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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of User Experience (UX)
Rank 875 859 854
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 17 37 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.033% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.035% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 15 36 28
Average salary £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £62,050
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £87,500 £83,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £63,750 £80,000
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -20.31%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £27,000 £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 27 March 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 March 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 16 £80,000 -
London +22 12 £82,500 +3.12%
Birmingham - 4 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £45,000 -
City of London -1 1 £75,000 -9.09%

Head of User Experience
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (68.89%) User Experience
2 20 (44.44%) Mobile App
3 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (35.56%) Android
5 14 (31.11%) Linux
5 14 (31.11%) Analytics
6 12 (26.67%) Windows
7 11 (24.44%) Apache
7 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
8 10 (22.22%) HTML
8 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
9 9 (20.00%) Axure RP
9 9 (20.00%) CSS
10 8 (17.78%) iPhone
10 8 (17.78%) OpenUP
11 7 (15.56%) SaaS
12 6 (13.33%) KVM
12 6 (13.33%) Data Structures
12 6 (13.33%) GlusterFS
12 6 (13.33%) Line Management
12 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
12 6 (13.33%) Replication
12 6 (13.33%) VMware
12 6 (13.33%) Ruby
12 6 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 6 (13.33%) PHP
12 6 (13.33%) Firewall
12 6 (13.33%) Finance

Head of User Experience
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (24.44%) Apache
2 4 (8.89%) Drupal
2 4 (8.89%) WordPress
2 4 (8.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.22%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) NFC
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.89%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Marketing
3 3 (6.67%) Publishing
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Law
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) HTML
2 9 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (8.89%) .NET
5 2 (4.44%) Flash
5 2 (4.44%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
6 1 (2.22%) HTML5
6 1 (2.22%) CSS3
6 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (68.89%) User Experience
2 20 (44.44%) Mobile App
3 8 (17.78%) iPhone
4 6 (13.33%) Replication
4 6 (13.33%) Data Structures
5 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.22%) Open Source
7 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Android
2 14 (31.11%) Linux
3 12 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Analytics
3 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
4 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 8 (17.78%) OpenUP
6 6 (13.33%) Line Management
6 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 5 (11.11%) CRM
8 4 (8.89%) Web Design
8 4 (8.89%) Rapid Prototyping
9 3 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.44%) Project Management
10 2 (4.44%) Web Development
10 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.44%) UX Design
10 2 (4.44%) Market Research
10 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.44%) User Stories
10 2 (4.44%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 6 (13.33%) PHP
1 6 (13.33%) Ruby
2 4 (8.89%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (13.33%) KVM
1 6 (13.33%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) VMware
2 4 (8.89%) Eloqua
2 4 (8.89%) Marketo
2 4 (8.89%) HubSpot
2 4 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.22%) hybris
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) Apple