Period
to 19 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 526 476 582
Rank change year-on-year -50 +106 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 674 322 526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.54% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 587 272 446
10th Percentile £47,500 £47,625 £47,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £54,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%
75th Percentile £102,500 £93,750 £84,688
90th Percentile £118,750 £125,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +8.70%

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 118,046 59,650 119,051
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.03% 95.13% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 80,065 48,927 96,345
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -36 632 £75,000 +7.14% 109
UK excluding London -72 322 £60,000 - 65
London -67 321 £97,500 -2.50% 57
Work from Home -139 122 £62,500 -7.41% 20
South East -80 85 £60,000 -11.11% 9
North of England -94 73 £60,000 +9.09% 14
Midlands -68 66 £60,000 - 16
North West -66 60 £60,000 +1.69% 9
South West -35 52 £68,500 +24.55% 10
West Midlands -61 45 £56,250 -10.00% 11
East of England -80 27 £47,500 -9.52% 3
East Midlands -56 21 £65,000 +8.33% 5
Scotland -65 12 £68,750 +5.77% 6
Wales -40 7 £80,000 +20.75% 4
Yorkshire -70 7 £66,250 +20.45% 4
North East -28 6 £55,000 -2.22% 1

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 341 (50.59%) Software Engineering
2 315 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (32.79%) JavaScript
4 196 (29.08%) Finance
5 159 (23.59%) Social Skills
6 153 (22.70%) React
6 153 (22.70%) Azure
7 146 (21.66%) AWS
8 132 (19.58%) Mentoring
9 131 (19.44%) Python
10 128 (18.99%) Kubernetes
11 123 (18.25%) Full Stack Development
12 119 (17.66%) Docker
13 118 (17.51%) .NET
14 116 (17.21%) Node.js
15 113 (16.77%) Java
16 109 (16.17%) User Experience
16 109 (16.17%) TypeScript
17 107 (15.88%) C#
18 105 (15.58%) GCP
19 98 (14.54%) SDLC
20 96 (14.24%) DevOps
21 95 (14.09%) Project Management
22 89 (13.20%) Terraform
23 88 (13.06%) Asset Management
24 87 (12.91%) Portfolio Management
25 86 (12.76%) UX Design
26 85 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
27 83 (12.31%) Fixed Income
27 83 (12.31%) Front End Development

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 14 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (1.93%) Confluence
3 8 (1.19%) Apache
4 7 (1.04%) CMS
5 4 (0.59%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.45%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.74%) Shopify
3 3 (0.45%) Magento
4 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 153 (22.70%) Azure
2 146 (21.66%) AWS
3 105 (15.58%) GCP
4 54 (8.01%) SaaS
5 19 (2.82%) Serverless
6 14 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.34%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (1.19%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.04%) GitHub
11 6 (0.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.74%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 4 (0.59%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.45%) Apigee
15 2 (0.30%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.78%) Internet
2 6 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.45%) FlexRay
3 3 (0.45%) Intranet
4 2 (0.30%) Tactical Data Link
4 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.30%) Wireless
5 1 (0.15%) HTTP
5 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.82%) NoSQL
3 18 (2.67%) MySQL
4 17 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.37%) Redis
6 15 (2.23%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.19%) Power BI
8 8 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
10 6 (0.89%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.59%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.45%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 58 (8.61%) JIRA
2 13 (1.93%) SonarQube
3 9 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.19%) Bitbucket
4 8 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.04%) Selenium
6 6 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.59%) Protractor
9 3 (0.45%) CANoe
9 3 (0.45%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.45%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.15%) Gradle
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 196 (29.08%) Finance
2 159 (23.59%) Social Skills
3 82 (12.17%) Front Office
4 52 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (5.04%) Retail
6 33 (4.90%) Presentation Skills
7 32 (4.75%) Electronics
7 32 (4.75%) Marketing
8 21 (3.12%) Organisational Skills
9 18 (2.67%) Legal
9 18 (2.67%) Manufacturing
10 15 (2.23%) Automotive
11 14 (2.08%) Games
12 13 (1.93%) Billing
13 12 (1.78%) Public Sector
14 10 (1.48%) Law
15 9 (1.34%) Telecoms
16 7 (1.04%) Local Government
16 7 (1.04%) Publishing
17 6 (0.89%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (22.70%) React
2 118 (17.51%) .NET
3 116 (17.21%) Node.js
4 34 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 33 (4.90%) AngularJS
6 31 (4.60%) .NET Framework
7 25 (3.71%) RESTful
8 21 (3.12%) HTML
9 20 (2.97%) CSS
10 19 (2.82%) XML
11 15 (2.23%) .NET Core
11 15 (2.23%) Spring Boot
12 14 (2.08%) Spring
13 13 (1.93%) Apache NiFi
13 13 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (1.93%) J2EE
13 13 (1.93%) Web Services
14 11 (1.63%) Spring Cloud
15 10 (1.48%) Kafka
15 10 (1.48%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (16.17%) User Experience
2 83 (12.31%) Fixed Income
3 82 (12.17%) Hedge funds
4 77 (11.42%) Derivative
4 77 (11.42%) Equities
4 77 (11.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 76 (11.28%) Credit Derivative
6 16 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.93%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.89%) iPad
12 5 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.74%) Life Science
12 5 (0.74%) NHS
13 4 (0.59%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.59%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (2.23%) Linux
2 12 (1.78%) Apple iOS
3 11 (1.63%) Android
4 9 (1.34%) Unix
5 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.45%) Windows
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (50.59%) Software Engineering
2 315 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (19.58%) Mentoring
4 123 (18.25%) Full Stack Development
5 98 (14.54%) SDLC
6 96 (14.24%) DevOps
7 95 (14.09%) Project Management
8 88 (13.06%) Asset Management
9 87 (12.91%) Portfolio Management
10 86 (12.76%) UX Design
11 85 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
12 83 (12.31%) Front End Development
13 82 (12.17%) Investment Management
14 81 (12.02%) Cryptocurrency
15 79 (11.72%) Scrum
16 77 (11.42%) Coaching
17 71 (10.53%) People Management
18 67 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
19 60 (8.90%) Software Delivery
20 55 (8.16%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 221 (32.79%) JavaScript
2 131 (19.44%) Python
3 113 (16.77%) Java
4 109 (16.17%) TypeScript
5 107 (15.88%) C#
6 64 (9.50%) SQL
7 42 (6.23%) C++
8 24 (3.56%) PHP
9 19 (2.82%) Go
10 14 (2.08%) C
10 14 (2.08%) Kotlin
11 11 (1.63%) COBOL
12 8 (1.19%) Embedded C
12 8 (1.19%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.19%) RPG
12 8 (1.19%) RPG IV
12 8 (1.19%) RPG/400
13 7 (1.04%) F#
13 7 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 64 (9.50%) Degree
2 30 (4.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (1.34%) PMP
5 9 (1.34%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.04%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.59%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.30%) PhD
11 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) MCP
11 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.42%) QA
2 14 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.04%) PMO
4 6 (0.89%) ISO 13485
5 5 (0.74%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.45%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.30%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.30%) GDPR
8 2 (0.30%) WCAG
9 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 119 (17.66%) Docker
2 10 (1.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 128 (18.99%) Kubernetes
2 89 (13.20%) Terraform
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 57 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.12%) Google
3 12 (1.78%) IBM
3 12 (1.78%) LexisNexis
4 11 (1.63%) Oracle
5 10 (1.48%) SAP
6 7 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (0.89%) Elastic Path
7 6 (0.89%) Zend
8 5 (0.74%) Cadence
9 4 (0.59%) Apple
9 4 (0.59%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.45%) VMware
11 2 (0.30%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.30%) Kofax
11 2 (0.30%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.30%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.15%) ABBYY
12 1 (0.15%) Infor