Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 600 586 541
Rank change year-on-year -14 -45 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 724 716 1,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 614 614 871
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +12.15%
10th Percentile £44,250 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 167,574 163,030 193,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,241 134,968 162,789
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Top 17 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 25 May 2018. 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 -21 673 £60,000 +4.35% 101
UK excluding London -3 536 £57,500 +4.55% 84
South East +14 202 £55,000 - 22
London +19 175 £70,000 - 25
North of England 0 114 £64,000 +11.30% 19
North West +6 79 £65,000 +13.04% 13
South West -58 68 £55,000 +2.33% 14
Midlands -12 59 £52,500 +16.67% 12
East of England -19 54 £67,500 +28.57% 9
Yorkshire +5 34 £64,000 +16.36% 5
East Midlands +16 31 £50,000 -1.96% 7
Scotland -38 31 £55,000 -4.35% 6
West Midlands -22 30 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Wales +7 5 £55,000 +5.44% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £70,000 -
Northern Ireland +8 2 £45,500 -20.18%
North East -28 1 £55,000 -21.43% 1

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, Software 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 Manager in the job title.

1 485 (66.99%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (28.18%) Software Engineering
3 195 (26.93%) Scrum
4 178 (24.59%) .NET
5 173 (23.90%) Project Management
5 173 (23.90%) SDLC
6 170 (23.48%) C#
7 166 (22.93%) Java
8 141 (19.48%) Finance
9 111 (15.33%) Software Delivery
10 108 (14.92%) Coaching
11 107 (14.78%) JavaScript
12 97 (13.40%) SQL Server
13 96 (13.26%) Mentoring
14 92 (12.71%) TDD
15 91 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
16 88 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
17 83 (11.46%) Microsoft
18 82 (11.33%) E-Commerce
19 80 (11.05%) JIRA
19 80 (11.05%) DevOps
20 72 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
21 67 (9.25%) Degree
21 67 (9.25%) Test Automation
22 65 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
22 65 (8.98%) Line Management
23 64 (8.84%) PHP
24 62 (8.56%) SaaS
25 60 (8.29%) QA

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 22 (3.04%) Apache Spark
1 22 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.90%) Confluence
3 9 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.10%) CMS
4 8 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.69%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.55%) IIS
7 4 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.28%) Apache
8 2 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.14%) nginx
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (2.49%) Microsoft Project
2 17 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 88 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (8.56%) SaaS
4 13 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.52%) GitHub
6 6 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.83%) Office 365
7 5 (0.69%) IaaS
8 2 (0.28%) Force.com
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.14%) Serverless
9 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.66%) SMS
2 5 (0.69%) Internet
3 4 (0.55%) DMZ
3 4 (0.55%) Firewall
4 3 (0.41%) HTTP
4 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) DHCP
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) Modbus
5 1 (0.14%) SAN
5 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.04%) MySQL
3 19 (2.62%) Hadoop
4 18 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (2.49%) Big Data
5 12 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.24%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.83%) Blockchain
8 6 (0.83%) Couchbase
9 5 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.28%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 80 (11.05%) JIRA
2 40 (5.52%) Jenkins
3 27 (3.73%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.21%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.69%) JUnit
6 5 (0.69%) PHPUnit
6 5 (0.69%) Selenium
7 4 (0.55%) CircleCI
7 4 (0.55%) Maven
7 4 (0.55%) Subversion
7 4 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.41%) CA Release Automation
9 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.28%) git-flow
10 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.14%) Mockito
10 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 141 (19.48%) Finance
2 52 (7.18%) Retail
3 39 (5.39%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.01%) Marketing
5 28 (3.87%) Banking
6 26 (3.59%) Manufacturing
7 25 (3.45%) Electronics
8 21 (2.90%) Games
9 13 (1.80%) Advertising
10 8 (1.10%) Legal
10 8 (1.10%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.97%) Online Betting
12 5 (0.69%) Local Government
13 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.55%) Law
14 3 (0.41%) Automotive
15 2 (0.28%) Billing
15 2 (0.28%) Front Office
15 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (24.59%) .NET
2 53 (7.32%) ASP.NET
3 52 (7.18%) Web Services
4 51 (7.04%) HTML
5 45 (6.22%) AngularJS
6 43 (5.94%) CSS
7 42 (5.80%) RESTful
8 39 (5.39%) React
9 31 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (4.14%) LAMP
11 29 (4.01%) Kafka
12 26 (3.59%) Spring
13 24 (3.31%) Node.js
14 21 (2.90%) .NET Framework
14 21 (2.90%) jQuery
15 20 (2.76%) RxJava
15 20 (2.76%) Vert.x
16 17 (2.35%) REST
17 12 (1.66%) WCF
18 11 (1.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.45%) User Experience
4 22 (3.04%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.93%) Fintech
6 14 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.24%) Driving Licence
8 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.97%) Reinsurance
9 6 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.83%) NHS
9 6 (0.83%) Online Games
10 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.69%) CMDB
11 4 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.41%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.80%) Linux
2 35 (4.83%) Windows
3 19 (2.62%) Android
4 12 (1.66%) Unix
5 11 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (66.99%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (28.18%) Software Engineering
3 195 (26.93%) Scrum
4 173 (23.90%) Project Management
4 173 (23.90%) SDLC
5 111 (15.33%) Software Delivery
6 108 (14.92%) Coaching
7 96 (13.26%) Mentoring
8 92 (12.71%) TDD
9 91 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
10 88 (12.15%) Problem-Solving
11 82 (11.33%) E-Commerce
12 80 (11.05%) DevOps
13 67 (9.25%) Test Automation
14 65 (8.98%) Line Management
14 65 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (8.01%) Waterfall
16 55 (7.60%) PRINCE2
17 53 (7.32%) MVC
18 50 (6.91%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 170 (23.48%) C#
2 166 (22.93%) Java
3 107 (14.78%) JavaScript
4 64 (8.84%) PHP
5 56 (7.73%) C++
6 54 (7.46%) SQL
7 50 (6.91%) Python
8 41 (5.66%) Scala
9 25 (3.45%) C
10 19 (2.62%) VB.NET
11 16 (2.21%) Groovy
12 12 (1.66%) Go
13 10 (1.38%) Ruby
14 9 (1.24%) Perl
15 8 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.97%) Java 8
16 7 (0.97%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.69%) Apple Swift
18 4 (0.55%) Clojure
18 4 (0.55%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 67 (9.25%) Degree
2 15 (2.07%) PMP
3 11 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (0.97%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.83%) APMG
6 6 (0.83%) PhD
7 4 (0.55%) APMP
7 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.55%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.41%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) CIPD
9 2 (0.28%) CISA
9 2 (0.28%) CISM
9 2 (0.28%) CISSP
9 2 (0.28%) HND
9 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.29%) QA
2 11 (1.52%) GCP
3 9 (1.24%) PMO
4 5 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.28%) IFRS
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.28%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 45 (6.22%) Docker
2 12 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (4.97%) Kubernetes
2 30 (4.14%) Ansible
3 11 (1.52%) Terraform
4 8 (1.10%) Puppet
5 6 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.41%) Grafana
6 3 (0.41%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.28%) Salt
8 1 (0.14%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.14%) logstash
8 1 (0.14%) Mesos
8 1 (0.14%) Rancher
8 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 83 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.39%) Oracle
3 25 (3.45%) SAP
4 12 (1.66%) Google
4 12 (1.66%) Snow
4 12 (1.66%) VMware
4 12 (1.66%) WorldPay
5 11 (1.52%) ServiceNow
6 10 (1.38%) Xamarin
7 9 (1.24%) AppDynamics
7 9 (1.24%) Capita
7 9 (1.24%) Splunk
8 7 (0.97%) Citrix
9 6 (0.83%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.83%) Intel
10 4 (0.55%) IBM
11 3 (0.41%) Remedy
11 3 (0.41%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.41%) Telerik
12 2 (0.28%) Facebook