Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Development Manager was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 749 740 767
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Manager 440 479 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 393 429 492
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £51,250 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%

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 162,496 170,230 190,494
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.08% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 130,855 137,468 160,221
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 £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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 -44 400 £65,000 +4.00% 59
UK excluding London -27 271 £62,500 +4.17% 49
London +51 156 £75,000 - 14
South East +10 108 £65,000 +4.00% 11
North of England -14 46 £61,250 +10.36% 10
Midlands +14 42 £57,500 -4.17% 9
North West +13 32 £68,750 +14.58% 8
East of England +7 29 £60,000 +4.35% 12
East Midlands +6 25 £63,750 -1.92% 3
Scotland 0 24 £85,000 +47.83% 4
West Midlands +14 17 £55,000 +13.99% 6
South West -11 17 £62,500 - 3
Yorkshire +11 14 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Wales -3 3 £60,000 +15.03%
Channel Islands - 3 £70,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 308 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (37.73%) .NET
3 155 (35.23%) C#
4 154 (35.00%) Scrum
5 129 (29.32%) Project Management
6 112 (25.45%) SDLC
7 96 (21.82%) Java
8 89 (20.23%) Software Engineering
9 87 (19.77%) Microsoft
10 70 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 69 (15.68%) JavaScript
11 69 (15.68%) Mentoring
12 67 (15.23%) SQL Server
13 60 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
14 58 (13.18%) Coaching
14 58 (13.18%) Finance
15 53 (12.05%) DevOps
16 51 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
17 50 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
18 46 (10.45%) ASP.NET
18 46 (10.45%) TDD
19 45 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (10.23%) Line Management
20 43 (9.77%) E-Commerce
21 41 (9.32%) Web Services
21 41 (9.32%) Software Delivery
22 40 (9.09%) AngularJS
22 40 (9.09%) QA
23 39 (8.86%) CSS
23 39 (8.86%) HTML

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 20 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.05%) CMS
2 9 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.59%) Confluence
4 6 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.45%) Apache
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.45%) IIS
6 2 (0.45%) nginx
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.23%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (3.41%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.23%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 60 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.09%) SaaS
4 7 (1.59%) GitHub
5 6 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.14%) Office 365
7 4 (0.91%) Slack
8 3 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.68%) Serverless
9 2 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.45%) Force.com
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.23%) PaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.50%) Internet
2 3 (0.68%) HTTP
3 2 (0.45%) SMS
3 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.23%) Intranet
4 1 (0.23%) SSL
4 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.68%) Big Data
3 14 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (2.95%) MySQL
5 11 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.05%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.59%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.68%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.68%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.45%) Spark SQL
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (7.95%) JIRA
2 19 (4.32%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.18%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.91%) Maven
7 4 (0.91%) Subversion
8 3 (0.68%) VersionOne
9 2 (0.45%) Selenium
9 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.23%) JUnit
10 1 (0.23%) Mockito
10 1 (0.23%) Moq
10 1 (0.23%) NUnit
10 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.23%) Spock
General
1 58 (13.18%) Finance
2 19 (4.32%) Retail
2 19 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.95%) Banking
3 13 (2.95%) Marketing
4 10 (2.27%) Advertising
4 10 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.05%) Aerospace
5 9 (2.05%) Electronics
6 6 (1.36%) Law
6 6 (1.36%) Military
7 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.68%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (37.73%) .NET
2 46 (10.45%) ASP.NET
3 41 (9.32%) Web Services
4 40 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 39 (8.86%) CSS
5 39 (8.86%) HTML
6 35 (7.95%) Node.js
7 26 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (5.45%) .NET Framework
9 23 (5.23%) React
10 20 (4.55%) Kafka
10 20 (4.55%) Spring
11 18 (4.09%) jQuery
12 16 (3.64%) RxJava
12 16 (3.64%) Vert.x
12 16 (3.64%) WPF
13 14 (3.18%) Angular 2
13 14 (3.18%) LAMP
13 14 (3.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (2.95%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.91%) Computer Science
2 24 (5.45%) User Experience
3 23 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.27%) Fintech
7 9 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.05%) PMI
8 7 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.36%) Clustering
10 5 (1.14%) Digital Currency
10 5 (1.14%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.68%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.45%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.45%) IVR
12 2 (0.45%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.68%) Linux
2 13 (2.95%) Windows
3 5 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.68%) Android
4 3 (0.68%) Unix
5 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.23%) Debian
6 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (35.00%) Scrum
3 129 (29.32%) Project Management
4 112 (25.45%) SDLC
5 89 (20.23%) Software Engineering
6 70 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 69 (15.68%) Mentoring
8 58 (13.18%) Coaching
9 53 (12.05%) DevOps
10 51 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (10.45%) TDD
12 45 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (10.23%) Line Management
13 43 (9.77%) E-Commerce
14 41 (9.32%) Software Delivery
15 39 (8.86%) MVC
16 38 (8.64%) Kanban
17 34 (7.73%) Test Automation
18 30 (6.82%) PRINCE2
19 29 (6.59%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 155 (35.23%) C#
2 96 (21.82%) Java
3 69 (15.68%) JavaScript
4 32 (7.27%) SQL
5 26 (5.91%) PHP
6 18 (4.09%) C++
7 15 (3.41%) Java 8
7 15 (3.41%) VB.NET
8 13 (2.95%) Python
9 11 (2.50%) Scala
10 10 (2.27%) Groovy
11 5 (1.14%) Ada
12 4 (0.91%) Java 9
12 4 (0.91%) Ruby
12 4 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.68%) C
14 2 (0.45%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.45%) F#
15 1 (0.23%) Clojure
15 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (6.82%) Degree
2 9 (2.05%) PMI Certification
2 9 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.82%) SAFe Agilist
4 5 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) CIPD
6 2 (0.45%) CISA
6 2 (0.45%) CISM
6 2 (0.45%) CISSP
6 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) APMP
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.09%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.91%) GDPR
3 4 (0.91%) PMO
4 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) EMIR
6 1 (0.23%) GCP
6 1 (0.23%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (3.64%) Docker
2 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.50%) Ansible
3 10 (2.27%) Terraform
4 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.45%) Puppet
4 2 (0.45%) Salt
5 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 87 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.55%) Oracle
3 10 (2.27%) SAP
4 9 (2.05%) AppDynamics
4 9 (2.05%) Splunk
4 9 (2.05%) Xamarin
5 6 (1.36%) IBM
6 5 (1.14%) Capita
6 5 (1.14%) Google
7 3 (0.68%) ABBYY
7 3 (0.68%) Citrix
7 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.68%) VMware
8 2 (0.45%) ATG
8 2 (0.45%) Demandware
8 2 (0.45%) hybris
8 2 (0.45%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.23%) Sage
9 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.23%) Yahoo!