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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of UX
Rank 936 930 928
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 15 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.011% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.011% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 20
Average salary £66,250 £71,250 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.01% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £60,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £93,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £53,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Head of User Experience Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 10 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 5 February 2016. 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 +13 15 £66,250 -8.62% 4
London +4 11 £67,500 -12.90% 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £65,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £65,000 - 2
Leeds - 2 £76,250 - 2
City of London +56 1 £55,000 -22.80% 1
Poole - 1 £32,500 - 1
Wetherby - 1 £40,000 -
South West - 1 £32,500 - 1
Dorset - 1 £32,500 - 1

Head of User Experience
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 56 (100.00%) User Experience
2 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Information Architecture
4 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 13 (23.21%) Degree
5 13 (23.21%) Mentoring
6 10 (17.86%) Axure RP
6 10 (17.86%) Marketing
7 9 (16.07%) Usability Testing
7 9 (16.07%) UX Design
7 9 (16.07%) CSS
7 9 (16.07%) HTML
7 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
7 9 (16.07%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (14.29%) Photoshop
8 8 (14.29%) Product Management
8 8 (14.29%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (12.50%) Mobile App
9 7 (12.50%) Web Development
9 7 (12.50%) Adobe
10 6 (10.71%) Retail
10 6 (10.71%) Human Factors
10 6 (10.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 6 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
11 5 (8.93%) Business Transformation
11 5 (8.93%) Eye Tracking
11 5 (8.93%) Ethnography
11 5 (8.93%) Ethnographic Research
11 5 (8.93%) Remote Testing

Head of User Experience
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (7.14%) Kentico
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (14.29%) OmniGraffle
2 8 (14.29%) Photoshop
3 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.79%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
1 3 (5.36%) Skype
2 2 (3.57%) SAN
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Axure RP
2 6 (10.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 10 (17.86%) Marketing
2 6 (10.71%) Retail
3 5 (8.93%) Advertising
3 5 (8.93%) Multimedia
4 4 (7.14%) Finance
4 4 (7.14%) Games
5 2 (3.57%) Automotive
5 2 (3.57%) Interactive Media
5 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) CSS
1 9 (16.07%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (100.00%) User Experience
2 7 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.14%) FMCG
3 4 (7.14%) Graphic Design
3 4 (7.14%) Psychology
3 4 (7.14%) Social Gaming
4 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.57%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.79%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Android
1 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.79%) Information Architecture
3 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 13 (23.21%) Mentoring
5 9 (16.07%) Usability Testing
5 9 (16.07%) UX Design
6 8 (14.29%) Product Management
7 7 (12.50%) Web Development
8 6 (10.71%) Human Factors
8 6 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (8.93%) Benchmarking
9 5 (8.93%) Business Transformation
9 5 (8.93%) Change Management
9 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.93%) Ethnographic Research
9 5 (8.93%) Ethnography
9 5 (8.93%) Eye Tracking
9 5 (8.93%) Rapid Prototyping
9 5 (8.93%) Remote Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (1.79%) SAP
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