The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 98 98
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.089% 0.074% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.080% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £72,500 £70,000 £101,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -30.86%  
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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1067 1255 1286
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.44% 93.38% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 687 846 778
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in Edinburgh

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in Edinburgh

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) SLA