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 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Development
Rank 869 941 982
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 52 23 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.021% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.022% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 47 22 27
Median salary £75,000 £90,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £60,500 £53,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £112,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £66,250 £56,250
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +17.77%

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
93569 106792 116655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 78866 88051 95388
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 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 June 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 June 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 +74 44 £90,000 - 3
London +42 16 £95,000 -15.55% 3
South East - 10 £70,000 -
East Sussex - 9 £70,000 -
Brighton - 9 £70,000 -
West Midlands -18 8 £90,000 +28.57%
City of London +50 5 £130,000 +44.44%
Telford - 4 £67,500 -
Birmingham - 4 £90,000 -
Shropshire - 4 £67,500 -
East Midlands - 4 £63,750 -
Yorkshire +24 3 £80,000 +28.00%
West Yorkshire +9 3 £80,000 +28.00%
East of England - 3 £60,000 -
Norwich - 3 £60,000 -
Norfolk - 3 £60,000 -
Leeds +20 2 £82,500 +32.00%
Nottingham - 2 £61,250 -
Hove - 2 £90,000 -
Lincoln - 2 £65,000 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £65,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £61,250 -
Surrey - 1 £115,000 -
Epsom - 1 £115,000 -
Wetherby - 1 £55,000 -

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (38.24%) Software Engineering
3 32 (31.37%) SDLC
4 28 (27.45%) TDD
5 27 (26.47%) SaaS
6 25 (24.51%) E-Commerce
7 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
8 22 (21.57%) SOA
8 22 (21.57%) Degree
9 21 (20.59%) Scrum
10 20 (19.61%) Java
10 20 (19.61%) .NET
10 20 (19.61%) Big Data
11 19 (18.63%) Software Delivery
12 18 (17.65%) People Management
12 18 (17.65%) Data Management
12 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (17.65%) Open Source
12 18 (17.65%) BDD
12 18 (17.65%) QA
13 17 (16.67%) Software Architecture
13 17 (16.67%) Information Security
13 17 (16.67%) Web Services
13 17 (16.67%) User Stories
14 16 (15.69%) ATDD
14 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
14 16 (15.69%) Risk Management
14 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
15 15 (14.71%) Performance Management
15 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure

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 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (14.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (26.47%) SaaS
2 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (13.73%) Office 365
5 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.61%) Big Data
2 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.96%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.98%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.98%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.98%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
3 1 (0.98%) Maven
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Advertising
3 13 (12.75%) Marketing
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) .NET
2 17 (16.67%) Web Services
3 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.88%) CSS
4 6 (5.88%) HTML
5 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.96%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.96%) J2EE
6 2 (1.96%) JSP
6 2 (1.96%) LAMP
6 2 (1.96%) Spring
7 1 (0.98%) Ehcache
7 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.98%) Java EE
7 1 (0.98%) JMS
7 1 (0.98%) JPA
7 1 (0.98%) REST
7 1 (0.98%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Computer Science
1 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.92%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.96%) Fintech
4 2 (1.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.92%) Linux
2 2 (1.96%) Android
2 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.96%) CentOS
2 2 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (38.24%) Software Engineering
3 32 (31.37%) SDLC
4 28 (27.45%) TDD
5 25 (24.51%) E-Commerce
6 22 (21.57%) SOA
7 21 (20.59%) Scrum
8 19 (18.63%) Software Delivery
9 18 (17.65%) BDD
9 18 (17.65%) Data Management
9 18 (17.65%) Open Source
9 18 (17.65%) People Management
10 17 (16.67%) Information Security
10 17 (16.67%) Software Architecture
10 17 (16.67%) User Stories
11 16 (15.69%) ATDD
11 16 (15.69%) Risk Management
12 15 (14.71%) Performance Management
12 15 (14.71%) Waterfall
13 14 (13.73%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) Java
2 15 (14.71%) C#
3 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.82%) PHP
5 3 (2.94%) C
5 3 (2.94%) Python
6 1 (0.98%) Ruby
6 1 (0.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (21.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Vendors
1 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.96%) Epicor
2 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
2 2 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.98%) Google
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle
3 1 (0.98%) SAP
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