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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 892 923 955
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 26 40 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.037% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.038% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 22 36 28
Median salary £73,750 £85,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.23% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,750 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £115,000 £112,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £72,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +26.08%

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
92139 104162 110201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.23% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77160 86775 89126
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 2016 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 18 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 26 September 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 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 23 £72,500 -14.70% 1
South West -7 8 £61,250 -31.94%
London +26 6 £110,000 - 1
East Midlands +19 4 £60,000 +4.34%
Nottinghamshire +7 4 £60,000 -17.24%
Nottingham +6 4 £60,000 -17.24%
Cheltenham - 4 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire +21 3 £80,000 +6.66%
Yorkshire +20 3 £80,000 -
Leeds +22 2 £80,000 +6.66%
Bristol +3 2 £71,250 -20.83%
Manchester - 2 £72,500 -
Bradford - 2 £80,000 -
North West - 2 £72,500 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 23 (29.49%) Scrum
4 21 (26.92%) .NET
4 21 (26.92%) Software Engineering
4 21 (26.92%) SDLC
5 18 (23.08%) Java
5 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 17 (21.79%) Finance
6 17 (21.79%) SaaS
6 17 (21.79%) Big Data
7 16 (20.51%) C#
8 15 (19.23%) TDD
8 15 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (17.95%) Waterfall
9 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 13 (16.67%) Software Delivery
11 12 (15.38%) Data Management
11 12 (15.38%) MVC
11 12 (15.38%) People Management
11 12 (15.38%) Degree
12 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET
13 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
13 10 (12.82%) Web Services
13 10 (12.82%) Open Source
13 10 (12.82%) BDD
14 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
14 9 (11.54%) SOA

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 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.41%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.56%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) SaaS
2 15 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (10.26%) Office 365
5 4 (5.13%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) Big Data
2 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.41%) Bitbucket
2 5 (6.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Advertising
3 6 (7.69%) Marketing
4 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.85%) Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Law
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) .NET
2 11 (14.10%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.82%) Web Services
4 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (6.41%) CSS
5 5 (6.41%) HTML
6 4 (5.13%) XML
7 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.56%) iOS SDK
7 2 (2.56%) JSP
7 2 (2.56%) LAMP
8 1 (1.28%) Java EE
8 1 (1.28%) RESTful
8 1 (1.28%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.13%) Statistics
5 3 (3.85%) Fintech
6 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.56%) iPad
6 2 (2.56%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Blog
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Android
1 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.56%) CentOS
1 2 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 23 (29.49%) Scrum
4 21 (26.92%) SDLC
4 21 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 15 (19.23%) TDD
6 14 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (17.95%) Waterfall
7 13 (16.67%) Software Delivery
8 12 (15.38%) Data Management
8 12 (15.38%) MVC
8 12 (15.38%) People Management
9 10 (12.82%) BDD
9 10 (12.82%) Open Source
10 9 (11.54%) SOA
11 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (10.26%) DevOps
11 8 (10.26%) Migration
11 8 (10.26%) Performance Management
11 8 (10.26%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) Java
2 16 (20.51%) C#
3 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.69%) PHP
5 4 (5.13%) SQL
6 2 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.56%) Google
2 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.28%) SAP
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