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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 91 90 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 5 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.42% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,750
% change year-on-year
- -1.06%
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
1105 1145 1079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 92.55% 95.82% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 848 983 891
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Head of IT Salary Histogram in Essex

Head of IT
Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 31 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
(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
Basildon -6 3 £60,000 -
Head of IT
East of England

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (80.65%) ITIL
2 22 (70.97%) Finance
3 21 (67.74%) Management Information System
4 20 (64.52%) Degree
5 17 (54.84%) Service Delivery
6 16 (51.61%) Citrix
7 15 (48.39%) Project Management
8 14 (45.16%) Firewall
8 14 (45.16%) VMware
8 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (45.16%) Cisco
8 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
8 14 (45.16%) SQL
8 14 (45.16%) MCSE
8 14 (45.16%) CRM
8 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (45.16%) Strategic Management
8 14 (45.16%) Waterfall
8 14 (45.16%) Office 365
8 14 (45.16%) SDLC
9 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (25.81%) Windows
10 8 (25.81%) Backup Exec
10 8 (25.81%) Business Continuity
10 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
10 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
10 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
10 8 (25.81%) WAN
10 8 (25.81%) Avaya
10 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
1 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
1 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2000
1 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2003
1 8 (25.81%) SharePoint Server
1 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (45.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (70.97%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (67.74%) Management Information System
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.81%) BYOD
3 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Life Science
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
1 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) ITIL
2 17 (54.84%) Service Delivery
3 15 (48.39%) Project Management
4 14 (45.16%) CRM
4 14 (45.16%) Strategic Management
4 14 (45.16%) Waterfall
4 14 (45.16%) SDLC
5 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (25.81%) Business Continuity
6 8 (25.81%) High Availability
7 7 (22.58%) Strategic Planning
7 7 (22.58%) Resource Management
8 6 (19.35%) Web Development
8 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (19.35%) Data Security
8 6 (19.35%) Coaching
9 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (6.45%) Change Management
10 1 (3.23%) Service Management
10 1 (3.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Degree
2 14 (45.16%) MCSE
2 14 (45.16%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
1 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Citrix
2 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) Avaya
4 1 (3.23%) SAP