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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 882 941 955
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 32 41 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.037% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.039% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 27 36 35
Median salary £75,000 £87,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +52.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £112,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £73,750 £77,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +34.78%

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
94162 105563 113042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.20% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79243 87474 91242
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 25 August 2016 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 25 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 25 August 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 +29 29 £75,000 -16.66% 4
London +46 8 £95,000 -14.60% 1
East Midlands +14 7 £62,500 +16.27%
Nottingham +13 5 £62,500 -13.79%
Nottinghamshire +12 5 £62,500 -13.79%
South West +9 5 £75,000 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire +28 4 £80,000 -
West Yorkshire +27 4 £80,000 +6.66%
Leeds +34 3 £80,000 +6.66%
Bristol +10 2 £71,250 -20.83%
North West - 2 £72,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £90,000 -
Lincoln - 2 £65,000 -
Bradford - 2 £80,000 -
Birmingham - 2 £90,000 -
Manchester - 2 £72,500 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £65,000 -
Gloucestershire -5 1 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
South East - 1 £115,000 - 1
Surrey - 1 £115,000 -
Epsom - 1 £115,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £55,000 - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.74%) Software Engineering
3 32 (33.68%) E-Commerce
4 29 (30.53%) SDLC
5 23 (24.21%) Scrum
6 22 (23.16%) SaaS
7 21 (22.11%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (22.11%) Big Data
7 21 (22.11%) TDD
7 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
8 20 (21.05%) Degree
9 19 (20.00%) Java
9 19 (20.00%) .NET
9 19 (20.00%) Finance
10 18 (18.95%) Data Management
10 18 (18.95%) People Management
11 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (17.89%) Web Services
11 17 (17.89%) SOA
12 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
13 15 (15.79%) Waterfall
13 15 (15.79%) Software Architecture
13 15 (15.79%) Computer Science
14 14 (14.74%) Performance Management
14 14 (14.74%) Open Source
14 14 (14.74%) BDD
14 14 (14.74%) Office 365
14 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
14 14 (14.74%) C#

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 (14.74%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.26%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.11%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.16%) SaaS
2 21 (22.11%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (14.74%) Office 365
5 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.05%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.11%) Big Data
2 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.11%) MySQL
4 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.26%) Bitbucket
2 5 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 14 (14.74%) Advertising
3 10 (10.53%) Marketing
4 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.21%) Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) Law
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) .NET
2 17 (17.89%) Web Services
3 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (7.37%) CSS
4 7 (7.37%) HTML
5 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.11%) iOS SDK
5 2 (2.11%) JSP
5 2 (2.11%) LAMP
6 1 (1.05%) Java EE
6 1 (1.05%) RESTful
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.05%) Spring
6 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.37%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Fintech
5 2 (2.11%) iPad
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.05%) Blog
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.11%) Android
1 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.11%) CentOS
1 2 (2.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (65.26%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.74%) Software Engineering
3 32 (33.68%) E-Commerce
4 29 (30.53%) SDLC
5 23 (24.21%) Scrum
6 21 (22.11%) TDD
7 18 (18.95%) Data Management
7 18 (18.95%) People Management
8 17 (17.89%) SOA
8 17 (17.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (15.79%) Software Architecture
9 15 (15.79%) Waterfall
10 14 (14.74%) BDD
10 14 (14.74%) Migration
10 14 (14.74%) Open Source
10 14 (14.74%) Performance Management
10 14 (14.74%) Software Delivery
11 12 (12.63%) User Stories
12 11 (11.58%) ATDD
12 11 (11.58%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.00%) Java
2 14 (14.74%) C#
3 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.42%) PHP
5 2 (2.11%) Python
6 1 (1.05%) C
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby
6 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.11%) Google
2 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.05%) SAP
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