Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Development was £73,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 537 625
Rank change year-on-year +30 +88 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 52 61 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.17% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 44 57 25
South East median annual salary £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.36% - -
10th Percentile £62,500 £58,000 £61,900
90th Percentile £82,500 £130,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £76,000 £77,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year -1.94% -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 South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29566 34125 41527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24692 28612 34601
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Development in the South East

Head of Development
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Head of Development in the South East

Head of Development
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Development in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Development in the South East

Head of Development
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 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
East Sussex -12 20 £65,000 -7.14%
Thames Valley +43 14 £78,750 +12.50%
Berkshire +58 11 £77,500 -20.51%
Hampshire +2 7 £70,000 - 1
West Sussex - 7 £75,000 -
Surrey -10 3 £75,000 -37.50% 1
Oxfordshire -4 2 £80,000 +14.29%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £75,000 -
Head of Development
England

Head of Development Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 44 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (65.38%) Java
3 32 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 24 (46.15%) PHP
4 24 (46.15%) Ruby
5 20 (38.46%) Python
5 20 (38.46%) AngularJS
6 19 (36.54%) .NET
7 16 (30.77%) C#
7 16 (30.77%) SQL
7 16 (30.77%) Open Source
8 13 (25.00%) HTML
8 13 (25.00%) TDD
9 12 (23.08%) MySQL
9 12 (23.08%) CSS
9 12 (23.08%) MongoDB
10 11 (21.15%) Backbone.js
10 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
10 11 (21.15%) React
10 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
10 11 (21.15%) MVC
11 9 (17.31%) Scrum
11 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
11 9 (17.31%) Line Management
12 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (15.38%) QA
13 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
13 7 (13.46%) Degree
13 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (13.46%) DevOps

Head of Development Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (3.85%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (3.85%) Apache Solr
1 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) SaaS
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.92%) Google Play
4 1 (1.92%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 12 (23.08%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.85%) Big Data
4 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Grunt
1 2 (3.85%) gulp
2 1 (1.92%) Android Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.92%) Xcode
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Electronics
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) AngularJS
2 19 (36.54%) .NET
3 13 (25.00%) HTML
4 12 (23.08%) CSS
5 11 (21.15%) Backbone.js
5 11 (21.15%) React
6 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
7 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (13.46%) .NET Framework
8 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.77%) Node.js
9 3 (5.77%) Spring
10 2 (3.85%) Angular 2
10 2 (3.85%) Apache Camel
10 2 (3.85%) HTML5
10 2 (3.85%) RESTful
10 2 (3.85%) Spring Cloud
11 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Core
11 1 (1.92%) CSS3
11 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (1.92%) EPoS
3 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Android
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Open Source
3 13 (25.00%) TDD
4 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
4 11 (21.15%) MVC
5 9 (17.31%) Line Management
5 9 (17.31%) Scrum
6 7 (13.46%) API Development
6 7 (13.46%) DevOps
7 6 (11.54%) Microservices
7 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.62%) IT Strategy
9 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.69%) People Management
9 4 (7.69%) SDLC
9 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.77%) Integration Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) Java
2 32 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 24 (46.15%) PHP
3 24 (46.15%) Ruby
4 20 (38.46%) Python
5 16 (30.77%) C#
5 16 (30.77%) SQL
6 2 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.85%) SAP
2 2 (3.85%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.92%) Apple
3 1 (1.92%) Google
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Sybase