The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 662 684 698
Rank change year-on-year +22 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 221 241 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 165 206 222
Median salary £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,800
10% offered a salary of more than £107,500 £120,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £72,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -3.44% -3.33%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +34 211 £75,000 -3.22% 23
London +8 79 £80,000 -11.11% 8
South East +54 44 £70,000 -3.44% 5
West Midlands +11 19 £75,000 +7.14% 1
East of England -2 19 £75,000 - 1
Yorkshire -1 16 £80,010 -3.01% 3
South West +14 14 £65,000 -17.19%
North West -44 12 £77,500 +10.71% 3
Essex +12 11 £70,000 +21.73%
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £77,500 +34.78% 1
City of London +23 10 £112,500 +32.35% 2
Milton Keynes +5 10 £77,500 +34.78% 1
Manchester -21 9 £80,000 -15.78% 1
Surrey +32 8 £72,500 -19.44%
Birmingham +1 8 £57,500 -23.33% 1
Berkshire +33 7 £65,000 -5.10% 1
Billericay - 7 £65,000 -
Coventry - 7 £77,500 -
Bristol -13 6 £66,250 -15.60%
East Midlands +18 5 £62,500 +13.63% 1
Hampshire +16 5 £75,000 -21.05% 1
West Sussex +11 5 £80,000 -5.88%
Kent +8 5 £61,500 -45.33%
Wales +6 5 £91,535 +40.82%
West Yorkshire +1 4 £76,000 -10.58%
Gloucestershire 0 4 £62,500 -21.87%
Maidenhead - 4 £65,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £61,500 -
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £90,000 -10.00%
Banbridge - 3 £45,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 122 (27.85%) IT Strategy
2 113 (25.80%) Finance
3 86 (19.63%) Project Management
4 77 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (16.44%) ITIL
6 65 (14.84%) Service Delivery
7 55 (12.56%) Information Security
8 54 (12.33%) E-Commerce
9 51 (11.64%) Degree
10 49 (11.19%) Risk Management
10 49 (11.19%) Retail
11 48 (10.96%) Microsoft
12 47 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (10.27%) Matrix Organization
14 41 (9.36%) Change Management
15 37 (8.45%) Management Information System
15 37 (8.45%) Windows
16 36 (8.22%) Service Management
17 35 (7.99%) Disaster Recovery
17 35 (7.99%) Banking
18 34 (7.76%) PRINCE2
19 29 (6.62%) Asset Management
19 29 (6.62%) Analytics
20 28 (6.39%) ERP
21 27 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
21 27 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 26 (5.94%) Retail Banking
22 26 (5.94%) Front Office
23 25 (5.71%) Derivative
23 25 (5.71%) Wealth Management

Head of IT 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.46%) GroupWise
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.14%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.23%) Movex
5 1 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.34%) Office 365
2 16 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.20%) SaaS
4 6 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.68%) IaaS
6 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.46%) PaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.42%) Firewall
2 13 (2.97%) Internet
3 10 (2.28%) SAN
3 10 (2.28%) VoIP
4 8 (1.83%) LAN
5 7 (1.60%) DNS
6 6 (1.37%) VPN
6 6 (1.37%) WAN
7 5 (1.14%) CTI
7 5 (1.14%) Wireless
8 4 (0.91%) NAS
8 4 (0.91%) VLAN
8 4 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.68%) Converged Networks
9 3 (0.68%) Network Security
9 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.46%) DHCP
10 2 (0.46%) Intranet
10 2 (0.46%) MPLS
10 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.14%) Big Data
3 4 (0.91%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (25.80%) Finance
2 49 (11.19%) Retail
3 35 (7.99%) Banking
4 26 (5.94%) Front Office
4 26 (5.94%) Retail Banking
5 25 (5.71%) Investment Banking
6 22 (5.02%) Law
7 21 (4.79%) Manufacturing
8 20 (4.57%) Telecoms
9 19 (4.34%) Legal
10 11 (2.51%) Marketing
11 8 (1.83%) Advertising
12 7 (1.60%) French Language
13 5 (1.14%) Back Office
13 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.91%) Electronics
14 4 (0.91%) Military
15 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.46%) Billing
15 2 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.34%) .NET
2 4 (0.91%) Web Services
3 2 (0.46%) React
3 2 (0.46%) SOAP
4 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.23%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.23%) Middleware
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.23%) Redux
4 1 (0.23%) REST
4 1 (0.23%) Velocity
4 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.45%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.71%) Derivative
3 24 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.37%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.14%) FMCG
7 5 (1.14%) IVR
8 4 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.91%) Fintech
9 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.68%) Clustering
9 3 (0.68%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.68%) iPad
9 3 (0.68%) iPhone
9 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.68%) User Experience
9 3 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.45%) Windows
2 16 (3.65%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.28%) Linux
4 9 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.68%) Android
7 3 (0.68%) Unix
8 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.46%) Debian
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.46%) NetWare
8 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (27.85%) IT Strategy
2 86 (19.63%) Project Management
3 77 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (16.44%) ITIL
5 65 (14.84%) Service Delivery
6 55 (12.56%) Information Security
7 54 (12.33%) E-Commerce
8 49 (11.19%) Risk Management
9 47 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 45 (10.27%) Matrix Organization
11 41 (9.36%) Change Management
12 36 (8.22%) Service Management
13 35 (7.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 34 (7.76%) PRINCE2
15 29 (6.62%) Analytics
15 29 (6.62%) Asset Management
16 28 (6.39%) ERP
17 27 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
18 25 (5.71%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.88%) C
2 15 (3.42%) SQL
3 6 (1.37%) C#
4 5 (1.14%) PHP
5 4 (0.91%) Java
5 4 (0.91%) Python
6 2 (0.46%) ABAP
6 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (11.64%) Degree
2 21 (4.79%) CISSP
3 14 (3.20%) CISM
4 13 (2.97%) CISA
5 10 (2.28%) Security Cleared
6 9 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.14%) CRISC
10 4 (0.91%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.91%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.91%) PMP
11 3 (0.68%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.68%) MBA
11 3 (0.68%) MCSE
11 3 (0.68%) OSCP
12 2 (0.46%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.88%) SLA
3 14 (3.20%) PMO
4 11 (2.51%) QA
5 9 (2.05%) COBIT
6 7 (1.60%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.37%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (1.14%) GDPR
9 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.46%) Firmware
4 2 (0.46%) NDS
4 2 (0.46%) XenApp
4 2 (0.46%) XenServer
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.23%) Nagios
2 1 (0.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 48 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.02%) VMware
3 18 (4.11%) SAP
4 15 (3.42%) Oracle
5 13 (2.97%) Cisco
6 7 (1.60%) Citrix
7 4 (0.91%) Avaya
8 3 (0.68%) IBM
9 2 (0.46%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.46%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (0.46%) NetApp
9 2 (0.46%) Novell
9 2 (0.46%) Sybase
9 2 (0.46%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.46%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.46%) Veeam
9 2 (0.46%) VeriFone
9 2 (0.46%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.23%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.23%) Splunk
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Circa £75K Plus Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £75000.00 per annum
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Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum
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North West
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Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus and Car Allowance
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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Hampshire
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Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £85000 - £100000 per annum + car allowance, bonus & benefits
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Salary: 60 - 70k
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Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum plus bonus+benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £70,000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
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Salary: £48,802 per annum
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
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Salary: £75,000 - £90,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
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Salary: £65000 per annum
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