The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT 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 IT in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 658 675 750
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +75
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 243 208 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 220 172 131
Average salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,650 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 17 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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
England -9 234 £72,500 +3.57% 22
London -25 68 £75,000 -6.25% 9
South East +17 49 £80,000 +23.07% 5
North West +1 29 £70,000 +33.33%
West Midlands +8 24 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Yorkshire -24 22 £80,000 +36.17%
Birmingham +11 18 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Berkshire +19 17 £81,250 +1060.71% 2
Cheshire +5 17 £75,000 +45.63%
West Yorkshire -21 16 £80,000 +33.33%
City of London +3 14 £77,500 -11.42% 1
East of England -22 14 £62,942 -16.07% 2
Hampshire +3 11 £85,000 +30.76% 2
Leeds -24 11 £80,000 +33.33%
East Midlands -3 10 £52,500 -4.54% 2
North East -4 10 £65,000 +4.00%
South West -28 9 £62,500 -13.79% 3
Oxfordshire +7 8 £47,000 +10.58%
Southampton - 8 £85,000 - 1
Essex +14 7 £60,000 -
Durham - 7 £65,000 -
Darlington - 7 £65,000 -
Manchester +4 6 £72,500 +56.75%
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £78,750 +26.00%
Bristol - 6 £63,750 -
Maidenhead -14 5 £80,000 +1042.85% 1
Chester - 5 £55,000 -
Basildon - 5 £60,000 -
Slough - 5 £87,500 -
Canary Wharf - 5 £72,500 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 186 (33.16%) Finance
2 118 (21.03%) ITIL
3 103 (18.36%) Degree
4 102 (18.18%) Project Management
5 91 (16.22%) Service Delivery
6 85 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 69 (12.30%) PRINCE2
7 69 (12.30%) ERP
7 69 (12.30%) Microsoft
8 68 (12.12%) Retail
9 63 (11.23%) People Management
10 57 (10.16%) Windows
11 56 (9.98%) Change Management
12 52 (9.27%) Supplier Management
13 50 (8.91%) Service Management
13 50 (8.91%) Management Information System
14 47 (8.38%) CRM
15 46 (8.20%) Line Management
16 43 (7.66%) MS Excel
17 42 (7.49%) Business Analysis
18 40 (7.13%) VMware
19 39 (6.95%) SQL Server
19 39 (6.95%) Programme Management
20 36 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
21 34 (6.06%) Logistics
22 33 (5.88%) SQL
22 33 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
23 32 (5.70%) .NET
24 31 (5.53%) Banking
25 30 (5.35%) Firewall

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 26 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.07%) Lync
3 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.53%) Apache
5 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.36%) Moodle
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
7 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
Applications
1 43 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.46%) MS Office
3 14 (2.50%) MS Project
4 7 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
6 1 (0.18%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.18%) Lawson
5 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.25%) SaaS
1 7 (1.25%) PaaS
2 6 (1.07%) Office 365
2 6 (1.07%) IaaS
3 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.35%) Firewall
2 21 (3.74%) SAN
3 17 (3.03%) WAN
4 12 (2.14%) Internet
5 11 (1.96%) LAN
6 7 (1.25%) MPLS
6 7 (1.25%) Network Security
7 5 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.89%) VPN
8 4 (0.71%) Wireless
8 4 (0.71%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.53%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.53%) RFID
9 3 (0.53%) VoIP
10 2 (0.36%) DNS
10 2 (0.36%) Intranet
11 1 (0.18%) ATM
11 1 (0.18%) DVB
11 1 (0.18%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.43%) MySQL
2 8 (1.43%) Data Mining
3 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.36%) OLAP
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 186 (33.16%) Finance
2 68 (12.12%) Retail
3 31 (5.53%) Banking
4 26 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 23 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.57%) Marketing
7 18 (3.21%) Legal
8 15 (2.67%) Financial Institution
9 14 (2.50%) Law
10 9 (1.60%) Advertising
11 8 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (1.25%) French Language
12 7 (1.25%) German Language
12 7 (1.25%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.71%) Back Office
15 3 (0.53%) Front Office
16 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.36%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.70%) .NET
2 7 (1.25%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.07%) Web Services
4 5 (0.89%) XML
5 4 (0.71%) HTML
5 4 (0.71%) EDI
5 4 (0.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.36%) XHTML
6 2 (0.36%) CSS
7 1 (0.18%) XSLT
7 1 (0.18%) Flash
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.18%) JSF
7 1 (0.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.91%) Management Information System
2 20 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.60%) FMCG
5 8 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.07%) PMI
7 5 (0.89%) User Experience
7 5 (0.89%) Life Science
8 4 (0.71%) RMADS
8 4 (0.71%) Open Source
8 4 (0.71%) EqualLogic
8 4 (0.71%) NHS
8 4 (0.71%) LIMS
8 4 (0.71%) Biotechnology
8 4 (0.71%) AS400
9 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.53%) Social Media
9 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.53%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.36%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.16%) Windows
2 11 (1.96%) Windows 7
3 9 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.07%) Linux
6 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000
7 4 (0.71%) UNIX
8 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (21.03%) ITIL
2 102 (18.18%) Project Management
3 91 (16.22%) Service Delivery
4 85 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (12.30%) PRINCE2
5 69 (12.30%) ERP
6 63 (11.23%) People Management
7 56 (9.98%) Change Management
8 52 (9.27%) Supplier Management
9 50 (8.91%) Service Management
10 47 (8.38%) CRM
11 46 (8.20%) Line Management
12 42 (7.49%) Business Analysis
13 39 (6.95%) Programme Management
14 36 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (6.06%) Logistics
16 33 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (5.35%) Mentoring
17 30 (5.35%) Performance Management
18 28 (4.99%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.88%) SQL
2 16 (2.85%) C
3 13 (2.32%) C#
4 10 (1.78%) Java
5 9 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.71%) C++
7 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.36%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) VB
8 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.18%) ABAP
8 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (18.36%) Degree
2 19 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.96%) CISSP
5 10 (1.78%) ISEB
6 8 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.25%) CISA
8 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.07%) MCSE
8 6 (1.07%) CCNA
9 4 (0.71%) CISM
10 3 (0.53%) CIMA
10 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.53%) MCITP
10 3 (0.53%) MCSA
10 3 (0.53%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.10%) SLA
2 22 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.07%) COBIT
5 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.71%) QA
6 4 (0.71%) GCP
6 4 (0.71%) GMP
6 4 (0.71%) GLP
7 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.18%) TickIT
8 1 (0.18%) WAI
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) DICOM
8 1 (0.18%) COSO
System Software
1 27 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.89%) vSphere
5 4 (0.71%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.18%) vCloud
6 1 (0.18%) Docker
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.71%) WSUS
2 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.18%) Nessus
3 1 (0.18%) MOM
3 1 (0.18%) Nagios
3 1 (0.18%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.13%) VMware
3 25 (4.46%) SAP
4 20 (3.57%) Oracle
5 18 (3.21%) Citrix
6 16 (2.85%) Cisco
7 8 (1.43%) Sage
8 7 (1.25%) Cognos
8 7 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.25%) RedPrairie
9 6 (1.07%) HP
10 5 (0.89%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.89%) Avaya
10 5 (0.89%) BMC
10 5 (0.89%) ProCurve
11 4 (0.71%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.71%) Dell
12 3 (0.53%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.53%) Infor
12 3 (0.53%) Google
Hertfordshire
Montash
Salary: £100 - £120 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
CCity IT
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Red10
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £70000 to £80000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 600k per year + benefits inc free gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Good Energy
Salary: £Excellent + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham
Good Energy
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays Executive - Branded
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Health Foundation
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Conwy, Gwynedd
Conwy County Borough Council
Salary: From £57,165 to £62,884 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
The People Network
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + + car, Bonus, Pension, Health, etc
Posted: 15 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
University of Leicester
Salary: Competitive salary package of £48,473 - £54,841
Posted: 16 days ago