Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Engineering was £97,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1016 1077 1163
Rank change year-on-year +61 +86 +94
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Engineering 170 124 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.072% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.074% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 146 105 113
UK median annual salary £97,500 £85,000 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.71% - -12.82%
10th Percentile £65,000 £65,363 £68,750
90th Percentile £117,500 £114,300 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £91,050 £85,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.12% +21.43% -22.22%

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 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +40 168 £97,500 +14.71% 8
London +6 100 £100,000 +14.29% 5
UK excluding London +37 70 £91,050 +7.12% 3
East of England +15 20 £90,000 +9.09% 2
North of England +28 19 £80,000 -
North West +7 14 £77,500 +3.33%
Midlands +9 11 £100,000 +17.65%
South West +3 10 £92,500 +68.18%
West Midlands +11 8 £100,000 +17.65%
South East +2 8 £82,500 -13.16% 1
Yorkshire +33 5 £91,000 +1.11%
East Midlands - 3 £100,000 -
Scotland - 2 £91,050 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 75 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.47%) Software Engineering
3 57 (33.53%) DevOps
4 50 (29.41%) Java
5 39 (22.94%) Microservices
6 36 (21.18%) Amazon AWS
7 32 (18.82%) E-Commerce
8 31 (18.24%) Firewall
9 28 (16.47%) QA
9 28 (16.47%) Mentoring
10 26 (15.29%) TDD
10 26 (15.29%) .NET
11 25 (14.71%) Analytics
12 24 (14.12%) Linux
13 23 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (13.53%) Scrum
14 22 (12.94%) Windows
14 22 (12.94%) C#
15 19 (11.18%) AngularJS
15 19 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (10.59%) Test Automation
17 17 (10.00%) Line Management
18 16 (9.41%) Big Data
18 16 (9.41%) Intrusion Detection
19 15 (8.82%) VMware
19 15 (8.82%) IPsec
19 15 (8.82%) Finance
19 15 (8.82%) SQL
19 15 (8.82%) TCP/IP

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 (8.24%) OpenStack
2 6 (3.53%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) CMS
4 1 (0.59%) Ethereum
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.18%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.71%) SaaS
4 5 (2.94%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.94%) Serverless
5 3 (1.76%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.76%) IaaS
5 3 (1.76%) PaaS
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.24%) Firewall
2 16 (9.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (8.82%) IPsec
3 15 (8.82%) Network Security
3 15 (8.82%) SSL
3 15 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.82%) VPN
4 3 (1.76%) DMZ
4 3 (1.76%) DNS
5 2 (1.18%) LAN
5 2 (1.18%) WAN
5 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.41%) Big Data
2 10 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.71%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.71%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.35%) DB2
8 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.76%) MySQL
8 3 (1.76%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.18%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.18%) HBase
9 2 (1.18%) Impala
9 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.18%) Parquet
9 2 (1.18%) Redis
9 2 (1.18%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.18%) Gradle
3 2 (1.18%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.59%) Grunt
4 1 (0.59%) gulp
4 1 (0.59%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.59%) JUnit
4 1 (0.59%) Maven
4 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.59%) webpack
4 1 (0.59%) Xcode
General
1 15 (8.82%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Banking
3 6 (3.53%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.53%) Law
3 6 (3.53%) Retail
4 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Marketing
4 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.29%) .NET
2 19 (11.18%) AngularJS
3 10 (5.88%) Node.js
4 9 (5.29%) Kafka
5 8 (4.71%) React
6 6 (3.53%) Spring
6 6 (3.53%) Web Services
7 5 (2.94%) Akka
7 5 (2.94%) Apache Camel
7 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.94%) Middleware
8 4 (2.35%) RESTful
8 4 (2.35%) WPF
9 3 (1.76%) JSON
9 3 (1.76%) RxJava
9 3 (1.76%) Sass
9 3 (1.76%) SOAP
9 3 (1.76%) Velocity
9 3 (1.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.65%) Fintech
3 7 (4.12%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.94%) User Experience
6 4 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.35%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.35%) NHS
6 4 (2.35%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.76%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.76%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.76%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.18%) CMDB
8 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.59%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.12%) Linux
2 22 (12.94%) Windows
3 5 (2.94%) Android
3 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.35%) Unix
5 1 (0.59%) CentOS
5 1 (0.59%) Debian
5 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.47%) Software Engineering
3 57 (33.53%) DevOps
4 39 (22.94%) Microservices
5 32 (18.82%) E-Commerce
6 28 (16.47%) Mentoring
7 26 (15.29%) TDD
8 25 (14.71%) Analytics
9 23 (13.53%) Scrum
9 23 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (10.59%) Test Automation
12 17 (10.00%) Line Management
13 15 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (8.82%) Data Engineering
13 15 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (8.24%) Data Science
14 14 (8.24%) Innovative Thinking
15 12 (7.06%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 50 (29.41%) Java
2 22 (12.94%) C#
3 15 (8.82%) Scala
3 15 (8.82%) SQL
4 14 (8.24%) Python
5 9 (5.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.94%) C
6 5 (2.94%) C++
7 4 (2.35%) Ruby
8 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.18%) ES6
8 2 (1.18%) Haskell
8 2 (1.18%) Java 8
8 2 (1.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.59%) ES7
9 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.59%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 13 (7.65%) Degree
2 10 (5.88%) CISM
2 10 (5.88%) CISSP
3 9 (5.29%) GPEN
4 8 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.71%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.59%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.47%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) GDPR
2 3 (1.76%) PMO
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.59%) COSO
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (5.29%) Docker
2 4 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.18%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.18%) HDFS
4 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.53%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.76%) Ansible
3 2 (1.18%) Oozie
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (8.82%) VMware
2 8 (4.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.53%) Google
4 4 (2.35%) Oracle
5 3 (1.76%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.18%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) Apple
7 1 (0.59%) Capita
7 1 (0.59%) MapR
7 1 (0.59%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.59%) Sybase
7 1 (0.59%) Xamarin