The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Software Development
Rank 871 871 868
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 34 8 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.007% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.008% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 29 7 27
Average salary £56,250 £70,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.64% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,100 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £95,000 £97,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,625 £63,750 £56,250
% change year-on-year
-12.74% +13.33%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 2014 within the UK.

Head of Software Development Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 26 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 34 £56,250 -19.64% 1
London -38 9 £85,000 -10.52%
North West +6 7 £55,000 -
Manchester - 7 £55,000 -
South East -11 6 £67,500 +5.88% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £85,000 -
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £50,000 -17.69%
East of England - 5 £57,500 -
Milton Keynes -7 3 £50,000 -11.50%
Cambridge - 3 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £57,500 -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
York - 2 £56,250 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £56,250 -
Suffolk - 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £56,250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £56,250 -
Ipswich - 2 £55,000 -
Leeds - 2 £56,250 -
Taunton - 1 £65,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £110,000 -
Surrey - 1 £110,000 - 1
Somerset - 1 £65,000 -
South West - 1 £65,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £67,500 -

Head of Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 36 (64.29%) .NET
2 25 (44.64%) C#
2 25 (44.64%) Project Management
3 19 (33.93%) Scrum
4 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 15 (26.79%) Java
6 11 (19.64%) C++
6 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
7 9 (16.07%) Risk Management
7 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
8 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 8 (14.29%) MVC
8 8 (14.29%) Web Development
8 8 (14.29%) MongoDB
9 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (12.50%) HTML
9 7 (12.50%) CSS
9 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.71%) OO
10 6 (10.71%) MySQL
10 6 (10.71%) PHP
10 6 (10.71%) XML
10 6 (10.71%) Supplier Management
10 6 (10.71%) Web Design
10 6 (10.71%) Publishing
10 6 (10.71%) Asset Management
10 6 (10.71%) Drupal
10 6 (10.71%) Kanban
10 6 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (10.71%) Rackspace

Head of Software Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (10.71%) Drupal
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.79%) Lync
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Intranet
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
1 1 (1.79%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) NUnit
General
1 6 (10.71%) Publishing
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (64.29%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.50%) CSS
3 7 (12.50%) HTML
4 6 (10.71%) XML
4 6 (10.71%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (8.93%) WCF
6 4 (7.14%) Silverlight
6 4 (7.14%) jQuery
6 4 (7.14%) XSL
6 4 (7.14%) Ajax
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.57%) SOAP
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.79%) HTML5
8 1 (1.79%) CSS3
8 1 (1.79%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.57%) Open Source
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
1 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.36%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Project Management
2 19 (33.93%) Scrum
3 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
4 9 (16.07%) Risk Management
5 8 (14.29%) MVC
5 8 (14.29%) Web Development
6 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.71%) Web Design
7 6 (10.71%) Asset Management
7 6 (10.71%) Supplier Management
7 6 (10.71%) OO
7 6 (10.71%) Kanban
8 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.14%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.36%) Web Marketing
10 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.36%) TDD
11 2 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) C#
2 15 (26.79%) Java
3 11 (19.64%) C++
4 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.71%) PHP
6 3 (5.36%) SQL
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
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