Period
to 4 July 2020

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 203 214 193
Rank change year-on-year +11 -21 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 1,308 2,472 3,257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.68% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.76% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,124 2,085 2,883
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 75,040 140,792 170,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.89% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60,375 112,378 138,885
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the UK

IT Manager
Top 16 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 4 July 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 0 1,203 £55,000 +1.85% 93
UK excluding London +9 794 £50,000 - 88
London -3 476 £65,000 +4.00% 10
South East +3 256 £50,000 -7.41% 15
North of England +18 170 £49,000 +8.89% 23
Midlands +4 124 £50,000 - 21
South West +73 94 £47,500 -5.47% 16
North West +24 91 £52,500 +16.67% 8
East of England +30 77 £45,000 -15.49% 8
West Midlands +17 73 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Yorkshire +31 69 £47,500 +11.76% 12
Work from Home +8 52 £47,500 -20.83% 9
East Midlands +1 51 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Scotland +84 42 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Wales +30 31 £45,000 -5.26% 1
North East +2 10 £47,500 -2.56% 3

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 346 (26.45%) Project Management
2 342 (26.15%) Finance
3 309 (23.62%) ITIL
4 238 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
5 231 (17.66%) Microsoft
6 229 (17.51%) Service Delivery
7 208 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 190 (14.53%) PRINCE2
9 177 (13.53%) Windows
10 161 (12.31%) Office 365
11 150 (11.47%) Service Management
12 149 (11.39%) Project Delivery
13 122 (9.33%) Azure
14 118 (9.02%) IT Strategy
15 110 (8.41%) Degree
16 101 (7.72%) Active Directory
17 99 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
18 98 (7.49%) Windows Server
19 97 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
19 97 (7.42%) Change Management
20 96 (7.34%) Information Security
21 95 (7.26%) SLA
21 95 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
22 92 (7.03%) Risk Management
23 91 (6.96%) Cisco
24 90 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
25 89 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 87 (6.65%) Waterfall
27 84 (6.42%) Public Sector
28 81 (6.19%) ERP

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 51 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.99%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.99%) CMS
4 7 (0.54%) IIS
5 5 (0.38%) Confluence
5 5 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.31%) Apache
6 4 (0.31%) WordPress
7 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.15%) Drupal
8 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.15%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.076%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.076%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.076%) SAS
9 1 (0.076%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 80 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.076%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.076%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.76%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.23%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.15%) FastStats
6 2 (0.15%) Maximo
6 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.15%) Unica
7 1 (0.076%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 161 (12.31%) Office 365
2 122 (9.33%) Azure
3 49 (3.75%) AWS
4 26 (1.99%) SaaS
5 16 (1.22%) PaaS
6 15 (1.15%) IaaS
6 15 (1.15%) Power Platform
7 14 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.76%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.61%) G Suite
10 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.46%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.38%) Boomi
13 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.23%) GCP
15 2 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
15 2 (0.15%) Responsys
15 2 (0.15%) Silverpop
16 1 (0.076%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.73%) WAN
2 74 (5.66%) Firewall
3 67 (5.12%) LAN
4 35 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 32 (2.45%) VPN
6 30 (2.29%) DHCP
7 27 (2.06%) MPLS
8 26 (1.99%) VoIP
9 24 (1.83%) DNS
10 23 (1.76%) SAN
11 22 (1.68%) Wireless
12 21 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (1.53%) VLAN
14 19 (1.45%) Skype
15 14 (1.07%) Internet
16 13 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (0.76%) Intranet
17 10 (0.76%) Network Security
18 8 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
19 7 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.15%) Power BI
3 13 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (0.61%) MySQL
5 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.31%) MS Access
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.23%) Big Data
8 3 (0.23%) DB2
9 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.076%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.076%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.076%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.076%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (1.38%) JIRA
2 5 (0.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.31%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.23%) Burp Suite
4 3 (0.23%) Subversion
5 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.076%) Bitbucket
General
1 342 (26.15%) Finance
2 84 (6.42%) Public Sector
3 74 (5.66%) Legal
3 74 (5.66%) Retail
4 54 (4.13%) Banking
5 51 (3.90%) Marketing
6 47 (3.59%) Law
7 31 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 29 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.30%) Billing
10 16 (1.22%) Back Office
11 13 (0.99%) Advertising
11 13 (0.99%) Local Government
12 12 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.76%) Police
14 7 (0.54%) International Banking
15 5 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.31%) Automotive
16 4 (0.31%) Electronics
17 3 (0.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.83%) .NET
2 9 (0.69%) Middleware
3 6 (0.46%) EDI
4 5 (0.38%) LAMP
4 5 (0.38%) Web Services
4 5 (0.38%) XML
5 4 (0.31%) HTML
5 4 (0.31%) React
6 3 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.23%) CSS
7 2 (0.15%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.15%) COM
7 2 (0.15%) JSON
7 2 (0.15%) LDAP
7 2 (0.15%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.15%) SAML
7 2 (0.15%) YAML
8 1 (0.076%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.076%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 39 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.52%) FMCG
6 25 (1.91%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.22%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (1.07%) NHS
9 12 (0.92%) Reinsurance
9 12 (0.92%) User Experience
9 12 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 9 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.69%) PMI
12 8 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.61%) CMDB
12 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 177 (13.53%) Windows
2 98 (7.49%) Windows Server
3 55 (4.20%) Linux
4 38 (2.91%) Windows 10
5 29 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (1.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (0.92%) Unix
10 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.23%) Android
12 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.23%) Debian
12 3 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.076%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (26.45%) Project Management
2 309 (23.62%) ITIL
3 238 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (17.51%) Service Delivery
5 208 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 190 (14.53%) PRINCE2
7 150 (11.47%) Service Management
8 149 (11.39%) Project Delivery
9 118 (9.02%) IT Strategy
10 97 (7.42%) Change Management
10 97 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 96 (7.34%) Information Security
12 95 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
13 92 (7.03%) Risk Management
14 90 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
15 87 (6.65%) Waterfall
16 81 (6.19%) ERP
17 73 (5.58%) Supplier Management
18 72 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
19 71 (5.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 61 (4.66%) SQL
2 16 (1.22%) C
3 14 (1.07%) Java
4 13 (0.99%) PowerShell
5 10 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 10 (0.76%) Python
6 9 (0.69%) C#
6 9 (0.69%) PHP
7 6 (0.46%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.31%) VBScript
9 3 (0.23%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.23%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.076%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.076%) C++
11 1 (0.076%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (8.41%) Degree
2 48 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
3 47 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 41 (3.13%) CISSP
5 40 (3.06%) PMI Certification
5 40 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 38 (2.91%) PMP
7 37 (2.83%) CISM
8 36 (2.75%) SC Cleared
9 20 (1.53%) CISA
10 18 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
12 16 (1.22%) CRISC
13 14 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.76%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.61%) CIPD
15 8 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.54%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.26%) SLA
2 89 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (5.12%) GDPR
4 36 (2.75%) PMO
5 29 (2.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (1.45%) COBIT
7 15 (1.15%) PCI DSS
8 14 (1.07%) JSP 440
8 14 (1.07%) RMADS
9 12 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.69%) QA
11 7 (0.54%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.54%) ITGC
12 5 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.31%) NCSC
14 3 (0.23%) Basel III
14 3 (0.23%) CRD IV
14 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 101 (7.72%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.76%) Docker
6 6 (0.46%) vSphere
7 4 (0.31%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.31%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.31%) XenApp
7 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.076%) Postfix
9 1 (0.076%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (1.61%) SCCM
2 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (0.38%) Terraform
5 5 (0.38%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.31%) Nmap
6 4 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.15%) Ansible
7 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.15%) MaaS360
7 2 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.076%) cPanel
8 1 (0.076%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.076%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.076%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 231 (17.66%) Microsoft
2 91 (6.96%) Cisco
3 67 (5.12%) VMware
4 58 (4.43%) SAP
5 35 (2.68%) Citrix
6 33 (2.52%) Oracle
7 24 (1.83%) HP
7 24 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (1.38%) Meraki
9 16 (1.22%) Avaya
10 13 (0.99%) Dell
11 12 (0.92%) Adobe
11 12 (0.92%) IBM
11 12 (0.92%) SonicWALL
12 11 (0.84%) Google
12 11 (0.84%) iManage
13 10 (0.76%) Juniper
13 10 (0.76%) Veeam
14 9 (0.69%) Apple
15 8 (0.61%) CheckPoint