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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 224 212 202
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 12 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 10
Average salary £85,000 £90,000 £71,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £53,000 £40,900
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £90,000 £77,750
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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 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
5557 5598 5102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.81% 95.43% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4651 4691 4493
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,579
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
(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
Bristol -1 5 £90,000 +56.52%
Wiltshire - 3 £75,000 -
Devon -8 2 £30,000 -42.85%
Somerset +14 1 £62,500 -
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Dell
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) EqualLogic
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.26%) EPoS
2 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Development
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) People Management
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.26%) Process Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CISM
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.79%) Dell
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle