Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 235 283
Rank change year-on-year -26 +48 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 67 106 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 1.02% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.05% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 57 99 79
South West median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% -11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £38,950 £38,750
90th Percentile £78,500 £81,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 10,115 10,117 10,623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.41% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8,402 8,457 8,955
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -18 42 £60,000 -14.29% 5
Devon +20 8 £46,500 +24.00%
Wiltshire -19 6 £42,500 -25.76%
Cornwall - 6 £36,250 -
Gloucestershire +12 3 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Somerset +28 2 £55,000 -21.43% 1
Software Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 50 (74.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.33%) Project Management
3 22 (32.84%) Software Engineering
4 18 (26.87%) Finance
4 18 (26.87%) SDLC
5 16 (23.88%) Scrum
6 15 (22.39%) C#
6 15 (22.39%) Degree
7 14 (20.90%) .NET
8 13 (19.40%) Manufacturing
8 13 (19.40%) Computer Science
9 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
9 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
9 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.93%) Java
10 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
10 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (14.93%) Games
10 10 (14.93%) Telecoms
10 10 (14.93%) Marketing
11 9 (13.43%) Software Delivery
11 9 (13.43%) Programme Management
11 9 (13.43%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (13.43%) Electronics
11 9 (13.43%) C++
11 9 (13.43%) SQL
11 9 (13.43%) SAP
12 8 (11.94%) Functional Programming
12 8 (11.94%) Coaching
12 8 (11.94%) People Management

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) SMS
2 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Electronic Patient Records
2 4 (5.97%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
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%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.48%) Jasmine
2 3 (4.48%) JUnit
2 3 (4.48%) Protractor
2 3 (4.48%) Selenium
2 3 (4.48%) TestNG
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Manufacturing
3 10 (14.93%) Games
3 10 (14.93%) Marketing
3 10 (14.93%) Telecoms
4 9 (13.43%) Electronics
5 4 (5.97%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.99%) Retail
7 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) .NET
2 6 (8.96%) CSS
2 6 (8.96%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.99%) jQuery
4 2 (2.99%) Node.js
4 2 (2.99%) React
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.49%) Kafka
5 1 (1.49%) NumPy
5 1 (1.49%) Pandas
5 1 (1.49%) SciPy
5 1 (1.49%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.49%) WCF
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.96%) NHS
3 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.97%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.99%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.99%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (74.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.33%) Project Management
3 22 (32.84%) Software Engineering
4 18 (26.87%) SDLC
5 16 (23.88%) Scrum
6 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
6 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
7 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (14.93%) PRINCE2
8 9 (13.43%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (13.43%) Programme Management
8 9 (13.43%) Software Delivery
9 8 (11.94%) Coaching
9 8 (11.94%) Functional Programming
9 8 (11.94%) People Management
10 7 (10.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.45%) Decision-Making
10 7 (10.45%) Line Management
10 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) C#
2 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.93%) Java
4 9 (13.43%) C++
4 9 (13.43%) SQL
5 7 (10.45%) Scala
6 6 (8.96%) PHP
7 4 (5.97%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.99%) PMP
2 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) CIPD
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) GDPR
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.49%) PMO
1 1 (1.49%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) SAP
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle