The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Development Manager role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Development Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Development Manager
Rank 644 623 682
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 259 283 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 226 251 176
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,340 £45,200 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Development Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Development Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Development Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Development Manager
Salary Trend

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

Software Development Manager Salary Trend in the UK

Software Development Manager
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Development Manager over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Software Development Manager Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Development Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 249 £55,000 -4.34% 18
South East +10 58 £57,500 -8.00% 5
North West +17 42 £50,000 -14.52% 7
London -8 42 £55,000 -31.25% 2
Yorkshire -16 31 £52,500 +7.69% 2
East of England -25 29 £58,750 +17.50% 1
Cheshire +3 24 £51,500 -11.96% 2
West Midlands -11 24 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Yorkshire -6 23 £51,000 +2.00% 2
South West +6 21 £55,000 -6.38%
Surrey +6 21 £65,000 +6.55%
East Midlands +21 18 £50,000 -13.04%
Macclesfield +11 16 £52,000 -13.33% 1
Brighton +2 14 £57,500 +15.00%
East Sussex -1 14 £57,500 +15.00%
Manchester -3 14 £49,000 -38.75% 5
Cambridgeshire -6 13 £65,000 +13.04%
Warwickshire +2 12 £45,000 -21.73%
Buckinghamshire +11 11 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Cambridge +4 11 £65,000 -
Leeds -3 11 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Northampton - 11 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire - 11 £50,000 -
City of London +14 10 £65,000 -7.14% 2
Bedfordshire +9 10 £50,000 +17.64%
Milton Keynes +7 9 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Bedford - 9 £50,000 -
Wakefield - 7 £37,500 -
Bristol +9 6 £53,250 -14.80%
South Yorkshire -15 6 £55,000 +22.22%

Software Development Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Development Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Development Manager in their job title.

1 282 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (50.41%) .NET
3 142 (29.22%) Scrum
4 139 (28.60%) C#
5 127 (26.13%) Java
6 92 (18.93%) SQL
7 90 (18.52%) Project Management
8 81 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 78 (16.05%) Finance
10 73 (15.02%) Degree
11 71 (14.61%) Software Engineering
12 70 (14.40%) JavaScript
13 68 (13.99%) Waterfall
14 65 (13.37%) C++
15 60 (12.35%) HTML
16 54 (11.11%) MS Excel
17 50 (10.29%) MVC
18 49 (10.08%) CSS
19 46 (9.47%) SQL Server
20 45 (9.26%) Mentoring
20 45 (9.26%) Linux
21 44 (9.05%) PRINCE2
22 43 (8.85%) ASP.NET
23 39 (8.02%) People Management
23 39 (8.02%) Line Management
24 38 (7.82%) Windows
24 38 (7.82%) User Experience
25 36 (7.41%) TDD
26 34 (7.00%) C
27 32 (6.58%) QA

Software Development Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Development Manager in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Development Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.85%) IIS
3 7 (1.44%) Drupal
4 4 (0.82%) Alfresco
4 4 (0.82%) CMS
5 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.41%) Confluence
6 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 2 (0.41%) Apache
6 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 54 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.47%) MS Project
3 5 (1.03%) MS Office
4 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Summit
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.88%) SaaS
3 4 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.85%) Internet
2 3 (0.62%) Ethernet
2 3 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.41%) HTTP
3 2 (0.41%) RFID
4 1 (0.21%) Wireless
4 1 (0.21%) IGMP
4 1 (0.21%) DVB
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.09%) MySQL
3 6 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.03%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.41%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.41%) Big Data
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 28 (5.76%) Subversion
3 21 (4.32%) JIRA
4 20 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.65%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.44%) JUnit
8 6 (1.23%) Git (software)
9 5 (1.03%) Maven
9 5 (1.03%) Gradle
10 2 (0.41%) TestNG
10 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.21%) MSTest
11 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.21%) PVCS
11 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
General
1 78 (16.05%) Finance
2 15 (3.09%) Games
3 13 (2.67%) Aerospace
4 12 (2.47%) Marketing
5 11 (2.26%) Retail
6 10 (2.06%) Banking
7 9 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.65%) Military
9 7 (1.44%) Back Office
9 7 (1.44%) Electronics
9 7 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.44%) Advertising
10 5 (1.03%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.82%) Front Office
11 4 (0.82%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.41%) Law
12 2 (0.41%) Local Government
12 2 (0.41%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (50.41%) .NET
2 60 (12.35%) HTML
3 49 (10.08%) CSS
4 43 (8.85%) ASP.NET
5 29 (5.97%) HTML5
6 28 (5.76%) Spring
7 27 (5.56%) Web Services
8 24 (4.94%) jQuery
9 22 (4.53%) J2EE
9 22 (4.53%) Ajax
10 19 (3.91%) PhoneGap
11 15 (3.09%) XML
12 12 (2.47%) .NET Framework
13 11 (2.26%) WCF
14 10 (2.06%) XSLT
15 8 (1.65%) JSON
15 8 (1.65%) WinForms
15 8 (1.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (1.65%) LINQ
16 6 (1.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.82%) User Experience
2 26 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.50%) Open Source
4 15 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.85%) iPad
7 8 (1.65%) PMI
8 7 (1.44%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.23%) Social Media
9 6 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.03%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.82%) Semantic Web
11 4 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.62%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.62%) DTV
12 3 (0.62%) Kindle
13 2 (0.41%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.26%) Linux
2 38 (7.82%) Windows
3 9 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.65%) UNIX
5 7 (1.44%) Android
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.62%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Debian
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.21%) AIX
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (29.22%) Scrum
3 90 (18.52%) Project Management
4 71 (14.61%) Software Engineering
5 68 (13.99%) Waterfall
6 50 (10.29%) MVC
7 45 (9.26%) Mentoring
8 44 (9.05%) PRINCE2
9 39 (8.02%) People Management
9 39 (8.02%) Line Management
10 36 (7.41%) TDD
11 32 (6.58%) Web Development
11 32 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (6.38%) OO
13 26 (5.35%) Coaching
14 24 (4.94%) E-Commerce
15 23 (4.73%) Resource Management
16 22 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (4.32%) Business Analysis
18 19 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 139 (28.60%) C#
2 127 (26.13%) Java
3 92 (18.93%) SQL
4 70 (14.40%) JavaScript
5 65 (13.37%) C++
6 34 (7.00%) C
7 24 (4.94%) PHP
8 19 (3.91%) Objective-C
9 18 (3.70%) VB.NET
10 13 (2.67%) Python
11 12 (2.47%) VB
12 8 (1.65%) Ada
13 6 (1.23%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.03%) Embedded C++
14 5 (1.03%) Ruby
14 5 (1.03%) Groovy
15 4 (0.82%) Perl
16 3 (0.62%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.62%) Scala
16 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (15.02%) Degree
2 13 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.47%) PMI Certification
4 10 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.44%) PMP
6 6 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.03%) APMP
8 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.62%) MCP
9 3 (0.62%) MCSE
9 3 (0.62%) MCSA
9 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.21%) MBA
10 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.58%) QA
2 15 (3.09%) SLA
3 11 (2.26%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.65%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.82%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.21%) WCAG
6 1 (0.21%) WAI
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.21%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (0.82%) Firmware
Vendors
1 81 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.91%) Xamarin
3 18 (3.70%) Telerik
4 15 (3.09%) Oracle
5 5 (1.03%) Sybase
6 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.41%) SAP
7 2 (0.41%) Google
8 1 (0.21%) Zend
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.21%) Facebook
8 1 (0.21%) Twitter
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe
8 1 (0.21%) Informatica
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