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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 181 182 182
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 8 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 7
Average salary £63,500 £61,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.09% -6.15%
UK excluding London average salary £77,000 £72,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +16.00%
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
3741 3514 3884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.36% 94.41% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3149 3002 3362
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) CISA
3 4 (19.05%) CISM
3 4 (19.05%) Law
3 4 (19.05%) Information Security
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 4 (19.05%) C
3 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (19.05%) Demand Management
3 4 (19.05%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) ERP
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) Banking
5 2 (9.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Big Data
5 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Law
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
2 4 (19.05%) Information Security
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (19.05%) Demand Management
2 4 (19.05%) Business Process Mapping
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.76%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.76%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CISA
1 4 (19.05%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) MCTS
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) SAP
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL