Period
to 6 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Sales Director was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 829 1034 1150
Rank change year-on-year +205 +116 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Sales Director 43 65 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.045% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.047% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 30 23 42
Median annual salary £95,000 £105,000 £105,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £75,000 £61,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £115,375 £193,250 £175,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £112,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -33.33% +200.00% -65.91%

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 82,408 137,994 166,782
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.96% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 66,025 109,657 135,534
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £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%

Sales Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sales Director in the UK

Sales Director
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Sales Director.

Salary trend for Sales Director in the UK

Sales Director
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Sales Director over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Sales Director in the UK

Sales Director
Top 10 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 6 June 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 +209 43 £95,000 -9.52% 6
London +155 34 £101,250 -3.57% 4
UK excluding London +162 9 £75,000 -33.33% 2
Work from Home +51 8 £110,000 -
South East +92 6 £75,000 -37.50% 2
North of England +124 1 £90,000 +89.47%
Midlands +93 1 £100,000 -
South West +82 1 £73,500 -26.50%
North West +76 1 £90,000 +89.47%
West Midlands +73 1 £100,000 -

Sales Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 14 (32.56%) Business Development
2 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) CRM
3 12 (27.91%) Public Sector
4 9 (20.93%) Time Management
5 8 (18.60%) Change Management
5 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (18.60%) Presales
5 8 (18.60%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 8 (18.60%) Strategic Thinking
5 8 (18.60%) Decision-Making
6 6 (13.95%) Lead Generation
6 6 (13.95%) Analytics
7 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (11.63%) Marketing
7 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.63%) Cisco
7 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
8 4 (9.30%) Virtual Team
8 4 (9.30%) Data Science
8 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (9.30%) IBM
8 4 (9.30%) Data Analytics
8 4 (9.30%) Machine Learning
8 4 (9.30%) Big Data
8 4 (9.30%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (9.30%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (9.30%) Network Security
9 3 (6.98%) Velocity

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) AWS
1 3 (6.98%) Azure
2 2 (4.65%) OpenShift
2 2 (4.65%) PaaS
2 2 (4.65%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Big Data
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 12 (27.91%) Public Sector
3 5 (11.63%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Local Government
5 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.30%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.98%) Cloud Native
5 2 (4.65%) Blog
5 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.33%) Life Science
6 1 (2.33%) Marketing Technology
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Business Development
2 13 (30.23%) CRM
3 9 (20.93%) Time Management
4 8 (18.60%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 8 (18.60%) Change Management
4 8 (18.60%) Decision-Making
4 8 (18.60%) Presales
4 8 (18.60%) Strategic Thinking
5 6 (13.95%) Analytics
5 6 (13.95%) Lead Generation
6 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.30%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (9.30%) Big Data Analytics
7 4 (9.30%) Data Analytics
7 4 (9.30%) Data Science
7 4 (9.30%) Machine Learning
7 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.98%) DevOps
8 3 (6.98%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) IBM
3 3 (6.98%) Cognizant
3 3 (6.98%) NetApp
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com