Period
to 23 May 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Director was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1029 1010 1073
Rank change year-on-year -19 +63 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Director 154 156 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.092% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.096% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 118 114 156
UK median annual salary £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
10th Percentile £62,500 £59,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £142,500 £142,500 £142,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £90,000 £85,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -

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 165,679 163,174 193,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.46% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,885 135,060 162,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,525
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -3 140 £90,000 - 10
UK excluding London -38 86 £85,000 -5.56% 9
London +5 66 £100,000 -2.44% 3
Midlands +27 23 £85,000 +3.03% 1
South East -23 23 £97,500 +8.33% 2
West Midlands +21 19 £83,750 +4.69%
North of England -6 12 £72,500 -27.50% 2
Wales +13 8 £80,000 -20.00%
South West -25 8 £85,000 +13.33%
East of England -16 6 £95,000 -14.61% 2
Scotland -29 6 £90,000 +12.50% 2
North East - 6 £72,500 -
North West -6 5 £75,500 -24.50%
East Midlands +14 4 £95,000 +4.11% 1
Yorkshire +29 1 £85,000 -8.11% 2

IT Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 68 (44.16%) Finance
2 47 (30.52%) IT Strategy
3 34 (22.08%) Project Management
4 31 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (17.53%) Business Development
6 25 (16.23%) Marketing
6 25 (16.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (15.58%) Service Delivery
8 21 (13.64%) Degree
9 20 (12.99%) Service Management
10 18 (11.69%) ITIL
11 16 (10.39%) ERP
11 16 (10.39%) Telecoms
11 16 (10.39%) Value Proposition
12 15 (9.74%) Decision-Making
12 15 (9.74%) DevOps
12 15 (9.74%) Banking
12 15 (9.74%) Windows
13 14 (9.09%) Management Information System
13 14 (9.09%) Waterfall
14 13 (8.44%) Risk Management
14 13 (8.44%) VMware
15 12 (7.79%) Programme Management
15 12 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (7.79%) IT Audit
16 11 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
16 11 (7.14%) Computer Science
16 11 (7.14%) PRINCE2
16 11 (7.14%) Manufacturing
17 10 (6.49%) IT Governance

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 6 (3.90%) IIS
2 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.65%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.84%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.60%) Office 365
4 2 (1.30%) SaaS
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.55%) SAN
2 5 (3.25%) Broadband
3 3 (1.95%) Firewall
3 3 (1.95%) LAN
4 2 (1.30%) WAN
4 2 (1.30%) Wireless
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) SMS
5 1 (0.65%) VoIP
5 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) Big Data
1 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (3.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (44.16%) Finance
2 25 (16.23%) Marketing
3 16 (10.39%) Telecoms
4 15 (9.74%) Banking
5 11 (7.14%) Manufacturing
6 9 (5.84%) Spanish Language
7 8 (5.19%) German Language
8 6 (3.90%) Electronics
8 6 (3.90%) Retail
9 5 (3.25%) Billing
9 5 (3.25%) Legal
10 4 (2.60%) Games
11 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (1.30%) Aerospace
12 2 (1.30%) French Language
13 1 (0.65%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.65%) Automotive
13 1 (0.65%) Front Office
13 1 (0.65%) Law
13 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.25%) Web Services
2 4 (2.60%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) EDI
3 1 (0.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.84%) Virtual Team
4 7 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.90%) FMCG
6 5 (3.25%) VLE
7 4 (2.60%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.60%) Tandem
8 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.30%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.30%) PMI
9 2 (1.30%) User Experience
10 1 (0.65%) Blog
10 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.65%) Equities
10 1 (0.65%) Fintech
10 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.74%) Windows
2 8 (5.19%) Unix
3 6 (3.90%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.25%) Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.52%) IT Strategy
2 34 (22.08%) Project Management
3 31 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (17.53%) Business Development
5 25 (16.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (15.58%) Service Delivery
7 20 (12.99%) Service Management
8 18 (11.69%) ITIL
9 16 (10.39%) ERP
9 16 (10.39%) Value Proposition
10 15 (9.74%) Decision-Making
10 15 (9.74%) DevOps
11 14 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 13 (8.44%) Risk Management
13 12 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (7.79%) IT Audit
13 12 (7.79%) Programme Management
14 11 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (7.14%) PRINCE2
15 10 (6.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.19%) C
2 7 (4.55%) SQL
3 4 (2.60%) C#
4 3 (1.95%) Java
5 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.30%) PHP
6 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (13.64%) Degree
2 8 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.30%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.65%) APMP
4 1 (0.65%) CISA
4 1 (0.65%) CRISC
4 1 (0.65%) MBA
4 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.49%) ISO 9001
2 8 (5.19%) GDPR
2 8 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (4.55%) QA
4 5 (3.25%) PMO
5 3 (1.95%) SLA
6 1 (0.65%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (3.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 13 (8.44%) VMware
2 9 (5.84%) SAP
3 7 (4.55%) Cisco
3 7 (4.55%) Dell
3 7 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.25%) EMC
4 5 (3.25%) F5
4 5 (3.25%) NetApp
4 5 (3.25%) Oracle
4 5 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.25%) Splunk
5 3 (1.95%) HP
6 2 (1.30%) Citrix
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe
7 1 (0.65%) Avaya
7 1 (0.65%) BT
7 1 (0.65%) Twitter