Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of Development was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Head of Development
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 309 301
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Development 26 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.13% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.13% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 6
West Midlands median annual salary £72,500 £73,750 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.69% +37.21% -17.31%
10th Percentile £52,750 £51,058 £36,250
90th Percentile £79,500 £94,375 £75,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,484 10,008 10,149
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.90% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,557 7,948 8,506
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Head of Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Development in the West Midlands

Head of Development
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Head of Development in the West Midlands

Head of Development
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of Development in the West Midlands

Head of Development
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Development within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Halesowen - 13 - -
Birmingham +15 7 £72,500 -3.33%
Coventry -5 2 £52,500 -36.36%
Herefordshire - 2 £68,750 - 1
Warwickshire -1 1 £70,000 -
Head of Development
England

Head of Development Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Head of 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Head of Development in the job title.

1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) C#
3 17 (65.38%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (53.85%) HTML
4 14 (53.85%) MySQL
4 14 (53.85%) Scrum
4 14 (53.85%) HTML5
5 13 (50.00%) Apache Flex
5 13 (50.00%) Android
5 13 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 13 (50.00%) Apple iOS
5 13 (50.00%) Game Development
5 13 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 13 (50.00%) VMware
5 13 (50.00%) Pay per click
5 13 (50.00%) Web Development
5 13 (50.00%) C++
5 13 (50.00%) PHP
5 13 (50.00%) Windows
5 13 (50.00%) Linux
5 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (50.00%) SEO
5 13 (50.00%) Mobile Games
5 13 (50.00%) Games
5 13 (50.00%) Private Cloud
5 13 (50.00%) Mobile Development
6 9 (34.62%) BBC
7 6 (23.08%) .NET
7 6 (23.08%) CRM
7 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce

Head of Development Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (19.23%) CMS
1 5 (19.23%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) MySQL
2 13 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
General
1 13 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) HTML
1 14 (53.85%) HTML5
2 13 (50.00%) Apache Flex
2 13 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (23.08%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Mobile Games
1 13 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 9 (34.62%) BBC
3 4 (15.38%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (3.85%) Fintech
4 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Android
1 13 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (53.85%) Scrum
4 13 (50.00%) Game Development
4 13 (50.00%) Mobile Development
4 13 (50.00%) Pay per click
4 13 (50.00%) SEO
4 13 (50.00%) Web Development
5 6 (23.08%) CRM
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) SOLID
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.69%) ERP
9 2 (7.69%) SDLC
10 1 (3.85%) Coaching
10 1 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C#
2 13 (50.00%) C++
2 13 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft