Period
to

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 259 234 213
Rank change year-on-year -25 -21 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 2,684 1,584 1,309
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.48% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.62% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,178 1,375 1,108
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,565 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,000 £42,500 £44,632
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 165,427 98,024 75,095
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.10% 91.71% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 85,195 70,332 61,127
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,875 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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 -9 2,443 £56,500 +2.73% 280
UK excluding London +6 1,670 £52,500 +5.00% 219
Work from Home +27 1,174 £57,500 +5.50% 97
London -36 888 £65,000 +4.00% 76
North of England -2 453 £52,500 - 70
South East +27 448 £57,500 +9.52% 49
Midlands -2 340 £50,000 - 49
West Midlands -21 229 £50,000 - 34
North West -12 223 £55,000 +10.00% 34
Yorkshire +21 203 £50,000 -4.76% 25
South West -1 155 £50,000 +5.26% 18
East of England -69 132 £53,750 +7.50% 17
East Midlands 0 110 £48,750 -2.50% 15
Scotland -44 80 £52,500 +5.00% 10
Wales +14 47 £53,750 -1.38% 4
North East -24 26 £43,750 -17.71% 11
Northern Ireland - 17 £52,500 - 3

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, IT Manager job roles required the following 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.

1 984 (36.66%) Project Management
2 839 (31.26%) Finance
3 744 (27.72%) Social Skills
4 719 (26.79%) Agile
5 603 (22.47%) Microsoft
6 592 (22.06%) ITIL
7 486 (18.11%) PRINCE2
8 480 (17.88%) Project Delivery
9 410 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 354 (13.19%) Service Delivery
11 348 (12.97%) Microsoft 365
12 343 (12.78%) Change Management
13 310 (11.55%) Waterfall
14 305 (11.36%) Azure
15 289 (10.77%) Service Management
16 280 (10.43%) Degree
17 271 (10.10%) Windows
18 262 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
19 248 (9.24%) Programme Management
20 221 (8.23%) Risk Management
21 219 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
22 213 (7.94%) ERP
23 202 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
24 186 (6.93%) Retail
25 177 (6.59%) Information Security
26 173 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
27 171 (6.37%) Migration
28 170 (6.33%) ITSM
29 167 (6.22%) Management Information System
29 167 (6.22%) Active Directory

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
1 106 (3.95%) MS Project Server
1 106 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.48%) Confluence
4 12 (0.45%) CMS
5 11 (0.41%) WordPress
6 9 (0.34%) JBoss
7 8 (0.30%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.15%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.15%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.075%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.075%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.037%) Apache
12 1 (0.037%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.037%) Moodle
12 1 (0.037%) nginx
12 1 (0.037%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.037%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 202 (7.53%) Microsoft Project
2 106 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.075%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.37%) Temenos T24
4 9 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.30%) Maximo
6 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.19%) Magento
6 5 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.15%) SAP PLM
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.11%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.11%) Shopify
9 2 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.075%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.075%) Workday HCM
10 1 (0.037%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 348 (12.97%) Microsoft 365
2 305 (11.36%) Azure
3 125 (4.66%) SaaS
4 97 (3.61%) AWS
5 41 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
6 32 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 32 (1.19%) Power Platform
7 26 (0.97%) IaaS
7 26 (0.97%) PaaS
8 19 (0.71%) Google Workspace
9 17 (0.63%) Azure DevOps
10 15 (0.56%) GCP
10 15 (0.56%) OneDrive
11 13 (0.48%) Slack
12 10 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.30%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.19%) Nutanix
15 4 (0.15%) Boomi
15 4 (0.15%) Smartsheet
15 4 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 116 (4.32%) Firewall
2 102 (3.80%) LAN
2 102 (3.80%) WAN
3 64 (2.38%) VPN
4 57 (2.12%) DNS
5 50 (1.86%) DHCP
6 49 (1.83%) Network Security
7 48 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (1.34%) SAN
9 32 (1.19%) Internet
10 30 (1.12%) VLAN
11 28 (1.04%) TCP/IP
11 28 (1.04%) VoIP
12 21 (0.78%) Wireless
13 15 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (0.56%) SD-WAN
14 14 (0.52%) MPLS
14 14 (0.52%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.15%) Power BI
3 23 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
4 14 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.48%) Tableau
6 9 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.22%) GIS
7 6 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.11%) InfluxDB
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.075%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.075%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.075%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.075%) DTS
9 2 (0.075%) MS Access
9 2 (0.075%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.075%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.075%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (1.64%) JIRA
2 10 (0.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.11%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.075%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.037%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.037%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.037%) JMeter
6 1 (0.037%) Selenium
6 1 (0.037%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 839 (31.26%) Finance
2 744 (27.72%) Social Skills
3 186 (6.93%) Retail
4 162 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 132 (4.92%) Legal
6 117 (4.36%) Organisational Skills
7 112 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
8 108 (4.02%) Marketing
9 103 (3.84%) Aerospace
9 103 (3.84%) Aviation
10 95 (3.54%) Public Sector
11 84 (3.13%) Manufacturing
12 81 (3.02%) Law
13 78 (2.91%) Banking
14 73 (2.72%) Telecoms
15 67 (2.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 53 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
17 51 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
18 37 (1.38%) Advertising
19 30 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (0.75%) .NET
2 14 (0.52%) COM
3 10 (0.37%) XML
4 9 (0.34%) IBM Integration Bus
5 8 (0.30%) EDI
6 6 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.22%) HTML
6 6 (0.22%) Middleware
6 6 (0.22%) Web Services
7 5 (0.19%) REST
8 4 (0.15%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.15%) Grails
8 4 (0.15%) SAML
8 4 (0.15%) Velocity
9 3 (0.11%) ADO
9 3 (0.11%) Smart Contracts
10 2 (0.075%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.075%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.075%) Azure Blueprints
10 2 (0.075%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 167 (6.22%) Management Information System
2 98 (3.65%) Data Centre
3 76 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (1.83%) PMI
5 38 (1.42%) Driving Licence
6 35 (1.30%) User Experience
7 33 (1.23%) NHS
8 30 (1.12%) Public Cloud
9 25 (0.93%) EPoS
10 24 (0.89%) Life Science
11 23 (0.86%) CMDB
12 19 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
13 18 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.67%) Virtual Team
14 16 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
14 16 (0.60%) FMCG
14 16 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
15 15 (0.56%) IoT
15 15 (0.56%) iPad
15 15 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 271 (10.10%) Windows
2 119 (4.43%) Windows Server
3 50 (1.86%) Linux
3 50 (1.86%) Windows 10
4 27 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
5 26 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
6 21 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.52%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.19%) Unix
10 5 (0.19%) VMS
11 4 (0.15%) Android
12 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.037%) CentOS
13 1 (0.037%) Debian
13 1 (0.037%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.037%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (36.66%) Project Management
2 719 (26.79%) Agile
3 592 (22.06%) ITIL
4 486 (18.11%) PRINCE2
5 480 (17.88%) Project Delivery
6 410 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 354 (13.19%) Service Delivery
8 343 (12.78%) Change Management
9 310 (11.55%) Waterfall
10 289 (10.77%) Service Management
11 262 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
12 248 (9.24%) Programme Management
13 221 (8.23%) Risk Management
14 219 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
15 213 (7.94%) ERP
16 177 (6.59%) Information Security
17 173 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
18 171 (6.37%) Migration
19 170 (6.33%) ITSM
20 165 (6.15%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 67 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 66 (2.46%) SQL
3 14 (0.52%) Java
4 13 (0.48%) RPG
5 10 (0.37%) C
5 10 (0.37%) C#
6 8 (0.30%) Python
7 5 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.15%) Bash
8 4 (0.15%) Scala
9 2 (0.075%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.037%) Go
10 1 (0.037%) PHP
10 1 (0.037%) R
Qualifications
1 280 (10.43%) Degree
2 133 (4.96%) PMI Certification
3 123 (4.58%) PMP
4 90 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
5 72 (2.68%) Security Cleared
6 70 (2.61%) CISSP
7 59 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 55 (2.05%) CISM
9 54 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 51 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 50 (1.86%) SC Cleared
12 41 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (1.08%) MCSE
14 23 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
14 23 (0.86%) CCNA
14 23 (0.86%) CISA
15 22 (0.82%) DBS Check
16 20 (0.75%) MCP
17 18 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 16 (0.60%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (4.55%) PMO
3 121 (4.51%) GDPR
4 117 (4.36%) SLA
5 103 (3.84%) QA
6 62 (2.31%) NIST
7 49 (1.83%) COBIT
8 45 (1.68%) PCI DSS
9 37 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
10 20 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 17 (0.63%) COSO
11 17 (0.63%) ITGC
11 17 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 16 (0.60%) SOC 2
12 16 (0.60%) TickIT
13 15 (0.56%) SOC 1
14 14 (0.52%) GRC
15 13 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 11 (0.41%) ISO 9001
17 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 167 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 80 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.37%) vSphere
7 8 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.26%) XenApp
9 5 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.15%) Docker
10 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.11%) Snort
12 2 (0.075%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.075%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.037%) NFS
Systems Management
1 43 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
2 38 (1.42%) SCCM
3 13 (0.48%) Ansible
3 13 (0.48%) WSUS
4 9 (0.34%) CASB
5 8 (0.30%) FortiGate
6 7 (0.26%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.22%) Terraform
8 5 (0.19%) SCOM
9 4 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.11%) Grafana
10 3 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.11%) Kibana
10 3 (0.11%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.11%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.075%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.037%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.037%) QRadar
12 1 (0.037%) Thomson Reuters DACS
12 1 (0.037%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 603 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 127 (4.73%) VMware
3 104 (3.87%) SAP
4 79 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 73 (2.72%) Cisco
6 71 (2.65%) Oracle
7 38 (1.42%) Citrix
8 35 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (1.19%) Google
10 30 (1.12%) Darktrace
11 29 (1.08%) Apple
12 28 (1.04%) Veeam
13 26 (0.97%) IBM
14 24 (0.89%) Meraki
15 22 (0.82%) Sage
16 20 (0.75%) HP
17 19 (0.71%) JD Edwards
18 12 (0.45%) Adobe
18 12 (0.45%) BMC
18 12 (0.45%) Workday