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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 642 676 731
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 265 206 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 238 177 129
Average salary £75,000 £66,500 £66,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.78% +0.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,546 £50,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £100,000 £98,750
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £59,000 £63,500
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.08%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 24 October 2014 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 24 October 2014. 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 +45 260 £75,000 +11.11% 20
London +34 100 £75,000 -14.28% 5
South East +17 54 £68,750 +18.53% 5
North West 0 33 £70,000 +33.33% 4
Berkshire +11 23 £80,000 +1042.85% 2
West Midlands -4 21 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Yorkshire -51 17 £80,000 +33.33% 1
City of London +11 16 £77,500 -22.50% 3
Birmingham -1 15 £65,000 +36.84% 1
South West -20 15 £67,500 +22.72% 2
Manchester +5 13 £70,000 +35.92% 1
Cheshire -5 13 £77,500 -4.02% 1
West Yorkshire -34 12 £80,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +2 10 £51,657 -6.07%
East of England -21 9 £67,500 -18.18% 2
Bristol +7 7 £63,750 +2.00%
Maidenhead -9 7 £80,000 +1042.85%
Leeds -23 7 £80,000 +33.33%
West Sussex - 7 £60,000 -
Canary Wharf - 7 £72,500 -
Merseyside +18 6 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire -6 6 £67,500 -
Kent - 6 £60,000 - 1
Scotland -4 4 £62,000 -
East Sussex -6 4 £47,500 -26.92% 1
South Yorkshire -24 4 £77,500 +58.16%
Oxfordshire - 4 £90,000 - 1
Leicestershire - 4 £51,657 -
Leicester - 4 £51,657 -
Dover - 4 £60,000 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 179 (33.03%) Finance
2 133 (24.54%) ITIL
3 111 (20.48%) Project Management
4 99 (18.27%) Degree
5 89 (16.42%) Service Delivery
6 81 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 77 (14.21%) PRINCE2
8 74 (13.65%) Microsoft
9 67 (12.36%) Change Management
10 63 (11.62%) ERP
11 62 (11.44%) People Management
12 61 (11.25%) Windows
13 53 (9.78%) Service Management
14 48 (8.86%) Retail
14 48 (8.86%) Business Analysis
15 46 (8.49%) Management Information System
16 44 (8.12%) VMware
16 44 (8.12%) Supplier Management
17 43 (7.93%) Programme Management
18 42 (7.75%) Line Management
19 41 (7.56%) MS Excel
20 39 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
20 39 (7.20%) Information Security
21 38 (7.01%) CRM
22 34 (6.27%) SQL Server
23 33 (6.09%) Logistics
24 31 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
24 31 (5.72%) Business Continuity
24 31 (5.72%) .NET
24 31 (5.72%) Performance Management

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 24 (4.43%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.11%) Lync
3 6 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.55%) Apache
5 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.37%) IIS
6 2 (0.37%) Moodle
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
7 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
Applications
1 41 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.54%) MS Office
3 15 (2.77%) MS Project
4 8 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
5 1 (0.18%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) Lawson
4 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.11%) Office 365
3 3 (0.55%) SaaS
4 2 (0.37%) PaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.54%) Firewall
2 27 (4.98%) SAN
3 18 (3.32%) WAN
4 11 (2.03%) LAN
5 10 (1.85%) Internet
6 7 (1.29%) MPLS
6 7 (1.29%) Network Security
7 5 (0.92%) Wireless
7 5 (0.92%) VoIP
7 5 (0.92%) VPN
8 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.74%) Intranet
8 4 (0.74%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.55%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.55%) RFID
9 3 (0.55%) HTTP
10 2 (0.37%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.18%) IPsec
11 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.11%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.55%) MySQL
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.37%) QlikView
8 1 (0.18%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.18%) MS Access
8 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.37%) JIRA
1 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 179 (33.03%) Finance
2 48 (8.86%) Retail
3 24 (4.43%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.06%) Law
5 21 (3.87%) Banking
6 20 (3.69%) Legal
7 19 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.95%) Marketing
9 12 (2.21%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.48%) Advertising
11 7 (1.29%) French Language
11 7 (1.29%) German Language
11 7 (1.29%) Spanish Language
11 7 (1.29%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.74%) Back Office
13 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.72%) .NET
2 12 (2.21%) .NET Framework
3 11 (2.03%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (1.11%) Web Services
6 5 (0.92%) HTML
7 4 (0.74%) EDI
8 3 (0.55%) XML
8 3 (0.55%) CSS
9 2 (0.37%) XHTML
9 2 (0.37%) MDX
9 2 (0.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.18%) Dapper ORM
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.18%) LINQ
10 1 (0.18%) jQuery
10 1 (0.18%) SAP PI
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.49%) Management Information System
2 19 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 15 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.48%) FMCG
4 8 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.11%) AS400
5 6 (1.11%) PMI
6 5 (0.92%) Life Science
6 5 (0.92%) User Experience
7 4 (0.74%) Biotechnology
7 4 (0.74%) RMADS
7 4 (0.74%) Open Source
7 4 (0.74%) EqualLogic
7 4 (0.74%) LIMS
8 3 (0.55%) NHS
8 3 (0.55%) Social Media
8 3 (0.55%) Social Network
8 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.37%) CMDB
9 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.25%) Windows
2 11 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.29%) Linux
6 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.55%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.55%) UNIX
8 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.18%) Android
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (24.54%) ITIL
2 111 (20.48%) Project Management
3 89 (16.42%) Service Delivery
4 81 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 77 (14.21%) PRINCE2
6 67 (12.36%) Change Management
7 63 (11.62%) ERP
8 62 (11.44%) People Management
9 53 (9.78%) Service Management
10 48 (8.86%) Business Analysis
11 44 (8.12%) Supplier Management
12 43 (7.93%) Programme Management
13 42 (7.75%) Line Management
14 39 (7.20%) Information Security
14 39 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (7.01%) CRM
16 33 (6.09%) Logistics
17 31 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (5.72%) Business Continuity
17 31 (5.72%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.80%) SQL
2 16 (2.95%) C#
3 11 (2.03%) T-SQL
4 9 (1.66%) C
5 5 (0.92%) Java
6 4 (0.74%) VB
7 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.18%) R
8 1 (0.18%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) C++
8 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.18%) ABAP
8 1 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 99 (18.27%) Degree
2 16 (2.95%) CISSP
3 15 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (2.58%) CISA
5 13 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.03%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.85%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.48%) MCSE
8 8 (1.48%) CCNA
8 8 (1.48%) CISM
9 7 (1.29%) ISEB
10 5 (0.92%) MCSA
10 5 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.92%) MCITP
11 4 (0.74%) CCIE
11 4 (0.74%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.43%) SLA
1 24 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.66%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.48%) COBIT
4 7 (1.29%) QA
5 6 (1.11%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.74%) GCP
6 4 (0.74%) GMP
6 4 (0.74%) GLP
7 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.18%) TickIT
8 1 (0.18%) WAI
8 1 (0.18%) COSO
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) DICOM
System Software
1 30 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.11%) vSphere
5 4 (0.74%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.18%) vCloud
6 1 (0.18%) Docker
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.74%) Backup Exec
1 4 (0.74%) WSUS
2 1 (0.18%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) Nessus
2 1 (0.18%) MOM
2 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 74 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.12%) VMware
3 27 (4.98%) SAP
4 22 (4.06%) Oracle
4 22 (4.06%) Citrix
5 21 (3.87%) Cisco
6 8 (1.48%) Cognos
6 8 (1.48%) CheckPoint
6 8 (1.48%) RedPrairie
7 7 (1.29%) HP
8 6 (1.11%) ProCurve
9 5 (0.92%) Infor
9 5 (0.92%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.92%) Avaya
9 5 (0.92%) BMC
10 4 (0.74%) Dell
10 4 (0.74%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.55%) Google
11 3 (0.55%) NetApp
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Accudo Contract Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Zetman
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
BFP Wholesale Limited
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
QVC
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridgeshire
DP Connect
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Sambro
Salary: From £38,000 to £44,000 per annum Free Car Park, Pension, Staff Discou
Posted: 14 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £85000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Hailsham, East Sussex
Bede's
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
North West
DWF
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus bonus and pension
Posted: 22 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 23 days ago
Merseyside
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent package inc Bonus and car
Posted: 25 days ago