Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Information Services was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies 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 Services
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1180 1226 1293
Rank change year-on-year +46 +67 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Information Services 9 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.006% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 2
UK median annual salary £90,000 £100,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +42.86% +1.82%
UK excluding London median annual salary £73,750 - £70,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Head of Information Services
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Information Services in the UK

Head of Information Services
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of Information Services in the UK

Head of Information Services
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Head of Information Services in the UK

Head of Information Services
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Information Services within the UK 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
England +39 9 £90,000 -10.00% 2
London +8 5 £90,000 -10.00% 1
UK excluding London +42 4 £73,750 - 1
North of England - 2 £73,750 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £72,500 -
North West - 1 £75,000 -

Head of Information Services Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Head of Information Services 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 Information Services in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CISA
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 3 (33.33%) CLAS
3 3 (33.33%) GDPR
3 3 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) NHS
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Information Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
5 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 1 (11.11%) Big Data
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) ISO 31000
5 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (11.11%) Contactless
5 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (11.11%) Contract Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Data Quality

Head of Information Services Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Contactless
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Information Governance
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Contract Management
4 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (11.11%) Informatics
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISA
1 4 (44.44%) CISM
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) CLAS
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (11.11%) BS25999
3 1 (11.11%) COBIT
3 1 (11.11%) COSO
3 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (11.11%) ISO 31000
3 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27005