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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 684 682 785
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +103
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 271 264 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 227 217 146
Average salary £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.58% +8.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,375 £56,350 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £80,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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 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 +11 256 £80,000 +3.22% 31
London +14 100 £80,000 +3.22% 10
South East -26 47 £85,000 -17.07% 3
Yorkshire +27 27 £73,750 +18.00% 2
South West +10 27 £80,000 +28.00% 5
West Midlands -12 20 £80,000 +23.07% 3
East of England -47 18 £65,000 -29.72% 2
West Yorkshire +11 17 £77,500 +35.80% 2
Hampshire +21 14 £90,000 +12.50% 2
City of London +47 12 £82,500 -5.71% 1
Berkshire +7 12 £90,000 +12.50%
Gloucestershire +12 11 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Leeds +2 10 £75,000 +25.00% 2
Warwickshire - 10 £85,000 - 1
North West -5 9 £70,000 +25.56% 4
Gloucester - 9 £47,500 - 1
Wiltshire +13 8 £70,000 +27.27% 1
East Midlands +3 7 £60,000 +10.09% 2
West Sussex +1 7 £70,000 +16.66%
Essex +1 7 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -31 6 £72,500 -29.26% 1
Reading +10 5 £90,000 +7.46%
Wales +9 5 £78,000 +45.79% 1
South Wales +6 5 £78,000 +45.79%
Cambridge +3 5 £71,250 +1.78% 1
Havant -1 5 £95,000 -
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £52,000 -43.78%
North Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 -
Middlesbrough - 5 £60,000 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 5 £85,000 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 194 (37.09%) Finance
2 123 (23.52%) ITIL
3 103 (19.69%) Project Management
4 98 (18.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (17.02%) Service Delivery
6 78 (14.91%) Degree
7 73 (13.96%) Microsoft
8 68 (13.00%) Service Management
9 66 (12.62%) Retail
10 60 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (11.09%) PRINCE2
11 58 (11.09%) Windows
12 55 (10.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 49 (9.37%) Windows Server
13 49 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
13 49 (9.37%) Management Information System
14 45 (8.60%) Change Management
15 43 (8.22%) VMware
16 42 (8.03%) Cisco
17 40 (7.65%) SLA
17 40 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
18 39 (7.46%) Marketing
18 39 (7.46%) Line Management
19 36 (6.88%) Telecoms
19 36 (6.88%) ITSM
20 35 (6.69%) Manufacturing
20 35 (6.69%) Information Security
20 35 (6.69%) Banking
21 34 (6.50%) Strategic Planning
21 34 (6.50%) Coaching

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (4.97%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (2.87%) IIS
3 15 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.91%) Apache
5 9 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.53%) Lync
7 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.57%) CICS
8 3 (0.57%) CMS
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.38%) Drupal
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (3.44%) MS Office
2 17 (3.25%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.19%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.49%) Office 365
2 12 (2.29%) SaaS
3 11 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.10%) IaaS
3 11 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.10%) PaaS
4 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.57%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.78%) Firewall
2 22 (4.21%) WAN
3 21 (4.02%) LAN
4 18 (3.44%) Network Security
5 15 (2.87%) VPN
6 14 (2.68%) Unified Communications
7 13 (2.49%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.91%) MPLS
8 10 (1.91%) VoIP
8 10 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (1.91%) Wireless
9 9 (1.72%) Internet
9 9 (1.72%) SAN
10 8 (1.53%) DWDM
10 8 (1.53%) NGN
10 8 (1.53%) Packet Switching
11 5 (0.96%) DNS
11 5 (0.96%) Intranet
12 4 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.35%) Big Data
2 26 (4.97%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.49%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.15%) MySQL
5 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.38%) GIS
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) Impala
9 1 (0.19%) Mahout
9 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.19%) QlikView
9 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.19%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.19%) FitNesse
1 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.19%) NUnit
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.19%) Subversion
1 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.19%) Yeoman
General
1 194 (37.09%) Finance
2 66 (12.62%) Retail
3 39 (7.46%) Marketing
4 36 (6.88%) Telecoms
5 35 (6.69%) Banking
5 35 (6.69%) Manufacturing
6 21 (4.02%) Legal
7 17 (3.25%) Billing
8 15 (2.87%) Back Office
8 15 (2.87%) Law
9 7 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.96%) Electronics
10 5 (0.96%) Local Government
10 5 (0.96%) Publishing
11 4 (0.76%) Advertising
12 3 (0.57%) Games
12 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Front Office
13 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.82%) .NET
2 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.76%) LAMP
4 3 (0.57%) COM
4 3 (0.57%) HTML
5 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.38%) Middleware
6 1 (0.19%) Ajax
6 1 (0.19%) Cascalog
6 1 (0.19%) D3.js
6 1 (0.19%) Dojo
6 1 (0.19%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.19%) Pandas
6 1 (0.19%) scikit-learn
6 1 (0.19%) SciPy
6 1 (0.19%) Velocity
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.19%) XML
6 1 (0.19%) XSD
6 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
1 49 (9.37%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.21%) FMCG
3 21 (4.02%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.68%) Statistics
5 13 (2.49%) PMI
6 11 (2.10%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.72%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.53%) Equities
9 7 (1.34%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.34%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.15%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.76%) EPoS
12 4 (0.76%) Social Media
13 3 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.38%) Fintech
14 2 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.09%) Windows
2 49 (9.37%) Windows Server
3 25 (4.78%) Linux
4 22 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.91%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.91%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.96%) Unix
7 5 (0.96%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.76%) Android
8 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.57%) Debian
9 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.19%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (23.52%) ITIL
2 103 (19.69%) Project Management
3 98 (18.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (17.02%) Service Delivery
5 68 (13.00%) Service Management
6 60 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (11.09%) PRINCE2
8 55 (10.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 45 (8.60%) Change Management
10 40 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (7.46%) Line Management
12 36 (6.88%) ITSM
13 35 (6.69%) Information Security
14 34 (6.50%) Coaching
14 34 (6.50%) Strategic Planning
15 33 (6.31%) Business Analysis
15 33 (6.31%) Business Continuity
15 33 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (6.31%) CRM
16 32 (6.12%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.63%) SQL
2 14 (2.68%) C
3 10 (1.91%) C#
4 9 (1.72%) Java
5 6 (1.15%) PHP
6 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.76%) VBA
7 3 (0.57%) Python
8 2 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.19%) Clojure
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (14.91%) Degree
2 28 (5.35%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (4.21%) PMI Certification
4 17 (3.25%) CISSP
5 13 (2.49%) CISA
6 11 (2.10%) CISM
7 9 (1.72%) PMP
7 9 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.34%) ISEB
10 6 (1.15%) CCIE
11 5 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.57%) CEH
12 3 (0.57%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.38%) CIPD
13 2 (0.38%) CRISC
13 2 (0.38%) MBA
13 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.65%) SLA
2 20 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.34%) QA
5 6 (1.15%) COBIT
6 5 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.38%) COSO
7 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.19%) BS25999
8 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 14000
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.19%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.19%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.19%) P3O
8 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.29%) HDFS
4 10 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.91%) vSphere
5 7 (1.34%) Dovecot
6 3 (0.57%) XenServer
7 2 (0.38%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.96%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (0.57%) SCCM
2 3 (0.57%) SCOM
2 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
2 3 (0.57%) SCSM
3 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.22%) VMware
3 42 (8.03%) Cisco
4 24 (4.59%) Oracle
4 24 (4.59%) SAP
5 14 (2.68%) Citrix
6 12 (2.29%) Cloudera
7 8 (1.53%) HP
8 7 (1.34%) Avaya
9 6 (1.15%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.15%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.15%) Sage
9 6 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.76%) F5
10 4 (0.76%) NICE Systems
10 4 (0.76%) WatchGuard
11 3 (0.57%) Dell
11 3 (0.57%) Google
11 3 (0.57%) iManage
11 3 (0.57%) ProCurve
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recann
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Life In
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £75000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Blue Glue
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits pa
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wavex
Salary: Executive package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bideford, Devon
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £42000 Per Month + pension + holiday allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Full package on offer without Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + plus great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Opal Tree Solutions
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 40% Bonus, Car Allowance + Much more
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
Future Academies
Salary: £50,000 per annum Relocation package is available, excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
South West London
Talent Point
Salary: £130000 - £150000.00 per annum + Corporate Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom
QinetiQ
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Carnival UK
Salary: competitive benefits & pension
Posted: 20 days ago
Essex
greywood
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Bolton
greywood
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 26 days ago
North London
Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago