The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
Rank 82 92 79
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 5 8 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.50% 0.74% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.76% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 14
Median salary £80,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% +8.33%  
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 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 945 1049 1162
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.97% 97.31% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 716 818 935
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 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
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in Essex over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 22 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
Billericay - 2 £65,000 -
Head of IT
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Essex region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
1 5 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) NAS
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Business Development
3 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) NAS
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) VoIP
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) IT Strategy
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
1 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Business Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CISM
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) VMware