Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 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 > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 229 270
Rank change year-on-year -27 +41 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 67 92 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.90% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.92% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 57 84 80
South West median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +18.23% +1.50%
10th Percentile £33,150 £40,550 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £71,250
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 South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,792 9,983 10,547
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 97.68% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,952 8,278 8,905
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,115 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the South West

Software Manager
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Software Manager in the South West

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in the South West

Software Manager
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Bristol -10 47 £55,000 -21.43% 3
Cornwall - 7 £40,500 - 3
Wiltshire -3 5 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Gloucestershire +7 4 £51,250 -14.58% 1
Devon +6 4 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Software Manager
England

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

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

1 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.30%) Finance
3 24 (35.82%) Manufacturing
4 22 (32.84%) Scrum
5 21 (31.34%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (29.85%) C#
6 20 (29.85%) SAP
6 20 (29.85%) Programme Management
6 20 (29.85%) Electronics
6 20 (29.85%) Telecoms
6 20 (29.85%) Marketing
6 20 (29.85%) Digital Marketing
7 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
8 18 (26.87%) Project Management
8 18 (26.87%) SDLC
9 16 (23.88%) Java
9 16 (23.88%) .NET
10 15 (22.39%) SQL
10 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
10 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
11 14 (20.90%) Software Delivery
12 12 (17.91%) Degree
12 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
13 11 (16.42%) Open Source
13 11 (16.42%) HTML
13 11 (16.42%) CSS
14 10 (14.93%) Microservices
14 10 (14.93%) C++
14 10 (14.93%) Web Development

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) SaaS
2 5 (7.46%) Slack
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.99%) IaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.99%) PaaS
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Electronic Patient Records
2 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.48%) Big Data
3 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.48%) Neo4j
3 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Jasmine
1 8 (11.94%) JUnit
1 8 (11.94%) Protractor
1 8 (11.94%) Selenium
1 8 (11.94%) TestNG
2 3 (4.48%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) VersionOne
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (40.30%) Finance
2 24 (35.82%) Manufacturing
3 20 (29.85%) Electronics
3 20 (29.85%) Marketing
3 20 (29.85%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.96%) Games
4 6 (8.96%) Retail
5 4 (5.97%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) .NET
2 11 (16.42%) CSS
2 11 (16.42%) HTML
3 8 (11.94%) Kafka
4 5 (7.46%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.99%) Node.js
5 2 (2.99%) React
6 1 (1.49%) CSS3
6 1 (1.49%) HTML5
6 1 (1.49%) Laravel
6 1 (1.49%) NumPy
6 1 (1.49%) Pandas
6 1 (1.49%) SciPy
6 1 (1.49%) Symfony
6 1 (1.49%) TensorFlow
6 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
2 9 (13.43%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
4 2 (2.99%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) Scrum
3 21 (31.34%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (29.85%) Digital Marketing
4 20 (29.85%) Programme Management
5 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
6 18 (26.87%) Project Management
6 18 (26.87%) SDLC
7 15 (22.39%) Test Automation
8 14 (20.90%) Software Delivery
9 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (16.42%) Open Source
11 10 (14.93%) Microservices
11 10 (14.93%) Web Development
12 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
13 8 (11.94%) Software Testing
13 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
14 7 (10.45%) Mathematics
14 7 (10.45%) Physics
14 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) C#
2 16 (23.88%) Java
3 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
3 15 (22.39%) SQL
4 10 (14.93%) C++
5 9 (13.43%) PHP
6 5 (7.46%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Clojure
7 1 (1.49%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.49%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) SAP
2 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Google
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Wrike
3 1 (1.49%) Zend