The first table below looks at the demand for the Head of Software Development role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Software Development in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Software Development
Rank 858 828 848
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 37 8 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.008% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.008% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 32 7 26
Average salary £56,875 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,100 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,625 £63,750 £56,250
% change year-on-year
-12.74% +13.33%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102690 95590 105693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.33% 94.23% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 84523 79913 91207
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Head of Software Development
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Head of Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Development in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Software Development
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Development across the England region.

Head of Software Development Salary Trend in England

Head of Software Development
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Software Development across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in England

Head of Software Development
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 10 £85,000 -10.52%
North West +7 8 £55,000 -
South East -5 8 £85,000 +33.33% 1
East of England - 5 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £56,250 -
West Midlands - 1 £67,500 -
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Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Head of Software Development in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of Software Development in their job title.

1 37 (63.79%) .NET
2 26 (44.83%) Project Management
3 25 (43.10%) C#
4 21 (36.21%) Scrum
5 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
6 15 (25.86%) Java
7 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
8 12 (20.69%) C++
9 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
9 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
10 8 (13.79%) MVC
10 8 (13.79%) Web Development
10 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
10 8 (13.79%) MongoDB
11 7 (12.07%) HTML
11 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
11 7 (12.07%) CSS
12 6 (10.34%) OO
12 6 (10.34%) MySQL
12 6 (10.34%) PHP
12 6 (10.34%) XML
12 6 (10.34%) Kanban
12 6 (10.34%) Drupal
12 6 (10.34%) Asset Management
12 6 (10.34%) Web Design
12 6 (10.34%) Finance
12 6 (10.34%) Publishing
12 6 (10.34%) Supplier Management
12 6 (10.34%) RabbitMQ

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Head of Software Development in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of Software Development in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.34%) Drupal
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.72%) Lync
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Intranet
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
1 1 (1.72%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
1 6 (10.34%) Publishing
2 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (63.79%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.07%) HTML
3 7 (12.07%) CSS
4 6 (10.34%) XML
4 6 (10.34%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (8.62%) WCF
6 4 (6.90%) Silverlight
6 4 (6.90%) jQuery
6 4 (6.90%) Ajax
6 4 (6.90%) XSL
6 4 (6.90%) Web Services
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.45%) SOAP
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.72%) CSS3
8 1 (1.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Open Source
2 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
1 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.17%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Project Management
2 21 (36.21%) Scrum
3 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
4 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.52%) Risk Management
5 8 (13.79%) MVC
5 8 (13.79%) Web Development
6 6 (10.34%) OO
6 6 (10.34%) Kanban
6 6 (10.34%) Asset Management
6 6 (10.34%) Web Design
6 6 (10.34%) Supplier Management
7 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.90%) Web Accessibility
9 3 (5.17%) Web Marketing
9 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.17%) TDD
10 2 (3.45%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) C#
2 15 (25.86%) Java
3 12 (20.69%) C++
4 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.34%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) SQL
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
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