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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Development
Rank 681 775 736
Rank change year-on-year
+94 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 202 117 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 177 94 130
Average salary £74,000 £70,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £55,000 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £118,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 February 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 27 February 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 +53 173 £75,000 +7.14% 13
London +49 84 £77,500 -8.82% 6
City of London +22 36 £74,000 -12.94% 2
South East -25 21 £80,000 +28.00%
East of England +13 19 £70,000 -17.64% 1
Berkshire +4 15 £80,000 +23.07%
North West -5 15 £57,500 - 2
Yorkshire +10 13 £75,000 +36.36% 1
West Yorkshire +8 13 £75,000 +36.36% 1
South Wales -10 13 £55,000 -52.17%
Wales -12 13 £55,000 -52.17%
Cardiff -12 13 £55,000 -52.17%
Glasgow - 13 £57,500 - 1
Scotland - 13 £57,500 - 1
Manchester +8 12 £57,500 -17.85% 2
Leeds +2 11 £75,000 -11.76%
West Midlands -8 11 £50,000 -25.92% 3
Hertfordshire - 8 £70,000 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £45,000 -
South West -18 5 £75,000 +30.43%
Norfolk - 5 £70,000 -
North East - 4 £80,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £80,000 -
Hertford - 4 £70,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £80,000 -
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £82,500 +17.85%
Norwich - 3 £72,500 -
Bracknell - 3 £78,500 -
Bristol - 3 £75,000 -
Buckinghamshire +7 2 £82,500 +13.79%

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 148 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (39.81%) .NET
3 77 (23.77%) C#
4 76 (23.46%) Java
4 76 (23.46%) Finance
4 76 (23.46%) Scrum
5 73 (22.53%) JavaScript
6 66 (20.37%) SQL
7 58 (17.90%) Project Management
8 51 (15.74%) HTML
9 50 (15.43%) ASP.NET
10 49 (15.12%) Degree
11 47 (14.51%) Web Development
12 46 (14.20%) Software Engineering
12 46 (14.20%) MVC
13 45 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (12.96%) Oracle
14 42 (12.96%) CRM
15 41 (12.65%) Data Warehouse
15 41 (12.65%) Mentoring
16 39 (12.04%) TDD
17 38 (11.73%) QA
17 38 (11.73%) Microsoft
18 36 (11.11%) CSS
19 35 (10.80%) SQL Server
19 35 (10.80%) jQuery
20 34 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
21 33 (10.19%) Line Management
21 33 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
22 28 (8.64%) E-Commerce

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (3.09%) Drupal
2 9 (2.78%) Apache
2 9 (2.78%) Node.js
3 5 (1.54%) WordPress
3 5 (1.54%) IIS
3 5 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.54%) CMS
4 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.93%) nginx
5 3 (0.93%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Magento
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.16%) SaaS
4 5 (1.54%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.31%) GitHub
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.23%) SMTP
1 4 (1.23%) FTP
1 4 (1.23%) IMAP
2 2 (0.62%) HTTP
2 2 (0.62%) ATM
3 1 (0.31%) LAN
3 1 (0.31%) DHCP
3 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.31%) DNS
3 1 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.65%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (10.80%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.02%) OLTP
4 21 (6.48%) Oracle BI EE
4 21 (6.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 15 (4.63%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.01%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.78%) MySQL
8 8 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.16%) Siebel EIM
10 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.85%) RavenDB
11 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.23%) Big Data
12 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.93%) JIRA
5 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.62%) Xcode
5 2 (0.62%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) RSpec
6 1 (0.31%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.31%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 76 (23.46%) Finance
2 17 (5.25%) Banking
2 17 (5.25%) Marketing
3 15 (4.63%) Retail
4 10 (3.09%) Advertising
5 7 (2.16%) Publishing
5 7 (2.16%) Legal
6 6 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Back Office
8 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.93%) Law
8 3 (0.93%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.62%) Games
9 2 (0.62%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (39.81%) .NET
2 51 (15.74%) HTML
3 50 (15.43%) ASP.NET
4 36 (11.11%) CSS
5 35 (10.80%) jQuery
6 33 (10.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (8.33%) HTML5
8 18 (5.56%) .NET Framework
9 16 (4.94%) Web Services
10 13 (4.01%) XML
11 12 (3.70%) J2EE
12 11 (3.40%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 7 (2.16%) REST
16 7 (2.16%) CSS3
17 6 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
17 6 (1.85%) Mojolicious
18 5 (1.54%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.79%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.48%) Open Source
2 21 (6.48%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 11 (3.40%) Equities
5 10 (3.09%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.09%) User Experience
6 8 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.85%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.54%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.23%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.93%) BBC
11 2 (0.62%) IPTV
11 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.62%) W3C
11 2 (0.62%) DTV
11 2 (0.62%) GIS
11 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.10%) Android
2 17 (5.25%) Apple iOS
3 13 (4.01%) Linux
4 9 (2.78%) Windows
5 6 (1.85%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (23.46%) Scrum
3 58 (17.90%) Project Management
4 47 (14.51%) Web Development
5 46 (14.20%) Software Engineering
5 46 (14.20%) MVC
6 45 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (12.96%) CRM
8 41 (12.65%) Mentoring
9 39 (12.04%) TDD
10 34 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (10.19%) Line Management
12 28 (8.64%) E-Commerce
13 23 (7.10%) ERP
14 21 (6.48%) PRINCE2
14 21 (6.48%) ETL
15 19 (5.86%) Coaching
16 18 (5.56%) BDD
17 17 (5.25%) OO
18 16 (4.94%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (23.77%) C#
2 76 (23.46%) Java
3 73 (22.53%) JavaScript
4 66 (20.37%) SQL
5 27 (8.33%) PHP
6 24 (7.41%) C++
7 17 (5.25%) Python
8 15 (4.63%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.01%) C
10 8 (2.47%) Scala
11 7 (2.16%) Perl
12 2 (0.62%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.62%) Ruby
13 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.31%) RubyMotion
13 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (15.12%) Degree
2 5 (1.54%) VCP4
3 2 (0.62%) MCP
4 1 (0.31%) ISEB
4 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.31%) MBA
4 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.73%) QA
2 4 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.23%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.62%) WAI
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.23%) NFS
1 4 (1.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.54%) Puppet
2 4 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.23%) Salt
3 1 (0.31%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.31%) Ansible
Vendors
1 42 (12.96%) Oracle
2 38 (11.73%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.48%) Siebel
4 9 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.54%) Google
6 4 (1.23%) Zend
6 4 (1.23%) Eloqua
6 4 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.23%) Marketo
6 4 (1.23%) HubSpot
7 2 (0.62%) HP
7 2 (0.62%) SAP
7 2 (0.62%) Cognos
7 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.31%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.31%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.31%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.31%) Telerik
8 1 (0.31%) IBM
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £80000 - £94000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
X4 Group
Salary: £90k - 130k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car + Bonus 20% Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car + range of benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £78000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Salary: £68000 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crosslane Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
Crosslane Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago