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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Development
Rank 796 771 809
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 138 179 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 118 158 102
Average salary £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £103,500
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
97472 102743 99324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 81850 85177 79938
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Development within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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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 -12 138 £78,750 +5.00% 23
London -22 53 £92,500 +15.62% 8
South East +34 36 £70,000 -12.50% 3
East Midlands +13 13 £68,750 +19.56% 1
West Yorkshire +17 12 £77,500 +3.33% 3
Yorkshire +11 12 £77,500 +3.33% 3
Leeds +10 12 £77,500 +3.33% 2
East Sussex - 11 £80,000 - 1
Brighton - 11 £80,000 -
Hampshire - 9 £60,000 -
Hove - 8 £80,000 -
Surrey +20 7 £65,000 +23.80%
North West +18 7 £65,000 +18.18%
Berkshire -6 7 £70,000 -12.50% 2
West Midlands -22 7 £40,000 -15.78%
Manchester +23 5 £60,000 +17.07%
Birmingham -1 5 £40,000 -11.11%
South West -1 5 £70,000 +3.70% 6
East of England -11 5 £60,000 -17.24% 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Nottingham - 5 - -
Derby - 4 £70,000 -
Derbyshire - 4 £70,000 -
Essex - 4 £60,000 -
Northampton 0 3 £67,500 +17.39% 1
Northamptonshire -6 3 £67,500 +17.39% 1
Woking - 3 £65,000 -
Colchester - 3 £60,000 -
Bristol -4 2 £62,500 +6.38% 4
Bolton - 2 £60,000 -

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 119 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (26.48%) Java
3 62 (24.51%) .NET
4 57 (22.53%) JavaScript
5 54 (21.34%) Scrum
5 54 (21.34%) TDD
6 53 (20.95%) Finance
7 52 (20.55%) HTML
8 48 (18.97%) C#
9 43 (17.00%) PHP
10 42 (16.60%) E-Commerce
11 41 (16.21%) Degree
12 39 (15.42%) CSS
13 38 (15.02%) Line Management
14 37 (14.62%) MVC
14 37 (14.62%) Web Development
15 35 (13.83%) Software Engineering
15 35 (13.83%) SDLC
16 34 (13.44%) Marketing
17 33 (13.04%) Web Services
18 30 (11.86%) HTML5
19 28 (11.07%) SQL
20 27 (10.67%) QA
21 26 (10.28%) Microsoft
21 26 (10.28%) SaaS
21 26 (10.28%) People Management
22 23 (9.09%) Retail
23 22 (8.70%) Project Management
23 22 (8.70%) Apple iOS
24 21 (8.30%) Linux

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (5.93%) CMS
1 15 (5.93%) Node.js
2 7 (2.77%) Apache
3 5 (1.98%) nginx
3 5 (1.98%) SAS
3 5 (1.98%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.79%) Drupal
6 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.79%) Moodle
6 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.79%) WordPress
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.40%) Confluence
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) JBoss
7 1 (0.40%) Kentico
7 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.98%) SPSS
3 1 (0.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Magento
2 4 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.28%) SaaS
2 19 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.98%) CloudFront
4 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.79%) Office 365
6 1 (0.40%) GitHub
6 1 (0.40%) Heroku
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.56%) Internet
2 3 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.93%) NoSQL
2 12 (4.74%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.95%) MySQL
3 10 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.37%) Big Data
6 5 (1.98%) Datomic
7 4 (1.58%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.58%) Triplestore
8 3 (1.19%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.40%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.58%) Maven
3 4 (1.58%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.19%) Ant
4 3 (1.19%) Selenium
4 3 (1.19%) Subversion
5 2 (0.79%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (0.79%) Gradle
5 2 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.79%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.40%) Grunt
6 1 (0.40%) gulp
6 1 (0.40%) Hudson
6 1 (0.40%) RSpec
6 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (20.95%) Finance
2 34 (13.44%) Marketing
3 23 (9.09%) Retail
4 10 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.56%) Banking
6 8 (3.16%) Games
7 5 (1.98%) Electronics
7 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.19%) Advertising
9 3 (1.19%) Law
10 2 (0.79%) Automotive
10 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.79%) Legal
11 1 (0.40%) Front Office
11 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (24.51%) .NET
2 52 (20.55%) HTML
3 39 (15.42%) CSS
4 33 (13.04%) Web Services
5 30 (11.86%) HTML5
6 18 (7.11%) jQuery
6 18 (7.11%) SOAP
7 17 (6.72%) ASP.NET
8 15 (5.93%) LAMP
8 15 (5.93%) XML
9 14 (5.53%) REST
10 13 (5.14%) CSS3
11 9 (3.56%) AngularJS
12 8 (3.16%) EJB
12 8 (3.16%) JSON
12 8 (3.16%) Spring
13 7 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (2.77%) JMS
13 7 (2.77%) RESTful
14 6 (2.37%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.11%) Computer Science
1 18 (7.11%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.77%) Fintech
3 7 (2.77%) User Experience
4 6 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.37%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.37%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.98%) FMCG
5 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.98%) Statistics
6 3 (1.19%) Economics
6 3 (1.19%) IPTV
6 3 (1.19%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (0.79%) PMI
7 2 (0.79%) STB
7 2 (0.79%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.40%) Social Media
8 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 21 (8.30%) Linux
3 17 (6.72%) Android
4 6 (2.37%) Unix
4 6 (2.37%) Windows
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (21.34%) Scrum
2 54 (21.34%) TDD
3 42 (16.60%) E-Commerce
4 38 (15.02%) Line Management
5 37 (14.62%) MVC
5 37 (14.62%) Web Development
6 35 (13.83%) SDLC
6 35 (13.83%) Software Engineering
7 26 (10.28%) People Management
8 22 (8.70%) Project Management
9 19 (7.51%) DevOps
9 19 (7.51%) Mentoring
10 17 (6.72%) BDD
10 17 (6.72%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (6.72%) SOA
11 15 (5.93%) Product Management
11 15 (5.93%) Waterfall
12 14 (5.53%) iOS Development
13 13 (5.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 67 (26.48%) Java
2 57 (22.53%) JavaScript
3 48 (18.97%) C#
4 43 (17.00%) PHP
5 28 (11.07%) SQL
6 12 (4.74%) Python
7 8 (3.16%) Ruby
8 7 (2.77%) C++
9 5 (1.98%) Clojure
9 5 (1.98%) R
10 4 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.19%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.79%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.79%) PHP 5
12 2 (0.79%) VB
12 2 (0.79%) VB6
13 1 (0.40%) C
13 1 (0.40%) Delphi
13 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (16.21%) Degree
2 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.40%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.67%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.95%) Google
2 10 (3.95%) SAP
3 9 (3.56%) Zend
4 8 (3.16%) Oracle
5 6 (2.37%) Facebook
5 6 (2.37%) New Relic
5 6 (2.37%) Twitter
6 4 (1.58%) Sage
6 4 (1.58%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.19%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.79%) Citrix
8 2 (0.79%) VMware
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco
9 1 (0.40%) Epicor
9 1 (0.40%) HP
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) OpenText
9 1 (0.40%) Siebel
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