Period
to 17 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Sales Director was £140,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Sales Director
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1020 1128 1155
Rank change year-on-year +108 +27 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Sales Director 50 43 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.026% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.027% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 29 35 26
UK median annual salary £140,000 £90,000 £105,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +55.56% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £76,000 £45,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £196,250 £141,250 £210,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £200,000 £61,250 £75,000
% change year-on-year +226.53% -18.33% -28.57%

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 131,250 157,771 168,081
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,620 127,104 134,629
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Sales Director
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Sales Director in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sales Director in the UK

Sales Director
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sales Director.

Salary trend for Sales Director in the UK

Sales Director
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sales Director over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Sales Director in the UK

Sales Director
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sales Director within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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 +123 46 £145,000 +61.11% 8
London +98 38 £130,000 +44.44% 7
UK excluding London +81 9 £200,000 +226.53% 1
South East +39 5 - -
North West +47 3 £200,000 +280.95% 1
North of England +31 3 £200,000 +280.95% 1
Scotland +16 1 - -

Sales Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, Sales Director 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 Sales Director in the job title.

1 19 (38.00%) Marketing
2 16 (32.00%) Analytics
3 12 (24.00%) Value Proposition
4 11 (22.00%) Decision-Making
4 11 (22.00%) Lead Generation
4 11 (22.00%) Business Development
4 11 (22.00%) Finance
5 10 (20.00%) Retail
6 9 (18.00%) Big Data
7 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (16.00%) Degree
7 8 (16.00%) Telesales
8 7 (14.00%) Quality Management
8 7 (14.00%) C
8 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (14.00%) ETL
8 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
8 7 (14.00%) SaaS
8 7 (14.00%) Data Analytics
8 7 (14.00%) Presales
9 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (12.00%) Blockchain
9 6 (12.00%) Product Management
10 5 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
10 5 (10.00%) E-Discovery
10 5 (10.00%) Biometrics
10 5 (10.00%) Document Management
10 5 (10.00%) Coaching
10 5 (10.00%) Contract Management

Sales Director 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) SaaS
2 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
1 1 (2.00%) IPsec
1 1 (2.00%) SSL
1 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Big Data
2 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.00%) Blockchain
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 19 (38.00%) Marketing
2 11 (22.00%) Finance
3 10 (20.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Digital Signage
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Analytics
2 12 (24.00%) Value Proposition
3 11 (22.00%) Business Development
3 11 (22.00%) Decision-Making
3 11 (22.00%) Lead Generation
4 8 (16.00%) Telesales
5 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (14.00%) Data Analytics
5 7 (14.00%) ETL
5 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
5 7 (14.00%) Presales
5 7 (14.00%) Quality Management
6 6 (12.00%) Product Management
7 5 (10.00%) Biometrics
7 5 (10.00%) Coaching
7 5 (10.00%) Contract Management
7 5 (10.00%) Document Management
7 5 (10.00%) E-Discovery
7 5 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (8.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) MBA
3 2 (4.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) GDPR
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.00%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle
1 4 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.00%) Cadence
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) NetWitness
3 1 (2.00%) Splunk