Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Engineering was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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 Engineering
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1063 1167 1218
Rank change year-on-year +104 +51 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Engineering 143 76 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.040% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.042% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 110 57 67
UK median annual salary £100,000 £85,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £65,000 £71,350 £74,000
90th Percentile £147,500 £108,500 £162,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +3.03%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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 +90 139 £100,000 +17.65% 8
London +77 103 £105,000 +23.53% 6
UK excluding London +38 39 £80,000 - 2
North of England +24 15 £60,000 -20.00% 1
South East +53 13 £90,000 +12.50%
North West +12 13 £60,000 -
East of England +1 5 £81,250 -2.99% 1
Midlands +38 3 £85,000 +8.97%
West Midlands +18 3 £85,000 +41.67%
Wales +14 2 £75,000 -11.76%
Yorkshire +21 1 £77,500 +3.33%
North East - 1 £70,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 55 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.97%) Software Engineering
3 47 (32.87%) DevOps
4 30 (20.98%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (17.48%) Java
6 24 (16.78%) Python
6 24 (16.78%) Finance
7 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (16.08%) Microservices
8 19 (13.29%) Information Security
9 18 (12.59%) Change Management
9 18 (12.59%) JavaScript
9 18 (12.59%) QA
10 17 (11.89%) Google
10 17 (11.89%) E-Commerce
10 17 (11.89%) Risk Management
10 17 (11.89%) Mentoring
11 16 (11.19%) Docker
11 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (11.19%) Node.js
11 16 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (11.19%) Computer Science
11 16 (11.19%) Degree
12 15 (10.49%) Incident Management
12 15 (10.49%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (10.49%) ITIL
12 15 (10.49%) Internet
12 15 (10.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (10.49%) SDLC
13 14 (9.79%) TDD

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 10 (6.99%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.59%) Apache
2 8 (5.59%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (2.10%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.70%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.70%) CICS
4 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.70%) DataSynapse
4 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.98%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (10.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (7.69%) GitHub
5 9 (6.29%) Serverless
6 8 (5.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (5.59%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (5.59%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (5.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (4.20%) SaaS
8 5 (3.50%) PaaS
9 3 (2.10%) IaaS
10 2 (1.40%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) Internet
2 13 (9.09%) Firewall
3 11 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.59%) BGP
4 8 (5.59%) OSPF
5 7 (4.90%) RIP
5 7 (4.90%) VPN
6 4 (2.80%) DNS
6 4 (2.80%) IGMP
6 4 (2.80%) Junos
6 4 (2.80%) LDAP
6 4 (2.80%) MPLS
6 4 (2.80%) VoIP
7 3 (2.10%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.10%) IPsec
7 3 (2.10%) IPv4
7 3 (2.10%) IPv6
7 3 (2.10%) SMTP
7 3 (2.10%) SNMP
7 3 (2.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) Big Data
2 8 (5.59%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (5.59%) Amazon Redshift
2 8 (5.59%) InfluxDB
2 8 (5.59%) Neo4j
3 6 (4.20%) GIS
4 5 (3.50%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.10%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.10%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.40%) MySQL
7 2 (1.40%) Redis
8 1 (0.70%) DB2
8 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.70%) OLAP
8 1 (0.70%) PouchDB
Development Applications
1 11 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.40%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.40%) Grunt
3 2 (1.40%) gulp
3 2 (1.40%) JIRA
3 2 (1.40%) Maven
3 2 (1.40%) Selenium
4 1 (0.70%) Gradle
4 1 (0.70%) Xcode
General
1 24 (16.78%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Marketing
3 8 (5.59%) Banking
3 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.80%) Law
5 3 (2.10%) Electronics
5 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Advertising
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Games
6 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.19%) Node.js
2 13 (9.09%) .NET
2 13 (9.09%) Web Services
3 11 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 10 (6.99%) Kafka
4 10 (6.99%) React
5 6 (4.20%) Middleware
6 5 (3.50%) HTML
7 4 (2.80%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.80%) Angular 2
7 4 (2.80%) Django
7 4 (2.80%) HTML5
8 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.10%) CSS
8 3 (2.10%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (2.10%) WCF
9 2 (1.40%) CSS3
9 2 (1.40%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.20%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.80%) Fintech
4 4 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.80%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.80%) User Experience
5 3 (2.10%) Contactless
5 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) AS400
7 1 (0.70%) Blog
7 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.70%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.39%) Linux
2 11 (7.69%) Windows
3 6 (4.20%) Android
3 6 (4.20%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.50%) Unix
5 4 (2.80%) CentOS
5 4 (2.80%) CoreOS
5 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.97%) Software Engineering
3 47 (32.87%) DevOps
4 23 (16.08%) Microservices
4 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (13.29%) Information Security
6 18 (12.59%) Change Management
7 17 (11.89%) E-Commerce
7 17 (11.89%) Mentoring
7 17 (11.89%) Risk Management
8 16 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (10.49%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (10.49%) Incident Management
9 15 (10.49%) ITIL
9 15 (10.49%) SDLC
10 14 (9.79%) TDD
11 13 (9.09%) Data Engineering
11 13 (9.09%) Machine Learning
11 13 (9.09%) SIEM
12 12 (8.39%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.48%) Java
2 24 (16.78%) Python
3 18 (12.59%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.09%) Go
4 13 (9.09%) Ruby
4 13 (9.09%) Scala
5 8 (5.59%) C#
6 6 (4.20%) Perl
7 5 (3.50%) SQL
8 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.10%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.70%) C
10 1 (0.70%) C++
10 1 (0.70%) COBOL
10 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (11.19%) Degree
2 13 (9.09%) CISM
2 13 (9.09%) CISSP
3 10 (6.99%) CISA
3 10 (6.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.80%) CCIE
4 4 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.10%) CCDP
5 3 (2.10%) CCNP
5 3 (2.10%) CEH
5 3 (2.10%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.70%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.70%) PMP
7 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.59%) QA
2 13 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.10%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.40%) GCP
System Software
1 16 (11.19%) Docker
2 4 (2.80%) iptables
2 4 (2.80%) KVM
2 4 (2.80%) NFS
2 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.80%) XenServer
3 2 (1.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) Ansible
2 10 (6.99%) FTK
2 10 (6.99%) Kubernetes
3 8 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.90%) Puppet
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.40%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (11.89%) Google
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.59%) PagerDuty
4 7 (4.90%) VMware
5 5 (3.50%) Cisco
5 5 (3.50%) Juniper
5 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.80%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.80%) Citrix
6 4 (2.80%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.80%) Vyatta
7 3 (2.10%) Nortel
7 3 (2.10%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.10%) WatchGuard
8 2 (1.40%) Apple
8 2 (1.40%) SAP
9 1 (0.70%) Capita
9 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.70%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.70%) Xamarin