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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 842 886 854
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 22 21 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.019% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.020% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 7
Average salary £77,500 £57,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.78% -17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,350 £60,180
10% offered a salary of more than £135,000 £85,000 £115,000
UK excluding London average salary £66,250 £57,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+15.21% -17.85%
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
97593 105823 97862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.61% 94.71%
Number of salaries quoted 80674 86926 82405
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £27,500 £26,988
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +23 11 £112,500 +32.35% 1
West Midlands - 5 £70,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £62,500 -
East Midlands +9 1 £50,000 -20.00%
East of England +7 1 £57,500 +2.22% 1
North East - 1 £82,500 -
South East - 1 £71,500 -
Head of Software Development
UK

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (46.51%) Finance
3 17 (39.53%) Software Engineering
3 17 (39.53%) SQL
4 16 (37.21%) Java
5 15 (34.88%) .NET
5 15 (34.88%) Degree
6 13 (30.23%) Python
6 13 (30.23%) Scrum
7 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
8 10 (23.26%) Web Development
9 9 (20.93%) Line Management
9 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
9 9 (20.93%) Data Structures
9 9 (20.93%) Algorithms
9 9 (20.93%) Equities
9 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (20.93%) C#
9 9 (20.93%) C++
10 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
10 8 (18.60%) Open Source
10 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Project Management
12 6 (13.95%) MVC
12 6 (13.95%) Web Services
12 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
12 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
12 6 (13.95%) DevOps
12 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (11.63%) SWIFT

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (9.30%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) PROIV
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Games
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) Web Services
3 5 (11.63%) J2EE
4 4 (9.30%) XML
4 4 (9.30%) Middleware
4 4 (9.30%) Django
4 4 (9.30%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.98%) HTML5
5 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 3 (6.98%) CSS
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.65%) Apache Flex
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.33%) PhoneGap
7 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.93%) Equities
2 9 (20.93%) Data Structures
2 9 (20.93%) Algorithms
3 8 (18.60%) Open Source
4 5 (11.63%) SWIFT
4 5 (11.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.65%) IPTV
6 2 (4.65%) Online Games
6 2 (4.65%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (2.33%) User Experience
7 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.33%) iPhone
7 1 (2.33%) PMI
7 1 (2.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Ubuntu
2 3 (6.98%) Android
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Software Engineering
3 13 (30.23%) Scrum
4 10 (23.26%) Web Development
5 9 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (20.93%) Line Management
5 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
6 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Project Management
8 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
8 6 (13.95%) MVC
8 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
8 6 (13.95%) DevOps
9 5 (11.63%) Information Security
9 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
10 4 (9.30%) OO
10 4 (9.30%) CRM
11 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
11 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) Java
3 13 (30.23%) Python
4 9 (20.93%) C#
4 9 (20.93%) C++
5 4 (9.30%) C
5 4 (9.30%) PHP
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Puppet
1 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Telerik
2 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.33%) SAP
Norwich, Norfolk
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £125000 per annum + Bens + Generous Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago