The median annual salary for a Head of Software Development was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 246 209
Rank change year-on-year +40 -37  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Software Development 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.021% 0.016% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.017% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Median salary £72,500 - £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £71,250 £76,250 £61,250
% change year-on-year -6.55% +24.48%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4620 5952 4959
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.40% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3833 4835 4244
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 28 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
Coventry - 1 £72,500 -
Head of Software Development
England

Head of Software Development Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) RAD
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) OpenEdge
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) COBIT
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) IT Strategy

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) OpenEdge
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) RAD
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) COBIT