Period
to 16 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Manager was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

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

Senior Manager
UK
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 293 295 308
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Manager 949 1,022 1,547
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.06% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.11% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 589 841 1,207
10th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.90% +7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -

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 83,499 91,832 138,610
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,708 74,661 111,302
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

Senior Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Manager.

Salary trend for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Manager over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 16 May 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 -2 808 £69,500 -4.14% 102
UK excluding London -6 405 £60,000 -4.00% 60
London -14 404 £75,000 -6.25% 48
Work from Home -29 208 £68,500 +5.38% 13
South East -9 104 £63,000 -10.00% 17
North of England -14 85 £55,000 - 18
Midlands -4 67 £59,796 -0.34% 3
South West -18 58 £70,000 +16.67% 10
West Midlands -10 53 £60,000 -9.43% 1
Yorkshire -16 52 £56,250 +7.14% 5
East of England +26 49 £69,500 +6.92% 7
Scotland -14 35 £55,000 -15.38% 2
North West +16 27 £55,000 -8.79% 12
East Midlands +6 12 £58,750 +8.04% 2
Wales +20 5 £55,000 -28.57% 2
Northern Ireland +8 5 £63,500 - 2
North East +2 5 £35,000 -42.25% 1

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, Senior Manager 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 Senior Manager in the job title.

1 385 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (37.62%) Social Skills
3 351 (36.99%) Project Management
4 264 (27.82%) Finance
5 197 (20.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 146 (15.38%) Marketing
7 145 (15.28%) Degree
8 139 (14.65%) PRINCE2
9 108 (11.38%) E-Commerce
10 103 (10.85%) Project Delivery
11 102 (10.75%) Scrum
12 98 (10.33%) Product Management
13 95 (10.01%) Analytics
13 95 (10.01%) User Experience
14 94 (9.91%) Coaching
15 84 (8.85%) SaaS
15 84 (8.85%) Change Management
16 83 (8.75%) Mentoring
17 74 (7.80%) Line Management
17 74 (7.80%) Waterfall
18 69 (7.27%) Retail
19 68 (7.17%) Product Strategy
20 67 (7.06%) Product Roadmap
21 66 (6.95%) Azure
21 66 (6.95%) Data Management
21 66 (6.95%) CRM
22 65 (6.85%) Microsoft
23 64 (6.74%) Decision-Making
24 59 (6.22%) Management Information System
25 58 (6.11%) Mobile App

Senior 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 30 (3.16%) SAS
2 23 (2.42%) CMS
3 16 (1.69%) Confluence
4 12 (1.26%) IIS
5 8 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.32%) Drupal
8 3 (0.32%) WordPress
9 2 (0.21%) Kentico
9 2 (0.21%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.11%) Documentum
10 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
2 31 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.95%) SPSS
6 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.32%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
2 17 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle Clinical
5 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.32%) Primavera
6 3 (0.32%) Shopify
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Advent Geneva
8 1 (0.11%) FastStats
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.11%) Unica
8 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 84 (8.85%) SaaS
2 66 (6.95%) Azure
3 48 (5.06%) AWS
4 46 (4.85%) Microsoft 365
5 20 (2.11%) Power Platform
6 19 (2.00%) GCP
7 13 (1.37%) Serverless
8 11 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.53%) Power Automate
10 5 (0.53%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 4 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.32%) Fastly
12 3 (0.32%) IaaS
12 3 (0.32%) PaaS
12 3 (0.32%) Slack
12 3 (0.32%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.00%) VPN
2 16 (1.69%) Wireless
3 10 (1.05%) 5G
3 10 (1.05%) Internet
4 8 (0.84%) VoIP
4 8 (0.84%) WebEx
5 6 (0.63%) 4G
5 6 (0.63%) LAN
5 6 (0.63%) LTE
5 6 (0.63%) WAN
6 5 (0.53%) Firewall
6 5 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.42%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (0.32%) Broadband
8 3 (0.32%) DHCP
8 3 (0.32%) DNS
8 3 (0.32%) Extranet
8 3 (0.32%) HTTP
8 3 (0.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.11%) Power BI
2 15 (1.58%) Big Data
3 11 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (0.84%) SQL Server
5 7 (0.74%) Tableau
6 4 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.42%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.42%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.32%) QlikView
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.21%) GIS
8 2 (0.21%) MS Access
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (3.90%) JIRA
2 8 (0.84%) Selenium
3 6 (0.63%) Axure RP
4 4 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.21%) Cypress.io
5 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.21%) JUnit
5 2 (0.21%) Mockito
5 2 (0.21%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.11%) Hudson
6 1 (0.11%) Pivotal Tracker
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 357 (37.62%) Social Skills
2 264 (27.82%) Finance
3 146 (15.38%) Marketing
4 69 (7.27%) Retail
5 56 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (5.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 50 (5.27%) Organisational Skills
7 50 (5.27%) Presentation Skills
8 41 (4.32%) Public Sector
9 33 (3.48%) Banking
10 31 (3.27%) Games
11 29 (3.06%) Influencing Skills
12 28 (2.95%) Law
13 27 (2.85%) Telecoms
14 26 (2.74%) Legal
15 20 (2.11%) Documentation Skills
16 18 (1.90%) Humanities
17 16 (1.69%) Advertising
18 11 (1.16%) Local Government
18 11 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.69%) .NET
2 12 (1.26%) HTML
3 9 (0.95%) CSS
4 7 (0.74%) Middleware
4 7 (0.74%) XML
5 6 (0.63%) AngularJS
5 6 (0.63%) SailPoint
5 6 (0.63%) Velocity
6 5 (0.53%) SPML
6 5 (0.53%) Spring
6 5 (0.53%) Web Services
6 5 (0.53%) XACML
7 4 (0.42%) .NET Core
7 4 (0.42%) React
8 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.32%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.32%) JSP
8 3 (0.32%) JSTL
8 3 (0.32%) Node.js
8 3 (0.32%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.01%) User Experience
2 59 (6.22%) Management Information System
3 58 (6.11%) Mobile App
4 29 (3.06%) Social Media
5 28 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.21%) Life Science
8 16 (1.69%) EPoS
8 16 (1.69%) PMI
9 15 (1.58%) FMCG
10 14 (1.48%) NHS
11 12 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.95%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.74%) Biotechnology
14 7 (0.74%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.53%) e-Learning
15 5 (0.53%) Smartphone
16 4 (0.42%) Data Centre
16 4 (0.42%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 33 (3.48%) Windows
2 15 (1.58%) Android
3 14 (1.48%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.42%) Linux
6 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.11%) Unix
8 1 (0.11%) VMS
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (36.99%) Project Management
3 197 (20.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 139 (14.65%) PRINCE2
5 108 (11.38%) E-Commerce
6 103 (10.85%) Project Delivery
7 102 (10.75%) Scrum
8 98 (10.33%) Product Management
9 95 (10.01%) Analytics
10 94 (9.91%) Coaching
11 84 (8.85%) Change Management
12 83 (8.75%) Mentoring
13 74 (7.80%) Line Management
13 74 (7.80%) Waterfall
14 68 (7.17%) Product Strategy
15 67 (7.06%) Product Roadmap
16 66 (6.95%) CRM
16 66 (6.95%) Data Management
17 64 (6.74%) Decision-Making
18 58 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 38 (4.00%) SQL
2 34 (3.58%) Python
3 25 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 17 (1.79%) C#
5 16 (1.69%) Java
6 14 (1.48%) R
7 8 (0.84%) C
8 7 (0.74%) PHP
9 5 (0.53%) VBA
10 4 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.32%) Go
11 3 (0.32%) Ruby
11 3 (0.32%) Rust
12 2 (0.21%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.21%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.21%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.21%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 145 (15.28%) Degree
2 37 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.79%) PMI Certification
4 27 (2.85%) PMP
5 18 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
6 17 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 14 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (1.37%) APMP
9 9 (0.95%) CISSP
10 8 (0.84%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.74%) CISA
12 5 (0.53%) CISM
12 5 (0.53%) HNC
12 5 (0.53%) HND
12 5 (0.53%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.53%) PhD
13 4 (0.42%) CIMA
13 4 (0.42%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.53%) PMO
2 36 (3.79%) QA
3 14 (1.48%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.05%) Actionable Recommendations
5 9 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.95%) SLA
6 8 (0.84%) GDPR
7 7 (0.74%) CDISC
8 6 (0.63%) Good Clinical Practice
8 6 (0.63%) PMBOK
9 5 (0.53%) NIST
10 4 (0.42%) COBIT
11 3 (0.32%) WCAG
12 2 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.21%) MiFID
12 2 (0.21%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.11%) GRC
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 6 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.53%) Docker
2 5 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.53%) Terraform
2 2 (0.21%) EnCase
2 2 (0.21%) FTK
2 2 (0.21%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) Ansible
3 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.85%) Oracle
3 37 (3.90%) SAP
4 29 (3.06%) Google
5 28 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.63%) Cisco
7 10 (1.05%) Citrix
8 9 (0.95%) Adobe
8 9 (0.95%) App Annie
8 9 (0.95%) Facebook
8 9 (0.95%) YouTube
9 7 (0.74%) BT
9 7 (0.74%) Workday
10 6 (0.63%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.63%) CyberArk
10 6 (0.63%) Meraki
10 6 (0.63%) Openreach
10 6 (0.63%) Sigfox
11 5 (0.53%) ForgeRock
11 5 (0.53%) Sitecore