Period
to 8 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Head of Finance was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

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

Head of Finance
UK > England
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 782 926 1060
Rank change year-on-year +144 +134 +104
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Finance 4 45 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.040% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.042% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 3 54 40
Median annual salary £100,000 £130,000 £108,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +19.54% +33.85%
10th Percentile £79,000 £102,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £123,000 £172,500 £115,000
UK median annual salary £100,000 £130,000 £108,750
% change year-on-year -23.08% +19.54% +29.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 63,684 106,887 133,365
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 95.39% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 51,394 87,354 109,175
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Head of Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Finance in England

Head of Finance
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Head of Finance in England.

Salary trend for Head of Finance in England

Head of Finance
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Head of Finance in England over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Head of Finance in England

Head of Finance
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 8 March 2021. 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
London +122 4 £100,000 -23.08%
Head of Finance
UK

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

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, Head of Finance 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 England region featuring Head of Finance in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Design Thinking
3 1 (25.00%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (25.00%) NetSuite
3 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) SAP BPC
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Anaplan
3 1 (25.00%) People Management
3 1 (25.00%) MBA
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (25.00%) ACCA
3 1 (25.00%) CIMA
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution

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

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) NetSuite
1 1 (25.00%) SAP BPC
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SAP BW
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (25.00%) Design Thinking
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) People Management
1 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (25.00%) Product Management
1 1 (25.00%) Security Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Strategic Roadmap
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ACCA
2 1 (25.00%) CIMA
2 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MBA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Anaplan
1 1 (25.00%) SAP