The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of User Experience 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 User Experience in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of User Experience
Rank 883 868 866
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 16 5 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.005% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.005% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 22
Average salary £85,000 £80,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £52,454 - -

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Head of User Experience
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of User Experience Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of User Experience
Salary Trend

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

Head of User Experience Salary Trend in the UK

Head of User Experience
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of User Experience over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Head of User Experience Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of User Experience within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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 -24 16 £85,000 +6.25%
London +6 11 £90,000 +12.50%
Nottingham - 4 £52,454 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £52,454 -
East Midlands - 4 £52,454 -
City of London -3 2 £129,000 +43.33%
South East - 1 £60,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £60,000 -
Newbury - 1 £60,000 -

Head of User Experience
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of User Experience 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 User Experience in their job title.

1 14 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 7 (21.88%) Marketing
2 7 (21.88%) OmniGraffle
2 7 (21.88%) Axure RP
3 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
4 5 (15.63%) Retail
4 5 (15.63%) Multimedia
4 5 (15.63%) Usability Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Advertising
4 5 (15.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (12.50%) Information Architecture
5 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (12.50%) Back Office
5 4 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 3 (9.38%) User Experience Design
7 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
7 2 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (6.25%) Web Development
7 2 (6.25%) Business Development
7 2 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (3.13%) Ajax
8 1 (3.13%) Google
8 1 (3.13%) Workflow
8 1 (3.13%) Finance
8 1 (3.13%) HTML
8 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.13%) CSS
8 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling

Head of User Experience
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of User Experience 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 User Experience in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (21.88%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) NFC
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Axure RP
2 5 (15.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 7 (21.88%) Marketing
2 5 (15.63%) Advertising
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
2 5 (15.63%) Multimedia
3 4 (12.50%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) Ajax
1 1 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.63%) Usability Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Information Architecture
5 3 (9.38%) User Experience Design
6 2 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.25%) Web Development
6 2 (6.25%) Business Development
7 1 (3.13%) Use Case
7 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.13%) B2B
7 1 (3.13%) B2C
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Commerce
7 1 (3.13%) Workflow
7 1 (3.13%) Web Design
7 1 (3.13%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (3.13%) Analytics
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Adobe
1 1 (3.13%) Google
1 1 (3.13%) Facebook