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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Manager
Rank 161 220 226
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 82 22 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 0.33% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.35% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 69 22 19
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,850 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £51,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
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
6429 6251 6839
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.08% 94.97% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5302 5165 5741
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +18 39 £52,500 -7.48% 2
Manchester +13 35 £49,000 +18.78% 5
Lancashire +1 6 £55,000 +35.80%
Merseyside - 2 £75,000 -
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 77 (49.36%) .NET
2 67 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (34.62%) SQL
4 45 (28.85%) Project Management
5 42 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 38 (24.36%) JavaScript
7 37 (23.72%) Java
8 36 (23.08%) HTML
9 34 (21.79%) C#
10 33 (21.15%) Resource Management
11 32 (20.51%) Degree
12 31 (19.87%) CSS
13 30 (19.23%) PRINCE2
13 30 (19.23%) PhoneGap
13 30 (19.23%) User Experience
14 29 (18.59%) HTML5
14 29 (18.59%) Windows
14 29 (18.59%) Objective-C
15 28 (17.95%) Telerik
15 28 (17.95%) Subversion
15 28 (17.95%) Xamarin
16 26 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (16.03%) Software Engineering
17 25 (16.03%) Scrum
18 24 (15.38%) Finance
19 21 (13.46%) ITIL
19 21 (13.46%) MS Excel
20 19 (12.18%) Oracle
21 17 (10.90%) C++
21 17 (10.90%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.05%) MS Project
3 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.28%) Maximo
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.49%) SaaS
3 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) DB2
2 4 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (17.95%) Subversion
2 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 24 (15.38%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.05%) Banking
4 10 (6.41%) Billing
5 7 (4.49%) Retail
5 7 (4.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.28%) Electronics
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (49.36%) .NET
2 36 (23.08%) HTML
3 31 (19.87%) CSS
4 30 (19.23%) PhoneGap
5 29 (18.59%) HTML5
6 14 (8.97%) ASP.NET
7 9 (5.77%) Apache Flex
8 6 (3.85%) Web Services
9 4 (2.56%) WinForms
9 4 (2.56%) DHTML
9 4 (2.56%) Silverlight
9 4 (2.56%) jQuery
10 3 (1.92%) J2EE
11 2 (1.28%) Flash
11 2 (1.28%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.64%) LINQ
12 1 (0.64%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.23%) User Experience
2 9 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.28%) Life Science
6 2 (1.28%) iSeries
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.64%) Equities
7 1 (0.64%) Informatics
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.64%) PMI
7 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.64%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.59%) Windows
2 16 (10.26%) Linux
3 9 (5.77%) Windows Mobile
4 7 (4.49%) Android
4 7 (4.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.95%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.85%) Project Management
3 33 (21.15%) Resource Management
4 30 (19.23%) PRINCE2
5 25 (16.03%) Scrum
5 25 (16.03%) Software Engineering
6 21 (13.46%) ITIL
7 17 (10.90%) Mentoring
8 15 (9.62%) Line Management
8 15 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
9 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.05%) Product Management
10 11 (7.05%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.41%) Time Management
12 9 (5.77%) People Management
12 9 (5.77%) Validation
12 9 (5.77%) Web Development
13 8 (5.13%) Asset Management
14 7 (4.49%) MVC
14 7 (4.49%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.62%) SQL
2 38 (24.36%) JavaScript
3 37 (23.72%) Java
4 34 (21.79%) C#
5 29 (18.59%) Objective-C
6 17 (10.90%) C++
7 9 (5.77%) RPG
8 7 (4.49%) C
9 4 (2.56%) VB
9 4 (2.56%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.56%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.28%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.28%) PHP
11 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.64%) VC++
Qualifications
1 32 (20.51%) Degree
2 8 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.85%) ISEB
4 5 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (3.21%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.56%) PMP
6 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.28%) VCP4
6 2 (1.28%) APMP
7 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.49%) QA
2 4 (2.56%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.28%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 42 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.95%) Telerik
2 28 (17.95%) Xamarin
3 19 (12.18%) Oracle
4 9 (5.77%) SAP
5 5 (3.21%) IBM
5 5 (3.21%) VMware
6 2 (1.28%) Kronos
7 1 (0.64%) Pega
7 1 (0.64%) Perforce
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