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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 230 227 241
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 26 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.19% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.20% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 5
Average salary £65,000 £52,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.80% -19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £68,250 £67,750
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.73%
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
7056 6626 7121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.71% 94.33% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5717 5685 6186
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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
Cheshire - 9 £65,000 - 4
Manchester -2 4 £72,500 +52.63% 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
Merseyside +7 3 £55,000 - 1
Lancashire -7 3 £47,500 -13.63%
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 12 (26.09%) Retail
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 9 (19.57%) SQL
4 9 (19.57%) ITIL
4 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
4 9 (19.57%) Service Management
4 9 (19.57%) Finance
5 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
6 7 (15.22%) CRM
6 7 (15.22%) VMware
7 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
7 6 (13.04%) MySQL
7 6 (13.04%) Windows
7 6 (13.04%) ERP
7 6 (13.04%) Firewall
7 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (13.04%) Marketing
7 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.87%) Security Management
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.70%) LIMS
9 4 (8.70%) Quality Management
9 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) MySQL
General
1 12 (26.09%) Retail
2 9 (19.57%) Finance
3 6 (13.04%) Marketing
4 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) LIMS
1 4 (8.70%) RMADS
1 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.52%) AS400
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
4 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
2 9 (19.57%) Service Management
2 9 (19.57%) ITIL
3 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (15.22%) CRM
5 6 (13.04%) ERP
5 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.87%) Security Management
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) Business Transformation
7 4 (8.70%) Quality Management
7 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (8.70%) Web Development
7 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) BPR
9 2 (4.35%) MVC
9 2 (4.35%) Change Management
9 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
4 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) SSCP
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) Infor
3 3 (6.52%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
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