Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Director was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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

Director of IT
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 991 1042 1033
Rank change year-on-year +51 -9 +60
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Director 149 157 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 117 124 167
UK median annual salary £85,000 £95,000 £95,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £60,945 £64,294 £62,500
90th Percentile £141,000 £133,750 £135,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £90,000 £87,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +6.06%

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 156,284 173,226 184,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,886 138,930 154,533
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

IT Director
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Director over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Director within the UK over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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 +45 144 £85,000 -10.53% 18
London +57 75 £95,000 -5.00% 10
UK excluding London +11 73 £85,000 -5.56% 8
East of England +39 23 £75,000 -25.00% 1
North of England +25 18 £85,000 -13.92% 2
South East +7 15 £80,000 -20.00% 2
North West +41 13 £90,000 -18.18% 1
Midlands +20 12 £85,000 -5.56% 2
West Midlands +37 10 £85,000 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire +23 5 £85,000 -5.49% 1
Scotland -1 3 £65,000 -20.49%
South West +9 2 £125,000 +66.67% 1
East Midlands +2 2 £82,500 -10.81%

IT Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT Director 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 IT Director in the job title.

1 44 (29.53%) IT Strategy
2 42 (28.19%) Finance
3 26 (17.45%) Risk Management
4 23 (15.44%) People Management
5 22 (14.77%) Change Management
6 21 (14.09%) Project Management
6 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (12.08%) Matrix Organization
8 17 (11.41%) E-Commerce
8 17 (11.41%) ERP
9 16 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (10.07%) Marketing
10 15 (10.07%) Microsoft
10 15 (10.07%) Supplier Management
11 14 (9.40%) CRM
12 13 (8.72%) ITIL
12 13 (8.72%) CISA
12 13 (8.72%) CISM
12 13 (8.72%) Service Delivery
12 13 (8.72%) CISSP
12 13 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (8.72%) Information Security
12 13 (8.72%) CRISC
13 12 (8.05%) Degree
13 12 (8.05%) Management Information System
13 12 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (7.38%) CGEIT
15 10 (6.71%) Business Development
16 9 (6.04%) Dell
16 9 (6.04%) Windows

IT Director 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 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.34%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.67%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.67%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.37%) Office 365
2 3 (2.01%) IaaS
3 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.34%) G Suite
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.34%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.36%) Wireless
2 3 (2.01%) SAN
3 2 (1.34%) Firewall
3 2 (1.34%) Network Security
3 2 (1.34%) Skype
3 2 (1.34%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.34%) VPN
4 1 (0.67%) Broadband
4 1 (0.67%) LAN
4 1 (0.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.01%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.67%) MySQL
3 1 (0.67%) Power BI
3 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
General
1 42 (28.19%) Finance
2 15 (10.07%) Marketing
3 8 (5.37%) Retail
4 6 (4.03%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.36%) Banking
5 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.68%) Automotive
6 4 (2.68%) Billing
6 4 (2.68%) Front Office
6 4 (2.68%) Legal
7 3 (2.01%) Advertising
7 3 (2.01%) Back Office
7 3 (2.01%) Law
8 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.01%) JMS
2 2 (1.34%) .NET
2 2 (1.34%) Middleware
3 1 (0.67%) LAMP
3 1 (0.67%) Spring
3 1 (0.67%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.03%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.36%) HP Storage
5 4 (2.68%) Derivative
5 4 (2.68%) LIMS
5 4 (2.68%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.01%) NHS
7 2 (1.34%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.34%) Life Science
7 2 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.34%) User Experience
8 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.67%) Fintech
8 1 (0.67%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.04%) Windows
2 5 (3.36%) Linux
3 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.53%) IT Strategy
2 26 (17.45%) Risk Management
3 23 (15.44%) People Management
4 22 (14.77%) Change Management
5 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (14.09%) Project Management
6 18 (12.08%) Matrix Organization
7 17 (11.41%) E-Commerce
7 17 (11.41%) ERP
8 16 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (10.07%) Supplier Management
10 14 (9.40%) CRM
11 13 (8.72%) Information Security
11 13 (8.72%) ITIL
11 13 (8.72%) Service Delivery
11 13 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (6.71%) Business Development
14 8 (5.37%) Coaching
14 8 (5.37%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.37%) C
2 7 (4.70%) Java
3 3 (2.01%) Python
4 2 (1.34%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (0.67%) C#
5 1 (0.67%) C++
5 1 (0.67%) SQL
5 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (8.72%) CISA
1 13 (8.72%) CISM
1 13 (8.72%) CISSP
1 13 (8.72%) CRISC
2 12 (8.05%) Degree
3 11 (7.38%) CGEIT
4 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.34%) PMP
6 1 (0.67%) APMP
6 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.36%) PMO
2 3 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) COBIT
3 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.34%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.67%) GDPR
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.36%) vSphere
2 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) SCCM
2 1 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.04%) Dell
3 7 (4.70%) Cisco
3 7 (4.70%) HP
3 7 (4.70%) Oracle
3 7 (4.70%) VMware
4 5 (3.36%) Apple
5 4 (2.68%) Citrix
6 3 (2.01%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.34%) Brocade
7 2 (1.34%) EMC
7 2 (1.34%) F5
7 2 (1.34%) Google
7 2 (1.34%) Kaspersky
7 2 (1.34%) NetApp
7 2 (1.34%) Polycom
7 2 (1.34%) SAP
7 2 (1.34%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.34%) Splunk