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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 833 834 848
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 19 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.021% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 18 13 14
Average salary £83,750 £80,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.68% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-16.07% -
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
93269 91455 99380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.83% 94.58% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 78278 74642 85969
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +30 11 £90,000 +5.88% 1
North West -12 3 £55,000 -21.42%
Yorkshire -16 2 £75,000 -11.76% 2
South West -9 1 - -
East of England -12 1 £45,000 -35.71%
East Midlands - 1 £57,500 -
Head of Software Development
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Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Scrum
2 20 (43.48%) .NET
3 18 (39.13%) Project Management
3 18 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 18 (39.13%) Mentoring
4 16 (34.78%) Finance
5 11 (23.91%) Line Management
6 10 (21.74%) Java
6 10 (21.74%) SQL
7 9 (19.57%) Degree
8 6 (13.04%) Web Development
8 6 (13.04%) C#
8 6 (13.04%) Python
9 5 (10.87%) C++
9 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
9 5 (10.87%) Release Management
10 4 (8.70%) Open Source
10 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.70%) SWIFT
10 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (8.70%) Data Structures
10 4 (8.70%) Algorithms
10 4 (8.70%) Demand Forecasting
10 4 (8.70%) Equities
10 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
10 4 (8.70%) MVC
10 4 (8.70%) Banking
10 4 (8.70%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (6.52%) Drupal
2 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) J2EE
2 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.35%) Django
4 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) Middleware
5 1 (2.17%) Spring
5 1 (2.17%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
5 1 (2.17%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) Equities
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Data Structures
2 4 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 4 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.70%) Open Source
2 4 (8.70%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) iPhone
4 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.17%) PMI
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Scrum
3 18 (39.13%) Project Management
3 18 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 18 (39.13%) Mentoring
4 11 (23.91%) Line Management
5 6 (13.04%) Web Development
6 5 (10.87%) Release Management
7 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
7 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) MVC
7 4 (8.70%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.52%) OO
8 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.35%) DevOps
9 2 (4.35%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) Java
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Python
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) C++
4 4 (8.70%) C
5 3 (6.52%) PHP
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Telerik
3 1 (2.17%) Rackspace
3 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
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