Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 324 290
Rank change year-on-year +39 -34 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 58 48 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.38% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.39% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 33 41 69
North West median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £42,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £81,250 £72,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £61,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +11.82% -

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 10,028 12,397 11,826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.54% 96.90% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,151 9,975 9,929
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 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
Cheshire +72 26 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Manchester -1 14 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Lancashire +19 13 £52,500 +5.00%
Merseyside +19 5 £43,000 -54.74%
Software Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 North West region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 25 (43.10%) .NET
1 25 (43.10%) Line Management
2 23 (39.66%) Project Management
2 23 (39.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.93%) Algorithms
4 20 (34.48%) Software Engineering
5 19 (32.76%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (27.59%) Data Science
6 16 (27.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (27.59%) Data Analysis
6 16 (27.59%) Business Analysis
6 16 (27.59%) Risk Management
6 16 (27.59%) Analytics
6 16 (27.59%) Mathematics
6 16 (27.59%) Computer Science
7 13 (22.41%) C#
8 12 (20.69%) SQL
9 11 (18.97%) ASP.NET
10 10 (17.24%) QA
11 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
12 7 (12.07%) CSS
12 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
12 7 (12.07%) Finance
12 7 (12.07%) SDLC
13 6 (10.34%) Data Structures
13 6 (10.34%) People Management
13 6 (10.34%) HTML5
13 6 (10.34%) Programme Management

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 (1.72%) Confluence
1 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.72%) JIRA
1 1 (1.72%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.72%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (27.59%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.10%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.07%) CSS
4 6 (10.34%) HTML
4 6 (10.34%) HTML5
5 5 (8.62%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.17%) CSS3
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Core
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.45%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.45%) jQuery
7 2 (3.45%) Node.js
7 2 (3.45%) React
7 2 (3.45%) Vue.js
7 2 (3.45%) WinForms
8 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (1.72%) NHibernate
8 1 (1.72%) WCF
8 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.93%) Algorithms
2 6 (10.34%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Android
1 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Line Management
2 23 (39.66%) Project Management
2 23 (39.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (34.48%) Software Engineering
5 19 (32.76%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (27.59%) Analytics
6 16 (27.59%) Business Analysis
6 16 (27.59%) Computer Science
6 16 (27.59%) Data Analysis
6 16 (27.59%) Data Science
6 16 (27.59%) Mathematics
6 16 (27.59%) Risk Management
7 7 (12.07%) SDLC
8 6 (10.34%) Logistics
8 6 (10.34%) People Management
8 6 (10.34%) Programme Management
9 5 (8.62%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (6.90%) B2B
10 4 (6.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) C#
2 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.17%) Java
5 2 (3.45%) C
5 2 (3.45%) VB
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle
2 1 (1.72%) SAP
2 1 (1.72%) Xamarin