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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 874 947 990
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 70 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.024% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.024% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 65 25 20
Median salary £76,250 £72,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.17% +26.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £51,800 £50,350
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £135,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.69%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median 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 £68,500 £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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +53 56 £90,000 +24.13% 3
South East +43 20 £90,000 +25.87% 1
London +14 20 £95,000 - 1
East Sussex - 19 £90,000 -
Brighton - 19 £70,000 -
Hove - 7 £90,000 -
City of London +63 5 £130,000 +44.44%
West Yorkshire +18 5 £81,250 +30.00%
Yorkshire +11 5 £81,250 +30.00%
East of England +17 4 £85,000 +47.82%
Leeds 0 4 £85,000 +36.00%
West Midlands -21 4 £90,000 +28.57% 1
Telford - 3 - - 1
Shropshire - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire +16 2 £110,000 +91.30%
East Midlands +12 2 £63,750 +27.50%
Norfolk - 2 £60,000 -
Norwich - 2 £60,000 -
Northampton - 1 £67,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £60,000 -
Egham - 1 - -
Wetherby - 1 £55,000 -
Midlands - 1 £80,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £67,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £60,000 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £90,000 -

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.30%) Software Engineering
3 28 (29.79%) SDLC
4 26 (27.66%) SaaS
5 25 (26.60%) TDD
6 23 (24.47%) Degree
6 23 (24.47%) SOA
7 22 (23.40%) E-Commerce
7 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
8 19 (20.21%) People Management
8 19 (20.21%) Java
8 19 (20.21%) Web Services
8 19 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (18.09%) Software Architecture
9 17 (18.09%) .NET
9 17 (18.09%) Big Data
10 16 (17.02%) QA
10 16 (17.02%) Performance Management
11 15 (15.96%) Computer Science
11 15 (15.96%) Scrum
11 15 (15.96%) Information Security
11 15 (15.96%) Data Management
11 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
11 15 (15.96%) BDD
11 15 (15.96%) Software Delivery
12 14 (14.89%) ATDD
12 14 (14.89%) Office 365
12 14 (14.89%) User Stories
12 14 (14.89%) SharePoint
12 14 (14.89%) Management Information System

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 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.06%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.66%) SaaS
2 19 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (14.89%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.09%) Big Data
2 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.06%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.06%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.06%) JIRA
2 1 (1.06%) Maven
2 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (14.89%) Advertising
1 14 (14.89%) Marketing
2 12 (12.77%) Finance
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
4 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Electronics
5 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.21%) Web Services
2 17 (18.09%) .NET
3 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.38%) HTML
5 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (4.26%) CSS
7 3 (3.19%) J2EE
7 3 (3.19%) JMS
7 3 (3.19%) REST
8 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (2.13%) EJB
8 2 (2.13%) HTML5
8 2 (2.13%) iOS SDK
8 2 (2.13%) JDBC
8 2 (2.13%) JTA
8 2 (2.13%) Spring
9 1 (1.06%) Java EE
9 1 (1.06%) JSP
9 1 (1.06%) SOAP
9 1 (1.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Computer Science
2 14 (14.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Fintech
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.06%) Economics
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Linux
2 2 (2.13%) Android
2 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.13%) Unix
2 2 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.30%) Software Engineering
3 28 (29.79%) SDLC
4 25 (26.60%) TDD
5 23 (24.47%) SOA
6 22 (23.40%) E-Commerce
7 19 (20.21%) People Management
8 17 (18.09%) Software Architecture
9 16 (17.02%) Performance Management
10 15 (15.96%) BDD
10 15 (15.96%) Data Management
10 15 (15.96%) Information Security
10 15 (15.96%) Scrum
10 15 (15.96%) Software Delivery
11 14 (14.89%) ATDD
11 14 (14.89%) Migration
11 14 (14.89%) Open Source
11 14 (14.89%) Risk Management
11 14 (14.89%) User Stories
12 13 (13.83%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.21%) Java
2 13 (13.83%) C#
3 10 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.32%) PHP
5 3 (3.19%) SQL
6 2 (2.13%) C
6 2 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (24.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.02%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.13%) Epicor
2 2 (2.13%) Facebook
2 2 (2.13%) Google
2 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (2.13%) SAP
2 2 (2.13%) Twitter
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle
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