Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £61,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 584 592 531
Rank change year-on-year +8 -61 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 704 721 1,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.41% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.42% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 567 629 912
UK median annual salary £61,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.82% - +3.29%
10th Percentile £41,900 £38,650 £38,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £75,250 £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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in the UK

Software Manager
Top 15 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 21 January 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 -6 653 £62,500 +13.64% 119
UK excluding London -10 503 £57,500 +4.55% 90
London +27 197 £82,500 +32.00% 40
South East +2 140 £55,000 +4.76% 23
North of England -25 103 £57,500 - 23
South West -11 75 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Midlands -8 71 £55,000 - 13
East of England +45 66 £62,500 +14.68% 8
West Midlands -19 55 £55,000 +2.80% 10
Yorkshire +13 51 £60,000 +4.35% 16
North West -26 46 £57,500 - 7
Scotland -13 41 £60,000 +4.35% 7
East Midlands +13 16 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Wales +17 7 £60,000 -7.69% 2
North East -13 6 £55,000 -21.43%

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 493 (70.03%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (30.26%) Scrum
3 212 (30.11%) .NET
4 185 (26.28%) Java
5 179 (25.43%) Project Management
6 175 (24.86%) Software Engineering
7 166 (23.58%) C#
8 151 (21.45%) SDLC
9 146 (20.74%) JavaScript
10 137 (19.46%) Finance
11 123 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
12 120 (17.05%) TDD
13 118 (16.76%) SQL Server
14 117 (16.62%) E-Commerce
15 112 (15.91%) Software Delivery
16 109 (15.48%) Coaching
17 106 (15.06%) Microsoft
18 89 (12.64%) QA
18 89 (12.64%) Mentoring
19 88 (12.50%) DevOps
20 83 (11.79%) ASP.NET
21 73 (10.37%) MVC
21 73 (10.37%) Line Management
22 72 (10.23%) HTML
23 69 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
24 67 (9.52%) Retail
25 63 (8.95%) JIRA
26 62 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
26 62 (8.81%) SQL
27 61 (8.66%) BDD

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 (3.13%) Apache
2 20 (2.84%) Confluence
3 14 (1.99%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.99%) CMS
3 14 (1.99%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.85%) nginx
5 10 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.28%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.71%) SAS
8 4 (0.57%) IIS
8 4 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.43%) SPSS
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (6.39%) SaaS
4 11 (1.56%) GitHub
5 9 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.14%) Office 365
7 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.98%) HTTP
2 5 (0.71%) SMS
3 3 (0.43%) Internet
4 2 (0.28%) VPN
4 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.14%) DHCP
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) Modbus
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.84%) Big Data
3 24 (3.41%) MySQL
4 18 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.71%) Apache Hive
10 5 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.57%) QlikView
11 4 (0.57%) Redis
12 3 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.43%) GIS
Development Applications
1 63 (8.95%) JIRA
2 38 (5.40%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.85%) gulp
7 5 (0.71%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.71%) webpack
8 4 (0.57%) Selenium
9 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.43%) Hudson
9 3 (0.43%) NUnit
9 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.28%) GoCD
10 2 (0.28%) Maven
10 2 (0.28%) Subversion
11 1 (0.14%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 137 (19.46%) Finance
2 67 (9.52%) Retail
3 29 (4.12%) Marketing
4 28 (3.98%) Games
5 25 (3.55%) Banking
5 25 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.84%) Online Betting
7 17 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.99%) Electronics
9 11 (1.56%) Advertising
10 10 (1.42%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.99%) Local Government
12 5 (0.71%) Law
12 5 (0.71%) Legal
13 4 (0.57%) Front Office
13 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.43%) Automotive
15 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.28%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (30.11%) .NET
2 83 (11.79%) ASP.NET
3 72 (10.23%) HTML
4 59 (8.38%) React
5 55 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 53 (7.53%) AngularJS
7 47 (6.68%) jQuery
7 47 (6.68%) Node.js
8 39 (5.54%) .NET Framework
8 39 (5.54%) CSS
8 39 (5.54%) HTML5
9 35 (4.97%) Web Services
10 29 (4.12%) REST
11 28 (3.98%) XML
12 27 (3.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 25 (3.55%) RESTful
14 24 (3.41%) Kafka
15 22 (3.13%) Velocity
16 20 (2.84%) Java EE
17 18 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.82%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.55%) User Experience
4 29 (4.12%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.85%) Fintech
7 11 (1.56%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.14%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.14%) Online Games
10 6 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.85%) Reinsurance
10 6 (0.85%) Robotics
11 5 (0.71%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (0.71%) iPad
11 5 (0.71%) PMI
12 4 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.57%) Wiki
13 3 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.69%) Linux
2 25 (3.55%) Windows
3 23 (3.27%) Android
4 13 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.56%) Unix
6 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (70.03%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (30.26%) Scrum
3 179 (25.43%) Project Management
4 175 (24.86%) Software Engineering
5 151 (21.45%) SDLC
6 123 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (17.05%) TDD
8 117 (16.62%) E-Commerce
9 112 (15.91%) Software Delivery
10 109 (15.48%) Coaching
11 89 (12.64%) Mentoring
12 88 (12.50%) DevOps
13 73 (10.37%) Line Management
13 73 (10.37%) MVC
14 62 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
15 61 (8.66%) BDD
16 52 (7.39%) Continuous Delivery
16 52 (7.39%) PRINCE2
17 49 (6.96%) Product Management
18 48 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 185 (26.28%) Java
2 166 (23.58%) C#
3 146 (20.74%) JavaScript
4 62 (8.81%) SQL
5 43 (6.11%) Python
6 33 (4.69%) PHP
7 32 (4.55%) C++
7 32 (4.55%) Scala
8 24 (3.41%) C
9 17 (2.41%) Ruby
10 13 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.56%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.42%) Go
12 10 (1.42%) Groovy
12 10 (1.42%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.28%) Clojure
14 8 (1.14%) Apple Swift
15 6 (0.85%) Perl
16 5 (0.71%) ES6
17 3 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (8.52%) Degree
2 16 (2.27%) PMP
3 11 (1.56%) PMI Certification
4 10 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (1.42%) Security Cleared
5 6 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.57%) APMG
8 3 (0.43%) HND
8 3 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.28%) APMP
10 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.14%) CAPM
10 1 (0.14%) CISMP
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) HNC
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (12.64%) QA
2 5 (0.71%) PMO
2 5 (0.71%) SLA
3 4 (0.57%) GCP
3 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) TickIT
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.14%) GDPR
6 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (6.39%) Docker
2 4 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (1.56%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.99%) Mesos
3 6 (0.85%) Ansible
3 6 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.28%) Puppet
4 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.14%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 106 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 36 (5.11%) Oracle
3 22 (3.13%) SAP
4 12 (1.70%) Intel
4 12 (1.70%) WorldPay
5 9 (1.28%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.28%) Capita
5 9 (1.28%) Google
5 9 (1.28%) IBM
6 7 (0.99%) Apple
6 7 (0.99%) Facebook
6 7 (0.99%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.85%) Citrix
7 6 (0.85%) hybris
7 6 (0.85%) VMware
8 5 (0.71%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.57%) HP
9 4 (0.57%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.57%) Snow
10 3 (0.43%) ServiceNow