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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 634 648 672
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 263 264 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 211 237 167
Average salary £73,770 £72,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.75% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,400
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £69,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 0 248 £74,500 +2.75% 23
London +59 113 £82,500 +6.45% 1
South East -7 31 £65,000 -18.75% 7
East of England +2 29 £82,500 +17.85% 3
City of London +33 21 £72,500 -9.37%
North West -4 20 £62,000 -11.42% 4
East Midlands +10 19 £90,000 +71.42% 1
South West -11 19 £65,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +6 18 £82,500 +17.85% 1
West Midlands -15 15 £66,250 +1.92% 1
Nottinghamshire - 14 £90,000 - 1
Nottingham - 14 £90,000 - 1
Manchester +7 12 £62,500 -13.79% 2
Hampshire +5 11 £65,000 -23.52% 6
Southampton +7 8 £65,000 -23.52% 4
Birmingham +2 7 £75,000 +15.38%
Kent +6 6 £70,000 +36.21%
Bedfordshire +12 5 £100,000 +66.43%
Luton +8 5 £100,000 +66.66%
Scotland +3 5 £75,000 +36.36%
Wales -1 5 £52,500 -19.23% 1
Bristol -20 5 £60,000 -5.88% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £54,500 -
Surrey +5 4 £67,500 - 1
Wiltshire +2 4 £55,000 -24.13%
Cheshire -2 4 £57,500 -11.53% 2
West Sussex - 4 £61,500 -
Cornwall - 4 £70,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £67,500 -6.89% 1
Edinburgh -3 3 £75,000 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 182 (32.21%) Finance
2 173 (30.62%) ITIL
3 136 (24.07%) Project Management
4 114 (20.18%) Service Delivery
5 86 (15.22%) Microsoft
6 85 (15.04%) Degree
7 75 (13.27%) Retail
8 73 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 67 (11.86%) Management Information System
9 67 (11.86%) Line Management
10 62 (10.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 62 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (10.62%) Information Security
11 60 (10.62%) Service Management
12 56 (9.91%) Windows
13 49 (8.67%) PRINCE2
13 49 (8.67%) VMware
14 46 (8.14%) Change Management
15 45 (7.96%) ERP
16 42 (7.43%) Firewall
16 42 (7.43%) Telecoms
17 39 (6.90%) MS Excel
18 37 (6.55%) FMCG
18 37 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (6.19%) WAN
19 35 (6.19%) ITSM
20 34 (6.02%) Risk Management
20 34 (6.02%) CRM
21 33 (5.84%) SQL
21 33 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (4.60%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (1.42%) SugarCRM
6 7 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (1.24%) Apache
6 7 (1.24%) IIS
7 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (0.71%) JBoss
8 4 (0.71%) CMS
9 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.35%) Lync
10 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 39 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.54%) MS Office
3 5 (0.88%) MS Project
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.88%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.71%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.35%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.35%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.18%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.65%) Office 365
2 10 (1.77%) SaaS
3 5 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.53%) IaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.43%) Firewall
2 35 (6.19%) WAN
3 23 (4.07%) LAN
4 13 (2.30%) Internet
5 11 (1.95%) SAN
5 11 (1.95%) Wireless
5 11 (1.95%) VoIP
6 10 (1.77%) Intranet
6 10 (1.77%) DNS
7 7 (1.24%) DHCP
8 6 (1.06%) Network Security
9 5 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.53%) VPN
10 3 (0.53%) NAS
11 2 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.35%) FWSM
11 2 (0.35%) MPLS
12 1 (0.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.30%) Big Data
4 8 (1.42%) MySQL
5 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.35%) NUnit
2 2 (0.35%) Subversion
2 2 (0.35%) JIRA
2 2 (0.35%) FitNesse
General
1 182 (32.21%) Finance
2 75 (13.27%) Retail
3 42 (7.43%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.13%) Legal
5 28 (4.96%) Banking
6 24 (4.25%) Marketing
7 23 (4.07%) Law
8 12 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.77%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.77%) Publishing
10 9 (1.59%) Back Office
11 7 (1.24%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.06%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.71%) Games
13 4 (0.71%) Electronics
13 4 (0.71%) Front Office
14 3 (0.53%) Advertising
15 2 (0.35%) Billing
16 1 (0.18%) Military
16 1 (0.18%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.48%) .NET
1 14 (2.48%) LAMP
2 10 (1.77%) CSS
3 8 (1.42%) HTML
4 5 (0.88%) EDI
5 4 (0.71%) Middleware
5 4 (0.71%) Yii
5 4 (0.71%) Pandas
6 3 (0.53%) XML
6 3 (0.53%) J2EE
6 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.35%) XSD
7 2 (0.35%) XSLT
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.18%) HTML5
8 1 (0.18%) Java EE
8 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.18%) Dojo
8 1 (0.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.86%) Management Information System
2 37 (6.55%) FMCG
2 37 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.12%) Credit Risk
6 11 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.77%) EPoS
8 6 (1.06%) CMDB
8 6 (1.06%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.06%) BYOD
9 5 (0.88%) User Experience
9 5 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.71%) Replication
10 4 (0.71%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.53%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.91%) Windows
2 32 (5.66%) Linux
3 22 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (2.30%) UNIX
5 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.35%) Debian
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Android
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (30.62%) ITIL
2 136 (24.07%) Project Management
3 114 (20.18%) Service Delivery
4 73 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 67 (11.86%) Line Management
6 62 (10.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 62 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
7 60 (10.62%) Information Security
7 60 (10.62%) Service Management
8 49 (8.67%) PRINCE2
9 46 (8.14%) Change Management
10 45 (7.96%) ERP
11 35 (6.19%) ITSM
12 34 (6.02%) Risk Management
12 34 (6.02%) CRM
13 33 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 32 (5.66%) Strategic Planning
15 31 (5.49%) Coaching
16 30 (5.31%) People Management
16 30 (5.31%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.84%) SQL
2 15 (2.65%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.48%) PHP
4 7 (1.24%) C
4 7 (1.24%) C#
5 4 (0.71%) Python
6 3 (0.53%) Java
7 2 (0.35%) VBA
8 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 85 (15.04%) Degree
2 17 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (2.48%) MCSE
4 13 (2.30%) CISSP
4 13 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (2.12%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.12%) CISM
6 11 (1.95%) PMP
7 7 (1.24%) CISA
7 7 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.06%) CCNA
9 4 (0.71%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.53%) CRISC
11 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.18%) CEH
12 1 (0.18%) ISSMP
12 1 (0.18%) ISEB
12 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.42%) SLA
2 21 (3.72%) COBIT
3 16 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.30%) QA
5 9 (1.59%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.06%) TickIT
7 6 (1.06%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.18%) BS25999
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) COSO
9 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.06%) vSphere
5 5 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.35%) XenServer
7 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) Samba
7 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.06%) Backup Exec
2 4 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.18%) WSUS
3 1 (0.18%) SCCM
3 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 86 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.67%) VMware
3 30 (5.31%) Cisco
4 28 (4.96%) Citrix
5 21 (3.72%) SAP
6 20 (3.54%) Oracle
7 10 (1.77%) Sage
8 9 (1.59%) Avaya
9 8 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.24%) IBM
10 7 (1.24%) Dell
11 4 (0.71%) HP
11 4 (0.71%) Google
11 4 (0.71%) Veeam
11 4 (0.71%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.71%) Trend Micro
12 3 (0.53%) RedPrairie
12 3 (0.53%) TOWER Software
13 2 (0.35%) WatchGuard
13 2 (0.35%) ProCurve
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threesixty selection
Salary: circa £45k - £50k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Manifestly Important
Salary: £80,000 per annum Bonus to 30% + Car Allowance + Pension + Life
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60k - 70k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus generous benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £48000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Poupart Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Fareham
Specsavers
Posted: 10 days ago
Cornwall
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton
CPS Group
Salary: £60k - 70k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £60,000 to £70,000 + Bonus and bens
Posted: 18 days ago