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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of User Experience (UX)
Rank 845 849 863
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 21 26 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.025% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.026% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 20
Average salary £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,500 £87,500 £130,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £130,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -59.61%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +10 20 £76,250 +1.66% 4
London -9 15 £80,000 -1.53% 3
Birmingham - 5 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £45,000 -
City of London -2 2 £71,250 -13.63% 2

Head of User Experience
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 43 (75.44%) User Experience
2 21 (36.84%) Mobile App
3 18 (31.58%) E-Commerce
4 16 (28.07%) Android
5 15 (26.32%) Windows
5 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (24.56%) Linux
7 12 (21.05%) HTML
7 12 (21.05%) CSS
7 12 (21.05%) Analytics
8 11 (19.30%) Finance
9 10 (17.54%) Apache
9 10 (17.54%) Banking
9 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
9 10 (17.54%) Axure RP
10 8 (14.04%) iPhone
10 8 (14.04%) OpenUP
10 8 (14.04%) Marketing
10 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
11 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
11 7 (12.28%) SaaS
12 6 (10.53%) Firewall
12 6 (10.53%) PHP
13 5 (8.77%) CRM
13 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
13 5 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (8.77%) Drupal
13 5 (8.77%) Ruby
13 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (8.77%) Replication

Head of User Experience
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 10 (17.54%) Apache
2 5 (8.77%) Drupal
2 5 (8.77%) WordPress
3 4 (7.02%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Magento
2 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) NFC
2 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Banking
3 8 (14.04%) Marketing
4 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.51%) Law
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) HTML
1 12 (21.05%) CSS
2 5 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (7.02%) .NET
4 3 (5.26%) Flash
5 2 (3.51%) CSS3
5 2 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.51%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.51%) jQuery
5 2 (3.51%) HTML5
6 1 (1.75%) Haml
6 1 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.75%) XHTML
6 1 (1.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (75.44%) User Experience
2 21 (36.84%) Mobile App
3 8 (14.04%) iPhone
4 5 (8.77%) Replication
4 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.77%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.26%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.75%) Open Source
7 1 (1.75%) iPad
7 1 (1.75%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.75%) W3C
7 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Android
2 15 (26.32%) Windows
3 14 (24.56%) Linux
4 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.05%) Analytics
4 10 (17.54%) Mentoring
5 8 (14.04%) OpenUP
6 5 (8.77%) CRM
6 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.77%) Line Management
7 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.02%) Web Design
8 3 (5.26%) Project Management
8 3 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (5.26%) UX Design
8 3 (5.26%) Usability Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.51%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (3.51%) Market Research
9 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.51%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.53%) PHP
3 5 (8.77%) Ruby
4 4 (7.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (8.77%) KVM
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
1 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) VMware
2 4 (7.02%) Eloqua
2 4 (7.02%) Marketo
2 4 (7.02%) HubSpot
2 4 (7.02%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) hybris
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