The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Development Manager
UK
Rank 649 638 624
Rank change year-on-year -11 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 214 325 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 187 266 310
Median salary £62,500 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.93% +7.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  

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 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
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 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 March 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 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 +14 201 £62,500 +4.16% 23
South East +44 65 £60,000 +5.26% 9
London +39 51 £75,000 +20.00% 5
South West +38 31 £62,500 -3.84% 3
Hampshire +40 24 £55,000 +15.78% 3
Bristol +19 24 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands +28 17 £55,000 +4.76% 2
North West -22 17 £63,750 +6.25% 2
Surrey +51 16 £65,000 -16.12%
Berkshire +26 15 £62,500 -10.71% 3
City of London +43 14 £83,750 +15.51%
Manchester -17 14 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Scotland +29 12 £56,250 -22.41% 1
Glasgow +26 9 £57,500 +24.32%
West Yorkshire +22 9 £57,500 +9.52%
Yorkshire +5 9 £57,500 +10.57%
Leeds +24 8 £57,500 -2.12%
Bracknell - 8 £51,250 -
East of England +21 7 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Basingstoke +7 7 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Hertfordshire +23 6 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Birmingham +15 6 £42,500 -19.04%
Farnborough - 6 £42,500 -
Reading +43 5 £67,500 +17.39% 2
East Grinstead +21 5 £45,000 -
West Sussex +1 5 £45,000 -18.18%
Worcestershire - 5 £55,000 -
Worcester - 5 £55,000 -
Wiltshire +23 4 £57,500 +4.54%
Nottinghamshire +13 4 £65,000 +23.80%

Software Development Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 276 (68.32%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (32.92%) Project Management
3 125 (30.94%) .NET
4 115 (28.47%) Finance
5 90 (22.28%) SDLC
5 90 (22.28%) Java
6 87 (21.53%) C#
7 78 (19.31%) Microsoft
8 76 (18.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 74 (18.32%) Scrum
10 69 (17.08%) SQL
11 62 (15.35%) DevOps
12 55 (13.61%) QA
13 54 (13.37%) Waterfall
14 49 (12.13%) People Management
14 49 (12.13%) JavaScript
14 49 (12.13%) Telecoms
15 48 (11.88%) SQL Server
15 48 (11.88%) Line Management
16 47 (11.63%) Mentoring
16 47 (11.63%) Software Engineering
17 45 (11.14%) Banking
18 43 (10.64%) HTML
19 41 (10.15%) Degree
19 41 (10.15%) Big Data
20 40 (9.90%) ASP.NET
21 39 (9.65%) Coaching
21 39 (9.65%) Software Delivery
22 38 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
22 38 (9.41%) MVC

Software Development Manager 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 10 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.99%) Apache
3 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.50%) Mule
4 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) Confluence
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) Jetty
5 1 (0.25%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.71%) MS Project
3 8 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.74%) MS Office
4 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.99%) Magento
3 2 (0.50%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.22%) SaaS
4 9 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.97%) Internet
2 10 (2.48%) SSL
3 9 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.49%) Firewall
5 4 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (0.99%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (0.99%) HTTP
5 4 (0.99%) VPN
5 4 (0.99%) Wireless
6 1 (0.25%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.15%) Big Data
3 23 (5.69%) MySQL
4 11 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.23%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.73%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.74%) Cognos Impromptu
9 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.74%) Redis
9 3 (0.74%) Riak
10 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.50%) GIS
10 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.50%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.46%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.22%) JIRA
4 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.50%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.25%) Hamcrest
5 1 (0.25%) jMock
5 1 (0.25%) JUnit
5 1 (0.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.25%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) TestNG
General
1 115 (28.47%) Finance
2 49 (12.13%) Telecoms
3 45 (11.14%) Banking
4 23 (5.69%) Retail
5 22 (5.45%) Games
6 19 (4.70%) Marketing
7 14 (3.47%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.73%) Legal
9 5 (1.24%) Electronics
10 3 (0.74%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) French Language
10 3 (0.74%) German Language
10 3 (0.74%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
11 2 (0.50%) Front Office
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (30.94%) .NET
2 43 (10.64%) HTML
3 40 (9.90%) ASP.NET
4 29 (7.18%) CSS
5 20 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (4.70%) Web Services
7 17 (4.21%) .NET Framework
8 14 (3.47%) jQuery
8 14 (3.47%) XML
9 13 (3.22%) HTML5
10 9 (2.23%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.23%) REST
10 9 (2.23%) WCF
11 8 (1.98%) Entity Framework
11 8 (1.98%) LINQ
11 8 (1.98%) Spring
12 7 (1.73%) CGI
12 7 (1.73%) JSON
12 7 (1.73%) Node.js
13 6 (1.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (4.95%) iPad
3 17 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.97%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.23%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.98%) PMI
7 8 (1.98%) User Experience
8 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.49%) Fintech
10 4 (0.99%) Online Games
11 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.74%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.50%) BBC
12 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.50%) Equities
12 2 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.19%) Linux
2 18 (4.46%) Windows
3 17 (4.21%) Unix
4 9 (2.23%) Android
4 9 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.74%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (68.32%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (32.92%) Project Management
3 90 (22.28%) SDLC
4 76 (18.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (18.32%) Scrum
6 62 (15.35%) DevOps
7 54 (13.37%) Waterfall
8 49 (12.13%) People Management
9 48 (11.88%) Line Management
10 47 (11.63%) Mentoring
10 47 (11.63%) Software Engineering
11 39 (9.65%) Coaching
11 39 (9.65%) Software Delivery
12 38 (9.41%) MVC
13 36 (8.91%) PRINCE2
14 30 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (6.68%) Web Development
16 25 (6.19%) TDD
17 22 (5.45%) ITIL
18 21 (5.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 90 (22.28%) Java
2 87 (21.53%) C#
3 69 (17.08%) SQL
4 49 (12.13%) JavaScript
5 24 (5.94%) PHP
6 17 (4.21%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.97%) C++
8 11 (2.72%) C
8 11 (2.72%) Scala
9 10 (2.48%) Ruby
10 9 (2.23%) Perl
10 9 (2.23%) Python
11 6 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.49%) VB
12 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.99%) VB6
13 2 (0.50%) J#
13 2 (0.50%) VBScript
14 1 (0.25%) Elixir
14 1 (0.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 41 (10.15%) Degree
2 8 (1.98%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (0.99%) CCNA
4 4 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.99%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.74%) APMP
5 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.74%) MBA
5 3 (0.74%) PMP
5 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (13.61%) QA
2 9 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.49%) PMO
4 5 (1.24%) MiFID
5 4 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.74%) SLA
7 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.50%) EMIR
7 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.25%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.74%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.74%) Puppet
3 2 (0.50%) Ansible
3 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 78 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.95%) Oracle
3 11 (2.72%) VMware
4 6 (1.49%) SAP
5 4 (0.99%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (0.99%) CheckPoint
5 4 (0.99%) Cisco
5 4 (0.99%) Juniper
6 3 (0.74%) Sage
7 2 (0.50%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.50%) Solace
7 2 (0.50%) Sybase
8 1 (0.25%) Epicor
8 1 (0.25%) Infor
8 1 (0.25%) Lotus
8 1 (0.25%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.25%) Twitter
8 1 (0.25%) Zend
South East
Talent International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arnold Ash
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £90,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Extensive Training & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Health, Pension, Free Breakfast
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ringwood
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Ringwood
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £58000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Montash Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Aberdeen
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago