Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 286 315 313
Rank change year-on-year +29 -2 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Manager 1,397 1,597 1,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.06% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.11% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,083 1,172 1,439
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £46,906
90th Percentile £99,700 £97,500 £97,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +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 118,710 144,433 167,860
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.92% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 95,152 115,588 137,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Senior Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Manager over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Top 16 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 18 February 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 +29 1,291 £70,000 - 158
London +9 707 £75,000 -3.23% 62
UK excluding London +21 628 £62,500 +4.17% 110
South East +70 247 £71,250 +14.00% 19
North of England +12 107 £54,068 -10.75% 25
Midlands +8 94 £62,500 +9.65% 31
West Midlands +19 76 £65,000 +18.18% 21
East of England +73 73 £66,250 +1.92% 14
South West -35 53 £60,000 +3.00% 7
North West -2 50 £54,068 -15.85% 15
Yorkshire -1 41 £55,000 -9.21% 7
Scotland +28 40 £62,000 -8.15% 7
East Midlands +9 18 £55,000 -10.20% 10
North East +22 16 £53,053 -7.37% 3
Wales +10 11 £65,000 +30.65% 2
Northern Ireland +12 3 £45,736 - 5

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 550 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (34.14%) Project Management
3 457 (32.71%) Finance
4 282 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 238 (17.04%) Project Delivery
6 206 (14.75%) Degree
7 188 (13.46%) PRINCE2
8 146 (10.45%) Analytics
9 125 (8.95%) Retail
9 125 (8.95%) Marketing
10 123 (8.80%) Microsoft
11 122 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
12 121 (8.66%) Mentoring
13 120 (8.59%) Waterfall
14 116 (8.30%) Public Sector
15 111 (7.95%) Scrum
16 109 (7.80%) Coaching
17 107 (7.66%) Risk Management
18 105 (7.52%) Programme Management
19 99 (7.09%) Service Delivery
20 97 (6.94%) Telecoms
20 97 (6.94%) Banking
21 94 (6.73%) Azure
22 89 (6.37%) ITIL
22 89 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
23 87 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
24 86 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
25 85 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
26 83 (5.94%) E-Commerce
27 82 (5.87%) Information Security

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 42 (3.01%) CMS
2 41 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (0.72%) SAS
6 8 (0.57%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.50%) Drupal
8 6 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.43%) Confluence
8 6 (0.43%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.21%) WordPress
10 2 (0.14%) Apache
10 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.14%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.072%) Documentum
11 1 (0.072%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.072%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.072%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.44%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) InVision
7 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.14%) Sketch
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (0.93%) Front Arena
4 13 (0.93%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.93%) thinkFolio
5 11 (0.79%) Magento
5 11 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.50%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.29%) MIS ActiveH
9 4 (0.29%) Shopify
10 3 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 94 (6.73%) Azure
2 61 (4.37%) Office 365
3 60 (4.29%) SaaS
4 59 (4.22%) AWS
5 28 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (1.50%) Power Platform
7 16 (1.15%) Google Analytics
8 15 (1.07%) G Suite
9 11 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.72%) GCP
11 6 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.43%) IaaS
11 6 (0.43%) PaaS
12 5 (0.36%) Serverless
13 4 (0.29%) Akamai
14 3 (0.21%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.14%) Google Docs
15 2 (0.14%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.08%) Internet
2 34 (2.43%) WAN
3 32 (2.29%) Unified Communications
4 26 (1.86%) Firewall
5 21 (1.50%) MPLS
6 16 (1.15%) LAN
7 13 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (0.86%) Skype
9 11 (0.79%) Network Security
10 10 (0.72%) Broadband
11 8 (0.57%) DNS
11 8 (0.57%) RTP
11 8 (0.57%) Wireless
12 7 (0.50%) VPN
13 6 (0.43%) SAN
14 5 (0.36%) 5G
14 5 (0.36%) Extranet
14 5 (0.36%) Intranet
14 5 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.29%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (1.86%) Big Data
2 22 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
3 21 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.50%) Power BI
4 18 (1.29%) QlikView
5 14 (1.00%) Blockchain
6 12 (0.86%) SQL Server
7 10 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
8 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.50%) GIS
9 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.36%) MySQL
11 4 (0.29%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.29%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.29%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.21%) Mixpanel
12 3 (0.21%) mvBase
12 3 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (2.22%) JIRA
2 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (0.36%) LoadRunner
3 5 (0.36%) Rational Performance Tester
3 5 (0.36%) Selenium
4 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.14%) Balsamiq
6 2 (0.14%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.14%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.072%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.072%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.072%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.072%) JUnit
7 1 (0.072%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.072%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.072%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 457 (32.71%) Finance
2 125 (8.95%) Marketing
2 125 (8.95%) Retail
3 116 (8.30%) Public Sector
4 97 (6.94%) Banking
4 97 (6.94%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.79%) Legal
6 32 (2.29%) Advertising
7 23 (1.65%) Law
8 19 (1.36%) Billing
8 19 (1.36%) Front Office
9 18 (1.29%) Games
10 14 (1.00%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.72%) Digital Economy
13 9 (0.64%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.64%) Automotive
14 8 (0.57%) Local Government
14 8 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.08%) .NET
2 24 (1.72%) J2EE
3 13 (0.93%) HTML
4 11 (0.79%) CSS
5 10 (0.72%) OAuth
5 10 (0.72%) OpenID
5 10 (0.72%) Web Services
6 9 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 9 (0.64%) AngularJS
6 9 (0.64%) SailPoint
7 8 (0.57%) SAML
8 7 (0.50%) MDX
8 7 (0.50%) Middleware
9 6 (0.43%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.43%) Velocity
10 5 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (0.36%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.29%) NumPy
11 4 (0.29%) Pandas
11 4 (0.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.87%) User Experience
3 68 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (2.93%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (2.22%) Data Centre
8 29 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.22%) Derivative
10 14 (1.00%) Internet of Things
10 14 (1.00%) PMI
11 13 (0.93%) Equities
11 13 (0.93%) Fixed Income
11 13 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.86%) Social Media
13 11 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.64%) Online Games
15 8 (0.57%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 24 (1.72%) Windows
2 13 (0.93%) Linux
3 6 (0.43%) Windows 10
3 6 (0.43%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.36%) Android
4 5 (0.36%) Unix
5 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (39.37%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (34.14%) Project Management
3 282 (20.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 238 (17.04%) Project Delivery
5 188 (13.46%) PRINCE2
6 146 (10.45%) Analytics
7 122 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
8 121 (8.66%) Mentoring
9 120 (8.59%) Waterfall
10 111 (7.95%) Scrum
11 109 (7.80%) Coaching
12 107 (7.66%) Risk Management
13 105 (7.52%) Programme Management
14 99 (7.09%) Service Delivery
15 89 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 89 (6.37%) ITIL
16 87 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
17 85 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
18 83 (5.94%) E-Commerce
19 82 (5.87%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 65 (4.65%) SQL
2 61 (4.37%) Java
3 34 (2.43%) C
4 32 (2.29%) Python
5 18 (1.29%) JavaScript
6 16 (1.15%) C#
7 8 (0.57%) R
8 7 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 7 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.36%) Ruby
10 4 (0.29%) C++
10 4 (0.29%) Java 8
10 4 (0.29%) Perl
10 4 (0.29%) VB
11 3 (0.21%) UniBasic
12 2 (0.14%) PHP
12 2 (0.14%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.14%) Scala
12 2 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 206 (14.75%) Degree
2 73 (5.23%) PMP
3 46 (3.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 43 (3.08%) CISSP
5 38 (2.72%) PMI Certification
6 30 (2.15%) CISM
6 30 (2.15%) Security Cleared
7 26 (1.86%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 23 (1.65%) CISA
9 23 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.22%) CCNP
11 15 (1.07%) Master's Degree
12 14 (1.00%) CRISC
12 14 (1.00%) DBS Check
13 11 (0.79%) APMP
13 11 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.72%) CIPD
15 8 (0.57%) CCNA
16 7 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.80%) PMO
2 53 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (3.65%) QA
4 36 (2.58%) SLA
5 35 (2.51%) GDPR
6 25 (1.79%) Data Quality
7 19 (1.36%) NIST
8 12 (0.86%) MiFID
8 12 (0.86%) Solvency II
9 10 (0.72%) EMIR
10 3 (0.21%) COBIT
11 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.14%) Basel III
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.072%) COSO
12 1 (0.072%) HAZOP
System Software
1 13 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.29%) vSphere
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.21%) XenApp
6 2 (0.14%) Docker
6 2 (0.14%) Firmware
6 2 (0.14%) iptables
6 2 (0.14%) KVM
6 2 (0.14%) NFS
6 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.14%) QEMU
6 2 (0.14%) Xen
7 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (0.50%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.43%) SCCM
3 4 (0.29%) Ansible
4 3 (0.21%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.14%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.14%) Puppet
5 2 (0.14%) SELinux
5 2 (0.14%) Terraform
5 2 (0.14%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.072%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.072%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.072%) Kibana
6 1 (0.072%) logstash
6 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.072%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.30%) SAP
3 64 (4.58%) Oracle
4 40 (2.86%) Google
5 34 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (2.22%) Cisco
7 17 (1.22%) Adobe
8 15 (1.07%) Sitecore
9 14 (1.00%) SimCorp
9 14 (1.00%) VMware
10 13 (0.93%) BT
10 13 (0.93%) Calypso
10 13 (0.93%) Charles River
10 13 (0.93%) Eze Castle Integration
11 12 (0.86%) Tableau
11 12 (0.86%) Virgin Media
12 11 (0.79%) hybris
13 10 (0.72%) ForgeRock
13 10 (0.72%) Remedy
13 10 (0.72%) TOWER Software