Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 259 250
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Manager 61 81 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.73% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 58 71 66
West Midlands median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.79% -13.64%
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £69,300 £71,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +1.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9806 11125 10631
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.20% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8079 8819 8837
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Manager in the West Midlands

Software Manager
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Manager in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Software Manager in the West Midlands

Software Manager
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Manager in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Manager in the West Midlands

Software Manager
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Manager within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Birmingham +16 22 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire -5 13 £38,500 -27.36%
Coventry +19 12 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Staffordshire -2 5 £47,500 -26.92%
Solihull -2 2 £65,000 +13.04%
Worcestershire - 2 £62,500 - 1
Halesowen - 1 - -
Software Manager
England

Software Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Software Manager in the job title.

1 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) Scrum
3 16 (26.23%) Project Management
3 16 (26.23%) SaaS
3 16 (26.23%) Mentoring
4 15 (24.59%) Software Delivery
5 13 (21.31%) Finance
5 13 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (18.03%) C#
6 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
7 10 (16.39%) .NET
8 9 (14.75%) Presales
9 7 (11.48%) Retail
9 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
10 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
10 6 (9.84%) Marketing
10 6 (9.84%) Strategic Planning
10 6 (9.84%) Product Management
10 6 (9.84%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 6 (9.84%) Pricing Strategy
11 4 (6.56%) Software Deployment
11 4 (6.56%) Software Licensing
11 4 (6.56%) SDLC
11 4 (6.56%) DevOps
11 4 (6.56%) People Management
11 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
11 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
12 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
12 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET

Software Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (3.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) GitHub
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) JIRA
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) Artifactory
2 2 (3.28%) GoCD
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Retail
3 6 (9.84%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (4.92%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) Apache Flex
4 2 (3.28%) CSS
4 2 (3.28%) HTML5
5 1 (1.64%) CSS3
5 1 (1.64%) Node.js
5 1 (1.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.64%) BBC
2 1 (1.64%) CMDB
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile Games
2 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) Scrum
3 16 (26.23%) Mentoring
3 16 (26.23%) Project Management
4 15 (24.59%) Software Delivery
5 13 (21.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
7 9 (14.75%) Presales
8 6 (9.84%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (9.84%) Pricing Strategy
8 6 (9.84%) Product Management
8 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 6 (9.84%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (6.56%) DevOps
9 4 (6.56%) People Management
9 4 (6.56%) SDLC
9 4 (6.56%) Software Deployment
9 4 (6.56%) Software Licensing
9 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) C#
2 3 (4.92%) C++
2 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.28%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
1 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
1 2 (3.28%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) IBM
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow