The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank - 123 119
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.21% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.22% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £56,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.29%
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £77,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +14.81%
Head of IT
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1264 1802 1497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.69% 96.47% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1101 1471 1157
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in Cheshire

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (60.00%) CEH
2 2 (40.00%) Fintech
2 2 (40.00%) Social Media
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Online Betting
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Games
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Games
1 2 (40.00%) Online Betting
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Fintech
1 2 (40.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CEH
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP