The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Development role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Development
Rank 756 747 751
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 140 134 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 129 117 114
Average salary £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% +5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,750 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £101,000 £105,000 £107,500
UK excluding London average salary £66,000 £56,250 £63,750
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Development
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Development
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Development within the UK.

Head of Development Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Development
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Development over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 within the UK.

Head of Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Development
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
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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
England -5 138 £75,000 - 12
London +34 77 £83,750 -1.47% 5
South East -14 20 £75,000 +36.36% 1
City of London +36 18 £77,500 -8.82% 1
North West -14 11 £55,000 -2.22% 3
Manchester +5 10 £55,000 -2.22% 2
Yorkshire -58 9 £65,000 +13.04%
South West -17 8 £57,500 +9.52%
Reading 0 6 £66,000 +25.71%
Berkshire -9 6 £66,000 +25.71%
North Yorkshire -11 6 £65,000 +18.18%
Harrogate - 6 £65,000 -
Hampshire -6 5 £85,000 +102.38%
West Midlands -15 5 £67,500 -20.58% 1
North East - 5 £42,500 -
Warwickshire +6 4 £67,500 +12.50%
Surrey -2 4 £96,250 +28.33%
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £73,750 -
Durham - 4 £47,500 -
Somerset - 4 £57,500 -
Farnborough - 4 £85,000 -
Milton Keynes -10 3 £70,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £85,000 -
Taunton - 3 £57,500 -
South Wales +11 2 £71,250 +42.50% 1
Wales +3 2 £71,250 +42.50% 1
East of England -29 2 £70,000 +7.69% 2
Woking - 2 £120,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £92,500 -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 156 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (42.56%) .NET
3 87 (30.10%) C#
4 72 (24.91%) Project Management
5 64 (22.15%) Java
5 64 (22.15%) Scrum
6 60 (20.76%) JavaScript
6 60 (20.76%) SQL
7 56 (19.38%) SQL Server
8 53 (18.34%) HTML
9 52 (17.99%) Finance
10 50 (17.30%) Degree
11 48 (16.61%) ASP.NET
11 48 (16.61%) Mentoring
12 47 (16.26%) CSS
13 40 (13.84%) MVC
14 37 (12.80%) jQuery
15 36 (12.46%) TDD
15 36 (12.46%) PHP
16 35 (12.11%) QA
17 32 (11.07%) HTML5
18 31 (10.73%) Web Development
19 29 (10.03%) E-Commerce
20 28 (9.69%) Software Engineering
21 26 (9.00%) Microsoft
22 24 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
22 24 (8.30%) C++
22 24 (8.30%) MySQL
23 23 (7.96%) OO
23 23 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.81%) Drupal
2 7 (2.42%) Apache
3 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.38%) CMS
3 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.38%) Node.js
3 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.69%) Confluence
4 2 (0.69%) WordPress
4 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.35%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) JBoss
5 1 (0.35%) nginx
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Agresso
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.73%) SaaS
3 5 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.69%) GitHub
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.42%) Internet
2 3 (1.04%) HTTP
3 2 (0.69%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) NFC
4 1 (0.35%) Extranet
4 1 (0.35%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) ATM
4 1 (0.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.30%) MySQL
2 24 (8.30%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (5.54%) OLTP
4 16 (5.54%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.77%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.42%) Big Data
7 7 (2.42%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.04%) MS Access
10 3 (1.04%) OLAP
11 2 (0.69%) QlikView
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.69%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.73%) JIRA
4 4 (1.38%) MSTest
4 4 (1.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 3 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (1.04%) Subversion
6 2 (0.69%) Xcode
6 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.69%) PhantomJS
6 2 (0.69%) CasperJS
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 52 (17.99%) Finance
2 18 (6.23%) Marketing
3 17 (5.88%) Publishing
4 14 (4.84%) Banking
5 12 (4.15%) Retail
6 10 (3.46%) Advertising
7 8 (2.77%) Legal
8 6 (2.08%) Games
9 5 (1.73%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.04%) Law
11 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (42.56%) .NET
2 53 (18.34%) HTML
3 48 (16.61%) ASP.NET
4 47 (16.26%) CSS
5 37 (12.80%) jQuery
6 32 (11.07%) HTML5
7 23 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (7.27%) .NET Framework
9 20 (6.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (6.57%) Web Services
11 12 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 11 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 10 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (3.46%) CSS3
13 10 (3.46%) XML
14 9 (3.11%) WinForms
15 8 (2.77%) WCF
15 8 (2.77%) Razor View Engine
16 7 (2.42%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.92%) User Experience
2 18 (6.23%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.23%) Open Source
3 16 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.81%) Digital Media
5 10 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.08%) BBC
8 4 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.04%) Statistics
9 3 (1.04%) Blog
10 2 (0.69%) iPhone
10 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.69%) EPoS
10 2 (0.69%) GIS
10 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.61%) Android
1 22 (7.61%) Apple iOS
2 18 (6.23%) Windows
3 7 (2.42%) Linux
4 5 (1.73%) UNIX
5 4 (1.38%) AIX
5 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.04%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (24.91%) Project Management
3 64 (22.15%) Scrum
4 48 (16.61%) Mentoring
5 40 (13.84%) MVC
6 36 (12.46%) TDD
7 31 (10.73%) Web Development
8 29 (10.03%) E-Commerce
9 28 (9.69%) Software Engineering
10 23 (7.96%) OO
11 22 (7.61%) Kanban
12 20 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (6.23%) Systems Analysis
14 18 (6.23%) BDD
15 17 (5.88%) iOS Development
15 17 (5.88%) Supplier Management
16 16 (5.54%) SOA
16 16 (5.54%) Line Management
17 15 (5.19%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 87 (30.10%) C#
2 64 (22.15%) Java
3 60 (20.76%) JavaScript
3 60 (20.76%) SQL
4 36 (12.46%) PHP
5 24 (8.30%) C++
6 20 (6.92%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.50%) VB.NET
8 12 (4.15%) C
9 8 (2.77%) Python
9 8 (2.77%) VB
10 7 (2.42%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.08%) Ruby
12 4 (1.38%) PHP5
12 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.38%) Clojure
13 3 (1.04%) Scala
14 2 (0.69%) Perl
15 1 (0.35%) COBOL
15 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (17.30%) Degree
2 3 (1.04%) MCTS
2 3 (1.04%) MCITP
2 3 (1.04%) MCPD
2 3 (1.04%) MCP
2 3 (1.04%) MCSD
2 3 (1.04%) MCSE
2 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.35%) MBA
4 1 (0.35%) ISEB
4 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.11%) QA
2 6 (2.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Basel III
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 26 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.61%) Oracle
3 14 (4.84%) Rackspace
4 6 (2.08%) Siebel
5 5 (1.73%) IBM
6 4 (1.38%) Google
6 4 (1.38%) Appcelerator
7 3 (1.04%) Talend
7 3 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.69%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.69%) Cognos
9 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco
9 1 (0.35%) SAP
9 1 (0.35%) Adobe
9 1 (0.35%) Misys
9 1 (0.35%) Citrix
9 1 (0.35%) Informatica
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £55,000 per annum Circa + Good Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hofmann Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £120,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + 34% BONUS FULL BENEFITS
Posted: 10 days ago
Wigan
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Ireland, Bedfordshire
JM Digital
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Heidrick Struggles
Salary: From £90,000 to £120,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago