Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 232 271
Rank change year-on-year -30 +39 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 73 107 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.71% 1.03% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.06% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 61 95 59
South West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.82% - +3.77%

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 9,917 10,090 11,334
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.00% 96.95% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8,171 8,461 9,531
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -32 38 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Dorset -17 13 £55,000 +69.23%
Gloucestershire +27 8 £60,000 +16.50% 4
Somerset +14 7 £50,000 -11.11%
Wiltshire -7 5 £42,500 -26.09%
Devon +5 2 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Software Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 57 (78.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.77%) Project Management
2 21 (28.77%) TDD
3 20 (27.40%) Finance
3 20 (27.40%) .NET
4 17 (23.29%) C#
4 17 (23.29%) Java
4 17 (23.29%) Scrum
4 17 (23.29%) Software Engineering
5 16 (21.92%) JavaScript
6 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
6 15 (20.55%) Software Delivery
7 14 (19.18%) Product Management
8 13 (17.81%) ERP
9 12 (16.44%) C++
9 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (16.44%) SDLC
10 11 (15.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (15.07%) Degree
11 10 (13.70%) Test Automation
11 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
11 10 (13.70%) OOP
12 9 (12.33%) Waterfall
13 8 (10.96%) Functional Programming
14 7 (9.59%) Scala
14 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (9.59%) SQL
14 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (8.22%) Games
15 6 (8.22%) Web Services

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.48%) SaaS
4 3 (4.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) JIRA
1 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Games
2 6 (8.22%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Electronics
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) .NET
2 6 (8.22%) RESTful
2 6 (8.22%) Web Services
3 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.11%) HTML
4 3 (4.11%) Kafka
5 2 (2.74%) Node.js
5 2 (2.74%) Velocity
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.37%) HTML5
6 1 (1.37%) JSON
6 1 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.37%) React
6 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.48%) User Experience
3 3 (4.11%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.74%) CMDB
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.37%) PMI
5 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (78.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.77%) Project Management
2 21 (28.77%) TDD
3 17 (23.29%) Scrum
3 17 (23.29%) Software Engineering
4 15 (20.55%) Software Delivery
5 14 (19.18%) Product Management
6 13 (17.81%) ERP
7 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (16.44%) SDLC
8 11 (15.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (13.70%) OOP
9 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
9 10 (13.70%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.33%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.96%) Functional Programming
12 7 (9.59%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (8.22%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) C#
1 17 (23.29%) Java
2 16 (21.92%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.44%) C++
4 7 (9.59%) Scala
4 7 (9.59%) SQL
5 5 (6.85%) Python
6 4 (5.48%) C
7 2 (2.74%) Clojure
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) PMP
3 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) APMP
4 1 (1.37%) CISMP
4 1 (1.37%) CISSP
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.37%) HNC
4 1 (1.37%) HND
4 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) COBIT
2 1 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Ansible
1 2 (2.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle
2 2 (2.74%) Snow
3 1 (1.37%) SAP