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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Development Manager
Rank 650 600 590
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 298 360 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 262 314 341
Average salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,610 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 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 11 February 2016. 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 -22 287 £56,500 +7.61% 38
South East +29 84 £55,000 -4.34% 8
London +3 79 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Yorkshire -17 28 £52,500 +5.00% 3
East Midlands +18 25 £70,000 +40.00% 7
West Yorkshire -27 24 £52,500 +5.00% 2
West Midlands -20 21 £52,750 +5.50% 6
South West -10 20 £67,500 +58.63% 4
North West -16 19 £60,000 +15.38% 5
West Sussex - 19 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire +26 18 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Oxfordshire +1 15 £60,000 +4.34%
Leicestershire - 15 £70,000 - 1
Crawley - 15 £55,000 -
Halifax - 15 £52,500 -
Manchester +7 14 £60,000 +22.44% 2
Bristol -2 14 £57,500 +15.00% 1
City of London +51 13 £67,500 +3.84% 1
Lutterworth - 12 £70,000 -
Berkshire -11 11 £72,500 -3.33% 1
Surrey +2 10 £70,000 +19.14% 2
East of England -11 10 £42,500 -27.65%
Buckinghamshire -1 9 £65,000 +30.00%
Newbury +28 8 £72,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 8 £60,500 +21.00%
Oxford -12 7 £60,000 +4.34%
Leeds -31 7 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +8 6 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Scotland +2 6 £72,500 +46.46% 5
Birmingham -11 6 £52,500 +5.00% 1

Software Development Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 376 (63.09%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (31.21%) .NET
3 160 (26.85%) Project Management
3 160 (26.85%) C#
4 147 (24.66%) Finance
5 129 (21.64%) Scrum
6 128 (21.48%) Java
7 117 (19.63%) SDLC
8 103 (17.28%) Microsoft
9 96 (16.11%) SQL Server
10 94 (15.77%) QA
11 92 (15.44%) SQL
12 89 (14.93%) PRINCE2
13 81 (13.59%) Line Management
14 80 (13.42%) Waterfall
15 77 (12.92%) Mentoring
15 77 (12.92%) JavaScript
16 68 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 68 (11.41%) Software Engineering
17 62 (10.40%) Degree
18 52 (8.72%) ASP.NET
19 51 (8.56%) HTML
19 51 (8.56%) MS Excel
20 50 (8.39%) Linux
21 49 (8.22%) C++
22 47 (7.89%) Web Services
23 45 (7.55%) People Management
24 43 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
25 42 (7.05%) CSS
26 40 (6.71%) OO

Software Development Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 16 (2.68%) IIS
2 15 (2.52%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.18%) Confluence
4 12 (2.01%) CMS
5 9 (1.51%) JBoss
6 6 (1.01%) Apache
6 6 (1.01%) GlassFish
6 6 (1.01%) WildFly
7 5 (0.84%) Node.js
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.34%) Drupal
9 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 51 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.02%) MS Project
3 8 (1.34%) MS Office
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.50%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.70%) SaaS
2 20 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) AdWords
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
6 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.52%) Internet
2 8 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.01%) Wireless
4 5 (0.84%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.67%) HTTP
6 2 (0.34%) Extranet
6 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 2 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) NFC
7 1 (0.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.04%) MySQL
3 25 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.51%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.17%) Big Data
8 7 (1.17%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.50%) BigTable
11 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.34%) DB2
13 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (3.69%) JIRA
3 17 (2.85%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.51%) JUnit
6 8 (1.34%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.17%) Selenium
8 4 (0.67%) NetBeans
8 4 (0.67%) NUnit
9 3 (0.50%) Subversion
9 3 (0.50%) Xcode
10 2 (0.34%) Gradle
10 2 (0.34%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.34%) Maven
11 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.17%) Hudson
11 1 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.17%) SonarQube
General
1 147 (24.66%) Finance
2 30 (5.03%) Retail
3 27 (4.53%) Marketing
4 21 (3.52%) Banking
4 21 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 21 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.52%) Electronics
6 14 (2.35%) Publishing
7 7 (1.17%) Legal
8 5 (0.84%) Advertising
8 5 (0.84%) Games
9 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.50%) Billing
10 3 (0.50%) Front Office
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (31.21%) .NET
2 52 (8.72%) ASP.NET
3 51 (8.56%) HTML
4 47 (7.89%) Web Services
5 42 (7.05%) CSS
6 26 (4.36%) J2EE
7 25 (4.19%) Spring
8 23 (3.86%) REST
9 20 (3.36%) jQuery
10 19 (3.19%) .NET Framework
11 18 (3.02%) WCF
12 17 (2.85%) XML
13 15 (2.52%) Ajax
14 14 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (2.01%) SOAP
16 10 (1.68%) WinForms
17 9 (1.51%) Hibernate
17 9 (1.51%) Middleware
18 7 (1.17%) Java EE
18 7 (1.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.04%) Computer Science
2 31 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (2.35%) Mathematics
4 14 (2.35%) User Experience
5 13 (2.18%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.68%) PMI
7 9 (1.51%) Fintech
8 8 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.01%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.01%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.84%) Derivative
10 5 (0.84%) Equities
10 5 (0.84%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.67%) Clustering
11 4 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.67%) iPhone
11 4 (0.67%) Online Gambling
11 4 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.39%) Linux
2 23 (3.86%) Windows
3 15 (2.52%) Unix
4 9 (1.51%) Android
4 9 (1.51%) Windows 2000
4 9 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.17%) CentOS
7 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (63.09%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (26.85%) Project Management
3 129 (21.64%) Scrum
4 117 (19.63%) SDLC
5 89 (14.93%) PRINCE2
6 81 (13.59%) Line Management
7 80 (13.42%) Waterfall
8 77 (12.92%) Mentoring
9 68 (11.41%) Software Engineering
9 68 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (7.55%) People Management
11 43 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (6.71%) E-Commerce
12 40 (6.71%) MVC
12 40 (6.71%) OO
13 36 (6.04%) Software Delivery
14 35 (5.87%) Coaching
15 28 (4.70%) Product Management
16 26 (4.36%) Kanban
17 25 (4.19%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 160 (26.85%) C#
2 128 (21.48%) Java
3 92 (15.44%) SQL
4 77 (12.92%) JavaScript
5 49 (8.22%) C++
6 22 (3.69%) PHP
7 18 (3.02%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.35%) C
9 12 (2.01%) Python
10 11 (1.85%) Ruby
10 11 (1.85%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.68%) VB
12 8 (1.34%) Perl
13 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.50%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.50%) Go
14 3 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.50%) VB6
15 2 (0.34%) RPG
Qualifications
1 62 (10.40%) Degree
2 27 (4.53%) PMI Certification
3 19 (3.19%) PMP
4 14 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (15.77%) QA
2 4 (0.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.17%) Firmware
2 1 (0.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.34%) Nagios
1 2 (0.34%) Opsview
1 2 (0.34%) Puppet
2 1 (0.17%) Ansible
2 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 103 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.53%) Oracle
3 17 (2.85%) SAP
4 7 (1.17%) Autodesk
5 5 (0.84%) Google
5 5 (0.84%) IBM
5 5 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (0.84%) Sybase
5 5 (0.84%) TOWER Software
6 4 (0.67%) InterSystems
7 3 (0.50%) Tableau
8 2 (0.34%) CyberSource
8 2 (0.34%) Forcepoint
8 2 (0.34%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.34%) TEOCO
8 2 (0.34%) Twitter
9 1 (0.17%) Apple
9 1 (0.17%) Epicor
9 1 (0.17%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.17%) Sage
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