Period
to 26 September 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 209 208 188
Rank change year-on-year -1 -20 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 774 2,326 3,122
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.66% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.73% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 678 1,982 2,721
Median annual salary £52,500 £53,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.87% -2.73% +4.76%
10th Percentile £39,350 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 45,669 134,450 160,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.76% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 37,390 107,009 129,523
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 -10 719 £54,838 +1.55% 91
UK excluding London +29 525 £50,000 - 86
London -32 220 £67,500 +8.00% 14
South East +25 172 £52,500 - 15
North of England +57 149 £48,500 +7.78% 23
Midlands +4 77 £50,000 - 17
Yorkshire +83 69 £46,375 +3.06% 9
North West +26 69 £52,500 +16.67% 8
East of England +84 49 £48,750 -11.36% 15
South West +93 46 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Work from Home +11 45 £52,000 -13.33% 4
East Midlands +29 40 £47,500 -9.52% 5
West Midlands -10 37 £54,675 +12.20% 12
Scotland +82 17 £48,000 +6.67% 7
Wales +37 16 £45,000 - 2
North East +14 11 £45,000 -2.70% 6
Northern Ireland +22 1 - -

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 208 (26.87%) Project Management
2 202 (26.10%) ITIL
3 182 (23.51%) Finance
4 154 (19.90%) Microsoft
5 145 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (18.48%) Service Delivery
7 135 (17.44%) Office 365
8 132 (17.05%) Windows
9 118 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 106 (13.70%) Azure
11 102 (13.18%) PRINCE2
12 90 (11.63%) Service Management
13 85 (10.98%) IT Strategy
14 83 (10.72%) Project Delivery
15 74 (9.56%) Active Directory
16 64 (8.27%) Windows Server
17 62 (8.01%) Continuous Improvement
18 60 (7.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 59 (7.62%) Information Security
19 59 (7.62%) Cisco
19 59 (7.62%) Coaching
20 58 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
21 57 (7.36%) WAN
21 57 (7.36%) Line Management
22 56 (7.24%) Degree
23 55 (7.11%) VMware
23 55 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
24 54 (6.98%) Change Management
24 54 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
25 53 (6.85%) Mentoring

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 22 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.78%) Confluence
4 5 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.39%) IIS
5 3 (0.39%) WordPress
6 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.26%) SAS
6 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) CMS
7 1 (0.13%) Drupal
7 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.26%) FastStats
3 2 (0.26%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) Maximo
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.26%) Unica
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Endur
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Q-Pulse
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 135 (17.44%) Office 365
2 106 (13.70%) Azure
3 28 (3.62%) AWS
4 18 (2.33%) SaaS
5 11 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.29%) IaaS
7 9 (1.16%) Power Platform
8 7 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.90%) PaaS
9 5 (0.65%) GCP
10 4 (0.52%) G Suite
11 3 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.39%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.13%) Datadog
12 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.13%) Power Automate
12 1 (0.13%) Responsys
12 1 (0.13%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.36%) WAN
2 43 (5.56%) LAN
3 36 (4.65%) Firewall
4 23 (2.97%) Wireless
5 22 (2.84%) DNS
6 21 (2.71%) SAN
6 21 (2.71%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.71%) VoIP
7 20 (2.58%) VPN
7 20 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (2.20%) DHCP
8 17 (2.20%) MPLS
8 17 (2.20%) Skype
9 15 (1.94%) Internet
10 14 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (1.68%) Network Security
12 8 (1.03%) BGP
13 7 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (0.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.16%) Power BI
3 8 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.39%) GIS
6 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.13%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.13%) DB2
8 1 (0.13%) MySQL
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.42%) JIRA
2 8 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.13%) WebSpeed
General
1 182 (23.51%) Finance
2 50 (6.46%) Public Sector
3 33 (4.26%) Legal
4 29 (3.75%) Law
4 29 (3.75%) Retail
5 28 (3.62%) Marketing
6 27 (3.49%) Banking
7 24 (3.10%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.71%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.20%) Back Office
10 13 (1.68%) Local Government
11 9 (1.16%) Billing
12 7 (0.90%) Housing Association
13 6 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.65%) Police
15 4 (0.52%) French Language
15 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.39%) Advertising
16 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.94%) .NET
2 7 (0.90%) EDI
3 6 (0.78%) HTML
3 6 (0.78%) JSON
4 5 (0.65%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.65%) YAML
5 3 (0.39%) CSS
6 2 (0.26%) Middleware
6 2 (0.26%) RESTful
7 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.13%) COM
7 1 (0.13%) Django
7 1 (0.13%) jQuery
7 1 (0.13%) LAMP
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.13%) POSIX
7 1 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.13%) SOAP
7 1 (0.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.78%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.71%) FMCG
4 20 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (1.55%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.16%) PMI
6 9 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.03%) NHS
7 8 (1.03%) User Experience
8 7 (0.90%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.78%) e-Learning
10 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.65%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.52%) IVR
11 4 (0.52%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.52%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 132 (17.05%) Windows
2 64 (8.27%) Windows Server
3 39 (5.04%) Windows 10
4 24 (3.10%) Linux
5 18 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 17 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (0.78%) Unix
8 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.65%) Android
9 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (26.87%) Project Management
2 202 (26.10%) ITIL
3 145 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (18.48%) Service Delivery
5 118 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 102 (13.18%) PRINCE2
7 90 (11.63%) Service Management
8 85 (10.98%) IT Strategy
9 83 (10.72%) Project Delivery
10 62 (8.01%) Continuous Improvement
11 59 (7.62%) Coaching
11 59 (7.62%) Information Security
12 58 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 57 (7.36%) Line Management
14 54 (6.98%) Change Management
14 54 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
15 53 (6.85%) Mentoring
16 51 (6.59%) ERP
17 50 (6.46%) Cybersecurity
18 46 (5.94%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 45 (5.81%) SQL
2 12 (1.55%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.03%) Python
4 7 (0.90%) C#
4 7 (0.90%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.78%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.52%) C
7 3 (0.39%) PHP
7 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.39%) VB
8 2 (0.26%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.13%) C++
9 1 (0.13%) Java
9 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge ABL
9 1 (0.13%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.13%) VBA
9 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (7.24%) Degree
2 32 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
3 31 (4.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 24 (3.10%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.84%) CISM
5 22 (2.84%) CISSP
5 22 (2.84%) PMI Certification
6 21 (2.71%) SC Cleared
7 18 (2.33%) PMP
8 12 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.29%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (1.29%) CISA
10 10 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.16%) CRISC
12 6 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.65%) MCSE
14 4 (0.52%) CCNA
15 3 (0.39%) CCNP
15 3 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (6.46%) SLA
3 31 (4.01%) GDPR
4 18 (2.33%) PMO
4 18 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.68%) COBIT
6 11 (1.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.16%) QA
8 6 (0.78%) ITGC
8 6 (0.78%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.78%) RMADS
9 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.39%) NCSC
11 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.13%) SEPA
12 1 (0.13%) TARGET2
System Software
1 74 (9.56%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.84%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.65%) Docker
7 4 (0.52%) XenApp
7 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.26%) vSphere
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (1.16%) SCCM
2 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.65%) Ansible
3 5 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.39%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.26%) MaaS360
5 2 (0.26%) SCOM
5 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.26%) Terraform
6 1 (0.13%) cPanel
6 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.13%) Grafana
6 1 (0.13%) Nmap
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 59 (7.62%) Cisco
3 55 (7.11%) VMware
4 43 (5.56%) SAP
5 33 (4.26%) Citrix
6 26 (3.36%) Oracle
7 13 (1.68%) Veeam
8 11 (1.42%) Avaya
8 11 (1.42%) Meraki
9 10 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.16%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.16%) Riverbed
11 8 (1.03%) Fortinet
11 8 (1.03%) NetApp
12 7 (0.90%) F5
12 7 (0.90%) HP
12 7 (0.90%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.90%) SolarWinds
13 6 (0.78%) Google
13 6 (0.78%) Splunk