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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 636 657 685
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 274 291 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 211 238 173
Average salary £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £53,200
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
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 £38,500
% 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 3 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 3 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 262 £75,000 +7.14% 26
London +52 109 £75,000 -9.09% 13
East of England +3 44 £82,500 +17.85% 3
City of London +47 31 £72,500 -3.33% 4
South East -14 31 £82,500 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -1 29 £72,500 +11.53% 3
North West -13 18 £65,000 +20.93% 2
Hertfordshire 0 14 £82,500 +17.85%
Berkshire -2 14 £160,000 +109.83% 1
Yorkshire -5 13 £63,750 -17.74%
Cambridgeshire -7 12 £82,500 +17.85% 2
Birmingham -5 11 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Coventry -2 10 £75,000 -
Manchester -2 10 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Essex - 10 £60,000 - 1
East Midlands +7 9 £75,000 +46.34% 1
Bedfordshire +15 8 £77,500 +29.16%
South West -3 8 £75,000 +30.43% 2
Cambridge +22 7 £82,500 +13.79%
Leeds +3 7 £65,000 -18.75%
West Yorkshire 0 7 £65,000 -18.75%
Edinburgh +12 6 £77,500 - 1
Scotland +2 6 £77,500 +34.78% 1
Hampshire -9 5 £77,500 -20.51%
Wiltshire - 5 £67,500 - 1
Surrey +11 4 £111,250 +56.14% 1
North Yorkshire +4 4 £85,000 +13.33%
Oxfordshire +3 4 £82,500 +75.53%
Staffordshire - 4 £72,500 -
Swindon - 4 £67,500 - 1

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 192 (32.43%) Finance
2 188 (31.76%) ITIL
3 171 (28.89%) Project Management
4 130 (21.96%) Service Delivery
5 87 (14.70%) Degree
6 86 (14.53%) Management Information System
6 86 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 79 (13.34%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (13.01%) Microsoft
9 70 (11.82%) Line Management
10 66 (11.15%) Retail
11 62 (10.47%) PRINCE2
12 58 (9.80%) VMware
12 58 (9.80%) Information Security
13 56 (9.46%) Firewall
14 52 (8.78%) Windows
15 51 (8.61%) Change Management
16 48 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
17 47 (7.94%) SQL
17 47 (7.94%) Citrix
18 46 (7.77%) CRM
19 43 (7.26%) Telecoms
20 40 (6.76%) Service Management
20 40 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
21 39 (6.59%) FMCG
21 39 (6.59%) ERP
21 39 (6.59%) Risk Management
22 38 (6.42%) Strategic Planning
23 37 (6.25%) MS Exchange
23 37 (6.25%) Waterfall

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 37 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 27 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.03%) Apache
6 10 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.35%) SugarCRM
7 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
8 7 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.84%) Lync
9 5 (0.84%) IIS
10 4 (0.68%) JBoss
10 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.68%) CMS
10 4 (0.68%) Drupal
11 2 (0.34%) nginx
11 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.36%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) MS Project
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.84%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.68%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.34%) MIS ActiveH
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
4 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.17%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.41%) Office 365
2 11 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.86%) SaaS
3 6 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.84%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.46%) Firewall
2 34 (5.74%) WAN
3 23 (3.89%) LAN
4 14 (2.36%) SAN
5 11 (1.86%) Intranet
5 11 (1.86%) DNS
5 11 (1.86%) VoIP
6 9 (1.52%) Internet
7 8 (1.35%) DHCP
7 8 (1.35%) Wireless
8 5 (0.84%) Network Security
8 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.51%) BGP
10 3 (0.51%) MPLS
11 2 (0.34%) HTTP
11 2 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.34%) NAS
11 2 (0.34%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.69%) MySQL
4 10 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.84%) Big Data
7 3 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.17%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 192 (32.43%) Finance
2 66 (11.15%) Retail
3 43 (7.26%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.41%) Banking
5 30 (5.07%) Legal
6 21 (3.55%) Law
7 14 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.20%) Publishing
9 8 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.18%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.01%) Marketing
11 6 (1.01%) Back Office
12 5 (0.84%) Electronics
13 4 (0.68%) Advertising
14 3 (0.51%) Games
14 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.34%) Front Office
15 2 (0.34%) German Language
16 1 (0.17%) Japanese Language
16 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.21%) LAMP
2 14 (2.36%) .NET
3 10 (1.69%) CSS
4 9 (1.52%) XML
5 8 (1.35%) Middleware
5 8 (1.35%) Web Services
6 7 (1.18%) HTML
7 5 (0.84%) EDI
8 4 (0.68%) Django
8 4 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.68%) Yii
8 4 (0.68%) Pandas
9 3 (0.51%) J2EE
10 2 (0.34%) COM
11 1 (0.17%) Itk
11 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.17%) jQuery
11 1 (0.17%) RESTful
11 1 (0.17%) WebCenter
11 1 (0.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.53%) Management Information System
2 39 (6.59%) FMCG
3 33 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.73%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.05%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.69%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.35%) BYOD
8 6 (1.01%) EPoS
8 6 (1.01%) PMI
9 5 (0.84%) User Experience
10 4 (0.68%) Life Science
10 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.68%) Replication
10 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
11 3 (0.51%) Photography
11 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.51%) Statistics
11 3 (0.51%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.78%) Windows
2 28 (4.73%) Linux
3 26 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.01%) UNIX
8 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (31.76%) ITIL
2 171 (28.89%) Project Management
3 130 (21.96%) Service Delivery
4 86 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 79 (13.34%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (11.82%) Line Management
7 62 (10.47%) PRINCE2
8 58 (9.80%) Information Security
9 51 (8.61%) Change Management
10 48 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 46 (7.77%) CRM
12 40 (6.76%) Service Management
12 40 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 39 (6.59%) ERP
13 39 (6.59%) Risk Management
14 38 (6.42%) Strategic Planning
15 37 (6.25%) Waterfall
16 33 (5.57%) SDLC
17 32 (5.41%) People Management
18 31 (5.24%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 47 (7.94%) SQL
2 23 (3.89%) PHP
3 21 (3.55%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.20%) C
5 8 (1.35%) Python
6 6 (1.01%) C#
6 6 (1.01%) Java
7 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 87 (14.70%) Degree
2 22 (3.72%) MCSE
2 22 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
4 16 (2.70%) CISM
5 15 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (2.36%) CISSP
7 12 (2.03%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.18%) CISA
10 6 (1.01%) PMP
10 6 (1.01%) CCNA
10 6 (1.01%) CRISC
11 4 (0.68%) ISEB
12 2 (0.34%) CCNP
12 2 (0.34%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.17%) HND
13 1 (0.17%) MBA
13 1 (0.17%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.24%) COBIT
2 21 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.53%) QA
3 15 (2.53%) SLA
4 8 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.34%) TickIT
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) BS7799
7 1 (0.17%) Val IT
System Software
1 32 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.18%) vSphere
5 6 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.84%) XenApp
7 4 (0.68%) XenServer
7 4 (0.68%) Varnish
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) UAG
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (1.35%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.68%) Puppet
3 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.68%) Salt
4 2 (0.34%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 77 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.80%) VMware
3 47 (7.94%) Citrix
4 32 (5.41%) Cisco
5 26 (4.39%) Oracle
6 20 (3.38%) SAP
7 13 (2.20%) Sage
8 8 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.35%) Dell
8 8 (1.35%) Avaya
9 7 (1.18%) HP
10 6 (1.01%) IBM
11 5 (0.84%) Google
12 4 (0.68%) Veeam
12 4 (0.68%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.68%) Trend Micro
13 3 (0.51%) RedPrairie
13 3 (0.51%) TOWER Software
13 3 (0.51%) Epicor
14 2 (0.34%) NetApp
London
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £60,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bedworth, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fitzrovia, in the Heart of London
University of Westminster
Salary: £57,700 p.a plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + car + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Company Bonus Scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £63 - £75k
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ninesharp
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + 30% Bonus Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Essex
The People Network
Salary: £120000 - £150000 per annum + 30% Bonus, 15% Pension, Medical..
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
The People Network
Salary: £140000 - £170000 per annum + 40% Bonus, 15% Pension, Medical..
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
The People Network
Salary: £140000 - £170000 per annum + 40% Bonus, 15% Pension, Medical..
Posted: 8 days ago
Swansea
CPS Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laudale
Salary: £0.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + 30% Bonus Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago