Period
to 25 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

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 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 536 513
Rank change year-on-year +41 -23 +115
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 360 579 826
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.49% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 365 519 698
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
10th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £117,500 £105,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £57,750
% change year-on-year - +8.23% +0.43%

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 69,581 117,920 144,290
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.49% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 55,836 95,644 116,981
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £84,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 2021.

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 February 2021. 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 +53 325 £70,000 - 80
UK excluding London +34 203 £62,500 - 65
London +115 131 £88,750 -1.39% 17
Work from Home -33 86 £75,000 +17.65% 22
South East +56 49 £75,000 +15.38% 15
North of England +58 48 £56,250 -6.25% 20
Midlands +49 36 £67,500 +12.50% 7
North West +65 33 £60,000 - 13
South West +26 29 £60,000 +20.00% 9
East of England +66 21 £52,500 -25.00% 11
West Midlands +51 20 £67,500 +14.89% 2
Scotland +21 17 £65,000 -3.70% 2
East Midlands +42 15 £72,500 +16.00% 4
Yorkshire +35 10 £55,000 -15.38% 6
North East +14 5 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Wales +33 2 £66,250 +6.00% 1
Northern Ireland +12 1 £70,000 +43.59%

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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.

1 168 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (40.28%) Software Engineering
3 95 (26.39%) Finance
4 93 (25.83%) Java
5 74 (20.56%) Microsoft
6 73 (20.28%) Project Management
7 72 (20.00%) .NET
8 64 (17.78%) JavaScript
9 61 (16.94%) AWS
10 56 (15.56%) Azure
11 55 (15.28%) DevOps
12 54 (15.00%) C#
13 53 (14.72%) Scrum
13 53 (14.72%) Software Delivery
14 47 (13.06%) Python
15 46 (12.78%) Asset Management
16 44 (12.22%) SDLC
17 41 (11.39%) Microservices
17 41 (11.39%) SQL
18 40 (11.11%) E-Commerce
19 38 (10.56%) Line Management
20 37 (10.28%) Project Delivery
21 35 (9.72%) Mentoring
22 33 (9.17%) Retail
23 32 (8.89%) JIRA
24 30 (8.33%) Degree
25 29 (8.06%) Web Services
26 27 (7.50%) SaaS
26 27 (7.50%) Node.js
27 26 (7.22%) Stakeholder 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 18 (5.00%) Confluence
2 16 (4.44%) CMS
3 9 (2.50%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (1.67%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.39%) Apache
6 4 (1.11%) nginx
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) Kentico
9 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.11%) Gliffy
2 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (4.17%) Shopify
2 11 (3.06%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 61 (16.94%) AWS
2 56 (15.56%) Azure
3 27 (7.50%) SaaS
4 13 (3.61%) GCP
5 7 (1.94%) PaaS
6 6 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (1.39%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.39%) Serverless
8 3 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.83%) CloudBees
8 3 (0.83%) Datadog
8 3 (0.83%) GitHub
9 2 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.56%) IaaS
9 2 (0.56%) Trello
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.28%) npm
10 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.11%) Broadband
2 3 (0.83%) Internet
3 2 (0.56%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) ATM
4 1 (0.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.17%) Big Data
3 13 (3.61%) MySQL
4 11 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.94%) Couchbase
6 6 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.39%) Presto
8 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.11%) Power BI
8 4 (1.11%) Redis
9 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon Aurora
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (8.89%) JIRA
2 14 (3.89%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.83%) JUnit
5 3 (0.83%) Maven
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.56%) Postman
6 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.56%) Subversion
7 1 (0.28%) Ant
7 1 (0.28%) git-flow
7 1 (0.28%) GitLab
7 1 (0.28%) gulp
7 1 (0.28%) NUnit
7 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 95 (26.39%) Finance
2 33 (9.17%) Retail
3 24 (6.67%) Front Office
4 21 (5.83%) Marketing
5 12 (3.33%) Spanish Language
6 11 (3.06%) French Language
6 11 (3.06%) German Language
6 11 (3.06%) Italian Language
6 11 (3.06%) Law
7 10 (2.78%) Banking
7 10 (2.78%) Public Sector
8 9 (2.50%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.50%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.94%) Electronics
10 6 (1.67%) Games
11 5 (1.39%) Aerospace
12 4 (1.11%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.56%) Advertising
14 2 (0.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (20.00%) .NET
2 29 (8.06%) Web Services
3 27 (7.50%) Node.js
4 25 (6.94%) React
5 22 (6.11%) AngularJS
6 16 (4.44%) Vue.js
7 15 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 11 (3.06%) .NET Core
8 11 (3.06%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.78%) CSS
9 10 (2.78%) HTML
10 8 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (2.22%) RESTful
11 7 (1.94%) Spring
12 6 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (1.39%) Kafka
13 5 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (1.39%) SOAP
14 4 (1.11%) COM
14 4 (1.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.67%) Credit Derivative
1 24 (6.67%) Derivative
1 24 (6.67%) Equities
1 24 (6.67%) Fixed Income
1 24 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 24 (6.67%) Hedge funds
2 20 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 11 (3.06%) iPad
4 10 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.50%) User Experience
6 8 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.94%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.67%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.67%) Smart Home
9 5 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.39%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.00%) Linux
2 15 (4.17%) Windows
3 7 (1.94%) Android
4 6 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.56%) Nucleus RTOS
5 2 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (40.28%) Software Engineering
3 73 (20.28%) Project Management
4 55 (15.28%) DevOps
5 53 (14.72%) Scrum
5 53 (14.72%) Software Delivery
6 46 (12.78%) Asset Management
7 44 (12.22%) SDLC
8 41 (11.39%) Microservices
9 40 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 38 (10.56%) Line Management
11 37 (10.28%) Project Delivery
12 35 (9.72%) Mentoring
13 26 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (6.67%) Investment Management
14 24 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
15 23 (6.39%) Machine Learning
16 22 (6.11%) Coaching
16 22 (6.11%) Test Automation
17 20 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 93 (25.83%) Java
2 64 (17.78%) JavaScript
3 54 (15.00%) C#
4 47 (13.06%) Python
5 41 (11.39%) SQL
6 15 (4.17%) C
6 15 (4.17%) PHP
7 11 (3.06%) Go
8 9 (2.50%) C++
9 7 (1.94%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.39%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.39%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.83%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.56%) Java 8
12 2 (0.56%) Perl
12 2 (0.56%) Ruby
12 2 (0.56%) Scala
12 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (8.33%) Degree
2 13 (3.61%) PMI Certification
3 12 (3.33%) PMP
4 11 (3.06%) MCP
5 5 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.39%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.33%) QA
2 10 (2.78%) SLA
3 8 (2.22%) PMO
4 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (3.61%) Docker
2 6 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.22%) Terraform
3 3 (0.83%) Ansible
4 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.56%) SCCM
5 1 (0.28%) MIIS
5 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 74 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.89%) Snow
3 12 (3.33%) SAP
4 11 (3.06%) Elastic Path
4 11 (3.06%) Oracle
5 8 (2.22%) VMware
6 7 (1.94%) IBM
7 4 (1.11%) Citrix
7 4 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.11%) Spotify
7 4 (1.11%) Talend
8 3 (0.83%) hybris
8 3 (0.83%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.56%) ATG
9 2 (0.56%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.56%) Progress
9 2 (0.56%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.56%) Tanium
9 2 (0.56%) Twitter
10 1 (0.28%) JD Edwards