The median annual salary for a Head of IT was £76,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 196 209
Rank change year-on-year +25 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of IT 10 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.28% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 11
Median salary £76,000 £80,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +28.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £59,200 £75,000 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,200 £100,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,500 £75,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3535 4306 4974
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.84% 96.83% 97.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3137 3572 3979
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,200 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Head of IT
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured Head of IT in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of IT in West Yorkshire

Head of IT
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Head of IT in West Yorkshire

Head of IT
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of IT in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of IT in West Yorkshire

Head of IT
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +23 9 £72,500 -9.37%
Wakefield +1 1 £76,000 -24.00%
Head of IT
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Yorkshire region featuring Head of IT in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 7 (46.67%) IT Strategy
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (33.33%) QA
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (26.67%) .NET
5 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
5 4 (26.67%) Advertising
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) Change Control
5 4 (26.67%) Operations Management
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) Product Management
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) CMMI
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) Python
6 3 (20.00%) ERP
7 2 (13.33%) PMP
7 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis

Head of IT Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 7 (46.67%) IT Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Change Control
4 4 (26.67%) Operations Management
4 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) ERP
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Product Management
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) CEH
2 1 (6.67%) CISA
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (6.67%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft