Period
to 20 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineering Manager was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 588 1015 1078
Rank change year-on-year +427 +63 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineering Manager 110 77 91
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.055% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.057% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 92 70 50
Median annual salary £90,000 £80,000 £78,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.59% +1.61%
10th Percentile £62,500 £51,250 £47,250
90th Percentile £143,750 £107,750 £101,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +2.74%

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 46,511 135,312 160,648
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.77% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 37,941 107,711 129,463
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +417 105 £90,000 +12.50% 9
London +285 61 £107,500 +19.44% 3
UK excluding London +338 49 £75,000 +15.38% 6
North of England +190 15 £65,000 - 2
Yorkshire +157 12 £65,000 +30.00%
South East +224 11 £76,250 +32.61%
Midlands +148 10 £77,500 - 1
South West +145 7 £76,650 +27.75% 1
West Midlands +118 7 - - 1
Scotland +115 5 £72,500 -
Work from Home +66 5 £76,650 -1.10%
North West +126 3 £60,000 -7.69% 2
East Midlands +95 3 £77,500 -
East of England - 1 £57,500 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 108 (98.18%) Software Engineering
2 70 (63.64%) Java
3 65 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (50.91%) Microservices
5 51 (46.36%) Mentoring
6 46 (41.82%) AWS
7 45 (40.91%) Python
8 38 (34.55%) Azure
8 38 (34.55%) DevOps
9 36 (32.73%) Finance
10 34 (30.91%) Oracle
11 32 (29.09%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (29.09%) Banking
11 32 (29.09%) GCP
12 31 (28.18%) SQL Server
13 30 (27.27%) Kubernetes
14 29 (26.36%) Amazon ECS
14 29 (26.36%) Web Services
14 29 (26.36%) MySQL
14 29 (26.36%) Google
15 28 (25.45%) Investment Management
15 28 (25.45%) Performance Management
15 28 (25.45%) Hedge funds
15 28 (25.45%) Apache
15 28 (25.45%) Asset Management
15 28 (25.45%) Amazon Redshift
15 28 (25.45%) AWS Lambda
15 28 (25.45%) gRPC
15 28 (25.45%) Serverless
16 27 (24.55%) Node.js

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 28 (25.45%) Apache
2 7 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.73%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 46 (41.82%) AWS
2 38 (34.55%) Azure
3 32 (29.09%) GCP
4 29 (26.36%) Amazon ECS
5 28 (25.45%) AWS Lambda
5 28 (25.45%) Serverless
6 5 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) SSH
2 3 (2.73%) Broadband
3 1 (0.91%) Internet
3 1 (0.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (29.09%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (28.18%) SQL Server
3 29 (26.36%) MySQL
4 28 (25.45%) Amazon Redshift
5 22 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.36%) Big Data
7 4 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.64%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.82%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.36%) GitLab
2 7 (6.36%) JIRA
2 7 (6.36%) JUnit
2 7 (6.36%) Maven
2 7 (6.36%) Mockito
2 7 (6.36%) SonarQube
2 7 (6.36%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.91%) Cypress.io
3 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (32.73%) Finance
2 32 (29.09%) Banking
3 22 (20.00%) Back Office
4 8 (7.27%) Retail
5 7 (6.36%) Law
6 4 (3.64%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.73%) Electronics
7 3 (2.73%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.73%) Marketing
7 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.36%) Web Services
2 28 (25.45%) gRPC
3 27 (24.55%) Node.js
4 17 (15.45%) .NET
5 11 (10.00%) React
6 10 (9.09%) Spring
6 10 (9.09%) Spring Boot
7 7 (6.36%) Hibernate
7 7 (6.36%) Spring Cloud
8 6 (5.45%) Velocity
9 4 (3.64%) Kafka
9 4 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (2.73%) Express
10 3 (2.73%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (2.73%) RESTful
11 2 (1.82%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.82%) GraphQL
11 2 (1.82%) Redux
12 1 (0.91%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.45%) Hedge funds
2 10 (9.09%) Cloud Native
3 7 (6.36%) Virtual Team
4 6 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.73%) Smart Home
6 2 (1.82%) User Experience
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.91%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.91%) Android
2 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (98.18%) Software Engineering
2 65 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (50.91%) Microservices
4 51 (46.36%) Mentoring
5 38 (34.55%) DevOps
6 28 (25.45%) Asset Management
6 28 (25.45%) Investment Management
6 28 (25.45%) Performance Management
7 19 (17.27%) TDD
8 15 (13.64%) Coaching
9 14 (12.73%) Software Delivery
10 11 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.09%) Open Source
11 10 (9.09%) Project Management
11 10 (9.09%) SDLC
11 10 (9.09%) Technology Roadmap
12 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (7.27%) Technical Leadership
14 7 (6.36%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 70 (63.64%) Java
2 45 (40.91%) Python
3 26 (23.64%) C#
4 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.82%) C++
5 13 (11.82%) Go
6 11 (10.00%) Scala
7 8 (7.27%) TypeScript
8 6 (5.45%) C
9 5 (4.55%) Ruby
10 4 (3.64%) Rust
10 4 (3.64%) SQL
11 2 (1.82%) PHP
12 1 (0.91%) Clojure
12 1 (0.91%) ES6
12 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.73%) Terraform
3 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (30.91%) Oracle
2 29 (26.36%) Google
3 6 (5.45%) SAP
4 1 (0.91%) ANSYS
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.91%) Zend