Period
to 24 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Manager was £69,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 297 315 313
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Manager 1,266 691 1,573
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.98% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.03% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 772 572 1,227
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,425 £46,400
25th Percentile £52,500 £54,906 £53,053
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,500 £72,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.14% +11.54% -2.62%
75th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 103,220 67,273 138,654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.03% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73,547 54,887 112,038
10th Percentile £31,875 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 1,062 £70,000 -3.45% 201
London -6 559 £77,500 -3.13% 83
UK excluding London +20 515 £60,000 - 124
Work from Home -41 282 £69,500 -9.33% 24
South East -45 146 £65,000 -10.34% 26
North of England -8 106 £60,000 +9.09% 46
South West -23 77 £62,500 +10.40% 20
Midlands -40 74 £58,648 +7.85% 14
East of England -4 61 £69,500 -13.13% 10
West Midlands -35 56 £59,898 +11.64% 9
Yorkshire -33 50 £60,000 +23.08% 17
North West -14 45 £56,250 -6.05% 23
Scotland -40 37 £55,000 -15.38% 6
East Midlands -42 16 £58,750 +8.04% 5
Northern Ireland -23 14 £52,500 - 2
North East -12 10 £75,000 +25.00% 6
Wales -15 3 £55,000 -30.38%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Senior Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 472 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (36.18%) Project Management
3 447 (35.31%) Social Skills
4 406 (32.07%) Finance
5 251 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 197 (15.56%) Degree
7 182 (14.38%) PRINCE2
8 176 (13.90%) Project Delivery
9 162 (12.80%) Marketing
10 135 (10.66%) E-Commerce
11 130 (10.27%) Coaching
12 119 (9.40%) Microsoft
12 119 (9.40%) Mentoring
13 118 (9.32%) Analytics
14 111 (8.77%) Azure
14 111 (8.77%) SaaS
14 111 (8.77%) Data Management
15 110 (8.69%) Product Management
16 108 (8.53%) Scrum
17 105 (8.29%) Change Management
18 100 (7.90%) User Experience
19 98 (7.74%) CRM
20 96 (7.58%) Retail
21 94 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
22 93 (7.35%) Business Development
23 92 (7.27%) Line Management
24 91 (7.19%) Decision-Making
25 90 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
26 89 (7.03%) AWS
27 85 (6.71%) Waterfall

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 34 (2.69%) SAS
2 17 (1.34%) IIS
2 17 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.26%) Confluence
4 15 (1.18%) CMS
5 7 (0.55%) Documentum
5 7 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.24%) Drupal
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.16%) Apache
7 2 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.16%) Kentico
7 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.16%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.16%) WordPress
8 1 (0.079%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.079%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.079%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.079%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 65 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
2 53 (4.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 52 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.39%) SPSS
6 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.24%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.16%) Sketch
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.079%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (2.84%) Oracle ERP
2 31 (2.45%) Oracle Applications
3 22 (1.74%) Oracle Clinical
4 17 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.63%) Shopify
7 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.32%) Primavera
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) FastStats
9 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.16%) SAP MDG
9 2 (0.16%) Unica
9 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.079%) Advent Geneva
10 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 111 (8.77%) Azure
1 111 (8.77%) SaaS
2 89 (7.03%) AWS
3 70 (5.53%) Microsoft 365
4 45 (3.55%) GCP
5 30 (2.37%) Power Platform
6 20 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.11%) Veeva
8 10 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.79%) Serverless
9 8 (0.63%) Smartsheet
10 6 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.39%) Power Automate
11 5 (0.39%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.39%) Trello
12 4 (0.32%) IaaS
12 4 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.97%) Internet
2 23 (1.82%) VPN
3 12 (0.95%) Firewall
3 12 (0.95%) WAN
3 12 (0.95%) Wireless
4 11 (0.87%) LAN
5 10 (0.79%) Broadband
6 7 (0.55%) 5G
6 7 (0.55%) DHCP
6 7 (0.55%) DNS
7 6 (0.47%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (0.39%) VoIP
9 4 (0.32%) PBX
9 4 (0.32%) SD-WAN
10 3 (0.24%) Cisco Firepower
10 3 (0.24%) Extranet
10 3 (0.24%) SAN
10 3 (0.24%) Skype
10 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.29%) Power BI
2 27 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.74%) RDBMS
4 15 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (0.95%) Tableau
6 10 (0.79%) Big Data
6 10 (0.79%) Data Lake
7 9 (0.71%) SQL Server
8 6 (0.47%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.39%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.24%) QlikView
12 2 (0.16%) MS Access
12 2 (0.16%) Qlik Sense
12 2 (0.16%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (3.63%) JIRA
2 8 (0.63%) Selenium
3 6 (0.47%) Axure RP
4 4 (0.32%) Cypress.io
4 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.24%) webpack
6 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.16%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.16%) WiX
7 1 (0.079%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.079%) Hudson
7 1 (0.079%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.079%) JUnit
7 1 (0.079%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.079%) Mockito
7 1 (0.079%) Postman
7 1 (0.079%) RStudio
7 1 (0.079%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 447 (35.31%) Social Skills
2 406 (32.07%) Finance
3 162 (12.80%) Marketing
4 96 (7.58%) Retail
5 90 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
6 82 (6.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 78 (6.16%) Presentation Skills
8 63 (4.98%) Banking
9 54 (4.27%) Public Sector
10 53 (4.19%) Organisational Skills
11 48 (3.79%) Games
12 41 (3.24%) Influencing Skills
13 35 (2.76%) Legal
14 34 (2.69%) Documentation Skills
14 34 (2.69%) Telecoms
15 32 (2.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 30 (2.37%) Law
17 26 (2.05%) Manufacturing
18 24 (1.90%) Advertising
19 21 (1.66%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.87%) HTML
2 10 (0.79%) .NET
3 9 (0.71%) Node.js
4 7 (0.55%) CSS
4 7 (0.55%) Spring
5 6 (0.47%) Velocity
6 5 (0.39%) RESTful
6 5 (0.39%) Spring Boot
6 5 (0.39%) Web Services
6 5 (0.39%) XML
7 4 (0.32%) .NET Core
7 4 (0.32%) React
7 4 (0.32%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.24%) EDI
8 3 (0.24%) Material-UI
8 3 (0.24%) Middleware
8 3 (0.24%) Redux
9 2 (0.16%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.16%) HTML5
9 2 (0.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.90%) User Experience
2 84 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 49 (3.87%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.40%) Social Media
5 37 (2.92%) Life Science
6 31 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (1.82%) FMCG
8 18 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.18%) PMI
11 13 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.03%) Housing Association
11 13 (1.03%) NHS
12 12 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (0.79%) EPoS
14 9 (0.71%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.63%) Animation
15 8 (0.63%) Biotechnology
16 6 (0.47%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 59 (4.66%) Windows
2 14 (1.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (0.87%) Android
4 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.63%) Linux
6 7 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.24%) Unix
10 2 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.079%) AIX
11 1 (0.079%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.079%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (36.18%) Project Management
3 251 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 182 (14.38%) PRINCE2
5 176 (13.90%) Project Delivery
6 135 (10.66%) E-Commerce
7 130 (10.27%) Coaching
8 119 (9.40%) Mentoring
9 118 (9.32%) Analytics
10 111 (8.77%) Data Management
11 110 (8.69%) Product Management
12 108 (8.53%) Scrum
13 105 (8.29%) Change Management
14 98 (7.74%) CRM
15 94 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
16 93 (7.35%) Business Development
17 92 (7.27%) Line Management
18 91 (7.19%) Decision-Making
19 85 (6.71%) Waterfall
20 84 (6.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (2.92%) Python
2 36 (2.84%) SQL
3 31 (2.45%) JavaScript
4 22 (1.74%) C
5 16 (1.26%) Java
6 11 (0.87%) C#
6 11 (0.87%) R
7 6 (0.47%) VBA
8 5 (0.39%) PHP
8 5 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.39%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.32%) C++
10 3 (0.24%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.16%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.16%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.079%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.079%) Ruby
12 1 (0.079%) Smalltalk
12 1 (0.079%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 197 (15.56%) Degree
2 71 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 41 (3.24%) PMI Certification
4 33 (2.61%) PMP
5 32 (2.53%) Oracle Certification
5 32 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 31 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.03%) APMP
9 13 (1.03%) CISSP
10 9 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.55%) CISA
11 7 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.55%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.47%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.39%) HNC
13 5 (0.39%) HND
13 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.61%) PMO
2 44 (3.48%) QA
3 27 (2.13%) Good Clinical Practice
4 23 (1.82%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.74%) GDPR
6 12 (0.95%) Actionable Recommendations
6 12 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.55%) SLA
8 6 (0.47%) CDISC
9 5 (0.39%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.32%) Accessibility
10 4 (0.32%) GxP
10 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.16%) GLBA
11 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.16%) MiFID
11 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.16%) SOC 2
11 2 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.079%) Docker
4 1 (0.079%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.079%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.39%) Grafana
1 5 (0.39%) Prometheus
2 4 (0.32%) EnCase
2 4 (0.32%) FTK
3 3 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.16%) Terraform
5 1 (0.079%) Ansible
5 1 (0.079%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.079%) SCCM
5 1 (0.079%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.079%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 119 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 85 (6.71%) Oracle
3 40 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
4 38 (3.00%) SAP
5 29 (2.29%) Cisco
5 29 (2.29%) Google
6 16 (1.26%) Facebook
7 15 (1.18%) Splunk
8 13 (1.03%) Citrix
8 13 (1.03%) YouTube
9 8 (0.63%) Adobe
9 8 (0.63%) Instagram
10 7 (0.55%) Meraki
10 7 (0.55%) OpenText
11 6 (0.47%) App Annie
11 6 (0.47%) Cadence
11 6 (0.47%) CyberArk
12 5 (0.39%) BT
12 5 (0.39%) Cognizant
12 5 (0.39%) Workday