Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Development Director was £120,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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 Director
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1168 1213 1286
Rank change year-on-year +45 +73 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Director 21 24 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.013% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 9
UK median annual salary £120,000 £75,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £94,000 £54,375 £70,000
90th Percentile £150,000 £125,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £111,250 £70,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year +58.93% -22.22% -10.00%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Software Development Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Director in the UK

Software Development Director
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Development Director in the UK

Software Development Director
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Director over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Director in the UK

Software Development Director
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Development Director within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +34 21 £120,000 +60.00%
UK excluding London +44 14 £111,250 +58.93%
Midlands +29 7 £100,000 +33.33%
London +5 7 £130,000 +30.00%
East Midlands +35 5 £100,000 +33.33%
South West +11 5 £135,000 +111.76%
South East +30 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -

Software Development Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Development Director 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 featuring Software Development Director in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) People Management
1 10 (47.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Presales
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) QA
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
5 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (9.52%) Disruptive Innovation
6 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Software Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Retail
6 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
6 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Finance
6 2 (9.52%) Windows
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) Java
7 1 (4.76%) PHP
7 1 (4.76%) .NET
7 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) MVC
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.76%) TDD

Software Development Director 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 1 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (4.76%) EPiServer
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) npm
1 1 (4.76%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.76%) React
1 1 (4.76%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) People Management
1 10 (47.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Presales
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Disruptive Innovation
5 2 (9.52%) Software Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) Business Development
6 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) MVC
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
1 2 (9.52%) C++
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore