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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Development
Rank 726 788 748
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 178 152 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 163 134 120
Average salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £58,200 £52,454 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £109,000 £122,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,750 £57,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+23.04% -11.53%

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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 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
England +53 165 £75,000 +7.14% 14
London +20 78 £80,000 -5.88% 8
City of London +36 31 £75,000 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire +28 24 £75,000 +114.28% 2
West Yorkshire +25 20 £75,000 +50.00%
North West -5 20 £57,500 - 1
Manchester +17 17 £60,000 - 1
East of England +32 13 £70,000 +21.73% 2
Leeds +16 13 £75,000 +50.00%
South East -1 13 £70,000 -8.19%
West Midlands -8 10 £70,000 +21.73%
Scotland +24 8 £57,500 -48.88%
Glasgow - 8 £57,500 -
Bradford - 7 £75,000 -
Buckinghamshire +6 6 £70,000 -3.44%
Hertfordshire - 6 £70,000 -
North East 0 5 £80,000 +23.07%
Warwickshire -3 5 £70,000 +21.73%
Tyne and Wear - 5 £80,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £80,000 -
East Midlands +9 4 £97,500 +85.87% 1
Birmingham +4 4 £68,750 -47.11%
Milton Keynes -3 4 £68,750 -
Hertford - 4 £70,000 -
Warwick - 4 £71,250 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £62,500 -
Leicestershire +17 3 £97,500 +39.28% 1
Surrey +13 3 £67,500 +12.50%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £75,000 +30.43% 1
Northamptonshire +2 3 £97,500 +95.00%

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 158 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (34.45%) .NET
3 87 (26.52%) Scrum
4 75 (22.87%) Java
5 71 (21.65%) Finance
6 70 (21.34%) JavaScript
7 60 (18.29%) C#
8 51 (15.55%) SQL
9 48 (14.63%) CRM
10 47 (14.33%) Project Management
11 46 (14.02%) HTML
11 46 (14.02%) Software Engineering
12 44 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 40 (12.20%) Oracle
15 40 (12.20%) Degree
16 39 (11.89%) Mentoring
17 38 (11.59%) Web Development
17 38 (11.59%) TDD
18 37 (11.28%) QA
19 36 (10.98%) CSS
19 36 (10.98%) MVC
20 34 (10.37%) Data Warehouse
21 33 (10.06%) PHP
21 33 (10.06%) Line Management
22 32 (9.76%) E-Commerce
23 31 (9.45%) ASP.NET
24 29 (8.84%) SQL Server
25 26 (7.93%) jQuery

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (3.35%) Apache
2 9 (2.74%) Drupal
3 8 (2.44%) Node.js
4 5 (1.52%) WordPress
4 5 (1.52%) IIS
4 5 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.52%) CMS
5 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.91%) nginx
7 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.61%) Mule
8 1 (0.30%) Jetty
8 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (3.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Magento
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.27%) SaaS
3 13 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.22%) FTP
1 4 (1.22%) SMTP
1 4 (1.22%) IMAP
2 1 (0.30%) ATM
2 1 (0.30%) DHCP
2 1 (0.30%) HTTP
2 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.30%) DNS
2 1 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.37%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (8.84%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.71%) OLTP
3 22 (6.71%) Oracle BI EE
3 22 (6.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 15 (4.57%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.96%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.44%) Siebel EIM
6 8 (2.44%) MySQL
7 6 (1.83%) RavenDB
7 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.22%) Big Data
8 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.22%) Subversion
3 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.91%) SpecFlow
4 3 (0.91%) Selenium
4 3 (0.91%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.61%) Grunt
5 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) PROIV
6 1 (0.30%) RSpec
6 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.30%) Xcode
6 1 (0.30%) PHPUnit
General
1 71 (21.65%) Finance
2 20 (6.10%) Marketing
3 18 (5.49%) Retail
4 15 (4.57%) Banking
5 7 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.13%) Advertising
5 7 (2.13%) Legal
6 5 (1.52%) Back Office
7 4 (1.22%) Law
8 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.91%) Publishing
8 3 (0.91%) Games
8 3 (0.91%) French Language
9 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.61%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (34.45%) .NET
2 46 (14.02%) HTML
3 36 (10.98%) CSS
4 31 (9.45%) ASP.NET
5 26 (7.93%) jQuery
6 23 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (6.40%) HTML5
8 13 (3.96%) J2EE
8 13 (3.96%) Web Services
9 12 (3.66%) XML
9 12 (3.66%) AngularJS
10 10 (3.05%) Entity Framework
10 10 (3.05%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.74%) CSS3
11 9 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (2.44%) REST
13 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (1.83%) Mojolicious
14 5 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (1.52%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.40%) Computer Science
2 20 (6.10%) Open Source
3 16 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.66%) Algorithms
6 11 (3.35%) Equities
7 10 (3.05%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.83%) User Experience
9 6 (1.83%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.52%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.52%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.91%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.91%) DTV
12 2 (0.61%) GIS
12 2 (0.61%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.93%) Android
2 19 (5.79%) Apple iOS
3 18 (5.49%) Linux
4 13 (3.96%) Windows
5 5 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.61%) UNIX
9 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (26.52%) Scrum
3 48 (14.63%) CRM
4 47 (14.33%) Project Management
5 46 (14.02%) Software Engineering
6 44 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (11.89%) Mentoring
9 38 (11.59%) Web Development
9 38 (11.59%) TDD
10 36 (10.98%) MVC
11 33 (10.06%) Line Management
12 32 (9.76%) E-Commerce
13 23 (7.01%) ERP
14 22 (6.71%) OO
14 22 (6.71%) ETL
15 19 (5.79%) Coaching
15 19 (5.79%) People Management
15 19 (5.79%) BDD
16 18 (5.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.87%) Java
2 70 (21.34%) JavaScript
3 60 (18.29%) C#
4 51 (15.55%) SQL
5 33 (10.06%) PHP
6 25 (7.62%) C++
7 18 (5.49%) Python
8 14 (4.27%) C
9 8 (2.44%) Scala
10 7 (2.13%) Perl
11 3 (0.91%) Golang
11 3 (0.91%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.91%) Ruby
12 2 (0.61%) PHP5
13 1 (0.30%) RubyMotion
13 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (12.20%) Degree
2 2 (0.61%) MCP
3 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.28%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.22%) SLA
3 4 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.61%) WAI
5 1 (0.30%) COBIT
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.22%) NFS
1 4 (1.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.52%) Puppet
2 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.22%) Salt
3 1 (0.30%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 40 (12.20%) Oracle
3 22 (6.71%) Siebel
4 8 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.13%) Zend
6 4 (1.22%) Eloqua
6 4 (1.22%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.22%) Google
6 4 (1.22%) Marketo
6 4 (1.22%) HubSpot
7 2 (0.61%) HP
7 2 (0.61%) SAP
8 1 (0.30%) IBM
8 1 (0.30%) Telerik
8 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.30%) Guidewire
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Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum
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Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £65k - 85k per year
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Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
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Salary: £56000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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