Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for an IT Director was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1031 1048 1082
Rank change year-on-year +17 +34 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Director 138 148 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.084% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.087% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 107 104 144
UK median annual salary £90,000 £95,000 £97,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £69,600 £62,500 £62,875
90th Percentile £142,500 £134,625 £139,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £85,000 £90,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +10.43%

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 163,107 170,225 191,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.10% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 131,422 137,390 161,434
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for IT Director in the UK

IT Director
Top 14 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 14 August 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 +60 131 £90,000 -2.70% 11
UK excluding London +4 74 £85,000 - 12
London +25 63 £95,000 -13.64% 2
Midlands +33 18 £85,000 -5.56% 3
East of England +38 16 £81,250 +10.17% 1
South East -24 14 £90,000 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +34 13 £83,750 -6.94% 2
North of England +24 10 £85,000 -15.00% 4
South West +5 9 £85,000 +6.25%
North West 0 6 £85,000 -15.00% 3
East Midlands - 5 £95,000 - 1
Yorkshire +42 4 £85,000 - 1
Scotland -11 4 £90,000 +12.50% 3
Wales +17 3 £80,000 -20.00%

IT Director Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 (31.88%) Finance
2 36 (26.09%) IT Strategy
3 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (18.12%) Project Management
5 22 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (13.77%) Business Development
7 17 (12.32%) ITIL
8 15 (10.87%) VMware
9 14 (10.14%) Risk Management
9 14 (10.14%) PRINCE2
9 14 (10.14%) Degree
10 13 (9.42%) DevOps
10 13 (9.42%) People Management
10 13 (9.42%) Marketing
11 12 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (7.97%) Supplier Management
12 11 (7.97%) Change Management
12 11 (7.97%) Windows
12 11 (7.97%) ERP
12 11 (7.97%) Dell
12 11 (7.97%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (7.25%) Matrix Organization
13 10 (7.25%) SAN
13 10 (7.25%) Service Delivery
13 10 (7.25%) Management Information System
13 10 (7.25%) Programme Management
14 9 (6.52%) Migration
14 9 (6.52%) CISA
14 9 (6.52%) Cisco
14 9 (6.52%) Coaching

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 5 (3.62%) IIS
2 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.07%) Office 365
2 5 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.17%) IaaS
4 3 (2.17%) SaaS
5 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.25%) SAN
2 5 (3.62%) Broadband
3 4 (2.90%) Firewall
3 4 (2.90%) Wireless
4 2 (1.45%) LAN
4 2 (1.45%) Skype
4 2 (1.45%) VPN
4 2 (1.45%) WAN
5 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) Power BI
3 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 44 (31.88%) Finance
2 13 (9.42%) Marketing
3 8 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.35%) Banking
4 6 (4.35%) Billing
5 4 (2.90%) Legal
5 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.17%) Back Office
6 3 (2.17%) Front Office
7 2 (1.45%) Automotive
7 2 (1.45%) Games
7 2 (1.45%) Law
7 2 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) JMS
3 1 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) Spring
3 1 (0.72%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.62%) FMCG
4 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.90%) NHS
5 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.17%) Derivative
5 3 (2.17%) VLE
6 2 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.45%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.45%) LIMS
6 2 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.45%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (1.45%) Tandem
6 2 (1.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Fintech
7 1 (0.72%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.97%) Windows
2 7 (5.07%) Linux
2 7 (5.07%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.09%) IT Strategy
2 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (18.12%) Project Management
4 22 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (13.77%) Business Development
6 17 (12.32%) ITIL
7 14 (10.14%) PRINCE2
7 14 (10.14%) Risk Management
8 13 (9.42%) DevOps
8 13 (9.42%) People Management
9 12 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (7.97%) Change Management
10 11 (7.97%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (7.97%) ERP
10 11 (7.97%) Supplier Management
11 10 (7.25%) Matrix Organization
11 10 (7.25%) Programme Management
11 10 (7.25%) Service Delivery
12 9 (6.52%) Coaching
12 9 (6.52%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.35%) Java
1 6 (4.35%) SQL
2 4 (2.90%) C
3 3 (2.17%) Python
4 2 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (0.72%) C++
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) PHP
5 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.14%) Degree
2 9 (6.52%) CISA
2 9 (6.52%) CRISC
3 8 (5.80%) CISM
3 8 (5.80%) CISSP
4 7 (5.07%) CGEIT
5 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.45%) PMP
7 1 (0.72%) APMP
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.72%) MBA
7 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) GDPR
2 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.17%) SLA
4 2 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.45%) PMO
4 2 (1.45%) QA
5 1 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.07%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (10.87%) VMware
2 11 (7.97%) Dell
3 9 (6.52%) Cisco
4 8 (5.80%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.35%) EMC
5 6 (4.35%) F5
5 6 (4.35%) HP
5 6 (4.35%) NetApp
5 6 (4.35%) Splunk
6 5 (3.62%) Citrix
6 5 (3.62%) Oracle
6 5 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.90%) SAP
8 3 (2.17%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.45%) Apple
9 2 (1.45%) Brocade
9 2 (1.45%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.45%) MobileIron
9 2 (1.45%) Polycom
9 2 (1.45%) SonicWALL