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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 230 217 243
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 18 29 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.43% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 11
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -31.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,350 £47,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £99,000 £77,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £76,250 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -
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
6056 6677 7153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.22% 94.87% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4927 5407 6125
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 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 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 2 July 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 2 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
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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 10 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Cheshire -4 2 £67,500 -3.57%
Cumbria -6 1 £32,500 -
Lancashire -15 1 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 21 (42.86%) Project Management
2 17 (34.69%) ITIL
3 13 (26.53%) Degree
4 11 (22.45%) PRINCE2
5 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
5 10 (20.41%) Finance
6 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
6 9 (18.37%) Windows
6 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
6 9 (18.37%) Retail
7 8 (16.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.29%) SLA
8 7 (14.29%) LAN
8 7 (14.29%) WAN
8 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (12.24%) VMware
9 6 (12.24%) Firewall
9 6 (12.24%) Intranet
9 6 (12.24%) ERP
9 6 (12.24%) Cisco
9 6 (12.24%) CCNA
9 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (12.24%) MCSE
9 6 (12.24%) C
9 6 (12.24%) SQL
10 5 (10.20%) MS Office
10 5 (10.20%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) Lync
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Sage 50
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.04%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) LAN
1 7 (14.29%) WAN
2 6 (12.24%) Intranet
2 6 (12.24%) Firewall
3 4 (8.16%) Wireless
4 3 (6.12%) SAN
5 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Retail
2 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.16%) Replication
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) UNIX
5 1 (2.04%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) Project Management
2 17 (34.69%) ITIL
3 11 (22.45%) PRINCE2
4 10 (20.41%) Service Delivery
5 8 (16.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.24%) ERP
8 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (8.16%) Change Management
9 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.16%) People Management
10 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.12%) Matrix Management
10 3 (6.12%) Line Management
10 3 (6.12%) Coaching
11 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (4.08%) Business Transformation
11 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
11 2 (4.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 2 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) C
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) MCSE
2 6 (12.24%) CCNA
2 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CISM
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Cisco
2 6 (12.24%) VMware
3 5 (10.20%) Dell
4 4 (8.16%) IBM
4 4 (8.16%) Sage
4 4 (8.16%) Veeam
4 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
4 4 (8.16%) Trend Micro
4 4 (8.16%) SAP
5 3 (6.12%) Epicor
6 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) MobileIron
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