Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Director was £97,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1047 1036 1050
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 +46
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Director 159 207 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 126 164 193
UK median annual salary £97,500 £95,000 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £65,121 £62,500 £61,202
90th Percentile £133,750 £135,000 £130,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
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%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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 -18 149 £95,000 - 7
UK excluding London +11 86 £90,000 +2.86% 7
London -14 69 £100,000 -9.09% 1
South East +48 34 £105,000 +10.53% 2
North of England +7 21 £98,750 +40.07%
Midlands +38 15 £87,500 -1.41% 1
West Midlands +15 10 £87,500 -2.78% 1
East of England +7 10 £100,000 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +18 9 £89,933 +27.56%
North West -2 8 £110,000 +37.50%
Wales +20 6 £97,500 +30.00% 1
East Midlands +42 5 £92,500 +15.63%
North East +9 4 £40,250 -32.92%
South West +14 2 £75,000 -16.67% 1
Scotland -33 1 £83,500 -20.48%

IT Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT Director 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 IT Director in the job title.

1 39 (24.53%) Finance
2 33 (20.75%) Service Delivery
3 29 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (16.98%) IT Strategy
5 25 (15.72%) Project Management
6 23 (14.47%) ITIL
7 21 (13.21%) Change Management
8 20 (12.58%) Microsoft
8 20 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (12.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (11.95%) Banking
9 19 (11.95%) Service Management
10 18 (11.32%) Degree
11 16 (10.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 14 (8.81%) Legal
12 14 (8.81%) Risk Management
12 14 (8.81%) Collaborative Working
13 13 (8.18%) Line Management
13 13 (8.18%) Programme Management
13 13 (8.18%) Retail
13 13 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (7.55%) Windows
14 12 (7.55%) Marketing
15 11 (6.92%) Management Information System
15 11 (6.92%) SAP
15 11 (6.92%) Oracle
16 10 (6.29%) PRINCE2
16 10 (6.29%) Unix
16 10 (6.29%) ERP
16 10 (6.29%) ISO 9001

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 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) Confluence
2 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (1.89%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.63%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.52%) SaaS
3 2 (1.26%) IaaS
3 2 (1.26%) Office 365
3 2 (1.26%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) Internet
1 3 (1.89%) SMS
1 3 (1.89%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.63%) DHCP
3 1 (0.63%) DNS
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) LAN
3 1 (0.63%) SAN
3 1 (0.63%) Skype
3 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.89%) DTS
3 2 (1.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) JIRA
General
1 39 (24.53%) Finance
2 19 (11.95%) Banking
3 14 (8.81%) Legal
4 13 (8.18%) Retail
5 12 (7.55%) Marketing
6 8 (5.03%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.52%) Law
7 4 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.89%) Back Office
8 3 (1.89%) Electronics
9 2 (1.26%) Games
10 1 (0.63%) Billing
10 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.03%) JMS
2 5 (3.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.29%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.40%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.52%) Derivative
4 4 (2.52%) Equities
4 4 (2.52%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.52%) User Experience
5 3 (1.89%) NHS
5 3 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.26%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) EPoS
7 1 (0.63%) Fintech
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) Online Games
7 1 (0.63%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.55%) Windows
2 10 (6.29%) Unix
3 1 (0.63%) Linux
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.75%) Service Delivery
2 29 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (16.98%) IT Strategy
4 25 (15.72%) Project Management
5 23 (14.47%) ITIL
6 21 (13.21%) Change Management
7 20 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (12.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (11.95%) Service Management
9 14 (8.81%) Collaborative Working
9 14 (8.81%) Risk Management
10 13 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (8.18%) Line Management
10 13 (8.18%) Programme Management
11 10 (6.29%) ERP
11 10 (6.29%) Information Security
11 10 (6.29%) Internal Audit
11 10 (6.29%) IT Audit
11 10 (6.29%) PRINCE2
11 10 (6.29%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.03%) Java
2 1 (0.63%) C
2 1 (0.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (11.32%) Degree
2 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.14%) CCNP
3 5 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.52%) MCSE
5 3 (1.89%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.89%) PMP
6 2 (1.26%) CITP
6 2 (1.26%) ISEB
7 1 (0.63%) CISM
7 1 (0.63%) CISSP
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (6.29%) ISO 9001
2 10 (6.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (3.77%) SLA
4 2 (1.26%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Vendors
1 20 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.92%) Oracle
2 11 (6.92%) SAP
3 5 (3.14%) Cisco
4 2 (1.26%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Ariba
5 1 (0.63%) Citrix
5 1 (0.63%) EMC
5 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.63%) NetApp
5 1 (0.63%) Pegasus
5 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.63%) VMware