The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
England / East of England
Rank 225 248 204
Rank change year-on-year +23 -44  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 17 17 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.23% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 64
Median salary £90,000 £70,000 £77,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £65,000 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £114,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5868 7083 7192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.06% 96.24% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4689 5722 5787
Median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Head of IT in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the East of England

Head of IT
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in the East of England

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in the East of England

Head of IT
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +18 7 £97,500 +34.48%
Essex +16 7 £80,000 +23.07%
Hertfordshire +10 2 £60,000 -33.33%
Suffolk - 1 £47,500 -
Head of IT
England

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
2 12 (32.43%) Degree
3 11 (29.73%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) Project Management
4 7 (18.92%) IT Strategy
5 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
5 6 (16.22%) Finance
6 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) Retail
6 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (13.51%) .NET
6 5 (13.51%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (10.81%) Release Management
7 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.81%) ERP
7 4 (10.81%) SAN
7 4 (10.81%) Change Management
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) VMware
8 3 (8.11%) Information Security
8 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.11%) Business Development
8 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Citrix
8 3 (8.11%) People Management
8 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) NAS
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
1 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) Fintech
4 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
3 11 (29.73%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) IT Strategy
4 7 (18.92%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.51%) Matrix Organization
5 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.81%) Change Management
6 4 (10.81%) ERP
6 4 (10.81%) Release Management
7 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Business Development
7 3 (8.11%) Demand Management
7 3 (8.11%) Investment Management
7 3 (8.11%) Multichannel Retail
7 3 (8.11%) People Management
7 3 (8.11%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C#
1 2 (5.41%) Java
1 2 (5.41%) PHP
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) COBIT
1 2 (5.41%) QA
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) PMO
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Citrix
1 3 (8.11%) VMware
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
2 2 (5.41%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Orchard
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Tableau