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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Technology
Rank 833 810 827
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Technology 66 63 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.059% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.063% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 54 52 52
Average salary £70,000 £75,000 £78,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,942 £55,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £128,000 £109,750 £127,500
UK excluding London average salary £68,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+14.16% +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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Head of Technology Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 24 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 29 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 -31 65 £69,250 -7.66% 6
London -5 39 £76,250 -15.27% 2
City of London -4 12 £65,000 -29.72% 1
North West -6 9 £70,000 -6.66%
Manchester - 8 £70,000 -
South West -16 5 £52,250 -26.92% 1
East of England -14 3 £60,168 -15.55%
South East -19 3 £62,942 -34.60% 2
North East - 3 - - 1
Durham - 3 - - 1
Bedfordshire +1 2 £60,168 -19.77%
Swindon - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £67,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £140,000 -
Birmingham -3 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Berkshire -5 1 £60,000 -57.14%
West Midlands -16 1 £65,000 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £68,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £37,500 -
Slough - 1 £60,000 -
Essex - 1 £62,942 -
Kent - 1 £62,942 - 2

Head of Technology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 30 (30.00%) Degree
2 25 (25.00%) Java
2 25 (25.00%) ITIL
3 24 (24.00%) Project Management
4 21 (21.00%) PHP
5 18 (18.00%) E-Commerce
6 15 (15.00%) HTML
7 14 (14.00%) CSS
7 14 (14.00%) Windows
7 14 (14.00%) jQuery
8 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (12.00%) J2EE
8 12 (12.00%) MySQL
9 11 (11.00%) JSP
9 11 (11.00%) Struts
9 11 (11.00%) JavaScript
9 11 (11.00%) XML
9 11 (11.00%) DOM
9 11 (11.00%) ISO 9001
9 11 (11.00%) Finance
9 11 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (11.00%) Ajax
9 11 (11.00%) WordPress
9 11 (11.00%) Android
9 11 (11.00%) iPhone
9 11 (11.00%) JSTL
9 11 (11.00%) Joomla!
10 10 (10.00%) Scrum
10 10 (10.00%) Service Management
11 9 (9.00%) Service Delivery

Head of Technology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (11.00%) Joomla!
1 11 (11.00%) WordPress
2 1 (1.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) SaaS
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) LAN
1 4 (4.00%) WAN
1 4 (4.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) Wireless
3 1 (1.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) MySQL
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (11.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Publishing
3 7 (7.00%) Multimedia
4 6 (6.00%) Banking
5 5 (5.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.00%) Games
6 2 (2.00%) Front Office
6 2 (2.00%) Back Office
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) HTML
2 14 (14.00%) CSS
2 14 (14.00%) jQuery
3 12 (12.00%) J2EE
4 11 (11.00%) JSP
4 11 (11.00%) Struts
4 11 (11.00%) XML
4 11 (11.00%) DOM
4 11 (11.00%) Ajax
4 11 (11.00%) JSTL
5 9 (9.00%) .NET
6 4 (4.00%) WCF
6 4 (4.00%) Middleware
7 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.00%) Web Services
7 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.00%) HTML5
7 3 (3.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (3.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) iPhone
2 9 (9.00%) PMI
3 8 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.00%) Open Source
6 3 (3.00%) Blog
6 3 (3.00%) SWIFT
6 3 (3.00%) EPoS
6 3 (3.00%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.00%) Equities
7 2 (2.00%) NHS
8 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.00%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.00%) RIA
8 1 (1.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.00%) Windows
2 11 (11.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.00%) ITIL
2 24 (24.00%) Project Management
3 18 (18.00%) E-Commerce
4 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.00%) Scrum
6 10 (10.00%) Service Management
7 9 (9.00%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.00%) Six Sigma
8 8 (8.00%) Operations Management
9 7 (7.00%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.00%) CRM
9 7 (7.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.00%) Lean Six Sigma
10 6 (6.00%) Demand Management
10 6 (6.00%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.00%) Risk Management
11 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
11 5 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) Java
2 21 (21.00%) PHP
3 11 (11.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (1.00%) SQL
5 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (30.00%) Degree
2 9 (9.00%) PMI Certification
3 7 (7.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.00%) MCTS
5 3 (3.00%) MCITP
5 3 (3.00%) MCPD
5 3 (3.00%) MCP
5 3 (3.00%) MCSD
5 3 (3.00%) MCSE
5 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.00%) ISO 9001
2 5 (5.00%) SLA
3 3 (3.00%) FATCA
4 2 (2.00%) COBIT
5 1 (1.00%) MiFID
5 1 (1.00%) QA
5 1 (1.00%) EMIR
5 1 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (8.00%) Zend
2 3 (3.00%) SAP
3 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
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