Period
to 20 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 501 620 581
Rank change year-on-year +119 -39 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 740 633 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 595 545 605
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,250 £40,050
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £62,500 £61,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.63% +11.82% -4.35%

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 132,155 160,303 157,057
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 106,146 132,062 131,467
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,534 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 20 April 2019.

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 20 April 2019. 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
London +130 233 £82,500 +10.00% 32
South East +67 215 £60,000 +9.09% 11
North of England +52 115 £60,000 -2.44% 20
Midlands +48 71 £60,000 +14.29% 14
North West +39 69 £57,500 -10.85% 13
East of England +82 58 £60,000 -11.11% 14
South West +2 51 £59,000 -1.67% 10
Yorkshire +22 46 £65,000 +5.69% 4
East Midlands +40 36 £60,000 +20.00% 6
West Midlands +39 35 £60,000 +20.00% 8
Software Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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.

1 497 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (31.08%) Software Engineering
3 210 (28.38%) Scrum
4 203 (27.43%) .NET
5 172 (23.24%) C#
6 153 (20.68%) Java
6 153 (20.68%) Project Management
7 139 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 138 (18.65%) Finance
9 133 (17.97%) Software Delivery
10 131 (17.70%) Line Management
11 125 (16.89%) Mentoring
12 117 (15.81%) SDLC
13 110 (14.86%) Microsoft
14 104 (14.05%) Coaching
15 101 (13.65%) JavaScript
16 92 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
17 91 (12.30%) Degree
18 85 (11.49%) QA
19 76 (10.27%) Computer Science
20 75 (10.14%) SQL
21 73 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
22 72 (9.73%) DevOps
23 71 (9.59%) Test Automation
24 64 (8.65%) PRINCE2
24 64 (8.65%) TDD
25 63 (8.51%) SQL Server
25 63 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
26 60 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
26 60 (8.11%) Microservices

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 36 (4.86%) Confluence
2 13 (1.76%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.81%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.41%) CMS
4 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.27%) Apache
5 2 (0.27%) IIS
5 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.14%) Drupal
6 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.54%) HipChat
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (7.03%) SaaS
4 19 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.43%) GitHub
6 12 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.35%) IaaS
8 9 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (0.95%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.95%) PaaS
10 5 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.68%) Serverless
10 5 (0.68%) Trello
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.89%) Broadband
2 9 (1.22%) Internet
3 6 (0.81%) Wireless
4 2 (0.27%) HTTP
4 2 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.14%) RS-232
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.84%) NoSQL
3 18 (2.43%) Big Data
4 17 (2.30%) MySQL
4 17 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.62%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.81%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.81%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.54%) Power BI
10 4 (0.54%) Redis
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (7.97%) JIRA
2 43 (5.81%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.11%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.76%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.62%) git-flow
5 12 (1.62%) Jasmine
5 12 (1.62%) Selenium
5 12 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.22%) Hudson
6 9 (1.22%) Subversion
7 7 (0.95%) JUnit
8 5 (0.68%) Protractor
8 5 (0.68%) TestNG
9 4 (0.54%) NUnit
9 4 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.54%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.41%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 138 (18.65%) Finance
2 49 (6.62%) Retail
3 43 (5.81%) Marketing
4 29 (3.92%) Banking
5 28 (3.78%) Manufacturing
5 28 (3.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 24 (3.24%) Games
7 23 (3.11%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.70%) Electronics
9 13 (1.76%) Legal
10 12 (1.62%) Local Government
11 11 (1.49%) Advertising
12 6 (0.81%) Automotive
12 6 (0.81%) Billing
13 5 (0.68%) Avionics
13 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.54%) Publishing
15 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.27%) French Language
16 2 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (27.43%) .NET
2 52 (7.03%) AngularJS
3 51 (6.89%) CSS
4 48 (6.49%) ASP.NET
4 48 (6.49%) HTML
5 38 (5.14%) Node.js
6 36 (4.86%) React
7 28 (3.78%) jQuery
8 20 (2.70%) WCF
9 18 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
10 17 (2.30%) Web Services
11 16 (2.16%) Kafka
12 13 (1.76%) .NET Core
12 13 (1.76%) RESTful
13 12 (1.62%) Redux
14 11 (1.49%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (1.49%) WPF
15 10 (1.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.30%) User Experience
2 53 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.68%) Fintech
4 34 (4.59%) Algorithms
5 25 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 20 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.70%) Virtual Team
7 19 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.89%) iPad
10 11 (1.49%) CMDB
11 7 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.95%) PMI
12 6 (0.81%) Cloud Native
12 6 (0.81%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.54%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.54%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (3.51%) Linux
2 23 (3.11%) Android
3 20 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 18 (2.43%) Windows
5 6 (0.81%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.14%) AIX
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) Solaris
8 1 (0.14%) Unix
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (31.08%) Software Engineering
3 210 (28.38%) Scrum
4 153 (20.68%) Project Management
5 139 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 133 (17.97%) Software Delivery
7 131 (17.70%) Line Management
8 125 (16.89%) Mentoring
9 117 (15.81%) SDLC
10 104 (14.05%) Coaching
11 92 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
12 76 (10.27%) Computer Science
13 73 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 72 (9.73%) DevOps
15 71 (9.59%) Test Automation
16 64 (8.65%) PRINCE2
16 64 (8.65%) TDD
17 63 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
18 60 (8.11%) Microservices
19 59 (7.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 172 (23.24%) C#
2 153 (20.68%) Java
3 101 (13.65%) JavaScript
4 75 (10.14%) SQL
5 44 (5.95%) PHP
6 40 (5.41%) Python
7 26 (3.51%) C++
8 15 (2.03%) Ruby
9 14 (1.89%) Scala
10 11 (1.49%) C
10 11 (1.49%) Java 8
11 9 (1.22%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.08%) Go
12 8 (1.08%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.54%) Clojure
14 3 (0.41%) ES6
15 2 (0.27%) Perl
15 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.27%) VB
15 2 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (12.30%) Degree
2 25 (3.38%) PMP
3 23 (3.11%) PMI Certification
4 22 (2.97%) ISEB
4 22 (2.97%) ISTQB
5 17 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (2.30%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.08%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.81%) APMP
10 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.41%) MBA
10 3 (0.41%) PhD
11 2 (0.27%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (11.49%) QA
2 15 (2.03%) GDPR
3 12 (1.62%) PMO
4 9 (1.22%) PSD2
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (5.00%) Docker
2 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Firmware
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (1.62%) Kubernetes
1 12 (1.62%) Terraform
2 10 (1.35%) Grafana
2 10 (1.35%) Prometheus
3 6 (0.81%) Ansible
3 6 (0.81%) Kibana
3 6 (0.81%) Marathon
3 6 (0.81%) Mesos
3 6 (0.81%) Packer
4 3 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 110 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.32%) Oracle
3 25 (3.38%) SAP
4 14 (1.89%) WorldPay
5 13 (1.76%) hybris
6 12 (1.62%) VMware
7 10 (1.35%) New Relic
7 10 (1.35%) Splunk
8 9 (1.22%) Google
8 9 (1.22%) Snow
9 8 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.95%) ATG
11 6 (0.81%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.54%) IBM
13 3 (0.41%) Cisco
13 3 (0.41%) Citrix
13 3 (0.41%) Gemalto
13 3 (0.41%) HP
13 3 (0.41%) Red Hat