The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 208 211 228
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 26 38 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.56% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.59% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 18 32 34
Average salary £50,000 £49,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.52% +15.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,450 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,350 £64,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+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
5728 6484 7011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 95.14% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 5233 5968
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 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £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 the North West

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

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 29 May 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Cheshire +12 12 £52,750 +17.22%
Manchester +1 9 £50,000 - 3
Lancashire -10 4 £43,750 -0.56%
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 54 (49.09%) .NET
2 48 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (30.91%) Java
4 33 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 31 (28.18%) SQL
6 26 (23.64%) C#
7 25 (22.73%) SDLC
8 23 (20.91%) JavaScript
9 21 (19.09%) Oracle
9 21 (19.09%) PRINCE2
9 21 (19.09%) Project Management
9 21 (19.09%) Degree
9 21 (19.09%) Resource Management
10 19 (17.27%) User Experience
10 19 (17.27%) Windows
10 19 (17.27%) MS Excel
10 19 (17.27%) Finance
11 18 (16.36%) CSS
11 18 (16.36%) HTML
11 18 (16.36%) PhoneGap
12 17 (15.45%) HTML5
12 17 (15.45%) Scrum
12 17 (15.45%) Software Engineering
13 16 (14.55%) Telerik
13 16 (14.55%) Subversion
13 16 (14.55%) Objective-C
13 16 (14.55%) Xamarin
13 16 (14.55%) Apple Swift
14 15 (13.64%) Waterfall
14 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure

Software Manager
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (2.73%) CMS
2 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) Confluence
3 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (17.27%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Tridion
2 2 (1.82%) Maximo
2 2 (1.82%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.91%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) UMTS
1 4 (3.64%) GPRS
2 3 (2.73%) Internet
2 3 (2.73%) LAN
2 3 (2.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) DB2
2 10 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.55%) Subversion
2 5 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.91%) JIRA
General
1 19 (17.27%) Finance
2 15 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 13 (11.82%) Billing
4 9 (8.18%) Banking
5 7 (6.36%) Retail
6 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.91%) Front Office
7 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.91%) Law
7 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (49.09%) .NET
2 18 (16.36%) CSS
2 18 (16.36%) HTML
2 18 (16.36%) PhoneGap
3 17 (15.45%) HTML5
4 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET
4 12 (10.91%) Apache Flex
5 5 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.64%) Web Services
6 4 (3.64%) .NET Compact Framework
7 3 (2.73%) jQuery
7 3 (2.73%) XML
7 3 (2.73%) XSLT
7 3 (2.73%) J2EE
7 3 (2.73%) EDI
8 2 (1.82%) Flash
8 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.91%) Mason
9 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.91%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) User Experience
2 10 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 9 (8.18%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) iSeries
7 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.91%) Equities
7 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.27%) Windows
2 10 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
3 9 (8.18%) Apple iOS
3 9 (8.18%) Android
4 7 (6.36%) Linux
5 4 (3.64%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.73%) SDLC
3 21 (19.09%) PRINCE2
3 21 (19.09%) Project Management
3 21 (19.09%) Resource Management
4 17 (15.45%) Scrum
4 17 (15.45%) Software Engineering
5 15 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 15 (13.64%) Validation
6 14 (12.73%) Mentoring
7 12 (10.91%) ITIL
7 12 (10.91%) Software Delivery
8 11 (10.00%) Coaching
9 10 (9.09%) Line Management
10 9 (8.18%) Web Development
11 8 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (7.27%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (7.27%) Asset Management
11 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.91%) Java
2 31 (28.18%) SQL
3 26 (23.64%) C#
4 23 (20.91%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.55%) Objective-C
5 16 (14.55%) Apple Swift
6 14 (12.73%) RPG
7 13 (11.82%) C++
8 6 (5.45%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.73%) VBScript
10 2 (1.82%) PHP
10 2 (1.82%) C
11 1 (0.91%) VC++
Qualifications
1 21 (19.09%) Degree
2 7 (6.36%) ISEB
3 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.73%) PMP
4 3 (2.73%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.82%) APMP
5 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
2 3 (2.73%) SLA
3 2 (1.82%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 33 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.09%) Oracle
3 16 (14.55%) Telerik
3 16 (14.55%) Xamarin
4 9 (8.18%) SAP
5 5 (4.55%) IBM
5 5 (4.55%) VMware
6 2 (1.82%) Kronos
7 1 (0.91%) Pega
7 1 (0.91%) Perforce
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