Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 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 > North West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 332 336
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 24 35 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 17 19 26
North West median annual salary £77,500 £67,500 £62,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.81% +8.43% -11.07%
10th Percentile £55,250 £58,500 £49,125
90th Percentile £110,000 £79,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +6.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12733 12123 12586
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.99% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10181 10198 10449
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,488
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.18% +3.31%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 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
Manchester -5 13 £72,500 -3.33% 1
Merseyside +23 7 £110,000 +69.23% 1
Lancashire -3 1 £45,000 -35.71%
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 12 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) Release Management
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
4 3 (12.50%) NHS
4 3 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.33%) People Management
5 2 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.33%) Machine Learning
5 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.33%) VoIP
5 2 (8.33%) WAN

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
1 2 (8.33%) VoIP
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Release Management
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
4 3 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (8.33%) Data Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) Machine Learning
5 2 (8.33%) People Management
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) GDPR
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Capita
2 1 (4.17%) VMware