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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 845 862 844
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 35 37 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.034% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.036% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 30 32 7
Average salary £110,000 £56,875 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+93.40% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £55,000 £60,100
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £95,500 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £55,625 £63,750
% change year-on-year
+43.82% -12.74%
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
96144 102851 95666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.32% 94.45% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80483 84653 79968
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 4 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 4 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 +42 27 £112,500 +32.35% 3
Yorkshire -4 3 £80,000 +42.22%
South West - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands +1 2 £61,250 - 1
Head of Software Development
UK

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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 37 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (49.12%) Java
3 27 (47.37%) Software Engineering
4 24 (42.11%) Scrum
5 20 (35.09%) E-Commerce
5 20 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (33.33%) Web Development
7 17 (29.82%) JavaScript
8 16 (28.07%) CSS
8 16 (28.07%) Apple iOS
9 15 (26.32%) Web Services
9 15 (26.32%) Linux
9 15 (26.32%) TDD
9 15 (26.32%) Telecoms
10 14 (24.56%) Finance
10 14 (24.56%) Internet
10 14 (24.56%) Games
10 14 (24.56%) SOA
10 14 (24.56%) Android
10 14 (24.56%) IPTV
10 14 (24.56%) Apache Flex
10 14 (24.56%) Online Games
10 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (24.56%) Kanban
10 14 (24.56%) Performance Engineering
10 14 (24.56%) Line Management
10 14 (24.56%) Over-the-Top Content
11 13 (22.81%) .NET
12 9 (15.79%) C#
12 9 (15.79%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.75%) Drupal
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 14 (24.56%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.75%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Big Data
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.51%) 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 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) GitLab
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) PROIV
3 1 (1.75%) Xcode
General
1 15 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 14 (24.56%) Games
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) French Language
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) CSS
2 15 (26.32%) Web Services
3 14 (24.56%) Apache Flex
4 13 (22.81%) .NET
5 5 (8.77%) J2EE
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (7.02%) HTML
7 2 (3.51%) hapi
7 2 (3.51%) HTML5
7 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.51%) Spring
8 1 (1.75%) Ajax
8 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.75%) XML
8 1 (1.75%) Middleware
8 1 (1.75%) iPhone SDK
8 1 (1.75%) WCF
8 1 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) IPTV
1 14 (24.56%) Online Games
1 14 (24.56%) Over-the-Top Content
2 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.77%) Semantic Web
3 5 (8.77%) SWIFT
4 4 (7.02%) Equities
4 4 (7.02%) Data Structures
4 4 (7.02%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) iPhone
5 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.51%) iPad
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) Social Media
7 1 (1.75%) User Experience
7 1 (1.75%) EFT
7 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Apple iOS
2 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 14 (24.56%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 24 (42.11%) Scrum
4 20 (35.09%) E-Commerce
5 19 (33.33%) Web Development
6 15 (26.32%) TDD
7 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (24.56%) Kanban
7 14 (24.56%) SOA
7 14 (24.56%) Line Management
7 14 (24.56%) Performance Engineering
8 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.28%) Project Management
11 6 (10.53%) ITIL
11 6 (10.53%) Information Security
11 6 (10.53%) Open Source
12 5 (8.77%) Software Architecture
12 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (8.77%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Java
2 17 (29.82%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.79%) C#
3 9 (15.79%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) Python
5 5 (8.77%) C++
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Varnish
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.51%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.51%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Salt
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
3 1 (1.75%) Tableau
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco
3 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
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