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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 619 636 670
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 249 259 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 201 234 164
Average salary £74,500 £72,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,950
10% offered a salary of more than £107,500 £91,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £67,500 £69,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.17%
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
97285 102439 95015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.18% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81970 83640 79578
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
(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
London +51 110 £82,500 +8.55% 4
East of England +11 32 £82,500 +17.85% 3
South East -39 32 £66,250 -17.18% 6
South West -3 20 £65,000 - 3
East Midlands +5 19 £90,000 +71.42%
North West -14 19 £62,250 -11.07% 5
West Midlands -16 15 £66,250 +1.92% 1
Yorkshire -15 2 £67,500 -15.62% 1
Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
Head of IT
UK

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 174 (32.22%) Finance
2 161 (29.81%) ITIL
3 129 (23.89%) Project Management
4 100 (18.52%) Service Delivery
5 83 (15.37%) Degree
6 78 (14.44%) Microsoft
7 74 (13.70%) Retail
8 68 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (12.22%) Line Management
10 65 (12.04%) Management Information System
11 59 (10.93%) Information Security
12 58 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 57 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
14 53 (9.81%) Windows
14 53 (9.81%) Service Management
15 46 (8.52%) VMware
16 44 (8.15%) ERP
17 43 (7.96%) PRINCE2
18 42 (7.78%) Change Management
18 42 (7.78%) Telecoms
19 39 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
20 38 (7.04%) Firewall
21 37 (6.85%) MS Excel
21 37 (6.85%) FMCG
22 33 (6.11%) CRM
22 33 (6.11%) SQL
23 32 (5.93%) Strategic Planning
23 32 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
24 31 (5.74%) Linux
24 31 (5.74%) WAN

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 26 (4.81%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (1.48%) SugarCRM
6 7 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (1.30%) IIS
7 6 (1.11%) Apache
7 6 (1.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 6 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (0.74%) JBoss
8 4 (0.74%) CMS
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.37%) Lync
10 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.70%) MS Office
3 5 (0.93%) MS Project
4 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.93%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.74%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.37%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.19%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.96%) Office 365
2 9 (1.67%) SaaS
3 3 (0.56%) IaaS
3 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.04%) Firewall
2 31 (5.74%) WAN
3 19 (3.52%) LAN
4 14 (2.59%) Internet
5 11 (2.04%) Intranet
6 10 (1.85%) VoIP
7 9 (1.67%) SAN
8 8 (1.48%) DNS
8 8 (1.48%) Wireless
9 6 (1.11%) DHCP
9 6 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.93%) Network Security
11 3 (0.56%) VPN
12 2 (0.37%) MPLS
12 2 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.37%) FWSM
12 2 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.19%) NAS
13 1 (0.19%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.41%) Big Data
4 8 (1.48%) MySQL
5 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.56%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.37%) NUnit
2 2 (0.37%) Subversion
2 2 (0.37%) JIRA
2 2 (0.37%) FitNesse
General
1 174 (32.22%) Finance
2 74 (13.70%) Retail
3 42 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 28 (5.19%) Legal
5 25 (4.63%) Marketing
6 24 (4.44%) Banking
7 21 (3.89%) Law
8 12 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.85%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.67%) Publishing
11 8 (1.48%) Back Office
12 6 (1.11%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.93%) Games
14 4 (0.74%) Electronics
14 4 (0.74%) Front Office
15 3 (0.56%) Advertising
16 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
17 1 (0.19%) French Language
17 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.41%) .NET
1 13 (2.41%) LAMP
2 10 (1.85%) CSS
3 8 (1.48%) HTML
4 5 (0.93%) EDI
5 4 (0.74%) Middleware
5 4 (0.74%) Yii
5 4 (0.74%) Pandas
6 3 (0.56%) XML
6 3 (0.56%) J2EE
7 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.37%) XSD
7 2 (0.37%) XSLT
7 2 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) Java EE
8 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.19%) Dojo
8 1 (0.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.04%) Management Information System
2 39 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.85%) FMCG
4 24 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.22%) Credit Risk
7 11 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (1.85%) EPoS
9 6 (1.11%) CMDB
9 6 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.11%) BYOD
10 5 (0.93%) User Experience
10 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.74%) Replication
11 4 (0.74%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.56%) Social Media
12 3 (0.56%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.81%) Windows
2 31 (5.74%) Linux
3 21 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (2.41%) UNIX
5 10 (1.85%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.74%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.37%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) Android
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (29.81%) ITIL
2 129 (23.89%) Project Management
3 100 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 68 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 66 (12.22%) Line Management
6 59 (10.93%) Information Security
7 58 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 57 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (9.81%) Service Management
10 44 (8.15%) ERP
11 43 (7.96%) PRINCE2
12 42 (7.78%) Change Management
13 33 (6.11%) CRM
14 32 (5.93%) Strategic Planning
15 30 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (5.56%) ITSM
15 30 (5.56%) Programme Management
15 30 (5.56%) People Management
16 29 (5.37%) Risk Management
17 28 (5.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.11%) SQL
2 15 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.59%) PHP
4 7 (1.30%) C
5 6 (1.11%) C#
6 4 (0.74%) Python
7 3 (0.56%) Java
8 2 (0.37%) VBA
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 83 (15.37%) Degree
2 15 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (2.59%) MCSE
3 14 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.41%) CISSP
5 12 (2.22%) CISM
6 11 (2.04%) PMP
6 11 (2.04%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.30%) CISA
9 6 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.11%) CCNA
10 4 (0.74%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.56%) CRISC
12 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.37%) CEH
13 1 (0.19%) ISSMP
13 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.63%) SLA
2 21 (3.89%) COBIT
3 16 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.85%) QA
5 9 (1.67%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.11%) TickIT
7 6 (1.11%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.19%) BS25999
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.19%) COSO
9 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 32 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.93%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.93%) vSphere
5 2 (0.37%) XenServer
5 2 (0.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.19%) Samba
6 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.11%) Backup Exec
2 4 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.19%) WSUS
3 1 (0.19%) SCCM
3 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 78 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.52%) VMware
3 30 (5.56%) Cisco
4 27 (5.00%) Citrix
5 24 (4.44%) SAP
6 21 (3.89%) Oracle
7 12 (2.22%) Sage
8 9 (1.67%) Avaya
9 8 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.30%) IBM
11 6 (1.11%) Dell
12 4 (0.74%) HP
12 4 (0.74%) Veeam
12 4 (0.74%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.74%) Trend Micro
13 3 (0.56%) RedPrairie
13 3 (0.56%) TOWER Software
13 3 (0.56%) Google
14 2 (0.37%) WatchGuard
14 2 (0.37%) ProCurve
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Eton Bridge Partners
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol
Sanderson
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: Up to £130,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60k - 70k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
threesixty selection
Salary: circa £45k - £50k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Manifestly Important
Salary: £80,000 per annum Bonus to 30% + Car Allowance + Pension + Life
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £48000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Poupart Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Fareham
Specsavers
Posted: 14 days ago
Cornwall
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Southampton
CPS Group
Salary: £60k - 70k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Southampton
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £60,000 to £70,000 + Bonus and bens
Posted: 23 days ago