Period
to 17 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Engineering was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1033 1092 1201
Rank change year-on-year +59 +109 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Engineering 141 95 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.054% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.056% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 122 77 93
UK median annual salary £100,000 £85,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £73,875 £68,363 £63,750
90th Percentile £127,375 £111,000 £140,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £80,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34% -9.38%

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 168,530 169,445 203,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,013 140,794 170,377
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 17 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of Engineering in the UK

Head of Engineering
Top 13 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 17 February 2018. 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 +49 139 £100,000 +17.65% 20
London +17 93 £105,000 +16.67% 9
UK excluding London +23 48 £90,000 +12.50% 11
East of England +15 15 £90,000 +4.35%
North of England +1 13 £70,000 -12.50% 4
South East +12 9 £90,000 +12.50% 5
North West -8 6 £70,000 - 2
South West +4 5 £92,500 +42.31% 1
North East - 5 £70,000 - 1
West Midlands +12 4 £121,250 +102.08% 1
Midlands +10 4 £121,250 +102.08% 1
Yorkshire +7 2 £77,500 -3.13% 1
Scotland - 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, Head of Engineering job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Head of Engineering in the job title.

1 49 (34.75%) DevOps
2 48 (34.04%) Software Engineering
3 45 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (20.57%) Java
6 25 (17.73%) E-Commerce
6 25 (17.73%) Analytics
7 22 (15.60%) TCP/IP
8 20 (14.18%) Microservices
9 19 (13.48%) Data Science
9 19 (13.48%) .NET
10 18 (12.77%) QA
10 18 (12.77%) Linux
10 18 (12.77%) Python
10 18 (12.77%) Firewall
11 16 (11.35%) IPsec
11 16 (11.35%) Finance
11 16 (11.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (11.35%) VPN
11 16 (11.35%) Network Security
12 15 (10.64%) Degree
12 15 (10.64%) SSL
12 15 (10.64%) Windows
12 15 (10.64%) VMware
12 15 (10.64%) Change Management
12 15 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
13 14 (9.93%) Docker
13 14 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
13 14 (9.93%) Computer Science

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 14 (9.93%) OpenStack
2 5 (3.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.71%) Apache
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.71%) CICS
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.71%) DataSynapse
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.67%) IaaS
3 8 (5.67%) PaaS
3 8 (5.67%) SaaS
4 3 (2.13%) GitHub
4 3 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.42%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.42%) Serverless
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.60%) TCP/IP
2 18 (12.77%) Firewall
3 16 (11.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (11.35%) IPsec
3 16 (11.35%) Network Security
3 16 (11.35%) VPN
4 15 (10.64%) SSL
5 9 (6.38%) Internet
6 3 (2.13%) WAN
6 3 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.42%) BGP
7 2 (1.42%) LAN
7 2 (1.42%) MPLS
7 2 (1.42%) OSPF
7 2 (1.42%) VoIP
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.71%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.71%) ICMP
8 1 (0.71%) IPv4
8 1 (0.71%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.51%) Big Data
2 7 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.84%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.13%) MySQL
5 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.13%) Redis
6 2 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.71%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.71%) PouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.42%) Gradle
2 2 (1.42%) Maven
3 1 (0.71%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.71%) Xcode
General
1 16 (11.35%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.96%) Banking
3 7 (4.96%) Law
4 6 (4.26%) Marketing
5 4 (2.84%) Retail
6 3 (2.13%) Back Office
6 3 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.42%) Electronics
7 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.42%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Front Office
8 1 (0.71%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.48%) .NET
2 12 (8.51%) Web Services
3 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (4.96%) AngularJS
4 7 (4.96%) Node.js
5 6 (4.26%) React
6 5 (3.55%) HTML
7 4 (2.84%) CSS
7 4 (2.84%) WCF
8 3 (2.13%) .NET Core
8 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.13%) HTML5
8 3 (2.13%) Kafka
8 3 (2.13%) RESTful
9 2 (1.42%) Angular 2
9 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (1.42%) ggplot2
9 2 (1.42%) MEAN Stack
9 2 (1.42%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.96%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.96%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.26%) User Experience
5 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.42%) CMDB
7 2 (1.42%) Fintech
7 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) AS400
8 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.71%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.71%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.71%) Social Media
8 1 (0.71%) Tandem
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.77%) Linux
2 15 (10.64%) Windows
3 11 (7.80%) Android
3 11 (7.80%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.84%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.42%) Unix
6 1 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Debian
6 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.75%) DevOps
2 48 (34.04%) Software Engineering
3 45 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (17.73%) Analytics
4 25 (17.73%) E-Commerce
5 20 (14.18%) Microservices
6 19 (13.48%) Data Science
7 15 (10.64%) Change Management
7 15 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (9.22%) Data Engineering
9 13 (9.22%) Mentoring
10 11 (7.80%) TDD
11 10 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (7.09%) Risk Management
11 10 (7.09%) Test Automation
12 9 (6.38%) Information Security
12 9 (6.38%) Line Management
12 9 (6.38%) MVC
12 9 (6.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.57%) Java
2 18 (12.77%) Python
3 13 (9.22%) C#
4 12 (8.51%) SQL
5 11 (7.80%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.96%) Scala
7 6 (4.26%) Go
7 6 (4.26%) Ruby
8 3 (2.13%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.42%) C++
9 2 (1.42%) Haskell
10 1 (0.71%) C
10 1 (0.71%) COBOL
10 1 (0.71%) ES6
10 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.71%) Perl
10 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (10.64%) Degree
2 9 (6.38%) CISM
2 9 (6.38%) CISSP
3 6 (4.26%) CISA
4 5 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.42%) CCIE
6 2 (1.42%) CEH
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.71%) CCDP
7 1 (0.71%) CCNP
7 1 (0.71%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.71%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PMP
7 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.77%) QA
2 9 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.84%) PMO
4 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.71%) COBIT
5 1 (0.71%) COSO
5 1 (0.71%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (9.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.26%) FTK
3 5 (3.55%) Ansible
3 5 (3.55%) Puppet
4 4 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (10.64%) VMware
2 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.96%) Sitecore
4 6 (4.26%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.84%) Google
6 3 (2.13%) Cisco
6 3 (2.13%) Juniper
6 3 (2.13%) SAP
7 2 (1.42%) Apple
7 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.42%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.71%) Capita
8 1 (0.71%) MapR
8 1 (0.71%) Nortel
8 1 (0.71%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.71%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.71%) WatchGuard