Period
to 21 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

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

Software Manager
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 594 566
Rank change year-on-year 0 -28 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 710 835 1016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 618 728 921
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £86,625 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 168775 190147 210577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136047 159941 173454
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Top 16 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 6 months to 21 August 2017. 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 +12 672 £60,000 - 54
UK excluding London +21 533 £55,000 - 40
London +18 176 £70,000 - 18
South East +66 152 £60,000 +20.00% 8
South West +38 104 £57,500 -11.54% 9
North of England -87 88 £57,500 +4.55% 10
Midlands -21 81 £50,750 +1.50% 5
East of England +49 71 £55,000 -8.33% 4
West Midlands +5 56 £47,000 -14.55% 3
Yorkshire -13 50 £55,000 -4.35% 4
North West -68 37 £60,000 +20.00% 6
East Midlands -13 25 £52,000 +4.00% 2
Scotland -5 24 £51,875 -5.68% 2
Wales +11 9 £52,163 -16.54% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £36,000 -
North East +17 1 £50,000 +35.14%

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (58.17%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (32.82%) Project Management
3 192 (27.04%) Scrum
4 189 (26.62%) Java
5 180 (25.35%) Software Engineering
6 178 (25.07%) .NET
7 163 (22.96%) SDLC
8 141 (19.86%) C#
9 135 (19.01%) Finance
10 108 (15.21%) Degree
11 105 (14.79%) TDD
12 103 (14.51%) Software Delivery
13 101 (14.23%) Microsoft
14 92 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 89 (12.54%) QA
16 88 (12.39%) JavaScript
17 87 (12.25%) PRINCE2
17 87 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
18 80 (11.27%) SQL Server
19 70 (9.86%) SQL
20 69 (9.72%) Line Management
21 64 (9.01%) E-Commerce
22 60 (8.45%) Waterfall
23 58 (8.17%) ASP.NET
24 57 (8.03%) Telecoms
25 56 (7.89%) Mentoring
26 51 (7.18%) SAP
27 48 (6.76%) AngularJS
28 47 (6.62%) C++
29 46 (6.48%) Retail

Software 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 24 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.68%) Apache
3 19 (2.68%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.54%) CMS
5 12 (1.69%) Apache Solr
5 12 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.27%) IIS
7 6 (0.85%) Confluence
8 5 (0.70%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.56%) SAS
10 3 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.28%) nginx
11 2 (0.28%) WordPress
12 1 (0.14%) JBoss
12 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 19 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.56%) SPSS
6 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.42%) Primavera
2 3 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.42%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.28%) Magento
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.48%) SaaS
2 31 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.41%) GitHub
5 7 (0.99%) IaaS
6 6 (0.85%) Trello
7 4 (0.56%) PaaS
8 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.14%) Force.com
9 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.70%) HTTP
2 4 (0.56%) Wireless
3 2 (0.28%) Internet
3 2 (0.28%) Skype
3 2 (0.28%) SMS
4 1 (0.14%) LAN
4 1 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.80%) Big Data
3 19 (2.68%) MySQL
4 16 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.83%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.55%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 9 (1.27%) Text Mining
10 8 (1.13%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.99%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.85%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.70%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 36 (5.07%) JIRA
2 14 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.13%) gulp
6 6 (0.85%) Redmine
6 6 (0.85%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.85%) webpack
7 4 (0.56%) eggPlant
7 4 (0.56%) Selenium
8 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.28%) Subversion
9 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.14%) Ant
10 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.14%) Maven
10 1 (0.14%) NetBeans
General
1 135 (19.01%) Finance
2 57 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 46 (6.48%) Retail
4 44 (6.20%) Marketing
5 37 (5.21%) Manufacturing
6 33 (4.65%) Games
7 30 (4.23%) Electronics
8 16 (2.25%) Legal
9 15 (2.11%) Online Betting
10 11 (1.55%) Banking
11 10 (1.41%) Aerospace
12 8 (1.13%) Automotive
13 7 (0.99%) Advertising
14 5 (0.70%) Law
15 4 (0.56%) Back Office
15 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.42%) Welsh Language
17 2 (0.28%) Local Government
18 1 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (25.07%) .NET
2 58 (8.17%) ASP.NET
3 48 (6.76%) AngularJS
4 44 (6.20%) HTML
5 43 (6.06%) Kafka
6 41 (5.77%) Node.js
7 35 (4.93%) React
8 33 (4.65%) Web Services
9 24 (3.38%) .NET Framework
10 23 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (2.96%) CSS
12 17 (2.39%) Java EE
13 15 (2.11%) HTML5
14 14 (1.97%) REST
15 13 (1.83%) XML
16 12 (1.69%) J2EE
16 12 (1.69%) Lucene
16 12 (1.69%) Natural Language Processing
16 12 (1.69%) RESTful
17 9 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.21%) Computer Science
2 26 (3.66%) Virtual Team
3 24 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (2.96%) User Experience
5 19 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.54%) Online Games
7 15 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.69%) Fintech
8 12 (1.69%) iPad
9 7 (0.99%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.85%) PMI
11 5 (0.70%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.70%) Life Science
12 4 (0.56%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.56%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (0.56%) Verilog
12 4 (0.56%) VHDL
13 3 (0.42%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.06%) Windows
2 30 (4.23%) Linux
3 14 (1.97%) Unix
4 6 (0.85%) Android
4 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 6 (0.85%) Solaris
5 5 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.28%) CentOS
7 1 (0.14%) MVS
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (58.17%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (32.82%) Project Management
3 192 (27.04%) Scrum
4 180 (25.35%) Software Engineering
5 163 (22.96%) SDLC
6 105 (14.79%) TDD
7 103 (14.51%) Software Delivery
8 92 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 87 (12.25%) Continuous Integration
9 87 (12.25%) PRINCE2
10 69 (9.72%) Line Management
11 64 (9.01%) E-Commerce
12 60 (8.45%) Waterfall
13 56 (7.89%) Mentoring
14 45 (6.34%) BDD
15 43 (6.06%) Coaching
15 43 (6.06%) ITIL
15 43 (6.06%) Microservices
15 43 (6.06%) MVC
16 41 (5.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 189 (26.62%) Java
2 141 (19.86%) C#
3 88 (12.39%) JavaScript
4 70 (9.86%) SQL
5 47 (6.62%) C++
6 40 (5.63%) Scala
7 37 (5.21%) Python
8 32 (4.51%) C
9 29 (4.08%) Clojure
9 29 (4.08%) Ruby
10 28 (3.94%) PHP
11 19 (2.68%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.13%) Embedded C
12 8 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.99%) Embedded C++
14 6 (0.85%) ES6
14 6 (0.85%) Perl
14 6 (0.85%) VBScript
15 4 (0.56%) Ada
15 4 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (15.21%) Degree
2 26 (3.66%) PMI Certification
3 25 (3.52%) PMP
4 24 (3.38%) Security Cleared
5 21 (2.96%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.27%) PhD
8 6 (0.85%) APMG
8 6 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.56%) APMP
9 4 (0.56%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.14%) CAPM
10 1 (0.14%) CIPD
10 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) ISEB
10 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (12.54%) QA
2 13 (1.83%) HL7
2 13 (1.83%) ISO 9001
2 13 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.70%) TickIT
4 4 (0.56%) Def Stans
4 4 (0.56%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.56%) IEC 61508
4 4 (0.56%) ISO 26262
4 4 (0.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.28%) PMO
6 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (1.55%) Docker
2 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.85%) Mesos
2 2 (0.28%) Grafana
2 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 101 (14.23%) Microsoft
2 51 (7.18%) SAP
3 41 (5.77%) Oracle
4 17 (2.39%) hybris
5 9 (1.27%) Tableau
6 7 (0.99%) Adobe
7 6 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.85%) VMware
8 4 (0.56%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.42%) ATG
9 3 (0.42%) CA
9 3 (0.42%) Concur
9 3 (0.42%) Lotus
9 3 (0.42%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.42%) Zend
10 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.28%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.28%) Datameer
10 2 (0.28%) Google
10 2 (0.28%) WSO2