The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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 / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 219 239
Rank change year-on-year -41 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 12 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 14
Median salary £77,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £65,000 £49,300
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £95,000 £97,000
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6647 5415 6191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.61% 97.74% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5440 4595 5048
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the North West

Head of IT
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in the North West

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in the North West

Head of IT
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester -31 9 £80,000 -15.78% 1
Cheshire - 1 £57,500 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £95,000 -
Head of IT
England

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 16 (37.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (34.88%) Data Centre
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) IT Strategy
4 8 (18.60%) Information Security
4 8 (18.60%) Finance
5 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
5 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.95%) CISSP
7 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
7 5 (11.63%) Service Management
7 5 (11.63%) IT Governance
8 4 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (9.30%) COBIT
8 4 (9.30%) CISA
8 4 (9.30%) CISM
8 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.30%) C
9 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (6.98%) Internal Audit
9 3 (6.98%) People Management
9 3 (6.98%) ERP
9 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
9 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.98%) Resource Management
9 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
9 3 (6.98%) Degree
10 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) REST
1 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.65%) FMCG
4 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) IT Strategy
4 8 (18.60%) Information Security
5 7 (16.28%) E-Commerce
5 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
6 5 (11.63%) IT Governance
6 5 (11.63%) Service Management
7 4 (9.30%) Project Management
7 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.98%) ERP
8 3 (6.98%) Internal Audit
8 3 (6.98%) People Management
8 3 (6.98%) Resource Management
8 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.65%) Information Governance
9 2 (4.65%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) C
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) PHP
2 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) CISSP
2 4 (9.30%) CISA
2 4 (9.30%) CISM
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CRISC
4 2 (4.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) COBIT
1 4 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) IBM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP
North West
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Stockport, Cheshire
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