The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of Software Development featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 862 942 956
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 16 26 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.024% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.025% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 23
Median salary £92,500 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.14% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £70,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £99,250 £105,000 £87,000
UK excluding London median salary £65,000 £70,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +21.73%

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
87772 104579 111319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.42% 96.52% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 72875 87237 92130
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Head of Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of Software Development in the job title.

Head of Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Software Development
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Software Development
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Software Development over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +81 16 £92,500 +32.14% 3
London +66 10 £95,000 -7.31% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £75,000 -
South West +15 2 £55,000 -21.42%
Cheltenham -6 2 £55,000 -31.25%
Gloucestershire -16 2 £55,000 -31.25%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London +39 1 £90,000 -14.28% 1

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Head of Software Development job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Head of Software Development in the job title.

1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Scrum
2 21 (45.65%) .NET
3 15 (32.61%) Java
4 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
5 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
5 13 (28.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (28.26%) Finance
5 13 (28.26%) Software Delivery
6 12 (26.09%) C#
7 8 (17.39%) MVC
7 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (15.22%) SaaS
8 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
8 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
8 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (13.04%) SDLC
9 6 (13.04%) Big Data
9 6 (13.04%) DevOps
10 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.87%) Retail
10 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
10 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
10 5 (10.87%) PHP
11 4 (8.70%) SQL
11 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
11 4 (8.70%) XML
11 4 (8.70%) CRM

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.52%) NServiceBus
2 2 (4.35%) Mule
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.22%) SaaS
3 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (8.70%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.17%) MPLS
1 1 (2.17%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Big Data
1 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.52%) Bitbucket
2 3 (6.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Marketing
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) .NET
2 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.52%) CSS
4 3 (6.52%) HTML
4 3 (6.52%) LAMP
5 2 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) HTML5
6 1 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
1 4 (8.70%) Statistics
2 2 (4.35%) iPad
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Blog
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) CentOS
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Scrum
3 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
4 13 (28.26%) Software Delivery
4 13 (28.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.39%) MVC
6 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.04%) DevOps
7 6 (13.04%) SDLC
8 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.70%) CRM
9 4 (8.70%) Line Management
9 4 (8.70%) Machine Learning
9 4 (8.70%) People Management
9 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.70%) Release Management
10 3 (6.52%) Open Source
10 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (6.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) PHP
4 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Google
2 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.17%) SAP
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