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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Software Development
UK
Rank 828 923 912
Rank change year-on-year
+95 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 25 24 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.024% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.025% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 20 23 34
Median salary £86,250 £72,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.96% -
90% offered a salary of more than £71,750 £60,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £100,500
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%

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
80056 96820 101312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66472 81235 84186
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +90 24 £90,000 +24.13% 3
London +65 10 £97,500 -2.50% 1
Yorkshire +35 8 £75,000 -3.22% 1
West Yorkshire +34 4 £90,000 +16.12% 1
Leeds +33 4 £90,000 +16.12%
South East +61 3 £75,000 +7.14%
Berkshire +47 2 £75,000 +3.44%
North West -11 2 £77,500 -3.12%
Manchester -18 2 £77,500 +10.71%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire +19 1 £39,000 -29.09%
Wales - 1 £82,500 -
City of London - 1 £90,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £39,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £82,500 -
South Wales - 1 £82,500 -
Coventry - 1 £72,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £72,500 -

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (56.82%) .NET
3 19 (43.18%) Scrum
4 11 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 10 (22.73%) C#
5 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.45%) Finance
7 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (18.18%) TDD
7 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 8 (18.18%) Java
8 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
8 7 (15.91%) MVC
8 7 (15.91%) QA
9 6 (13.64%) CMMI
9 6 (13.64%) SDLC
9 6 (13.64%) Release Management
9 6 (13.64%) Product Management
9 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (13.64%) BDD
10 5 (11.36%) SaaS
10 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.36%) SQL
10 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.36%) Information Security
11 4 (9.09%) Retail
11 4 (9.09%) TOGAF

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 2 (4.55%) Mule
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.27%) OpenEdge
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.36%) SaaS
3 4 (9.09%) Azure Machine Learning
4 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.27%) MPLS
1 1 (2.27%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Advertising
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (56.82%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.09%) XML
4 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.27%) CSS
6 1 (2.27%) HTML
6 1 (2.27%) HTML5
6 1 (2.27%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Statistics
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Fintech
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Android
1 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) Scrum
3 11 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (18.18%) TDD
6 7 (15.91%) MVC
7 6 (13.64%) BDD
7 6 (13.64%) CMMI
7 6 (13.64%) Product Management
7 6 (13.64%) Release Management
7 6 (13.64%) SDLC
8 5 (11.36%) Information Security
8 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.09%) ERP
9 4 (9.09%) Line Management
9 4 (9.09%) Machine Learning
9 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) C#
2 8 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) COBIT
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Frog Education Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus pension, 25 days hol
Posted: 10 days ago