The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 169 187 178
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 9 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.100% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.11% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 2
Average salary £62,250 £77,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.67% +51.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £77,500 £48,250
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £77,500 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
Head of IT
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3403 3795 3923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.19% 94.52% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2826 3124 3393
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in Manchester

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Head of IT Salary Histogram in Manchester

Head of IT
Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 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
Wigan - 2 £63,750 -
Bolton - 1 £49,000 -
Head of IT
North West

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (51.85%) Project Management
2 11 (40.74%) ITIL
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Degree
4 8 (29.63%) Windows
4 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
5 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
5 7 (25.93%) MS Office
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (22.22%) Intranet
6 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (22.22%) Firewall
6 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (22.22%) Retail
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (22.22%) CCNA
6 6 (22.22%) SLA
6 6 (22.22%) LAN
6 6 (22.22%) WAN
6 6 (22.22%) MCSE
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco
7 5 (18.52%) Dell
7 5 (18.52%) VMware
7 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) LAN
1 6 (22.22%) WAN
1 6 (22.22%) Intranet
1 6 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) Wireless
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Project Management
2 11 (40.74%) ITIL
3 7 (25.93%) PRINCE2
3 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.81%) Change Management
6 4 (14.81%) People Management
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.41%) ERP
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
8 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) MCSE
2 6 (22.22%) CCNA
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Dell
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Veeam
3 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
3 4 (14.81%) Trend Micro
3 4 (14.81%) Sage
4 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec