The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 217 201 216
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 8 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.27% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.28% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 2
Average salary £65,000 £71,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £42,500 £63,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £97,500 £87,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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 South 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5803 4927 5502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.19% 94.88% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4792 4234 4865
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 South West

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Head of IT
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in the South West

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT across the South West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Head of IT Salary Histogram in the South West

Head of IT
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 20 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
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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
Bristol +4 5 £62,500 -12.58% 2
Dorset -2 2 £75,000 -11.76%
Wiltshire -13 1 £72,500 +70.58%
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (43.48%) Service Delivery
3 9 (39.13%) Change Management
3 9 (39.13%) Finance
4 8 (34.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (34.78%) Service Management
4 8 (34.78%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) Quality Management
5 7 (30.43%) ITSM
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
5 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 7 (30.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (26.09%) ERP
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Retail
7 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 2000
8 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (17.39%) ISA Server
8 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) BMC
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.04%) CRM
9 3 (13.04%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (8.70%) Project Planning

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) FMCG
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 2000
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (43.48%) Service Delivery
3 9 (39.13%) Change Management
4 8 (34.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 8 (34.78%) Service Management
5 7 (30.43%) Quality Management
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
5 7 (30.43%) ITSM
5 7 (30.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (26.09%) ERP
7 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (13.04%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (13.04%) CRM
9 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.70%) Workflow
9 2 (8.70%) Data Management
9 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
9 2 (8.70%) Web Development
9 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) ISA Server
1 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) MOM
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Citrix
1 4 (17.39%) BMC
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
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