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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Technology
Rank 902 914 958
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Technology 50 57 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.051% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.053% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 43 42 36
Average salary £80,000 £75,000 £81,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £114,000 £125,000 £117,500
UK excluding London average salary £85,000 £85,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
- +36.00%

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
99560 107062 114531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.23% 96.48% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 83662 87327 92673
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 April 2016 within the UK.

Head of Technology Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 27 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 28 April 2016. 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 +27 49 £80,000 +6.66% 8
London +19 31 £76,250 +7.77% 5
South East +23 6 £105,000 +90.90%
City of London +57 3 £100,000 +42.85% 3
North West +31 3 £51,000 -49.00% 1
West Midlands - 3 £90,000 -
Berkshire +12 2 £92,500 -1.33%
South West -1 2 £65,000 -51.85%
Kent -6 2 £82,500 +83.33%
Birmingham - 2 £77,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 -
Westminster - 2 £68,507 -
Nottingham - 2 £55,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £55,000 -
Cheshire +26 1 - -
Manchester +9 1 - - 1
East of England +7 1 £95,000 -
Wiltshire +3 1 £80,000 -40.74%
Surrey -5 1 £110,000 +114.63%
Somerset - 1 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £120,000 -
Bromley - 1 £90,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £51,000 -
Frome - 1 £50,000 -
Swindon - 1 £80,000 -
Lancaster - 1 £51,000 -
Essex - 1 £95,000 -

Head of Technology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 27 (29.67%) Finance
2 23 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (23.08%) Degree
4 15 (16.48%) PHP
5 13 (14.29%) Marketing
5 13 (14.29%) TDD
6 12 (13.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
8 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.89%) .NET
8 9 (9.89%) Line Management
9 8 (8.79%) BDD
9 8 (8.79%) C#
9 8 (8.79%) LAMP
10 7 (7.69%) Scrum
10 7 (7.69%) Programme Management
10 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.59%) Change Management
11 6 (6.59%) MVC
11 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.59%) Business Development
11 6 (6.59%) People Management
12 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
12 5 (5.49%) SDLC
12 5 (5.49%) Fintech
12 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.49%) Big Data
12 5 (5.49%) SaaS
12 5 (5.49%) Hedge funds

Head of Technology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.10%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.10%) CMS
2 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) SaaS
2 3 (3.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) WAN
2 2 (2.20%) DWDM
2 2 (2.20%) MPLS
2 2 (2.20%) Network Security
2 2 (2.20%) NGN
2 2 (2.20%) Packet Switching
2 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) Big Data
2 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.10%) Selenium
1 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (29.67%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Marketing
3 5 (5.49%) Back Office
4 4 (4.40%) Local Government
5 3 (3.30%) Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Front Office
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.20%) Advertising
6 2 (2.20%) Billing
7 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) .NET
2 8 (8.79%) LAMP
3 5 (5.49%) CSS
3 5 (5.49%) HTML
4 4 (4.40%) jQuery
5 3 (3.30%) CSS3
5 3 (3.30%) HTML5
6 2 (2.20%) J2EE
6 2 (2.20%) Spring
6 2 (2.20%) Zend Framework
7 1 (1.10%) JSON
7 1 (1.10%) Middleware
7 1 (1.10%) REST
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.10%) SOAP
7 1 (1.10%) Symfony
7 1 (1.10%) Web Services
7 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.49%) Fintech
2 5 (5.49%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.40%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (3.30%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.30%) PMI
5 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.20%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) FMCG
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.30%) Linux
1 3 (3.30%) Windows
2 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.10%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (14.29%) TDD
3 12 (13.19%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (9.89%) Line Management
4 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.79%) BDD
6 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 7 (7.69%) Scrum
7 6 (6.59%) Business Development
7 6 (6.59%) Change Management
7 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.59%) MVC
7 6 (6.59%) People Management
8 5 (5.49%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.49%) CRM
8 5 (5.49%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.49%) SDLC
8 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) PHP
2 8 (8.79%) C#
3 5 (5.49%) Java
4 4 (4.40%) Ruby
5 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.20%) PHP 5
6 2 (2.20%) SQL
7 1 (1.10%) C
7 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (23.08%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Vendors
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) Bloomberg
2 3 (3.30%) Cisco
3 2 (2.20%) Computacenter
3 2 (2.20%) eSpeed
3 2 (2.20%) Murex
3 2 (2.20%) Tradeweb
3 2 (2.20%) VMware
3 2 (2.20%) Zend
4 1 (1.10%) Avaya
4 1 (1.10%) Charles River
4 1 (1.10%) Citrix
4 1 (1.10%) hybris
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle
4 1 (1.10%) SAP
4 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
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