Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Director was £95,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1014 996 1073
Rank change year-on-year -18 +77 +29
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Director 180 182 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 143 149 183
UK median annual salary £95,000 £90,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £65,250 £62,354 £63,000
90th Percentile £130,000 £135,000 £134,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £95,000 £85,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
Top 15 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 18 February 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 -15 163 £100,000 +11.11% 36
UK excluding London +23 105 £95,000 +11.76% 26
London -7 74 £100,000 - 11
South East +11 33 £105,000 +16.67% 6
North of England +14 26 £82,366 +4.59% 10
Midlands +8 22 £85,000 +3.03% 6
West Midlands +15 16 £85,000 -2.86% 6
Wales +19 11 £80,000 +6.67%
East of England +2 10 £100,000 +5.26%
North West -13 10 £110,000 +20.55% 5
North East -19 9 £72,500 +20.83%
Yorkshire +15 7 £97,500 +38.30% 5
East Midlands +23 6 £85,000 +4.62%
Scotland -34 5 £83,500 +6.03% 2
South West -2 1 £90,000 +20.00% 2

IT Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 69 (38.33%) Finance
2 51 (28.33%) Service Delivery
3 41 (22.78%) IT Strategy
4 35 (19.44%) Project Management
5 31 (17.22%) Service Management
6 28 (15.56%) Marketing
7 27 (15.00%) ITIL
8 26 (14.44%) Banking
9 24 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (12.78%) Risk Management
10 23 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (12.78%) Degree
11 22 (12.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 20 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (10.56%) IT Audit
13 19 (10.56%) Collaborative Working
13 19 (10.56%) Windows
13 19 (10.56%) ISO 9001
14 18 (10.00%) Change Management
14 18 (10.00%) Programme Management
15 17 (9.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 17 (9.44%) ERP
15 17 (9.44%) Unix
15 17 (9.44%) Business Development
15 17 (9.44%) Risk Analysis
15 17 (9.44%) Internal Audit
16 16 (8.89%) Performance Management
16 16 (8.89%) Computer Science
16 16 (8.89%) High Availability
17 15 (8.33%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) Confluence
2 1 (0.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Retail
1 1 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
1 1 (0.56%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.78%) SaaS
3 3 (1.67%) Office 365
3 3 (1.67%) PaaS
4 2 (1.11%) IaaS
4 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) Internet
1 4 (2.22%) SMS
2 3 (1.67%) Firewall
2 3 (1.67%) LAN
2 3 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.11%) SAN
3 2 (1.11%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.11%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) DHCP
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.11%) Big Data
1 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.11%) DTS
1 2 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 5 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (38.33%) Finance
2 28 (15.56%) Marketing
3 26 (14.44%) Banking
4 15 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 13 (7.22%) Manufacturing
6 10 (5.56%) Retail
7 9 (5.00%) Electronics
7 9 (5.00%) Spanish Language
8 8 (4.44%) German Language
9 6 (3.33%) Legal
10 4 (2.22%) Games
11 3 (1.67%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.67%) Law
12 2 (1.11%) Aerospace
12 2 (1.11%) Back Office
12 2 (1.11%) French Language
12 2 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.56%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.56%) Front Office
13 1 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.33%) .NET
2 2 (1.11%) JMS
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 10 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.67%) NHS
5 3 (1.67%) VLE
6 2 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.11%) FMCG
6 2 (1.11%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.11%) PMI
6 2 (1.11%) Tandem
6 2 (1.11%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) EPoS
7 1 (0.56%) Equities
7 1 (0.56%) Fintech
7 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.56%) Online Games
7 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.56%) Windows
2 17 (9.44%) Unix
3 2 (1.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.33%) Service Delivery
2 41 (22.78%) IT Strategy
3 35 (19.44%) Project Management
4 31 (17.22%) Service Management
5 27 (15.00%) ITIL
6 24 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (12.78%) Risk Management
7 23 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (10.56%) Collaborative Working
9 19 (10.56%) IT Audit
10 18 (10.00%) Change Management
10 18 (10.00%) Programme Management
11 17 (9.44%) Business Development
11 17 (9.44%) ERP
11 17 (9.44%) Internal Audit
11 17 (9.44%) Risk Analysis
12 16 (8.89%) High Availability
12 16 (8.89%) Performance Management
13 15 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.44%) C
2 4 (2.22%) C#
2 4 (2.22%) Java
3 2 (1.11%) SQL
4 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.56%) PHP
4 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (12.78%) Degree
2 11 (6.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.22%) CCNP
3 4 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.22%) MCSE
3 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.11%) CITP
5 2 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.11%) PMP
6 1 (0.56%) APMP
6 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (10.56%) ISO 9001
3 17 (9.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.78%) QA
4 5 (2.78%) SLA
5 4 (2.22%) PMO
6 3 (1.67%) GDPR
7 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Vendors
1 14 (7.78%) Microsoft
1 14 (7.78%) SAP
2 6 (3.33%) Cisco
2 6 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.11%) VMware
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe
4 1 (0.56%) Ariba
4 1 (0.56%) Avaya
4 1 (0.56%) Citrix
4 1 (0.56%) Dell
4 1 (0.56%) EMC
4 1 (0.56%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.56%) HP
4 1 (0.56%) IBM
4 1 (0.56%) NetApp
4 1 (0.56%) Pegasus