The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Technology
Rank 846 831 811
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Technology 47 49 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.045% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.048% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 41 41 51
Average salary £72,500 £82,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.12% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,168 £57,500 £58,000
10% offered a salary of more than £140,000 £102,500 £139,000
UK excluding London average salary £63,750 £71,500 £68,750
% change year-on-year
-10.83% +4.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108763 102557 112445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.28% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88869 85119 96467
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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 22 July 2014 within the UK.

Head of Technology Salary Histogram in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 20 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 22 July 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 -30 46 £71,250 -13.63% 7
London -38 27 £77,500 -13.88% 2
City of London -9 7 £65,000 -21.21% 2
North West +9 6 £70,000 -6.66% 2
Manchester - 5 £70,000 - 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £140,000 -
West Midlands +12 3 £43,164 -28.06%
Birmingham +5 3 £43,164 -28.06%
South West -20 3 £50,000 -30.06% 3
South East -1 2 £62,500 +19.04%
Bedfordshire -2 2 £60,168 -19.77%
East of England -14 2 £60,168 -19.77%
Oxfordshire - 2 £62,500 -
Oxford - 2 £62,500 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 £62,500 - 2
Somerset - 1 £62,500 - 3
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Cornwall - 1 £37,500 -

Head of Technology
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 25 (25.25%) PHP
1 25 (25.25%) Degree
2 20 (20.20%) Java
3 19 (19.19%) .NET
3 19 (19.19%) Project Management
4 18 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 18 (18.18%) CSS
4 18 (18.18%) HTML
5 17 (17.17%) E-Commerce
6 15 (15.15%) ITIL
7 14 (14.14%) MySQL
8 12 (12.12%) XML
8 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
8 12 (12.12%) Service Delivery
9 11 (11.11%) Ajax
9 11 (11.11%) SQL
10 10 (10.10%) CRM
10 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.10%) Finance
11 9 (9.09%) Publishing
11 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET
12 8 (8.08%) Windows
12 8 (8.08%) J2EE
12 8 (8.08%) QA
12 8 (8.08%) Zend
12 8 (8.08%) Waterfall
13 7 (7.07%) WordPress
13 7 (7.07%) jQuery
13 7 (7.07%) Android
13 7 (7.07%) iPhone

Head of Technology
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (7.07%) WordPress
1 7 (7.07%) Joomla!
2 4 (4.04%) CMS
2 4 (4.04%) Umbraco
2 4 (4.04%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) Node.js
4 1 (1.01%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) SaaS
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) Internet
2 4 (4.04%) LAN
2 4 (4.04%) WAN
3 2 (2.02%) Wireless
4 1 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) MySQL
2 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) Big Data
3 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (10.10%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Publishing
3 7 (7.07%) Multimedia
4 5 (5.05%) Banking
5 3 (3.03%) Marketing
5 3 (3.03%) Games
6 2 (2.02%) Front Office
6 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Automotive
7 1 (1.01%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Billing
7 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.19%) .NET
2 18 (18.18%) CSS
2 18 (18.18%) HTML
3 12 (12.12%) XML
4 11 (11.11%) Ajax
5 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 8 (8.08%) J2EE
7 7 (7.07%) jQuery
7 7 (7.07%) JSTL
7 7 (7.07%) JSP
7 7 (7.07%) Struts
7 7 (7.07%) DOM
8 5 (5.05%) XSL
9 4 (4.04%) XSLT
9 4 (4.04%) Middleware
10 2 (2.02%) Web Services
10 2 (2.02%) LAMP
10 2 (2.02%) Laravel
10 2 (2.02%) HTML5
10 2 (2.02%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.07%) iPhone
3 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.04%) PMI
4 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.03%) Open Source
5 3 (3.03%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.03%) EPoS
6 2 (2.02%) NHS
6 2 (2.02%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.02%) Equities
6 2 (2.02%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.01%) Social Gaming
7 1 (1.01%) FMCG
7 1 (1.01%) RIA
7 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Android
3 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.19%) Project Management
2 17 (17.17%) E-Commerce
3 15 (15.15%) ITIL
4 12 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 10 (10.10%) CRM
6 8 (8.08%) Waterfall
7 7 (7.07%) MVC
7 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.06%) Service Management
8 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.06%) Resource Management
9 5 (5.05%) Operations Management
9 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.05%) Time Management
9 5 (5.05%) Release Management
9 5 (5.05%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.05%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (5.05%) Content Management
9 5 (5.05%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.25%) PHP
2 20 (20.20%) Java
3 18 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.11%) SQL
5 5 (5.05%) C#
6 2 (2.02%) C
6 2 (2.02%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (25.25%) Degree
2 7 (7.07%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.03%) PMP
5 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) QA
2 7 (7.07%) ISO 9001
3 5 (5.05%) SLA
4 3 (3.03%) FATCA
5 1 (1.01%) EMIR
5 1 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.01%) COBIT
5 1 (1.01%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) Zend
3 5 (5.05%) Facebook
3 5 (5.05%) Adobe
4 4 (4.04%) EPiServer
4 4 (4.04%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.03%) SAP
6 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
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