The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Development Manager is £45,631 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Development Management, Scrum, and SQL.

£29,746 - £67,317
MEDIAN: £45,631

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£29,746 - £67,317  
£246.58 - £6,760  
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£29,153 - £72,036  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Software Development Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Software Development Manager in Chester:
"Business Priorities."
Always ensure you know the priorities of your business and structure your delivery with this in mind - manage your conflicts with this knowledge and maintain your stakeholder communications at all times.

Software Development Manager in Newcastle:
"Don't rely on technical expertise to further your career."
Skills with a particular software tool or technique are OK and will help get you jobs lower down the organisational chart. You can make a living out of knowledge of the latest thing - but unless you are adept at changing that skill every few years you are likely to get trapped in a shrinking market. Skills such a people management are immune won't go out of fashion, and in a management position the technical knowledge is helpful in dealing with your subordinates because you can speak their language.

Software Development Manager in Milton Keynes:
"Manage resource Job. Project plan, day to day Admin, Mentor "
You need to Plan everthing. Train your people regularly. Mentor them to use common sense with in the rules. help them to delive a quality solution. learn to manage people's imotions and egos in some cases

Key Stats for Software Development Manager


7 %
93 %
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Software Development Manager Salaries

Software Development Management




C# Programming Language

National Average


Microsoft SQL Server


Agile Software Development

People Management


Software Development


Project Management



7 %
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 41%