Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 716 828
Rank change year-on-year -32 +112 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 437 518 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 337 456 379
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £49,500 £54,162 £51,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £114,375 £115,000
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in England

Head of IT
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in England

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in England

Head of IT
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 IT within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -26 196 £75,000 -11.76% 7
North of England +12 69 £67,500 -3.57% 4
South East +8 65 £75,000 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +38 38 £65,000 -10.34% 2
Midlands +1 38 £75,000 - 2
East of England -6 37 £75,000 -3.23% 9
South West +24 34 £55,000 -15.38% 1
West Midlands +7 31 £76,250 -4.69% 2
North West -26 24 £77,500 +14.81% 1
East Midlands +19 7 £75,000 +30.43%
North East +14 7 £57,500 -34.29% 1
Head of IT
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 155 (35.47%) Finance
2 106 (24.26%) IT Strategy
3 91 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (19.45%) ITIL
5 81 (18.54%) Service Delivery
6 73 (16.70%) Project Management
7 71 (16.25%) Windows
8 63 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (13.96%) Microsoft
10 53 (12.13%) Change Management
11 52 (11.90%) Banking
12 50 (11.44%) Information Security
12 50 (11.44%) Degree
13 49 (11.21%) SQL
14 45 (10.30%) Analytics
14 45 (10.30%) Service Management
14 45 (10.30%) Management Information System
14 45 (10.30%) Risk Management
15 43 (9.84%) Computer Science
16 42 (9.61%) Investment Banking
17 41 (9.38%) Asset Management
18 40 (9.15%) Retail
18 40 (9.15%) Supplier Management
19 39 (8.92%) E-Commerce
20 38 (8.70%) VMware
21 37 (8.47%) Business Continuity
21 37 (8.47%) Front Office
22 36 (8.24%) Office 365
23 35 (8.01%) Retail Banking
24 34 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery

Head of IT 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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (4.12%) Apache Spark
1 18 (4.12%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.75%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.29%) CMS
5 7 (1.60%) IIS
6 5 (1.14%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.23%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.23%) Telligent Community
7 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.92%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.46%) Magento
4 2 (0.46%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.24%) Office 365
2 34 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.37%) SaaS
5 5 (1.14%) IaaS
6 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.46%) G Suite
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.72%) Firewall
2 15 (3.43%) DNS
3 14 (3.20%) DHCP
3 14 (3.20%) VoIP
4 13 (2.97%) SSL
4 13 (2.97%) VPN
5 12 (2.75%) Internet
6 11 (2.52%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.06%) IPsec
7 9 (2.06%) SAN
8 7 (1.60%) LAN
8 7 (1.60%) WAN
8 7 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.14%) Intranet
9 5 (1.14%) Network Security
9 5 (1.14%) VLAN
9 5 (1.14%) Wireless
10 4 (0.92%) Skype
11 3 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.89%) KDB
1 17 (3.89%) Kdb+
1 17 (3.89%) Relational Database
2 10 (2.29%) Big Data
3 8 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.83%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.46%) MySQL
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Mahout
6 1 (0.23%) Redis
6 1 (0.23%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Fiddler
2 3 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.46%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 155 (35.47%) Finance
2 52 (11.90%) Banking
3 42 (9.61%) Investment Banking
4 40 (9.15%) Retail
5 37 (8.47%) Front Office
6 35 (8.01%) Retail Banking
7 20 (4.58%) Manufacturing
8 19 (4.35%) Marketing
9 18 (4.12%) Telecoms
10 11 (2.52%) Back Office
11 10 (2.29%) Law
12 8 (1.83%) Legal
13 7 (1.60%) Games
14 5 (1.14%) French Language
14 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.92%) Advertising
15 4 (0.92%) Electronics
15 4 (0.92%) Local Government
16 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.58%) .NET
2 18 (4.12%) Kafka
3 12 (2.75%) Web Services
4 10 (2.29%) HTML
4 10 (2.29%) XML
5 9 (2.06%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.06%) jQuery
6 8 (1.83%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.83%) ADO.NET
6 8 (1.83%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 8 (1.83%) Backbone.js
6 8 (1.83%) Entity Framework
6 8 (1.83%) HTML5
6 8 (1.83%) JSON
6 8 (1.83%) SOAP
6 8 (1.83%) WCF
6 8 (1.83%) WF
6 8 (1.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.30%) Management Information System
2 43 (9.84%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.49%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.35%) Equities
6 18 (4.12%) Algorithms
6 18 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (3.89%) Data Structures
7 17 (3.89%) Derivative
7 17 (3.89%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.83%) AS400
9 7 (1.60%) EPoS
9 7 (1.60%) iSeries
9 7 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.37%) NHS
11 5 (1.14%) CCTV
11 5 (1.14%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.14%) User Experience
12 4 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.25%) Windows
2 26 (5.95%) Linux
3 18 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.89%) Android
5 16 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.37%) Unix
9 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.26%) IT Strategy
2 91 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (19.45%) ITIL
4 81 (18.54%) Service Delivery
5 73 (16.70%) Project Management
6 63 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (12.13%) Change Management
8 50 (11.44%) Information Security
9 45 (10.30%) Analytics
9 45 (10.30%) Risk Management
9 45 (10.30%) Service Management
10 41 (9.38%) Asset Management
11 40 (9.15%) Supplier Management
12 39 (8.92%) E-Commerce
13 37 (8.47%) Business Continuity
14 34 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
14 34 (7.78%) Wealth Management
15 31 (7.09%) PRINCE2
16 30 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 30 (6.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (11.21%) SQL
2 19 (4.35%) Java
3 12 (2.75%) C
4 10 (2.29%) C#
5 9 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.83%) ES6
7 4 (0.92%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.46%) PHP
8 2 (0.46%) Python
8 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.23%) Perl
9 1 (0.23%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.23%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.23%) RPG
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (11.44%) Degree
2 13 (2.97%) MBA
3 10 (2.29%) CISSP
4 8 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.60%) CISA
5 7 (1.60%) CISM
5 7 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (1.14%) CLAS
6 5 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.69%) GIAC
8 3 (0.69%) PMP
8 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.69%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.46%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.46%) OSCE
9 2 (0.46%) OSCP
9 2 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (7.32%) QA
3 28 (6.41%) SLA
4 19 (4.35%) PMO
5 12 (2.75%) PCI DSS
6 10 (2.29%) COBIT
6 10 (2.29%) GDPR
7 6 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.69%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.23%) GAMP
10 1 (0.23%) GPG13
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 28 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.92%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.92%) Puppet
2 3 (0.69%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.69%) SCCM
2 3 (0.69%) WSUS
3 2 (0.46%) SCOM
3 2 (0.46%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.46%) SCSM
3 2 (0.46%) vMotion
4 1 (0.23%) Ansible
4 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.23%) Nagios
4 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 61 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.70%) VMware
3 21 (4.81%) Cisco
4 15 (3.43%) Citrix
5 11 (2.52%) Oracle
5 11 (2.52%) SAP
6 9 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.60%) Google
7 7 (1.60%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.37%) Sybase
9 5 (1.14%) Sage
10 4 (0.92%) Capita
10 4 (0.92%) TOWER Software
11 3 (0.69%) Aruba
11 3 (0.69%) Cognos
11 3 (0.69%) D-Link
11 3 (0.69%) WatchGuard
12 2 (0.46%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (0.46%) Demandware
12 2 (0.46%) Ruckus Wireless