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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Software Development
Rank 878 870 857
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 27 3 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.003% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.003% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 25 2 27
Average salary £60,000 £65,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £77,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +4.00%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 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 +3 27 £60,000 -7.69%
London +7 6 £85,000 -
South East - 6 £92,500 -
North West - 5 £55,000 -
South West -31 4 £57,500 +15.00%
Manchester - 4 £55,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £85,000 -
Somerset - 4 £57,500 -
East of England -10 3 £57,500 -28.12%
Surrey - 3 £120,000 -
Taunton - 3 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £57,500 -
Cambridge - 3 £57,500 -
Woking - 2 £120,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £77,500 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £100,000 -
York - 1 £56,250 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £56,250 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £56,250 -
Yorkshire - 1 £56,250 -
City of London - 1 £87,500 -
Aylesbury - 1 £85,000 -
Leeds - 1 £56,250 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £70,000 -
Oxford - 1 £100,000 -

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (59.65%) .NET
3 27 (47.37%) Project Management
4 24 (42.11%) Scrum
5 20 (35.09%) C#
6 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
6 17 (29.82%) Mentoring
7 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
8 10 (17.54%) Java
8 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
8 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
9 8 (14.04%) MVC
9 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.04%) Digital Media
10 7 (12.28%) Rackspace
10 7 (12.28%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (12.28%) Drupal
10 7 (12.28%) Kanban
10 7 (12.28%) OO
10 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
10 7 (12.28%) PHP
10 7 (12.28%) C++
10 7 (12.28%) MySQL
10 7 (12.28%) Publishing
10 7 (12.28%) Supplier Management
10 7 (12.28%) Asset Management
11 6 (10.53%) HTML
11 6 (10.53%) XML
11 6 (10.53%) CSS
11 6 (10.53%) Waterfall

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (12.28%) Drupal
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.75%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Intranet
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
1 1 (1.75%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
3 7 (12.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.28%) Publishing
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (59.65%) .NET
2 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.28%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (10.53%) HTML
4 6 (10.53%) CSS
4 6 (10.53%) XML
5 4 (7.02%) XSL
5 4 (7.02%) Ajax
5 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 4 (7.02%) WCF
5 4 (7.02%) Silverlight
5 4 (7.02%) jQuery
6 2 (3.51%) SOAP
7 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Digital Media
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Open Source
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) iPhone
5 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
1 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.26%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Project Management
3 24 (42.11%) Scrum
4 17 (29.82%) Mentoring
5 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
6 8 (14.04%) MVC
7 7 (12.28%) Asset Management
7 7 (12.28%) OO
7 7 (12.28%) Supplier Management
7 7 (12.28%) Kanban
8 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 6 (10.53%) Line Management
9 5 (8.77%) Web Development
9 5 (8.77%) Web Design
10 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.02%) SOA
10 4 (7.02%) Web Accessibility
10 4 (7.02%) Release Management
10 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) C#
2 10 (17.54%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.28%) PHP
3 7 (12.28%) C++
4 5 (8.77%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com