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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 628 732 662
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 256 161 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 214 142 198
Average salary £80,000 £72,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £46,717
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £100,000 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £77,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +8.00%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +77 243 £80,000 +10.34% 29
London +21 83 £80,000 -5.88% 11
South East +3 65 £102,500 +54.71% 6
East of England +46 64 £102,500 +38.98% 5
Surrey +27 45 £102,500 +70.83%
Cambridgeshire - 36 £102,500 -
Peterborough - 31 £102,500 -
Egham - 31 £102,500 -
City of London +12 21 £85,000 -10.52% 3
West Midlands -3 18 £65,000 -16.12%
Hertfordshire +8 17 £77,000 +6.20% 3
North West -1 17 £56,500 -7.37% 2
Yorkshire -11 11 £66,250 -1.11% 2
Manchester -7 10 £63,500 +4.09% 2
South West -10 9 £62,500 +4.16% 3
Birmingham -5 8 £70,000 -26.31%
West Yorkshire -8 8 £54,138 -22.66% 2
Berkshire -8 7 £80,000 -1.53%
East Midlands +13 6 £54,500 -12.80%
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £92,500 +48.00% 1
Wakefield -6 6 £54,138 -15.40% 1
West Sussex -1 5 £60,000 -
Norfolk - 5 £72,500 -
Cheshire -2 4 £56,500 -16.29%
Haywards Heath - 4 £60,000 -
West Bromwich +7 3 £58,500 -
South Yorkshire -1 3 £80,000 +82.85%
Milton Keynes -2 3 £85,000 +44.68%
Suffolk -3 3 £72,500 -
Essex -12 3 £60,000 - 1

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 159 (31.12%) ITIL
2 153 (29.94%) Finance
3 136 (26.61%) Project Management
4 102 (19.96%) Service Delivery
5 101 (19.77%) Degree
6 76 (14.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (14.87%) PRINCE2
7 65 (12.72%) Change Management
8 54 (10.57%) Microsoft
9 50 (9.78%) Management Information System
9 50 (9.78%) Business Analysis
10 48 (9.39%) Windows
11 45 (8.81%) VMware
11 45 (8.81%) Programme Management
11 45 (8.81%) Line Management
12 44 (8.61%) People Management
12 44 (8.61%) Service Management
13 43 (8.41%) Retail
14 40 (7.83%) Risk Management
14 40 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (7.44%) ERP
16 37 (7.24%) SQL Server
17 36 (7.05%) Citrix
18 35 (6.85%) Information Security
18 35 (6.85%) Strategic Planning
19 33 (6.46%) Supplier Management
20 31 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
21 30 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
21 30 (5.87%) Performance Management
22 29 (5.68%) Firewall

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (4.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.17%) Apache
7 2 (0.39%) Drupal
7 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.52%) MS Office
3 8 (1.57%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Magento
1 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 1 (0.20%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.96%) Office 365
2 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.59%) SaaS
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.68%) Firewall
2 19 (3.72%) SAN
3 14 (2.74%) WAN
4 12 (2.35%) Internet
5 10 (1.96%) Network Security
6 9 (1.76%) VoIP
7 8 (1.57%) LAN
8 6 (1.17%) MPLS
9 5 (0.98%) Intranet
10 4 (0.78%) NAS
10 4 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.78%) VPN
11 3 (0.59%) BGP
12 2 (0.39%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (0.39%) DNS
12 2 (0.39%) DHCP
12 2 (0.39%) HTTP
12 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.37%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) Big Data
6 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.39%) QlikView
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.20%) MS Access
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 153 (29.94%) Finance
2 43 (8.41%) Retail
3 25 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.70%) Law
5 18 (3.52%) Banking
5 18 (3.52%) Legal
6 16 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 15 (2.94%) Marketing
8 7 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (0.98%) Back Office
10 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.72%) .NET
2 11 (2.15%) .NET Framework
3 10 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (1.17%) Web Services
6 4 (0.78%) XML
6 4 (0.78%) Middleware
7 3 (0.59%) HTML
8 2 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.39%) Django
8 2 (0.39%) CSS
8 2 (0.39%) MDX
9 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.20%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.20%) Dapper ORM
9 1 (0.20%) jQuery
9 1 (0.20%) LINQ
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.78%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.52%) FMCG
5 9 (1.76%) PMI
6 7 (1.37%) Open Source
7 6 (1.17%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.17%) AS400
8 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.59%) User Experience
9 3 (0.59%) Social Network
9 3 (0.59%) Social Media
10 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.39%) NHS
10 2 (0.39%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.20%) PACS
11 1 (0.20%) Economics
11 1 (0.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.39%) Windows
2 11 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (2.15%) Linux
3 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000
5 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.39%) UNIX
6 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.20%) Android
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (31.12%) ITIL
2 136 (26.61%) Project Management
3 102 (19.96%) Service Delivery
4 76 (14.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (14.87%) PRINCE2
5 65 (12.72%) Change Management
6 50 (9.78%) Business Analysis
7 45 (8.81%) Programme Management
7 45 (8.81%) Line Management
8 44 (8.61%) People Management
8 44 (8.61%) Service Management
9 40 (7.83%) Risk Management
9 40 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (7.44%) ERP
11 35 (6.85%) Information Security
11 35 (6.85%) Strategic Planning
12 33 (6.46%) Supplier Management
13 31 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (5.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (5.87%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.70%) SQL
2 15 (2.94%) C#
3 10 (1.96%) T-SQL
4 8 (1.57%) PHP
5 7 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.17%) C
7 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.78%) Java
7 4 (0.78%) VB
8 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.39%) Python
8 2 (0.39%) Korn
9 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.20%) ABAP
9 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (19.77%) Degree
2 19 (3.72%) CISA
3 17 (3.33%) CISSP
4 16 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 13 (2.54%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.35%) CISM
8 10 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.76%) MCSE
10 6 (1.17%) Security Cleared
11 5 (0.98%) MCITP
11 5 (0.98%) ISEB
11 5 (0.98%) CCNP
11 5 (0.98%) MCSA
11 5 (0.98%) MCP
11 5 (0.98%) CRISC
12 4 (0.78%) CGEIT
12 4 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.89%) SLA
2 21 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.91%) QA
4 19 (3.72%) COBIT
5 8 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) Val IT
7 1 (0.20%) BS7799
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) DICOM
7 1 (0.20%) COSO
System Software
1 22 (4.31%) Active Directory
1 22 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.98%) XenApp
3 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.39%) Varnish
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) Docker
6 1 (0.20%) XenServer
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.78%) SCCM
1 4 (0.78%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.59%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) Salt
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.81%) VMware
3 36 (7.05%) Citrix
4 21 (4.11%) Cisco
4 21 (4.11%) SAP
5 16 (3.13%) Oracle
6 5 (0.98%) Sage
6 5 (0.98%) NetApp
6 5 (0.98%) CheckPoint
6 5 (0.98%) Business Objects
6 5 (0.98%) Infor
7 4 (0.78%) BMC
7 4 (0.78%) HP
8 2 (0.39%) Cognos
8 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.39%) Reuters
8 2 (0.39%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.20%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.20%) Laserfiche
9 1 (0.20%) Quark
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
EE
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
National Portrait Gallery
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: £100,000 per annum OTE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £100000 - £105000 per annum + £7,000 car + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £72000 - £82000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £72000 - £82000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire, South West
Swindon College
Salary: £45,071 - £52,495 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Contact a Family
Salary: From £39,000 to £41,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Ripe4
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago