Head Trader: The manager of a trading business. He or she is responsible for the positions, risk and ultimate profitability of that business. In a registered securities firm, the head trader Of eight global head traders interviewed by The TRADE, half said trading takes up on average between 0% and 5% of their time on a weekly basis. One global head trader says: “I deal myself on average between 2% and 5% of the number of equities and fixed-income every month, with more concentration on end-of-momnth The national average salary for a Head of Trading is £86,394 in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Head of Trading salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 15 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Head of Trading employees.