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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 593 664 662
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 314 246 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 246 200 212
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,118 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £71,250 £72,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +11.53%

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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
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 £27,000 £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 31 March 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 March 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 +53 297 £75,000 - 21
London +45 113 £75,000 -11.76% 4
East of England +65 69 £77,000 +28.33% 3
South East -4 45 £82,500 +10.00% 4
City of London +32 43 £77,500 -24.39%
North West +34 30 £55,000 -9.83% 5
Hertfordshire +22 27 £77,000 - 2
Essex +28 23 £60,000 -
Surrey +7 20 £102,500 +57.69% 1
Yorkshire -2 19 £62,500 +28.86% 2
Manchester +7 17 £57,500 -5.73% 5
West Midlands -19 17 £62,250 -11.07%
West Yorkshire +4 15 £62,500 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire +27 14 £102,500 +70.83%
Peterborough +11 11 £102,500 +70.83%
Egham - 11 £102,500 -
South West -16 10 £73,750 -18.05% 2
Leeds -4 9 £62,500 +16.27%
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £67,500 -6.89%
Milton Keynes +2 8 £50,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £58,750 -
Lancashire - 7 £52,559 -
Cheshire +8 6 £56,500 -
Hampshire -2 6 £80,000 -7.24%
Berkshire +5 5 £90,000 -33.33%
Devon +5 4 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Bristol +4 4 £90,000 - 1
East Midlands -4 4 £67,500 -3.57% 1
Wakefield -7 4 - -
Birmingham -11 4 £75,000 -11.76%

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 198 (35.61%) ITIL
2 181 (32.55%) Finance
3 173 (31.12%) Project Management
4 130 (23.38%) Service Delivery
5 95 (17.09%) Degree
6 89 (16.01%) PRINCE2
7 84 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 71 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (12.41%) Management Information System
10 64 (11.51%) Change Management
11 63 (11.33%) Microsoft
12 60 (10.79%) Line Management
13 59 (10.61%) VMware
14 50 (8.99%) Retail
15 46 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
15 46 (8.27%) Windows
16 45 (8.09%) Citrix
17 43 (7.73%) Firewall
17 43 (7.73%) Risk Management
18 42 (7.55%) CRM
19 40 (7.19%) Business Analysis
20 39 (7.01%) Strategic Planning
20 39 (7.01%) SQL
21 38 (6.83%) Programme Management
21 38 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
22 37 (6.65%) People Management
22 37 (6.65%) Service Management
23 35 (6.29%) Information Security
23 35 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
24 34 (6.12%) Telecoms

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 33 (5.94%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.62%) Apache
5 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
6 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.72%) Drupal
7 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.54%) Lync
9 2 (0.36%) IIS
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 23 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.52%) MS Office
3 3 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.54%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.04%) Office 365
2 8 (1.44%) SaaS
3 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.73%) Firewall
2 26 (4.68%) WAN
3 18 (3.24%) SAN
4 14 (2.52%) LAN
5 11 (1.98%) Intranet
5 11 (1.98%) Network Security
6 9 (1.62%) Internet
6 9 (1.62%) VoIP
7 8 (1.44%) DNS
8 7 (1.26%) DHCP
9 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.08%) NAS
10 5 (0.90%) Wireless
11 4 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.72%) VPN
12 3 (0.54%) MPLS
12 3 (0.54%) BGP
12 3 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.18%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.44%) MySQL
7 4 (0.72%) Big Data
8 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.18%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.18%) DB2
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.18%) MS Access
9 1 (0.18%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 181 (32.55%) Finance
2 50 (8.99%) Retail
3 34 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.58%) Legal
5 25 (4.50%) Banking
6 23 (4.14%) Law
7 15 (2.70%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.80%) Marketing
9 7 (1.26%) Publishing
9 7 (1.26%) Back Office
10 5 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.72%) Electronics
11 4 (0.72%) Advertising
12 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Front Office
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.42%) .NET
2 10 (1.80%) Web Services
3 8 (1.44%) XML
3 8 (1.44%) LAMP
4 6 (1.08%) Middleware
5 5 (0.90%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.72%) Django
6 4 (0.72%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.54%) HTML
8 2 (0.36%) COM
8 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.18%) WebCenter
9 1 (0.18%) HTML5
9 1 (0.18%) LINQ
9 1 (0.18%) jQuery
9 1 (0.18%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.18%) RESTful
9 1 (0.18%) CSS
9 1 (0.18%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.41%) Management Information System
2 35 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.04%) FMCG
4 24 (4.32%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.80%) PMI
6 7 (1.26%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.08%) Open Source
8 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.90%) EPoS
8 5 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.72%) Life Science
10 3 (0.54%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.54%) Social Media
10 3 (0.54%) Statistics
10 3 (0.54%) Photography
10 3 (0.54%) Replication
11 2 (0.36%) AS400
12 1 (0.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.18%) NHS
12 1 (0.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.27%) Windows
2 18 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (2.70%) Linux
4 10 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.54%) UNIX
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (35.61%) ITIL
2 173 (31.12%) Project Management
3 130 (23.38%) Service Delivery
4 89 (16.01%) PRINCE2
5 84 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (11.51%) Change Management
8 60 (10.79%) Line Management
9 46 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 43 (7.73%) Risk Management
11 42 (7.55%) CRM
12 40 (7.19%) Business Analysis
13 39 (7.01%) Strategic Planning
14 38 (6.83%) Programme Management
14 38 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
15 37 (6.65%) Service Management
15 37 (6.65%) People Management
16 35 (6.29%) Information Security
17 32 (5.76%) Business Continuity
17 32 (5.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (7.01%) SQL
2 13 (2.34%) PHP
3 12 (2.16%) C#
4 10 (1.80%) C
4 10 (1.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.72%) Java
5 4 (0.72%) Python
6 3 (0.54%) VB
6 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.36%) Korn
7 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (17.09%) Degree
2 28 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
3 21 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (3.78%) MCSE
4 18 (3.24%) CISM
5 15 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 15 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 15 (2.70%) CISA
6 13 (2.34%) CISSP
7 10 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.62%) ISEB
9 8 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.08%) CCNA
11 5 (0.90%) PMP
11 5 (0.90%) CRISC
12 4 (0.72%) CGEIT
12 4 (0.72%) CCNP
13 3 (0.54%) Security Cleared
14 2 (0.36%) MCITP
14 2 (0.36%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.04%) SLA
2 26 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (4.68%) COBIT
3 19 (3.42%) QA
4 11 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) Val IT
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.18%) BS7799
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.62%) XenApp
5 4 (0.72%) XenServer
5 4 (0.72%) vSphere
5 4 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.72%) Varnish
6 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.08%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.90%) SCCM
3 4 (0.72%) Puppet
3 4 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.72%) Salt
4 1 (0.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 63 (11.33%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.61%) VMware
3 45 (8.09%) Citrix
4 32 (5.76%) Cisco
5 19 (3.42%) Oracle
6 17 (3.06%) SAP
7 9 (1.62%) Sage
8 7 (1.26%) HP
9 6 (1.08%) Dell
9 6 (1.08%) Avaya
10 4 (0.72%) IBM
10 4 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.54%) NetApp
11 3 (0.54%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.54%) Google
11 3 (0.54%) Veeam
11 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.54%) Trend Micro
12 2 (0.36%) Infor
12 2 (0.36%) Epicor
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + company car, annual bonuses, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Homes and Communities Agency
Salary: From £62,746 to £83,661 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £77000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £75000.00 - £110000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago
Littlehampton
The Body Shop International
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Doncaster
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £43043.88 - £45467.40 per annum + Fixed-Term Contract, then perm
Posted: 27 days ago