Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Software Development Manager
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 315 328
Rank change year-on-year -31 +13 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 34 46 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 31 40 35
North West median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £33,000
90th Percentile £73,250 £70,250 £59,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% +12.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Software Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Manager in the North West

Software Development Manager
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Software Development Manager in the North West

Software Development Manager
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Manager in the North West

Software Development Manager
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Manchester +9 22 £60,000 -5.88% 5
Cheshire -33 6 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Merseyside +23 4 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Lancashire -23 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Software Development Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Software Development 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 North West region featuring Software Development Manager in the job title.

1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (55.88%) SDLC
2 12 (35.29%) .NET
3 11 (32.35%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (32.35%) Analytics
4 10 (29.41%) Marketing
4 10 (29.41%) Finance
5 9 (26.47%) Manufacturing
5 9 (26.47%) Use Case
5 9 (26.47%) Product Management
5 9 (26.47%) Customer Insight
5 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
6 8 (23.53%) Line Management
6 8 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (23.53%) Programme Management
6 8 (23.53%) Electronics
6 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 8 (23.53%) SAP
7 7 (20.59%) C#
7 7 (20.59%) Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) TDD
8 6 (17.65%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.71%) Retail
9 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (11.76%) Linux
10 4 (11.76%) SQL
11 3 (8.82%) Java
11 3 (8.82%) Oracle
11 3 (8.82%) SQL Server

Software Development Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.94%) QlikView
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) gulp
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
1 10 (29.41%) Marketing
2 9 (26.47%) Manufacturing
3 8 (23.53%) Electronics
3 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (14.71%) Retail
5 3 (8.82%) Legal
6 2 (5.88%) Banking
6 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.94%) Advertising
7 1 (2.94%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) DOM
2 3 (8.82%) J2SE
2 3 (8.82%) SAX
2 3 (8.82%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) XSLT
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.94%) JMS
4 1 (2.94%) Servlets
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.94%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (55.88%) SDLC
2 11 (32.35%) Analytics
2 11 (32.35%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (26.47%) Customer Insight
3 9 (26.47%) Mentoring
3 9 (26.47%) Product Management
3 9 (26.47%) Use Case
4 8 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (23.53%) Line Management
4 8 (23.53%) Programme Management
5 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 7 (20.59%) TDD
6 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) Kanban
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.88%) BDD
8 2 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (5.88%) Time Management
8 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C#
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) XPath
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Erlang
4 1 (2.94%) Go
4 1 (2.94%) Haskell
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Capistrano
1 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.94%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) SAP
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Epicor
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com