Period
to 13 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Line Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Line Management over the 6 months to 13 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Line Management
UK
6 months to
13 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 195 192
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Line Management 1,663 1,718 2,714
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.87% 1.76% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.90% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1,233 1,849
10th Percentile £33,024 £35,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,000 £45,000 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £58,807
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +2.03% +6.92%
75th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £91,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £54,200 £52,500
% change year-on-year -7.75% +3.24% -

Line Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 82,543 90,331 133,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.72% 92.31% 92.37%
Number of salaries quoted 61,936 72,618 105,512
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Line Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Line Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Line Management.

Salary trend for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Line Management over the 6 months to 13 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Line Management within the UK over the 6 months to 13 May 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 +12 1,434 £57,500 -4.17% 270
UK excluding London +24 1,029 £50,000 -7.75% 234
London -13 509 £70,000 - 58
Work from Home -37 266 £55,000 -11.60% 51
South East +29 250 £52,500 -12.50% 52
South West +45 211 £47,500 -1.04% 20
Midlands +4 190 £50,000 -8.26% 49
North of England -37 172 £52,500 - 58
West Midlands -3 125 £50,000 -9.09% 33
Scotland +12 92 £57,361 -11.75% 9
North West +8 88 £55,000 +2.42% 34
East of England +18 82 £46,669 +3.71% 33
East Midlands +9 62 £40,750 -14.66% 15
Yorkshire -11 61 £52,500 -8.70% 18
Wales +25 31 £36,000 -20.00% 11
North East -32 23 £43,000 -16.50% 6
Northern Ireland -10 3 £37,500 -31.82% 2

For the 6 months to 13 May 2021, IT jobs citing Line Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Line Management.

1 589 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (32.29%) Social Skills
3 364 (21.89%) Microsoft
4 319 (19.18%) Mentoring
5 301 (18.10%) Finance
6 260 (15.63%) Project Management
7 252 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
8 227 (13.65%) JavaScript
9 224 (13.47%) Azure
10 221 (13.29%) Degree
11 219 (13.17%) Management Information System
12 217 (13.05%) Software Engineering
13 216 (12.99%) ITIL
14 214 (12.87%) SQL
15 212 (12.75%) DevOps
16 210 (12.63%) Scrum
17 195 (11.73%) Service Delivery
18 189 (11.37%) Coaching
19 184 (11.06%) Java
20 173 (10.40%) SLA
21 172 (10.34%) Python
22 170 (10.22%) Continuous Improvement
23 165 (9.92%) Windows
24 163 (9.80%) Analytics
25 157 (9.44%) .NET
26 154 (9.26%) Legal
27 152 (9.14%) Information Security
27 152 (9.14%) Retail
28 150 (9.02%) AWS
29 149 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management

Line Management
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 60 (3.61%) Confluence
2 58 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 40 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.74%) CMS
5 26 (1.56%) SAS
6 25 (1.50%) MS Exchange
7 23 (1.38%) IIS
8 11 (0.66%) nginx
9 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.48%) Moodle
9 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.42%) Totara
11 6 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.18%) Apache
13 3 (0.18%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 123 (7.40%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.54%) Simulink
8 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.30%) Figma
8 5 (0.30%) InVision
8 5 (0.30%) Sketch
9 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.18%) Stata
10 1 (0.060%) InDesign
10 1 (0.060%) Mingle
10 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.72%) Magento
4 10 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Clinical
6 5 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.30%) Shopify
7 4 (0.24%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.12%) Maximo
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.12%) SAP FI-AR
10 1 (0.060%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.060%) Primavera
10 1 (0.060%) Sage X3
10 1 (0.060%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.060%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 224 (13.47%) Azure
2 150 (9.02%) AWS
3 106 (6.37%) Microsoft 365
4 99 (5.95%) Power Platform
5 88 (5.29%) SaaS
6 50 (3.01%) Serverless
7 48 (2.89%) GCP
8 31 (1.86%) PaaS
9 27 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
10 21 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (1.08%) GitHub
12 16 (0.96%) Amazon EKS
13 15 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (0.84%) IaaS
15 13 (0.78%) AWS Fargate
16 12 (0.72%) Asana
17 10 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
17 10 (0.60%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.60%) Woopra
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.98%) Firewall
2 26 (1.56%) Internet
3 21 (1.26%) VPN
4 19 (1.14%) Skype
5 16 (0.96%) DNS
5 16 (0.96%) LAN
6 15 (0.90%) iSCSI
6 15 (0.90%) WAN
6 15 (0.90%) Wireless
7 13 (0.78%) SAN
7 13 (0.78%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (0.60%) 4G
9 10 (0.60%) 5G
9 10 (0.60%) Broadband
10 9 (0.54%) 3G
10 9 (0.54%) DHCP
10 9 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
10 9 (0.54%) VLAN
11 8 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 80 (4.81%) Power BI
3 57 (3.43%) MongoDB
4 51 (3.07%) Big Data
5 47 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (2.83%) MySQL
6 42 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 38 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 36 (2.16%) Data Lake
8 36 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (1.56%) Tableau
12 25 (1.50%) GIS
13 24 (1.44%) Redis
14 20 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
16 17 (1.02%) Apache Accumulo
17 16 (0.96%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 94 (5.65%) JIRA
2 68 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 66 (3.97%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.08%) Bitbucket
5 17 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.54%) JUnit
6 9 (0.54%) Subversion
7 8 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (0.48%) Postman
7 8 (0.48%) webpack
8 7 (0.42%) Cypress.io
8 7 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.36%) PostCSS
9 6 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.30%) Bazaar
10 5 (0.30%) GoCD
10 5 (0.30%) gulp
10 5 (0.30%) PHPUnit
10 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.24%) Cucumber
General
1 537 (32.29%) Social Skills
2 301 (18.10%) Finance
3 154 (9.26%) Legal
4 152 (9.14%) Retail
5 144 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
6 115 (6.92%) Marketing
7 94 (5.65%) Organisational Skills
8 87 (5.23%) Public Sector
9 79 (4.75%) Law
10 51 (3.07%) Games
11 50 (3.01%) Presentation Skills
12 46 (2.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 45 (2.71%) Digital Economy
14 39 (2.35%) Banking
15 38 (2.29%) Influencing Skills
16 34 (2.04%) Telecoms
17 25 (1.50%) Manufacturing
18 19 (1.14%) Back Office
19 17 (1.02%) Advertising
20 16 (0.96%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 218 (13.11%) Developer
2 119 (7.16%) Analyst
3 113 (6.79%) Team Leader
4 78 (4.69%) IT Manager
5 76 (4.57%) Senior Developer
6 75 (4.51%) Senior Manager
6 75 (4.51%) Software Engineer
7 67 (4.03%) Engineering Manager
7 67 (4.03%) Project Manager
8 65 (3.91%) Lead Developer
9 64 (3.85%) Service Manager
10 58 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
11 56 (3.37%) Software Manager
12 55 (3.31%) Architect
13 49 (2.95%) Product Manager
14 45 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
15 39 (2.35%) .NET Developer
15 39 (2.35%) Java Developer
16 37 (2.22%) Software Developer
17 35 (2.10%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (9.44%) .NET
2 132 (7.94%) CSS
3 130 (7.82%) React
4 124 (7.46%) HTML
5 95 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 89 (5.35%) Node.js
7 74 (4.45%) Web Services
8 68 (4.09%) REST
9 66 (3.97%) RESTful
10 56 (3.37%) Kafka
11 55 (3.31%) jQuery
12 52 (3.13%) ASP.NET
13 48 (2.89%) Spring
14 45 (2.71%) Vue.js
15 39 (2.35%) .NET Framework
16 37 (2.22%) .NET Core
17 35 (2.10%) XML
18 33 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
19 32 (1.92%) SOAP
20 31 (1.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 219 (13.17%) Management Information System
2 134 (8.06%) User Experience
3 64 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 47 (2.83%) Mobile App
6 43 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.74%) Blog
7 29 (1.74%) Cyberattack
7 29 (1.74%) Life Science
8 26 (1.56%) Data Centre
9 25 (1.50%) Social Media
10 24 (1.44%) Algorithms
11 22 (1.32%) Data Structures
12 21 (1.26%) Digital Media
12 21 (1.26%) NHS
13 16 (0.96%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.96%) EPoS
13 16 (0.96%) PMI
14 14 (0.84%) Biotechnology
14 14 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 165 (9.92%) Windows
2 81 (4.87%) Linux
3 63 (3.79%) Windows 10
4 59 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.44%) Android
6 20 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.90%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.42%) Unix
11 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.24%) CentOS
12 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.18%) AIX
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.12%) Alpine Linux
14 2 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (19.18%) Mentoring
3 260 (15.63%) Project Management
4 252 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
5 217 (13.05%) Software Engineering
6 216 (12.99%) ITIL
7 212 (12.75%) DevOps
8 210 (12.63%) Scrum
9 195 (11.73%) Service Delivery
10 189 (11.37%) Coaching
11 170 (10.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 163 (9.80%) Analytics
13 152 (9.14%) Information Security
14 149 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 134 (8.06%) Microservices
16 133 (8.00%) Project Delivery
17 127 (7.64%) Service Management
18 126 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
19 116 (6.98%) DNA
20 112 (6.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 227 (13.65%) JavaScript
2 214 (12.87%) SQL
3 184 (11.06%) Java
4 172 (10.34%) Python
5 149 (8.96%) C#
6 92 (5.53%) TypeScript
7 66 (3.97%) PHP
8 62 (3.73%) C
9 35 (2.10%) Go
10 34 (2.04%) C++
11 33 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 27 (1.62%) PowerShell
12 27 (1.62%) R
13 24 (1.44%) Scala
14 20 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.90%) ES6
16 13 (0.78%) Java 8
17 10 (0.60%) Ruby
18 8 (0.48%) Perl
18 8 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 221 (13.29%) Degree
2 125 (7.52%) Security Cleared
3 60 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 29 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 17 (1.02%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.84%) HNC
12 13 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
13 12 (0.72%) PhD
14 10 (0.60%) CCNA
14 10 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.60%) MCSD
15 9 (0.54%) CISSP
15 9 (0.54%) HND
16 8 (0.48%) CISM
16 8 (0.48%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (10.40%) SLA
2 117 (7.04%) QA
3 66 (3.97%) GDPR
4 48 (2.89%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.90%) COSHH
7 12 (0.72%) IEC 61131
7 12 (0.72%) PMO
8 10 (0.60%) COBIT
8 10 (0.60%) Good Clinical Practice
9 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.42%) CDISC
10 7 (0.42%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.42%) NIST
11 6 (0.36%) GxP
12 5 (0.30%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.24%) NCSC
13 4 (0.24%) WCAG
14 3 (0.18%) GAAP
System Software
1 106 (6.37%) Docker
2 65 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.84%) BitLocker
6 11 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.48%) Firmware
7 8 (0.48%) NFS
7 8 (0.48%) XenApp
8 7 (0.42%) vSphere
9 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 77 (4.63%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.04%) Ansible
3 29 (1.74%) Terraform
4 24 (1.44%) SCCM
5 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (0.60%) Bugsnag
7 8 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 8 (0.48%) Puppet
8 5 (0.30%) WMI
9 3 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.18%) Sysprep
9 3 (0.18%) WSUS
10 2 (0.12%) Nagios
10 2 (0.12%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.12%) Rancher
10 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.060%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.060%) Grafana
11 1 (0.060%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 364 (21.89%) Microsoft
2 63 (3.79%) Oracle
3 57 (3.43%) VMware
4 55 (3.31%) Google
5 44 (2.65%) Citrix
6 28 (1.68%) SAP
7 25 (1.50%) Databricks
8 22 (1.32%) Cisco
9 20 (1.20%) Mercator
10 18 (1.08%) Remedy
10 18 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.96%) Sophos
12 13 (0.78%) Apple
12 13 (0.78%) Atlassian
12 13 (0.78%) Veeam
13 12 (0.72%) Adobe
14 10 (0.60%) Teradata
15 9 (0.54%) McAfee
15 9 (0.54%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.54%) Zend