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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Development
Rank 862 878 875
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 21 29 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.025% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.026% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 21 27 11
Average salary £72,500 £57,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.08% -17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,000 £56,501
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £85,000 £115,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 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 +28 21 £72,500 +26.08% 3
London +49 10 £112,500 +32.35% 3
West Midlands -4 4 £70,000 +3.70%
Warwickshire - 4 £70,000 -
Warwick - 3 £70,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £62,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £62,500 -
City of London - 2 £112,500 -
Leeds - 2 £62,500 -
York - 2 £62,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £62,500 -
East Midlands +8 1 £50,000 -20.00%
East of England +5 1 £57,500 +4.54%
South East +2 1 £71,500 +43.00%
South West -11 1 £52,500 -19.23%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £82,500 -
Watford - 1 £57,500 -
North East - 1 £82,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £71,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £52,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £57,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £50,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £52,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £82,500 -

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) Finance
3 20 (39.22%) Java
4 19 (37.25%) Software Engineering
5 17 (33.33%) Scrum
5 17 (33.33%) SQL
6 15 (29.41%) .NET
6 15 (29.41%) Web Development
6 15 (29.41%) Degree
7 14 (27.45%) Python
8 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
9 9 (17.65%) Line Management
9 9 (17.65%) Data Structures
9 9 (17.65%) Algorithms
9 9 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (17.65%) C#
9 9 (17.65%) C++
9 9 (17.65%) Equities
9 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
10 8 (15.69%) Automated Testing
10 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.69%) Web Services
10 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
10 8 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (15.69%) Open Source
10 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
11 7 (13.73%) J2EE
11 7 (13.73%) Oracle
11 7 (13.73%) Project Management
12 6 (11.76%) MVC

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (7.84%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) PROIV
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.84%) Games
4 2 (3.92%) Legal
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) French Language
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) .NET
2 8 (15.69%) Web Services
3 7 (13.73%) J2EE
4 5 (9.80%) HTML
4 5 (9.80%) CSS
5 4 (7.84%) Middleware
5 4 (7.84%) XML
5 4 (7.84%) Apache Flex
5 4 (7.84%) Django
5 4 (7.84%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (5.88%) HTML5
7 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.92%) jQuery
7 2 (3.92%) Mojolicious
8 1 (1.96%) PhoneGap
8 1 (1.96%) Pandas
8 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.65%) Data Structures
2 9 (17.65%) Algorithms
2 9 (17.65%) Equities
3 8 (15.69%) Open Source
4 5 (9.80%) SWIFT
4 5 (9.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.84%) Online Games
5 4 (7.84%) IPTV
5 4 (7.84%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (3.92%) User Experience
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.96%) Social Media
7 1 (1.96%) iPhone
7 1 (1.96%) PMI
7 1 (1.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Android
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Ubuntu
2 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) Software Engineering
3 17 (33.33%) Scrum
4 15 (29.41%) Web Development
5 9 (17.65%) Line Management
5 9 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 8 (15.69%) Automated Testing
6 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
6 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Project Management
8 6 (11.76%) MVC
8 6 (11.76%) Information Security
8 6 (11.76%) Resource Management
8 6 (11.76%) DevOps
9 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
10 4 (7.84%) SOA
10 4 (7.84%) CRM
10 4 (7.84%) OO
10 4 (7.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (27.45%) Python
4 9 (17.65%) C#
4 9 (17.65%) C++
5 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.84%) C
6 4 (7.84%) PHP
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
7 2 (3.92%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.84%) Salt
1 4 (7.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.96%) Telerik
3 1 (1.96%) SAP
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