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 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 646 691 702
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 240 188 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 211 167 148
Average salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £54,224 £52,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £86,350 £102,250 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £60,000 £63,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.51%
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
99690 97976 104297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.56% 94.72% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 83416 81352 90186
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 26 November 2014.

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 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
London +24 98 £75,000 -16.66% 5
South East +10 51 £70,000 +20.68% 3
North West +4 23 £70,000 +3.70% 1
West Midlands +4 21 £72,500 +31.81% 1
South West -7 17 £67,500 +12.50% 3
East of England -34 12 £67,500 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire -46 10 £70,000 +16.66% 1
East Midlands +10 9 £51,657 -13.90% 1
Head of IT
UK

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 158 (31.85%) Finance
2 132 (26.61%) ITIL
3 109 (21.98%) Project Management
4 91 (18.35%) Service Delivery
5 86 (17.34%) Degree
6 69 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 69 (13.91%) Microsoft
7 64 (12.90%) PRINCE2
8 60 (12.10%) Windows
9 57 (11.49%) Change Management
10 55 (11.09%) ERP
10 55 (11.09%) Service Management
10 55 (11.09%) People Management
11 52 (10.48%) Business Analysis
12 48 (9.68%) Management Information System
13 46 (9.27%) VMware
14 38 (7.66%) Retail
14 38 (7.66%) SQL Server
15 36 (7.26%) Information Security
15 36 (7.26%) Supplier Management
16 34 (6.85%) Programme Management
16 34 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
17 32 (6.45%) CRM
18 31 (6.25%) Active Directory
18 31 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
19 30 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (5.85%) Logistics
20 29 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (5.85%) SLA
21 28 (5.65%) SAN

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 25 (5.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.60%) Lync
6 2 (0.40%) Moodle
6 2 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
7 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 28 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.24%) MS Office
3 11 (2.22%) MS Project
4 4 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.20%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.20%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.60%) SaaS
2 3 (0.60%) Office 365
3 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.65%) SAN
2 26 (5.24%) Firewall
3 17 (3.43%) Internet
4 14 (2.82%) WAN
5 12 (2.42%) Network Security
6 9 (1.81%) LAN
7 8 (1.61%) VPN
8 6 (1.21%) VoIP
8 6 (1.21%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.01%) Wireless
9 5 (1.01%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.81%) NAS
10 4 (0.81%) MPLS
10 4 (0.81%) Intranet
11 3 (0.60%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.60%) DNS
11 3 (0.60%) RFID
12 2 (0.40%) DHCP
12 2 (0.40%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (0.81%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.40%) MySQL
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.40%) QlikView
6 1 (0.20%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.20%) MS Access
6 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.40%) JIRA
1 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 158 (31.85%) Finance
2 38 (7.66%) Retail
3 24 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.03%) Banking
5 19 (3.83%) Law
5 19 (3.83%) Legal
5 19 (3.83%) Manufacturing
6 17 (3.43%) Marketing
7 8 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.01%) Advertising
10 4 (0.81%) Back Office
11 3 (0.60%) French Language
11 3 (0.60%) German Language
11 3 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.40%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.04%) .NET
2 12 (2.42%) ASP.NET
2 12 (2.42%) .NET Framework
3 8 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (0.81%) Web Services
4 4 (0.81%) EDI
5 3 (0.60%) HTML
6 2 (0.40%) CSS
6 2 (0.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.40%) MDX
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.20%) LINQ
7 1 (0.20%) jQuery
7 1 (0.20%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.20%) Dapper ORM
7 1 (0.20%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.20%) Middleware
7 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 18 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.42%) FMCG
5 8 (1.61%) PMI
6 6 (1.21%) AS400
7 5 (1.01%) Life Science
8 4 (0.81%) Biotechnology
8 4 (0.81%) NHS
8 4 (0.81%) Open Source
8 4 (0.81%) EqualLogic
8 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.81%) User Experience
9 3 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.60%) Social Media
9 3 (0.60%) Social Network
9 3 (0.60%) RMADS
10 2 (0.40%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.40%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.10%) Windows
2 12 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (1.81%) Linux
3 9 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (1.61%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.01%) Windows 2000
6 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.20%) AIX
7 1 (0.20%) Solaris
7 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (26.61%) ITIL
2 109 (21.98%) Project Management
3 91 (18.35%) Service Delivery
4 69 (13.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 57 (11.49%) Change Management
7 55 (11.09%) ERP
7 55 (11.09%) Service Management
7 55 (11.09%) People Management
8 52 (10.48%) Business Analysis
9 36 (7.26%) Supplier Management
9 36 (7.26%) Information Security
10 34 (6.85%) Programme Management
10 34 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (6.45%) CRM
12 31 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (5.85%) Logistics
14 28 (5.65%) Performance Management
14 28 (5.65%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.23%) SQL
2 16 (3.23%) C#
3 10 (2.02%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.41%) C
5 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.81%) VB
6 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.40%) Java
7 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.40%) Korn
8 1 (0.20%) R
8 1 (0.20%) ABAP
8 1 (0.20%) PHP
8 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (17.34%) Degree
2 18 (3.63%) CISSP
3 17 (3.43%) CISA
4 14 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (2.42%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (2.02%) CISM
8 9 (1.81%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.81%) MCSE
9 8 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.61%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.41%) ISEB
11 6 (1.21%) MCSA
11 6 (1.21%) MCITP
12 5 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.01%) CCNA
12 5 (1.01%) MCP
13 4 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.85%) SLA
2 18 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.62%) COBIT
4 10 (2.02%) QA
5 9 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.21%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.81%) GCP
7 4 (0.81%) GMP
7 4 (0.81%) GLP
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) DICOM
8 1 (0.20%) COSO
System Software
1 31 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.01%) XenApp
5 4 (0.81%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.60%) vSphere
7 1 (0.20%) vCloud
7 1 (0.20%) Docker
7 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.81%) Backup Exec
1 4 (0.81%) WSUS
1 4 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.20%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
2 1 (0.20%) MOM
2 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 69 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.27%) VMware
3 27 (5.44%) Citrix
4 21 (4.23%) SAP
4 21 (4.23%) Cisco
5 13 (2.62%) Oracle
6 8 (1.61%) RedPrairie
7 7 (1.41%) Cognos
8 6 (1.21%) Avaya
8 6 (1.21%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.01%) BMC
9 5 (1.01%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.01%) Infor
10 4 (0.81%) NetApp
10 4 (0.81%) HP
10 4 (0.81%) Dell
11 3 (0.60%) ProCurve
12 2 (0.40%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.40%) Google
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £120000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wakefield, Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Police
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Citrus Global Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum Bluechip bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Reed Technology
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Haywards Heath
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Worcester
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, medical
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The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, medical
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ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: Competitive to attract the best, plus pension
Posted: 26 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago