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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 598 658 702
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 317 285 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 249 232 172
Average salary £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,500 £51,300
10% offered a salary of more than £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
104967 112334 104688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85785 91103 87039
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +74 304 £70,500 -2.75% 35
London +54 115 £75,000 -6.25% 12
East of England +67 63 £77,000 +23.20% 6
City of London +43 45 £75,500 -2.58% 1
South East -2 40 £70,500 -10.47% 4
North West +20 29 £56,500 +13.00%
Hertfordshire +11 25 £77,000 +18.46% 3
Essex - 25 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +20 20 £66,250 +34.51%
West Midlands -25 19 £67,500 -3.57% 4
Manchester +14 18 £55,000 +10.00%
South West -29 13 £75,000 -16.66% 7
West Yorkshire -1 12 £62,500 +25.00%
Surrey +19 9 £70,000 -12.50%
Leeds +9 9 £62,500 +16.27%
Southend-on-Sea - 9 £57,500 -
Hampshire -1 8 £80,000 -17.94%
Milton Keynes -2 8 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £50,000 -31.03%
Cambridgeshire +13 7 £90,000 +50.00% 2
Berkshire -4 7 £85,000 -11.68% 1
Lancashire - 6 £55,000 -
Scotland +12 5 £67,500 -10.00%
East Midlands +6 5 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Bristol +3 5 £90,000 - 1
Southampton -7 5 £80,000 -17.94%
Redditch - 5 £57,500 -
Worcestershire - 5 £57,500 -
Bedfordshire +32 4 £81,250 +47.72%
Cheshire +6 4 £80,000 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 200 (35.65%) ITIL
2 183 (32.62%) Finance
3 172 (30.66%) Project Management
4 135 (24.06%) Service Delivery
5 99 (17.65%) Degree
6 87 (15.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 79 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
8 76 (13.55%) PRINCE2
9 75 (13.37%) Management Information System
10 63 (11.23%) Microsoft
11 59 (10.52%) VMware
12 58 (10.34%) Change Management
13 57 (10.16%) Retail
14 56 (9.98%) Line Management
15 50 (8.91%) Citrix
16 47 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
16 47 (8.38%) Firewall
17 43 (7.66%) Windows
18 42 (7.49%) SQL
19 40 (7.13%) Risk Management
20 39 (6.95%) CRM
21 38 (6.77%) Business Analysis
21 38 (6.77%) Strategic Planning
22 37 (6.60%) MS Exchange
22 37 (6.60%) Service Management
22 37 (6.60%) Waterfall
23 36 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (6.42%) Telecoms
23 36 (6.42%) Information Security
24 34 (6.06%) Programme Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (6.60%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 21 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.78%) Apache
6 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2000
7 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.71%) Lync
8 4 (0.71%) Drupal
8 4 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.53%) JBoss
10 2 (0.36%) nginx
11 1 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.18%) IIS
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.71%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.71%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.53%) MIS ActiveH
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.18%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.88%) Office 365
2 9 (1.60%) SaaS
3 8 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.38%) Firewall
2 32 (5.70%) WAN
3 19 (3.39%) LAN
4 13 (2.32%) SAN
5 12 (2.14%) Internet
6 11 (1.96%) Intranet
7 9 (1.60%) VoIP
7 9 (1.60%) Network Security
8 8 (1.43%) DNS
9 7 (1.25%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.25%) DHCP
10 6 (1.07%) Wireless
10 6 (1.07%) NAS
11 4 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.71%) MPLS
11 4 (0.71%) VPN
12 3 (0.53%) BGP
13 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.36%) HTTP
14 1 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.60%) MySQL
4 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.71%) Big Data
6 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.18%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 183 (32.62%) Finance
2 57 (10.16%) Retail
3 36 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.17%) Legal
5 25 (4.46%) Banking
6 18 (3.21%) Law
7 12 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.96%) Publishing
9 9 (1.60%) Back Office
10 8 (1.43%) Marketing
11 5 (0.89%) Electronics
11 5 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.89%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.71%) Advertising
13 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.36%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.18%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.67%) .NET
2 10 (1.78%) Web Services
3 8 (1.43%) XML
3 8 (1.43%) LAMP
4 5 (0.89%) Middleware
5 4 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.71%) Django
6 3 (0.53%) Pandas
7 2 (0.36%) HTML
7 2 (0.36%) COM
8 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.18%) EDI
8 1 (0.18%) Itk
8 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.18%) RESTful
8 1 (0.18%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.37%) Management Information System
2 36 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.06%) FMCG
4 26 (4.63%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.96%) Hedge funds
6 9 (1.60%) PMI
7 8 (1.43%) BYOD
8 6 (1.07%) Open Source
9 5 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.89%) EPoS
10 4 (0.71%) Replication
10 4 (0.71%) Life Science
10 4 (0.71%) User Experience
11 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.53%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.53%) Social Media
11 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.53%) Statistics
11 3 (0.53%) Photography
12 2 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.66%) Windows
2 21 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (2.50%) Linux
4 12 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.07%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.89%) UNIX
7 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (35.65%) ITIL
2 172 (30.66%) Project Management
3 135 (24.06%) Service Delivery
4 87 (15.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (13.55%) PRINCE2
7 58 (10.34%) Change Management
8 56 (9.98%) Line Management
9 47 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (7.13%) Risk Management
11 39 (6.95%) CRM
12 38 (6.77%) Strategic Planning
12 38 (6.77%) Business Analysis
13 37 (6.60%) Service Management
13 37 (6.60%) Waterfall
14 36 (6.42%) Information Security
15 34 (6.06%) Programme Management
15 34 (6.06%) People Management
15 34 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 42 (7.49%) SQL
2 13 (2.32%) PHP
3 12 (2.14%) C
3 12 (2.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.43%) C#
5 7 (1.25%) Python
6 5 (0.89%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.18%) Korn
7 1 (0.18%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.18%) VB
7 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 99 (17.65%) Degree
2 26 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
3 24 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (4.28%) MCSE
4 18 (3.21%) CISM
5 13 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (2.32%) CISSP
6 11 (1.96%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.96%) CISA
7 9 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.43%) ISEB
9 7 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.07%) CCNA
11 5 (0.89%) CRISC
12 4 (0.71%) CGEIT
13 3 (0.53%) CCNP
14 2 (0.36%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.36%) PMP
14 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
14 2 (0.36%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.17%) COBIT
2 28 (4.99%) SLA
3 25 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (3.21%) QA
5 12 (2.14%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.36%) Val IT
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.18%) BS7799
System Software
1 32 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.60%) XenApp
5 4 (0.71%) XenServer
5 4 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.71%) Varnish
6 3 (0.53%) vSphere
7 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.43%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.89%) SCCM
2 5 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.71%) Salt
3 4 (0.71%) Puppet
3 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.36%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 63 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.52%) VMware
3 50 (8.91%) Citrix
4 32 (5.70%) Cisco
5 26 (4.63%) Oracle
6 16 (2.85%) SAP
7 13 (2.32%) Sage
8 9 (1.60%) Avaya
9 7 (1.25%) HP
9 7 (1.25%) Dell
10 5 (0.89%) IBM
10 5 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.71%) Veeam
11 4 (0.71%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.71%) Trend Micro
12 3 (0.53%) Google
12 3 (0.53%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.53%) NetApp
13 2 (0.36%) Epicor
13 2 (0.36%) Websense
Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
FT Select
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £50,000-£55,000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum Plus bonus and bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £72000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aon
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Exceptional Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Pension + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Car Allowance £9k + 65% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits and progression
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £85k to £100k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £85,000 per annum £64K Basic + £12K Variable + £8400 C
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £85,000 to £85,000 per annum £64K Basic + £12K Variable + £8400 C
Posted: 6 days ago