The median annual salary for a Head of ICT was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of ICT
UK
Rank 858 954 957
Rank change year-on-year +96 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of ICT 2 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.002% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 6
Median salary £62,500 - £67,250
UK excluding London median salary - - £52,250

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of ICT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of ICT in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of ICT in the UK

Head of ICT
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of ICT in the UK

Head of ICT
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of ICT within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +108 2 £62,500 -
London +79 2 £62,500 -
City of London - 2 £62,500 -

Head of ICT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Head of ICT 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 featuring Head of ICT in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Veeam

Head of ICT Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Veeam
1 2 (66.67%) VMware