Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 702 735 837
Rank change year-on-year +33 +102 -100
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 465 484 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 373 419 378
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £50,850 £46,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £88,500 £90,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 156,168 172,304 181,848
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,823 138,196 152,196
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Development Manager in the UK

Software Development Manager
Top 14 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 13 November 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 -16 399 £67,500 +3.85% 42
UK excluding London +24 335 £65,000 +8.33% 31
South East +53 133 £65,000 -1.89% 9
London +33 121 £82,500 +10.00% 18
North of England +3 49 £62,500 +8.70% 6
Scotland +24 47 £60,000 - 3
Midlands +18 45 £60,000 - 6
North West +9 41 £65,000 +18.18% 2
East of England +24 34 £60,000 -6.93% 1
East Midlands +15 33 £60,000 -7.69% 3
South West -21 17 £70,000 +7.69% 2
West Midlands +24 12 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Wales +15 10 £57,500 +12.20% 3
Yorkshire -13 8 £52,500 -8.70% 4

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 345 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (41.08%) .NET
3 171 (36.77%) C#
4 160 (34.41%) Scrum
5 114 (24.52%) Project Management
5 114 (24.52%) SDLC
6 93 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 88 (18.92%) JavaScript
7 88 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 87 (18.71%) Java
9 75 (16.13%) Mentoring
10 73 (15.70%) SQL Server
11 71 (15.27%) Finance
12 68 (14.62%) AngularJS
13 65 (13.98%) Line Management
14 63 (13.55%) ASP.NET
15 61 (13.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 61 (13.12%) Software Delivery
16 60 (12.90%) Coaching
17 52 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
17 52 (11.18%) Node.js
18 49 (10.54%) MVC
18 49 (10.54%) CSS
19 47 (10.11%) Continuous Improvement
20 46 (9.89%) DevOps
20 46 (9.89%) HTML
20 46 (9.89%) SQL
21 42 (9.03%) Test Automation
22 40 (8.60%) User Experience
22 40 (8.60%) React

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 13 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.37%) CMS
3 10 (2.15%) Confluence
4 5 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.08%) IIS
5 4 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.43%) Apache
6 2 (0.43%) nginx
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 14 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.88%) SaaS
3 6 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (0.65%) GitHub
4 3 (0.65%) PaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.43%) IaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Office 365
5 2 (0.43%) Serverless
5 2 (0.43%) Slack
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.15%) Internet
2 3 (0.65%) Intranet
3 2 (0.43%) SMS
4 1 (0.22%) SSL
4 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.37%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.15%) Big Data
3 10 (2.15%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.15%) MySQL
4 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.65%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.65%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.22%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 30 (6.45%) JIRA
2 23 (4.95%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.72%) git-flow
4 8 (1.72%) Jasmine
4 8 (1.72%) NUnit
5 7 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.51%) Selenium
5 7 (1.51%) SpecFlow
6 6 (1.29%) Subversion
7 4 (0.86%) Hudson
8 3 (0.65%) Maven
8 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.22%) Moq
10 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 71 (15.27%) Finance
2 27 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.16%) Marketing
3 24 (5.16%) Retail
4 16 (3.44%) Advertising
4 16 (3.44%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.23%) Electronics
6 10 (2.15%) Banking
7 8 (1.72%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.29%) Law
8 6 (1.29%) Military
9 5 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.65%) Back Office
10 3 (0.65%) Publishing
11 2 (0.43%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (41.08%) .NET
2 68 (14.62%) AngularJS
3 63 (13.55%) ASP.NET
4 52 (11.18%) Node.js
5 49 (10.54%) CSS
6 46 (9.89%) HTML
7 40 (8.60%) React
8 34 (7.31%) jQuery
9 29 (6.24%) .NET Framework
10 26 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (5.59%) Web Services
11 25 (5.38%) KnockoutJS
12 21 (4.52%) Angular 2
13 19 (4.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (3.44%) WCF
15 16 (3.44%) WPF
16 15 (3.23%) .NET Core
17 13 (2.80%) Entity Framework
17 13 (2.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.60%) User Experience
2 25 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.52%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (4.09%) Fintech
7 18 (3.87%) Algorithms
7 18 (3.87%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.58%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.94%) PMI
10 6 (1.29%) Clustering
11 5 (1.08%) Digital Currency
12 3 (0.65%) NHS
13 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.43%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.22%) Cyberattack
14 1 (0.22%) Cybercrime
14 1 (0.22%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.09%) Linux
2 10 (2.15%) Windows
3 8 (1.72%) Android
4 7 (1.51%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.43%) Unix
6 1 (0.22%) Debian
6 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (34.41%) Scrum
3 114 (24.52%) Project Management
3 114 (24.52%) SDLC
4 93 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 75 (16.13%) Mentoring
6 65 (13.98%) Line Management
7 61 (13.12%) Software Delivery
7 61 (13.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 60 (12.90%) Coaching
9 52 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (10.54%) MVC
11 47 (10.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 46 (9.89%) DevOps
13 42 (9.03%) Test Automation
14 39 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (8.39%) Kanban
14 39 (8.39%) TDD
15 38 (8.17%) People Management
16 33 (7.10%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (36.77%) C#
2 88 (18.92%) JavaScript
3 87 (18.71%) Java
4 46 (9.89%) SQL
5 24 (5.16%) PHP
6 18 (3.87%) Python
7 12 (2.58%) C++
8 8 (1.72%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.29%) Java 8
9 6 (1.29%) Ruby
10 4 (0.86%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.65%) Ada
11 3 (0.65%) C
11 3 (0.65%) F#
11 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.43%) VB
13 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.22%) Perl
13 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (8.60%) Degree
2 9 (1.94%) PMI Certification
2 9 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.72%) SAFe Agilist
4 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.65%) PMP
7 2 (0.43%) CISA
7 2 (0.43%) CISM
7 2 (0.43%) CISSP
7 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.45%) QA
2 8 (1.72%) GDPR
3 5 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.65%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.65%) PSD2
5 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.43%) PMO
5 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (2.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 88 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.73%) Oracle
3 15 (3.23%) SAP
4 8 (1.72%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.29%) IBM
6 4 (0.86%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.86%) WorldPay
7 3 (0.65%) ABBYY
8 2 (0.43%) ATG
8 2 (0.43%) Demandware
8 2 (0.43%) Google
8 2 (0.43%) hybris
8 2 (0.43%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.22%) Capita
9 1 (0.22%) Facebook
9 1 (0.22%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.22%) Sage
9 1 (0.22%) Twitter
9 1 (0.22%) Yahoo!
9 1 (0.22%) Zend