Period
to 3 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Manager
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 227 220 312
Rank change year-on-year -7 +92 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 18 9 17
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 9
10th Percentile £69,375 £77,125 £61,500
25th Percentile £79,875 £84,063 £75,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £101,250 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.58% +19.12% +30.77%
75th Percentile £98,750 £117,813 £98,750
90th Percentile £103,125 £118,750 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +23.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,176 4,901 9,822
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.49% 94.20% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4,626 4,295 8,799
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £35,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

Software Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Software Development Manager in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Manager in the City of London

Software Development Manager
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Development Manager in the City of London.

Salary trend for Software Development Manager in the City of London

Software Development Manager
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Development Manager in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Development Manager in the City of London

Software Development Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, Software Development 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 across the City of London region featuring Software Development Manager in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Social Skills
4 6 (33.33%) SDLC
4 6 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) Azure
5 5 (27.78%) Kotlin
6 4 (22.22%) iManage
6 4 (22.22%) Power BI
6 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 4 (22.22%) Line Management
6 4 (22.22%) IT Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (22.22%) Elite 3E
6 4 (22.22%) Intapp
6 4 (22.22%) Power Platform
6 4 (22.22%) PowerApps
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (22.22%) Law
7 3 (16.67%) Legal
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft

Software Development Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (22.22%) Power Platform
2 4 (22.22%) PowerApps
3 3 (16.67%) AWS
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 1 (5.56%) Azure LUIS
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Storage
4 1 (5.56%) GCP
4 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Power BI
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Gradle
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) Maven
1 2 (11.11%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
1 7 (38.89%) Social Skills
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Law
4 3 (16.67%) Legal
5 1 (5.56%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (5.56%) Electronics
5 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.56%) Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
5 1 (5.56%) Retail
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.56%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) GraphQL
2 2 (11.11%) gRPC
2 2 (11.11%) Kafka
2 2 (11.11%) React
2 2 (11.11%) RESTful
2 2 (11.11%) Spring
2 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
2 2 (11.11%) Spring Security
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Blog
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) Legacy Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (5.56%) Robotics
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 6 (33.33%) SDLC
4 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) IT Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) Line Management
5 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) Fintech
7 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) Microservices
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Open Source
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (5.56%) Resource Allocation
8 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) Kotlin
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Java 8
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) iManage
1 4 (22.22%) Intapp
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) SAP