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Software Manager

Find out how to become a software manager and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Software Manager is $110,000 - 150,000 annually


Software managers oversee the development of software products to meet a range of technological requirements. Employment for software managers to 2019 is expected to grow strongly. Employment in this very large occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

Software managers coordinate personnel and external suppliers to ensure that organisational programming needs are met.

  • Liaise with prospective and current clients to ascertain software requirements
  • Create business plans to ensure the successful commercial presentation of software products
  • Oversee the development process and ensure adequate testing
  • Ensure up to date training for software development personnel
  • Keep abreast of current industry trends
  • Prioritise development requirements and support the development team as necessary

Quick facts

Working as a software manager gives you the opportunity to solve complex problems whilst working with other people to ensure requirements are being met.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    48.2% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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