Period
to 16 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 299 317 316
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 26 16 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.16% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22 16 31
City of London median annual salary £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
10th Percentile £60,250 £73,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £124,000 £115,000 £115,000
Central London median annual salary £95,000 £85,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9,868 10,205 10,154
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 95.25% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8,807 9,096 9,275
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the City of London

Head of IT
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in the City of London

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in the City of London

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 City of London region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 7 (26.92%) IT Strategy
4 6 (23.08%) Change Management
5 4 (15.38%) Windows
5 4 (15.38%) Information Security
5 4 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (11.54%) Degree
6 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (11.54%) GDPR
6 3 (11.54%) Internal Audit
7 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
7 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team Management
7 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
7 2 (7.69%) PMO
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.69%) Analytics
7 2 (7.69%) Temenos
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Back Office

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
1 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Back Office
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Front Office
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) EPoS
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) IT Strategy
2 6 (23.08%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) Information Security
3 4 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
4 3 (11.54%) Internal Audit
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) GDPR
2 2 (7.69%) PMO
3 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Temenos
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) VMware