Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 285 287
Rank change year-on-year +39 +2 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 30 31 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 40
West Midlands median annual salary £62,500 £80,000 £83,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.88% -4.48% +4.69%
10th Percentile £40,000 £50,000 £54,625
90th Percentile £83,875 £90,625 £92,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year - -3.23% -3.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 7,391 9,512 10,172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.70% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5,640 7,584 8,076
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,225 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in the West Midlands

Head of IT
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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
Herefordshire -2 8 £40,000 -39.62%
Birmingham +7 7 £62,500 -7.41% 1
Staffordshire +24 4 £92,500 +32.14%
Coventry +4 1 £82,500 +3.13%
Halesowen - 1 £70,000 -
Solihull - 1 £70,000 - 1
Head of IT
England

Head of IT Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, Head of IT 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) IT Strategy
2 9 (30.00%) Degree
2 9 (30.00%) SAP
3 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (26.67%) Strategic Thinking
4 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (16.67%) Line Management
4 5 (16.67%) Information Security
4 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (6.67%) People Management
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.67%) Finance
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Windows
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) ERP

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) IT Strategy
2 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
2 8 (26.67%) Strategic Thinking
3 5 (16.67%) Information Security
3 5 (16.67%) Line Management
4 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) People Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
6 1 (3.33%) Contract Management
6 1 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps
6 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Sage
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow