Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Manager was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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

IT Manager
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 144 86
Rank change year-on-year +32 -58 +37
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Manager 251 214 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.55% 2.04% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 2.10% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 241 182 262
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,975 £68,625
England median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.73% +10.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,511 10,172 10,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.89% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,583 8,076 8,519
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

IT Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Manager in the West Midlands

IT Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for IT Manager in the West Midlands

IT Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Manager in the West Midlands

IT Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Birmingham +35 105 £46,529 -2.04% 20
Coventry +24 56 £52,500 -4.55% 12
Staffordshire +5 17 £50,000 +17.65% 6
Warwickshire -14 17 £55,000 - 5
Herefordshire - 9 £50,000 -
Worcestershire +4 8 £45,000 -18.18%
Solihull -11 8 £50,000 +11.11%
Shropshire +6 6 £36,111 -9.72% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £22,500 -
Walsall +1 2 £47,500 +22.58% 1
IT Manager
England

IT Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring IT Manager in the job title.

1 92 (36.65%) Project Management
2 88 (35.06%) ITIL
3 74 (29.48%) PRINCE2
4 64 (25.50%) Finance
5 63 (25.10%) Microsoft
6 60 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (15.14%) Windows
8 37 (14.74%) Change Management
9 33 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (11.95%) Service Delivery
11 29 (11.55%) Service Management
12 25 (9.96%) Firewall
12 25 (9.96%) C#
12 25 (9.96%) ERP
12 25 (9.96%) Office 365
13 23 (9.16%) SLA
13 23 (9.16%) Active Directory
13 23 (9.16%) Manufacturing
14 22 (8.76%) VMware
14 22 (8.76%) Retail
15 19 (7.57%) CRM
15 19 (7.57%) Project Planning
15 19 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (6.77%) Waterfall
16 17 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (6.77%) SQL
16 17 (6.77%) .NET
16 17 (6.77%) Management Information System
17 16 (6.37%) Matrix Management
17 16 (6.37%) Windows Server

IT Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 13 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.39%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.20%) IIS
4 2 (0.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Epicor Tropos
2 3 (1.20%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.96%) Office 365
2 19 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.20%) SaaS
6 2 (0.80%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.96%) Firewall
2 13 (5.18%) SAN
3 9 (3.59%) Extranet
3 9 (3.59%) VPN
4 6 (2.39%) Network Security
5 5 (1.99%) SSL
6 3 (1.20%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.20%) LAN
6 3 (1.20%) NAS
6 3 (1.20%) WAN
7 2 (0.80%) VoIP
7 2 (0.80%) Wireless
8 1 (0.40%) DHCP
8 1 (0.40%) DNS
8 1 (0.40%) Internet
8 1 (0.40%) SMS
8 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.80%) Power BI
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Artifactory
1 2 (0.80%) GoCD
1 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.80%) JIRA
General
1 64 (25.50%) Finance
2 23 (9.16%) Manufacturing
3 22 (8.76%) Retail
4 11 (4.38%) Legal
5 9 (3.59%) Law
5 9 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.99%) Marketing
7 3 (1.20%) Advertising
8 2 (0.80%) Automotive
8 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.40%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.77%) .NET
2 4 (1.59%) Web Services
3 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.80%) Middleware
4 2 (0.80%) Spring
5 1 (0.40%) COM
5 1 (0.40%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.77%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.98%) FMCG
4 7 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.39%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.59%) EPoS
7 4 (1.59%) iPad
8 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.20%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.80%) CCTV
9 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.80%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) AS400
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) Clustering
10 1 (0.40%) CMDB
10 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.14%) Windows
2 16 (6.37%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.79%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.20%) Linux
6 3 (1.20%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.80%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.80%) Unix
7 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Android
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (36.65%) Project Management
2 88 (35.06%) ITIL
3 74 (29.48%) PRINCE2
4 60 (23.90%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (14.74%) Change Management
6 33 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (11.95%) Service Delivery
8 29 (11.55%) Service Management
9 25 (9.96%) ERP
10 19 (7.57%) CRM
10 19 (7.57%) Project Planning
11 17 (6.77%) Waterfall
12 16 (6.37%) Matrix Management
13 15 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (5.98%) Information Security
14 14 (5.58%) DevOps
14 14 (5.58%) Incident Management
14 14 (5.58%) IT Strategy
14 14 (5.58%) Problem Management
14 14 (5.58%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.96%) C#
2 17 (6.77%) SQL
3 10 (3.98%) VB.NET
4 5 (1.99%) C
4 5 (1.99%) C++
5 2 (0.80%) Java
5 2 (0.80%) PHP
6 1 (0.40%) ABAP
6 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.58%) CISSP
1 14 (5.58%) Degree
2 9 (3.59%) CISM
2 9 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (2.79%) MCSE
3 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 7 (2.79%) SSCP
4 4 (1.59%) CISA
4 4 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (1.59%) MCSA
4 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.20%) MCITP
5 3 (1.20%) PMP
5 3 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.80%) APMP
6 2 (0.80%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.16%) SLA
2 15 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (5.18%) GDPR
4 9 (3.59%) PMO
5 6 (2.39%) COBIT
6 4 (1.59%) COSO
6 4 (1.59%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.80%) GPG13
9 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 23 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.59%) vSphere
5 3 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.79%) SCCM
2 5 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.59%) SCOM
4 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.80%) Nessus
6 1 (0.40%) FlexNet
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (25.10%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.76%) VMware
3 15 (5.98%) Cisco
4 12 (4.78%) Citrix
5 9 (3.59%) Oracle
6 8 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.79%) Dell
8 6 (2.39%) HP
8 6 (2.39%) NetApp
9 5 (1.99%) SAP
10 4 (1.59%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.59%) Infor
11 3 (1.20%) Epicor
11 3 (1.20%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.20%) IBM
11 3 (1.20%) IFS
11 3 (1.20%) Sage
11 3 (1.20%) Veeam
12 2 (0.80%) EMC
12 2 (0.80%) Red Hat