The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Information Technology
UK
Rank 654 728 634
Rank change year-on-year +74 -94  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 211 224 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 174 187 260
Median salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,024
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £120,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median salary £76,000 £75,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year +1.33% +5.26%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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 IT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +77 205 £76,000 -5.00% 17
London +59 69 £75,000 -6.25% 4
South East +66 33 £80,000 -11.11% 5
North West +9 29 £90,000 +12.50% 3
Manchester -4 25 £90,000 +9.09% 2
West Midlands +23 18 £80,000 +14.28% 1
East Midlands +12 18 £72,500 +16.93% 1
East of England +28 17 £90,000 +28.57%
City of London +56 14 £67,500 -20.58%
Yorkshire +16 14 £75,000 -3.22% 1
West Yorkshire +31 10 £76,000 -5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 10 £63,750 -
Leeds +21 9 £72,500 -9.37%
Berkshire +34 8 £67,500 -26.02% 1
South West +20 7 £53,760 -32.80% 1
Essex +15 7 £80,000 +23.07%
Cambridgeshire +13 7 £97,500 +34.48%
Milton Keynes +11 6 £68,750 -
Lincolnshire - 6 £72,500 -
Warwickshire +27 5 £55,827 -34.32%
Hampshire +24 5 £85,000 -19.04%
Coventry +20 5 £90,000 +24.13%
Devon - 5 £53,760 -
Grimsby - 5 £70,000 -
Surrey +41 4 £87,500 +16.66% 2
Northamptonshire +24 4 £62,500 +19.04% 1
Leicester -5 4 £80,000 +28.19%
Leicestershire -8 4 £80,000 +29.03%
Exeter - 4 £53,760 -
Billericay - 4 £65,000 -

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 141 (30.39%) IT Strategy
2 107 (23.06%) Finance
3 98 (21.12%) Service Delivery
4 89 (19.18%) ITIL
5 88 (18.97%) Project Management
6 65 (14.01%) Information Security
7 61 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (12.28%) Degree
8 57 (12.28%) Microsoft
9 55 (11.85%) Service Management
9 55 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (9.48%) ERP
11 43 (9.27%) Change Management
12 41 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 41 (8.84%) CRM
12 41 (8.84%) Management Information System
13 40 (8.62%) Windows
14 38 (8.19%) Retail
15 34 (7.33%) Risk Management
16 31 (6.68%) PRINCE2
16 31 (6.68%) .NET
16 31 (6.68%) Data Centre
17 29 (6.25%) CISSP
18 27 (5.82%) Business Continuity
18 27 (5.82%) People Management
19 25 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
19 25 (5.39%) Law
19 25 (5.39%) Business Analysis
20 24 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 24 (5.17%) Programme Management

Head of IT 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 8 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.29%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.86%) Apache
3 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.65%) IIS
5 2 (0.43%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.43%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) Movex
4 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.09%) Office 365
2 17 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.45%) SaaS
4 15 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.29%) iPaaS
7 5 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.65%) IaaS
8 3 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.74%) Firewall
2 13 (2.80%) VoIP
3 12 (2.59%) SAN
4 10 (2.16%) DNS
4 10 (2.16%) LAN
4 10 (2.16%) VPN
5 9 (1.94%) Internet
6 8 (1.72%) WAN
7 6 (1.29%) DHCP
8 5 (1.08%) Network Security
8 5 (1.08%) Wireless
9 4 (0.86%) CTI
9 4 (0.86%) VLAN
10 3 (0.65%) Converged Networks
10 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.43%) NAS
11 2 (0.43%) PABX
11 2 (0.43%) WLAN
12 1 (0.22%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.22%) DEFINITY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) Big Data
5 1 (0.22%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) GIS
5 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Xcode
2 2 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 107 (23.06%) Finance
2 38 (8.19%) Retail
3 25 (5.39%) Law
4 23 (4.96%) Legal
5 20 (4.31%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.37%) Advertising
7 11 (2.37%) Banking
7 11 (2.37%) Publishing
8 9 (1.94%) Marketing
9 4 (0.86%) Games
9 4 (0.86%) Military
10 3 (0.65%) Arabic Language
10 3 (0.65%) French Language
11 2 (0.43%) Automotive
11 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.68%) .NET
2 7 (1.51%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.29%) AngularJS
3 6 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (1.08%) Xamarin.iOS
5 4 (0.86%) Middleware
6 3 (0.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.65%) Web Services
7 2 (0.43%) CSS
7 2 (0.43%) HTML
7 2 (0.43%) React
8 1 (0.22%) CSS3
8 1 (0.22%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.22%) HTML5
8 1 (0.22%) jQuery
8 1 (0.22%) LINQ
8 1 (0.22%) Redux
8 1 (0.22%) WinForms
8 1 (0.22%) WPF
8 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.84%) Management Information System
2 31 (6.68%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.02%) User Experience
5 9 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.72%) iPhone
7 6 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.08%) PMI
8 5 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.86%) Clustering
9 4 (0.86%) Fintech
9 4 (0.86%) FMCG
9 4 (0.86%) IVR
9 4 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.62%) Windows
2 18 (3.88%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.51%) Android
6 7 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.51%) Linux
6 7 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.43%) NetWare
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.22%) Unix
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (30.39%) IT Strategy
2 98 (21.12%) Service Delivery
3 89 (19.18%) ITIL
4 88 (18.97%) Project Management
5 65 (14.01%) Information Security
6 61 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (11.85%) Service Management
7 55 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (9.48%) ERP
9 43 (9.27%) Change Management
10 41 (8.84%) CRM
10 41 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 34 (7.33%) Risk Management
12 31 (6.68%) PRINCE2
13 27 (5.82%) Business Continuity
13 27 (5.82%) People Management
14 25 (5.39%) Business Analysis
14 25 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (5.17%) Programme Management
16 21 (4.53%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.66%) SQL
2 14 (3.02%) C
2 14 (3.02%) Java
3 11 (2.37%) C#
4 8 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.86%) Python
5 4 (0.86%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.65%) ABAP
7 2 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.22%) C++
8 1 (0.22%) VB
8 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.22%) VB6
8 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (12.28%) Degree
2 29 (6.25%) CISSP
3 24 (5.17%) CISM
4 15 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.80%) CISA
6 8 (1.72%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.51%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.29%) CRISC
8 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.29%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.08%) MCSE
9 5 (1.08%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.65%) EMC Certification
11 3 (0.65%) MBA
12 2 (0.43%) APMP
12 2 (0.43%) PMP
13 1 (0.22%) CCNA
13 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.66%) SLA
3 12 (2.59%) COBIT
3 12 (2.59%) QA
4 10 (2.16%) PMO
5 6 (1.29%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.65%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) BS7799
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 14 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.65%) vSphere
4 2 (0.43%) Firmware
4 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.43%) NDS
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 57 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.74%) VMware
3 16 (3.45%) Oracle
4 14 (3.02%) Cisco
5 11 (2.37%) Citrix
6 9 (1.94%) SAP
7 7 (1.51%) Apple
7 7 (1.51%) LANDesk
7 7 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.08%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.86%) Avaya
9 4 (0.86%) IBM
9 4 (0.86%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.65%) EMC
10 3 (0.65%) NetApp
10 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.43%) Novell
11 2 (0.43%) Veeam
11 2 (0.43%) VeriFone
11 2 (0.43%) Virgin Media
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