The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Software Development role in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Software Development
Rank 613 627 628
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 5 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.011% 0.009% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.009% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 10
Average salary £90,000 £85,000 £92,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £73,400 £67,760
10% offered a salary of more than £103,000 £85,000 £101,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £77,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-25.80% +10.71%
Head of Software Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41989 42637 45857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.67% 93.89% 94.49%
Number of salaries quoted 35276 35908 39523
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 London

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

Head of Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in London

Head of Software Development
Salary Trend in London

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

Head of Software Development Salary Trend in London

Head of Software Development
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Software Development across the London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in London

Head of Software Development
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £85,000 -
City of London - 1 £87,500 - 1
Head of Software Development
England

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
2 10 (66.67%) Project Management
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (53.33%) MVC
5 7 (46.67%) Asset Management
5 7 (46.67%) Drupal
5 7 (46.67%) Kanban
5 7 (46.67%) Supplier Management
5 7 (46.67%) MySQL
5 7 (46.67%) PHP
5 7 (46.67%) OO
5 7 (46.67%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (46.67%) Digital Media
5 7 (46.67%) Rackspace
5 7 (46.67%) MongoDB
5 7 (46.67%) Publishing
6 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) QA
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) C
7 2 (13.33%) C#
7 2 (13.33%) Customer Insight
7 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
8 1 (6.67%) Line Management
8 1 (6.67%) User Experience
8 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
8 1 (6.67%) Big Data

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 7 (46.67%) Drupal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) MySQL
2 7 (46.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
General
1 7 (46.67%) Publishing
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
2 10 (66.67%) Project Management
3 8 (53.33%) MVC
4 7 (46.67%) Asset Management
4 7 (46.67%) Kanban
4 7 (46.67%) Supplier Management
4 7 (46.67%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Customer Insight
6 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
7 1 (6.67%) Matrix Management
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PHP
2 2 (13.33%) C
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Rackspace
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Heidrick Struggles
Salary: From £90,000 to £120,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago