Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 February 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
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 326 324
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 34 45 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.27% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 37 35 40
East of England median annual salary £87,500 £87,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.38% -21.95%
10th Percentile £45,850 £66,750 £50,800
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,250 £115,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 12,091 12,202 14,538
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 96.60% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9,902 9,940 11,882
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Head of IT in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -2 17 £90,000 +2.86%
Cambridgeshire -40 8 £55,750 -38.06%
Bedfordshire +25 5 £55,000 -26.67%
Norfolk - 3 £110,000 -
Essex 0 1 £90,000 +12.50% 1
Head of IT
England

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

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

1 16 (47.06%) Retail
2 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) VMware
3 11 (32.35%) Line Management
4 10 (29.41%) OpenStack
4 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 10 (29.41%) Linux
4 10 (29.41%) DevOps
5 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
5 8 (23.53%) Project Management
6 6 (17.65%) IT Strategy
6 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL
7 5 (14.71%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.76%) IaaS
8 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (11.76%) VLAN
8 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.76%) Demand Management
8 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (11.76%) SCCM
8 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (11.76%) ERP
8 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 4 (11.76%) DNS
8 4 (11.76%) Finance
9 3 (8.82%) Information Security
9 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
9 3 (8.82%) NHS

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 10 (29.41%) OpenStack
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) IaaS
2 3 (8.82%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) DNS
1 4 (11.76%) VLAN
2 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
2 3 (8.82%) VPLS
2 3 (8.82%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) VoIP
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
General
1 16 (47.06%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Line Management
2 10 (29.41%) DevOps
2 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 8 (23.53%) Project Management
4 6 (17.65%) IT Strategy
4 6 (17.65%) ITIL
4 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
5 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.71%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.76%) Demand Management
6 4 (11.76%) ERP
6 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (8.82%) B2B
7 3 (8.82%) B2C
7 3 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (8.82%) Information Management
7 3 (8.82%) Information Security
7 3 (8.82%) IT Governance
7 3 (8.82%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) VMware
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft