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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 856 894 872
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 36 35 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.030% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.032% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 31 30 7
Average salary £110,000 £56,875 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+93.40% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,100
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £85,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £80,000 £56,250 £63,750
% change year-on-year
+42.22% -11.76%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 17 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 34 £110,000 +93.40% 4
London +48 27 £112,500 +32.35% 2
City of London - 9 £110,000 - 1
South West -9 3 £52,500 -19.23%
Yorkshire +4 2 £80,000 +42.22% 1
York +1 2 £80,000 +42.22% 1
North Yorkshire +1 2 £80,000 +42.22% 1
East Midlands 0 2 £61,250 - 1
Scotland - 2 £97,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £52,500 -
Gloucester - 2 £52,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £72,500 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £50,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £72,500 - 1
Bristol - 1 £90,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £85,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £110,000 -

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (48.33%) Java
3 28 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 26 (43.33%) Scrum
5 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (33.33%) Web Development
6 20 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
8 16 (26.67%) CSS
8 16 (26.67%) Web Services
8 16 (26.67%) Apple iOS
9 15 (25.00%) Linux
9 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 15 (25.00%) TDD
10 14 (23.33%) Games
10 14 (23.33%) Finance
10 14 (23.33%) SOA
10 14 (23.33%) Internet
10 14 (23.33%) .NET
10 14 (23.33%) Android
10 14 (23.33%) IPTV
10 14 (23.33%) Apache Flex
10 14 (23.33%) Online Games
10 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (23.33%) Kanban
10 14 (23.33%) Performance Engineering
10 14 (23.33%) Line Management
10 14 (23.33%) Over-the-Top Content
11 10 (16.67%) Degree
11 10 (16.67%) SQL

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.33%) Drupal
2 2 (3.33%) Mule
2 2 (3.33%) nginx
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.33%) Node.js
2 2 (3.33%) Mule ESB
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 14 (23.33%) Internet
2 2 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Big Data
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.33%) 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 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.33%) GitLab
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) PROIV
3 1 (1.67%) Xcode
General
1 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 14 (23.33%) Games
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Marketing
5 2 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.67%) French Language
6 1 (1.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) CSS
1 16 (26.67%) Web Services
2 14 (23.33%) .NET
2 14 (23.33%) Apache Flex
3 5 (8.33%) J2EE
3 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.67%) HTML
5 2 (3.33%) hapi
5 2 (3.33%) HTML5
5 2 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.33%) Django
5 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.33%) XML
5 2 (3.33%) Middleware
5 2 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (3.33%) Spring
6 1 (1.67%) Ajax
6 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.67%) iPhone SDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) IPTV
1 14 (23.33%) Online Games
1 14 (23.33%) Over-the-Top Content
2 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.33%) Semantic Web
3 5 (8.33%) SWIFT
4 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.67%) Equities
4 4 (6.67%) Data Structures
4 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.00%) iPhone
6 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.33%) iPad
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.67%) User Experience
7 1 (1.67%) Social Media
7 1 (1.67%) EFT
7 1 (1.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Apple iOS
2 15 (25.00%) Linux
3 14 (23.33%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) Software Engineering
3 26 (43.33%) Scrum
4 20 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 20 (33.33%) Web Development
5 15 (25.00%) TDD
6 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (23.33%) Kanban
6 14 (23.33%) SOA
6 14 (23.33%) Performance Engineering
6 14 (23.33%) Line Management
7 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.33%) Project Management
9 7 (11.67%) Software Architecture
10 6 (10.00%) Open Source
10 6 (10.00%) Information Security
11 5 (8.33%) ITIL
11 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (48.33%) Java
2 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.67%) C#
3 10 (16.67%) SQL
4 7 (11.67%) Python
5 5 (8.33%) C++
6 3 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) C
8 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) HAProxy
2 2 (3.33%) Salt
2 2 (3.33%) ZABBIX
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) hybris
3 2 (3.33%) Percona
3 2 (3.33%) New Relic
4 1 (1.67%) Tableau
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago