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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 635 633 643
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 8 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.020% 0.034% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.035% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 1
Average salary £100,000 £90,000 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
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
39261 39886 40581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.71% 95.75% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 33887 33811 33189
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(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
Ealing - 1 - -
Head of Software Development
England

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) SOA
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) Line Management
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) CSS
4 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (20.00%) SaaS
4 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 4 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (15.00%) User Experience
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Analytics
5 3 (15.00%) Apache Flex
5 3 (15.00%) Economics
5 3 (15.00%) IPTV
5 3 (15.00%) Web Development
5 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (15.00%) Kanban
5 3 (15.00%) Android
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) Apache Flex
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Economics
1 3 (15.00%) IPTV
1 3 (15.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) STB
2 2 (10.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Online Games
3 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) SOA
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Line Management
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 4 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) ERP
4 3 (15.00%) Kanban
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) Web Development
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Concurrent Programming
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft