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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 609 657 617
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 27 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.019% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.020% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 3
Average salary £112,500 £85,000 £95,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -10.52%
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £56,250 £63,750
% change year-on-year
+42.22% -11.76%
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
41271 44993 41469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.31% 93.47% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34981 37795 34683
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 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
City of London - 9 £110,000 - 1
Head of Software Development
England

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (73.68%) Java
3 27 (71.05%) Software Engineering
4 21 (55.26%) Scrum
4 21 (55.26%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (47.37%) E-Commerce
6 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
7 16 (42.11%) CSS
7 16 (42.11%) Web Services
7 16 (42.11%) Web Development
7 16 (42.11%) Apple iOS
8 14 (36.84%) Apache Flex
8 14 (36.84%) Online Games
8 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (36.84%) Kanban
8 14 (36.84%) Android
8 14 (36.84%) Performance Engineering
8 14 (36.84%) Over-the-Top Content
8 14 (36.84%) IPTV
8 14 (36.84%) Games
8 14 (36.84%) TDD
8 14 (36.84%) Internet
8 14 (36.84%) Telecoms
8 14 (36.84%) SOA
8 14 (36.84%) Linux
9 13 (34.21%) Finance
10 12 (31.58%) Line Management
11 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
11 7 (18.42%) Degree
11 7 (18.42%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.26%) Drupal
2 2 (5.26%) Mule
2 2 (5.26%) nginx
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Solr
2 2 (5.26%) Node.js
2 2 (5.26%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 21 (55.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Big Data
2 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) GitLab
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 14 (36.84%) Telecoms
1 14 (36.84%) Games
2 13 (34.21%) Finance
3 5 (13.16%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) CSS
1 16 (42.11%) Web Services
2 14 (36.84%) Apache Flex
3 5 (13.16%) J2EE
4 4 (10.53%) .NET
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) Django
5 2 (5.26%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) Middleware
5 2 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (5.26%) Spring
5 2 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.26%) hapi
6 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.63%) Pandas
6 1 (2.63%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) Ajax
6 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) IPTV
1 14 (36.84%) Online Games
1 14 (36.84%) Over-the-Top Content
2 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (13.16%) Semantic Web
3 5 (13.16%) SWIFT
4 4 (10.53%) Equities
4 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
4 4 (10.53%) Algorithms
5 3 (7.89%) iPhone
6 2 (5.26%) iPad
6 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (2.63%) User Experience
7 1 (2.63%) Social Media
7 1 (2.63%) EFT
7 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Apple iOS
2 14 (36.84%) Android
2 14 (36.84%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (71.05%) Software Engineering
3 21 (55.26%) Scrum
4 18 (47.37%) E-Commerce
5 16 (42.11%) Web Development
6 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (36.84%) Kanban
6 14 (36.84%) Performance Engineering
6 14 (36.84%) SOA
6 14 (36.84%) TDD
7 12 (31.58%) Line Management
8 6 (15.79%) Open Source
9 5 (13.16%) Software Architecture
9 5 (13.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (13.16%) Microservices
9 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (73.68%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.42%) Python
4 6 (15.79%) SQL
5 4 (10.53%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) PHP
6 2 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.26%) Salt
2 2 (5.26%) ZABBIX
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle
1 2 (5.26%) hybris
1 2 (5.26%) Percona
1 2 (5.26%) New Relic
2 1 (2.63%) Tableau
2 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago