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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Software Development
Rank 864 893 863
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 26 8 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.007% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.008% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 26 7 15
Average salary £63,750 £80,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.31% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,300 £70,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £95,000 £98,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £77,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-25.80% +10.71%

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
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 October 2014 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 23 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 October 2014. 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 +33 25 £62,500 -21.87% 3
North West -6 8 £55,000 -26.66% 2
South East - 8 £77,500 -
Manchester - 7 £55,000 - 2
London +14 5 £90,000 +5.88% 1
South West -10 4 £57,500 +15.00%
Somerset - 4 £57,500 -
Surrey - 3 £120,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £70,000 -
Taunton - 3 £57,500 -
Woking - 2 £120,000 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £70,000 -
Oxford - 1 £100,000 -
Reading - 1 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £60,000 -
Aylesbury - 1 £85,000 -
Cwmbran - 1 £85,000 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £85,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £100,000 -
City of London - 1 £87,500 - 1
Wales - 1 £85,000 - 1
South Wales - 1 £85,000 - 1
Torfaen - 1 £85,000 - 1

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 38 (60.32%) .NET
2 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (47.62%) Project Management
4 27 (42.86%) Scrum
5 22 (34.92%) Mentoring
6 19 (30.16%) C#
7 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 16 (25.40%) Software Engineering
9 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET
10 10 (15.87%) MongoDB
11 8 (12.70%) Digital Media
11 8 (12.70%) Java
11 8 (12.70%) MVC
12 7 (11.11%) Publishing
12 7 (11.11%) Supplier Management
12 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
12 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
12 7 (11.11%) PHP
12 7 (11.11%) MySQL
12 7 (11.11%) OO
12 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 7 (11.11%) Rackspace
12 7 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (11.11%) Kanban
12 7 (11.11%) Drupal
13 6 (9.52%) CSS
13 6 (9.52%) C++
13 6 (9.52%) HTML
13 6 (9.52%) SQL
13 6 (9.52%) XML

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 7 (11.11%) Drupal
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Intranet
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.87%) MongoDB
3 7 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.11%) Publishing
2 6 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (60.32%) .NET
2 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (9.52%) CSS
4 6 (9.52%) HTML
4 6 (9.52%) XML
5 5 (7.94%) Web Services
6 4 (6.35%) jQuery
6 4 (6.35%) XSL
6 4 (6.35%) WCF
6 4 (6.35%) Silverlight
6 4 (6.35%) Ajax
7 2 (3.17%) SOAP
8 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Digital Media
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Open Source
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.59%) iPhone
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) Project Management
3 27 (42.86%) Scrum
4 22 (34.92%) Mentoring
5 16 (25.40%) Software Engineering
6 8 (12.70%) MVC
7 7 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 7 (11.11%) OO
7 7 (11.11%) Kanban
8 6 (9.52%) Web Development
9 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.94%) Line Management
10 4 (6.35%) Demand Forecasting
10 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.35%) Web Accessibility
10 4 (6.35%) SOA
10 4 (6.35%) Web Design
10 4 (6.35%) Release Management
11 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) C#
2 8 (12.70%) Java
3 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.11%) PHP
4 6 (9.52%) C++
4 6 (9.52%) SQL
5 3 (4.76%) C
6 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.11%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Hofmann Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Heidrick Struggles
Salary: From £90,000 to £120,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cwmbran
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago