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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Development
Rank 199 207 196
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 12 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.074% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.078% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 5
Average salary £55,000 £62,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -26.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £54,350 £67,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £111,250 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
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
5125 5131 4879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.96% 95.00% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4293 4334 4050
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Development across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Head of Development Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Head of Development
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Development within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham -3 9 £40,000 -56.28%
Warwickshire -6 3 £70,000 +21.73%
Head of Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (52.17%) PHP
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) .NET
4 7 (30.43%) Project Management
5 6 (26.09%) HTML
5 6 (26.09%) OOP
5 6 (26.09%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) Zend
5 6 (26.09%) PHP5
5 6 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
6 5 (21.74%) Drupal
6 5 (21.74%) WordPress
6 5 (21.74%) Android
6 5 (21.74%) Magento
6 5 (21.74%) Apache
6 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
7 4 (17.39%) Python
7 4 (17.39%) CRM
7 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 4 (17.39%) Marketing
7 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 4 (17.39%) Node.js
7 4 (17.39%) Eloqua
7 4 (17.39%) SDLC
7 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
7 4 (17.39%) Marketo

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) Drupal
1 5 (21.74%) WordPress
1 5 (21.74%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 6 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (17.39%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) OOP
2 6 (26.09%) OO
3 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
3 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
5 3 (13.04%) Information Security
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 1 (4.35%) People Management
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) PHP
2 6 (26.09%) PHP5
3 4 (17.39%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Zend
2 4 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (17.39%) Eloqua
2 4 (17.39%) Marketo
2 4 (17.39%) HubSpot
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft