The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 563 551
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 348 385 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 305 339 400
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £42,200 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year -3.93% +9.04%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 June 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 June 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 +26 327 £60,000 - 45
South East +59 76 £60,000 +9.09% 11
London +6 68 £72,500 +11.53% 14
South West +29 60 £57,250 -11.92% 2
East of England +45 51 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Bristol +3 35 £66,250 +1.92% 2
Yorkshire +1 27 £55,000 -4.34% 3
Hampshire +20 25 £55,000 +22.22% 4
West Yorkshire +1 18 £55,000 -8.33% 3
East Midlands +11 17 £52,000 +4.00% 2
Hertfordshire +6 16 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Leeds -2 16 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Ipswich +16 15 £52,500 -12.50%
Suffolk +15 15 £52,500 -12.50%
North West -58 15 £65,000 +39.78% 6
Oxfordshire +28 14 £82,500 +50.00% 2
Oxford +19 14 £82,500 +55.66% 2
Wiltshire +11 14 £57,250 +27.22%
West Midlands -15 13 £43,750 -15.86% 1
Manchester -34 12 £65,000 +44.44% 4
Berkshire +21 11 £75,000 +30.43% 1
Leicestershire +10 10 £52,000 +38.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 10 £60,000 -29.41% 2
Scotland +4 10 £58,500 +1.73% 1
Swindon +4 10 £58,625 -6.20%
Watford - 10 £65,000 -
Nottingham +4 9 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £62,500 +48.80% 3
Nottinghamshire -4 9 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Birmingham +4 8 £40,000 -11.11%

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 425 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (35.10%) Project Management
3 188 (26.18%) SDLC
4 171 (23.82%) Java
5 166 (23.12%) .NET
6 153 (21.31%) Scrum
7 152 (21.17%) Software Engineering
8 127 (17.69%) Finance
9 125 (17.41%) C#
10 117 (16.30%) Degree
11 104 (14.48%) Microsoft
12 100 (13.93%) PRINCE2
12 100 (13.93%) Software Delivery
13 89 (12.40%) SQL
14 88 (12.26%) QA
15 87 (12.12%) Waterfall
16 86 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
17 80 (11.14%) JavaScript
18 75 (10.45%) TDD
19 72 (10.03%) SQL Server
20 68 (9.47%) Line Management
21 57 (7.94%) ITIL
22 55 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
23 48 (6.69%) Telecoms
24 47 (6.55%) ASP.NET
24 47 (6.55%) C++
25 46 (6.41%) CRM
26 45 (6.27%) HTML
26 45 (6.27%) DevOps
26 45 (6.27%) People Management

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 31 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.09%) Apache
2 15 (2.09%) Apache Spark
3 13 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.53%) CMS
5 10 (1.39%) Apache Solr
5 10 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.25%) IIS
7 8 (1.11%) SAS
8 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.42%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.42%) WordPress
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.28%) Confluence
10 2 (0.28%) JBoss
10 2 (0.28%) Mule
11 1 (0.14%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
1 25 (3.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.11%) SPSS
5 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.42%) Primavera
4 2 (0.28%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.28%) Magento
4 2 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.76%) SaaS
2 17 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.70%) IaaS
4 5 (0.70%) Trello
5 4 (0.56%) PaaS
6 2 (0.28%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.28%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.67%) Internet
2 8 (1.11%) ATM
3 5 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.56%) LAN
4 4 (0.56%) WAN
4 4 (0.56%) Wireless
5 3 (0.42%) HTTP
6 2 (0.28%) Skype
7 1 (0.14%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.18%) Big Data
3 22 (3.06%) MySQL
4 16 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.09%) Hadoop
5 15 (2.09%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.11%) GIS
9 8 (1.11%) QlikView
10 7 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (0.97%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.97%) Text Mining
11 6 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.70%) Apache Hive
12 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.56%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.56%) Spotfire
14 3 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (4.18%) JIRA
2 25 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.65%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.25%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.84%) Selenium
6 5 (0.70%) Redmine
7 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.56%) gulp
8 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.42%) eggPlant
8 3 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.42%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.42%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.42%) webpack
9 2 (0.28%) Maven
9 2 (0.28%) Subversion
9 2 (0.28%) VersionOne
10 1 (0.14%) Hamcrest
10 1 (0.14%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.14%) jMock
General
1 127 (17.69%) Finance
2 48 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.18%) Games
3 30 (4.18%) Retail
4 29 (4.04%) Manufacturing
4 29 (4.04%) Marketing
5 21 (2.92%) Banking
5 21 (2.92%) Legal
6 19 (2.65%) Electronics
7 10 (1.39%) Advertising
7 10 (1.39%) Law
8 9 (1.25%) Online Betting
9 8 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.84%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.84%) Automotive
11 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.42%) Welsh Language
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (23.12%) .NET
2 47 (6.55%) ASP.NET
3 45 (6.27%) HTML
4 33 (4.60%) Node.js
5 25 (3.48%) AngularJS
5 25 (3.48%) CSS
5 25 (3.48%) Kafka
6 21 (2.92%) Web Services
7 18 (2.51%) XML
8 16 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (1.95%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.95%) J2EE
10 13 (1.81%) React
10 13 (1.81%) Spring
11 12 (1.67%) Java EE
12 10 (1.39%) HTML5
12 10 (1.39%) JSON
12 10 (1.39%) Lucene
12 10 (1.39%) Natural Language Processing
12 10 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.57%) Computer Science
2 29 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.34%) Virtual Team
4 23 (3.20%) User Experience
5 19 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.23%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.95%) iPad
7 14 (1.95%) Online Games
8 11 (1.53%) PMI
9 8 (1.11%) EFT
9 8 (1.11%) Fintech
10 7 (0.97%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.70%) Life Science
12 5 (0.70%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.70%) NHS
13 3 (0.42%) Verilog
13 3 (0.42%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.29%) Windows
2 35 (4.87%) Linux
3 18 (2.51%) Unix
4 9 (1.25%) Android
4 9 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.56%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.28%) CentOS
6 2 (0.28%) Solaris
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (35.10%) Project Management
3 188 (26.18%) SDLC
4 153 (21.31%) Scrum
5 152 (21.17%) Software Engineering
6 100 (13.93%) PRINCE2
6 100 (13.93%) Software Delivery
7 87 (12.12%) Waterfall
8 86 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 75 (10.45%) TDD
10 68 (9.47%) Line Management
11 57 (7.94%) ITIL
12 55 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (6.41%) CRM
14 45 (6.27%) DevOps
14 45 (6.27%) People Management
15 44 (6.13%) Business Analysis
16 41 (5.71%) Mentoring
17 38 (5.29%) BDD
17 38 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 171 (23.82%) Java
2 125 (17.41%) C#
3 89 (12.40%) SQL
4 80 (11.14%) JavaScript
5 47 (6.55%) C++
6 35 (4.87%) Scala
7 33 (4.60%) Python
8 32 (4.46%) PHP
9 30 (4.18%) C
10 28 (3.90%) VB.NET
11 23 (3.20%) Ruby
12 16 (2.23%) Clojure
13 12 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.11%) VB
15 7 (0.97%) VBScript
16 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.84%) Perl
17 4 (0.56%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.56%) ES6
17 4 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 117 (16.30%) Degree
2 32 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 29 (4.04%) PMP
5 27 (3.76%) PMI Certification
6 21 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.97%) PhD
10 5 (0.70%) APMG
11 4 (0.56%) APMP
11 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.42%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.28%) ISEB
13 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.14%) CIPD
14 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (12.26%) QA
2 15 (2.09%) HL7
2 15 (2.09%) ISO 9001
3 14 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.84%) SLA
5 5 (0.70%) PMO
6 4 (0.56%) TickIT
7 3 (0.42%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.42%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.42%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.42%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.28%) EMIR
8 2 (0.28%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (1.39%) Docker
2 9 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.70%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.56%) Mesos
3 3 (0.42%) SCCM
4 2 (0.28%) Grafana
4 2 (0.28%) Puppet
5 1 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 104 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.15%) Oracle
3 32 (4.46%) SAP
4 12 (1.67%) Tableau
5 10 (1.39%) VMware
6 8 (1.11%) hybris
7 5 (0.70%) Snow
8 4 (0.56%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.56%) Zend
9 3 (0.42%) CA
9 3 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (0.42%) Concur
9 3 (0.42%) Lotus
9 3 (0.42%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe
10 2 (0.28%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.28%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.28%) Siebel
10 2 (0.28%) Solace
10 2 (0.28%) Sybase
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per day plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Resource Group
Salary: £80,000-90,000 + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Resource Group
Salary: £80,000-90,000 + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 10%
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 85k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 10 days ago