The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 165 168 166
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 15 18 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 0.45% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.48% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 19
Average salary £54,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.73% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Software Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3402 3786 3910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.16% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2827 3135 3383
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Manager in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Manager across the Manchester region.

Software Manager Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Manager across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Manager Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software Manager
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 3 £57,000 -
Stockport +9 2 £57,500 +15.00%
Software Manager
North West

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Manager in their job title.

1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Project Management
2 13 (35.14%) .NET
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
4 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2
5 9 (24.32%) C#
6 8 (21.62%) ITIL
6 8 (21.62%) ISEB
6 8 (21.62%) Retail
6 8 (21.62%) Degree
7 7 (18.92%) People Management
7 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
8 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
8 6 (16.22%) Finance
8 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
8 6 (16.22%) Banking
8 6 (16.22%) Time Management
9 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (13.51%) TDD
9 5 (13.51%) Coaching
9 5 (13.51%) User Experience
9 5 (13.51%) Software Asset Management
9 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.51%) MS Project
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) WAN
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (21.62%) Retail
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Front Office
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) CSS
3 3 (8.11%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) XSLT
3 3 (8.11%) EDI
4 2 (5.41%) Flash
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.41%) HTML5
4 2 (5.41%) PhoneGap
4 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) Spring
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) PMI
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Project Management
3 12 (32.43%) Scrum
4 10 (27.03%) PRINCE2
5 8 (21.62%) ITIL
6 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
6 7 (18.92%) People Management
7 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
7 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) Time Management
8 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
8 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
8 5 (13.51%) RUP
8 5 (13.51%) TDD
8 5 (13.51%) Coaching
8 5 (13.51%) Software Asset Management
8 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) C#
2 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 3 (8.11%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.41%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.41%) APMP
3 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (5.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) SAP
2 5 (13.51%) IBM
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) Telerik
3 2 (5.41%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.70%) HP
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