The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Technology
Rank 837 819 846
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Technology 65 57 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.053% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.057% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 52 46 46
Average salary £68,500 £75,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £63,354 £57,500 £57,000
10% offered a salary of more than £124,000 £108,750 £121,500
UK excluding London average salary £68,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.34%

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Head of Technology
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Head of Technology in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Technology Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Technology
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of Technology within the UK.

Head of Technology Salary Trend in the UK

Head of Technology
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of Technology over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Head of Technology Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 23 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Technology within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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 -10 65 £68,500 -8.66% 7
London -28 41 £70,000 -17.64% 1
City of London +8 12 £65,000 -38.09% 1
North West -8 10 £70,000 -6.66%
Manchester - 9 £70,000 -
South West - 4 £67,000 -
South East -13 3 £62,942 -34.60% 3
East of England -25 3 £50,000 -29.82% 2
North East - 3 - - 1
Durham - 3 - -
Somerset - 2 £67,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £50,000 - 2
Swindon - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £50,000 - 2
Berkshire +3 1 £60,000 -57.14%
Birmingham -11 1 £65,000 +8.33%
West Midlands -16 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Slough - 1 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £68,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £62,942 -
Kent - 1 £62,942 - 1

Head of Technology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title.

1 32 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.30%) Degree
3 29 (27.36%) Project Management
4 27 (25.47%) ITIL
5 26 (24.53%) Java
6 23 (21.70%) PHP
7 20 (18.87%) E-Commerce
8 18 (16.98%) Finance
9 16 (15.09%) HTML
10 15 (14.15%) CSS
10 15 (14.15%) Windows
10 15 (14.15%) jQuery
11 14 (13.21%) J2EE
12 13 (12.26%) MySQL
12 13 (12.26%) Service Management
12 13 (12.26%) Scrum
12 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (11.32%) Ajax
13 12 (11.32%) WordPress
13 12 (11.32%) Android
13 12 (11.32%) iPhone
13 12 (11.32%) JSTL
13 12 (11.32%) Joomla!
13 12 (11.32%) ISO 9001
13 12 (11.32%) PMI
13 12 (11.32%) PMI Certification
13 12 (11.32%) JSP
13 12 (11.32%) Struts
13 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
13 12 (11.32%) XML

Head of Technology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Head of Technology 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 Technology in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (11.32%) Joomla!
1 12 (11.32%) WordPress
2 2 (1.89%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) SaaS
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) LAN
2 4 (3.77%) WAN
3 3 (2.83%) Internet
4 2 (1.89%) Wireless
5 1 (0.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) MySQL
2 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.94%) Big Data
4 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.94%) Bitbucket
General
1 18 (16.98%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 7 (6.60%) Publishing
4 6 (5.66%) Multimedia
5 5 (4.72%) Marketing
6 2 (1.89%) Front Office
6 2 (1.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) HTML
2 15 (14.15%) CSS
2 15 (14.15%) jQuery
3 14 (13.21%) J2EE
4 12 (11.32%) JSP
4 12 (11.32%) Struts
4 12 (11.32%) XML
4 12 (11.32%) DOM
4 12 (11.32%) Ajax
4 12 (11.32%) JSTL
5 9 (8.49%) .NET
6 4 (3.77%) WCF
6 4 (3.77%) Middleware
7 3 (2.83%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.83%) Web Services
7 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.83%) HTML5
7 3 (2.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.83%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.32%) iPhone
2 12 (11.32%) PMI
3 8 (7.55%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.72%) User Experience
4 5 (4.72%) Open Source
4 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.83%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.83%) Equities
5 3 (2.83%) EPoS
5 3 (2.83%) Blog
6 2 (1.89%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.94%) Wiki
7 1 (0.94%) RIA
7 1 (0.94%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.15%) Windows
2 12 (11.32%) Android
3 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.36%) Project Management
3 27 (25.47%) ITIL
4 20 (18.87%) E-Commerce
5 13 (12.26%) Service Management
5 13 (12.26%) Scrum
6 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (10.38%) Mentoring
7 10 (9.43%) Business Analysis
7 10 (9.43%) Six Sigma
8 9 (8.49%) Service Delivery
8 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
8 9 (8.49%) Operations Management
8 9 (8.49%) Demand Management
9 8 (7.55%) Line Management
10 7 (6.60%) Lean Six Sigma
11 6 (5.66%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.66%) Coaching
11 6 (5.66%) CRM
11 6 (5.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.53%) Java
2 23 (21.70%) PHP
3 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.77%) C#
5 3 (2.83%) C
6 1 (0.94%) SQL
6 1 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (28.30%) Degree
2 12 (11.32%) PMI Certification
3 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (6.60%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.83%) MCTS
5 3 (2.83%) MCITP
5 3 (2.83%) MCPD
5 3 (2.83%) MCP
5 3 (2.83%) MCSD
5 3 (2.83%) MCSE
5 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.94%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) ISO 9001
2 6 (5.66%) SLA
3 2 (1.89%) COBIT
3 2 (1.89%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) FATCA
4 1 (0.94%) EMIR
4 1 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.94%) MiFID
Vendors
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
1 8 (7.55%) Zend
2 3 (2.83%) SAP
3 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.94%) Google
Middlesex
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago