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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 919 903 935
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 29 39 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.037% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.038% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 28 36 11
Average salary £78,750 £80,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £135,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%

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
97345 102801 101131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 81678 85210 81441
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 24 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 9 February 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
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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 +28 29 £78,750 -12.50% 3
South East +15 9 £72,500 -19.44% 1
London 0 7 £100,000 +11.11%
Brighton - 5 £70,000 -
East Sussex - 5 £90,000 - 1
East Midlands +6 4 £67,500 +17.39%
North West +26 3 £80,000 +45.45%
Northamptonshire 0 3 £67,500 +17.39%
Northampton -1 3 £67,500 +17.39%
South West -3 3 £70,000 - 1
Yorkshire +18 2 £77,500 +3.33% 1
West Yorkshire +4 2 £77,500 +3.33% 1
Leeds -1 2 £77,500 +3.33%
Berkshire -5 2 £72,500 -19.44%
Manchester - 2 £70,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £55,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £55,000 -
Hove - 2 £90,000 -
Newbury - 2 £72,500 -
East of England +3 1 £110,000 +144.44%
Hertfordshire - 1 £110,000 -
Bolton - 1 £60,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £80,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £80,000 - 1

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) Java
3 15 (26.79%) SaaS
3 15 (26.79%) SDLC
4 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 14 (25.00%) Finance
5 13 (23.21%) .NET
6 11 (19.64%) Linux
7 10 (17.86%) Web Services
7 10 (17.86%) SQL
7 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 10 (17.86%) Scrum
7 10 (17.86%) QA
8 9 (16.07%) Software Delivery
8 9 (16.07%) People Management
8 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (16.07%) Retail
8 9 (16.07%) C#
8 9 (16.07%) HTML
8 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
9 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 8 (14.29%) Project Management
9 8 (14.29%) Programme Management
9 8 (14.29%) TDD
9 8 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 7 (12.50%) Marketing
10 7 (12.50%) Degree
10 7 (12.50%) MVC
10 7 (12.50%) JMS

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (1.79%) JBoss
1 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) SaaS
2 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.36%) Big Data
3 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.79%) Gatling
2 1 (1.79%) JUnit
2 1 (1.79%) Maven
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Retail
3 7 (12.50%) Marketing
4 4 (7.14%) Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.57%) Electronics
6 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.79%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) Web Services
3 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.07%) HTML
4 7 (12.50%) JMS
5 6 (10.71%) EJB
5 6 (10.71%) HTML5
5 6 (10.71%) JDBC
5 6 (10.71%) JTA
5 6 (10.71%) REST
6 5 (8.93%) CSS
7 4 (7.14%) XML
8 3 (5.36%) J2EE
9 2 (3.57%) Apache Flex
9 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.79%) Apache Wicket
10 1 (1.79%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (1.79%) JPA
10 1 (1.79%) jQuery
10 1 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Economics
1 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.36%) User Experience
2 2 (3.57%) IPTV
2 2 (3.57%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (3.57%) STB
2 2 (3.57%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 6 (10.71%) Unix
3 2 (3.57%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) SDLC
3 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (17.86%) Scrum
5 9 (16.07%) People Management
5 9 (16.07%) Software Delivery
6 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 8 (14.29%) Project Management
6 8 (14.29%) TDD
7 7 (12.50%) MVC
8 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.71%) Line Management
8 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.71%) OOP
8 6 (10.71%) Product Management
8 6 (10.71%) SOA
9 5 (8.93%) Change Management
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Management
10 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) SQL
3 9 (16.07%) C#
4 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) C
5 1 (1.79%) Delphi
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.79%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Facebook
2 6 (10.71%) Google
2 6 (10.71%) Twitter
3 2 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Epicor
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
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