The median annual salary for a Head of Development was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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 Development
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 741 720 809
Rank change year-on-year -21 +89  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 131 205 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 113 163 146
Median salary £87,500 £75,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £54,841
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £105,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Development over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England -10 130 £88,750 +18.33% 21
London +21 79 £90,000 +2.85% 12
South East +44 13 £75,000 +7.14% 2
City of London +32 12 £81,250 -9.72% 2
East of England -6 11 £81,250 +8.33%
South West +8 9 £65,000 -11.56%
North West -44 9 £65,000 +13.04% 4
Manchester -25 7 £65,000 -7.14% 3
Yorkshire -9 6 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Hertfordshire -17 6 £72,500 -3.33%
Berkshire +34 5 £85,000 +30.76%
Sheffield -9 5 £70,000 +40.00% 1
South Yorkshire -12 5 £70,000 +40.00% 1
Bolton - 5 £65,000 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £90,000 -
Surrey +31 3 £110,000 -6.38%
Hampshire +14 3 £70,000 - 1
West Midlands +6 3 £57,500 -36.11%
Birmingham +5 3 £57,500 -36.11%
Dorking - 3 £110,000 -
Reading - 3 £90,000 -
Liverpool +3 2 £100,000 +37.93%
Somerset -5 2 £65,000 -11.56%
Merseyside -7 2 £100,000 +37.93%
Bristol -19 2 £42,500 -45.85%
Devon - 2 £58,750 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £62,500 -
Taunton - 2 £65,000 -
Winchester - 2 £70,000 -

Head of Development Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 135 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (26.05%) Java
3 67 (25.67%) .NET
4 51 (19.54%) Scrum
5 50 (19.16%) JavaScript
5 50 (19.16%) Software Engineering
6 45 (17.24%) C#
7 41 (15.71%) Mentoring
8 40 (15.33%) Microsoft
9 38 (14.56%) PHP
9 38 (14.56%) SQL Server
10 37 (14.18%) TDD
10 37 (14.18%) Line Management
11 36 (13.79%) Python
12 35 (13.41%) E-Commerce
13 34 (13.03%) DevOps
14 31 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (11.11%) QA
15 29 (11.11%) SQL
16 28 (10.73%) SDLC
17 27 (10.34%) Waterfall
18 26 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
18 26 (9.96%) Degree
19 25 (9.58%) ITIL
19 25 (9.58%) Finance
20 23 (8.81%) Project Management
20 23 (8.81%) XML
20 23 (8.81%) HTML
20 23 (8.81%) BDD
20 23 (8.81%) Software Delivery

Head of Development Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (2.68%) CMS
2 6 (2.30%) Drupal
3 4 (1.53%) Confluence
3 4 (1.53%) nginx
4 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.77%) Apache
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.77%) OpenEdge
5 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Magento
2 5 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.96%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.13%) SaaS
3 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.92%) GitHub
4 5 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.38%) Heroku
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) HTTP
2 4 (1.53%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.15%) Extranet
4 2 (0.77%) HbbTV
4 2 (0.77%) Internet
5 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.66%) Big Data
3 14 (5.36%) MySQL
4 13 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 11 (4.21%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.53%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.15%) Redis
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.77%) MS Access
10 2 (0.77%) Power BI
10 2 (0.77%) QlikView
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.38%) DataStage
11 1 (0.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.30%) JIRA
3 4 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.77%) Grunt
4 2 (0.77%) gulp
4 2 (0.77%) Xcode
5 1 (0.38%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.38%) RSpec
General
1 25 (9.58%) Finance
2 17 (6.51%) Banking
3 16 (6.13%) Marketing
4 13 (4.98%) Retail
5 7 (2.68%) Games
5 7 (2.68%) Legal
6 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.15%) Advertising
8 2 (0.77%) Interactive Media
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (25.67%) .NET
2 23 (8.81%) HTML
2 23 (8.81%) XML
3 22 (8.43%) CSS
4 13 (4.98%) J2EE
5 12 (4.60%) AngularJS
5 12 (4.60%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.45%) Node.js
7 7 (2.68%) HTML5
7 7 (2.68%) React
7 7 (2.68%) Web Services
8 6 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.30%) JSON
9 4 (1.53%) Express
9 4 (1.53%) Java EE
9 4 (1.53%) jQuery
9 4 (1.53%) Spring
10 3 (1.15%) Angular 2
10 3 (1.15%) CSS3
10 3 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.51%) Fintech
2 15 (5.75%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.75%) User Experience
3 12 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.60%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 5 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (1.92%) Online Gambling
4 5 (1.92%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.53%) Online Games
6 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.15%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.77%) Chromecast
7 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.77%) PMI
7 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.75%) Windows
2 8 (3.07%) Android
2 8 (3.07%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (19.54%) Scrum
3 50 (19.16%) Software Engineering
4 41 (15.71%) Mentoring
5 37 (14.18%) Line Management
5 37 (14.18%) TDD
6 35 (13.41%) E-Commerce
7 34 (13.03%) DevOps
8 31 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (10.73%) SDLC
10 27 (10.34%) Waterfall
11 25 (9.58%) ITIL
12 23 (8.81%) BDD
12 23 (8.81%) Project Management
12 23 (8.81%) Software Delivery
13 22 (8.43%) Coaching
14 21 (8.05%) Test Automation
15 19 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (6.51%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 68 (26.05%) Java
2 50 (19.16%) JavaScript
3 45 (17.24%) C#
4 38 (14.56%) PHP
5 36 (13.79%) Python
6 29 (11.11%) SQL
7 20 (7.66%) Scala
8 19 (7.28%) T-SQL
9 16 (6.13%) Ruby
10 15 (5.75%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.21%) C
12 9 (3.45%) Go
13 6 (2.30%) C++
14 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.53%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.53%) VBA
16 3 (1.15%) Perl
16 3 (1.15%) VB
17 2 (0.77%) Kotlin
17 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (9.96%) Degree
2 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) ISEB
4 2 (0.77%) MCSD
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.38%) CBAP
5 1 (0.38%) PhD
5 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.11%) QA
2 10 (3.83%) PCI DSS
2 10 (3.83%) SEPA
3 5 (1.92%) PMO
4 4 (1.53%) COBIT
5 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.77%) GDPR
5 2 (0.77%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.38%) GCP
6 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
System Software
1 7 (2.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (5.75%) Opsview
2 5 (1.92%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.92%) Nagios
3 2 (0.77%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 40 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.75%) Splunk
3 9 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.30%) Oracle
5 5 (1.92%) Demandware
6 4 (1.53%) Google
7 3 (1.15%) Jitterbit
7 3 (1.15%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.15%) Tableau
8 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.77%) Zend
9 1 (0.38%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.38%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.38%) ATG
9 1 (0.38%) hybris
9 1 (0.38%) IBM
9 1 (0.38%) SAP
9 1 (0.38%) Sybase
9 1 (0.38%) Temenos
9 1 (0.38%) Xamarin
East Midlands
Certus Recruitment Group
Salary: 45-55k + Executive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £120k to £160k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £81000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum 30 days' holiday, private medical care, share
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £100,000 to £150,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary & Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary & Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £75,000 - £90,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + £7k Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Information Commisioners Office
Salary: £48,802 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
ABILITY Resorucing Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + Stock
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus+benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + double OTE
Posted: 20 days ago