Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 291 277 253
Rank change year-on-year -14 -24 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 13 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.16% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 16
Manchester median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £62,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +20.48% -11.07%
10th Percentile £55,250 £51,850 £52,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £97,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £77,500 £67,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year +14.81% +8.87% -11.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7739 7309 7172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.44% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6429 6274 5976
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in Manchester

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in Manchester

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in Manchester

Head of IT
Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bolton - 1 £62,500 -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Head of IT
North West

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

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

1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) SLA
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) Capita
4 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.69%) IT Governance

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Android Development
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) IT Governance
4 1 (7.69%) Multichannel Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery Management
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Capita
2 1 (7.69%) VMware