Period
to 26 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Engineering was £97,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Head of Engineering
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1050 1141 1241
Rank change year-on-year +91 +100 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Engineering 133 100 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.052% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.054% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 103 83 42
UK median annual salary £97,500 £85,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% -14.29%
10th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £71,375
90th Percentile £145,500 £108,000 £116,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £78,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +47.83%

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 169960 185940 211328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136136 156251 175094
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Head of Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Engineering in the UK

Head of Engineering
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of Engineering in the UK

Head of Engineering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Engineering over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Engineering in the UK

Head of Engineering
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 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 +74 129 £97,500 +14.71% 4
London +46 97 £100,000 +17.65% 3
UK excluding London +36 35 £85,000 +8.97% 1
North West -7 12 £60,000 - 1
North of England -15 12 £60,000 -29.41% 1
South East +50 10 £95,000 +35.71%
Midlands +28 8 £85,000 +8.97%
West Midlands +26 8 £85,000 +41.67%
East of England +10 2 £116,250 +45.31%
Wales +7 2 £75,000 -6.25%
Scotland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, Head of Engineering 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 Engineering in the job title.

1 54 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.33%) Software Engineering
3 39 (29.32%) DevOps
4 33 (24.81%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (19.55%) Java
6 24 (18.05%) JavaScript
6 24 (18.05%) Microservices
7 22 (16.54%) Python
8 21 (15.79%) Finance
9 20 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (13.53%) Google
10 18 (13.53%) QA
11 17 (12.78%) Incident Management
11 17 (12.78%) Information Security
11 17 (12.78%) E-Commerce
12 16 (12.03%) ITIL
12 16 (12.03%) Ruby
12 16 (12.03%) Scala
12 16 (12.03%) Node.js
12 16 (12.03%) Mentoring
12 16 (12.03%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (11.28%) Computer Science
13 15 (11.28%) Degree
13 15 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (11.28%) Firewall
14 14 (10.53%) Go
14 14 (10.53%) SDLC
15 13 (9.77%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (9.77%) Machine Learning

Head of Engineering 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 8 (6.02%) Apache
1 8 (6.02%) Apache Airflow
1 8 (6.02%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.75%) CMS
3 1 (0.75%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.75%) DataSynapse
3 1 (0.75%) nginx
3 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 33 (24.81%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (7.52%) GitHub
5 8 (6.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (6.02%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (6.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (3.76%) SaaS
7 3 (2.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.75%) IaaS
8 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.28%) Firewall
2 11 (8.27%) Internet
3 9 (6.77%) BGP
3 9 (6.77%) OSPF
3 9 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.02%) RIP
4 8 (6.02%) VPN
5 5 (3.76%) DNS
5 5 (3.76%) IGMP
5 5 (3.76%) Junos
5 5 (3.76%) LDAP
6 4 (3.01%) MPLS
7 3 (2.26%) EIGRP
7 3 (2.26%) ICMP
7 3 (2.26%) IPsec
7 3 (2.26%) IPv4
7 3 (2.26%) IPv6
7 3 (2.26%) SNMP
7 3 (2.26%) VoIP
7 3 (2.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) Big Data
2 9 (6.77%) Amazon Redshift
3 8 (6.02%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (6.02%) InfluxDB
3 8 (6.02%) Neo4j
4 7 (5.26%) GIS
5 4 (3.01%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.50%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.50%) Redis
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.75%) OLAP
7 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.50%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.50%) Grunt
3 2 (1.50%) gulp
3 2 (1.50%) JIRA
3 2 (1.50%) Selenium
3 2 (1.50%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.75%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.75%) Maven
4 1 (0.75%) RSpec
4 1 (0.75%) Xcode
General
1 21 (15.79%) Finance
2 11 (8.27%) Marketing
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
4 3 (2.26%) Law
4 3 (2.26%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.50%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) Front Office
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
6 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.03%) Node.js
2 11 (8.27%) Web Services
3 9 (6.77%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.02%) .NET
4 8 (6.02%) Kafka
4 8 (6.02%) Middleware
5 6 (4.51%) React
6 5 (3.76%) Angular 2
7 4 (3.01%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.26%) Django
8 3 (2.26%) HTML
8 3 (2.26%) HTML5
8 3 (2.26%) MEAN Stack
8 3 (2.26%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.50%) Dropwizard
9 2 (1.50%) Ionic Framework
9 2 (1.50%) React Native
9 2 (1.50%) Spring Cloud
9 2 (1.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.01%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.01%) Contactless
3 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.01%) Fintech
3 4 (3.01%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.26%) User Experience
4 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Blog
6 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.27%) Linux
2 10 (7.52%) Windows
3 6 (4.51%) Android
3 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.51%) Unix
4 5 (3.76%) CentOS
4 5 (3.76%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.01%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.33%) Software Engineering
3 39 (29.32%) DevOps
4 24 (18.05%) Microservices
5 20 (15.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (12.78%) E-Commerce
6 17 (12.78%) Incident Management
6 17 (12.78%) Information Security
7 16 (12.03%) ITIL
7 16 (12.03%) Mentoring
8 15 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (10.53%) SDLC
10 13 (9.77%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (9.77%) Machine Learning
10 13 (9.77%) Risk Management
10 13 (9.77%) Scrum
11 12 (9.02%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (9.02%) Data Engineering
11 12 (9.02%) Line Management
12 11 (8.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.55%) Java
2 24 (18.05%) JavaScript
3 22 (16.54%) Python
4 16 (12.03%) Ruby
4 16 (12.03%) Scala
5 14 (10.53%) Go
6 7 (5.26%) Perl
7 5 (3.76%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.76%) PHP
8 4 (3.01%) C#
9 3 (2.26%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.26%) SQL
10 2 (1.50%) C
10 2 (1.50%) ES6
10 2 (1.50%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.75%) C++
11 1 (0.75%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.28%) Degree
2 11 (8.27%) CISM
2 11 (8.27%) CISSP
3 9 (6.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (6.02%) CISA
5 3 (2.26%) CCDP
5 3 (2.26%) CCIE
5 3 (2.26%) CCNP
5 3 (2.26%) CEH
5 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.26%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.75%) APMG
7 1 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.53%) QA
2 11 (8.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) GCP
4 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
System Software
1 12 (9.02%) Docker
2 5 (3.76%) iptables
2 5 (3.76%) KVM
2 5 (3.76%) NFS
2 5 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.76%) XenServer
3 2 (1.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) Ansible
1 10 (7.52%) Puppet
2 9 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.02%) FTK
4 6 (4.51%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.76%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.50%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (13.53%) Google
2 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.02%) PagerDuty
4 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.76%) Citrix
5 5 (3.76%) VMware
5 5 (3.76%) Vyatta
6 4 (3.01%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.01%) Cisco
6 4 (3.01%) Juniper
6 4 (3.01%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.26%) Nortel
7 3 (2.26%) WatchGuard
8 2 (1.50%) Apple
8 2 (1.50%) SAP
9 1 (0.75%) Infor
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle
9 1 (0.75%) Sage
9 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.75%) Sitecore