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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 651 658 683
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 244 279 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 190 235 166
Average salary £71,750 £72,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.03% -
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,000
10% offered a salary of more than £109,000 £96,500 £103,750
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,750
% change year-on-year
- -1.06%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -13 231 £72,500 - 25
London +77 112 £72,500 -12.12% 4
East of England -12 31 £80,000 +14.28%
City of London +37 27 £72,500 -19.44% 1
West Midlands -10 24 £67,500 +12.50% 3
South East -29 22 £77,500 -6.06% 5
North West -11 16 £62,000 -4.61% 1
Hertfordshire -14 12 £82,500 +17.85%
South West -8 10 £62,500 -3.84% 4
Birmingham -8 10 £65,000 - 2
Manchester +11 9 £62,250 -19.67%
Berkshire +2 9 £160,250 +94.24%
East Midlands +1 8 £75,000 +42.85% 6
Coventry -6 8 £85,000 -
Yorkshire -14 8 £61,250 -23.43%
Cambridgeshire -2 7 £70,000 -
Leeds +10 6 £67,500 -15.62%
West Yorkshire 0 6 £67,500 -15.62%
Bedfordshire -4 6 £68,750 +14.58%
Surrey +19 5 £67,500 +8.00%
Scotland +16 5 £77,500 +40.90%
Edinburgh +6 5 £77,500 -
Essex -1 5 £60,000 -
Cambridge +8 4 £82,500 +13.79%
Wales 0 4 £51,250 -21.15% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £55,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £72,500 - 1
Luton +13 3 £100,000 +66.66%
Oxfordshire +4 3 £80,000 +70.21%
Hampshire -6 3 £75,000 -14.28% 3

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 183 (32.45%) ITIL
2 181 (32.09%) Finance
3 160 (28.37%) Project Management
4 118 (20.92%) Service Delivery
5 83 (14.72%) Management Information System
5 83 (14.72%) Microsoft
6 79 (14.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (14.01%) Degree
7 74 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (12.41%) Line Management
9 69 (12.23%) Retail
10 60 (10.64%) Information Security
11 57 (10.11%) Windows
12 56 (9.93%) VMware
13 54 (9.57%) PRINCE2
14 52 (9.22%) Change Management
15 50 (8.87%) Firewall
16 45 (7.98%) Service Management
17 44 (7.80%) SQL
18 43 (7.62%) CRM
18 43 (7.62%) Citrix
19 42 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
19 42 (7.45%) Telecoms
19 42 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
20 39 (6.91%) ERP
21 38 (6.74%) WAN
22 37 (6.56%) MS Excel
22 37 (6.56%) FMCG
23 36 (6.38%) Strategic Planning
24 35 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (5.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (1.60%) Apache
7 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2000
7 8 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.42%) SugarCRM
8 7 (1.24%) IIS
9 5 (0.89%) Lync
10 4 (0.71%) JBoss
10 4 (0.71%) CMS
11 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.35%) Drupal
12 2 (0.35%) nginx
12 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) MS Project
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.89%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.71%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.18%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.61%) Office 365
2 12 (2.13%) SaaS
3 9 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.89%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.87%) Firewall
2 38 (6.74%) WAN
3 24 (4.26%) LAN
4 14 (2.48%) SAN
5 12 (2.13%) DNS
6 11 (1.95%) VoIP
7 10 (1.77%) Intranet
7 10 (1.77%) Wireless
8 9 (1.60%) Internet
8 9 (1.60%) DHCP
9 6 (1.06%) Network Security
10 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.53%) VPN
12 3 (0.53%) NAS
13 2 (0.35%) FWSM
13 2 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.35%) HTTP
13 2 (0.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.24%) MySQL
3 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.53%) Big Data
6 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.18%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.35%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.18%) NUnit
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 181 (32.09%) Finance
2 69 (12.23%) Retail
3 42 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.50%) Banking
5 26 (4.61%) Legal
6 19 (3.37%) Law
7 13 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.30%) Publishing
8 9 (1.60%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.24%) Back Office
9 7 (1.24%) Marketing
10 6 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.89%) Electronics
12 4 (0.71%) Advertising
13 3 (0.53%) Games
13 3 (0.53%) Front Office
14 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.18%) French Language
15 1 (0.18%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.37%) LAMP
2 13 (2.30%) .NET
3 10 (1.77%) CSS
4 7 (1.24%) XML
4 7 (1.24%) HTML
5 6 (1.06%) Middleware
6 5 (0.89%) Web Services
6 5 (0.89%) EDI
7 4 (0.71%) Yii
7 4 (0.71%) Pandas
8 3 (0.53%) J2EE
9 2 (0.35%) COM
9 2 (0.35%) Django
9 2 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.18%) Itk
10 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.18%) jQuery
10 1 (0.18%) RESTful
10 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.72%) Management Information System
2 37 (6.56%) FMCG
3 25 (4.43%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.42%) EPoS
6 8 (1.42%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.42%) BYOD
7 6 (1.06%) CMDB
8 5 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (0.89%) User Experience
9 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (0.71%) Replication
9 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.71%) PMI
9 4 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.71%) Life Science
10 3 (0.53%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.11%) Windows
2 29 (5.14%) Linux
3 26 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.60%) UNIX
5 9 (1.60%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (32.45%) ITIL
2 160 (28.37%) Project Management
3 118 (20.92%) Service Delivery
4 79 (14.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (12.41%) Line Management
7 60 (10.64%) Information Security
8 54 (9.57%) PRINCE2
9 52 (9.22%) Change Management
10 45 (7.98%) Service Management
11 43 (7.62%) CRM
12 42 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 39 (6.91%) ERP
14 36 (6.38%) Strategic Planning
15 34 (6.03%) Risk Management
15 34 (6.03%) Waterfall
16 31 (5.50%) People Management
17 29 (5.14%) Coaching
18 28 (4.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.80%) SQL
2 19 (3.37%) JavaScript
3 18 (3.19%) PHP
4 9 (1.60%) C
5 6 (1.06%) C#
5 6 (1.06%) Python
6 4 (0.71%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) VBA
7 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 79 (14.01%) Degree
2 20 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
2 20 (3.55%) MCSE
2 20 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (2.48%) CISSP
4 14 (2.48%) CISM
5 10 (1.77%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.24%) CISA
6 7 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.06%) PMP
7 6 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.06%) CCNA
8 5 (0.89%) CRISC
9 4 (0.71%) ISEB
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.79%) COBIT
2 18 (3.19%) SLA
3 15 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (2.48%) QA
5 9 (1.60%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.06%) TickIT
7 6 (1.06%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.18%) BS7799
9 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.24%) vSphere
5 6 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.71%) XenApp
6 4 (0.71%) XenServer
7 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.35%) Varnish
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) UAG
8 1 (0.18%) Samba
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (1.42%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.35%) Salt
3 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.35%) SCCM
3 2 (0.35%) Puppet
3 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.93%) VMware
3 43 (7.62%) Citrix
4 33 (5.85%) Cisco
5 20 (3.55%) Oracle
6 14 (2.48%) SAP
7 10 (1.77%) Avaya
7 10 (1.77%) Sage
8 8 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.42%) Dell
9 6 (1.06%) HP
9 6 (1.06%) IBM
9 6 (1.06%) Google
10 4 (0.71%) Veeam
10 4 (0.71%) SolarWinds
10 4 (0.71%) Trend Micro
11 3 (0.53%) RedPrairie
11 3 (0.53%) TOWER Software
11 3 (0.53%) Epicor
12 2 (0.35%) NetApp
Southampton, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £58000 - £65000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
LA International
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
PS Computer
Salary: £50k - £60k + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £84000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Salary: £150000 - £190000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Robert Walters Technology - Experian
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Robert Walters Technology - Experian
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Robert Walters Technology - Experian
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 60k-70k Depending On Experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Truro
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Network Interlinks
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottingham
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + car
Posted: 15 days ago
Fitzrovia, in the Heart of London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago