The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Manager role in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Manager
Rank 209 214 213
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 41 39 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.64% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.65% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 17
Average salary £65,000 £47,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.12% -9.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,600 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £56,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.09% +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 South 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5476 5963 5624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.77% 97.39% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4593 4891 4703
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £55,859
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Software Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Manager
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Manager across the South West region.

Software Manager Salary Trend in the South West

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Manager across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Software Manager Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Manager
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
Bristol -1 15 £65,000 +36.12% 3
Devon +8 12 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Wiltshire -6 5 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Gloucestershire +10 4 £55,000 +4.76%
Somerset -6 4 £60,000 +71.42%
Dorset - 1 £90,000 -
Software Manager
England

Software Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the South 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 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) Java
3 22 (30.14%) Telecoms
4 21 (28.77%) SDLC
5 20 (27.40%) QA
6 19 (26.03%) Project Management
6 19 (26.03%) Linux
7 17 (23.29%) Unix
7 17 (23.29%) Software Engineering
7 17 (23.29%) Digital Media
8 16 (21.92%) Degree
8 16 (21.92%) Open Source
8 16 (21.92%) .NET
8 16 (21.92%) Finance
9 15 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
10 14 (19.18%) TDD
10 14 (19.18%) DevOps
11 13 (17.81%) OpenStack
11 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
11 13 (17.81%) C#
12 12 (16.44%) C++
12 12 (16.44%) Computer Science
13 11 (15.07%) PRINCE2
14 10 (13.70%) SQL
14 10 (13.70%) Scrum
15 9 (12.33%) Business Development
16 8 (10.96%) SaaS
16 8 (10.96%) SOAP
16 8 (10.96%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the South 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 13 (17.81%) OpenStack
2 8 (10.96%) Apache
3 3 (4.11%) Node.js
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) AccuRev
1 7 (9.59%) JIRA
1 7 (9.59%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.37%) JBehave
2 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) JMeter
2 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.37%) Selenium
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (30.14%) Telecoms
2 16 (21.92%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Law
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Publishing
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) SOAP
3 5 (6.85%) HTML
4 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.11%) CSS
4 3 (4.11%) J2EE
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (2.74%) Web Services
6 1 (1.37%) HTML5
6 1 (1.37%) Middleware
6 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Digital Media
2 12 (16.44%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.22%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.11%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.37%) e-Health
6 1 (1.37%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.37%) Informatics
6 1 (1.37%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.37%) LIMS
6 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Linux
2 17 (23.29%) Unix
3 8 (10.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.77%) SDLC
3 19 (26.03%) Project Management
4 17 (23.29%) Software Engineering
5 16 (21.92%) Open Source
6 15 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (19.18%) DevOps
7 14 (19.18%) TDD
8 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.07%) PRINCE2
10 10 (13.70%) Scrum
11 9 (12.33%) Business Development
12 7 (9.59%) Coaching
12 7 (9.59%) Contingency Planning
12 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.59%) Programme Management
12 7 (9.59%) Risk Management
12 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
13 6 (8.22%) Critical Path Analysis
13 6 (8.22%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) C#
3 12 (16.44%) C++
4 10 (13.70%) SQL
5 6 (8.22%) C
6 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Degree
2 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.85%) PMI Certification
4 5 (6.85%) PMP
5 2 (2.74%) ISEB
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (27.40%) QA
2 7 (9.59%) ISO 9001
3 6 (8.22%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.37%) HL7
4 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.37%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle
1 7 (9.59%) SAP
2 1 (1.37%) Google
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
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