Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 614 560
Rank change year-on-year +23 -54 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 742 723 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.40% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 619 641 919
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - +2.80%
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,639 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £77,500
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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +22 698 £62,500 +13.64% 46
UK excluding London +20 521 £57,500 +4.55% 35
London +33 219 £77,500 +24.00% 12
South East +43 143 £55,000 +4.76% 6
North of England -32 99 £57,500 +4.55% 11
South West +41 92 £60,000 +18.23% 4
Midlands -4 82 £55,000 - 7
East of England +57 62 £60,000 +10.09% 6
West Midlands -3 61 £55,000 - 4
Yorkshire 0 48 £57,500 -0.86% 4
North West -16 45 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Scotland +17 36 £58,750 -
East Midlands +13 21 £55,000 -8.33% 3
North East +11 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Wales +13 5 £50,000 -23.08% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £15,000 -

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 492 (66.31%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (32.08%) Scrum
3 217 (29.25%) .NET
4 209 (28.17%) Java
5 206 (27.76%) Software Engineering
6 199 (26.82%) Project Management
7 159 (21.43%) C#
8 155 (20.89%) SDLC
9 144 (19.41%) Finance
10 139 (18.73%) JavaScript
11 138 (18.60%) TDD
12 126 (16.98%) Software Delivery
13 122 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
14 110 (14.82%) E-Commerce
14 110 (14.82%) Microsoft
15 107 (14.42%) SQL Server
16 101 (13.61%) QA
17 86 (11.59%) Degree
18 84 (11.32%) ASP.NET
19 83 (11.19%) Coaching
20 82 (11.05%) Line Management
20 82 (11.05%) Mentoring
20 82 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
21 72 (9.70%) BDD
21 72 (9.70%) AngularJS
22 71 (9.57%) PRINCE2
23 70 (9.43%) HTML
24 63 (8.49%) SQL
24 63 (8.49%) Retail
25 62 (8.36%) 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 26 (3.50%) Apache
2 19 (2.56%) CMS
3 18 (2.43%) Apache Spark
4 17 (2.29%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (1.62%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.48%) nginx
8 10 (1.35%) Apache Solr
8 10 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.08%) IIS
10 6 (0.81%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.81%) Confluence
11 5 (0.67%) SAS
12 4 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (2.43%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.54%) SPSS
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.27%) Primavera
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.80%) SaaS
3 40 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.75%) GitHub
5 8 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.67%) IaaS
6 5 (0.67%) Office 365
7 4 (0.54%) Trello
8 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.27%) PaaS
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.56%) HTTP
2 4 (0.54%) SMS
2 4 (0.54%) Wireless
3 3 (0.40%) Internet
4 2 (0.27%) VPN
4 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.45%) Big Data
3 21 (2.83%) MySQL
4 17 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.62%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.21%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.21%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.94%) Couchbase
11 7 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.94%) Text Mining
12 5 (0.67%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.67%) QlikView
13 4 (0.54%) GIS
Development Applications
1 50 (6.74%) JIRA
2 24 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.21%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.08%) gulp
7 6 (0.81%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.81%) webpack
8 4 (0.54%) Redmine
8 4 (0.54%) Selenium
9 3 (0.40%) eggPlant
9 3 (0.40%) Hudson
9 3 (0.40%) NUnit
9 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.27%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.27%) GoCD
10 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.13%) MSTest
General
1 144 (19.41%) Finance
2 63 (8.49%) Retail
3 52 (7.01%) Telecoms
4 48 (6.47%) Marketing
5 37 (4.99%) Manufacturing
6 35 (4.72%) Games
7 29 (3.91%) Electronics
8 25 (3.37%) Online Betting
9 23 (3.10%) Banking
10 11 (1.48%) Legal
11 10 (1.35%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.94%) Advertising
12 7 (0.94%) Automotive
13 5 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.54%) Back Office
14 4 (0.54%) Law
14 4 (0.54%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.40%) Front Office
15 3 (0.40%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (29.25%) .NET
2 84 (11.32%) ASP.NET
3 72 (9.70%) AngularJS
4 70 (9.43%) HTML
5 61 (8.22%) Node.js
6 59 (7.95%) React
7 48 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (5.53%) .NET Framework
8 41 (5.53%) Kafka
9 40 (5.39%) HTML5
10 39 (5.26%) Web Services
11 32 (4.31%) jQuery
12 31 (4.18%) CSS
13 29 (3.91%) REST
14 28 (3.77%) XML
15 25 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (3.23%) Java EE
17 20 (2.70%) Velocity
18 14 (1.89%) WCF
19 12 (1.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.23%) User Experience
5 22 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.02%) Online Games
7 14 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.62%) iPad
10 8 (1.08%) Fintech
11 7 (0.94%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.67%) 3D Graphics
12 5 (0.67%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.67%) PMI
12 5 (0.67%) Reinsurance
12 5 (0.67%) Robotics
13 4 (0.54%) Life Science
13 4 (0.54%) Verilog
13 4 (0.54%) VHDL
13 4 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.45%) Windows
2 29 (3.91%) Linux
3 18 (2.43%) Android
4 11 (1.48%) Unix
5 10 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.81%) Solaris
7 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.13%) MVS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (66.31%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (32.08%) Scrum
3 206 (27.76%) Software Engineering
4 199 (26.82%) Project Management
5 155 (20.89%) SDLC
6 138 (18.60%) TDD
7 126 (16.98%) Software Delivery
8 122 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
9 110 (14.82%) E-Commerce
10 83 (11.19%) Coaching
11 82 (11.05%) Line Management
11 82 (11.05%) Mentoring
11 82 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 72 (9.70%) BDD
13 71 (9.57%) PRINCE2
14 62 (8.36%) MVC
15 59 (7.95%) DevOps
16 58 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
17 56 (7.55%) Microservices
18 55 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 209 (28.17%) Java
2 159 (21.43%) C#
3 139 (18.73%) JavaScript
4 63 (8.49%) SQL
5 45 (6.06%) Python
6 42 (5.66%) Scala
7 40 (5.39%) C++
8 30 (4.04%) Ruby
9 28 (3.77%) Clojure
10 26 (3.50%) C
11 25 (3.37%) PHP
12 13 (1.75%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.35%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.08%) Perl
15 6 (0.81%) Embedded C
15 6 (0.81%) Embedded C++
15 6 (0.81%) ES6
16 5 (0.67%) Go
16 5 (0.67%) VBScript
17 4 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (11.59%) Degree
2 23 (3.10%) PMP
3 18 (2.43%) PMI Certification
4 16 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 10 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.08%) APMG
8 7 (0.94%) PhD
8 7 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.13%) APMP
12 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.13%) CAPM
12 1 (0.13%) CIPD
12 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.13%) HNC
12 1 (0.13%) HND
12 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (13.61%) QA
2 5 (0.67%) PMO
3 4 (0.54%) Def Stans
3 4 (0.54%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.54%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.54%) ISO 26262
3 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.54%) SLA
4 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) HL7
5 2 (0.27%) TickIT
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) GDPR
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (3.91%) Docker
2 3 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.27%) Firmware
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.08%) Mesos
2 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.13%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.13%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 110 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.74%) SAP
3 40 (5.39%) Oracle
4 14 (1.89%) hybris
5 10 (1.35%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.21%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.08%) Google
8 7 (0.94%) Tableau
9 6 (0.81%) Apple
9 6 (0.81%) Facebook
9 6 (0.81%) IBM
9 6 (0.81%) Intel
10 5 (0.67%) Adobe
11 4 (0.54%) Capita
11 4 (0.54%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.40%) ATG
12 3 (0.40%) Citrix
12 3 (0.40%) HP
12 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.40%) VMware