The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Software Development role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds 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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 176 175 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.12% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Average salary £85,000 £68,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £66,250 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +15.21%
Head of Software Development
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3125 3453 3635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 97.11% 97.79% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2519 2735 2922
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Development in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Head of Software Development
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Development across the Leeds region.

Head of Software Development Salary Trend in Leeds

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Epicor
3 2 (40.00%) CMMI
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) People Management
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) CMMI
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) People Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Epicor
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft