Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 753 728 846
Rank change year-on-year -25 +118 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 454 542 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 351 478 397
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £48,750 £54,822 £50,600
90th Percentile £110,000 £114,125 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in the UK

Head of IT
Top 17 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 6 months to 18 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 -29 432 £75,000 - 27
UK excluding London +7 253 £75,000 - 20
London -34 199 £75,000 -11.76% 7
North of England +8 68 £70,000 - 4
South East +9 62 £75,000 -3.85% 3
Yorkshire +41 39 £65,000 -11.86% 2
Midlands +4 37 £75,000 - 7
East of England -2 35 £75,000 -3.23% 6
South West +5 33 £55,000 -15.38%
West Midlands +7 30 £75,000 -6.25% 6
North West -29 23 £77,500 +14.81% 2
Wales +22 14 £78,750 +31.25%
East Midlands +30 7 £75,000 +30.43% 1
North East +13 6 £61,250 -30.00%
Northern Ireland -20 4 £45,000 -26.53%
Scotland -12 2 - -
Channel Islands +1 1 £65,000 -18.75%

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 161 (35.46%) Finance
2 112 (24.67%) IT Strategy
3 95 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (17.62%) Project Management
5 78 (17.18%) Service Delivery
5 78 (17.18%) ITIL
6 74 (16.30%) Windows
7 65 (14.32%) Microsoft
8 63 (13.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 55 (12.11%) Banking
9 55 (12.11%) Change Management
10 50 (11.01%) SQL
11 49 (10.79%) Degree
11 49 (10.79%) Analytics
12 48 (10.57%) Information Security
12 48 (10.57%) Management Information System
13 47 (10.35%) Risk Management
14 46 (10.13%) E-Commerce
15 45 (9.91%) Investment Banking
16 44 (9.69%) Asset Management
17 43 (9.47%) Retail
17 43 (9.47%) Computer Science
18 42 (9.25%) Service Management
19 41 (9.03%) Front Office
19 41 (9.03%) VMware
20 40 (8.81%) Supplier Management
21 39 (8.59%) Business Continuity
22 38 (8.37%) Retail Banking
23 37 (8.15%) Wealth Management
24 35 (7.71%) Office 365

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 18 (3.96%) Apache Spark
2 17 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.64%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.20%) CMS
5 7 (1.54%) IIS
6 5 (1.10%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.22%) Apache
7 1 (0.22%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.22%) Telligent Community
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.88%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.44%) Magento
5 2 (0.44%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.71%) Office 365
2 33 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.54%) SaaS
5 6 (1.32%) IaaS
6 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.66%) PaaS
7 2 (0.44%) G Suite
8 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.51%) Firewall
2 14 (3.08%) DHCP
2 14 (3.08%) DNS
3 13 (2.86%) SSL
3 13 (2.86%) VPN
4 12 (2.64%) Internet
4 12 (2.64%) VoIP
5 11 (2.42%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.20%) SAN
7 9 (1.98%) IPsec
8 7 (1.54%) WAN
9 6 (1.32%) LAN
9 6 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.10%) Intranet
10 5 (1.10%) Network Security
10 5 (1.10%) Wireless
11 4 (0.88%) Skype
11 4 (0.88%) SMS
11 4 (0.88%) VLAN
12 2 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.74%) KDB
1 17 (3.74%) Kdb+
1 17 (3.74%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.42%) Big Data
4 8 (1.76%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.44%) MySQL
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.22%) Mahout
7 1 (0.22%) Redis
7 1 (0.22%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Fiddler
2 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.44%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 161 (35.46%) Finance
2 55 (12.11%) Banking
3 45 (9.91%) Investment Banking
4 43 (9.47%) Retail
5 41 (9.03%) Front Office
6 38 (8.37%) Retail Banking
7 21 (4.63%) Manufacturing
8 19 (4.19%) Marketing
8 19 (4.19%) Telecoms
9 12 (2.64%) Back Office
10 8 (1.76%) Law
11 7 (1.54%) Games
12 6 (1.32%) Legal
13 5 (1.10%) Advertising
13 5 (1.10%) French Language
13 5 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.88%) Electronics
14 4 (0.88%) Local Government
15 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.63%) .NET
2 18 (3.96%) Kafka
3 12 (2.64%) Web Services
4 10 (2.20%) HTML
4 10 (2.20%) XML
5 9 (1.98%) ASP.NET
5 9 (1.98%) jQuery
6 8 (1.76%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.76%) ADO.NET
6 8 (1.76%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 8 (1.76%) Backbone.js
6 8 (1.76%) Entity Framework
6 8 (1.76%) HTML5
6 8 (1.76%) JSON
6 8 (1.76%) SOAP
6 8 (1.76%) WCF
6 8 (1.76%) WF
6 8 (1.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.57%) Management Information System
2 43 (9.47%) Computer Science
3 24 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.29%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (4.41%) Derivative
6 19 (4.19%) Equities
7 18 (3.96%) Algorithms
8 17 (3.74%) Data Structures
8 17 (3.74%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.76%) AS400
10 7 (1.54%) EPoS
10 7 (1.54%) iSeries
10 7 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.32%) NHS
12 5 (1.10%) CCTV
12 5 (1.10%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.10%) User Experience
13 4 (0.88%) iPad
13 4 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (16.30%) Windows
2 26 (5.73%) Linux
3 21 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.74%) Android
5 16 (3.52%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.76%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (1.32%) Unix
8 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (24.67%) IT Strategy
2 95 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (17.62%) Project Management
4 78 (17.18%) ITIL
4 78 (17.18%) Service Delivery
5 63 (13.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 55 (12.11%) Change Management
7 49 (10.79%) Analytics
8 48 (10.57%) Information Security
9 47 (10.35%) Risk Management
10 46 (10.13%) E-Commerce
11 44 (9.69%) Asset Management
12 42 (9.25%) Service Management
13 40 (8.81%) Supplier Management
14 39 (8.59%) Business Continuity
15 37 (8.15%) Wealth Management
16 35 (7.71%) Disaster Recovery
17 34 (7.49%) Matrix Organization
18 31 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
18 31 (6.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.01%) SQL
2 19 (4.19%) Java
3 10 (2.20%) C
3 10 (2.20%) C#
4 9 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.76%) ES6
6 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.44%) PHP
8 2 (0.44%) Python
9 1 (0.22%) Perl
9 1 (0.22%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.22%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.22%) RPG
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (10.79%) Degree
2 13 (2.86%) MBA
3 9 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.76%) CISSP
4 8 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.32%) CISA
6 6 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.10%) CISM
7 5 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.88%) CLAS
8 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.66%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.66%) PMP
9 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.44%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.44%) GIAC
10 2 (0.44%) OSCE
10 2 (0.44%) OSCP
10 2 (0.44%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.83%) QA
2 30 (6.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (5.95%) SLA
4 18 (3.96%) PMO
5 10 (2.20%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.98%) GDPR
7 7 (1.54%) COBIT
8 6 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.22%) GAMP
10 1 (0.22%) GPG13
10 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.22%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.10%) XenApp
5 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.88%) Puppet
2 3 (0.66%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.66%) WSUS
3 2 (0.44%) SCCM
3 2 (0.44%) SCOM
3 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.44%) SCSM
3 2 (0.44%) vMotion
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.22%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.22%) Nagios
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 65 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.03%) VMware
3 21 (4.63%) Cisco
4 15 (3.30%) Citrix
5 11 (2.42%) Oracle
6 10 (2.20%) SAP
7 8 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.54%) Google
9 6 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.32%) Sybase
10 5 (1.10%) Sage
11 4 (0.88%) TOWER Software
12 3 (0.66%) Aruba
12 3 (0.66%) Capita
12 3 (0.66%) Cognos
12 3 (0.66%) D-Link
12 3 (0.66%) WatchGuard
13 2 (0.44%) Barracuda Networks
13 2 (0.44%) Demandware
13 2 (0.44%) Ruckus Wireless