Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Line Management
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 197 205 188
Rank change year-on-year +8 -17 +11
Permanent jobs citing Line Management 1,264 2,009 2,768
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.64% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.79% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,005 1,640 2,053
Median annual salary £57,500 £59,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.36% +8.18% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,626 £27,625
90th Percentile £102,500 £92,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

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 70,071 112,451 137,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.58% 92.04% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 54,831 90,161 110,278
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Line Management in the UK

Line Management
Top 16 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 3 March 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 1,136 £57,500 -4.17% 257
UK excluding London +34 834 £52,500 - 222
London -11 373 £72,500 +0.69% 61
South East +42 226 £55,000 -4.35% 59
North of England +1 180 £55,000 +10.00% 55
Work from Home -58 164 £58,648 -1.35% 42
South West +57 140 £47,500 +5.56% 35
Midlands -9 137 £48,750 -11.36% 25
West Midlands -2 101 £50,000 -13.04% 15
North West +31 99 £55,000 +17.65% 36
Scotland +24 69 £55,000 -4.35% 17
East of England +56 64 £60,000 +20.00% 20
Yorkshire 0 58 £57,500 +10.05% 15
East Midlands +5 35 £38,375 -19.21% 10
North East -23 23 £47,500 - 4
Wales +25 20 £42,500 -5.56% 9

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 450 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (21.99%) Microsoft
3 238 (18.83%) Finance
4 202 (15.98%) Azure
5 194 (15.35%) Mentoring
6 191 (15.11%) Project Management
7 178 (14.08%) DevOps
8 173 (13.69%) Degree
9 170 (13.45%) ITIL
10 165 (13.05%) .NET
11 163 (12.90%) Scrum
12 161 (12.74%) SQL
13 155 (12.26%) Python
14 149 (11.79%) Coaching
15 142 (11.23%) Software Engineering
16 132 (10.44%) C#
17 131 (10.36%) SQL Server
18 129 (10.21%) AWS
19 127 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
20 125 (9.89%) Analytics
21 123 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
22 122 (9.65%) Java
22 122 (9.65%) JavaScript
23 121 (9.57%) Windows
24 120 (9.49%) SLA
25 116 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
26 115 (9.10%) Security Cleared
27 109 (8.62%) Management Information System
28 107 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
29 98 (7.75%) Microservices

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 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.22%) Confluence
3 22 (1.74%) SAS
4 19 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 17 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.95%) CMS
7 10 (0.79%) IIS
8 9 (0.71%) Apache
9 7 (0.55%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.47%) nginx
11 5 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.32%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.32%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.32%) WordPress
13 3 (0.24%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 72 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.079%) Figma
7 1 (0.079%) InVision
7 1 (0.079%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.079%) Sketch
7 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.40%) Magento
4 5 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.32%) Shopify
6 3 (0.24%) Maximo
6 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.079%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.079%) Primavera
7 1 (0.079%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.079%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.079%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 202 (15.98%) Azure
2 129 (10.21%) AWS
3 87 (6.88%) Microsoft 365
4 81 (6.41%) Power Platform
5 60 (4.75%) SaaS
6 40 (3.16%) PaaS
7 37 (2.93%) GCP
8 28 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
9 20 (1.58%) Serverless
10 16 (1.27%) IaaS
11 11 (0.87%) GitHub
12 10 (0.79%) Amazon SageMaker
12 10 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.63%) AWS Fargate
15 7 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
16 6 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
17 5 (0.40%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.69%) Skype
2 27 (2.14%) WAN
3 26 (2.06%) Firewall
4 23 (1.82%) LAN
5 22 (1.74%) VPN
6 19 (1.50%) Wireless
7 18 (1.42%) DNS
8 16 (1.27%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.87%) DHCP
9 11 (0.87%) MPLS
10 10 (0.79%) Internet
11 9 (0.71%) SAN
11 9 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
11 9 (0.71%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.63%) 3G
12 8 (0.63%) 4G
12 8 (0.63%) 5G
12 8 (0.63%) VLAN
12 8 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.11%) Power BI
3 46 (3.64%) MySQL
4 43 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (3.24%) NoSQL
6 40 (3.16%) Big Data
7 37 (2.93%) MongoDB
8 32 (2.53%) Data Lake
9 29 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (2.22%) Tableau
11 27 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
12 24 (1.90%) Relational Database
13 21 (1.66%) Hadoop
14 18 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (1.34%) QlikView
16 13 (1.03%) Qlik Sense
17 11 (0.87%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.79%) Looker
Development Applications
1 53 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 45 (3.56%) Jenkins
2 45 (3.56%) JIRA
3 17 (1.34%) TeamCity
4 13 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (0.95%) Subversion
6 9 (0.71%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.71%) Selenium
7 8 (0.63%) Postman
7 8 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (0.47%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.40%) JUnit
9 5 (0.40%) Maven
9 5 (0.40%) PHPUnit
9 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.32%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.32%) NUnit
10 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 238 (18.83%) Finance
2 94 (7.44%) Legal
3 87 (6.88%) Marketing
4 66 (5.22%) Retail
5 58 (4.59%) Law
6 52 (4.11%) Public Sector
7 44 (3.48%) Games
8 39 (3.09%) Digital Economy
9 38 (3.01%) Telecoms
10 30 (2.37%) Banking
11 25 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (1.58%) Manufacturing
13 14 (1.11%) Aerospace
14 13 (1.03%) Electronics
15 8 (0.63%) Advertising
15 8 (0.63%) Automotive
16 7 (0.55%) Military
17 6 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
17 6 (0.47%) Local Government
18 5 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 162 (12.82%) Developer
2 94 (7.44%) Analyst
3 78 (6.17%) Team Leader
4 75 (5.93%) IT Manager
5 73 (5.78%) Lead Developer
6 60 (4.75%) Architect
7 59 (4.67%) Senior Developer
8 53 (4.19%) Service Manager
9 52 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
10 49 (3.88%) Senior Manager
11 48 (3.80%) Engineering Manager
12 45 (3.56%) Software Engineer
13 44 (3.48%) Product Manager
14 42 (3.32%) Development Manager
14 42 (3.32%) Project Manager
15 40 (3.16%) Software Manager
16 33 (2.61%) .NET Developer
17 30 (2.37%) Service Desk Team Leader
18 28 (2.22%) Support Analyst
19 27 (2.14%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (13.05%) .NET
2 79 (6.25%) CSS
2 79 (6.25%) React
3 62 (4.91%) HTML
4 50 (3.96%) Node.js
5 48 (3.80%) AngularJS
5 48 (3.80%) ASP.NET
6 41 (3.24%) .NET Framework
6 41 (3.24%) REST
7 40 (3.16%) jQuery
7 40 (3.16%) Web Services
8 39 (3.09%) XML
9 35 (2.77%) ASP.NET Core
9 35 (2.77%) Spring
9 35 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 34 (2.69%) .NET Core
10 34 (2.69%) RESTful
11 30 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (2.14%) Ajax
12 27 (2.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.62%) Management Information System
2 92 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.91%) User Experience
4 42 (3.32%) Mobile App
5 34 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.53%) Driving Licence
6 32 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.90%) Algorithms
8 22 (1.74%) Data Centre
9 18 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.19%) Blog
12 14 (1.11%) NHS
13 13 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.95%) PMI
14 12 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 11 (0.87%) Cyberattack
15 11 (0.87%) EPoS
15 11 (0.87%) Life Science
16 10 (0.79%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 121 (9.57%) Windows
2 75 (5.93%) Linux
3 63 (4.98%) Windows 10
4 27 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.27%) Android
6 16 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.87%) Unix
7 11 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.40%) CentOS
11 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.24%) AIX
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Debian
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.079%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.079%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (35.60%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (15.35%) Mentoring
3 191 (15.11%) Project Management
4 178 (14.08%) DevOps
5 170 (13.45%) ITIL
6 163 (12.90%) Scrum
7 149 (11.79%) Coaching
8 142 (11.23%) Software Engineering
9 127 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
10 125 (9.89%) Analytics
11 123 (9.73%) Continuous Improvement
12 116 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 107 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
14 98 (7.75%) Microservices
15 96 (7.59%) Test Automation
16 95 (7.52%) Service Delivery
17 88 (6.96%) Service Management
18 87 (6.88%) TDD
19 81 (6.41%) Project Delivery
20 72 (5.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 161 (12.74%) SQL
2 155 (12.26%) Python
3 132 (10.44%) C#
4 122 (9.65%) Java
4 122 (9.65%) JavaScript
5 57 (4.51%) TypeScript
6 52 (4.11%) PHP
7 50 (3.96%) C
8 38 (3.01%) R
9 20 (1.58%) C++
10 19 (1.50%) Go
11 18 (1.42%) PowerShell
12 17 (1.34%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.11%) Ruby
14 11 (0.87%) Java 8
15 10 (0.79%) Scala
16 9 (0.71%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.47%) VB
18 5 (0.40%) Clojure
19 4 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 173 (13.69%) Degree
2 115 (9.10%) Security Cleared
3 55 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 39 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (2.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 28 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (1.74%) PhD
9 14 (1.11%) PMI Certification
10 13 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.87%) CCNA
13 9 (0.71%) HND
14 8 (0.63%) MCSE
15 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.47%) CCNP
16 6 (0.47%) Postgraduate
16 6 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
17 5 (0.40%) AWS Certification
17 5 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (9.49%) SLA
2 74 (5.85%) QA
3 55 (4.35%) GDPR
4 37 (2.93%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.55%) Def Stans
8 6 (0.47%) PMO
9 5 (0.40%) CDISC
9 5 (0.40%) GxP
10 4 (0.32%) COSHH
10 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.24%) COBIT
11 3 (0.24%) GAAP
11 3 (0.24%) NCSC
11 3 (0.24%) SEPA
12 2 (0.16%) DICOM
12 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.16%) NIST
System Software
1 67 (5.30%) Docker
2 53 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.27%) Firmware
5 10 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.55%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.40%) vSphere
9 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.24%) NFS
10 3 (0.24%) XenApp
11 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.079%) IAG
12 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (3.01%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.58%) SCCM
3 14 (1.11%) Ansible
4 12 (0.95%) Terraform
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.32%) Puppet
7 3 (0.24%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.24%) Core Impact
7 3 (0.24%) Nagios
7 3 (0.24%) Nessus
7 3 (0.24%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.24%) WMI
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.16%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.079%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.079%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 278 (21.99%) Microsoft
2 48 (3.80%) Google
3 47 (3.72%) Oracle
4 46 (3.64%) Citrix
5 42 (3.32%) VMware
6 35 (2.77%) Cisco
7 33 (2.61%) Databricks
8 20 (1.58%) Twitter
9 17 (1.34%) SAP
10 15 (1.19%) Apple
11 14 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.03%) Remedy
13 10 (0.79%) Informatica
14 9 (0.71%) Teradata
14 9 (0.71%) Zend
15 8 (0.63%) IBM
15 8 (0.63%) Sophos
16 7 (0.55%) HP
16 7 (0.55%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.55%) ServiceNow