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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Development
Rank 736 735 732
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 158 145 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 130 126 141
Average salary £71,250 £80,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.93% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,000 £72,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +10.76%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -41 152 £75,000 -6.25% 18
London -20 75 £85,000 +3.03% 9
City of London +29 31 £87,500 -5.40% 4
Yorkshire -25 25 £47,500 -32.14% 2
South East -23 21 £75,500 +16.15% 2
North Yorkshire - 14 £45,000 -
Harrogate - 12 £45,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 10 £85,000 -
West Yorkshire -26 9 £47,500 -32.14% 2
North West -2 7 £55,000 -31.25% 1
South West -4 7 £57,500 +15.00%
Manchester - 7 £55,000 -
East of England -21 5 £57,500 -30.72% 1
Leeds -31 5 £56,250 -25.00% 2
Surrey - 5 £72,500 -
Berkshire +2 4 £65,500 -6.42% 1
West Midlands 0 4 £67,500 +3.84% 1
Hampshire -8 4 £70,000 +66.66% 1
Durham - 4 £47,500 - 2
East Sussex - 4 - -
Somerset - 4 £57,500 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Barnsley - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 - -
Wetherby - 4 £47,358 -
North East - 4 £47,500 - 2
South Wales +3 3 £60,000 +20.00%
Wales -1 3 £60,000 +20.00%
Scotland -4 3 £59,000 -
Cambridge -4 3 £57,500 +43.75%

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 108 (34.18%) .NET
2 84 (26.58%) C#
3 83 (26.27%) Java
4 82 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (23.42%) Project Management
6 66 (20.89%) Scrum
7 54 (17.09%) Finance
7 54 (17.09%) SQL Server
8 50 (15.82%) JavaScript
9 49 (15.51%) Degree
10 48 (15.19%) PHP
10 48 (15.19%) SQL
11 47 (14.87%) HTML
12 46 (14.56%) CSS
13 41 (12.97%) ASP.NET
14 37 (11.71%) C++
14 37 (11.71%) MVC
15 33 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (9.81%) E-Commerce
16 31 (9.81%) jQuery
17 29 (9.18%) QA
17 29 (9.18%) TDD
17 29 (9.18%) MySQL
17 29 (9.18%) HTML5
18 27 (8.54%) Web Development
19 25 (7.91%) Oracle
20 23 (7.28%) Windows
20 23 (7.28%) OO
21 22 (6.96%) Microsoft
21 22 (6.96%) Android

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 16 (5.06%) Drupal
2 9 (2.85%) CMS
3 8 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.90%) Apache
4 6 (1.90%) SAS
5 5 (1.58%) WordPress
5 5 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.58%) Confluence
6 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.27%) Node.js
6 4 (1.27%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.32%) Lync
8 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.90%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.95%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.63%) MS Office
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Agresso
1 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Line 500
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.11%) SaaS
2 9 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.22%) Internet
2 5 (1.58%) SSH
3 2 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.32%) Intranet
4 1 (0.32%) Extranet
4 1 (0.32%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.18%) MySQL
3 16 (5.06%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.11%) Big Data
6 12 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.85%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.90%) OLTP
9 5 (1.58%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 5 (1.58%) Base SAS
10 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.95%) OLAP
11 3 (0.95%) MS Access
11 3 (0.95%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.95%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.22%) JIRA
3 5 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.58%) PhantomJS
4 4 (1.27%) MSTest
4 4 (1.27%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (0.63%) Ant
6 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.63%) Selenium
6 2 (0.63%) Subversion
6 2 (0.63%) Maven
7 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.32%) NUnit
7 1 (0.32%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 54 (17.09%) Finance
2 21 (6.65%) Marketing
3 20 (6.33%) Retail
4 17 (5.38%) Publishing
5 16 (5.06%) Banking
6 10 (3.16%) Advertising
7 7 (2.22%) Games
8 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.27%) Back Office
9 4 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.95%) Legal
10 3 (0.95%) Front Office
11 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (34.18%) .NET
2 47 (14.87%) HTML
3 46 (14.56%) CSS
4 41 (12.97%) ASP.NET
5 31 (9.81%) jQuery
6 29 (9.18%) HTML5
7 17 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (4.75%) Web Services
9 14 (4.43%) .NET Framework
10 13 (4.11%) XML
10 13 (4.11%) CSS3
10 13 (4.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 11 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 11 (3.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (3.16%) LAMP
13 9 (2.85%) WinForms
14 8 (2.53%) WCF
14 8 (2.53%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.01%) Open Source
2 14 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.80%) Digital Media
5 10 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.58%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.27%) Blog
8 4 (1.27%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.27%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.95%) BBC
9 3 (0.95%) Statistics
10 2 (0.63%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.63%) iPhone
10 2 (0.63%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) iPad
11 1 (0.32%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.32%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.28%) Windows
2 22 (6.96%) Android
2 22 (6.96%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.85%) Linux
4 5 (1.58%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.27%) AIX
5 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.27%) UNIX
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.42%) Project Management
3 66 (20.89%) Scrum
4 37 (11.71%) MVC
5 33 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (9.81%) E-Commerce
7 29 (9.18%) TDD
8 27 (8.54%) Web Development
9 23 (7.28%) OO
10 20 (6.33%) Kanban
11 19 (6.01%) Software Engineering
12 18 (5.70%) SOA
12 18 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (5.70%) Analytics
12 18 (5.70%) iOS Development
13 16 (5.06%) Android Development
13 16 (5.06%) ITIL
14 15 (4.75%) CRM
15 14 (4.43%) Risk Management
15 14 (4.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 84 (26.58%) C#
2 83 (26.27%) Java
3 50 (15.82%) JavaScript
4 48 (15.19%) PHP
4 48 (15.19%) SQL
5 37 (11.71%) C++
6 13 (4.11%) VB.NET
6 13 (4.11%) Python
7 9 (2.85%) Ruby
8 8 (2.53%) VB
8 8 (2.53%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.22%) C
10 5 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.27%) PHP5
11 4 (1.27%) Clojure
12 2 (0.63%) Scala
12 2 (0.63%) Perl
13 1 (0.32%) COBOL
13 1 (0.32%) RPG
Qualifications
1 49 (15.51%) Degree
2 7 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.95%) MCTS
3 3 (0.95%) MCITP
3 3 (0.95%) MCPD
3 3 (0.95%) MCP
3 3 (0.95%) MCSD
3 3 (0.95%) MCSE
3 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.18%) QA
2 6 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 25 (7.91%) Oracle
2 22 (6.96%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.38%) Rackspace
4 5 (1.58%) IBM
4 5 (1.58%) Sage
5 4 (1.27%) Google
6 3 (0.95%) Appcelerator
6 3 (0.95%) Talend
6 3 (0.95%) SAP
7 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.32%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.32%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.32%) Siebel
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco
8 1 (0.32%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.32%) Misys
8 1 (0.32%) Citrix
8 1 (0.32%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.32%) Informatica
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