The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Software Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 179 211 227
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 52 45 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.68% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.71% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 50 34 32
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £42,150 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,400 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £56,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.09% +5.00%
Software Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5497 6371 6840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.10% 96.71% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4652 5081 5504
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Software Manager in the job title.

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Software Manager Salary Trend in the North West

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Software Manager Salary Histogram in the North West

Software Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +26 35 £60,000 +26.31% 8
Cheshire +19 11 £63,000 +22.92% 2
Lancashire -1 4 £37,500 -21.05%
Merseyside +10 1 £42,500 -61.36%
Software Manager
England

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Software 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 North West region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 71 (65.74%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (45.37%) .NET
3 41 (37.96%) C#
4 40 (37.04%) SQL Server
5 38 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 35 (32.41%) Project Management
6 35 (32.41%) Scrum
7 33 (30.56%) MS Excel
8 31 (28.70%) Finance
9 30 (27.78%) Mentoring
10 28 (25.93%) Software Engineering
11 25 (23.15%) TDD
11 25 (23.15%) MVC
11 25 (23.15%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (20.37%) PRINCE2
13 20 (18.52%) NUnit
13 20 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (17.59%) Git (software)
14 19 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (17.59%) Coaching
14 19 (17.59%) Analytics
14 19 (17.59%) OO
14 19 (17.59%) Internet
15 18 (16.67%) SOA
15 18 (16.67%) Risk Management
15 18 (16.67%) Data Analytics
15 18 (16.67%) WCF
15 18 (16.67%) WPF
15 18 (16.67%) Machine Learning
16 17 (15.74%) MS Project

Software Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) Node.js
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (3.70%) SAP Business One
1 4 (3.70%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.93%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.93%) LAN
2 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (18.52%) NUnit
2 19 (17.59%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.63%) JIRA
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.85%) Selenium
5 2 (1.85%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 31 (28.70%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Advertising
3 3 (2.78%) Games
3 3 (2.78%) Legal
3 3 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (45.37%) .NET
2 18 (16.67%) WCF
2 18 (16.67%) WPF
3 10 (9.26%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (7.41%) CSS
4 8 (7.41%) Web Services
5 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.48%) HTML
5 7 (6.48%) jQuery
6 5 (4.63%) SOAP
6 5 (4.63%) XML
7 4 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.70%) UDDI
7 4 (3.70%) WSDL
8 2 (1.85%) LINQ
9 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.93%) React
9 1 (0.93%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.04%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (9.26%) iPad
4 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Informatics
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.63%) Linux
2 2 (1.85%) Windows
2 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (65.74%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.41%) Project Management
2 35 (32.41%) Scrum
3 30 (27.78%) Mentoring
4 28 (25.93%) Software Engineering
5 25 (23.15%) MVC
5 25 (23.15%) TDD
6 22 (20.37%) PRINCE2
7 19 (17.59%) Analytics
7 19 (17.59%) Coaching
7 19 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (17.59%) OO
8 18 (16.67%) Data Analytics
8 18 (16.67%) Machine Learning
8 18 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 18 (16.67%) SOA
9 10 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.33%) OOD
11 8 (7.41%) OOP
12 7 (6.48%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.96%) C#
2 14 (12.96%) Java
2 14 (12.96%) SQL
3 13 (12.04%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.26%) PHP
4 10 (9.26%) Ruby
5 6 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.63%) C
6 5 (4.63%) C++
6 5 (4.63%) Perl
6 5 (4.63%) Python
7 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.85%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.93%) RPG
9 1 (0.93%) Scala
9 1 (0.93%) VB6
9 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) ISEB
3 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.93%) APMG
4 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
Vendors
1 38 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.48%) Oracle
3 5 (4.63%) SAP
4 4 (3.70%) Epicor
4 4 (3.70%) IFS
4 4 (3.70%) Infor
4 4 (3.70%) NetSuite
4 4 (3.70%) Sage
5 3 (2.78%) Adobe
6 2 (1.85%) IBM
6 2 (1.85%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.85%) Symantec
6 2 (1.85%) Veritas
6 2 (1.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.93%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.93%) CA
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) Sophos
7 1 (0.93%) Twitter
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