The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Software 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 Software Development in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 859 876 879
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 40 34 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.029% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.031% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 35 31 2
Average salary £90,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £51,500
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £97,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -

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
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
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 Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Development in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 September 2015 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 +25 37 £90,000 +56.52% 2
London +19 27 £111,250 +30.88% 1
City of London - 9 £110,000 -
Yorkshire +11 5 £80,000 +42.22% 1
East Midlands +7 4 £53,750 -
York +5 4 £80,000 +42.22%
North Yorkshire -1 4 £80,000 +42.22%
Scotland - 2 £97,500 -
Derby - 2 £53,750 -
Derbyshire - 2 £53,750 -
Leeds +6 1 £75,000 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +6 1 £75,000 +33.33% 1
South West -22 1 £90,000 +56.52%
Edinburgh - 1 £85,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £110,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £72,500 -
Bristol - 1 £90,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £72,500 -

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Software 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 Software Development in their job title.

1 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (51.67%) Java
3 30 (50.00%) Scrum
4 26 (43.33%) Software Engineering
5 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (31.67%) Web Development
6 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
7 18 (30.00%) CSS
7 18 (30.00%) E-Commerce
7 18 (30.00%) Apple iOS
8 17 (28.33%) Linux
8 17 (28.33%) TDD
9 16 (26.67%) Telecoms
9 16 (26.67%) Internet
9 16 (26.67%) SOA
9 16 (26.67%) Web Services
9 16 (26.67%) Android
9 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (26.67%) Kanban
9 16 (26.67%) Apache Flex
9 16 (26.67%) IPTV
9 16 (26.67%) Performance Engineering
9 16 (26.67%) Line Management
9 16 (26.67%) Over-the-Top Content
10 15 (25.00%) Online Games
10 15 (25.00%) Games
11 12 (20.00%) .NET
12 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (18.33%) Finance
13 9 (15.00%) ITIL

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Software 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 Software Development in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.33%) Mule
1 2 (3.33%) nginx
1 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
1 2 (3.33%) Node.js
1 2 (3.33%) Mule ESB
2 1 (1.67%) JBoss
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.67%) Internet
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) Big Data
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.00%) MySQL
4 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.33%) GitLab
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.67%) PROIV
2 1 (1.67%) JUnit
2 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.67%) Xcode
2 1 (1.67%) Maven
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 16 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 15 (25.00%) Games
3 11 (18.33%) Finance
4 6 (10.00%) Banking
5 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 3 (5.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.67%) French Language
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) CSS
2 16 (26.67%) Web Services
2 16 (26.67%) Apache Flex
3 12 (20.00%) .NET
4 6 (10.00%) J2EE
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.00%) Spring
6 2 (3.33%) hapi
6 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.33%) HTML
6 2 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.67%) JMS
7 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.67%) WCF
7 1 (1.67%) WPF
7 1 (1.67%) jQuery
7 1 (1.67%) Apache Wicket
7 1 (1.67%) JPA
7 1 (1.67%) iPhone SDK
7 1 (1.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) IPTV
1 16 (26.67%) Over-the-Top Content
2 15 (25.00%) Online Games
3 6 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (10.00%) SWIFT
4 5 (8.33%) Semantic Web
4 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.00%) iPhone
7 2 (3.33%) iPad
8 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.67%) STB
8 1 (1.67%) EFT
8 1 (1.67%) DTV
8 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.67%) User Experience
8 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Apple iOS
2 17 (28.33%) Linux
3 16 (26.67%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (50.00%) Scrum
3 26 (43.33%) Software Engineering
4 19 (31.67%) Web Development
5 18 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 17 (28.33%) TDD
7 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (26.67%) Kanban
7 16 (26.67%) SOA
7 16 (26.67%) Performance Engineering
7 16 (26.67%) Line Management
8 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.00%) ITIL
9 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (11.67%) Software Architecture
11 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.33%) Microservices
11 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (8.33%) Information Security
12 4 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (51.67%) Java
2 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.00%) C#
4 4 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
1 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) ZABBIX
1 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
2 2 (3.33%) hybris
2 2 (3.33%) Percona
2 2 (3.33%) New Relic
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (1.67%) Tableau
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
3 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
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