The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Manager
UK
Rank 518 491 494
Rank change year-on-year -27 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 370 550 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.53% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.55% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 309 461 447
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.54% +4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 340 £55,000 -8.33% 50
South East +84 99 £50,000 -9.09% 14
London -5 84 £70,000 +7.69% 11
South West +29 49 £48,750 -18.75% 11
West Midlands +17 36 £45,000 -14.28% 1
Bristol +27 35 £47,500 -26.92% 6
Hampshire +31 29 £55,000 +15.78% 5
North West -39 29 £58,750 -2.08% 3
East of England +18 25 £47,500 -13.63% 5
Manchester -34 24 £60,000 - 3
Scotland +25 22 £57,500 +11.65% 1
Berkshire +21 22 £65,000 +15.04% 3
Hertfordshire +28 17 £47,500 -24.00% 4
Yorkshire +16 15 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East Sussex - 14 £50,000 - 1
City of London +49 13 £85,000 +15.25%
Warwickshire +31 13 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Glasgow +25 13 £57,500 +15.00%
Brighton - 13 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +22 12 £57,500 +12.19% 3
Surrey +44 10 £65,000 -10.34%
Leeds +26 10 £61,250 +22.50% 3
Oxfordshire +4 10 £48,500 -11.81% 2
Coventry +10 9 £27,500 -45.00%
West Sussex +1 9 £45,000 -21.73%
Bracknell +11 7 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Basingstoke +8 7 £55,000 +15.78% 1
St Albans - 7 - -
Worcestershire - 7 £55,000 -
Eastleigh - 6 - -

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 413 (54.49%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (29.55%) Project Management
3 186 (24.54%) .NET
4 167 (22.03%) Finance
5 156 (20.58%) SDLC
6 151 (19.92%) Scrum
7 145 (19.13%) C#
8 143 (18.87%) Java
9 137 (18.07%) Software Delivery
10 133 (17.55%) Microsoft
11 111 (14.64%) Software Engineering
12 105 (13.85%) PRINCE2
13 104 (13.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 102 (13.46%) SQL
15 101 (13.32%) Degree
16 97 (12.80%) QA
16 97 (12.80%) Line Management
17 92 (12.14%) Waterfall
18 82 (10.82%) SQL Server
19 75 (9.89%) JavaScript
20 72 (9.50%) MS Excel
21 60 (7.92%) People Management
22 54 (7.12%) TDD
23 50 (6.60%) DevOps
24 49 (6.46%) Telecoms
25 48 (6.33%) HTML
26 47 (6.20%) ITIL
26 47 (6.20%) Coaching
27 46 (6.07%) Mentoring
27 46 (6.07%) CRM

Software Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 15 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.58%) SAS
3 7 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (0.92%) CMS
4 5 (0.66%) Apache
5 4 (0.53%) ColdFusion
5 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.53%) IIS
6 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.26%) Confluence
7 2 (0.26%) Mule
7 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.13%) JBoss
8 1 (0.13%) Jetty
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 72 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.85%) MS Office
2 14 (1.85%) MS Project
3 12 (1.58%) SPSS
4 6 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.53%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.26%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.28%) SaaS
2 19 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.53%) Google Play
5 4 (0.53%) iTunes
5 4 (0.53%) PaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.26%) GitHub
6 2 (0.26%) IaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.24%) Internet
2 9 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.06%) ATM
4 7 (0.92%) HTTP
5 6 (0.79%) SSL
6 4 (0.53%) LAN
6 4 (0.53%) WAN
7 2 (0.26%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.26%) DSL
7 2 (0.26%) Firewall
7 2 (0.26%) Skype
7 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.13%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.56%) Big Data
3 24 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (3.03%) MySQL
5 16 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.85%) GIS
8 12 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (1.58%) QlikView
9 8 (1.06%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.06%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.92%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.40%) Cognos Impromptu
13 3 (0.40%) Redis
14 2 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.26%) Riak
14 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.77%) JIRA
2 21 (2.77%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.06%) Selenium
4 5 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.40%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.26%) GitLab
7 2 (0.26%) Maven
7 2 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.26%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.13%) jMock
8 1 (0.13%) JUnit
8 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 167 (22.03%) Finance
2 49 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 46 (6.07%) Banking
4 44 (5.80%) Marketing
5 36 (4.75%) Retail
6 35 (4.62%) Games
7 22 (2.90%) Advertising
8 18 (2.37%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.11%) Legal
10 13 (1.72%) Online Betting
11 11 (1.45%) Electronics
12 9 (1.19%) Law
13 8 (1.06%) Automotive
13 8 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.66%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.53%) Back Office
15 4 (0.53%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.40%) German Language
16 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
17 2 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (24.54%) .NET
2 48 (6.33%) HTML
3 43 (5.67%) ASP.NET
4 34 (4.49%) XML
5 30 (3.96%) CSS
6 19 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (2.51%) Node.js
6 19 (2.51%) Web Services
7 18 (2.37%) .NET Framework
8 15 (1.98%) jQuery
9 14 (1.85%) XSLT
10 13 (1.72%) JSON
11 11 (1.45%) HTML5
12 10 (1.32%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.32%) Spring
12 10 (1.32%) WCF
13 9 (1.19%) J2EE
13 9 (1.19%) REST
14 8 (1.06%) Entity Framework
14 8 (1.06%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.43%) Computer Science
2 26 (3.43%) iPad
3 24 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (3.17%) PMI
4 19 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.37%) Online Games
6 15 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.72%) User Experience
8 10 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.19%) Fintech
9 9 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.06%) EFT
11 7 (0.92%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.66%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.40%) CMDB
14 3 (0.40%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.49%) Linux
2 26 (3.43%) Windows
3 20 (2.64%) Unix
4 12 (1.58%) Android
4 12 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.13%) AIX
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (54.49%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (29.55%) Project Management
3 156 (20.58%) SDLC
4 151 (19.92%) Scrum
5 137 (18.07%) Software Delivery
6 111 (14.64%) Software Engineering
7 105 (13.85%) PRINCE2
8 104 (13.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 97 (12.80%) Line Management
10 92 (12.14%) Waterfall
11 60 (7.92%) People Management
12 54 (7.12%) TDD
13 50 (6.60%) DevOps
14 47 (6.20%) Coaching
14 47 (6.20%) ITIL
15 46 (6.07%) CRM
15 46 (6.07%) Mentoring
16 44 (5.80%) Asset Management
17 42 (5.54%) Programme Management
18 40 (5.28%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 145 (19.13%) C#
2 143 (18.87%) Java
3 102 (13.46%) SQL
4 75 (9.89%) JavaScript
5 37 (4.88%) PHP
6 31 (4.09%) VB.NET
7 27 (3.56%) Scala
8 24 (3.17%) Python
9 22 (2.90%) C
9 22 (2.90%) C++
10 18 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.72%) Ruby
12 10 (1.32%) Perl
13 6 (0.79%) VB
14 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.53%) VB6
16 2 (0.26%) Go
16 2 (0.26%) J#
16 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 101 (13.32%) Degree
2 39 (5.15%) PMP
3 37 (4.88%) PMI Certification
4 29 (3.83%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 11 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.06%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.40%) APMG
11 3 (0.40%) ISEB
12 2 (0.26%) APMP
12 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.13%) CAPM
13 1 (0.13%) MBA
13 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (12.80%) QA
2 24 (3.17%) SLA
3 10 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.66%) PMO
6 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.26%) EMIR
7 2 (0.26%) HL7
7 2 (0.26%) MiFID
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.13%) SDET
8 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.06%) Docker
3 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Firmware
3 1 (0.13%) Samba
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.92%) SCCM
2 5 (0.66%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.53%) Puppet
4 2 (0.26%) Ansible
4 2 (0.26%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.26%) Salt
5 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 133 (17.55%) Microsoft
2 28 (3.69%) Oracle
3 23 (3.03%) SAP
4 17 (2.24%) Snow
5 13 (1.72%) VMware
6 12 (1.58%) Tableau
7 10 (1.32%) IBM
8 8 (1.06%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.66%) Autodesk
9 5 (0.66%) Google
10 4 (0.53%) Adobe
10 4 (0.53%) Apple
10 4 (0.53%) LANDesk
10 4 (0.53%) Symantec
11 3 (0.40%) CA
11 3 (0.40%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (0.40%) Citrix
11 3 (0.40%) HP
11 3 (0.40%) Sage
12 2 (0.26%) MuleSoft
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Talent International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: 50k (neg) + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £90,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Northgate Human Resources
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits superb benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus+ Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + car + bonus + share ownership sche
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + ben/market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 50k plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago