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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Software Development
Rank 876 877 868
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 21 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.013% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 13
Average salary £56,250 £82,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +17.85%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £100,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +42.85%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £65,000 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 22 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 19 December 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 +2 17 £55,000 -33.33% 3
North West +2 9 £55,000 -26.66%
Manchester - 9 £55,000 -
Cwmbran - 4 £80,000 -
South Wales - 4 £80,000 -
Wales - 4 £80,000 -
Torfaen - 4 £80,000 -
London +20 3 £90,000 +12.50% 1
South East +8 2 £65,000 -35.00%
Reading +2 1 £60,000 -
Berkshire -1 1 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £70,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £57,500 -
City of London - 1 £90,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £70,000 -
Northampton - 1 £57,500 -
Norwich - 1 £45,000 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £45,000 - 1

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) .NET
3 22 (44.00%) Scrum
4 21 (42.00%) Project Management
5 18 (36.00%) Mentoring
6 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
7 12 (24.00%) C#
8 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.00%) Java
10 7 (14.00%) Line Management
10 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
10 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
10 7 (14.00%) Finance
11 6 (12.00%) Digital Media
11 6 (12.00%) MVC
11 6 (12.00%) Web Development
11 6 (12.00%) C++
12 5 (10.00%) PHP
12 5 (10.00%) SQL
12 5 (10.00%) Release Management
12 5 (10.00%) Supplier Management
12 5 (10.00%) Kanban
12 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
12 5 (10.00%) OO
12 5 (10.00%) Rackspace
12 5 (10.00%) MySQL
12 5 (10.00%) Publishing
12 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (10.00%) Drupal
13 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (10.00%) Drupal
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Publishing
3 3 (6.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (58.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) XSL
4 2 (4.00%) Ajax
4 2 (4.00%) WCF
4 2 (4.00%) Silverlight
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.00%) Spring
5 1 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Digital Media
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) DTV
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) IPTV
3 2 (4.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Scrum
3 21 (42.00%) Project Management
4 18 (36.00%) Mentoring
5 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.00%) Line Management
7 6 (12.00%) Web Development
7 6 (12.00%) MVC
8 5 (10.00%) OO
8 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 5 (10.00%) Release Management
8 5 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 5 (10.00%) Kanban
9 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.00%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) C#
2 8 (16.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) C++
4 5 (10.00%) PHP
4 5 (10.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
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