The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of Development featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Development
Rank 729 809 852
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 208 165 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 167 152 126
Median salary £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £52,454
10% offered a salary of more than £108,500 £100,000 £122,500
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £75,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.43%

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
98711 106520 115260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82990 86917 93519
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Head of Development
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of Development in the job title.

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 5 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Development within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 181 £80,000 +4.91% 15
London +31 85 £90,000 +12.50% 6
South East +37 30 £70,000 - 3
Yorkshire +5 20 £66,250 -11.66%
East Sussex - 19 £90,000 -
Brighton - 19 £70,000 -
West Yorkshire +16 18 £66,250 -11.66%
North West +13 14 £52,500 -30.00%
Leeds +8 14 £85,000 +13.33%
East of England +2 14 £75,000 +3.44% 2
Hertfordshire +21 10 £80,000 +14.28% 1
Manchester +3 10 £57,500 -36.11%
City of London +21 7 £105,000 +31.25% 1
West Midlands -24 7 £75,250 +7.50% 3
Hove - 7 £90,000 -
East Midlands +18 5 £70,000 -28.20%
Scotland -1 5 £60,000 +4.34% 1
Cheshire +24 4 £52,500 -30.00%
Glasgow -11 4 - - 1
Chester - 4 £52,500 -
Shropshire - 4 £67,500 - 1
Hampshire +13 3 - -
Nottingham +12 3 £70,000 -28.20%
Berkshire +9 3 £65,000 -9.09% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £70,000 -28.20%
Surrey +5 3 £47,500 -30.90%
South West - 3 £48,250 - 1
Farnborough - 3 - -
Norwich - 3 £60,000 -
Wetherby - 3 £52,500 -

Head of Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Head of Development job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 163 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (22.87%) .NET
3 77 (22.58%) SDLC
4 76 (22.29%) Java
5 71 (20.82%) E-Commerce
6 59 (17.30%) TDD
7 58 (17.01%) Software Engineering
8 56 (16.42%) Finance
9 54 (15.84%) PHP
10 53 (15.54%) C#
11 51 (14.96%) JavaScript
11 51 (14.96%) Degree
12 49 (14.37%) Microsoft
12 49 (14.37%) Scrum
13 48 (14.08%) Web Development
14 46 (13.49%) Web Services
15 44 (12.90%) People Management
16 42 (12.32%) DevOps
16 42 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
17 41 (12.02%) SaaS
17 41 (12.02%) Marketing
17 41 (12.02%) QA
18 40 (11.73%) Mobile App
19 38 (11.14%) Apple iOS
19 38 (11.14%) SOA
20 35 (10.26%) HTML
20 35 (10.26%) Git (software)
21 34 (9.97%) CSS
22 33 (9.68%) MVC
22 33 (9.68%) Android

Head of Development Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.28%) CMS
3 11 (3.23%) Node.js
4 8 (2.35%) Apache
5 7 (2.05%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.47%) nginx
7 5 (1.47%) SAS
8 4 (1.17%) IIS
8 4 (1.17%) Moodle
9 2 (0.59%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.59%) Drupal
9 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.59%) Kentico
9 2 (0.59%) WordPress
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.29%) Confluence
10 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.47%) SPSS
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Magento
2 4 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (12.02%) SaaS
3 29 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (5.57%) Office 365
5 8 (2.35%) PaaS
6 5 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.47%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.59%) GitHub
8 1 (0.29%) Heroku
8 1 (0.29%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.29%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.64%) Internet
2 2 (0.59%) HTTP
2 2 (0.59%) SAN
3 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.45%) Big Data
2 18 (5.28%) MySQL
3 13 (3.81%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.76%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.29%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.29%) Redis
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.69%) Appium
2 16 (4.69%) Calabash
3 6 (1.76%) JIRA
3 6 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.47%) Subversion
5 3 (0.88%) Redmine
5 3 (0.88%) Selenium
5 3 (0.88%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.88%) TortoiseSVN
5 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.59%) Maven
7 1 (0.29%) Ant
7 1 (0.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.29%) Hudson
7 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.29%) RSpec
General
1 56 (16.42%) Finance
2 41 (12.02%) Marketing
3 29 (8.50%) Retail
4 23 (6.74%) Advertising
5 13 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.05%) Banking
7 5 (1.47%) Electronics
7 5 (1.47%) Games
8 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.88%) Law
10 2 (0.59%) Billing
10 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (22.87%) .NET
2 46 (13.49%) Web Services
3 35 (10.26%) HTML
4 34 (9.97%) CSS
5 30 (8.80%) SOAP
6 28 (8.21%) JSON
7 25 (7.33%) XML
8 18 (5.28%) ASP.NET
9 16 (4.69%) HTML5
9 16 (4.69%) LAMP
10 13 (3.81%) jQuery
11 11 (3.23%) CSS3
12 8 (2.35%) AngularJS
12 8 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.35%) REST
12 8 (2.35%) RESTful
12 8 (2.35%) Spring
13 7 (2.05%) Symfony
14 5 (1.47%) LEMP Stack
14 5 (1.47%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.73%) Mobile App
2 32 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.57%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.93%) User Experience
5 9 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.05%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.47%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.47%) Fintech
7 5 (1.47%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.47%) Statistics
8 3 (0.88%) PMI
9 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.29%) Economics
10 1 (0.29%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.29%) FMCG
10 1 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.29%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.14%) Apple iOS
2 33 (9.68%) Android
3 17 (4.99%) Linux
4 8 (2.35%) Windows
5 3 (0.88%) Unix
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (22.58%) SDLC
3 71 (20.82%) E-Commerce
4 59 (17.30%) TDD
5 58 (17.01%) Software Engineering
6 49 (14.37%) Scrum
7 48 (14.08%) Web Development
8 44 (12.90%) People Management
9 42 (12.32%) DevOps
10 38 (11.14%) SOA
11 33 (9.68%) Line Management
11 33 (9.68%) MVC
12 30 (8.80%) Open Source
13 29 (8.50%) Analytics
14 28 (8.21%) iOS Development
14 28 (8.21%) Project Management
15 27 (7.92%) BDD
15 27 (7.92%) Mobile Application Development
16 26 (7.62%) Performance Management
17 25 (7.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 76 (22.29%) Java
2 54 (15.84%) PHP
3 53 (15.54%) C#
4 51 (14.96%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.57%) Objective-C
6 18 (5.28%) SQL
7 13 (3.81%) Ruby
8 11 (3.23%) Python
9 5 (1.47%) C++
9 5 (1.47%) R
9 5 (1.47%) Scala
10 4 (1.17%) C
11 3 (0.88%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.59%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.59%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (14.96%) Degree
2 5 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.02%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.59%) ISO13485
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 49 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.45%) Google
3 16 (4.69%) Apple
3 16 (4.69%) Perforce
4 9 (2.64%) Zend
5 7 (2.05%) SAP
6 6 (1.76%) New Relic
6 6 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.76%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.59%) Epicor
8 2 (0.59%) Facebook
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle
8 2 (0.59%) Twitter
8 2 (0.59%) VMware
9 1 (0.29%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.29%) Eze Software Group
9 1 (0.29%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.29%) Siebel
9 1 (0.29%) WorldPay
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Salary: 100,000 + Equity
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staffordshire
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Salary: Car/allowance, 20% bonus, exc bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £110,000 to £140,000 per annum + Bonus + Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Louis Hampshire
Salary: Circa £70k plus Car, Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Volaris Exec
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + c10% bonus + comprehensive benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Telford
Mason Frank International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago