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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of User Experience (UX)
Rank 861 869 856
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 34 30 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.029% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 20 27 33
Average salary £80,000 £65,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £40,000 £58,000
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £80,000 £130,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £130,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -69.23%

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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

Head of User Experience Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 8 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 18 December 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 +14 34 £80,000 +23.07%
London +34 29 £80,000 +14.28%
City of London +14 5 £71,250 +9.61%
South East +3 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
North West - 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -

Head of User Experience
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 62 (83.78%) User Experience
2 26 (35.14%) E-Commerce
3 21 (28.38%) Finance
4 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (22.97%) Windows
5 17 (22.97%) Mobile App
6 13 (17.57%) Banking
7 12 (16.22%) Linux
7 12 (16.22%) Analytics
8 11 (14.86%) Android
9 10 (13.51%) Axure RP
9 10 (13.51%) HTML
9 10 (13.51%) CSS
10 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
11 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (10.81%) iPhone
11 8 (10.81%) OpenUP
11 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (10.81%) VMware
12 7 (9.46%) Marketing
12 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
12 7 (9.46%) SaaS
13 6 (8.11%) Usability Testing
13 6 (8.11%) Firewall
13 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
13 6 (8.11%) Web Design
13 6 (8.11%) Retail
14 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (6.76%) Replication
14 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing

Head of User Experience
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.76%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) Drupal
2 1 (1.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.35%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Firewall
2 3 (4.05%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.35%) NFC
4 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.70%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Banking
3 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.46%) Marketing
4 6 (8.11%) Retail
5 3 (4.05%) International Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Back Office
6 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.70%) Law
6 2 (2.70%) Publishing
6 2 (2.70%) Games
7 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) HTML
1 10 (13.51%) CSS
2 5 (6.76%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (5.41%) Flash
4 2 (2.70%) XHTML
4 2 (2.70%) XML
4 2 (2.70%) Silverlight
4 2 (2.70%) jQuery
4 2 (2.70%) HTML5
4 2 (2.70%) Haml
4 2 (2.70%) CSS3
4 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (83.78%) User Experience
2 17 (22.97%) Mobile App
3 8 (10.81%) iPhone
3 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.76%) Data Structures
4 5 (6.76%) Visualisation
4 5 (6.76%) Replication
5 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.70%) W3C
6 2 (2.70%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Windows
2 12 (16.22%) Linux
3 11 (14.86%) Android
4 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) E-Commerce
2 19 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.22%) Analytics
4 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.81%) OpenUP
6 6 (8.11%) Usability Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Web Design
7 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.76%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (6.76%) Line Management
8 4 (5.41%) UX Design
8 4 (5.41%) Project Management
8 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.05%) ITIL
9 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.05%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (4.05%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.05%) Coaching
10 2 (2.70%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.76%) Ruby
3 2 (2.70%) SQL
4 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (4.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.76%) KVM
3 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
1 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) VMware
2 4 (5.41%) Adobe
3 3 (4.05%) Citrix
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (1.35%) Sybase
5 1 (1.35%) Google
5 1 (1.35%) hybris