Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 326 367
Rank change year-on-year +17 +41 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 12 22 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 40
City of London median annual salary £95,000 £100,000 £87,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £59,000 £66,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £115,375 £143,750
Central London median annual salary £81,250 £95,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year -14.47% +15.15% +4.76%

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 9690 11231 16273
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.42% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8777 10236 14140
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

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 November 2017.

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

1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) COBIT
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) CISA
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Security
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Microservices
3 2 (16.67%) CLAS
4 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (8.33%) Auto-Scaling
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Skype
4 1 (8.33%) Cybercrime
4 1 (8.33%) PHP 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server

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 (8.33%) Skype for Business
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
1 1 (8.33%) Laravel
1 1 (8.33%) Symfony
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Cybercrime
1 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) IT Strategy
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Security
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Microservices
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Auto-Scaling
4 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Data Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Proactive Management
4 1 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
1 1 (8.33%) PHP 5
1 1 (8.33%) PHP 7
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CISA
1 2 (16.67%) CISM
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
1 2 (16.67%) CLAS
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) COBIT
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) VMware