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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 879 915 957
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 54 24 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.023% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.024% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 49 24 19
Average salary £90,000 £72,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.13% +26.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £53,750 £50,200
10% offered a salary of more than £103,750 £135,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.69%
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
93163 99616 107707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.52% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 79053 82097 88100
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
South East +43 20 £90,000 +25.87% 1
London +18 19 £95,000 - 1
Yorkshire +19 5 £81,250 +30.00%
East of England +17 4 £85,000 +47.82% 1
West Midlands -23 3 - - 1
East Midlands +2 2 £63,750 +27.50%
Midlands - 1 £80,000 -
Head of Software Development
UK

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 54 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) SaaS
3 25 (31.65%) TDD
4 22 (27.85%) Software Engineering
5 19 (24.05%) Java
6 17 (21.52%) .NET
6 17 (21.52%) Big Data
7 16 (20.25%) QA
8 15 (18.99%) BDD
8 15 (18.99%) Scrum
8 15 (18.99%) Information Security
9 14 (17.72%) Management Information System
9 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
9 14 (17.72%) Open Source
9 14 (17.72%) Marketing
9 14 (17.72%) ATDD
9 14 (17.72%) User Stories
9 14 (17.72%) Software Delivery
9 14 (17.72%) SDLC
10 13 (16.46%) Project Management
10 13 (16.46%) C#
11 11 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (13.92%) Finance
12 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (12.66%) Change Management
12 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
12 10 (12.66%) Waterfall
13 9 (11.39%) Product Management
13 9 (11.39%) Degree
13 9 (11.39%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (1.27%) Confluence
1 1 (1.27%) NServiceBus
1 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
1 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (32.91%) SaaS
2 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.52%) Big Data
2 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.27%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) Maven
2 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (17.72%) Marketing
2 11 (13.92%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Retail
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Electronics
5 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.59%) HTML
4 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (6.33%) Web Services
5 4 (5.06%) CSS
6 3 (3.80%) J2EE
6 3 (3.80%) JMS
6 3 (3.80%) REST
7 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.53%) EJB
7 2 (2.53%) HTML5
7 2 (2.53%) iOS SDK
7 2 (2.53%) JDBC
7 2 (2.53%) JTA
7 2 (2.53%) Spring
8 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.27%) JSP
8 1 (1.27%) SOAP
8 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Fintech
3 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Economics
4 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.33%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Android
2 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.53%) Unix
2 2 (2.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.65%) TDD
3 22 (27.85%) Software Engineering
4 15 (18.99%) BDD
4 15 (18.99%) Information Security
4 15 (18.99%) Scrum
5 14 (17.72%) ATDD
5 14 (17.72%) Open Source
5 14 (17.72%) Risk Management
5 14 (17.72%) SDLC
5 14 (17.72%) Software Delivery
5 14 (17.72%) User Stories
6 13 (16.46%) Project Management
7 11 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.66%) Change Management
8 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (12.66%) Waterfall
9 9 (11.39%) Product Management
9 9 (11.39%) SOA
10 8 (10.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) Java
2 13 (16.46%) C#
3 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.33%) PHP
5 3 (3.80%) SQL
6 2 (2.53%) C
6 2 (2.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) Epicor
2 2 (2.53%) Facebook
2 2 (2.53%) Google
2 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (2.53%) SAP
2 2 (2.53%) Twitter
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle
South East
Volaris Exec
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + c10% bonus + comprehensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £110,000 to £140,000 per annum + Bonus + Shares
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
Mason Frank International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago