The median annual salary for a Head of Software Development was £73,750 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Software Development
UK / England
Rank 819 879 901
Rank change year-on-year +60 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 18 50 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.052% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.054% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 14 47 35
Median salary £73,750 £77,500 £87,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.83% -11.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £122,500 £99,000 £135,000
UK excluding London median salary £71,250 £76,250 £61,250
% change year-on-year -6.55% +24.48%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76786 93381 96100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64228 78950 79244
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Head of Software Development in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Software Development in England

Head of Software Development
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Software Development in England.

Salary trend for Head of Software Development in England

Head of Software Development
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Software Development in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Software Development in England

Head of Software Development
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +66 4 £72,500 -19.44%
London +64 4 £117,500 +23.68% 1
Yorkshire +26 4 - - 1
North West -10 3 £70,000 -12.50% 1
West Midlands +29 1 £72,500 -
East of England +18 1 £62,500 -16.66% 1
South West - 1 £95,000 -
Head of Software Development
UK

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Head of Software Development job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Head of Software Development in the job title.

1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) .NET
3 14 (37.84%) Scrum
4 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
5 10 (27.03%) QA
6 9 (24.32%) Software Delivery
7 8 (21.62%) Finance
7 8 (21.62%) TDD
8 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (18.92%) SDLC
9 6 (16.22%) DevOps
9 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
9 6 (16.22%) CMMI
9 6 (16.22%) C#
10 5 (13.51%) Java
10 5 (13.51%) ITIL
10 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
10 5 (13.51%) Python
10 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
10 5 (13.51%) Information Security
10 5 (13.51%) Coaching
11 4 (10.81%) Matrix Organization
11 4 (10.81%) BDD
11 4 (10.81%) Release Management
11 4 (10.81%) Product Management
11 4 (10.81%) Kanban
11 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
11 4 (10.81%) Advertising
11 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.81%) ERP

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) OpenEdge
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.70%) MPLS
2 1 (2.70%) Network Security
2 1 (2.70%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) DataStage
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Advertising
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) CSS
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.70%) LAMP
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Fintech
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Scrum
3 12 (32.43%) Software Engineering
4 9 (24.32%) Software Delivery
5 8 (21.62%) TDD
6 7 (18.92%) SDLC
6 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (16.22%) CMMI
7 6 (16.22%) DevOps
7 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.51%) Coaching
8 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.51%) Information Security
8 5 (13.51%) ITIL
8 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.81%) BDD
9 4 (10.81%) Kanban
9 4 (10.81%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (10.81%) Product Management
9 4 (10.81%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) C#
2 5 (13.51%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) Python
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.11%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
2 1 (2.70%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Nagios
1 1 (2.70%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) IBM
2 1 (2.70%) Splunk
2 1 (2.70%) Temenos
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