The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 848 854 855
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 36 34 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.032% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.034% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 31 31 2
Average salary £90,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £97,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -
Head of Software Development
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
96305 101240 93715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.20% 94.50% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81010 82636 78466
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +29 26 £110,000 +29.41% 1
Yorkshire +14 5 £80,000 +42.22% 1
East Midlands -1 4 £53,750 -
South West -25 1 £90,000 +56.52%
Head of Software Development
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Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 40 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (52.63%) Java
3 27 (47.37%) Scrum
4 24 (42.11%) Software Engineering
5 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 18 (31.58%) Web Development
8 17 (29.82%) Apple iOS
8 17 (29.82%) CSS
9 16 (28.07%) Linux
9 16 (28.07%) TDD
9 16 (28.07%) Telecoms
9 16 (28.07%) Line Management
10 15 (26.32%) Over-the-Top Content
10 15 (26.32%) Performance Engineering
10 15 (26.32%) Internet
10 15 (26.32%) Games
10 15 (26.32%) SOA
10 15 (26.32%) Web Services
10 15 (26.32%) Kanban
10 15 (26.32%) Android
10 15 (26.32%) IPTV
10 15 (26.32%) Apache Flex
10 15 (26.32%) Online Games
10 15 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (19.30%) .NET
11 11 (19.30%) Finance
12 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (15.79%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (3.51%) Mule
1 2 (3.51%) nginx
1 2 (3.51%) Apache Solr
1 2 (3.51%) Node.js
1 2 (3.51%) Mule ESB
2 1 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
2 2 (3.51%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Big Data
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.51%) GitLab
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) PROIV
2 1 (1.75%) JUnit
2 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.75%) Xcode
2 1 (1.75%) Maven
2 1 (1.75%) Selenium
General
1 16 (28.07%) Telecoms
2 15 (26.32%) Games
3 11 (19.30%) Finance
4 6 (10.53%) Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 3 (5.26%) Marketing
6 2 (3.51%) Legal
7 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.75%) French Language
7 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) CSS
2 15 (26.32%) Web Services
2 15 (26.32%) Apache Flex
3 11 (19.30%) .NET
4 6 (10.53%) J2EE
5 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.26%) Spring
6 2 (3.51%) hapi
6 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.51%) HTML
6 2 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.75%) JMS
7 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.75%) WCF
7 1 (1.75%) WPF
7 1 (1.75%) jQuery
7 1 (1.75%) Apache Wicket
7 1 (1.75%) JPA
7 1 (1.75%) iPhone SDK
7 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) IPTV
1 15 (26.32%) Online Games
1 15 (26.32%) Over-the-Top Content
2 6 (10.53%) SWIFT
2 6 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (8.77%) Semantic Web
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.26%) iPhone
6 2 (3.51%) iPad
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.75%) User Experience
7 1 (1.75%) Social Media
7 1 (1.75%) EFT
7 1 (1.75%) DTV
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Apple iOS
2 16 (28.07%) Linux
3 15 (26.32%) Android
4 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Scrum
3 24 (42.11%) Software Engineering
4 19 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 18 (31.58%) Web Development
6 16 (28.07%) TDD
6 16 (28.07%) Line Management
7 15 (26.32%) Performance Engineering
7 15 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (26.32%) Kanban
7 15 (26.32%) SOA
8 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (15.79%) ITIL
9 6 (10.53%) Information Security
10 5 (8.77%) Software Architecture
10 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.77%) Microservices
10 5 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (7.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) Java
2 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.53%) C#
4 4 (7.02%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.51%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) ZABBIX
1 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.51%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) hybris
2 2 (3.51%) Percona
2 2 (3.51%) New Relic
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco
3 1 (1.75%) Tableau
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
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