Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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

Software Manager
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 325 309
Rank change year-on-year +34 -16 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 70 46 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.36% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 47
North West median annual salary £53,750 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.42% +20.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £41,875 £42,500 £37,950
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,625 £73,750
England 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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 11,364 12,893 12,059
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.66% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9,229 10,328 10,153
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,175 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for Software Manager in the North West

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Manager 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Cheshire +41 27 £56,500 +2.73% 2
Manchester +15 27 £56,250 -6.25% 9
Lancashire +20 12 £51,250 +2.50%
Merseyside +11 4 £44,000 -46.67%
Software Manager
England

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North West region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (54.29%) .NET
3 27 (38.57%) C#
4 21 (30.00%) Project Management
5 18 (25.71%) Microsoft
5 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
5 18 (25.71%) Line Management
6 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
7 15 (21.43%) SDLC
8 14 (20.00%) Software Delivery
8 14 (20.00%) Coaching
8 14 (20.00%) SQL
9 13 (18.57%) QA
10 12 (17.14%) PRINCE2
10 12 (17.14%) Risk Management
11 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET
11 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
11 11 (15.71%) Retail
12 10 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (14.29%) Scrum
12 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (12.86%) Algorithms
13 9 (12.86%) Finance
14 8 (11.43%) Java
15 7 (10.00%) Logistics
15 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
15 7 (10.00%) Programme Management
15 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (10.00%) People Management
15 7 (10.00%) Presales

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (1.43%) Confluence
1 1 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) EDMS
2 1 (1.43%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) CA Release Automation
1 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.43%) JIRA
1 1 (1.43%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.43%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.43%) Subversion
1 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (15.71%) Retail
2 9 (12.86%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (54.29%) .NET
2 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
3 6 (8.57%) CSS
4 5 (7.14%) HTML
5 4 (5.71%) HTML5
5 4 (5.71%) Web Services
6 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.29%) CSS3
6 3 (4.29%) Entity Framework
6 3 (4.29%) React
7 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.86%) jQuery
7 2 (2.86%) Node.js
7 2 (2.86%) Vue.js
7 2 (2.86%) WCF
7 2 (2.86%) WinForms
8 1 (1.43%) Regular Expression
8 1 (1.43%) REST
8 1 (1.43%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Algorithms
2 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.57%) Data Structures
3 6 (8.57%) User Experience
4 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Fintech
5 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) PMI
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Android
1 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) HPUX
2 1 (1.43%) Solaris
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Project Management
3 18 (25.71%) Line Management
4 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
5 15 (21.43%) SDLC
6 14 (20.00%) Coaching
6 14 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 12 (17.14%) PRINCE2
7 12 (17.14%) Risk Management
8 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
9 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (14.29%) Scrum
9 10 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (10.00%) Logistics
10 7 (10.00%) People Management
10 7 (10.00%) Presales
10 7 (10.00%) Programme Management
11 6 (8.57%) Change Management
11 6 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (8.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) C#
2 14 (20.00%) SQL
3 8 (11.43%) Java
4 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) C++
5 2 (2.86%) PHP
5 2 (2.86%) Scala
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.86%) VB
5 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) APMG
1 6 (8.57%) PMP
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.57%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle
3 1 (1.43%) HP
3 1 (1.43%) Kofax
3 1 (1.43%) SAP
3 1 (1.43%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.43%) Xamarin