The median annual salary for a Head of Development was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 720 766 777
Rank change year-on-year +46 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 132 185 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 114 157 175
Median salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £103,500 £100,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +23 129 £80,000 +6.66% 15
London +58 66 £90,000 -2.70% 5
South East +40 21 £70,000 - 4
South West +41 11 £80,000 +60.00% 1
Yorkshire +22 10 £80,000 +3.22% 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £71,250 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 10 £71,250 - 1
Leeds +13 9 £80,000 +3.22%
West Yorkshire +6 9 £80,000 +3.22%
North West -12 8 £70,000 -12.50% 2
City of London +39 7 £90,000 -10.00%
Manchester -19 7 £70,000 -12.50% 2
West Midlands +27 6 £72,500 +81.25% 1
Berkshire +38 4 £75,000 +7.14% 1
Coventry +19 4 £82,500 +13.79%
East of England +14 4 £88,750 +18.33% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £105,000 -
Uxbridge - 4 £65,000 -
East Midlands +5 3 £60,750 -10.00%
Surrey +43 2 - - 1
Glasgow +18 2 £50,000 -
Scotland +14 2 £50,000 -16.66%
Nottingham +8 2 £60,750 -13.21%
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £60,750 -13.21%
Bristol +2 2 £87,500 +75.00% 1
Oxfordshire +1 2 £65,000 -23.52%
Somerset -2 2 £57,500 +27.77%
Bath -3 2 £57,500 +27.77%
Abingdon - 2 £65,000 -
Hayle - 2 £42,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 142 (60.68%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (28.63%) Java
3 58 (24.79%) Scrum
4 56 (23.93%) .NET
5 47 (20.09%) Software Engineering
6 39 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 39 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 38 (16.24%) TDD
7 38 (16.24%) Line Management
8 35 (14.96%) Finance
9 33 (14.10%) Microsoft
9 33 (14.10%) DevOps
9 33 (14.10%) Coaching
10 32 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (12.39%) Scala
12 28 (11.97%) QA
12 28 (11.97%) Mentoring
13 27 (11.54%) C#
13 27 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (9.83%) Python
15 22 (9.40%) SDLC
16 21 (8.97%) HTML
16 21 (8.97%) PHP
17 20 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
18 19 (8.12%) BDD
18 19 (8.12%) Big Data
18 19 (8.12%) Release Management
18 19 (8.12%) SQL Server
19 18 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
19 18 (7.69%) Waterfall

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 3 (1.28%) CMS
1 3 (1.28%) Confluence
1 3 (1.28%) Drupal
2 2 (0.85%) Apache
2 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.85%) OpenEdge
2 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.85%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (6.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Maximo
2 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.43%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.84%) SaaS
3 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.85%) GitHub
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.43%) Heroku
5 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.71%) Extranet
2 2 (0.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.43%) MPLS
3 1 (0.43%) Network Security
3 1 (0.43%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.12%) Big Data
1 19 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.41%) RDBMS
2 15 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.70%) MySQL
4 6 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.28%) Redis
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.85%) Power BI
7 2 (0.85%) QlikView
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.85%) JIRA
2 7 (2.99%) MSBuild
2 7 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (2.99%) TeamCity
3 6 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.43%) git-flow
5 1 (0.43%) RSpec
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (14.96%) Finance
2 16 (6.84%) Marketing
3 15 (6.41%) Banking
4 14 (5.98%) Retail
5 9 (3.85%) Games
6 5 (2.14%) Advertising
7 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.85%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (23.93%) .NET
2 21 (8.97%) HTML
3 16 (6.84%) J2EE
4 15 (6.41%) CSS
5 13 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 9 (3.85%) HTML5
7 7 (2.99%) jQuery
7 7 (2.99%) Node.js
8 6 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.56%) React
9 4 (1.71%) Java EE
10 3 (1.28%) Apache Flex
10 3 (1.28%) CSS3
10 3 (1.28%) Express
10 3 (1.28%) Web Services
10 3 (1.28%) XML
11 2 (0.85%) Ajax
11 2 (0.85%) LESS
11 2 (0.85%) Sass
11 2 (0.85%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.85%) User Experience
2 8 (3.42%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.42%) Fintech
3 7 (2.99%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.14%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (2.14%) Online Gambling
5 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.71%) Online Games
5 4 (1.71%) PMI
5 4 (1.71%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.85%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.43%) PKI
7 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.99%) Apple iOS
2 6 (2.56%) Android
3 3 (1.28%) Windows
4 2 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (60.68%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (24.79%) Scrum
3 47 (20.09%) Software Engineering
4 39 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 38 (16.24%) Line Management
5 38 (16.24%) TDD
6 33 (14.10%) Coaching
6 33 (14.10%) DevOps
7 32 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (11.97%) Mentoring
9 27 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (9.40%) SDLC
11 19 (8.12%) BDD
11 19 (8.12%) Release Management
12 18 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 16 (6.84%) PRINCE2
13 16 (6.84%) Project Management
13 16 (6.84%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.63%) Java
2 39 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 29 (12.39%) Scala
4 27 (11.54%) C#
5 23 (9.83%) Python
6 21 (8.97%) PHP
7 11 (4.70%) SQL
8 8 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.14%) VB
10 4 (1.71%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.28%) ES6
11 3 (1.28%) Ruby
11 3 (1.28%) VBA
12 2 (0.85%) C++
12 2 (0.85%) Go
12 2 (0.85%) Perl
12 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.43%) C
13 1 (0.43%) Erlang
13 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (4.27%) Degree
2 4 (1.71%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.28%) CBAP
3 3 (1.28%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.85%) ISEB
4 2 (0.85%) MCSD
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.97%) QA
2 5 (2.14%) PMO
3 4 (1.71%) COBIT
4 2 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.99%) Puppet
2 3 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.43%) Nagios
3 1 (0.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 33 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.14%) Oracle
3 3 (1.28%) Jitterbit
3 3 (1.28%) MuleSoft
3 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (1.28%) Tableau
4 2 (0.85%) Splunk
5 1 (0.43%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.43%) Apple
5 1 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.43%) hybris
5 1 (0.43%) IBM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.43%) Temenos
5 1 (0.43%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.43%) Zend
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