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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 119 122 139
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 7 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% 0.23% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.24% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 1
Average salary £77,500 £67,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.81% +35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £63,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.51%
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
1733 1662 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.67% 94.92% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1523 1349 1726
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Head of IT Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Head of IT
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 2 £55,000 -
Head of IT
North West

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Retail
3 6 (33.33%) People Management
4 5 (27.78%) Supplier Management
4 5 (27.78%) Quality Management
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (22.22%) Business Transformation
6 3 (16.67%) Operations Management
6 3 (16.67%) MS Office
6 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) MPLS
6 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) IT Asset Management
8 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) MPLS
2 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (33.33%) People Management
3 5 (27.78%) Quality Management
3 5 (27.78%) Supplier Management
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Business Transformation
5 3 (16.67%) Operations Management
5 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (16.67%) Business Continuity
6 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) ITSM
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) Service Management
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft