Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 200 176
Rank change year-on-year +12 -24 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 12 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.43% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.44% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 6
Birmingham median annual salary £51,250 £75,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.67% -3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £46,625 £61,500 £59,375
90th Percentile £89,875 £87,500 £81,000
West Midlands median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%

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 3700 4515 3845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.37% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2958 3377 3211
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 7 (58.33%) Security Management
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
1 7 (58.33%) IT Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Logistics
3 5 (41.67%) Information Management
3 5 (41.67%) Coaching
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 4 (33.33%) ISMS
4 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) OWASP
6 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) iPad
6 2 (16.67%) People Management
6 2 (16.67%) OSCP
6 2 (16.67%) OSCE
6 2 (16.67%) CLAS
6 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified

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 (8.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Burp Suite
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) iPad
4 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
1 7 (58.33%) IT Strategy
1 7 (58.33%) Security Management
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) Coaching
3 5 (41.67%) Information Management
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Logistics
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 4 (33.33%) ISMS
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
5 3 (25.00%) OWASP
6 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 2 (16.67%) People Management
6 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) CLAS
1 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
1 2 (16.67%) OSCE
1 2 (16.67%) OSCP
2 1 (8.33%) IISP
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
1 1 (8.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) VMware