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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Software Engineering
Rank - 872 898
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Engineering 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.001% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.001% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £90,000 £111,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -19.10%
UK excluding London average salary - - £87,500

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
107735 100235 112120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87213 83254 95688
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) Web 2.0
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Product Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Streaming Video
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) TDD

Head of Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Web 2.0
1 2 (66.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Product Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA