The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Software Engineering 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 Engineering in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Engineering
Rank 928 932 936
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Engineering 23 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.009% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 13
Average salary £83,750 £90,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.94% +24.13%
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £90,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +24.13%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Head of Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Engineering in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Software Engineering
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Engineering within the UK.

Head of Software Engineering Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Software Engineering
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Software Engineering over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Head of Software Engineering Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Engineering
Top 12 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 Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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 +25 23 £83,750 -6.94% 3
London +12 11 £100,000 -4.76% 1
South East -2 10 £70,000 -22.22% 2
Hampshire - 6 £76,250 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £70,000 - 1
Brighton - 4 £70,000 -
Fareham - 3 £77,500 - 1
Basingstoke - 2 £67,500 -
Bristol - 2 £90,000 -
South West - 2 £90,000 -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £75,000 -

Head of Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Software Engineering 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 Engineering in their job title.

1 22 (81.48%) Software Engineering
2 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Line Management
4 8 (29.63%) Java
5 7 (25.93%) SaaS
6 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
6 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
7 5 (18.52%) TDD
7 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (18.52%) Open Source
8 4 (14.81%) BDD
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (14.81%) ATDD
8 4 (14.81%) Strategic Management
8 4 (14.81%) C
8 4 (14.81%) SOA
8 4 (14.81%) Information Security
8 4 (14.81%) Change Management
8 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (11.11%) Big Data
9 3 (11.11%) User Stories
9 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
9 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
9 3 (11.11%) Scrum
9 3 (11.11%) Project Management
9 3 (11.11%) Oracle
9 3 (11.11%) OO
9 3 (11.11%) HTML
9 3 (11.11%) J2EE

Head of Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Software Engineering 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 Engineering in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Solr
1 2 (7.41%) Mule
1 2 (7.41%) Mule ESB
1 2 (7.41%) nginx
1 2 (7.41%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) GitLab
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.41%) Advertising
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
1 3 (11.11%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.41%) hapi
2 2 (7.41%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (7.41%) Spring
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) iPad
2 2 (7.41%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Software Engineering
2 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Line Management
4 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
4 6 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 5 (18.52%) Open Source
5 5 (18.52%) TDD
6 4 (14.81%) ATDD
6 4 (14.81%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Change Management
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.81%) Information Security
6 4 (14.81%) SOA
6 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
6 4 (14.81%) Strategic Management
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.11%) OO
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) C
4 3 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) Clojure
6 1 (3.70%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Varnish
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HAProxy
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) hybris
2 2 (7.41%) New Relic
2 2 (7.41%) Percona
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