Period
to 8 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Development Manager was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

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

Development Manager
UK
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 397 366 405
Rank change year-on-year -31 +39 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Development Manager 518 983 1,116
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.81% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.85% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 510 891 1,028
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £45,000 £43,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £118,750 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £64,733
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.31% +12.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 71,104 115,902 143,608
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.75% 95.45% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 56,504 93,959 116,329
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,750 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Development Manager.

Salary trend for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Development Manager over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Development Manager in the UK

Development Manager
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Development Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 8 March 2021. 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
England -50 440 £70,000 - 88
UK excluding London -22 280 £62,500 +4.17% 73
London -15 176 £80,000 -5.88% 27
Work from Home -26 117 £70,000 -17.65% 23
South East +75 92 £70,000 - 17
North of England +9 77 £55,000 - 21
Midlands +31 52 £70,000 +16.67% 10
North West +49 39 £60,000 - 11
Yorkshire -10 28 £55,000 - 7
South West -5 27 £55,000 +4.76% 8
East Midlands +34 26 £70,000 +7.69% 6
West Midlands +26 25 £70,000 +16.67% 4
Scotland +16 23 £65,000 +27.53% 7
North East -5 11 £48,750 -11.36% 3
East of England +35 8 £92,500 +32.14% 4
Northern Ireland +6 2 £90,000 +97.80% 1

Development Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, 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 featuring Development Manager in the job title.

1 231 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (27.99%) Finance
3 122 (23.55%) .NET
4 107 (20.66%) Business Development
5 95 (18.34%) C#
6 88 (16.99%) Scrum
7 86 (16.60%) Azure
8 85 (16.41%) DevOps
9 80 (15.44%) Java
10 79 (15.25%) Microsoft
11 75 (14.48%) Project Management
12 71 (13.71%) Software Engineering
13 67 (12.93%) JavaScript
14 63 (12.16%) SQL
15 61 (11.78%) AWS
16 54 (10.42%) Marketing
17 53 (10.23%) SDLC
18 49 (9.46%) Mentoring
19 47 (9.07%) SaaS
20 43 (8.30%) Line Management
21 42 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
22 41 (7.92%) Microservices
23 39 (7.53%) AngularJS
23 39 (7.53%) Decision-Making
24 37 (7.14%) E-Commerce
25 36 (6.95%) Oracle
25 36 (6.95%) JIRA
25 36 (6.95%) Public Sector
26 35 (6.76%) Retail
27 34 (6.56%) Python

Development Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (3.09%) Confluence
2 9 (1.74%) nginx
3 6 (1.16%) Apache Solr
4 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.77%) Jadu
5 4 (0.77%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.58%) OpenEdge
6 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.19%) Drupal
8 1 (0.19%) Kentico
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.77%) Magento
2 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.39%) Shopify
4 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (16.60%) Azure
2 61 (11.78%) AWS
3 47 (9.07%) SaaS
4 16 (3.09%) GCP
5 9 (1.74%) PaaS
5 9 (1.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 7 (1.35%) Power Platform
7 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.97%) Google Play
7 5 (0.97%) Serverless
8 4 (0.77%) GitHub
9 3 (0.58%) IaaS
10 2 (0.39%) Trello
11 1 (0.19%) Akamai
11 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.19%) G Suite
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft 365
11 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.54%) Broadband
2 6 (1.16%) Skype
3 4 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.58%) Wireless
5 2 (0.39%) DNS
5 2 (0.39%) Internet
5 2 (0.39%) WebEx
6 1 (0.19%) 4G
6 1 (0.19%) ATM
6 1 (0.19%) DHCP
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) SMS
6 1 (0.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.25%) Big Data
3 17 (3.28%) DB2
3 17 (3.28%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.70%) MySQL
6 9 (1.74%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.16%) Couchbase
8 6 (1.16%) Power BI
8 6 (1.16%) Redis
9 5 (0.97%) OLAP
9 5 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.19%) Informix
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (6.95%) JIRA
2 13 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.54%) Maven
5 7 (1.35%) Ant
6 6 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.77%) Postman
8 4 (0.77%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.39%) git-flow
9 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.19%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.19%) GitLab
10 1 (0.19%) Gradle
10 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 145 (27.99%) Finance
2 54 (10.42%) Marketing
3 36 (6.95%) Public Sector
4 35 (6.76%) Retail
5 32 (6.18%) Banking
6 23 (4.44%) Law
7 22 (4.25%) Telecoms
8 16 (3.09%) Legal
9 13 (2.51%) Front Office
9 13 (2.51%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.74%) Electronics
11 8 (1.54%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.35%) Games
12 7 (1.35%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.97%) Local Government
14 4 (0.77%) German Language
15 3 (0.58%) Back Office
16 2 (0.39%) Brand Awareness
16 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.39%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (23.55%) .NET
2 39 (7.53%) AngularJS
3 25 (4.83%) React
4 24 (4.63%) HTML
5 23 (4.44%) .NET Core
6 20 (3.86%) Node.js
7 18 (3.47%) .NET Framework
7 18 (3.47%) ASP.NET
7 18 (3.47%) CSS
7 18 (3.47%) Java EE
8 13 (2.51%) Web Services
9 10 (1.93%) RESTful
9 10 (1.93%) Velocity
10 8 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.54%) Laravel
10 8 (1.54%) WPF
11 7 (1.35%) Spring
12 6 (1.16%) JAXB
12 6 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.02%) Mobile App
2 21 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (3.47%) Virtual Team
4 14 (2.70%) User Experience
5 11 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.74%) Cloud Native
6 9 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.54%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.35%) Equities
8 7 (1.35%) iPad
8 7 (1.35%) Online Banking
8 7 (1.35%) Social Media
9 6 (1.16%) Derivative
9 6 (1.16%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.16%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.97%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.32%) Windows
2 7 (1.35%) Android
2 7 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.16%) Unix
4 3 (0.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (20.66%) Business Development
3 88 (16.99%) Scrum
4 85 (16.41%) DevOps
5 75 (14.48%) Project Management
6 71 (13.71%) Software Engineering
7 53 (10.23%) SDLC
8 49 (9.46%) Mentoring
9 43 (8.30%) Line Management
10 42 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
11 41 (7.92%) Microservices
12 39 (7.53%) Decision-Making
13 37 (7.14%) E-Commerce
14 34 (6.56%) Project Delivery
15 33 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (5.98%) Software Delivery
17 30 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (5.79%) CRM
18 28 (5.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 95 (18.34%) C#
2 80 (15.44%) Java
3 67 (12.93%) JavaScript
4 63 (12.16%) SQL
5 34 (6.56%) Python
6 32 (6.18%) C
7 26 (5.02%) PHP
8 17 (3.28%) Perl
9 14 (2.70%) TypeScript
10 10 (1.93%) C++
11 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.97%) Apple Swift
12 5 (0.97%) ES6
12 5 (0.97%) Go
12 5 (0.97%) Kotlin
12 5 (0.97%) Ruby
13 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.58%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.58%) VB
15 2 (0.39%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 28 (5.41%) Degree
2 11 (2.12%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.16%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.19%) CSPO
7 1 (0.19%) HND
7 1 (0.19%) MBA
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.83%) QA
2 10 (1.93%) SLA
3 3 (0.58%) PMO
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) UCITS
System Software
1 14 (2.70%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Firmware
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (2.51%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.16%) Terraform
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.95%) Oracle
3 27 (5.21%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.12%) Google
5 10 (1.93%) ServiceNow
6 9 (1.74%) Progress
6 9 (1.74%) SAP
7 8 (1.54%) IBM
8 5 (0.97%) Murex
8 5 (0.97%) Sophis
9 4 (0.77%) HubSpot
10 3 (0.58%) hybris
10 3 (0.58%) Intel
10 3 (0.58%) MuleSoft
10 3 (0.58%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.39%) ATG
11 2 (0.39%) Cisco
11 2 (0.39%) EMC
11 2 (0.39%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.39%) Zend