Head of IT (IT director) | Average UK Salary & Outlook

IT directors manage the development of IT systems for their organisation and its customers.

  • Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.  
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.  
  • Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.  
  • Assign and review the work of systems analysts,
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Head of IT (IT director)s typically work around 38 to 40 hours per week.

As a Head of IT (IT director) you will typically work between 8am and 6pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    51,571 GBP *
    per year
    55,000 GBP
    140,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
    Average salary for Head of IT (IT director)

    • 52,022 GBP
    • 50,463 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Head of IT (IT director)
    Average salary for full-time Head of IT (IT director)

    • 15,249 GBP
    • 51,571 GBP
    • 50,463 GBP
    • 52,022 GBP
    Salary over time for Head of IT (IT director)

    Salary for this role has increased over time
    • 49,737 GBP
    • 52,656 GBP
    • 50,856 GBP
    • 55,101 GBP
    • 54,364 GBP
    • 54,040 GBP
    • 51,571 GBP
    • 60,463 GBP
    • 49,409 GBP

    Future outlook for Head of IT (IT director)s

    Very good outlook
    22 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    0% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    24% chance of automation in the future

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    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Head of IT (IT director) and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 48% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 26% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree
    • 14% of people in this role have a Master's degree

    You can apply directly for jobs. You'll usually need at least 2 years' experience of working at senior management level in IT. You may also need further qualifications or certification with a professional body.

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    Things to highlight for your Head of IT (IT director) interview

    Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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