The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 88 76 90
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 2 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.16% 0.54% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.57% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Average salary £135,000 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+125.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £69,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Head of IT
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1134 1055 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 91.16% 95.56% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 869 863 841
Average salary £39,600 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in Essex

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 15 (75.00%) ITIL
3 14 (70.00%) Degree
4 10 (50.00%) Citrix
4 10 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 10 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (45.00%) Project Management
6 8 (40.00%) Firewall
6 8 (40.00%) VMware
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco
6 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
6 8 (40.00%) MCSE
6 8 (40.00%) CRM
6 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (40.00%) Strategic Management
6 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (40.00%) Office 365
6 8 (40.00%) SDLC
7 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (30.00%) BYOD
7 6 (30.00%) High Availability
7 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2000

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (30.00%) SharePoint Server
1 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) BYOD
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) ITIL
2 10 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (45.00%) Project Management
4 8 (40.00%) CRM
4 8 (40.00%) Strategic Management
4 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (40.00%) SDLC
5 6 (30.00%) High Availability
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (15.00%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (15.00%) Resource Management
8 2 (10.00%) Web Development
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) Change Management
8 2 (10.00%) Data Security
8 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
9 1 (5.00%) Service Management
9 1 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Degree
2 8 (40.00%) MCSE
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Citrix
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) SAP