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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of User Experience (UX)
Rank 882 890 863
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 17 42 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.035% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.037% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 15 41 33
Average salary £80,000 £77,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £55,000 £64,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £62,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -21.87%

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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 2015 within the UK.

Head of User Experience Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of User Experience
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 User Experience within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +8 17 £80,000 +3.22%
London +8 16 £80,000 -
City of London +11 3 £75,000 -3.22%
North West +4 1 £55,000 -
Cheshire +4 1 £55,000 -

Head of User Experience
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 23 (60.53%) User Experience
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 14 (36.84%) Mobile App
4 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (31.58%) Android
6 11 (28.95%) Apache
6 11 (28.95%) Analytics
7 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
8 8 (21.05%) HTML
8 8 (21.05%) Ruby
9 7 (18.42%) CSS
9 7 (18.42%) Windows
9 7 (18.42%) SaaS
9 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
10 6 (15.79%) Public Cloud
10 6 (15.79%) Private Cloud
10 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
10 6 (15.79%) GlusterFS
10 6 (15.79%) KVM
10 6 (15.79%) Line Management
10 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (15.79%) Axure RP
10 6 (15.79%) Firewall
10 6 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (15.79%) Replication
10 6 (15.79%) VMware
10 6 (15.79%) PHP
10 6 (15.79%) Marketing
10 6 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing

Head of User Experience
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (28.95%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Drupal
2 4 (10.53%) WordPress
2 4 (10.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.63%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) SaaS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.53%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 6 (15.79%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) CSS
3 6 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (60.53%) User Experience
2 14 (36.84%) Mobile App
3 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
3 6 (15.79%) Private Cloud
3 6 (15.79%) Public Cloud
3 6 (15.79%) Replication
4 5 (13.16%) iPhone
5 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.63%) Open Source
6 1 (2.63%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 12 (31.58%) Android
3 7 (18.42%) Windows
4 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Analytics
3 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
4 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
5 6 (15.79%) Line Management
5 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
6 5 (13.16%) OpenUP
7 4 (10.53%) CRM
8 3 (7.89%) Web Design
8 3 (7.89%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (7.89%) DevOps
9 2 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (5.26%) User Stories
9 2 (5.26%) Market Research
9 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.26%) Usability Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.63%) Kanban
10 1 (2.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Ruby
2 6 (15.79%) PHP
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) Python
5 3 (7.89%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (15.79%) KVM
1 6 (15.79%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) VMware
2 4 (10.53%) Eloqua
2 4 (10.53%) Marketo
2 4 (10.53%) HubSpot
2 4 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) hybris
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Apple