The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Infrastructure role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Head of Infrastructure in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Infrastructure
Rank 817 835 819
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Infrastructure 56 52 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.049% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.052% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 46 38 42
Average salary £88,750 £77,500 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.51% +21.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £112,500 £103,000 £92,250
UK excluding London average salary £97,500 £52,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -16.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Head of Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure within the UK.

Head of Infrastructure Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 within the UK.

Head of Infrastructure Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Infrastructure
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Infrastructure within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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
England +11 55 £92,500 +15.62% 10
London +23 20 £80,000 -8.57% 2
South East -17 17 £101,250 +30.64% 4
Surrey +4 13 £102,500 +32.25%
East of England +13 12 £102,500 +95.23%
Cambridgeshire - 10 £102,500 -
Egham - 7 £102,500 -
Peterborough - 7 £102,500 -
City of London +4 6 £70,000 -28.20%
North West - 6 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire 0 4 £70,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £70,000 - 2
Reading - 3 £97,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £97,500 - 1
Leeds - 3 £70,000 - 2
Knutsford - 2 £62,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £62,500 - 1
Essex - 2 £85,000 -
North Yorkshire +12 1 £55,000 -21.42%
Harrogate +1 1 £55,000 -21.42%
Birmingham -14 1 - -
West Midlands -24 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £130,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £100,000 -
North East - 1 £130,000 -
Blackpool - 1 £57,500 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £85,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £57,500 -
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -

Head of Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure in their job title.

1 43 (32.82%) ITIL
2 38 (29.01%) Finance
3 28 (21.37%) Project Management
4 27 (20.61%) Service Delivery
5 23 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (14.50%) VMware
7 17 (12.98%) Microsoft
7 17 (12.98%) Windows
7 17 (12.98%) Line Management
8 16 (12.21%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (11.45%) Linux
9 15 (11.45%) Retail
10 14 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (10.69%) Cisco
10 14 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (9.92%) Supplier Management
12 12 (9.16%) TOGAF
12 12 (9.16%) MS Excel
12 12 (9.16%) PRINCE2
13 11 (8.40%) Change Management
13 11 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (8.40%) Service Management
14 10 (7.63%) Firewall
14 10 (7.63%) Degree
14 10 (7.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (7.63%) DevOps
15 9 (6.87%) People Management
15 9 (6.87%) Business Analysis
15 9 (6.87%) LAN

Head of Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.34%) Apache
2 4 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) SAS
5 1 (0.76%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) SaaS
2 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.63%) Firewall
2 9 (6.87%) LAN
2 9 (6.87%) WAN
3 5 (3.82%) SAN
4 4 (3.05%) VoIP
4 4 (3.05%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.53%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.76%) Internet
6 1 (0.76%) MPLS
6 1 (0.76%) DHCP
6 1 (0.76%) VPN
6 1 (0.76%) DNS
6 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) Big Data
1 6 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.53%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 38 (29.01%) Finance
2 15 (11.45%) Retail
3 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.58%) Legal
4 5 (3.82%) Law
4 5 (3.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.82%) Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.58%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (2.29%) LAMP
2 3 (2.29%) Web Services
3 1 (0.76%) HTML
3 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.58%) Data Structures
1 6 (4.58%) Replication
2 3 (2.29%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.53%) AS400
4 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.76%) PMI
4 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.76%) Open Source
4 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.98%) Windows
2 15 (11.45%) Linux
3 3 (2.29%) UNIX
4 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.82%) ITIL
2 28 (21.37%) Project Management
3 27 (20.61%) Service Delivery
4 23 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (12.98%) Line Management
6 16 (12.21%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (9.92%) Supplier Management
9 12 (9.16%) TOGAF
9 12 (9.16%) PRINCE2
10 11 (8.40%) Change Management
10 11 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (8.40%) Service Management
11 10 (7.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 10 (7.63%) DevOps
12 9 (6.87%) People Management
12 9 (6.87%) Business Analysis
13 7 (5.34%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.34%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.58%) Ruby
2 2 (1.53%) C
2 2 (1.53%) PHP
2 2 (1.53%) SQL
3 1 (0.76%) Java
3 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (7.63%) Degree
2 9 (6.87%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.82%) MCSE
4 5 (3.82%) MCSA
4 5 (3.82%) CCNA
4 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.29%) MCP
6 3 (2.29%) CCDP
6 3 (2.29%) CCIE
6 3 (2.29%) MCITP
7 2 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.76%) CCA
8 1 (0.76%) VCP4
8 1 (0.76%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) COBIT
2 5 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.82%) QA
3 3 (2.29%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.58%) KVM
4 3 (2.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.29%) SCCM
1 3 (2.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (14.50%) VMware
2 17 (12.98%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.69%) Cisco
4 7 (5.34%) Citrix
5 2 (1.53%) Infor
5 2 (1.53%) HP
5 2 (1.53%) Dell
5 2 (1.53%) Apple
5 2 (1.53%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.76%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) NetApp
6 1 (0.76%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.76%) MobileIron
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