The median annual salary for a Head of Software Engineering was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Software Engineering
UK
Rank 838 919 948
Rank change year-on-year +81 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Engineering 11 27 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.027% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 10 25 8
Median salary £80,000 £70,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £67,500 £76,750
10% offered a salary of more than £101,500 £100,000 £101,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £70,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -22.22%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Software Engineering in the UK

Head of Software Engineering
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of Software Engineering in the UK

Head of Software Engineering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Software Engineering over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Software Engineering in the UK

Head of Software Engineering
Top 12 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 Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 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 +77 11 £80,000 +14.28% 1
London +71 5 £77,500 -22.50% 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £90,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £90,000 -
City of London +51 2 £77,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £80,000 -
South East +52 1 £39,000 -44.28%
Hampshire +16 1 £39,000 -48.85%
Basingstoke +1 1 £39,000 -42.22%
Bath - 1 £55,000 -
Somerset - 1 £55,000 -
South West - 1 £55,000 -

Head of Software Engineering Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Head of Software 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 Software Engineering in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Software Engineering
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Software Delivery
4 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (28.57%) DevOps
6 5 (23.81%) Scorecard
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (19.05%) PHP
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (19.05%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) Release Management
7 4 (19.05%) Line Management
7 4 (19.05%) Coaching
8 3 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
8 3 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
8 3 (14.29%) hybris
8 3 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
9 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 2 (9.52%) Project Management
9 2 (9.52%) CMS
9 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
9 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS

Head of Software Engineering Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) React
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) Laravel
3 1 (4.76%) Redux
3 1 (4.76%) Sass
3 1 (4.76%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Software Engineering
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Software Delivery
4 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (28.57%) DevOps
6 5 (23.81%) Scorecard
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Coaching
7 4 (19.05%) Line Management
7 4 (19.05%) Release Management
7 4 (19.05%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 3 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
8 3 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (14.29%) Pair Programming
8 3 (14.29%) SDLC
9 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
9 2 (9.52%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 4 (19.05%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) ES6
3 1 (4.76%) PHP 7
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) hybris
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