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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 669 707 713
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 264 262 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 229 202 228
Median salary £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £117,000 £110,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

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
94514 106216 111227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79535 87575 90644
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
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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 +48 248 £75,000 +3.44% 21
London +32 104 £85,000 +16.22% 8
South East +57 48 £75,000 -6.25% 5
East of England +20 25 £65,000 -18.75%
North West +29 22 £67,500 +8.87% 4
Yorkshire +44 19 £77,500 +34.78%
West Midlands -13 17 £67,500 -6.89% 4
West Yorkshire +24 13 £80,000 +18.51%
Hertfordshire +19 12 £77,500 -6.06%
City of London +49 11 £77,500 +6.89% 2
Birmingham -10 11 £85,000 +21.42%
Leeds +31 10 £78,750 +16.66%
Kent +23 9 £85,000 -
South West +18 8 £51,250 -18.00%
Berkshire +5 8 £68,500 -57.25%
Newport +14 7 £65,000 -10.34%
South Wales +14 7 £65,000 -10.34%
Hampshire 0 7 £100,000 +33.33%
Wales 0 7 £65,000 +26.82%
Oxfordshire -18 7 £72,500 -12.12% 1
Buckinghamshire +26 6 £58,750 -14.54%
South Yorkshire +19 6 £60,250 +10.55%
East Sussex +11 6 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Brighton +6 6 £75,000 +15.38% 1
Rickmansworth - 6 £77,500 -
Milton Keynes +23 5 £57,500 -23.33%
Lancashire +17 5 £70,000 +33.33%
Cumbria +3 5 £67,500 +107.69%
East Midlands 0 5 £55,000 -26.66%
Blackpool - 5 £70,000 -

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 174 (35.80%) Finance
2 102 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 81 (16.67%) ITIL
3 81 (16.67%) Project Management
4 75 (15.43%) CRM
5 71 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (13.37%) Service Delivery
7 59 (12.14%) Management Information System
8 55 (11.32%) Microsoft
9 52 (10.70%) PRINCE2
10 48 (9.88%) Retail
11 46 (9.47%) Information Security
12 44 (9.05%) Degree
13 41 (8.44%) ERP
14 38 (7.82%) Mentoring
14 38 (7.82%) Supplier Management
15 36 (7.41%) Change Management
16 35 (7.20%) Service Management
16 35 (7.20%) Windows
17 34 (7.00%) Programme Management
18 33 (6.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 33 (6.79%) Business Development
19 32 (6.58%) Analytics
20 31 (6.38%) Coaching
20 31 (6.38%) MS Excel
21 30 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
21 30 (6.17%) SaaS
21 30 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
22 29 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
22 29 (5.97%) Manufacturing

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 11 (2.26%) Apache Pig
2 6 (1.23%) Apache
2 6 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.03%) IIS
3 5 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.62%) nginx
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.21%) Documentum
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.06%) MS Office
3 4 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.62%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
1 30 (6.17%) SaaS
2 23 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.73%) Office 365
3 17 (3.50%) IaaS
4 12 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
5 9 (1.85%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.23%) PaaS
7 4 (0.82%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.09%) Firewall
2 13 (2.67%) LAN
3 11 (2.26%) WAN
4 10 (2.06%) VoIP
5 9 (1.85%) SAN
6 6 (1.23%) Internet
7 4 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.82%) MPLS
7 4 (0.82%) SSL
7 4 (0.82%) VPN
8 3 (0.62%) Network Security
8 3 (0.62%) PABX
8 3 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.41%) DHCP
9 2 (0.41%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.21%) DNS
10 1 (0.21%) FWSM
10 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.35%) Hadoop
2 25 (5.14%) Big Data
3 13 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.26%) Apache Hive
4 11 (2.26%) Impala
5 10 (2.06%) MySQL
6 9 (1.85%) Mahout
6 9 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.85%) Neo4j
6 9 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.62%) GIS
9 3 (0.62%) Redis
10 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (2.26%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.85%) Vagrant
2 9 (1.85%) Yeoman
General
1 174 (35.80%) Finance
2 48 (9.88%) Retail
3 29 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 24 (4.94%) Marketing
5 23 (4.73%) Banking
6 22 (4.53%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.88%) Law
8 10 (2.06%) Back Office
9 8 (1.65%) Billing
10 6 (1.23%) Legal
11 5 (1.03%) Electronics
12 4 (0.82%) Front Office
12 4 (0.82%) Games
12 4 (0.82%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Advertising
15 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Publishing
15 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.67%) .NET
2 9 (1.85%) Cascalog
2 9 (1.85%) COM
2 9 (1.85%) D3.js
2 9 (1.85%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (1.85%) Pandas
2 9 (1.85%) scikit-learn
2 9 (1.85%) SciPy
3 6 (1.23%) Middleware
4 5 (1.03%) LAMP
5 3 (0.62%) beanstalkd
5 3 (0.62%) CSS
5 3 (0.62%) HTML
5 3 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.62%) Web Services
6 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.41%) Velocity
7 1 (0.21%) EDI
7 1 (0.21%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.14%) Management Information System
2 30 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.35%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.85%) EPoS
5 9 (1.85%) Life Science
5 9 (1.85%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.44%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.23%) PMI
7 6 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.82%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.82%) Replication
9 4 (0.82%) User Experience
10 3 (0.62%) SCADA
11 2 (0.41%) AS400
11 2 (0.41%) Biology
11 2 (0.41%) Clustering
11 2 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.20%) Windows
2 23 (4.73%) Linux
3 14 (2.88%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.65%) Unix
5 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.62%) CentOS
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
2 81 (16.67%) ITIL
2 81 (16.67%) Project Management
3 75 (15.43%) CRM
4 71 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (13.37%) Service Delivery
6 52 (10.70%) PRINCE2
7 46 (9.47%) Information Security
8 41 (8.44%) ERP
9 38 (7.82%) Mentoring
9 38 (7.82%) Supplier Management
10 36 (7.41%) Change Management
11 35 (7.20%) Service Management
12 34 (7.00%) Programme Management
13 33 (6.79%) Business Development
14 32 (6.58%) Analytics
15 31 (6.38%) Coaching
16 29 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
17 28 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (5.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.94%) SQL
2 12 (2.47%) PHP
3 11 (2.26%) Python
3 11 (2.26%) R
4 10 (2.06%) C
4 10 (2.06%) Java
5 9 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.85%) Clojure
5 9 (1.85%) VBA
6 5 (1.03%) C#
7 4 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.41%) C++
8 2 (0.41%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (9.05%) Degree
2 12 (2.47%) CISSP
2 12 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (1.65%) CISM
3 8 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (1.44%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.82%) CISA
7 4 (0.82%) MCSE
8 3 (0.62%) APMP
8 3 (0.62%) ISEB
8 3 (0.62%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.62%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.41%) CLAS
9 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.41%) PhD
9 2 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (4.12%) SLA
3 18 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.70%) QA
4 5 (1.03%) COBIT
4 5 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.82%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.82%) ISO27002
6 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.41%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 15 (3.09%) HDFS
2 10 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (1.85%) VirtualBox
4 8 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.44%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.62%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.41%) Docker
7 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.21%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.21%) Firmware
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (1.65%) Puppet
2 6 (1.23%) SCCM
3 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 55 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.14%) SAP
3 18 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (3.29%) Cisco
5 15 (3.09%) Cloudera
6 14 (2.88%) VMware
7 13 (2.67%) Oracle
8 7 (1.44%) Sun
9 5 (1.03%) Adobe
10 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.82%) Sage
11 3 (0.62%) Apple
11 3 (0.62%) Dell
12 2 (0.41%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.41%) EMC
12 2 (0.41%) iManage
12 2 (0.41%) LANDesk
12 2 (0.41%) NetApp
12 2 (0.41%) Teradata
13 1 (0.21%) Pega
Greater Manchester
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Attractive salary and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Salary: company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £100000 - £110000 per annum + car + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £75K Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + plus package and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mint
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £62000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Online Resourcing
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £73k - 83k per year + bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
The Change Partners Recruitment
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + + Commision
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
UCL
Salary: From £53,650 to £58,337 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Posted: 23 days ago