Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 802 750
Rank change year-on-year +14 -52 -51
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 429 394 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 360 354 535
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +6.48%
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,250 £44,700
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Software Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Development Manager in the UK

Software 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 Software Development Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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 +24 413 £62,500 +4.17% 48
UK excluding London -30 305 £60,000 +4.35% 42
London +38 123 £75,000 - 11
South East -9 80 £62,500 +13.64% 6
North of England -17 68 £55,000 -4.35% 11
Midlands +17 55 £60,000 +4.35% 9
East of England +23 45 £72,500 +38.10% 7
South West -13 41 £58,750 -4.08% 4
Yorkshire +27 35 £55,000 -4.35% 4
East Midlands +23 32 £65,000 - 4
North West -35 30 £57,500 - 7
West Midlands -6 23 £57,500 +4.55% 5
Scotland -40 9 £80,000 +39.13% 2
Wales +5 6 £57,500 -11.54% 2
North East -22 3 £55,000 -21.43%
Channel Islands - 1 £70,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Software 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 Software Development Manager in the job title.

1 325 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (34.27%) Scrum
3 145 (33.80%) .NET
4 127 (29.60%) Project Management
5 120 (27.97%) C#
6 100 (23.31%) Finance
7 97 (22.61%) SDLC
8 96 (22.38%) JavaScript
9 91 (21.21%) Java
10 81 (18.88%) SQL Server
11 78 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 71 (16.55%) ASP.NET
13 68 (15.85%) Microsoft
14 65 (15.15%) MVC
14 65 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (14.92%) Coaching
16 63 (14.69%) E-Commerce
17 62 (14.45%) Software Engineering
17 62 (14.45%) JIRA
18 58 (13.52%) Amazon AWS
19 56 (13.05%) TDD
20 55 (12.82%) DevOps
21 50 (11.66%) ASP.NET MVC
22 47 (10.96%) Mentoring
23 46 (10.72%) Retail
23 46 (10.72%) SQL
24 40 (9.32%) HTML
24 40 (9.32%) PRINCE2
25 39 (9.09%) QA
26 38 (8.86%) Kanban

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 18 (4.20%) Confluence
2 6 (1.40%) IIS
2 6 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.17%) Apache
3 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.17%) CMS
4 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) nginx
7 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (3.96%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (13.52%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.90%) SaaS
4 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.70%) GitHub
5 3 (0.70%) Office 365
6 2 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.10%) HTTP
2 2 (0.47%) SMS
3 1 (0.23%) SAN
3 1 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (18.88%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.46%) Big Data
3 11 (2.56%) MySQL
3 11 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.93%) Redis
7 3 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.70%) Power BI
7 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.23%) Informix
9 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 62 (14.45%) JIRA
2 24 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.90%) Git (software)
5 15 (3.50%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.93%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (0.70%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.70%) Maven
8 3 (0.70%) Selenium
9 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.47%) git-flow
9 2 (0.47%) Subversion
9 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.23%) MSTest
10 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.23%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 100 (23.31%) Finance
2 46 (10.72%) Retail
3 18 (4.20%) Banking
4 12 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.56%) Law
5 11 (2.56%) Marketing
6 8 (1.86%) Electronics
7 6 (1.40%) Front Office
8 5 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.17%) Publishing
9 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Games
11 2 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.47%) Back Office
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (33.80%) .NET
2 71 (16.55%) ASP.NET
3 50 (11.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (9.32%) HTML
5 35 (8.16%) CSS
6 34 (7.93%) jQuery
7 32 (7.46%) .NET Framework
8 26 (6.06%) AngularJS
9 20 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (4.43%) Node.js
10 19 (4.43%) RESTful
11 17 (3.96%) Web Services
12 15 (3.50%) Kafka
12 15 (3.50%) React
12 15 (3.50%) REST
13 14 (3.26%) HTML5
14 11 (2.56%) WCF
15 10 (2.33%) LAMP
15 10 (2.33%) Spring
15 10 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.50%) User Experience
4 13 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.10%) PMI
7 8 (1.86%) Fintech
7 8 (1.86%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.93%) Derivative
9 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.70%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.70%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.47%) Reinsurance
12 1 (0.23%) BBC
12 1 (0.23%) Life Science
12 1 (0.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.73%) Android
1 16 (3.73%) Linux
2 15 (3.50%) Windows
3 14 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (34.27%) Scrum
3 127 (29.60%) Project Management
4 97 (22.61%) SDLC
5 78 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (15.15%) MVC
7 64 (14.92%) Coaching
8 63 (14.69%) E-Commerce
9 62 (14.45%) Software Engineering
10 56 (13.05%) TDD
11 55 (12.82%) DevOps
12 47 (10.96%) Mentoring
13 40 (9.32%) PRINCE2
14 38 (8.86%) Kanban
15 37 (8.62%) Product Management
16 35 (8.16%) Software Delivery
17 32 (7.46%) Risk Management
18 31 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
19 29 (6.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (27.97%) C#
2 96 (22.38%) JavaScript
3 91 (21.21%) Java
4 46 (10.72%) SQL
5 23 (5.36%) C++
6 21 (4.90%) PHP
7 17 (3.96%) C
8 10 (2.33%) Groovy
8 10 (2.33%) Python
8 10 (2.33%) Ruby
9 9 (2.10%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.86%) Apple Swift
10 8 (1.86%) Objective-C
10 8 (1.86%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.17%) Clojure
12 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.70%) Scala
12 3 (0.70%) VB
12 3 (0.70%) XPath
13 2 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (8.16%) Degree
2 12 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.17%) PhD
6 5 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.70%) PMP
8 1 (0.23%) APMP
8 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.09%) QA
2 9 (2.10%) PMO
3 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (4.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.40%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
3 1 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.23%) Mesos
3 1 (0.23%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.83%) Oracle
3 16 (3.73%) SAP
4 12 (2.80%) Intel
4 12 (2.80%) WorldPay
5 8 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.63%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.17%) IBM
8 4 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.93%) Capita
9 2 (0.47%) CA
9 2 (0.47%) VMware
9 2 (0.47%) Wrike
10 1 (0.23%) Apple
10 1 (0.23%) Citrix
10 1 (0.23%) Epicor
10 1 (0.23%) HP
10 1 (0.23%) Informatica
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.23%) Sybase