Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Software Development was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Head of Software Development
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1092 1138 1213
Rank change year-on-year +46 +75 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 67 47 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.027% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 54
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +47.83%
10th Percentile £63,750 £52,625 £54,875
90th Percentile £100,000 £116,000 £118,750
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +44.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Head of Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Head of Software Development in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 19 £88,000 -7.37%
South East +46 13 £75,000 -18.92%
Midlands +28 11 £70,000 +9.80% 2
West Midlands +25 11 £70,000 -22.22% 2
North of England +10 11 £80,000 +3.23%
South West -11 7 £77,500 +26.53%
North West -15 6 £80,000 +10.34%
East of England - 6 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +32 5 £77,500 -3.13%
Head of Software Development
UK

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) C#
3 23 (34.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (25.37%) .NET
5 16 (23.88%) Scrum
6 14 (20.90%) Software Engineering
6 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
6 14 (20.90%) C++
7 13 (19.40%) HTML
7 13 (19.40%) MySQL
7 13 (19.40%) NoSQL
8 12 (17.91%) Linux
8 12 (17.91%) PHP
8 12 (17.91%) Degree
9 11 (16.42%) Web Development
9 11 (16.42%) Java
9 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
9 11 (16.42%) Windows
10 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (14.93%) MVC
10 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
10 10 (14.93%) QA
10 10 (14.93%) Pay per click
10 10 (14.93%) VMware
10 10 (14.93%) Mobile Games
10 10 (14.93%) Games
10 10 (14.93%) SEO
10 10 (14.93%) Apple iOS
10 10 (14.93%) Game Development
10 10 (14.93%) HTML5

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (2.99%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) MySQL
1 13 (19.40%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.97%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.48%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (14.93%) Games
2 5 (7.46%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) .NET
2 13 (19.40%) HTML
3 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
4 10 (14.93%) Apache Flex
4 10 (14.93%) HTML5
4 10 (14.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
6 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
7 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (7.46%) React
9 3 (4.48%) CSS
10 2 (2.99%) LAMP
10 2 (2.99%) Velocity
10 2 (2.99%) XML
11 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Core
11 1 (1.49%) jQuery
11 1 (1.49%) RESTful
11 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Mobile Games
1 10 (14.93%) Private Cloud
2 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.94%) User Experience
3 6 (8.96%) BBC
4 4 (5.97%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Fintech
6 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.49%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Windows
3 10 (14.93%) Android
3 10 (14.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.88%) Scrum
3 14 (20.90%) Software Engineering
4 11 (16.42%) Web Development
5 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (14.93%) Game Development
5 10 (14.93%) Mobile Development
5 10 (14.93%) MVC
5 10 (14.93%) Pay per click
5 10 (14.93%) SEO
6 9 (13.43%) DevOps
6 9 (13.43%) TDD
7 8 (11.94%) Coaching
8 7 (10.45%) API Development
8 7 (10.45%) Front End Development
8 7 (10.45%) Line Management
8 7 (10.45%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.45%) People Management
9 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) C#
2 23 (34.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.90%) C++
4 12 (17.91%) PHP
5 11 (16.42%) Java
6 7 (10.45%) Ruby
7 4 (5.97%) Python
8 3 (4.48%) C
8 3 (4.48%) SQL
9 1 (1.49%) Perl
9 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) VMware
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.49%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.49%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.49%) Xamarin