Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 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 > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 321 308
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 34 18 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.17% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 40
South West median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £46,250 £34,000 £54,875
90th Percentile £76,375 £80,075 £103,250
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 South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10043 10599 11397
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.99% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8318 8956 9646
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the South West

Head of IT
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in the South West

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in the South West

Head of IT
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bristol -10 15 £47,500 -39.49%
Gloucestershire +37 9 £63,750 -12.07%
Dorset +4 6 £55,000 - 1
Devon +20 3 £55,000 -8.33%
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South West region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 15 (44.12%) VMware
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (44.12%) Office 365
2 14 (41.18%) Coaching
2 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (38.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (38.24%) ITIL
4 12 (35.29%) Windows
4 12 (35.29%) Service Delivery
4 12 (35.29%) Change Management
5 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
5 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
5 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
6 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
6 10 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (29.41%) Business Continuity
6 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 9 (26.47%) Capacity Management
7 9 (26.47%) High Availability
7 9 (26.47%) Supplier Management
7 9 (26.47%) Application Packaging
7 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (26.47%) IPsec
7 9 (26.47%) DHCP
7 9 (26.47%) VPN
7 9 (26.47%) DNS
7 9 (26.47%) SSL
8 8 (23.53%) Web Services
8 8 (23.53%) Service Management
8 8 (23.53%) Firewall

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (44.12%) Office 365
2 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
2 9 (26.47%) DHCP
2 9 (26.47%) DNS
2 9 (26.47%) IPsec
2 9 (26.47%) SSL
2 9 (26.47%) VPN
3 8 (23.53%) Firewall
4 6 (17.65%) VoIP
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Brand Awareness
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Android
2 8 (23.53%) Apple iOS
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Coaching
2 13 (38.24%) ITIL
2 13 (38.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (35.29%) Change Management
3 12 (35.29%) Service Delivery
4 10 (29.41%) Business Continuity
4 10 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
5 9 (26.47%) Application Packaging
5 9 (26.47%) Capacity Management
5 9 (26.47%) High Availability
5 9 (26.47%) Supplier Management
6 8 (23.53%) Service Management
7 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
8 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.65%) IT Strategy
8 6 (17.65%) People Management
8 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
9 4 (11.76%) Information Security
9 4 (11.76%) Performance Measurement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (2.94%) CISM
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.88%) SLA
4 1 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.94%) GDPR
4 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.94%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) VMware
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.59%) Citrix
4 6 (17.65%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Mitel
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds