The median annual salary for a Head of Technology was £91,250 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 Technology
UK
Rank 812 899 890
Rank change year-on-year +87 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Technology 52 50 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.048% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.050% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 48 41 42
Median salary £91,250 £75,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £130,000 £115,000 £125,000
UK excluding London median salary £76,250 £72,500 £71,250
% change year-on-year +5.17% +1.75%  

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 Technology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Technology in the UK

Head of Technology
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Head of Technology in the UK

Head of Technology
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Head of Technology in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 29 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Technology 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 +89 50 £92,500 +23.33% 5
London +84 30 £110,000 +44.26% 1
City of London +55 6 £92,500 -2.63%
East of England +33 6 £67,500 - 2
North East - 5 £52,500 -
Durham - 5 £52,500 -
Billericay - 4 £65,000 -
Essex - 4 £65,000 -
North West -12 3 £90,000 - 1
Manchester -22 3 £90,000 - 1
South East +61 2 £105,000 +75.00% 1
South West +25 2 £118,750 +48.43%
Hertfordshire +22 2 £71,250 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £80,000 -
Scotland - 2 £80,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £118,750 -
Berkshire +40 1 £130,000 +30.00% 1
West Midlands +30 1 £65,000 -5.45%
West Yorkshire +29 1 £90,000 +5.88%
Yorkshire +17 1 £90,000 +5.88%
Leeds +16 1 £90,000 +5.88%
Reading - 1 £130,000 -
Brighton - 1 £80,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £130,000 -
Royston - 1 £70,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £72,500 - 1
Stafford - 1 £65,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £65,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £80,000 -

Head of Technology Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Head of Technology 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 Technology in the job title.

1 36 (36.73%) Finance
2 24 (24.49%) E-Commerce
3 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.29%) IT Strategy
5 12 (12.24%) Front Office
5 12 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (11.22%) DevOps
6 11 (11.22%) Project Management
7 10 (10.20%) Change Management
7 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.20%) Multithreaded Programming
7 10 (10.20%) Multithreading
8 9 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.16%) SOA
10 7 (7.14%) Big Data
10 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
11 6 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (6.12%) Marketing
11 6 (6.12%) Degree
11 6 (6.12%) Python
11 6 (6.12%) PHP
11 6 (6.12%) .NET
11 6 (6.12%) CISSP
11 6 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.12%) Fintech
11 6 (6.12%) People Management
12 5 (5.10%) Coaching
12 5 (5.10%) Electronic Trading
12 5 (5.10%) Data Protection
12 5 (5.10%) QA

Head of Technology 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 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.02%) Apache
2 1 (1.02%) nginx
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Mingle
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.04%) GitHub
1 2 (2.04%) SaaS
1 2 (2.04%) Trello
2 1 (1.02%) Heroku
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) DNS
2 3 (3.06%) Firewall
2 3 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (3.06%) LAN
2 3 (3.06%) SMTP
2 3 (3.06%) SSL
2 3 (3.06%) WAN
2 3 (3.06%) Wireless
3 2 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) Big Data
2 5 (5.10%) MySQL
3 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.02%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.02%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (1.02%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.02%) Redis
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
2 2 (2.04%) JIRA
2 2 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (1.02%) git-flow
3 1 (1.02%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (36.73%) Finance
2 12 (12.24%) Front Office
3 6 (6.12%) Marketing
4 5 (5.10%) Banking
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.04%) Advertising
6 2 (2.04%) Games
6 2 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.04%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.02%) Electronics
7 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.02%) Law
7 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) .NET
2 5 (5.10%) HTML
3 3 (3.06%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.06%) Apache Flex
3 3 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (3.06%) Middleware
4 2 (2.04%) CSS
4 2 (2.04%) Node.js
4 2 (2.04%) React
4 2 (2.04%) Redux
4 2 (2.04%) Symfony
5 1 (1.02%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.02%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.02%) CSS3
5 1 (1.02%) Express
5 1 (1.02%) HTML5
5 1 (1.02%) jQuery
5 1 (1.02%) Laravel
5 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.02%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.12%) Fintech
4 4 (4.08%) Tandem
5 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) Equities
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.06%) User Experience
5 3 (3.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.02%) Derivative
6 1 (1.02%) Energy Derivatives
6 1 (1.02%) iPhone
6 1 (1.02%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.02%) Social Media
6 1 (1.02%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Linux
2 3 (3.06%) Windows
3 1 (1.02%) Android
3 1 (1.02%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) E-Commerce
2 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 11 (11.22%) DevOps
4 11 (11.22%) Project Management
5 10 (10.20%) Change Management
5 10 (10.20%) Multithreaded Programming
5 10 (10.20%) Multithreading
5 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (8.16%) SOA
8 6 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (6.12%) People Management
9 5 (5.10%) Analytics
9 5 (5.10%) Coaching
9 5 (5.10%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.10%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (5.10%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (5.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) PHP
1 6 (6.12%) Python
2 5 (5.10%) Java
3 3 (3.06%) C#
3 3 (3.06%) Ruby
3 3 (3.06%) SQL
4 2 (2.04%) ABAP
4 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.02%) C
5 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) CISSP
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) CISA
2 3 (3.06%) CISM
2 3 (3.06%) GIAC
2 3 (3.06%) QiCA
3 2 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.08%) SLA
3 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.02%) Ansible
2 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (3.06%) Fidessa
1 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle
1 3 (3.06%) SAP
2 2 (2.04%) IBM
2 2 (2.04%) Zend
3 1 (1.02%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.02%) Foundry
3 1 (1.02%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (1.02%) New Relic
3 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.02%) Snowplow
3 1 (1.02%) Splunk
3 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: DOE + extensive packackage
Posted: 3 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Salary: £65,000 per annum Circa
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + PHI, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £95k to £130k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago