Period
to 31 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Head of Information was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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

Head of Information
UK > England
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 813 978 1092
Rank change year-on-year +165 +114 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information 50 105 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.078% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.082% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 34 95 73
Median annual salary £80,000 £90,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
10th Percentile £64,500 £71,250 £57,650
90th Percentile £115,000 £115,000 £118,000
UK median annual salary £80,000 £90,000 £87,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.86% -1.41%

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 78,562 128,532 155,387
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 96.00% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 63,597 103,008 127,114
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,672 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.44% +3.34% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%

Head of Information
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information in England

Head of Information
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Head of Information in England

Head of Information
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Head of Information in England over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Head of Information in England

Head of Information
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 Information within the England region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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 +101 27 £82,500 -13.16%
South East +129 11 £105,000 +35.48%
North of England +113 5 £80,000 +10.34%
Midlands +81 5 £80,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £80,000 -
Yorkshire +113 3 £67,500 +1.89%
South West +88 2 - -
North West +73 2 £80,000 +10.34%
West Midlands +62 1 £80,500 +0.63%
Head of Information
UK

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, Head of Information 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 Information in the job title.

1 32 (64.00%) Information Security
2 23 (46.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (42.00%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (36.00%) Data Protection
5 17 (34.00%) CISM
5 17 (34.00%) CISSP
6 16 (32.00%) GDPR
7 13 (26.00%) Business Continuity
8 12 (24.00%) Risk Management
9 10 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (18.00%) NIST
10 9 (18.00%) PCI DSS
11 8 (16.00%) CISMP
11 8 (16.00%) Finance
11 8 (16.00%) Legal
11 8 (16.00%) IT Strategy
12 7 (14.00%) Line Management
12 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
12 7 (14.00%) Military
13 6 (12.00%) QA
13 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (12.00%) BCP
13 6 (12.00%) Business Continuity Planning
14 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 5 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (10.00%) SaaS
14 5 (10.00%) Degree
14 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
15 4 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Head of Information 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:

Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Elite 3E
2 1 (2.00%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) SaaS
2 2 (4.00%) Azure
2 2 (4.00%) Dropbox
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Slack
3 1 (2.00%) AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Power BI
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
1 8 (16.00%) Legal
2 7 (14.00%) Military
3 3 (6.00%) Law
3 3 (6.00%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.00%) Advertising
5 1 (2.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (8.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.00%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.00%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Information Security
2 21 (42.00%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (36.00%) Data Protection
4 13 (26.00%) Business Continuity
5 12 (24.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (16.00%) IT Strategy
7 7 (14.00%) Line Management
8 6 (12.00%) BCP
8 6 (12.00%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (8.00%) Information Assurance
10 4 (8.00%) ISMS
10 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.00%) Information Security Management
11 3 (6.00%) ITIL
11 3 (6.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) CISM
1 17 (34.00%) CISSP
2 8 (16.00%) CISMP
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
5 1 (2.00%) CEH
5 1 (2.00%) CISA
5 1 (2.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (46.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (32.00%) GDPR
3 10 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (18.00%) NIST
4 9 (18.00%) PCI DSS
5 6 (12.00%) QA
6 4 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (8.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (8.00%) ISO 22301
6 4 (8.00%) JSP 440
6 4 (8.00%) NCSC
7 3 (6.00%) COBIT
8 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
9 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) CrowdStrike
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft