The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 630 628 680
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 260 279 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 204 232 170
Average salary £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,850 £52,500 £53,900
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Head of IT
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97407 105944 97156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.50% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 81361 87724 81693
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of IT
Salary Trend in England

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in England

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in England

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

Head of IT Salary Histogram in England

Head of IT
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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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
London +78 108 £72,500 -9.37% 11
East of England -2 42 £82,500 +17.85% 4
South East -12 32 £80,000 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -2 29 £72,500 +11.11% 2
North West -7 19 £62,500 +16.27% 3
Yorkshire -6 13 £63,750 -17.74%
East Midlands +12 9 £75,000 +42.85% 1
South West -17 7 £80,000 +33.33% 2
Midlands - 1 £80,000 -
Head of IT
UK

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 178 (31.96%) Finance
2 174 (31.24%) ITIL
3 162 (29.08%) Project Management
4 120 (21.54%) Service Delivery
5 84 (15.08%) Management Information System
6 81 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 80 (14.36%) Degree
8 78 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
9 75 (13.46%) Microsoft
10 69 (12.39%) Line Management
11 66 (11.85%) Retail
12 58 (10.41%) Information Security
13 56 (10.05%) VMware
14 54 (9.69%) Firewall
15 52 (9.34%) PRINCE2
16 48 (8.62%) Windows
16 48 (8.62%) Change Management
17 45 (8.08%) Citrix
17 45 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
18 44 (7.90%) SQL
18 44 (7.90%) CRM
19 40 (7.18%) Telecoms
19 40 (7.18%) FMCG
20 37 (6.64%) Waterfall
20 37 (6.64%) Strategic Planning
20 37 (6.64%) ERP
20 37 (6.64%) MS Exchange
21 36 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
22 35 (6.28%) Service Management
22 35 (6.28%) Risk Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 37 (6.64%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.15%) Apache
5 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (1.44%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (1.44%) SugarCRM
6 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2000
6 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.90%) Lync
8 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.72%) IIS
8 4 (0.72%) JBoss
8 4 (0.72%) CMS
8 4 (0.72%) Drupal
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) MS Project
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.90%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.72%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.36%) MIS ActiveH
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.18%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.75%) Office 365
2 11 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.97%) SaaS
3 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.69%) Firewall
2 32 (5.75%) WAN
3 21 (3.77%) LAN
4 14 (2.51%) SAN
5 11 (1.97%) Intranet
5 11 (1.97%) VoIP
6 10 (1.80%) DNS
7 9 (1.62%) Internet
8 7 (1.26%) DHCP
9 6 (1.08%) Wireless
10 5 (0.90%) Network Security
10 5 (0.90%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.54%) BGP
12 3 (0.54%) MPLS
13 2 (0.36%) HTTP
13 2 (0.36%) NAS
14 1 (0.18%) FWSM
14 1 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.80%) MySQL
4 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.90%) Big Data
7 3 (0.54%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.18%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 178 (31.96%) Finance
2 66 (11.85%) Retail
3 40 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.21%) Legal
5 26 (4.67%) Banking
6 20 (3.59%) Law
7 14 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.33%) Publishing
9 8 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.26%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.08%) Marketing
11 6 (1.08%) Back Office
12 5 (0.90%) Electronics
13 4 (0.72%) Advertising
14 3 (0.54%) Games
14 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.36%) Front Office
16 1 (0.18%) French Language
16 1 (0.18%) German Language
16 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.41%) LAMP
2 14 (2.51%) .NET
3 10 (1.80%) CSS
4 9 (1.62%) XML
5 8 (1.44%) Middleware
5 8 (1.44%) Web Services
6 7 (1.26%) HTML
7 5 (0.90%) EDI
8 4 (0.72%) Django
8 4 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.72%) Yii
8 4 (0.72%) Pandas
9 3 (0.54%) J2EE
10 2 (0.36%) COM
11 1 (0.18%) Itk
11 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.18%) jQuery
11 1 (0.18%) RESTful
11 1 (0.18%) WebCenter
11 1 (0.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 84 (15.08%) Management Information System
2 40 (7.18%) FMCG
3 30 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.03%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.31%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.80%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.44%) BYOD
8 6 (1.08%) EPoS
9 5 (0.90%) User Experience
10 4 (0.72%) Life Science
10 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.72%) Replication
10 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.72%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (0.54%) Photography
11 3 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.54%) Statistics
11 3 (0.54%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.54%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.62%) Windows
2 28 (5.03%) Linux
3 25 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.62%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.08%) UNIX
8 5 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (31.24%) ITIL
2 162 (29.08%) Project Management
3 120 (21.54%) Service Delivery
4 81 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (12.39%) Line Management
7 58 (10.41%) Information Security
8 52 (9.34%) PRINCE2
9 48 (8.62%) Change Management
10 45 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (7.90%) CRM
12 37 (6.64%) ERP
12 37 (6.64%) Strategic Planning
12 37 (6.64%) Waterfall
13 36 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 35 (6.28%) Service Management
14 35 (6.28%) Risk Management
15 33 (5.92%) SDLC
16 31 (5.57%) People Management
17 30 (5.39%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.90%) SQL
2 23 (4.13%) PHP
3 21 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.33%) C
5 8 (1.44%) Python
6 6 (1.08%) C#
6 6 (1.08%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 80 (14.36%) Degree
2 22 (3.95%) MCSE
2 22 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.87%) CISM
4 15 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (2.51%) CISSP
6 12 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.44%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.26%) CISA
8 7 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.08%) PMP
9 6 (1.08%) CCNA
9 6 (1.08%) CRISC
10 2 (0.36%) CCNP
10 2 (0.36%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.57%) COBIT
2 21 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.69%) SLA
4 14 (2.51%) QA
5 8 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.44%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.36%) TickIT
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) BS7799
8 1 (0.18%) Val IT
System Software
1 31 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.85%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.26%) vSphere
5 5 (0.90%) XenApp
5 5 (0.90%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.72%) XenServer
6 4 (0.72%) Varnish
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) UAG
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (1.44%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.72%) Puppet
3 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.72%) Salt
4 2 (0.36%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.36%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 75 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.05%) VMware
3 45 (8.08%) Citrix
4 31 (5.57%) Cisco
5 25 (4.49%) Oracle
6 19 (3.41%) SAP
7 12 (2.15%) Sage
8 8 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.44%) Dell
8 8 (1.44%) Avaya
9 6 (1.08%) IBM
10 5 (0.90%) HP
10 5 (0.90%) Google
11 4 (0.72%) Veeam
11 4 (0.72%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.72%) Trend Micro
12 3 (0.54%) RedPrairie
12 3 (0.54%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.54%) Epicor
13 2 (0.36%) NetApp
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