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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Software Engineering
Rank 869 916 883
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Engineering 4 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.003% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.003% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £87,500 £67,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.62% -20.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £81,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,000 £67,500 £89,000
UK excluding London average salary £90,000 £67,500 -
% change year-on-year
+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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Head of Software Engineering Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Software Engineering
Top 5 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 29 May 2015. 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 +47 4 £87,500 +29.62%
London - 3 £85,000 -
City of London - 2 £85,000 -
North West - 1 £90,000 -
Manchester - 1 £90,000 -

Head of Software Engineering
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Equities
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) LAMP
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching

Head of Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Equities
1 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree