The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 631 657 648
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 245 279 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 220 255 313
Median salary £62,500 £63,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.79% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -2.08% +4.34%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Manager in the UK

Software Development Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Development Manager in the UK

Software Development Manager
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Manager over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Manager in the UK

Software Development Manager
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +15 235 £62,500 -3.84% 23
London +16 67 £73,750 +5.35% 9
South East +67 61 £62,500 - 4
East of England +12 24 £57,500 -4.16% 1
South West -12 22 £52,500 -19.23%
Yorkshire -13 21 £55,000 -6.38% 1
Hertfordshire +10 18 £62,500 +4.16% 1
East Midlands +25 16 £65,000 +8.33% 1
West Yorkshire +10 16 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Oxfordshire +24 15 £82,500 +26.92% 1
Oxford +23 15 £82,500 +26.92% 1
Nottingham +10 14 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 14 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Leeds +5 13 £55,000 -8.33%
Hampshire +18 12 £60,000 +30.43% 2
West Midlands -2 12 £47,500 -13.63%
Watford - 12 £62,500 -
City of London +23 11 £52,500 -31.14% 4
Berkshire +23 11 £75,000 +11.11% 1
Bristol -23 11 £56,250 -13.46%
North West -42 11 £65,000 +33.33% 7
Manchester -29 9 £65,000 +30.00% 4
Buckinghamshire - 8 £62,500 -
Surrey +31 7 £47,500 -15.55%
Birmingham +5 7 £47,500 +5.55%
Basingstoke +4 7 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Gloucestershire -2 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 - -
Wiltshire +3 4 £60,000 -5.88%
Scotland -4 4 £57,500 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 featuring Software Development Manager in the job title.

1 328 (71.46%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (35.73%) Project Management
3 139 (30.28%) .NET
4 125 (27.23%) Java
5 120 (26.14%) SDLC
6 113 (24.62%) Finance
7 96 (20.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 95 (20.70%) C#
9 91 (19.83%) Scrum
10 70 (15.25%) DevOps
11 69 (15.03%) Software Engineering
12 67 (14.60%) SQL
13 64 (13.94%) Big Data
14 62 (13.51%) PRINCE2
14 62 (13.51%) Microsoft
15 60 (13.07%) Degree
16 57 (12.42%) JavaScript
17 56 (12.20%) Waterfall
18 55 (11.98%) QA
19 54 (11.76%) SQL Server
20 53 (11.55%) Greenfield Project
21 52 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
22 44 (9.59%) Software Delivery
23 42 (9.15%) ASP.NET
23 42 (9.15%) HTML
23 42 (9.15%) TDD
24 37 (8.06%) Web Development
25 36 (7.84%) Mentoring
26 35 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
26 35 (7.63%) C++

Software 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 15 (3.27%) Apache Spark
2 14 (3.05%) Apache
2 14 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.40%) Apache Solr
4 8 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.31%) Confluence
5 6 (1.31%) IIS
6 3 (0.65%) CMS
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.65%) WordPress
7 2 (0.44%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.44%) Mule
7 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.22%) JBoss
8 1 (0.22%) Jetty
8 1 (0.22%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Infor CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Magento
3 2 (0.44%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.92%) SaaS
3 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.09%) Trello
5 2 (0.44%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.44%) GitHub
5 2 (0.44%) IaaS
5 2 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.65%) Internet
3 2 (0.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.22%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.94%) Big Data
2 54 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.70%) MySQL
4 14 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.61%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.74%) Data Mining
6 8 (1.74%) Text Mining
7 7 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.31%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.09%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.87%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.65%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.65%) Redis
11 3 (0.65%) Riak
11 3 (0.65%) Spark SQL
12 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (7.19%) JIRA
2 25 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.09%) Redmine
5 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.65%) gulp
6 3 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.65%) Selenium
7 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.44%) Subversion
7 2 (0.44%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.44%) VersionOne
7 2 (0.44%) webpack
8 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.22%) Grunt
8 1 (0.22%) Hamcrest
8 1 (0.22%) jMock
8 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.22%) TestNG
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 113 (24.62%) Finance
2 29 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.23%) Banking
4 22 (4.79%) Games
5 20 (4.36%) Retail
6 16 (3.49%) Manufacturing
7 15 (3.27%) Marketing
8 13 (2.83%) Legal
9 9 (1.96%) Electronics
10 6 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.09%) Law
12 4 (0.87%) Billing
13 2 (0.44%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) Welsh Language
14 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.22%) Automotive
14 1 (0.22%) French Language
14 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (30.28%) .NET
2 42 (9.15%) ASP.NET
2 42 (9.15%) HTML
3 25 (5.45%) CSS
4 22 (4.79%) Node.js
5 20 (4.36%) Web Services
6 18 (3.92%) AngularJS
6 18 (3.92%) Kafka
7 17 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (2.83%) Spring
9 11 (2.40%) HTML5
9 11 (2.40%) J2EE
9 11 (2.40%) Lucene
9 11 (2.40%) Natural Language Processing
10 10 (2.18%) REST
11 9 (1.96%) React
11 9 (1.96%) XML
12 8 (1.74%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.53%) jQuery
13 7 (1.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.55%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (4.58%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.83%) User Experience
7 11 (2.40%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.96%) iPad
9 7 (1.53%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.31%) Fintech
10 6 (1.31%) PMI
11 5 (1.09%) NHS
11 5 (1.09%) Online Games
12 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.65%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
13 3 (0.65%) Semantic Web
14 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.45%) Windows
2 23 (5.01%) Linux
3 16 (3.49%) Unix
4 8 (1.74%) Android
4 8 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Solaris
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (71.46%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (35.73%) Project Management
3 120 (26.14%) SDLC
4 96 (20.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (19.83%) Scrum
6 70 (15.25%) DevOps
7 69 (15.03%) Software Engineering
8 62 (13.51%) PRINCE2
9 56 (12.20%) Waterfall
10 44 (9.59%) Software Delivery
11 42 (9.15%) TDD
12 37 (8.06%) Web Development
13 36 (7.84%) Mentoring
14 35 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (7.41%) Coaching
15 34 (7.41%) Line Management
15 34 (7.41%) MVC
16 29 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (5.88%) People Management
18 26 (5.66%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 125 (27.23%) Java
2 95 (20.70%) C#
3 67 (14.60%) SQL
4 57 (12.42%) JavaScript
5 35 (7.63%) C++
6 27 (5.88%) PHP
7 21 (4.58%) Scala
8 20 (4.36%) Python
8 20 (4.36%) Ruby
9 18 (3.92%) VB.NET
10 15 (3.27%) C
11 6 (1.31%) Clojure
11 6 (1.31%) VB
12 5 (1.09%) Perl
13 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.87%) VB6
13 4 (0.87%) VBScript
14 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.65%) ES6
14 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (13.07%) Degree
2 11 (2.40%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.74%) PhD
3 8 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.31%) PMP
6 5 (1.09%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.87%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.65%) MBA
9 2 (0.44%) APMP
9 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.22%) APMG
10 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.98%) QA
2 9 (1.96%) PMO
3 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.44%) EMIR
5 2 (0.44%) MiFID
5 2 (0.44%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 9 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.44%) Grafana
1 2 (0.44%) Mesos
2 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.32%) Oracle
3 12 (2.61%) SAP
4 9 (1.96%) VMware
5 4 (0.87%) Zend
6 3 (0.65%) Concur
7 2 (0.44%) CA
7 2 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.44%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.44%) Datameer
7 2 (0.44%) Lotus
7 2 (0.44%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.44%) Sage
7 2 (0.44%) Siebel
7 2 (0.44%) Solace
7 2 (0.44%) Sybase
7 2 (0.44%) Tableau
7 2 (0.44%) WSO2
8 1 (0.22%) Apple
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus, bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £85000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per day plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Resource Group
Salary: £80,000-90,000 + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Resource Group
Salary: £80,000-90,000 + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IPsoft
Salary: Excellent salary with additional variable bonus based on KPIs
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 85k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 11 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City, London
Hotels.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Tesco
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago