Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Manager
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 601 608
Rank change year-on-year +103 +7 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 824 701 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.43% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 657 601 645
England median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £38,450
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 142,011 161,475 169,235
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,983 130,951 142,429
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Software Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in England

Software Manager
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Manager in England

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in England

Software Manager
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +122 275 £60,000 +9.09% 21
London +75 240 £80,000 - 35
North of England +44 111 £53,750 -6.52% 12
Midlands +29 78 £60,000 +9.09% 17
East of England +39 72 £60,000 - 14
North West +31 57 £55,000 -8.33% 9
South West -10 57 £55,000 -8.33% 11
Yorkshire +23 54 £52,500 -10.64% 3
East Midlands +48 44 £60,000 +9.09% 9
West Midlands +14 34 £57,500 +4.55% 8
Software Manager
UK

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Software Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 559 (67.84%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (28.16%) .NET
3 224 (27.18%) Scrum
4 221 (26.82%) Software Engineering
5 205 (24.88%) C#
6 199 (24.15%) Project Management
7 154 (18.69%) Finance
8 153 (18.57%) Java
9 148 (17.96%) Software Delivery
10 143 (17.35%) Line Management
11 132 (16.02%) Mentoring
12 126 (15.29%) SDLC
13 124 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 121 (14.68%) Microsoft
15 115 (13.96%) DevOps
16 105 (12.74%) JavaScript
16 105 (12.74%) Coaching
17 102 (12.38%) QA
18 94 (11.41%) Test Automation
19 82 (9.95%) Degree
20 81 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
20 81 (9.83%) SQL Server
21 76 (9.22%) E-Commerce
22 75 (9.10%) SQL
23 74 (8.98%) Microservices
23 74 (8.98%) AngularJS
24 73 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
24 73 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
25 72 (8.74%) CSS
26 70 (8.50%) Marketing

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (3.64%) Confluence
2 19 (2.31%) CMS
3 14 (1.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 13 (1.58%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.21%) IIS
7 9 (1.09%) Apache
8 6 (0.73%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.49%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.24%) nginx
12 1 (0.12%) Drupal
12 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (2.31%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.85%) Magento
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.16%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.43%) SaaS
4 37 (4.49%) GitHub
5 10 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.21%) Slack
6 9 (1.09%) Trello
7 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.36%) IaaS
9 3 (0.36%) PaaS
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.24%) Office 365
10 2 (0.24%) Serverless
11 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.12%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.85%) Internet
2 5 (0.61%) HTTP
3 4 (0.49%) Wireless
4 2 (0.24%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.24%) Intranet
5 1 (0.12%) Broadband
5 1 (0.12%) RS-232
5 1 (0.12%) SSL
5 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.43%) NoSQL
3 19 (2.31%) MongoDB
3 19 (2.31%) MySQL
4 16 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 15 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.33%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.85%) Big Data
9 5 (0.61%) Redis
10 3 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.36%) GIS
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.24%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.12%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.12%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 65 (7.89%) JIRA
2 42 (5.10%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (2.67%) Jasmine
5 22 (2.67%) Selenium
6 20 (2.43%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.82%) JUnit
7 15 (1.82%) Subversion
8 12 (1.46%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.21%) Maven
10 9 (1.09%) Protractor
10 9 (1.09%) TestNG
11 8 (0.97%) git-flow
11 8 (0.97%) Hudson
12 7 (0.85%) NUnit
13 6 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
14 5 (0.61%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.61%) MSTest
General
1 154 (18.69%) Finance
2 70 (8.50%) Marketing
3 59 (7.16%) Retail
4 44 (5.34%) Manufacturing
5 35 (4.25%) Banking
6 30 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 28 (3.40%) Electronics
8 23 (2.79%) Legal
9 20 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (1.94%) Games
11 12 (1.46%) Aerospace
12 11 (1.33%) Law
13 9 (1.09%) Local Government
14 8 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.73%) Advertising
16 5 (0.61%) Military
17 4 (0.49%) Back Office
18 2 (0.24%) Automotive
18 2 (0.24%) Billing
19 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (28.16%) .NET
2 74 (8.98%) AngularJS
3 72 (8.74%) CSS
4 67 (8.13%) Node.js
5 60 (7.28%) ASP.NET
6 57 (6.92%) HTML
7 40 (4.85%) React
8 33 (4.00%) jQuery
8 33 (4.00%) Web Services
9 25 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (2.91%) KnockoutJS
11 23 (2.79%) .NET Framework
11 23 (2.79%) WCF
12 21 (2.55%) CSS3
12 21 (2.55%) RESTful
13 20 (2.43%) Angular 2
13 20 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (1.94%) JSON
15 16 (1.94%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.83%) User Experience
2 41 (4.98%) Fintech
3 34 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 31 (3.76%) Algorithms
6 28 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 25 (3.03%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.58%) iPad
11 9 (1.09%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.97%) CMDB
12 8 (0.97%) PMI
13 6 (0.73%) Blog
13 6 (0.73%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.73%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.61%) Clustering
14 5 (0.61%) Digital Currency
15 4 (0.49%) NHS
15 4 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.49%) Linux
2 30 (3.64%) Android
3 27 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 24 (2.91%) Windows
5 7 (0.85%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.61%) Unix
7 1 (0.12%) AIX
7 1 (0.12%) Debian
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.12%) Solaris
7 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (67.84%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (27.18%) Scrum
3 221 (26.82%) Software Engineering
4 199 (24.15%) Project Management
5 148 (17.96%) Software Delivery
6 143 (17.35%) Line Management
7 132 (16.02%) Mentoring
8 126 (15.29%) SDLC
9 124 (15.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 115 (13.96%) DevOps
11 105 (12.74%) Coaching
12 94 (11.41%) Test Automation
13 81 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
14 76 (9.22%) E-Commerce
15 74 (8.98%) Microservices
16 73 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 73 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
17 62 (7.52%) TDD
18 60 (7.28%) Computer Science
19 58 (7.04%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 205 (24.88%) C#
2 153 (18.57%) Java
3 105 (12.74%) JavaScript
4 75 (9.10%) SQL
5 44 (5.34%) Python
6 31 (3.76%) C++
7 27 (3.28%) PHP
8 15 (1.82%) Scala
9 13 (1.58%) C
10 10 (1.21%) Ruby
11 8 (0.97%) Clojure
12 6 (0.73%) Go
12 6 (0.73%) Java 8
12 6 (0.73%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.73%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.49%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.49%) Perl
14 4 (0.49%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.36%) Ada
Qualifications
1 82 (9.95%) Degree
2 20 (2.43%) ISEB
2 20 (2.43%) ISTQB
3 19 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 14 (1.70%) PMP
6 11 (1.33%) Security Cleared
7 8 (0.97%) SAFe Agilist
8 6 (0.73%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.49%) APMP
10 4 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.36%) MBA
11 3 (0.36%) PhD
12 1 (0.12%) APMG
12 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (12.38%) QA
2 9 (1.09%) GDPR
3 8 (0.97%) PMO
3 8 (0.97%) PSD2
4 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (3.03%) Docker
2 3 (0.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (1.33%) Terraform
2 10 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.73%) Ansible
4 6 (0.73%) Packer
5 2 (0.24%) Kibana
5 2 (0.24%) Marathon
5 2 (0.24%) Mesos
6 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.12%) Puppet
6 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 121 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 54 (6.55%) SAP
3 45 (5.46%) Oracle
4 30 (3.64%) hybris
5 27 (3.28%) ATG
6 19 (2.31%) Sitecore
6 19 (2.31%) Snow
7 9 (1.09%) WorldPay
8 7 (0.85%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.73%) IBM
9 6 (0.73%) TOWER Software
10 5 (0.61%) Cognos
10 5 (0.61%) LexisNexis
10 5 (0.61%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.36%) ABBYY
12 3 (0.36%) Demandware
12 3 (0.36%) Google
13 2 (0.24%) CA
13 2 (0.24%) CA Agile Central