Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 828 737
Rank change year-on-year +66 -91 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 472 403 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 412 380 624
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -0.86% +8.41%
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £81,250
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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Manager in the UK

Software Development Manager
Top 15 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 24 November 2017. 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 +106 458 £65,000 +13.04% 29
UK excluding London +47 323 £60,000 +4.35% 22
London +71 149 £75,000 +7.14% 8
South East +52 95 £67,500 +17.39% 5
North of England +4 79 £57,500 +4.55% 9
Midlands +26 58 £60,000 +6.67%
Yorkshire +24 42 £57,500 - 2
South West +27 39 £67,500 +3.85% 5
East of England +29 38 £64,734 +23.30% 2
North West -31 34 £55,000 +22.22% 7
West Midlands +15 32 £60,000 +6.67%
East Midlands +26 26 £65,000 +15.56%
Scotland -4 12 £60,000 -
North East +5 3 £55,000 -
Wales +15 2 £61,250 -5.77% 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 341 (72.25%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (36.86%) .NET
3 144 (30.51%) Project Management
4 134 (28.39%) Scrum
5 132 (27.97%) C#
6 112 (23.73%) JavaScript
7 107 (22.67%) Java
8 101 (21.40%) SDLC
9 93 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 91 (19.28%) Finance
11 87 (18.43%) Microsoft
12 83 (17.58%) SQL Server
13 79 (16.74%) ASP.NET
14 76 (16.10%) Software Engineering
15 62 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
15 62 (13.14%) MVC
16 60 (12.71%) TDD
17 57 (12.08%) Amazon AWS
18 55 (11.65%) QA
19 54 (11.44%) DevOps
20 53 (11.23%) Mentoring
21 51 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
21 51 (10.81%) SQL
22 50 (10.59%) E-Commerce
23 48 (10.17%) Coaching
23 48 (10.17%) Big Data
24 46 (9.75%) Web Development
25 44 (9.32%) JIRA
25 44 (9.32%) Line Management
26 42 (8.90%) PRINCE2

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 14 (2.97%) Apache
1 14 (2.97%) CMS
2 11 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.12%) IIS
4 9 (1.91%) Apache Solr
4 9 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.85%) Confluence
5 4 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.42%) nginx
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (4.66%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.42%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.08%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.97%) SaaS
4 12 (2.54%) GitHub
5 6 (1.27%) Trello
6 4 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.64%) IaaS
8 2 (0.42%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.12%) HTTP
2 2 (0.42%) SMS
3 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.17%) Big Data
3 10 (2.12%) MySQL
4 8 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.48%) Couchbase
6 6 (1.27%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.27%) Text Mining
7 5 (1.06%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.85%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.85%) Redis
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (9.32%) JIRA
2 14 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.91%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.85%) Redmine
6 4 (0.85%) Selenium
7 3 (0.64%) gulp
7 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.42%) Maven
8 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.21%) Ant
9 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.21%) JUnit
9 1 (0.21%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.21%) NUnit
9 1 (0.21%) Subversion
9 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (19.28%) Finance
2 38 (8.05%) Retail
3 22 (4.66%) Manufacturing
3 22 (4.66%) Marketing
4 18 (3.81%) Banking
5 16 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.18%) Electronics
6 15 (3.18%) Law
7 7 (1.48%) Games
8 4 (0.85%) Front Office
8 4 (0.85%) Legal
9 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (36.86%) .NET
2 79 (16.74%) ASP.NET
3 51 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 42 (8.90%) HTML
5 36 (7.63%) AngularJS
6 33 (6.99%) .NET Framework
6 33 (6.99%) Node.js
7 30 (6.36%) CSS
8 28 (5.93%) React
9 24 (5.08%) jQuery
10 20 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
11 19 (4.03%) REST
12 18 (3.81%) Kafka
12 18 (3.81%) Web Services
13 16 (3.39%) XML
14 13 (2.75%) HTML5
15 9 (1.91%) Lucene
15 9 (1.91%) Natural Language Processing
15 9 (1.91%) Spring
16 7 (1.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.75%) User Experience
5 8 (1.69%) iPad
5 8 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.27%) Fintech
6 6 (1.27%) PMI
7 5 (1.06%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.85%) Derivative
8 4 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (0.64%) Semantic Web
9 3 (0.64%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.42%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.42%) Life Science
11 1 (0.21%) BBC
11 1 (0.21%) IVR
11 1 (0.21%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.60%) Windows
2 12 (2.54%) Android
2 12 (2.54%) Linux
3 10 (2.12%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.27%) Unix
5 1 (0.21%) MVS
5 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.21%) Solaris
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (72.25%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (30.51%) Project Management
3 134 (28.39%) Scrum
4 101 (21.40%) SDLC
5 93 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (16.10%) Software Engineering
7 62 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (13.14%) MVC
8 60 (12.71%) TDD
9 54 (11.44%) DevOps
10 53 (11.23%) Mentoring
11 50 (10.59%) E-Commerce
12 48 (10.17%) Coaching
13 46 (9.75%) Web Development
14 44 (9.32%) Line Management
15 42 (8.90%) PRINCE2
16 38 (8.05%) Software Delivery
17 35 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (7.20%) Kanban
19 32 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 132 (27.97%) C#
2 112 (23.73%) JavaScript
3 107 (22.67%) Java
4 51 (10.81%) SQL
5 29 (6.14%) C++
6 19 (4.03%) Ruby
7 18 (3.81%) Python
8 15 (3.18%) PHP
9 13 (2.75%) Scala
10 12 (2.54%) C
11 8 (1.69%) Clojure
11 8 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.06%) Groovy
12 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.85%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.64%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.64%) VB
14 3 (0.64%) VBScript
14 3 (0.64%) XPath
15 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (8.47%) Degree
2 16 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.69%) PhD
4 8 (1.69%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.06%) PMP
7 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.21%) APMG
8 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.65%) QA
2 4 (0.85%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (2.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.42%) Mesos
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.21%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 87 (18.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.72%) Oracle
2 27 (5.72%) SAP
3 6 (1.27%) Intel
4 5 (1.06%) Atlassian
5 4 (0.85%) hybris
5 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.85%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.64%) ATG
6 3 (0.64%) Google
6 3 (0.64%) IBM
7 2 (0.42%) CA
7 2 (0.42%) Capita
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.42%) Siebel
8 1 (0.21%) Apple
8 1 (0.21%) Epicor
8 1 (0.21%) HP
8 1 (0.21%) Lotus
8 1 (0.21%) TOWER Software