The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 545 570
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 79 99 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 50 87 96
Median salary £80,000 £90,000 £73,770
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +22.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £56,897 £54,200
10% offered a salary of more than £120,000 £120,000 £110,000
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 London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34367 38431 43064
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.93% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 27870 33422 36403
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 London

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
City of London +23 10 £112,500 +32.35% 1
West End of London - 2 £60,000 -
Croydon +5 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £67,500 -
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 53 (34.64%) Finance
2 41 (26.80%) IT Strategy
3 34 (22.22%) Retail
3 34 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 32 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (20.26%) Banking
5 31 (20.26%) Risk Management
5 31 (20.26%) Matrix Organization
6 29 (18.95%) ITIL
7 28 (18.30%) Asset Management
7 28 (18.30%) Analytics
8 26 (16.99%) Retail Banking
8 26 (16.99%) Front Office
8 26 (16.99%) Microsoft
9 25 (16.34%) Investment Banking
9 25 (16.34%) Derivative
10 24 (15.69%) Service Delivery
10 24 (15.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (15.69%) Wealth Management
11 22 (14.38%) Windows
12 21 (13.73%) Change Management
13 18 (11.76%) Degree
14 17 (11.11%) Project Management
15 14 (9.15%) Information Security
15 14 (9.15%) Office 365
16 13 (8.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 12 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
17 12 (7.84%) Firewall
17 12 (7.84%) Law
18 11 (7.19%) VMware

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 6 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.15%) Office 365
2 8 (5.23%) SaaS
3 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.84%) Firewall
2 8 (5.23%) VoIP
3 6 (3.92%) DNS
3 6 (3.92%) Internet
4 5 (3.27%) CTI
4 5 (3.27%) Wireless
5 3 (1.96%) VPN
5 3 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.31%) Intranet
6 2 (1.31%) LAN
6 2 (1.31%) MPLS
6 2 (1.31%) SAN
6 2 (1.31%) Skype
6 2 (1.31%) VLAN
6 2 (1.31%) WAN
7 1 (0.65%) DHCP
7 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.27%) Big Data
3 4 (2.61%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (34.64%) Finance
2 34 (22.22%) Retail
3 31 (20.26%) Banking
4 26 (16.99%) Front Office
4 26 (16.99%) Retail Banking
5 25 (16.34%) Investment Banking
6 12 (7.84%) Law
7 9 (5.88%) Telecoms
8 6 (3.92%) Advertising
9 4 (2.61%) Back Office
10 2 (1.31%) Legal
10 2 (1.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.65%) French Language
11 1 (0.65%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) .NET
2 2 (1.31%) React
3 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.65%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.65%) Middleware
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.65%) Redux
3 1 (0.65%) Velocity
3 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.34%) Derivative
2 24 (15.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (7.19%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.27%) IVR
6 4 (2.61%) Fintech
7 3 (1.96%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.96%) Clustering
7 3 (1.96%) iPhone
7 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.65%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.65%) FMCG
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.38%) Windows
2 10 (6.54%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.23%) Linux
4 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.96%) Unix
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.31%) Debian
6 2 (1.31%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.80%) IT Strategy
2 34 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 32 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (20.26%) Matrix Organization
4 31 (20.26%) Risk Management
5 29 (18.95%) ITIL
6 28 (18.30%) Analytics
6 28 (18.30%) Asset Management
7 24 (15.69%) Service Delivery
7 24 (15.69%) Wealth Management
8 21 (13.73%) Change Management
9 17 (11.11%) Project Management
10 14 (9.15%) Information Security
11 12 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (5.88%) SDLC
12 9 (5.88%) Service Management
13 8 (5.23%) Business Continuity
13 8 (5.23%) High Availability
13 8 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.58%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.88%) SQL
2 8 (5.23%) C
3 2 (1.31%) C#
3 2 (1.31%) Python
4 1 (0.65%) Java
4 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (11.76%) Degree
2 9 (5.88%) CISSP
3 6 (3.92%) CISM
4 5 (3.27%) CISA
4 5 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.96%) CRISC
6 2 (1.31%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (1.31%) PhD
6 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) CEH
7 1 (0.65%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.65%) OSCP
7 1 (0.65%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.27%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (3.27%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.61%) SLA
4 3 (1.96%) QA
5 2 (1.31%) COBIT
5 2 (1.31%) GDPR
5 2 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.31%) Firmware
3 2 (1.31%) XenApp
3 2 (1.31%) XenServer
4 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.65%) Nagios
2 1 (0.65%) Opsview
Vendors
1 26 (16.99%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.19%) Cisco
2 11 (7.19%) VMware
3 8 (5.23%) Oracle
4 4 (2.61%) Avaya
5 2 (1.31%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.31%) Citrix
5 2 (1.31%) Jaspersoft
5 2 (1.31%) Sybase
5 2 (1.31%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.31%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.65%) Cadence
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos
6 1 (0.65%) Demandware
6 1 (0.65%) Google
6 1 (0.65%) Interwoven
6 1 (0.65%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.65%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.65%) NetApp
6 1 (0.65%) Splunk
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