The median annual salary for a Head of Software Development was £117,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Software Development
England / London
Rank 584 642 636
Rank change year-on-year +58 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 4 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.012% 0.034% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.035% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 18
Median salary £117,500 £95,000 £112,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.68% -15.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £72,500 £84,900
10% offered a salary of more than £130,000 £100,000 £135,000
UK excluding London median salary £71,250 £76,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -6.55% +27.08%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32198 40075 40268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.13% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 27217 34571 33828
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Software Development in London

Head of Software Development
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Head of Software Development in London

Head of Software Development
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Software Development in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Software Development in London

Head of Software Development
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London - 1 £130,000 -
Head of Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Head of Software Development in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 3 (18.75%) Fintech
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
8 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) SOLID
8 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (12.50%) CMMI
8 2 (12.50%) Change Management
8 2 (12.50%) MVC
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (6.25%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
1 1 (6.25%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DataStage
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) iOS SDK
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fintech
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) CMMI
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 2 (12.50%) Kanban
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) OOP
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) SOLID
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C#
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Splunk
2 1 (6.25%) Temenos