Period
to 2 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 294 309 314
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Manager 1,249 1,580 1,831
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.07% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.11% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,061 1,233 1,477
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

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 111,745 142,075 170,719
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89,584 113,392 140,055
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 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 +10 1,148 £70,000 +3.70% 85
London +15 631 £78,250 +0.97% 37
UK excluding London +20 566 £61,500 +2.50% 51
South East +53 206 £70,000 +7.69% 9
North of England +24 111 £55,000 -9.09% 10
Midlands +6 81 £62,500 +4.17% 11
Work from Home +22 70 £65,000 - 15
West Midlands +11 68 £65,000 +8.33% 6
East of England +59 58 £65,000 -7.14% 13
South West +5 57 £60,000 - 5
Yorkshire +24 48 £55,000 -12.00% 4
North West +3 48 £55,525 -7.46% 5
Scotland +43 42 £64,000 +7.56% 2
North East +14 15 £53,053 +9.08% 1
East Midlands +16 13 £55,000 -6.38% 5
Wales -6 10 £70,000 +40.00%
Northern Ireland +15 1 - - 1

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 477 (38.19%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (32.75%) Project Management
3 391 (31.31%) Finance
4 255 (20.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 209 (16.73%) Project Delivery
6 170 (13.61%) Degree
7 163 (13.05%) PRINCE2
8 120 (9.61%) Analytics
9 112 (8.97%) Mentoring
9 112 (8.97%) Microsoft
10 105 (8.41%) Waterfall
11 102 (8.17%) Retail
11 102 (8.17%) Scrum
11 102 (8.17%) Coaching
11 102 (8.17%) Public Sector
12 100 (8.01%) Marketing
13 99 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
14 92 (7.37%) Programme Management
15 90 (7.21%) Telecoms
16 86 (6.89%) Risk Management
17 85 (6.81%) Banking
17 85 (6.81%) Azure
18 84 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
19 82 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
20 80 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
21 79 (6.33%) Service Delivery
22 71 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
23 70 (5.60%) Information Security
24 68 (5.44%) Business Development
25 67 (5.36%) Java

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 38 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.48%) CMS
3 21 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (0.88%) Drupal
5 8 (0.64%) Confluence
5 8 (0.64%) SAS
5 8 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.56%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.16%) Apache
10 2 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.16%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.16%) WordPress
11 1 (0.080%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.080%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.080%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 56 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (3.20%) Microsoft Project
3 28 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (1.36%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.24%) InVision
7 2 (0.16%) Sketch
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.12%) Magento
4 10 (0.80%) Front Arena
4 10 (0.80%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.80%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.48%) Teamcenter
7 5 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.32%) MIS ActiveH
8 4 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.32%) Shopify
9 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 85 (6.81%) Azure
2 60 (4.80%) Office 365
3 58 (4.64%) SaaS
4 53 (4.24%) AWS
5 27 (2.16%) Power Platform
6 26 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.88%) G Suite
8 10 (0.80%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.56%) IaaS
9 7 (0.56%) PaaS
10 6 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.40%) Serverless
12 4 (0.32%) Akamai
12 4 (0.32%) GCP
12 4 (0.32%) Oracle CX
13 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.24%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 2 (0.16%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.04%) Internet
2 29 (2.32%) Firewall
3 26 (2.08%) WAN
4 25 (2.00%) Unified Communications
5 18 (1.44%) MPLS
6 13 (1.04%) LAN
6 13 (1.04%) Skype
7 11 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (0.72%) Broadband
8 9 (0.72%) Network Security
9 7 (0.56%) Wireless
10 6 (0.48%) DNS
10 6 (0.48%) RTP
11 5 (0.40%) Intranet
11 5 (0.40%) VPN
11 5 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.32%) VoIP
13 3 (0.24%) HTTP
13 3 (0.24%) SAN
13 3 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.16%) Power BI
2 26 (2.08%) Big Data
3 22 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (1.04%) QlikView
6 12 (0.96%) Blockchain
7 11 (0.88%) SQL Server
8 9 (0.72%) GIS
8 9 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (0.32%) MySQL
11 4 (0.32%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.24%) Mixpanel
12 3 (0.24%) mvBase
12 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.24%) UniData
13 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (2.08%) JIRA
2 8 (0.64%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.40%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.40%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (0.32%) Selenium
6 4 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.32%) VersionOne
7 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.16%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.16%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.080%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.080%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.080%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.080%) JUnit
8 1 (0.080%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.080%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.080%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 391 (31.31%) Finance
2 102 (8.17%) Public Sector
2 102 (8.17%) Retail
3 100 (8.01%) Marketing
4 90 (7.21%) Telecoms
5 85 (6.81%) Banking
6 26 (2.08%) Advertising
7 24 (1.92%) Legal
8 17 (1.36%) Law
9 14 (1.12%) Billing
9 14 (1.12%) Front Office
10 12 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.80%) Digital Economy
12 9 (0.72%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.56%) Local Government
15 6 (0.48%) Electronics
15 6 (0.48%) Games
15 6 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.60%) .NET
2 24 (1.92%) J2EE
3 19 (1.52%) OAuth
3 19 (1.52%) OpenID
4 13 (1.04%) SailPoint
4 13 (1.04%) SAML
5 12 (0.96%) HTML
6 10 (0.80%) CSS
6 10 (0.80%) Web Services
7 9 (0.72%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.64%) AngularJS
8 8 (0.64%) LDAP
9 7 (0.56%) MDX
10 6 (0.48%) Middleware
10 6 (0.48%) Velocity
11 5 (0.40%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (0.40%) Entity Framework
12 4 (0.32%) NumPy
12 4 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.20%) User Experience
3 34 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (2.16%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.08%) Virtual Team
7 25 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.04%) PMI
11 12 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (0.88%) Derivative
12 11 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.88%) Internet of Things
12 11 (0.88%) iPad
13 10 (0.80%) Equities
13 10 (0.80%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.80%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.80%) Social Media
14 7 (0.56%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 20 (1.60%) Windows
2 14 (1.12%) Linux
3 8 (0.64%) Unix
4 6 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (0.48%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.080%) Android
6 1 (0.080%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (38.19%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (32.75%) Project Management
3 255 (20.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 209 (16.73%) Project Delivery
5 163 (13.05%) PRINCE2
6 120 (9.61%) Analytics
7 112 (8.97%) Mentoring
8 105 (8.41%) Waterfall
9 102 (8.17%) Coaching
9 102 (8.17%) Scrum
10 99 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
11 92 (7.37%) Programme Management
12 86 (6.89%) Risk Management
13 84 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
14 80 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
15 79 (6.33%) Service Delivery
16 71 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
17 70 (5.60%) Information Security
18 68 (5.44%) Business Development
19 67 (5.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 67 (5.36%) Java
2 56 (4.48%) SQL
3 30 (2.40%) C
3 30 (2.40%) Python
4 15 (1.20%) C#
5 14 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.48%) R
8 4 (0.32%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.32%) C++
8 4 (0.32%) Perl
8 4 (0.32%) Ruby
8 4 (0.32%) VB
9 3 (0.24%) Java 8
9 3 (0.24%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.24%) UniBasic
10 2 (0.16%) PHP
10 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 170 (13.61%) Degree
2 45 (3.60%) PMP
3 37 (2.96%) CISSP
4 34 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 29 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (2.32%) PMI Certification
6 24 (1.92%) Security Cleared
7 23 (1.84%) CCNP
8 21 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 20 (1.60%) CISM
10 16 (1.28%) SC Cleared
11 14 (1.12%) DBS Check
12 13 (1.04%) CCNA
13 11 (0.88%) APMP
13 11 (0.88%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.80%) CIPD
15 9 (0.72%) CISA
15 9 (0.72%) CRISC
15 9 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.60%) PMO
2 39 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (3.04%) QA
4 33 (2.64%) SLA
5 27 (2.16%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.60%) GDPR
7 10 (0.80%) NIST
8 7 (0.56%) MiFID
8 7 (0.56%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.40%) EMIR
10 3 (0.24%) COBIT
11 2 (0.16%) Basel III
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.080%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.080%) HAZOP
System Software
1 10 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.48%) OpenAM
2 6 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) Firmware
4 2 (0.16%) iptables
4 2 (0.16%) KVM
4 2 (0.16%) NFS
4 2 (0.16%) QEMU
4 2 (0.16%) Xen
5 1 (0.080%) Docker
5 1 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.080%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (0.64%) Ansible
2 6 (0.48%) BladeLogic
3 4 (0.32%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.24%) SCCM
4 3 (0.24%) Terraform
5 2 (0.16%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.16%) Puppet
5 2 (0.16%) SELinux
5 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.080%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.080%) EnCase
6 1 (0.080%) FTK
6 1 (0.080%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.080%) Kibana
6 1 (0.080%) logstash
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.080%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 112 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.04%) Oracle
3 61 (4.88%) SAP
4 40 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
5 28 (2.24%) Google
6 26 (2.08%) Cisco
7 19 (1.52%) ForgeRock
8 18 (1.44%) Remedy
9 16 (1.28%) Adobe
10 14 (1.12%) BT
10 14 (1.12%) Virgin Media
11 13 (1.04%) CyberArk
12 12 (0.96%) Tableau
13 11 (0.88%) hybris
13 11 (0.88%) SimCorp
13 11 (0.88%) Sitecore
14 10 (0.80%) Calypso
14 10 (0.80%) Charles River
14 10 (0.80%) Demandware
14 10 (0.80%) TOWER Software