Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Head of Information Technology
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 146 137
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 7 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.37% 0.21% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.22% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 14
Wales median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £70,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -15.19% +32.24%
10th Percentile £46,000 £60,000 £52,720
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,000 £85,200
UK median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,842 2,273 2,606
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 96.31% 97.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 1,985 2,253
Wales median annual salary £39,425 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.13% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,260 £55,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in Wales

Head of IT
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in Wales

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in Wales over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in Wales

Head of IT
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of IT within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
South Wales +28 6 £58,750 -2.08% 1
West Wales - 1 £47,500 -
Head of IT
UK

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Head of IT 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 across the Wales region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
3 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 2 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) SMS
4 1 (14.29%) B2B
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
1 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
1 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
1 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Facilities Management
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) People Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft