The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Development role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Development in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Development
Rank 227 212 215
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 1 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.017% 0.019% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.020% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Head of Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5383 5107 5281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.13% 94.89% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4437 4274 4435
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Development in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Development Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Head of Development
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Development across the West Midlands region.

Head of Development Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Head of Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Head of Development 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 Development in their job title.

1 6 (37.50%) PHP
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) OOP
1 6 (37.50%) OO
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
1 6 (37.50%) Zend
1 6 (37.50%) PHP5
1 6 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (18.75%) SaaS
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (18.75%) Legal
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) SQL

Head of Development
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Head of Development 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 Development in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) OOP
1 6 (37.50%) OO
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PHP
1 6 (37.50%) PHP5
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Zend
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft