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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Information Technology
Rank 203 188 191
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 15 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.47% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.49% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 10 25 11
Average salary £66,250 £65,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.92% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,400 £47,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £69,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
5282 5120 5163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.80% 95.42% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4394 4242 4382
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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
Birmingham +2 7 £75,000 +15.38%
Staffordshire - 5 £54,500 -
Coventry -11 2 £76,250 +32.60%
Warwickshire +2 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Finance
3 8 (20.51%) People Management
4 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.95%) Information Security
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 6 (15.38%) Service Management
5 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 5 (12.82%) Project Management
6 5 (12.82%) ITSM
6 5 (12.82%) Performance Management
7 4 (10.26%) Coaching
7 4 (10.26%) ERP
8 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.69%) Citrix
8 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
8 3 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.69%) Degree
8 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
8 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.13%) Line Management
9 2 (5.13%) Open Source
9 2 (5.13%) Analytics
9 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
9 2 (5.13%) COBIT

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) Pentaho
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
1 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) People Management
3 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.95%) Information Security
3 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) Service Management
4 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.82%) ITSM
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Management
5 5 (12.82%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) Coaching
6 4 (10.26%) ERP
7 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.13%) Line Management
8 2 (5.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) C
1 2 (5.13%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (2.56%) Tableau
2 1 (2.56%) New Relic
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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