Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Development was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 324 350
Rank change year-on-year +9 +26 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 18 22 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.17% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 12
South West median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +21.74%
10th Percentile £41,700 £52,500 £48,875
90th Percentile £107,125 £87,500 £77,250
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 South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10082 10518 11474
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.52% 96.98% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8354 8888 9712
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,713 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Development in the South West

Head of Development
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Head of Development in the South West

Head of Development
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Development in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Development in the South West

Head of Development
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Wiltshire +4 6 £75,000 +7.14%
Bristol -26 5 £77,500 +5.08% 1
Devon - 4 £61,250 -
Cornwall - 2 £46,500 -
Gloucestershire +23 1 - -
Head of Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) SaaS
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) CSS
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) PHP
6 3 (16.67%) Presales
7 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
7 2 (11.11%) Mobile Development
7 2 (11.11%) Chromecast
7 2 (11.11%) Apple Swift
7 2 (11.11%) Mobile First
7 2 (11.11%) Kotlin
7 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 2 (11.11%) Build Automation
7 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 2 (11.11%) Android Development
7 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
7 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) HockeyApp
7 2 (11.11%) HbbTV
7 2 (11.11%) C#

Head of Development Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HbbTV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) CSS3
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) iOS SDK
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) LAMP
3 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Chromecast
1 2 (11.11%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Presales
5 2 (11.11%) Android Development
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Build Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
5 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile Development
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile First
5 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) Apple Swift
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Kotlin
4 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft