The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 237 219 225
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 18 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.39% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.42% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 12
Average salary £62,500 £70,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,250 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Head of IT
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6422 6986 6400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.51% 94.80% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5351 5699 5505
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Head of IT
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in the North West

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Head of IT Salary Histogram in the North West

Head of IT
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
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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
Manchester +7 11 £62,500 -13.79% 2
Cheshire -16 4 £85,000 +21.42% 2
Merseyside +11 2 - - 1
Lancashire +2 1 £52,500 -6.66%
Head of IT
England

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 19 (40.43%) ITIL
1 19 (40.43%) Project Management
2 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Degree
3 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
4 11 (23.40%) Windows
5 10 (21.28%) PRINCE2
5 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
6 9 (19.15%) SLA
6 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (19.15%) Retail
7 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
7 8 (17.02%) MS Office
7 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (17.02%) Firewall
7 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
7 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
8 7 (14.89%) WAN
8 7 (14.89%) ERP
8 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (12.77%) VMware
9 6 (12.77%) LAN
9 6 (12.77%) MCSE
9 6 (12.77%) SQL
9 6 (12.77%) Change Management
9 6 (12.77%) Intranet
9 6 (12.77%) CCNA
9 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Sage 50
2 2 (4.26%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
2 7 (14.89%) WAN
3 6 (12.77%) LAN
3 6 (12.77%) Intranet
4 5 (10.64%) Wireless
5 3 (6.38%) SAN
6 2 (4.26%) Internet
7 1 (2.13%) VoIP
7 1 (2.13%) DHCP
7 1 (2.13%) VPN
7 1 (2.13%) DNS
7 1 (2.13%) Network Security
7 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.13%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Retail
3 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.26%) Games
5 2 (4.26%) Online Betting
6 1 (2.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) EDI
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Social Media
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.13%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.38%) UNIX
4 3 (6.38%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) ITIL
1 19 (40.43%) Project Management
2 10 (21.28%) PRINCE2
3 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
4 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.89%) ERP
5 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (12.77%) Change Management
7 5 (10.64%) Service Management
7 5 (10.64%) Information Security
7 5 (10.64%) People Management
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.51%) ITSM
9 3 (6.38%) CRM
9 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.38%) Coaching
10 2 (4.26%) Line Management
10 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.26%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C
3 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) MCSE
2 6 (12.77%) CCNA
2 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.26%) CEH
5 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) PMP
5 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
2 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) VMware
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco
3 5 (10.64%) Dell
4 4 (8.51%) IBM
4 4 (8.51%) SAP
4 4 (8.51%) Veeam
4 4 (8.51%) SolarWinds
4 4 (8.51%) Trend Micro
4 4 (8.51%) Sage
5 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.13%) Epicor
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec
6 1 (2.13%) HP
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