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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 225 219 214
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 35 40 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.57% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 33 38 22
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,832
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £46,350
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £51,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.18%
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
6406 7073 6487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.55% 94.76% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5333 5773 5586
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Manchester +9 23 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Cheshire -6 6 £55,000 +14.58% 3
Lancashire +9 5 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Merseyside +14 1 - -
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) .NET
3 22 (36.07%) Project Management
4 15 (24.59%) Finance
5 13 (21.31%) C#
6 12 (19.67%) SQL
6 12 (19.67%) PRINCE2
6 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
7 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (16.39%) Coaching
8 10 (16.39%) Scrum
9 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
9 9 (14.75%) Degree
9 9 (14.75%) SDLC
10 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
10 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
11 7 (11.48%) Windows
11 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
11 7 (11.48%) Validation
11 7 (11.48%) Web Development
11 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.48%) Line Management
11 7 (11.48%) People Management
12 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
12 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
12 6 (9.84%) Android
12 6 (9.84%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (4.92%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) GPRS
1 5 (8.20%) UMTS
2 3 (4.92%) WAN
2 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 3 (4.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) Maven
3 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) Ant
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Marketing
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Billing
4 3 (4.92%) Automotive
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.56%) .NET Compact Framework
5 3 (4.92%) Apache Flex
5 3 (4.92%) CSS
5 3 (4.92%) XML
5 3 (4.92%) XSLT
5 3 (4.92%) EDI
6 2 (3.28%) WCF
6 2 (3.28%) HTML5
6 2 (3.28%) PhoneGap
6 2 (3.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
4 5 (8.20%) User Experience
5 3 (4.92%) PMI
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Mobile
2 6 (9.84%) Android
2 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.20%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.07%) Project Management
3 12 (19.67%) PRINCE2
4 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.39%) Coaching
5 10 (16.39%) Scrum
6 9 (14.75%) SDLC
7 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
7 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
8 7 (11.48%) Validation
8 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
8 7 (11.48%) Web Development
8 7 (11.48%) People Management
8 7 (11.48%) Line Management
9 6 (9.84%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.84%) ITIL
10 5 (8.20%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (8.20%) Time Management
10 5 (8.20%) Resource Management
11 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) C#
2 12 (19.67%) SQL
3 6 (9.84%) Java
3 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.20%) RPG
4 5 (8.20%) C++
5 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.92%) VBScript
7 2 (3.28%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.64%) LINC
8 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) ISEB
3 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (6.56%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.64%) PMP
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Autodesk
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) Telerik
4 2 (3.28%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.64%) Unisys
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) HP
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X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Lorien
Salary: (uncapped) + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + (uncapped) + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago