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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Development
Rank 763 755 730
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 136 150 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 124 119 131
Average salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,150 £52,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%

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
105270 103197 109388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.68% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 87760 83673 94207
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -28 124 £72,500 -3.33% 14
London -14 66 £76,250 -10.29% 3
City of London +20 18 £70,000 -17.64% 1
East of England -10 16 £72,500 +11.53% 4
South East -37 14 £78,000 +20.00% 2
South West +5 9 £58,750 +11.90% 4
North West -6 9 £55,000 -
Manchester -23 9 £55,000 -
South Wales - 9 £55,000 -
Wales - 9 £55,000 -
Berkshire +2 6 £78,500 +18.49%
Norfolk - 6 £71,250 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £77,500 - 1
Bristol - 5 £43,750 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £77,500 - 1
Cardiff - 5 £55,000 -
Cwmbran - 4 £80,000 -
Torfaen - 4 £80,000 -
Glasgow +13 3 - -
North Yorkshire +10 3 £70,000 +27.27%
Scotland +7 3 - -
Wiltshire -1 3 £95,000 -
Bracknell -13 3 £78,500 -21.50%
West Midlands -18 3 £50,000 -54.54% 1
Yorkshire -37 3 £70,000 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £77,500 -
Hampshire - 3 £85,000 - 1
Harrogate - 3 £70,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Norwich - 3 £72,500 -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 142 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (46.35%) .NET
3 90 (32.85%) C#
4 64 (23.36%) Scrum
5 62 (22.63%) Java
5 62 (22.63%) JavaScript
6 61 (22.26%) Finance
7 59 (21.53%) SQL
8 54 (19.71%) ASP.NET
9 53 (19.34%) HTML
10 52 (18.98%) Project Management
11 51 (18.61%) SQL Server
12 50 (18.25%) Degree
13 49 (17.88%) MVC
14 44 (16.06%) TDD
15 43 (15.69%) CSS
16 42 (15.33%) Mentoring
17 37 (13.50%) jQuery
18 34 (12.41%) QA
19 32 (11.68%) Software Engineering
19 32 (11.68%) Data Warehouse
19 32 (11.68%) HTML5
19 32 (11.68%) ASP.NET MVC
20 31 (11.31%) Oracle
20 31 (11.31%) Web Development
21 30 (10.95%) Microsoft
22 29 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
23 28 (10.22%) E-Commerce
24 26 (9.49%) PHP
24 26 (9.49%) Business Intelligence

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (3.28%) Drupal
2 7 (2.55%) Node.js
3 4 (1.46%) Apache
4 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.09%) CMS
5 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.73%) WordPress
5 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) nginx
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.36%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.36%) Agresso
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.46%) SaaS
3 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.73%) GitHub
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.73%) ATM
1 2 (0.73%) HTTP
2 1 (0.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) NFC
2 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.61%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.68%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (6.93%) OLTP
3 19 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.47%) MySQL
5 12 (4.38%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 11 (4.01%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.55%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.55%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.46%) Siebel EIM
9 4 (1.46%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.46%) RavenDB
10 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.09%) Big Data
10 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.09%) MS Access
11 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.46%) MSTest
2 4 (1.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.09%) JIRA
3 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.73%) Xcode
4 2 (0.73%) Subversion
5 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.36%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 61 (22.26%) Finance
2 19 (6.93%) Banking
3 15 (5.47%) Retail
3 15 (5.47%) Publishing
3 15 (5.47%) Marketing
4 14 (5.11%) Advertising
5 10 (3.65%) Legal
6 4 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.46%) Games
7 3 (1.09%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.09%) Law
7 3 (1.09%) Back Office
8 2 (0.73%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (46.35%) .NET
2 54 (19.71%) ASP.NET
3 53 (19.34%) HTML
4 43 (15.69%) CSS
5 37 (13.50%) jQuery
6 32 (11.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (11.68%) HTML5
7 22 (8.03%) .NET Framework
8 19 (6.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 14 (5.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 14 (5.11%) Web Services
11 10 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (3.28%) AngularJS
12 9 (3.28%) CSS3
13 8 (2.92%) REST
13 8 (2.92%) XML
14 7 (2.55%) WinForms
14 7 (2.55%) Ajax
14 7 (2.55%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.03%) Mobile App
2 17 (6.20%) User Experience
3 16 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.74%) Open Source
5 11 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.55%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.55%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.19%) BBC
8 5 (1.82%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.09%) Statistics
10 3 (1.09%) Blog
10 3 (1.09%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.73%) IPTV
11 2 (0.73%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.12%) Android
2 24 (8.76%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.38%) Windows
4 5 (1.82%) UNIX
5 4 (1.46%) AIX
5 4 (1.46%) Linux
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (23.36%) Scrum
3 52 (18.98%) Project Management
4 49 (17.88%) MVC
5 44 (16.06%) TDD
6 42 (15.33%) Mentoring
7 32 (11.68%) Software Engineering
8 31 (11.31%) Web Development
9 28 (10.22%) E-Commerce
10 26 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (9.12%) Line Management
12 21 (7.66%) BDD
12 21 (7.66%) OO
13 20 (7.30%) Systems Analysis
14 18 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (6.57%) Kanban
15 17 (6.20%) CRM
16 15 (5.47%) ERP
17 14 (5.11%) Coaching
18 13 (4.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 90 (32.85%) C#
2 62 (22.63%) Java
2 62 (22.63%) JavaScript
3 59 (21.53%) SQL
4 26 (9.49%) PHP
5 20 (7.30%) T-SQL
6 19 (6.93%) C++
7 10 (3.65%) C
8 9 (3.28%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.92%) VB
10 6 (2.19%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.46%) Scala
11 4 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.09%) Ruby
12 3 (1.09%) Python
13 1 (0.36%) PHP5
13 1 (0.36%) Haskell
13 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.36%) Clojure
13 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (18.25%) Degree
2 5 (1.82%) MCP
3 3 (1.09%) MCSD
3 3 (1.09%) MCSE
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.09%) MCTS
3 3 (1.09%) MCITP
3 3 (1.09%) MCPD
4 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.36%) MBA
4 1 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.41%) QA
2 4 (1.46%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.46%) SLA
3 2 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) WAI
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) Basel III
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 31 (11.31%) Oracle
2 30 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.38%) Siebel
4 7 (2.55%) Rackspace
5 6 (2.19%) IBM
6 5 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.46%) Appcelerator
8 3 (1.09%) Google
9 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.73%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.73%) SAP
9 2 (0.73%) Cognos
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco
10 1 (0.36%) Adobe
10 1 (0.36%) Misys
10 1 (0.36%) Informatica
10 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.36%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.36%) Zend
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + £60k-£75k OTE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Nakama
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Excellent company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
North London
The People Network
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + package
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago