The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Head of Information Technology
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 130 119
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 2 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.11% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Median salary £72,500 £65,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.53% -  
UK excluding London median salary £75,500 £75,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1787 2266 1693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.91% 95.53% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1751 1432
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Head of IT in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in Birmingham

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in Birmingham

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in Birmingham

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Head of IT job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Retail
2 7 (35.00%) Service Management
2 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (30.00%) ITSM
3 6 (30.00%) Service Design
4 5 (25.00%) ERP
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (20.00%) Information Security
5 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (15.00%) FMCG
6 3 (15.00%) IT Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (15.00%) Data Security
6 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (10.00%) SLA
7 2 (10.00%) C#
7 2 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (10.00%) .NET

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) FMCG
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Service Delivery
1 7 (35.00%) Service Management
2 6 (30.00%) ITSM
2 6 (30.00%) Service Design
3 5 (25.00%) ERP
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
4 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Data Security
5 3 (15.00%) IT Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) Logistics
6 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft