Period
to 21 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £73,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 306 279
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 37 43 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 28 40 32
West Midlands median annual salary £73,750 £68,750 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% +1.85% +3.85%
10th Percentile £51,250 £59,875 £47,875
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 9789 11904 10819
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.67% 96.16% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8257 9461 9040
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 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
Coventry +20 11 £75,000 +3.45% 1
Birmingham +16 11 £55,000 -21.43%
Warwickshire +18 6 £59,163 -28.29%
Walsall - 1 £78,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 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 21 July 2017, 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 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) IT Strategy
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Information Security
4 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
4 7 (18.92%) Finance
4 7 (18.92%) PMO
4 7 (18.92%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (18.92%) People Management
5 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
5 6 (16.22%) Security Management
5 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
5 6 (16.22%) Retail
5 6 (16.22%) Logistics
6 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.51%) Line Management
6 5 (13.51%) Coaching
7 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) Information Security Management
8 3 (8.11%) Change Management
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.11%) ERP
8 3 (8.11%) Information Management
8 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
8 3 (8.11%) Degree
8 3 (8.11%) Converged Networks

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Converged Networks
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Burp Suite
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
2 6 (16.22%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) e-Learning
2 2 (5.41%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.70%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 11 (29.73%) IT Strategy
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Information Security
4 7 (18.92%) People Management
5 6 (16.22%) Logistics
5 6 (16.22%) Security Management
5 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
6 5 (13.51%) Coaching
6 5 (13.51%) Line Management
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.81%) Information Security Management
7 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.11%) Change Management
8 3 (8.11%) Information Management
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) DBS Check
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) CISSP
2 2 (5.41%) CLAS
2 2 (5.41%) CREST Certified
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) OSCE
2 2 (5.41%) OSCP
2 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) NetApp
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
LGPS Central
Salary: Competitive salary plus excellent defined benefit pension scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago