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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 643 664 731
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 268 207 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 240 171 151
Average salary £72,500 £71,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.39% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,750
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £69,000 £67,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.84%

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +33 257 £72,500 +1.39% 31
London -17 68 £77,500 -7.46% 5
South East -10 49 £80,000 +14.28% 8
East of England +10 29 £70,000 -3.44% 1
North West -5 28 £65,000 +23.80% 4
Yorkshire -17 28 £80,000 +33.33% 3
West Midlands +4 26 £65,000 -3.70% 5
West Yorkshire -18 22 £80,000 +33.33% 3
Leeds -14 16 £80,000 +33.33% 1
Birmingham +11 15 £65,000 -3.70% 4
City of London -14 14 £82,500 -14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 13 £72,500 +16.00%
North East +8 12 £65,000 -1.14%
Oxfordshire +20 11 £47,000 -20.00% 3
Hampshire -4 11 £85,000 +25.92% 2
Berkshire -6 10 £82,500 +26.92% 2
South West -21 9 £65,000 -9.09% 5
Durham - 9 £65,000 -
Cheshire - 9 £65,000 - 2
Darlington - 9 £65,000 -
Southampton - 8 £85,000 -
East Midlands -10 7 £52,500 -4.54%
Bristol +2 6 £63,750 -10.83% 2
Manchester -1 6 £72,500 +52.63% 1
Hertfordshire -1 6 £70,000 -13.84%
East Sussex -24 6 £90,000 +44.00% 1
Peterborough - 6 £77,500 -
Essex +7 5 £60,000 -7.69%
Bedfordshire -16 5 £60,000 -20.00% 1
St Albans - 5 £70,000 -

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 187 (33.16%) Finance
2 110 (19.50%) ITIL
3 107 (18.97%) Project Management
4 106 (18.79%) Service Delivery
5 97 (17.20%) Degree
6 84 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 74 (13.12%) ERP
8 68 (12.06%) PRINCE2
9 67 (11.88%) Microsoft
10 66 (11.70%) Retail
11 65 (11.52%) Service Management
12 61 (10.82%) Change Management
13 56 (9.93%) Management Information System
13 56 (9.93%) Windows
14 53 (9.40%) CRM
15 46 (8.16%) SQL Server
16 43 (7.62%) Supplier Management
17 42 (7.45%) VMware
18 40 (7.09%) SQL
18 40 (7.09%) MS Excel
19 39 (6.91%) .NET
19 39 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
20 37 (6.56%) Business Analysis
21 35 (6.21%) Telecoms
22 34 (6.03%) Programme Management
23 32 (5.67%) Information Management
23 32 (5.67%) Performance Management
24 30 (5.32%) Logistics
24 30 (5.32%) Firewall
25 29 (5.14%) Active Directory

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (4.79%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.06%) Apache
3 6 (1.06%) Lync
3 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (0.71%) IIS
5 3 (0.53%) ColdFusion
5 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.35%) Moodle
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.55%) MS Office
3 12 (2.13%) MS Project
4 7 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
6 1 (0.18%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.18%) Lawson
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) MFGPRO
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.42%) SaaS
2 7 (1.24%) PaaS
3 6 (1.06%) IaaS
3 6 (1.06%) Office 365
3 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.32%) Firewall
2 18 (3.19%) SAN
3 15 (2.66%) WAN
4 13 (2.30%) Internet
5 9 (1.60%) LAN
6 6 (1.06%) Network Security
7 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.89%) VPN
7 5 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.71%) Wireless
8 4 (0.71%) MPLS
8 4 (0.71%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.53%) RFID
9 3 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.53%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.35%) DNS
10 2 (0.35%) Intranet
11 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.18%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.95%) Data Mining
3 8 (1.42%) MySQL
4 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.89%) OLAP
4 5 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.53%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.35%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.18%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 187 (33.16%) Finance
2 66 (11.70%) Retail
3 35 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.96%) Banking
5 25 (4.43%) Manufacturing
6 21 (3.72%) Marketing
7 20 (3.55%) Legal
8 15 (2.66%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.77%) Advertising
10 9 (1.60%) Law
10 9 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.24%) French Language
11 7 (1.24%) German Language
11 7 (1.24%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.71%) Billing
12 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.71%) Back Office
12 4 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.53%) Automotive
13 3 (0.53%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.91%) .NET
2 11 (1.95%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.24%) XML
4 6 (1.06%) Web Services
5 5 (0.89%) HTML
6 4 (0.71%) EDI
7 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.53%) CSS
8 2 (0.35%) XHTML
8 2 (0.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.35%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.18%) XSLT
9 1 (0.18%) Flash
9 1 (0.18%) Ajax
9 1 (0.18%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.93%) Management Information System
2 14 (2.48%) Computer Science
3 9 (1.60%) Mobile App
3 9 (1.60%) FMCG
4 5 (0.89%) Life Science
5 4 (0.71%) LIMS
5 4 (0.71%) RMADS
5 4 (0.71%) EqualLogic
5 4 (0.71%) Open Source
5 4 (0.71%) Biotechnology
6 3 (0.53%) Market Risk
6 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.53%) NHS
6 3 (0.53%) PMI
6 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.53%) AS400
6 3 (0.53%) Clustering
7 2 (0.35%) EPoS
7 2 (0.35%) Social Media
7 2 (0.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.93%) Windows
2 12 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.60%) Linux
6 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000
6 5 (0.89%) UNIX
7 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.50%) ITIL
2 107 (18.97%) Project Management
3 106 (18.79%) Service Delivery
4 84 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (13.12%) ERP
6 68 (12.06%) PRINCE2
7 65 (11.52%) Service Management
8 61 (10.82%) Change Management
9 53 (9.40%) CRM
10 43 (7.62%) Supplier Management
11 39 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (6.56%) Business Analysis
13 34 (6.03%) Programme Management
14 32 (5.67%) Information Management
14 32 (5.67%) Performance Management
15 30 (5.32%) Logistics
16 28 (4.96%) PRINCE
16 28 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
17 27 (4.79%) Information Security
17 27 (4.79%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.09%) SQL
2 18 (3.19%) C
3 14 (2.48%) C#
4 11 (1.95%) T-SQL
4 11 (1.95%) Java
5 5 (0.89%) C++
6 3 (0.53%) PHP
6 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.35%) VB
8 1 (0.18%) R
8 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.18%) Perl
8 1 (0.18%) Python
8 1 (0.18%) Fortran
8 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 97 (17.20%) Degree
2 18 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (1.77%) ISEB
5 9 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.24%) CISSP
8 6 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.89%) CCNA
10 4 (0.71%) CISA
10 4 (0.71%) CISM
10 4 (0.71%) MCSE
10 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.53%) ACCA
11 3 (0.53%) CIMA
12 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.35%) MCITP
12 2 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.79%) SLA
2 23 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.89%) COBIT
6 4 (0.71%) GCP
6 4 (0.71%) GMP
6 4 (0.71%) GLP
6 4 (0.71%) QA
7 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.18%) WAI
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) DICOM
8 1 (0.18%) COSO
8 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 29 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.42%) vSphere
3 8 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.71%) ISA Server
4 4 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.18%) Docker
5 1 (0.18%) vCloud
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (0.71%) WSUS
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.18%) MOM
2 1 (0.18%) Nagios
2 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 67 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.45%) VMware
3 22 (3.90%) SAP
4 21 (3.72%) Cisco
5 20 (3.55%) Oracle
6 17 (3.01%) Citrix
7 9 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.42%) Sage
9 7 (1.24%) RedPrairie
9 7 (1.24%) Dell
9 7 (1.24%) Cognos
10 6 (1.06%) HP
11 5 (0.89%) ProCurve
11 5 (0.89%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.89%) BMC
11 5 (0.89%) Avaya
12 4 (0.71%) Rackspace
13 3 (0.53%) Google
13 3 (0.53%) Infor
13 3 (0.53%) Business Objects
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 5 weeks holiday & benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Westek Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum £55,000 - £85,000
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + 24% Bonus + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £55,000 per annum Salary £55,000 plus pension plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum - Car Allowance, Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + VERY competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Remit Resources
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Ripe4
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago