Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Software Development was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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 Software Development
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 340 314
Rank change year-on-year +24 -26 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 12 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.026% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.027% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
West Midlands median annual salary £70,000 £90,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -
10th Percentile £67,500 £85,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £95,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +47.83%

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 9777 11043 10507
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8024 8750 8737
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Head of Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Software Development in the West Midlands

Head of Software 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 Software Development in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Head of Software Development in the West Midlands

Head of Software 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 Software Development within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Halesowen - 11 - - 2
Head of Software Development
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Head of Software Development in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) MySQL
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
2 11 (91.67%) HTML5
2 11 (91.67%) NoSQL
2 11 (91.67%) Apple iOS
2 11 (91.67%) Game Development
2 11 (91.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Apache Flex
2 11 (91.67%) Pay per click
2 11 (91.67%) Web Development
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) SEO
2 11 (91.67%) Mobile Games
2 11 (91.67%) Games
2 11 (91.67%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) C++
2 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 11 (91.67%) PHP
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (91.67%) Private Cloud
2 11 (91.67%) Mobile Development
2 11 (91.67%) Android
3 7 (58.33%) BBC
4 4 (33.33%) User Experience
4 4 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS

Head of Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) MySQL
2 11 (91.67%) NoSQL
3 4 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (91.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Apache Flex
1 11 (91.67%) HTML
1 11 (91.67%) HTML5
1 11 (91.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Mobile Games
1 11 (91.67%) Private Cloud
2 7 (58.33%) BBC
3 4 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Android
1 11 (91.67%) Apple iOS
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Scrum
2 11 (91.67%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (91.67%) Game Development
2 11 (91.67%) Mobile Development
2 11 (91.67%) Pay per click
2 11 (91.67%) SEO
2 11 (91.67%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
1 11 (91.67%) C++
1 11 (91.67%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft