The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 260 276
Rank change year-on-year +51 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 14 8 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.11% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.12% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 35
Median salary £67,500 £80,000 £79,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.62% +1.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £63,750 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,500 £103,750 £106,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4931 6867 9910
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.84% 95.64% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4530 6136 8443
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,780 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Head of IT in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) IT Strategy
2 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (32.26%) VoIP
3 9 (29.03%) ITIL
3 9 (29.03%) Firewall
4 7 (22.58%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) Advertising
5 6 (19.35%) Information Security
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 6 (19.35%) Degree
6 5 (16.13%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (16.13%) SIEM
6 5 (16.13%) Database Security
6 5 (16.13%) SLA
6 5 (16.13%) CISSP
6 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (16.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
6 5 (16.13%) Identity Management
6 5 (16.13%) Wireless
6 5 (16.13%) CISM
7 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
7 4 (12.90%) Project Management
7 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
7 4 (12.90%) IVR
7 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 4 (12.90%) C

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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) VoIP
2 9 (29.03%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) Wireless
4 4 (12.90%) CTI
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) VLAN
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) WAN
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) DEFINITY
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.23%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (22.58%) Advertising
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Marketing
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Back Office
5 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
1 4 (12.90%) iPhone
1 4 (12.90%) IVR
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.23%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) IT Strategy
2 9 (29.03%) ITIL
3 6 (19.35%) Information Security
4 5 (16.13%) Database Security
4 5 (16.13%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (16.13%) Identity Management
4 5 (16.13%) SIEM
4 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
5 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.68%) Security Operations
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Time Management
7 2 (6.45%) Data Privacy
7 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C
3 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) CISM
2 5 (16.13%) CISSP
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Firmware
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Avaya
3 4 (12.90%) LANDesk
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.23%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.23%) Laserfiche
5 1 (3.23%) Reuters
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos
5 1 (3.23%) Sun