Period
to 25 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 279 346 306
Rank change year-on-year +67 -40 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Manager 1,555 407 1,480
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 0.83% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.88% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 958 320 1,138
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £46,750
25th Percentile £56,250 £54,380 £53,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,688
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 115,266 46,438 130,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.01% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79,832 38,881 105,323
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,534 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.97% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 25 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Manager in the UK

Senior Manager
Top 18 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 25 October 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 +49 1,278 £72,500 +3.57% 191
London +5 658 £80,000 - 86
UK excluding London +50 643 £62,000 +3.33% 112
Work from Home -12 334 £75,000 +20.00% 15
South East -73 173 £67,500 +8.00% 30
North of England +5 165 £60,000 -7.69% 35
North West -28 88 £52,500 -22.22% 12
Midlands -58 88 £57,500 +2.22% 10
East of England -36 87 £56,750 -36.94% 14
South West -50 74 £62,500 +10.40% 15
Yorkshire -32 68 £65,000 +36.84% 17
West Midlands -56 67 £58,750 +7.45% 7
Scotland -45 45 £60,000 +0.00% 6
East Midlands -73 20 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Northern Ireland -31 12 £52,500 -
North East -26 9 £75,000 +97.37% 6
Wales -45 8 £62,000 +12.73% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 581 (37.36%) Project Management
2 562 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
3 526 (33.83%) Finance
4 522 (33.57%) Social Skills
5 284 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 278 (17.88%) Project Delivery
7 264 (16.98%) Degree
8 213 (13.70%) PRINCE2
9 190 (12.22%) Marketing
10 187 (12.03%) Analytics
11 150 (9.65%) Oracle
11 150 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
12 149 (9.58%) Microsoft
13 148 (9.52%) Mentoring
14 145 (9.32%) Change Management
15 136 (8.75%) Data Management
15 136 (8.75%) Azure
16 134 (8.62%) Risk Management
17 133 (8.55%) Retail
18 132 (8.49%) Scrum
19 130 (8.36%) Coaching
20 126 (8.10%) Management Information System
21 124 (7.97%) SaaS
22 120 (7.72%) E-Commerce
23 118 (7.59%) Business Development
23 118 (7.59%) Line Management
24 116 (7.46%) Product Management
25 115 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
26 113 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
27 110 (7.07%) AWS

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 43 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.41%) Documentum
3 18 (1.16%) SAS
4 16 (1.03%) Confluence
5 14 (0.90%) CMS
6 12 (0.77%) IIS
7 8 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.19%) Drupal
10 3 (0.19%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.13%) Apache
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.13%) Moodle
11 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.13%) WordPress
12 1 (0.064%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.064%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.064%) OpenStack
Applications
1 105 (6.75%) Microsoft Project
2 84 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.13%) Sketch
8 2 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (2.96%) Oracle Clinical
2 41 (2.64%) Oracle ERP
3 36 (2.32%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
5 14 (0.90%) Oracle Utilities
5 14 (0.90%) SAP IS-U
6 12 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.71%) Shopify
8 8 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
9 7 (0.45%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.45%) SAP MDG
10 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.32%) Infor M3
12 4 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
12 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
12 4 (0.26%) Primavera
12 4 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
14 2 (0.13%) TrackWise
14 2 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 136 (8.75%) Azure
2 124 (7.97%) SaaS
3 110 (7.07%) AWS
4 50 (3.22%) Microsoft 365
5 44 (2.83%) GCP
6 31 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
6 31 (1.99%) Veeva
7 25 (1.61%) Power Platform
8 22 (1.41%) Smartsheet
9 16 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 14 (0.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 12 (0.77%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.77%) PaaS
12 9 (0.58%) IaaS
12 9 (0.58%) Snowflake
13 7 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.45%) Google Ads
13 7 (0.45%) Serverless
13 7 (0.45%) Twitch
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.93%) Internet
2 21 (1.35%) WAN
3 18 (1.16%) Broadband
3 18 (1.16%) Firewall
4 14 (0.90%) LAN
5 13 (0.84%) Extranet
6 12 (0.77%) VPN
7 11 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (0.64%) DHCP
8 10 (0.64%) DNS
8 10 (0.64%) SD-WAN
9 9 (0.58%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.39%) VLAN
11 5 (0.32%) 5G
11 5 (0.32%) PBX
12 4 (0.26%) MPLS
12 4 (0.26%) Network Security
12 4 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.26%) VoIP
13 3 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.22%) Relational Database
2 44 (2.83%) RDBMS
3 25 (1.61%) Data Lake
4 24 (1.54%) Power BI
5 21 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.09%) Big Data
7 15 (0.96%) Tableau
8 11 (0.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.58%) SQL Server
10 7 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.45%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.45%) SAP HANA
10 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 6 (0.39%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.39%) SAP BW
11 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (3.99%) JIRA
2 8 (0.51%) webpack
3 5 (0.32%) Grunt
3 5 (0.32%) gulp
3 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.26%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.26%) Selenium
5 3 (0.19%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.13%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.13%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.13%) WiX
7 1 (0.064%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.064%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.064%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.064%) Postman
7 1 (0.064%) RStudio
7 1 (0.064%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 526 (33.83%) Finance
2 522 (33.57%) Social Skills
3 190 (12.22%) Marketing
4 133 (8.55%) Retail
5 115 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (5.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 81 (5.21%) Presentation Skills
8 80 (5.14%) Banking
9 65 (4.18%) Organisational Skills
10 60 (3.86%) Public Sector
11 59 (3.79%) Telecoms
12 55 (3.54%) Games
12 55 (3.54%) Legal
13 53 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
14 50 (3.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 45 (2.89%) Documentation Skills
15 45 (2.89%) Manufacturing
16 40 (2.57%) Advertising
17 36 (2.32%) Law
18 33 (2.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.22%) HTML
2 16 (1.03%) CSS
3 13 (0.84%) React
4 12 (0.77%) Node.js
5 11 (0.71%) Velocity
6 8 (0.51%) .NET
6 8 (0.51%) Web Services
7 5 (0.32%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.32%) REST
7 5 (0.32%) Sass
7 5 (0.32%) Spring
7 5 (0.32%) Spring Boot
7 5 (0.32%) XML
8 4 (0.26%) EDI
8 4 (0.26%) Pandas
8 4 (0.26%) RESTful
8 4 (0.26%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.19%) Flask
9 3 (0.19%) Middleware
9 3 (0.19%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.10%) Management Information System
2 81 (5.21%) User Experience
3 65 (4.18%) Social Media
4 52 (3.34%) Life Science
5 38 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 24 (1.54%) Data Centre
8 23 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (1.35%) Housing Association
10 19 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.09%) FMCG
12 15 (0.96%) PMI
13 14 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (0.90%) Driving Licence
13 14 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.77%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.71%) Acoustics
15 11 (0.71%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.71%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.71%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 72 (4.63%) Windows
2 10 (0.64%) Linux
3 9 (0.58%) Android
3 9 (0.58%) Windows Server
3 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.32%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.26%) Unix
6 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.13%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.13%) VMS
8 1 (0.064%) AIX
8 1 (0.064%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (37.36%) Project Management
2 562 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 278 (17.88%) Project Delivery
5 213 (13.70%) PRINCE2
6 187 (12.03%) Analytics
7 150 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
8 148 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 145 (9.32%) Change Management
10 136 (8.75%) Data Management
11 134 (8.62%) Risk Management
12 132 (8.49%) Scrum
13 130 (8.36%) Coaching
14 120 (7.72%) E-Commerce
15 118 (7.59%) Business Development
15 118 (7.59%) Line Management
16 116 (7.46%) Product Management
17 113 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
18 108 (6.95%) Migration
19 103 (6.62%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 45 (2.89%) SQL
2 41 (2.64%) C
3 36 (2.32%) Python
4 24 (1.54%) Java
5 19 (1.22%) JavaScript
6 15 (0.96%) C#
7 10 (0.64%) VBA
8 8 (0.51%) R
9 7 (0.45%) C++
9 7 (0.45%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.32%) PHP
10 5 (0.32%) Smalltalk
11 4 (0.26%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.26%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.19%) Go
12 3 (0.19%) Scala
13 2 (0.13%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.064%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.064%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.064%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 264 (16.98%) Degree
2 94 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.47%) PMI Certification
4 47 (3.02%) PMP
5 43 (2.77%) SC Cleared
6 40 (2.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 37 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
8 36 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 25 (1.61%) CISSP
10 22 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 20 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (0.96%) CCAB
13 14 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 14 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.90%) Master's Degree
14 13 (0.84%) CISA
15 10 (0.64%) CISM
16 7 (0.45%) APMP
17 6 (0.39%) GIAC
17 6 (0.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.69%) QA
2 69 (4.44%) PMO
3 54 (3.47%) Good Clinical Practice
4 35 (2.25%) GDPR
5 30 (1.93%) Data Quality
6 24 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (1.03%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.77%) SLA
9 11 (0.71%) NIST
10 10 (0.64%) GxP
11 7 (0.45%) COBIT
12 5 (0.32%) SOC 2
13 4 (0.26%) CDISC
13 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.26%) SOC 1
14 3 (0.19%) Accessibility
14 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.19%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.19%) NEBOSH
14 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.19%) Firmware
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.064%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (0.58%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.32%) Grafana
2 5 (0.32%) Prometheus
3 4 (0.26%) EnCase
3 4 (0.26%) FTK
3 4 (0.26%) WSUS
4 3 (0.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.064%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.064%) Puppet
6 1 (0.064%) SCCM
Vendors
1 150 (9.65%) Oracle
2 149 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 66 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
4 65 (4.18%) SAP
5 28 (1.80%) Google
6 22 (1.41%) Facebook
7 20 (1.29%) OpenText
8 15 (0.96%) Cisco
8 15 (0.96%) Splunk
9 14 (0.90%) Adobe
10 11 (0.71%) Instagram
10 11 (0.71%) LexisNexis
10 11 (0.71%) Snapchat
11 10 (0.64%) Workday
11 10 (0.64%) YouTube
12 9 (0.58%) VMware
13 7 (0.45%) Hyperion
13 7 (0.45%) TikTok
14 6 (0.39%) DoubleClick
14 6 (0.39%) Informatica