The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 158 161 168
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 3 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.10% 0.064% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.067% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £70,000 £91,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.28% +58.69%
UK excluding London average salary £73,750 £77,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +14.81%
Head of IT
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2834 2973 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.55% 95.69% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1850 1899 2108
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in Scotland

Head of IT
Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
Edinburgh +4 2 £70,000 -48.14%
Glasgow - 1 £60,000 -
Head of IT
UK

Head of IT
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Service Management
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (36.36%) Line Management
2 3 (27.27%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
2 3 (27.27%) ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) SLA
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Line Management
1 4 (36.36%) Service Management
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Business Continuity
2 3 (27.27%) ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 3 (27.27%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA