The median annual salary for a Head of Software Development was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 436 -
Rank change year-on-year +45 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 1 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.007% 0.054% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.056% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 0
Median salary £77,500 £70,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £75,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14182 17817 20713
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.56% 96.93% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 11882 15144 16834
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,075 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Software Development in the South East

Head of Software 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 Software Development in the South East.

Salary trend for Head of Software Development in the South East

Head of Software 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 Software Development within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Berkshire - 1 £77,500 -
Head of Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region featuring Head of Software Development in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps

Head of Software 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA