Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Sales Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Sales Manager
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 909 847 819
Rank change year-on-year -62 -28 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Sales Manager 261 336 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 212 254 354
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £94,750 £90,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -11.11%

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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Sales Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sales Manager in the UK

Sales Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Sales Manager in the UK

Sales Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Sales Manager over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Sales Manager in the UK

Sales Manager
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sales Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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 -45 243 £55,000 +10.00% 62
UK excluding London -27 139 £35,000 -12.50% 28
London -40 101 £60,000 -4.00% 35
South East +5 73 £50,000 - 10
South West +10 19 £20,000 -46.67% 5
East of England +18 15 £36,250 -9.38% 3
Midlands -3 14 £25,000 -41.18% 2
North of England -41 14 £35,000 +3.70% 7
Yorkshire +13 11 £35,000 -6.67% 2
West Midlands -1 8 £22,500 -47.06% 1
East Midlands +10 6 £25,000 -45.65% 1
Scotland -36 4 £52,500 +61.54% 1
North West -23 3 £27,500 - 5
Wales +11 1 £40,000 +23.08%

Sales Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Sales Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Sales Manager in the job title.

1 98 (37.55%) Marketing
2 81 (31.03%) Business Development
3 77 (29.50%) CRM
4 58 (22.22%) Finance
5 48 (18.39%) Microsoft
6 45 (17.24%) Telesales
7 38 (14.56%) Presales
8 37 (14.18%) B2B
9 36 (13.79%) Lead Generation
10 34 (13.03%) Telecoms
11 29 (11.11%) SaaS
12 28 (10.73%) Analytics
12 28 (10.73%) Salesforce.com
13 26 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
13 26 (9.96%) Retail
14 25 (9.58%) Degree
15 24 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (6.90%) Fintech
16 18 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
17 17 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (6.51%) ERP
17 17 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (6.13%) Data Centre
18 16 (6.13%) Project Management
19 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
20 13 (4.98%) Internet
20 13 (4.98%) Strategic Thinking
21 12 (4.60%) B2B Sales
21 12 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
21 12 (4.60%) Service Delivery

Sales Manager 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 1 (0.38%) Apache
1 1 (0.38%) CMS
1 1 (0.38%) SAS
1 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.77%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Demantra
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.11%) SaaS
2 6 (2.30%) IaaS
2 6 (2.30%) PaaS
3 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.77%) Office 365
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) Catchpoint
4 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.98%) Internet
2 7 (2.68%) Wireless
3 6 (2.30%) NFC
4 5 (1.92%) LAN
5 4 (1.53%) SAN
5 4 (1.53%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (1.15%) MPLS
6 3 (1.15%) VPN
6 3 (1.15%) WAN
6 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.77%) Firewall
7 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.77%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.77%) WLAN
8 1 (0.38%) HTTP
8 1 (0.38%) MVNO
8 1 (0.38%) VPLS
8 1 (0.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.38%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.38%) QlikView
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 98 (37.55%) Marketing
2 58 (22.22%) Finance
3 34 (13.03%) Telecoms
4 26 (9.96%) Retail
5 9 (3.45%) Banking
6 8 (3.07%) Advertising
6 8 (3.07%) Legal
7 7 (2.68%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.53%) Electronics
8 4 (1.53%) French Language
9 3 (1.15%) Law
10 2 (0.77%) Games
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.38%) COM
1 1 (0.38%) HTML
1 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) Fintech
2 17 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.13%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.07%) User Experience
6 7 (2.68%) Social Media
7 6 (2.30%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (2.30%) mPOS
8 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.15%) CCTV
9 3 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.15%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.77%) Digital Signage
10 2 (0.77%) FMCG
10 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.38%) iPad
11 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (31.03%) Business Development
2 77 (29.50%) CRM
3 45 (17.24%) Telesales
4 38 (14.56%) Presales
5 37 (14.18%) B2B
6 36 (13.79%) Lead Generation
7 28 (10.73%) Analytics
8 24 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
10 17 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.51%) ERP
11 16 (6.13%) Project Management
12 13 (4.98%) Strategic Thinking
13 12 (4.60%) B2B Sales
13 12 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (4.60%) Service Delivery
14 10 (3.83%) Product Management
15 9 (3.45%) E-Commerce
15 9 (3.45%) Programme Management
15 9 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.15%) C
2 1 (0.38%) Python
2 1 (0.38%) R
2 1 (0.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (9.58%) Degree
2 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
2 1 (0.38%) HNC
2 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.38%) PMP
2 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.77%) PMO
2 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 48 (18.39%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.73%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (3.45%) Cisco
4 8 (3.07%) VMware
5 6 (2.30%) Citrix
5 6 (2.30%) Hyperion
5 6 (2.30%) Oracle
5 6 (2.30%) SAP
6 5 (1.92%) Brocade
6 5 (1.92%) IBM
6 5 (1.92%) Sage
7 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.77%) Apple
8 2 (0.77%) HP
8 2 (0.77%) Siebel
9 1 (0.38%) Cadence
9 1 (0.38%) Cognos
9 1 (0.38%) Kofax
9 1 (0.38%) Mitel
9 1 (0.38%) Murex