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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Development
Rank 778 751 742
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 126 158 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 109 131 117
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £48,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,250 £57,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+16.95% -17.85%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 2015. 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 -33 110 £80,000 +6.66% 12
London -5 72 £85,000 - 8
City of London +24 18 £110,000 +25.71% 1
Scotland +15 9 £47,000 -20.33%
East of England +2 8 £60,000 +4.34% 1
South East -3 8 £67,250 -20.88%
Yorkshire -7 7 £80,000 +68.42% 1
York +8 6 £80,000 +42.22%
Edinburgh 0 6 £41,500 -29.66%
North Yorkshire -4 6 £80,000 +77.77%
North West -7 6 £65,000 +18.18% 1
East Midlands 0 5 £57,500 -
Surrey +5 4 £66,000 -31.42%
Manchester -1 3 £82,500 +50.00% 1
Cheshire - 3 £52,500 -
Guildford - 3 £65,000 -
Essex - 3 £57,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £70,000 -
East Sussex +15 2 £68,750 -
Brighton +13 2 £68,750 -
South West -19 2 £65,750 +14.34%
Norfolk - 2 £60,000 -
Derby - 2 £53,750 -
Colchester - 2 £57,500 - 1
Hertford - 2 £70,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 £53,750 -
Leicestershire - 2 £53,750 -
Norwich - 2 £60,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £53,750 -
Berkshire +14 1 £80,000 +1.91%

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 161 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (34.63%) Scrum
3 82 (28.98%) Java
4 74 (26.15%) .NET
5 56 (19.79%) JavaScript
6 52 (18.37%) C#
6 52 (18.37%) CSS
7 45 (15.90%) Software Engineering
8 44 (15.55%) E-Commerce
8 44 (15.55%) Finance
8 44 (15.55%) Apple iOS
9 42 (14.84%) HTML
9 42 (14.84%) TDD
10 40 (14.13%) Android
11 39 (13.78%) Web Development
12 38 (13.43%) Microsoft
13 37 (13.07%) QA
14 36 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (12.37%) Kanban
16 34 (12.01%) Linux
17 33 (11.66%) Project Management
18 31 (10.95%) MVC
18 31 (10.95%) Marketing
19 29 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (9.54%) SDLC
20 27 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
20 27 (9.54%) Web Services
21 26 (9.19%) SOA
22 25 (8.83%) PHP
22 25 (8.83%) Line Management

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (5.65%) Node.js
2 12 (4.24%) CMS
3 10 (3.53%) Apache
4 9 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.77%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.77%) Kentico
6 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.41%) Mule
6 4 (1.41%) IIS
7 2 (0.71%) nginx
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.71%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.35%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) Tornado
8 1 (0.35%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.12%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) LatentZero
1 4 (1.41%) thinkFolio
1 4 (1.41%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (8.83%) SaaS
3 8 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.77%) PaaS
4 5 (1.77%) GitHub
4 5 (1.77%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.36%) Internet
2 2 (0.71%) Firewall
2 2 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.71%) SAN
2 2 (0.71%) GPRS
2 2 (0.71%) UMTS
3 1 (0.35%) WAN
3 1 (0.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.89%) Big Data
3 10 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.18%) MySQL
5 8 (2.83%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.12%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.06%) OLTP
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 13 (4.59%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.83%) Selenium
2 8 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.12%) WebDriver
4 6 (2.12%) SpecFlow
4 6 (2.12%) Subversion
5 4 (1.41%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.06%) Maven
7 2 (0.71%) Ant
7 2 (0.71%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.71%) Gradle
7 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.71%) Grunt
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (0.71%) GitLab
8 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.35%) PROIV
8 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
General
1 44 (15.55%) Finance
2 31 (10.95%) Marketing
3 21 (7.42%) Games
4 18 (6.36%) Retail
5 16 (5.65%) Telecoms
6 12 (4.24%) Legal
7 10 (3.53%) Banking
8 8 (2.83%) Automotive
9 7 (2.47%) French Language
10 6 (2.12%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.77%) Electronics
11 5 (1.77%) Law
12 4 (1.41%) Front Office
13 1 (0.35%) Back Office
13 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (26.15%) .NET
2 52 (18.37%) CSS
3 42 (14.84%) HTML
4 27 (9.54%) Web Services
5 22 (7.77%) ASP.NET
6 20 (7.07%) HTML5
7 18 (6.36%) jQuery
8 16 (5.65%) Apache Flex
9 15 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (5.30%) CSS3
10 14 (4.95%) Spring
11 13 (4.59%) XML
12 11 (3.89%) Hibernate
13 10 (3.53%) SOAP
13 10 (3.53%) Sass
14 9 (3.18%) J2EE
14 9 (3.18%) .NET Framework
15 8 (2.83%) WSDL
15 8 (2.83%) XSLT
16 7 (2.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.36%) User Experience
2 18 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.65%) Over-the-Top Content
3 16 (5.65%) IPTV
4 15 (5.30%) Online Games
5 13 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.89%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.12%) SWIFT
8 6 (2.12%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.77%) E-Learning
9 5 (1.77%) iPhone
9 5 (1.77%) Semantic Web
10 4 (1.41%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.41%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.41%) Social Media
10 4 (1.41%) iPad
11 3 (1.06%) FMCG
12 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.55%) Apple iOS
2 40 (14.13%) Android
3 34 (12.01%) Linux
4 20 (7.07%) Windows
5 7 (2.47%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.06%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (34.63%) Scrum
3 45 (15.90%) Software Engineering
4 44 (15.55%) E-Commerce
5 42 (14.84%) TDD
6 39 (13.78%) Web Development
7 36 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (12.37%) Kanban
9 33 (11.66%) Project Management
10 31 (10.95%) MVC
11 27 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (9.54%) SDLC
12 26 (9.19%) SOA
13 25 (8.83%) Line Management
14 23 (8.13%) People Management
15 20 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (7.07%) iOS Development
16 19 (6.71%) Mobile Development
17 18 (6.36%) Mentoring
18 17 (6.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 82 (28.98%) Java
2 56 (19.79%) JavaScript
3 52 (18.37%) C#
4 25 (8.83%) PHP
5 24 (8.48%) SQL
6 14 (4.95%) C++
7 8 (2.83%) Python
8 7 (2.47%) Ruby
9 6 (2.12%) PHP5
10 5 (1.77%) C
11 2 (0.71%) Clojure
11 2 (0.71%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.71%) Perl
11 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.35%) VB
12 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.35%) COBOL
12 1 (0.35%) Scala
12 1 (0.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (5.65%) Degree
2 5 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.07%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) NFS
2 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (2.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.71%) HAProxy
2 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.89%) Oracle
3 7 (2.47%) Zend
4 5 (1.77%) Adobe
5 4 (1.41%) IBM
5 4 (1.41%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.06%) Casewise
6 3 (1.06%) Siebel
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco
7 2 (0.71%) SAP
7 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.71%) VMware
7 2 (0.71%) Percona
7 2 (0.71%) hybris
7 2 (0.71%) New Relic
8 1 (0.35%) Pardot
8 1 (0.35%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.35%) Marketo
8 1 (0.35%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.35%) Tableau
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