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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Information Technology
Rank 197 203 194
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 25 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 8
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £42,897
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +28.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £47,500 £37,828
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
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
5402 5122 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.46% 95.29% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4538 4344 3941
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 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 30 September 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 +4 19 £65,000 +13.04%
Coventry - 1 £57,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £75,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £47,500 -
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (34.78%) Performance Management
2 12 (26.09%) Finance
3 9 (19.57%) ERP
4 7 (15.22%) ITIL
4 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
4 7 (15.22%) Project Management
4 7 (15.22%) Business Transformation
4 7 (15.22%) Line Management
5 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
6 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.87%) Coaching
6 5 (10.87%) Demand Forecasting
6 5 (10.87%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (8.70%) Logistics
7 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Degree
7 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
7 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.52%) C
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle
8 3 (6.52%) Data Security
8 3 (6.52%) Security Management
8 3 (6.52%) Web Development
8 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
8 3 (6.52%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Manufacturing
1 1 (2.17%) MFGPRO
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Open Source
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Life Science
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) PMI
3 1 (2.17%) Social Media
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Performance Management
2 9 (19.57%) ERP
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 7 (15.22%) Project Management
3 7 (15.22%) Line Management
3 7 (15.22%) Business Transformation
4 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.87%) Coaching
5 5 (10.87%) Portfolio Management
5 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
5 5 (10.87%) Demand Forecasting
6 4 (8.70%) Logistics
6 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.52%) Web Development
7 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
7 3 (6.52%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle