.89%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.33%) ITGC
15 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 1 (0.11%) EMIR
16 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
16 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
16 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 77 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 37 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.55%) vSphere
7 4 (0.44%) Docker
7 4 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.33%) pfSense
9 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.22%) XenApp
10 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (1.33%) SCCM
2 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.55%) Ansible
4 3 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.22%) Grafana
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.22%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.11%) Nessus
6 1 (0.11%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.11%) Terraform
6 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 187 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.44%) VMware
3 46 (5.11%) Cisco
4 32 (3.55%) Citrix
5 26 (2.89%) Oracle
5 26 (2.89%) SAP
6 14 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.33%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.00%) Veeam
9 8 (0.89%) Google
9 8 (0.89%) JDA
10 7 (0.78%) Dell
10 7 (0.78%) SolarWinds
11 6 (0.67%) Apple
11 6 (0.67%) Avaya
11 6 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.67%) Fortinet
11 6 (0.67%) Meraki
12 5 (0.55%) F5
13 4 (0.44%) Splunk