Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £88,750 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 310 331
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 34 12 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 18
City of London median annual salary £88,750 £95,000 £100,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.58% -5.00% +19.40%
10th Percentile £66,875 £59,000 £66,750
90th Percentile £106,000 £122,500 £115,375
Central London median annual salary £90,000 £81,250 £95,000
% change year-on-year +10.77% -14.47% +20.63%

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 10,672 9,758 11,200
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 94.97% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9,537 8,838 10,213
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,175 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.76% +0.87% +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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 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 City of London region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) Degree
3 10 (29.41%) IT Strategy
4 9 (26.47%) Change Management
4 9 (26.47%) Firewall
5 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
5 7 (20.59%) VMware
5 7 (20.59%) Banking
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 5 (14.71%) C#
7 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
7 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
7 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
7 5 (14.71%) Commercial Awareness
7 5 (14.71%) Decision-Making
7 5 (14.71%) Dependency Management
8 4 (11.76%) Coaching
8 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (11.76%) Server Management
8 4 (11.76%) Internal Audit
8 4 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (11.76%) Advertising
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
8 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005

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 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) Skype
3 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Advertising
4 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Front Office
5 2 (5.88%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET 2.0
1 4 (11.76%) CSS
1 4 (11.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Derivative
3 1 (2.94%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) IT Strategy
2 9 (26.47%) Change Management
3 7 (20.59%) Risk Management
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
5 5 (14.71%) Commercial Awareness
5 5 (14.71%) Decision-Making
5 5 (14.71%) Dependency Management
6 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (11.76%) Coaching
6 4 (11.76%) CRM
6 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (11.76%) Internal Audit
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) Server Management
7 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.82%) BCP
7 3 (8.82%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) CISSP
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) GDPR
2 1 (2.94%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) VMware
2 4 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.94%) Mitel