The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 89 88
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 11 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.16% 0.099% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.10% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 7
Median salary £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.73% -4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £59,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.44% -3.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 906 959 1187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.77% 95.33% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 762 782 933
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in Essex

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in Essex

Head of IT
Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Billericay - 7 £65,000 -
Chelmsford - 2 £75,000 -
Head of IT
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Essex region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Project Management
2 11 (61.11%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) Business Development
3 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (22.22%) High Availability
5 4 (22.22%) French Language
5 4 (22.22%) SAP ERP
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
5 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 4 (22.22%) ERP
5 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (22.22%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) CISM
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) VoIP
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) Information Security
6 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.11%) NAS
6 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
6 2 (11.11%) Presales
7 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) NAS
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) VoIP
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) French Language
1 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
1 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Project Management
2 11 (61.11%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) Business Development
4 5 (27.78%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 4 (22.22%) ERP
5 4 (22.22%) High Availability
6 2 (11.11%) Information Security
6 2 (11.11%) Presales
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) VMware