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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 186 183 202
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 18 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.21% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.22% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 1
Average salary £65,000 £77,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
UK excluding London average salary £77,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +8.00%
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
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -5 8 £70,000 -26.31%
West Bromwich +7 3 £58,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £66,250 -
Coventry - 2 £66,250 -
Worcestershire +7 1 £65,000 -18.75%
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (35.90%) ITIL
2 13 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (23.08%) Performance Management
4 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.95%) Project Management
6 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 6 (15.38%) Degree
7 5 (12.82%) Web Development
7 5 (12.82%) Open Source
7 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.82%) Change Management
7 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
7 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
8 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
8 4 (10.26%) WAN
8 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
8 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.26%) Banking
8 4 (10.26%) Line Management
8 4 (10.26%) People Management
8 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
9 3 (7.69%) Operations Management
9 3 (7.69%) Web Application Development
9 3 (7.69%) Information Security Governance
9 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.69%) Information Security
9 3 (7.69%) Legal
9 3 (7.69%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Manufacturing
1 1 (2.56%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) MPLS
2 3 (7.69%) BGP
2 3 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (2.56%) LAN
3 1 (2.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) MS Access
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.56%) LINQ
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (2.56%) Dapper ORM
1 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.56%) jQuery
1 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) Classic ASP
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Open Source
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Life Science
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) Social Media
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Performance Management
3 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
3 7 (17.95%) Project Management
4 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 5 (12.82%) Web Development
5 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.82%) Change Management
5 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.26%) Line Management
6 4 (10.26%) People Management
7 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 3 (7.69%) Operations Management
7 3 (7.69%) Web Application Development
7 3 (7.69%) Information Security Governance
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.69%) Information Security
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C#
2 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) CCNP
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) CGEIT
4 1 (2.56%) CISA
4 1 (2.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) COBIT
3 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) VMware
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) RedPrairie
3 1 (2.56%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix
3 1 (2.56%) Avaya
3 1 (2.56%) NetApp