The median annual salary for a Head of Software Development was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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

Head of Software Development
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 881 957
Rank change year-on-year +28 +76  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 12 69 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.066% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.069% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 12 64 27
Median salary £70,000 £76,250 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.19% +5.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £70,000 £52,400
10% offered a salary of more than £126,500 £101,750 £135,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £75,000 £66,250
% change year-on-year -6.66% +13.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82827 99939 106877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 68817 83912 87121
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of Software Development in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Software Development in the UK

Head of Software Development
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of Software Development in the UK

Head of Software Development
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Software Development over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Software Development in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Software Development within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 12 £70,000 -8.19% 5
London +57 4 £110,000 +15.78% 1
Yorkshire +18 3 £70,000 -13.84%
South Yorkshire - 3 £70,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £70,000 -
City of London +36 2 £110,000 -15.38% 1
Rochdale - 2 £70,000 -
Manchester - 2 £70,000 - 1
North West - 2 £70,000 - 1
South East +48 1 £70,000 -22.22% 1
East of England +6 1 £62,500 -16.66% 1
South West - 1 £95,000 -
West Sussex - 1 £70,000 -
Essex - 1 £62,500 -
Worthing - 1 £70,000 -
Bristol - 1 £95,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, Head of Software 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 Software Development in the job title.

1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) .NET
3 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
4 14 (36.84%) Scrum
5 10 (26.32%) QA
5 10 (26.32%) Software Delivery
6 9 (23.68%) DevOps
7 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (21.05%) TDD
8 6 (15.79%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) CMMI
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.79%) SDLC
8 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (13.16%) Coaching
9 5 (13.16%) Python
9 5 (13.16%) ITIL
9 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
9 5 (13.16%) Information Security
10 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
10 4 (10.53%) Advertising
10 4 (10.53%) C#
10 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 4 (10.53%) ERP
10 4 (10.53%) Release Management
10 4 (10.53%) Product Management
10 4 (10.53%) Kanban
10 4 (10.53%) BDD
10 4 (10.53%) Matrix Organization

Head of Software 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 1 (2.63%) OpenEdge
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Advertising
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.63%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.89%) Fintech
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
3 14 (36.84%) Scrum
4 10 (26.32%) Software Delivery
5 9 (23.68%) DevOps
6 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (21.05%) TDD
7 6 (15.79%) CMMI
7 6 (15.79%) SDLC
7 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.16%) Coaching
8 5 (13.16%) Information Security
8 5 (13.16%) ITIL
8 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.53%) BDD
9 4 (10.53%) ERP
9 4 (10.53%) Kanban
9 4 (10.53%) Product Management
9 4 (10.53%) Release Management
9 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Python
2 4 (10.53%) C#
2 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C
4 2 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) COBIT
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
1 1 (2.63%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) IBM
2 1 (2.63%) Splunk
2 1 (2.63%) Temenos
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