Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Development was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 915 903 1064
Rank change year-on-year -12 +161 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 296 324 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 226 292 215
UK median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £112,500 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +18.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Head of Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Development in the UK

Head of Development
Top 14 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 6 months to 24 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
England +26 283 £75,000 -3.23% 15
UK excluding London +20 155 £75,000 +7.14% 9
London +3 134 £87,500 +2.94% 6
South East +51 55 £73,750 +5.36%
North of England +30 45 £76,750 +33.48% 3
North West -4 25 £80,000 +10.34% 2
Midlands +24 24 £70,000 +7.69% 4
Yorkshire +26 20 £75,000 +36.36% 1
West Midlands +19 19 £70,000 +12.00% 3
South West +13 16 £72,500 +1.75% 1
East of England -3 10 £72,500 -22.67% 1
East Midlands +20 5 £72,500 +11.54% 1
Wales +18 4 £52,500 -27.59%
Scotland -14 2 £72,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 167 (56.42%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (31.08%) JavaScript
3 82 (27.70%) Java
4 81 (27.36%) .NET
5 77 (26.01%) C#
6 69 (23.31%) HTML
7 56 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 55 (18.58%) CSS
9 53 (17.91%) PHP
10 49 (16.55%) Scrum
11 46 (15.54%) AngularJS
12 44 (14.86%) MVC
13 42 (14.19%) TDD
13 42 (14.19%) SQL
14 41 (13.85%) SQL Server
14 41 (13.85%) DevOps
15 40 (13.51%) Web Development
16 37 (12.50%) Open Source
17 36 (12.16%) Finance
18 34 (11.49%) MySQL
18 34 (11.49%) Degree
19 32 (10.81%) QA
19 32 (10.81%) Waterfall
19 32 (10.81%) Mentoring
19 32 (10.81%) Microservices
20 31 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (10.47%) Software Engineering
20 31 (10.47%) ASP.NET
20 31 (10.47%) Python
21 30 (10.14%) HTML5

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 18 (6.08%) CMS
2 4 (1.35%) Apache
2 4 (1.35%) Drupal
3 3 (1.01%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.68%) IIS
4 2 (0.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.34%) JBoss
5 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.38%) Magento
2 5 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (8.78%) SaaS
2 15 (5.07%) GitHub
3 14 (4.73%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.34%) Google Play
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.69%) HTTP
2 4 (1.35%) HTTPS
2 4 (1.35%) Skype
3 3 (1.01%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (0.34%) Firewall
4 1 (0.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) LAN
4 1 (0.34%) SAN
4 1 (0.34%) SSH
4 1 (0.34%) SSL
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) VPN
4 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.49%) MySQL
3 18 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 16 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.07%) Big Data
6 8 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.36%) Neo4j
8 5 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.35%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.34%) OLAP
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.01%) Gradle
3 3 (1.01%) Xcode
4 2 (0.68%) Grunt
4 2 (0.68%) gulp
4 2 (0.68%) PhpStorm
4 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.34%) Ant
5 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (12.16%) Finance
2 21 (7.09%) Marketing
3 19 (6.42%) Games
3 19 (6.42%) Retail
4 12 (4.05%) Banking
5 11 (3.72%) Legal
6 7 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.35%) Law
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Local Government
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (27.36%) .NET
2 69 (23.31%) HTML
3 55 (18.58%) CSS
4 46 (15.54%) AngularJS
5 31 (10.47%) ASP.NET
6 30 (10.14%) HTML5
7 26 (8.78%) React
8 24 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (5.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 16 (5.41%) XML
10 15 (5.07%) JSON
11 14 (4.73%) REST
12 12 (4.05%) Spring
13 11 (3.72%) Apache Flex
13 11 (3.72%) Backbone.js
13 11 (3.72%) Web Services
14 10 (3.38%) .NET Framework
14 10 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (3.38%) CSS3
14 10 (3.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.45%) User Experience
2 24 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (4.73%) Mobile Games
4 12 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 11 (3.72%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.04%) Fintech
7 7 (2.36%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.36%) BBC
7 7 (2.36%) HoloLens
7 7 (2.36%) HTC Vive
7 7 (2.36%) Oculus Rift
8 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.35%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.01%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.01%) Social Media
9 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.68%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.12%) Linux
2 18 (6.08%) Windows
3 15 (5.07%) Android
4 14 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) VMS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (56.42%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (16.55%) Scrum
3 44 (14.86%) MVC
4 42 (14.19%) TDD
5 41 (13.85%) DevOps
6 40 (13.51%) Web Development
7 37 (12.50%) Open Source
8 32 (10.81%) Mentoring
8 32 (10.81%) Microservices
8 32 (10.81%) Waterfall
9 31 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (10.47%) Software Engineering
10 28 (9.46%) Coaching
10 28 (9.46%) Line Management
11 27 (9.12%) BDD
12 25 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (7.43%) SDLC
14 22 (7.43%) Software Delivery
15 21 (7.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.08%) JavaScript
2 82 (27.70%) Java
3 77 (26.01%) C#
4 53 (17.91%) PHP
5 42 (14.19%) SQL
6 31 (10.47%) Python
7 29 (9.80%) Ruby
8 17 (5.74%) C++
9 13 (4.39%) C
10 7 (2.36%) Go
11 6 (2.03%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.35%) ECMAScript
12 4 (1.35%) ES6
12 4 (1.35%) Scala
12 4 (1.35%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.68%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.34%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (11.49%) Degree
2 6 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.34%) MBA
3 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.81%) QA
2 8 (2.70%) GCP
2 8 (2.70%) SLA
3 4 (1.35%) PMO
4 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.01%) SEPA
5 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.35%) Opsview
2 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.34%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.34%) SCSM
3 1 (0.34%) vMotion
Vendors
1 56 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.05%) VMware
3 10 (3.38%) Google
4 8 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.69%) Demandware
6 4 (1.35%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.35%) SAP
6 4 (1.35%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.35%) Splunk
7 3 (1.01%) Apple
7 3 (1.01%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe
9 1 (0.34%) ATG
9 1 (0.34%) Citrix
9 1 (0.34%) Juniper
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle
9 1 (0.34%) Sybase
9 1 (0.34%) Teradata
9 1 (0.34%) WorldPay