The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Head of IT featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Information Technology
Rank 648 714 704
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 272 268 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 243 213 239
Median salary £75,000 £73,770 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.66% +1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,994 £53,000 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median 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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

Head of IT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Head of IT in the job title.

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 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 255 £75,000 +0.33% 19
London +22 119 £85,000 +3.03% 9
South East +52 58 £77,500 +19.23% 5
North West +7 18 £67,500 +8.87% 1
East of England +4 16 £72,500 -12.12%
West Midlands -12 15 £75,000 +13.20% 3
Yorkshire +29 14 £75,000 +36.36% 1
South West -12 11 £57,500 -11.53%
City of London +45 10 £102,500 +41.37% 2
Kent +17 9 £85,000 +21.42% 1
Berkshire +14 9 £75,000 -9.09% 1
East Sussex +11 9 £75,000 -3.22% 1
Hampshire +11 9 £100,000 +53.84% 1
Brighton +5 9 £75,000 -3.22% 1
Surrey +41 8 £77,500 +14.81% 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £80,000 -
Buckinghamshire +24 6 £58,750 -
Wiltshire +14 6 £45,750 -16.81%
South Wales +10 6 £65,000 - 1
Newport +8 6 £65,000 -13.33%
Hertfordshire +5 6 £77,500 -6.06%
Wales 0 6 £65,000 +23.80% 1
Oxfordshire -3 6 £70,000 +12.00%
Birmingham -22 6 £65,000 -13.33%
Leeds - 6 £80,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £73,750 -
Scotland +15 5 - - 3
Glasgow - 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £57,500 -
Cumbria +11 4 £67,500 +107.69%

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Head of IT job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 172 (35.03%) Finance
2 93 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (17.52%) Project Management
4 78 (15.89%) ITIL
5 74 (15.07%) Service Delivery
6 69 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (13.85%) Information Security
8 60 (12.22%) CRM
9 57 (11.61%) Microsoft
10 52 (10.59%) Retail
11 48 (9.78%) Degree
12 47 (9.57%) Management Information System
13 46 (9.37%) ERP
14 41 (8.35%) Mentoring
14 41 (8.35%) PRINCE2
14 41 (8.35%) Change Management
15 38 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
16 35 (7.13%) Programme Management
16 35 (7.13%) Risk Management
17 33 (6.72%) Supplier Management
17 33 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 33 (6.72%) MS Excel
17 33 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
18 32 (6.52%) People Management
19 31 (6.31%) Windows
20 30 (6.11%) Service Management
20 30 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
21 29 (5.91%) PCI DSS
22 28 (5.70%) Business Development
23 27 (5.50%) Manufacturing

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.44%) Apache Pig
2 6 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.02%) Apache
4 4 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.61%) IIS
5 3 (0.61%) nginx
6 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.41%) Drupal
6 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.20%) Documentum
7 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.68%) SaaS
4 21 (4.28%) Office 365
5 10 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (2.04%) Amazon EMR
5 10 (2.04%) Amazon S3
5 10 (2.04%) IaaS
6 9 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.81%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.61%) PaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.44%) Firewall
1 12 (2.44%) WAN
2 11 (2.24%) Network Security
3 10 (2.04%) LAN
4 9 (1.83%) SAN
5 8 (1.63%) Internet
6 7 (1.43%) VoIP
7 4 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.81%) MPLS
7 4 (0.81%) SSL
7 4 (0.81%) VPN
8 2 (0.41%) DHCP
9 1 (0.20%) DNS
9 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.20%) Skype
9 1 (0.20%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.48%) Hadoop
2 21 (4.28%) Big Data
3 14 (2.85%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.44%) Apache Hive
4 12 (2.44%) Impala
5 10 (2.04%) Mahout
5 10 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.04%) MySQL
5 10 (2.04%) Neo4j
5 10 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.61%) GIS
7 3 (0.61%) Redis
7 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.20%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.04%) Vagrant
2 10 (2.04%) Yeoman
General
1 172 (35.03%) Finance
2 52 (10.59%) Retail
3 27 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 19 (3.87%) Banking
4 19 (3.87%) Marketing
4 19 (3.87%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.65%) Law
6 10 (2.04%) Billing
6 10 (2.04%) Legal
7 9 (1.83%) Back Office
8 4 (0.81%) Electronics
8 4 (0.81%) Front Office
8 4 (0.81%) Games
9 3 (0.61%) Publishing
9 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.85%) .NET
2 10 (2.04%) Cascalog
2 10 (2.04%) D3.js
2 10 (2.04%) Natural Language Processing
2 10 (2.04%) Pandas
2 10 (2.04%) scikit-learn
2 10 (2.04%) SciPy
3 8 (1.63%) COM
4 5 (1.02%) LAMP
5 3 (0.61%) beanstalkd
5 3 (0.61%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.61%) Middleware
5 3 (0.61%) Web Services
6 2 (0.41%) CSS
6 2 (0.41%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.20%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.57%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.50%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.04%) Life Science
4 10 (2.04%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.43%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.22%) CESG
6 6 (1.22%) EPoS
6 6 (1.22%) PMI
7 5 (1.02%) FMCG
7 5 (1.02%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.02%) Statistics
8 4 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.81%) Replication
9 3 (0.61%) SCADA
9 3 (0.61%) User Experience
10 2 (0.41%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.41%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.31%) Windows
2 19 (3.87%) Linux
3 12 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.63%) Unix
5 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.61%) CentOS
7 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 86 (17.52%) Project Management
3 78 (15.89%) ITIL
4 74 (15.07%) Service Delivery
5 69 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (13.85%) Information Security
7 60 (12.22%) CRM
8 46 (9.37%) ERP
9 41 (8.35%) Change Management
9 41 (8.35%) Mentoring
9 41 (8.35%) PRINCE2
10 38 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (7.13%) Programme Management
11 35 (7.13%) Risk Management
12 33 (6.72%) Supplier Management
13 32 (6.52%) People Management
14 30 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (6.11%) Service Management
15 28 (5.70%) Business Development
16 26 (5.30%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.09%) SQL
2 12 (2.44%) C
2 12 (2.44%) Python
2 12 (2.44%) R
3 11 (2.24%) PHP
4 10 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.04%) Clojure
4 10 (2.04%) Cypher
4 10 (2.04%) VBA
5 6 (1.22%) Java
6 3 (0.61%) C#
6 3 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.41%) C++
7 2 (0.41%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.41%) Scala
8 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 48 (9.78%) Degree
2 21 (4.28%) CISSP
3 17 (3.46%) CISM
4 12 (2.44%) CISA
5 10 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.83%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.43%) CRISC
8 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.81%) MCSE
9 4 (0.81%) PMP
10 2 (0.41%) APMP
10 2 (0.41%) CEH
10 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.41%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.41%) HND
10 2 (0.41%) ISEB
10 2 (0.41%) PhD
10 2 (0.41%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (5.91%) PCI DSS
3 24 (4.89%) SLA
4 23 (4.68%) QA
5 12 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.43%) COBIT
7 4 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.61%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.41%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.20%) BS7799
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 10 (2.04%) HDFS
1 10 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
1 10 (2.04%) VirtualBox
2 9 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.02%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.41%) Docker
6 1 (0.20%) KVM
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.63%) Puppet
2 6 (1.22%) SCCM
3 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 57 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.67%) Cisco
2 18 (3.67%) SAP
3 17 (3.46%) Oracle
4 12 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (2.44%) VMware
5 10 (2.04%) Cloudera
6 7 (1.43%) Sun
7 5 (1.02%) Adobe
8 4 (0.81%) Citrix
8 4 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.81%) Sage
9 3 (0.61%) ION Trading
9 3 (0.61%) NetApp
10 2 (0.41%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.41%) Apple
10 2 (0.41%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.41%) Dell
10 2 (0.41%) EMC
10 2 (0.41%) Teradata
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