The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of IT role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 192 196 188
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 26 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 9
Average salary £65,000 £67,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,500 £39,518
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £69,000 £67,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.84%
Head of IT
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5285 5270 4524
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4384 4466 3887
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
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 in the West Midlands

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

Head of IT Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of IT across the West Midlands region.

Head of IT Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Head of IT across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Head of IT Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +11 15 £65,000 -3.70% 4
Warwickshire +15 4 £50,000 -33.33%
Shropshire - 2 £75,000 -
Coventry - 1 £57,500 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Head of IT
England

Head of IT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 16 (32.65%) Performance Management
2 13 (26.53%) ERP
3 11 (22.45%) Finance
4 8 (16.33%) Project Management
5 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
6 6 (12.24%) Business Transformation
6 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
7 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
7 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.20%) Windows
7 5 (10.20%) Linux
7 5 (10.20%) ITIL
7 5 (10.20%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (10.20%) Demand Forecasting
7 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
8 4 (8.16%) Degree
8 4 (8.16%) Lean Six Sigma
8 4 (8.16%) Logistics
8 4 (8.16%) SQL
8 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
8 4 (8.16%) PRINCE
8 4 (8.16%) Six Sigma
8 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
8 4 (8.16%) Change Management
8 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
9 3 (6.12%) Firewall
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco

Head of IT
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) Apache
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Manufacturing
1 1 (2.04%) MFGPRO
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Firewall
1 3 (6.12%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
1 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) PMI
4 1 (2.04%) Social Media
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Performance Management
2 13 (26.53%) ERP
3 8 (16.33%) Project Management
4 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
5 6 (12.24%) Business Transformation
5 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL
6 5 (10.20%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (10.20%) Demand Forecasting
6 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
7 4 (8.16%) Lean Six Sigma
7 4 (8.16%) Logistics
7 4 (8.16%) PRINCE
7 4 (8.16%) Six Sigma
7 4 (8.16%) Change Management
8 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.08%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (4.08%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
2 3 (6.12%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) vSphere
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco
2 3 (6.12%) VMware
2 3 (6.12%) Dell
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + 24% Bonus + Car
Posted: 23 hours 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: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago