Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 338 291
Rank change year-on-year +67 -47 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 82 39 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.30% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 61 33 49
North West median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +26.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,250 £34,950
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 11,409 12,597 11,607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.65% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9,239 10,145 9,807
North West median annual salary £43,750 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,960 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Manchester +33 46 £61,250 -5.77% 10
Cheshire +17 26 £60,750 +10.45% 3
Lancashire - 7 £50,000 - 1
Merseyside +16 3 £43,750 -37.50%
Software Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 58 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (46.34%) .NET
3 33 (40.24%) Software Engineering
4 26 (31.71%) C#
5 24 (29.27%) SDLC
6 22 (26.83%) Software Delivery
6 22 (26.83%) Java
6 22 (26.83%) Project Management
7 21 (25.61%) Scrum
8 17 (20.73%) Coaching
8 17 (20.73%) PRINCE2
8 17 (20.73%) Retail
9 16 (19.51%) TDD
9 16 (19.51%) Finance
9 16 (19.51%) Line Management
10 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
11 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
11 14 (17.07%) Waterfall
11 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
12 13 (15.85%) SQL
12 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
13 12 (14.63%) QA
13 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
14 11 (13.41%) DevOps
15 10 (12.20%) User Experience
15 10 (12.20%) Microservices
15 10 (12.20%) Web Services

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 5 (6.10%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (6.10%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) EDMS
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Subversion
2 3 (3.66%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 17 (20.73%) Retail
2 16 (19.51%) Finance
3 6 (7.32%) Banking
4 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.88%) Electronics
5 4 (4.88%) Marketing
5 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.44%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Back Office
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (46.34%) .NET
2 10 (12.20%) Web Services
3 9 (10.98%) AngularJS
3 9 (10.98%) React
4 6 (7.32%) HTML
4 6 (7.32%) REST
5 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.10%) CSS
5 5 (6.10%) Entity Framework
5 5 (6.10%) Node.js
6 4 (4.88%) Regular Expression
6 4 (4.88%) Spring
6 4 (4.88%) WCF
6 4 (4.88%) XML
7 2 (2.44%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.44%) Redux
8 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.20%) User Experience
3 6 (7.32%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.66%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.22%) Fintech
6 1 (1.22%) IVR
6 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Android
1 5 (6.10%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.88%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Linux
4 1 (1.22%) HPUX
4 1 (1.22%) Solaris
4 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.24%) Software Engineering
3 24 (29.27%) SDLC
4 22 (26.83%) Project Management
4 22 (26.83%) Software Delivery
5 21 (25.61%) Scrum
6 17 (20.73%) Coaching
6 17 (20.73%) PRINCE2
7 16 (19.51%) Line Management
7 16 (19.51%) TDD
8 14 (17.07%) Waterfall
9 13 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (15.85%) Risk Management
10 12 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (13.41%) DevOps
11 11 (13.41%) E-Commerce
12 10 (12.20%) Kanban
12 10 (12.20%) Microservices
12 10 (12.20%) Programme Management
13 9 (10.98%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.71%) C#
2 22 (26.83%) Java
3 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.85%) SQL
4 8 (9.76%) PHP
5 5 (6.10%) Python
5 5 (6.10%) Scala
5 5 (6.10%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.88%) C++
6 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) PMP
2 8 (9.76%) APMG
3 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) GDPR
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Ansible
1 5 (6.10%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) SAP
3 3 (3.66%) Google
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 1 (1.22%) HP
4 1 (1.22%) Kofax
4 1 (1.22%) WorldPay