Period
to 15 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 183 200
Rank change year-on-year -12 +17 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 10 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.25% 0.29% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 20
Birmingham median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -24.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £53,000 £50,000 £64,875
90th Percentile £81,500 £81,750 £100,000
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3,827 3,720 4,612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.45% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2,786 3,109 3,464
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Head of IT in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018, Head of IT job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) GDPR
2 5 (50.00%) IT Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) People Management
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (10.00%) Taxonomies
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) People Management
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CISM
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) GDPR
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (10.00%) ISO 14001
3 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sage
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com