Period
to 28 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Software Development was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1161 1166 1246
Rank change year-on-year +5 +80 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 33 101 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.050% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.052% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 25 99 58
UK median annual salary £70,000 £77,500 £87,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.68% -11.43% +52.17%
10th Percentile £55,500 £61,250 £52,475
90th Percentile £100,000 £104,500 £125,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +21.74%

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 171481 194469 213188
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.49% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 139295 163512 174859
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Head of Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Software Development in the UK

Head of Software Development
Top 9 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 6 months to 28 July 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 +8 32 £73,750 -4.84% 3
UK excluding London +21 22 £70,000 -6.67% 3
London +31 10 £95,000 -
North of England -11 10 £70,000 -12.50% 2
East of England +6 7 £63,750 -15.00%
Yorkshire +6 6 £70,000 -12.50% 1
North West -14 4 £67,500 -6.90% 1
South East +47 3 £70,000 -22.22%
South West - 2 £86,250 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Software Engineering
3 9 (27.27%) Java
4 8 (24.24%) SOA
4 8 (24.24%) Ruby
4 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (24.24%) DevOps
5 7 (21.21%) Performance Improvement
5 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.21%) SDLC
5 7 (21.21%) Scrum
5 7 (21.21%) .NET
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.18%) Degree
6 6 (18.18%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (18.18%) IT Strategy
7 5 (15.15%) Secure Coding
7 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.15%) People Management
7 5 (15.15%) Algorithms
7 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
7 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (15.15%) C
7 5 (15.15%) C++
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) Python
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) C#
8 4 (12.12%) TDD

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) DataStage
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) Symfony
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Algorithms
1 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Fintech
2 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Software Engineering
3 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (24.24%) DevOps
3 8 (24.24%) SOA
4 7 (21.21%) Performance Improvement
4 7 (21.21%) Scrum
4 7 (21.21%) SDLC
4 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.18%) IT Strategy
5 6 (18.18%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
6 5 (15.15%) People Management
6 5 (15.15%) Secure Coding
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) Ruby
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) C
4 5 (15.15%) C++
4 5 (15.15%) Python
5 4 (12.12%) C#
6 3 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
1 1 (3.03%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) Splunk
2 1 (3.03%) Temenos
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