The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Development role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Development in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Development
Rank 227 205 205
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 7 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.079% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.083% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 9
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -25.92%
UK excluding London average salary £58,250 £65,000 £66,250
% change year-on-year
-10.38% -1.88%
Head of 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 South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5813 4829 5542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.15% 94.98% 96.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4843 4173 4921
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Head of Development Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Head of Development
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Head of Development Salary Trend in the South West

Head of Development
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Development within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Somerset - 4 £57,500 -
Wiltshire - 3 £57,000 -
Head of Development
England

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Head of 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 Development in their job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Degree
1 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Release Management
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (40.00%) Demand Forecasting
3 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) MS Access
4 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
4 3 (30.00%) Data Management
4 3 (30.00%) Statistics
4 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (30.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) Campaign Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Military
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) MODAF
6 1 (10.00%) Business Development
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Head of 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 Development in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MS Access
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (30.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Statistics
2 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 4 (40.00%) Release Management
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (40.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 4 (40.00%) Line Management
2 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Campaign Management
3 3 (30.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) MODAF
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared