Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 317 337
Rank change year-on-year +13 +20 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 43 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 37 11 17
City of London median annual salary £87,500 £110,000 £102,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.45% +7.32% +24.24%
10th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £111,000 £137,500 £115,500
Central London median annual salary £88,750 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +10.94% +3.23% +6.90%

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 10,479 9,628 11,916
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 95.06% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,355 8,728 10,895
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 £34,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £61,875 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.13% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 15 (34.88%) Degree
3 12 (27.91%) IT Strategy
4 11 (25.58%) Change Management
5 9 (20.93%) Firewall
5 9 (20.93%) Project Management
6 8 (18.60%) VMware
6 8 (18.60%) Data Protection
7 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.28%) Banking
7 7 (16.28%) Windows
7 7 (16.28%) Commercial Awareness
7 7 (16.28%) GDPR
8 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
8 6 (13.95%) Dependency Management
8 6 (13.95%) Coaching
8 6 (13.95%) ITIL
8 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
8 6 (13.95%) Information Security
9 5 (11.63%) C#
9 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco
9 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
9 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.63%) Decision-Making
9 5 (11.63%) Server Management
10 4 (9.30%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
10 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012

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 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Workfront
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.33%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 4 (9.30%) Wireless
3 2 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.33%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
4 1 (2.33%) Skype
4 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Advertising
4 3 (6.98%) Law
5 2 (4.65%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Front Office
6 1 (2.33%) Legal
6 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
1 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
1 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET 2.0
1 4 (9.30%) CSS
1 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Derivative
3 1 (2.33%) Fintech
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) AIX
4 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) IT Strategy
2 11 (25.58%) Change Management
3 9 (20.93%) Project Management
4 8 (18.60%) Data Protection
5 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (16.28%) Commercial Awareness
6 6 (13.95%) Coaching
6 6 (13.95%) Dependency Management
6 6 (13.95%) Information Security
6 6 (13.95%) ITIL
7 5 (11.63%) Business Continuity
7 5 (11.63%) Decision-Making
7 5 (11.63%) Server Management
7 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (9.30%) Performance Management
8 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
8 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) Java
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) C++
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) CISSP
3 3 (6.98%) CISA
3 3 (6.98%) CISM
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.65%) CLAS
5 1 (2.33%) CIMA
5 1 (2.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) GDPR
2 2 (4.65%) COBIT
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Ansible
1 1 (2.33%) Kibana
1 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
1 1 (2.33%) QRadar
1 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) VMware
2 5 (11.63%) Cisco
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.33%) F5
5 1 (2.33%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) jBASE
5 1 (2.33%) M86 Security
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee
5 1 (2.33%) Mitel
5 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.33%) NetApp
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.33%) Reuters
5 1 (2.33%) Temenos