Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Development was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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 Development
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 344 366
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 25 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.088% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.091% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 22 9 12
North West median annual salary £80,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.41% +22.73%
10th Percentile £58,000 £63,000 £51,875
90th Percentile £99,875 £90,500 £88,375
England median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12704 12096 12623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.06% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10170 10182 10477
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Head of Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Development in the North West

Head of Development
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Head of Development in the North West

Head of Development
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Development in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Development in the North West

Head of Development
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Development within the North West 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
Manchester -5 17 £80,000 +12.28%
Merseyside +24 5 £80,000 -1.54%
Cheshire - 2 £60,000 -
Lancashire +3 1 - -
Head of Development
England

Head of Development Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Head of 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 North West region featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Legal
3 9 (36.00%) Resource Management
3 9 (36.00%) User Stories
3 9 (36.00%) Microservices
4 8 (32.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (28.00%) TDD
6 6 (24.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (20.00%) Retail
8 4 (16.00%) Degree
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (16.00%) FlexPod
8 4 (16.00%) DevOps
8 4 (16.00%) Line Management
8 4 (16.00%) Re-Platforming
9 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (12.00%) BDD
9 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.00%) MVC
9 3 (12.00%) C#
9 3 (12.00%) HTML
9 3 (12.00%) PHP
9 3 (12.00%) .NET
10 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (8.00%) Project Management
10 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET

Head of Development Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Big Data
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) PhpStorm
2 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (36.00%) Legal
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Core
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.00%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (4.00%) Laravel
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) Symfony
3 1 (4.00%) Velocity
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) FlexPod
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Microservices
2 9 (36.00%) Resource Management
2 9 (36.00%) User Stories
3 8 (32.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (28.00%) TDD
5 4 (16.00%) DevOps
5 4 (16.00%) Line Management
5 4 (16.00%) Re-Platforming
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (12.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) MVC
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.00%) Analytics
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analytics
7 2 (8.00%) People Management
7 2 (8.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft