Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 267 294
Rank change year-on-year -17 +27 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 23 46 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.47% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 35 36
West Midlands median annual salary £65,000 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £48,500 £51,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £92,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +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 9,340 9,513 11,063
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.23% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7,282 7,781 9,011
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,250 £24,175
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 23 April 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 23 April 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
Birmingham -6 13 £60,000 -7.69%
Coventry -16 4 £85,000 -
Warwickshire +3 2 £63,750 +7.75%
Herefordshire - 2 £66,250 -
Staffordshire - 2 £67,500 -
Head of IT
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 8 (34.78%) ITIL
1 8 (34.78%) IT Strategy
2 7 (30.43%) GDPR
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
4 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
5 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
6 3 (13.04%) Network Management
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (13.04%) PMO
6 3 (13.04%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (13.04%) Virtual Team Management
6 3 (13.04%) Virtual Team
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) Information Security
6 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) ERP
6 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) SLA
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
7 2 (8.70%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) CRM
7 2 (8.70%) IIS
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management

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 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
1 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) Virtual Team
4 2 (8.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) IT Strategy
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (13.04%) Contingency Planning
2 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (13.04%) ERP
2 3 (13.04%) Information Security
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (13.04%) Network Management
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.04%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Data Management
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) OWASP
3 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
3 2 (8.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) IISP
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) GDPR
2 3 (13.04%) PMO
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
3 2 (8.70%) GPG13
3 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (8.70%) QA
4 1 (4.35%) COBIT
4 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (4.35%) ISO 14001
4 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Sage
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com