Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 276 299
Rank change year-on-year -7 +23 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 30 46 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.44% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.45% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26 41 19
West Midlands median annual salary £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £61,500
90th Percentile £90,625 £92,500 £95,000
England 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 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 9,498 10,205 10,075
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.87% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7,580 8,097 8,455
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 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
Coventry 0 10 £80,000 -5.88%
Birmingham +12 9 £67,500 -10.00% 3
Staffordshire +13 5 £70,000 +19.66%
Herefordshire +12 2 £66,250 -1.85%
Warwickshire -4 1 £85,000 +28.30%
Wolverhampton - 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 18 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 West Midlands region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 10 (33.33%) PMO
1 10 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 6 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (20.00%) Information Security
4 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Security Management
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Supplier Management
5 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (10.00%) Logistics
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (10.00%) Windows
6 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (6.67%) GDPR
7 2 (6.67%) Threat Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Coaching
7 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
7 2 (6.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) IISP
7 2 (6.67%) Security Operations

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%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
1 6 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Taxonomies
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (20.00%) Information Security
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (13.33%) Security Management
5 4 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 3 (10.00%) Logistics
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.67%) ERP
7 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.67%) Information Management
7 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
7 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) IISP
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) PMO
2 2 (6.67%) GDPR
2 2 (6.67%) GPG13
2 2 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) COBIT
3 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft