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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 654 722 697
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 248 169 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 214 148 167
Average salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £55,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +72 240 £75,000 +3.44% 14
London +45 93 £77,500 -13.88% 8
South East +38 55 £76,250 +31.46%
East of England +4 31 £77,250 +4.74% 2
City of London +34 21 £85,000 -12.82% 3
West Midlands +9 21 £70,000 +3.70% 1
North West +7 20 £63,230 -6.32%
Surrey +7 20 £91,250 +58.69%
South West +4 17 £68,750 +14.58% 1
Cambridgeshire - 17 £102,500 -
Manchester -2 15 £63,500 -5.92%
Berkshire +10 14 £77,500 -4.61%
West Sussex +8 12 £60,000 -
Birmingham - 12 £72,500 - 1
Egham - 10 £102,500 -
Peterborough - 10 £102,500 -
Hertfordshire -12 8 £67,500 -6.89% 1
Yorkshire -37 8 £70,000 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -25 6 £70,000 +16.66%
East Midlands +22 5 £51,500 -14.16%
Dorset -3 5 £70,000 +16.66% 1
St Albans - 5 £67,500 -
Bournemouth - 5 £70,000 - 1
Bristol +6 4 £95,000 +46.15%
Hampshire -23 4 £73,750 -1.66%
Somerset - 4 - -
Norfolk - 4 £72,500 -
Oldham - 4 £62,960 -
Axbridge - 4 - -
Haywards Heath - 4 £60,000 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 162 (32.66%) Finance
2 141 (28.43%) ITIL
3 121 (24.40%) Project Management
4 90 (18.15%) Degree
5 87 (17.54%) Service Delivery
6 71 (14.31%) PRINCE2
7 68 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 63 (12.70%) Change Management
9 55 (11.09%) Microsoft
10 53 (10.69%) ERP
10 53 (10.69%) Service Management
11 52 (10.48%) Windows
12 50 (10.08%) People Management
13 49 (9.88%) Business Analysis
14 47 (9.48%) Management Information System
15 40 (8.06%) Programme Management
16 39 (7.86%) VMware
16 39 (7.86%) Retail
17 35 (7.06%) Supplier Management
18 34 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
18 34 (6.85%) SQL Server
19 33 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
20 31 (6.25%) Risk Management
20 31 (6.25%) Line Management
21 30 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
21 30 (6.05%) Information Security
21 30 (6.05%) CRM
22 29 (5.85%) Performance Management
22 29 (5.85%) SLA
23 27 (5.44%) Strategic Planning

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (3.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.81%) Apache
5 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.20%) Moodle
7 1 (0.20%) Lync
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
7 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 20 (4.03%) MS Office
1 20 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) SPSS
3 1 (0.20%) CATIA
3 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.20%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.20%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.60%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.40%) Office 365
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.44%) SAN
2 20 (4.03%) Firewall
3 14 (2.82%) Internet
4 13 (2.62%) Network Security
5 10 (2.02%) WAN
6 7 (1.41%) LAN
7 6 (1.21%) VoIP
8 5 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.01%) VPN
9 4 (0.81%) Intranet
9 4 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.81%) NAS
10 3 (0.60%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.60%) MPLS
11 2 (0.40%) RFID
11 2 (0.40%) Wireless
11 2 (0.40%) DNS
11 2 (0.40%) DHCP
11 2 (0.40%) HTTP
11 2 (0.40%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.81%) MySQL
5 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.40%) QlikView
6 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.20%) DB2
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.20%) MS Access
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (0.40%) JIRA
1 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 162 (32.66%) Finance
2 39 (7.86%) Retail
3 24 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.03%) Law
5 18 (3.63%) Banking
6 17 (3.43%) Manufacturing
7 16 (3.23%) Marketing
8 15 (3.02%) Legal
9 7 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (1.21%) Advertising
11 5 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.01%) Back Office
12 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.40%) Front Office
14 1 (0.20%) Automotive
14 1 (0.20%) Publishing
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
14 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.44%) .NET
2 12 (2.42%) .NET Framework
3 11 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (1.01%) Web Services
6 3 (0.60%) EDI
6 3 (0.60%) HTML
7 2 (0.40%) CSS
7 2 (0.40%) MDX
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.20%) LINQ
8 1 (0.20%) jQuery
8 1 (0.20%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Dapper ORM
8 1 (0.20%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.20%) Middleware
8 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.48%) Management Information System
2 21 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.82%) FMCG
5 8 (1.61%) PMI
6 6 (1.21%) AS400
6 6 (1.21%) Open Source
7 5 (1.01%) User Experience
8 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.81%) NHS
9 3 (0.60%) Social Network
9 3 (0.60%) Social Media
9 3 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.40%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.40%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.40%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.40%) Life Science
10 2 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.40%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.20%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.48%) Windows
2 12 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (1.81%) Linux
4 5 (1.01%) Windows 2000
4 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (28.43%) ITIL
2 121 (24.40%) Project Management
3 87 (17.54%) Service Delivery
4 71 (14.31%) PRINCE2
5 68 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (12.70%) Change Management
7 53 (10.69%) Service Management
7 53 (10.69%) ERP
8 50 (10.08%) People Management
9 49 (9.88%) Business Analysis
10 40 (8.06%) Programme Management
11 35 (7.06%) Supplier Management
12 34 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (6.25%) Risk Management
14 31 (6.25%) Line Management
15 30 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
15 30 (6.05%) CRM
15 30 (6.05%) Information Security
16 29 (5.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.63%) SQL
2 15 (3.02%) C#
3 10 (2.02%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.21%) C
5 5 (1.01%) VB
6 4 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.60%) PHP
8 2 (0.40%) Java
8 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.40%) Korn
9 1 (0.20%) R
9 1 (0.20%) ABAP
9 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (18.15%) Degree
2 19 (3.83%) CISA
3 17 (3.43%) CISSP
3 17 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (2.42%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.42%) CISM
6 11 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.61%) Security Cleared
8 7 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.41%) MCSE
8 7 (1.41%) ISEB
9 5 (1.01%) MCP
9 5 (1.01%) MCSA
9 5 (1.01%) MCITP
10 4 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.81%) CCIE
10 4 (0.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.85%) SLA
2 16 (3.23%) COBIT
3 14 (2.82%) QA
3 14 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.61%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) COSO
7 1 (0.20%) Val IT
7 1 (0.20%) GCP
7 1 (0.20%) GMP
7 1 (0.20%) GLP
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) DICOM
System Software
1 26 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.81%) XenApp
4 4 (0.81%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.40%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Docker
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (0.81%) Backup Exec
1 4 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.20%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
2 1 (0.20%) WSUS
2 1 (0.20%) MOM
2 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.86%) VMware
3 26 (5.24%) Citrix
4 20 (4.03%) Cisco
5 17 (3.43%) SAP
6 13 (2.62%) Oracle
7 5 (1.01%) Business Objects
7 5 (1.01%) Cognos
7 5 (1.01%) BMC
7 5 (1.01%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.01%) Infor
7 5 (1.01%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.81%) NetApp
9 3 (0.60%) Sage
9 3 (0.60%) Avaya
10 2 (0.40%) HP
10 2 (0.40%) Reuters
10 2 (0.40%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.40%) ProCurve
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