The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of IT in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 115 113 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 7 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.35% 0.73% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.78% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 6
Average salary £75,000 £65,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £69,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Head of IT
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1868 2054 2002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.06% 94.31% 93.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1740 1790
Average salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of IT in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in Birmingham

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Head of IT Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Head of IT in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of IT in their job title.

1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITSM
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Apache
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) Internet
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) MS Office
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Head of IT in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Head of IT in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITSM
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) People Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Samba
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Tableau
1 1 (7.14%) New Relic