The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 649 669 697
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 283 214 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 231 183 176
Average salary £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £49,550 £47,500 £51,624
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -2 254 £72,500 +3.57% 29
London -57 88 £80,000 +6.66% 10
South East +8 57 £77,500 +24.00% 5
West Midlands +28 24 £70,000 +16.66% 3
City of London -16 24 £80,000 +8.47% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 23 £72,500 +25.00% 1
South West -2 18 £90,000 +38.46% 2
East of England -7 18 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Yorkshire -41 16 £49,250 -17.91%
North West -13 14 £53,750 -34.45% 3
West Yorkshire -26 13 £50,000 -4.76%
Birmingham +14 12 £70,000 +16.66% 3
Manchester 0 12 £50,000 -41.17% 2
Scotland -7 11 £75,000 +7.14% 1
East Midlands -13 11 £60,000 -18.64%
Leeds -23 8 £53,750 -17.30%
Northern Ireland - 8 £55,000 -
Kent -14 7 £80,000 +18.51%
Glasgow - 7 £75,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £60,000 -11.11% 1
Hertfordshire +13 5 £65,000 +8.66% 1
Peterborough +5 5 £60,000 -31.42% 1
Hampshire +1 5 £97,500 +21.87% 1
Berkshire -3 5 £122,500 +99.18%
Surrey -12 5 £80,000 +18.51%
Milton Keynes +6 4 - -
West Sussex +4 4 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Norfolk +1 4 £70,000 -3.44%
Northamptonshire - 4 £70,000 -
Dorset - 4 £45,000 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 118 (26.64%) Finance
2 103 (23.25%) Project Management
3 93 (20.99%) Service Delivery
4 65 (14.67%) ITIL
5 56 (12.64%) Degree
6 53 (11.96%) Retail
7 51 (11.51%) Service Management
8 48 (10.84%) PRINCE2
9 46 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (9.93%) Windows
10 44 (9.93%) ERP
11 42 (9.48%) Change Management
12 39 (8.80%) E-Commerce
13 37 (8.35%) Microsoft
13 37 (8.35%) Telecoms
13 37 (8.35%) Management Information System
14 35 (7.90%) VMware
14 35 (7.90%) SQL Server
15 33 (7.45%) CRM
15 33 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
16 32 (7.22%) .NET
17 30 (6.77%) SQL
17 30 (6.77%) Programme Management
18 28 (6.32%) ITSM
18 28 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
19 25 (5.64%) Enterprise Architecture
20 24 (5.42%) Performance Management
21 23 (5.19%) Information Security
21 23 (5.19%) Banking
22 22 (4.97%) Information Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (2.93%) Apache
2 11 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.26%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.03%) Apache Solr
5 8 (1.81%) nginx
6 4 (0.90%) Lync
6 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.68%) IIS
7 3 (0.68%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.23%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.23%) Moodle
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.81%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS Project
4 3 (0.68%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) Brady Trinity
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.23%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.26%) SaaS
2 8 (1.81%) PaaS
2 8 (1.81%) IaaS
3 2 (0.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.51%) Firewall
2 15 (3.39%) SAN
3 10 (2.26%) Internet
3 10 (2.26%) WAN
4 9 (2.03%) LAN
5 5 (1.13%) Network Security
6 4 (0.90%) VoIP
6 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.90%) DNS
6 4 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.68%) DHCP
7 3 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.45%) Intranet
8 2 (0.45%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.23%) Wireless
9 1 (0.23%) Extranet
9 1 (0.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.39%) MySQL
3 10 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.03%) CouchDB
5 6 (1.35%) OLAP
5 6 (1.35%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.68%) MS Access
8 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.23%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (2.48%) LabVIEW
2 9 (2.03%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.68%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 118 (26.64%) Finance
2 53 (11.96%) Retail
3 37 (8.35%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.19%) Banking
5 18 (4.06%) Marketing
6 13 (2.93%) Legal
7 8 (1.81%) Advertising
8 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.13%) Front Office
9 5 (1.13%) Back Office
9 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.90%) Law
10 4 (0.90%) Publishing
11 3 (0.68%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.45%) Local Government
12 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Billing
12 2 (0.45%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.22%) .NET
2 12 (2.71%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.13%) LAMP
4 5 (1.13%) XML
5 4 (0.90%) HTML
6 3 (0.68%) Saxon XSLT
6 3 (0.68%) CSS
7 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.23%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.23%) Flash
8 1 (0.23%) XHTML
8 1 (0.23%) Web Services
8 1 (0.23%) J2EE
8 1 (0.23%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.23%) jQuery
8 1 (0.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.35%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.03%) Open Source
3 8 (1.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.13%) Digital Media
5 4 (0.90%) Blackberry
5 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.68%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.68%) Clustering
6 3 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.68%) Market Risk
6 3 (0.68%) FMCG
6 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.45%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.45%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.45%) EPoS
7 2 (0.45%) PMI
7 2 (0.45%) Statistics
8 1 (0.23%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.23%) NHS
8 1 (0.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.93%) Windows
2 14 (3.16%) UNIX
3 12 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (2.48%) Solaris
5 10 (2.26%) Linux
6 9 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.03%) Android
6 9 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.81%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.81%) CentOS
8 6 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (23.25%) Project Management
2 93 (20.99%) Service Delivery
3 65 (14.67%) ITIL
4 51 (11.51%) Service Management
5 48 (10.84%) PRINCE2
6 46 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (9.93%) ERP
8 42 (9.48%) Change Management
9 39 (8.80%) E-Commerce
10 33 (7.45%) CRM
10 33 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (6.77%) Programme Management
12 28 (6.32%) ITSM
12 28 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 25 (5.64%) Enterprise Architecture
14 24 (5.42%) Performance Management
15 23 (5.19%) Information Security
16 22 (4.97%) Information Management
16 22 (4.97%) Supplier Management
17 21 (4.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.77%) SQL
2 17 (3.84%) Java
3 16 (3.61%) C#
4 14 (3.16%) C++
5 11 (2.48%) Perl
5 11 (2.48%) VB
5 11 (2.48%) C
5 11 (2.48%) Fortran
5 11 (2.48%) Python
5 11 (2.48%) MATLAB
6 9 (2.03%) Ruby
6 9 (2.03%) Scala
7 8 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.68%) PHP
8 3 (0.68%) VBA
8 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 56 (12.64%) Degree
2 13 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.13%) ISEB
6 4 (0.90%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.90%) CISSP
7 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.45%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.45%) PMP
8 2 (0.45%) MCSE
8 2 (0.45%) CISM
9 1 (0.23%) GIAC
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.23%) CCNA
9 1 (0.23%) CISA
9 1 (0.23%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.39%) SLA
2 11 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.26%) QA
4 3 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) COSO
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.81%) Varnish
3 5 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.68%) vSphere
5 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.03%) Puppet
2 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.23%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 37 (8.35%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.90%) VMware
3 17 (3.84%) SAP
4 15 (3.39%) Cisco
5 9 (2.03%) Citrix
6 8 (1.81%) Oracle
7 5 (1.13%) Sage
8 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.68%) Dell
10 2 (0.45%) SonicWALL
10 2 (0.45%) Siebel
10 2 (0.45%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.23%) Mitel
11 1 (0.23%) Brady
11 1 (0.23%) Brocade
11 1 (0.23%) Capita
11 1 (0.23%) Epicor
11 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.23%) Murex
11 1 (0.23%) Temenos
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £60000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Stott and May
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Stott & May
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum 25 days holidays + 7 % non-contribut
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: up to £100,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £37,756 - 49,216 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £85000 - £110000 per annum + Car, Pension, 25% Bonus, medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Full company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
END.
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Salary £Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance, pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Commonwealth Secretariat
Salary: £84,821 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Central Bedfordshire College
Salary: From £41,642 to £45,511 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
New England Seafood
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Burges Salmon
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Andrews and Partners Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus company car/ car allowance
Posted: 17 days ago