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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Development
Rank 753 754 719
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 141 123 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 123 108 140
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,750 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £98,000 £95,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,250 £63,750 £67,500
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -5.55%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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 22 September 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 September 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 +21 135 £75,000 - 11
London +1 69 £85,000 +3.03% 7
City of London +13 22 £87,500 -19.54% 1
Yorkshire -51 20 £51,875 -5.68%
South East -2 18 £78,500 +25.60% 1
North Yorkshire -9 12 £45,000 -18.18%
Harrogate - 10 £45,000 -
Berkshire 0 7 £66,000 +5.60% 1
South West -26 7 £57,500 +15.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £85,000 -
West Yorkshire -50 6 £56,250 -
Reading -5 5 £66,000 -0.37% 1
West Midlands -5 5 £67,500 +3.84%
East of England -15 5 £57,500 -30.72%
Leeds -36 5 £56,250 -19.64%
North East - 5 £42,500 - 1
Warwickshire +10 4 £67,500 +12.50%
North West -11 4 £55,000 -26.66% 2
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%
Wales +8 3 £57,500 +15.00%
Cambridge +2 3 £57,500 +39.39%
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £57,500 +39.39%
Hampshire -6 3 £85,000 +102.38%
Scotland -17 3 £59,000 -
Farnborough - 3 £85,000 -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 154 (52.20%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (34.58%) .NET
3 81 (27.46%) C#
4 76 (25.76%) Java
5 68 (23.05%) Project Management
6 56 (18.98%) Scrum
7 55 (18.64%) JavaScript
8 52 (17.63%) HTML
9 50 (16.95%) SQL
9 50 (16.95%) SQL Server
9 50 (16.95%) Finance
10 49 (16.61%) CSS
10 49 (16.61%) Degree
11 46 (15.59%) PHP
12 43 (14.58%) ASP.NET
13 42 (14.24%) Mentoring
14 37 (12.54%) MVC
15 36 (12.20%) jQuery
16 34 (11.53%) C++
17 32 (10.85%) HTML5
18 31 (10.51%) E-Commerce
19 30 (10.17%) QA
20 29 (9.83%) MySQL
20 29 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
21 28 (9.49%) TDD
22 26 (8.81%) Web Development
23 24 (8.14%) User Experience
24 23 (7.80%) Apple iOS
24 23 (7.80%) Android
25 22 (7.46%) Kanban

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (3.39%) Drupal
2 7 (2.37%) Apache
2 7 (2.37%) CMS
3 5 (1.69%) WordPress
3 5 (1.69%) Confluence
4 4 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.36%) Node.js
4 4 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.36%) SAS
4 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.68%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.34%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.02%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.68%) MS Office
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Line 500
1 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Agresso
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.37%) SaaS
3 6 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) GitHub
6 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.37%) Internet
2 5 (1.69%) SSH
3 2 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) NFC
4 1 (0.34%) Intranet
4 1 (0.34%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.83%) MySQL
3 17 (5.76%) MongoDB
4 15 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.73%) Big Data
7 8 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.71%) OLTP
8 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.03%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.02%) Base SAS
10 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.02%) OLAP
10 3 (1.02%) MS Access
10 3 (1.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.71%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.03%) JIRA
4 5 (1.69%) PhantomJS
4 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.36%) MSTest
5 4 (1.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.68%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.68%) Subversion
8 1 (0.34%) Maven
8 1 (0.34%) Xcode
8 1 (0.34%) Ant
8 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.34%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
General
1 50 (16.95%) Finance
2 19 (6.44%) Marketing
3 18 (6.10%) Retail
4 17 (5.76%) Banking
5 16 (5.42%) Publishing
6 10 (3.39%) Advertising
7 6 (2.03%) Games
8 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.02%) Legal
9 3 (1.02%) Front Office
10 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.68%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (34.58%) .NET
2 52 (17.63%) HTML
3 49 (16.61%) CSS
4 43 (14.58%) ASP.NET
5 36 (12.20%) jQuery
6 32 (10.85%) HTML5
7 17 (5.76%) Web Services
7 17 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (5.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (5.08%) .NET Framework
10 13 (4.41%) CSS3
11 12 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 11 (3.73%) LAMP
12 11 (3.73%) XML
12 11 (3.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 11 (3.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (3.05%) WinForms
15 8 (2.71%) Razor View Engine
15 8 (2.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.14%) User Experience
2 19 (6.44%) Open Source
3 18 (6.10%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.07%) Digital Media
5 12 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.36%) BBC
7 4 (1.36%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.36%) Blog
8 3 (1.02%) Statistics
8 3 (1.02%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.02%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.68%) EPoS
9 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.68%) iPhone
10 1 (0.34%) iSeries
10 1 (0.34%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.80%) Apple iOS
1 23 (7.80%) Android
2 21 (7.12%) Windows
3 9 (3.05%) Linux
4 5 (1.69%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.69%) UNIX
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.36%) AIX
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (52.20%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (23.05%) Project Management
3 56 (18.98%) Scrum
4 42 (14.24%) Mentoring
5 37 (12.54%) MVC
6 31 (10.51%) E-Commerce
7 29 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (9.49%) TDD
9 26 (8.81%) Web Development
10 22 (7.46%) Kanban
10 22 (7.46%) OO
11 19 (6.44%) iOS Development
12 18 (6.10%) Analytics
12 18 (6.10%) Software Engineering
13 17 (5.76%) Android Development
14 16 (5.42%) SOA
15 15 (5.08%) Coaching
15 15 (5.08%) Line Management
16 14 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (4.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.46%) C#
2 76 (25.76%) Java
3 55 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 50 (16.95%) SQL
5 46 (15.59%) PHP
6 34 (11.53%) C++
7 13 (4.41%) Python
7 13 (4.41%) VB.NET
8 10 (3.39%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.71%) VB
9 8 (2.71%) C
9 8 (2.71%) Ruby
10 7 (2.37%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.36%) Clojure
11 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.36%) PHP5
12 2 (0.68%) Scala
12 2 (0.68%) Perl
13 1 (0.34%) Haskell
13 1 (0.34%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 49 (16.61%) Degree
2 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.02%) MCPD
3 3 (1.02%) MCITP
3 3 (1.02%) MCTS
3 3 (1.02%) MCP
3 3 (1.02%) MCSD
3 3 (1.02%) MCSE
3 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.17%) QA
2 6 (2.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (7.46%) Microsoft
1 22 (7.46%) Oracle
2 17 (5.76%) Rackspace
3 5 (1.69%) IBM
3 5 (1.69%) Sage
4 4 (1.36%) Appcelerator
4 4 (1.36%) Google
5 3 (1.02%) SAP
5 3 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.02%) Talend
6 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.34%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.34%) Siebel
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) Misys
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe
7 1 (0.34%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.34%) Informatica
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