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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 214 221 217
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 26 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.41% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20 24 27
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £35,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
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
6231 6758 6890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 94.94% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5080 5467 5890
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 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 July 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 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
Manchester +8 14 £52,000 +6.66% 2
Cheshire +1 9 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Lancashire -6 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) .NET
3 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 18 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 18 (25.00%) Project Management
5 17 (23.61%) C#
6 15 (20.83%) Java
7 14 (19.44%) SQL
7 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
7 14 (19.44%) Waterfall
8 13 (18.06%) ITIL
9 12 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 12 (16.67%) Scrum
9 12 (16.67%) Coaching
9 12 (16.67%) SDLC
10 11 (15.28%) People Management
10 11 (15.28%) Degree
10 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
10 11 (15.28%) Oracle
11 10 (13.89%) Windows
11 10 (13.89%) Finance
11 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
11 10 (13.89%) Software Engineering
11 10 (13.89%) Validation
12 9 (12.50%) Retail
12 9 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (12.50%) ISEB
12 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.50%) User Experience
12 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) GPRS
1 5 (6.94%) UMTS
2 3 (4.17%) WAN
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 3 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Subversion
2 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Retail
3 6 (8.33%) Billing
3 6 (8.33%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Front Office
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.39%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (44.44%) .NET
2 12 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (9.72%) CSS
3 7 (9.72%) HTML
3 7 (9.72%) HTML5
4 6 (8.33%) PhoneGap
4 6 (8.33%) Apache Flex
5 5 (6.94%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.56%) .NET Compact Framework
7 3 (4.17%) XML
7 3 (4.17%) XSLT
7 3 (4.17%) EDI
8 2 (2.78%) Flash
8 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.39%) Spring
9 1 (1.39%) J2EE
9 1 (1.39%) MFC
9 1 (1.39%) jQuery
9 1 (1.39%) Mason
9 1 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 9 (12.50%) User Experience
2 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.17%) PMI
5 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.89%) Windows
2 9 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
2 9 (12.50%) Android
2 9 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.94%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 18 (25.00%) Project Management
3 14 (19.44%) Waterfall
4 13 (18.06%) ITIL
5 12 (16.67%) Scrum
5 12 (16.67%) Coaching
5 12 (16.67%) SDLC
6 11 (15.28%) People Management
7 10 (13.89%) Software Engineering
7 10 (13.89%) Validation
8 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.11%) Line Management
8 8 (11.11%) Resource Management
9 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
9 7 (9.72%) Web Development
10 6 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) C#
2 15 (20.83%) Java
3 14 (19.44%) SQL
4 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.11%) RPG
6 7 (9.72%) C++
7 6 (8.33%) Objective-C
7 6 (8.33%) Apple Swift
8 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.17%) VBScript
10 1 (1.39%) VC++
10 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) ISEB
3 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (6.94%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.78%) PMP
5 2 (2.78%) APMP
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.28%) Oracle
3 6 (8.33%) Telerik
3 6 (8.33%) Xamarin
4 5 (6.94%) VMware
4 5 (6.94%) SAP
4 5 (6.94%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) Perforce
5 1 (1.39%) Pega
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