Period
to 17 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Head of Sales was £137,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Head of Sales
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 883 918 1095
Rank change year-on-year +35 +177 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Sales 5 5 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
10th Percentile £107,250 £96,750 £64,000
25th Percentile £110,625 £106,875 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £137,500 £130,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +62.50% +3.23%
75th Percentile £165,000 £148,750 £101,250
90th Percentile " £160,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £125,000 £110,000 -
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -

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 83,668 91,748 139,751
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 95.32% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63,821 74,597 112,237
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

Head of Sales
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Sales in the UK

Head of Sales
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Head of Sales.

Salary trend for Head of Sales in the UK

Head of Sales
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Head of Sales over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Head of Sales in the UK

Head of Sales
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Sales within the UK over the 6 months to 17 May 2021. 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 +50 5 £137,500 +5.77% 6
London +48 4 £150,000 +11.11% 3
UK excluding London +29 1 £125,000 +13.64% 3
Midlands - 1 £125,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £125,000 -

Head of Sales Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, Head of Sales job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Head of Sales in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Legal
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (40.00%) Business Development
1 2 (40.00%) Thought Leadership
2 1 (20.00%) NetSuite
2 1 (20.00%) AWS
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) R
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Generation
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (20.00%) Smart City
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Measurement
2 1 (20.00%) Commercial Awareness
2 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (20.00%) Industry 4.0
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) B2B
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Head of Sales 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (20.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Industry 4.0
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (20.00%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Development
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (40.00%) Thought Leadership
2 1 (20.00%) B2B
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Commercial Awareness
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Generation
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Measurement
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) R
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP