Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Line Management
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 141 201 198
Rank change year-on-year +60 -3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Line Management 2,804 1,211 2,684
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.48% 1.71% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.85% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,190 855 1,825
10th Percentile £33,669 £36,360 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,250 £45,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -4.76%

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 105,747 65,402 133,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.46% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 72,274 52,916 106,592
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £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 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +56 2,421 £57,500 -4.17% 479
UK excluding London +64 1,723 £52,500 -4.55% 374
London +28 863 £70,000 - 139
Work from Home -8 481 £60,000 +4.35% 67
South East +52 417 £55,125 -8.13% 91
North of England +25 367 £52,500 -4.55% 120
Midlands +44 349 £50,000 - 51
South West +32 286 £49,000 +5.95% 40
North West +51 236 £52,500 -4.55% 68
West Midlands +26 228 £52,500 -4.55% 34
Scotland +36 147 £57,361 -4.40% 30
East Midlands +24 118 £38,375 -20.05% 16
Yorkshire -4 110 £55,000 -8.33% 44
East of England +17 108 £48,750 +8.33% 34
Wales +11 40 £47,500 -12.36% 7
North East -40 23 £42,500 -10.53% 8
Northern Ireland -37 12 £37,500 -28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1,082 (38.59%) Social Skills
2 838 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
3 760 (27.10%) Service Delivery
4 689 (24.57%) Retail
5 594 (21.18%) Information Security
6 585 (20.86%) Problem-Solving
7 578 (20.61%) Microsoft
8 536 (19.12%) Facilities Management
9 526 (18.76%) Mentoring
10 509 (18.15%) Finance
11 494 (17.62%) DNA
12 468 (16.69%) Management Information System
13 378 (13.48%) Degree
14 361 (12.87%) Project Management
15 354 (12.62%) Coaching
16 350 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
17 336 (11.98%) JavaScript
18 331 (11.80%) Azure
19 324 (11.55%) Scrum
20 311 (11.09%) DevOps
21 306 (10.91%) SLA
22 293 (10.45%) Self-Motivation
23 292 (10.41%) Software Engineering
24 282 (10.06%) SQL
25 275 (9.81%) Java
26 269 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
27 266 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
28 262 (9.34%) ITIL
29 237 (8.45%) AWS
30 234 (8.35%) Time 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 81 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.67%) Confluence
3 74 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
4 44 (1.57%) CMS
5 32 (1.14%) SAS
6 29 (1.03%) IIS
7 26 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 20 (0.71%) nginx
9 15 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.43%) Kentico
11 11 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.32%) Moodle
14 8 (0.29%) Totara
15 7 (0.25%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.21%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.21%) Skype for Business
17 5 (0.18%) IBM Domino
17 5 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 269 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 177 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.32%) Simulink
8 6 (0.21%) InDesign
8 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.21%) Stata
9 5 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.18%) Figma
9 5 (0.18%) InVision
9 5 (0.18%) Sketch
10 4 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.11%) Revit
12 2 (0.071%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 42 (1.50%) Maximo
2 30 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
3 23 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.71%) Magento
5 19 (0.68%) SAP HR
6 15 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
6 15 (0.53%) Shopify
7 14 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
8 13 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
8 13 (0.46%) R3 Corda
9 12 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (0.39%) Oracle Clinical
11 10 (0.36%) SAP EHS
12 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
13 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
13 5 (0.18%) NetSuite
13 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
14 4 (0.14%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 331 (11.80%) Azure
2 237 (8.45%) AWS
3 149 (5.31%) Microsoft 365
4 125 (4.46%) Power Platform
5 104 (3.71%) SaaS
6 94 (3.35%) Serverless
7 88 (3.14%) GCP
8 31 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
9 29 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
10 28 (1.00%) GitHub
11 23 (0.82%) IaaS
12 22 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
13 20 (0.71%) OpenShift
14 19 (0.68%) PaaS
15 18 (0.64%) Amazon EKS
16 17 (0.61%) Amazon S3
17 15 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
17 15 (0.53%) npm
17 15 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.93%) Firewall
2 42 (1.50%) Internet
3 31 (1.11%) VPN
4 30 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 26 (0.93%) DNS
6 24 (0.86%) Broadband
7 22 (0.78%) HTTP
8 20 (0.71%) SAN
9 17 (0.61%) iSCSI
9 17 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (0.50%) WAN
11 12 (0.43%) DHCP
11 12 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (0.43%) LAN
11 12 (0.43%) Skype
12 11 (0.39%) Wireless
13 10 (0.36%) SMS
13 10 (0.36%) VLAN
14 9 (0.32%) Unified Communications
14 9 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.82%) Power BI
3 82 (2.92%) MongoDB
4 64 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
5 61 (2.18%) Big Data
6 59 (2.10%) Relational Database
7 58 (2.07%) MySQL
8 53 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 51 (1.82%) Redis
10 41 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (1.43%) Tableau
12 38 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
15 27 (0.96%) Data Lake
16 26 (0.93%) Oracle Database
17 24 (0.86%) Apache Accumulo
18 19 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 19 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
18 19 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 135 (4.81%) JIRA
2 117 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 95 (3.39%) Jenkins
4 33 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 28 (1.00%) webpack
6 21 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (0.71%) Bitbucket
8 18 (0.64%) GitLab
8 18 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (0.64%) PostCSS
9 15 (0.53%) gulp
10 14 (0.50%) JUnit
11 13 (0.46%) git-flow
11 13 (0.46%) Maven
11 13 (0.46%) Storybook
12 12 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (0.43%) Postman
13 10 (0.36%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.32%) Cypress.io
14 9 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1,082 (38.59%) Social Skills
2 689 (24.57%) Retail
3 509 (18.15%) Finance
4 350 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
5 207 (7.38%) Organisational Skills
6 185 (6.60%) Legal
7 143 (5.10%) Public Sector
8 141 (5.03%) Marketing
9 120 (4.28%) Law
10 86 (3.07%) Games
11 81 (2.89%) Presentation Skills
12 69 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 59 (2.10%) Banking
14 57 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
15 44 (1.57%) Manufacturing
16 42 (1.50%) Local Government
17 31 (1.11%) Digital Economy
17 31 (1.11%) Telecoms
18 28 (1.00%) Advertising
19 24 (0.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 289 (10.31%) Developer
2 150 (5.35%) Team Leader
3 137 (4.89%) Analyst
4 112 (3.99%) IT Manager
4 112 (3.99%) Software Engineer
5 110 (3.92%) Project Manager
6 97 (3.46%) Engineering Manager
7 92 (3.28%) Senior Manager
8 84 (3.00%) Senior Developer
9 81 (2.89%) Lead Developer
10 79 (2.82%) Technical Leader
11 76 (2.71%) Software Manager
12 71 (2.53%) Service Manager
13 70 (2.50%) Architect
14 63 (2.25%) Delivery Manager
14 63 (2.25%) Support Team Leader
15 60 (2.14%) 2nd Line Support
16 55 (1.96%) Lead Software Engineer
16 55 (1.96%) Software Developer
17 49 (1.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (7.60%) .NET
2 202 (7.20%) React
3 182 (6.49%) CSS
4 180 (6.42%) HTML
5 166 (5.92%) Node.js
6 148 (5.28%) AngularJS
7 108 (3.85%) REST
7 108 (3.85%) RESTful
8 106 (3.78%) Web Services
9 78 (2.78%) Vue.js
10 74 (2.64%) Spring
11 73 (2.60%) Kafka
12 64 (2.28%) jQuery
13 63 (2.25%) Sass
14 55 (1.96%) ASP.NET
15 53 (1.89%) Spring Boot
16 46 (1.64%) HTML5
17 40 (1.43%) CSS3
18 39 (1.39%) GraphQL
19 38 (1.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 468 (16.69%) Management Information System
2 293 (10.45%) Self-Motivation
3 186 (6.63%) User Experience
4 171 (6.10%) Driving Licence
5 73 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 69 (2.46%) Virtual Team
7 59 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (2.07%) Data Structures
9 57 (2.03%) Social Media
10 55 (1.96%) Data Centre
11 52 (1.85%) Renewable Energy
12 45 (1.60%) Algorithms
13 37 (1.32%) Cyberattack
14 36 (1.28%) Life Science
14 36 (1.28%) PDA
15 34 (1.21%) Blog
16 31 (1.11%) Digital Media
17 28 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
18 26 (0.93%) CCTV
18 26 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 207 (7.38%) Windows
2 119 (4.24%) Linux
3 77 (2.75%) Windows Server
4 52 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 35 (1.25%) Android
6 23 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 20 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 16 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.46%) Unix
11 12 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
12 7 (0.25%) CentOS
12 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.11%) VMS
15 2 (0.071%) Debian
15 2 (0.071%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.071%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (27.10%) Service Delivery
3 594 (21.18%) Information Security
4 585 (20.86%) Problem-Solving
5 536 (19.12%) Facilities Management
6 526 (18.76%) Mentoring
7 494 (17.62%) DNA
8 361 (12.87%) Project Management
9 354 (12.62%) Coaching
10 324 (11.55%) Scrum
11 311 (11.09%) DevOps
12 292 (10.41%) Software Engineering
13 266 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 262 (9.34%) ITIL
15 234 (8.35%) Time Management
16 214 (7.63%) Analytics
17 213 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
18 201 (7.17%) Decision-Making
19 190 (6.78%) Microservices
20 183 (6.53%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 336 (11.98%) JavaScript
2 282 (10.06%) SQL
3 275 (9.81%) Java
4 224 (7.99%) Python
5 191 (6.81%) C
6 186 (6.63%) C#
7 120 (4.28%) TypeScript
8 84 (3.00%) PHP
9 58 (2.07%) C++
10 53 (1.89%) Go
11 50 (1.78%) T-SQL
12 46 (1.64%) PowerShell
13 40 (1.43%) Scala
14 37 (1.32%) ES6
15 34 (1.21%) R
16 28 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 21 (0.75%) Kotlin
17 21 (0.75%) Ruby
18 19 (0.68%) Delphi
18 19 (0.68%) Rust
Qualifications
1 378 (13.48%) Degree
2 135 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 69 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 65 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (1.68%) HNC
7 41 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 32 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (1.03%) DBS Check
10 27 (0.96%) CISSP
11 24 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (0.71%) CIPD
13 19 (0.68%) MCSD
14 18 (0.64%) PMI Certification
15 16 (0.57%) CISM
15 16 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
15 16 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.53%) DV Cleared
17 14 (0.50%) CISA
18 13 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (10.91%) SLA
2 175 (6.24%) QA
3 93 (3.32%) GDPR
4 73 (2.60%) Accessibility
5 47 (1.68%) Data Quality
6 39 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (1.36%) PMO
8 32 (1.14%) COSHH
9 26 (0.93%) Good Clinical Practice
9 26 (0.93%) NEBOSH
10 16 (0.57%) WCAG
11 14 (0.50%) PCI DSS
12 12 (0.43%) COBIT
12 12 (0.43%) GxP
12 12 (0.43%) IEC 61131
13 11 (0.39%) NIST
14 10 (0.36%) CDISC
15 7 (0.25%) GMP
15 7 (0.25%) ISO 9001
15 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 158 (5.63%) Docker
2 86 (3.07%) Active Directory
3 44 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.46%) BitLocker
6 12 (0.43%) Firmware
6 12 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.39%) XenApp
8 10 (0.36%) vSphere
9 7 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.18%) NFS
10 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.11%) HDFS
11 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.071%) Snort
12 2 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.036%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.036%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 122 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 69 (2.46%) Terraform
3 53 (1.89%) Ansible
4 28 (1.00%) Puppet
5 26 (0.93%) SCCM
6 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (0.43%) Bugsnag
8 10 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.18%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.18%) Istio
10 5 (0.18%) linkerd
10 5 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.11%) Grafana
12 3 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.11%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.11%) WMI
12 3 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 578 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 118 (4.21%) Oracle
3 89 (3.17%) SAP
4 81 (2.89%) Google
5 57 (2.03%) VMware
6 39 (1.39%) Citrix
7 37 (1.32%) Mercator
8 27 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (0.93%) Remedy
10 21 (0.75%) Cadence
11 20 (0.71%) Sophos
12 16 (0.57%) Adobe
12 16 (0.57%) Apple
13 15 (0.53%) Cisco
14 14 (0.50%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.50%) Siemens
15 13 (0.46%) Facebook
16 12 (0.43%) Dell
17 11 (0.39%) HP
17 11 (0.39%) IBM