The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Software Manager
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 135 161
Rank change year-on-year -42 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 23 42 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.58% 1.23% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.26% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 21 42 24
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +22.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.54% +4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3822 3339 3650
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.10% 97.52% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3206 2778 2990
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Software Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in Manchester

Software Manager
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Software Manager in Manchester

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in Manchester

Software Manager
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -9 3 £37,500 -38.77%
Bolton - 2 £62,500 -
Software Manager
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 40 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Coaching
3 14 (24.56%) Line Management
3 14 (24.56%) QA
3 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.05%) .NET
5 11 (19.30%) C#
5 11 (19.30%) People Management
5 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (17.54%) iPad
6 10 (17.54%) Performance Management
6 10 (17.54%) Project Management
7 9 (15.79%) SDLC
7 9 (15.79%) Presales
8 8 (14.04%) MVC
8 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
8 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
9 7 (12.28%) Legal
10 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
10 6 (10.53%) Time Management
10 6 (10.53%) Logistics
11 5 (8.77%) Product Management
11 5 (8.77%) User Experience
11 5 (8.77%) Software Delivery
11 5 (8.77%) Scrum
11 5 (8.77%) Finance
11 5 (8.77%) MS Project
12 4 (7.02%) Web Services
12 4 (7.02%) HTML

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Project
3 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Magento
2 1 (1.75%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.28%) Legal
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Law
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.75%) HTML5
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) Laravel
4 1 (1.75%) LESS
4 1 (1.75%) WCF
4 1 (1.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) iPad
2 5 (8.77%) User Experience
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.75%) Life Science
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Coaching
3 14 (24.56%) Line Management
3 14 (24.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (19.30%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (19.30%) People Management
5 10 (17.54%) Performance Management
5 10 (17.54%) Project Management
6 9 (15.79%) Presales
6 9 (15.79%) SDLC
7 8 (14.04%) MVC
7 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.53%) Logistics
8 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.53%) Time Management
9 5 (8.77%) Product Management
9 5 (8.77%) Scrum
9 5 (8.77%) Software Delivery
10 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) C#
2 3 (5.26%) Java
2 3 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) PHP
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) C++
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) PMP
2 3 (5.26%) APMG
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Google
2 1 (1.75%) Zend