Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 648 613 729
Rank change year-on-year -35 +116 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 197 232 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 143 230 160
London median annual salary £75,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £52,000 £56,107 £52,375
90th Percentile £114,500 £120,000 £130,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £76,250
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +5.17%

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 70913 71825 85553
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.97% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 55797 62046 72615
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in London

Head of IT
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in London

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in London

Head of IT
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 20 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
Central London -6 16 £80,000 -15.79% 1
North London +5 7 £100,000 +56.86%
West London +9 5 £62,500 +19.05%
South London +2 5 £72,500 -14.71% 1
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 84 (42.64%) Finance
2 65 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (26.40%) Banking
4 44 (22.34%) Investment Banking
4 44 (22.34%) Windows
5 43 (21.83%) Asset Management
6 41 (20.81%) Analytics
7 39 (19.80%) Front Office
8 37 (18.78%) Retail Banking
9 36 (18.27%) Wealth Management
9 36 (18.27%) IT Strategy
10 33 (16.75%) Microsoft
11 32 (16.24%) E-Commerce
11 32 (16.24%) ITIL
11 32 (16.24%) SQL
11 32 (16.24%) Risk Management
12 30 (15.23%) Computer Science
13 27 (13.71%) Project Management
14 26 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (12.18%) QA
16 23 (11.68%) Matrix Organization
17 22 (11.17%) Information Security
18 21 (10.66%) Service Delivery
19 20 (10.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 20 (10.15%) Management Information System
20 19 (9.64%) Change Management
20 19 (9.64%) Java
20 19 (9.64%) CRM
20 19 (9.64%) Equities
20 19 (9.64%) Derivative

Head of IT 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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (9.14%) Apache Spark
2 11 (5.58%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.05%) IIS
5 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.51%) Telligent Community
6 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.14%) Office 365
2 13 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.54%) SaaS
4 3 (1.52%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.02%) G Suite
5 2 (1.02%) IaaS
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) GitHub
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.60%) Firewall
2 12 (6.09%) Internet
3 5 (2.54%) DHCP
3 5 (2.54%) DNS
3 5 (2.54%) Intranet
3 5 (2.54%) Wireless
4 4 (2.03%) LAN
4 4 (2.03%) SAN
4 4 (2.03%) Skype
4 4 (2.03%) SSL
4 4 (2.03%) VLAN
4 4 (2.03%) VoIP
4 4 (2.03%) VPN
4 4 (2.03%) WAN
5 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.02%) Network Security
6 2 (1.02%) PBX
6 2 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.63%) KDB
1 17 (8.63%) Kdb+
1 17 (8.63%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.06%) Big Data
3 7 (3.55%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.02%) MySQL
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.51%) Mahout
6 1 (0.51%) Redis
6 1 (0.51%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Fiddler
2 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 84 (42.64%) Finance
2 52 (26.40%) Banking
3 44 (22.34%) Investment Banking
4 39 (19.80%) Front Office
5 37 (18.78%) Retail Banking
6 16 (8.12%) Retail
7 11 (5.58%) Back Office
8 10 (5.08%) Marketing
8 10 (5.08%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.03%) Law
10 3 (1.52%) Legal
11 2 (1.02%) Games
11 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.51%) Automotive
12 1 (0.51%) Electronics
12 1 (0.51%) Local Government
12 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.14%) Kafka
2 13 (6.60%) .NET
3 9 (4.57%) HTML
3 9 (4.57%) XML
4 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.06%) jQuery
5 7 (3.55%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.55%) ADO.NET
5 7 (3.55%) AngularJS
5 7 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 7 (3.55%) Backbone.js
5 7 (3.55%) Entity Framework
5 7 (3.55%) HTML5
5 7 (3.55%) JSON
5 7 (3.55%) SOAP
5 7 (3.55%) WCF
5 7 (3.55%) WF
5 7 (3.55%) WPF
6 4 (2.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.23%) Computer Science
2 20 (10.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (10.15%) Management Information System
3 19 (9.64%) Derivative
3 19 (9.64%) Equities
4 18 (9.14%) Algorithms
5 17 (8.63%) Data Structures
5 17 (8.63%) Fixed Income
6 13 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (6.09%) Data Centre
8 7 (3.55%) Mobile App
9 6 (3.05%) EPoS
10 5 (2.54%) CCTV
11 4 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (2.03%) Smartcard
12 3 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.52%) PMI
12 3 (1.52%) Private Cloud
13 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.34%) Windows
2 18 (9.14%) Linux
3 14 (7.11%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.55%) Android
4 7 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.05%) Unix
5 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (21.83%) Asset Management
3 41 (20.81%) Analytics
4 36 (18.27%) IT Strategy
4 36 (18.27%) Wealth Management
5 32 (16.24%) E-Commerce
5 32 (16.24%) ITIL
5 32 (16.24%) Risk Management
6 27 (13.71%) Project Management
7 26 (13.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (11.68%) Matrix Organization
9 22 (11.17%) Information Security
10 21 (10.66%) Service Delivery
11 19 (9.64%) Change Management
11 19 (9.64%) CRM
12 18 (9.14%) Scrum
13 17 (8.63%) Data Analytics
13 17 (8.63%) Kanban
14 15 (7.61%) Business Continuity
15 14 (7.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.24%) SQL
2 19 (9.64%) Java
3 9 (4.57%) C#
4 8 (4.06%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.55%) ES6
6 4 (2.03%) C
6 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.02%) PHP
7 2 (1.02%) Python
8 1 (0.51%) Perl
8 1 (0.51%) PHP 5
8 1 (0.51%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (8.63%) Degree
2 8 (4.06%) MBA
3 5 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.52%) CISA
4 3 (1.52%) CISM
4 3 (1.52%) CISSP
4 3 (1.52%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.02%) CLAS
5 2 (1.02%) PMP
6 1 (0.51%) CEH
6 1 (0.51%) CRISC
6 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) GIAC
6 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.51%) SANS
6 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.18%) QA
2 15 (7.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (7.61%) SLA
3 6 (3.05%) COBIT
3 6 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.52%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) GAMP
5 1 (0.51%) GDPR
5 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.03%) Puppet
2 3 (1.52%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.52%) WSUS
3 2 (1.02%) SCCM
3 2 (1.02%) SCOM
3 2 (1.02%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.02%) SCSM
3 2 (1.02%) vMotion
4 1 (0.51%) Ansible
4 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) Opsview
Vendors
1 33 (16.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.08%) Cisco
3 8 (4.06%) Oracle
3 8 (4.06%) VMware
4 6 (3.05%) Citrix
4 6 (3.05%) Sybase
5 5 (2.54%) Google
5 5 (2.54%) Sage
6 4 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.03%) TOWER Software
7 3 (1.52%) Aruba
7 3 (1.52%) Cognos
7 3 (1.52%) D-Link
7 3 (1.52%) WatchGuard
8 2 (1.02%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (1.02%) Capita
8 2 (1.02%) Demandware
8 2 (1.02%) Fidessa
8 2 (1.02%) Juniper
8 2 (1.02%) Ruckus Wireless