Period
to 20 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 739 728
Rank change year-on-year -34 -11 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 423 446 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.27% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 376 405 533
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £79,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

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 165,738 164,565 194,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,928 136,254 163,031
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 May 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 May 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 -14 401 £65,000 +6.56% 46
UK excluding London -53 276 £57,500 - 37
London +20 137 £72,500 - 13
South East -32 86 £57,500 -4.17% 6
North of England -12 54 £55,000 -4.35% 10
Midlands +1 48 £57,500 - 10
East of England +8 39 £75,000 +30.43% 3
South West -33 34 £60,000 - 4
North West -12 33 £57,500 -6.12% 8
East Midlands +10 31 £65,000 - 5
Yorkshire +20 20 £50,000 -9.09% 1
West Midlands 0 17 £55,000 +3.29% 5
Wales +16 7 £55,000 +5.44%
Scotland -41 5 £80,000 +39.13% 4
Channel Islands - 4 £70,000 -
North East -21 1 £45,000 -35.71% 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 310 (73.29%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (36.41%) Scrum
3 135 (31.91%) .NET
4 130 (30.73%) Project Management
5 124 (29.31%) C#
6 114 (26.95%) SDLC
7 105 (24.82%) Java
8 81 (19.15%) Finance
8 81 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
9 79 (18.68%) SQL Server
10 78 (18.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 78 (18.44%) Coaching
11 77 (18.20%) Software Engineering
12 70 (16.55%) JavaScript
12 70 (16.55%) JIRA
13 69 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (15.84%) DevOps
15 60 (14.18%) Mentoring
16 59 (13.95%) TDD
17 57 (13.48%) E-Commerce
18 54 (12.77%) Microsoft
19 48 (11.35%) ASP.NET
19 48 (11.35%) MVC
20 46 (10.87%) Web Services
20 46 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
21 41 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
22 40 (9.46%) QA
22 40 (9.46%) SQL
23 39 (9.22%) HTML
23 39 (9.22%) Product Management

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 22 (5.20%) Confluence
2 15 (3.55%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.36%) CMS
4 9 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.18%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.47%) Apache
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.24%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (19.15%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.20%) SaaS
4 6 (1.42%) GitHub
5 5 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.18%) Office 365
6 4 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.47%) Force.com
7 2 (0.47%) Slack
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.24%) Serverless
8 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.95%) HTTP
2 3 (0.71%) Internet
3 2 (0.47%) SMS
3 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.51%) Big Data
3 18 (4.26%) MySQL
4 17 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.42%) Couchbase
6 6 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.95%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.47%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (16.55%) JIRA
2 27 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 25 (5.91%) Git (software)
4 18 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.95%) Selenium
6 4 (0.95%) Subversion
7 3 (0.71%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.47%) git-flow
8 2 (0.47%) Maven
8 2 (0.47%) VersionOne
9 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.24%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.24%) JUnit
9 1 (0.24%) Mockito
9 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.24%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (19.15%) Finance
2 27 (6.38%) Retail
3 16 (3.78%) Banking
4 14 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.13%) Marketing
7 8 (1.89%) Electronics
8 7 (1.65%) Publishing
9 4 (0.95%) Advertising
9 4 (0.95%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.47%) Automotive
10 2 (0.47%) Front Office
10 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (31.91%) .NET
2 48 (11.35%) ASP.NET
3 46 (10.87%) Web Services
4 39 (9.22%) HTML
5 37 (8.75%) CSS
6 31 (7.33%) RESTful
7 30 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (6.86%) Kafka
9 23 (5.44%) AngularJS
10 22 (5.20%) .NET Framework
11 20 (4.73%) jQuery
11 20 (4.73%) RxJava
11 20 (4.73%) Vert.x
12 19 (4.49%) Spring
13 18 (4.26%) LAMP
14 14 (3.31%) Node.js
15 11 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (2.36%) React
16 10 (2.36%) REST
16 10 (2.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.31%) User Experience
6 12 (2.84%) Fintech
7 10 (2.36%) PMI
8 9 (2.13%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.42%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.47%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.47%) IVR
12 2 (0.47%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.47%) Semantic Web
13 1 (0.24%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.38%) Linux
2 19 (4.49%) Windows
3 11 (2.60%) Android
4 10 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (73.29%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (36.41%) Scrum
3 130 (30.73%) Project Management
4 114 (26.95%) SDLC
5 78 (18.44%) Coaching
5 78 (18.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 77 (18.20%) Software Engineering
7 69 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (15.84%) DevOps
9 60 (14.18%) Mentoring
10 59 (13.95%) TDD
11 57 (13.48%) E-Commerce
12 48 (11.35%) MVC
13 41 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (9.22%) Product Management
15 38 (8.98%) Software Delivery
16 36 (8.51%) Kanban
17 35 (8.27%) Decision-Making
17 35 (8.27%) PRINCE2
18 30 (7.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 124 (29.31%) C#
2 105 (24.82%) Java
3 70 (16.55%) JavaScript
4 40 (9.46%) SQL
5 33 (7.80%) PHP
6 25 (5.91%) C++
7 19 (4.49%) VB.NET
8 15 (3.55%) Groovy
9 14 (3.31%) C
10 12 (2.84%) Java 8
10 12 (2.84%) Python
10 12 (2.84%) Scala
11 9 (2.13%) Ruby
12 8 (1.89%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.42%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.42%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.95%) Java 9
15 3 (0.71%) Clojure
16 2 (0.47%) Ada
16 2 (0.47%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 31 (7.33%) Degree
2 11 (2.60%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (0.95%) PhD
4 4 (0.95%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.47%) APMP
6 2 (0.47%) CIPD
6 2 (0.47%) PMP
7 1 (0.24%) CISA
7 1 (0.24%) CISM
7 1 (0.24%) CISSP
7 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.46%) QA
2 12 (2.84%) PMO
3 1 (0.24%) EMIR
3 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.24%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) MiFID
3 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (6.15%) Docker
2 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (4.49%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.60%) Ansible
3 10 (2.36%) Terraform
4 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.47%) Puppet
5 2 (0.47%) Salt
6 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.38%) Oracle
3 14 (3.31%) SAP
4 12 (2.84%) WorldPay
5 9 (2.13%) AppDynamics
5 9 (2.13%) Splunk
5 9 (2.13%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.65%) Capita
8 6 (1.42%) Intel
9 4 (0.95%) Citrix
9 4 (0.95%) Google
9 4 (0.95%) VMware
10 2 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.47%) IBM
11 1 (0.24%) CA
11 1 (0.24%) Informatica
11 1 (0.24%) Sybase
11 1 (0.24%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.24%) Wrike