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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 594 626 695
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 301 297 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 244 230 170
Average salary £72,500 £70,000 £71,356
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £54,950 £50,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average 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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 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 +51 291 £72,500 +3.57% 33
London +71 112 £70,000 -15.15% 13
East of England +31 56 £77,500 +14.81% 3
City of London +55 37 £70,000 -6.66% 4
South East -18 37 £80,000 +6.66% 1
North West +7 27 £60,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands -8 22 £71,250 +1.78% 3
Essex - 22 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +12 18 £70,000 +42.13% 5
Manchester +21 17 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Hertfordshire -1 17 £82,500 +26.92% 2
Berkshire +11 16 £160,000 +137.03%
South West -12 12 £85,000 -5.55% 2
West Yorkshire +23 10 £67,500 +39.17% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 10 £86,250 +23.21%
Leeds +18 8 £67,500 -3.57% 2
East Midlands +5 8 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Coventry -5 8 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £57,500 -
Oxfordshire +22 7 £80,000 +3.22%
Birmingham -17 7 £75,000 +7.14% 1
Bedfordshire +15 6 £77,500 +30.56% 1
Hampshire -1 6 £80,000 -17.94% 1
North Yorkshire +19 5 £85,000 +13.33% 1
Bristol -1 5 £90,000 +56.52%
Lancashire - 5 £53,750 -
Cambridge +27 4 £82,500 +13.79%
Scotland +16 4 £80,000 +6.66%
Watford +9 4 £66,875 +2.88% 1
Basildon - 4 £60,000 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 196 (33.91%) ITIL
1 196 (33.91%) Finance
2 176 (30.45%) Project Management
3 131 (22.66%) Service Delivery
4 97 (16.78%) Degree
5 85 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (14.36%) Management Information System
7 75 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 67 (11.59%) Line Management
10 64 (11.07%) Microsoft
11 57 (9.86%) Retail
12 55 (9.52%) Change Management
13 54 (9.34%) VMware
14 50 (8.65%) Information Security
14 50 (8.65%) Firewall
15 49 (8.48%) Risk Management
16 47 (8.13%) Citrix
17 44 (7.61%) SQL
18 43 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
19 41 (7.09%) Windows
20 40 (6.92%) CRM
20 40 (6.92%) Strategic Planning
21 39 (6.75%) Waterfall
22 37 (6.40%) MS Exchange
22 37 (6.40%) Service Management
23 36 (6.23%) Telecoms
23 36 (6.23%) FMCG
24 35 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
24 35 (6.06%) Programme Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 37 (6.40%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 21 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.90%) Apache
6 9 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
7 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.69%) Drupal
8 4 (0.69%) Lync
8 4 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.69%) CMS
9 3 (0.52%) JBoss
10 2 (0.35%) nginx
10 2 (0.35%) IIS
10 2 (0.35%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.08%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) MS Project
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.69%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.69%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.52%) MIS ActiveH
4 3 (0.52%) Magento
5 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.17%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.88%) Office 365
2 10 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.56%) SaaS
4 5 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.87%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.65%) Firewall
2 32 (5.54%) WAN
3 20 (3.46%) LAN
4 12 (2.08%) SAN
5 11 (1.90%) Intranet
6 10 (1.73%) Internet
6 10 (1.73%) VoIP
7 8 (1.38%) DNS
8 7 (1.21%) Network Security
9 6 (1.04%) DHCP
9 6 (1.04%) Wireless
10 4 (0.69%) MPLS
10 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.52%) BGP
11 3 (0.52%) NAS
12 2 (0.35%) HTTP
13 1 (0.17%) VPN
13 1 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.56%) MySQL
6 4 (0.69%) Big Data
7 3 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.17%) DB2
9 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.17%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.17%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.35%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 196 (33.91%) Finance
2 57 (9.86%) Retail
3 36 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.84%) Legal
5 27 (4.67%) Banking
6 17 (2.94%) Law
7 13 (2.25%) Publishing
8 10 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.38%) Back Office
10 7 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.04%) Marketing
12 5 (0.87%) Electronics
12 5 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.69%) Advertising
14 2 (0.35%) French Language
14 2 (0.35%) Front Office
15 1 (0.17%) Games
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
15 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.77%) .NET
2 13 (2.25%) LAMP
3 10 (1.73%) Web Services
4 9 (1.56%) XML
5 5 (0.87%) Middleware
6 4 (0.69%) Django
6 4 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.69%) Pandas
6 4 (0.69%) CSS
6 4 (0.69%) HTML
7 2 (0.35%) COM
7 2 (0.35%) EDI
8 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.17%) Itk
8 1 (0.17%) Yii
8 1 (0.17%) HTML5
8 1 (0.17%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.36%) Management Information System
2 36 (6.23%) FMCG
3 35 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 10 (1.73%) Open Source
7 8 (1.38%) BYOD
8 7 (1.21%) PMI
9 6 (1.04%) EPoS
10 5 (0.87%) User Experience
10 5 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.69%) Life Science
11 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (0.69%) Replication
12 3 (0.52%) Photography
12 3 (0.52%) Statistics
12 3 (0.52%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.52%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.35%) Social Media
13 2 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.09%) Windows
2 20 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (2.77%) Linux
4 12 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.21%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.87%) UNIX
7 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (33.91%) ITIL
2 176 (30.45%) Project Management
3 131 (22.66%) Service Delivery
4 85 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 75 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 67 (11.59%) Line Management
8 55 (9.52%) Change Management
9 50 (8.65%) Information Security
10 49 (8.48%) Risk Management
11 43 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 40 (6.92%) CRM
12 40 (6.92%) Strategic Planning
13 39 (6.75%) Waterfall
14 37 (6.40%) Service Management
15 35 (6.06%) Programme Management
16 33 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (5.71%) People Management
17 31 (5.36%) Business Continuity
18 29 (5.02%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.61%) SQL
2 16 (2.77%) PHP
3 15 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.08%) C
5 8 (1.38%) C#
5 8 (1.38%) Python
6 5 (0.87%) Java
7 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (16.78%) Degree
2 24 (4.15%) MCSE
2 24 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (3.29%) CISM
5 14 (2.42%) CISSP
6 12 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 11 (1.90%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.56%) CISA
9 6 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.04%) CRISC
9 6 (1.04%) CCNA
9 6 (1.04%) ISEB
10 4 (0.69%) CGEIT
10 4 (0.69%) PMP
11 3 (0.52%) CCNP
12 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.35%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.67%) COBIT
2 25 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (3.63%) SLA
4 17 (2.94%) QA
5 9 (1.56%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.35%) Val IT
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.17%) BS7799
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.04%) XenApp
5 5 (0.87%) vSphere
6 4 (0.69%) XenServer
6 4 (0.69%) Varnish
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.17%) Samba
7 1 (0.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.38%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.69%) Puppet
3 4 (0.69%) Salt
3 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.35%) SCCM
4 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 64 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 54 (9.34%) VMware
3 47 (8.13%) Citrix
4 32 (5.54%) Cisco
5 26 (4.50%) Oracle
6 18 (3.11%) SAP
7 14 (2.42%) Sage
8 8 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.38%) Avaya
9 7 (1.21%) HP
9 7 (1.21%) Dell
10 5 (0.87%) Google
10 5 (0.87%) IBM
11 4 (0.69%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.69%) Trend Micro
11 4 (0.69%) Veeam
12 3 (0.52%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.52%) Epicor
13 2 (0.35%) Websense
13 2 (0.35%) NetApp
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits package
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