The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
UK / England
Rank 621 702 645
Rank change year-on-year +81 -57  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 206 219 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 169 183 234
Median salary £77,500 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,100 £120,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median salary £80,000 £75,000 £77,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75739 92695 95199
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63358 78403 78502
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +60 72 £75,000 -6.25% 6
South East +60 32 £80,000 -11.11% 3
North West +8 31 £90,000 +12.50% 1
East of England +33 17 £90,000 +28.57% 1
West Midlands +24 17 £85,000 +21.42% 1
East Midlands +8 16 £75,000 +20.96% 1
Yorkshire +24 14 £75,000 -1.63% 1
South West +17 7 £53,760 -32.80%
Head of IT
UK

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 137 (30.58%) IT Strategy
2 102 (22.77%) Finance
3 97 (21.65%) Service Delivery
4 87 (19.42%) Project Management
4 87 (19.42%) ITIL
5 59 (13.17%) Information Security
6 57 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 57 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (12.72%) Degree
7 54 (12.05%) Service Management
8 50 (11.16%) Microsoft
9 45 (10.04%) Change Management
10 40 (8.93%) Retail
11 39 (8.71%) ERP
11 39 (8.71%) Windows
11 39 (8.71%) CRM
12 38 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (8.48%) Management Information System
13 33 (7.37%) Data Centre
14 31 (6.92%) PRINCE2
15 29 (6.47%) Risk Management
16 27 (6.03%) People Management
16 27 (6.03%) Business Continuity
16 27 (6.03%) .NET
17 26 (5.80%) CISSP
18 25 (5.58%) Law
19 24 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
20 23 (5.13%) Legal
20 23 (5.13%) Programme Management
20 23 (5.13%) Business Analysis

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.89%) Apache
3 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.67%) IIS
5 2 (0.45%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.45%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) Movex
4 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.02%) Office 365
2 16 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.57%) SaaS
3 15 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.34%) iPaaS
6 5 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.67%) IaaS
7 3 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.69%) Firewall
2 13 (2.90%) VoIP
3 11 (2.46%) SAN
4 10 (2.23%) DNS
4 10 (2.23%) LAN
4 10 (2.23%) VPN
5 9 (2.01%) Internet
6 8 (1.79%) WAN
7 6 (1.34%) DHCP
8 5 (1.12%) Network Security
8 5 (1.12%) Wireless
9 4 (0.89%) CTI
9 4 (0.89%) VLAN
10 3 (0.67%) Converged Networks
10 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.45%) NAS
11 2 (0.45%) PABX
11 2 (0.45%) WLAN
12 1 (0.22%) DEFINITY
12 1 (0.22%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.45%) Big Data
3 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.22%) GIS
4 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Xcode
2 2 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 102 (22.77%) Finance
2 40 (8.93%) Retail
3 25 (5.58%) Law
4 23 (5.13%) Legal
5 19 (4.24%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.46%) Advertising
7 11 (2.46%) Publishing
8 10 (2.23%) Banking
8 10 (2.23%) Marketing
9 4 (0.89%) Games
9 4 (0.89%) Military
10 3 (0.67%) Arabic Language
10 3 (0.67%) French Language
11 2 (0.45%) Automotive
11 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.03%) .NET
2 6 (1.34%) AngularJS
2 6 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (1.12%) Xamarin.iOS
4 4 (0.89%) Middleware
5 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.67%) Web Services
6 2 (0.45%) CSS
6 2 (0.45%) HTML
6 2 (0.45%) React
7 1 (0.22%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.22%) CSS3
7 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.22%) HTML5
7 1 (0.22%) jQuery
7 1 (0.22%) LINQ
7 1 (0.22%) Redux
7 1 (0.22%) WPF
7 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.48%) Management Information System
2 33 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.35%) User Experience
5 9 (2.01%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.56%) iPhone
7 5 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.12%) PMI
7 5 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.89%) Clustering
8 4 (0.89%) Fintech
8 4 (0.89%) FMCG
8 4 (0.89%) IVR
8 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.67%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.71%) Windows
2 18 (4.02%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.56%) Android
6 7 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.56%) Linux
6 7 (1.56%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.45%) NetWare
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.22%) Unix
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (30.58%) IT Strategy
2 97 (21.65%) Service Delivery
3 87 (19.42%) ITIL
3 87 (19.42%) Project Management
4 59 (13.17%) Information Security
5 57 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (12.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 54 (12.05%) Service Management
7 45 (10.04%) Change Management
8 39 (8.71%) CRM
8 39 (8.71%) ERP
9 38 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (6.92%) PRINCE2
11 29 (6.47%) Risk Management
12 27 (6.03%) Business Continuity
12 27 (6.03%) People Management
13 24 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (5.13%) Business Analysis
14 23 (5.13%) Programme Management
14 23 (5.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.13%) C
1 14 (3.13%) Java
2 13 (2.90%) SQL
3 8 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.56%) C#
5 4 (0.89%) Python
6 3 (0.67%) ABAP
7 2 (0.45%) PHP
8 1 (0.22%) C++
8 1 (0.22%) VB
8 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.22%) VB6
8 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (12.72%) Degree
2 26 (5.80%) CISSP
3 22 (4.91%) CISM
4 15 (3.35%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.90%) CISA
6 8 (1.79%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.56%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.34%) CRISC
8 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.12%) MCSE
9 5 (1.12%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.67%) EMC Certification
12 2 (0.45%) APMP
12 2 (0.45%) MBA
12 2 (0.45%) PMP
13 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.57%) SLA
3 12 (2.68%) COBIT
3 12 (2.68%) QA
4 11 (2.46%) PMO
5 7 (1.56%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.67%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) BS7799
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 14 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.67%) vSphere
4 2 (0.45%) Firmware
4 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.45%) NDS
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.67%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 50 (11.16%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.69%) VMware
3 16 (3.57%) Oracle
4 13 (2.90%) Cisco
5 11 (2.46%) Citrix
6 8 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.56%) Apple
7 7 (1.56%) LANDesk
8 6 (1.34%) SAP
9 5 (1.12%) IBM
9 5 (1.12%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.89%) Avaya
10 4 (0.89%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.67%) EMC
11 3 (0.67%) NetApp
11 3 (0.67%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.45%) BT
12 2 (0.45%) Novell
12 2 (0.45%) TOWER Software
12 2 (0.45%) Veeam
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