Software Manager
UK

The median Software Manager salary in the UK is £70,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 25 February 2024.

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

6 months to
25 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 421 544 545
Rank change year-on-year +123 +1 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 468 579 749
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.52% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.56% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 386 359 632
10th Percentile £50,000 £51,250 £48,375
25th Percentile £56,563 £62,500 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £77,500 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.68% -3.13% +14.29%
75th Percentile £95,000 £94,504 £107,500
90th Percentile £120,000 £113,000 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% +8.33%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 73,695 104,324 133,649
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.18% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,369 65,580 84,154
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,420 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Manager.

Salary trend for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Manager over the 6 months to 25 February 2024.

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 25 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +137 441 £70,000 -9.68% 84
UK excluding London +30 297 £65,000 -13.33% 61
Work from Home +14 200 £67,500 -12.90% 52
London +190 153 £100,000 +11.11% 30
North of England +134 103 £62,500 -16.67% 20
South East -8 72 £70,000 -6.67% 11
Midlands +64 53 £66,750 +4.71% 17
North West +59 51 £62,500 -16.67% 13
Yorkshire +132 41 £65,000 -29.73% 3
South West +5 39 £60,000 -17.24% 5
West Midlands +75 33 £60,000 -7.69% 10
East Midlands +15 19 £68,500 +52.22% 7
East of England +40 17 £85,000 +15.25% 3
North East +17 11 £70,000 +21.74% 4
Wales +9 8 £65,000 - 4
Scotland -61 5 £72,900 +12.15% 2

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 25 February 2024, Software Manager job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 280 (59.83%) Agile
2 209 (44.66%) Software Engineering
3 115 (24.57%) .NET
4 107 (22.86%) Social Skills
5 106 (22.65%) DevOps
6 102 (21.79%) Azure
7 97 (20.73%) C#
8 94 (20.09%) Project Management
9 91 (19.44%) JavaScript
10 85 (18.16%) Degree
11 83 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
12 76 (16.24%) Finance
13 75 (16.03%) Mentoring
14 74 (15.81%) SDLC
15 70 (14.96%) Roadmaps
15 70 (14.96%) Scrum
16 64 (13.68%) QA
17 61 (13.03%) Java
18 59 (12.61%) TypeScript
19 58 (12.39%) Project Delivery
20 56 (11.97%) React
21 55 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
22 54 (11.54%) AWS
23 51 (10.90%) Computer Science
24 47 (10.04%) Continuous Improvement
25 46 (9.83%) Asset Management
26 44 (9.40%) TDD
26 44 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
27 43 (9.19%) People Management
27 43 (9.19%) Software Delivery

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (5.77%) Microsoft Exchange
2 7 (1.50%) Confluence
3 6 (1.28%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.43%) CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (5.77%) Endur
2 7 (1.50%) OpenLink RightAngle
3 5 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) Salesforce CRM
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 102 (21.79%) Azure
2 54 (11.54%) AWS
3 42 (8.97%) GCP
4 23 (4.91%) Azure DevOps
5 11 (2.35%) SaaS
6 7 (1.50%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.28%) GitHub
8 5 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.64%) IaaS
9 3 (0.64%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (0.64%) WhatsApp
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.43%) Nutanix
10 2 (0.43%) PaaS
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Cognitive Search
11 1 (0.21%) GitHub Actions
11 1 (0.21%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.64%) Internet
2 2 (0.43%) Broadband
2 2 (0.43%) HTTP
2 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.20%) Relational Database
3 27 (5.77%) RDBMS
4 12 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.71%) OLAP
6 5 (1.07%) MySQL
7 4 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.85%) Redis
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.43%) Power BI
9 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 28 (5.98%) JIRA
3 21 (4.49%) Git
4 15 (3.21%) GitLab
5 12 (2.56%) Selenium
6 11 (2.35%) Cypress.io
6 11 (2.35%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.07%) Clang
8 4 (0.85%) Subversion
9 3 (0.64%) TestRail
10 2 (0.43%) Burp Suite
10 2 (0.43%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 107 (22.86%) Social Skills
2 76 (16.24%) Finance
3 44 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (7.26%) Front Office
5 31 (6.62%) Games
6 22 (4.70%) Marketing
7 14 (2.99%) Aerospace
8 13 (2.78%) Legal
9 11 (2.35%) Retail
10 10 (2.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 10 (2.14%) Law
10 10 (2.14%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (1.50%) Back Office
12 5 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.85%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.64%) Banking
14 3 (0.64%) Local Government
14 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.64%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (24.57%) .NET
2 56 (11.97%) React
3 38 (8.12%) Vue
4 36 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 34 (7.26%) Redux
6 28 (5.98%) ASP.NET
7 22 (4.70%) ASP.NET Core
8 19 (4.06%) RESTful
9 16 (3.42%) .NET Core
9 16 (3.42%) SOAP
10 10 (2.14%) Node.js
11 8 (1.71%) Jest
12 6 (1.28%) CSS
12 6 (1.28%) jQuery
13 5 (1.07%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.07%) HTML
13 5 (1.07%) LAMP
13 5 (1.07%) Laravel
13 5 (1.07%) LLVM
13 5 (1.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.26%) Derivative
1 34 (7.26%) Equities
1 34 (7.26%) Fixed Income
1 34 (7.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 34 (7.26%) Hedge funds
2 30 (6.41%) Virtual Team
3 27 (5.77%) Swaptions
4 16 (3.42%) Distributed Systems
5 14 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.78%) LIMS
6 13 (2.78%) Product Ownership
7 12 (2.56%) FMCG
8 10 (2.14%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.71%) RISC-V
9 8 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.50%) 3D Graphics
10 7 (1.50%) Onboarding
11 6 (1.28%) PropTech
11 6 (1.28%) Virtual Reality
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.06%) Linux
2 13 (2.78%) Windows
3 5 (1.07%) Android
4 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (59.83%) Agile
2 209 (44.66%) Software Engineering
3 106 (22.65%) DevOps
4 94 (20.09%) Project Management
5 83 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
6 75 (16.03%) Mentoring
7 74 (15.81%) SDLC
8 70 (14.96%) Roadmaps
8 70 (14.96%) Scrum
9 58 (12.39%) Project Delivery
10 55 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 51 (10.90%) Computer Science
12 47 (10.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 46 (9.83%) Asset Management
14 44 (9.40%) TDD
15 43 (9.19%) People Management
15 43 (9.19%) Software Delivery
15 43 (9.19%) Test Automation
16 39 (8.33%) Fintech
16 39 (8.33%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (20.73%) C#
2 91 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 61 (13.03%) Java
4 59 (12.61%) TypeScript
5 42 (8.97%) SQL
6 32 (6.84%) Python
7 28 (5.98%) VB
8 26 (5.56%) C
9 11 (2.35%) C++
10 9 (1.92%) PHP
10 9 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.71%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.07%) Fortran
13 4 (0.85%) Go
14 2 (0.43%) Delphi
14 2 (0.43%) Rust
15 1 (0.21%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (18.16%) Degree
2 27 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.49%) PMP
5 15 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.85%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.43%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
8 2 (0.43%) AWS Certified Developer
8 2 (0.43%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
8 2 (0.43%) CISSP
8 2 (0.43%) MCP
8 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (13.68%) QA
2 5 (1.07%) NCSC
3 4 (0.85%) SLA
4 2 (0.43%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.43%) MISRA
4 2 (0.43%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) GRC
5 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (4.91%) Docker
2 3 (0.64%) Firmware
3 1 (0.21%) Embedded Firmware
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (4.27%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.63%) Ansible
3 5 (1.07%) Progress Chef
3 5 (1.07%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (6.62%) Oracle
2 28 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.77%) OpenLink
3 27 (5.77%) Sybase
3 27 (5.77%) TIBCO
4 6 (1.28%) Adobe
4 6 (1.28%) Google
5 4 (0.85%) Databricks
6 3 (0.64%) IBM
6 3 (0.64%) Snow
7 2 (0.43%) Citrix
7 2 (0.43%) Computacenter
7 2 (0.43%) Salesforce
7 2 (0.43%) SAP
7 2 (0.43%) Symantec
7 2 (0.43%) Veritas
7 2 (0.43%) VMware
8 1 (0.21%) IFS
8 1 (0.21%) Motorola
8 1 (0.21%) Sitecore