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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Software Development
UK
Rank 839 917 921
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 24 36 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.036% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.037% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 19 34 41
Median salary £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,500 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £135,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £72,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +26.08%

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
81292 97227 103350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67466 81440 85098
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 27 February 2017 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 22 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +74 23 £77,500 - 2
London +54 7 £100,000 +2.56%
Yorkshire +33 6 £90,000 +16.12%
Leeds +28 6 £90,000 +16.12%
West Yorkshire +19 6 £90,000 +16.12%
North West -3 4 £73,750 -7.81% 1
Manchester -25 4 £73,750 -7.81% 1
South East +42 3 £75,000 +3.44%
Berkshire +26 2 £75,000 +3.44%
Rochdale - 2 £70,000 - 1
Hampshire +23 1 £39,000 -29.09%
South West +22 1 £95,000 +35.71% 1
East of England +11 1 £62,500 -43.18%
City of London - 1 £130,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £72,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £39,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £82,500 -
Bristol - 1 £95,000 -
South Wales - 1 £82,500 -
Coventry - 1 £72,500 -
Wales - 1 £82,500 -
Essex - 1 £62,500 -

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) .NET
3 17 (42.50%) Scrum
4 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
5 10 (25.00%) QA
5 10 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 9 (22.50%) Finance
6 9 (22.50%) C#
7 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (20.00%) TDD
8 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.50%) SDLC
9 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.00%) CMMI
9 6 (15.00%) Java
9 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.50%) Python
10 5 (12.50%) SQL
10 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.50%) Information Security
10 5 (12.50%) DevOps
10 5 (12.50%) Coaching
11 4 (10.00%) Release Management
11 4 (10.00%) Kanban
11 4 (10.00%) Product Management
11 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (10.00%) BDD
11 4 (10.00%) Advertising

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 1 (2.50%) Apache
1 1 (2.50%) OpenEdge
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) SaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.50%) MPLS
2 1 (2.50%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.50%) DataStage
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (52.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.50%) XML
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) iOS SDK
5 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Fintech
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Scrum
3 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
4 10 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (20.00%) TDD
6 7 (17.50%) SDLC
7 6 (15.00%) CMMI
7 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.50%) Coaching
8 5 (12.50%) DevOps
8 5 (12.50%) Information Security
8 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.00%) BDD
9 4 (10.00%) Kanban
9 4 (10.00%) MVC
9 4 (10.00%) Product Management
9 4 (10.00%) Release Management
9 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) C#
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) Python
3 5 (12.50%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) COBIT
2 1 (2.50%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Nagios
1 1 (2.50%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) IBM
2 1 (2.50%) Splunk
2 1 (2.50%) Temenos
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago