The median annual salary for a Software Development Director was £81,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Development Director
UK
Rank 857 914 956
Rank change year-on-year +57 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Director 8 27 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.026% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.027% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 5
Median salary £81,250 £90,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £71,250 £90,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -20.83% +28.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Development Director
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Development Director in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Director in the UK

Software Development Director
Top 7 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +91 8 £81,250 -9.72%
London +66 3 £90,000 -10.00%
South East +54 3 - -
Reading - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
West Midlands +23 2 £71,250 -36.66%
City of London - 1 - -

Software Development Director Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Software Engineering
3 14 (46.67%) .NET
4 9 (30.00%) Finance
4 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 7 (23.33%) Advertising
5 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) HTML
6 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (20.00%) CSS
7 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (16.67%) OO
7 5 (16.67%) PHP
7 5 (16.67%) Java
7 5 (16.67%) Microservices
7 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 5 (16.67%) Kanban
7 5 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (13.33%) Degree
9 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (10.00%) Software Architecture
9 3 (10.00%) Machine Learning
9 3 (10.00%) Big Data
9 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.00%) People Management
9 3 (10.00%) Oracle
9 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
10 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (6.67%) Business Development

Software Development Director Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (6.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Big Data
1 3 (10.00%) Hadoop
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (6.67%) Publishing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Software Engineering
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
4 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.67%) Kanban
5 5 (16.67%) Microservices
5 5 (16.67%) OO
5 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (10.00%) Machine Learning
6 3 (10.00%) People Management
6 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Business Development
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) CMMI
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Product Management
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle