Period
to 8 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Head of Finance was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

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

Head of Finance
England > London
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 539 661 749
Rank change year-on-year +122 +88 +75
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Finance 4 44 36
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.014% 0.088% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.093% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 3 53 36
Median annual salary £100,000 £130,000 £110,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +18.18% +37.50%
10th Percentile £79,000 £103,000 £75,625
90th Percentile £123,000 £172,500 £115,000
England median annual salary £100,000 £130,000 £108,750
% change year-on-year -23.08% +19.54% +33.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 26,313 47,315 59,109
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.94% 94.75% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 21,609 38,732 49,044
Median annual salary £68,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.38% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

Head of Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Finance in London

Head of Finance
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Head of Finance in London.

Salary trend for Head of Finance in London

Head of Finance
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Head of Finance in London over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Head of Finance in London

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

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, Head of Finance 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 London region featuring Head of Finance in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Design Thinking
3 1 (25.00%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (25.00%) NetSuite
3 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) SAP BPC
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Anaplan
3 1 (25.00%) People Management
3 1 (25.00%) MBA
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (25.00%) ACCA
3 1 (25.00%) CIMA
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution

Head of Finance Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) NetSuite
1 1 (25.00%) SAP BPC
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SAP BW
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (25.00%) Design Thinking
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) People Management
1 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (25.00%) Product Management
1 1 (25.00%) Security Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Strategic Roadmap
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ACCA
2 1 (25.00%) CIMA
2 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MBA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Anaplan
1 1 (25.00%) SAP