Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Software Manager
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 435 431
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 142 153 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.45% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 116 160 221
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +7.48%
10th Percentile £38,875 £35,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,600 £85,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +1.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29734 34034 41244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.98% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24799 28533 34421
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the South East

Software Manager
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Software Manager in the South East

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in the South East

Software Manager
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +37 64 £55,000 -4.35% 3
Hampshire -18 28 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Oxfordshire +26 27 £68,500 -11.61% 2
Berkshire +22 20 £55,000 - 1
West Sussex +8 19 £75,000 +11.11% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 17 £47,500 -9.52%
Surrey +4 15 £48,500 +7.78% 1
East Sussex - 13 £55,000 - 1
Kent +12 1 £67,500 +35.00%
Software Manager
England

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 South East region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 92 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (42.25%) Project Management
3 58 (40.85%) .NET
4 45 (31.69%) C#
5 37 (26.06%) QA
6 36 (25.35%) Scrum
7 34 (23.94%) JavaScript
8 33 (23.24%) Java
8 33 (23.24%) Software Engineering
9 30 (21.13%) PRINCE2
10 28 (19.72%) ASP.NET
11 27 (19.01%) Microsoft
12 26 (18.31%) SQL Server
13 25 (17.61%) Finance
13 25 (17.61%) Degree
14 24 (16.90%) MVC
15 22 (15.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (14.79%) AngularJS
16 21 (14.79%) C++
17 20 (14.08%) Continuous Improvement
18 19 (13.38%) JIRA
18 19 (13.38%) Windows
18 19 (13.38%) E-Commerce
19 18 (12.68%) CRM
20 17 (11.97%) C
20 17 (11.97%) Business Analysis
20 17 (11.97%) TDD
21 16 (11.27%) .NET Framework
21 16 (11.27%) SDLC
22 14 (9.86%) Continuous Integration

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (6.34%) Apache Solr
1 9 (6.34%) Apache Spark
1 9 (6.34%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.23%) Apache
3 5 (3.52%) IIS
4 4 (2.82%) Confluence
5 2 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Primavera
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.63%) SaaS
2 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.82%) Trello
3 3 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.11%) IaaS
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.11%) HTTP
2 1 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.04%) Big Data
3 7 (4.93%) Couchbase
4 6 (4.23%) Data Mining
4 6 (4.23%) Text Mining
5 5 (3.52%) MariaDB
5 5 (3.52%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.52%) MySQL
5 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.11%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.11%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.70%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 19 (13.38%) JIRA
2 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.82%) Redmine
3 3 (2.11%) Selenium
3 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.70%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.70%) Grunt
4 1 (0.70%) gulp
4 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.70%) MSTest
4 1 (0.70%) NUnit
4 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.70%) Subversion
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (17.61%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Aerospace
2 10 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.23%) Automotive
4 5 (3.52%) Banking
5 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.11%) Electronics
6 3 (2.11%) Local Government
6 3 (2.11%) Marketing
6 3 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.41%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) Games
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (40.85%) .NET
2 28 (19.72%) ASP.NET
3 22 (15.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (14.79%) AngularJS
5 16 (11.27%) .NET Framework
6 13 (9.15%) Web Services
7 12 (8.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (7.75%) jQuery
9 9 (6.34%) Lucene
9 9 (6.34%) Natural Language Processing
9 9 (6.34%) React
10 7 (4.93%) HTML
11 6 (4.23%) CSS
11 6 (4.23%) Kafka
12 5 (3.52%) RESTful
12 5 (3.52%) Velocity
13 4 (2.82%) HTML5
13 4 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (2.11%) LESS
14 3 (2.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) iPad
2 5 (3.52%) Virtual Team
3 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (2.82%) Verilog
3 4 (2.82%) VHDL
3 4 (2.82%) Wiki
4 3 (2.11%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.11%) Life Science
4 3 (2.11%) Semantic Web
5 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) Fintech
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.38%) Windows
2 10 (7.04%) Linux
2 10 (7.04%) Unix
3 6 (4.23%) Solaris
4 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (64.79%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (42.25%) Project Management
3 36 (25.35%) Scrum
4 33 (23.24%) Software Engineering
5 30 (21.13%) PRINCE2
6 24 (16.90%) MVC
7 20 (14.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (13.38%) E-Commerce
9 18 (12.68%) CRM
10 17 (11.97%) Business Analysis
10 17 (11.97%) TDD
11 16 (11.27%) SDLC
12 14 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (9.15%) Change Management
14 12 (8.45%) API Development
14 12 (8.45%) Coaching
14 12 (8.45%) Software Delivery
15 11 (7.75%) Line Management
16 10 (7.04%) Machine Learning
16 10 (7.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.69%) C#
2 34 (23.94%) JavaScript
3 33 (23.24%) Java
4 21 (14.79%) C++
5 17 (11.97%) C
6 14 (9.86%) Python
7 12 (8.45%) SQL
8 10 (7.04%) Ruby
9 6 (4.23%) Embedded C
9 6 (4.23%) Embedded C++
9 6 (4.23%) Perl
9 6 (4.23%) PHP
9 6 (4.23%) Scala
10 4 (2.82%) Ada
10 4 (2.82%) Assembly Language
10 4 (2.82%) Groovy
11 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.41%) Lua
11 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (17.61%) Degree
2 11 (7.75%) PMP
3 7 (4.93%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.23%) APMG
4 6 (4.23%) PhD
4 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (26.06%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) Def Stans
2 4 (2.82%) DO-178B
2 4 (2.82%) IEC 61508
2 4 (2.82%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 27 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.04%) Oracle
2 10 (7.04%) SAP
3 6 (4.23%) Intel
3 6 (4.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.41%) Adobe
4 2 (1.41%) Capita
4 2 (1.41%) Pegasus
5 1 (0.70%) Tableau
5 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.70%) Xamarin