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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 161 212 231
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 88 26 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 80 25 29
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,250 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,250 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £52,500 £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
6608 6170 7549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.11% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5176 6547
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +31 47 £52,500 -10.25% 2
Manchester +14 36 £49,000 +3.15% 8
Lancashire -2 4 £55,000 +40.12%
Merseyside +13 1 £40,000 -28.88%
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 80 (50.00%) .NET
2 66 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (35.63%) SQL
4 50 (31.25%) Project Management
5 40 (25.00%) Degree
6 38 (23.75%) C#
7 36 (22.50%) JavaScript
7 36 (22.50%) Microsoft
8 34 (21.25%) Finance
9 32 (20.00%) HTML
10 31 (19.38%) Java
11 30 (18.75%) PRINCE2
11 30 (18.75%) Windows
12 29 (18.13%) CSS
12 29 (18.13%) Resource Management
13 28 (17.50%) Scrum
14 27 (16.88%) PhoneGap
14 27 (16.88%) User Experience
15 26 (16.25%) Objective-C
15 26 (16.25%) Software Engineering
16 25 (15.63%) Subversion
16 25 (15.63%) Telerik
16 25 (15.63%) Xamarin
16 25 (15.63%) HTML5
17 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (11.25%) ASP.NET
18 18 (11.25%) C++
19 17 (10.63%) MS Excel
19 17 (10.63%) Linux
19 17 (10.63%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.50%) IIS
3 2 (1.25%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.00%) MS Project
3 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.25%) Maximo
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.63%) SaaS
3 3 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.38%) DB2
2 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (15.63%) Subversion
2 5 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 34 (21.25%) Finance
2 13 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (5.00%) Billing
4 8 (5.00%) Banking
5 4 (2.50%) Marketing
6 3 (1.88%) Retail
7 2 (1.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (50.00%) .NET
2 32 (20.00%) HTML
3 29 (18.13%) CSS
4 27 (16.88%) PhoneGap
5 25 (15.63%) HTML5
6 18 (11.25%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.38%) Web Services
7 7 (4.38%) Apache Flex
8 6 (3.75%) WinForms
9 4 (2.50%) Silverlight
9 4 (2.50%) jQuery
9 4 (2.50%) DHTML
10 3 (1.88%) J2EE
11 2 (1.25%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.63%) Spring
12 1 (0.63%) LINQ to SQL
12 1 (0.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.88%) User Experience
2 9 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.25%) Life Science
5 2 (1.25%) iSeries
5 2 (1.25%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) PMI
6 1 (0.63%) LIMS
6 1 (0.63%) Informatics
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.75%) Windows
2 17 (10.63%) Linux
3 6 (3.75%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.25%) Project Management
3 30 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 29 (18.13%) Resource Management
5 28 (17.50%) Scrum
6 26 (16.25%) Software Engineering
7 17 (10.63%) Technical Architecture
8 16 (10.00%) ITIL
8 16 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 14 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (8.75%) Line Management
10 12 (7.50%) Web Development
10 12 (7.50%) Product Management
11 11 (6.88%) MVC
12 10 (6.25%) Programme Management
13 9 (5.63%) Time Management
14 7 (4.38%) Document Management
14 7 (4.38%) Validation
14 7 (4.38%) People Management
14 7 (4.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (35.63%) SQL
2 38 (23.75%) C#
3 36 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 31 (19.38%) Java
5 26 (16.25%) Objective-C
6 18 (11.25%) C++
7 8 (5.00%) C
8 7 (4.38%) RPG
9 4 (2.50%) VB
9 4 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.50%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.25%) PHP
10 2 (1.25%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 40 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.50%) PMP
5 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.25%) ISEB
5 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) QA
2 5 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 36 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.63%) Telerik
2 25 (15.63%) Xamarin
3 15 (9.38%) Oracle
4 5 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (1.25%) Kronos
6 1 (0.63%) VMware
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
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