The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of Software Engineering featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Software Engineering
Rank 886 947 994
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Engineering 31 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.004% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.004% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 1
Median salary £78,000 £87,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.85% +29.62%
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £90,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +33.33%

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
94677 102911 115314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.45% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79602 84497 94476
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Head of Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of Software Engineering in the job title.

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 31 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +57 31 £78,000 -10.85%
South East - 13 £70,000 -
East Sussex - 13 £70,000 -
London +18 12 £95,000 +11.76%
Brighton - 11 £70,000 -
Nottingham - 5 £78,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £78,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £78,000 -
City of London +47 3 £85,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £112,500 -
Leeds - 1 £112,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £112,500 -

Head of Software Engineering Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Head of Software Engineering 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 Engineering in the job title.

1 50 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (44.64%) SaaS
4 20 (35.71%) Open Source
5 19 (33.93%) TDD
5 19 (33.93%) Risk Management
6 17 (30.36%) Information Security
6 17 (30.36%) ATDD
6 17 (30.36%) BDD
7 16 (28.57%) Big Data
7 16 (28.57%) User Stories
7 16 (28.57%) Line Management
7 16 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 13 (23.21%) Product Management
9 12 (21.43%) Java
10 11 (19.64%) DevOps
10 11 (19.64%) SDLC
11 8 (14.29%) Coaching
12 7 (12.50%) Analytics
13 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
13 6 (10.71%) .NET
13 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
13 6 (10.71%) Scrum
13 6 (10.71%) Strategic Management
13 6 (10.71%) Web Development
14 5 (8.93%) J2EE
14 5 (8.93%) C
14 5 (8.93%) C++
15 4 (7.14%) C#

Head of Software Engineering 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 4 (7.14%) IIS
1 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (44.64%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) AdWords
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) Big Data
2 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
1 1 (1.79%) Subversion
1 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (5.36%) Advertising
2 2 (3.57%) Electronics
2 2 (3.57%) Games
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) .NET
2 5 (8.93%) J2EE
3 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.14%) JSP
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.36%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 44 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.71%) Open Source
4 19 (33.93%) Risk Management
4 19 (33.93%) TDD
5 17 (30.36%) ATDD
5 17 (30.36%) BDD
5 17 (30.36%) Information Security
6 16 (28.57%) Line Management
6 16 (28.57%) User Stories
7 13 (23.21%) Product Management
8 11 (19.64%) DevOps
8 11 (19.64%) SDLC
9 8 (14.29%) Coaching
10 7 (12.50%) Analytics
11 6 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.71%) Scrum
11 6 (10.71%) Strategic Management
11 6 (10.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) Java
2 5 (8.93%) C
2 5 (8.93%) C++
3 4 (7.14%) C#
3 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.14%) PHP
4 3 (5.36%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby
5 1 (1.79%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Ansible
1 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Facebook
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) VMware