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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 884 941 959
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 34 34 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.032% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 29 29 29
Median salary £80,000 £110,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +95.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £112,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £80,000 £55,625
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +43.82%

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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 July 2016 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 27 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 29 July 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 +35 32 £80,000 -27.27% 6
London +41 10 £95,000 -15.55% 3
East Midlands +9 6 £62,500 +2.04%
West Midlands - 6 £90,000 -
Yorkshire +36 4 £80,000 -
Nottinghamshire +15 4 £62,500 -13.79%
Nottingham +13 4 £62,500 -13.79%
Birmingham - 4 £90,000 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £80,000 -
South East - 3 £70,000 - 1
Leeds - 3 £80,000 -
Lincoln - 2 £65,000 -
Bradford - 2 £80,000 -
Brighton - 2 £70,000 -
Telford - 2 £67,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £70,000 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £65,000 -
Shropshire - 2 £67,500 -
City of London +40 1 £105,000 -4.54% 1
South West +7 1 £115,000 +119.04% 1
North West - 1 £72,500 - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £115,000 - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £115,000 -
Manchester - 1 £72,500 - 1
Norwich - 1 - -

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 65 (64.36%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.63%) Software Engineering
3 31 (30.69%) E-Commerce
4 30 (29.70%) SDLC
5 25 (24.75%) TDD
6 24 (23.76%) SaaS
6 24 (23.76%) Scrum
7 23 (22.77%) Big Data
8 21 (20.79%) .NET
8 21 (20.79%) Degree
9 20 (19.80%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (19.80%) Java
9 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
10 19 (18.81%) SOA
11 18 (17.82%) Web Services
11 18 (17.82%) Finance
11 18 (17.82%) Data Management
11 18 (17.82%) People Management
12 17 (16.83%) Open Source
12 17 (16.83%) Waterfall
13 16 (15.84%) Software Architecture
13 16 (15.84%) BDD
13 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 16 (15.84%) Computer Science
13 16 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
14 15 (14.85%) C#
14 15 (14.85%) Performance Management
14 15 (14.85%) User Stories
14 15 (14.85%) Software Delivery

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 14 (13.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.99%) Confluence
3 1 (0.99%) Mule
3 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (23.76%) SaaS
2 20 (19.80%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (13.86%) Office 365
5 2 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (22.77%) Big Data
2 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.96%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) MySQL
4 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.99%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.96%) Bitbucket
2 4 (3.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.99%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.99%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
3 1 (0.99%) Maven
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 14 (13.86%) Advertising
3 13 (12.87%) Marketing
4 5 (4.95%) Retail
4 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Electronics
6 1 (0.99%) Law
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.79%) .NET
2 18 (17.82%) Web Services
3 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.93%) CSS
3 7 (6.93%) HTML
4 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.98%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.98%) JSP
5 2 (1.98%) LAMP
5 2 (1.98%) Spring
6 1 (0.99%) Ehcache
6 1 (0.99%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.99%) J2EE
6 1 (0.99%) Java EE
6 1 (0.99%) JMS
6 1 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.99%) RESTful
6 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.84%) Computer Science
2 14 (13.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Fintech
5 2 (1.98%) iPad
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Blog
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.97%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Android
2 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.98%) CentOS
2 2 (1.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (64.36%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.63%) Software Engineering
3 31 (30.69%) E-Commerce
4 30 (29.70%) SDLC
5 25 (24.75%) TDD
6 24 (23.76%) Scrum
7 19 (18.81%) SOA
8 18 (17.82%) Data Management
8 18 (17.82%) People Management
9 17 (16.83%) Open Source
9 17 (16.83%) Waterfall
10 16 (15.84%) BDD
10 16 (15.84%) Software Architecture
10 16 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (14.85%) Performance Management
11 15 (14.85%) Software Delivery
11 15 (14.85%) User Stories
12 14 (13.86%) Information Security
12 14 (13.86%) Migration
12 14 (13.86%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) Java
2 15 (14.85%) C#
3 13 (12.87%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.91%) PHP
5 3 (2.97%) Python
6 2 (1.98%) C
7 1 (0.99%) Ruby
7 1 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (20.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.98%) Google
2 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
2 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.99%) Epicor
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle
3 1 (0.99%) SAP
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