The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
England / London
Rank 495 555 541
Rank change year-on-year +60 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 72 90 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 64 77 86
Median salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £57,650 £60,540 £56,250
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £120,000 £97,500
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 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 31786 39894 40068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.09% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 26873 34408 33640
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
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 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 23 March 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 23 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
City of London +58 16 £67,500 -20.58%
Finchley - 1 £75,000 -
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 56 (34.36%) IT Strategy
2 38 (23.31%) Service Delivery
3 34 (20.86%) Finance
4 33 (20.25%) ITIL
5 30 (18.40%) Project Management
6 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
7 23 (14.11%) Windows
7 23 (14.11%) Change Management
8 20 (12.27%) Information Security
8 20 (12.27%) CRM
9 19 (11.66%) Service Management
10 18 (11.04%) Firewall
11 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
12 16 (9.82%) Degree
13 15 (9.20%) Law
13 15 (9.20%) CISSP
14 13 (7.98%) Windows Server
14 13 (7.98%) Business Continuity
14 13 (7.98%) VMware
14 13 (7.98%) DevOps
14 13 (7.98%) Office 365
15 12 (7.36%) Supplier Management
15 12 (7.36%) Retail
15 12 (7.36%) Identity Management
15 12 (7.36%) CISM
15 12 (7.36%) E-Commerce
15 12 (7.36%) MS Excel
16 11 (6.75%) VoIP
16 11 (6.75%) Cisco
16 11 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery

Head of IT Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (3.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.45%) Apache
2 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.84%) IIS
4 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.98%) Office 365
2 7 (4.29%) SaaS
3 6 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.68%) iPaaS
3 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.84%) IaaS
4 3 (1.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.04%) Firewall
2 11 (6.75%) VoIP
3 10 (6.13%) DNS
4 6 (3.68%) DHCP
4 6 (3.68%) VPN
5 5 (3.07%) LAN
5 5 (3.07%) WAN
5 5 (3.07%) Wireless
6 4 (2.45%) CTI
6 4 (2.45%) Network Security
6 4 (2.45%) SAN
7 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.23%) Internet
8 2 (1.23%) VLAN
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (0.61%) DEFINITY
9 1 (0.61%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.61%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.61%) Big Data
3 1 (0.61%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) GIS
3 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
General
1 34 (20.86%) Finance
2 15 (9.20%) Law
3 12 (7.36%) Retail
4 9 (5.52%) Publishing
5 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.29%) Advertising
7 6 (3.68%) Banking
8 5 (3.07%) Legal
8 5 (3.07%) Marketing
9 3 (1.84%) Arabic Language
9 3 (1.84%) French Language
10 2 (1.23%) Games
11 1 (0.61%) Back Office
11 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.61%) Front Office
11 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) Middleware
2 2 (1.23%) React
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.61%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.61%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.43%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.91%) User Experience
3 7 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.29%) iPhone
4 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.07%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.45%) Clustering
6 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.45%) IVR
7 3 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.23%) Fintech
8 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.61%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.11%) Windows
2 13 (7.98%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.29%) Linux
5 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.29%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.61%) Unix
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (34.36%) IT Strategy
2 38 (23.31%) Service Delivery
3 33 (20.25%) ITIL
4 30 (18.40%) Project Management
5 23 (14.11%) Change Management
6 20 (12.27%) CRM
6 20 (12.27%) Information Security
7 19 (11.66%) Service Management
8 13 (7.98%) Business Continuity
8 13 (7.98%) DevOps
9 12 (7.36%) E-Commerce
9 12 (7.36%) Identity Management
9 12 (7.36%) Supplier Management
10 11 (6.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (6.13%) B2B
11 10 (6.13%) ITSM
11 10 (6.13%) Process Improvement
11 10 (6.13%) Risk Management
11 10 (6.13%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.52%) C
2 6 (3.68%) SQL
3 1 (0.61%) C#
3 1 (0.61%) Java
3 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.61%) Python
3 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.82%) Degree
2 15 (9.20%) CISSP
3 12 (7.36%) CISM
4 7 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.45%) CISA
5 4 (2.45%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.84%) EMC Certification
6 3 (1.84%) MCSE
6 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.23%) CRISC
7 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) SLA
2 6 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.68%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.84%) QA
5 2 (1.23%) COBIT
5 2 (1.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.84%) vSphere
3 2 (1.23%) Firmware
3 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.84%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.98%) VMware
3 11 (6.75%) Cisco
4 9 (5.52%) Oracle
5 7 (4.29%) LANDesk
5 7 (4.29%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.45%) Avaya
7 3 (1.84%) Citrix
7 3 (1.84%) EMC
7 3 (1.84%) NetApp
7 3 (1.84%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.23%) Apple
9 1 (0.61%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.61%) Cadence
9 1 (0.61%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.61%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.61%) Reuters
9 1 (0.61%) Sophos
9 1 (0.61%) Sun
9 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
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