Period
to 15 October 2021

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 217 211
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,939 744 2,337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.55% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.63% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,622 629 1,953
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £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 114,166 45,505 131,651
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.27% 94.96% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 79,199 38,036 106,237
10th Percentile £31,761 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £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 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +2 1,768 £55,000 +4.76% 318
UK excluding London -9 1,284 £50,000 - 262
London -19 555 £66,000 -1.12% 82
Work from Home -39 340 £55,000 +10.00% 56
South East -60 329 £55,000 - 56
North of England -34 325 £46,000 -3.16% 81
Midlands +14 297 £50,000 - 43
West Midlands +16 208 £50,000 -8.55% 30
North West -26 166 £47,500 -6.86% 46
East of England -22 146 £52,500 +10.53% 28
Yorkshire -57 125 £45,000 - 26
South West -31 113 £45,000 - 27
East Midlands -24 87 £52,500 +10.53% 13
Scotland -47 63 £47,500 -0.84% 16
North East -12 34 £43,500 -3.33% 9
Wales -47 18 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Northern Ireland -42 2 £50,000 - 4

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 722 (37.24%) Project Management
2 545 (28.11%) Social Skills
3 518 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
4 517 (26.66%) Finance
5 426 (21.97%) Microsoft
6 404 (20.84%) Project Delivery
7 402 (20.73%) PRINCE2
8 378 (19.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 348 (17.95%) ITIL
9 348 (17.95%) Microsoft 365
10 308 (15.88%) Azure
11 296 (15.27%) Windows
12 267 (13.77%) Service Delivery
13 201 (10.37%) Waterfall
14 196 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
15 194 (10.01%) Change Management
16 193 (9.95%) ERP
17 176 (9.08%) Degree
18 173 (8.92%) Service Management
19 172 (8.87%) Windows Server
20 166 (8.56%) Firewall
20 166 (8.56%) Retail
21 163 (8.41%) Active Directory
22 158 (8.15%) Management Information System
22 158 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
23 148 (7.63%) VMware
24 145 (7.48%) IT Strategy
25 138 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
26 133 (6.86%) Scrum
26 133 (6.86%) Information Security

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
1 108 (5.57%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.55%) MS Exchange
3 28 (1.44%) IIS
4 19 (0.98%) Confluence
5 16 (0.83%) CMS
6 15 (0.77%) WordPress
7 11 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (0.57%) Umbraco
8 8 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.26%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.21%) SAS
11 3 (0.15%) Apache
12 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.10%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.052%) Drupal
13 1 (0.052%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.052%) nginx
13 1 (0.052%) OpenStack
Applications
1 120 (6.19%) Microsoft Project
2 113 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 59 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 32 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) SPSS
7 4 (0.21%) Stata
8 1 (0.052%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 26 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.88%) NetSuite
3 14 (0.72%) Sage 200
4 11 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.36%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.26%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.10%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.10%) SAP R/3
10 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 348 (17.95%) Microsoft 365
2 308 (15.88%) Azure
3 106 (5.47%) AWS
4 99 (5.11%) SaaS
5 39 (2.01%) PaaS
6 33 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (1.65%) IaaS
8 30 (1.55%) Power Platform
9 28 (1.44%) OneDrive
10 22 (1.13%) GCP
11 18 (0.93%) Google Workspace
12 16 (0.83%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.26%) Route 53
16 4 (0.21%) Power Automate
16 4 (0.21%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.21%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 166 (8.56%) Firewall
2 90 (4.64%) DNS
3 87 (4.49%) WAN
4 80 (4.13%) LAN
5 64 (3.30%) DHCP
6 60 (3.09%) VPN
7 53 (2.73%) VoIP
8 50 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
9 47 (2.42%) Network Security
9 47 (2.42%) TCP/IP
9 47 (2.42%) VLAN
10 31 (1.60%) SAN
11 22 (1.13%) Wireless
12 20 (1.03%) Internet
13 18 (0.93%) MPLS
14 16 (0.83%) SSL
14 16 (0.83%) Unified Communications
15 14 (0.72%) IPsec
16 11 (0.57%) BGP
16 11 (0.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.34%) MySQL
2 26 (1.34%) Power BI
3 22 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (0.62%) Data Lake
6 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.36%) Tableau
8 6 (0.31%) Big Data
8 6 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.26%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.26%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.21%) MS Access
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.21%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.15%) Informix
Development Applications
1 76 (3.92%) JIRA
2 12 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (0.41%) Subversion
4 5 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.21%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.052%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.052%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.052%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.052%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.052%) Selenium
7 1 (0.052%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.052%) Zephyr
General
1 545 (28.11%) Social Skills
2 517 (26.66%) Finance
3 166 (8.56%) Retail
4 138 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
5 114 (5.88%) Manufacturing
6 112 (5.78%) Legal
7 105 (5.42%) Public Sector
8 96 (4.95%) Presentation Skills
9 76 (3.92%) Law
10 74 (3.82%) Organisational Skills
11 65 (3.35%) Marketing
12 64 (3.30%) Telecoms
13 61 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
14 51 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 47 (2.42%) Advertising
16 43 (2.22%) Banking
17 24 (1.24%) Automotive
17 24 (1.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 20 (1.03%) Back Office
19 18 (0.93%) Public Speaking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (0.52%) HTML
2 8 (0.41%) EDI
3 7 (0.36%) .NET
4 5 (0.26%) Web Services
5 4 (0.21%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.21%) CSS
5 4 (0.21%) ISPF
5 4 (0.21%) JSON
5 4 (0.21%) OAuth
5 4 (0.21%) XML
6 3 (0.15%) COM
6 3 (0.15%) Kafka
6 3 (0.15%) LAMP
6 3 (0.15%) Swagger
7 2 (0.10%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.10%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.10%) ODBC
7 2 (0.10%) OpenID
7 2 (0.10%) SAML
8 1 (0.052%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 158 (8.15%) Management Information System
2 76 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
3 70 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 41 (2.11%) User Experience
5 33 (1.70%) FMCG
6 27 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 27 (1.39%) PMI
7 22 (1.13%) Life Science
8 18 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 18 (0.93%) NHS
9 15 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (0.72%) EPoS
11 13 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (0.57%) CMDB
13 11 (0.57%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (0.46%) e-Learning
15 9 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 296 (15.27%) Windows
2 172 (8.87%) Windows Server
3 78 (4.02%) Windows 10
4 50 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
6 38 (1.96%) Linux
7 32 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 29 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 21 (1.08%) Android
10 19 (0.98%) Mac OS
11 16 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.72%) Unix
13 13 (0.67%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.41%) VMS
14 8 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.10%) CentOS
18 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.052%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 722 (37.24%) Project Management
2 518 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (20.84%) Project Delivery
4 402 (20.73%) PRINCE2
5 378 (19.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 348 (17.95%) ITIL
7 267 (13.77%) Service Delivery
8 201 (10.37%) Waterfall
9 196 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
10 194 (10.01%) Change Management
11 193 (9.95%) ERP
12 173 (8.92%) Service Management
13 158 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 145 (7.48%) IT Strategy
15 133 (6.86%) Information Security
15 133 (6.86%) Scrum
16 126 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
17 120 (6.19%) Line Management
18 118 (6.09%) Supplier Management
19 108 (5.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 98 (5.05%) SQL
2 50 (2.58%) PowerShell
3 44 (2.27%) C
4 15 (0.77%) Java
5 13 (0.67%) PHP
6 12 (0.62%) T-SQL
7 8 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.36%) Python
9 6 (0.31%) C#
9 6 (0.31%) COBOL
9 6 (0.31%) RPG
10 5 (0.26%) R
10 5 (0.26%) RPG IV
10 5 (0.26%) RPG/400
10 5 (0.26%) VBA
11 4 (0.21%) Perl
12 3 (0.15%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.15%) Smalltalk
13 2 (0.10%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 176 (9.08%) Degree
2 90 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 84 (4.33%) PMI Certification
4 81 (4.18%) PMP
5 76 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 71 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 64 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
8 59 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 49 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (1.50%) CISSP
12 26 (1.34%) CISA
13 24 (1.24%) CISM
14 20 (1.03%) CCNA
15 15 (0.77%) DV Cleared
16 14 (0.72%) MCSA
17 13 (0.67%) CCNP
17 13 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
18 12 (0.62%) MCSE
19 8 (0.41%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (6.45%) SLA
2 114 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 74 (3.82%) PMO
4 60 (3.09%) GDPR
5 49 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 30 (1.55%) NIST
7 29 (1.50%) QA
8 26 (1.34%) COBIT
9 15 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (0.62%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (0.52%) GRC
13 9 (0.46%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.36%) HL7
14 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 5 (0.26%) ISO 22301
17 4 (0.21%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.21%) ITGC
18 3 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 163 (8.41%) Active Directory
2 105 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.83%) vSphere
6 11 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.46%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.21%) XenApp
9 3 (0.15%) Snort
10 2 (0.10%) Docker
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.052%) Firmware
11 1 (0.052%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.052%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (0.77%) SCCM
3 14 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
4 8 (0.41%) WSUS
5 5 (0.26%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.21%) IBM BigFix
7 3 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.10%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.10%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.10%) SCOM
8 2 (0.10%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.052%) Ansible
9 1 (0.052%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.052%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 426 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 148 (7.63%) VMware
3 87 (4.49%) Cisco
4 77 (3.97%) SAP
5 44 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 43 (2.22%) Oracle
7 36 (1.86%) ServiceNow
8 35 (1.81%) Apple
9 34 (1.75%) Veeam
10 32 (1.65%) Citrix
11 29 (1.50%) Google
12 27 (1.39%) HP
13 20 (1.03%) Sage
14 18 (0.93%) Meraki
14 18 (0.93%) Sophos
15 17 (0.88%) Palo Alto
16 16 (0.83%) Sitecore
17 14 (0.72%) Avaya
18 12 (0.62%) Dell
19 11 (0.57%) Workday