Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of Technology was £95,000 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 Technology
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1016 1108 1155
Rank change year-on-year +92 +47 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of Technology 161 114 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.060% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.062% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 102 100 96
UK median annual salary £95,000 £89,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% +11.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £62,500 £64,750 £46,250
90th Percentile £127,250 £120,250 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +25.06%

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 Technology
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of Technology in the UK

Head of Technology
Top 12 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 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 +77 160 £95,000 +5.56% 10
London +32 106 £103,750 +9.21% 6
UK excluding London +77 53 £85,000 +3.03% 4
North of England +23 26 £90,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire +42 15 £90,000 +5.88%
North West -11 11 £90,000 +50.00%
South East +34 10 £98,750 +41.07% 2
East of England - 9 £101,250 - 1
South West - 7 £72,500 -
Midlands +19 4 £75,000 -16.67% 1
West Midlands +9 3 £75,000 -16.67% 1
East Midlands +41 1 £65,000 -53.57%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 92 (57.14%) Finance
2 73 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (40.37%) Banking
4 62 (38.51%) Matrix Organization
5 60 (37.27%) Risk Management
6 57 (35.40%) Asset Management
6 57 (35.40%) Retail Banking
7 56 (34.78%) Wealth Management
7 56 (34.78%) Investment Banking
7 56 (34.78%) Front Office
8 42 (26.09%) Fixed Income
9 41 (25.47%) Project Planning
9 41 (25.47%) Derivative
9 41 (25.47%) Equity Derivative
9 41 (25.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 41 (25.47%) Credit Risk Management
9 41 (25.47%) SDLC
9 41 (25.47%) Credit Risk
10 39 (24.22%) Quantitative Research
10 39 (24.22%) Market Risk
11 24 (14.91%) Project Management
12 19 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (11.18%) IT Strategy
14 17 (10.56%) E-Commerce
15 16 (9.94%) Service Delivery
16 15 (9.32%) Portfolio Management
17 14 (8.70%) Change Management
17 14 (8.70%) Marketing
17 14 (8.70%) Scrum
18 12 (7.45%) Programme Management

Head of Technology 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 6 (3.73%) CMS
2 5 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.62%) Apache
4 1 (0.62%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.24%) Magento
2 2 (1.24%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.35%) SaaS
2 3 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.62%) GitHub
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) Internet
1 3 (1.86%) SAN
2 2 (1.24%) LAN
2 2 (1.24%) VoIP
2 2 (1.24%) WAN
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.62%) SMS
3 1 (0.62%) SSL
3 1 (0.62%) VPN
3 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) Blockchain
2 6 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.24%) Big Data
3 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.24%) MySQL
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Burp Suite
General
1 92 (57.14%) Finance
2 65 (40.37%) Banking
3 57 (35.40%) Retail Banking
4 56 (34.78%) Front Office
4 56 (34.78%) Investment Banking
5 14 (8.70%) Marketing
6 7 (4.35%) Financial Institution
7 5 (3.11%) Games
7 5 (3.11%) Retail
7 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.86%) Advertising
9 3 (1.86%) Law
9 3 (1.86%) Publishing
10 2 (1.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.62%) Back Office
11 1 (0.62%) Legal
11 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) .NET
2 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.24%) CSS
3 2 (1.24%) HTML
3 2 (1.24%) Node.js
4 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.62%) LAMP
4 1 (0.62%) Laravel
4 1 (0.62%) Mason
4 1 (0.62%) React Native
4 1 (0.62%) Symfony
4 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (26.09%) Fixed Income
2 41 (25.47%) Credit Risk
2 41 (25.47%) Derivative
2 41 (25.47%) Equity Derivative
2 41 (25.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (24.22%) Market Risk
4 10 (6.21%) Equities
5 8 (4.97%) User Experience
6 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.73%) NHS
7 5 (3.11%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.86%) Learning Management System
8 3 (1.86%) PMI
8 3 (1.86%) Social Media
8 3 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.24%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.24%) iPad
10 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.45%) Linux
2 5 (3.11%) Windows
3 2 (1.24%) Unix
4 1 (0.62%) Android
4 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (38.51%) Matrix Organization
3 60 (37.27%) Risk Management
4 57 (35.40%) Asset Management
5 56 (34.78%) Wealth Management
6 41 (25.47%) Credit Risk Management
6 41 (25.47%) Project Planning
6 41 (25.47%) SDLC
7 39 (24.22%) Quantitative Research
8 24 (14.91%) Project Management
9 19 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (11.18%) IT Strategy
11 17 (10.56%) E-Commerce
12 16 (9.94%) Service Delivery
13 15 (9.32%) Portfolio Management
14 14 (8.70%) Change Management
14 14 (8.70%) Scrum
15 12 (7.45%) Analytics
15 12 (7.45%) Programme Management
15 12 (7.45%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.35%) C++
2 4 (2.48%) C#
2 4 (2.48%) PHP
3 2 (1.24%) C
3 2 (1.24%) Go
3 2 (1.24%) Java
3 2 (1.24%) Ruby
3 2 (1.24%) SQL
4 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.62%) PHP 5
4 1 (0.62%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 8 (4.97%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.48%) MBA
4 3 (1.86%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.24%) CISSP
5 2 (1.24%) CLAS
5 2 (1.24%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.24%) OSCE
5 2 (1.24%) OSCP
5 2 (1.24%) PhD
6 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) P3O
3 2 (1.24%) GDPR
3 2 (1.24%) PMO
4 1 (0.62%) COBIT
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.62%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.62%) SCCM
1 1 (0.62%) SCOM
1 1 (0.62%) SCOrch
1 1 (0.62%) SCSM
1 1 (0.62%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (3.11%) Google
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (2.48%) SAP
3 2 (1.24%) Remedy
4 1 (0.62%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (0.62%) Citrix
4 1 (0.62%) Juniper
4 1 (0.62%) Marketo
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle
4 1 (0.62%) VMware
4 1 (0.62%) WatchGuard