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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Development
Rank 758 757 736
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 133 132 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 117 116 131
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,000 £105,000 £107,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £58,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -17.14%

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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 -25 129 £75,000 - 5
London +5 71 £85,000 +3.03% 4
City of London +22 19 £87,500 -4.10% 1
South East +4 17 £72,500 +31.81%
Yorkshire -46 16 £46,250 -15.90%
North Yorkshire -11 9 £45,000 -18.18%
Harrogate - 9 £45,000 -
South West -11 7 £57,500 +15.00%
Reading +5 6 £66,000 +25.71%
Berkshire +5 6 £66,000 -0.37%
West Midlands -16 5 £67,500 +3.84%
North East - 5 £42,500 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £85,000 -
Warwickshire +7 4 £67,500 +12.50%
East of England -22 4 £57,500 -28.12%
Somerset - 4 £57,500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £96,250 -
Durham - 4 £47,500 - 1
Barnsley - 4 - -
South Wales +14 3 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Wales +9 3 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £70,000 +20.68%
Hampshire -3 3 £85,000 +102.38%
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £57,500 +39.39%
Cambridge -6 3 £57,500 +39.39%
North West -7 3 £55,000 -10.20%
West Yorkshire -36 3 £62,500 +11.11%
Taunton - 3 £57,500 -
Farnborough - 3 £85,000 -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 152 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (38.16%) .NET
3 85 (30.04%) C#
4 69 (24.38%) Project Management
5 67 (23.67%) Java
6 59 (20.85%) Scrum
7 56 (19.79%) JavaScript
8 55 (19.43%) SQL
8 55 (19.43%) SQL Server
9 54 (19.08%) HTML
10 49 (17.31%) ASP.NET
10 49 (17.31%) CSS
11 48 (16.96%) Degree
12 47 (16.61%) Finance
13 42 (14.84%) Mentoring
14 40 (14.13%) MVC
14 40 (14.13%) PHP
15 37 (13.07%) jQuery
16 33 (11.66%) TDD
16 33 (11.66%) HTML5
17 31 (10.95%) QA
18 30 (10.60%) E-Commerce
19 29 (10.25%) MySQL
19 29 (10.25%) Web Development
20 28 (9.89%) C++
21 23 (8.13%) Microsoft
21 23 (8.13%) Android
21 23 (8.13%) Apple iOS
21 23 (8.13%) User Experience
22 22 (7.77%) Kanban

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 10 (3.53%) Drupal
2 7 (2.47%) Apache
3 6 (2.12%) CMS
4 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.41%) WordPress
4 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.41%) Confluence
4 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.41%) Node.js
5 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.71%) SAS
6 1 (0.35%) Lync
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.12%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.06%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.71%) MS Office
5 1 (0.35%) SPSS
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.35%) Line 500
1 1 (0.35%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.47%) SaaS
3 6 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.71%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) GitHub
6 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.47%) Internet
2 4 (1.41%) SSH
3 3 (1.06%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) NFC
4 1 (0.35%) Extranet
4 1 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.43%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.25%) MySQL
3 19 (6.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (6.01%) MongoDB
5 16 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.18%) Big Data
6 9 (3.18%) OLTP
7 8 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.47%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.06%) OLAP
10 3 (1.06%) MS Access
11 2 (0.71%) QlikView
11 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.77%) JIRA
4 4 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.41%) PhantomJS
4 4 (1.41%) CasperJS
4 4 (1.41%) MSTest
4 4 (1.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 3 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.71%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.71%) Subversion
6 2 (0.71%) Xcode
7 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.35%) Ant
General
1 47 (16.61%) Finance
2 18 (6.36%) Marketing
2 18 (6.36%) Retail
3 16 (5.65%) Publishing
4 14 (4.95%) Banking
5 10 (3.53%) Advertising
6 6 (2.12%) Games
7 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.71%) Law
9 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Military
10 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (38.16%) .NET
2 54 (19.08%) HTML
3 49 (17.31%) ASP.NET
3 49 (17.31%) CSS
4 37 (13.07%) jQuery
5 33 (11.66%) HTML5
6 21 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (6.71%) .NET Framework
8 18 (6.36%) Web Services
8 18 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (4.24%) CSS3
10 11 (3.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 11 (3.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 11 (3.89%) XML
11 10 (3.53%) LAMP
11 10 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (3.18%) WinForms
13 8 (2.83%) WCF
13 8 (2.83%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.13%) User Experience
2 18 (6.36%) Open Source
3 17 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.59%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.24%) Digital Media
6 11 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.83%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.41%) BBC
9 3 (1.06%) Statistics
9 3 (1.06%) Blog
10 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.71%) EPoS
10 2 (0.71%) iPhone
10 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.35%) iPad
11 1 (0.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.13%) Android
1 23 (8.13%) Apple iOS
2 20 (7.07%) Windows
3 8 (2.83%) Linux
4 5 (1.77%) UNIX
5 4 (1.41%) AIX
5 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.41%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (24.38%) Project Management
3 59 (20.85%) Scrum
4 42 (14.84%) Mentoring
5 40 (14.13%) MVC
6 33 (11.66%) TDD
7 30 (10.60%) E-Commerce
8 29 (10.25%) Web Development
9 22 (7.77%) Kanban
9 22 (7.77%) OO
10 20 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (6.71%) Software Engineering
12 18 (6.36%) iOS Development
13 16 (5.65%) Systems Analysis
13 16 (5.65%) Analytics
13 16 (5.65%) Android Development
14 15 (5.30%) Line Management
14 15 (5.30%) BDD
14 15 (5.30%) SOA
14 15 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 85 (30.04%) C#
2 67 (23.67%) Java
3 56 (19.79%) JavaScript
4 55 (19.43%) SQL
5 40 (14.13%) PHP
6 28 (9.89%) C++
7 16 (5.65%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.59%) VB.NET
9 11 (3.89%) Python
10 9 (3.18%) C
11 8 (2.83%) VB
12 7 (2.47%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.47%) Ruby
13 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.41%) PHP5
13 4 (1.41%) Clojure
14 2 (0.71%) Perl
14 2 (0.71%) Scala
15 1 (0.35%) R
15 1 (0.35%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 48 (16.96%) Degree
2 3 (1.06%) MCPD
2 3 (1.06%) MCITP
2 3 (1.06%) MCTS
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.06%) MCP
2 3 (1.06%) MCSD
2 3 (1.06%) MCSE
3 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.35%) MBA
4 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.95%) QA
2 6 (2.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.42%) Oracle
3 16 (5.65%) Rackspace
4 5 (1.77%) IBM
5 4 (1.41%) Sage
5 4 (1.41%) Google
5 4 (1.41%) Appcelerator
6 3 (1.06%) Talend
6 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.06%) SAP
7 2 (0.71%) Cognos
7 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.35%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.35%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.35%) Misys
8 1 (0.35%) Citrix
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe
8 1 (0.35%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.35%) Informatica
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