Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 652 553
Rank change year-on-year +63 -99 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 738 712 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.39% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 623 637 938
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +2.80%
10th Percentile £41,900 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% - +10.00%

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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +39 686 £60,000 +9.09% 29
UK excluding London +43 540 £57,000 +3.64% 24
London +35 197 £72,500 +11.54% 6
South East +48 138 £60,000 +14.29% 5
South West +33 101 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North of England -26 91 £57,500 +4.55% 11
Midlands +2 88 £52,500 -4.55% 4
East of England +59 71 £60,000 +10.09% 2
West Midlands -1 64 £53,750 -2.27% 1
Yorkshire -13 48 £57,500 - 6
Scotland +1 39 £58,000 +0.87% 1
North West -18 39 £60,000 +26.32% 4
East Midlands +22 24 £52,250 -9.13% 3
Wales +15 8 £51,081 -22.31%
North East +19 4 £50,000 +3.63% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £36,000 -

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 470 (63.69%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (30.35%) Scrum
3 223 (30.22%) Project Management
4 205 (27.78%) .NET
5 203 (27.51%) Java
6 194 (26.29%) Software Engineering
7 164 (22.22%) SDLC
8 151 (20.46%) C#
9 136 (18.43%) Finance
10 129 (17.48%) TDD
11 128 (17.34%) JavaScript
12 115 (15.58%) Software Delivery
13 111 (15.04%) Microsoft
14 110 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
15 108 (14.63%) QA
16 98 (13.28%) Degree
17 93 (12.60%) SQL Server
18 86 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 82 (11.11%) E-Commerce
20 75 (10.16%) ASP.NET
20 75 (10.16%) Line Management
20 75 (10.16%) Mentoring
21 73 (9.89%) SQL
22 71 (9.62%) PRINCE2
23 68 (9.21%) AngularJS
24 64 (8.67%) Coaching
25 63 (8.54%) HTML
25 63 (8.54%) BDD
26 59 (7.99%) Retail
27 58 (7.86%) MVC

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 23 (3.12%) Apache
2 20 (2.71%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.44%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.30%) CMS
5 15 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.63%) Apache Solr
7 11 (1.49%) IIS
8 8 (1.08%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.95%) nginx
10 6 (0.81%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.81%) Confluence
11 4 (0.54%) SAS
11 4 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.14%) JBoss
13 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (2.71%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.54%) SPSS
6 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.41%) Primavera
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.41%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (5.69%) SaaS
3 33 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.63%) GitHub
5 8 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.95%) IaaS
7 6 (0.81%) Trello
8 3 (0.41%) Office 365
9 2 (0.27%) PaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.90%) HTTP
2 4 (0.54%) SMS
2 4 (0.54%) Wireless
3 1 (0.14%) Internet
3 1 (0.14%) Skype
3 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.88%) Big Data
3 22 (2.98%) MySQL
4 17 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.36%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.22%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.22%) Data Mining
9 9 (1.22%) Text Mining
10 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.95%) Couchbase
12 6 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.81%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 49 (6.64%) JIRA
2 26 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.57%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.63%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.08%) gulp
6 6 (0.81%) Redmine
6 6 (0.81%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.81%) webpack
7 4 (0.54%) eggPlant
7 4 (0.54%) Selenium
8 3 (0.41%) Hudson
9 2 (0.27%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.27%) GoCD
9 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.14%) CA Flowdock
10 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
General
1 136 (18.43%) Finance
2 59 (7.99%) Retail
3 55 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 49 (6.64%) Marketing
5 40 (5.42%) Games
6 39 (5.28%) Manufacturing
7 29 (3.93%) Electronics
8 22 (2.98%) Online Betting
9 20 (2.71%) Banking
10 13 (1.76%) Legal
11 10 (1.36%) Aerospace
12 8 (1.08%) Automotive
13 6 (0.81%) Advertising
14 5 (0.68%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.54%) Back Office
16 3 (0.41%) Law
17 2 (0.27%) Front Office
17 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.27%) Welsh Language
18 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (27.78%) .NET
2 75 (10.16%) ASP.NET
3 68 (9.21%) AngularJS
4 63 (8.54%) HTML
5 53 (7.18%) Node.js
6 43 (5.83%) Kafka
6 43 (5.83%) React
7 39 (5.28%) .NET Framework
7 39 (5.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 37 (5.01%) Web Services
9 32 (4.34%) HTML5
10 29 (3.93%) CSS
11 24 (3.25%) XML
12 22 (2.98%) jQuery
12 22 (2.98%) REST
13 21 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (2.71%) Java EE
15 15 (2.03%) Velocity
16 13 (1.76%) J2EE
16 13 (1.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.25%) User Experience
5 20 (2.71%) Online Games
6 19 (2.57%) Virtual Team
7 15 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.76%) iPad
9 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.22%) Fintech
11 8 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.81%) Life Science
12 6 (0.81%) PMI
13 5 (0.68%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.54%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 4 (0.54%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.54%) Verilog
14 4 (0.54%) VHDL
14 4 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (5.56%) Windows
2 31 (4.20%) Linux
3 12 (1.63%) Unix
4 11 (1.49%) Android
5 9 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.81%) Solaris
7 3 (0.41%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) CentOS
9 1 (0.14%) MVS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (63.69%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (30.35%) Scrum
3 223 (30.22%) Project Management
4 194 (26.29%) Software Engineering
5 164 (22.22%) SDLC
6 129 (17.48%) TDD
7 115 (15.58%) Software Delivery
8 110 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 82 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 75 (10.16%) Line Management
11 75 (10.16%) Mentoring
12 71 (9.62%) PRINCE2
13 64 (8.67%) Coaching
14 63 (8.54%) BDD
15 58 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
15 58 (7.86%) MVC
16 57 (7.72%) Waterfall
17 54 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
18 52 (7.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 203 (27.51%) Java
2 151 (20.46%) C#
3 128 (17.34%) JavaScript
4 73 (9.89%) SQL
5 48 (6.50%) Python
6 47 (6.37%) C++
7 43 (5.83%) Scala
8 31 (4.20%) Ruby
9 30 (4.07%) C
10 28 (3.79%) Clojure
11 26 (3.52%) PHP
12 14 (1.90%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.36%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.08%) Embedded C
15 7 (0.95%) Perl
16 6 (0.81%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.81%) ES6
16 6 (0.81%) VBScript
17 5 (0.68%) VB
18 4 (0.54%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 98 (13.28%) Degree
2 23 (3.12%) PMP
3 22 (2.98%) PMI Certification
4 15 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.22%) PhD
7 8 (1.08%) APMG
7 8 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.27%) APMP
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.14%) CAPM
12 1 (0.14%) CIPD
12 1 (0.14%) CISMP
12 1 (0.14%) CISSP
12 1 (0.14%) ISEB
12 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (14.63%) QA
2 9 (1.22%) HL7
3 7 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.54%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.54%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.54%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.54%) ISO 26262
6 3 (0.41%) PMO
6 3 (0.41%) SLA
6 3 (0.41%) TickIT
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (3.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.54%) Firmware
3 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (0.81%) Mesos
2 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.14%) Ansible
3 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.14%) Grafana
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 111 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 52 (7.05%) SAP
3 44 (5.96%) Oracle
4 16 (2.17%) hybris
5 9 (1.22%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.22%) Tableau
6 8 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.81%) Adobe
8 5 (0.68%) IBM
9 4 (0.54%) Google
9 4 (0.54%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.41%) ATG
10 3 (0.41%) CA
10 3 (0.41%) Concur
10 3 (0.41%) Lotus
10 3 (0.41%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.41%) VMware
11 2 (0.27%) Apple
11 2 (0.27%) Citrix
11 2 (0.27%) Siebel