The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of IT featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 641 693 723
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 276 278 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 240 227 225
Median salary £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £117,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%

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
91699 105420 108853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76674 87821 88006
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of IT in the job title.

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of IT
Salary Trend

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

Head of IT Salary Trend in the UK

Head of IT
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 within the UK.

Head of IT Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of IT
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 264 £75,000 - 18
London +71 127 £85,000 +3.03% 10
South East +51 47 £77,500 +10.71% 1
East of England +9 30 £76,250 -7.57% 2
North West -6 15 £66,250 +6.00%
Yorkshire +25 14 £75,000 +7.14%
West Midlands -3 14 £80,000 +23.07% 1
Essex +16 13 £75,000 -22.07%
South West -21 10 £73,750 +13.46% 1
Surrey +30 9 £77,500 +14.81%
East Sussex +18 9 £75,000 -16.66%
Brighton +18 9 £75,000 -16.66%
City of London +30 8 £105,000 -4.54% 2
Berkshire +31 7 £75,000 -11.76%
South Yorkshire +15 6 £75,000 -
West Yorkshire +20 5 £75,000 -
Kent +12 5 £85,000 +21.42%
Hampshire +6 5 £100,000 +53.84%
Oxfordshire -2 5 £70,000 +16.66%
Hertfordshire -4 5 £77,500 -13.88% 1
Birmingham -24 5 £65,000 -13.33% 1
Leeds +19 4 £55,000 -26.66%
Buckinghamshire +17 4 £60,000 -33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 4 £90,000 +67.44%
Bedfordshire +11 4 - - 1
Peterborough +11 4 £90,000 +80.00%
Luton -4 4 - - 1
Telford - 4 £85,000 -
Shropshire - 4 £85,000 -
Scotland +28 3 - - 1

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Head of IT job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 169 (32.69%) Finance
2 111 (21.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 100 (19.34%) Project Management
4 83 (16.05%) ITIL
5 78 (15.09%) Service Delivery
6 74 (14.31%) Information Security
7 66 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (12.19%) Microsoft
9 61 (11.80%) CRM
10 54 (10.44%) Retail
11 51 (9.86%) Change Management
12 49 (9.48%) ERP
12 49 (9.48%) Management Information System
13 47 (9.09%) Degree
13 47 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 46 (8.90%) Risk Management
15 45 (8.70%) Mentoring
16 42 (8.12%) PRINCE2
17 36 (6.96%) MS Excel
18 35 (6.77%) Windows
18 35 (6.77%) Coaching
19 34 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
20 33 (6.38%) People Management
20 33 (6.38%) Data Centre
20 33 (6.38%) Supplier Management
21 32 (6.19%) Service Management
22 31 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
23 30 (5.80%) Programme Management
24 29 (5.61%) Line Management
25 28 (5.42%) PCI DSS

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.93%) Apache Pig
2 7 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.16%) Apache
4 4 (0.77%) IIS
5 3 (0.58%) nginx
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.39%) Drupal
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.19%) Documentum
7 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.45%) Office 365
4 19 (3.68%) SaaS
5 11 (2.13%) IaaS
6 9 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
7 8 (1.55%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.77%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.77%) PaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.09%) Network Security
2 13 (2.51%) Firewall
2 13 (2.51%) WAN
3 12 (2.32%) LAN
4 10 (1.93%) SAN
5 8 (1.55%) Internet
5 8 (1.55%) VoIP
6 5 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (0.97%) VPN
7 4 (0.77%) DHCP
7 4 (0.77%) MPLS
7 4 (0.77%) SSL
8 3 (0.58%) DNS
8 3 (0.58%) Wireless
9 2 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco Wireless
10 1 (0.19%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.68%) Hadoop
1 19 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.48%) Big Data
3 10 (1.93%) Apache Hive
3 10 (1.93%) Impala
3 10 (1.93%) MySQL
4 8 (1.55%) Mahout
4 8 (1.55%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.55%) Neo4j
4 8 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.58%) GIS
7 3 (0.58%) Redis
8 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.19%) QlikView
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.55%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.55%) Vagrant
2 8 (1.55%) Yeoman
General
1 169 (32.69%) Finance
2 54 (10.44%) Retail
3 25 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.06%) Marketing
5 20 (3.87%) Banking
6 19 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.71%) Law
8 11 (2.13%) Legal
9 10 (1.93%) Back Office
10 9 (1.74%) Billing
11 5 (0.97%) Front Office
11 5 (0.97%) Games
11 5 (0.97%) Publishing
12 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.09%) .NET
2 8 (1.55%) Cascalog
2 8 (1.55%) D3.js
2 8 (1.55%) Natural Language Processing
2 8 (1.55%) Pandas
2 8 (1.55%) scikit-learn
2 8 (1.55%) SciPy
3 6 (1.16%) COM
4 5 (0.97%) LAMP
4 5 (0.97%) Middleware
5 3 (0.58%) beanstalkd
5 3 (0.58%) CSS
5 3 (0.58%) HTML
5 3 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.58%) Web Services
6 1 (0.19%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.48%) Management Information System
2 33 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.13%) CESG
5 9 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.74%) Statistics
6 8 (1.55%) Life Science
6 8 (1.55%) Visualisation
7 7 (1.35%) FMCG
7 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.16%) EPoS
9 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.77%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.77%) PMI
10 4 (0.77%) Replication
10 4 (0.77%) User Experience
11 3 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.77%) Windows
2 18 (3.48%) Linux
3 17 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.35%) Unix
5 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.58%) CentOS
6 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (21.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 100 (19.34%) Project Management
3 83 (16.05%) ITIL
4 78 (15.09%) Service Delivery
5 74 (14.31%) Information Security
6 66 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (11.80%) CRM
8 51 (9.86%) Change Management
9 49 (9.48%) ERP
10 47 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 46 (8.90%) Risk Management
12 45 (8.70%) Mentoring
13 42 (8.12%) PRINCE2
14 35 (6.77%) Coaching
15 33 (6.38%) People Management
15 33 (6.38%) Supplier Management
16 32 (6.19%) Service Management
17 31 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (5.80%) Programme Management
19 29 (5.61%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.26%) SQL
2 12 (2.32%) C
3 11 (2.13%) PHP
4 10 (1.93%) Python
4 10 (1.93%) R
5 9 (1.74%) VBA
6 8 (1.55%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.55%) Clojure
6 8 (1.55%) Cypher
7 7 (1.35%) Java
8 4 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.58%) C#
10 2 (0.39%) C++
10 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.39%) Scala
11 1 (0.19%) ABAP
11 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 47 (9.09%) Degree
2 24 (4.64%) CISSP
3 22 (4.26%) CISM
4 17 (3.29%) CISA
5 13 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (2.32%) CRISC
7 8 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.35%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.97%) MCSE
11 4 (0.77%) PMP
12 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.39%) APMP
13 2 (0.39%) CEH
13 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.39%) EMC Certification
13 2 (0.39%) HND
13 2 (0.39%) PhD
13 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 28 (5.42%) PCI DSS
2 27 (5.22%) SLA
3 24 (4.64%) QA
4 13 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.93%) COBIT
6 4 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.58%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.39%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.39%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.19%) BS7799
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 10 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.55%) Hyper-V
2 8 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (1.55%) VirtualBox
3 7 (1.35%) HDFS
4 2 (0.39%) Docker
4 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.39%) vSphere
4 2 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.55%) Puppet
2 6 (1.16%) SCCM
3 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 63 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.26%) Cisco
3 20 (3.87%) Oracle
4 19 (3.68%) SAP
5 13 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.51%) VMware
6 8 (1.55%) Sun
7 7 (1.35%) Citrix
7 7 (1.35%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.16%) ION Trading
9 5 (0.97%) Adobe
9 5 (0.97%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.77%) IBM
10 4 (0.77%) NetApp
10 4 (0.77%) Sage
11 3 (0.58%) Apple
11 3 (0.58%) Avaya
11 3 (0.58%) EMC
12 2 (0.39%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.39%) Teradata
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Rainford Recruitment
Salary: £82000 per annum + up to, plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £100000 - £150000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Exec Level Package
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
World First
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum + excellent bonus & benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £75k - 85k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Yodel
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Cognitive Group Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Cancer Research UK
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £90000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago