Period
to 13 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineering Manager was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

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

Software Engineering Manager
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 665 1034 1122
Rank change year-on-year +369 +88 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineering Manager 151 90 93
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.061% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.064% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 126 79 58
Median annual salary £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £62,500 £52,250 £47,250
90th Percentile £126,250 £110,000 £98,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 72,373 141,131 171,716
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.86% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 58,275 112,670 139,008
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Engineering Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Engineering Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering Manager in the UK

Software Engineering Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering Manager.

Salary trend for Software Engineering Manager in the UK

Software Engineering Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering Manager over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering Manager in the UK

Software Engineering Manager
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. 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
England +329 137 £85,000 +6.25% 10
London +212 89 £105,000 +16.67% 2
UK excluding London +270 61 £70,000 +7.69% 8
North of England +158 20 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Yorkshire +127 19 £65,000 +30.00%
Scotland +98 13 £65,000 -45.83%
South East +145 11 £75,000 +27.66% 4
Midlands +117 9 £71,250 -8.06% 1
Work from Home +69 8 £76,650 -1.10% 1
South West +109 7 £76,650 +27.75% 2
West Midlands +97 7 £71,250 -28.75% 1
East Midlands +70 2 - -
North West +111 1 £60,000 -11.11% 1
East of England - 1 £57,500 - 1

Software Engineering Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, Software Engineering 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 featuring Software Engineering Manager in the job title.

1 146 (96.69%) Software Engineering
2 99 (65.56%) Java
3 87 (57.62%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (45.70%) Microservices
5 63 (41.72%) AWS
6 60 (39.74%) Python
7 58 (38.41%) Mentoring
8 51 (33.77%) DevOps
9 48 (31.79%) Azure
10 41 (27.15%) GCP
11 39 (25.83%) C#
12 38 (25.17%) PostgreSQL
13 36 (23.84%) Node.js
14 35 (23.18%) Finance
14 35 (23.18%) Oracle
14 35 (23.18%) Kubernetes
15 34 (22.52%) Banking
16 32 (21.19%) Web Services
17 30 (19.87%) Apache
17 30 (19.87%) SQL Server
17 30 (19.87%) Serverless
18 29 (19.21%) AWS Lambda
18 29 (19.21%) Amazon ECS
18 29 (19.21%) MySQL
18 29 (19.21%) Google
19 28 (18.54%) Investment Management
19 28 (18.54%) Performance Management
19 28 (18.54%) Hedge funds
19 28 (18.54%) Asset Management
19 28 (18.54%) gRPC

Software Engineering Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (19.87%) Apache
2 6 (3.97%) Confluence
3 5 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.32%) Apache Pulsar
4 2 (1.32%) CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 63 (41.72%) AWS
2 48 (31.79%) Azure
3 41 (27.15%) GCP
4 30 (19.87%) Serverless
5 29 (19.21%) Amazon ECS
5 29 (19.21%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (5.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.64%) SSH
2 2 (1.32%) Broadband
3 1 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.17%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (19.87%) SQL Server
3 29 (19.21%) MySQL
4 28 (18.54%) Amazon Redshift
5 22 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (6.62%) Big Data
7 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.99%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.32%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.32%) Flink
8 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.32%) Pravega
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Maven
2 13 (8.61%) JIRA
3 8 (5.30%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.30%) JUnit
4 7 (4.64%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.64%) GitLab
4 7 (4.64%) Gradle
4 7 (4.64%) Mockito
4 7 (4.64%) SonarQube
4 7 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 35 (23.18%) Finance
2 34 (22.52%) Banking
3 22 (14.57%) Back Office
4 15 (9.93%) Retail
5 6 (3.97%) Law
6 5 (3.31%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.84%) Node.js
2 32 (21.19%) Web Services
3 28 (18.54%) gRPC
4 25 (16.56%) .NET
5 13 (8.61%) Spring
5 13 (8.61%) Spring Boot
6 9 (5.96%) React
7 8 (5.30%) Kafka
8 7 (4.64%) Hibernate
8 7 (4.64%) Spring Cloud
9 6 (3.97%) RESTful
10 5 (3.31%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (1.32%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.32%) Express
11 2 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.32%) Redux
11 2 (1.32%) Velocity
12 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.66%) GraphQL
12 1 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.54%) Hedge funds
2 9 (5.96%) Cloud Native
3 8 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.99%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.99%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.99%) User Experience
4 3 (1.99%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.32%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.66%) Android
1 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (96.69%) Software Engineering
2 87 (57.62%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (45.70%) Microservices
4 58 (38.41%) Mentoring
5 51 (33.77%) DevOps
6 28 (18.54%) Asset Management
6 28 (18.54%) Investment Management
6 28 (18.54%) Performance Management
7 24 (15.89%) Coaching
8 23 (15.23%) SDLC
8 23 (15.23%) TDD
9 20 (13.25%) Decision-Making
10 19 (12.58%) Logistics
10 19 (12.58%) Project Management
11 18 (11.92%) Open Source
12 14 (9.27%) Software Delivery
13 13 (8.61%) E-Commerce
13 13 (8.61%) Software Architecture
14 11 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (5.96%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 99 (65.56%) Java
2 60 (39.74%) Python
3 39 (25.83%) C#
4 20 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 20 (13.25%) Scala
5 15 (9.93%) Go
6 10 (6.62%) C++
7 7 (4.64%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.31%) Ruby
9 3 (1.99%) SQL
10 2 (1.32%) C
10 2 (1.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.66%) Rust
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 35 (23.18%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (23.18%) Oracle
2 29 (19.21%) Google
3 5 (3.31%) SAP
4 1 (0.66%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.66%) ANSYS
4 1 (0.66%) Informatica
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.66%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.66%) webMethods
4 1 (0.66%) Zend